Shepherd's huts near Aberaeron with wildlife watching

This beach town offers nearby camping options, and straightforward access to West Wales from seaboard to summits.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Aberaeron with wildlife watching

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Wild Meadow Camping

5 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Ceredigion, Mid Wales
Camping and glamping with electric hook-up in a country meadow near the beaches of Cardigan Bay
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The Three Spaniels' Shepherd Hut

1 unit · Glamping26 acres · Ceredigion, Mid Wales
A dog-friendly shepherd’s hut with a hot tub, set on a 26-acre Welsh farm 20 miles from Cardigan Bay
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£100
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Wild Wellingtons Glamping

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Llandysul, Wales
Eco-friendly glamping 10 minutes from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, with great facilities for parents and acres of wild space for kids
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Dulais Valley Meadow

1 unit · Glamping14 acres · Carmarthenshire, South Wales
'Highland Hut' is a traditional sized Shepherds Hut which was lovingly built in 2021 by a Lincolnshire Huts to the highest standard. Appropriately named after of our own fold of Highland Cattle, the hut is set in its own wild flower meadow completely private and with a beautiful view over the Dulais Valley. It is an ideal hideaway for couples with its cosy insulated interior, double size bed with luxury wood fired hot tub and private fire pit with a supply of logs and even a few outdoor duvets for those late nights outside under the stars. A converted vintage horse trailer acts as the washroom with a walk in shower, compost toilet and washbasin. For families who wish to bring their own tent and pitch up in the meadow alongside the hut as additional accommodation there is an additional charge.
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£119
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Westland Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents27 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
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Tan-y-Capel Hideaway

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Luxury, en-suite glamping with a hot tub on the Llŷn Peninsula with stunning views
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Digeddi Wildlife Camping

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Powys, Mid Wales
Riverside camping and glamping with canoes for hire
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Coastal Glamping @Hillcroft Escapes

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A romantic shepherd's hut getaway for two on the Pembrokeshire coast within walking distance of Newgale Beach
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Four Little Trees

3 units · Glamping40 acres · Haverfordwest, Wales
Set on our 40 acre smallholding which slopes down from the ridge which overlooks Haverfordwest and the Preseli mountains through the woodland to the saltings along the edge of the Western Cleddau. The holding is managed for conservation. There are lots of places to explore. You can explore the stream which trickles down the woods. There is about 11 acres of woodland, and about the same area of salting. A disused limestone quarry forms our own private secret water, It is a great place to watch badgers. We allow bonfires to be made in designated places. If you are by the river at the right time you can catch Bass and spot kingfishers and if you are really fortunate you can see seals and otters. There is plenty of wildlife here. On a fine day the buzzards are always overhead and the river full of duck and waders. Red Kites are here particularly in the Spring. We have even spotted an Osprey on the river complete with a large fish its claws. You can walk to town along the river – or walk down river to Little Milford and Hook.
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By The Red Phone Box Glamping & Camping

7 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Worcestershire, West Midlands
Bell tents and spacious pitches in the Teme Valley, close to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Over-the-Moon Luxury Shepherds Hut

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Ruthin, Wales
'Over the Moon’/'Dros y Lleuad' luxury Shepherds Hut is nestled in our enclosed orchard on our small holding. One of the things people love about staying here is the amazing views - including watching the moon rise over the mountains from the king-sized cabin bed. The developing Clwydian dark sky region means there are great views of the night sky. Tucked away in Maes Heddwch (Peaceful field) at the southern end of the Vale of Clwyd this is a great base to discover this lesser known corner of North Wales. We have done a lot of work since Google Maps took their pictures! Including planting tress and hedgerows. It is a lovely spot for a retreat from the hustle and bustle, sought out by walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, red squirrel seekers, foragers, neolithic stone hunters, artists, writers, historians and others. We are more than happy to share what we have discovered about the area before or during your visit.
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£95
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Booked 2 times

The Shearers Retreat

1 unit · Glamping100 acres · Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, South Wales
A shepherd’s hut on a sheep farm near lovely Llandeilo, South Wales
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Shepherd's huts near Aberaeron with wildlife watching guide

Overview

Aberaeron is one of Wales’ most popular places to photograph, and you’ll understand why when you see its candy-coloured houses, fetching harbourfront and highly-regarded places to eat. While the town beach is too exposed to rank among the region’s best, Aberaeron is a grand spot to camp for exploring West Wales’ spectacularly sandy and rocky shoreline. The seaboard down to Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and up to Snowdonia National Park—alongside the Cambrian Mountains to the east—are within an hour’s drive. The best pitches are northeast of town.

Where to go

Cardigan Bay

Wales’ biggest bay, curving north from North Pembrokeshire to Southern Gwynedd along the Ceredigion coast, was where camping in Wales really took off. Aberaeron is right in the middle of the Ceredigion region’s share of the shoreline. Along this beguiling seaboard, mainly made up of peaceful sandy beaches and lonesome coves, there are a greater density of campgrounds and caravan parks here than anywhere else in the country: big affairs with myriad facilities and farm sites with a few tent spaces.

New Quay to Aberporth

This 15-mile stretch of coastline, a mix of hidden sandy bays and ragged cliffs, is part of the wider Cardigan Bay but stands out as a sterling pace to pitch up. Here are a dozen-odd camping and caravanning sites scattered along what is probably Ceredigion's most dramatic coastal scenery. The seaboard is all linked by the long-distance Wales Coast Path, there are excellent watersports at Aberporth, great seabird and sealife to be seen and gorgeous seaside villages to explore.

Cambrian Mountains

Rugged hills rise up east of Aberaeron and, although never surpassing 2475 feet, they are mighty wild places. So wild, in fact, that the area is known as the “Desert of Wales”—and not because of the weather. Britain’s remotest land south of the Scottish Highlands is easily accessed from Aberaeron, most straightforwardly via Tregaron. Campsites along the Cambrian Mountains’ western edge, nearest Aberaeron, offer spacious pitches and access to hiking and biking.

When to go

May through September are the best months for experiencing this coast during its warmest weather and warmest water temperatures (neither of which are ever that warm!). On sealife-rich Cardigan Bay, these months are also best for spying Europe’s biggest bottlenose dolphin population offshore, while September and October are excellent months for seeing the resident seals pupping. Festivals to plan your trip around include Cardigan’s River and Food Festival and Aberaeron’s carnival in August.

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