Caban Llys y Frân

Narberth, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

Caban Llys y Frân

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A traditional Welsh tin cottage in the heart of Pembrokeshire, this adorable Welsh holiday cottage near Narberth and Haverfordwest is loved by everyone who stays there – with huge open views and a private location, WIFI and dogs welcome – what more could you ask for?

'A traditional Pembrokeshire tin cottage, compact and cosy, with glorious views from a veranda complete with outdoor wood burner, perfect for autumn evenings' (The Observer, 2012)

Caban Llys y Frân is a cute newly-built secluded writer's cabin in a peaceful Pembrokeshire location in the heart of Wales' most beautiful county. Pembrokeshire has a rich heritage of these tin cottages, chapels and shops, built in the early decades of the twentieth century. You can walk to Llys y Frân Country park across the fields and then hire a bike and go around the water on safe tracks or just have lunch in their café overlooking the lake.

We think it is the perfect love nest for two...or two and a pooch as there is a 2 acre enclosed field to the front. A fire (or two in this case), a veranda and huge view are probably all you need to make a holiday successful, but when you venture out you'll realise you are perfectly placed to explore the best of Pembrokeshire - you can literally get to all the famous West Wales sights and beaches within 30 minutes. Short drives will take you to unspoilt beaches, ancient castles, and pretty market towns.

The cabin is snug year-round, with double glazed windows, a very high level of modern insulation, and wood burners inside and out. You have two acres of land to romp about in, and direct access to a good footpath network - making this a great rental for dog owners. The location in the heart of Pembrokeshire is ideal for exploring this, the greenest (and many would say prettiest) of Welsh counties. You can explore more of the local 'tin' heritage at the local tin shops, and the local pub, 'Y Tafarn Sinc' or go to chapel in a tin tabernacle!



latest review

Caban Llys y Fran is an absolute gem. Tiny yet utterly comfortable, it is unbelievably peaceful, with only red kites and swallows to disturb you. Although it feels remote, it is only a short drive to...

Nicola D, July 2020

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£382 (based on 2 staying)
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£783 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double only

facilities at Caban Llys y Frân

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
wifi broadband available
young children welcome

map - location

in detail

The cabin looks like it dates from the 1930s but is, in fact, new -  so is snug year-round, heated by a wood burner and modern panel heaters.

WIFI provided free of charge, works in every room (note, we've never had any problem with it, and to our knowledge, it always works, but like any accommodation provider we cannot guarantee WIFI)

  • Kitchen area with electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), toaster
  • Bedroom: Double bed, door to outside and also to shower room. hairdryer.
  • Shower room: with heated towel rail and blast heater - towels supplied
  • Veranda: Partially enclosed with extra wood burner, dining, and access over 2 acres of enclosed land

local area

  • Llys-y-Fran Country Park & lake - walkable (bike hire, café etc)
  • 4x4 adventure driving - walkable
  • Blue Lagoon - amazing pools & spa facilities - 8 mile/ 16 mins.
  • Narberth - one of the most charming towns in Wales - 10 mile/ 20 mins.
  • Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 20 mile/ 35 mins.
  • Choice of Blue Flag beaches - about 30 mins.
  • The coastal footpath is amazing.
  • Coasteering adventure - 15 mile/ 30 mins.
  • 51 forts and castles to see in the county!
  • Just a couple of miles from the Preseli Mountains!
  • Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland, beach) 14 mile/25 mins.
  • Fishguard - (harbour, cafes & art galleries) - 12 mile/ 20 mins.
  • Tafarn Sinc - Rosebush - famous tavern, 4 miles/ 10 mins.
  • Buy stylish local blankets at Melin Tregwynt

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customer reviews for Caban Llys y Frân

Caban Llys y Fran is an absolute gem. Tiny yet utterly comfortable, it is unbelievably peaceful, with only red kites and swallows to disturb you. Although it feels remote, it is only a short drive to Narberth which offers a wonderful range of delis and specialist food shops, and all the joys of Pembrokeshire, from beaches to mountains, are in easy reach. But however busy you make your day, sitting on the cabin’s verandah with a cup of tea (or a G&T) watching the sun go down and the stars come out makes you feel as if you’ve found your own little piece of heaven.

- Nicola D,
July 2020

Storm Ciara ranged around us whilst we were in Caban Llys Y Fran....but we were so warm and cosy we had to take our jumpers off !!! It’s perfect for two plus a little dog - the care and love put into its design and decoration is more than evident. We loved it so much in fact, we’ve booked it again for longer in the summer. And, like many have written in the visitor book, we’d definitely like first dibs if it ever came up for sale !

- Annie T,
February 2020

Absolutely wonderful! Nothing more to say really! If you need peace and quiet, relaxation and chilling this is the place to go and the bed is uber comfy!

- Martin R,
November 2019

We loved the Caban it is one of, if not ,the best places we have stayed in Pembrokeshire. Liked the secluded location,ideal for our dogs,only a field of cows for neighbours. It was easy to drive to beaches and the interesting small towns of Narberth and Newport. It is also close to the Preselis, great walking with nature reserves and ancient sites. The Caban was very comfortable, well equipped with attractive and quirky decor. Lit the wood stove inside one night and it certainly warmed up the whole area very quickly. Sitting on the veranda as the sun set was wonderful. Would thoroughly recommend.

- Lesley R,
August 2019

Beautiful setting, truly peaceful, best bit is evenings on the veranda with the wood burning stove and the sunset.

- Gill cummings ,
September 2017

Absolutely fab accommodation and location. Would highly recommend. Very dog friendly as long as you have not got a dog that is a wonderer as property garden not enclosed. Compact accommodation, but as the all the basics you would need to have a totally relaxing break. The wound burner on the veranda was a gem.

- Julie E,
July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our three days in Clarbeston Cottage especially as the very poor weather forecast proved incorrect and we had cloud and lots of sunshine but no rain. The view from the veranda is stunning and being able to sit outside despite the wind while we had an evening drink and watch the sun slowly sink was memorable. The cottage was cosy and provided all we needed even the lack of consideration from a previous occupant who used all the Wifi allowance, didn't bother us at all. Lovely place for any walkers and their dog !

- Gregory richard warw... ,
June 2017

Initial trepidation when confronted with farm gate and two tracks and couldn't see the property. Then WOW there it was so private and unique. Inside so cosy and could want for nothing. Quirky but fab taste of the owner. Couldn't wait to get back after exploring Pembrokeshire. Next time even more time to be spent at the cottage. Learnt how to use log burners. Everything perfect. The bed so comfortable. Loved dinner every eve at the table then lounging on sofa. Need to know someone quite well to stay here. The grounds so lovely to walk in. Great views each day. This place is a sanctuary and we will be back. Thank you so so much.

- Gary F,
March 2017

Thanks for a great stay. The cabin was super-peaceful and just what I'd hoped for!

- Kate S,
March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy tin cabin. We arrived with plans about where we would go, as it's in such a good location with many interesting places to visit within easy reach. However, the loveliness of the cabin and the awfulness of the weather kept us close to home. We loved the log burner, which gave so much heat we had to open the door! We also appreciated the lack of TV and the Wifi.We will definitely return.

- Cheryl S,
March 2017