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Delightful kitchen with views to match
A bright and airy living space with double bed
Thoughtful touches throughout the property
A warming wood burner for those cosy evenings
Your four-legged friend will feel at home in front of the fire
Indoor shower room with WC
Super shepherds hut with own private wood fired hot tub
Enjoying the view
Experience the great outdoors as you enjoy your evening meal
The bespoke wood fired hot tub can be enjoyed well into the evening
Breath-taking views from Dinefwr Castle of the National Trust Park
Aberglasney House and gardens are well worth a visit
The Millennium Coastal Path is a 13 miles pedestrian walk and cycle way
Visit The National Botanic Garden of Wales with its Great Glasshouse to enjoy
Burry Port with stunning views of the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthen Bay
Explore Carreg Cennen Castle, less than a 10-minute drive away
1 / 16  Delightful kitchen with views to match
2 / 16  A bright and airy living space with double bed
3 / 16  Thoughtful touches throughout the property
4 / 16  A warming wood burner for those cosy evenings
5 / 16  Your four-legged friend will feel at home in front of the fire
6 / 16  Indoor shower room with WC
7 / 16  Super shepherds hut with own private wood fired hot tub
8 / 16  Enjoying the view
9 / 16  Experience the great outdoors as you enjoy your evening meal
10 / 16  The bespoke wood fired hot tub can be enjoyed well into the evening
11 / 16  Breath-taking views from Dinefwr Castle of the National Trust Park
12 / 16  Aberglasney House and gardens are well worth a visit
13 / 16  The Millennium Coastal Path is a 13 miles pedestrian walk and cycle way
14 / 16  Visit The National Botanic Garden of Wales with its Great Glasshouse to enjoy
15 / 16  Burry Port with stunning views of the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthen Bay
16 / 16  Explore Carreg Cennen Castle, less than a 10-minute drive away

Beacons Hot Tub Retreat

Llandyfan, Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Romantic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful shepherds hut overlooking idyllic countryside
  • Enjoy your own private, wood-fired hot tub
  • Lovely area for walkers and cyclists, the perfect destination for getting away from it all
  • In the grounds of an equestrian centre, with riding lessons & stabling available
Property code: 65190

Set a mile southeast of Llandyfan on the edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons, this superb shepherd’s hut is perfectly placed to explore the unique delights of South Wales. The pretty market town of Llandeilo is 5 miles to the north, with the National Trust’s Dinefwr Estate and Castle half a mile to the west. Believed to be the most haunted abode in Wales, the wonderfully gothic Newton House is at the centre of the estate - canine companions might be glad of their leads! The ruined castle and caves of Carreg Cennen (4 miles) are doggy heaven. With the Beacons so close, you’re never far from amazing adventures.

Inside the hut you’ll find quaint country charm and cosy home comforts, with a bespoke, hand-crafted ambience that’s uniquely thrilling. The open-plan living space is joyful, with its country-style kitchen, wood burner, hand-made double bed and sublime views of the surrounding, sylvan landscape. It’s the little loving touches, like the utensil rack, slate hearth and stable door that turn a hut into a home. Outside, sink into hot tub bubbles and dream of new adventures, crack open a bottle with a BBQ as evening falls or savour sunrise coffee and croissants on the decking.

Furry friends will love to explore the 568 acres of idyllic countryside at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales (13 miles) – every Monday is Doggy Day, hooray! Garn Coch Iron Age Fort (9 miles) and the surrounding countryside will astound. Llyn Lech Owain County Park (8 miles) is a dog-friendly sanctuary thronging with wildlife. Llangadog and the western villages of Capel Gwynfe, Bethlehem, Trap, Myddfai and Llanddeusant are well worth a visit, offering exceptional views of the Black Mountain, and a spiritual odyssey for those inclined. Amazing memories await.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric combination microwave/convection oven, hob and fridge
  • Wood fired hot tub- please note the hot tub will not be hot on arrival
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Riding lessons and stabling available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included (rural location which can affect the Wi-Fi signal including that of a mobile phone reception)
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Thomas

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Daniel 11th June 2024

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We really enjoyed our stay at the Shepard's hut, great for the dogs, lots of walks near by.

Reviewed by Victoria 31st May 2024

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Fantastic location and really friendly owners. Not much signal so great for a holiday to get away from it all! Location also great as not far to lots of fun things to do :) beautiful and quiet! Hot tub was also great - worth sticking with the time for the first heat (about three hours) as after that didnt take long to re-heat it any of the days!

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th May 2024

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Beautiful location, very quiet and lovely views. There is no signal here, this is great for most but as I went alone on the trip I would have liked to have some signal. The hot tub is a lovely idea but as others have said very faffy so I did not end up using it as after a few hours the water was still not warm. None of the above are really negativeRead mores, just wasn't the best place for myself personally. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd May 2024

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We absolutely loved our week in the shepherds hut...our 3 spaniels had an amazing time too. It was great to relax knowing the dogs were in a safe space. We did try the hot hub, it took 5 hours to get the water to a comfortable temperature. The little log burner in the hut was absolutely brilliant....very cosy evenings. If you are looking for a glamRead moreping experience....we would recommend this little gem. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 26th April 2024

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We loved the shepherds hut with the small log fire and hot tub, ideal for interchangeable weather. Perfect enclosed area for the dog and lots of walks nearby. Very peaceful and private at night but a bit noisy with vehicles coming and going behind the shepherds hut during the day for the equestrian centre (there was a competition on) We would definRead moreitely stay again but would make sure it didn't coincide with any events on at the equestrian centre first Hide

Reviewed by Claire 29th March 2024

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Well located - away from the world but main roads accessible after not too long a drive. The hut was really clean and there are some games to play. The hot tub definitely takes longer to heat up than youd think so give it plenty of time but its well worth it. As per other reviews, no reception inside the hut but that was part of its appeal! Whilst Read moreon a working property it feels very private, really enjoyed our stay and well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 7th March 2024

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Reviewed by Nicola 2nd March 2024

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Lovely, enjoyed every mintue. Hot tub a bit of a palava, took a long time to get hot, took a lot of time and patience. No phone signal or working wi-fi - which is nice if you want to switch off from the world. Views were absolutely stunning and very private. Sun rises above the mountains in front of you. Overall very very good and would certainly sRead moretay again. Perfect location Little town, supermarkets and food 5 mins away by car. Lovely secure yard for the dog with no worry Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 12th February 2024

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This is a fabulous shepherd's hut, so cosy and inviting. We had a lovely time despite the constant rain every day, and were warm and dry inside the hut in the evenings. It was so lovely to be off grid and we relaxed to a whole new level. The hot tub was amazing but was too much to keep hot for more than a couple of days. The time we spent in there Read morewas fabulous though! I would recommend this lovely get-away, we really enjoyed ourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Amy 7th January 2024

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Really nice stay away. Host was really lovely and accommodating to us. Nice to get away from reality for a few days and plenty of places to take our dogs for a walk. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a little getaway trip. Was nice to be without signal to just enjoy and take it all in.

Reviewed by Ben 18th December 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 11th November 2023

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A lovely Shepherds Hut, perfect for 2 and your dog. Amazing hot tub and a never-ending supply of logs to keep the tub, log burner and bbq going. Simply equiped for cooking (2 rings and a microwave). WiFi interesting! Happy to recommend and would book again.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd November 2023

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A lovely, cute hut. We had a lovely time. The bed is so comfy. The setting is lovely too. If you want peace, this is it. We loved the fact that we were shut off from the world - no mobile signal and no TV. You can get mobile signal outside the hut if that is important to you. The doggies enjoyed the outdoor area - it isn't big but enough to mooch. Read moreWe just relaxed the whole time. Unfortunately, the weather was bad so we did not get the chance to use the hot tub, but I'm sure it is lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Natalia 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Louise 15th September 2023

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An absolutely lovely little retreat in a beautiful area of Wales. The hosts were absolutely amazing and so helpful. The hut was equipped with everything we could have needed and the hot tub was lush and was a god send for soaking our aches away after a days walking and exploring in the brecon beacons. The tub took a while to heat up but it was so wRead moreorth it! We didnt want to leave, and we will definitely be back Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 8th September 2023

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3 of us along with 3 dogs stayed here for a long weekend. The fence around the hut is perfectly secure, perfect for our 2 large breeds. The hot tub is lovely! Takes some time To get hot but once hot, it stays hot! The views are beautiful, facilities fine. The shower was lovely and hot. The bed is comfy. Signal is poor but thats perfect for an off gRead morerid relaxing weekend. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 25th August 2023

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The Beacons hot tub retreat was quaint, secluded, cosy and peaceful. My husband, our dog Crystal and I stayed for one week end of August, even though the weather was not great we had an amazing time, especially relaxing in the hot tub after exploring.

Reviewed by Heather 18th August 2023

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Lovely wee shepherd's hut with everything you need for your break. Located on an Equestrian yard but not overlooked, very private with beautiful view of the countryside, good base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and Carmarthenshire. Nice enclosed space for the dogs to roam at the hut too. Wood fired hot tub is very relaxing after a long day explorRead moreing. It does take roughly 4hrs for it to warm up but well worth it. Hosts, Penny and Tim were very nice and made us feel very welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 13th August 2023

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Lovely little hut, great hot tub bit tricky to light sometimes but definitely worth it! Gorgeous view and location

Reviewed by Juliet 14th July 2023

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Had a lovey week at the hot tub retreat. Very quiet, peaceful and a great base for exploring. Our dogs loved it too. The owners Penny and Tim are lovely helpful people. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Nicola 6th July 2023

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Really nice place if your looking for a quiet break away from the modern world this is the place the views are amazing and it's very quiet not far from nice walks and scenic views. Penny and Tim were fantastic hosts. In the Hot tub at night looking at the stars is perfect relaxation.

Reviewed by Amanda 29th June 2023

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Fantastic 4 night stay here on 29.06.23. The hut was clean and cozy. Perfect little getaway for myself,husband and our 2 dogs. The welcome pack on dining table came in great use. The owners were lovely and very helpful. The hut is set just on the outskirts of an esquestrian centre and is hidden out of the way so feels very private with some beautifRead moreul views. We used the hot tub only once .You really do need to be generous with logs to get it to a good heat. Loved our time here Lots to see locally Hide

Reviewed by Ella 26th June 2023

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Cosy shepherds hut but big enough to accommodate us and 3 medium sized dogs. Great to be able to relax knowing the dogs were safe in the fenced garden. Lovely views and walks near by if you can find the footpaths. Maps were provided in the hut. 5 mins from a small town with take aways and a Co op. The hut has a microwave and double electric hob. FrRead moreiendly welcome from the owner. V peaceful location. Wood fired hot tub worth the effort and still warm the next morning. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th June 2023

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Perfect hideaway for a romantic weekend away to switch off and recharge the batteries !! Amazing hot tub once fully heated and compact shepherds hut with everything you need to relax !!

Reviewed by Julie 19th May 2023

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We had the most relaxing holiday ever . Accommodation was great the hot tub was very welcome after a long day walking.

Reviewed by Grace 12th May 2023

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Absolutely wonderful stay, super comfy and clean! We had a very relaxing time soaking in the hot tub and looking out at the spectacular views. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, 10/10!

Reviewed by Alan 1st May 2023

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Beautiful, quiet , out of the way location but not too far from anything you might need . Great place to stay , we have 3 dogs and it was perfect for them with the secure garden area . The wood fired hot tub was great too !

Reviewed by Lisa 24th April 2023

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we had an amazing stay, comfortable, clean, not really good for the Wifi but it was a relaxing stay and worth the money, very friendly and helpful owners. we would visit again.

Reviewed by Brian 21st April 2023

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I would highly recommend this property. Whether you just want to relax in the hot tub all day with piece and quiet, head for walks over the Beacons or along the coastal path this is definitely the place for you. We will definitely be returning soon

Reviewed by Rhian 12th April 2023

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Wow - such a beautiful place to escape life. Loved the walks, log fire , hot tub and the quietness. We ventured to carreg cennen castle which was a lovely walk. Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Reena 2nd April 2023

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Beautiful secluded stay. If you want to be completely off grid, this is the place to stay. No WiFi, minimal phone signalno distractions. We took out three dogs, outside area is secure for the dogs to roam without worry. Decking is perfect for alfresco dining. The hot tub takes work, but is worth the effort. Penny and Tim were very helpful with rectRead moreifying a couple of minor issues we had. The hut is very well equipped, would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Rosina 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Laura 30th December 2022

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Beautiful shepherd's hut equipped with everything we needed. The little log burner was effective at keeping us warm and cosy even in winter. The private and secure area around the hut and hot tub were perfect for our dogs too. We loved our stay.

Reviewed by Kirstey 28th November 2022

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Beautiful cosy hut with everything you need. No TV or oven but neither a particular problem, they weren't missed. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Stephanie 18th November 2022

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Lovely shepherd's hut. Beautiful location and plenty of walks nearby. Our 3 dogs loved it.

Reviewed by David 7th November 2022

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Had such a lovely stay, Tim and Penny were great. Hot tub was lovely once we got it up to temperature. Really relaxing place to stay.

Reviewed by Denis 15th October 2022

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Enjoyable stay at the very comfortable, cozy shepherds hut!! Took our 8 week old baby with us, plenty warm enough with the little log burner!! The hot tub was lovely despite taking ages to warm up initially it kept its temperature once warmed up. There was combined training there while we stayed and was able to go and watch which bring an equestriaRead moren was a bonus. Shops were nice and local, went for a drive too, popped into franks icecream which was delicious! Not far from the site. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by Kate 12th September 2022

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Very homely and everything we needed. Really relaxing atmosphere.

Reviewed by Gail 5th September 2022

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Lovely shepherds hut cleverly laid out with really good use of space. The log fired hot tub was amazing especially after a full days walking. Everyone in the local area were very friendly and Penny & Tim made us very welcome & made sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay fantastic.

Reviewed by Tom 29th August 2022

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Very Cosy . Great location. Penny and Tim are excellent hosts.

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Delightful kitchen with views to match
A bright and airy living space with double bed
Thoughtful touches throughout the property
A warming wood burner for those cosy evenings
Your four-legged friend will feel at home in front of the fire
Indoor shower room with WC
Super shepherds hut with own private wood fired hot tub
Enjoying the view
Experience the great outdoors as you enjoy your evening meal
The bespoke wood fired hot tub can be enjoyed well into the evening
Breath-taking views from Dinefwr Castle of the National Trust Park
Show 4 moreAberglasney House and gardens are well worth a visit

Location

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