The Welsh hotel scene is going to get a whole lot more interesting this year. Come Spring, eight hotel cabins will “pop-up” in three secret locations in the Welsh countryside. These 8 cabins are actually the winning designs from a competition hosted by Epic Retreats that invited architects from all over the world to submit compact designs that were inspired by Welsh legends and history.
Now, visitors are invited to book a cabin for a three-night weekend or a four-night midweek stay through Epic Retreats and there’s more to experience than a fun cabin. The stay will include activities inspired by the location from beer tasting and Welsh meals prepared by expert chefs, to sea fishing and traditional performances.
Of the winning designs, one will be given special attention. Called “Arthur’s Cave,” this cabin was designed by Miller Kendrick Architects Ltd. And was obviously inspired by the legend of King Arthur. The cabin is imagined as a cave where Arthur and his knights could take shelter while traveling. Ancient Welsh techniques, caves, monoliths, and cromlechs have been referenced in the design.
Other winning designs include Barton Willmore’s Little Dragon.
The Skyhut by Waind Gohil + Potter.
TRIAS’ Slate Cabin
Rural Office for Architecture’s Black Hat
How About Studio’s Miners Hut
Francis and Arnett’s Cabin in the Woods
Timber Design Wales’ Dragons Eye
With only 200 stays available, you’d better book now to get a slice of this action.