Welcome to the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut…

Enjoy a stay at the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut for the tranquil surroundings of the Welsh Marches; some of the most beautiful scenery to be seen on the Offa’s Dyke national trail; the clear, dark night skies free of light pollution; the easy access to the rest of Wales; and the wealth of opportunities to get back in touch with the great outdoors.

Our Accommodation

The Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut provides fully self-contained, self-catering accommodation in a small, private and picturesque garden located beside Gladestry Brook (River Gwyddel).

Double or Twin Beds

Two very comfortable beds with pocket-sprung mattresses that can be configured as a double (king size) bed for couples or as single beds for two individuals travelling together. As well as cotton sheets, duvets and bed spreads, additional blankets are available if required.

Kitchenette & Dining Area

Our hut has a well-equipped kitchenette and dining area with a combi microwave oven; two induction hobs; a large stainless steel sink with hot and cold running water; all the pans needed for meal preparation; a kettle and toaster; and a full set of cutlery, crockery and glasses.

Shower Room

The Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut’s en-suite shower room features a powerful Aqualisa electric shower, a full-size wash basin with hot and cold running water, and toilet with soft-closing lid. (A bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest as well as hand wash.)

Features

En-suite Shower Room

  • Powerful Aqualisa electric shower, toilet, and full-size basin with warm running water
  • Bath- and hand-towels, soap and toilet paper all included

Sleeping

  • A choice of bed configurations – double (king size) or two 80cm x 200cm singles
  • Comfortable pocket-sprung mattresses
  • Cotton duvet covers, bed linen and pillows
  • Extra pillows and blankets (available on request)
  • Travel cot suitable for infants under three years (available on request)
  • Black-out blinds

Kitchen and Dining

  • Full-size sink with warm water
  • Mini fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Two induction hobs
  • 25-litre Toshiba microwave/convection combi oven
  • Pots and pans, casserole dishes, etc
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Bowls, plates, cups, wine glasses, etc
  • Various teas and coffee
  • Small, fold-down table and two folding chairs for dining

Safety & Heating

  • Adjustable electric panel heater
  • Combined carbon monoxide/smoke alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • PIR safety light by front door

Entertainment

  • WiFi
  • Internet-connected 24″ HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, iPlayer, etc, plus built-in DVD player
  • Board games (available on request)

Outside

  • Off-street parking for up to two vehicles
  • Set in private garden alongside stream
  • Decked area with large canopy, garden table and seating for four 
  • Fire pit and logs available for hire

Access

  • We’re sorry, but there are three steps up to the front door of the hut that may make it unsuitable for infirm/elderly guests or wheelchair users

Our Reviews…

  •   we absolutely loved our stay! It was so cosy, beautiful and peaceful! Rita and David were really wonderfu,l friendly hosts, thank you ever so much! We're really hoping for an... read more

    thumb Pip
    13/07/2024

      We had a lovely 3-night stay in the Shephard’s Hut. Rita and David were very welcoming and the hut is so cute and well designed. I love how the space... read more

    thumb Angelique
    10/07/2024

      Lovely shepherds hut in a beautiful location. We only stayed one night but on the way there we visited Hay on Wye which was about 20 mins away, we then... read more

    thumb Melanie
    07/07/2024

      Really cosy hut with everything you need for a relaxing and peaceful break.
    David was really welcoming and gave us some local recommendations - thank you!

    thumb Lydia
    06/07/2024

      We had a lovely stay here - so peaceful and quiet and the area is beautiful- only a short drive to Hay on Wye makes this very convenient for book... read more

    thumb Melanie
    04/07/2024

      Absolutely exquisite. So beautiful and peaceful. Just perfect for a night away. We will be back

    thumb Cheryl
    30/06/2024

      A perfect place to recharge the batteries and explore.

    I was looking for a quiet getaway and found it in this beautifully situated shepherds hut. Parked up in a... read more

    thumb Sarah
    29/06/2024

      We stayed here overnight for 1 night before heading to snowdonia. This was the perfect stop for us, we had been out all day exploring the Brecon Beacons and felt... read more

    thumb Jayde
    23/06/2024

      A lovely place to stay and really helpful hosts, thank you. Would love to visit again!

    thumb Bethany
    22/06/2024
  •   Fantastic stay…We will be back

    thumb Timothy
    16/06/2024

      A beautiful stay at David and Rita’s Shepherds Hut. I wasn’t ready to leave and would have enjoyed more time there

    The space was well equiped and considered
    You... read more

    thumb Courtney
    14/06/2024

      Lovely stay in a beautiful rural location 🙂

    thumb Monika
    09/06/2024

      lovely little space, cosy and cute!

    thumb Sarah
    08/06/2024

      Excellent 3 night stay (used as base for Hay festival). Shepherd's hut was clean, cosy, comfortable & well equipped. Lovely to sit out in the sun in the morning with... read more

    thumb Sarah
    02/06/2024

      Wonderful little shepherd's hut in a beautiful area. I used it as a base to visit Hay Festival. David was a great host, very friendly and helpful. The hut was... read more

    thumb Francesca
    30/05/2024

      Although we were only staying one night at the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut, we loved the place. David & Rita have done a fantastic job of maximising the usable space in... read more

    thumb Stephen
    29/05/2024

      Responsive hosts, cabin looked just like the photos and so peaceful! Very reasonably priced too

    thumb Annily
    27/05/2024

      Beautiful Shepard’s hut in lovely location, will definitely return

    thumb Rachel
    26/05/2024
  •   Great place to stay whilst visiting the Hay Festival. Beautiful village, quirky but lovely accommodation for an overnight stay.

    thumb Jeremy
    25/05/2024

      We loved our first stay in the Shepherds hut. We will return! Thank you for looking after us so well.

    thumb Janet
    24/05/2024

      Had a lovely night away at Rita and David’s Shepherd’s Hut. We only met David but found him to be very friendly and helpful. The hut was so calm and... read more

    thumb Natalie
    12/05/2024

      Rita & David's beautiful shepherds hut was the perfect stop over for our 2 day mini break in Wales. We wanted to explore Hay-on-wye, do a bit of walking (superb... read more

    thumb Zoe
    11/05/2024

      Our stay at the hut was beautiful and had a beautiful stream alongside it which was so peaceful to listen to when sitting outside. The place was decorated beautifully and... read more

    thumb Lauren
    06/05/2024

      What a lovely spot, right next to a babbling brook! Hut was super clean and well appointed. Tv with every channel you could ask for which was ideal... read more

    thumb Jessica
    28/04/2024

      Rita and David’s place was fantastic! The place itself was immaculate and cozy with a lovely little patio area and the hosts were so friendly and welcoming from the moment... read more

    thumb Annabel
    27/04/2024

      Beautiful little hut in a pretty setting by a brook. Extremely clean and well provisioned in a delightful village. My friend and I sadly only stayed one night but it... read more

    thumb Tania
    13/04/2024

      Great little hut, very comfortable and beautifully done up. Would visit again.

    thumb Olivia
    07/04/2024
  •   Lovely accommodation with everything you need and nice touch of providing welsh cakes . David was very helpful with his knowledge of local walks we had a great one... read more

    thumb Marie
    05/04/2024

      We are seasoned Airbnb guests and have stayed in some wonderfully unique places of which this is one! It is charming and comfortable we had a lovely rest lulled to... read more

    thumb Elizabeth
    24/03/2024

      Very nice character- good location for pub and walking.

    thumb Neil
    23/03/2024

      We had a fantastic experience here! It was our first time in Wales and our first experience with AirBnB and we couldn’t have asked for better hosts than Rita and... read more

    thumb Bethany
    13/03/2024

      We spent one night in the shepherd's hut, and we're planning to come back to stay longer. It was spotlessly clean, toasty warm, and organised cleverly to get the most... read more

    thumb Kara
    10/03/2024

      Had a great stay, lovely location. Hosts were very flexible around our late check in time 🙂

    thumb Charles
    03/03/2024

      We had a lovely overnight stay. The hut was in a beautiful and peaceful location with great views.
    David greeted us and gave us a quick tour of the... read more

    thumb Michelle
    25/02/2024

      Rita and David’s Shepherds hut was beautifully presented, and such a welcoming space. The location was stunning and they provided a full list of different local areas that you could... read more

    thumb Victoria
    11/02/2024

      Thanks David for the wonderful stay. It was great meeting such a warm person & spend a wonderful weekend in your hut. We would definitely love to visit again 🙂

    thumb Alok
    04/02/2024
  •   A beautiful, cosy place to stay. Right by a stream with plenty of wildlife. Will be coming back, thank you 🙂

    thumb Katherine
    01/01/2024

      A well equipped (best equipped we've ever stayed in!), clean, and cosy shepherd's hut in a lovely peaceful area. The sound of the brook was great to fall asleep and... read more

    thumb David
    31/12/2023

      A really great little Airbnb! Sweet little spot right next to the river and on great circular walks.
    Would definitely stay again !!

    thumb Pip
    30/12/2023

      Really we enjoyed spending time there and we booked for 1 night but we liked the surroundings and extended 1 night there for peaceful time

    thumb Hemalatha
    25/12/2023

      Lovely, homey hut right by the river and on Offa’s Dyke. If you’re looking for a switch-off weekend near plenty of walking paths- this is an ideal spot. Plenty of... read more

    thumb Llio
    10/12/2023

      Me and my girlfriend both loved this. It even snowed which gave us the Christmas spirit.

    It was lovely

    thumb Jayden
    03/12/2023

      We really loved Rita’s place. Great walk recommendations from the hosts. The hut was warm and well equipped and we loved having morning coffee outside right by the babbling brook.... read more

    thumb Martin
    26/11/2023

      Lovely cosy place to stay for a couple nights would be a little tight for a longer stay but for a weekend get away it was lovely and cosy. Heated... read more

    thumb Billy
    25/11/2023

      We loved staying here, it was cosy and clean and just what we wanted it to be. The hosts are super friendly and very flexible. We'd definitely come again sometime!

    thumb Clara Rose
    19/11/2023
  •   Well presented and appointed. Rita and David were great - approachable and helpful without being intrusive in any way. The offer of soup after a very wet day walking was... read more

    thumb Jim
    20/10/2023

      we spent a wonderfully peaceful night at Rita's Shepherd hut. It was warm, comfortable and welcoming. We'd recommend dinner at the Royal Oak pub which is just 2 minutes walk away.

    thumb Luke
    15/10/2023

      Lovely place. Well equipped and super bathroom. Given the small space, cooking, especially using the induction hobs was a bit of a challenge .

    thumb Julian
    11/10/2023

      Such great place to stay in, scenic, private and easy to find. David was delightful and very helpful!

    The perfect place to get away, inclusive of everything you... read more

    thumb Qiellor
    06/10/2023

      Throughly enjoyed our 'mini break' in the cozy hut with stream running right beside. Walked to the pub for good food and chatting. Worth the effort to climb to the... read more

    thumb Emma
    24/09/2023

      Thank you Rita for being so accommodating and offering such a beautiful little spot.

    thumb Mica
    17/09/2023

      Had such a lovely stay, David and Rita were so accommodating!

    thumb Isabelle
    16/09/2023

      Excellent stay, thank you very much!

    thumb Finn
    10/09/2023

      Absolutely a great start in a lovely cabin. Perfect for a short stay, absolutely spotless with everything you'll need.

    thumb Stuart
    09/09/2023
  •   My partner and I stayed here for one night to attend a wedding nearby. The shepherd's hut was great, and we ate our breakfast al fresco next to the brook.... read more

    thumb Hywel
    02/09/2023

      Die Hütte und der Garten sind wunderschön und liebevoll eingerichtet. Es ist sehr idyllisch.

    thumb Joschka
    20/08/2023

      Lovely little shepherd's hut in a garden next to a stream. Very clean and tidy and easy to find and park. David gave us some great recommendations to eat in... read more

    thumb Julian
    18/08/2023

      We had a lovely stay in this very peaceful location. David was a great, responsive, host, we had an easy check in and the hut was all ready for us... read more

    thumb Ellen
    14/08/2023

      Thank you for such a lovely place to stay, we will be back

    thumb Andy
    13/08/2023

      Wow! We have just returned from a one night stay at Rita and David’s lovely shepherds hut. The pictures do not do this wonderful hideaway justice.
    The garden, complete... read more

    thumb Sophie
    11/08/2023

      What an absolutely incredible Shepherds hut! The perfect glamping accommodation and get away that is so practical, cosy, beautiful, squeaky clean and has everything you could possibly need! Myself and... read more

    thumb Amin
    05/08/2023

      Loved our stay, would definitely recommend ! David was very helpful with great communication 🙂

    thumb Katie
    30/07/2023

      A beautiful Sheperd's hut situated in a lovely garden, neighboured by a stream, in Gladestry. Hosts were fantastic, flexible and easy to contact. They've clearly put a lot of time... read more

    thumb Joshua
    29/07/2023
  •   Absolutely perfect place to stay, well located and easy to get to, Will definitely stay there again whilst in the area

    thumb Liam
    28/07/2023

      We had a lovely two night stay while visiting the Royal Welsh Show. David was super attentive and helpful. The shepherd’s hut was roomy (we had a travel cot) with... read more

    thumb Jodie
    27/07/2023

      Beautiful, quiet location. Wish I had had more time to explore the local area, but I was working! Highly recommend.

    thumb Caroline
    25/07/2023

      We had a lovely stay at the shepherds hut, it has a gorgeous garden space and feels secluded and private. Incredibly easy to find. The hut offered everything we needed,... read more

    thumb Chris
    23/07/2023

      I stayed here for 1 night when passing through the area before joining up with a Riding Holiday nearby. The hut was really well equipped and provided a relaxing start... read more

    thumb Sarah
    18/07/2023

      Absolutely great stay here, really cozy little place and very private. A little rivers runs right past the hut. Bed was comfy. Shower was great with good water pressure. Hut... read more

    thumb Mark
    15/07/2023

      Lovely location, beautiful site

    thumb Shayna
    14/07/2023

      What a stay we’ve had. Rita & David have made our stay perfect before it even started by providing us with very useful information beforehand (how to find the place/where... read more

    thumb Margot
    09/07/2023

      We had the loveliest stay at the Shepherd’s Hut. Our hosts were so friendly & responsive, & still showed us around, even though we arrived at 9pm, after a 3.5-hour... read more

    thumb Hannah
    08/07/2023
  •   Beautiful settings and surroundings. The hut was spotless and so homely. We enjoyed our stay there and only wished we booked another day. The host’s house was literally across the... read more

    thumb Teena
    02/07/2023

      Lovely stay at the shepherds hut, peaceful surroundings. Great hosts, nothing was too much trouble, very informative of location and instructions. Very clean and cosy.
    Would definitely recommend!

    thumb Kiah
    25/06/2023

      A beautiful little spot, tucked away off the road with a gorgeous garden.

    thumb Emma
    24/06/2023

      We stayed one night whilst walking. Great accommodation, fab shower and comfortable beds. I definitely recommend it.
    You need to know that Gladestry is very small. It’s a lovely... read more

    thumb Chris
    21/06/2023

      I stayed here for 1 night when passing through the area before joining up with a Riding Holiday nearby. The hut was really well equipped and provided a relaxing start... read more

    thumb Sarah
    18/07/2023

      Absolutely great stay here, really cozy little place and very private. A little rivers runs right past the hut. Bed was comfy. Shower was great with good water pressure. Hut... read more

    thumb Mark
    15/07/2023

      Lovely location, beautiful site

    thumb Shayna
    14/07/2023

      What a stay we’ve had. Rita & David have made our stay perfect before it even started by providing us with very useful information beforehand (how to find the place/where... read more

    thumb Margot
    09/07/2023

      We had the loveliest stay at the Shepherd’s Hut. Our hosts were so friendly & responsive, & still showed us around, even though we arrived at 9pm, after a 3.5-hour... read more

    thumb Hannah
    08/07/2023

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