Abergele Shack


Conwy, N Wales

Secluded cabin for rejuvenating retreats in the beautiful Conwy countryside, close to pubs and the beach (sleeps 2)

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Close to a beach

Dog friendly

Eco conscious


Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

*Brand new* 

Proof that not all off-grid getaways need to be miles away from civilisation, this cosy eco-cabin in North Wales strikes the perfect balance between peaceful seclusion and convenience. Surrounded by green hills and grazing sheep, you can just hole up here and be utterly alone during your stay. But for those who fear cabin fever, the dog-friendly beaches, country pubs and seaside promenade of Abergele are just a short drive away, or better still, take the long walk into town and explore Conwy’s idyllic countryside along the way.

The cabin itself is a testament to the owners’ passion for using sustainable design to create unique spaces. A Scandi-style interior of minimalist furniture hand-crafted from local oak keeps the attention on the surrounding landscape — which pours in through huge bedside windows — while solar power, eco-friendly bath products, compost toilets and spring-fed water leave as little impact as possible. Ditching the devices is made extra delightful by an eclectic selection of old-school cassettes, plus plenty of books and board games to while away a lazy afternoon in the sunshine or by the fire. If there was ever an excuse to disconnect completely, this is it.

Getting here: drive, or train to Abergele then taxi (15 mins)

Inside Tarporley Shacks, Cheshire

It all started a few years ago. Harry and George had always had a keen interest in building and constructing things — initially, it was treehouses, speakers and furniture, then they built their first cabin on Harry’s family farm. For a small structure, it was a little more complex than you might think. With composting loos, solar power, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom all integrated into a small space, the process threw up all sorts of challenges. Though it was stressful, they were delighted to create such a unique holiday experience with such a low carbon impact, and went on to create more. Their aim is to unlock amazing places for holiday makers all over the UK.

My Kip favourites

They love
The solitude and peace, in such incredible surroundings.

We love
The incredible views, which stretch for miles.

You may not love
Stays are Fri-Mon, or Mon-Fri only (3/4 nights). No WiFi. The location is truly off grid; the surrounding area can be muddy and hostile in the winter months.

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The cabin is built from sustainable materials, and is fully off-grid, with solar power, compost toilets, and spring-fed water.


  • Abergele © Visit Mid Wales
    Abergele © Visit Mid Wales
  • Gwrych Castle
    Gwrych Castle
  • Bodnant Garden © National Trust
    Bodnant Garden © National Trust
  • © Zip World
    © Zip World
  • Bring the dog and walk through glorious green countryside down to Abergele for a traditional pub lunch at The Harp Inn or the George and Dragon –both have lovely beer gardens.
  • Stroll along Abergele’s Pensarn Beach, a lovely long stretch of shingle with a pretty promenade of cafés, shops and games arcade. Keep walking at either end to pick up the North Wales Path and explore the coast further.
  • Book a guided tour to explore the architecture, garden and grounds of Gwrych Castle, a striking Gothic ruin with incredible sea views and fascinating history (you might recognise it as a film location of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!)
  • Sample award-winning Welsh wine to a beautiful backdrop of the Snowdonia Mountains at Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard; book on to their tour, tasting and cheeseboard option for extra indulgence.
  • Bodnant Garden is a wonderful day out in any season, a world of colour and texture with 80 acres of woodland walks, meadow trails and formal gardens to explore. Stop for tea and cake at the Magnolia tearoom on your way out.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping and see the landscape of Conwy from new heights at Zip World, where you can soar above valleys and quarries or scramble through caves.


  • Secluded cabin in its own private field on a working farm
  • Off grid with solar power
  • Kingsize bed with linen bedding
  • Ensuite bathroom with compost toilet and shower; Faith-in-Nature toiletries
  • Kitchenette with 2-ring gas hob and eco fridge
  • Wood burner (starter supply of logs and kindling provided)
  • Books and board games
  • Decking with seating
  • Dog friendly – see FAQs
  • No WiFi but good phone reception
  • The team are available by phone/WhatsApp if you need
  • Parking on-site with a 250m walk through fields to the cabin
  • Drive or walk to shops, pubs and restaurants in Abergele (10-50mins)
  • Booking conditions: check ins on Friday/Mon only, for a 3-day weekend or 4-day midweek stay
  • Remember to pack: walking boots, swimmers and beach towels

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30% deposit, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to stay. All payments are non-refundable.


In: 3pm / Out: 10am. Upon booking you’ll get the code to a keybox for self check-in.

Absolutely. There is a £35 flat charge, and dog bags, bowls and treats are provided.

Yes, there’s a footpath from the front door – 25 mins.

You’re given a bag of firewood, with kindling, which is enough for 1 use of the woodburner and firepit. There’s the option to purchase unlimited wood for a flat £25 charge.

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