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Mountain Lodge

rural stay
Surrounded by nature and wildlife and wonderful walks, these cosy huts are perfectly placed in North Wales
Abergele
Conwy, Wales
UK

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Mountain Lodge is situated on a hilltop high above the historic Gwrych Castle, a 19th-century Gothic folly in Abergele, North Wales. It is a truly unique setting surrounded by woodland and with panoramic views of the Carneddau mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park.

There are 3 very unusual places to stay at Mountain Lodge. A Shepherd's Hut with a Stable and Barn and right down at the far end of another field in a secluded spot is a renovated Stone Hut. Now with a second hut, Mountain Lodge can welcome up to 6 guests to stay in huts and 2 in the Stone Hut 200 metres away.

The Shepherd’s Hut is for ‘sleeping’ and the Stable and Barn is for ‘living’. The hut has a double bed, a small wood burner, storage drawers, folding table, chairs, sideboard and electric sockets. The renovated Stable is for your exclusive use and has a heated shower room with toilet, wash basin, wood burning stove with a large top plate which can be used for cooking or heating food, large sofa, kitchen area with fridge, kettle, cutlery, utensils etc. The fridge is stocked with fresh milk, water, butter, cheese and locally produced yoghurts. A door leads from the Stable into a Barn which has an open area for you to sit and enjoy the views. There is also a shepherd's hut sited next to the Stable and can be booked in addition to cater for larger parties.

The additional Shepherd's hut sleeps up to 4 people and has a double bed and a double bunk above. It is insulated with sheep's wool and constructed with Douglas Fir wood. Inside is a small wood burning stove, pew seat/storage bench, fold down table, lighting but no electricity.

The Stone Hut is about 200 metres down a fairly narrow long field, up on a mound and in a very secluded spot surrounded by woods. It’s an extremely peaceful location and a brilliant place to just relax. It has two rooms, one is the bedroom which has a double bed and the other room is used for everything else, it has an unusual cast iron wood burner with two cooking rings, small sofa, table/chairs and kitchen area with cutlery, utensils etc. A solar panel provides lighting and the shower hut with instant hot water is at the end of the building. Everybody loves this shower, it is a truly refreshing experience! The compost loo is just round the corner from the hut. There is no electric so you will need to get the fire going to boil the kettle. An ‘Igloo’ coolbox is provided for keeping drinks, dairy products etc. chilled and ice packs are changed daily.

Mountain Lodge is blessed with an abundance of nature and wildlife, during the daytime you will see buzzards strolling the skies and at dusk, you may see bats flying around in search of insects. A lake in the adjacent field is home to wild duck and geese and you will often hear the birds ‘chattering’ during the night.

With wonderful walks in Snowdonia and great beaches in Anglesey, it is conveniently located to explore the rich scenery and heritage of North Wales. For keen cyclists, there are excellent off road and road trails including the coastal cycle path which is about 2 miles away.

Please click on the Website link at the top of the page for pricing and availability.



Room Types:

  • Double
  • Single
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Accommodation for 5+

Budget:

  • Low < £85


Nearest Airport: Liverpool


Facilities:

  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
Interiors of the hut
View from the Barn
Inside the Stable
Woodburning stove inside the Stable can be used for cooking
Inside the Stone Hut
Huts with Stable and Barn
The Stone Hut
The Shepherds Hut
The Woodmans Hut

Reviews:
Stone Hut
by Abbie Cooke
on July 6, 2017
My husband and I stayed at the Stone Hut for 3 nights to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. As we got engaged in Wales we thought it would be good to return for our anniversary. We are always on the look out for interesting places to stay and the Stone Hut didn't disappoint!
Penny and Tudor are brilliant hosts and the sheep and dogs are excellent neighbours.
The hut was warm and cosy, stocked with fluffy clean towels, a comfy bed, all the kitchen utensils you'd need, plus fresh baked bread and cake when we arrived. Cooking on the wood burner was a novelty, as was using the compost loo. Thankfully the weather was perfect and we ate the cooked breakfast that Penny delivered each morning outside in the garden, alongside one or two naughty lambs that had breached the fence! In the evening we watched a buzzard hunting in the trees opposite the hut, and relaxed in front of the stove with some board games. Penny is full of information about the area so if you're not sure what to do she can recommend something.
We will definitely stay here again, it was a real escape and a very enjoyable place to stay.
Shepherds Hut
by Margaret Doidge
on May 29, 2015
The 3 nights we have just spent there were well worth the travel. Hosts could not have been more friendly or helpful. The Hut was so nice to sleep in and the view unbelievable. The barn area was rustic and beautiful. We would certainly recommend it for a beautiful, peaceful retreat. LOVED IT.
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by Gill Scrimgeour
on September 29, 2014
This place is absolutely fabulous and I can't recommend it highly enough. It was exactly what it said on the tin and an awful lot more. The hosts went above and beyond the call of duty in the way they prep the Shepherd's Hut for guests. There were two parts to the place - the hut for sleeping and the living area with kitchen, living space, bathroom and about the best view from another separate living area with a huge open 'window' and panoramic views. Brilliantly well thought out. A place to sit and eat and then another place to sit and breathe in the fresh air whilst looking out under cover. Everything in the place was rustic, tasteful and quality. Very relaxing and one breath of fresh air was that there weren't rules plastered up anywhere, it was all go with the flow. That makes a difference.

The host had supplied lots of goodies to get you by - milk, yoghurts, butter, bread, cake! And breakfast in the morning - never had that offered before. Above and beyond.

This is easily by far the best place I've stayed in glamping-wise...if you could even call it that! And by far the best value. In a word - brilliant. Spot on - loved it.

Thank you Penny and Tudor. I hope to stay again when back in North Wales. Gill Scrimgeour
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by Helen and Matt
on September 12, 2013
I just wanted to email and say thank you so much once again for your fantastically presented, warm, cosy and more than utterly enjoyable stone hut experience.

Matt and I both completely enjoyed our week at the end of your field and we'd still be there, we reckon, if we had the annual leave spare!

We truely look forward to being able to come and stay in this little bubble of luxury you have created at the top of your mountain (if there's any spaces left) in the future.