Llangollen Shacks


Llangollen, N Wales

Unique, secluded cabins for solitude and adventure, in the stunning Dee Valley (each sleeps 2)

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

*Brand new*
Proof that great things come in small packages, these off-grid cabins in North Wales are dwarfed by the vast Dee Valley that cradles them, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s a real sense of the owners’ reverence for the landscape throughout – not only is furniture beautifully hand-crafted from local oak but the cabins are designed to have as little impact as possible on their surroundings, with solar power, eco-friendly bath products, compost toilets and spring-fed water. Kingsized beds are tucked beneath huge windows that frame views of the dramatic valley, so that you can snooze under the stars and rise with the sky’s buzzards, red kites and barn owls.

The blonde and black interiors offer a touch of uncluttered Scandi style, but you’ll still find a few treats to inspire you to switch off digitally: a cosy log-burner, old-school cassettes (everything from ABBA and Nina Simone to Nineties hip-hop), board games, books, and – of course – high-quality coffee-making equipment for that essential morning cup. Outside, buttercups, orchids and knapweed carpet the valley, and you’re a short distance from some of the area’s loveliest walking trails, including one down into Llangollen. Come alone, bring your dog, bring your partner. Unplug.

Getting here: drive, or train to Wrexham then taxi (25 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 locations are truly off grid; the surrounding area can be muddy and hostile in the winter months.

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  • "My girlfriend and I stayed for for 2 nights and we couldn’t have asked for a better time to reset and recharge from our busy lives in the city. The walks in the surrounding area were amazing and waking up to the views looking out over the hillside was dreamlike. We had everything we could ever have needed in the cabin to make our stay super comfortable and really memorable - we will definitely be coming back!"

    Max, August 2023


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


  • Llangollen Shacks - Finch
  • Llangollen Shacks - Finch
  • Llangollen Shacks - Finch
  • The pretty riverside town of Llangollen is a 25-minute walk away – the Courtyard Coffee Shop is a great place to start a stroll around town.
  • Pop into Gales, the oldest wine bar in Wales, for a glass of organic Pinot Noir and excellent Welsh Rarebit.
  • Pack your walking boots and set off on the North Berwyn Way, taking in the Berwyn Range’s wild and wonderful mountains and moorland.
  • Hike to Horseshoe Falls and strip off for a wild swim in summer.
  • Or canoe, canal boat and paddleboard your way down the River Dee.
  • If you’re visiting in August, don’t miss the Vivod Sheepdog Trials at Vivod Hall, a highlight in the local calendar and raises money for local charities.
  • Hipsters will love the “Bearded Man Adventures” where you can try axe throwing or archery!


  • Three secluded cabins, each set on opposite sides of a mountain top
  • Off grid with solar power
  • Each has:
  • Kingsize bed
  • Ensuite bathroom with compost toilet and shower; Faith-in-Nature toiletries
  • Kitchenette with 2-ring gas hob and eco fridge
  • Bench seating
  • Dog friendly – see FAQs
  • Alfresco picnic table and firepit
  • No WiFi but good phone reception
  • The team are available by phone/WhatsApp if you need
  • Car parking area with wellie store (wellies to borrow) and cart to pull your luggage to the cabin
  • Walk to shops, pubs and restaurants in Llangollen (25 mins)
  • Booking conditions: check ins on Friday/Mon only, for a 3-day weekend or 4-day midweek stay
  • Remember to pack: walking boots

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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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