Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
Set within an ancient private hay meadow
Double bedroom
Double bed
The kitchen area with woodburner
Cosy woodburner
Make yourself a cuppa
Filled with artisan touches
The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
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 / 18  Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
2 / 18  The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
3 / 18  Set within an ancient private hay meadow
4 / 18  Double bedroom
5 / 18  Double bed
6 / 18  The kitchen area with woodburner
7 / 18  Cosy woodburner
8 / 18  Make yourself a cuppa
9 / 18  Filled with artisan touches
10 / 18  The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
11 / 18  Huge fire pit bbq
12 / 18  The perfect romantic hideaway in the hills
13 / 18  800 man hours spent lovingly crafted this unique pair
14 / 18  Wood and coal fired hot tub with a view
15 / 18  Two hand crafted huts just for you
16 / 18  Mown paths
17 / 18  Dine alfresco, or head out to the local pub
18 / 18  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
Off the beaten track
Fire Pit
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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A pair of hand crafted shepherd huts with fabulous up-cycled hot tub perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Exclusive use and complete privacy with far reaching views across the Welsh Borders and Brecon Beacons. Set in an ancient hay meadow, your every comfort has been considered, with cosy wood burning stoves in each hut, large fire pits for alfresco dining and incredible craftsmanship both inside and out.

Within easy reach of a very good village pub, an award winning local store and Norman castle in nearby Longtown and the beautiful border town of Hay on Wye, internationally famous for its annual May festival and full of independent pubs, shops and bookstores for the rest of the year there is plenty to discover without going very far at all. Excellent walking straight from the huts, endless cycling trails, both mountain and road, with friendly bike hire available in nearby Hay. Canoeing, fishing and wild swimming in the River Wye, as well as a host of excellent local restaurants around the area.

Shepherd Hut ONE offers sleeping/living area: 1 double bed. Living area: woodburner, gas hob, dining table, chairs, all pots, pans, crockery, cutlery included. Shepherds Hut TWO offers: wet room: with hot/cold shower, leading out to the private wood fired hot tub. Hut THREE: with compost WC. Outside: large enclosed grassed area, with fire pit / BBQ. Leisure facilities: wood fired hot tub. Amenities: parking, coal and wood on arrival. Bed linen and towels included. Regret no smoking. Regret no dogs. Additional info: solar powered light and USB charger point for phones. Arrival: 4pm

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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 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.

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.


Far reaching views across the Black Mountains
The most innovative hot tub we’ve seen to date
Set within an ancient private hay meadow
Double bedroom
Double bed
The kitchen area with woodburner
Cosy woodburner
Make yourself a cuppa
Filled with artisan touches
The third “hut” is the discreet loo!
Huge fire pit bbq
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Hayley, 24th September 2019

It was something out of the ordinary. Perfect location, secluded, a romantic getaway to recharge your batteries away from the stresses of everyday life.

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Karen , 20th September 2019

This was the most relaxing holiday of my life. Both me and my husband had an amazing experience at the hideaway, The privacy and peace and quiet is great. A real back to basics holiday with no electricity, no WiFi .. perfect for that one on one time with the one you love. All the equipment you need for cooking on the fire pit/ BBQ. Super comfortablRead moree bed for the night. We will definitely be going back again ! Just perfect ! Hide

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KIM, 9th August 2019

A wonderful, secluded stay at the lovely Hideaway. Even in poor weather the hut was warm and cosy with an exceptionally comfy bed. The hot tub was unforgettable and a real pleasure at the end of the day. Lots of lovely thoughtful touches that made our stay thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable.

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Roderick, 2nd August 2019

What an absolute treat this place turned out to be. Booked for our honeymoon to get away from everything - and it truly is. No overlooking properties or roads, secluded in all the right ways. The hot-tub is wonderful and as fun getting it going as it is to finally sit back in it and enjoy. Cooking over the fire was a fun treat, but equally as nice Read moreto just have it crackling away while we tucked in to cheese and wine and put our feet up. For two pretty seasoned campers, this was real glamping! Hide

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Sue, 24th June 2019

A cosy shepherds hut in a beautiful and secluded location. Perfect for anyone who wants to switch off and relax for a few days. The hot tub is an unexpected treat and unlike any other. A joy.

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Klara, 18th June 2019

Had the absolute best time away with my other half, 100% going back next year was definetely the break away from reality that I needed, and thank you to our wonderful host gabby she was so helpful with absolutely any queries we had!

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Natasha, 18th January 2019

This weekend was just perfect, even in the snow, wind, rain and fog! It was EXACTLY what I was looking for when hunting for a hideaway break - so much so the weather didn't even come close to spoiling it. Gabbie couldn't have been more accommodating and the facilities are wonderful and perfectly suited to the feel of the huts. Very well constructedRead more and super cosy! The Bridge Inn was a great pub. I'm definitely looking to book a summer escape this year too. Absolutely lovely. Hide

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Andrew, 28th December 2018

Great idea, great location. Good walks and pubs nearby. Very relaxing, quiet and secluded. Take your own head torches, camping chairs and fuel for the hot tub.

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Nicola, 30th November 2018

Absolutely stunning place

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Hussein, 9th November 2018

We had the best time celebrating our anniversary at the hideaway. No complaints whatsoever. The cottage gave us the chance to totally disconnect from everything else and settle back into a more peaceful existence for the weekend. We set out to see the Milky Way and we managed to do just that from the comfort of the hot tub! That made it all worth iRead moret. Would definitely recommend. Hide

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Sam, 12th October 2018

Hot tub hideaway is simply perfect if you are looking for a romantic break away . You are left alone but given plenty of information about places to go and see and great pub recommendations .

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Jason , 28th September 2018

Absolutely idyllic location a must for a romantic retreat complete bliss

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Gary, 13th August 2018

Fantastic place to totally unwind and chill out. Lots to explore all around, love the hot tub. There is not a shortage of excellent food to be had in local pubs, restaurant and shops.

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Bernard, 27th July 2018

A very special place no matter what the weather is doing we will definitely be back again

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Claudia , 13th July 2018

Amazing place totally secluded and tranquil. Perfect for a romantic break or just to escape from it all. Super cosy and comfy bed. Great to explore the area.

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