Brondel Shepherd's Hideaway

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberystwyth Brondel Glamping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Spacious shepherd’s hut on a 23-acre smallholding between the Cambrian Mountains and the West Wales coast
  • Comfortable king size bed and a bunk bed for two kids
  • Extremely spacious, offering all your home comforts, including bathroom and a log burner
  • Clean linen and towels provided

No matter how you choose to spend your days, evenings at this lone shepherd hut will be wonderfully comfortable. You'll find a king-sized bed, toilet, shower, kettle, and fridge – but there’s no television or WiFi. So you’ll have to make do with the view; fortunately, it’s a pretty good one with rolling countryside for days – and the sky at night makes for excellent viewing. Here, the resident birdsong and visiting bats, red kites and hares make this place ideal for nature lovers, but Brondel has a wider appeal, too. Tucked away on a smallholding in mid-Wales, it’s the perfect place for a romantic retreat or a quiet family getaway.

Walkers can stroll a mile-and-a-half in either direction to find a pub, while kids can explore the 23-acre site to meet ducks, chickens and sheep. But it’s not all sleepy pursuits. This is Wales after all – the UK's adventure capital, with the Cambrian mountains to climb, bike trails to conquer and the stunning coastal path within reach at Aberystwyth.

The Owner Says

Our Shepherds hut is 9ft wide by 23ft long, a very spacious hut offering all your home comforts, shower, hob, combiner's oven, toaster, kettle, fridge and long burner. There is a very comfortable king size bed and a bunk bed catering for 2 kids. We will provide you with clean linen and towels.

There're lovely views over the valley, a 20 minute walk takes you to a lovely family pub serving great food called the Halfway Inn, also there is a the acclaimed Farmers arms in the village. We are very close to the Cambrian Mountain, the Rheidol Steam Train Railway, Bwlch Nant yr arian where you can watch Red Kites feeding and hosts one of the best mountain bike routes in the country. Being close to Cardigan Bay gives you access to the wonderful coastal path of ceredigion and why not take a dolphin boat trip to visit our wonderful dolphins.

Features & Facilities

The shepherd’s hut is self-contained with its own shower and WC. It has a king-sized bed and bunk beds so can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. Bedding and towels are also provided. The hut has an electricity and water supply and its little kitchenette has a kettle, toaster, an induction hob, a fridge and microwave. There’s also a radio, hairdryer and a log burning stove. Outside there is a bench and a hammock, a charcoal barbecue and a firepit. Logs and charcoal are provided.

Activities

Guests are free to roam the 23-acre smallholding. A footpath through the fields offers a route north to a highly-recommended pub in Pisgah or south to the picturesque village of Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn – where there’s a pub and a 13th century church. For a more challenging walk, head to the summit of 741-metre Plynlimon (or Pumlumon Fawr) about 15 miles from site. The Wales Coast Path also offers fantastically scenic walking and you can join it at Abersytwyth. The Rheidol Riding Centre (01970 880863) is 3½ miles from site and Devil’s Bridge Falls (01970 890233) are 7 miles away. From there you can step aboard the Vale of Rheidol Railway (01970 625819) for a scenic journey to the seaside town of Aberstwyth. From site, Aberystwyth is a 15-minute drive (just over 7 miles). It has shops, eateries, a castle and is home to the National Library of Wales. For a wilder beach with dunes and plenty of space head just north of town to Ynyslas Beach. Mountain bikers will find fantastic riding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian (01970 890453) 9 miles away and the Hafod Estate (01974 282887) is about 10 miles from site.

Food & Drink

You can help yourself to freshly-laid eggs on site but, for everything else, head to Abersytwyth where you’ll find a wide range of shops including supermarkets. There is a farmers’ market in the town on the first and third Saturdays in the month. There are 2 pubs within walking distance of site (1½ miles) which serve food: the highly-recommended Halfway Inn (01970 880631) in Pisgah and The Farmer’s Arms (01974 261275) in Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn. For a special dinner, you might like to try the restaurant at Nanteos (01970 600522) – Rhys and Elen recommend the tasting menu. They also recommend Pysgoty (01970 624611), a small fish restaurant in Aberystwyth, where you’ll find plenty of other eateries too.

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Getting There

From the small village of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, take the narrow road to the right of The Farmer’s Arms pub. Follow this road over a little bridge and you will start to climb the hill. Once you start to climb, take the second left down a narrow lane signposted Tynfrondel/alltfedw. Follow this road until the road forks. Take a left and this will lead you to the shepherd’s hut.

The nearest mainline railway station is at Aberystwyth. There are infrequent buses to Llanfihangel y Creuddyn which is 1½ miles from Brondel Glamping but Elen and Rhys are able to offer a pick-up service from the village. Contact them directly to arrange this.