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
A night time read
Twin bedroom
Lovely little touches
Twin bedroom
Relax in the bath
Duck pond in the grounds
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2 / 23  View towards the property
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4 / 23  Private outside seating area
5 / 23  Alfresco dining
6 / 23  Enjoy the garden
7 / 23  A room with a view
8 / 23  Lovely little touches
9 / 23  Views towards the property
10 / 23  View towards the property
11 / 23  Dining area
12 / 23  Relax and enjoy
13 / 23  Lounge area
14 / 23  Bedroom
15 / 23  A night time read
16 / 23  Relax
17 / 23  Twin bedroom
18 / 23  Lovely little touches
19 / 23  Twin bedroom
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21 / 23  Bathroom
22 / 23  Relax in the bath
23 / 23  Duck pond in the grounds

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
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

Charming, homely and inviting, enjoy this old shepherd’s cottage with family and friends, both two and four-legged. Canine companions can spend hours chasing their tails safely in the grounds as you admire the fenced off duck pond or do a spot of splashing of your own in the private hot tub. Dry off and warm up inside by the wood burner before heading down the road for a tipple or two at the local pub.

Downstairs, the open-plan living space is cosy yet light. Whip up tasty treats in the well-equipped kitchen and dine together at the table which comfortably seats four people. Furry noses will soon settle down and tails can be kept toasty by the wood burner which warms the living space. Stepping into the living area, exposed brickwork oozes countryside charm and the comfortable sofa invites you to sink in and switch off from the world. Climb the stairs and find two elegant, airy bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom. All three upstairs rooms have quirky ceilings and therefore slightly restricted headspace, so do take care. If the sun shines, the patio area is a fabulous place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst your furry friends stretch their legs.

Abergavenny and its handful of delicious eateries, independent shops and bustling atmosphere is just a 7-mile trip from home. Many local businesses welcome four-legged friends to enjoy a bite to eat with you so no one gets left behind. Goytre Wharf is a 1.5-mile stroll away; harness up and admire the canal and the boats which call it home. Nearing the centre of Brecon Beacons National Park, climb Pen y Fan, 34 miles away, for stunning landscapes.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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.

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.

This property is personally managed by Mikaela.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 54 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tricia 6th March 2020

Jacks barn was so lovely, With fields all around. It was very peaceful and the hot tub was perfect in the evening to chill with a glass of wine will definitely come back .

Reviewed by Richard 14th February 2020

It is a beautiful cottage, set in beautiful surroundings and will not hesitate going back.

Reviewed by Greg 10th February 2020

A peaceful and restful short stay for us and our dogs. Our third time at Jacks Barn and probably not the last. An ideal choice for dog owners with a large secure grassed area.

Reviewed by Thomas 24th January 2020

Lovely cottage full of character in a wonderful location. Peaceful and idyllic which is just what we wanted. The hot tub was excellent. Quiet and comfortable in lovely surroundings.

Reviewed by Rhiannon 6th January 2020

We had such a lovely and peaceful stay highly recommend Jack's Barn

Reviewed by Melanie 20th December 2019

The cottage location is fantastic and the cottage is comfortable. Great for dogs due to the large fenced in garden and a superb hot tub to relax in (not the dogs...). We had a lovely Christmas stay here with family and friends dropping in to visit. There are lovely walks alongside the canal and from Pontypool Park up to the folly.

Reviewed by Susie 18th November 2019

Cottage is lovely and in a great location for peace and quiet and easy walks along the canal or to the pub.

Reviewed by Colin 4th November 2019

A lovely cosy cottage ideal for a few days rural retreat with the added luxury of the hot tub with stunning views.

Reviewed by Lucy 1st November 2019

Lovely setting, cosy cottage. Excellent hot tub makes it just perfect ( does need a few hours to get to temperature) Really comfy beds, only neighbours are the sheep/cows. Amazing peace and quite. Pub a couple of minutes down the lane( didnt get chance to go) Morrisons is a 7 mile drive so we shopped for the weekend and made our own meals. A perfecRead moret weekend doing nothing! Would reccomend just a couple of little things let it down for the full 5* would consider booking again in the future Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 28th October 2019

Comfortable cottage in a very peaceful location, and the hot tub was a fantastic extra. Would have been happy to have spent a few more days here if we could. We would come back again.

Reviewed by Ross 30th September 2019

Had a lovely break and the cottage was perfect, great location, very pretty, great outdoor space and would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Florence 2nd September 2019

Absolute amazing stay. Excellent for dogs also; the Garden is HUGE and secure. Lots of amazing walks within a short drive and nice to relax in the hot tub afterwards! Would definitely recommend staying here. Clean, cosy and relaxing - what more could you ask for!

Reviewed by Jennifer 23rd August 2019

We stayed at Jack's Barn for the August bank holiday weekend this year as a group of 2 couples - it was absolutely stunning! The barn is cosy but has everything you need, with the most amazing views. We enjoyed the canal path walk to the wharf with local ice cream, and ventured further out to walk the cats back and also visited the reservoir near URead moresk. Star gazing at night was incredible too and we spotted a few shooting stars. Lovely space and amazing location, would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by David 9th August 2019

Great cottage, fantastic location in private grounds with hot tub that takes 4 adults. Few minutes walk to friendly pub with good beers, wine and gin along with great food

Reviewed by Steve 5th August 2019

Jacks Barn is an wonderful location set within several acres of secured land. Outlook of beautiful Welsh countryside in all directions and view of canal and barrow boats. Our Labrador loves the open space and we love to play with her and say hello to neighbouring cows and sheep. The photo are true to life however do not show the whole large wonderfRead moreul location you get so much more. Clean welcoming & the hot tub is an added fab bonus. This is our 2nd visit and already planning to return next yr. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 2nd August 2019

A lovely cottage, We had a very relaxing great break. We will return. Thank you.

Reviewed by Sandra 1st July 2019

Jack's barn is a compact cottage in a glorious setting. Our dog loved the freedom of the fully enclosed garden and we loved the hot tub after a strenuous day's walking! We ate at the Horseshoe Inn every evening - a 7 minute stroll door to door. It was so peaceful there and relaxing - we loved it!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 24th June 2019

Stunning place. Just loved it

Reviewed by Angela 3rd June 2019

Jack's Barn is an absolute gem, especially if you have dogs. It was everything we wanted for a holiday with the dogs. It was great to open the back door and let them roam as the property is fully enclosed but with enough outside space to wipe them down. The close canal walk is a must and a 30 minute walk to the wharf and with dogs off lead. 2 closeRead more pubs is a bonus and the enjoyment of a hot tub at the end of a long hike is bliss. I would highly recommend this cottage and we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne 27th May 2019

This is a VERY small property it should be pointed out that it is VERY 'cosy' for 4 people. My husband is 6ft tall and his feet hung off the end of the bed which has a wooden base in the main bedroom, the 2nd bedroom which has 2 single beds in it is very small, you can not close the door as the bed is in the way. The bathroom ceiling is so low thatRead more my husband could not stand up to go to the toilet without banging his head. We were booked Mon-Fri but stayed for 1 night only and then left. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 20th May 2019

We had an idyllic 4 night stay at Jack's Barn. Although the weather made it amazing (so lucky!) we can't take away from how fantastic the property and location were. Our two dogs were in heaven running around the fully secure garden (I demand a recount - it must be more like two acres). We loved the hot tub, the local walks along the canal, and theRead more pub just down the road. Can't recommend highly enough and we'll definitely be back Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 13th May 2019

We love our cottage holidays with our dogs, this was by far the best we have been to, and would recommend it.was a perfect couple of days away, will definitely be going back. Give it a go you wont be disappointed

Reviewed by Melissa 26th April 2019

Lovely and quaint barn with a great garden for the pooches to enjoy. The views and location of the barn is beautiful. A little home from home with lovely attention to detail. Would definitely return as loved every minute of being here! Great start location for many surrounding walks and great hot tub to unwind in after the adventures!

Reviewed by Kate 12th April 2019

We spent the most wonderful week here. The location is stunning and the cottage, although small, is comfortable and cosy. But it is the garden and the hot tub that really make this accommodation outstanding. Our dog adored running around the garden, which is entirely secure. And we spent hours outside enjoying all that this cottage has to offer. FoRead morer keen walkers, there are a multitude of walks nearby that would suit all ages and abilities. Hide

Reviewed by Dorothy 25th March 2019

We had an amazing stay at Jack's Barn - so quiet and peaceful with loads of room for Heidi, our GSD. There is nothing the owner hasn't thought of to ensure a perfect break - we shall be back for sure!!

Reviewed by Jacki 1st March 2019

A little smaller than we were expecting. Great secure land for dogs. Brilliant location, with pubs and canal walk nearby.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd February 2019

Wonderful in every way

Reviewed by Greg 11th February 2019

Excellent, as our previous stay.

Reviewed by Diana 8th February 2019

Lovely location house quite compact, fantastic for the dog and close to the canal and plenty of footpaths.

Reviewed by Sharon 28th December 2018

So we have a teenager and a black lab and the pair of them couldnt have been happier! Before wed even left wed booked to return (seriously!). Its doggy paradise! The area is stock proofed so we could chill in the hot tub and the dog was free to roam. The cottage was just lovely, decorated for Christmas but not a bit of tinsel to be seen (hurrah!) KRead moreath has great eye for detail from the Denby mugs to the fully stocked wood shed. Pub 5min walk & canal with ace dog friendly cafe too. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Stacey 10th December 2018

Jack's barn was the most perfect, cosy hideaway for us to spend our December honeymoon in. The pub at the end of the road was especially lovely too (and definitely NOT half a mile away). The only gripe we had was the directions to the property - we had to get in touch with the property owner because the instructions we were sent via email were no wRead morehere near adequate, especially when arriving in the dark. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 26th October 2018

An absolute gem of a place!!! The attention to detail - beautifully presented and lovely welcome treat! As a family we thoroughly enjoyed - including our dog!!! We felt totally relaxed - a beautiful cottage - we will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Greg 8th October 2018

Great break for us and our 2 Labradors. If youre a dog owner and want to relax with them then the security of the grounds, the privacy, the character of the Barn and the hot tub relaxation are for you. Well be returning soon.

Reviewed by lisa 28th September 2018

Cant fault the location its beautiful, a well presented cosy cottage, but there should be more little touches we werent left with much basics. Its rather pricey for just 2 nights as your paying the 3 night premium - but we had a lovely honeymoon thank you

Reviewed by Ann 24th September 2018

Absolutely amazing place, really does have the WOW factor. Perfect for fur babies with fully enclosed huge garden. The hot tub was so relaxing. The owners really have thought of everything

Reviewed by Emma 10th September 2018

Views that never get old. The biggest, darkest, sky full of stars. Huge, secure garden for dogs to explore while the humans relax in the hot hub.

Reviewed by Gavin 10th August 2018

Jack's cottage is a small idyllic cottage, perfect for romantic getaways or a small family. The grounds are extensive - perfect for letting furry family members run around. We made great use of the hot tub during the day and for stargazing a night. The location is great for walks in the hills and nearby canal, as well as for eating out at Hardwick Read moreand Walnut Tree Inn. Our host, Kath was very helpful whilst respecting our privacy. A great holiday and we intend to return! Hide

Reviewed by Steve 9th July 2018

Jacks Barn provides relaxation for the mind body and soul. The setting is wonderful, so much secure land for our 15 month old Labrador to run and explore. She just loved it. Very quantill and restful x

Reviewed by Jade 2nd July 2018

Great & easy to use.

Reviewed by Keri 29th June 2018

Jacks barn is wonderful. This was our second visit and we enjoyed it just as much as our first time. Great for exploring Brecon Beacons and then relaxing in the welcoming hot tub. Love being in the middle of nowhere with short walk to dog friendly excellent Horseshoe Pub. Will be back

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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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