Rural & Rustic


Rural & Rustic


Montgomery, Wales - View map
Ref: 7580

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

No Dogs

No Wifi

Stay here from £70 per night.

Rural & Rustic offers a rare chance to leave behind the busy and complicated modern world and return to basics, close to nature and all it has to offer for a restorative and memorable off-grid, countryside break which is light on Earth resources. Situated in its own private field with stunning views across the rolling hills of mid-Wales and Shropshire, this immaculate home on wheels offers a secluded getaway for up to two people. The hut has been furnished and decorated with pretty vintage fabrics, quilts and pristine Welsh blankets, making this a truly magical space to relax, rest and sleep in.

Made to be enjoyed in every season, every little detail has been thought of. A deep wool mattress and wool duvets ensure a wonderful night's sleep and with plenty of handcrafted cushions, pillows, bolsters and quilts, the super comfortable double bed can be transformed into a luxurious reading den all year round.

A small but efficient wood burner will keep you warm and toasty inside the hut and the outside fire pit will provide you with the opportunity to cook over the open fire.

Just behind the hut is “Y Caban”, a field shelter transformed into a rustic and quirky space where you will find the composting toilet and basin for washing.

There is also a basic outdoor-kitchenette there where you can make drinks and cook light meals if you don't want to eat out.

The icing on the cake is a morning delivery of a wonderful complimentary, wholesome and nutritious breakfast basket, straight to your doorstep at an agreed time. The basket contents depend on the season but are full of homemade or locally- produced goodies such as granola pots, Greek-style yoghurt with fruit, freshly baked soda bread or muffins, pastries, fruit juice, and a flask of coffee or tea.

A low-impact lifestyle is of great importance to the owners Maryline & Peter, realising its benefits on health, people, communities and Earths resources. From their smallholding nearby, they strive to consume and waste less, grow some of their our own food, produce some of their own energy, support small, local and independent businesses, and live close to nature.
In an effort to limit the impact of the shepherd's hut on the environment and in keeping with their low-impact lifestyle, they have re-used, recycled, upcycled and made things themselves. they've created an exquisite, cosy hideaway with plenty of quality rustic charm and certainly a touch of luxury.

This is truly a rare chance to leave behind the busy and complicated modern world and return to basics, close to nature and all it has to offer for a restorative and memorable countryside break. The hut offers many extra little touches.

  • Sleeping arrangements

    Double bed with a deep, sprung wool mattress and wool duvets ensure a wonderful night’s sleep and with lots of cushions, pillows, bolsters and quilts, the double bed can be transformed into a luxurious reading den all year round. You will find a wood-burning stove with kettle, extra pillows and blankets, coat hangers, sheepskin rugs and storage space under the bed.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    In Y-Caban there is a composting toilet and washbasin with water container/hot water from the kettle. Orla Kiely towels and face flannels, hand soap and hand sanitiser, natural and eco-friendly cleaning products and toilet rolls provided. PLEASE NOTE: Shower available at owners' house if needed (please be aware this is not available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Outdoor kitchenette with single burner gas stove for kettle boiling and one-pot cooking, as well as food storage container, ice blocks, crockery, cutlery, teapot, coffee pot and cooking pans/utensils. Also provided are tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal teas, sugar, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. The owners deliver a breakfast basket to the hut at an agreed time - included in the price

  • Internet Access

    There is no internet access in this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Log burner in the hut with hot water bottles. Ample wood is supplied for the log burner and fire pit, however if you wish to purchase additional logs you can do so from the owners.

  • Child Policy

    Adults only, no children.

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    The hut is situated in its own field with far-reaching views of the rolling Welsh hills and Shropshire hills. The garden has a handcrafted picnic table made from an old roller and tractor seats. Firepit with tripod and grill for cooking al fresco meals and Bistro table & chairs - outside garden armchairs chairs and two vintage deck chairs. The hut is situated in its own field with far reaching views of the rolling Welsh hills and Shropshire hills The garden has a large outdoor table with tractor seat and a fire pit for cooking meals outdoors.

  • Parking Information

    Parking is at the owners' house, a few minutes' walk to the hut. Safe storage of bicycles is available, The track to the hut is a little uneven and can be muddy, the entrance to the field has a gentle slope and access to the inside of the hut is via 5 steps.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 17:30 and check out by 09:30

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    Nearest Transport: Railway Stations Newtown: 7 miles – Welshpool: 9 miles Local Bus stop: 2 miles away

The hut is off-grid with limited electricity supply provided by a solar panel and a battery. There is no running water on site but fresh water is provided in containers that can be refilled as and when needed.

The Shepherd's Hut has a double bed with a deep, sprung wool mattress and wool duvets ensure a wonderful night's sleep and with lots of cushions, pillows, bolsters and quilts, the double bed can be transformed into a luxurious reading den all year round. You will find a wood-burning stove with kettle, extra pillows and blankets, coat hangers, sheepskin rugs and storage space under the bed.

There is a table and chair/bench for meals inside the shepherd's hut and the owners deliver a breakfast basket to the hut at an agreed time - included in the price

There is an outdoor kitchenette with single burner gas stove for kettle boiling and one-pot cooking, as well as food storage container, ice blocks, crockery, cutlery, teapot, coffee pot and cooking pans/utensils. Also provided are tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal teas, sugar, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Outside the hut is a fire pit, ample wood is supplied for the log burner and fire pit, however, if you wish to purchase additional logs you can do so from the owners. 

The hut is situated in its own field with far-reaching views of the rolling Welsh hills and Shropshire hills. The garden has a handcrafted picnic table made from an old roller and tractor seats. There is a fire pit with tripod and grill for cooking al fresco meals with Bistro table & chairs - outside garden armchairs chairs and two vintage deck chairs.

In Y-Caban there is a composting toilet and washbasin with water container/hot water from the kettle. Orla Kiely towels and face flannels, hand soap and hand sanitiser, natural and eco-friendly cleaning products and toilet rolls provided. N.B Shower available at owners' house if needed (please be aware this is not available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entertainment including Games, iPad provided in the hut for instructions and local information, books, magazines, maps, fauna and flora, binoculars and stargazing chart, drawing materials, pens and paper.

Mobile phone signal good - phones and other electrical items can be charged at the owners' house

Fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector and first aid.

The quiet rural location of the hut with stunning views across the hills will appeal to nature and wildlife lovers, it's a great spot for birdwatching and on a clear night, stargazing is a must. There is plenty of scope for walking and cycling in the lanes in the immediate area. Attractions & Beauty Spots: There are many interesting places to visit locally; Explore a paradise in Wales, steeped in history at Powis Castle Gardens. Wander the Italianate terraces and marvel at giant spectacular yew hedges, dancing statues and lavish herbaceous borders. From spring bulbs and summer blooms to autumn shades and crisp winter views, this garden never fails to impress. R H Bunner & Son Ltd Montgomery: Bunner's shop in Montgomery, truly fantastic, it's like stepping into a working museum and part of its unique attraction is that although it has grown over the years it has remained intrinsically the same; full of Character, Charm & Curiosity, It has retained not only its character but also its appearance, including beautiful Georgian windows and Edwardian facade. There's a fascination, long ago lost by modern retailers, where everything is massed in corners, on shelves, hung from hooks, piled on counters, set out on stands, stood up on the floor, hidden away in stock rooms, It's a real Aladdin's Cave, containing those hard to find anywhere else oddities! Food & Drink: The nearest eating place to the hut is the Nags Head Inn at Garthmyl (2.5m), serving pub lunches. In Berriew village (3m) you have a choice of 3 really good places to eat, the fabulous Lychgate Cottage Tearoom & Deli, open during the day times or The Lion Hotel or the Talbot for lunch or evening meals. There is also a Spar and post office in the village. In Montgomery(6m) you'll find several eating places; Checkers Pantry - open Tuesday to Saturday for delicious continental breakfast, light lunches, coffee and cakes or Castle Kitchen Deli, which serves really tasty whole lunches, tea's and coffee, inside or out in the pretty courtyard. There is also a Fish&Chip shop in the high street and a new Deli called " taste", which sells high-quality local produce and holds tapas events on a Saturday night. Places of Interest: Gregynog Hall is a superb place to visit, with walks through the woods, a pretty courtyard cafe & shop, nature reserve, country sports, library. The gardens at Gregynog are unrivalled, offering a mixture of formal and woodland walks. They have created a variety of colour-coded woodland walks. The walks are of varying length and difficulty, weaving their way through the estate to offer tantalising views of both the Hall and the stunning Montgomeryshire countryside. The new Lily Lake Walk, Warren Walk, Great Wood Walk and Valley Walk have been created to offer something of interest to everyone.

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