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Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience

Shepherds hut -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales
Our brand new 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... Read more
Listing #HL9042002
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 2 weeks ago

Although intrigued and attracted by the notion of having the welsh hills to ourselves, I was worried that we would be cold, Absolutely not! in fact I was even too hot which is unheard of! We loved the quarry hut, it was superbly equipped, no...More

Thank Janet W
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you had a lovely break with us, and you loved walking in the Mid Wales hills. Thank you for your lovely review, and for your recommendations. Emma

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I literally fell in love with this place. Its peace and quiet - heaven on earth! Fresh air, stupendous views all wrapped up in a golden nugget of luxury glamping! Underfloor heating, super comfy beds, all the necessities that you need....AND fossil hunting on your...More

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

There are very few places in the world with fossils of this quality and quantity, and even inexperienced fossil hunters can find something well preserved and recognisable. But this is not just a good place for palaeontologists; it also offers amazing views, seclusion, and good...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Trek729347, VR Owner at Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut - Cosy Glamping includes Fossil Hunting Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, so glad you had a great stay. You are welcome anytime. Best wishes Emma

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Full directions to the Hut will be sent with your booking confirmation. You will love the long stone track that meanders through the fern and heathers on the final step of your journey. We ask that you take care and drive slowly as the sheep tend to sleep in the middle of the track at night.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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