THE Parkway Hotel and Spa, Cwmbran, has introduced a new country escape just in time for the summer.

The hotel has introduced the first of its new Shepherd’s Huts on to the grounds, a luxury lodge escape.

The hut features a double bed, en-suite bathroom, wood burning stove, as well as sun loungers and a fire pit to make the most of the warm summer weather.

Kerry Jennings, general manager at the hotel, said: “I’m really proud of this little project.

“The idea is to provide something different.

“We have a demand here in Torfaen for dog-friendly retreat where you can look out on the wildlife.

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(The new Shepherd’s Hut in the grounds of the Parkway Hotel and Spa in Cwmbran. Picture: Parkway Hotel and Spa.)

“It’s a bit of an escape.

“The whole idea is to have the country and outdoors kind of vibe, so you can have a lovely trip away and not have to go too far.”

The hut can be found at the rear of the hotel within its seven-and-a-half acre grounds.

Ms Jennings said that they had been looking for the best way to utilise their award-winning grounds, after the hotel received Gold in the Wales in Bloom awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“Our gardens for the last few years have won gold awards for Wales in Bloom,” said Ms Jennings.

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(The double bed looking out on the grounds of the Parkway Hotel and Spa in Cwmbran. Picture: Parkway Hotel and Spa.)

“These huts are used in some of the owner’s other hotels and they suggested that they would be perfect for us here.

“The main reason we thought it would work is because we have so much land here at the back of the hotel and we felt that we needed to make the most of it.

“It’s about offering the different type of luxury accommodation. That is what we are striving for. I think we have achieved that very well.

“You wouldn’t really think of this kind of escape in this area. We are looking for this to become a dog friendly retreat where you can come and switch off and relax.

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(The interior of the Shepherd’s Hut at the Parkway Hotel and Spa in Cwmbran. Picture: Parkway Hotel and Spa.)

“People say that this place is a little hidden gem as you wouldn’t know it was here.

“It’s a wonderful addition to the hotel. When the suites were built at the back of the hotel, we thought it couldn’t get any better. But I think we can now say it has.”

The hut allows guests to have as much or as little interaction with the main hotel as they want.

Guests have the use of all the hotel and spa’s facilities, or, at the other end of the scale, it offers a delivery package so guests don’t have to leave their retreat.