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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2 / 15  Your own private meadow to explore
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7 / 15  Room with a view
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9 / 15  Garden area
10 / 15  Garden details
11 / 15  Views from the property
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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
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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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.

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

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  • 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
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • BBQ


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


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Jakob, 13th March 2020

The hosts were fab from start to finish. They were very friendly, approachable and had a good sense of humour! Couldnt of been more welcoming. The hut had everything we needed & more! It was all spotless and they provided us with tea, coffee, milk, fresh bread, eggs & a cake! There was heated floor so it was very cosy. There are a lot of walks arouRead morend the hut through the fields and we had 4 acres of land for the dog to run around! Planning on coming again already! Hide

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Sarah-Jane, 4th November 2019

The Shepards Hut was such a perfect get away for me and my golden retriever, it was very cosy and the decor was so lovely. We had everything anyone could ever need. Absolutely great location. Such a lovely and warm family. Such a lovely relaxing time. I will definitely be returning.

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Malcolm, 25th October 2019

A lovely little hut in peaceful surroundings, the couple who owned the hut were very welcoming and the welcome pack was delightful. Peace and quiet all the way.

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Alix , 20th October 2019

A perfect getaway! Absolutely stunning location, peaceful and my dog loved it so much he didn't want to leave! We felt really welcomed and looked after ..wish we could have stayed for longer.

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David, 4th October 2019

The shepherds hut was situated in a very interesting location where there is something for eveyone.

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Louise, 27th September 2019

We had a warm welcome from the family, everything yo needed was provided. Tranquil spot, will certainly visit again.

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Sarah, 21st September 2019

Wow! Wow! Wow! This place is amazing. The location is gorgeous and your own private field which my dog loved. The Watkins family are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. They should be so proud and I wish them all the success in the world in their new ventures. Can't wait to come back to see them.

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R, 21st July 2019

We absolutely loved staying at the Shepherd's Retreat, perfect for our secluded minimoon. It is extremely well equipped (with even a spare toothbrush!), out of the way from the road and main property but not far from other towns and amenities. It was perfectly located for walks up to Offas dyke and we loved kayaking on the Wye. The Watkins family wRead moreere also so lovely and left us so many treats to start the holiday with! Hide

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Louise, 14th June 2019

The most amazing well equipped holiday home you could ask for ! The location was stunning and the extras provided were second to none . Cake , bread , eggs , butter, wine , cider plus many more . The hosts were perfect - there to answer any questions and give information as needed . Will definitely return .

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Jacqueline, 3rd June 2019

We had a wonderful 4 days in the Shepherds Retreat. Our hosts were really welcoming and had left us some lovely supplies. Our dog loved the enormous field. The views from the Retreat are stunning and a welcome change from life in London. We sat out in the sunshine surrounded by silence except for the birds and occasional sheep! This is exactly the Read moreplace to come to if you want to completely get away from it all. Would highly recommend it. Hide

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Lisa, 10th May 2019

Absolutely loved it beautiful!!!

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Kelly, 28th April 2019

This place was amazing. If you are looking to be bang in the middle of lots of fields, 100xs of sheep, lovely hills to walk up, this spot is great for you. We had the best time and our hosts were just the most warm, welcoming and relaxed people youll ever meet. The hut had everything you could possible need and more.

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Laura, 26th April 2019

The entire family were so incredibly welcoming. The Hut was immaculate, well thought out and really appreciate the personal touches such as fresh cake and eggs. Great enclosed space for the dog to run around. Thank you so much.

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Louise, 19th April 2019

The Shepherds Hut retreat is in a beautiful location. Perfect for walking and extremely well equipped for such a tiny space. The owners are lovely and so welcoming, very dog friendly too.

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Justin, 12th April 2019

The Watkins family could not have been more welcoming. The food goodies on arrival were delicious and such a lovely touch. The location was just what we needed, idyllic scenery and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The area was so dog friendly, and our young Labrador loved having his very own field!

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Stacey, 29th March 2019

I cannot compliment this property and its owners enough! The Watkins family make you feel welcome with their personal touches! I cannot wait to visit again!

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Alison, 21st March 2019

Absolute pleasure to stay, very friendly and helpful, loved the Owls at night, just what we needed, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Perfect paradise.

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Alice, 22nd February 2019

We had a lovely long weekend in the shepherds hut. Great access to local walks and 3 enclosed acres for the dog to play in is fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

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Michaela, 2nd February 2019

It's a very cute shepherds hut / the host family were extremely friendly and welcoming and helpful They already have plans to make it easier to wash the dogs down. Had a great time

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Vincent, 31st December 2018

A stunning sanctuary in a beautiful location. Compact but with all creature comforts (underfloor heating very effective!). Fabulous hosts, warm and welcoming but unobtrusive.

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Chloe, 22nd November 2018

Lovely property! Our hosts were wonderful offering advice on places to visit & providing us with some thoughtful provisions. The property had everything we needed for our stay (Nov cold snap): hot water bottles, blankets, dog towels, extra mats, plus maps, towels, toiletries & kitchen utensils etc. The property was warm & spacious enough for 2 of uRead mores & a collie. We loved watching the farm dogs at work from the decking & hearing the animals near by. Sad to leave but will hopefully be back! Hide

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Morten Andreas, 9th October 2018

Very friendly and supportive host. A small but very nice and efficient cottage. Absolutely everything needed was in place. Some food items was available upon arrival. Highly recommended cottage

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Sonia , 14th September 2018

We loved the Shepherds Retreat. Denise and Shirley were really welcoming and helpful. There was everything we needed and loved the little extras they provided which made our stay memorable. The location and view from the hut was stunning. Would recommend the Shepherds Retreat to all my friends.

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Robin, 7th September 2018

An absolutely wonderful place , the only neighbors were sheep. The family who own it are such lovely people and couldn't do enough for us . They leave lots of extras like bread,butter,milk,cake and wine .The black mountains are stunning and the stars at night are breathtaking . Was very sad to leave and will be returning next year. Thank you WatkinRead mores family . Hide

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Diane, 3rd September 2018

Lovely little spot quiet and relaxing. Really nice welcoming and a lovely welcome pack to start our stay of nicely. Very dog friendly Keep up the good work. X

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Philip, 21st July 2018

Stunning location and lovely people. Be aware it is very small.Ideal for a base to visit the area though.

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Isabel, 13th July 2018

Everything was there that you might need very quiet location but very limited television viewing

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