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Nant-glas near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect and cosy."

    Good communication from owners. Beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2024

  • "The place was lovely, me and my puppy enjoyed our stay and we took advantage of the silence and the nature around us."

    I can't recommend this enough if you need to recharge your batteries and want to get away from the city for a while. I only spent 3 nights here but I wish I stayed for longer. Definitely thinking of re-booking

    Reviewed by Florin4.4Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our weekend away staying here."

    Amazing location and the hut was great, had everything you need in it, very clean and just generally a really nice feel to it. The communication from the owners was great too and gave us very helpful directions to find it. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a most enjoyable stay."

    The Shepherd’s Hut was intimate but ideal for one person with all the facilities one could need, clean and well maintained, and in a beautiful situation. Great to wake up to the sound of red kites mewing in a nearby tree!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great host!"

    Reviewed by Thomas4.4Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect for a relaxing getaway, we have had the most comfortable and lovely stay, thank you so much."

    Beautiful shepherds hut and the views were unbelievable. Perfect for local walks right from the front door but watch out for OS footpaths! The owner was super friendly, left us welsh cakes and milk which was so kind. Extremely clean, literally spotless. The owner also gave us some extra time to check out on our last morning which was greatly appreciated. Will be telling all our friends about this beautiful property, thank you so much for a lovely stay! We hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay, new windows and doors look good."

    First time we have stayed whilst both huts in use and fence between worked well for the dogs. We will be back again

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Myself and my dog have just spent the past week here and what a week it has been."

    This hut is superb! The photos don’t do it justice. All as described, very clean and had everything you need for a relaxing break. Very warm and cosy with a fantastic shower. Perfect garden with a breath taking view. Nice local walks from the farm and not far to Elan Valley. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Analea5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at Claerwen was faultless."

    The Sheperd Hut was amazing. It was extremely clean & well fitted out. The bed was comfortable and the linen & towels were fresh & clean. Plenty of hot water & a good shower. The area is lovely, lots of walking, biking, close to the coast. Nearby Rhayader is a lively shopping town with several places to eat. The hut its self is situated down a farm track away from any roads & noise. There are 2 huts which could be booked together for a group of 4. They are however situated such to give privacy. There are an abundance of Red Kite soaring through the skies overhead, amazing to watch. The owners made contact with key details and offered a later check out. I did feel that they were approachable if we had had a problem. This was an excellent 3 night stay & we hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well what can I say."

    ....... absolutely fantastic. We went away for a few days to recharge our batteries. This was exactly as described. Added comfort to the pictures is that the doors are now plastic and not wooden. We went with our dog and had plenty of room. He loved it completely fenced off also loved watching the interaction between him and our neighbours the sheep. Lovely owners see them of a morning feeding the sheep. Other than that left to own devices. Would highly recommend. Thank you will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Dee, Bruce the dog and I absolutely loved our 3 night stay over the Easter bank holiday weekend."

    Milk and Welsh cakes on arrival were a very welcome addition. The hut was immaculate, well equipped and very cosy and the bed was incredibly comfortable. It has a completely enclosed garden, a previous review says it’s joint with the other hut but they must have since put a fence up between. This is very handy when you have a very friendly but overly inquisitive dog and meant we could relax knowing he wasn’t driving anyone bonkers. We loved sitting outside watching the sheep, cows and the Red Kites up ahead it was so beautiful and peaceful. We saw the farmer and family who came for a chat and they were so friendly. We enjoyed the drive from Elan Valley to Devils Bridge over the mountain pass (rated by the AA as one of the top 10 scenic drives in the world) did the devils bridge walk and then drove on to beautiful Borth beach. Another day we walked around the Elan Reservoirs and took in the impressive dams. We also spent an afternoon at the Red Kite centre which was amazing. We were very sad to leave and will most certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "My second stay at the Shepard’s hut and enjoyed it just as much as the first."

    Thank you for such a lovely relaxing place to stay!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "***** AMAZING."

    ... The property was perfect in every way, We were given precise directions by the owners which enabled us to find the hut without any problems at all. On arrival we were met with the most serene views coupled with sheer silence!! The hut itself was immaculately clean with crisp white bedding and the comfiest bed. The hut had everything we would need for a relaxing stay and did not disappoint. We will most definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    So beautiful surroundings. The accommodation was spot on everything you need very comfortable. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to get away from it all. Fabulous.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing place"

    Reviewed by Niloofar5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow, can not recommend this shepherds hut enough."

    Amazing views, so quiet and perfect for relaxing. Both huts now fenced off so any concerns of dogs wandering not an issue. We will be back

    Reviewed by Tammy4.7Jul 2022

  • "We stayed here after a few days camping in the Gower-the weather had turned wet and windy and the campsite was very busy."

    We booked at short notice and the shepherds hut provided the perfect place to recharge our batteries. The owners were accommodating in getting the hut ready at short notice and Sykes were great at arranging this for us. We had a great couple of days-the hut was clean and had everything we needed for a peaceful respite. The view was stunning. We visited the red kite feeding centre which was nearby and is not to be missed-lots of walks nearby as well. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Claerwen shepherd's hut was a lovely place to stay for our mid week getaway."

    Very comfortable, clean, with everything you need to make it feel like home. I loved the underfloor heating at night when it got a little chilly. Waking up to the views of the hills, having breakfast outside in the sun and listening to the lambs bleating. The peace and quiet in this area is divine. At night the area is a dark sky area so we had the pleasure of a clear starry sky and a full moon. All that was missing was a little fire pit. Definitely recommend a stay here and I hope to stay again sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "I really enjoyed staying in the shepherd's hut (Claerwen)."

    It was very peaceful and relaxing. Just what I needed. The hut was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owners kindly left milk, welsh cakes and a bottle of sparkling soft drink for me on arrival, which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The scenery outside the hut and nearby was stunning.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "Hi - you have a wonderful property and we loved our stay!"

    Thank you so much! Best wishes, Dana, Ben and Merlin

    Reviewed by Dana5.0Apr 2022

  • "The only problem with the Claerwen hut is that the bedroom window let a big draught through, but apart from that it was comfy and ideal for me and my dog, thank you, Jim."

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One studio-style king sized bedroom with kitchen and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Central heating
  • Two ring hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There is a fence surrounded both huts, but there isn’t a fence separating them

The property

Rhayader 5.3 miles.

Claerwen is a quaint little shepherds hut, nestled on the edge of Nant-glas near Rhayader, a charming market town in Mid Wales.

Set over the ground-floor, this charming retreat is perfect for a couple seeking a rural getaway amidst the great Welsh outdoors.

Internally, there is an open-plan studio-style layout, with a small kitchenette where you can rustle up a romantic meal, or take the evening outside to the enclosed garden, offering a seating area and barbecue for those balmy evenings.

Wash away the day within the shower room before climbing into bed and begin dreaming about the holiday adventures to come.

Wake up to those glorious views of the surrounding countryside, giving you motivation for a day of exploring.

For an idyllic getaway to a scenic region of Mid Wales, consider Claerwen.

Note: Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1066812, together sleeping up to 4 guests.

Ty Llwyd Shepherds Huts

Tucked away within the scenic Elan Valley are two rustically charming shepherds huts, Elan and Claerwen, which rest on the outskirts of the small village of Nant-glas. Remotely set, the huts make for a fantastic getaway for a couple and their canine companion or for a group of four looking for an idyllic country escape. The huts boast a homely interior which has everything you will need during your stay, including a two-ring hob and microwave for conjuring up delicious meals. There is also a TV for catching up on your favourite series after a day of exploring, and a handy shower room for freshening up. Guests will benefit from an enclosed garden which boasts expansive country views, ideal for taking in your surroundings over your morning coffee. Ideally located just a short distance from Rhayader, where there is a delightful selection of pubs, restaurants and tearooms, as well as shops and the CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery. Walkers and cyclists will delight at the trails and routes on offer throughout the Elan Valley, but don't worry if you haven't brought your bike as you can hire one in Rhayader! Just a little further is Llandrindod Wells, home to the National Cycle Museum, an excellent golf course and the Rock Park and Spa, perfect for a leisurely walk. For a day at the beach, head further afield to Aberystwyth, where you will find a fantastic selection of sandy beaches, as well as the historic former castle grounds and the Vale of Rheidol Railway.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas