WALK TO THE PUB : The Crown at Pantygelli, is the local, with a good reputation, it's within 20 - 30 minutes walking distance of the Wood Shack, or just five minutes in the car.
TAKE A HIKE : Stunning trails right from the Wood Shack door. Walk the Sugar Loaf Mountain, which is just across the lane, or stride out into the Brecon Beacons National Park, or Wye Valley, both in very easy reach.
PEDAL AROUND : Once home to the National Road Championships, there are exceptional road trails and mountain biking within the area, with nearby MBT centres and great local bike hire companies who will deliver a bike to the door. If owner Rob is around he's a very keen cyclist and can certainly point you in the right direction for a great day in the saddle.
PONY POWER : The Black Mountains are home to a few very good pony trekking centres, as well as more formal riding lessons being available at the local riding school, less than 10 minutes drive away.
POSH NOSH: Some stunning Michelin starred restaurants and chefs are close at hand, choose from The Walnut Tree Inn, The Crown at Whitebrook, The Hardwick to name just a few. High tea at The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny is also delicious and great for a birthday treat, with champagne also on offer!
TOUR THE TOWNS: Farmers markets and a great September food festival in nearby Abergavenny. Mountain town of Crickhowell is within easy reach and good for stocking up on local fayre at the butchers, or maps at the Mountain Shop. The historical city of Hereford with Cathedral and Mappa Mundi and Hay on Wye are both good for day trips, Hay has become world famous for its numerous second hand bookshops and annual Hay Festival.