Insanely cool: a quirky floating cabin on a large freshwater pond
Sleeps 2 + 2 kids
Whether you come as a couple, or bring older kids too, staying here will be an adventure you’ll never forget. Handcrafted and off-grid, this rustic-chic cabin floats serenely upon a large freshwater pond, all alone but for the odd moorhen. Wake up to watery views and beautiful sunrises; fall asleep to stars twinkling overhead. It’s part of a 300-acre farm, a mix of woodland, grassland, salt marsh and moorland, meaning glorious walks are on your doorstep (one leads to a pub) and you’ll see masses of birdlife as you wander. If you want to spread your wings, there are stunning empty beaches a short drive away. Freshwater West is the best, a surfer favourite and home to the award-winning Café Mor seafood shack. Tenby, Skomer, the Preseli hills, they’re all easy daytrips, too. But if it’s sunny you’ll just want to be onboard the houseboat, swinging in the hammock and diving in for a swim when the mood takes you.
Completely off grid and built using local materials. PV panels provide LED lighting and power for the USB charging port. Logs for the woodburner are supplied by the farm and the local produce is sourced or grown locally.
- There are gorgeous blue-flag beaches an easy drive away; Nicola’s favourite is Freshwater West, one of the best surfing beaches in West Wales. Lunch at the award-winning Café Mor, a cool seafood shack.
- Pembrokeshire’s crystal-clear waters are perfect for SUP and coasteering
- The farm sits on the Landsker Line, close to some beautiful medieval castles. Manorbier, a Norman baronial residence, is magical, overlooking the sea.
- Skomer Island is at its most stunning in May when the bluebells are out and the puffins have arrived.
- We love Tenby’s curve of pastel-coloured townhouses and pretty golden beach. Take a boat trip from the harbour to Caldey island where the monks still make chocolate; a bit of a time warp.
- Go walking in the Preseli hills, visiting the Celtic Bluestones (the stones that were used to build Stonehenge) and lunching at The Old Tin Hut (Tafarn Sinc) in Rosebush.