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Bills Shepherds Hut

Talgarth, Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Fishing onsite / nearby
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Quirky, away-from-it all hand-built hut
  • Private lake and an arboretum
  • Located in the beautiful Black Mountains
Property code: BN048

Get back to nature at this luxurious and surprisingly spacious shepherd’s hut at the base of the Black Mountains, an ideal romantic getaway close to Hay-on-Wye.

For those eager to enjoy the authentic camping experience without the fuss of pitching tents and communal bathrooms, this hand-built shepherd’s hut offers an unrivalled stay in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Sat under the shadows of the Black Mountains with the Brecon Beacons all around, this unbeatable property is perfect for two guests looking to escape the trappings of modern life.

Step inside to discover one all-encompassing living space, with well-equipped kitchen space and dining area to one side and an inviting lounge come bedroom to the other. The lovingly presented kitchen offers all of the amenities, especially with the option of free seasonal vegetables available from the land surrounding the hut, whilst the cosy dining table boats a romantic spot for two. Throughout your stay, a versatile pull-out sofa bed offers a comfortable place to sit throughout the day and a double bed come evening. Completing the interior is a fully functional bathroom with shower and WC. Outside, find a private space with outdoor furniture to call your own along with a wide expanse of meadowland and woodland primed for exploration.

Step out on foot and discover a private lake and arboretum on the grounds of the property, perfect for relaxing walks that don’t take you too far from home. Further afield, you’ll find the Black Mountain Range boasts endless walking and cycling routes for both amateur and proficient adventurers, as well as the beautiful Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve (2 miles) with its ancient woodlands and breathtaking waterfall. The peaceful town of Talgarth is just 2.5 miles from home and offers eateries and quality pubs, whilst the sought after tourist spot of Hay-on-Wye is within close reach at 8.5 miles, an essential day out for literature-loving visitors with its endless supply of bookshops.

  • 1 double sofa bed
  • 1 bathroom – 1 external bathroom with shower
  • Electric hob, microwave, fridge
  • Outside seating and BBQ
  • Free vegetables when in season
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties
  • Storage for bikes
  • There is no TV or WiFi at the shepherds hut
  • 2 miles to nearest shops and pub

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


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Reviewed by Soma 17th April 2021

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A perfect idyllic cosy little hut for a couple with a lovely lil kitchen and en suite shower. The location is fantastic at the foothill of the Black Mountains - tranquil and serene. Loved the view. And the owner, Bill is a lovely person. Always greeting you with a smile. He even took us for a small tour of his garden and gave us homegrown rhubarb aRead morend mint on our way back. Would love to come back to this place again. Hide


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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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