If adventure with comfort is your cup of tea, you’ll love off-grid glamping at Arthur’s Cave. Inspired by the legendary cave where King Arthur and his traveling knights took refuge, this cavernous cabin offers a bit of mystique with all the comforts of home. Miller Kendrick Architects designed this contemporary cave-like cabin, which is one of eight winning entries for Epic Retreats’ pop-up hotels in Wales.
The competition-winning Arthur’s Cave was constructed in four weeks early June. The mobile one-room hotel popped up in Snowdonia for nearly a month and will spring up on the Llyn Peninsula from July 10 to September 11. The unique cabin sleeps two in a double bed starting at £425 for two nights.
Designed to blend in with its rural surroundings, the asymmetrical 12-square-meter cabin is surprisingly modern in style. CNC-milled birch plywood make up the cabin’s ribbed skeleton, cut in such a way to create its cavernous appearance. Plywood was also used for the furnishings, fixtures, and fittings. Locally sourced black-stained Welsh larch clads the cabin, while sheep’s wool, also locally sourced, is used for insulation.
A wood-burning stove provides heat to the off-grid cabin, and hot and cold water is available. Solar panels power LED lighting. The cabin is also equipped with a composting toilet. The large glazed opening frames views of the outdoors and lets in plenty of natural light. Bookings and inquiries can be made on Epic Retreats’ website.
Images via Miller Kendrick Architects