Hicks’ Hut

Welcome to Hicks' Hut

Hicks’ hut is named after the Victorian doctor and geologist Henry Hicks who first excavated the famous Ffynnon Beuno caves in 1886. You can read more about this remarkable find here

Hick’s Hut is set in its own wildflower meadow with the babbling Beuno’s brook alongside. The en-suite hut is based on a traditional Gypsy caravan design and was hand built by nearby master craftsman, Steve Ekred. It has its own fully equipped separate kitchen in a specially commissioned adapted chicken coop and private decked area to make the most of being surrounded by nature in all its glory.

The wildflower meadow has been specially designed to bring amazing blazes of colour in the late spring and summer and supports a huge range of wildlife from butterflies flitting in and out the vibrant flower heads to beautiful goldfinches hunting down tasty seed heads. Sitting on your own very private deck, you can enjoy the bird song all around you from green woodpeckers, black birds and mistle thrushes. The valley slopes gently enclose you and in spring, the blossom from the apple, pear and plum orchards delicately scent the air.

The hut has everything you need from a Bluetooth speaker and DVD player, all luxury bedding and fluffy towels, crockery and glasses to its own log burner so all you need is the bare essentials!

It’s a lovely romantic setting (3 marriage proposals so far!!) so why not get your stay off to the perfect start and order our romance hamper?  

The hut is fully solar powered and heated by its own wood burning stove with self catering facilities and its own fully equipped shower and toilet and we provide clean towels and basic toiletries. We provide all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. The highest quality bedding, superbly comfy mattress, alpaca wool blankets and fabulous views make this the cosiest getaway ever. We even sell our own homemade charcoal for the perfect BBQ, and as needed, we provide timber for the stoves supplied from our own woodland management program. We even provide bluetooth speakers so that you can enjoy all this with your favourite music or bring your own DVDs to enjoy a romantic film on the flat screen TV.

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 Shepherds 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.[1] 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.