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Idyllic setting of The Applepip
Apple blossom in the orchard
Decking area for al fresco dining
Bring the outside in
Bespoke eco Shepherds Hut
Shower room and composting wc
The hut has everything you need
Light and airy interiors
The friendly neighbours
Views from the Applepip
Sunset views over the fields below
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The Applepip

Monmouth (4.5Mls SW), South Wales

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Romantic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bespoke-built eco shepherd’s hut set within an established apple orchard
  • A rural location with far-reaching views across to the Welsh mountains
  • A great base for exploring the Wye Valley and experiencing the Dark Skies above the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 82247

Peacefully nestled within the fringes of an established orchard enjoying views across the Welsh Mountains, this hand-crafted shepherd’s hut is perfect for couples who enjoy the outside life, walking and taking in the sights.

Set in an idyllic location with a wealth of walks and trails nearby for walkers and cyclists. Both the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park are within easy reach where you can walk the ancient oak woodlands of the Forest of Dean or enjoy the changing colours of the Wye Valley. For a little more adventure, there’s the Brecon Beacons for mountain climbs, mountain biking and kayaking. Visit one of the many vibrant market towns where you can take advantage of the local produce at a farmers’ market, the closest being Monmouth with its ancient bridge and independent shops, and slightly further afield Chepstow, Abergavenny and Crickhowell.

Enjoying a slightly elevated position within the fringes of an established apple orchard, The Applepip is a place where you can enjoy the sun setting over the Welsh mountains and is perfect for those who enjoy the outside life and don't mind being self sufficient and slightly off grid, (there is a composting wc).  This eco shepherd’s hut has been sympathetically finished and is well-equipped for couples to enjoy. Offering an open-plan living space warmed with a wood burner, a built-in kitchen with an electric two-ring hob, toaster, kettle and fridge for chilled produce. There is seating for two where you can relax whilst you take in the views and watch the chickens meander past.  For dining, there’s a fold-away table. The built-in double bed is raised and finished with soft linen and blankets. There is a shower room with a shower and composting WC.

Outside you have a wooden decked area with a table and chairs, there is a fire pit where you can toast marshmallows whilst enjoying the dark skies and beyond is the orchard where you can enjoy produce from the mature fruit trees and eggs from the free-roaming hens - the fruit trees have pretty solar lights that light up when the sun goes down. There is off-road parking for one car and bicycle storage.

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  • 1 open plan room with double bed, kitchenette and fold away table and chairs
  • 1 shower room with shower and composting WC
  • Electric 2-ring hob, toaster, kettle and fridge
  • Electricity provided by solar panels
  • Wood burner and fire pit (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Pet advisory -  all dogs by arrangement as chickens and roosters are roaming free within the grounds.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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Idyllic setting of The Applepip
Apple blossom in the orchard
Decking area for al fresco dining
Bring the outside in
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Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gareth 21st November 2022

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Very peaceful.

Reviewed by Matthew 4th July 2022

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The Apple Pip will be in our memories forever, we had the best time! The surroundings were beautiful, peaceful and private so you can truly relax and enjoy time together. The Hut had everything we needed and was really comfortable to sleep in! We took our puppy, he had the most amazing experience with the freedom of the safe orchard and interest ofRead more all the animals around us. The owners were so friendly, approachable and offer their guests an amazing Glamping escape - Thank you so much!! Hide

Reviewed by Nathan 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Neil 20th June 2022

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Reviewed by Justin 27th May 2022

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We liked the charming setting and privacy of this shepherd's hut. The owner was very helpful.

Reviewed by Tracey 25th April 2022

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A lovely peaceful place to hide away for a few days.

Reviewed by Joao 14th March 2022

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An amazing small cottage/hut to escape for a few days alone or with someone. I had a great time while I was there the place is both cosy and aesthetically pleasant. You get to experience a relaxing and peaceful time with more than enough nature trails and things to visit and experience. Hope I will be back.

Reviewed by Hilary 18th February 2022

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Absolutely lovely location. Must be even prettier in the spring when the trees blossom. A great getaway location.

Reviewed by Kathie 28th January 2022

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Amazing!! It was so very well set up with lots of attention to detail. The hosts were so lovely friendly dog and chickens! . Location is perfect and plenty of places around to walk/cycle. Will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Catherine 14th October 2021

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Reviewed by Billy 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Sheilla 3rd October 2021

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Amazing location.

Reviewed by John 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Connor 9th August 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 30th July 2021

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Fantastic place to stay! Loved the location, the views and the bed was really comfy! Our dog made friends with the chickens and the sheep and it was wonderful to have the orchard to ourselves to relax and enjoy the surroundings. We will definitely be back in the autumn/winter and use The Applepip as a base to explore more of the local area.

Reviewed by David 26th July 2021

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The Applepip is a cosy, comfortable and clean place. It has all amenities including a fridge which is very useful for cooling meat/drinks etc. The location is very quite and peaceful with lovely views. The firepit is so nice in the evening under the apple tree. The chickens and sheep are good company! It was perfect for the escapism (10 minute drivRead moree will take you to the nearest town which is nice for restraunts/shops etc) The owners, who live in farmhouse nearby were very helpful! Would go back! Hide

Reviewed by Jordan 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Damien 19th July 2021

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I booked last minute and stayed during the heatwave. The Apple Pip was so tranquil and such a great place to relax with my small dog. Being surrounded by the countryside and being in a remote space was much needed. I would like to thank the hosts for being so amenable and checking in regularly, but not obtrusive in any way. I will definitely stay iRead moren future. Hide

Reviewed by Helena 17th July 2021

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Amazing secluded location, with amazing country views which was good to unwind and relax & be at one with nature. Lovely for a baecation or just relaxing with family. The host were so lovely and accommodating offering good locations to visit whilst in the area. Lovely to see the hens roaming so close & freely as we relaxed outside. Visited a few beRead moreaches around the Gower Peninsula during this amazing weather. Cooking was straight forward use their own pots/pans, & the shower was so powerful Hide

Reviewed by Beth Mary 13th June 2021

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Reviewed by Amar 5th June 2021

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We had an amazing stay here. Without a doubt one of the best experience we have ever had. It is an absolutely beautiful and serene place.

Reviewed by Anthony 31st May 2021

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We had a great time Location was brilliant

Reviewed by Julie 21st May 2021

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A quaint and cosy cabin in a beautiful location. Wellies or boots are a must as the field can be boggy in wet weather. Comfy bed and basic essential equipment provided. I would suggest not washing up before showering as hot water is limited between heating times. Nice touch with freshly laid eggs from the owners chickens. Hosts were very friendly.

Reviewed by Chloe 7th May 2021

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This place was beautifully converted and decorated. A sprung double mattress with feather duvet and pillows, spotless shower room fluffy towels and hot water, composting toilet and a very smart kitchenette. Welcome pack of tea, coffee, eggs etc. Its well insulated and we were cosy despite terrible weather. Hosts were very pleasant and un- intrusiveRead more. Oh and look out for a very sweet long necked duck who greets you each time you come and go. All in all this was a wonderful place to stay! Hide

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