I booked Lake Farm Shepherds Hut for a last-minute New Year break. My husband and I wanted an escape from the world, someone full of peace and quiet where we could spend some time together so it sounded like the perfect place.
Unfortunately he got ill over Christmas, so it looked like we might not be able to go - Charlotte was absolutely brilliant and let us move the trip back by a day. Her patience and accommodation was refreshing, and made it a great booking experience.
When we arrived, it was exactly what we had hoped for. The hut is beautifully finished, with every little detail thought of. Martin and Charlotte are brilliant with just the right balance of being on hand to show you how things work, but leaving you to your own devices so you can get the seclusion you're looking for.
We wiled away hours tucked up in our cosy hut, with the hobbit stove roaring, playing cards or chess, and listening to the radio, hidden away from any rain and wind. It's a great mix of going back to basics but still having the creature comforts you're used to - toilet, shower, kettle, plugs etc.
Charlotte's continental breakfast is probably one of the best continental breakfasts I've ever had. Fresh bread, croissants, coffee, juice, cereal, fruit, cold meats and cheese. The list goes on, all beautifully-presented in a hamper.
The hut is close to plenty of walks. We packed up some of our breakfast to take on a nice long walk along Offa's Dyke path for a few hours. It's also easy driving distance to Welshpool for supplies or meals out. After a Christmas of over-eating we didn't make it to any of the nearby places Charlotte suggested for dinner, but we will do on our return.
The views are amazing, the people are lovely, the hut an absolute delight, I could go on and on and on. I write a food blog, but this stay was so good it's inspired me to expand it and write about places I stay - THAT's how good it is.
If you want a break from everything, a bit of peace and quiet and simplicity, then go and stay here. You won't be disappointed.
We booked the Shepard's Hut at lake farm last minute and wasn't disappointed. After a warm welcome from Jill we were shown our accommodation which was beautiful. The Hut is situated on a lovely plot of land with amazing views just footsteps away. It's only a short taxi ride into Welshpool Ctr too if you fancy a few drinks and a meal. I recommend the Corn Store for food as Our meal was lovely. Ohh and must say 10/10 for the breakfast from Jill in the morning it was delicious. Our only regret was staying for one night and not two!. Big thanks to Charlotte and Martin who were there to assist if we needed anything.
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