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Gorgeous shepherds hut offering a holiday to remember
A peaceful paradise where you can simply switch off
Beautiful ornate hot tub
Spend a moment lazing on the steps taking in the view
Al fresco nibbles on the steps of the carriage
Situated in your own private meadow
Peace and tranquility
View towards the property, with lovely terrace and reclaimed stable doors
Go to sleep with owls and wake up with the lark
The wood burner takes centre stage inside, keeping you nice and toasty at night
Come rain or shine relax in the warmth of the woodburner
Make a hot cuppa on arrival
Create imaginative one pot wonders or a refreshing cup of tea on the single hob
Freshly laundered bedding and fluffy cushions
A selection of books available
Attention to detail
Relax in the tub, surrounded by nature
Sit back and enjoy the view
Get back to basics
Stunning surroundings
Pretty as a picture
Enjoy a lazy afternoon in the hammock
Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
Stay somewhere with stunning views every morning
Truly stunning private location
The Black Mountain views on the road to Hay from carraige
Local area views
1 / 27  Gorgeous shepherds hut offering a holiday to remember
2 / 27  A peaceful paradise where you can simply switch off
3 / 27  Beautiful ornate hot tub
4 / 27  Spend a moment lazing on the steps taking in the view
5 / 27  Al fresco nibbles on the steps of the carriage
6 / 27  Situated in your own private meadow
7 / 27  Peace and tranquility
8 / 27  View towards the property, with lovely terrace and reclaimed stable doors
9 / 27  Go to sleep with owls and wake up with the lark
10 / 27  The wood burner takes centre stage inside, keeping you nice and toasty at night
11 / 27  Come rain or shine relax in the warmth of the woodburner
12 / 27  Make a hot cuppa on arrival
13 / 27  Create imaginative one pot wonders or a refreshing cup of tea on the single hob
14 / 27  Freshly laundered bedding and fluffy cushions
15 / 27  A selection of books available
16 / 27  Attention to detail
17 / 27  Relax in the tub, surrounded by nature
18 / 27  Sit back and enjoy the view
19 / 27  Get back to basics
20 / 27  Stunning surroundings
21 / 27  Pretty as a picture
22 / 27  Enjoy a lazy afternoon in the hammock
23 / 27  Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
24 / 27  Stay somewhere with stunning views every morning
25 / 27  Truly stunning private location
26 / 27  The Black Mountain views on the road to Hay from carraige
27 / 27  Local area views

Tub For Two

Hay-on-Wye (6mls SE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Shepherd Hut
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Step back in time and enjoy the rustic charm of this beautifully restored railway carriage
  • An ornate and majestic hot tub sits proudly in the private meadow 
  • Settled in the midst of ancient wildflower hay meadows
  • An idyllic  romantic retreat for couples who want to go off-grid 
Property code: 51917

Nestled in a totally secluded hideaway, this sympathetically restored railway carriage has its own very special story and offers you the most peaceful and romantic haven imaginable.

As you follow the path through the grass, this enchanting property can be glimpsed, then through the gate into your own very private meadow, you'll feel as if you have truly left the real world far behind you, time to relax and unwind deep in the Herefordshire countryside. The carriage takes centre stage, with its sturdy steps which are made from reclaimed sleepers that doubles up to make the most superb sun trap balcony. These blend perfectly with the upcycled large wooden Victorian stable doors, now furnished with beautiful hand forged ironmongery which open to reveal the most magical of spaces. The hut is perfectly situated on the England/Wales border making it easy to visit some of the area’s historic towns and villages, including Hay-on-Wye, which is renowned for its affluent bookshops and exquisite restaurants.

Inside, you step back in time to the most romantic ambiance imaginable which allows you to absorb the rustic charm. The traditional log burner takes pride of place and keeps the carriage toasty on cooler evenings, a vintage leather chesterfield sofa is perfect for relaxing with a book or simply let the crackle of the fire lull you into the night as you watch the wildlife out of the large window. The kitchen area is ingeniously made from an old water tank and offers lots of space to rustle up a meal for two or just brew up a morning coffee. A gas hob and just the right amount of pots, pans and utensils are provided for you. At the other end of your carriage a king sized supremely comfortable bed awaits your slumber and you will feel the weight of the world leave your shoulders. A small window at the foot of the bed frames the mountain view you wake up to - no need to draw the curtains here!

There really is no detail missed here, your 'bathroom' is cleverly fashioned from an old grain silo and sits comfortably alongside the carriage offering a very effective wet room style shower and the beautiful glass sink adds a further luxurious touch.

Outside your bespoke and very regal wood fuelled hot tub beckons you to relax yet further. This stunning piece of art has been designed and the ornate sculpting has been hand forged by the owners, taking inspiration from the natural surroundings, its detail is astonishing. Filled with pure spring water, simply heat it up and enjoy. A large fire pit provides a great way to cook up a meal and just in case you need to unwind even more a double hammock is there for you to snooze in whilst the birds sing their songs, just lie back and enjoy this unique experience.

Off grid really is the new luxury.

SLEEPS:  2 - Comfortable double bed with cosy bed linen provided for your stay. Off grid with solar panel for lighting.

RELAXING: Take time to relax on the sofa beside the woodburner. There is a pull out table for dining, and comfortable cushions and throws on the bed and seating area, alongside the clever handmade kitchen. There are baskets of wood provided on arrival and more available using a honesty box system

COOKING & DINING: There is a gas hob, sink and cool box. Pots, pans and crockery all ready for you to be creative. Large fire pit outside with spit perfect for a BBQ

KEEPING CLEAN: Wet room style shower within the converted silo, literally a few steps from the hut also with compost WC. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE: The outside space boasts an impressive fire pit and spit. A double hammock makes the most of the beautiful position. There is also off-road parking for 2 cars a short stroll away.

PETS: Due to the surrounding land and livestock we regret no pets at this property.

WELCOME BASKET:  Marshmallows for toasting on the fire pit and fresh free range eggs.

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 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Felicity 10th September 2021

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We loved our cabin - it was a one-of-a-kind holiday and Gabbie was an excellent host. There was plenty to do in the local area, but we also enjoyed just lazing in our meadow, cooking on the open fire, soaking in the tub, and relaxing in the hammock!

Reviewed by Gary 20th August 2021

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Amazing place, peaceful, tranquil absolute heavenly break from modern day life.

Reviewed by Marit 6th August 2021

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Amazing place with a great view and secluded so you feel that you're on your own, but if you need anything Gabbie is just a text a way. Tub for two has all the essentials you need. There aren't any electrics like plug sockets, microwave or anything electric ( 2 lights are solar powered) and that makes this place so special. Highly recommend to windRead more down. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 2nd July 2021

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Total relaxation, wonderfully secluded, private meadow with quirky and relaxing accommodation and hot tub. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Ruth 7th June 2021

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This property is idyllic. An off grid experience is recommended for anyone. The property was romantic, clean, private, fun, well provided for and was everything we hoped for, and more! No phone signal! And no battery after a couple of days! It was fantastic! Owner was helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Location is superb, seclusion at its bestRead more. We arrived with intentions of going to do lots of things but after a short time at the property, realised it was about being, not doing. Hide

Reviewed by JANINE 23rd April 2021

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We booked this for our honeymoon last year april but moved it to this year and could of been more happy with that. Although we got a little lost we found it easily, it was a shock to the system but it was fantastic. The view was incredible, finding things to do for the day was fun, great for an adventure. We sat in the hot tube in the moon light waRead mores magical. The bed was like a cloud. Very pleasantly off grid Hide

Reviewed by Helen 17th April 2021

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We stayed here to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and it was absolutely perfect! The cabin is amazing and has the most comfortable bed we've ever slept on! It was so cosy in there at night with tea lights and the fire burning. Laying in the hammock or the hot tub just listening to the bird song and the sheep was so relaxing. It really is a beautifRead moreul, secluded and peaceful little spot. We already can't wait to escape the world and come back here again! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 12th April 2021

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Absolutely incredible off grid property. Beautifully scenic and peaceful location, surrounded only by the sounds of nature and the most amazing starry nights. The perfect place to unwind from the chaos of life and reconnect with the simple pleasures. The wood fired hot tub, log burner and fire pit made for super cosy evenings after tranquil afternoRead moreons soaking up the sun in the hammock or on the veranda. Our hosts where so lovely and friendly, always on hand for anything we needed... perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Adam 19th October 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 9th October 2020

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I arrived tired and a bit stressed by work and the "New normal", within 24hrs the outside world no longer existed. The peace and tranquillity in this rustic retreat is truly restorative and demands that you just slow down and enjoy the simple things. A place for wellies, warm coats, wine and stargazing. Although perhaps you wouldn't need the wellieRead mores in the summer, I visited in October so I packed for all eventualities and wasn't disappointed! Hide

Reviewed by Donna 2nd October 2020

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Absolutely fantastic stay. Even though it rained constantly this was such a cosy and tranquil place to stay. The little attentions to detail really made this place. Definitely recommend

Reviewed by Ellie 25th September 2020

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Wow!!! What a great stay. It wasnt just a relaxing holiday but an experience at the same time. Stripped back to basics and we had to get creative with everything. Going in the colder months was the ultimate comfort holiday but I would definitely recommend lots of woolly jumpers for in the morning! Gabby was excellent and gave us everything we needeRead mored. Great stay, we miss it already! Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 8th September 2020

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This. Place. Is. HEAVEN. My partner and I had the most romantic holiday and left feeling really connected to each other and to nature. The accommodation was beautiful and super comfortable. We had everything we needed, even a powerful hot shower! Our lovely host left us to our own devices but was there when we had questions. The accommodation feelsRead more really private and safe! I cannot recommend this place enough, my friends and family are sick of me telling them to go! We hope to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Justin 14th July 2020

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A fabulous, completely private location away from the stress and strain of daily life, totally tranquil save for the sound of the nature around you. We loved every moment of our stay here, especially cooking over the fire pit. One of the most relaxing breaks we have ever taken.

Reviewed by Louise 22nd November 2019

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Lovely place, in its own private meadow with running stream at the bottom. Peaceful, relaxing and back to basics type of place. Everything you need to be off grid and enjoy the peace and quiet and listen to nature

Reviewed by Sam 19th October 2019

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Amazing location, lovely host. Great experience and really lived up to expectations! Highly recommend

Reviewed by Gill 11th October 2019

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Gorgeous shepherds hut offering a holiday to remember
A peaceful paradise where you can simply switch off
Beautiful ornate hot tub
Spend a moment lazing on the steps taking in the view
Al fresco nibbles on the steps of the carriage
Situated in your own private meadow
Peace and tranquility
View towards the property, with lovely terrace and reclaimed stable doors
Go to sleep with owls and wake up with the lark
The wood burner takes centre stage inside, keeping you nice and toasty at night
Come rain or shine relax in the warmth of the woodburner
Show 15 moreMake a hot cuppa on arrival

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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