The Shepherd’s Shack; a taste of bygone life

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Shepherd’s hut hosted by Sarah

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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All about Sarah’s place

An authentic shepherd's hut set beside a stream within its own private area of wild habitat, surrounded by farmland. The hut offers a true taste of the life as a bygone shepherd but with a little extra comfort!
Situated within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Hay-on-Wye with wonderful walks from the hut steps.
Dogs are welcome.

The space
The Shepherd's Shack is an authentic shepherd's hut build. It is based on the traditional design and layout of a Nineteenth Century living van, and has been built from recycled and local materials here in Wales. I hope that you might feel that the resident shepherd has just stepped out to attend to his, or her, flock.

The hut has its own shower room with basin and compost loo. There is a small kitchen area with a gas stove, sink and fridge/freezer. Simple cooking equipment is included together with tea, coffee, milk and firewood.

The hut is fully insulated with, you guessed it, sheep’s wool from my own flock and is warmed by a traditional wood stove.

There is a raised Welsh box bed, with a pull out dining table, two stools, a small wardrobe and plenty of storage. The bed has a sheep's wool duvet and there is a small sofa in front of the wood stove to keep you warm on cooler nights.

The Shepherd’s Shack is set beside a stream in its own small area of private woodland and wild flower planting. The hut is accessed down a private track and across a ford, formerly an old drovers’ route, which leads to the hut and two other cottages. The ford was formerly used by drovers as a place to wash their sheep and is the site of an old fulling mill. Parking is right next to the hut and there is outdoor seating and a fire bowl should you wish to cook outdoors.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Montpelier refrigerator
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Llandefalle, Wales, United Kingdom

Llandefalle is situated just below two moorland commons, reached via ancient holloways, from which there are breathtaking views of Pen-y-Fan, the Brecon Beacons, Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains. Brecfa pool, thought to be a Bronze Age site, is a short stroll away and from there the Wye river is easily reached on foot. Wild swimming is possible.
For those interested in wildlife there are two pairs of kites nesting in the woods above the hut, crayfish in the stream and Great Crested Newts too. Tree Creepers, Tawny Owls, Redstarts, Bullfinches and Buzzards are common visitors.
The little town of Talgarth is three miles away. Here you can stock up on supplies, visit a working water mill and cafe and there is even a vets. Brecon is 6 miles away, Hay-on-Wye 10 and Builth Wells 12 miles.

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in July 2014
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After over 20 years of working in Africa and Asia with the BBC World Service and 15 years farming in Cornwall I am now fortunate enough to be living in very special part of mid Wales. I edit other people's books and keep a small flock rare breed sheep. I am learning sheepdog trialling with my Border Collies, make baskets and hooked rugs. I have been part of the Airbnb community for several years now and have had the very good fortune to meet some wonderful and inspirational folk from around the world :)
After over 20 years of working in Africa and Asia with the BBC World Service and 15 years farming in Cornwall I am now fortunate enough to be living in very special part of mid Wal…

During your stay

I keep a small flock of sheep and train sheepdogs so I am not always around but am never far away and usually on hand in the evenings if you need anything. I am more than happy to chat with you about places to check out and eat. If you want total peace and quiet that's fine too.
I keep a small flock of sheep and train sheepdogs so I am not always around but am never far away and usually on hand in the evenings if you need anything. I am more than happy to…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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