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Fabulous group of huts set in the hills - the ultimate glamping experience!
Enjoy alfresco dining
Your own private hot tub situated next to the stream - available as an optional extra
Four sleeping huts in total, plus another with handy kitchen area
One of four cosy sleeping areas
Traditional Welsh drapes and blankets
Modern shower room, with separate sink and WC
Freshly laundered bedding and towels provided
Spectacular views, walking and cycle trails
Make the most of the great outdoors
Set just below Offa's Dyke
An idyllic rural location
View towards the shepherd huts
Stunning countryside views
1 / 14  Fabulous group of huts set in the hills - the ultimate glamping experience!
2 / 14  Enjoy alfresco dining
3 / 14  Your own private hot tub situated next to the stream - available as an optional extra
4 / 14  Four sleeping huts in total, plus another with handy kitchen area
5 / 14  One of four cosy sleeping areas
6 / 14  Traditional Welsh drapes and blankets
7 / 14  Modern shower room, with separate sink and WC
8 / 14  Freshly laundered bedding and towels provided
9 / 14  Spectacular views, walking and cycle trails
10 / 14  Make the most of the great outdoors
11 / 14  Set just below Offa's Dyke
12 / 14  An idyllic rural location
13 / 14  View towards the shepherd huts
14 / 14  Stunning countryside views

Great Escape Glamping

Hay-on-Wye (4mls S), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Shepherd Hut
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully crafted shepherd huts hidden away in the hillside
  • Surrounded by miles of rolling countryside and a little stream
  • Sit back and relax in the wood-fired hot tub for a touch of luxury
Property code: 42859

Hidden in the heart of the hills, this private nest of beautiful handmade shepherds’ huts provide the ultimate glamping adventure. Relax in the wood-fired hot tub by the stream or gather around the fire pit in the evenings.

Escape to the country and experience life off the beaten track, staying with family or friends in these charming glamping huts! Boasting solar panels, wind turbines and wood fired heating and cooking facilities, this holiday spot promises to tick plenty of boxes for more guests. With three or four sleeping huts available to rent you can happily host six to eight guests. We’ve no doubt younger visitors will enjoy the remote location and the chance to sleep in their own private hut, whilst older members of the party will happily while away evening after evening huddled around the fire pit.

Laid out across a selection of free-standing huts, this accommodation offers a truly unique stay from the moment you arrive. Venture down the steep track (wheelbarrows will be provided for transporting luggage!) to discover your campsite. Enjoy the luxuries of a ‘proper’ kitchen and fully plumbed bathroom, with the first of five huts boasting all the amenities required. Each bedroom offers a comfy bed with charming Welsh textiles, whilst a generous canopied dining space can be enjoyed in the communal area. For the ultimate luxury stay, splash out on the private wood fired hot tub as an additional extra.

With walking boots in tow, step outside and discover walks from your doorstep. The Black Mountain range with the Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr and outlying Sugar Loaf mountains are all accessible within 30 miles, as well as the bustling River Usk (20 miles), River Wye (5.5 miles) and Llangors Lake (13.5 miles) for fishing and water sports. The nearest pub can be found 5 miles to the west, whilst the nearby towns of Brecon (16 miles) and Hay-on-Wye (5.5 miles) are just a short car journey away with plenty of amenities and activities on offer.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

SLEEPING: Sleeps 8. Luxury hand-built shepherds' huts all in one unique and totally private site. Each sleeping hut comes complete table, chairs, wood burning stove with wood/firelighters provided. All linen is included - please remember to bring your own towels. Prices displayed online are based on 8 guests across 4 huts.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Across two fields the there is a main farmhouse and a self-contained barn, both restored with every luxury in mind, if your party is larger than 8 you can also book the farm house which is called Great Escape Farm and sleeps 10 with 2 double sofa beds, so could sleep 14 on top of the 8 in the huts. The farm house would need to be booked separate - see costs reference Great Escape Farm 42856.

HOT TUB: Use of the private wood-fired hot tub, situated streamside beneath the trees, is an optional extra. It is charged at £150 for any stay duration.

COOKING:  The Utility Hut boasts a "proper" kitchen and comes complete with wood fired Esse stove, small fridge, toaster, kettle, heaps of pots, pans and plates.  Hot and cold running water, as well as all fuel provided. Outside is a great open fireplace, perfect for getting together around - with a large firepit at one end and barbeque at the other, as well as an enormous canopied dining table. There is a generous supply of barbeque equipment and fuel on arrival, as well as plenty of wood.

KEEPING CLEAN: The Utility Hut is cleverly designed with one half containing a proper shower room, with hot and cold running water, a loo, shower and basin. 

GREEN CREDENTIALS: The huts are off grid and fitted with solar panels and wind turbines as well as having wood fired heating and cooking facilities. Eco-friendly products are provided for cleaning and washing up too. There is no phone signal directly by the huts, although a short walk up the lane will find signal for most networks.

ACCESS: As the huts are off grid to get to them you will need to walk down a track from the dedicated parking area. As the track is steep we recommend bringing bags that are easy to carry however a wheelbarrow is provided to make transporting your things a little easier.

PETS: 2 dogs welcome, however must be kept on a lead outside due to nearby livestock. Dogs not allowed on the furnishings, or on beds. If this is ignored an extra cleaning charge could be applied.

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Megan 23rd August 2021

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What a wonderful place! Just magical! This is the perfect spot for R&R. The huts are spacious and cosy, with their own individual log burners. This place is really special. Our dogs absolutely loved playing in the brook, whilst we enjoyed the wood fired hot tub. There are loads of fantastic walks just a stones throw from the huts. With Hay-on-Wye jRead moreust a 15 min drive away, with loads of great pubs, shops and a Co-op. I could not recommend this place enough! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 30th July 2021

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What an absolutely fantastic place to stay! The walk from the car park to the huts is very steep with a wheelbarrow and some of our party did struggle a bit but it's totally worth it for such a feeling of isolation. The hot tub was perfect next to the stream and very comfortably held 4 adults and could probably have squeezed in an extra 1 or 2 and Read morehad been lit ready for our arrival. The outdoor table and canopy is huge and kept us dry and the beds are super comfy. All pans etc provided. Hide

Reviewed by Isabel 9th July 2021

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Excellent place to stay, we all really enjoyed it. Cooker and hot tub were straightforward to light. Kitchen had everything you needed. Dry weather for most of our stay was a bonus as we could all sit outside at night around the large fire pit. Bathroom had everything you needed but you have to remember to keep the fire going in kitchen to heat theRead more water for the shower. Beautiful surroundings, plenty to see and do. Hay on Wye well worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by allison 18th June 2021

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Off-grid and remote, this is a special place indeed. Hot tub next to the stream and beautifully comfy, warm beds to sleep in. We loved the fire pit and lighting the stove for hot water and cooking over the fire. The lovely sheep were curious neighbours and we did not tire of the views of the surrounding mountains. Hosts were always available and heRead morelpful and we were blessed with the weather. Fabulous for our family to share a holiday together with our own space, and space to be together. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 29th April 2021

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We very much enjoyed our stay at Huts in the Hills and would recommend it to our friends and family. The location is stunning with amazing views of Hay Bluff and the setting of the huts themselves is beautiful. The sound of the stream running through the camp was lovely and it felt very secluded and private. The huts are very well appointed, with aRead more good size table, a very comfy bed and the wood burners were easy to use. We struggled to work the shower and hot tub so felt this affected VFM. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 18th September 2020

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Wonderful weekend break spent at end of a secluded field in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Loved the huts, felt like staying in a hotel room, fell asleep tinkling of the adjacent stream. Fire pit provided outdoor warmth & seating to fully immerse in nature, conversation, good food & wine around the fire pit. Excellent utility hut provided wRead moreith fully equipped kitchen & bathroom with hot water & showering. Really well thought out & all to an excellent standard. Hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Ameet 7th September 2020

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Absolutely loved our time here. The set up is really great and being off the grid for a week was welcomed by all of us. The huts are kept to a great standard and were really clean when we arrived. The location is great if you want to get away from the usual noise and had many wonderful nights around the fire. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Alix 21st August 2020

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We had a fabulous time at the huts with our children (12, 10 and 8). We love glamping, and this was the perfect balance of "back to nature" and creature comforts. The site is completely secluded and in a beautiful setting. Sarah the owner was very quick to respond to a couple of minor requests we made. The children are already begging to return!

Reviewed by Mandy 17th July 2020

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I loved this back to basic but not too basic holiday. Would definitely consider going back or booking something similar. It took us a while to get used to lighting the kitchen cooker & the hot tub but loved the location next to a stream that sounded amazing. Its definitely worth taking all your own food because its not that close to local shops, buRead moret for me, its nice not to shop whilst away. The fridge was a standard size under counter, bigger than expected. Being noisy is no issue as remote Hide

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Fabulous group of huts set in the hills - the ultimate glamping experience!
Enjoy alfresco dining
Your own private hot tub situated next to the stream - available as an optional extra
Four sleeping huts in total, plus another with handy kitchen area
One of four cosy sleeping areas
Traditional Welsh drapes and blankets
Modern shower room, with separate sink and WC
Freshly laundered bedding and towels provided
Spectacular views, walking and cycle trails
Make the most of the great outdoors
Set just below Offa's Dyke
Show 2 moreAn idyllic rural location

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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