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

Providing a cosy rural getaway in tranquil surroundings, this hand-crafted shepherd’s hut makes a fabulous holiday base for two. Set along the western fringe of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hut enjoys a slightly elevated position with mountain views in the distance. The hut lies within a picturesque apple orchard with chickens for neighbours, and is an ideal spot for experiencing the region’s atmospheric Dark Skies.

Perfect for a couple seeking a quiet and peaceful retreat, this cheerful hut features a warming wood burner and a lovely fire pit outside. A few steps lead up to this welcoming eco-hut which features a light and useful open-plan layout. The living space has some comfortable seating and a cosy wood burner, as well as a charming foldaway dining table. The kitchen offers a useful range of equipment, and there’s a comfortable double bed. The hut also has a handy shower room. A few steps lead back down and out onto the wooden decked area with garden furniture, providing a pretty spot for dining alfresco. The nearby fire pit is great for toasting marshmallows while stargazing.

Around the surrounding orchard, you can enjoy produce from the fruit trees and eggs from the free-roaming hens. The historic town of Monmouth (4.5 miles) is home to Kymin, Nelson Garden, the Priory, Cornwall House, a Regimental Museum, the ruins of a medieval castle, a popular cinema and a choice of pubs and restaurants. Activities along the River Wye include cycling, fishing, birdwatching, climbing and canoeing. Local attractions include Raglan Castle, White Castle and Veddw House Garden (all within 10 miles). The Brecon Beacons are to the west, and the Forest of Dean to the east, making this a fabulous location for walkers and cyclists.

  • 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.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nathan 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Neil 20th June 2022

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Reviewed by Justin 27th May 2022

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We liked the charming setting and privacy of this shepherd's hut. The owner was very helpful.

Reviewed by Tracey 25th April 2022

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A lovely peaceful place to hide away for a few days.

Reviewed by Joao 14th March 2022

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An amazing small cottage/hut to escape for a few days alone or with someone. I had a great time while I was there the place is both cosy and aesthetically pleasant. You get to experience a relaxing and peaceful time with more than enough nature trails and things to visit and experience. Hope I will be back.

Reviewed by Hilary 18th February 2022

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Absolutely lovely location. Must be even prettier in the spring when the trees blossom. A great getaway location.

Reviewed by Kathie 28th January 2022

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Amazing!! It was so very well set up with lots of attention to detail. The hosts were so lovely friendly dog and chickens! . Location is perfect and plenty of places around to walk/cycle. Will definitely book again.

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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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
Bespoke eco Shepherds Hut
Decking area for al fresco dining
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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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