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Nestled in the landscape
Perfect for dining alfresco under the tree canopy
For when the blue stuff is as impressive as the landscape
Well equipped open plan living
Views across the Monmouthshire countryside from the hut
Alfresco dining
Nestled high in the Usk Valley
Gas stove and wood burning oven for cooking
Handmade kitchen
Dining table and chairs for romantic meals
Cook or cosy by the wood burning stove
A basket of logs on arrival
Small but perfectly formed shower room
Shower within the shepherd hut
Authentic shepherd hut wheels
Tucked away in bluebell heaven
Wind your way to the hut
Hut, perched on a rise, with wonderful views, and bluebells
Stunning views all year round
Cosy king-size cabin bed
Snuggle up in style
Enter the wood for a magical stay
1 / 22  Nestled in the landscape
2 / 22  Perfect for dining alfresco under the tree canopy
3 / 22  For when the blue stuff is as impressive as the landscape
4 / 22  Well equipped open plan living
5 / 22  Views across the Monmouthshire countryside from the hut
6 / 22  Alfresco dining
7 / 22  Nestled high in the Usk Valley
8 / 22  Gas stove and wood burning oven for cooking
9 / 22  Handmade kitchen
10 / 22  Dining table and chairs for romantic meals
11 / 22  Cook or cosy by the wood burning stove
12 / 22  A basket of logs on arrival
12 / 22  A basket of logs on arrival
13 / 22  Small but perfectly formed shower room
14 / 22  Shower within the shepherd hut
15 / 22  Authentic shepherd hut wheels
16 / 22  Tucked away in bluebell heaven
17 / 22  Wind your way to the hut
18 / 22  Hut, perched on a rise, with wonderful views, and bluebells
19 / 22  Stunning views all year round
20 / 22  Cosy king-size cabin bed
21 / 22  Snuggle up in style
22 / 22  Enter the wood for a magical stay

View Of The Valley Hut,

Monmouth (3.4mls NW), Wye Valley
people Sleeps 2
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Open fire / woodburner
Romantic
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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Nestled in ancient woodland, this aptly named hut overlooking the dramatic Usk Valley is wonderfully green and calm with a riot of bluebells carpeting the floor each spring. Off grid luxury and romance in complete seclusion, you’re but a quick drive down the hill to nip in to the urban world.

Whizz past the Wye Valley, noting the Michelin restaurant as you go and within a matter of minutes you’ll find yourself in the market town of Monmouth, complete with pop up Friday street food festivals and handy local stores. Spend days exploring the Wye Valley, with picnic or paddle in hand, explore ancient ruins, high wires and cycle routes in the nearby Forest of Dean, or stride out for the mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Back up at the hut, sunshine dapples through the canopy, views stretch out for miles, sheep graze and if you’re lucky deer bound past, there’s every reason not to venture far at all! A giant of a shepherds hut, every comfort has been considered, from the cosiest of king-size cabin beds, warmest of wood burning stoves and lashings of hot water in the shower. There’s a hammock for lazy days and a fire pit for the obligatory camp fire…the mildest of wild adventures in the beautiful Welsh countryside!

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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STRIDE OUT : A great area for walking with the Usk Valley in one direction, and the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in the other. Stride out from the door on a lovely circular walk around Craig-Y-Dorth hill, location of a famous battle when Owain Glyndwr beat the English forces out of Wales back to the gates of Monmouth. For those who love a more dramatic hill, then the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are in easy enough reach....plenty of trails for the most adventurous of travellers.

RESTAURANTS AND PUBS : Monmouthshire is famous for being the mecca for food in Wales, boasting the most amount of Michelin starred restaurants in the Country. These include the Walnut Tree Inn in Abergavenny and The Whitebrook, just 5 minutes’ drive away in the Wye Valley. Worthy of note are The Hardwick, The Raglan Arms, The Bell at Skenfrith and The Inn at Penallt, with The Lion and Carpenter’s Arms. Friday night also brings a small street food market to Monmouth, perfect pre-check in!

CASTLES & CULTURE : Being a border county the area had a vast array of wonderful and famous Castles and is also home to the magnificent Tintern Abbey. Raglan, Chepstow, White, Goodrich Castles are all worth a look whilst Monmouth boasts being the birthplace of Henry V.

FISHING : Fantastic fishing nearby on the River Usk and famous River Wye, some of Wales’ best Salmon and Brown Trout rivers. Day permits available from the local shop, Sweets in Usk, Gene will offer you a lovely cup of tea along with any fishing flies you wish to purchase. The Usk & Wye Fishing Foundation also offer day rods on some of the best beats of both rivers, usually unavailable to the public. Certainly worth a look!

KAYAKING & CANOEING : The River Wye meanders through stunning Welsh countryside. In Monmouth companies will take you up to Symonds Yat and let you canoe back down to Monmouth. Along the way you can stop at lovely waterside pubs such as The Saracens Head, ensuring you are always well fed and watered along the way.

FOREST OF DEAN : The Forest of Dean is within easy reach, with Go Ape, offering tree top adventures for the brave and Segway hire for those preferring to explore on wheels! Historic Clearwell Caves are within the Forest as is Clearwell Castle. The Forest is also fantastic for bike riding, there are a number of bike hire shops. Just make sure you are able to out-peddle the local wild boar population!

FESTIVALS : There are a number of great local festivals in the area, as well as regular events at Chepstow Racecourse. The Hay Festival is of global repute and a haven for book lovers each May. September brings the Abergavenny Food Festival to town, one of the best in the country. For music lovers, Brecon Jazz and the Green Man Festival come to the hills in August. •

SLEEPS 2 :  One extremely comfy king-size bed, cosy duvet, bedding and blankets included.

RELAXING:  Dining table, Lloyd Loom style chairs, wood burning stove, a basket of logs and kindling on arrival.  Books, magazines, chess, playing cards and scrabble available.  Bluetooth DAB radio provides the option of listening to Desert Island Discs, or playing your own playlist.  Plus a portable DVD player and DVDs are on offer for hunkering down on those rainy days!

COOKING: The log-burning stove doubles up as an oven, there is a separate dual gas hob, Belfast sink, toaster, fridge and all the crockery, cutlery, pots and pans you should need.  A barbecue is also available and a fire-pit for toasting those marshmallow.

KEEPING CLEAN: Shower room with lashings of hot water, basin and loo. Towels included.

OUTSIDE:  Completely secluded and private bluebell woodland, with fire-pit, hammock, outside furniture, barbecue and far reaching views across the Welsh countryside.  Direct access into the neighbouring field for picnics and relaxing in the sun.  Off road parking for two cars.

TECHY STUFF: The hut now has full electrical power with charging sockets available for your gadgets.  Charging items, such as phones or hairdryers is no problem at all. There is good mobile reception on most networks.

PETS:  Up to two well-behaved dogs are most welcome.  Please note the size of the hut if bringing two large dogs!  The site is fenced, however please be aware there is usually livestock in the surrounding fields, and dogs should be kept under control at all times.

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Nestled in the landscape
Perfect for dining alfresco under the tree canopy
For when the blue stuff is as impressive as the landscape
Well equipped open plan living
Views across the Monmouthshire countryside from the hut
Alfresco dining
Nestled high in the Usk Valley
Gas stove and wood burning oven for cooking
Handmade kitchen
Dining table and chairs for romantic meals
Cook or cosy by the wood burning stove
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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Wayne, 10th August 2018

Beautiful little cabin with everything you need and more. Brilliant location with stunning views and so peaceful! We will rebook if possible for the same weekend as it was just what we needed. thank you!

Greg, 27th July 2018

The Shepherds Hut has a unique appeal - great views and a welcome pack on arrival. It is small and cosy, be prepared for that. Take few bags as there is nowhere to put them! The bed is extremely comfy and the Hut has all you need. It was very rainy when we were there but we attempted the wood burner and hunkered down for the evening.

Marlies, 23rd July 2018

The View of the Valley Hut is a real paradise! Fairy-tail like private path toward the hut, comfortable hut with all facilities you need for a self-sufficient stay and a lovely space outside with indeed a great view of the valley. Together with he neighboring sheep it made our stay in the Wye Valley complete!

Donna, 2nd July 2018

Lovely little hideaway with wonderful views down the valley. Very therapeutic as you just have to relax!

Angela, 28th May 2018

View of the valley hut was in such a beautiful setting, nicely secluded as we had wanted. The hut itself was perfectly presented, very quant with a lovely kitchen, great big bed, small but perfect bathroom and some lovely little additions like the chess board, books and decor. Outside was little basic, only limited seating or rocks to sit on and wiRead moreth such a gorgeous view, you want to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun set. We brought our own chairs. Otherwise we had the perfect stay. Hide

Catherine, 18th May 2018

Had a lovely time here, the hut is fitted out beautifully and the quietness and view is fantastic

Elizabeth, 30th March 2018

We had a lovely (but soggy) time over the Easter weekend. Leaving milk and eggs for us was a lovely touch and the hut stayed super warm with the log fire blazing away, it was actually really nice hearing the rain pelting down outside while we were cosy in the hut! I wish we'd booked for summer to make the most of the outside area but even so, it waRead mores fab! Hide

Craig, 16th March 2018

Beautiful location, lovely wee hut, excellent hosts.

Joseph, 9th February 2018

Perfect relaxation and seclusion in a beautiful setting

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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