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Delightful kitchen with views to match
A bright and airy living space with double bed
Thoughtful touches throughout the property
A warming wood burner for those cosy evenings
Indoor shower room with WC
Super shepherds hut with own private wood fired hot tub
Experience the great outdoors as you enjoy your evening meal
The bespoke wood fired hot tub can be enjoyed well into the evening
1 / 8  Delightful kitchen with views to match
2 / 8  A bright and airy living space with double bed
3 / 8  Thoughtful touches throughout the property
4 / 8  A warming wood burner for those cosy evenings
5 / 8  Indoor shower room with WC
6 / 8  Super shepherds hut with own private wood fired hot tub
7 / 8  Experience the great outdoors as you enjoy your evening meal
8 / 8  The bespoke wood fired hot tub can be enjoyed well into the evening

Beacons Hot Tub Retreat

Llandyfan, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Romantic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful shepherds hut overlooking idyllic countryside
  • Enjoy your own private, wood-fired hot tub
  • Lovely area for walkers and cyclists, the perfect destination for getting away from it all
  • In the grounds of an equestrian centre, with riding lessons & stabling available
Property code: 65190

A super shepherds hut enjoying lovely country views by day, stargazing at night, with a quality interior and a superb outside space with your very own bespoke hot tub.

Lose yourselves in the beauty of rural Wales with a stay at this exquisite shepherd’s hut, on an equestrian centre, close to the edge of the scenic Brecon Beacons. Set up for two guests, but also welcoming three dogs, this charming holiday home is ideal for a romantic getaway. Stable your horse on site or take riding lessons; find fabulous paths to follow on foot and visit beauty spots and market towns in the area. Return to the welcoming hut to light the wood burner and soak in the hot tub. Climb the steps up into the enchanting shepherd’s hut to find bright, open-plan accommodation. Bask in the glow of the wood burner, prepare tasty meals to enjoy inside or out and absorb the magical views. At the end of your busy day, lay your head on the double bed at the sleeping end of the accommodation. Find there is a shower room with WC, inside too. Make the most of the setting by unwinding out on the decked terrace with a glass of wine or in the steaming wood-fired hot tub, while the BBQ heats up on fine evenings. Find parking for two cars at the hut. Head into the national park to indulge in scenic walks and cycle rides. Hike 3 miles to reach impressive Carreg Cennen Castle, which stands on a hilltop and dates back to the 13th century. Drive 5.5 miles to walk in the leafy parkland at Gelli Aur Country Park or 8 miles to wander around beautiful Aberglasney Gardens. Venture into Llandeilo, 4 miles away, to explore the pretty streets of the Welsh town, pause in cafes and restaurants and browse in colourful, independent shops. Visit the National Trust’s Dinefwr, 5.5 miles from your base, to walk in the parkland and see the castle.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric combination microwave/convection oven, hob and fridge
  • Wood fired hot tub- please note the hot tub will not be hot on arrival
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Riding lessons and stabling available on request
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sally Thomas

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sue 5th April 2022

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We enjoyed a lovley relaxing break the log burner was the best

Reviewed by Neisha 29th March 2022

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Beautiful hut, we loved every minute of our stay! The owners we very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed through out our stay. The hot tub was lovely. There is no oven so bare that in mind, there is also no signal in the hut and is limited outside too, it was nice to be able to switch off from our phones. Would Read morehighly recommend staying here Hide

Reviewed by Antonia 20th March 2022

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What an absolute pleasure it was to stay here. We booked 3 nights for our anniversary and it was the perfect 3 nights. Our dog was safely enclosed in the hut area which was superb to allow us to relax, we managed to get the hot tub HOT! So how you could have dropped a teabag in there and had a giant brew! Hot tub is huge and once up to temperature Read moreis easy to keep ! Had beautiful evenings laying in it watching the shooting stars! Hut is clean, tidy and plenty of space. Absolutely 12/10 Hide

Reviewed by Iglika 4th March 2022

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We stayed two nights and watched the most amazing sunrise both mornings. Very cosy place and had everything we needed. The hot tub takes a very long time to heat especially on a cold March day, I c as n imagine itll be much more enjoyable experience in the summer.

Reviewed by Jonathan 25th February 2022

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Gorgeous place and would be amazing with a few little changes

Reviewed by Alice 13th February 2022

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A wonderful stay, beautiful views and very relaxing even though we somehow picked the wettest weekend! Penny was wonderful and on hand if we needed anything. The wood fired hot tub is lovely, just be prepared to fill and heat it. Overall though, it was worth it and we had the best time away!

Reviewed by Emily 10th February 2022

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Peaceful, private location with lovely views and good compound to park the car. The hut is surrounded by a decent fence so the dog could enjoy his time safely too! The log burner made for a very relaxing stay and kept the shepherds hut cosy. The hot tub however was definitely a work up - took hours to fill and then more hours on top to try to heat Read moreup so unfortunately we couldnt enjoy it at a decent temperature. We did however get engaged at this peaceful little spot, a weekend to remember! Hide

Reviewed by Yasmin 21st January 2022

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Lovely little place in a great location for surrounding walks. We enjoyed getting the fires going for the wood burner and the wood fired hot tub :)

Reviewed by Lauren 14th January 2022

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Gorgeous surroundings. Hut-cute and well equipped with amenities. A little disappointed tea/coffee jars empty. The hot tub was a great idea but it was a faff to get heated properly. It takes a good 4-5hrs to get to a decent heat (though when it's there it stays hot for ages). Hot tub is very spacious for 2 which is probably why it takes so long. CoRead moreuld benefit from better heating in hut as it was often damp (toilet/shower room was freezing). Very pretty, but bring thermals! January 2022 Hide

Reviewed by Benjamin 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 8th December 2021

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A lovely cozy place for our honeymoon. The Hot Tub took best part of 4 hours to heat but well worth the effort and time. Penny was so friendly and helpful throughout our week long stay. We definitely would return and explore the area etc in the spring or summer.

Reviewed by Louis 15th November 2021

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Reviewed by Lynette 8th November 2021

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Beautiful shepherds hut, set in a private, peaceful space. It is based at an equestrian centre but we were not disturbed and it felt totally private. Lovely, warm and cosy with the log burner going. There is very poor phone signal in the hut and the WiFi is also poor (may have been due to the weather which was awful) but this wasn't a bad thing as Read moreit helped us to fully switch off. Guests just need to be prepared that this might be the case. There was signal by our car which was about 20 ft away. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 8th October 2021

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Fabulous location to just kick back and relax Could not fault the Shepherds Hut the area nor the hospitality shown by Penny We even got a cuddle from the stable cat and a visit from the puppy It was everything the website showed and we will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Danielle 17th September 2021

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We had a lovely stay at this beautiful hut! We stayed for 7 nights and we couldn't stop smiling the whole time we were there. The place is situated in a lovely area which is close to various places such as a tesco, Aldi, chip shop, pubs, clothes shops the list is endless! The hut is really clean and cosy! We didn't find the hot tub took as long as Read morepeople have said? We went out in the morning and still had time to heat it up in the afternoon - it was bliss! Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Shelby 14th September 2021

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Amazing stay at The Brecons Hot Tub retreat. Beautiful location not too far from town but far enough to feel like youre in your own little world. Gorgeous views. Signal/wifi not great but nice to shut off for a few days, we enjoyed it. Hot tub was great. 3-4 hours to get to a nice temperature. Penny couldnt do enough for us she was fantastic. ShepaRead morerds hut was fully equipped and surprisingly spacious. We own a extra large dog and we didnt feel cramped with all 3 of us there. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 3rd September 2021

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Excellent place to stay the hot tub was really brilliant the owners where really friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Anahita 6th August 2021

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Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay in such a beautiful location. The hosts were very helpful & welcoming. The hot tub experience was very special & one not to be missed. We will be back, thank you x

Reviewed by Nicholas 23rd July 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay in the Shepherd's Hut. The hut is a get away from it all and was very cosy in a beautiful and private position. The hot tub was great fun. The owners were friendly and incredibly helpful when we had a problem with our car. We would recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Mercedes 9th July 2021

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It was a Friday afternoon when we arrived at the hot tub retreat. The sheep were calling in the distance and the sun was setting on the hill opposite. This was home. The mornings began bright and early with a fry up, love island and 3 very eager dogs. Many great hikes in the area, what an adventure! We had some very happy, sleepy dogs whilst we speRead morent our evenings lounging in the very hot, hot tub admiring the spectacular views. This place will always have a place in our hearts. Wales4life! Wales Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 11th June 2021

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My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay here-. We visited caswell bay beach , walked round llyn y fan fach and walked up to castle cennen from the hut. The hot tub does take about 5 hours to heat up (you need to use a lot of logs) but was worth it. As said in previous reviews The WiFi does not work. The host Penny was extremely helpful and was aRead morevailable to get us whatever we needed (more logs etc.). Overall the Shepards hut was clean and in a private location and we had a great time ! Hide

Reviewed by Ash 5th June 2021

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A lovely base to explore the Brecon Beacons! Our experience was similar to other reviews in that we weren't able to use the hot tub as it was difficult to get warm (even after 6 or so hours!). There was no reception and the WiFi didn't work so it was difficult to plan our days out (no guide books or maps in the hut!) but the places we did explore wRead moree loved! The outdoor space was smaller than in the pictures but was enough for our two dogs to play! Host was lovely and the hut was nice and clean! Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 10th May 2021

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Reviewed by Freya 16th April 2021

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Such an amazing place to stay with a lovely view right outside your window. Log burner to keep us warm at night and the sun rise over the mountains to get us up in the morning. I wouldnt have changed a thing. We met the lovely owners, who were extremely informative but left us to relax on our trip. Some amazing walks right outside your door. Id recRead moreommend Henrhyd falls, llanstefan beach and carreg cennen castle. Enjoy :) Hide

Reviewed by Jeri 12th April 2021

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We had the best time. Host couple are brilliant and could not do enough for us. The hut is equipped with everything needed for the most relaxing week we've ever had. The tub takes a few hours to heat up so it's best to start the fire up early and keep it going until you're ready to use it. Location is great and the views are beautiful. Star gazing Read moreat night from the tub was the perfect end to a day of exploring the local sites and attractions. Highly recommended to escape from life completely! Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 2nd April 2021

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Reviewed by Deborah 29th March 2021

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Hot tub took hours to heat up - in our case we got up over night to keep stove burning !! Perhaps could put this in booklet so people are aware that they would have to stay all day to keep fire hot No WiFi in hut but if you wander to road it is accessible This review might sound negative but we had a lovely time overall thank you

Reviewed by Sian 27th March 2021

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Spotlessly clean, well equipped and the log burner makes it very cosy. The hot tub was very enjoyable even in the rain!

Reviewed by Lisa 4th December 2020

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Reviewed by Adele 12th November 2020

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Loved location- close to castle Cennen which is a must visit if in area. Loved the little touches in hut. Great for star gazing from hot tub!

Reviewed by Olivia 4th October 2020

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Perfect getaway. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Holly 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Amy 11th September 2020

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The Shepherds Hut is lovely and cosy, a very romantic spot with a great view. It is on site of an Equestrian centre and next to a main road which can get noisy at times however we were out exploring during the day so we weren't too affected by this. The area is fenced off and reasonably private. There is wifi however the signal is very bad that ourRead more phones just could not get any internet from the wifi or through our data but it didn't affect our stay. We would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra 21st August 2020

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We loved our time at the shepherds hut. The picturesque location let us feel like we were thrown into the welsh countryside immediately. The hosts were amazing, checking we were ok for wood and if we needed anything. They also provided us with an around the area guide book which was extremely helpful as the mobile phone signal is none existent (whiRead morech we loved!) The hot tub was amazing and only took 3 hours to heat as you really need to get the fire going. Well Equipped hut - Would come back! Hide

Reviewed by BRYN 19th August 2020

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A lovely set up. Unfortunately the weather did not want to play ball meaning that we were unable to heat the hot tub to a suitable temperature! The owners were very approachable and was nice to be greeted by their dog too! If you want to escape somewhere without signal then this is the place for you. Unfortunately we were unable to pick up the wifiRead more on phones and laptop. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 10th August 2020

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We had a wonderful break in the shepherds hut, beautiful location and excellent facilities for the size of the place. We never used the hot tub as the weather was far too hot for it however if we were to go back in winter would definitely give it a go.

Reviewed by Brett 7th August 2020

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The hut is finely crafted and finished and is well equipped with all you will need. It is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty with plenty to see and do. There are also some lovely local towns to visit. The hot tub is excellent although it does take a few hours to fully heat up - which is absolutely worth it once you settle into itRead more with a glass of wine beneath a star-lit sky at night. We would come back here in a heartbeat. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 3rd August 2020

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really enjoyed our stay lovely hosts, needs to be advertised with no internet as connection was non existent. although very private it is near the road and entrance to the farm which generates some noise during the day great hot tub and accommodation.

Reviewed by Lee 31st July 2020

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A lovely venue and hot tub and very friendly and kind hosts too with good comms I would give this venue a 5 if 2 things were fixed, the wifi needs either removing from the listing or boosting to reach the prioperty as it doesn't reach at the moment and secondly the mattress is a bit thin and not very comfortable, better is needed for a good nights Read moresleep after lots of walking and climbing all day All in all though a lovely clean venue with almost everything you need for a fantastic stay Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 14th July 2020

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Tim and Penny were fabulous hosts and did not hesitate to help with anything we asked (mainly lighting the hot tub.) The hut isn't as remote as the pictures led us to believe and there is some noise as it's situated on the road into the equestrian centres grounds. The hut is private and enchanting with a lovely view of the hills. The information boRead moreoklet was also very helpful as the wifi could be unreliable at times and we had no mobile signal on the grounds. Can't wait to stay again! Hide

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Location

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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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