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
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
people Sleeps 2
hotel 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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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, dressing gowns 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 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 double bed and comfy mattress, cosy blankets and duvet. Bed linen, dressing gowns and towels provided.

HOT TUB : Ingenious private wood-fired hot tub with a vintage vibe created from two upcycled JCB diggers.  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.

VIRGIN GLAMPERS:  Break yourself in to glamping at the Hot Tub Hideaway in the summer.  Not recommended for virgin glampers over the winter months unless you are REALLY gung ho!

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


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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Nicola, 30th November 2018

Absolutely stunning place

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

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 .

Jason , 28th September 2018

Absolutely idyllic location a must for a romantic retreat complete bliss

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.

Bernard, 27th July 2018

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

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.

Anne-Marie, 25th June 2018

Beautiful place, truly magical. We enjoyed chopping wood, making all our meals over the fire and having a romantic time of it! Weather was gorgeous, maybe a little too gorgeous - could have done with a bit more breeze and a little cloud! We highly recommend the icecream parlour in Hay - very welcome on the hottest day of the year!

Andrea, 14th May 2018

Nice secluded spot in the middle of nowhere. Good to get away from it all and build plenty of fires. Hot tub and showering with the wall slid back are particular bonuss! Ever little details was looked at even as far as providing marsh mallows to toast.

Caroline, 20th April 2018

If your looking for some where special this is the place to visit. Beautiful location and the shepherds huts are amazing the craftsmanship and attentions to detail are second to none. A place to fall in love all over again.

gemma, 23rd March 2018

Amazing weekend away. The hot tub took a while to heat (probably our fire making skills) but was truely blissful and worth the effort! The bed is super comfy and the location simply stunning. Would highly recommend a stay in this unique venue.

Trevor, 29th January 2018

Would really recommend this holiday for privacy and comfort, we thoroughly enjoyed the Hideaway especially the hot tub, brought back my growing up memories.

Aaron, 19th January 2018

Great if you want to escape the everyday hustle, have some quiet time to relax and forget about the world! The sky on a clear night is worth the trip alone. visited during January when temperatures didn't really get above 4 degrees C, so had a bit of trouble heating the hot tub which we were gutted about, but still had an amazing time. The owner waRead mores very helpful and really friendly. The Bridge inn pub is a short drive from the Hideaway, and well worth a visit for good food! Hide

Helen, 29th December 2017

We had an amazing time, lovely chilled New Year. Fantastic what they have done to make hut so cosy xx

Amy, 1st September 2017

A perfect romantic getaway! Off grid and off the beaten track lies this perfectly equipped shepherd's hut with the everything you could possibly need; even a wood fired hot tub - simply bliss! We stayed for a week (honeymoon) and found there was an abundance of things to do locally and this truly was the perfect hideaway.

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