Shepherd's Cwtch

UK Wales South Wales Monmouthshire Cwmbran

  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A unique shepherd's hut experience that enjoys all the benefits of a four-star hotel.
The Parkway Hotel is a modern spa hotel on the outskirts of the south Wales new town of Cwmbran, just outside Newport – not at all the sort of place you'd expect to find a glamping site. Yet this is no ordinary hotel. Privately owned for years, it's an accessible, extremely friendly place to stay, renowned for its great service, and never afraid to try something new, with the result that they recently proudly opened their first Shepherd's Hut in the extensive grounds – Shepherd's Cwtch (literally 'hug') , which is an appropriate name for such a cosy, comfortable little love-nest for two.

It may be a shepherds hut but it's frankly a cut above most glamping, with an en-suite bathroom, underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove that makes it a cosy place to stay all year round. Situated behind the main hotel and making the most of the property's seven acres of grounds, it's a fabulous getaway yet very easy to get to – just half an hour's drive from both Cardiff and the Wales-England border. It's a good base if you're visiting Newport's RSPB reserve or the Big Pit coal mining museum at the top of the valley, while the lively regional centres of Abergavenny and Crickhowell lie just beyond. Also, its dog-friendly, with with complimentary doggy treats and dog bed, a dog’s dinner menu and  even a personalised dog welcome letter on arrival.

The hut has its own parking along with all the sorts of things you'd expect to find in a decent hotel room – toiletries, a Nespresso machine, hairdryer, tea and coffee and complimentary nibbles, along with a bottle of wine in the mini-fridge – yet it also has logs for your wood-burning stove and a firepit outside with sunloungers: all the things, in short, that make glamping so special. Uniquely, the facilities of the hotel are also on your doorstep – not just the bar and a restaurant but also the hotel's spa with its pool, sauna, steam room and gym, which are open to hut-dwellers all day long. Not your a average glamping experience, then, but then this isn't your average hotel.



Looking for the ultimate in relaxation? You have come to the right place! With a 15 metre Swimming Pool with temperatures of 30 degrees, a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and even a gym! A pool side Cafe Area that served hot and cold food  and drink means you can relax in you robe on the loungers all day long.  To further increase your relaxation, why not treat yourself to a Spa treatment? With our signature Warm Candle massage, you'll be so relaxed you won't want to leave!

Suitable For

We are extremely proud that the Shepherd's Cwtch offers something for everyone. Being dog friendly, we provide a dog bed, complimentary dog treats and a dog's dinner menu. We even give a personalised welcome letter to every dog giving them some top tips! Ideal for a quiet getaway or couples break, the Shepherd's Hut is the epitome of the glamping experience. All the benefits of glamping with leisure facilities and a spa!


South East Wales is a beautiful area to visit. Steeped in heritage, you can visit some typical Welsh mining Towns and even take a trip down a real mine shaft. Wales is also famous for its green pastures and there are some amazing walks, parks and nature reserves to visit.

If you are looking for shops, Cwmbran is a great Town for shopping, or even Cardiff, our Capital City is only 25 miles away.

Food & Drink

Our Head Chef is passionate & refreshing in his outlook on food. He cares about his menus reflecting the seasons & changes in taste, quality & appearance
Recently awarded our 2nd AA Rosette for culinary excellence, Clive Williams, takes personal pride in every menu he is creating, from the Coffee Shop & Bar Menu to Banqueting & A la Carte, he knows what he is talking about
The dining experience also changes with us seasonally. Whether you are having a Coffee Shop lunch in front of our real log fire in the Winter or enjoying the evening Summer Sun in Ravellos Courtyard, we know these experiences make a wealth of difference
A friendly & enthusiastic welcome always awaits you at the hotel which is renowned in the locality for its high standards of food, service and accommodation
We have a number of dining options with food is served throughout the day in a great, relaxing & comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on that personal touch


Open all year.


£195 a night.

The Owner Says

Situated in over seven and a half acres of gardens, the privately owned Welsh Hotel in Cwmbran is an ideal setting for both Business and Pleasure. This Four Star AA accredited Luxury Hotel has currently gone through an uplifting refurbishment after being taken over by the de Savary Family in November 2012

We have recently welcomed our first Shepherd's Hut into the Parkway family.

Situated to the rear of the hotel within the 7 ½ acres of rolling grounds, join the birds & rabbits in their natural surroundings in our luxury Shepherd’s Hut.

We are delighted to announce that work has been completed on the building of 10 new executive bedrooms. An investment in excess of £1 million pounds for 2 Penthouse Suites & 8 Garden & Executive Suites has brought a stunning addition to the Parkway Hotel & Spa

It is equipped with 80 en suite Bedrooms, an Exclusive Private Members Leisure Club & Spa, A Restaurant which is famous for their 3 Course Carvery and Large Function Rooms for Celebrations, Weddings and Dinner Dances

The extensive reception area and comfortable lounge provide warmth from a real log fire where over a ton of Local coal and logs are burned each week. While in the Summer a newly refurbished and extended Patio Garden Area will be excellent for dinner dates and relaxing evenings with a bottle of wine

A Friendly & Enthusiastic welcome always awaits you at the Hotel which is renown in the locality for its high standards of food, service and accommodation

Complimentary WIFI & Parking is available to all guests & Residents have their own Executive Resident's Lounge

We are extremely proud that we have come runners up in the Wales in Bloom 2014 & 2015 & Gold for 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 for our outstanding grounds


One shepherd's hut for two people.


Contact Website  01633 871 199  Shepherd's Cwtch, Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran Drive, Cwmbran, Newport NP44 3UW

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