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“So much in one little hut!”
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Cozy glamping with amazing views of the hills of Mid Wales.
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Cozy glamping with amazing views of the hills of Mid Wales.
Relax with a good book, views towards the Brecon beacons Large comfortable bed, with under floor heating and Freeview TV.
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37 reviews
Cozy glamping with amazing views of the hills of Mid Wales.
Relax with a good book, views towards the Brecon beacons
Large comfortable bed, with under floor heating and Freeview TV.
Wonderful views at breakfast
Lounge and separate bedroom
Full kitchen facilities including fridge, oven, sink and breakfast bar.
A real home from home, very well equipped kitchenette.
Hot showers
Beautiful private bathroom
Fluffy towels and linen provided.
Get away from it all, in style.
Peace, quiet and surrounded by nature
Alfresco dining
Shepherd's Hut next to the quarry
Llandrindod Wells
Royal Welsh Show in July
Powys Castle, one of 600 in Wales
Builth Wells
Red kites share the hillside with you
Go dolphin watching
Romantic get away
Book and blanket and relax
Try fossil hunting, great for all ages
Roam for miles
480 million years old
Recent finds
Keep warm with beside the firepit
MMMarshmallows
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Shepherds hut -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

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Emma C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So much in one little hut!”
Reviewed April 20, 2018 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We visited Upper Gilwern Quarry for the first time in October 2017 as birthday treat for my husband sho is fossil mad!
The Shepherds hut was beautifully and ingeniously designed to make the most of the space, and despite storm Brian we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
We arrived in the dark and had no idea of our surroundings until the next morning and the sun came up.
The views were spectacular and the fossil hunting was fruitful.
We will be returning in the summer this time to make the most of the hammock and fire pit (fingers crossed!)

Date of stay: October 2017
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2018
Thank you Emma for your gorgeous review, can't wait to see you all again soon, and we'll book the sunshine for you! Many thanks Emma & Lyndon
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Chris-Pep...
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The ultimate escape destination”
Reviewed April 20, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Tucked away on a remote Welsh hillside is this modern Sheppard's hut.
Compact and bijou, no neighbours in sight apart from sheep and soaring red kites, it has all you need for escaping the 21st century rat race.
Underfloor heating will keep you cosy on the coldest day, and a large window door opens to enjoy the views when the sun comes out.
If you don't feel like cooking, there is a warm welcome for you in the local hundred house pub.
Right next door is one of the best places for finding some of the most ancient fossils anywhere in the UK, and residents have exclusive access to this facility. There are also plenty of farm tracks for decent walks.
Peace, tranquility and amazing views, the Sheppard's hut has it all.

Date of stay: April 2018
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2018
Thank you for your really lovely review, glad you had a great stay, you are welcome anytime. Best wishes Emma & Lyndon
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
73piper
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Enjoyable few days”
Reviewed April 12, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Just spent a very pleasant stay. Warmly welcomed by Emma who had the heating on, tea and welsh tea cakes at the ready. The hut has everything you could ask for , cosy and comfortable. Close to the quarry for fossil hunting to keep hubby occupied while I got to enjoy peace and quiet. Lots of lambs and red kites to see, didnt get much of my book read. Definetily on list for a return visit.

Date of stay: April 2018
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2018
Thank you so much for your great review. You were perfect guests, and are very welcome anytime. Thank you for keeping an eye on the sheep, and my gift, very kind. See you again sometime. Emma x
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FlaMAC
Seminole, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Trilobites Galore”
Reviewed December 19, 2017 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We’re amateur fossil hunters always on the lookout for rich fossiling locations. This is the jackpot! Even in December, our little family found excellent trilobite specimens to take home. (The shepherd’s hut was a clean, cozy, and warm home away from home.) We traveled from Florida to hunt fossils here, and we’re very pleased with the experience!

Date of stay: December 2017
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Management Response
Dec 21, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're pleased you had a great stay at the Hut in December and enjoyed your fossil hunting. Best wishes Lyndon & Emma
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Date of stay: October 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really glad you had a great time, and enjoyed the fossil hunting. You are welcome anytime. Best wishes Lyndon & Emma
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Marc J
1 review
“Quiet, peaceful location with stunning views.”
Reviewed September 10, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Lovely, cosy little hut in a stunningly beautiful part of Wales. Situated right next to one of the best areas for fossil hunting in this part of the country. If outstanding countryside, peace and quiet, lovely walks, bird watching and looking for fossils is your thing, then this is the place to be.

Date of stay: September 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 10, 2017
Thank you Marc for your lovely review. Great meeting you both, hope to see you again. Best wishes Emma & Lyndon
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jim623955
Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A little piece of heaven!!”
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Having just spent a few days at the quarry hut we are already thinking of another visit! For those who like peace & quiet in the countryside this is a little piece of heaven! Plenty of wildlife, we saw red kites, buzzards, kestrels even an owl, not to mention lots of friendly sheep!
Fossil hunting was great fun too for first timers! Although my favourite pastime was just taking in the amazing views for hours on end!
Thanks to Emma for being a great host & very attentive

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2017
Thank you James for a really lovely review, we're so glad you had a great time and would welcome you both back anytime. Sounds like you found yourselves a new hobby too! Best wishes Emma & Lyndon
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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