Glyn Shepherds Hut
Shepherds Hut | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Luxurious Shepherds Hut in Capel Curig, Snowdonia, specialising in short breaks throughout the year. Only a five minute drive from Betws-y-Coed in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Set on an elevated site overlooking Moel Siabod mountain, Glyn Shepherds Hut is in an ideal location for exploring Snowdon, Betws-y-Coed, and North Wales.
Specialising in short breaks all year round, Glyn Shepherds Hut offers cosy and welcoming accommodation, ideal for walkers outdoor pursuits.
This lovely Shepherds Hut is just three miles from the bustling village of Betws-y-Coed - the gateway to Snowdonia, with its shops, Conwy Valley Railway Museum, forest walks and the Tree Top Adventure high ropes course. The village also offers many outdoor activities and lies within the Gwydyr Forest. In the other direction, Snowdon is a short but beautiful drive away, as are the villages of Llanberis, home to the Snowdon Mountain Railway and Beddgelert, with its pretty tea rooms and Welsh Highland Railway to Caernarfon and Porthmadog. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.
Newly built to an old design, Glyn Shepherds Hut has the charm of a traditional shepherds hut with the convenience of modern facilities. Inside there is a comfortable king size bed, a well equipped kitchenette, living and dining area with superb views to the mountains. The modern wetroom and toilet is joined to the shepherds hut by a warm entrance porch.
King size bed
Bed linen and towels provided
2 plate hob
Combination microwave oven & grill
Kettle & toaster
Wetroom with electric shower, WC and washbasin.
Heated towel rail
Secure cycle store
No smoking or pets
Glyn Shepherds hut is delightful, it provides everything required for that perfect short break away. Outside there is a beautiful garden to explore with gazebo and garden furniture ideal for a barbeque after a hard day on the mountains. This location is a paradise for all outdoor activities and enjoys stunning mountain and woodland views. There is something for everyone in Snowdonia and Glyn Shepherds hut is the perfect base to start. The castles, quaint villages all unique in their own way, coastal towns just half an hour away,The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam trains based in Porthmadog, fabulous beaches , fishing, horse riding, canoeing, rock climbing, the thrilling zip wire in Bethesda, mountain biking, slate museums, golfing and lots more. If you want something different but very special then Glyn Shepherds hut is for you. A great location for an exciting short break any time of the year.
Glyn Shepherd's hut was built by Plankridge - Dorset hutmakers to a very high standard. Plankridge are faithful to the spirit of the classic shepherd's huts described by Thomas Hardy. Many years ago shepherd's often lived out with their flocks. They worked especially hard during lambing season. The full time attendance could go on for weeks. The huts gave Shepherd's and their dogs shelter, somewhere to eat and sleep, stay warm, and to avoid the harsh weather.
Changes in agriculture meant that hut making declined in the 20th century, but since 2000 the craft has been revitalised by Plankridge founders Richard Lee and Jane Dennison. We drove to Dorset to visit and sat for quite a while discussing this luxurious Glyn Shepherd's Hut, and Plankridge certainly didn't disappoint. It has all the comfort and convenience of a small cottage and yet it's a Shepherd's Hut. Something a little different and the perfect place to stay and explore all that Snowdonia has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Betws-y-Coed|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Availability Your dates are available
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23 Jun 2014
"Delightfully quaint, quirky and wonderful!"
We fancied something different, and took a chance on the shepherd's hut (and are very pleased that we did); it was superb in every possible way, and very well appointed with every mod-con (albeit… More
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