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Orient Express

Crai, Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
9 more

At a glance

  • Picturesque, handmade shepherd’s hut with underfloor heating throughout
  • Situated near one of the darkest places in the Dark Skies Reserve
  • Nestled in the tranquil Crai Valley next to a Site of Special Scientific Interest
Property code: BN271

Lovingly handcrafted using premium quality oak and red cedar, this stylish and elegant hut surrounded by rolling hills and outstanding views is the perfect romantic retreat.

With walking routes from the door, including a footpath to the local pub just 2 miles away, enjoy long days in the captivating countryside before ending with a good meal and a pint or two nearby. Sennybridge has numerous pubs and services providing everyday essentials, whilst Brecon boasts a cathedral, regimental museum, cinema, mountaineering shops and bike hire - the area has excellent routes for both mountain bikes and road cyclists. Try pony trekking at Cantref Adventure Farm near Brecon with riding trails up into the National Park or visit The National Showcave Centre for Wales, complete with dinosaur park and impressive underground caves. Discover local heritage at the Big Pit National Coal Museum or tackle Pen y Fan, the largest peak in South Wales.

An attractive modern exterior clad with Welsh red cedar with matching balcony decking, this quaint holiday hut provides simple yet stylish accommodation. With underfloor heating to add a little luxury, this charming hut sleeps two with access to a mezzanine bunk for two children, with the open-plan interior designed to maximise the cosy space. The kitchen has a Belfast sink hidden away under the worktop to allow for more counter space and has a full-size electric cooker with gas hob and toaster, with the Billy camp stove heating the kettle. There is a fold out table with enough space to seat 4 and a good amount of storage for personal items. The king-size bed is at one end of the hut and made up with luxury linen and tartan accents, with the other bed space nestled on a mezzanine-style level above the kitchen. With the mezzanine accessed via steep ladder stairs, children should be supervised at all times when using this. Light the wood burner and settle in for a cosy evening after a day exploring the Welsh countryside, resting weary limbs with a good book in the flickering heat. The modern bathroom has an electric shower and towel rail, toilet and hand basin.

Located in a lush, green field, the outside seating is well positioned to take in the beautiful views, and perfect for a spot of al fresco dining morning, noon and night. The encompassing wooded area houses a secret hideaway for children with a treehouse and tree swing! There is ample off-road parking and a pub, shop and restaurant 2 miles away.

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, 1 double (on mezzanine suitable for up to two children only)
  • 1 bathroom - 1 shower room
  • Electric cooker with gas hob, toaster, Billy camp stove heats the kettle.
  • Wood burner (bricks provided)
  • Wi-Fi not included
  • Situated in a field, with patio furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Part of a small complex
  • Pub, shop and restaurant 2 miles
  • Not suitable for young children under 6
  • Resident bees in nearby field provide local honey which is avaliable to buy
  • Please note there is a stream situated near the hut so ensure children are supervised
  • £100 security deposit payable
  • No mobile signal

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Smith July 2020

An amazing place to stop , comfy bed , very clean and beautiful scenery . We will definitely be stopping again and I have already recommended it to friends .


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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