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Raven's Retreat

Good value stay at a shepherd's hut near Caersws. A unique glamping experience for 2 - plus your dog is very welcome

Llawryglyn, Caersws
Powys, Wales

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Raven's Retreat is a shepherd's hut built by the owners themselves! The hut offers people a break with their dogs in a beautiful position next to a Woodland Trust wood. Peace and quiet are guaranteed with all facilities you could want whilst "glamping".

Wales and more specifically this area of Wales is composed of breathtaking landscapes, idyllic hideaways and wonderful places to explore. As well as annual and seasonal festivals and activities to attend, there are various special places crafted by nature to visit all year round. For example, the many nature reserves, Elan Valley, waterfalls (such as Devils Bridge near Aberystwyth (featured in Hinterland), and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall in the Berwyn mountains. Plus, you can visit places such as the Silver Mountain Mines and participate in activities at Nantyrarian near Aberystwyth.

A special feature of the hut, that ensures guests comfort and ease is having your own bathroom attached to the hut via the veranda, this means that no matter what the weather is doing, you will be sheltered. The well-insulated shepherd's hut has a log burning stove (logs and kindling are provided), a pull out double bed and space for a single mattress. The bathroom has a Villa compost toilet (meaning that it is odourless), a shower/bath and heated towel rail. While the fully equipped kitchen area has a microwave/grill, fridge, toaster, hob and kettle.

There's a stream running by which you can watch from the veranda (which goes round both sides of the hut) and you can sit in the quirky garden or wander in the meadow.

Onsite parking for 2 vehicles. WIFI is provided. There is no mobile signal in the area however, walkie-talkies can be provided by the owners so you can keep in touch. Breakfast hampers are available (with a choice of menus) that can be delivered to your door.

The cost of the accommodation comes with a number of free treats for you and your pet including tea and coffee and biscuits, dog biscuits, towels (both for you and your dog), a dog treat toy, WiFi, wood logs and electricity.

Prices start from £60 per night (minimum 2 night stay) with discount for longer stays. Breakfast hamper and dog cost extra.

Please click the Booking Enquiry link to get in touch and to book.

Room Types:

  • Double


  • Low < £85

Nearest Airport: Cardiff


  • Car parking
  • Pets Welcome
Ravens Retreat shepherds hut
Rural and idyllic location
Set in a wooded valley
Plenty of open space
Peace and tranquillity amongst the Rhododendrons
Living area
Cosy interior

Away from it all...
by Deryck
on July 10, 2017
We spent two nights at Raven's Retreat as we fancied getting away from it all for a weekend. It's a perfect spot to do just that, with great walks through the woods literally on your doorstep. It offers various options, chill out on the decking, or down in the eating/bbq area, or on the big, big lawn. All are next to the babbling stream, so that lovely sound is a permanent soundtrack to your stay. Delightful.
A little gem
by Chris & Nicole
on June 6, 2017
We arrived on motorcycles, we wanted a good base to explore the excellent riding roads of this part of the UK.
We were met with genuine warmth by our hosts - Sue and Roger. And Raven, the slightly mad Welsh collie who has given his name to this abode. Lovely dog.
The hut is compact and bijou- as an estate agent would say. But we were expecting that. It was delightful.
A fantastic base to explore the surrounding a and b roads, and completely secluded. The noise is the stream and the birds. Fantastic.
Practical - no phone signal but good private Wi-Fi.
It is off the beaten track - don't think that you turn off an arterial a road and you there.
Sue and Rodger are very accommodating- you only have to ask, and if it can be done, it is.
Done quite a few of these type of trips - this is top 3.
by Sharon
on October 31, 2016
What a find!
such a beautiful Shepherds Hut in such a wonderful location - the ideal place for a get away from it all break .
The hut is perfect - all you need and well appointed and Sue is a most welcoming host - even giving our Chocolate labrador a welcome gift.
we loved this place and no hesitation in recommending it!
by Sarah laver
on August 28, 2016
We travelled from Hampshire which was a five hour drive with traffic, for just one night for michaels birthday. We wanted somewhere beautiful and remote to enjoy a child free romantic weekend with our little pooch rosa in tow. From my initial enquiry I knew I had found the perfect place. The owner was so accommodating and offered to provide balloons and a cake to make it special. The drive was wonderful with stunning views that became even more outstanding the closer we got to our destination.
On arrival we had the warmest and most friendly welcome of anywhere I have ever stayed and were taken to the little shepherds hut which was to be our home for the next 24 hours. It was beautiful!! The location in the woods was so tranquil and the hut built by the owners blew us away. It was gorgeous and the photographs do not do it justice at all. Alongside the hut ran a river that just added to the experience, listening to the water at night. Inside everything had been thought of. All the little extras were an absolute delight and we spent the whole time finding little things to be amazed by. The log fire was so cosy. The things provided for dogs such as dog bed, towel and lovely little kennel outside were great.
We literally couldn't find a single fault. The breakfast hamper was delightful and the hosts were more than happy to cater for vegetarians. The decking outside provided a great spot to sit next to the water and enjoy a glass of wine. I could gush about this place all day. It was perfection!
We will definitely be returning.