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Shepherd's hut (U.K., France)

Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut incl. Fossil Hunting

Emma User Profile

Upper Gilwern Quarry Hut incl. Fossil Hunting

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

Tranquility & breathtaking views - a perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries. Cosy comfort with under floor heating, towel rail, FreeSat tv, full kitchenette, hot shower and towels/linen provided. Also included is your access to the Quarry where you can dig for fossils around 480 million yrs old. Great for adults and children of all ages, guaranteed to make finds and no previous knowledge or specialist equipment required. Perfect for a romantic break, birthday or special anniversary.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


7 Reviews

Jordan User Profile
June 2018
An amazing place to stay, the hut is so lovely and cosy and the views are great. The quarry is a very interesting place to explore with lots of good quality fossils to find with minimal effort.
Chris User Profile
April 2018
Second visit to Gilwern hut, and thoroughly enjoyed my time once again. Solitude great, accommodation warm and well equipped, unique quarry if you’re into fossils. Ticks all the boxes in my book
Thomas User Profile
January 2018
The views from the Quarry Hut are simply spectacular. Emma is a magnificent host , whose attention to detail is fantastic and we couldn't have felt more at home. The hut was absolutely spotless inside , with everything you could need for your stay. The pictures don't do the prope…
Chris User Profile
September 2017
I stayed two nights on my own and loved it. Access to the quarry was great, and I found some fossils which was a lovely part of the stay. The accommodation is really comfortable and well equipped, I slept like a log in the lovely comfortable bed. I look forward to my next visit.
Emma User Profile
Response from Emma:
Thank you Chris for your lovely review. We're pleased you had a comfortable stay and the fossil hunting was a success. Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes Emma & Lyndon
September 2017
James User Profile
August 2017
Having just spent a few days at the quarry hut we are already thinking of another visit! For those who like peace & quiet in the countryside this is a little piece of heaven! Plenty of wildlife, we saw red kites, buzzards, kestrels even an owl, not to mention lots of friendly she…
Asta User Profile
August 2017
Just got back from Emmas place. One of the best trips to Wales, for sure the most beutiful, stunning place we have ever stayed in. Advice - check the map before you go, this will help you to find it. Just bring your own food, Emma got fully equipped kitchen! You will find ever…
James User Profile
August 2017
This property is perfect if you fancy a few days away from it all in perfect seclusion. The hut is located along a bumpy gravel track that only serves thin adding to that sense of isolation. The hut appears brand new and contained everything we needed for a comfortable few nights…

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Joined in July 2017
Emma User Profile
8 Reviews
Hi there, we are a farming family living in the wild hills of Mid Wales. We farm sheep and cattle, have three children and three border collies (so life is busy). We love travelling, our aim is to teach the children as much about the world and it's amazing people and places as we…
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
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