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Swaledale

Herefordshire, Wye Valley
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Honeymoon Hideaways
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Well secluded with far reaching views across the open countryside
  • A private hot tub for soaking whilst enjoying the views by day and starry skies by night
  • Perfect for exploring the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Herefordshire countryside
  • Sister hut, Ewe's Retreat, is a few fields away (link at bottom)
Property code: 79575

Peacefully tucked into the hillside with far reaching views across the countryside, this wooden shepherd hut with private hot tub is simply perfect for couples wanting to escape everyday life.

Enjoying a great location, a working farm of 200 acres, here you can leave the car behind and make the most of the well waymarked trails from your front door. The Herefordshire countryside is beautiful throughout the year where you can explore the Wye Valley Way, Offa’s Dyke and the Forest of Dean. For cyclists you can join the National cycling trail and the country lanes or venture into the Forest for a slightly more challenging terrain, and in summertime why not hire a canoe and take time to enjoy the River Wye. A trip to one of the many market towns is a must where you can pick up local produce from a farmer’s market or browse the independent shops, Hay-on-Wye is famed for books and the annual international literary festival.

Enjoy the views across the countryside as you take the path down to your shepherd’s hut, here you will find a bench where you can sit and enjoy the views before you step inside to explore. This traditionally built hut offers a cosy retreat that’s finished simply with many homely touches and everything you will need for your stay. The hut is open plan with a wood burning stove to keep you warm, a kitchen space with wooden work tops, electric oven and gas hob and a fridge/freezer. A small table with bar stools for breakfast with a stunning view. The double bed is raised and built in, perfect for a peaceful night’s rest and relaxing in front of the wall mounted TV. There is a shower room with shower and WC within the hut.

Outside a spacious enclosed space where you can relax, a hot tub sits next to the hut where you can enjoy soaking after a day exploring or simply enjoy the night skies. There is a summer house which stores a BBQ for summer dining with a table and chairs for two. Further into the grounds is a carved log for two with a fire pit so you can enjoy sundowners whatever the season. There is bike storage and parking for two cars.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob and fridge/freezer
  • Private hot tub, under shelter so you can enjoy the views in any weather
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Outdoor seating with BBQ and fire pit
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Bike storage
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sophie Clark

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Sophie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve, 31st May 2024

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Amazing views couldnt ask for a better location loads to do within a short distance great hot tub for relaxing after busy day with great hosts who couldnt help enough

Reviewed by Julie, 10th May 2024

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We had the best stay at Swaledale. Completely secure large garden next to a field with cattle. Perfectly relaxing. Hot tub was hot all the time. Second shed for storage. Everything you need is here, bbq, comfy relaxing seats, amazing views. Cant recommend highly enough. Loved it!!

Reviewed by Maxine, 27th April 2024

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Myself and my partner had the best time, extremely relaxing with stunning views, the owners have thought of everything. We will look to book again soon :)

Reviewed by Deborah, 19th April 2024

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Reviewed by Paula, 16th April 2024

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Fantastic Shepherds Lodge, really cute and amazing views - especially lambing season! The owners are also so friendly and helpful - we had a wonderful stay! Thank you :-)

Reviewed by Rhiannon, 12th April 2024

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The owners were really friendly and explained how to use the facilities clearly. The hut was beautiful and equipped with everything you could need. The bed was comfortable and the hut was warm enough that we didn't need to light the fire or use the electric heater. The enclosed garden was much bigger than expected and was immaculate, the dog loved Read morehaving freedom to roam and we felt safe that she couldn't get out. We would definitely return in the future! Thanks for having us. Hide

Reviewed by James, 24th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jade, 9th October 2023

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Beautiful shepherd hut.. very cosy and comfortable... Amazing location with beautiful views..and the hot tub just topped it off.. Highly recommended..

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 23rd September 2023

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Cosy shepherds hut. Loads of lovely little touches to make our stay that little bit more homely. Great location for a relaxing break. Just perfect.

Reviewed by Tom, 11th September 2023

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Perfect place to stay. Very welcoming hosts. Private & quiet surrounded by cattle & sheep. Dog secure. Hot tub a great asset!! Would highly recommend this little gem.

Reviewed by Shinead, 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Murray, 24th July 2023

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Lovely space with amazing views. Lots of space for our dog to run around and the hot tub was a bonus.

Reviewed by Lynne, 23rd June 2023

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Had a lovely week here. Lots of stunning countryside to walk the dogs along with a hot tub to ease our aching limbs after!! Very well equipped and clean. Very conveniently situated for areas of beauty and historical interest.

Reviewed by Charles, 19th June 2023

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Reviewed by Adam, 19th May 2023

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Lovely quiet and relaxing in some amazing surroundings, hot tub great and the views were brilliant, shepherd's hut was just right and very cosy

Reviewed by Nigel, 28th April 2023

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Lovely stay. Fantastic location. Owners very helpful. Couldnt ask for more.

Reviewed by Beth, 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Carole, 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Mike, 2nd April 2023

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Beautiful place, owners seemed nice.

Reviewed by Lindsay, 3rd March 2023

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Its was lovely! Very welcoming and gorgeous views and Forrest walks. Perfect for peace and quiet. And hot to relax was amazing!

Reviewed by Helen, 23rd December 2022

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We went here for our first Christmas as Mr & Mrs & it certainly didnt disappoint! Ideal location with plenty of walks or a bus route if required. With local towns, pubs, villages & shops. Clean perfect cabin with other shed for storage. Views are just incredible from the hut & ideal for star gazing from the hot tub. Hosts are very tentative but leaRead moreve you alone at the same time, couldnt be more helpful & caring. We went for 6 nights 23rd-29th, truly incredible place. 100% recommend!! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca, 25th November 2022

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What an amazing property and a lovely stay! Beautiful views and very clean! Log burner was lovely! Lovely owner!

Reviewed by Stuart, 28th October 2022

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We had a great couple of days in the Shepherds Hut everything was better than described and we had everything we needed. With the idyllic views, wildlife and the secure fenced off part of the field it was in meant our dog could roam safely, which made it a fantastic mini break for us.

Reviewed by Samantha, 7th October 2022

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Perfect idyllic place for a getaway. In a beautiful location to recharge the batteries. The enclosed garden was great for the dogs, as could let them out to play with no concerns.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 16th September 2022

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Fantastic spot for a relaxing holiday away from everything with the dog. The site is fully fenced in so is completly safe for your dog to run, play and tire themselves out!!! Hot tub was a huge plus and a great way to finish off the day. The cottage is located just off a main road (you can't hear any traffic) so is ideal for taking trips out. ThereRead more are a number of supermarkets close by for food and other essentials for your stay. 10/10 would reccomend to anyone!!! Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte, 12th September 2022

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We had the loveliest stay at this property, the shepherds hut was cosy and comfortable. The views from the hut were spectacular and the field surrounding the hut that youre in was fully secure so we were able to let our dogs roam freely without stressing. The hot tub was fantastic also! We loved it so much we didnt want to leave, and we definitely Read moreaim to return! Hide

Reviewed by Ron, 2nd September 2022

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A Fantastic hut in a superb location with stunning views. Totally private. Very cosy inside, with cooking facilities should it be needed. Owners friendly and easily contactable if necessary. It was everything the internet depicted and more. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Sally, 5th August 2022

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MY WEEK I literally had tears in my eyes when I left. It was quiet, relaxing and had everything you needed , will book for 2 weeks next time! Had the bonus of boiling hot weather, but even in the rain would be great. Will DEFINITELY visit again

Reviewed by Maggi, 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Neal, 8th July 2022

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Beautiful setting for a wonderful cabin. Everything you could need. Watching the sunset from the hot tub with a cold can is a must. Well placed to be quiet but close to pubs and Hereford town centre. The takeaway from the Pilgrim Hotel was amazing and the carvery from the Bunch of Carrots was outstanding.

Reviewed by Natalie, 4th July 2022

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Brilliant little hut, lovely and relaxing looking over the fields listening to the birds and the sheep in the field next to us. Fully enclosed garden which our dog loved. Fully equipped with everything you need. Only met Sam the owner he was lovely showed us around and how to use the hot tub and they are only at the top of the road if you need anytRead morehing. Would definitely return for another stay 5*. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma, 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Denise, 17th June 2022

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Really friendly and helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Stephen, 10th June 2022

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Beautiful location, tucked in a field with fantastic views to the Black Mountains. Instantly felt relaxed, owner very welcoming and explained everything. Good facilities to accommodate all weathers, hot tub well maintained and cleaned daily. Ample logs and kindling for outdoor fire pit which was great when watching the sunset. Watching the sheep, dRead moreonkeys and horses in the adjoining fields added to the entertainment. Easy access to Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Ledbury. Hide

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Available for £754

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