Meet Mark Barrow and Jonathan Gooders, the creative duo crafting dreams in the heart of North Wales, where bespoke luxury shepherd huts and breathtaking natural beauty converge to create a multi-award-winning glamping retreat like no other.
Mark Barrow and Jonathan Gooders are the visionary co-founders behind Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, a multi-award winning luxury bespoke glamping retreat in North Wales.
After 15 successful years running an artisan picture framing business in London, Mark and Jonathan, who both have fine art backgrounds, decided to make a lifestyle change and move to the countryside. They spent three years designing and hand-building Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts in a stunning rural location on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Opening in November 2021, their boutique retreat offers a peaceful escape in a secluded natural setting with scenic mountain views and a private wildlife lake.
Each bespoke shepherd hut is custom-designed and hand built by Mark and Jonathan, showcasing their flair for interior styling and craftsmanship. Guests can enjoy a luxury 5 star glamping experience with designer furnishings, wood-burning stoves, outdoor seating and BBQ areas. The retreat has already won 16 prestigious awards, including Glamping Site of the Year at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards, Start Up Awards Tourism & Leisure Start Up of the Year and SME Best of British Getaways, as well as both AA and Visit Wales Gold Awards. Mark and Jonathan’s vision, dedication and high standards have earned them outstanding reviews and media coverage, including being featured on BBCTV, positioning Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts as the premier UK glamping destination.
Looking ahead, Mark and Jonathan are developing a whole range of exciting new packages to enhance guests’ stays, such as fishing, foraging, photography, yoga and their most recent venture, the ultimate sports car experience. Their passion for creating memorable experiences in a stunning location shines through in everything they do. As finalists in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023, Mark and Jonathan are recognised among the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. To learn more about these visionary co-founders and their award-winning glamping retreat visit www.luxuryglampingwales.co.uk