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The Moorhen Retreat

(Ref. 1070634)

Nantmawr near Trefonen, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful shepherds hut as described, very clean and has everything you need."

    Fantastic location, so peaceful and remote so great for private romantic trips. Hot tub was great and the owners even started it up for us before we arrived so no messing around waiting for it to heat up. Owners so lovely, Pete took us for a tour of his farm and its was great seeing the hills and lots of sheep.

    Thanks for a lovely review lovely to of met you both sarah and pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2023

  • "Peter and Sarah are fabulous hosts."

    The moorhen retreat is one of the most relaxing places we have been for a long time. The hut is gorgeous and time has been taken to make it feel like home away from home. The hot tub is incredible and really holds its heat unlike previous wood fire hot tubs we have used. Nothing to fault here. Will be booking here again.

    ah thanku kirsty for you lovely comments would love for you to revisit sarah pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at The Moorhen Retreat!"

    The hut has been very well designed & the views & surroundings are just amazing. Great for a quiet weekend away with fantastic hosts.

    thank u so much for the lovely review always means alot Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keely5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful Shepherd’s Hut."

    Wonderful surroundings with a sense of tranquility and peace. This is really is a quiet place and a rural escape. Facilities are excellent with bbq, hot tub with creatively crafted outside space. Such a joy to just sit outside and watch the sheep and wildlife display before you. Lovely and friendly hosts. The best. Thanks.

    ah thanks you two lovely to of met you glad you had a great week the weather was fab Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The week was idyllic and we can't wait to come back."

    We particularly appreciated the treats on arrival and the tour was great fun. The hut was very comfortable, particularly the large bed, and had everything you could need. The wood fired hot tub was ace and we made good use of the gas BBQ. Thank you Pete and Sarah for being such wonderful hosts and hope you had a brilliant (well deserved) holiday.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Aug 2023

  • "The place was gorgeous and the view was amazing."

    The sheep in the field across and the rabbits and the ducks just made it even more special. It was lovely and remote. The owners were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Elysia5.0Jul 2023

  • "The only hardest thing we struggled with is actually leaving the cottage, can’t wait to go back next year"

    Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Sarah and Pete were excellent hosts ."

    . nothing was too much trouble for them. The accommodation was quaint, clean, very comfortable and excellent value for money and the view was to die for. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be visiting again :)

    Reviewed by Caz5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great time at The Moorhen Retreat."

    The setting was so peaceful and relaxing and the facilities were amazing. The best few nights sleep I have had in a long time! Thanks Pete and Sarah.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect stay!"

    Just wish I had booked longer!

    Reviewed by Albany5.0Jun 2023

  • "Was a fabulous weekend stay, lovely location (except the hills when we tried to get back on our bikes, as you know)."

    Very peaceful and relaxing, just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "We had a brilliant 4 nights Everything inside is nice and we'll thought ..."

    We had a brilliant 4 nights Everything inside is nice and we'll thought out Had all the things and more we could possibly need The location was beautiful and peaceful The owners was really friendly and helpful Cant rate this place enough and we will definitely return

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week-long stay in this stunning shepherd's hut which was perfect and had everything needed including a great wood-fired hot tub which we used every night."

    The location is beautiful, quiet and was ideal for us to travel to a mixture of locations (plus some local gems). Loved having all the sheep/lambs as neighbours and the farm tour was a nice addition. Pete and Laura were amazing hosts. We can not fault the Moorhen Retreat and would definitely return and recommend it to all.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Great peaceful location, central to some amazing scenery, welcoming owners, Thank you for a great stay"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2023

  • "This is the first time we had stayed in a shepards hut, and wow we was blown away!"

    The pictures do not do it justice, it is much better, such beauty surrounds it with the most amazing views, the bed is the best we have had whilst on holidays the sheets pillows and duvet divine, water pressure is fantastic, i still can't believe you can have everything you need in a shepards hut and space, the wood firerd hot tub was excellent so much better than an electric one as it retains the heat , you get a starter pack for the hot tub which was more than enough for our 5 night stay, and we used it everyday alot! The dressing gowns that were supplied for our stay were so super soft i didn't want to take it off, we also were left a gift when we arrived that was such a lovely thing to do , but i won't tell you what it was , so you can book this place and find out! Pete and Sarah the owners are fantastic very friendly and welcoming and pete took us on a tour of the massive farm in his 4x4 right up the hills, we felt like we were in the clouds the views were amazing, so much to do in the area like the waterfalls and the fab pub the royal oak with affordable mouth watering food and owestry was amazing, we can't wait to go back

    Ah thanku for your amazing review both of you this is why we are in this job to make everything perfect for your holiday with us reviews always help to see wat we are doing right or wrong hopefully we are doing it right hope to see youboth again sarah and pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Such a treat."

    Clean, well stocked, lovely welcome. Time out, a beautiful retreat. Thank you to our hosts. Definitely recommend

    Thanku poppy for your kind words hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Poppy5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had an excellent break at the moorhen retreat."

    The hut is clean and very well equipped, and has a very nice hot tub and covered bbq area. Sarah and Pete are very welcoming and helpful, we loved seeing the sheep and having a tour round the land. We are really looking forward to visiting again, it is so peaceful and has amazing views too.

    Thanku for your lovely review we realy appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon sarah and pete Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayden5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic place very peaceful with lovely views, and the hosts couldn't be more welcoming if they tried will definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing lodge which exceeded expectations."

    Thank you glad you had a lovely time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    What a gorgeous, tranquil and homely shepards hut. The pictures don't do it justice. The furnishings and surroundings make this a beautiful place to stay and the best way to relax and unwind. The hot tub was an absolute dream, and nothing better than relaxing under the stars with a glass of fizz. Owners Sarah, Pete and son Owen were so friendly and welcoming. Honestly can't wait to come back and stay again. Thank you so much for the stay!

    Thanku for such lovely comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2022

  • "Me and my boyfriend both 19 years old had the best time, owners are so welcoming and kind, loved the tour of the farm and lands."

    hut is fully equipped with everything you'd need for a lovely time! 100% will be returning and would fully recommend, if you're after a quite, peaceful break away, this is the place to go.

    Thank u so much you two Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Moorhen Retreat is a beautiful hut in a lovely scenic location."

    We had the best time staying here and especially enjoyed the hot tub! The hosts are so lovely and gave us a tour of their farm. They made us feel so welcome and we will definitely be returning. We can’t thank them enough for our stay. It is the perfect getaway for relaxing and rewinding, I would definitely recommend! :)

    Ah thanku so much rosie and Dan for your lovely comments and for being our first guests hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, two-ring induction hob, fridge with ice box
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power, starter pack for hot tub inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Covered patio area with gas barbecue, furniture, seating, lawn, wood-fired hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: The stairs leading up to the hut are open-tread and fairly steep, please take care

The property

Trefonen 2.8 miles.

Nestled amongst the rich Shropshire countryside in Nantmawr near Trefonen, is this superb studio-style shepherd’s hut, The Moorhen Retreat.

Enjoying panoramic country views and a private garden with a bubbling wood-fired hot tub, sheltered barbecue area, and plenty of outdoor seating, The Moorhen Retreat is a fabulous choice for a couple seeking their next getaway.

Be welcomed into the open-plan space, where you will find a well-equipped kitchen for rustling up meals, along with a dining table for two, two plush armchairs and a Smart TV, ideal for relaxing after a day of adventure.

The owners offer tours of the farm grounds where you may be able to spot moorhens and chicks, along with a wildlife rich pond and private woodlands.

After a day of exploring, freshen up in the sleek shower room with heated towel rail, before retiring to the sumptuous double bed to catch your rest.

Nearby, you will find the welcoming Royal Oak pub, where you can treat your loved one to a tasty meal and sample the local ales.

For a wider selection of amenities, continue on to Trefonen, where you can stock up essentials at the Post Office, dine at the Barley Mow Inn or hike through the Bwlytai Wood Nature Reserve.

Next stop is Oswestry, home to the Oswestry Old Racecourse, Park Hall, the Oswestry Town Museum and the Cambrian Railway Museum.

For exceptional walking and cycling opportunities, you have your pick of the Shropshire Hills AONB or the Snowdonia National Park, home to the famous Snowdon Summit.

For a memorable day trip, why not visit Shrewsbury, where you will find Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Prison and the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Impress your loved one with a stay at The Moorhen Retreat.

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About the location


Oswestry 3.5 miles; Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 8 miles; Shrewsbury 24 miles.

Trefonen is a rural village which stands between the ancient English border town of Oswestry and the Welsh village of Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, home to Pistyll Rhaeadr, the UK’s highest single drop waterfall. This traditional village boasts a pub, shop and has Offa's Dyke pathway running through the village. It is located close to where the successful 1995 film “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain” was filmed. The whole area is surrounded by lovely countryside, which extends into the Berwyn Mountain Range - perfect for wonderful scenic walks and cycle trails, including along the Berwyn Ridge Pathway, the Offa’s Dyke Path and through the beautiful Tanat and Ceiriog Valleys. Visit the riverside town of Llangollen with the nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (a World Heritage Site), Chirk and Powis Castles and Gardens, Erddig and Attingham Park, or visit the nearby market town of Ellesmere. Further afield lies the Welsh mountains and coast and picturesque Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, while the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, medieval Shrewsbury and the Roman city of Chester are also within driving distance. Trefonen is an ideal base for exploring Mid Wales, Shropshire and beyond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas