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If you’re looking for an off-the-grid getaway to escape the daily grind, this is it! Away from civilisation, surrounded by incredible mountain scenery, no WiFi, no TV and plenty of stunning hikes on your doorstep. Not to mention this cabin is located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, just a short drive away from epic mountain ranges and hikes, like Cadair Idris. Desperately in need of a quiet break, I spent an evening surfing Airbnb, looking for something a little out of the ordinary and came across this quirky little cabin in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. That evening, I booked a five-day trip to the cabin and started counting down the days till our trip.
Checking in to Cut Cywarch Cabins, Snowdonia
We checked into our little cabin on a grey, drizzly day and without even being able to see the surrounding mountains fully, we knew we were in for a treat when the weather cleared up the next day. The cabin is located on privately owned farmland, with one other cabin about 200 yards away, so you’re guaranteed plenty of privacy. There is a farmhouse nearby where the owners live, but it’s sufficiently far enough away to be completely private.
The cabin is fairly basic when it comes to amenities, but has everything you need to be comfortable for a few days, with a decent sized bathroom, walk in shower and a kitchenette complete with an electric cooker/hob. The cabin doesn’t have a fridge-freezer, but does have a cool box, so you’ll need to improvise with chilling food. We also found the bed to be much too small for the two of us and didn’t sleep well while we were there.
After checking in and dropping our bags, we headed straight to a local shop, about a 15 minute drive away in Dolgellau, to stock up on supplies, for the week and settled in for a cosy night.
The next morning, we woke up to glorious sunny weather and were blown away by the breathtaking views around us. If you’re looking to get away from people, this is the place for you. The area is so peaceful, with a stream running right past the cabin, mountains, trees and wildlife. These cabins really feel a million miles away from the rest of the world.
This is, without a doubt, one of the most incredible places I’ve stayed when it comes to landscape and scenery and waking up to the view each morning and enjoying a coffee on the deck was just what my soul needed. And what’s more, with no mobile phone signal or WiFi, we were able to completely disconnect from our devices and get back to basics – reading books and enjoying the scenery, uninterrupted.
What’s more, there are a few walks you can do right from the cabin door – most notably, the Aran Fawddwy Ridge Trail. The cabin is, more or less, right at the foot of Aran Fawddwy, the highest point in Southern Snowdonia and this circular trail takes you through some of the most epic scenery! Be sure to look out for the jet aircrafts that train in the valleys surrounding the ridge hike – the noise as they come through the valley is quite something!
In addition to Aran Fawddwy, Cut Cywarch cabins are just a short drive away from the Cadair Idris Minffordd Path hike and many other mountain hikes in Snowdonia. This really is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for budget accommodation for incredible scenery and walks.
These Snowdonia cabins are located in a remote valley about a 10-minute drive from the tiny village Dinas Mawddwy. There is a small very lovely cafe and gift shop in Dinas Mawddwy called The Crafty Hen Cafe. We had a lovely breakfast there. The staff were very friendly and I bought a lovely silver ring. Just a 10-minute drive from Dinas Mawddwy, is the Cross Fxoxes Bar and Grill, a lovely restaurant with excellent reviews.
These Snowdonia cabins are approximately a 20-minute drive from the nearby town of Dolgellau, where you’ll find plenty of cafes, bakeries, supermarkets, pubs and takeaways.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cut Cywarch cabins in Snowdonia National Park and would recommend them to anyone looking to get off the beaten track and unwind.
Are you planning a trip to Snowdonia National Park and looking for some fun accommodation? Tell me in the comments.
We paid for our stay at Cut Cywarch cabins in full. This post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.