Llwyndu Farm Hut
Llwyndu Shepherds Hut, Llanaber, Gwynedd LL42 1RR
Yet delightful though the sky may be, it faces plenty of competition. Any pair of shepherd’s who tuck themselves away here, nestled in this traditional two-person hut with its light, airy interior and sumptuous double bed, will find a view in all directions. At low tide, swathes of yellow sand slip and slide beneath he waves, while to the rear the Rhinog Mountains, climb up and back towards the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Whatever your sport – hiking, surfing, mountain biking... erm... café-visiting, Welsh cake-eating – you’ll find something that hits the spot within a ten minute radius.
The hut itself is a perfect feat of ergonomics. At one end the double bed spreads from wall to wall, while at the other an en suite bathroom features a powerful electric shower and a proper flushing loo. The light walls and a few interior lights give a sense of space (a space that’s still warm and cosy at night), while three small windows act like portholes into the outside world. Most of the time, however, the two-part door can be left wide open, leading guests out to a seating area and firepit – just remember the marshmallows when you pack the car!
The shepherd’s hut is the only one on site, so peace and quiet, along with a certain sense of ‘exclusivity’, are guaranteed. Despite this, a short walk up the slope brings guests to Llwyndu Farmhouse, a 16th century home that now plays host to a small hotel. The food is superb – hearty fare, with ingredients all sourced locally (including plenty of seafood) – while the dining room itself is in the old hall, with a heavily oak beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls. In the evening the whole pace is lit by lamps and candles, providing a romantic and intimate ambience. The result is a chance to spend evenings in the restaurant, chatting to others, comparing hikes, walks and pubs, or taking a little personal time to wander down to the beach and watch yet another dazzling sunset. What can we say? Life is full of tough decisions.
The Owner Says
Beautiful hut, in a beautiful location. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
The hut was fantastic and the scenery was amazing. See you again next year!
Decided to book a last minute weekend in Wales and came across LLwyndu Farm Hut and instantly fell in love with it. The owner, Stephen, is a really friendly chap who showed us around his Shepherds hut who built it himself. There was some milk, coffee and wine already in the hut for us to have and enjoy whilst looking at the amazing view over the coast. That sunset that evening was possibly one of the best I have ever seen. The location is great as its walking distance to Barmouth where we could go for some food in some of the many many pubs/restaurants. The Harbour was lovely to walk around and all the locals in the pubs were really friendly. We then went back and enjoyed the cosiness of the hut, the bed is very comfy.
Can't wait to come back in the summer!
Great hut, amazing location
My husband and I stayed just one night in the Llwyndu Shepherds Hut and wished we'd booked a longer trip! A perfect, cosy little home for two with plenty of space for luggage and wellies. Great shower and cooking facilities too - the hut is small but perfectly formed. The best part is waking up to the beautiful sea view. We got to meet Steve (who built the shepherd's hut) too, he was very welcoming and happily answered all our questions about building the hut!
We also took a walk around the old part of Barmouth - a brilliant cliff-side maze of stone streets and houses - well worth asking about as it's not immediately visible from the main part of town.
Overall a lovely weekend, we're just waiting for it to warm up a bit so we can go back and make full use of the barbecue!