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Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
Set within an ancient private hay meadow
The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
Kitchen area with woodburner
Romantic and secluded
Light and cosy
King-size bed
Woodburner
Huge fire pit bbq
The perfect romantic hideaway in the hills
800 man hours spent lovingly crafted this unique pair
Wood and coal fired hot tub with a view
Two hand crafted huts just for you
Mown paths
Dine alfresco, or head out to the local pub
Hay-on-Wye is the nearest town
1 / 19  Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
2 / 19  The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
3 / 19  Set within an ancient private hay meadow
4 / 19  The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
5 / 19  Kitchen area with woodburner
6 / 19  Romantic and secluded
7 / 19  Light and cosy
8 / 19  King-size bed
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10 / 19  Woodburner
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12 / 19  Huge fire pit bbq
13 / 19  The perfect romantic hideaway in the hills
14 / 19  800 man hours spent lovingly crafted this unique pair
15 / 19  Wood and coal fired hot tub with a view
16 / 19  Two hand crafted huts just for you
17 / 19  Mown paths
18 / 19  Dine alfresco, or head out to the local pub
19 / 19  Hay-on-Wye is the nearest town

The Hot Tub Hideaway

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Off the beaten track
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A romantic escape for two set in an ancient hay meadow
  • Total privacy surrounded by fields and fresh air
  • Sit back and relax in your own unique, exclusive hot tub
Property code: 42954

Set in the ancient hay meadows of the Welsh border, these hand-crafted shepherd’s huts offer a truly unique romantic getaway. Relax in the wood-fired hot tub or toast marshmallows over the fire pit, admiring the panoramic views of the Black Mountains. Embrace a slower pace of life and a digital detox surrounded by a plethora of peaceful walking trails. The popular market town of Hay-on-Wye is just 7 miles away, with independent shops, eateries, and bookstores to equip you for your romantic retreat. These beautiful shepherd’s huts are charmingly rustic, with wrought iron details, reused scaffold boards and antique furnishings. After a day of walking, cook up a warming meal in the kitchen area using the gas stove or even the fire pit outside where you can watch the sunset. Snuggle up by the wood burner in the evening with your favourite book or play cards at the pull-out dining table. The second hut is home to a convenient wet-room-style shower, while the third hut has an eco-friendly composting loo. Have sunny BBQs using the fire pit looking out over the picturesque meadows, then fire up the hot tub and soak under the stars. After you’ve explored the trails surrounding the huts, head to Hay and hire bikes to go mountain biking. You can also hire canoes to take out on the River Wye, go wild swimming, or spend an afternoon fishing. Wander through the cobbled streets of Hay, admiring the Georgian architecture, or visit the famous annual literary festival in May. Discover the beauty of the Brecons with walks in the Black Mountains or up the Black Hill with breathtaking views from the summit.

SLEEPS 2 : A sleeping hut with king-size double bed and comfy mattress, cosy blankets and duvet. Bed linen and towels provided.

HOT TUB : Ingenious private wood-fired hot tub with a vintage vibe, created from the bucket of a 30 tonne excavator machine!  Available with wet room shower just above the wood burning stove.

RELAXING : The sleeping hut doubles as a cosy retreat, with wood-fired stove, Lloyd Loom chair, plenty of games and books available. There is a pull out table for dining, as well as a handmade kitchen, with gas stove, butler sink and solar powered light. There is a solar USB charger for phones as well. There are baskets of wood provided on arrival and more available on an at cost, honesty box system

COOKING : There is a gas stove inside the shepherds hut and an enormous fire pit BBQ outside....marshmallows provided!  Kitchen worktop, all the pots and pans, plates etc that you should need.

KEEPING CLEAN : Piping hot water in the wet room style shower, fresh towels provided. Compost loo in a separate hut - easy to make a dash to!

DOGS: To respect neighbours livestock, we regret dogs are not permitted at The Hideaway at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a beautiful rustic rural retreat which must be respected, any damages will be charged to the guest.

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Louise 24th September 2021

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This is a magical spot to stay. You will not regret it.

Reviewed by Phyllis 10th May 2021

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Amazing rural retreat. Quirky accommodation and inspired hot tub. Gabbie could not be more helpful.

Reviewed by Jason 23rd April 2021

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This was an absolutely perfect location to get away from the modern world. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting by the fires talking and enjoying the nature around. We would definitely return and it has made us want to live off the grid :) loved it!!!!

Reviewed by Toni 30th October 2020

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Location is beautiful and the bed is very comfy. The weather was horrific with strong winds and down pour which Unfortunately did not make our experience as we had hoped. The trip to the toilet got us a little muddy and the cold wind meant we couldnt get the hot tub HOT even after 5 hours of lots of wood on the fire. It really is off grid which if Read morethis is what you crave, this is the place for you. The owner was lovely and responded to us straight away. Hide

Reviewed by Ghislaine 10th October 2020

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I went on my own, and it was perfect for what I wanted, which was peace and quiet, escape from phone and computer, privacy and being close to nature. Comfortable bed, a gas ring for cooking, wonderful views. Cosy with the little wood burner. No light pollution, clean air and spectacular night skies. Loved the quirky hot tub. Friendly owner, availabRead morele to help if needed, but completely non intrusive. Hay (8 miles) is friendly and had everything I needed. Looking forward to a return visit! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 18th September 2020

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Absolutely amazing time spent in this shepherd's hut in a field all on its own. You can be totally cut off from the world and enjoy being back to nature. Take a few books and enjoy reading by the fire or whilst you're getting the hot tub going. The owner Gabby was so helpful and lovely. Gabby made sure our stay was memorable.

Reviewed by Amica 1st September 2020

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Reviewed by Morgan 29th August 2020

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Absolute bliss

Reviewed by Joanna 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Nicholas 4th July 2020

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Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
Set within an ancient private hay meadow
The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
Kitchen area with woodburner
Romantic and secluded
Light and cosy
King-size bed
Woodburner
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Location

Map
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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