One of ITV's most popular entertainment shows was filmed at luxury log cabins near Newtown.

The Cabins, a dating show which returned this week for its second series, was recorded at Dwr y Felin Log Cabins in Carno.

The hit reality series sees a cast of 16 singletons ditch the dating rule book and delete their dating apps in an attempt to find true love face-to-face in the heart of the mid Wales countryside.

Couples stay at three cosy cabins - naughtily renamed for the show as Otter’s Pocket, Stag’s Mount and Beaver’s Burrow - then have 24 hours to decide whether they would like to spend more time together – or call it a day and walk away.

The family-run business, led by farmers and Welsh Cob breeders Hugh and Sarah Humphreys, offers the perfect retreat for people who want to see mid Wales "off the beaten track", which includes an outdoor hot tub and fire pit surrounded by free range animals.

The Humphreys family have been living and working in the area for five generations and welcome people to their "little corner of paradise" in Powys.

Sarah said: "The log cabin holiday business was a farm diversification project the whole family are involved in, therefore we are immensely proud to have been asked to host the second season of The Cabins, and it's very thrilling to see our traditional Estonian log houses on prime time TV.”

County Times: Sarah and Hugh Humphreys at Dwr Y Felin Log Cabins, CarnoSarah and Hugh Humphreys at Dwr Y Felin Log Cabins, Carno

“It was quite an adventure and something out of the norm to have a TV crew set up their production village on our farm. We were very pleased to see how many local businesses were used, and how they made use of the local area.”

Val Hawkins, chief executive of MWT Cymru, the official tourism organisation for the mid Wales region, revealed that the company had helped the producers of The Cabins series to find filming locations, activities for couples and accommodation during their visit.

“It was great to welcome The Cabins to our beautiful region and we hope that the locations where the series was filmed will help to promote mid Wales as a destination and encourage more visitors during 2022,” she said.

“I am delighted to report that mid Wales is becoming increasingly popular with TV and film companies who are now discovering the fantastic array of locations that we have here.

“Mid Wales benefited from the staycation boom last year when many visitors discovered the region for the first time. Hopefully, they will return in 2022 to support our businesses not just during the peak holiday seasons, as the region has so much to offer throughout the year.”

The reality series first aired in January 2021 and was recommissioned last year after it became the ITV Hub’s most popular entertainment show.

Ben Stevens, Head of Factual Entertainment, 12 Yard said: “We are delighted to be back for a second series of The Cabins for ITV2 giving viewers the opportunity to see a brand-new group of hopeful singletons and their potential partners move into our new cosy Welsh Cabins this winter. With more cross Cabin interaction and added romantic retreats, we're hopeful of even more love stories to tell.”

The Cabins is broadcast from Monday to Friday at 9pm on ITV2, and its also available on the ITV Hub.