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The Clydes

St Asaph, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 963409)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


27 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation was just as described, and in a quiet location, with room for our dog Reggie to wander around freely."

    Plenty if wood and ki doing supplied, so that we could light the indoor or outdoor burners whenever we wanted. We would recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful getaway, not too far from lots of lovely beaches and walks.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "Will be going back"

    Reviewed by LillyMay 2021

  • "A wonderful break."

    The hut was cosy and had everything that was needed. So lovely having a bath in the lovely big bath with great view. The outside space really made it, we had BBQ's and sat out until after dark in front of the burner..... just wonderful and we will be back

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2021

  • "What was there not to love?"

    From the second we arrived to the moment we left Kath was an amazing host! Every little detail has been thought of in these cute and cosy huts! Right down to a wine glass holder in the bathroom! An absolute perfect break away with our fur babies! We’re definitely going back! Central for so many areas- beach, hills, towns and castles!!

    Reviewed by TammySep 2019

  • "The hut was so clean and looked lovely when we arrived there was a welcome ..."

    The hut was so clean and looked lovely when we arrived there was a welcome bottle of wine and the most delicious short bread biscuits Kath the lady who owns the hut was really frendly and nothing was too much trouble will be going back next year

    Reviewed by GlynJun 2019

  • "This is our second visit to the Shepherds Hideaway and the Clyde's hut is just as great as the original Shire hut."

    Kath is a wonderful host, nothing is too much trouble and the welcome treats upon arrival (fresh eggs from Kath's chickens, a bottle of something nice and homemade shortbread) are fantastic. The hut has everything you need and is enclosed which was perfect for our dog staying with us. Although not far from the NW expressway the area is lovely and peaceful, a hideaway as described. We will happily stay again - thank you Kath!

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "From arriving at the shepards hut greeted by kath lovely lady until the day we left we had a beautiful peaceful holiday lovely treats left in the hut it was clean."

    Cosy the roll top bath overlooking the fantastic views perfect our labrador loved running in the large enclosed garden fab holiday perfect place to go looking forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2019

  • "Superb place, quaint, comfortable, clean."

    Security for dogs to freely roam within our generous area fantastic. Peaceful, relaxing, the hut has all you need for.a perfect break. Kate and Sam lovely friendly hosts who couldn’t do enough for us and enhanced the stay. Birds singing, ducks quacking horses at the end of the garden, perfect, scenic views, loved it and hope to have many return visits.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "Perfect in every way."

    The owner Kath went the extra mile to make our stay a pure joy and make us want to come back.nothing was too much trouble and the location was superb...a real gem of a holiday and a totally fantastic experience!..the little touches and welcome pack was greatly appreciated..cant wait to come back with our dog Bella!

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2019

  • "This place was amazing."

    .peaceful..quiet...The owner Kath is lovely...going back soon

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic relaxing stay."

    The hosts were great, very friendly and helpful. We came away feeling thoroughly rejuvenated.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2018

  • "My husband and dog Rosie spent a wonderful Christmas period at The Cyldes!"

    The owner Kath was very friendly and kind and made our stay so special. We were made to feel very welcome and loved eating the deliciously fresh duck and chicken eggs from her own birds on her small holding. The location of this hut is great,- only a short drive to the beautiful hills of Snowdonia and Clywd and close to the lovely historic towns of Conwy, Bangor and Denbigh (Conwy has some wonderful ice cream parlours and lovely little boutiques too!) The hut itself has a warm and cosy feeling with a log burner and deep victorian rolled edge bath to soak in after a day of hiking. Our dog Rosie loved playing in the enclosed land and we adored watching the many birds, horses, sheep and other wildlife that the area boasted. We will definitely look at staying at this little gem off the beaten track again! Thank you so much Kath and family for a happy and memorable Christmas 2018!

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2018

  • "Sykes had the description absolutely correct, but what made my holiday 100% better was the lovely host Kath, who went the extra mile in many ways."

    The added touches of things i may have forgotten to take were there, (tea, coffee, milk), then there was the others, which I won't spoil for anyone going to stay. There was more than enough fuel for the log burner, water was lovely and hot too. I took my German SHEPHERD Pearl, to a SHEPHERD hut that is situated only 12 miles from my home, and we LOVED it. Wanted to stay longer. Thank you Kath for your attention to detail. You are marvellous and we will see you again definitely! x

    Reviewed by DorothyNov 2018

  • "We’ve never had a bad experience with Sykes but this is by far the best experience we have had."

    The hideaway was perfect to get away from the stress of everything. The owner made such an effort from welcoming us to being on hand for any questions or problems we had. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2018

  • "The owners were very welcoming with some extra special touches waiting in the shepherds hut on my arrival."

    The hut was just as described on the website. Enjoyed my stay immensely and the dogs had plenty of room to run around in the fenced area surrounding the hut. Will definitely return hopefully in the future and stay for longer.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "Our host for the week Kath was very friendly, helpful and offered if we needed, to look after our dog Maxi for us."

    Maxi had a wonderful time, plenty of room to run around and lie down whenever he pleased. The Clydes is very comfortable I am 6ft 3 and not once did I feel cramped. The hut is very comfortable, my partner who feels the cold actually had to open the windows one evening as she was too hot! We didn't use the wood burner but we did use the small electric radiator one evening when the temperature dropped. The kitchenette has more than enough space to cook, although my partner pointed out it would have been easier to prepare things if there was a board across the sink. We loved the wine and welsh cakes that were left for us and the notelet was the icing on the cake. The bathroom my partner said is 'to die for' sheer luxury in other words! Cleaning ones teeth in a morning and watching the birds at the bird feeder was an added pleasure, we even saw a woodpecker one day. We felt very much at home, more a house guest than a paying guest. It was a shame that the pub within walking distance was closed, instead we drove into St Asaph and ate a few of our meals at The Talardy Hotel (Which we can both thoroughly recommend too). Kath and The Clydes made our holiday effortless we were very sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2018

  • "Our second visit to the Clydes at Shepherds Hideaway, and even better than the first!"

    Kath was welcoming, friendly and very helpful and the cabin was just as clean, comfortable and homely as we remembered! Perfectly placed for quiet relaxation and a great spot for days out, we're hoping to make our trips to the Clydes an annual occurrence, at least!

    Reviewed by RikSep 2018

  • "Math is very friendly and provides a really good service allowing you to have an excellent experience."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "Super location a very spacious shepherds hut everything you needed to make it homely and comfortable great for dog owners as you had your own fenced area allowing freedom for the dog."

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2018

  • "The Cydes Hut for us was very relaxing and peaceful."

    Kath was very welcoming and showed us were everything was, the hut was cosy with unexpected goodies. we will definitely be back in the very near future.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "The hut was very comfortable and everything you need was in it Kath and Sam very nice people will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Alexander.May 2018

  • "We wanted a relaxing weekend and allowing the puppy dog to roam freely -out of harms way."

    The Shepherds Hut did this for us. We found this setting perfect for our requirements. The wildlife, especially the woodpeckers, was lovely, the sound of the birds singing in the mornings, eating breakfast outside , was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2018

  • "Free fresh laid chicken eggs any day or time, free dog sitting and secured area for my dog to run around in."

    On arrival free bottle of bubbly and Welsh Cakes, jam and lovely clotted cream. Fresh clean towels, DVDs basically very homely stay and the farm was secluded, quiet which was perfect for a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "The person who owned the property took the time to enquire if we where ok when there was the unexpected snowfall."

    Reviewed by ZillahMar 2018

  • "We had a great time, the Hut is exactly as described, nice and cosy, and with the fire going it was easy to forget we were in Wales in March."

    Reviewed by PhilMar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Kath was lovely and the hut was brilliant. We would love to come again.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2018

  • "The cottage and the family were very welcoming and friendly"

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2018

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The property

St Asaph 3.6 miles.

This charming shepherds hut is situated in its own fenced off area.

Within a one acre park along with one other hut, The Shire hut' it provides a large area for you and your dogs to enjoy and run free.

Accessed is via a re-enforced road, which is suitable to drive on in all weathers, next door to the owners smallholding comprising of working horses, pygmy goats, rare breed sheep, ducks, chickens and geese all of which you are free to pet.

This lovely hut boasts fantastic views in 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 .There are 3 steps that takes you inside to an open plan lounge area, where the characterful features welcome you on arrival.

A well-equipped county style kitchen offers a gas; oven, hob, grill, a fridge with small ice box and a small vintage table on casters can be position either over the bed or in the centre of the living area.

Guests will also find a generous welcome pack will be left.

Below a beautiful stain glass window a Victorian, cast-iron comfortable double bed will give provide you with a good night’s sleep.

Two comfy leather arm chairs sit in front of a small wood burning stove which provides a warm a cosy cottage atmosphere and all fuel is provided.

The living area also offers an electric radiator.

At the other end of the hut though the oak door you'll find a bathroom that offers a touch of luxury; with a doubled end slipper bath, heated towel rail and low window to enjoy the views from whilst bathing.

Towels are provided.

A patio area with table and chairs to the side of the hut offer alfresco dinner where your meals can be cooked in\on an outdoor stove, comfy reclining seating can also be found in front of the hut sitting on welsh blue slate which forms a path to the door where you can enjoy the Beautiful countryside and views of the Clwydian Range.

Approx. 50 foot from the hut is the owner’s horse paddock where heavy horses can be seen at rest & play.

The 1 Acres Park comprises of two fenced off paddocks which houses the parks rare breed sheep and offers livery for guest wishing to bring their horses on holiday with them 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.

Note: This property is next to property ref 955259 and together they can sleep 4.


  • Open plan lounge area with sitting room with a woodburner, kitchen and double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, TV, DVD, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Decked area with furniture and a BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Pets are not permitted to be left in the hut alone but the owner offers a free heated dog kennel
  • Dogs can run free in Acre Park
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property is next to 955259 and 1008132, together they can sleep 6.

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About the location


Denbigh 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 a 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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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