The Shire Hut

St Asaph, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 955259)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Miss James
    May 2017
    “A delightful stay at The Shire ...”
    A delightful stay at The Shire Hut!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

St Asaph 3.6 miles.

This unique oak framed, air conditioned wooden shepherd’s hut is situated in its’ own one acre park next door to the owner’s smallholding comprising of working horses, pygmy goats, rare breed sheep, ducks, chickens and geese, with fantastic views in a wonderful countryside, less than 4 miles from the town of St Asaph in North Wales, the smallest city in the UK.

This tranquil setting is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic break away or a couple of friends or family members to enjoy a get together.

The hut can be accessed by either three steps or the combined ramp and decking leading up into the property.

Inside there is a feature Victorian, cast-iron comfortable double bed.

Two comfy chairs, one a rocking chair, sits in front of a recessed fireplace housing a small woodburning stove which provides a warm ‘cosy cottage’ atmosphere.

A well-equipped kitchen, dining table and folding chairs are also provided.

A separate wet room with extra facilities of grab rails to help is also provided.

The seating area looks out over the countryside towards the Clwydian Range, providing an excellent place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst sat at the table and chairs provided.

The one acre paddock backs onto the owners duck pond, pygmy goat and horse paddock.

There is an additional paddock at the bottom of the park, should you wish to bring your own horse or pony.

A fenced area houses the park’s rare breed of sheep and a newly planted orchard sits in the centre.

There are many walks from the doorstep with river walks not far away where you may see kingfishers, sparrow hawks and buzzards.

St Asaph offers numerous amenities and activities, from traditional pubs, to gastronomic dining experiences, numerous craft and gift shops and local clubs offering horse riding, angling, and crown green bowling.

Further afield are the town of Denbigh and the coastal town of Rhyl in North Wales.

The Snowdonia National Park is a short drive, with its stunning lakes, mountains, walking and cycling, while the Llyn Peninsula and excellent beaches on the Isle of Anglesey are ideal for a day trip.

Whatever you decide to do, the Shire Hut will make a wonderful holiday at any time of the day.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area with dining table and seating with woodburning stove. Wet room with shower with grab rails, basin and WC.


  • Electric radiators with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven with 3 ring hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked patio with furniture, BBQ and patio heater
  • Air conditioning
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Double bed is in open plan living space and accessed from one side only
  • Note: Maybe suitable for assisted wheelchair users
  • Note: Owner can provide heated dog kennels at £5 per night, by prior arrangement with owner.Dogs can run free in Acre Park.Note: Dog sitting service by arrangement with owner at £10 per night
  • Note: Two adults, or one adult and one child only

About the location


Denbigh 6 miles; Rhyl 6 miles; Chester 28 miles.

St Asaph, though small, was awarded city status in 2012, even though it boasts a population of little over 3500 occupants. Lying in the Vale of Clwyd, six miles between Denbigh and the coastal town of Rhyl, in north Wales, St Asaph enjoys a strategic location overlooking the rivers Clwyd and Elwy. The city offers delightful riverside parkland and a children’s play area with picturesque river walks where you may see kingfishers, sparrow hawks and buzzards. St Asaph is home to an historic cathedral, dating back 1400 years in areas and holding the reputation of being the smallest, ancient cathedral in Britain. It is also renowned as the location where the Bible was translated into Welsh in the 16th century. In September, the city comes alive with the arrival of the North Wales International Music festival, which takes place across numerous locations, culminating for the last few years in a television finale, broadcast from the cathedral. St Asaph offers numerous amenities and activities, from traditional pubs, to gastronomic dining experiences, numerous craft and gift shops and local clubs offering a 9 hole golf course, horse riding, angling, and crown green bowling, as well as a thriving leisure centre and the Tweedmill Retail Outlet. A superb holiday location for exploring this picturesque area of North Wales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas