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A boutique glamping hotel with bespoke cabins inspired by everything from dragons to top hats will pop-up in Wales

To celebrate its Year of Legends 2017, a new boutique hotel will ‘pop-up’ at two locations across Wales, where guests can ‘glamp‘ in one of eight bespoke cabins. The cabins will start off in southern Snowdonia from June 5 to 30, before moving to Llŷn Peninsula from July 10 until September 11.

The Slate Cabin is one of Epic Retreats' eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
The Slate Cabin is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats

With fewer than 200 bookings on offer from Epic Retreats, only a select few will get the opportunity to stay in the specially-designed cabins at the glamping hotel, which offer fabulous views of the Welsh landscape. 

The SKYHUT is one of Epic Retreat's eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
The SKYHUT is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats

Over this time, the lucky guests will be offered unique Welsh experiences during their stay, including sea fishing, beer tasting and meals prepared by top Welsh chefs.

Arthur's Cave is one of Epic Retreat's eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
Arthur’s Cave is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins by Miller Kendrick Architects. Image: Miller Kendrick Architects

The eight cabins were chosen through a competition tender, which invited architects from across the world to design unique glamping units themed on the mythology, tradition and beauty of Wales.

Little Dragon is one of Epic Retreat's eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
Little Dragon is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats

The Epic Retreats project is a partnership between Best of Wales, Cambria Tours and George + Tomos Architects, and is part-funded by the Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund.

Cabin in the Woods is one of Epic Retreat's eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
Cabin in the Woods is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats

“We are thrilled to announce the designs for the Epic Retreats pop-up glamping units,” says Best of Wales director, Llion Pughe.

Miner's Hut is one of Epic Retreat's eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
Miner’s Hut is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats

“With incredible locations, an exciting programme of activities and eight unique buildings, Epic Retreats will celebrate the best Wales has to offer during 2017 – the Year of Legends.”

Black Hat is one of Epic Retreat's eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats
Black Hat is one of Epic Retreats’ eight bespoke glamping cabins. Image: Epic Retreats

For more information on the project or to register your interest in booking, please visit Epic Retreats