Cablogin Studio

Caersws, Powys, Wales

Homely log cabin offers studio style living with incredible views over the Welsh countryside near Llanidloes.. Perfect for a couple, family- and dogs too!

The Quirky Tour

A quirky and characterful authentic cabin. It is behind the owner’s home in rural Mid Wales, with a stream running below it.

Nature abounds here. It is sheltered in a valley - a great place to switch off.

Jess' visit on 25th January during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Charming log cabin for up to 2 adults located in a beautiful valley in Mid Wales. You can also add a child of 9 or over.
  • Open plan living with a spiral staircase to the sleeping platform with a double bed.
  • Outdoor seating plus BBQ, ideal for al-fresco dining whilst taking in the stunning surroundings.
  • Conservatory with seating to enjoy the outdoors from within.
  • Set within 3 miles of the Dark Sky Discovery Site - ideal for stargazers.
  • Take a walk in the nearby Hafren Forest or visit the Clywedog Dam and Reservoir and old lead mines.
  • The Red Lion pub in Llanidloes is dog friendly and only 6 miles away. There are also 2 Indian restaurants here and a range of cafes and restaurants.
  • Order a breakfast hamper for your first morning.

Special Offer

10% discount for stays of 4 nights or more

15% discount for a 7 night stay


This property is family-friendly for 1 child aged 9+.

There is a spiral staircase so the upstairs room would not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

Set in a beautiful valley in Mid Wales, Cablogin Studio offers a rural retreat in a genuine log cabin for up to 2 adults - and one child - plus dogs! The name Cablogin came when a friend's child got the log cabin bit a little mixed up! The cabin is homely and decorated with the owner's own beautiful 'nature' artwork.

The owners are lovely, welcoming and a little eccentric. They ask that you understand before booking that this is a rural experience. Bring wellies and don't be surprised if you see or hear animals. Sometimes there are bats in the roof!

The accommodation offers an open plan living room, kitchen area and sectioned off bathroom with hot water, shower and towel rail. The living area has a table and seating, chest of drawers, lots of books and a king-sized pull-out day bed, all warmed by a log burner and backup electric heater. A spiral staircase leads up to the sleeping platform above complete with double bed. The kitchen area has a fridge/freezer, combination microwave oven, gas hob, four slice toaster, kettle, hot water, cutlery, china, cafetiere and pots and pans so do bring along food and drink to settle in and enjoy this remote spot.

Accessed through the back door from the kitchen area is a conservatory with a table and seating so you can look out over the lawn. The Cabin is surrounded on two sides by a wide, covered veranda which houses the gas barbecue and where you can sit and admire the beautiful wooded landscape and the sounds of the rushing stream below.

The property is accessed from the lane through a double gate into the owner’s garden where a car can be parked for unpacking, and then parked in the parking space above the Cabin which gives you your own private entrance.. The Cabin is fenced off from the owners garden for peace and quiet and keeping the area as dog-proof as possible. There is a kennel with a run in the front garden area and the extensive veranda has a gate at either end so that dogs can be contained, whilst giving you some peace and keeping out muddy paws. 

Such a uniquely beautiful valley can hardly fail to tempt those amongst you who have an artistic bent and there is a full size easel you can borrow. As the Cabin was initially designed as a studio, the living area has a large Velux window ideal for natural light and a selection of art and writing reference books for inspiration. 

Set within three miles of the Dark Sky Discovery Site at the Star Inn and part of the Astro-tourism trail of the Cambrian Mountains, this area of Wales is composed of breath-taking landscapes, idyllic hideaways and wonderful places to explore. The Elan valley and waterfalls such as Devils Bridge near Aberystwyth (featured in the TV series Hinterland) and the beach at Ynyslas Nature Reserve at Borth are great for dogs.

You can also visit the Hafren Forest close by where you can walk to the source of the Servern on Plynlimon if you are feeling really energetic! There's also the Clywedog dam and reservoir about three miles away with a vegan cafe and a walk along the "dragon's tail", and old lead mines below the dam which is quite dramatic, so plenty to see and do. As for wildlife – there are numerous bird species as well as two osprey nesting sites within fifteen miles and two kite feeding sites within twenty miles.

Llanidloes is about 6 miles away with restaurants and shops.

Dogs welcome at an additional cost of £15 for 1 dog, £20 for 2 per stay. Maximum of 3 small or 2 larger dogs. 

There is a 3 night minimum stay.

As the owner's have their own well and to reduce the carbon footprint, the price quoted does not include towels/bedding, if you wish to add this there is an additional cost of £10 per person per stay or alternatively you can bring your own. Cost for third guest is charged at £7.50 per night.

Use of a washing machine for those staying a week at nominal charge. 

Please note that this accommodation may not be unsuitable for those who need total darkness to sleep. Bring an eye patch in the summer months.

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Room Types

Family Rooms



 Not suitable for those with mobility issues



 Hot water





 Dining area


 Plug sockets

 Sofa bed


Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood






 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit


 Garden - enclosed


 Private entrance

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River


On Arrival

 Bring your own linen

 Bring your own towels

 Pay extra for bedding & towels

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil





 Kitchenware / Utensils



 Tea & Coffee


Young Children

 Not recommended for children under 10


 Free parking


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


What should we bring?

Wellies are always a good idea or waterproof walking shoes as well as decent rainwear. Also all food and drink for your stay.

Do you provide a torch?

We do provide a torch but also recommend people bring their own, although they can borrow a special torch for Dark Skies star watching.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 21st March 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Sue Edwards from Cablogin Studio