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Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience

Cozy glamping with amazing views of the hills of Mid Wales.
Certificate of Excellence
14 reviews
Cozy glamping with amazing views of the hills of Mid Wales.
Relax with a good book, views towards the Brecon beacons
Large comfortable bed, with under floor heating and Freeview TV.
Wonderful views at breakfast
Lounge and separate bedroom
Full kitchen facilities including fridge, oven, sink and breakfast bar.
A real home from home, very well equipped kitchenette.
Hot showers
Beautiful private bathroom
Fluffy towels and linen provided.
Get away from it all, in style.
480 million year old trilobite fossils ready to be found
Peace, quiet and surrounded by nature
Alfresco dining
Shepherd's Hut next to the quarry
Llandrindod Wells
Royal Welsh Show in July
Powys Castle, one of 600 in Wales
Builth Wells
Red kites share the hillside with you
Go dolphin watching
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales
Our brand new 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... Read more
Listing #HL9042002
About the Owner
Emma & Lyndon H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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 4 weeks ago

The hut is perfect, Emma and Lyndon have done an amazing job with the hut. The little touches and attention to detail are brilliant. Unexpected birthday card and the welsh cakes on arrival made it feel very welcoming. The views were incredible and the quarry...More

Thank Tammipy
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you had a great time and he had a fab birthday. Best wishes Emma & Lyndon

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

What an experience for all the family, if you like hiking in the hills or just relaxing in the beautiful surroundings this location is a must. We did not want to leave and have already booked again. The accommodation had a personal touch from the...More

Thank petesilverking
Management response:Responded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes Emma & Lyndon

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We booked this venue as part of a fossil collecting weekend and for stargazing as this is an excellent dark sky location. The site is reached via a hardcore track which takes you a little off road, it is fine for normal vehicles though. You...More

Thank Rockboffin
Management response:Responded 5 June 2018

Oh what a lovely review, thank you very much. We're so please you had a great stay, and you are all welcome back anytime, perfect guests. Best wishes Emma & Lyndon x

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
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GBP 100
GBP 100
GBP 600
GBP 2,400
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$179 / stay - Deposit
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Full directions to the Hut will be sent with your booking confirmation. You will love the long stone track that meanders through the fern and heathers on the final step of your journey. We ask that you take care and drive slowly as the sheep tend to sleep in the middle of the track at night.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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