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
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

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Sleeps 2
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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Originally a writer’s cabin, this cosy shack feels off the beaten track, yet is really very easy to get back to the real world. Many items made by the owner from a native ash tree can be found within the structure of the property.

Explore the private woodland, listen to the birds, relax in the hammock by the stream or enjoy stunning trails from the doorstep. Across the lane walk the Sugar Loaf Mountain or stride out into the Brecon Beacons National Park or Wye Valley, both within easy reach. There are exceptional road trails and mountain biking within the area and The Black Mountains are home to pony trekking centres. The town of Crickhowell is within easy reach and good for stocking up on local fayre. The historical city of Hereford with Cathedral and Mappa Mundi and Hay on Wye, famous for the annual Hay Festival and numerous second hand bookshops, are both good for day trips.

The accommodation offers ONE bedroom: cosy double. Shower room: with shower and compost WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: woodburner (plentiful supply of logs provided), board games and books. Kitchen area with small electric cooker, 2 ring electric hob and fridge. Outside: decked area with garden furniture, hammock and chiminea. Amenities: parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric and logs included. Regret no pets. Regret no smoking. Arrival: 4pm.

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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 situ...plus 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.

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.


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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Richard, 21st February 2020

Great Escape.

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Keith, 14th February 2020

The wood Shack was lovely it was very warm with the wood burner and it was very peaceful and beautiful and being in a woods was a lovely feeling everything you needed to cook was there it was nice not having any phone signals or a tv it was very cosy and we are definitely going back in the summer.

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Lawria, 4th February 2020

A magical place, I almost don't want to give a good review so I can keep this wonderful corner of Wales to myself. It is perfect to get away from city life, set by a lovely stream in the woods and really away from everyone else. I felt like for just a day or 2 I was alone in the world and it was glorious. Its also perfect for couples wanting to snuRead moreggle up or just drink in the natural world. Hide

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Tessa, 16th December 2019

Absolutely perfect getaway from the busy streets of London. The cottage was everything we wished for and more, in the middle of the woodlands, completely secluded. We had a lovely venture up to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the owner, Rob lent us a map and a raincoat which was really kind. The cottage has everything you need and we had a great time cookiRead moreng up dishes every night and getting the log fire burning, which made it very toasty. We are definitely thinking to come back in the summer! Hide

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Chris, 15th November 2019

A gorgeous little place to relax nd unwind inside nature. Everything you need is there to help you get back to basics. No tv or internet so you can just enjoy the peace and tranquility that is sadly lacking from modern life. Very comfortable and perfect for a getwaway. The surrounding area is beautiful. Go for a walk. Climb Sugar Loaf Mountain. ReaRead mored a book. Daydream, Relax. Unwind. This is the place to do just that. We look forward to returning one day. Lovely place! Hide

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Andrew, 28th October 2019

A fantastic little cabin for two with eco-credentials to boot. An idyllic and private spot away from it all. The setting is great an yet it can be easily reached from the hurly burly of the outside world. On my list to make a return trip when I need that kind of break.

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Caroline, 2nd October 2019

If you're after some time away from technology, this is the place! Enjoy the peace and quiet of the woodlands with only the babbling stream for company. Everything you need is available in the cabin for a spot of relaxation without interruption.

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Melvin, 27th September 2019

Excellent location with easily accessible walks although some pathways were very over grown. Good star gazing possibilities

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Beth, 13th September 2019

A wonderful little cabin, perfect for two. Has everything you need, kitchen area is very well stocked. Great location, very quiet yet walkable to a brilliant pub (the crown). Owners leave you to your own devices and are very friendly if you do bump into each other. Really looking forward to coming again!

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Peter, 9th September 2019

Cosy, comfy cabin. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Absolutely undisturbed (unless you count a local cat coming to say hello). The only downside is that the bathroom is only accessible by going outside.

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Mary, 23rd August 2019

Myself and Simon really enjoyed our stay. We didn't see the book on the table which had places for wild swimming and star gazing. We ran out of time, gutted! Nonetheless, it was a beautiful little getaway.

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Stephanie, 26th July 2019

We would definitely recommend a stay at the woodshack it's has very romantic setting. It was beautifully appointed rustic and cosy and looked just like pictures. It's the prefert location if you want enjoy a relaxing stay in a countryside setting, my husband and I enjoyed many of the the local walking routes especially to sugar loaf mountain.

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Jared, 28th June 2019

This was our honeymoon and we absolutely loved it. Location is amazing. Equipment was just perfect- everything you need is there! Definitely go if you want a quiet, relaxing, peaceful break. We can't wait to go again!! We met the owners once or twice who were lovely.

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Isabelle, 21st June 2019

What a find. A million miles from anything and a great way to switch off. Within a day we were so relaxed listening to the sound of the stream and the birds. Couldnt believe how good the shower was too!

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Emma, 7th June 2019

Lovely cottage, just as pictured. Great location, really peaceful and nice countryside walks close by.

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Jessica, 8th April 2019

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. It was really quiet, tranquil and simple, free from the trappings of modern life. The location is ideal, there is a lovely pub nearby and access to many tracks and trails for walkers. It is also very close to Abergavernny and Crickhowell that we both recommend. We will certainly come back.

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Claire, 2nd April 2019

The wood shack was simply gorgeous! It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The setting is fantastic being in the woods and overlooking the stream. It is the perfect get away from it all property. Its very private and the log burning stove was incredibly welcoming, particularly when the snow arrived. We would definitely recommend Read morethis property to anyone who wants to get back to basics, with a little bit of luxury and a gorgeous rural setting. Hide

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Caroline, 15th March 2019

Such a wonderful place, highly recommended to those who love getting away from it all

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John, 11th March 2019

Very cosy and warm. Peaceful secluded location. Great for a relaxing break away from it all.

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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

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Jessica, 18th February 2019

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

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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!

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Laura, 14th January 2019

Blooming lovely and would highly recommend

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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