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Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Our Shepherd's Hut is the perfect Glamping escape away from it all, with breathtaking 360 degree views over the wild hills of Mid Wales, down to the Brecon Beacons. Peace, tranquility, and perfect seclusion are guaranteed, and yet local shops and country pubs are only a 6 minute drive away. Our guests are given exclusive access to the renowned Upper Gilwern Quarry, where 480 million year old Trilobite Fossil hunting is a truly amazing experience for children and adults of all ages. No previous knowledge or specialist equipment required, further details and tips given on booking. Our Hut is equipped with all you need to enjoy a comfortable well deserved break, including under floor heating,TV with Freeview, full kitchenette,hot shower, linen and fluffy towels. We ask that you respect all of...Our Shepherd's Hut is the perfect Glamping escape away from it all, with breathtaking 360 degree views over the wild hills of Mid Wales, down to the Brecon Beacons. Peace, tranquility, and perfect seclusion are guaranteed, and yet local shops and country pubs are only a 6 minute drive away. Our guests are given exclusive access to the renowned Upper Gilwern Quarry, where 480 million year old Trilobite Fossil hunting is a truly amazing experience for children and adults of all ages. No previous knowledge or specialist equipment required, further details and tips given on booking. Our Hut is equipped with all you need to enjoy a comfortable well deserved break, including under floor heating,TV with Freeview, full kitchenette,hot shower, linen and fluffy towels. We ask that you respect all of the birds and wildlife that live in these hills, especially the nesting Red Kites and visiting Canadian Geese.There's really nowhere else like it in the world!More
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About the Owner
Emma & Lyndon H
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hut and quarry. We are happy to recommend local places of interest, and give hints, tips and safety advice regarding the fossil hunting. We ask that you leave the key in the safe box on departure. We are generally on hand during your stay, just give us a call, we farm close by.
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

This is our third visit to this fabulous warm and snug 'hut'. Waking up and viewing the distant Brecons, even in late autumn,is an absolute joy. Kites flying above and shafts of sunlight shining on the distance hills and valleys. What more would you want?...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed October 16, 2019

We had four unforgettable days at this surreal location where time stands still and flies at the same time, and what a privilege to hunt for trilobites in this ordovician time warp. We came here with trilobites in mind but very quickly realized that this...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. So happy that you had a great time with us. You are welcome anytime. Best wishes Emma

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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I were looking for somewhere to get away from the stresses and strains of modern life - we found the perfect place. We have never stayed anywhere like this before but would definitely do it again! When we were driving up to...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Shannon L
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Sounds like you had a relaxing break, you’re welcome back anytime. Best wishes Emma

Reviewed September 16, 2019

What a stunning location - lovely views, peace and tranquillity. Shepherds hut is really well designed, clean and cosy. Found some great trilobites in the quarry and it was lovely to star gaze in the evening. Elan Valley is not too far away and made...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Liz P
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed the Hut, quarry and stars!! See you again sometime. Emma

Reviewed September 6, 2019

Views: Stunning views with not a sign of humanity in sight (but a town just 10 mins away, hidden by the hills). Wildlife: There’s sheep just wandering around (be sure to shut the gate or they’ll wander in!) and cows in the field over. There’s...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

Oh what a lovely review, I’m so pleased that you all had a great stay. I should let guests know about the dark skies, they’re wonderful aren’t they! You are welcome anytime. Best wishes Emma

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Swingset
Patio
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Does this rental have a private beach?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Country walks and cycling are on your doorstep. We have the Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley and Black Mountains within a 30 minute drive. The historic Spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 6 minutes away, and the market town of Builth Wells just 10 miniutes by car. Both have a wide range of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Wales has the most castles of any other country, and a rich history waiting to be explored. You can be assured of a warm Welsh welcome.
Getting around
A car is essential as the nearest shops and pubs are a 6 minute drive away. The nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells.
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