A beautiful barn with stunning views for your perfect holiday
The hub of the barn and a great space for entertaining
Traditional and well-equipped
Local bread and preserves for a hearty breakfast
Set the table for a celebration
Simple cottage garden flowers taking centre stage
The cosy and welcoming lounge
Light the wood burner on a chilly evening
Sit back and relax with a favourite book
A bedroom fit for a king
The en suite for the king-size room
Full of character and charm
The twin bedrooms enjoying the morning sun
Countryside views from all the rooms
Take a soak in the bath in this stylish bathroom
Handcrafted from reclaimed wood
Children's den hideout in the dingle
Rope swing
View towards the detached barn
Thirty acres to enjoy
Pie and pastry
Perfect surroundings for a picnic
Simply charming
Take a step back in time in this beautiful barn
1 / 24  A beautiful barn with stunning views for your perfect holiday
2 / 24  The hub of the barn and a great space for entertaining
3 / 24  Traditional and well-equipped
4 / 24  Local bread and preserves for a hearty breakfast
5 / 24  Set the table for a celebration
6 / 24  Simple cottage garden flowers taking centre stage
7 / 24  The cosy and welcoming lounge
8 / 24  Light the wood burner on a chilly evening
9 / 24  Sit back and relax with a favourite book
10 / 24  A bedroom fit for a king
11 / 24  The en suite for the king-size room
12 / 24  Full of character and charm
13 / 24  The twin bedrooms enjoying the morning sun
14 / 24  Countryside views from all the rooms
15 / 24  Take a soak in the bath in this stylish bathroom
16 / 24  Handcrafted from reclaimed wood
17 / 24  Children's den hideout in the dingle
18 / 24  Rope swing
19 / 24  View towards the detached barn
20 / 24  Thirty acres to enjoy
21 / 24  Pie and pastry
22 / 24  Perfect surroundings for a picnic
23 / 24  Simply charming
24 / 24  Take a step back in time in this beautiful barn

Shoppe Barn,

Abergavenny (9mls NE), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Hidden away within 30 peaceful acres of farmland, this lovely wooden barn makes it ideal for children to explore, or simply enjoy a stroll across the meadows. This location is a haven for bird-watchers, with sparrow-hawks, woodpeckers, kites, buzzards and partridges all spotted nearby. Situated a short distance from the rural village of Ewyas Harold, complete with excellent village shop, first rate fish and chip shop, high class butcher and inns. Guests are spoilt for choice with walking routes and pony trekking across the Black Mountains. Offa’s Dyke trail is also accessible nearby and offers spectacular views. Enjoy canoeing along the River Wye. Further afield lie the Brecon Beacons with rock climbing and serious hiking available for the more adventurous. An ideal base for touring from, with the market town of Abergavenny which has a regular farmers market on the last Thursday of the month and the world famous Food Festival in mid-September every year. For history lovers, Grosmont Castle and White Castle are located nearby, along with Abergavenny Museum. On your way to the Beacons you will pass through Crickhowell, which lies in the Usk Valley. Take the spectacular drive up the Llanthony Valley through the Black Mountains and over to Hay-on-Wye which has an eclectic range of book shops and the internationally renowned Hay Literary Festival every May. Travel north to the beautiful city of Hereford with a good selection of independent shops as well as well-known high street brands, ancient black and white houses and the cathedral which is home to the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map known in the world. 

Leave your walking boots behind and take a step back in time. The large and inviting hallway with vaulted ceilings showcases the rustic charm of this lovingly restored barn and is the perfect welcome for all that come and stay. The hallway leads you to the hub of the barn, the kitchen/diner traditional in style and further enhanced with rustic beams and exposed stone, is well-equipped and ready to bring out the best in any cook, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, small fridge and dishwasher. There is also a utility room on this floor with a fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and WC. Take the stairs down to the lounge, with low ceilings, exposed beams and wooden framed windows offering views across the countryside, light the wood burner and get together on the sofas and enjoy a movie on the Smart TV/DVD with FreeSat or listen to your favourite music via the Bluetooth wireless docking station which is iPAD, iPhone and iPod compatible. Wi-Fi is available and included for your holiday. When the day is done climb the stairs where you will find four bedrooms, a king-size with en-suite shower and WC, a double and two twin rooms, there is also a bathroom with shower over bath and WC on this floor.

This detached Grade II listed barn is surrounded by thirty acres of beautiful Herefordshire farmland. Roam freely in the adjacent fields, play in the dingle where there are overturned tree trunks to climb on and a rope swing, climb higher for a picnic with views across to The Skirrid, Garway Hill and The Greig or use the well waymarked footpaths. A children's den hideout has also been lovingly created in the dingle for endless hours of fun and games. Closer to the barn, there is a small enclosed garden with table and chairs accessible from the back kitchen door, perfectly placed to enjoy the summer sun, and also a fire pit/BBQ for your delectation. There is off-road parking for three cars available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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WALKING & CYCLING: Situated on the England and Wales border, there are a plethora of options surrounding you when it comes to wandering the countryside of both areas. With both the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park within a short drive, there are some truly breath-taking landscapes for you to absorb, whether that be on foot or with pedal power, and with the Black Mountains just a stone’s throw from where you’ll be staying, you couldn’t be better placed for some active exploration.

CASTLES & CULTURE: Surrounded by castles of all shapes and sizes, history fanatics will be spoilt for choice when deciding which monastic masterpiece to visit first. Abergavenny, Usk and Crickhowell Castles are all easily reached by car, each dating back hundreds of years posing as fine examples of Europe’s surviving strongholds. Also worth visiting is Hereford cathedral; head north to this beautiful city to discover Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map known in the world.

TOUR THE TOWNS: Both Herefordshire and mid-Wales boast an abundance of glorious towns and villages nuzzled within the emerald hills. The closest village to the property is Ewyas Harrold, a delightfully charming rural settlement with copious amounts of character. Further afield, Abergavenny is famed for its food festival, Hay-on-Wye is renowned for its literary heritage, (just 30 minutes drive away) and Hereford radiates beauty from every cobbled street and historic  home.

FINE FAYRE: Time your trip right and you could be sampling some of the finest foods that Wales has to offer at the Abergavenny Food Festival, held annually  in mid-September but if you can’t make that fear not, as there are plenty of delectable food and farmer’s markets scattered around the region throughout the year. Ewyas Harold boasts divine meals served at Temple Bar, or pootle along to The Walnut Tree for a heavenly European food experience!

SLEEPS: There are four bedrooms: one king-size, one double and two twin rooms. Bed linen is provided for your stay.

RELAXING: Electric and central heating and Wi-Fi is included for your stay. There is a wood burner  with the first basket of logs included, an honesty box is available thereafter and guests can help themselves

COOKING & DINING:  In the kitchen there is an electric oven and hob, small fridge, microwave and dishwasher. In the utility room is a fridge /freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

KEEPING CLEAN: There is one bathroom with shower over bath, one en-suite shower room, and one separate WC. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE: Outside there are 30 acres of farmland to roam with waymarked footpaths and children's den in the dingle. There is also a small enclosed garden with table and chairs by the barn itself. Off-road parking for three cars - an additional space can be provided by prior arrangement with the owner.

PETS: Two dogs are welcome at this property.


A beautiful barn with stunning views for your perfect holiday
The hub of the barn and a great space for entertaining
Traditional and well-equipped
Local bread and preserves for a hearty breakfast
Set the table for a celebration
Simple cottage garden flowers taking centre stage
The cosy and welcoming lounge
Light the wood burner on a chilly evening
Sit back and relax with a favourite book
A bedroom fit for a king
The en suite for the king-size room
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Barbara, 14th February 2020

Maybe there should be a mention in the initial information that dogs are restricted to specific areas The owners were extremely helpful as were the neighbours. It would be lovely to return when the weather is dryer as it is a beautiful area to explore & the night sky is unbelievable it makes you realise how much light pollution affects what you seeRead more in urban areas. Hide

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Sherralynn, 21st December 2019

Loved the location, very peaceful, walks directly on the doorstep. The stars at night were breathtaking. Description mentioned low ceilings in lounge - however, found this not to be the case, even my 64 son had plenty of room to spare. Beautiful barn.

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Kate, 1st November 2019

A fantastic cottage/barn that exceeds expectations with a glorious welcome, heated floors, top quality towels and duvets and the owners are friendly and very helpful.

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Shafiul, 25th October 2019

Really comfortable and well apportioned property, for our group of 8. The owners have thought of many little touches (eg fresh baked bread, milk, eggs, etc) that make the barn very comfortable. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Sian, 28th June 2019

This is a stunning barn conversion in a truly rural location with great walks. You will want for nothing & provided with top quality bedding, towels and comfort throughout. It is spacious with an open design set out on three levels with all mod cons. The welcome pack was fantastic, the bread amazing. Shame that garden at rear was somewhat small andRead more on angle so not too appropriate for children or outside eating but resolved by moving picnic table to front of property which is south facing. Hide

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Chantal, 5th April 2019

This beautifully built Barn exceeded our expectations. We were a party of 8, 4 adults and 4 children. The children loved exploring the dingle and surrounds. We loved spending evenings in the spacious kitchen, playing board games and when tired, we lazed next to the warmth of the fire in the lounge. The bedrooms were comfortable, clean and cosy. TheRead more owners were always on hand if we had any questions. We loved our stay, thank you! We hope to come again next year! Hide

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Karen, 29th March 2019

Shoppe Barn set in a lovely rural location. Accommodation was spot on, plenty of space for 6+ adults. The facilities were of high quality. Lovely touch from hosts in the welcome pack and card left for our arrival. We took a stroll into the top fields with our dog. Good access to Brecons. Well worth a visit, 3 nights didn't feel long enough.

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Lisa, 28th December 2018

We were a group of eight friends who stayed in Shoppe Barn for new year. We had a lovely time. The barn is just lovely and had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. We enjoyed exploring outside. Just be prepared to go down some narrow tracks to find it! Thank you to Vicky for a wonderful stay!

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Bernard, 26th October 2018

This is an exceptionally well appointed barn conversion in a very quiet rural location. Equally well suited to a family with children or a group of adults. Good walks direct from Shoppe Barn plus free access to neighbouring fields. Short car journey to reach Brecon Beacons and other local attractions, including Ewyas Harold Common.

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Fiona, 19th October 2018

Excellent cottage - tastefully decorated, great location with the fields just behind, spotlessly clean and with lots of little touches that we appreciated (the welcome basket, soft/thick towels etc). It is a little way out, but that is exactly what we wanted. Days spent exploring the local towns and area, walks with dog in the fields accessible froRead morem the property, and evenings spent playing games with the log burner on. The children loved the rope swing too. Hide

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Rosemary, 12th October 2018

We were delighted with Shoppe Barn. It's been beautifully converted and furnished, with lots of space for our group of seven. We enjoyed the wood-burning stove and loved the surrounding countryside (I grew up near there). It happened that most of our long weekend was very rainy and windy. We just donned our wet weather clothes and made the most of Read moreit, and the children had lots of fun on the rope swing. The lane up to the barn is narrow and you might have to reverse if a car comes the other way. Hide

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Shelagh, 21st September 2018

A beautifully restored property in a stunning location. The comfort and attention to detail is impressive. The ownersare very friendly and helpful.

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Su, 27th July 2018

Enjoyable holiday. Fantastic location - remote but near enough to a good main road between Hereford and Abergavenny making it easy to get places. Lovely scenery and wonderful woodwork throughout the barn

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