Last month we decided to get away from it all for a couple of days, so we took a short hop over the bridge into the Welsh countryside for some peace and quiet.

We’ve known of Canopy and Stars for a good while, but never taken the opportunity to have a real look around their selection of getaways. This time we thought, let’s do it! And so we checked out a few options from the wide selection of holiday lets and chose this delightful Shepherds hut in the Welsh hills.

Finding our getaway

Finding our shepherds hut was very straight forward. Thanks to the easy directions written by the owners we fairly quickly came across the small holding we would be staying on, even though it was in the middle of nowhere!

When we arrived we were greeted by Heather, who was lovely and very accommodating. She invited us to walk over and check out the hut, showing us around the plot and introducing us to their animals along the way. We were delighted to find the hut looked exactly like the photographs on the Canopy and stars website. Perhaps even more idyllic.

The shepherds hut

The hut has been handcrafted with some lovely little touches both inside and out. The interior, recently decorated, has a great sense of taste and quality. Divided into two sections, the hut includes a bedroom / dining area and a separate kitchen and bathroom area.

We were supplied with fresh local milk and butter in the fridge and some traditional Welsh cake! Delicious! Tea and coffee and all the kitchen essential were also provided.

The hut is situated on a smallholding that surrounds you in wildlife. Sheep, chickens, geese and their very friendly cats can all be seen from the hut. Heather and Gill have done a great job in creating a garden for the hut to be housed in. It is just beautiful with a small pond, trees and bushes that make you feel secluded. There is also a pizza oven outside, with a fire pit and a table and chairs.

Inside there is a beautiful log burner for cold nights. The kitchen and bathroom have underfloor heating and the shower delivers lovely hot water. For entertainment there is a DAB radio, books and board games. Plenty to keep you occupied if you don’t fancy venturing out. If you do, there is lots of information leaflets and handy local knowledge provided by Heather and Gill to help you plan your stay.

At night the fairy lights come on and reflect across the pond, which makes it feel rather magical.

Our stay

We really enjoyed our stay in the little hut, being cosy and calm for a couple of nights. We explored castles, iron age forts, old woollen mills and a few fantastic pubs. All this from an incredibly quiet spot in the hills. Glorious.


Want to have your own getaway in some beautiful country side? Then check out the Canopy and Stars website for all the information you’ll need to book and enjoy some peace and serenity. We’re not affiliated with them, just enjoyed our time so much that we think you will too.