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Balwen Shepherd's Hut

Berriew near Montgomery, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1086592)


Coast & Country Holidays rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Rob

    “The hut was really lovely.”

    It was so clean, tidy and comfortable. Hosts were really friendly and accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The grounds that the accommodation is on are gorgeous, sheep right on your doorstep! The general area is lovely, with nice villages, walks and gardens to visit. We had a really enjoyable time!

    It was so clean, tidy and comfortable. Hosts were really friendly and accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The grounds that the accommodation is on are gorgeous, sheep right on your doorstep! The general area is lovely, with nice villages, walks and gardens to visit. We had a really enjoyable time!

    - Rob, May 2024


  • Single-storey property surrounded by sheep fields, adjacent to the River Severn
  • Studio-style layout with pull-down double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin, and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Gas two-ring hob, combi microwave/oven, kettle, toaster
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent (Wood is available to purchase for other times)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front garden with furniture, fire pit and wood-fired hot tub
  • There is also a barbecue available if guests bring charcoal
  • The property is also on the Lon Cambria cycling route and is also near Offa's Dyke and the Severn Way along the canal,so there are plenty of beautiful cycling and walking routes
  • The property also has fishing rights for the River Severn for course fish, Grayling and fly fishing for Trout when in season, guests just need to bring their EA licence which can be purchased online
  • Lots of local pubs such as The Nag's Head and The Greenhouse cafe and plant nursery are also nearby.
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, river on-site
  • Welshpool railway station is approximately a 10 minute drive
  • Note: There is a campsite nearby and Bron Hafren B & B is also nearby
  • Note: There are steps up into the hut
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Berriew 2.1 miles.

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Garthmyl, Powys is Balwen Hut, a peaceful and secluded countryside retreat, perfect for a romantic break.

Just outside of Montgomery, with sheep grazing in the surrounding fields and the River Severn nearby, this idyllic space offers you a chance to wander along the owner's grounds and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the Welsh countryside.

Here, you can find peace and serenity in the perfect getaway destination for a couple or solo traveller.

Step inside the delightful Balwen Hut and find yourself surrounded by a wildflower, nature theme, perfectly encapsulating the beauty of the Welsh countryside.

Unpack your belongings and make yourself a home for the duration of your stay, where you can find a studio-style layout with a foldaway bed and dining table, making fantastic use of the space.

The compact cooking equipment gives you the opportunity to whip up delicious meals with the freshest of local ingredients, while the sleek shower room ensures you remain refreshed throughout your stay.

Enjoy the toasty of underfloor heating and woodburning stove, perfect for those chilly evenings in the countryside.

Outside, enjoy a barbecue dinner, followed by a dip in the hot tub to soak your muscles and admire the countryside, finishing off by relaxing by the fire pit, whilst gazing at a miriad of stars in the dark sky, on a clear night.

Enjoy the best of both worlds when staying at Balwen Hut, with a variety of eateries both local and further afield.

When you don’t feel like cooking, the nearby Nags Head Inn, a traditional pub offers classic British dishes and beers, or you can head into Newtown for more options, including La Terrazza Bistro, a family run Italian restaurant or Montgomery for a Michelin star restaurant.

For a unique experience, why not visit the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture for an insight into his work, or head to Dolforwyn Castle to appreciate the 13th-century structure?

For those wanting to explore the National Trust's offerings, the Powis Castle and Garden, a beautiful medieval castle, fortress and grand country house that is said to embody the beauty of Welsh architecture is within reach by car.

For a different kind of adventure, one for any railway enthusiasts, take a trip on the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway, and journey across the countryside.

Experience your own rural retreat at Balwen Hut.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Montgomery 6 miles; Welshpool 8 miles; Newtown 8 miles; Shrewsbury 25 miles; Ludlow 33 miles.

The picturesque village of Berriew is one of the jewels in the Mid-Wales crown, just 5 miles from the English border, with black-and-white cottages, a majestic church, two country pubs, a restaurant, an award-winning butcher’s and a deli/cafe and the River Rhiw flowing through and the Montgomeryshire Canal nearby. This delightful village has won "Wales Best Kept Village Award" several times and is situated at the heart of the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside, surrounded by rolling farmland and wooded hills. Ideally positioned southwest of Welshpool, west of Montgomery and northeast of Newtown, this is a lovely region of Mid-Wales and is also just over the Shropshire border. The market town of Welshpool offers an array of interesting shops, a museum and there is a path to the famous Powys castle NT and renowned gardens. Visitors can experience scenic rides on the Welshpool and Llanfair light railway. The county town of Montgomery has a fascinating history with shops and Michelin Star French restaurant. Visitors can explore the ruined castle and walk to the prominent hill fort to get a panoramic view of the River Severn valley. The whole area provides a variety of scenic walking and cycling as well as fishing, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing and quad biking opportunities. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient Motte and Bailey castles situated close by in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, and in the hills above the village of Abermule, or experience scenic rides on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. The nearby Glansevern and Gregynog Halls and Gardens are well worth a visit, or take excellent scenic walks along national walking routes, including Offa’s Dyke and the Severn Way. Day trips to the delightful Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline provide wonderful holiday memories and the area is a paradise for watersport enthusiasts, not to mention hikers, with Snowdonia National Park also within easy reach. The beautiful areas of Ludlow and Shrewsbury in nearby Shropshire are also worth a trip and make the village of Berriew a wonderful location in this beautiful part of the country.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas