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Newly Crafted Artists Riverside Retreat
Newly Crafted Artists Riverside Retreat
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Stay in our beautifully crafted wooden Shepherd’s Hut, in a secluded south facing setting next to the river.
Surrounded by rolling green hills, this is the perfect eco-retreat, with solar powered electricity and total privacy. Enjoy the elegant interior furnishings and cosy wood stove, or detox in the wood-fired sauna.
Ideal for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, or anyone looking to get away from the normal hustle and bustle of life. Extensive outdoor space is ideal for dogs!

The space

We make furniture for a living and the Shepherd's Hut showcases our natural, rustic wood and slate style, and our funky compost toilets and showers (search Free Range Designs to see our work).
The space offers guaranteed peace and quiet and connection to nature. Enjoy your breakfast at the table outside and maybe spot the grey heron flying in to catch his food from the river. In the evening you can sit outdoors around a bonfire to gaze at the stars and listen out for the owls, and keep your eyes pealed for badgers or even an otter.
On wet days (we do get quite a few of these in Wales) you can slide out the cleverly designed table and benches from under the bed for spacious indoor dining, and watch the moon rise over the fields.
The Shepherds hut has been very well insulated and even on the coldest winter days you will be dry and toasty inside and there is a gas-powered shower.
There is no wi-fi, but there is (patchy) mobile phone reception.
The place is very tranquil, but if you prefer to liven it up there are no close neighbours (apart from the heron, badgers, otters and owls.)
Parking is available close to the Hut, a short walk on the other side of the hedge.

Guest access

The Shepherd's Hut is in your own private south facing field. You are welcome to use our riverside sauna, available on request, to swim in the lake (perhaps more of a large pond) or jump in the river.
Depending on the time of year you might even get fresh eggs from our hens, veg from the polytunnel, or a selection of pick-you-own berries.

Interaction with guests

The Shepherd's Hut is on our family smallholding and we can meet you on arrival. Suzanne or I are generally around to answer any questions you might have during your stay, help light fires, or point you in the right direction for local walks and attractions.

Other things to note

This is glamping at its best. Make a fire in the wood stove inside to keep warm in winter (there is a gas hob for cooking), or a bonfire outside under the stars on clear nights. This is Wales and the weather is unpredictable, so it's advisable to bring good footwear and waterproofs.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee €23
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

57 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
September 2017
Loved it. Very cosy, very peaceful in a lovely spot. Highly recommend it.

Roel User Profile
September 2017
Even though the shepherd's hut is quite small (obviously), everything you need is there and it's organized in an intelligent way (so that its space is used efficiently). The location is great: it's quite remote yet close to Machynlleth, from where you can explore Snowdonia as well as the coast. All in all, a great and original place to stay and explore Wales.

Nathan User Profile
August 2017
The hut is set in a beautiful and seemingly remote area of Wales. Fantastically furnished with everything you need, the hut is both comfy and practical. The shower is a great experience, watching the countryside whilst washing! With the Osprey Project and a RSPB reserve down the road, the hut is a great getaway for wildlife lovers. We watched Red Kites and Buzzards from the hut and heard owls at night. We loved our stay and already have ideas about returning next spring.

Dan User Profile
August 2017
Lovely rustic hut in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely stay here and would highly recommend to others.

Ailsa User Profile
August 2017
The hut is truly stunning! As soon as we arrived we felt at home, and when we lit the stove the cosiness was almost unreal. The space is larger than you would expect, clean and comfortable, and beautifully designed and finished, and the setting is perfect! All in all a magical experience! The hosts were very kind and accommodating too, with Irene (Suzanne's mum) coming out in the pouring rain to show us the hut, and make sure we were settled in. Even though it rained most of the time we were there, we still had a wonderful time, snug in the hut looking at the gorgeous views! Thank you so much, we hope to return as soon as possible!

Emily User Profile
August 2017
Perfect little getaway, well equipped and idyllically private. Thank you

Mark User Profile
August 2017
We had a great time. Lovely views and some really nice walks along Glyndwr's Way. Note that there are extra charges for the sauna (£10) and bonfire (£5). Also, be more careful than I was on the wooden steps when they're very wet.

Machynlleth, United KingdomJoined in October 2011
Paul User ProfilePaul is a superhost.

I am an artist and furniture maker ( : free range designs) and live together with my wife Suzanne, her mother Irene, and our two children on a peaceful 4 acre smallholding, where we keep free range chickens and grow a variety of fruit and vegetables.
We are outdoorsy people and love to go walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking and generally adventuring.

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