Elen Gypsy Hut – a Luxury Glamping Getaway near Snowdonia

Ideal for hiking, scenic views & cozy evenings. Featured in The Times’ Top 25 Glamping stays in the UK.

Feel recharged, refreshed and ready to face the world again.

* Sorry, no pets
* Min 2 night stay / min 3 night Bank Holidays
(check-in after 3pm / check-out by 10am)

What's Included

* Fully working kitchen, inc. oven with two ring hob, fridge freezer and baby Belfast sink
* Wood-burning stove (with logs)
* Cosy double bed
* Ensuite shower room complete with shower, flushing toilet and hand basin
* Complimentary handmade organic goats milk soaps and shampoo
* Towels and Bed Linen
* Complimentary eco-friendly fair trade tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar
* Kettle, toaster and cafetiere
* Cutlery, crockery, glasses, utensils, knives and chopping boards
* Saucepans and frying pans
* Anker SoundCore Mini Bluetooth Speaker & Radio
* Ariston 30L rapid heat water heater
* Towel radiator
* Tables and seating both inside and out
* Fire pit / BBQ (complimentary logs for first night)

Current Special Offers

2 nights = £135 p/n
3 nights = £115 p/n
5 nights = £95 p/n
7 nights = £85 p/n

Welcome to Elen, your cozy sanctuary nestled in the heart of North Wales. Our gypsy huts are perfectly intimate, crafted for those seeking solace in nature, and Elen is no exception. As one of the gems of our collection, Elen has earned a spot in The Times list of the Top 25 Glamping stays in the UK. A testament to our dedication to providing luxury amidst the wild nature.

Elen one of our gypsy hut, offers more than just a romantic escape. It’s a haven for walking and hiking enthusiasts, being ideally situated with Snowdonia National Park less than 30 minutes away. Yet, for those who prefer less-travelled paths, the Llŷn Peninsula offers equally stunning hikes and over 90 miles of coastal walks.

Venture to Tre’r Ceiri, an Iron Age hillfort in the Yr Eifl mountains, where a stimulating hike rewards you with breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea towards the Isle of Man.

While the well-trodden paths of Snowdonia have their charm, the walks and hikes around the Llŷn Peninsula offer a quieter, more personal connection with nature. Here, you’re more likely to encounter local wildlife and stumble upon hidden waterfalls, ancient woodlands and secluded coves.

Elen, like all our huts, is equipped with a fully functional kitchen, a cozy wood-burning stove and a double bed, making it an ideal place to unwind after a day of exploring. Indulge in our complimentary eco-friendly fair trade hot beverages and make use of our well-appointed facilities – a testament to the harmonious blend of luxury and nature that we offer.

Step out onto the deck each morning to the soundtrack of the dawn chorus, watch the sunset over the lake in the evening, and fall asleep under a blanket of stars. Elen, your little slice of heaven in North Wales, is waiting to welcome you. 

 

Taking Llywelyn the Great (c. 1173 – 11 April 1240), King of Gwynedd and ruler of Wales, as inspiration, we have named our huts in celebration of the women of this great dynasty.

ELEN (c.1207 – 1253), sometimes referred to as Ellen or Helen the Elder (because another Helen, another of Llywelyn’s daughters, was born a couple of decades later and referred to as Helen the Younger), was the daughter of Llywelyn the Great of Gwynedd in North Wales by Joan, Lady of Wales, the natural daughter of King John of England.

Elen married John of Scotland (or John de Scotia), 9th Earl of Huntingdon and 7th Earl of Chester (c. 1207 – 6 June 1237), sometimes known as “the Scot”, an Anglo-Scottish magnate, the son of David of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon by his wife Matilda of Chester, daughter of Hugh de Kevelioc in c.1222. John died aged thirty in 1237 of suspected poisoning.

Following the death of John of Scotland, in that same year Elen was forced by King Henry III (her mother’s half-brother) to marry Sir Robert de Quincy, the son of Saer de Quincy.

She had three daughters with Robert:

  • Anne (who became a nun)
  • Joan de Quincy (-25 Nov 1284), who married Humphrey de Bohun, son of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, & his first wife Maud de Lusignan
  • Hawise ([1250]-before 27 Mar 1285), married (before 5 Feb 1268) Baldwin Wake, son of Hugh Wake & his wife Joan de Stuteville. Their daughter, Hawise, married Baldwin Wake, Lord Wake of Liddell.

Hawise and Baldwin’s granddaughter, Margaret Wake, was the mother of Joan of Kent. Joan of Kent, the first English Princess of Wales, was the wife of Edward, the Black Prince and the mother of Richard II of England.

Elen died c. August 1253. 

Who was LLYWELYN THE GREAT?

 

What others have said

Dionne Nicholson (Holiday ❘ Couple)

We stayed at Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts over the Easter weekend. On arrival we were greeted by Mark, who made us feel very welcome. The hut was of very high standard, decorated like a boutique hotel room, lovely soft furnishings, plenty of lighting, well equipped kitchen and a lovely warm shower room. If you are looking for luxury glamping, in a beautiful quiet setting in North Wales this is certainly the place to book. We cannot wait to re-book. Thanks again, it was amazing 🤩

Simon Hulse (Solo)

The Brook Cottage shepherds hut I stayed in was Elen and it was a perfect weekend escape to re charge my batteries. The hut was beautifully presented and it was so easy to award it a well earned 5 stars *****

Meera Hindocha (Holiday)

We are just back from a wonderful holiday at Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts. We were lucky enough to enjoy a spell of hot, sunny weather, which meant we could make the most of the pretty outdoor seating area, the lake, bbq and wonderful views from our hut. We slept really well every night and our hut - Elen - had everything we needed. Mark and Jonathan have thought of everything! It is perfectly located for day trips to Snowdonia, as well as enjoying the beaches and coastal walks of the Llyn Peninsula.

Wayne Birbeck (Holiday ❘ Couple)

Fantastic location, very picturesque and spotlessy clean. Our hut (Ellen) was well equipped with quality items. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail. Mark was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We had a lovely break and will definately be returning.

Sarah Griffin (Holiday ❘ Couple)

Absolutely loved our time here, such a lovely place to get away from normal life and fully relax. The hospitality was incredible, the huts are modern, clean and cozy. Couldn't have been more pleased to have stumbled across this place and urge others to do the same. You will not regret it. Another huge thanks to Mark who I feel went out of his way to welcome us. Sending big hugs to Mr Pickles (the cat) x

Dionne Nicholson (Holiday ❘ Couple)

We stayed at Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts over the Easter weekend. On arrival we were greeted by Mark, who made us feel very welcome. The hut was of very high standard, decorated like a boutique hotel room, lovely soft furnishings, plenty of lighting, well equipped kitchen and a lovely warm shower room. If you are looking for luxury glamping, in a beautiful quiet setting in North Wales this is certainly the place to book. We cannot wait to re-book. Thanks again, it was amazing 🤩

Simon Hulse (Solo)

The Brook Cottage shepherds hut I stayed in was Elen and it was a perfect weekend escape to re charge my batteries. The hut was beautifully presented and it was so easy to award it a well earned 5 stars *****

Meera Hindocha (Holiday)

We are just back from a wonderful holiday at Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts. We were lucky enough to enjoy a spell of hot, sunny weather, which meant we could make the most of the pretty outdoor seating area, the lake, bbq and wonderful views from our hut. We slept really well every night and our hut - Elen - had everything we needed. Mark and Jonathan have thought of everything! It is perfectly located for day trips to Snowdonia, as well as enjoying the beaches and coastal walks of the Llyn Peninsula.

Wayne Birbeck (Holiday ❘ Couple)

Fantastic location, very picturesque and spotlessy clean. Our hut (Ellen) was well equipped with quality items. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail. Mark was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We had a lovely break and will definately be returning.

Sarah Griffin (Holiday ❘ Couple)

Absolutely loved our time here, such a lovely place to get away from normal life and fully relax. The hospitality was incredible, the huts are modern, clean and cozy. Couldn't have been more pleased to have stumbled across this place and urge others to do the same. You will not regret it. Another huge thanks to Mark who I feel went out of his way to welcome us. Sending big hugs to Mr Pickles (the cat) x

Dionne Nicholson (Holiday ❘ Couple)

We stayed at Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts over the Easter weekend. On arrival we were greeted by Mark, who made us feel very welcome. The hut was of very high standard, decorated like a boutique hotel room, lovely soft furnishings, plenty of lighting, well equipped kitchen and a lovely warm shower room. If you are looking for luxury glamping, in a beautiful quiet setting in North Wales this is certainly the place to book. We cannot wait to re-book. Thanks again, it was amazing 🤩

Simon Hulse (Solo)

The Brook Cottage shepherds hut I stayed in was Elen and it was a perfect weekend escape to re charge my batteries. The hut was beautifully presented and it was so easy to award it a well earned 5 stars *****

Meera Hindocha (Holiday)

We are just back from a wonderful holiday at Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts. We were lucky enough to enjoy a spell of hot, sunny weather, which meant we could make the most of the pretty outdoor seating area, the lake, bbq and wonderful views from our hut. We slept really well every night and our hut - Elen - had everything we needed. Mark and Jonathan have thought of everything! It is perfectly located for day trips to Snowdonia, as well as enjoying the beaches and coastal walks of the Llyn Peninsula.

Wayne Birbeck (Holiday ❘ Couple)

Fantastic location, very picturesque and spotlessy clean. Our hut (Ellen) was well equipped with quality items. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail. Mark was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We had a lovely break and will definately be returning.

Sarah Griffin (Holiday ❘ Couple)

Absolutely loved our time here, such a lovely place to get away from normal life and fully relax. The hospitality was incredible, the huts are modern, clean and cozy. Couldn't have been more pleased to have stumbled across this place and urge others to do the same. You will not regret it. Another huge thanks to Mark who I feel went out of his way to welcome us. Sending big hugs to Mr Pickles (the cat) x

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Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, Yr Erw, Y Ffor, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6RR

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