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View towards the hut and enclosed terrace
Hand crafted furniture with stylish soft furnishings
The perfect size for a kitchen
Enjoy an espresso watching the sun rise
Interesting touches throughout the hut
The warming wood burner takes centre stage
Logs are plentiful for the wood burner
The cosy double bed with stunning views
Take an early morning rain shower
The perfect place for entertaining
Relax and enjoy the afternoon sun
Uninterrupted views across the countryside
View back toward the hut
1 / 13  View towards the hut and enclosed terrace
2 / 13  Hand crafted furniture with stylish soft furnishings
3 / 13  The perfect size for a kitchen
4 / 13  Enjoy an espresso watching the sun rise
5 / 13  Interesting touches throughout the hut
6 / 13  The warming wood burner takes centre stage
7 / 13  Logs are plentiful for the wood burner
8 / 13  The cosy double bed with stunning views
9 / 13  Take an early morning rain shower
10 / 13  The perfect place for entertaining
11 / 13  Relax and enjoy the afternoon sun
12 / 13  Uninterrupted views across the countryside
12 / 13  Uninterrupted views across the countryside
13 / 13  View back toward the hut

The Hive,

Hay-on-Wye (12.5mls NE), Mid Wales
people Sleeps 2
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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Perched on the England/Wales border, this quirky, picture-perfect shepherd’s hut offers the ultimate escape in the countryside, where you can experience heavenly peace from the everyday stresses of life. Its striking location atop of a hill means nothing, but total tranquillity with breath-taking views that await you from your private terrace, but rest assured the village of Kington is not too far and has all the amenities you might need.

Swing open the huge door to the cabin and the first thing you will notice is the spectacularly designed open-plan layout, providing you with everything you could need in one place, without feeling cramped or enclosed. Adorned in neutral, calming hues to mirror the serenity of the outdoors within, the delightful bench seating that lines either side of the hut is cushioned for comfort, with lots of colourful pillows scattered along the backs. You’ll also get to sit right by the wood burner, so you’ll be extra toasty of an evening!

Simplistic yet functional, the kitchen may not have all the trappings of a contemporary household space, but it makes up for that with exuding charm. Heat up a kettle of water on the gas hob for a morning coffee or make use of the gas oven for a quick and simple supper, preparing anything to go alongside it on the sleek, rustic wooden work tops.

When you’re ready to rest your head, step up into the built-in double bed for the cosiest of sleeps; feel the soft blankets on your skin and be enveloped by a bed so delightful that you just might never want to leave it, with views out across the mountain range beyond. There are even two additional pull-out single beds, just in case you have two little guests who might want to join the adventure.

If you’re looking for a refreshing wake up the next day, the shower room is perfect. A few steps across the terrace and you’ll come to a separate wooden cubicle, complete with shower and Eco WC – a true sense of going back to nature!

Outside, the spacious terrace is ideal for entertaining, sitting back and enjoying the peace and quiet, or simply for admiring the view. Two seating areas are available, one with a round table complete with a parasol for shade from the summer sunshine, and one space with bench seating and cushions to keep you comfortable. There are acres of grounds to explore and of a night time, don’t forget to take a moment to look up at the stars where you will experience some of the clearest skies you’ll ever lay eyes upon. Don’t forget to make a wish if you’re lucky enough to see a shooting star!

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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WALKING & CYCLING: The grounds in which the hut is situated are all there for you to roam and explore, but if you’re looking for a longer adventure, the Offa’s Dyke footpath is nearby. The position of the hut on the country border means you’re also close to both the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons – you couldn’t be better placed for walking and cycling!

CASTLES & CULTURE: You’ll be immersed in an area that is inundated with historical ruins, majestic castles and breath-taking countryside. The towns themselves in the surrounding area are saturated in rich history, whilst some of Europe’s finest surviving castles can be found within the border of Wales: Brecon Castle and Abergavenny Castle.

TOUR THE TOWNS: Spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque towns to explore, try to visit as many as possible, as each place boasts its own unique charm. Hay-on-Wye’s fame as a ‘literary capital’ is certainly one that is well-deserved, with many a quaint bookshop to be found on every street. Ludlow’s historical streets are beautiful and historical. Llandrindod Wells is one of the friendliest Welsh towns you could come across and Leominster’s Black and White Village Trail is a must-see.

FINE FAYRE: When it comes to dining you have the best of both worlds on either side of the border so you can sample a taste of two cultures. Not far from the hut, the Harp Inn at Radnor serves delicious and refined, yet rustic dishes to tantalise taste buds, or head into Kington for a choice of eateries, including the Royal Oak Inn for authentic Thai cuisine, Ye Olde Tavern for traditional dishes, or Gray’s at the Swan for a mouth-watering steak.

SLEEPS: There is one double bed and two additional pull-out single beds.

RELAXING: Electric power and electric heating is included for your stay.

COOKING & DINING: There is a gas oven and hob in the kitchen area.

KEEPING CLEAN: You’ll find one shower room with an Eco WC. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE: Outside there is a terrace with ample seating and table space, plus ample off-road parking space for two cars.

PETS: This property welcomes one dog.

TECHY STUFF: The hut has full electrical power with sockets for charging all your gadgets. There is good mobile reception on most networks.

Photos

View towards the hut and enclosed terrace
Hand crafted furniture with stylish soft furnishings
The perfect size for a kitchen
Enjoy an espresso watching the sun rise
Interesting touches throughout the hut
The warming wood burner takes centre stage
Logs are plentiful for the wood burner
The cosy double bed with stunning views
Take an early morning rain shower
The perfect place for entertaining
Relax and enjoy the afternoon sun
Show 1 moreUninterrupted views across the countryside

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Dave, 13th August 2018

Stunning views from the decking and lots of open space for the dog to run and walk along Offa's Dyke. No TV, no internet and did not even look at my mobile phone. Just peace and tranquility which is exactly what I needed. With no light pollution the night sky with billions of stars and the Milky Way was amazing. I was sorry to leave and could quiteRead more happily live here permanently. Hide

Steven, 25th June 2018

The views were amazing and the hive was great with every thing that you needed and good overall value.

Deborah, 22nd June 2018

Amazing location and everything you need.we completely switched off as was so relaxing and tranquil.bed was very comfy and we managed to cook couple of full meals as was very well equipped.lovely welcome wine and crisps which was nice touch.would definitely go back

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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