Hicks’ hut offers luxurious Glamping for two adults. With its own ensuite private shower, toilet, wonderful comfy bed and cosy wood burning stove it provides for a truly peaceful, tranquil and romantic getaway. Relaxing on your own private decked area, you can sit and enjoy the views of the orchards and the caves with a glass of wine in hand. The gentle sound of babbling waters from the nearby stream, the buzz of bees on the wildflowers and birdsong supply the soundtrack to your break.
- Hicks’ Hut is powered by 12v Solar-no mains power.
- In its own private location.
- The “kitchen Coop” is a seperate unit.
- Hicks’ is accessed via foot path through our wild flower meadow.
- White Company luxury Egyptian Cotton bedding.
- DVD Player and a bluetooth speaker
Do remember, the hut is in a field and you will need to bring boots and waterproofs.
Imagine what Dr. Hicks would have given to have such luxury when he was excavating the caves!
Hicks’ Hut is named after the Victorian doctor and geologist, Dr. Henry Hicks, who carried out the first excavations of the Ffynnon Beuno Cave in 1886. It has been carefully hand built to offer you a secluded and tranquil place to relax. Built by Steve of Elwy Valley Shepherd’s Huts just 12 miles away, this unique custom built hut has been crafted to reflect a Vardo style Gypsy Caravan. It even has its own separate kitchen coop! The converted chicken coop, (don’t worry, it was hand built to be a kitchen, it is just based on a lovely old chicken coop design) is fully equipped with a three ring gas hob, fold down table and all the cooking utensils and implements you could need!
More About Dr. Henry Hicks
Henry Hicks, MRCS, FRS (26 May 1837 – 18 November 1899) was a Welsh physician, surgeon, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), geologist, President of the Geological Society and Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). He studied the Precambrian rocks of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire and Pembrokeshire, the Devonian rocks of Devon and Somerset, cave deposits and other Quaternary sediments.
He was born on the 26 May 1837 at St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Following in the footsteps of his father Thomas, he studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London where he qualified as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 1862. He practised in St Davids until 1871 when he moved to Hendon in London where he specialised in mental disease, taking a degree at St Andrews in 1878.