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A traditional shepherd's hut in a wonderfully secluded location in acres of green fields and with open, uninterrupted views of the Black Mountains.

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Rooms: Four huts with double beds

from £400

Meals: Self-catering; restaurants 2 miles
Open: year around
Address: Mandinam, Llangadog, Camarthenshire, SA19 9LA
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Shepherd's Hut

By the edge of a lake under dappled shade, under the hill by the pines, in the bluebell wood or by the ducks flight pond in the cabin wood, all the huts are magical, secluded places with wonderful views. Walk up the steps from your balcony where you can look at the stars by night or drink you morning coffee the next day. Go through the door and enter your cosy world with a comfy bed at the back. There are tables, chairs, wood burning stoves, a Belfast sink in a lovely wooden unit made by a local joiner, and a small cooker with a grill. Sheets and towels are all provided. Each has a small barbeque where you can cook your supper while you watch the kites wheeling overhead, the cows grazing and ocasionally the Canada geese coming home to the two flight ponds. Wallow in your own private hot tub after a long walk over the hills. Drink a glass of wine while cook your supper on the barbecue. Snuggle up in your warm wagon for the night. There are two bikes for you to use. Each hut has its own miniature hut which houses a shower, basin and flushing loo. It's all for you. The outdoor life with comfort. 


  • woodburning stove (logs included)
  • standard double bed (good, sprung mattress)
  • Belfast sink (hot water from outside hot tap)
  • Twin gas burner camping stove (gas supplied)
  • verandah with views.table & chairs
  • hut has limited electric power (OK to charge laptop)
  • Shower cabin: shower with hot water heated by solar & woodburner; handbasin, perfectly normal toilet cabin with amazing view
  • Exclusive use of an acre of pasture PLUS access to over 450 acres including 8 lakes, river, ancient woodland and lots of good walking
Solar heated water (with woodburner backup)
Compost toilet
Low voltage lighting
Highly insulated waggon
Pickups from bus or train station (2 miles) possible
Free use of bikes (own risk, bring own helmet)
Buy free range eggs & traditional breed meat at farm

What makes it a green accommodation:

  • Solar heated water (with woodburner backup)
  • Low voltage lighting
  • Highly insulated waggon
  • Pickups from bus or train station (2 miles) possible
  • Free use of bikes (own risk, bring own helmet)
  • Buy free range eggs & traditional breed meat at farm

Reviewed by Catherine Mack  

"My instant reaction was “the kids would love this hut”, but actually it is the most divine place to cosy up with a loved one, watch the stars, and forget the routine of parenting and just rest"

Read Catherine's full review of The Shepherd's Hut


What makes Shepherd's Hut a green accommodation?

  • Highly insulated

  • Water heated by solar panels with a wood burner back up

  • perfectly normal toilet cabin with amazing view

  • Sells mutton & lamb from our own flocks so no food miles

  • Free use of bikes

  • Offers to collect guests from train station



Shepherd's Huts, Carmarthenshire, Wales, Uk
Nearest train station: Llangadog

Directions from station:
We will collect guests from Llangadog (which can be reached via Swansea or Shrewsbury) It is approx 2 1/2 miles. For those with their own bikes, turn right out of the station to Llangadog. Veer left between the foodstore and the Black Lion. First right to Myddfai. Right after the cemetary to Llanddeusant. 1 1/2 miles turn left up through woods to Mandinam. Come up to the house.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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