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Secluded Riverside Bolthole with Woodland Sauna

SuperhostAbercegir, Wales, United Kingdom
Shepherd's hut hosted by Paul
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the shepherd's hut (u.k., france) to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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If you’re looking for a secluded break with nothing but the sound of the river at night to keep you company then this little hut is perfect.

Perched on the edge of the river, this charming cabin is the perfect year-round retreat. Fully insulated and with a log stove, hot shower and wooden sauna the cabin is the perfect bolthole no matter what the weather outside is doing.

Everything you need for a secluded escape from the world. Just relax, unwind, sit by the fire, walk in the hills, and be.

The space
You could not get closer to a river without swimming. This cabin sits on the very edge of the Gwydol river and is surrounded by wild Welsh Countryside and wetland marches.

Inside the cabin, the greatest thought has been given to every detail, with beautifully handmade wooden furniture and bespoke, quirky furnishings. If you like wood, water, fires, and peace and quiet then you will love this space. Located on our four acre property far from any other houses, the Riverside Cabin has its own private outdoor spaces and all the wares inside to feel wonderfully self-sufficient.

The cabin is light, spacious, and uniquely hand crafted by us in our own natural style. There is a comfy king size bed and slick fold-out double sofa bed, ideal for families with children, or friends happy to share the one sleeping space.

A cosy wood burning stove provides great warmth in the winter months, and there is gas-powered hot water on tap, both in the kitchen and in the shower.
The toilet and hot shower are attached to the side of the cabin.

Surrounding hills and trees form the perfect backdrop to this unique riverside retreat.

Guest access
You have access to over 3 acres of land to roam. This includes the orchard, forest garden, river and sauna.

Other things to note
The cabin is all off grid and is powered by the the sun through photovoltaic panels. These amazingly efficient sold panels provide constant lighting even in the darkest winter months. We also have 240v power supply for charging phones and laptops but is not powerful enough to power appliances such as hairdryers.

There is no Wifi but there is mobile signal, depending on your provider. (We are on EE and get a great signal)

We provide the following:

Fresh running mains Welsh water (no need to bring bottled water)
Clean Bedding and towels
A range of Teas and Coffee
Cooking oil, olive oil, salt and pepper
Toilet paper, Shampoo and Conditioner
Cooking utensils cutlery and crockery
Gas cooking hob
Coolbox food storage outside
Chess, backgammon and cards

A note on fire wood:
Fire wood for the wood burner inside the cabin is included at no extra charge.
Fire wood for the bonfire / BBQ and sauna is charged on an honesty basis. It's such a joy to sit outside around a fire of an evening, or take long hot saunas, that we've found the woodpile can very quickly disappear!
So we ask for a contribution of £5 per large basket of wood used outside the cabin.

Dogs
We welcome dogs large and small and it's a wonderful space for dogs to run around in.
Please be aware that we keep (very free range) chickens and there is also livestock on the other side of the fence to our land. There are often horses over the river and in spring there are lambs in the fields adjacent. There is fencing all around our property, but if you have a very determined dog, it is important to be aware that there are other animals close by, and the chickens roam around our fields during the day.
If you’re looking for a secluded break with nothing but the sound of the river at night to keep you company then this little hut is perfect.

Perched on the edge of the river, this charming cabin is the perfect year-round retreat. Fully insulated and with a log stove, hot shower and wooden sauna the cabin is the perfect bolthole no matter what the weather outside is doing.

Everything you need fo…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Heating
Hangers
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Abercegir, Wales, United Kingdom

If you want a holiday where you can escape life's hustle and bustle then Mid-Wales is just the place.

We are situated away from it all in the heart picturesque welsh countryside.

Thirty minutes from foot of Cadair Idris, the beach or the Centre for Alternative Technology, Abercegir is perfectly situated to take in all the attractions that mid-wales has to offer.

If you are into Mountain Biking then there are a number of stunning local rides for all abilities. We are 30 minutes from Coed-y-Brenin, The Climax trail or the Mach Loop. We are keen mountain bikers so `can give you some nice local tips.

The Cabin is right next to the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, which is a 135km meandering trail though the heart of Wales. So you can leave the cabin and explore the area for miles.

Alternatively you can sit on the decking spotting otters and herons while sipping a G & T or relax in the hammock over the river and enjoy the floating sound of the river flowing under you.
If you want a holiday where you can escape life's hustle and bustle then Mid-Wales is just the place.

We are situated away from it all in the heart picturesque welsh countryside.

Thirty m…

Hosted by Paul

Joined in October 2011
  • 285 Reviews
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I am an artist and furniture maker ( (Hidden by Airbnb) : free range designs) and live together with my wife Suzanne, her mother Irene, and our two children on a peaceful 4 acre smallholding, where we keep free range chickens and grow a variety of fruit and vegetables. We are outdoorsy people and love to go walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking and generally adventuring.
I am an artist and furniture maker ( (Hidden by Airbnb) : free range designs) and live together with my wife Suzanne, her mother Irene, and our two children on a peaceful 4 acre sm…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Smoke alarm not reported Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm