Brondel Luxury Shepherd's Hut

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Devil's Bridge

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A single shepherd’s hut on a 23-acre smallholding between the Cambrian Mountains and the West Wales coast

You can leave the alarm clock at home if you’re heading for a stay at Brondel Luxury Shepherd's Hut. That’s not just because the king-sized bed in the lone  hut is so comfy that you won’t want to get out of it. And it’s not because super-friendly host Elen would find you one if you asked. It’s because the birdsong at dawn can be, as Elen’s husband Rhys describes it: “a bit full on”. If that sounds like bliss, book a stay. If not, get some ear plugs and go anyway.

The birdsong and visiting bats, red kites and hares make it ideal for nature lovers but it’s got wider appeal too. Tucked away on a smallholding in mid-Wales, it’s the perfect place for a romantic retreat or a quiet family holiday. Readers, writers and romantics will be content to gaze at the valley views or sit by the on-site pond. Walkers can stroll a mile-and-a-half in either direction to find a pub and children can explore the 23-acre site to meet chickens, ducks and sheep. But it’s not all sleepy pursuits. This is Wales after all – the adventure capital of the UK with the Cambrian mountains to climb, bike trails to conquer and that stunning coastal path within reach at Aberystwyth.

No matter how you choose to spend your days, nights at Brondel Shepherd's Hut will be comfortable and cosy. It’s been kitted out with everything you need and nothing you don’t. There’s a toilet, a shower, a kettle, a fridge – even a hairdryer. But there’s no television WiFi. You’ll have to make do with the view; fortunately, it’s a good one and the sky at night makes for particularly excellent viewing. Funnily enough, Rhys works in television and travels all over to make programmes, including Wales’ answer to Countryfile. But there’s one rural location he likes above all others. For Rhys, there’s no place like home. Luckily for us, he and Elen are happy to share it with the rest of us.



The shepherd’s hut is self-contained with its own shower and WC. It has a king-sized bed and bunk beds so can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. Bedding and towels are also provided. The hut has an electricity and water supply and its little kitchenette has a kettle, toaster, an induction hob, a fridge and microwave. There’s also a radio, hairdryer and a log burning stove. Outside there is a bench and a hammock, a charcoal barbecue and a firepit. Logs and charcoal are provided.

Suitable For

One glamping unit only. Couples, families and dogs all welcome.


Guests are free to roam the 23-acre smallholding. A footpath through the fields offers a route north to a highly-recommended pub in Pisgah or south to the picturesque village of Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn – where there’s a pub and a 13th century church. For a more challenging walk, head to the summit of 741-metre Plynlimon (or Pumlumon Fawr) about 15 miles from site. The Wales Coast Path also offers fantastically scenic walking and you can join it at Abersytwyth. The Rheidol Riding Centre (01970 880863) is 3½ miles from site and Devil’s Bridge Falls (01970 890233) are 7 miles away. From there you can step aboard the Vale of Rheidol Railway (01970 625819) for a scenic journey to the seaside town of Aberstwyth. From site, Aberystwyth is a 15-minute drive (just over 7 miles). It has shops, eateries, a castle and is home to the National Library of Wales. For a wilder beach with dunes and plenty of space head just north of town to Ynyslas Beach. Mountain bikers will find fantastic riding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian (01970 890453) 9 miles away and the Hafod Estate (01974 282887) is about 10 miles from site.

Food & Drink

You can help yourself to freshly-laid eggs on site but, for everything else, head to Abersytwyth where you’ll find a wide range of shops including supermarkets. There is a farmers’ market in the town on the first and third Saturdays in the month. There are 2 pubs within walking distance of site (1½ miles) which serve food: the highly-recommended Halfway Inn (01970 880631) in Pisgah and The Farmer’s Arms (01974 261275) in Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn. For a special dinner, you might like to try the restaurant at Nanteos (01970 600522) – Rhys and Elen recommend the tasting menu. They also recommend Pysgoty (01970 624611), a small fish restaurant in Aberystwyth, where you’ll find plenty of other eateries too.


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The Owner Says

 We are very close to the Cambrian Mountain, the Rheidol Steam Train Railway, Bwlch Nant yr arian where you can watch Red Kites feeding and hosts one of the best mountain bike routes in the country. Being close to Cardigan Bay gives you access to the wonderful coastal path of ceredigion and why not take a dolphin boat trip to visit our wonderful dolphins.

Social Distancing Measures

Whatever bookings we take we are making sure that there is a four day gap before our next visitors before our nest guest arrive, please contact us if you would wish a longer stay midweek as this can be arranged . Looking after our guest andf ourselves is paramount . Please contact us with any questions.


A single shepherd’s hut sleeping up to 4 people.

Brondel Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
This bespoke shepherds hut stands on a beautiful small holding in the village of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn. It is lovely and spacious sleeping 2 adults and 2 children.

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Contact Brondel Luxury Shepherd's Hut, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 4LD

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Getting There

From the small village of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, take the narrow road to the right of The Farmer’s Arms pub. Follow this road over a little bridge and you will start to climb the hill. Once you start to climb, take the second left down a narrow lane signposted Tynfrondel/alltfedw. Follow this road until the road forks. Take a left and this will lead you to the shepherd’s hut.

The nearest mainline railway station is at Aberystwyth. There are infrequent buses to Llanfihangel y Creuddyn which is 1½ miles from Brondel Glamping but Elen and Rhys are able to offer a pick-up service from the village. Contact them directly to arrange this.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 17 reviews


Perfect, peaceful, private and beautiful

The Shepherds hut is in a perfect, quiet location well off the beaten track. Beautifully kitted out and perfect for us as a family of four. With plenty of garden space for our little dog to run around, and space to sit outside and enjoy the view. The host was so friendly and welcoming. We had a very relaxing and peaceful few days. We went in November and the hut was really cosy and warm with en electric fire and a wood burner. Lovely hot shower. All perfect. Thank you

Have totally enjoyed ,fantastic!!!!

What an absolutely perfect few days ! Couldn't of wished for better!. We have relaxed and totally recharged the batteries. My mental health had been at a very low point with being a carer ,the pandemic etc. So thankyou so much I'm so glad we found you. The shepherd's hut is so cosy! Warm and has everything we needed. Loved watching them get the sheep with the dogs .took me to a memory from childhood . Everything is perfect!!! We are going to book again ! Paul was reluctant when I booked and didn't think he'd like it .....but he said its the best few days he's every had ! See you again and thankyou . Paul Sara and Gracie xx
Oct 17, 2021 by Sara Noble Verified Review

A little piece of paradise

This was our first (and won't be our last visit!) A tranquil haven that allows you to fully recharge. Views that are soooo good for the soul! See you soon 😊

Great accommodation in beautiful setting

The hut was fantastic, the kids loved it and there was everything we needed. A great base for exploring the area and a perfect host.
Aug 28, 2021 by Gavin Dufton Verified Review

Peaceful Haven

Spacious Shepherd's Hut with spectacular views. Elen is a fantastic hostess and the The Farmers pub in the village has great food and a lovely garden. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.
Aug 20, 2021 by Bethan Rees Verified Review


Thanks so much to Ellen for making us feel so welcome and relaxed - even going to the trouble to setting up the bbq in the Welsh drizzle for us! Remote (Aberystwyth for food shop is at least 20mins away), but we totally loved that. No tv helped us to unwind and enjoyed the nights with the fire pit alight and listening to the sheep and birds. Everything we needed inside the hut including huge comfy bed, hot powerful shower. Beautiful touches and finishes inside too, such as locally picked flowers and eggs from the nearby farm. Wish we had booked for longer!
Jul 15, 2021 by Ysella Wood Verified Review


It is a beautiful part of Wales, lovely flowers, wildlife and people. The hut is very comfortable and has a wood burner (good for cold weather), an effective electric heater and an amazingly comfortable double bed (Orthapaedic Valencia 2000). Elen was very welcoming and helpful and made our stay a memorable one. The local pub yFarmers which has recently been redesigned does good food and has a good Covid practice for dining and drinking (lovely Hapus) outside. We found beaches that weren't busy (Ynyslas, Aberdyfi). We had a great time away from it all. Thank you Elen.
Jun 4, 2021 by Alistair Verified Review

Fabulous break

Spent the May Bank holiday weekend at Brondel Shepherds Hut, with my Husband, 2 sons & 2 dogs. The hut has everything you can possibly need & more. The views are amazing & there is a local pub for drinks within walking distance. We didnt get to eat as a very popular (recomend to book in advavce) . Visited Aberystwyth Town & Aberdovey Beach. Weather was perfect. We will definitely go back & visit. Host Elen & husband were very accommodating. Thanks for our fantastic break & memories. X

Beautiful family accommodation

We enjoyed a relaxing stay in the Shepherds Hut it had amazing views and Elen and Rhys were fantastic hosts. Diolch yn fawr iawn.
May 10, 2021 by Mererid Verified Review

Idyllic Rural Haven

We had the most wonderful stay here. It really is a special place, deep in nature, a true retreat from city life. The drive through Wales from London was spectacular and when we reached Brondel we couldn't have been happier. The shepherds hut itself combines modern luxury with a cozy feel. The most comfortable bed I've ever experienced when glamping, and actually ever. Cozy blankets, cushions, a cute little sofa to cuddle on, a practical well equipped mini kitchen and a beautiful shower room with a hot, powerful shower. It was just the two of us and our dog, Minnie, so we didn't use the bunks but they looked well made and cozy. Elen is super welcoming and warm hearted, leaving us wanting for nothing. She has obviously put a lot of thought and care into creating this place. It feels bespoke, special and welcoming. The view, ah the view! Sunrise to the left, sunset to the right and a panoramic unspoiled view of the Cambrian Mountains. So special. The surrounding countryside and seaside towns are a treat and head to Ynyslas for the beach of dreams. Thanks Elen for a wonderful stay, we will surely be back. Diolch yn fawr

Response from Brondel Luxury Shepherd's Hut

Thanks so much enen though it's 1 unit on it's own I do love giving people the chance to unwind an enjoy what we have here, so lovely to have you x

A Little Corner of Calm Tranquillity

Normally the dog and I are away camping every few weeks from April to September, but 2020 meant that didn't happen and when campsites were once again allowed to open there wasn't a suitable campsite with vacancies to be found. I decided we deserved a little luxury, switched the search to glamping and soon found this fabulous Hut. I found a few others but kept coming back to this one, booked it for October and crossed fingers and toes that it wouldn't need to be moved (the coronavirus booking guarantee was a great stress reliever). A text from Elen on the morning of arrival made it feel like the holiday had really begun even though I was only a few miles down the M62. We arrived late afternoon to discover that Elen had been across and switch the heater on so the Hut was warm, cosy and welcoming. The facilities are fantastic, everything you need in a space that is deceptively spacious. We never did light the log burner, the wall heater was on for a couple of hours a day and that kept the Hut toasty and warm. The views were great and we even got a couple of really good sunsets! It was lovely to lie in bed listening to the owls out hunting and the dawn chorus was a great way start to each day. Devils bridge is well worth a visit especially if it has rained a lot in the days before your visit - take waterproofs if you want to stand on the viewing platform immediately by the falls but don't fancy getting wet! Ynyslas Beach is a lovely walk, we parked at Borth and walked up the beach and then back down the inland path on the opposite side of the golf course. The Hafod Estate is great for a full days walking, the paths are clearly signed and there are some spectacular views. I have been recommending Brondel to all my friends and family, although part of me thinks I should be discouraging others from visiting, if everyone else is going it will mean there might not be any vacancies when I want to visit again. Thank you Elen & Rhys we look forward to visiting again.
Oct 19, 2020 by Hannah Walsh Verified Review

Perfect in every way

We have just returned from a wonderful three night stay in the Brondel Shepherd’s Hut and we cannot rate it highly enough, it really is perfect. The hut is a great size with ample space (two of us and a three year old). It was comfy, clean and dressed lovely with everything that you could need. There was nothing we needed that wasn’t available and if there was I am sure Elen, the fabulous host would have somehow obliged. Elen was fantastic, you couldn’t ask for a better host, from the text we received in the morning ready to welcome us, greeting us after we had unpacked (from a socially distanced location, and with cake!) and bringing us a slide that her children had outgrown, when she saw our son at the door. The location of the hut was perfect for us, especially in the current climate. It is in the middle of the glorious Wales countryside with not much around for some time apart from a couple of farms, lots of sheep and a few cows. We loved to watch the sun set over the hills from the bench at the front of the hut and enjoyed relaxing in the hammock when we could. The hut is just far enough from Elen’s home that you feel you are on your own, away from the world but not isolated as Elen and her family are just a short walk away. A fabulous, well needed, break where we enjoyed playing ball games on the grass in front of the hut, relaxing in the sunshine, watching the wildlife, chilling in the hut and going for lots of nice walks. For our first break away this year we don’t think we could have felt safer anywhere else. For a long weekend, this is possibly the best self catering break we have had in terms of location and accommodation. I am not a person who is easily pleased and can always find a fault somewhere, but not here :) We hope to return one day and would like to thank Elen for the lovely break, making us feel so welcome and wish her and the business all the best for the future during these strange and difficult times.

Lovely, cozy retreat

We had a lovely few days in this gorgeous shepherd’s hut. Everything we needed was there and the space was used cleverly. Log burner was a lovely touch, but we didn’t need it as the heating kept us warm enough. Lovely hot powerful shower. Very comfy, huge bed. We enjoyed spending a rainy day chilling in the hut. Our dog enjoyed it too! Nearby, we enjoyed the waterfalls at Devil’s Bridge (15 min drive), had a lovely walk at the Hafod Estate - I would recommend the Ystwyth Gorge walk (15 min drive), and also enjoyed walking the dog on Ynyslas Beach (24 min drive). Lots of beautiful countryside nearby and a perfect place to stay to enjoy it. Thank you Elen and Rhys for making us feel very welcome.
Sep 5, 2020 by Hannah

A perfect relaxing family retreat

A lovely quiet spot, overlooking a beautiful green valley. We loved chilling in the hammock and the lovely walks nearby. Ellen was the the perfect host.
Aug 28, 2020 by Mike Bagshaw Verified Review

Highly recommended!

A great two night stay in this cosy, clean and comfortable accommodation. Rhys and Ellen were on hand if we needed them but left us to enjoy our stay. We will be back!
Jan 27, 2020 by Leigh Keen Verified Review

Beautiful surroundings and cosy hut

Our two night stay here was amazing. The hut was just the cosiest place ever and when we went to explore the surroundings, we couldn’t wait to get back to stick the log burner on. Our pup enjoyed the stay too! The host Elen was fantastic, she messaged to make sure everything was fine. There was milk, coffee/tea and showering products for us which was a lovely touch. We would definitely stay here again as the fields surrounding the hut were beautiful and the sunset was so picturesque amongst the trees.
Nov 11, 2019 by Becky

Time to relax

Booked this for a couple of days away, fantastic location just outside Aberystwyth. So quiet all you can do is sit back relax and listen to the birds and sheep bliss! Elen was fantastic keeping in touch through text message making sure the sure was lit ready for our arrival. Fantastic place to stay and made to feel sk welcome and the shepherds hit was awesome. Will definitely be going back

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