Caban Tawel log cabin
Caban Tawel log cabin

Caban Tawel reviews

We really enjoy reading our visitors comments in our guest book to know their thoughts about Caban Tawel and what they enjoyed doing during their stay.  Here are a selection of comments from our guestbook since Caban Tawel first welcomed guests in 2006:


Exactly as described. A true haven amidst a working farm, yet so peaceful.  We needed a week to unwind and relax and we got just that.  Every morning we drove a short distance to enjoy long walks with the dogs at nearby Broadhaven, Newgale, Newport and Nolton beaches.  Also trekked up to Treffgarne rocks and explored the woodland on site at the farm. Fully secured garden which was a must for us as we could let the dogs out without worry.  We enjoyed watching the squirrels in the garden in the morning.  I would definitely recommend Caban Tawel.

October 2023


A perfect getaway, so quiet and relaxing.  Owned by a very nice and friendly couple.  Thank you so much for a second very enjoyably stay.  We will return.

October 2023


Enjoyed our stay, owners were very welcoming.

September 2023


We had such a fantastic holiday staying in the Caban Tawel.  Wonderful location and the Caban was lovely and clean.

August 2023


Lovely peaceful cabin.

June 2023


A lovely stay as always couldn’t ask for a better location and view we will be coming back soon.

April 2023


A perfect location central to all Pembrokeshire has to offer, peaceful and beautiful area with great walks.  Spotlessly clean cabin which was well equipped and comfortable.  Will definitely return.

December 2022


The cabin was spotless on arrival and very warm and cosy.  We will return!

October 2022


A beautiful log cabin in a beautiful setting.

September 2022


We had a lovely week, amazing place to stay, so peaceful, lovely garden for grandchildren and dogs to play.

August 2022


Just the most wonderful cabin in a wonderful location.  Felt like home for a week.  So peaceful and comfortable.  Would definitely book again.

August 2022


An extremely well equipped, comfortable and clean cabin in a beautiful quiet location.  A wonderful bonus that we were able to bring our 3 dogs!  A really nice place for me to chill out in garden/field with the dogs whilst the rest of the family went off to do an array of water sports.  Nice dog friendly beaches (Nolton Haven the favourite) nearby too.  A very enjoyable week had by all...Sadly it just went by so fast!

July 2022


We had a lovely week at Caban Tawel, the garden is secure for the dogs, the local walks were great and Elizabeth & Richard are friendly and helpful.  If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, this is the place to come.  We can thoroughly recommend Caban Tawel.

June 2022


We had a lovely stay and were very comfortable.  The peaceful surroundings were great.  We are looking forward to returning in the future.

April 2022

I would definitely recommend Caban Tawel.  It was exactly what my husband, myself and our son were looking for, a quiet place to relax with enough outdoor space for our 3 dogs to roam freely and safely.  Everywhere was spotless, but comfortable and inviting and very warm and cosy.  There are some lovely walks around Richard and Elizabeth’s private land which they allow you to use, and we didn’t see a soul.  The location is a short drive away from a few beaches, which we did daily and the beaches were dog friendly as we went in October.  Elizabeth was on hand on the farm if any problems arose, but not at all intrusive.  Herself and her husband are a lovely couple.  We will definitely be returning.  Thanks for a great week.

November 2021


Great stay at Caban Tawel.  Elizabeth is a great host, the Cabin is lovely, clean and warm, with all the facilities we needed for a weeks stay.  Thank you.  Highly recommended.

September 2021


Had a fantastic time.  The grandchildren and the dog enjoyed playing in the enclosed ground of the cabin.  The cabin itself was clean and comfortable.  We couldn't get over how quiet it was there, the only sounds we heard was birds. Highly recommended.

June 2021


Absolutely loved this place a lovely break away.  Host was so great following our booking.  Place has a secure fence around which was amazing to be able to relax and let the dogs play.  Location great within driving distance to a some beautiful places and lovely walks locally.

May 2021


(Please note, we were closed for Covid in 2020 and our paper Guest book removed for 2021 to reduce transmission risks.)


Great time as usual [4th stay].  Can’t fault this lovely place.  And Elizabeth and Richard are very accommodating.  Thanks again for a wonderful time.

November 2019


Our second visit and just as good as the first, great place to stay and relax and a good centre to travel from when walking the coastal path (as we are).  We hope to return in the spring.

October 2019


All we can do is echo everything that everyone else has said.  Absolutely perfect; peaceful, warm and welcoming.  We have had a wonderful week of glorious weather and enjoyed every moment.  Thank you so much.

September 2019


What can I say – Caban Tawel should stand for peace and tranquillity!  Elizabeth and Richard made us very welcome and the cabin is immaculate, warm and cosy, has everything you could need.  Location is perfect, within easy reach of all the lovely coastline.  We have had a restful week.  We will be back!

September 2019


We have had a wonderful stay at the cabin.  The perfect place to centre a family exploration of Pembrokeshire.  Beautiful green woodland walks and idyllic beaches perfect for children and dogs.  The cabin is warm and welcoming, catering for all our needs – a perfect home from home (but much more relaxing!).  Clean, comfortable and ideally located.  Thank you for your hospitality.

August 2019


We’ve had a great week and absolutely loved staying at the cabin – comfortable, quiet and spacious.  The boys had a great time exploring, and it’s the perfect base to reach all our favourite beaches.  I’m sure that we will be back.

July 2019


Thank you for the most amazing stay!  We were so impressed with this beautiful log cabin which exceeded all our expectations!  Such a stunning and tranquil setting which met all our needs and more!  A glorious position and the cabin was lovely and clean and very cosy too. We loved the privacy and being left alone so that we could really relax and enjoy.  The dogs thoroughly enjoyed the garden and a massive thank for making it so well fenced in, an absolute must for keeping a Houdini dog!  We and the dogs adored the fantastic woods which we explored with great joy!  The surrounding areas were fab!  Absolutely beautiful.  Especially recommend Pembroke Castle, Broad Haven beach, Barafundle Bay, Freshwater, Solva, Nolton Haven beach, and local pubs and walks.

June 2019   


Thank you so much for a lovely stay.  Caban Tawel is absolutely beautiful, in a gorgeous setting, so quiet and peaceful.  The Caban has everything you need and is spotless inside.  And so safe outside for the dogs.  We all loved it and will come again. What a lovely holiday.  Thank you so much.

May 2019


Thank you for a beautiful, peaceful stay.  We have loved seeing the different birds in the garden, and enjoyed lovely walks.  We had 3 days of glorious sunshine which we weren’t expecting, so had 3 beach days at Broad Haven, Little Haven, Marloes (our favourite) and Newgale.  We would definitely come again.  Many thanks.

May 2019


Brilliant!  Just great!  Loved everything, especially how there was a lovely walk by the creek nearby, everything seemed to be so near here, amazing.  We love your woodland! What a beautiful paradise - it was definitely a highlight of our stay, we just loved it, especially the stream. Thank you so much, it was a great experience.

April 2019


Thank you again for a wonderful, relaxing few days away.  We appreciated the Christmas tree!  A few days out and about: St David’s and surrounding area and Honeyborough, etc.  Dinner at the Wolfe Inn was great too. 

Christmas 2018


This was our first stay in the cabin and we look forward to visiting again.  The location is great and the cabin is so well equipped and very cosy and very accommodating for dogs.  We had terrible weather all week, but that’s what helped to make the week so amazing.  We visited some lovely beaches with incredible walks and views.  We look forward to more holidays here.  Thank you for being so welcoming.

September 2018


Thank you for providing somewhere comfortable, clean and with its own area for dogs – plenty of room for them and secure too!  It’s been great to stay somewhere quiet where we can relax but not too far from anywhere and knowing Elizabeth is just up the road if we needed anything.  We could happily have stayed longer.

September 2018


Had a wonderful week in this lovely cabin in a beautiful tranquil setting.  So much to see and do in the area but have just run out of time.  Such lovely beaches for our dogs, most of the dog friendly.  Have just returned after a very enjoyable meal at the Corner Piece, would definitely recommend it.  Thank you Elizabeth & family.

September 2018


Had a lovely week.  Cabin very cosy and comfortable.  West Wales is stunning.  Thank you.

August 2018

Thank you for a wonderful week in Caban Tawel.  We’ve walked miles with our 3 collies exploring Pembrokeshire with its amazing coastline, stunning beaches and beautiful countryside.  The weather has been pretty good too!  The cabin offered a homely comfortable retreat after each busy day, and we loved watching the wildlife:- bunnies, buzzards and bats!  We ate several times at the Wolfe Inn, Wolfscastle.  Delicious food, friendly staff and dogs allowed in.

August 2018


We’ve had a fantastic week.  Wales is beautiful even in the rain!  Cabin lovely and in a beautiful, peaceful setting.  The dog has loved the garden, but both he and the children are exhausted after all the exploring.  Definitely would come back for another visit.

July 2018


Truly fabulous week chillaxing with my doggies.  Newgale beach and Llys-y-Fran reservoir are great for dog walks.  Despite the hot weather the cabin was lovely and cool to come back to.

July 2018


Thankyou for a wonderful week!  The cabin is just lovely – very clean, well equipped and perfectly located.  We were very grateful for the tea, coffee, eggs and milk!  We were blessed with glorious sunshine all week so had lots of fun exploring the area.  Thoroughly recommend a visit to Skomer Island but get there early!!  We enjoyed the walk from the cabin through the woods.  Had chips from Somethings Cooking twice!  Very good.  Folly Farm is great for kids and the beach and lily pad ponds at Bosherston are well worth a visit.  Thanks again for your friendliness & hospitality – we would love to come back.

June 2018


We keep coming back.  It’s just so tranquil, and Elizabeth and Richard are also helpful if needed.  Pembrokeshire is a beautiful county and Caban Tawel a splendid place to base yourself.

June 2018


A lovely, well-appointed and spotlessly clean cabin.  Had many holidays in North Pembs as well as living in Fishguard, so could drive to St David’s or Newport, put on boots and walk.  The scenery is still as beautiful as ever.  Thank you for the coffee, tea, sugar, milk and, especially, the eggs, which made a delicious omelette.  We will recommend you to anyone looking for an escape!

Caban Tawel, heddychlou a bendithio!  [Beautiful and blessed!]

June 2018


Another wonderful week in this beautiful cabin!  Lovely surroundings and lots to see nearby.  We hope we’ll be back again soon.

April 2018


It is the best place in the world.  I wanted to stay, there’s so many places to go that are near.  I loved the bedrooms and it’s so warm in the evenings.  I love the area and we got to stroke the lambs!  Thank you!

[One of our younger guests! J]

April 2018


Really lovely area and lodge to stay in, would highly recommend and will be staying again. Particularly liked the welcome pack and helpful notes throughout the lodge.

December 2017


Having stayed in many cottages throughout Wales, this was the cleanest, most well equipped and spacious and well worth the money.  We plan to return.

October 2017


My daughter and I received a warm welcome from Mr & Mrs James.  Caban Tawel was immaculate, well equipped and charming.  We enjoyed a lovely week touring the area and very much hope to return to Caban Tawel, a haven of peace and tranquillity, again next year.

September 2017


This was our first visit to Caban Tawel and we will be back.  It is a splendidly private and peaceful spot but the lovely owners are there if you need them.  The cabin is well laid out, clean, cosy and dry - and good layout and thoughtful touches made it easy to keep it that way despite a couple of days of strong winds and horizontal rain during our stay.  We had everything we needed and when we came back after a day of exploring, the plentiful hot water and excellent showers were a godsend.  We really appreciated the owners eco-friendly approach too.

Outside, the secure garden, wonderful views and lovely woodland walks from the door made this a place where we and our three dogs could relax and unwind.  The cabin is a great base for exploring Pembrokeshire, but it is also a nice place to stay in, and there are plenty of walks from the door if you want to leave the car behind.  After a busy day it was a great place to relax and gaze out at the broad-leafed trees that surround the cabin.  There are some beautiful old oak trees there which I especially love.

Humans and dogs alike had such a relaxing holiday here and we are already planning our next visit.

June 2017


The cabin was everything we could wish for and more.  And in idyllic surroundings in an ideal spot to access gorgeous quiet countryside and beaches.  The walks around the farm -especially along by the stream were entrancing, and so convenient when dogs needed another short walk.  Very reasonably priced meals were to be had locally when we didn't want to eat in.  The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners completed the package making for one of those special memorable holidays we will always remember.

June 2017


Caban Tawel was spotless and so peaceful and quiet.  Couldn't fault it in anyway and owners were really lovely people.  Would recommend to family and friends.

May 2017


Lovely quiet location but with easy access to main routes.  Plenty of close walks for dogs and short drive to lovely beaches.  A delight.

April 2017


Very tranquil area and lots of area for the dogs to play and walk.  Cabin very clean and comfortable.   A wonderful getaway from the stresses of daily life.  Would highly recommend.

March 2017


Had a fantastic time here.  A lovely peaceful setting and the cabin was perfect for us.  We’ve really enjoyed walking on Newgale beach and wandering through the woods here.  Weather has been great too!  We will definitely be recommending a stay here to our friends. 

Richard and Elizabeth have made us feel very welcome.

March 2016


Had a brilliant time here in the peaceful surroundings of Caban Tawel.  The cabin was well equipped and provided a welcome retreat at the end of the day!  The weather has been very kind to us this week and we will definitely be returning again soon.

April 2016


Had a fantastic time.  Weather has been good to us.  Cabin is wonderful and cosy, well equipped, better than we could have asked for.  Thanks for a lovely week and we will be coming again.

April 2016


What a lovely place to stay!!  We are so glad we found it.  A lovely birthday week had by all.  Newgale is a definite favourite for us.  We’ve been to Pembrokeshire before and we will most assuredly be returning again.  Lots of dog-friendly things to do.  Scolton Manor gardens is a little gem & St. David’s Palace was very interesting.  Plenty of walking along stunning peninsula walks, especially St. David’s head.  We hope to return soon.

May 2016


A fantastic location for everyone.  The garden is great for the dogs and for us as so many amazing birds visit daily.  The cabin was very cosy & was well equipped.  We were exceptionally lucky with the weather so visited some amazing places and did a lot of walking.  Great places for dogs:- Newgale Sands, many local woods and glorious beaches.  Real gems:- Scolton Manor and Freshwater West.  Now we can’t wait to come back.  Thank you very much.

May 2016


This is our second stay and has been as good as last time!  We have had our own “spring watch” going on and have spotted a kite, robins, jays, bullfinches, gold finches and numerous other finches, a heron flying over.  We so enjoyed the cabin, so peaceful and quiet, and we loved going out and doing stuff each day.  We have "done" a few cottages now and the cabin is by far the cleanest, most well equipped and best thought out one we have used.  So thank you again and we hope to be back next year if you'll have us.

June 2016


Lovely, comfortable, clean cabin with wonderful views.  Great walks and lots of interesting wildlife on the farm which keeps bringing us back year after year.  Thank you for a relaxing week.

July 2016


Thank you so much for another wonderful week.  It has been lovely to be back at Caban Tawel.  We’ve done some amazing walks and had lots of sunny afternoons on beautiful beaches.  Thank you for the eggs and milk.

July 2016


It’s been fantastic to return for our 3rd visit – we love it here!  So peaceful and tranquil in our own little woodland corner.  We’ve discovered some different places and activities this year as the children are older.  Hangar 5 trampolining centre was great, as was the Blue Lagoon Water Park.  We discovered Broad Haven beach with a tasty tea shop.  Lovely to see how Carmarthen has been redeveloped and is looking great (brings back Uni memories from 20 years ago!) – all worth a visit.  Thank you for the eggs, milk and a beautifully clean and organised cabin.  See you again very soon.

August 2016


Such a beautiful place and cosy home from home.  We have had some wonderful times here at Folly Farm, Newgale Beach, Broadhaven and stunning Tenby.  We will definitely be back again, such a friendly place and very dog friendly too.  Thank you for a lovely holiday and such a cosy clean cabin too.  Also the milk!  See you again.

August 2016


Thank you for a great stay.  The cabin was very warm and comfortable.  The area was beautiful and we enjoyed lots of walks on the beach with our dogs.  Hopefully we will be back again at some point.

September 2016


We had a wonderful stay.  Weather bad on first day, but lovely thereafter.  Strumble Head and Dinas Head well worth a visit.  Fabulous beaches!  Perfect log cabin for a short stay with the dogs.  Thank you.

New Year 2016


We are returning visitors and as usual found the cabin beautifully clean and cosy.  We love the setting and the views.  As last time the highlight of our holiday was a visit to Skomer.  However we have also enjoyed some lovely walks, picnics and visits to gardens. 

May 2015


We’ve had a fantastic week here in your lovely log cabin.  We’ve been really comfortable and have loved the peace and quiet and watching the bats each evening.  The beaches and countryside are absolutely beautiful – we don’t want to go home!  Thank you for a wonderful week.

May 2015


Eight years since our last visit, the cabin and location are first class.  Weather was great all week.  We will be back soon for more peace and quiet, thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cabin, credit to you both.  Thank you.

June 2015


Our first visit has been fabulous.  Totally loved the peace and quiet and watching the birds and bats – spotted fly catcher, kites, jay, magpies, robin, wren.  We have found the location great for exploring everywhere – really central.  The kitchen is so well stocked.  Lovely enclosed area has meant our dogs have chilled safely.  Broad Haven and Little Haven great for the beach, St. Davids lovely, Narberth for fab retail therapy.  Lovely meal at the Mill and Corner Piece (homely, simple and nice welcome).  Thank you for having us! 

June 2015


A rural idyll.  Wonderful cosy, well equipped, peaceful and restorative cabin, also a very warm welcome.  A fantastic place to unwind and reflect, to take time out from modern life.  The situation is well within the reach of other beautiful spots and after a ‘hard days’ tourism the cabin offers a welcome and comfortable respite.  Thank you for sharing your cabin with us. 

September 2015


Very well equipped, clean and comfortable.  Great location for many of the lovely attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer.  We enjoyed every day and particularly a lovely drive through the Preseli Hills, the Llys-y-Fran Country Park and, of course, the wonderful St. Davids Cathedral.  We would love to come again, thank you.

September 2015


We have had a lovely 2 weeks in this beautiful spot – so peaceful.  The cabin is so warm and cosy and welcoming with every home comfort provided.  We have loved it.  Thank you so much.

October 2015


We’ve had a wonderful relaxing week at the cabin once again.  Since our last visit in 2009 it is still a tranquil haven just lovely, cosy, warm and welcoming…Highlights for us Porthgain and The Sloop always a warm welcoming pint and meal.  And the Tin Shed at Rosebush, well worth a visit.

December 2015


We have had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday.  We've walked for miles, enjoying your beautiful surroundings.  Thank you for all the little touches that make your Caban special.  It's our first, but not last, visit!

April 2014


Really enjoyed your lovely cabin, home from home. Everything we needed. Loved the warm sheets on the beds, real luxury. So cosy, will certainly tell our family and friends of your idyllic holiday home. Hope to come again.

May 2013


We loved the cabin with comfortable beds and sofa’s. A great view from the veranda. We went to and loved, Folly Farm, Whitesands, Carew Castle, Oakwood, Dinosaur Park, and the Blue Lagoon. As we come from Ireland, the weather was wonderful! I loved it and can’t wait to come back next year!

One of our young guests, July 2013


Thank you very much for such a lovely stay in a beautiful cabin in a lovely location. It was fantastic to get away from it all…literally! The cabin is in the middle of nowhere and a couple of nights I spent sat out on the balcony just chilling out and refuelling after busy days at the beach and going to castles. The cabin was very quickly “home” and I have loved every second. Once again I would like to say thank you for an amazing week.

One of our young guests, August 2013


What a wonderful log cabin, spacious, comfy, secluded with superb views and scenery. Thank you for the little extra’s tea, coffee, milk, etc. and the in-house instructions were easy to follow. We will definitely recommend to others as have had a wonderful week and would not hesitate to visit again.

June 2013


What a fabulous place – tranquil, peaceful and beautiful. A perfect base for exploring in and around Pembrokeshire. And even further afield! The cabin is all you could ever wish for and would quite happily live here forever! The boys have had the best fun body boarding and carting at Carew was a real adrenaline rush for them too! The only downside of this holiday is that we have to go home all too soon!

August 2013


This is our first visit to your cabin and we have been so impressed with how well equipped it is and how well placed for exploring Pembrokeshire. The views and tranquillity are lovely. This is a lovely, cosy cabin that we really hope to return to in the future. Thank you so much!

June 2012


A lovely week in a lovely cabin in a truly delightful location. The cabin is clean and tidy and our hosts were both friendly and helpful. The beaches are great for the kids and the dog and we would definitely recommend the accommodation and the area to anyone interested in coming to Wales.

July 2012


Our first visit to Caban Tawel. Great instructions on how to find it. The cabin is great, comfortable, light, warm and well equipped. Very tranquil setting with amazing views, the best one is from the veranda. No one over looks you so it’s very private. Thank you Elizabeth and Richard. Hope to see you again next year.

September 2012


This was our 5th visit to Caban Tawel and we enjoyed it as much as ever. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable – you’ve thought of everything! Looking forward already to visit number 6!

April 2011


We have had a lovely week in the cabin, which was one of the best equipped and certainly the cleanest self-catering property we have ever stayed in. Thank you for the friendly welcome and the fresh eggs!

May 2011


Thank you for a lovely week. The cabin is amazing. You’re always a bit worried about where you are staying, but as soon as we walked through the door we were amazed! It’s so clean and spacious. Everything has been so well thought of and you have everything that you need. We would certainly recommend this to everyone. The peace, quiet and views are all wonderful. Thank you again!

June 2011


We had a lovely week here, the log cabin is wonderful, very welcoming and peaceful. Everyone we met was friendly. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely family holiday.

August 2010


The cabin was like home from home. Most cosy and comfortable and well equipped. The peace and quiet were most welcome after the hustle and bustle of town.

September 2010


Snow outside, but wonderfully warm and cosy inside. Great walks around the farm (much appreciated by the dogs). Cabin pristine – seemed like new – and very well equipped. Had a wonderfully relaxing 10 days – we’ll be back!

Christmas 2010


What a gorgeous holiday retreat you have created. The cabin is just fab, clean, well equipped, peaceful and very comfortable. We’ve had a wonderful stay and had great fun exploring this beautiful part of Wales. Lots to see and do but sadly not enough time to do it all in – we’ll be back to do some more another time!

September 2009


We loved the cabin, the beautiful views from the windows, the walks in the woods and meadows – all in all a fantastic holiday. We would love to come again. Pembrokeshire is very picturesque and varied and we loved walking along the coastal paths and beaches. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality.

October 2009


Without doubt this is a superb cabin and location and to allow pets in such a place is a credit to yourselves (also owners that do not abuse the rules). We have had a great time and great weather. We will be back.

October 2009


Had a great holiday, weather lovely, perfect location with a fantastic outlook. The cabin is peaceful and well equipped, luxury accommodation – something really special. Thank you for letting us stay. We will be returning again soon.

April 2008


A truly enjoyable holiday in a lovely corner of Wales – such diversity, fabulous beaches and lovely countryside. Cabin very comfortable, well organised and central for touring Pembrokeshire. We will certainly recommend Caban Tawel to our friends.

June 2008


What a find, a journey of discovery. Excellent cabin and facilities, so central for Pembrokeshire’s beaches, islands and hills.

May 2007


We all had a wonderful time, the cabin is superb, ideally situated to travel around Pembrokeshire and visit many fantastic places and beaches."

May 2007


We have had a lovely week, with the cabin being only 15 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches in the world!

August 2006


Lovely place – cosy & beautiful. Idyllic.

August 2006

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