Monmouthshire is a very special place. Stunningly set between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you'll find more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK.
Cromwell's Hideaway, a bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, is the result of a true labour of love from owners Karen and Dave. After falling in love with Monmouthshire themselves, their dream was to create a luxury farmland hideaway from which others could enjoy the beautiful chocolate-box scenery, far away from the stresses of home.
Named after Oliver Cromwell, who was said to have once resided in the nearby farmhouse at the Warrage Farm, Cromwell's Hideaway is perfectly situated for you to enjoy the most magnificent country views, with an awe-inspiring vista that takes in Raglan Castle and the rolling Brecon Beacons. Blissfully secluded, you can enjoy total privacy.
Every last detail has been carefully thought about, and inside your surprisingly spacious hut you'll find relaxing soft-toned décor, temptingly cosy furnishings, and luxurious additions that include underfloor heating and a crackling log burner. There's also a charming country kitchen with separate dining area, and a shower equipped with toiletries and soft towels.
Fully equipped with running water and mains electricity, you'll have everything you need to sit back, relax and switch off from everyday life.
Revel in a sound night's sleep amongst the stars and the hooting owls, and awake to a delicious continental breakfast provided by Karen and Dave for your first morning (you'll arrive to a welcoming committee of tea and cake, too!)
During the day, why not simply relax with a book outside, as you listen to the gentle chorus of birdsong and lambs? While we wouldn't blame you if you stayed put all holiday long, there's also plenty to see and do for those who enjoy getting out and about.
It probably goes without saying that this is prime walking country...but, this really is prime walking country! Grab those hiking boots and explore. There are plenty of local castles to feast your eyes upon up close, or if shopping and coffee stops are more your thing, the nearby market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny are ideal.
Thrill-seekers are more than covered too, with canoeing or kayaking on the River Wye providing a burst of adrenaline, and when you've finished, you'll find a wide and wonderful selection of restaurants and country pubs to wind down in.
And of course, if you're looking for even more suggestions about how to spend your time, you'll find Karen and Dave are a fountain of knowledge.
There's only one absolute ‘must do' - heading back to your hideaway hut by evening, in time to catch the blazing sun sinking over that magnificent landscape. You'll feel as though you're in an opulent hotel suite, transported to one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the UK...especially for you.
Things to note
No pets permitted, no smoking.
Tried and tested
"Had a wonderful week at Cromwell's Hideaway! The hut has all the luxurious touches you could want - an amazing welcome basket, a comfy armchair, coffee machine and fluffy towels to mention just a few - and is in a beautiful secluded setting. We enjoyed eating outside and cooking on the fire pit looking out over the countryside (with our friendly cow neighbours!). Our hosts Karen and Dave made us feel very welcome and gave us great suggestions for things to do in the local area. Thank you both - I'm sure we'll be back!"
"A perfect hideaway for a weekend away. Small but perfectly formed, the hut is packed with luxurious and thoughtful touches. The hut overlooks the fields and the only noise is the bleating of the sheep... perfect for a weekend escape."
"Just returned home from a beautiful stay at Cromwell's hideaway! The location is perfect as it's peaceful and tucked away from busy roads. However, if you did fancy popping somewhere busier- it's really not that far to Abergavenny, and we hopped on the train from there into Cardiff which was super easy. We had a lovely few days again, and would definitely come back! Thank you so much for having us!"
Region: Raglan, Monmouthshire
Cost (from): £85 - £120 per night
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 902
Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels provided, underfloor heating, shower room, toilet, kitchen area, gas hob, fridge, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, woodburner, lounge, chairs, DAB radio, welcome tea tray, continental breakfast on first morning, Wi-Fi, fire pit, outdoor furniture, parking.
Adventure farm, pony trekking, zip lines, assault courses, cycling, walking/hiking, swimming, bowling, tennis, squash, badminton, canoeing, cinema, climbing, castles.
At a glance
- Deliciously romantic, bespoke-crafted luxury shepherd's hut, privately secluded on farmland in Monmouthshire, Wales. Exceptional views are guaranteed!
- Private parking is available on site. Please note that pets and smoking are not permitted.
- The hut is fully self-contained, with electricity and running water. Additional features include underfloor heating, DAB radio and a log burner.
- Complimentary touches include toiletries, tea and cake on arrival, and a continental breakfast on your first morning.
- Close to the market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny, with plenty of opportunities to walk, shop, dine and sightsee nearby.