Glamping – Afan Forest Park, Port Talbot, South Wales
Shepherd’s Hut ‘Nutmeg’ – Sleeps up to 4. No pets. No minimum stay.
If you want to bring your Dog – you need to look at our other Shepherds Huts (Clover and Daisy) instead!
Arguably there is no better way to witness the dramatic and breath taking views of the Afan Valley in South Wales than from ‘Nutmeg’, our Shepherd’s Hut. The beautiful interior comprises a wood burning stove, double leather sofa bed and a fitted double bed – complete with orthopaedic mattress to ensure a restful sleep. There is a bistro table and 4 chairs for use inside or outside on the elevated veranda.
Imagine those cold crisp days and nights in the warming orange glow of a wood burner – relax as you listen to the gentle crackle of the logs burning. You’ll find our insulated Hut an ideal choice whether you are in need of peace and quiet to work, read, or simply to use as a base to explore South and Mid Wales.
Outside there is now an elevated veranda with a bistro table and 4 chairs as well as a picnic bench situated next to the Firepit slab. You can hire your fire pit from us or bring your own to toast your marshmallows! It’s quite easy to imagine yourself a shepherd from 100 years ago, overlooking your flock of sheep whilst watching the sun go down over the mountain awaiting the glorious star filled night skies.
You will need to bring all the usual camping gear – bedding, pillows, towels cooking equipment. You’ll find your Cook – House at the rear of the Shepherds Hut, where you can site and use your gas stove and cool-box. There is plenty of room to store everything you need to bring. For those who wish to stay but do not own camping equipment, you can hire the basics from us :- gas stove, kettle, coolbox and firepit. We also sell large nets of wood and gas cartridges. Please note, seasoned wood only to be used in the stove.
Nutmeg is amazing value for money and extremely Eco-friendly, fitted with a solar panel to provide lighting as well as power for charging your phone, iPad or small devices via 2 USB connectors. The Bio-digester services the waste from the individual bathrooms, which are a short walk away, with ceramic flushing toilets, showers and pedestal basins. An additional Solar Array provides power for the water heating and electric. A truly ‘Green’ holiday choice.
Willow Springs Campsite is nestled within the Afan Forest Park, with it’s 64 sq km of forestry. There is an abundance of amazing walks ( incl the Richard Burton Trails), cycle trails and wildlife to experience, and still less than 30 mins from our fabulous Aberavon beach. If you need some more ideas Explore South Wales is a fabulous directory for all things local.
The Afan Forest Park has a midge season from June to August. Most people manage this with a suitable repellent. The Shepherds hut has an insect screen fitted to the window.
If you are marking an important date with your stay and would like additional personal touches we will help in any way we can to accommodate your requirements or wishes.
We strive to ensure you have the best possible Glamping experience. Sorry, but we do not allow dogs to stay in Nutmeg. Please book Clover or Daisy hut if you wish to bring your dog. There is strictly no smoking/ Vaping in the Shepherds Hut or Cook-House. We would always recommend guests obtain suitable travel insurance especially in light of the recent Covid 19 outbreak. Please use the search button to check availability and book.