I arrived at the farm, on the top of the hill, on a beautiful sunny day with wonderful views all around. Kate had ordered a Kotlich cooking set which I decided to deliver myself so I could see this newly set up camp. I was not disappointed. It was absolutely charming, surrounded and sheltered on one side by an old mossy Monmouthshire wall and some forestry. The camp has some old willows and alders that provide dappled shade. There is a neatly cut and laid hedge on three sides and brilliantly made gates and fences.
Kate has chosen a truly charming corner of the farm to put her shepherds hut. Weather permitting there are lovely southerly views and shelter from the west.
There is a large shepherds hut for sleeping in with a wood burner and stool, some reading material and lovely rugs and sheep skins. Tiptoe along five stepping stones and you find your self in the second corragated hut which contains the eating area and shower cubicle. This is all cleverly arranged with lots of attention to detail.
While we were there an exceptionally talented wood worker was making a large kennel and benches for the dog visitors. Nothing was over looked.
In the sunny part of the camp is a great fire pit, made of local stone. There are curved benches surrounding the fire place and there the tripod and kotlich found their home. The camp is for 2, a large double bed in the main shepherds hut. Two more guests can camp if they bring a tent.
I must not forget the vast looking composting loos. Most of the accessories are made from curved, wavy and bendy wood and so there is a lovely rustic feel to the camp. The parts you want to look clean and modern, the eating, cooking and washing areas are beautiful.
It was absolutely charming, surrounded and sheltered on one side by an old mossy Monmouthshire wall and some forestry. The camp has some old willows and alders that provide dappled shade.
I would fully recomend trying this lovely shepherds camp.