Nestled in the woodland at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain
Light filled and cosy living area.
Rest, respite and romance guaranteed!
Oak deck with dining table and chairs
Enjoy the tranquillity
The book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was written here
Open plan living
Well equipped, handmade kitchen
Perfect for rustling up a feast from local ingredients
Breakfast time
We love the coat rails!
Completely detached, yet in walking distance to the pub
Handcrafted from local timber
Welcome treats
Plenty of logs included with your stay
A pretty smart looking shower and loo for glamping!
Plenty of wood
Enjoy the peace!
1 / 18  Nestled in the woodland at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain
2 / 18  Light filled and cosy living area.
3 / 18  Rest, respite and romance guaranteed!
4 / 18  Oak deck with dining table and chairs
5 / 18  Enjoy the tranquillity
6 / 18  The book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was written here
7 / 18  Open plan living
8 / 18  Well equipped, handmade kitchen
9 / 18  Perfect for rustling up a feast from local ingredients
10 / 18  Breakfast time
11 / 18  We love the coat rails!
12 / 18  Completely detached, yet in walking distance to the pub
12 / 18  Completely detached, yet in walking distance to the pub
13 / 18  Handcrafted from local timber
14 / 18  Welcome treats
15 / 18  Plenty of logs included with your stay
16 / 18  A pretty smart looking shower and loo for glamping!
17 / 18  Plenty of wood
18 / 18  Enjoy the peace!

Wood Shack,

Abergavenny (3mls N), Brecon Beacons
people Sleeps 2
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Off the beaten track
Fire Pit
Shepherd Hut
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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We love a stay where it feels totally off the beaten track, yet in reality it's really very easy to get back to the real world, find the shops and stroll to the pub, this property pulls this off with ease!

Hidden away in a wooded valley, the setting is breathtaking & the Shack has its own story to tell. Originally a writers cabin, the book, "The Man Who Made things out of Trees" saw owner Rob cut down a native Ash Tree to discover just how many things could be made from this marvellous tree (44 it happens!). Many of the things made, can be found within the structure of the property today, as well as lashing of home comforts and stylish touches, courtesy of Rob's wife, artist Vicks.

The outside space is fantastic and includes a huge oak deck for lazing and lounging, perfect for barbeques and toasting marshmallows, complete with table and chairs for dining under the tree canopy. The hammock by the stream is there for lazy afternoons with a book and a glass of something chilled. Throughout the woodland, which is private to you alone, there are handy piles of firewood and a number of native birds which can be seen and heard throughout the day.

Inside the Shack, there's a cosy sofa for two, nestled by the wood burning stove, with jolly blankets and bright coloured dining chairs overlooking the woodland. The kitchen has been handbuilt, with several items from Rob's tree to be found, as well as being well kitted out with a proper fridge, electric cooker, pots and pans etc.

The bedroom is intimate and romantic, with proper double bed, hand made wooden panelling and hanging rails made from the branches of Robs tree. There's a proper shower with hot and cold running water, as well as a basin and loo, with towels and soap included. The indoor space has been designed to take full advantage of the setting, with large windows bringing as much of the outside in as possible.

The Shack treads lightly with its eco footprint, however unusually for a glamping site, it does have mains electricity, so charging iPads etc. is really very easy, there are board games and plenty of holiday reads available too.

An incredible romantic setting, surrounded by native trees, birdsong and the hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park...utter bliss!

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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.

SLEEPS 2 : Designed just for two, with double bed, decent mattress and proper bed linen, which is provided.

RELAXING : Cosy living space, with kitchen, dining table overlooking the deck area and sofa. Wood burning stove and a plentiful supply of logs. Unusually for a Glamping site, there is electricity, so electric lights and normal plug sockets are in candles too for the romantic in you!

COOKING : Handbuilt kitchen with fridge, electric cooker and small hob, sink. Equipped with all the crockery and cutlery you should need, plus handy washing up liquid, salt, pepper etc. provided.

KEEPING CLEAN : Separate shower room with hot and cold shower, towels and soap included, loo and basin. The loo is composted, although impressively clean and civilised!

OUTSIDE SPACE : Oak deck area with outside furniture, hammock, chiminea and geneous supplies of logs. Stunning surrounding woodland for your private use. Parking for one car.


Nestled in the woodland at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain
Light filled and cosy living area.
Rest, respite and romance guaranteed!
Oak deck with dining table and chairs
Enjoy the tranquillity
The book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was written here
Open plan living
Well equipped, handmade kitchen
Perfect for rustling up a feast from local ingredients
Breakfast time
We love the coat rails!
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JP, 22nd February 2019

Wonderful stay in a great location. Finding the place was kind of difficult and the lanes around the area are not good if you're not a confident driver on country lanes - but being in the middle of no where is very much the point! Really relaxing trip, lovely scenes and walks around with a cool pub down the road. Facilities were really homely and wRead moree felt very comfortable. Highly recommend for a break - romantic or quiet. Hide

Jessica, 18th February 2019

Such a lovely, cosy little hut with spectacular views and just the right amount of privacy

Aliyah, 21st January 2019

The wood shack was perfect; everything we hoped for and needed! It was so relaxing and all the amenities offered were working fine throughout the week. It was located in the most ideal spot by the stream, with a nice healthy walk to the local pub and hill with fabulous views throughout. Absolutely loved it!

Laura, 14th January 2019

Blooming lovely and would highly recommend

Michael, 7th January 2019

Absolute perfection. Beautiful and tranquil. The perfect space for an escape from the world. Surrounded by the best scenery and so quiet. Didn't want to come home, so romantic and the sky is unreal you can't describe it.

Warren, 16th November 2018

As i mentioned above a lot of love must have gone into the build and the location...... Having just the basics was perfect for us and having no WiFi did it for us. Just listening to natures sounds + the running stream was comforting on it's own. The smell of the Log Burner added a wonderful feeling to the Wood Shack and it heated the Shack instantlRead morey.The sounds at night was comforting and the night sky was absolutely breathtaking. A must for everyone to experience so thank you + the owners..... Hide

Joanna, 15th October 2018

Our four days at the Wood Shack were perfect, a total escape from stress and rush of work and life, we had an amazing time and would love to return.

Kelly, 12th October 2018

A perfect choice for a Romantic gateaway , secluded and private. Could not of chosen a better place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Thank you Rob and Family for our lovely welcome Donald & Kelly Traczyk

Joanna, 23rd July 2018

Description and pictures exact and it definitely lived up to expectation! No signal and WiFi meant we got to spend quality time together. Came home feeling very relaxed.

Eileen, 7th May 2018

A lovely hide away to forget about daily life. Just to relax in a beautiful setting and hear only the birds and the stream Perfect!!!!

Rachael, 4th May 2018

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday it was perfect. Everything about this stay was lovely I honestly can't think of a bad moment. We are looking forward to visiting again.

Helen, 16th April 2018

Utterly blissful stay in a secluded and magical setting, with the stream and the birds outside and an amazingly effective combination of woodstove and superb insulation indoors. When it was rainy we stayed in and read; in the sunshine we lazed around on the deck and in the hammock and read some more; and on a clear night we were awed by the brightnRead moreess of the stars. Hide

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