goose shack above LLangollen

Step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature with a stay in an off-grid cabin. We took the opportunity to spend a week in such a luxurious yet off grid cabin recently. Way up in the hills above LLangollen, Wales. We stayed in one of the unique and tranquil cabins offered by Shacks whom have hidden away cabins like this throughout the UK.

These cabins offer a unique opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of the modern world and reconnect with the peace and simplicity of the great outdoors. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo retreat, these off-grid cabins provide the perfect setting for a truly rejuvenating experience. Waking up to the sound of birds chirping, sipping your morning coffee overlooking a stunning vista, and spending your days exploring nearby hiking trails or simply unwinding in the serene surroundings.

It was a dream to wake up daily with a big wide view over the Dee Valley and the gorgeous town of Llangollen, knowing that there was not another soul for miles around you.

sunset above llangollen

Shacks have off-grid cabins to suit every preference and budget. Equipped with modern amenities such as solar power and eco-friendly composting toilets, these cabins offer a comfortable and sustainable escape.

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So, if you’re yearning for a break from the daily grind, why not venture off the beaten path and embrace the serenity of off-grid cabin living? It’s time to embrace nature’s peace and embark on a truly unforgettable adventure.

Plus they are a very dog friendly company. The area was amazing for adventures with our 4 legged members of the family. They loved the stay as much as we did.

dog friendly off grid cabin

Benefits of staying in an off-grid cabin

Staying in an off-grid cabin offers a range of unique benefits that set it apart from traditional accommodations. Firstly, it provides an opportunity to disconnect from the distractions of modern life. Without the constant buzzing of electronic devices and the demands of everyday responsibilities, you can truly unwind and focus on the present moment. This digital detox can do wonders for your mental health and overall well-being.

Moreover, off-grid cabins allow you to immerse yourself in nature. Surrounded by valleys below, rolling hills, or dramatic coastlines, you have the chance to witness the beauty of the natural world up close. Whether you choose to go for a hike, climb a local hill, or simply sit and listen to the sounds of nature, the experience is truly rejuvenating.

the shack from the side

Another advantage of off-grid cabins is their sustainability. These cabins are designed to minimize their environmental impact, using renewable energy sources such as solar power and incorporating eco-friendly features like composting toilets.

By choosing to stay in an off-grid cabin, you can enjoy a guilt-free getaway, knowing that you are treading lightly on the planet.

The uniqueness of Shacks

If you take a look at Shacks you will see that as unique as off-grid cabins go then these are even more special.

The founders have thought of everything to make each cabin a magical experience not just with the accommodation itself but also with the location. Complex structures that are each designed to the location they are placed.

Very secluded with amazing views, a perfect size that blends them in to the surroundings yes, with the luxuries you need whilst being off-grid technologically.

off grid shack from above

Goose above Llangollen

So, where was our off-grid home for the week? Well it was in their cabin named ‘Goose’ perched on a hill overlooking the picturesque welsh town of Llangollen.

Close enough yet so far from civilisation. Driving out of the town, up and up and up. Up to the hilltops then off track to the top of the hill itself and wow! I can tell you that your jaw will drop even before you step foot in the cabin itself.

As you step inside you see the bed with windows looking out in all directions.

shack bed and view through the window

Waking up every morning brought us a totally different scene. From wide open clear views down the valley to being up above magical cloud inversions and morning mist.

sunrise and cloud inversion from the shack

You can see your week of adventures right there laid out before you. The view is so inspiring.

Not only is the location very special but inside the cabin you really feel the care and attention that has been made to create these wondrous cabin escapes.

coffee and tea

I love my coffee and I spotted the coffee beans and grinder straight away. Yummy! These weren’t just any old coffee beans.

You are off grid remember so there is no plug sockets to let technology get in the way of your relaxation. Solar power ensures you have lights. Plus there is a gas bottle that allows you to have a wondrous hot shower after a day hiking or to cook on the hob.

cooking station n the shack

The shack is very eco friendly and that follows right through to the toilet which is compost and no flush. It worked a treat and one of the best examples I have used to be very honest.

eco bathroom

We found the Shack to be very warm and cosy but you also have the joy of a wood burner to settle down by in the evenings whilst you drink, play games or gaze out at the views.

log burner in the shack

If you do really want to stay on grid a bit then you jut need to bring power packs to charge your phones etc. The cabin has a radio cassette player with rechargable batteries ready for you.

The dogs don’t miss out either with a great supply of surprsise treats for them awaiting too along with some of our own walking snacks.

note left in the accommodation

Even with 2 adults and 3 dogs, the size felt perfect. The dogs felt immediately comfortable and we felt immediately at home. It was definitely our kind of place to stay.

Outside the shack door there is a fenced off area for sitting outside or letting the dogs enjoy some fresh air whilst you have a coffee or watch the sunset over the surrounding hills.

the shack from the front


Shacks have taken off grid escapism and taken it to another level. Their locations are thought out in great depth so you have it all. The views, the sense of escapism and places to adventure nearby.

Each of their cabins are made and fitted out with comfort and tranquility in mind whilst allowing you to feel away from it all with no distractions, except for the incredible views.

I highly recommend taking a look at the Goose Cabin that we stayed in or all of their cabin locations. Take a well earned break, escape and have an off grid adventure.

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