The Shepherd's Hut
Perfect for a romantic break
Shepherd’s Hut – perfect for a romantic break
The Shepherd’s hut was built to our specification. We wanted to ensure that it could accommodate a full-length bed for maximum comfort (who wants to sleep crunched up unless you’re a dormouse?) as well as a wet room equipped with a shower, basin and an upmarket self-composting loo.
A drop-leaf oak table was fitted under the triple windows to maximize working space (although it is difficult to remain focused on tasks when the view is of the beckoning Brecon Beacons, but it’s great for somewhere to spread out the weekend papers). The attention to detail is wonderful with oak floorboards, underfloor central heating (even in the wet room), sheep’s wool insulation in the walls and a wood burning stove for good measure.
Even the ironmongery was sourced and made locally. Once built, it was finally winched into place (quite a feat of engineering in itself) so that the largest window looks out towards the aforementioned Brecon Beacons, the window over the bed looks up across the field towards a majestic oak whilst the view from the stable door is of Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains. Amanda set to with her sewing machine to make the soft furnishings as well as upholstering the chairs. She then rummaged around in the barn and in local shops to find the remaining pieces to give the hut its finishing touches.
Outside there is your own private hot tub to soak away the aches and pains of the day. You can relax on the swing seat on the decking and enjoy the panoramic views whilst supper cooks in the pizza oven or BBQ. As dusk melts into night you can marvel at the stars in the Dark Sky Reserve whilst toasting marshmallows over the open fire.
Each morning Amanda will bring a continental breakfast hamper to your door.
The properties at Argoed Barns are very popular with people searching for that unique place to celebrate a birthday or other romantic occasions such as an anniversary, honeymoon, minimoon or marriage ...