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A beautiful barn with stunning views for your perfect holiday
The hub of the barn and a great space for entertaining
Traditional and well-equipped
Local bread and preserves for a hearty breakfast
Set the table for a celebration
Simple cottage garden flowers taking centre stage
The cosy and welcoming lounge
Light the wood burner on a chilly evening
Sit back and relax with a favourite book
A bedroom fit for a king
The en suite for the king-size room
Full of character and charm
The twin bedrooms enjoying the morning sun
Countryside views from all the rooms
Take a soak in the bath in this stylish bathroom
Handcrafted from reclaimed wood
Children's den hideout in the dingle
Rope swing
View towards the detached barn
Thirty acres to enjoy
Pie and pastry
Perfect surroundings for a picnic
Simply charming
Take a step back in time in this beautiful barn
1 / 25  A beautiful barn with stunning views for your perfect holiday
2 / 25  The hub of the barn and a great space for entertaining
3 / 25  Traditional and well-equipped
4 / 25  Local bread and preserves for a hearty breakfast
5 / 25  Set the table for a celebration
6 / 25  Simple cottage garden flowers taking centre stage
7 / 25  The cosy and welcoming lounge
8 / 25  
9 / 25  Light the wood burner on a chilly evening
10 / 25  Sit back and relax with a favourite book
11 / 25  A bedroom fit for a king
12 / 25  The en suite for the king-size room
13 / 25  Full of character and charm
14 / 25  The twin bedrooms enjoying the morning sun
15 / 25  Countryside views from all the rooms
16 / 25  Take a soak in the bath in this stylish bathroom
17 / 25  Handcrafted from reclaimed wood
18 / 25  Children's den hideout in the dingle
19 / 25  Rope swing
20 / 25  View towards the detached barn
21 / 25  Thirty acres to enjoy
22 / 25  Pie and pastry
23 / 25  Perfect surroundings for a picnic
24 / 25  Simply charming
25 / 25  Take a step back in time in this beautiful barn

Shoppe Barn

Abergavenny (9mls NE), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoying an elevated location overlooking the open countryside
  • Simply charming property with a wealth of character and original features
  • A great base for exploring the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire and the Welsh borders
Property code: 53959

Enjoying an elevated location within a cluster of traditional cottages, this charming detached barn is the perfect base for family and friends to relax and enjoy time together at any time of year.

Arrive to a welcome hamper at this gorgeous barn which is bursting with character. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and stonework exude rustic charm and welcome you to relax in style. Perfectly located for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park, Herefordshire countryside and the Wye Valley AONB, spend time in the great outdoors before returning to this home from home to get cosy by the wood burner. Sleeping eight and two dogs, this home is great for family reunions or trips with friends. Follow the hallway into the kitchen/diner where characterful sloping ceilings are lined with exposed beams and there is plenty of space to cook. Keep your chef company and sit at the dining table with a drink whilst they utilise the appliances which include an electric hob and oven. There is a handy utility room with a fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and WC. Dine at the table or outside in the enclosed garden with a firepit and BBQ. Beyond this area, find a dingle with a den, a rope swing and fields with far-reaching views of The Skirrid. Inside, steps lead to the cosy lounge with low ceilings, countryside views, and a TV/DVD and docking station. The country style continues upstairs where there are four bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. Take care of internal steps and sloping ceilings. There is off-road parking for three cars. 3 miles away in Ewyas Harold, tuck into delicious fish and chips, visit the local shop or sit back with a drink for a relaxing afternoon. If you fancy a stretch of the legs, the Offa’s Dyke Path can be accessed close to home and winds its way through the countryside and the majestic Black Mountains. 21 miles north, the literary hub of Hay-on-Wye is a great day out or visit Hereford and the Mappa Mundi (13.5 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size room, 1 double, and 2 twin rooms
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, small fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • The utility room has a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (the first basket of logs is included; an honesty box is available thereafter and guests can help themselves)
  • Smart TV/DVD, Bluetooth wireless docking station
  • Small, enclosed garden with table and chairs, and 30 acres of shared farmland with waymarked footpaths
  • Play area, equipped with tree house, tubular slide, two rope swings, picnic table and BBQ area.
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars (an additional space can be provided by prior arrangement with the owner)
  • Pub, cafes and shops within 2 miles
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 19th August 2022

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Lovely location. Really well presented dog-friendly property. Clean tidy and a lovely welcome basket on arrival. Instructions were very clear and good documentation about the house itself and other local amenities. We followed the local walks as recommended by the owner. We had a fantastic time.

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd June 2022

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Super location for a long and leisurely weekend away to enjoy a birthday celebration. A hugely well equipped and characterful house nestled in beautiful countryside. Excellent for long walks.

Reviewed by Anna 15th April 2022

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Lovely rural location. Plenty of space . Nice village pub and fish and chips.

Reviewed by Peter 8th April 2022

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Great venue for the family gathering (7 with infant). Excellent quality rental in a beautiful area. Many thanks!

Reviewed by Jane 25th February 2022

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We loved Shoppe Cottage! The big kitchen diner was great for our evening meals where we all could cook and chat and eat together. The huge lounge with its comfy sofas and cosy woodburning stove was perfect for movie night and playing games. Bedrooms were comfy (but watch out for those low beams!) and bathrooms generous and clean. We took a lovely wRead morealk from the cottage to the nearby waterfall, enjoyed the sun and the snowdrops but we were just too early for the daffodils! Hide

Reviewed by Roger 18th February 2022

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Lovely old converted barn and very comfortable. We suffered the worst of the February storms which precluded doing anything. There was water just everywhere on the roads and surrounding fields which precluded doing anything we had planned. Dog owners should note that all stiles require the animal to be lifted over rather than be able to pass througRead moreh a lifting post and gap - fine if you have a small or medium dog! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 22nd October 2021

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We have just spent a week at the gorgeous Shoppe barn. A fabulous place to relax and reconnect with the family. Walks from the doorstep, a lovely welcome pack on arrival, fantastic spacious lounge and really comfortable beds. We have had an absolutely wonderful time!

Reviewed by Gabriella 17th September 2021

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The barn was perfect for a family short break. The location is peaceful, not difficult to find, offering beautiful views. The barn itself was well equipped and tastefully decorated with handcrafted items in keeping with the style of the building. We appreciated also little touches like a basket of toys for toddlers. Young and adults (!) enjoyed theRead more play area, as well as the opportunity of walks starting straight from the door. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 10th September 2021

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A great location for keen walkers/ bird & wildlife enthusiasts. The night sky was amazing with little light pollution.

Reviewed by Joanne 3rd September 2021

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We were a family of 7 and we all enjoyed our stay at this excellent barn,beautiful location,comfortable beds,great towels,welcome hamper very nice to receive,lots to do locally,other family who live near were able to visit us and we had plenty of space and children enjoyed the dingle area,lovely owners

Reviewed by Andy 6th August 2021

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Great location! Charecterful property. Great for kids and dogs. Owners were friendly and helpful and a great welcome pack!

Reviewed by Stella 30th July 2021

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Excellent cottage in a very good location for superb walking in the Black Mountains and around. Very clean, unfussy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Victoria 23rd July 2021

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A lovely location with great views. A cosy comfortable barn with very comfortable beds and great towels and linen. Some recommendations on updates for main bathroom shower and kitchen. Overall an enjoyable comfortable barn.

Reviewed by Kate 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Beverley 4th June 2021

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Had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage, fantastic surroundings, was made very welcome by the owners, the only downside was that the dogs had to stay in the utility room and kitchen (this was not mentioned on the website) if the property takes dogs they should be allowed in all areas downstairs, as we had paid extra for them.

Reviewed by Kristine 28th May 2021

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A beautiful barn with stunning views for your perfect holiday
The hub of the barn and a great space for entertaining
Traditional and well-equipped
Local bread and preserves for a hearty breakfast
Set the table for a celebration
Simple cottage garden flowers taking centre stage
The cosy and welcoming lounge
Light the wood burner on a chilly evening
Sit back and relax with a favourite book
A bedroom fit for a king
Show 13 moreThe en suite for the king-size room

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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