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Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience

24 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Our Shepherd's Hut is the perfect Glamping escape away from it all, with breathtaking 360 degree views over the wild hills of Mid Wales, down to the Brecon Beacons. Peace, tranquility, and perfect seclusion are guaranteed, and yet local shops and country pubs are only a 6 minute drive away. Our guests are given exclusive access to the renowned Upper Gilwern Quarry, where 480 million year old Trilobite Fossil hunting is a truly amazing experience for children and adults of all ages. No previous knowledge or specialist equipment required, further details and tips given on booking. Our Hut is equipped with all you need to enjoy a comfortable well deserved break, including under floor heating,TV with Freeview, full kitchenette,hot shower, linen and fluffy towels. We ask that you respect all of...Our Shepherd's Hut is the perfect Glamping escape away from it all, with breathtaking 360 degree views over the wild hills of Mid Wales, down to the Brecon Beacons. Peace, tranquility, and perfect seclusion are guaranteed, and yet local shops and country pubs are only a 6 minute drive away. Our guests are given exclusive access to the renowned Upper Gilwern Quarry, where 480 million year old Trilobite Fossil hunting is a truly amazing experience for children and adults of all ages. No previous knowledge or specialist equipment required, further details and tips given on booking. Our Hut is equipped with all you need to enjoy a comfortable well deserved break, including under floor heating,TV with Freeview, full kitchenette,hot shower, linen and fluffy towels. We ask that you respect all of the birds and wildlife that live in these hills, especially the nesting Red Kites and visiting Canadian Geese.There's really nowhere else like it in the world!More
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About the Owner
Emma & Lyndon H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hut and quarry. We are happy to recommend local places of interest, and give hints, tips and safety advice regarding the fossil hunting. We ask that you leave the key in the safe box on departure. We are generally on hand during your stay, just give us a call, we farm close by.
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

Amazing find! Just what we wanted somewhere in the middle of nowhere to get away from everything. Yes it's tricky to find but only because we didn't follow the instructions Emma sent through before hand.... Emma was great when we called her. Not only is...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you had a great break. Thanks for being fabulous guests, you are welcome anytime! Emma

Reviewed 20 November 2018

What an amazing location with stunning views and a great place to get away from it all. Excellent for wildlife and some great running to be had as long as you dont mind hills!! The hut was really great - very nicely decorated and very...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank nik_hodges
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, glad you loved the hills! You are welcome anytime. Best wishes Emma

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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Although intrigued and attracted by the notion of having the welsh hills to ourselves, I was worried that we would be cold, Absolutely not! in fact I was even too hot which is unheard of! We loved the quarry hut, it was superbly equipped, no...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Janet W
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

So pleased you had a lovely break with us, and you loved walking in the Mid Wales hills. Thank you for your lovely review, and for your recommendations. Emma

Reviewed 24 October 2018

I literally fell in love with this place. Its peace and quiet - heaven on earth! Fresh air, stupendous views all wrapped up in a golden nugget of luxury glamping! Underfloor heating, super comfy beds, all the necessities that you need....AND fossil hunting on your...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 12 October 2018

There are very few places in the world with fossils of this quality and quantity, and even inexperienced fossil hunters can find something well preserved and recognisable. But this is not just a good place for palaeontologists; it also offers amazing views, seclusion, and good...More

Date of stay: October 2018
2  Thank ceiswyn
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, so glad you had a great stay. You are welcome anytime. Best wishes Emma

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Swingset
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Country walks and cycling are on your doorstep. We have the Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley and Black Mountains within a 30 minute drive. The historic Spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 6 minutes away, and the market town of Builth Wells just 10 miniutes by car. Both have a wide range of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Wales has the most castles of any other country, and a rich history waiting to be explored. You can be assured of a warm Welsh welcome.
Getting around
A car is essential as the nearest shops and pubs are a 6 minute drive away. The nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells.
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