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Fabulous group of huts set in the hills - the ultimate glamping experience!
Enjoy alfresco dining
Your own private hot tub situated next to the stream - available as an optional extra
Four sleeping huts in total, plus another with handy kitchen area
One of four cosy sleeping areas
Traditional Welsh drapes and blankets
Modern shower room, with separate sink and WC
Freshly laundered bedding and towels provided
Spectacular views, walking and cycle trails
Make the most of the great outdoors
Set just below Offa's Dyke
An idyllic rural location
View towards the shepherd huts
Stunning countryside views
1 / 14  Fabulous group of huts set in the hills - the ultimate glamping experience!
2 / 14  Enjoy alfresco dining
3 / 14  Your own private hot tub situated next to the stream - available as an optional extra
4 / 14  Four sleeping huts in total, plus another with handy kitchen area
5 / 14  One of four cosy sleeping areas
6 / 14  Traditional Welsh drapes and blankets
7 / 14  Modern shower room, with separate sink and WC
8 / 14  Freshly laundered bedding and towels provided
9 / 14  Spectacular views, walking and cycle trails
10 / 14  Make the most of the great outdoors
11 / 14  Set just below Offa's Dyke
12 / 14  An idyllic rural location
13 / 14  View towards the shepherd huts
14 / 14  Stunning countryside views

Great Escape Glamping

Hay-on-Wye (4mls S), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Eco Friendly
Shepherd Hut
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Hidden in the heart of the hills, this private nest of beautiful handmade shepherds’ huts provide the ultimate glamping adventure. Relax in the wood-fired hot tub by the stream or gather around the fire pit in the evenings.

This group of 4 exquisite huts is exclusively yours tucked away in the hills, yet just a run back down the hill into Hay-on-Wye, complete with gorgeous little shops and eateries. A babbling brook, the dramatic expanse of the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve overhead and an optional wood-fired hot tub to luxuriate in. The wood-fired hot tub is bookable on request for an additional fee. This is a perfect retreat to re-connect and get back to nature….or have a little glamping party with your mates!

Located in one of the most spectacular locations in the National Park. Nearby Hay-on-Wye has an exceptionally well supplied yet quaint Thursday morning market, pubs, great independent stores and a world famous book festival each May, and is just a few miles away. The River Wye is far below at the bottom of the mountain, with canoe hire, a great river side cafe, bike, pony and even Vespa hire. For thrill seekers, Black Mountain Activities nearby has a long list of adrenaline-fuelled activities to keep you busy, including gorge walking and high wire ropes. Leisure facilities: private wood-fired hot tub (on request for a fee of £150 for any stay duration.)

This unique accommodation offers 4 shepherds' huts each with a double bed, wood burner (logs included). There is also a very well appointed Utility Hut which includes: shower room with shower and WC;  kitchen with wood-fired Esse stove, small fridge, toaster, kettle and sink. Outside guests will find an open fireplace, with large fire pit at one end and BBQ at the other and a large canopied dining table. Amenities: ample parking. Electric included. Bed linen included. Regret no smoking.

Additional info:electricity is provided by solar panels and wind turbines. Pedestrian access only to the huts via a step track. Easy to carry bags are recommended but wheelbarrows are provided to transport luggage to and from your hut! 2 dogs welcome, however must be kept on a lead whilst outside. Arrival: 4pm.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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STRIDE OUT: Exceptional walking right from the hut door! Day walks into the Welsh Borders to discover great pubs such as The Bulls Head, at Crasswell, or across the top of the Black Mountains, Offa's Dyke and Lord Herefords Knob are in clear view and well worth a climb!

BRING A BIKE: Road cyclists will love weaving in and out of the valley's, brilliant routes, don't forget the puncture repair kit though during hedge cutting! Mountain Bikers will love it too and there are simple enough trails for children to follow. Bike hire is available from nearby Drovers Cycles and Wye Valley Canoes, who also have Vespa hire if you prefer a motor!

PLOD ALONG ON A PONY: At the bottom of the mountain you'll find pony trekking throughout the year at Tregoyd Riding, they offer basic short sessions for complete novices, to long days in the saddle for those after a bit more of a challenge.

PLANNING AN ADVENTURE: Black Mountain Activities in nearby Three Cocks, at the foot of the hill, has a long list of adreneliene fuelled activities to keep the most active of holiday maker busy. There is also a high rope course which will test the nerve of most! Slightly further afield, Llangorse Lake is not only very beautiful, but home to Europes largest zip wire, as well as various boating activities...and more riding options.

A BITE TO EAT: The River Cafe is at the foot of the mountain, in nearby Glasbury, with free wi-fi for those missing it, as well as delicious Italian inspired cuisine and canoe hire available too. The Felin Fach is one of the best pubs in the area, a free round of local drinks included when dining for Sugar & Loaf guests may tempt you there! Richard Booths Cafe in Hay on Wye is also well worth a visit. There is a fabulous butchers in Talgarth, and delicious bread from Talgarth Mill, as well as The Deli in Hay, all really great for stocking up on excellent local food for the camp fire....marshmallows recommended!

BOOK EARLY FOR HAY FESTIVAL: Nearby Hay on Wye for is home to the renowned annual Literary Festival in May . We love it....but availability disappears fast, so worth grabbing it before it goes.

SLEEPING: Sleeps 8. Luxury hand-built shepherds' huts all in one unique and totally private site. Each sleeping hut comes complete table, chairs, wood burning stove with wood/firelighters provided. All linen is included - please remember to bring your own towels. Prices displayed online are based on 8 guests across 4 huts.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Across two fields the there is a main farmhouse and a self-contained barn, both restored with every luxury in mind, if your party is larger than 8 you can also book the farm house which is called Great Escape Farm and sleeps 10 with 2 double sofa beds, so could sleep 14 on top of the 8 in the huts. The farm house would need to be booked separate - see costs reference Great Escape Farm 42856.

HOT TUB: Use of the private wood-fired hot tub, situated streamside beneath the trees, is an optional extra. It is charged at £150 for any stay duration.

COOKING:  The Utility Hut boasts a "proper" kitchen and comes complete with wood fired Esse stove, small fridge, toaster, kettle, heaps of pots, pans and plates.  Hot and cold running water, as well as all fuel provided. Outside is a great open fireplace, perfect for getting together around - with a large firepit at one end and barbeque at the other, as well as an enormous canopied dining table. There is a generous supply of barbeque equipment and fuel on arrival, as well as plenty of wood.

KEEPING CLEAN: The Utility Hut is cleverly designed with one half containing a proper shower room, with hot and cold running water, a loo, shower and basin. 

GREEN CREDENTIALS: The huts are off grid and fitted with solar panels and wind turbines as well as having wood fired heating and cooking facilities. Eco-friendly products are provided for cleaning and washing up too. There is no phone signal directly by the huts, although a short walk up the lane will find signal for most networks.

ACCESS: As the huts are off grid to get to them you will need to walk down a track from the dedicated parking area. As the track is steep we recommend bringing bags that are easy to carry however a wheelbarrow is provided to make transporting your things a little easier.

PETS: 2 dogs welcome, however must be kept on a lead outside due to nearby livestock. Dogs not allowed on the furnishings, or on beds. If this is ignored an extra cleaning charge could be applied.

 

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Fabulous group of huts set in the hills - the ultimate glamping experience!
Enjoy alfresco dining
Your own private hot tub situated next to the stream - available as an optional extra
Four sleeping huts in total, plus another with handy kitchen area
One of four cosy sleeping areas
Traditional Welsh drapes and blankets
Modern shower room, with separate sink and WC
Freshly laundered bedding and towels provided
Spectacular views, walking and cycle trails
Make the most of the great outdoors
Set just below Offa's Dyke
Show 2 moreAn idyllic rural location

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

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Megan, 23rd August 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

What a wonderful place! Just magical! This is the perfect spot for R&R. The huts are spacious and cosy, with their own individual log burners. This place is really special. Our dogs absolutely loved playing in the brook, whilst we enjoyed the wood fired hot tub. There are loads of fantastic walks just a stones throw from the huts. With Hay-on-Wye jRead moreust a 15 min drive away, with loads of great pubs, shops and a Co-op. I could not recommend this place enough! Hide

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Jennifer, 30th July 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

What an absolutely fantastic place to stay! The walk from the car park to the huts is very steep with a wheelbarrow and some of our party did struggle a bit but it's totally worth it for such a feeling of isolation. The hot tub was perfect next to the stream and very comfortably held 4 adults and could probably have squeezed in an extra 1 or 2 and Read morehad been lit ready for our arrival. The outdoor table and canopy is huge and kept us dry and the beds are super comfy. All pans etc provided. Hide

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Isabel, 9th July 2021 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Excellent place to stay, we all really enjoyed it. Cooker and hot tub were straightforward to light. Kitchen had everything you needed. Dry weather for most of our stay was a bonus as we could all sit outside at night around the large fire pit. Bathroom had everything you needed but you have to remember to keep the fire going in kitchen to heat theRead more water for the shower. Beautiful surroundings, plenty to see and do. Hay on Wye well worth a visit. Hide

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allison, 18th June 2021 Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Off-grid and remote, this is a special place indeed. Hot tub next to the stream and beautifully comfy, warm beds to sleep in. We loved the fire pit and lighting the stove for hot water and cooking over the fire. The lovely sheep were curious neighbours and we did not tire of the views of the surrounding mountains. Hosts were always available and heRead morelpful and we were blessed with the weather. Fabulous for our family to share a holiday together with our own space, and space to be together. Hide

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Caroline, 29th April 2021 Guest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 starsGuest rating 3.6 stars

We very much enjoyed our stay at Huts in the Hills and would recommend it to our friends and family. The location is stunning with amazing views of Hay Bluff and the setting of the huts themselves is beautiful. The sound of the stream running through the camp was lovely and it felt very secluded and private. The huts are very well appointed, with aRead more good size table, a very comfy bed and the wood burners were easy to use. We struggled to work the shower and hot tub so felt this affected VFM. Hide

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Charlotte, 18th September 2020 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Wonderful weekend break spent at end of a secluded field in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Loved the huts, felt like staying in a hotel room, fell asleep tinkling of the adjacent stream. Fire pit provided outdoor warmth & seating to fully immerse in nature, conversation, good food & wine around the fire pit. Excellent utility hut provided wRead moreith fully equipped kitchen & bathroom with hot water & showering. Really well thought out & all to an excellent standard. Hope to return. Hide

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Ameet, 7th September 2020 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Absolutely loved our time here. The set up is really great and being off the grid for a week was welcomed by all of us. The huts are kept to a great standard and were really clean when we arrived. The location is great if you want to get away from the usual noise and had many wonderful nights around the fire. Definitely recommend.

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Alix, 21st August 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a fabulous time at the huts with our children (12, 10 and 8). We love glamping, and this was the perfect balance of "back to nature" and creature comforts. The site is completely secluded and in a beautiful setting. Sarah the owner was very quick to respond to a couple of minor requests we made. The children are already begging to return!

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Mandy, 17th July 2020 Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

I loved this back to basic but not too basic holiday. Would definitely consider going back or booking something similar. It took us a while to get used to lighting the kitchen cooker & the hot tub but loved the location next to a stream that sounded amazing. Its definitely worth taking all your own food because its not that close to local shops, buRead moret for me, its nice not to shop whilst away. The fridge was a standard size under counter, bigger than expected. Being noisy is no issue as remote Hide

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