Wild Meadow

Holiday cottage and Shepherd's hut in the Welsh Borders

Shepherd's Hut and Cottage, self catering accommodation in the Welsh Boarders, Mid Wales



"I cannot recommend Wild Meadow highly enough but try not to clash with us as we will return!"

Nicolette Lafonseca has created a beautiful online space called Archie and the Rug.

Here she encourages a creative life with tantalising posts on travel, craft, recipes and more!

I met Nicolette on one of Sarah Mason’s (fabulous!) photography retreats and was delighted when she booked a winters break here. She has generously written a blog post about her stay with her lovely family and friends.

self catering cottage, staircase

Badger footprints and signs

Badgers are elusive animals. Even though it can be quite difficult to see one wandering around, spotting the signs of their presence is a lovely way of enjoying their close proximity without having to stay up all night :)  

Here are the signs to look out for when you come to stay:

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beautiful butterflies

The butterflies are in full swing here at the moment. So far I have seen Commas, Peacocks, Whites, Skippers, Meadow Browns and today for the fist time I spotted some lovely Common Blues. The Blues were so nippy I didn't manage to get a good photo but this laid back Peacock was very accommodating!

butterfly on yellow flowers


Spent a lovely evening watching the sunset with the ox-eye daisies swaying in the breeze... 
Well actually I was rushing around manically setting up for the next guests but the view always makes me pause, take a deep breath and relax...

outdoor table with vase of flowers at sunset

two in the nest

Delighted to find this lovely nest in the wood store - just a few meters away from the Shepherd's Hut. We think they may be blackbird eggs...

two bright blue blackbird eggs in a nest