Shepherd’s Huts were introduced in the 19th Century when shepherds would travel with their flock of sheep, away from habitation. The idea was borne out of the necessity for the shepherd to have somewhere to sleep, eat and store his equipment and equally important, that ‘somewhere’ had to be mobile, in order to go with him. The Shepherd’s Hut was his home away from home, with an open-plan combined living area.
We love our Shepherd’s Huts and so do our guests. We know that they won’t suit everyone, but for those who enjoy experiencing something ‘a little different’, be it a romantic break or just getting back to nature, we believe that this really is an opportunity not to be missed!
We booked the shepherds hut for one night. We enjoyed our stay at this place, a good retreat from the city lifestyle. Hosts were friendly and helpful. The place itself was lovely, with all the things you might need for your stay. The view was peaceful and romantic, I could stay there for a year. Thank you for this wonderful experience, we definitely would recommend to everyone who loves nature and beautiful horses to visit this place. – Lyubov, Birmingham
As you can see from the map, we are only a few minutes drive from the gorgeous beaches of Rhossili: Rhossili Bay, Fall Bay and Mewslade whilst Oxwich Bay and Port Eynon Bay are about 10-15 minutes away.
Please note that guests must supply their own bedding and towels or arrange in advance to hire them at an additional cost.
- We have two shepherd’s huts:
- Y Cwtch which stands alone in the corner of a field and
- The Bolt Hole which is located on the caravan site.
‘Cwtch’ (pronounced cutch like butch) is a Welsh word meaning ‘cuddle’ or ‘snuggle’, but even those translations don’t quite cover the meaning… A ‘cwtch’ can also be a small place where things are stored safely.
The Shepherd’s Hut ‘Y Cwtch’ stands alone in the corner of a field with panoramic views over the countryside and has outside seating and a BBQ area.
We had a great weekend staying in the Shepherds Hut. Weather was perfect and the local beaches gave us plenty to do. Saturday night outside with a bottle of red wine and a roaring fire could not have been beaten. Will come again – Gareth Collyer
The internal dimensions of the hut are 11’ x 6’4”, so not the largest of areas, but we believe that we have made the best use of the space, creating a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. There is a double bed that folds out at night and acts as a seating area at other times, a foldaway table and two chairs. Hooks on the wall are provided for hanging garments.
A log burning stove in the corner of the hut can provide heat, if required.
We must insist on absolutely no smoking and no naked flames in the hut, due to the nature of its construction.
A standpipe is provided outside, for fresh, cold water. Basic electricity is installed in the hut to run lighting, boil a kettle and charge your phone. There are no other services inside; but a shower and toilet are available close by, as is the use of a communal kitchen with kettle, hob, microwave and sink which is suitable for making basic meals, hot drinks and washing up. Please note that you will need to supply your own crockery and cutlery.
The Shepherd’s Hut has its own fire pit nearby, with a tripod which you can use to cook over the wood fire. On a clear night, you can snuggle up to the warmth of a fire and stare up at the stars. Logs can be bought from Martin as and when required.
The Bolt Hole
‘The Bolt Hole’ boasts all the traditional features of ‘Y Cwtch’
We provide you with pillows and logs to keep you cosy and warm. There is an electric kettle, lighting and a place to charge your phone since this hut also has an electrical hook up… but of course, it still retains that wonderful traditional experience of staying in a hut!
Just had wonderful 2 night stay in The Bolt Hole – great setting and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely experience and would definitely recommend it – Jane Tabberer
There is seating outside along with a BBQ and the use of bathroom facilities on our friendly farmyard and a ‘WC’ on the caravan site. We also offer the use of a communal kitchen with kettle, hob, microwave and sink which is suitable for making basic meals, hot drinks and washing up. Please note that you will need to supply your own crockery and cutlery.