Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts
- Privacy ensured, with guests given sole use of both luxury 'living' and 'wash' huts
- Unwind in the authentic wood-burning sauna
- Additional 'shepherds' hut tent' available for little glampers
The Owner Says
Our cosy shepherds' huts are designed to make the most of their superb location. Listen to the stream as you lie in bed at night, catch the warmth of the morning sun as you enjoy your breakfast, watch our resident barn owl as he hunts over the meadowland and remember to look up at night - there's no light pollution here so the starry sky is breathtaking.
The "living" hut sleeps 2 & has a wood-burning stove for chillier nights, a pull-down double bed with luxury bed linen, Welsh blankets and a Welsh mountain sheepskin rug.
The other hut is your private wash hut where you'll find a toilet, shower, wash basin and wood-burning sauna so you can relax after fantastic days out exploring Snowdonia.
You’ll also have a fully equipped outdoor kitchen under a canopy with a triple gas burner, a coolbox and a fire pit.
If you want to bring the family, you can add our unique shepherd's hut tent to make space for 2 children.
What you won't have is a mobile signal, internet access, TV or even radio. No traffic, no loud music from your neighbours - unless you count birdsong and baa-ing! Just peace, tranquility and the sounds of nature.
Features & Facilities
2 huts – "the living one" and "the washing one". There's a sofa that easily transforms into an extra long (6 1/2 ft) double bed with a lambs’ wool mattress, luxurious feather duvet and pillows and traditional Welsh blankets. There’s a luxurious Welsh Mountain sheepskin, a wood burning stove and a dresser plus small table and chairs. Hazel can also provide a crib/cot for couples with a young baby. The wash hut has a hot shower, a jug and bowl for washing and a flushing, caravan style toilet. There's also a great wood-burning sauna. There's solar powered lights, a cool box with ice packs and the water is the supplied by the farm's own spring water. Outside there’s a fully equipped outdoor kitchen under a canopy with a double gas burner a firepit, deckchairs and giant beanbags for star-gazing in comfort.
With Snowdonia National Park's forests, lakes & mountains on your doorstep, there's plenty of walking, cycling & riding to be done. This is also proper mountain biking country, so head down to the Machno or Marin Trail for fun on 2 wheels. Almost on the doorstep, Go Below Underground Adventures (01690 710108) is one of the area's most challenging attractions - mine exploration with an edge! You can also bullet down the longest zip wire in Europe at speeds of 100mph at Zip World (01248 601444), also host to Bounce Below - giant underground trampolines! Another cool place making waves in the region is the inland surf lagoon Adventure Parc Snowdonia (01492 353123) – the first of its kind in the world! No trip to the region would be complete without a visit to that most famous of photo ops, the Cantilever Stone. Conwy Castle is just 17 miles from the site and boasts spectacular views over the Conwy Estuary, with the dramatic mountains of Snowdonia as its backdrop. The outdoorsy village of Betws-y-Coed and historic market town of Llanrwst have plenty of places to eat, drink and historic sites to visit. For stunning broad empty beaches head west to Harlech or a little further down the Llyn Peninsula for hidden coves and top surfing.
Food & Drink
This part of the world is bursting with fantastic local produce and Hazel is happy to put together a hamper for glampers (enquire within) including Welsh mountain lamb and black beef. For great traditional Welsh fayre in an welcoming pub setting, the beautifully refurbished White Horse (01690 710721) in Capel Garmon is worth a visit. The Bryn Tyrch Inn (01690 720223) and the Ty Gwyn Inn (01690 710383) are both great local places to eat which celebrate the best of Welsh produce. For something a bit different try the very popular Olif (01690 733942), a Welsh tapas bar in Betws Y Coed. You could also sample one of our two great pizzerias and help settle a long-running local dispute about which is the best Caffi Caban Y Pair or palm-oil free www.hanginpizzeria.co.uk, the sister resaturant of the brilliant Alpine Cafe In Betws-y-Coed serving a wide range of lunches, teas and cakes. Stop off at Cadwalader's for a tasty ice cream cone on a sunny day or a pile of waffles if you've worked up an appetite in the hills. Llanrwst is home to the award-winning Asha Balti curry house, Tir A Mor fish and chip shop and restaurant and the most-photographed tea rooms in Britain Ty Hwnt i'r Bont.
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Follow the A5 south out of Betws-y-Coed. After about 4 miles turn left at the sign for Nebo and Capel Garmon. Follow the lane up the hill. After ¾ mile you'll see a sign post on your right for Snowdonia Shepherds' Huts. Follow the farm track downhill, past a house on your right and continue alongside the stream until you pass the shepherds' huts on your right. Cross over the cattle grid to find a grassy parking area on your right. To find the site, carry on along the farm track up the hill until you reach the house at the end.