Trussleton, Penally, Pembrokeshire
After the success of his rustic, back-to-basics campsite just a mile or so down the road, it was only a matter of time before Tom Evans set about creating a second, more luxurious, site for the glamping contingent. Cue the opening of the Frankshore Shepherd’s Hut, an abode that, despite its traditional roots, really is a far cry from camping of old. Complete with electricity, a proper bed and en suite bathroom, it’s almost a self-catered cottage in miniature, housed within the quaint, corrugated cladding of a shepherd’s hut. There are gas hobs for cooking, a heater for your towels and, of course, a wood-burning stove, so you can shelter yourself away if the weather turns and listen to the rain tap tap tapping on the roof top. Tastefully decorated and furnished, it’s a wonderfully cosy retreat.
It’s the priceless location of the hut that's the real draw though. Even as your drive here, passing through the colourful old harbour town of Tenby, the scenery of the Pembrokeshire coast stands out. Tucked beyond the roads and across a meadow, Frankshore Shepherd’s Hut can feel rather cut-off and secluded, yet wander back across the fields and glampers can quickly connect up to the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, leading in well worn twists and turns between the coves and beaches that mark this landscape out. It’s not long before you’re stumbling across Tenby’s ancient stone castle, Tudor merchant’s house and pretty harbour beach. A lick of ice-cream is a deserved reward.
While there’s space for a toddler and cots are available by request, the hut is best suited as a couple’s retreat for those who enjoy some extra comforts. Secluded and serene, while remaining accessible, it pulls of the great feat of offering one of the best locations in popular Pembrokeshire while still allowing you to escape the summer crowds. Bliss.
The Owner Says
This must be the most romantic place to stay in Pembrokeshire! Set in an idyllic, secluded area in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park within walking distance of 2 beaches, this gorgeous Shepherds Hut is a unique glamping escape.
Furnished in a delightful antique Welsh style, it is a beautifully finished, hand crafted Shepherd's Hut by the sea, with a bathroom and kitchen, and a wood burning stove. Open the stable door whilst cooking your breakfast and then enjoy the blissfully peaceful rolling landscape while you dine.
Our farm is ideally located just 2 miles from Tenby and 3 miles from Manorbier. It is connected to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which is perfect for walking to nearby beaches: Lydstep is a 15 minute walk to the West and Penally 20 minutes to the East. Trefloyne and Tenby golf clubs are also within walking distance.
Wonderful winter break Jan 2018
“A fabulous romantic hut-escape! Excellent location for coastal walks and adventures. Down the road from Tenby and a short drive from other great coastal villages! The hut itself is delightful with everything you could need for a couple of days! A very warm and cosy feel. Absolutely loved the log burner and the fire pit outside too! All in all, a perfect getaway!” .
Absolutely amazing time.
Could not fault our stay in the Frankshore Shepherds Hut. A beautiful setting and truly amazing hosts whose hospitality and friendliness was so welcoming. The Shepherds Hut is well equipped, so great to have ensuite and a fab shower. We were greeted every morning by the dairy cattle and the chickens and pigs very comical. Bubbleton Cafe and Farm shop again were staffed with welcoming employees. The scenery and local attractions added to our experience. Tom advised on local beaches to visit and the information in the Shepherds Hut made us explore every day. We can really recommend Stackpole, part of the National Trust, the beaches are out if this world. I've already recommended friends to visit and we are hoping to return very soon and in the colder months. Thanks Tom and Sally, it was a pleasure meeting you. X