This luxurious hideaway in the picturesque Monmouthshire countryside is a wonderful place to get away from it all and spend some time in a gorgeous natural location. Nestled amongst the vibrant green countryside, the site looks out over Raglan Castle and the majestic Brecon Beacons and is delightfully positioned to explore this stunning destination.
The charming hut is perfectly equipped with a country kitchen, en-suite bathroom, underfloor heating and a log burner too; a super snug space even in the colder months. The beautiful furnishings create a real sense of warmth and homeliness with soft hues and cosy atmosphere, while deluxe accompaniments such as the luxury toiletries and delicious food hamper make the whole experience that little bit more special. The calming outdoor space is ideal for stargazing and sitting around the fire-pit, while the sound of birds and other native beasts can be heard singing or rustling in the wilderness.
The nearby market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny offer a variety of local shops and good eateries, while the assembly of pretty hills and local castles are great for walking and exploring. What's more, the renowned River Wye is easily accessible, so amble along the gorgeous river banks for a joyful escapade or canoe your way downstream for a slightly more active adventure.
Create your own legendary experience in Monmouthshire, a contested borderland with more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK. Nestled between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding National Beauty, the stunning landscapes will take your breath away. Visit Monmouthshire for majestic castles, dark starry skies, mountain climbs and fabulous food. What more could you possibly want?
The Hardwick Restaurant run by owner and chef, Stephen Terry- simply the finest dining experience in and around Abergavenny.
Distance 10.1 miles 12 minutes
The Clytha Arms
Award-winning Pub and Restaurant, just outside Abergavenny. Set in its own grounds the Clytha Arms is family run, warm and welcoming. 22 years featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Distance 4.1 miles 7 minutes
Beaufort Brasserie & Restaurant
Located in the heart of Raglan village, the Beaufort Coaching Inn provides quality food.
Distance 1 mile 2 minutes
The Hall Inn
A delightful rural Pub set in the picturesque countryside between Raglan and Use. The Hall Inn is a traditional country pub with open fires and heavy oak beams.
Distance 4.4 miles 7 minutes
Located in the beautiful Monmouthshire village of Llandenny the Raglan Arms offers exceptional food in a relaxed pub atmosphere.
Distance 4.3 miles 9 minutes
The Inn at Penallt
17th Century traditional country Inn located in the Wye valley. The bar has arelaxed atmosphere with a wood burning open fire and cosy restaurant.
Distance 16.7 miles 23 minutes
The Walnut Tree
A famous Inn and Restaurant. It offers proper dining and drinking in an informal setting. The food is an eclectic mix, based on Shaun Hill's personal taste, paired with sound cooking techniques.
Distance 12.8 miles 15 minutes
The Cripple Creek Inn Country Pub and Restaurant
Country Pub offering an extensive range of homemade dishes.
Distance 5.9 miles 10 minutes
The Boat Inn
One of the oldest public houses in the area, the Boat is situated on the edge of the River Wye. Beautiful spot for lunch on a sunny day, and in the winter there is always the roaring woodturning fires to warm yourself by.
Distance 12.2 miles 20 minutes
Things to do
Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Well worth a visit, in particular, Big Pit National Coal Museum. A visit to Big Pit includes a 300ft descent into the old colliery, where a former coal miner will take you on a fascinating and personal tour with the sights, sounds and smells of the mine creating an impression of what working life was like at the coalface. The best part is nearly everything you can visit here is free!
Canoeing & Kayaking down the Wye
Hire canoes or kayaks and make your way down the stunning River Wye either with or without a guide. There are three excellent providers: Monmouth Canoe, Forest Adventure and Adventure River.
These natural caves, extensively mined for iron ore to make some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mine dates back well over 4,000 years, when early miners dug for ochre pigments to make paints.
A stunning statement of wealth and power. Everything's impressive about this place, from its great tower, which evokes memories of earlier fortresses like Caernarfon, to the great gatehouse, which 'wows' the visitor just as its owner intended. If, as they say, an Englishman's home is his castle, then William Herbert's Raglan is the Welshman's equivalent.
The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever. An area of outstanding beauty complemented by this outstanding beauty in stone. If only the walls could talk! The chants of countless monks echo through the masonry here.
Enchanting, romantic ruins overlook the small town of Usk, and the wide river valley beyond. Within a natural and peaceful setting, the ancient walls are covered with creeper, and old stone towers invite you to explore. This is a medieval castle that fell into disuse 500 years ago, waiting to be discovered.
Usk Rural Life Museum
Housed in a 16th century malt barn, the inspiring Usk Rural Museum houses a vast exhibit of over 5000 artifacts. Gain a cultural insight into rural life between 1850 and 1950.
One of the most well preserved castles in Monmouthshire, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
The zoo are passionate about butterfly conservation, and they also support sustainable Butterfly Farming worldwide.
At the zoo, you can walk with butterflies from around the world. It is indoors, it's tropical and it's teeming with exotic butterflies which fly around as you discover their fascinating lives in close-up. See for yourself every stage of their life-cycle: Egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and some of the world's most beautiful butterflies.
The perfectly formed 18 ft hut has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Facilities include:
A Note from the Owners
Hi we are Karen and Dave and we would like to welcome you to our luxury hideaway in the picturesque Monmouthshire countryside. It's the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax in the great Welsh outdoors. Perfectly nestled with breathtaking views of Raglan Castle and the Brecon Beacons.
The site has historic significance, so that is why we chose a Shepherd's Hut surrounded by farmland, it combines heritage with luxury. You can expect a secluded romantic hideaway location, with en-suite facilities, country kitchen, full size double bed, underfloor heating and log burner to keep you warm on those chilly winter nights. Perfect for outdoor eating and stargazing at night.
The gentle bar from the lambs during the day and the hoots from an owl at night will ensure pure relaxation. Perfect for walking or visiting local castles or the market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny, or if you want more of an adventure try canoeing or kayaking on the river Wye. Plenty of Country Pubs and excellent Restaurants to choose from you are spoilt for choice.
The hut is a luxury stay place and we've tried to cater for all your needs. Think luxury hotel in a field. In this section we will tell you about who we are and how we went about setting up the hut.
So what's it all about?
We moved to Monmouthshire in 2007, and converted a barn set in a courtyard within the Warrage farm. The Warrage farm was part of the Raglan Estate where the Army horses were kept belonging to the Castle. It is reported that Oliver Cromwell resided in the farm house. I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, and when my job was made redundant, we decided to create a piece of luxury on our land.
We both love the area, and we have outstanding views of Raglan Castle and the Brecon Beacons surrounded by farmland. I want to provide high end luxury accommodation, somewhere where you can switch off, relax and enjoy the countryside and wildlife. My passion is providing passionate hospitality in an area of outstanding national beauty. For us we have tried to create high end accommodation, a place where you can get away from it all - Pure relaxation.
The hut is in a secluded spot beyond a large pond area, perfect for a Shepherds hut, totally private and in keeping with the surrounding farmland. When we started looking at huts, we looked at a number of manufacture's, but as we were looking for a high-end bespoke product we went with blackmountainshepherdshuts.co.uk. Martin and Charlotte were so professional and have been an enormous help allowing us to create our perfect hideaway.
What we want from you. . .
We want you to have a great time when you come to stay with us, and we have geared everything around that making it happen, so from relaxing music to a snuggly bed, hearing the owls hoot at night we think we have everything covered.
However, if you would like any information about sightseeing or getting a bit more active, or restaurant bookings we can arrange most things to suit, so please just ask.
Dave and Karen
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