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Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
Set within an ancient private hay meadow
The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
Kitchen area with woodburner
Romantic and secluded
Light and cosy
King-size bed
Woodburner
Huge fire pit bbq
The perfect romantic hideaway in the hills
800 man hours spent lovingly crafted this unique pair
Wood and coal fired hot tub with a view
Two hand crafted huts just for you
Mown paths
Dine alfresco, or head out to the local pub
Hay-on-Wye is the nearest town
1 / 19  Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
2 / 19  The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
3 / 19  Set within an ancient private hay meadow
4 / 19  The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
5 / 19  Kitchen area with woodburner
6 / 19  Romantic and secluded
7 / 19  Light and cosy
8 / 19  King-size bed
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10 / 19  Woodburner
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12 / 19  Huge fire pit bbq
13 / 19  The perfect romantic hideaway in the hills
14 / 19  800 man hours spent lovingly crafted this unique pair
15 / 19  Wood and coal fired hot tub with a view
16 / 19  Two hand crafted huts just for you
17 / 19  Mown paths
18 / 19  Dine alfresco, or head out to the local pub
19 / 19  Hay-on-Wye is the nearest town

The Hot Tub Hideaway

Hay-on-Wye (5.5mls SE), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Off the beaten track
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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Set in an ancient hay meadow overlooking Black Hill of Bruce Chatwin fame, this is one exceptionally romantic hide-away, cosy as toast inside and laying testament to the very best of artisan craftsmanship. Heart, soul, heaps of imagination and 800 man hours of love and labour have been poured in to the project by friendly owners Rickie and Gabbie, the result will sweep you off your feet!

Completely private, The Hideaway is indeed very hidden, deep in the Herefordshire hills, however Hay on Wye, of literary festival fame, is within fifteen minutes and a superb village pub within five, so there's plenty to explore if you can tear yourself away from the huts.

Surrounded by an acre of meadow, the main hut is all about relaxation, with super snug, proper double bed, pretty bed linen, multiple throws and cushions ensuring your comfort, there's a wood burning stove kicking out the heat, a hand made kitchen with gas hob, butler sink plus pull out table for wining and dining. Directly outside is an enormous fire pit, which doubles as a barbeque with large benches for lazing and taking in the view.

The second hut will make you gasp with it's ingenuity, dedicated to bathing, there is a wet room style shower with another cosy wood burning stove and hot and cold running water on tap. The private wood fired hot tub sits just beneath, cleverly designed from two up-cycled digger buckets, taking in the best of the mountain views. A separate compost loo is just a dash away, towels and eco friendly toiletries included.

Perfect for wild romance in the great outdoors, every comfort considered, lashings of vintage charm and piles of scrummy marshmallows for toasting by the fire....a true glamping haven...open year round!

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COUNTRY PUBS: Great Welsh Border pubs in easy reach, with more apples grown in Herefordshire than any other county in the UK, The Bridge at Michelchurch Escley is well worth the walk, with a strong local reputation and wide variety of local tipples on offer. The Felin Fach Griffin just outside of Hay on Wye is a strong contender for favourite pub, with a free round of local drinks being offered to Sugar & Loaf guests when dining.

WINE & DINE: Head to Hay on Wye for supper at St Johns or lunch Booths Bookshop Cafe, when you tire of the local pubs. The RIver Cafe in Glasbury is great for lunch coupled with canoe hire on the River Wye. Toi et Moi, in the pretty Golden Valley village of Abbey Dore, is the go to place for romantics, booking essential and those in search of some Michelin glamour, will enjoy The Walnut Tree Inn or Hardwick in Abergavenny.

WALKING: There is some seriously fine walking from the door what ever your level of fitness, from the stunning 2.5 hour walk along Hay Bluff and Black Hill right from the door, to the wider Brecon Beacons National Park and 285 km Offa's Dyke Path, the 8th Century Border between England & Wales for the very keen...or just down the lane to the pub!

CYCLING: As great as the walking, great road biking along the picturesque lanes, to challenging mountain routes up on the hill. There are MBT centres throughout the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains for those who like to get a little muddy! Bike hire is available in nearby Hay on Wye.

LOCAL VILLAGES: Michaelchurch Escley is the nearest, simply a village pub and church, head on down the hill to Longtown for with award winning village store, perfect for the morning papers and to stock up on local supplies, more village pubs and the remains of a Norman Castle, as well as The Monnow Valley Art Centre hidden away in the hills nearby. The village of Vowchurch on the last Saturday of the month hosts a great local farmers market too.

TOUR A TOWN: Hay on Wye, with its famous Literary Festival is just 15 minutes drive away, with 30 plus independent bookshops and stores, as well as some lovely places to eat. Abergavenny is 30 minutes away with the Abergavenny Food Festival each September now proving one of the best in the UK. The Cathedral City of Hereford, with the Mappa Mundi can also be reached in 30 minutes.

CULTURE & CASTLES: The Norman Conquest saw a large number of castles springing up in the Welsh Marches, many of which still remain in some form or other today. White Castle, Skenfrith, Longtown, Grosmont and Raglan Castle are certainly worth a visit for a touch of local history. There are lots of beautiful old churches and abbey's around too, Patrishow Church in the Vale of Grywnne is a particularly lovely example.

SLEEPS 2 : A sleeping hut with king-size double bed and comfy mattress, cosy blankets and duvet. Bed linen and towels provided.

HOT TUB : Ingenious private wood-fired hot tub with a vintage vibe, created from the bucket of a 30 tonne excavator machine!  Available with wet room shower just above the wood burning stove.

RELAXING : The sleeping hut doubles as a cosy retreat, with wood-fired stove, Lloyd Loom chair, plenty of games and books available. There is a pull out table for dining, as well as a handmade kitchen, with gas stove, butler sink and solar powered light. There is a solar USB charger for phones as well. There are baskets of wood provided on arrival and more available on an at cost, honesty box system

COOKING : There is a gas stove inside the shepherds hut and an enormous fire pit BBQ outside....marshmallows provided!  Kitchen worktop, all the pots and pans, plates etc that you should need.

KEEPING CLEAN : Piping hot water in the wet room style shower, fresh towels provided. Compost loo in a separate hut - easy to make a dash to!

DOGS: To respect neighbours livestock, we regret dogs are not permitted at The Hideaway at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a beautiful rustic rural retreat which must be respected, any damages will be charged to the guest.

 

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Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
Set within an ancient private hay meadow
The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
Kitchen area with woodburner
Romantic and secluded
Light and cosy
King-size bed
Woodburner
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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

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Louise, 24th September 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This is a magical spot to stay. You will not regret it.

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Phyllis, 10th May 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Amazing rural retreat. Quirky accommodation and inspired hot tub. Gabbie could not be more helpful.

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Jason, 23rd April 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This was an absolutely perfect location to get away from the modern world. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting by the fires talking and enjoying the nature around. We would definitely return and it has made us want to live off the grid :) loved it!!!!

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Toni, 30th October 2020 Guest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 starsGuest rating 2.6 stars

Location is beautiful and the bed is very comfy. The weather was horrific with strong winds and down pour which Unfortunately did not make our experience as we had hoped. The trip to the toilet got us a little muddy and the cold wind meant we couldnt get the hot tub HOT even after 5 hours of lots of wood on the fire. It really is off grid which if Read morethis is what you crave, this is the place for you. The owner was lovely and responded to us straight away. Hide

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Ghislaine, 10th October 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

I went on my own, and it was perfect for what I wanted, which was peace and quiet, escape from phone and computer, privacy and being close to nature. Comfortable bed, a gas ring for cooking, wonderful views. Cosy with the little wood burner. No light pollution, clean air and spectacular night skies. Loved the quirky hot tub. Friendly owner, availabRead morele to help if needed, but completely non intrusive. Hay (8 miles) is friendly and had everything I needed. Looking forward to a return visit! Hide

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Richard, 18th September 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Absolutely amazing time spent in this shepherd's hut in a field all on its own. You can be totally cut off from the world and enjoy being back to nature. Take a few books and enjoy reading by the fire or whilst you're getting the hot tub going. The owner Gabby was so helpful and lovely. Gabby made sure our stay was memorable.

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Morgan, 29th August 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Absolute bliss

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