About Graig Wen Glamping - Jones The Sheperd's
Couples and families looking for glamping holidays near Barmouth and Dolgellau in North Wales will be amazed by the cleverly designed space in our beautifully crafted shepherd’s hut.
• Sleeps up to 4 • Private compost loo and shower • Private kitchenette • woodburning stove • Lighting & USB charger • Parking by hut • Fire pit outside • Dogs welcome
Relax in the unique shepherd’s hut we built in this wildly beautiful corner of Snowdonia National Park close to Cader Idris mountain. Jones the Shepherd’s Hut is in an off grid location in a tranquil and sheltered silver birch glade.The beautiful Mawddach Estuary is a short (but steepish) walk through Graig Wen’s woods and fields.
We built the high quality shepherd’s hut to sleep two in style or a family of three or four. The clever design means it feels roomier inside than you would imagine from the outside, with plenty of space for relaxing and storage.
There’s a full size double bed with proper mattress plus a day bed for chilling out which converts to bunk beds for two children if required. With well insulated walls and a wood burning stove, you’ll be warm and snug whatever the weather. There is a dining table with seats for 4 and a kitchenette with sink and cold water tap, gas hob, fridge and all the cutlery and plates you need to whip up simple meals.
We provide bedding for the double bed including a sheep wool “Baavet” duvet made on a Snowdonia farm. You’ll need to bring bedding for the bunks. There are warm Welsh blankets to snuggle under on cooler nights.
We can welcome one well behaved dog to the shepherd’s hut.
You can park right next to Jones the Hut. There’s a picnic table, chairs and a fire pit perfect for BBQs outside. The accommodation feels private although from March – October you will see your fellow glampers nearby in our Tommy yurt and two hand-built yurts which are a little further away through the mature silver birch and oak trees.
Loo and Shower
There is a private warm shower and nice clean compost loo a few steps away which are exclusively for use by guests in Jones the hut. Further flushing loos with wash basins and hot water, and hot showers are about 100 metres away shared with the rest of the camp site.
About Jones the Shepherd's Hut
A talented team of skilled local crafts people have built our bespoke Shepherd’s Hut. Set on sturdy authentic cast iron wheels it has a corrugated tin, slate blue exterior. The interior fittings have been crafted from an interesting mix of Welsh hardwoods and timber reclaimed from a local chapel by our friend Dan from Adventures in Wood. You can read more about how we built our dream Shepherd’s Hut on our web site.
What’s a Shepherd’s Hut?
Shepherds used these simple structures to move with their flocks and stay close at lambing time. The tin huts could be towed from field to field by a horse as the sheep moved pastures. The shepherd would have slept and eaten here on the hillside, bringing weak lambs in to warm up by the stove. Mainly used in Wales and England in the nineteenth century, their agricultural use is now redundant – you occasionally see one fading away in the corner of a field – and the humble hut has transformed into a more luxurious beast for getting back to nature in comfort and style!
For many years our fields were grazed by Welsh Mountain sheep shepherded by the Jones family.