Sky Loft at Cambrian Escapes


Nr Llandovery, Wales

Gorgeous romantic hideaway, complete with a stargazing balcony for this Dark Skies Area

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Eco conscious


Private garden



Space & setting.

This is an impressively peaceful hideout to escape to, set in 70 private acres of mighty valleys, deep ravines and forest-flanked countryside. Part of a non-working farm, this cool little loft for 2 is superbly romantic, wrapped in a 19thC rambling stone barn and packed full of character. Exposed wooden beams and stained-glass windows juxtaposed with a hot-pink Chesterfield and an original 1920s gramophone that Don Draper would be proud of.

Spend your days exploring and forest bathing – strolls to hidden waterfalls and breathtaking panoramas lead right from your door or it’s an easy drive to spectacular mountain walking in the little-known Cambrian Mountains and famous Brecon Beacons. Bring bikes if you can, for some stellar adventures. But as dusk falls you’ll be hankering to return to this cosy little hideaway. There’s an outstanding starscape in this Dark Sky area, and watching shooting stars from the balcony, cwtched up in front of the outdoor log burner, is as good as it gets.

Getting here: best to drive but the owners can collect you from Llandovery, if you come by train.

Owners of Boho Beacons Loft

“We bought the old farm from its previous owner, an artist, who used this loft to watch over her mare in the foaling barn below. During our renovations we restored as much of the 16thC structure as we could, exposing the timeworn beams and limewashed walls.” Owners Tanya and Duncan

My Kip favourites

She loves
“The cosy vibe and the eclectic arts & craft bathroom. The toilet is an original from a ‘Ty Bach’ (Little House with outside privvy), which the old owner beautifully hand stencilled, along with the door.”

We love
The clash of beautiful vintage fabrics, and the quirky double bed, romantically curtained and tucked under the eaves.

You may not love
It sits at the top of steep stone steps. The owners live right next door in the old farmhouse and there are 2 other cottages fanning off from the courtyard, but all feel very private. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

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  • "We stayed in the loft last year and knew we had to come back to this very special place as soon as possible. The loft in the autumn is particularly cosy! Thankyou Tanya & Duncan for creating such a beautiful space, we’ll be coming back again soon."

    G&J, October 2023
  • "What an amazing space to stay - we have loved our time here - a place of total escape and relaxation. Tanya & Duncan are the perfect hosts and made us very welcome. The local pubs are very friendly and the food is good. We will definitely be back."



The owners are hugely conscious about their impact on the planet. They have a Green electricity tariff, which means that all energy comes from renewable sources, and a full recycling programme. The log burner is fuelled by their own woodland, and during 2019 they planted 130 trees, which will each sequester 15 tonnes of carbon over their lifetime as part of their aim to achieve net zero as a business. Water is pure, filtered Welsh spring water, from deep within the mountains, and the farm’s traditional hay meadows are a rich habitat for wildlife. Two of them have been included on a Welsh Government pilot project with the South and West Wales wildlife trust, which will inform future sustainable farm schemes.


  • Junction Pool
  • Aerial shot of The Wash Pool, Irfon
  • Mallaen
  • The surrounding farm
    The surrounding farm
  • Person stargazing
  • Cambrian Mountains
  • Brecon Beacons
    Brecon Beacons
  • Llandeilo
  • Hike up the farm’s hill for panoramic views and a hidden valley of waterfalls, which you’ll have all to yourself. The crystal-clear mountain stream, The Gwenlais, runs right through the farm.
  • We were blown away by our drives through the next-door Cambrian Mountains. The wild scenery around Llyn Brianne and Abergwesyn is breathtaking — deep rivers and heather-strewn hillsides.
  • And for the famous sights, you’re 3 miles from Brecon Beacons National Park. While there are quite a few visitors, the closest Fans are quieter than Pen Y Fan.
  • The owners can arrange a multitude of wild adventures: summit walks for sunrise, swimming in waterfalls, foraging, forest bathing and epic horse riding.
  • Bring bikes and whiz down the red route at Cwm Rhaeadr,or try two of the most-famous bike trails in Wales – the Brecon Beacons Gap and the Doethie Valley.
  • Take a dip in the River Towy; there’s a glorious wild swimming spot.
  • We loved the cool little town of Llandeilo 30 mins away, full of great independents — have lunch or a drink at ginhaus Deli. Closer by, Landovery has some excellent antique shops.
  • Wander or drive the Cambrian Mountains Dark Skies trail – or just sit on your balcony! On clear nights you’ll see the Milky Way.


  • Loft hideaway set on a 70-acre non-working farm
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining table, sofa area with woodburner and double bed tucked under the eaves
  • Babe in arms welcome; please BYO travel cot
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower/tub; luxe local toiletries
  • Well-equipped kitchen with basic ingredients
  • Food hampers on request
  • Books, board games, WiFi and an vintage gramaphone with ’78s
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Closest pub (2 miles); drive to shops and restaurants (3 miles)
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: a torch, maps for the Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains if you’re keen walkers

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 12 weeks of stay.
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Yes several. Towy Bridge Inn is just up the valley, especially great in summer. Open weekends only.
Castle Coaching Inn is open every day, serving excellent home-cooked food at lunchtime and evenings.
If you’re arriving on a Friday or Saturday we’d recommend pre-ordering a supper kit from Wrights Food in Llanarthe — delicious, mostly organic — to collect on your way through.

The owners can recommend unique experiences with local artists, wild swimmers, foragers, riding stables and stargazers. Including a piggy spa day and a sheep-herding experience… Details will be sent after booking.

If you just want to explore independently, there’s incredible walking in the Cambrian Mountains.

This one isn’t, sorry – but the Water Meadow Cottage (sleeping 4) and the Brecon Beacons Hideaway (sleeping 2) on the same site both are.

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