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Mallard

Crai, Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
13 more

At a glance

  • A locally handcrafted shepherd’s hut situated in the idyllic countryside near Crai
  • Relax in the wood-fired hot tub under one of the darkest skies in the world
  • Enjoy a refreshing walk around the peaceful Crai Reservoir
Property code: BN233

A cosy and quirky shepherd’s hut surrounded by beautiful countryside in a peaceful national park. It is the perfect romantic bolthole with a wood-fired hot tub to create a feeling of luxury.

Set in the luscious green fields of the Crai Valley, this bespoke shepherd’s hut is located near a plethora of walking routes, with the nearby Cray Reservoir for a peaceful afternoon stroll, while a footpath leads from the property to the local pub in Sennybridge. The Brecon Beacons National Park is also a Dark Sky Reserve, providing the perfect opportunity for stargazing out in the fresh air. Just 12 miles away you’ll find the lovely market town of Brecon, with a selection of independent shops and eateries to explore.

Upon entering this cosy hut, you’ll find a kitchen area equipped with an electric cooker with a gas hob, a toaster, and a quaint Billy camp stove that heats the kettle. The Belfast sink is tucked under the work surface to maximise space while maintaining the country-living charm. Next to the front door you’ll find the modern shower room. Moving further into the open-plan space, there is a dresser for storing crockery, and a cosy wood burner to keep you warm during the colder nights. Enjoy home-cooked dinners at the fold-out table that can seat four people. Behind this is the comfortable king-size bed which has a convenient curtain sectioning it from the rest of the hut. Up the set of ladder stairs is the mezzanine level which has restricted head height and can sleep up to two children. A second door leads out from the living space onto the Welsh red cedar decking.

On the decked area you can enjoy a BBQ and soak up the sun on the garden furniture and, for a relaxing evening, there’s a wood-fired hot tub available by arrangement with the property owner (please note additional charges apply).

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size, plus 1 mezzanine that is suitable for up to two children with access via a steep ladder so children should be supervised at all times when using this.
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, Billy camp stove for the kettle, toaster, fridge
  • Wood burner - bricks provided
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wi-fi
  • No TV 
  • Patio furniture and BBQ
  • Parking in carpark accessed on foot across the field
  • 1 dog welcome - Strictly to be kept off beds
  • Regret no young children under the age of 6
  • Local honey available to buy, directly from the owner
  • 2 other properties onsite
  • No mobile Reception
  • Wood-fired hot tub - Charged at £30 per day to the owner
  • 3.5 miles to Sennybridge for a shop, pub and restaurant

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Gillingham November 2019

We loved the shepherd's hut: cosy, clean and well-equipped. Would recommend and would love to go back. The little woodburning fire was an especially nice touch.

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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