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Quabs – Log Cabin

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Perfect seclusion amongst nature.
A cosy winter hideaway.

Glamping Gower – Quabs Log Cabin

If you are looking for glamping in Gower, you should check out 'The Quabs', our log cabin. Featuring all the comfort of more traditional self catering accommodation, its tranquil setting really allows you to feel close to nature. It is by-design quirky and most of its fabric has a story to tell. When we renovated the cabin in 2005 we had a rule “where possible beg, borrow or...” - well, we tried not to steal! Instead we bartered, recycled and reused materials wherever possible. Whether it was the patio made from huge sandstone slabs that were once part of a railway bridge in Swansea, or the bedroom walls which are made from recycled wooden pallets, The Quabs has a certain character that money can’t buy and is environmentally sound.

Set in ancient oak woodland overlooking the ponds, the wildlife spotting is fantastic - The Quabs is probably the most comfortable bird watching hide you could find! We have found that many people return here with their extended families and use the large veranda as a perfect private barbecue venue (using the large stone-built barbecue). In fact, here's a link to the Rabbit Bolognese which Jamie Oliver cooked at the Quabs, why not give it a go yourself!

If you would like your own cooking lesson at the Quabs don’t forget Matt Powell's foraging, fishing and cooking courses can be held here.

Quabs Prices

Bed & Breakfast Prices
shield divider 220 wideDouble / Twin - £98
2 Adults - £125
3 Adults - £160
4 Adults - £196
2 Adults + 1 Children - £125
2 Adults + 2 Children - £140

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* Prices above are valid for stays until 6th April.
For stays from 7th April click here for prices.

Logs are available to purchase from the house.

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Facilities

• 2 bedrooms (1 double & 1  double/twin), living room, bathroom •
• Well equipped kitchen •
• Large covered veranda with outdoor fire place, seating and dining table •
• Central heating •
• Television •
• Views over the trout ponds •
• Great walking and wildlife watching spot •
• No WiFi, but you are welcome to use the service at the main house •
• Use all the facilities at the main house including lounges, games room etc •
• You are also welcome to order breakfast and evening meals at the main house •
Best prices guaranteed on this site!

Filming “Set Fire to the Stars”

During the very wet February of 2014, the Quabs was used as one of the main locations for the filming of Set Fire to the Stars, a film written by Andy Goddard and Celyn Jones, directed by Andy Goddard. The cast includes Celyn Jones, Elijah Wood, Kelly Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Steven Mackintosh & Kevin Eldon.

Set Fire to the Stars is based on an account of a tour of America made in the 1950s by renowned Welsh Poet, Dylan Thomas. The plot focuses on the friendship between Dylan (played by Ceyln Jones) and John Malcolm Brinnin (Elijah Wood), the professor who had organised Dylan’s literary tour. Dylan, a fun loving but somewhat disturbed and extreme person, had a reputation for raising hell everywhere he set foot and John Malcolm Brinnin was charged with keeping him in order. The story is ultimately an account of how Dylan terrorises a placid and reserved John Malcolm Brinnin, for whom a few days in Dylan’s company is a life changing experience, whilst for Dylan the antics are just another day at the office!

I am no film critic and am probably slightly biased as a large chunk of the film was filmed at Parc-Le-Breos, but I absolutely loved the movie. I had a preconception that it may be a bit stuffy given the subject matter, but less than a few minutes into the film the cinema was roaring with laughter at the force of Dylan’s personality and antics. The performances from Celyn Jones and Elijah Wood were gripping, subtle and thought provoking. The music is by welsh musician Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals fame) and is not short of fantastic.

As a local guy, I knew who Dylan Thomas was - after all I see his verses on our local council vans on an almost daily basis! - but I am ashamed to say that before seeing Set Fire to the Stars I had never read a Dylan Thomas poem. Now I am a big fan, and even have favourites. His poems are not at all what I expected and I thoroughly recommend anyone else to read them. Whilst growing up in the area I heard many very negative accounts of Dylan’s behaviour, usually from folks of my father’s generation, many of whom had experienced Thomas’ antics first hand. Watching this film was an incredible insight for me, an gave me a realisation that Dylan was definitively human, a man who knew himself, who understood others and the way of the world around him. Maybe his uninhibited behaviour helped him to be so connected and to write such insightful poetry, and I think that this is what the writers of Set Fire to the Stars attempted to teach us, and in my opinion they succeeded commendably.

It was a real pleasure to have the filming take place at Parc-Le-Breos - we closed for a few weeks and let them take over. We were so impressed by the organisation, that went almost without hitch, and the cast and crew were incredibly friendly and down to earth. I was impressed by how hard everyone worked and the long hours of filming during those wet February weeks. I thought that film stars were supposed to be a little temperamental, but not a bit of it! I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved, especially all of the guys from Locations Solutions.