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Idyllic setting of The Applepip
Apple blossom in the orchard
Sunset views over the fields below
Bespoke eco Shepherds Hut
Bring the outside in
Shower room and composting wc
The hut has everything you need
Light and airy interiors
Decking area for al fresco dining
The friendly neighbours
Views from the Applepip
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The Applepip

Monmouth (4.5Mls SW), South Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Romantic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bespoke-built eco shepherd’s hut set within an established apple orchard
  • A rural location with far-reaching views across to the Welsh mountains
  • A great base for exploring the Wye Valley and experiencing the Dark Skies above the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 82247

Peacefully nestled within the fringes of an established orchard enjoying views across the Welsh Mountains, this hand-crafted shepherd’s hut is perfect for couples looking to escape the real world.

There is plenty to explore on foot if you choose to leave the apple orchard, for walkers a wealth of countryside with waymarked footpaths, along with country lanes for enthusiastic cyclists. Both the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park are within easy reach where you can walk the ancient oak woodlands of the Forest of Dean or enjoy the changing colours of the Wye Valley. For a little more adventure, there’s the Brecon Beacons for mountain climbs, mountain biking and kayaking. Visit one of the many vibrant market towns where you can take advantage of the local produce at a farmers’ market, the closest being Monmouth with its ancient bridge and independent shops, and slightly further afield Chepstow, Abergavenny and Crickhowell.

Enjoying a slightly elevated position within the fringes of an established apple orchard, this is a place where you can enjoy the sun setting over the Welsh mountains as you meander across the orchard to the front door. This eco shepherd’s hut has been sympathetically finished and is well-equipped for couples to enjoy. Offering an open-plan living space warmed with a wood burner, a built-in kitchen with an electric two-ring hob, toaster, kettle and fridge for chilled produce. There is seating for two where you can relax whilst you take in the views and watch the chickens meander past.  For dining, there’s a fold-away table. The built-in double bed is raised and finished with soft linen and blankets. There is a shower room with a shower and composting WC.

Outside you have a wooden decked area with a table and chairs, there is a fire pit where you can toast marshmallows whilst stargazing, and beyond is the orchard where you can enjoy produce from the mature fruit trees and eggs from the free-roaming hens - the fruit trees have pretty solar lights that light up when the sun goes down. There is off-road parking for one car and bicycle storage.

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

  • 1 open plan room with double bed, kitchenette and fold away table and chairs
  • 1 shower room with shower and composting WC
  • Electric 2-ring hob, toaster, kettle and fridge
  • Electricity provided by solar panels
  • Wood burner and fire pit (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Pet advisory -  all dogs by arrangement as chickens and roosters are roaming free within the grounds.

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 14th October 2021

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Reviewed by Billy 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Sheilla 3rd October 2021

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Amazing location.

Reviewed by John 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Connor 9th August 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 30th July 2021

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Fantastic place to stay! Loved the location, the views and the bed was really comfy! Our dog made friends with the chickens and the sheep and it was wonderful to have the orchard to ourselves to relax and enjoy the surroundings. We will definitely be back in the autumn/winter and use The Applepip as a base to explore more of the local area.

Reviewed by David 26th July 2021

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The Applepip is a cosy, comfortable and clean place. It has all amenities including a fridge which is very useful for cooling meat/drinks etc. The location is very quite and peaceful with lovely views. The firepit is so nice in the evening under the apple tree. The chickens and sheep are good company! It was perfect for the escapism (10 minute drivRead moree will take you to the nearest town which is nice for restraunts/shops etc) The owners, who live in farmhouse nearby were very helpful! Would go back! Hide

Reviewed by Jordan 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Damien 19th July 2021

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I booked last minute and stayed during the heatwave. The Apple Pip was so tranquil and such a great place to relax with my small dog. Being surrounded by the countryside and being in a remote space was much needed. I would like to thank the hosts for being so amenable and checking in regularly, but not obtrusive in any way. I will definitely stay iRead moren future. Hide

Reviewed by Helena 17th July 2021

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Amazing secluded location, with amazing country views which was good to unwind and relax & be at one with nature. Lovely for a baecation or just relaxing with family. The host were so lovely and accommodating offering good locations to visit whilst in the area. Lovely to see the hens roaming so close & freely as we relaxed outside. Visited a few beRead moreaches around the Gower Peninsula during this amazing weather. Cooking was straight forward use their own pots/pans, & the shower was so powerful Hide

Reviewed by Beth Mary 13th June 2021

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Reviewed by Amar 5th June 2021

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We had an amazing stay here. Without a doubt one of the best experience we have ever had. It is an absolutely beautiful and serene place.

Reviewed by Anthony 31st May 2021

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We had a great time Location was brilliant

Reviewed by Julie 21st May 2021

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A quaint and cosy cabin in a beautiful location. Wellies or boots are a must as the field can be boggy in wet weather. Comfy bed and basic essential equipment provided. I would suggest not washing up before showering as hot water is limited between heating times. Nice touch with freshly laid eggs from the owners chickens. Hosts were very friendly.

Reviewed by Chloe 7th May 2021

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This place was beautifully converted and decorated. A sprung double mattress with feather duvet and pillows, spotless shower room fluffy towels and hot water, composting toilet and a very smart kitchenette. Welcome pack of tea, coffee, eggs etc. Its well insulated and we were cosy despite terrible weather. Hosts were very pleasant and un- intrusiveRead more. Oh and look out for a very sweet long necked duck who greets you each time you come and go. All in all this was a wonderful place to stay! Hide

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Idyllic setting of The Applepip
Apple blossom in the orchard
Sunset views over the fields below
Bespoke eco Shepherds Hut
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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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