Situated in its own private field with stunning views across the rolling hills of Mid-Wales and Shropshire, our shepherd’s hut is the perfect hideaway for up to two people.
The hut has been furnished and decorated to make it into a cosy and comfortable space to relax, rest and sleep. A deep wool mattress and wool duvets ensure a wonderful night’s sleep and with lots of cushions, pillows, bolsters and quilts, the double bed can be transformed into a luxurious reading den! The small but efficient woodburner will keep you warm and toasty inside.
Just behind the hut is “Y Caban”, a field shelter transformed into a rustic and quirky space where you will find the composting toilet and basin for washing. There is also a basic outdoor-kitchenette there where you can make drinks and cook light meals if you don’t want to eat out.
We offer the hut on a bed & breakfast basis with a choice of either a cooked breakfast at our house (a short walk away) or a breakfast basket (continental-style) delivered to the hut.
No dogs or pets, sorry – this is because we are surrounded by livestock (our own and our neighbours’).
- Double bed with a deep, sprung wool mattress
- Bed linen with extra pillows and blankets
- Coat hangers
- Storage space under the bed
Lighting and heating
- Woodburning stove inside the hut with wood, kindling and matches
- Low voltage lighting
- LED lanterns
- A torch
- Fairy lights to light your way outside
- Outdoor kitchenette with single gas stove, food storage container and ice blocks
- Crockery, cutlery, teapot, coffee pot and basic cooking pans/utensils
- Water container
- Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal teas, sugar, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper
- Picnic table and deckchairs for alfresco eating
- Table and chair/bench for meals inside the shepherd’s hut
- Natural and eco-friendly cleaning products
Toilet and washing
- Composting toilet
- Wash basin
- Towels and face flannels
- Hand soap and hand sanitizer
- Shower available at our house
- Fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector and first aid kit
- Games, books, magazines, maps, fauna and flora leaflets, binoculars and stargazing chart
- Mobile phone and internet signal at the hut; Wifi and landline at the house
We offer the hut on a bed & breakfast basis with a choice of either a cooked breakfast at our house (a short walk away) or a delicious breakfast basket (of a more continental style) delivered to the hut. We can accommodate various dietary requirements. We will ask you about these and your choice of breakfast at the time of booking.
There are many fantastic places to eat and drink nearby. We provide a Welcome Book with recommendations of restaurants, take-aways and coffee shops in Montgomery, Welshpool and Newtown. Some may need to be booked in advance and we are happy to help you with that when you have booked. Just get in touch!
There are three local village shops in nearby Berriew, Abermule and Bettws Cedewain, all within 5 miles of the hut.
We source the ingredients for breakfast from local producers, markets and small independent shops. We will also use some of our homegrown produce when it is available.
We are fully compliant with Environmental Health with regards Food Safety and Hygiene regulations and have been awarded a 5-star food hygiene award.
Without even leaving the hut, you can enjoy birdwatching, wildlife spotting and stargazing. You will find binoculars, flora and fauna booklets, charts and blankets to help you make the most of these activities which will bring you even closer to nature during your time with us.
Our area is also ideal for walking and rambling as the lanes around our smallholding and shepherd’s hut are very quiet and afford beautiful views across the hills. There are several footpaths too.
There are also plenty of cycling opportunities which vary in difficulty: it is very hilly around us! However, there is a well maintained cycle way along the Montgomery Canal Tow Path which is walkable and cyclable all the way between Newtown and Welshpool. Cyclists wishing to ride on the flat can take advantage of the various parking places along the route.
Here is our handpicked selection of places to explore within a few miles and a little further afield:
Dolforwyn Castle A Welsh medieval castle above the village of Abermule, situated on a wooded ridge with excellent views of the upper Severn Valley
Montgomery Castle A stone masonry Norman castle looking over the town of Montgomery with far reaching views towards Welshpool and the Shropshire Hills. Montgomery is an attractive little town with many independent shops and eateries.
Montgomeryshire War Memorial on Town Hill A steep climb up from Montgomery takes you to the hilltop monument with magnificent and far-reaching views.
Kerry Vale Vineyard, near Montgomery A small, family-run vineyard with tasting tours, shop, cafe and art exhibitions.
Oriel Davies Art A contemporary art gallery in Newtown
Newtown Textile Museum An insight into the work and the lives of mid 19th century handloom weavers
Gregynog Hall and Gardens A historic house with Grade I listed gardens and woodland in Tregynon
Kingfisher Kayak and Canoe Hire Just down the hill from us in Abermule where you can take an adventure down the River Severn and enjoy the serenity of the water whilst trying to spot the kingfisher, otters and herons that live within the riverbank.
Powis Castle A medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion in Welshpool. The seat of the Earl of Powis, the castle is known for its extensive, attractive formal gardens, terraces, parkland, deerpark and landscaped estate. The property is under the care of the National Trust.
Powysland Museum Samples of the heritage of Welshpool and area can be viewed at the Powysland Museum, housed in a beautifully converted former warehouse on the Montgomery Canal.
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway A 16-mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.
Dingle Nurseries and Garden near Welshpool The work of Barbara & Roy Joseph, the Dingle Garden is a secluded and beautiful area containing a small lake. Marvel at the carefully cultivated beds each with their own theme and walk a network of paths and steps where Barbara's artistic talent is evident for all to see.
Stiperstones A distinctive hill in nearby Shropshire that stands at 536 m above sea level. Its summit ridge formed some 480 million years ago and is crowned by several rugged, jagged outcrops of rock silhouetted against the sky.
Corndon Hill Hill surrounded by England on three sides whose summit rises at 513 m above sea level. It is a prominent landmark on the Welsh-English border near Churchstoke.
Lake Vyrnwy Situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, it is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. It is described by nature observer and TV presenter Iolo Williams (who lives locally near Newtown) as “one of Wales' hidden gems. With stunning views, a wonderful array of walks to suit all abilities and some fantastic wildlife, it's a great place to visit throughout the year."
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall Enchanting waterfall near the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant. A great place to explore the Berwyn Mountains and surrounding hills, with many walks to suit a variety of walkers.
Bishop’s Castle Small market town at the centre of magnificent, unspoilt hill country of South Shropshire. There are two museums and a Heritage Resource Centre, two breweries, including the oldest licensed brewery in the country. Many pubs, restaurants and cafes and shops catering for almost every need line the main street. There is frequent evening entertainment and the town is a centre for live music and crafts and art.
Shrewsbury Named the 8th happiest place to live in the UK, out of over 200 towns and cities throughout the country, Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and the nearest largest town from here. The centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways whilst the River Severn, forming a loop around it, offers gentle riverside walks.
Ludlow A thriving medieval market town and architectural gem in South Shropshire.
Our location in a quiet spot in the hills of Mid-Wales, near Montgomery, is attractive to many people, particularly those who live in cities and who seek time in the countryside to recharge their batteries without having to travel a long distance for a short break. We are about 90 minutes away from Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham whilst Shrewsbury is just under an hour away.
We are 2 miles from the main road and directions to get to us will be provided on booking.
Nearest train stations are Newtown (7 miles) and Welshpool (10 miles). Nearest bus stop is on the A483 between Abermule and Berriew. We are happy to assist guests who choose to get to us by public transport with lifts from/to bus stops and train stations.