The Charcoal Hut. Retreat into Nature


The Charcoal Hut in Myddfai, is a real nature retreat. We’ve made sure that while we’ve provided you with lots of things to make your stay special, we’ve put nature first. From the bat boxes to the wildflower meadows, this is a place for nature lovers and walkers, romantics and those seeking some peace and tranquility. The Charcoal Hut, the kitchen and shower deck and the hot tub are the only guest facilities on site and you are in a private space where you can relax and enjoy. For plenty of photos, take a look at our Instagram account.

‘What can I say about the Charcoal Hut? If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race, get back to nature and find some peace then this is the place for you.  Dinah and John are close enough to be there if you need something but far enough that you feel that you are all alone in the wilderness.  The Charcoal Hut has the loveliest energy and we felt the most amazing peace during our stay.  It has everything you need and a short walk to the nearest village where there are plenty of places to eat.  It’s also a stone’s throw from the Brecon Beacons where we had an amazing hike.  The hut is so well insulated that we didn’t need the heater at all in May and the hot tub is a fun place to look at the stars from.  All in all we left feeling like our batteries were recharged.  Much love to Dinah and John for creating such an amazing place to stay at such a reasonable cost.’ Rachel and Pete June 2023


The Charcoal Hut. Myddfai

The hut is strictly for adult humans; no kids and no pets means it really is all about you! Secluded, quiet, surrounded by nature.

  • Kingsize Bed
  • Hot tub under the stars
  • A secluded space with plenty of games and art materials. Have a tech detox and fall back in love with each other.
  • 15 minutes walk from Llandovery, yet totally private.

We’ve REDUCED our prices for 2023, to help you have some time away

We know that everyone’s being hit by the current crisis. And we also know that it’s at times like this you could most do with a nature retreat.  So for 2023, we have REDUCED our prices. We’ve made a stay here more affordable, so that you can still come and stay. You’ll still find we provide you with gorgeous bedding and blankets and lovely big towels. You’ll love the record player and art materials, and of course plenty of games. We’ll also still provide our planet friendly shower and cleaning products and the luxury toilet paper. Knowing that many of you love to cook on the covered deck we’ll still make sure you have all the utensils and kitchen items you need.



Free Parking

You are welcome to park a car or up to two motorbikes on site. Please note we can not have trucks or commercial vehicles.

Faith in Nature Shower Gels

To help the environment, we provide shower gels and shampoo from Faith in Nature.  

Bedding and spare blankets

All our bedding and soft furnishings are vegan and also washed in eco friendly products. 


We hope we’ve thought of everything to make your stay relaxing, peaceful and refreshing. This is glamping with a focus on returning to nature.

The Kitchen Deck & Barbecue

Equipped with Fridge and small freezer, gas hob, barbecue, sink, kettle, coffee machine (summer months)

  • Plenty of crockery, cutlery and pans
  • Eat under cover, but in the trees
The Shower & Eco Loo

A gas powered shower and an eco friendly chemical loo make the shower room popular with guests.

  • Powerful outdoor shower
  • Faith in Nature products
The Hot Tub

Located right next to the hut, the tub is heated and ready for you. No messing about lighting a fire, it’s at 38c and even has bubbles.

  • Private use in a private spot
  • Watch the dark skies from the tub 


Checkin & Checkout

Check in time is between 4pm and 8pm. We recommend you make it closer to 4pm in the winter, as it gets very dark here and we’d like to show you the footpaths. Checkout is by 10.30am.  

Cancellation Policy

One week’s notice is required for a refund of your booking, unless there are exceptional circumstances. We will make every attempt to help you rebook if you have to change your dates. 

House Rules

The Charcoal Hut is for a maximum of two people. Adults only. We cannot accept children or babies and no pets please. No visitors are allowed during your stay and the hot tub is only for your use. No smoking or vaping in the hut or on the deck please. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who is rude and to ask you to leave if you don’t treat our property with respect and consideration.


Location & Nearby Attractions

We may be secluded and private, but we’re just a short drive away from some wonderful places to eat, visit, explore and more.


Llandovery, just a 4 minute drive away, has several good places to eat. From the Whitehall, where Anne will prepare some wonderful home cooked produce, to The Castle, where you’ll sample an award winning menu. The take away options are good too and the Fish and Chip shop (who do a mean Pizza) will even deliver. 

Out and About

We are just meters from the Brecon Beacons National Park where you can walk, swim, climb and even get really adventurous at the activity centre. 


The hut is set in a small woodland garden of around three acres and you are welcome to explore. Birds of prey, water voles, hedgehogs and even otters are regularly seen by guests. We also have bats that love to show off their flying skills at dusk, above the hot tub.

Bars & Lounges

Both Llandovery and Llandeilo have great places to drink, relax and socialise. You’ll find the locals are very friendly and several of the pubs in town have live music (seasonal).

Biking & Hiking

If you’re bringing your bikes, prepare for steep hills! There are some amazing off road trails as well as local cycle routes through the towns. Motorcyclists are also made welcome here, and the Llandovery Motorbike weekend is very popular.

Day Trips

Tenby is a lovely spot for a day at the beach and is easily reachable in around an hour. The Royal Botanical Gardens of Wales are around 30 minutes away and make for a great day out too.


Guest Reviews

We spent the most wonderful week at The Charcoal Hut. Everything about our stay was perfect. The star gazing, the hot tub, the great food in Llandovery. Thanks John and Dinah, you made our Welsh advenure truly magical!


The Charcoal Hut was a fabulous discovery after a year being stuck at home. We loved all the little details, and the fluffy towels and slippers were an added luxury we didn’t expect. The hot tub star gazing was glorious and we loved toasting the marshmallows on the fire.

Daisy and Lucy