Where: Denbigh, North Wales
Cost: £240 for two nights
So now that lockdown has somewhat been lifted, we were able to get away for a few days. We opted for a mid-week break and decided to forgo the traditional bed and breakfast accommodation, hotel or even a caravan and settled on a shepherd’s hut.
We chose North Wales as we normally visit South Wales and thought it would be a nice change!
We stopped off at a couple of Road Service stations and after about four hours of travel, we were in the vicinity of the hut. Several miles of travelling down small country lanes and having to reverse along a narrow road for a tractor(!) and having some difficultly actually finding the hut, we arrived!
The lady who owned the hut met us in the driveway and she showed us around, pointing out where everything was.
The kitchen was very well laid out. The microwave was in the bottom cupboard, there was a kettle, toaster and lots of cutlery, knives and crockery. The water ran hot very quickly.
The owner of the hut had left a bottle of Prosecco and a M&S chocolate cake for us!
The bathroom was compact and the shower was on the small side. The space between the sink and the wall wasn’t that big, so if you are of a larger frame, you might struggle to get into the shower.
Once in the shower, it was nice and hot and the water ran quite fast.
The bed was really comfy and you could watch the TV either in bed or sat on the settee. There was a handy shelf for my phone and glasses, but the problem I had was when I needed to visit the toilet in the early hours of the morning, I had to climb over hubby to get out of bed!
Our first night we decided to try out the kitchen amenities and cook our own meal. We had chipotle grilled steak salad from the Simply Cook recipes and as the weather was so nice, we were able to eat it outside on the veranda. We had made a school boy error by not packing olive oil for cooking, but there was no need to panic, it was provided by the thoughtful hut owner.
Cooking in this small kitchen was a little testing, there was no oven, but you’re not staying there to cook a gourmet meal, so it was great for a simple meal.
I have to mention at this point, the views from the shepherd’s hut were amazing, but don’t take my word for it….
I think to stay a couple of days is enough in a space like this, there’s not much storage, our clothes stayed in the travel bags and you have to be really comfortable with your other half, as there’s not much privacy.
But, it is the perfect “get away from it all” space and if you want to put some romance back in your relationship, this is the place to do it!