Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
A boutique shepherd’s hut snuggled in a lush South Wales arboretum next to the Heritage coastline; perfect for a romantic escape...
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 3 nights high season
Nestled amongst the trees on the edge of a secluded arboretum is this handcrafted wooded hut with an authentic Welsh spirit. Inspired by the shepherd’s huts of a bygone farming era, it is a luxury country and coastal retreat in the rugged South Wales scenery. Explore the untouched beauty of the Glamorgan Heritage coastline or the curious myths and legends of the local towns and villages. Walk through the lush, wildflower meadows and along the wild, windswept beaches, before retreating to your tranquil lodge to hear the surrounding natures deepest secrets.
Bugail Hut is part of this magical, Welsh countryside, hidden in the Tresilian Wood area next to the coastal village of St Donats. Built beneath a tulip tree in a 7.5 acre arboretum, it blends the peace of the country with the comforts of everyday living. Picture expertly crafted interiors and stunning rural views, alongside mains electricity and hot running water.
Beyond its classic stable door lies a minimalist yet comfy home that is modern yet traditional and luxurious yet understated. It has beautiful natural materials and muted earthy colours, along with interesting arts and crafts which ooze with a rich Welsh culture. Cook in the bijoux, annexe kitchen with its mini worktop oven, before relaxing in the toasty living/sleeping area with its crackling wood burner. There’s a hand-carved table for intimate meals for two and large, shuttered windows framing magnificent, country views.
Nature-watch in the days from the privacy of your terrace or stargaze at night, listening to the soundtrack of the arboretum. There’s a BBQ on hand for alfresco summer dining or a roaring fire pit for those winter evenings. A sumptuous double bed is perfect for an early night and is adorned with an electric blanket, fluffy duvets, plush pillows and authentic, local textiles. A contemporary en-suite allows you to stay cosy in your hut, waking in the morning, to a steaming, hot water shower.
From your boutique shepherd’s hut, you can head out on a voyage of discovery, uncovering the Vale of Glamorgan’s enchanting rural landscapes. There’s the idyllic woodland trails and the flourishing open pastures which fall towards the cliffs and the crashing ocean waters. Stop off in sleepy St Donats village with its medieval castle or hunt for priceless antiques in the pretty town of Cowbridge. The bustling streets of Cardiff are even just a short drive away, and are a haven for shoppers, foodies, and sports and theatre-goers.
If that’s all a bit too much then retreat back to the tranquillity of Mother Nature, cwtch (Welsh for snuggle, or cuddle) amongst your private woodland and soaking up the unrivalled country vistas.
From Previous Guests
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Wow! Incredible, just spent the first night in The Bugail Hut . Went to sleep with the cooing of birds roosting around us total peace and tranquility. Paula our host made us feel so welcome when we arrived, with her local knowledge of the area, introducing us to our cozy little home, making sure we wanted for nothing with freshly cut flowers and a pint of milk to make sure we woke to early morning tea. Heaven. Looking forward to the next 3 days and nights.
Stayed August 2019
Delighted to have spent time in such a lovely place . The Bughail hut is a small gem hidden away from the world, immaculate, cosy and a visual delight. We arrived mid afternoon to field of butterflies ,the sound of birdsong and stunning scenery nearby. Our hosts Paula and Tom were charming generous and very knowledgeable about the area. We look forward to returning in the future. Many thanks for our stay.
Stayed July 2019
My Husband and i stayed for 2 nights at the Bugail Hut. The hosts were absolutely fabulous particularly with regard to the ethics and philosophy permeating their business. Paula is delightful and has an extensive knowledge of the area from both a historical and cultural perspective. The site is very eco-friendly and this is evident in the design of the buildings and further still into the selection of furnishings and decoration which is predominantly local. The Bugail hut was not only cleverly created but extremely comfortable and well equipped. It was very tastefully and stylishly decorated and there was the addition of very good quality soft furnishings We requested a look at other venues on the site as we were so impressed with the Bugail Hut and Paula was very happy to oblige. We were very inspired by what we saw. We are intending to bring our family back to this site as we enjoyed our time there so much and would highly recommend it as a lovely getaway.
Stayed May 2018
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