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Stylish shepherds hut with hot tub
Sit back and relax in your own hot tub
Light the woodburner on a chilly evening
Bespoke fitted kitchen within the shepherds hut
Views onto the open countryside
Small touches of copper throughout
And when the day is done, cosy up in the double bed
Touches of the country within the soft furnishings
Catch up with the local news
Private garden space surrounding each hut
Access to the Skirrid just across the road
1 / 11  Stylish shepherds hut with hot tub
2 / 11  Sit back and relax in your own hot tub
3 / 11  Light the woodburner on a chilly evening
4 / 11  Bespoke fitted kitchen within the shepherds hut
5 / 11  Views onto the open countryside
6 / 11  Small touches of copper throughout
7 / 11  And when the day is done, cosy up in the double bed
8 / 11  Touches of the country within the soft furnishings
9 / 11  Catch up with the local news
10 / 11  Private garden space surrounding each hut
11 / 11  Access to the Skirrid just across the road

The Skirrid Bolt Hole

Abergavenny (2mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Hand-crafted shepherds hut with a private hot tub
  • A great location for walkers set at the foot of The Skirrid mountain
  • Light the wood burner after a long day exploring the Welsh Mountains
Property code: 58311

Enjoying an enviable location at the foot of the Skirrid, this beautifully hand crafted shepherds hut has a private hot tub and fire pit, just perfect for those looking for a little adventure.

Admire the spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons from the warmth of your private hot tub at this delightful shepherd’s hut. This romantic bolthole is the perfect location for exploring the area on foot, before coming back for a spot of al fresco dining and stargazing. This cosy wooden hut has been thoughtfully designed, making the very most of the space available. With underfloor heating throughout and a warming wood burner, you will never get chilly, whatever the weather. The lounge area doubles up as the sleeping space and has a Smart TV, perfect for relaxing evenings in. There’s also a toaster and kettle provided in the kitchen area, as well as a gas hob, for whoever is on breakfast duty. Outside is a BBQ, table and chairs as well as a hot tub available for your private use. The owners run a tearoom on site, so you can pick up a morning coffee or grab some lunch. The Brecon Beacons is full of beautiful walking routes and scenic spots to admire. Situated at the base of The Skirrid, you’ll be able to easily access the routes to hike the mountain and you won’t be far from other trails that wind through the countryside. Should you want to stay at ground level, head to the charming and historic town of Abergavenny (2.5 miles) and discover the many shops, restaurants and bars. Abergavenny Food Festival takes place here in September, and the Green Man Festival in August is held 8 miles from the property. If you enjoy taking to the water, the River Wye runs nearby, and there are plenty of spots along it to hop on a paddleboard, kayak or go fishing.

Please note there is a refundable £50 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeping area with double bed
  • 1 shower room
  • Gas hob, fridge and kettle
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and under floor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private hot tub
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and restaurant 1 mile, shop 2 miles
  • Gas BBQ
  • Fire pit
  • Smart TV
  • Regret no children or infants
  • Trout fishing 6 miles away, please bring own equipment
  • 2021 The tea room on site is currently open as normal

Please note there is a refundable £50 security deposit for this property payable to the owner on arrival.

 

 

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kirsty 17th October 2021

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Honestly one of the BEST places I've stayed, beautiful views loads to do, and quiet and peaceful. On site tea room with fantastic food and the staff are chatty and informative! Will definitely be booking to stay again!

Reviewed by Haley 10th October 2021

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Absolutely lovely relaxing 3 night stay. Owners really nice, friendly and welcoming nothing is too much trouble. We will definitely be back again!

Reviewed by Maria 24th September 2021

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My husband and I decided to have a weekend break away. It was the best and most relaxing break weve ever done, the area was so peaceful and the owners were lovely. We took full advantage of the gas bbq and the hot tub and the Shepard hut was amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing time again.

Reviewed by Anita 27th August 2021

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An absolutely beautiful place to stay at the bottom of Skirrid Fawr. When you soak in the hot tub at night remember to look up and watch the shooting starts

Reviewed by Phillip 20th August 2021

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A very clean,tidy and well equipped Shepards Hut. The outside space is perfect! Hot tub, seating area, parasol, fire pit, gas barbecue and even a washing line! A lot of thought has gone into the hut, and surrounding space. A brilliant stay, for those who want a short stay, in this area. P & J

Reviewed by Cheryl 1st August 2021

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Reviewed by George 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Colette 5th July 2021

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We had a lovely stay in the skirrid bolt hole. The shepherds hut is set with 2 others on the edge of fields at the back of the copper kettle cafe. Very peaceful & private but being in easy access of the town. The photos on the site do not do this little gem justice . Do not take charcoal, the new bbq is gas & brilliant ! We used google map to navigRead moreate our way there , using copper kettle cafe as the destination rather than post code & had no issues Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 10th May 2021

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This was such an important break for us & we couldnt have asked for more. This is such a wonderful place. The scenery, views, peace & quiet, We stayed in the Skirrid bolt hole. Fantastic hut, immaculately clean & has everything. Extremely comfortable. We became experts in sheep & lambs, as we woke up with them every morning. The cafe on site with fRead moreood cooked by Tracey was amazing, as were her cakes! Mike & Tracey are such decent & genuine people. We feel we have made such lovely friends. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 16th October 2020

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We had an amazing stay at the Skirrid bolt hole. The location is perfect for a switch off getaway and exploring the nearby walks and hikes. The shepherd hut is perfectly equipped with added features of under floor heating and a log burner. The Hot tub is a great addition and on a clear night you can stargaze!. Each night we had a bbq and got the fiRead morerepit going outside to toast marshmallows on. We have already decided we will be back next year! Thanks to the host's for making our stay amazing! Hide

Reviewed by Megan 11th October 2020

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One of the most memorable holidays I've had in recent years, and for all the right reasons! The Skirrid Bolt Hole is a cosy home from home, very well equipped and in a perfect location for exploring the Brecon Beacons. The hot tub was a lovely addition, and much-needed after days of walking. My biggest tip: look UP! The hot tub is an excellent locaRead moretion for star gazing :) We will definitely be back next year x Hide

Reviewed by Alex 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Eleanor 4th October 2020

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Wonderful property in an incredible location! Star gazing from the outdoor hot tub and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. The hut was right across the road from Skirrid mountain so beautiful views and ideal for walking. Friendly hosts and very knoweldgable about the local area. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by John 24th August 2020

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Reviewed by Rebecca 21st August 2020

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We thoroughly loved our stay here at the end of August 2020. We received a great welcome from the host, Mr Davies and the place was very well equipped with some lovely little touches such as fresh scones, cream and jam on arrival. The weather was pretty wet and cold but the cabin was warm and cosy and a decent size umbrella, fire pit and hot tub meRead moreant we still got to enjoy the outside area each day. This is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing stay, we would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Siobhan 15th July 2020

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We stayed in hut 2 and from the second we arrived arrived it was pure relaxation just what we needed. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Although you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere 5 min car drive takes you to the town where there are plenty of shops and takeaways. The pictures are exactly how the hut and outside area looks, it wRead moreas beautiful and to a high standard. Great for a romantic getaway with beautiful walks. Hide

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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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