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Kitchen area
Your own private meadow to explore
Kitchen detail
Lounge area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area with a view
Room with a view
Shower room
Garden area
Garden details
Views from the property
View towards the property
A beautiful winter retreat
Enjoy an alfresco dinner then watch the stars with a fire pit to keep you warm
A perfectly tranquil location
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13 / 15  A beautiful winter retreat
14 / 15  Enjoy an alfresco dinner then watch the stars with a fire pit to keep you warm
15 / 15  A perfectly tranquil location

The Shepherd's Retreat

Abergavenny (8mls N), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming shepherds hut with breath taking views across the valley
  • Enjoy the open countryside creating the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples to enjoy
  • Tour the market towns of Abergavenny with its Norman Castle and farmers market within easy reach
Property code: 44235

Enjoying an enviable location at the foot of the Black Mountains within the grounds of the owners working farm, enjoying the open countryside beautifully furnished creating the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples to enjoy.

Step back in time within this peaceful hamlet, with its traditional village store and parlour pub offering a friendly welcome to all that come and stay. With some of the best walking within the area from your doorstep, explore the Black Mountains, and join the Offa’s Dyke pathway which will take you deeper into the countryside. Ideal for touring with the market towns of Abergavenny with its Norman Castle and farmers market within easy reach, Hay on Wye with many book shops and festivals throughout the year, make the most of the Herefordshire countryside and follow the Great Cider Route, or join in the many local food festivals held throughout the year.

The compact open-plan accommodation offers Living/kitchen/diner/sleeping area: Sleeping area has a double bed and TV. Kitchen area, with gas hob and fridge. Shower room: with shower and WC. Outside: garden area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome. Location: pub and shop within walking distance. Arrival: 3pm.

Read more Code: 44235

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower and WC
  • Gas hob and fridge
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • BBQ
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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Kitchen area
Your own private meadow to explore
Kitchen detail
Lounge area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area with a view
Room with a view
Shower room
Garden area
Garden details
Views from the property
Show 3 moreView towards the property

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Elspeth 14th October 2022

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Fabulous holiday, location, weather, hut were all perfect, can't wait to go back.

Reviewed by Nina 30th September 2022

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Bramble, my collie, and I enjoyed a wonderful relaxing holiday at Shepherd's Retreat. The hut was really comfortable, well equipped with everything we needed plus a lovely welcome pack of goodies. The Watkins family were very welcoming and friendly , yet leaving us to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful and tranquil location. Bramble and I eRead morenjoyed lovely walks in the surrounding area and visited places of interest too. Fab holiday thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 9th September 2022

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A lovely, peaceful place to stay. Well located to visit many sights around the around the area. It is ideal for a couple travelling light. Only one criticism and that was explained to us at the start of the holiday. The area it is located in is quite remote so the tv signal is hit and miss. This was only a real problem as the Queen had just passed Read moreand we wanted to keep up with the ceremonies etc, however if you are tech savvy, hotspot your phone and connect the laptop to watch live tv etc. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 31st May 2022

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We had a very enjoyable stay in the hut. Very well equipped with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Beverley 13th May 2022

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Extremely clean and comfortable Shepherds Hut in an amazing location. We received a warm welcome from the owners, who were very helpful. Great location for exploring the area, or for just relaxing. Would highly recommend. Good value for money too.

Reviewed by Kelly 6th May 2022

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Hut is wonderful.. every little thing had been thought of and included. Hosts are attentive and helpful without imposing on your holiday ..lovely people. We ate off the fire pit every day, sausages , steak snd marshmallows all fab!! Bed was comfy and warm . Local area is stunning , local pub a must see with a river close by. I would return in a heaRead morertbeat and would look forward to doing so. I have never been anywhere so peaceful before , I can imagine this is a walkers paradise . Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 29th April 2022

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Excellent location, perfectly idyllic. Host incredibly welcoming. Hut had all the equipment we could need. Would love to go back. Wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Bryan 15th April 2022

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Very well equipped and wonderfully clean Shepherd's Hut in an excellent location. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Jason 8th April 2022

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Excellent all round

Reviewed by Jayne 25th March 2022

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An absolutely fabulous place to relax and unwind. Beautiful, well equipped shepherds hut in a stunningly beautiful area. We had a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Kelly 3rd December 2021

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Amazing, thank you so much. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mario 7th November 2021

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Reviewed by Hannah 22nd October 2021

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Wonderful location, and unbelievably well appointed hut. Comfortable, warm and spotless. We will be back for sure.

Reviewed by Kerry 18th October 2021

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Really enjoyed our stay. Great location, stunning views and great hosts who made us feel v welcome. The hut is compact but has everything you need plus some added extras which was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Carol 15th October 2021

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Stunning views. Well equipped hut. Lovely owners. The hut is set in the corner of a field away from the owners bungalow with magnificent views. It has everything you need including underfloor heating. The village has a couple of pubs and a farm shop just a few mins walk/ drive away.

Reviewed by Greg 8th October 2021

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Perfect place for a relaxing break. Oliver and family extremely friendly and helpful. The Shepherds is is extremely well equipped, and all we needed to get us off to a good start, (eggs, butter, milk) along with wine , cider and a lovely lemon cake was provided. Lovely scenery all around, and lots to do and see nearby.

Reviewed by Maisie 1st October 2021

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Really cute cabin, has everything you need. Very clean. Owner is very helpful and friendly. Cabin has underfloor heating so was really warm too. Loved the fire pit

Reviewed by Jeff 24th September 2021

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Shepherds Retreat is ideal for a couple to get a nice holiday going, It's in a quiet location and travelling to venues or places of interest is not a problem to get to. You will find the retreat has all the equipment to provide you with cooking, and a decent shower / washroom, Well worth the visit.

Reviewed by David 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by simon 12th September 2021

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Fantastic stay,Oliver and his family were awesome,nothing to much trouble. Lovely touches on arrival like a bottle of Cider,Wine,eggs,butter.Dog loved her own acre of field .Would definitely recommend it and we hope to be back next year.

Reviewed by Sally 10th September 2021

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What a special place! We spent two nights here and it was just lovely. The warm and welcoming owners have thought of everything. Generous welcome gifts and the lemon drizzle cake is the best I have ever tasted. Wonderful memories made of sitting outside, with the warmth of the fire pit, listening to the owl and watching the starry sky. If you want Read morepeace and tranquility, this little retreat will not disappoint. We hope to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 3rd September 2021

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Just loved everything about it. Compact but has all you need. Well equipped, maps, walk info, comfy bed and useful little oven with rings. Lots of great extras that made it even better. Most dog friendly place ever, enclosed garden, towels and huge field to play in. Such a quiet and secluded spot with beautiful views. The family were so friendly anRead mored helpful without being intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 27th August 2021

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Amazing place. We stayed for a week and the accommodation has everything you will need. The location is amazing and beautiful. Short 15 min walk to local shops and pub. Many beautiful walks on your doorstep. Would highly recommend walking up the Black mountains and cats back. Property owners are the best. Very happy to stop and talk and give you reRead morecommendations of things to do. They made the holiday. I will be going back again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Adrian 6th August 2021

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Beautiful little getaway in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Lies 23rd July 2021

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Lovely shepherds hut in a beautiful location with amazing views. Comfortable and well equipped, with a nice welcome pack. Friendly owners. Walk to a great traditional pub (Cornewall Arms) in the village, food shop with everything you need in Longtown (20 min walk) The church in Clodock is worth a visit, so is the castle in Longtown. We had a wonderRead moreful stay away from it all with great walks on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Jean-Gabriel 12th July 2021

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A tranquil, idyllic spot in a beautful place! I stayed between the 12th and 15th July an wished I could've stayed for a whole week! It's the many personable touches that make the Shepherds Retreat so special on arrival: the little soaps in the bathroom, the sewing kit should you need it, lots of maps and guidebooks! And of course, a delicious cake Read morelovingly made by Mrs Watkins! Ollie is such a warm, welcoming and wonderful host. Can't thank him and the family enough for their hospitality. Hide

Reviewed by Simone 9th July 2021

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Stayed 9th July 2021 for 3 nights, needed to stay longed as so relaxing. Lovely setting in the middle of nowhere, perfect, with fab views. Accommodation very well equipped and cosy, owners have thought of everything you need. Definitely visit again.

Reviewed by paula 25th June 2021

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Abolutely perfect!.. everything you need well thought out, the little touches that the owners left me for my stay. The location, the village, the friendly neighbours, and a large field all enclosed for my dog. Back home and missing Clodock already!.. quite endearing, do want to return soon

Reviewed by Sharon 11th June 2021

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We had a wonderful week at the Shepherd's Retreat. It really is small and beautifully formed - we had everything we needed and received a lovely, warm welcome from the Watkins family. The Retreat is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy the amazing location and view. Lots of lovely places to visit and eat nearby, including pubs. ThRead moree village shop, Hopes of Longtown is a must! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 24th May 2021

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Small but beautifully formed! The hut is small but has been beautifully done with everything you need. Very comfortable & clean. Having the privacy of the fenced off field for myself & my dog was amazing. Views in every direction. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Perfect place to stay for exploring the eastern Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Vicki 21st May 2021

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The Shepherds Hut Retreat is a real find, the owners r just wonderful people who cant do enough for.for anyone wanting peace and tranquillitythis is the place for u.we have booked again already, this will b our third time. The pub in the village is great and the village shop really does have everything. The views from the hut r simply stunning. TheRead more hut itself is a compact bijou.book it, its amazing x Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by Sara 7th May 2021

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A small piece of heaven! A very comfortable and well equipped shepherds hut in a quiet and beautiful location. Lots of lovely walks and a fabulous pub and village shop within walking distance. The hosts are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend the Shepherds Retreat !

Reviewed by Kathleen 2nd May 2021

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What a wonderful tiny escape :-) Everything a person could need, with a beautiful, cosy, open but private feel, and with stunning hill walks on the doorstep, Hay-on-Wye nearby, etc. The owners obviously put enormous thought into making this a comfortable, personalised stay. They were patient, helpful, and very friendly when we met them upon arrivalRead more. After that, they were always available if we needed, but allowed us all the peace and tranquillity we were after. Really, really lovely weeks stay. Hide

Reviewed by Susannah 19th April 2021

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What a fantastic place! Everything was wonderful from the word go. A great location in an idyllic setting. Will DEFINATELY be back soon.

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