Shepherds hut set amid Wales' dramatic Black Mountains

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire Llandeilo Cwmberach Uchaf

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Shepherds hut glamping on a charming family farm, set amid Wales' dramatic Black Mountains
  • Just a short walk to the two, high-quality wet rooms with rain showers and a freestanding bath
  • Kitchen/dining area with a two-ring gas hob and sink
  • Lovely log burner for those cosy nights in, and your first basket of wood included

The Owner Says

The large shepherd hut is positioned in a quiet corner of the meadow with views of the Amman valley and surrounding mountains. Our glamping site is set on a working farm with plenty of wide open spaces for adults to relax and children to explore and enjoy. A short walk from the Shepherd hut you will find the farm shop and our high quality/uniquely designed bathrooms. There are two spacious wet rooms and a separate toilet. Both wet rooms have rain showers with under floor heated stone slabs and one with a rustic freestanding bath.
The hut itself can sleep four people but is ideal for two, fixed double bed one end and a futon sofa bed the other, warm quilts, pillows and sheets are included.
There is a log burner with fire guard (first basket of wood included) and a small kitchen dining area in the middle of the hut with a sink unit (cold water only) and a two ring gas hob. All dishes, cutlery, pots and pans are provided along with a BBQ and utensils.
The hut has the advantage of solar power for lighting and has USB charging points.

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Features & Facilities

Shepherd's huts sleeps 4, with bunk beds at one end and a large fitted sofa bed at the other (quilts, pillows and sheets included). In the middle there is a log burner (and oil lamps for added ambiance). Outside two of the huts, there is a large, sheltered decked area. This has a BBQ, table, chairs and storage. All hut's have cooking facilities and you are also supplied with crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils. It's a short walk from the huts to a converted barn, with 3 toilets, 2 showers (rain showers!) and a reclaimed cast iron bath (underfloor heating throughout). The barn is also home to a small honesty shop – bread, milk, honey, sausages, seasonal veg and more – and you can order fresh croissants or pain au chocolat. There are farm tours most Saturday mornings and several very friendly animals to pet including 2 ponies and 2 goats. The chicken coop is also at the top of the field, children (or adults) are welcome to collect their own eggs.


Just metres from the shepherd's huts you can access a bridleway that leads up into the mountains – a climb to the top reveals excellent views west. The Brecon Beacons have plenty of fantastic walking and mountain biking routes – chat to Sarah and Mark when you arrive if you don't already have any specific ideas. For culture and history visit Carreg Cennen Castle (01558 822291), reached by a beautiful 5-mile walking route or a pop into the Llandeilo, a wonderful marketing town on the River Towy. Here you'll find National Trust owned Dinefwr and Dinefwr Castle – a National Nature Reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park. For something a little different try riding lessons at Dinefwr Riding Centre (01269 850042), 3 miles from The Black Mountain Company.

Food & Drink

There is an honesty shop in the bathroom barn selling local goods and the farm's own meat and vegetables (when in stock). Don't pass up the opportunity to try some of their own honey! BBQ packs are also available to pre order and can be collected from the honesty shop along with croissants and pain au chocolat. If you're after a pub, though, the nearest are in Garnant, 1¾ mile away, including The Raven Inn (01269 825500). It's only a smidge further to Llandyfan (2 miles), though, where The Square & Compass (01269 850402) is worth a try. It's an incredible spot, believed to have been built 300 years ago as the village blacksmith’s cottage. It has served as a licensed premises since 1840 and does look, from outside, more like someone's house than a well-loved boozer.

A little further again (but well worth the journey) is the beautiful market town of Llandeilo which boasts many cafe, deli's, pubs and restaurants, including the lovely Ginhaus (01558 823030) and Cawdor Hotel (01558 823500) . Nearby is the amazing Wrights Food Emporium (01558 668929) which is an essential visit for any serious foodie!

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They’ve thought of everything!

We stayed here at the beginning of September and had such a lovely weekend. We had a lovely welcome from Sarah and Mark who were on hand for anything we needed. As campers, it was a luxury to turn up with just a bag of clothes - they’ve truly thought of everything you could possibly need. The beds were so comfortable and the hut was really cosy so we had really good nights’ sleep. On Saturday we had a tour of the farm and our boys really enjoyed feeding the goats, horses and chickens - they especially enjoyed checking the chicken coup for eggs every half an hour!! The bathrooms are complete luxury and it was lovely to get all the outdoor benefits of camping but still get modern comforts. We’ll definitely be coming back!


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Getting There

Form Bristol, from the south and from the east: Continue west right to the end of the M4 and exit at Junction 49. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A483 to Ammanford. Drive into Ammanford centre and, at the main traffic lights (vets on the left), turn right onto the A474, which takes you over 3 mini-roundabouts (straight over, left, straight over) past Tesco and onto Foundry Road. After about ¼ mile and before the garage on the left, turn onto Pontamman Road – you will feel like you are doubling back on yourself – this is the old A474. After about 100m, take the next right on Wern-ddu Road and this takes you up the hill out of Ammanford. Continue until you see Heol Ddu on the right; take this road and the long climb up the mountain. Continue over the crossroads at the top and over the cattle grid where you get your first experience of the Black mountain. Continue until you get to the next crossroads and turn right onto Llandeilo Road. This road will take you down the mountain, over another cattle grid and into the Berach valley. Go over the bridge at the bottom and climb about 100m to find the turn for Cwmberach Uchaf Farm (The Black Mountain Company) on the left by a large beech tree. Drive up the track and turn right into the car park.

From Carmarthen (from the west) or from Llandovery (from the north): Turn off the A40 into Llandeilo on the A483 going south. Go through Llandeilo centre, over the bridge (River Towy) and into Ffairfach. Turn left at the mini-roundabout onto Bethlehem Road and follow the signs to Trapp and Carreg Cennen Castle. Go through Trapp, over the small bridge and up the other side of the valley, past Brecon Carreg Mineral Waters on the left and down the other side of the valley to take the next left over a small bridge (River Loughor). Drive up the mountain, over the cattle grid and straight over the next crossroads onto Llandeilo Road. This road will take you down the mountain, over another cattle grid and into the Berach valley. Go over the bridge at the bottom and climb about 100m to find the turn for Cwmberach Uchaf Farm (The Black Mountain Company) on the left by a large beech tree. Drive up the track and turn right into the car park.

The nearest train station in Ammanford (5 miles) and in Ffaifach (6 miles). Unfortunately there are no busses that travel near to The Black Mountain Company.