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Hot tub
View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Private outside seating area
Alfresco dining
Enjoy the garden
A room with a view
Lovely little touches
Views towards the property
View towards the property
Dining area
Relax and enjoy
Lounge area
Bedroom
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Lovely little touches
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 Bathroom
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Jacks Barn

Abergavenny (6.5mls), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
Cool and Contemporary
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming country cottage with many original features
  • Set within an acre of private land
  • Sit back and relax in your own exclusive hot tub
Property code: 42909

Set within an acre of private land, this former shepherd’s cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the Welsh countryside with family and four-legged friends. With the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in one direction and the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons in the other, there is no shortage of fantastic walks, cycle routes and charming towns and villages in the local area. After action-packed days, return to this rural retreat to relax in front of the wood burner or sit and watch the stars from the private hot tub. Lovingly refurbished, this old stone property now boasts spacious, bright and open-plan accommodation, fresh neutral decor and country-chic furnishings. A bespoke kitchen/dining area is fitted with all the essentials and overlooks the pretty patio outside. Meanwhile, the welcoming lounge area, complete with a wood burner and exposed stone walls, is cosy and inviting. Upstairs, both bedrooms have been finished in calming neutral tones and share a serene bathroom for enjoying luxurious soaks after long walks. Outside, a delightful private terrace area sits within the ruins of the old barn, housing a picnic bench and hot tub for making the most of this peaceful pocket of countryside. Set out on foot to follow the picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, which meanders for 35 miles through the tranquil Welsh countryside. Or jump in the car and head north into the Brecon Beacons, home to wide, open spaces, ancient woodland, lakes, hills and valleys. Whether you’re into water sports, mountain biking, historic sites or adventure parks, this national park offers something for all interests and ages. For amenities, pop to nearby Abergavenny (8 miles) where you will find a host of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, or enjoy a bite to eat at the friendly pub in neighbouring Penperlleni, just 1 mile away.

SLEEPS 2 - 4: A king-size bedroom with crisp bedlinen, squishy duvet, lovely eiderdown and gorgeous views over the countryside. Plus, a twin bedroom with cosy woolly Bronte throws and cushions, alongside crisp bedlinen and duvets.

RELAXING: Stylish open plan living room with cream wood burning stove, a generous basket of logs, plus firelighters and kindling to get it going. Linen sofa and armchairs, television, dvd, a selection of dvd's and games available. Central heating throughout.

COOKING & DINING: A shaker style kitchen, complete with Denby china, modern electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge. Farmhouse dining table seating four comfortably.

KEEPING CLEAN: An upstairs bathroom with bath, over bath shower, basin and loo. Towels included. A downstairs cloakroom with basin and loo. A self contained utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, drying racks and ample storage for muddy boots! There is in addition a lockable storage area for bikes.

PETS: Up to two well behaved and house trained pets are welcome at Jack's Barn.

STAYING CONNECTED: There is mobile signal on most networks at the Barn, wi-fi is available and there is also free wi-fi at the local pub within walking distance at the top of the lane. There is no landline.

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Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sonya 25th April 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 15th April 2022

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Fabulous location. Beautiful barn. Enclosed, safe garden. Lovely views. Super helpful host.

Reviewed by Jessica 7th March 2022

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Gorgeous place. Perfect for children to feed the ducks and no need to worry about dogs harassing the ducks because of the fence. Lots of room for the dogs and children to run around in the huge field style garden. Everything was lovely! Close enough to civilisation that its fine to pop out to pick up a curry but remote enough you forget how close tRead moreo the world you actually are. Cosy, relaxing, just perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 14th February 2022

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This is our second visit to Jacks Barn and we will definitely be back again! Absolutely stunning location and just so peaceful. Even though the weather was bad it didnt stop us enjoying lovely walks with our beagle Maizie. Thank you Kath we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Clive 4th February 2022

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Reviewed by Michelle 28th January 2022

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Stunning little retreat! So private but yet not far from everything, easy to find, dogs loved it, so many personal touches that made such a lovely weekend, will definitely be returning

Reviewed by Angela 31st December 2021

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We spent the New Year at the fabulous Jacks Barn and have totally fallen in love with it. The location is stunning, set in a glorious dog friendly acre of garden. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The Horseshoe pub is a gentle stroll up the lane and serves delicious food. Walks along the canal are a stones throw away. Kath thRead moree owner is lovely and eager to ensure her guests enjoy their stay without being intrusive. We will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 24th December 2021

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This was our third stay in this hidden gem of a cottage. The cottage & grounds are absolutely beautiful & set in a wonderful location, with local walks & a welcoming, dog friendly pub is just a short walk up the road. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need, is warm & cosy & we really appreciated the log burner & the hot tub! especialRead morely on the colder evenings. The owners are very accommodating & welcoming and the cottage and grounds are beautifully kept. Just wish we lived there! Hide

Reviewed by Fleur 6th December 2021

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This is our third visit to Jacks Barn. The location, facilities and overall atmosphere are perfect, and make a great combination for a lovely holiday. This was our first winter visit and we made full use of the log fire which gave a lovely cosy environment. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Tracey 3rd December 2021

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We have just had three fantastic nights at Jacks Barn. The quality of the accommodation is great. It was also tastefully decorated for Xmas. The massive enclosed garden was great for our dog who loved the freedom. Pub very close by and the food there very good. View from hot tub lovely and great at night when loads of stars visible. Overall lovely Read moreplace to stay and will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Evangaline 22nd November 2021

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We arrived here Monday for our minimoon with our two dogs and oh my what An amazing little barn it is!!! None of us wanted to leave , including the dogs! The fenced of acre meant they could run around to there hearts content. We woke up and watched the sun rise over the barn and fed the ducks! We'd watch the sun set sipping champagne from the jacuzRead morezi. Thr log fire kept us warm of an evening. We Will definitely be back! And I already can't wait! Absolutely beautiful barn. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 19th November 2021

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A delightful retreat in beautiful grounds. Not too far from a main road meaning good access but just far enough out the way for peqce and quiet. Already recommended to friends and colleagues

Reviewed by Janine 25th October 2021

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We just spent a few days at the cottage with our two children and young labradoodle. The location is fantastic if you just want to get away and relax. We barely left the property other than a couple of jaunts to the local pub. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Leanne 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Aimee 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 11th October 2021

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Perfect place for both ourselves and our 2 Staffies. We have had difficulty before to find a place that has a large secure garden, this has exactly that, duck pond also fenced. The cottage itself was very comfortable and welcoming with all the amenities required. The hot tub was an added bonus after long walks on the Brecon Beacons and Canal which Read moreare very close by. The pub just up the road has great food too. A welcoming text and breakfast package was also a great bonus. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 4th October 2021

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Perfect for taking dogs as it is safely enclosed for them to run around the grounds in. The local pub within walking distance is dog friendly and serves good food. Really good views, especially in the hot tub! Would definitely go back again

Reviewed by Tricia 3rd September 2021

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We had another wonderful stay at Jacks Barn . Beautiful place , so quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was wonderful to finish off our day . We will be back .

Reviewed by Alex 23rd July 2021

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Beautiful cottage in idyllic location, nice and cozy inside but plenty of space still for family of 4 plus dog. Bedding, towels and other furnishings of high standard, hot tub was a huge bonus and situated perfectly for views. Lovely selection of garden toys for children. While it rained much of the week we were there it was still a lovely place toRead more spend the week. We loved the ducks, rabbits and cows coming to visit so close! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 19th July 2021

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Reviewed by Charlotte 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Craig 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kevin 31st May 2021

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Lovely place; well maintained grounds - felt like home from home soon after we arrived.

Reviewed by Suzanne 24th May 2021

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Lovely accommodation. Brilliant views over the mountains. If you have dogs this is the one for you as the land which is enclosed and secure you can take your dogs for walks or just let them roam. Our 2 cocker spaniels loved every minute of it. Also there is an added bonus of the Jacuzzi which was great relaxing way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Reviewed by Stephen 17th May 2021

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4th year at Jacks Barn - why because it is just sublime. The views are stunning the the atmosphere calming. The barn is always clean and fresh, bedding smells wonderful. We take our two Labradors who just love the space to run and explore. We enjoyed a walk round after breakfast lunch and dinner. Oh and the hot tub is a fabulous bonus. Highly recomRead moremend. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 14th May 2021

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Had an amazing stay at this beautiful cottage. Location is perfect. Huge secure garden for the dog to run around. Unfortunately due to Covid we didnt get to go to the local pub but there was plenty of walks we could do. Rained a lot of our stay but did not ruin our break. The hot tub was a great addition too. 100% will be booking to stay here againRead more. Owner also lovely and very helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 30th April 2021

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If you asked me to paint a picture of where I have always wanted to live then 'Jack's Barn', beautiful gardens & amazing views would be it!! I just didn't want to leave and booked for next year before we left. If you love peace, tranquility and rest this is definitely the place to be.

Reviewed by Katherine 26th April 2021

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The cottage is lovely. Great big secure yard for the dog to run around in. Enjoyed late afternoon in the jacuzzi after a long walk!

Reviewed by Sara 19th April 2021

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Jacks Barn is beautiful, we couldnt have asked for more and wow what a view you have there. The barn itself has everything you could need, was pristine and very comfortable. The garden is huge and totally secure so it meant our escape artist dog could be left to have the best time and she absolutely did. Lots of amazing walks on the door step and tRead morehe Gotre Wharf cafe on the canal is lovely. Then to come back for a soak in the hot tub - bliss. We loved everything and cant wait to go back!! Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th October 2020

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Reviewed by Emily 28th September 2020

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Jack's Barn is a fabulous retreat away from it all. The cottage is set in a huge garden which is fully securely enclosed, perfect for dogs. The house is equipped with everything you could need. This cottage couldn't be more private and secluded and I booked our stay for next year shortly after arriving this time!

Reviewed by Andrew 14th September 2020

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Amazing place, this was our second visit, will definitely be going back next year.

Reviewed by Stephen 31st August 2020

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Great place to unwind

Reviewed by Jodie 24th August 2020

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Great cottage, really welcoming after a day out. Hot tub is a great addition and soothed away hiking aches. Being able to walk to, and eat well in, local pub a huge bonus too.

Reviewed by Amanda 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Tricia 13th July 2020

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The perfect cottage , with fields all around you . cows , sheep , ducks on the pond , Piece and quiet and to top it off a great hot tub .

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Hot tub
View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Private outside seating area
Alfresco dining
Enjoy the garden
A room with a view
Lovely little touches
Views towards the property
View towards the property
Dining area
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Location

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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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