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Poppy Seed Hut

Gilwern, South Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
6 more

At a glance

  • Romantic hut hideaway within walking distance of pubs and shops
  • Patio area with BBQ outside for al fresco dining and stargazing
  • Charming and cosy accommodation with mezzanine-style bedroom
Property code: BN293

Escape to the Brecon Beacons for a memorable getaway for two with this unique and enchanting hut just a short walk from the local pub, shops, walking and cycling routes.

Nestled away in the owners’ garden in the heart of the village of Gilwern, this delightful former BBQ lodge is the perfect bolthole for two. Stroll into Gilwern to browse its small general store, chemist and Post Office, dine at one of its three popular pubs or pick up a delicious supper at the fish and chip shop to enjoy back at the hut. From the village, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal path, which meanders for 35 miles through the picturesque Welsh countryside, home to an array of flora and fauna. For more amenities, visit the market towns of Crickhowell (3 miles) and Abergavenny (6 miles), with their weekly farmers’ markets and independent shops and eateries.

Inside, this delightful hut has been expertly designed to make use of every inch. The compact yet well-equipped kitchen area is ideal for rustling up tasty breakfasts and snacks, with a fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster. At the end of a long day on foot, relax and unwind on the inviting sofa in the living area nearby and settle in for an evening of games, reading or watching your favourite programmes on the Sky TV. The separate bathroom has a surprisingly generous bath with shower attachment, perfect for enjoying a long soak after a strenuous stroll. When it’s time for bed, climb the steep ladder staircase up to the mezzanine-style bed, where you will find a double mattress and mood lighting. With a Velux window looking out to the trees, this is a serene space in which to enjoy a long lazy morning.

Outside, there is a sunny patio area complete with picnic bench and BBQ, ideal for those summer evenings. There is parking for one car.

  • 1 double bed accessed via steep ladder
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster
  • Sky TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Located in the owners’ garden
  • Off road parking
  • Pubs and shop within 0.5 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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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