Kitchen area
Your own private meadow to explore
Kitchen detail
Lounge area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area with a view
Room with a view
Shower room
Garden area
Garden details
Views from the property
View towards the property
A beautiful winter retreat
Enjoy an alfresco dinner then watch the stars with a fire pit to keep you warm
A perfectly tranquil location
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7 / 15  Room with a view
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10 / 15  Garden details
11 / 15  Views from the property
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13 / 15  A beautiful winter retreat
14 / 15  Enjoy an alfresco dinner then watch the stars with a fire pit to keep you warm
15 / 15  A perfectly tranquil location

The Shepherd's Retreat

Abergavenny (8mls N), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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Property code: 44235

This charming property at the foot of the Black Mountains provides the ideal setting for a rural, romantic retreat in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside close to the Welsh border. Situated in the sleepy hamlet of Clodock, immerse yourselves in the tranquillity, admire the breath taking views and soak up the fresh country air as you decide which walking adventure you and your canine companion will embark on today. At the end of a busy day, you can stop off at the pub before stumbling the 500 metres back to the comfort of your warm, cosy shepherd’s hut.

This beautiful property, in the grounds of the owners’ farm, has been decorated in a stunning country-style. There is exquisite attention to detail, such as the wooden worktop, Belfast sink and elegant fittings, which are all in keeping with its rural setting. This is contemporary, compact living at its finest. The kitchen is well-equipped, the bedroom is cosy and comfortable and the shower room is clean and tidy. The underfloor heating means this property is the perfect place to stay come rain, shine or snow, but al fresco dining on the balcony is probably best in the sun.

The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as walking, mountain biking and horse riding. Nearby, you can join the Offa’s Dyke path which is a 177-mile trail following the dramatic scenery of the English/Welsh border, with some breath taking views. For something different, head to the small, market town of Hay-on-Wye (12.5 miles), which is famous for its book shops and has a literary festival every May/June. The Welsh town of Abergavenny with its gorgeous backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain is also nearby (9 miles) and is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah-Jane 4th November 2019

The Shepards Hut was such a perfect get away for me and my golden retriever, it was very cosy and the decor was so lovely. We had everything anyone could ever need. Absolutely great location. Such a lovely and warm family. Such a lovely relaxing time. I will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Malcolm 25th October 2019

A lovely little hut in peaceful surroundings, the couple who owned the hut were very welcoming and the welcome pack was delightful. Peace and quiet all the way.

Reviewed by Alix 20th October 2019

A perfect getaway! Absolutely stunning location, peaceful and my dog loved it so much he didn't want to leave! We felt really welcomed and looked after ..wish we could have stayed for longer.

Reviewed by David 4th October 2019

The shepherds hut was situated in a very interesting location where there is something for eveyone.

Reviewed by Louise 27th September 2019

We had a warm welcome from the family, everything yo needed was provided. Tranquil spot, will certainly visit again.

Reviewed by Sarah 21st September 2019

Wow! Wow! Wow! This place is amazing. The location is gorgeous and your own private field which my dog loved. The Watkins family are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. They should be so proud and I wish them all the success in the world in their new ventures. Can't wait to come back to see them.

Reviewed by R 21st July 2019

We absolutely loved staying at the Shepherd's Retreat, perfect for our secluded minimoon. It is extremely well equipped (with even a spare toothbrush!), out of the way from the road and main property but not far from other towns and amenities. It was perfectly located for walks up to Offas dyke and we loved kayaking on the Wye. The Watkins family wRead moreere also so lovely and left us so many treats to start the holiday with! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th June 2019

The most amazing well equipped holiday home you could ask for ! The location was stunning and the extras provided were second to none . Cake , bread , eggs , butter, wine , cider plus many more . The hosts were perfect - there to answer any questions and give information as needed . Will definitely return .

Reviewed by Jacqueline 3rd June 2019

We had a wonderful 4 days in the Shepherds Retreat. Our hosts were really welcoming and had left us some lovely supplies. Our dog loved the enormous field. The views from the Retreat are stunning and a welcome change from life in London. We sat out in the sunshine surrounded by silence except for the birds and occasional sheep! This is exactly the Read moreplace to come to if you want to completely get away from it all. Would highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 10th May 2019

Absolutely loved it beautiful!!!

Reviewed by Kelly 28th April 2019

This place was amazing. If you are looking to be bang in the middle of lots of fields, 100xs of sheep, lovely hills to walk up, this spot is great for you. We had the best time and our hosts were just the most warm, welcoming and relaxed people youll ever meet. The hut had everything you could possible need and more.

Reviewed by Laura 26th April 2019

The entire family were so incredibly welcoming. The Hut was immaculate, well thought out and really appreciate the personal touches such as fresh cake and eggs. Great enclosed space for the dog to run around. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Louise 19th April 2019

The Shepherds Hut retreat is in a beautiful location. Perfect for walking and extremely well equipped for such a tiny space. The owners are lovely and so welcoming, very dog friendly too.

Reviewed by Justin 12th April 2019

The Watkins family could not have been more welcoming. The food goodies on arrival were delicious and such a lovely touch. The location was just what we needed, idyllic scenery and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The area was so dog friendly, and our young Labrador loved having his very own field!

Reviewed by Stacey 29th March 2019

I cannot compliment this property and its owners enough! The Watkins family make you feel welcome with their personal touches! I cannot wait to visit again!

Reviewed by Alison 21st March 2019

Absolute pleasure to stay, very friendly and helpful, loved the Owls at night, just what we needed, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Perfect paradise.

Reviewed by Alice 22nd February 2019

We had a lovely long weekend in the shepherds hut. Great access to local walks and 3 enclosed acres for the dog to play in is fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Michaela 2nd February 2019

It's a very cute shepherds hut / the host family were extremely friendly and welcoming and helpful They already have plans to make it easier to wash the dogs down. Had a great time

Reviewed by Vincent 31st December 2018

A stunning sanctuary in a beautiful location. Compact but with all creature comforts (underfloor heating very effective!). Fabulous hosts, warm and welcoming but unobtrusive.

Reviewed by Chloe 22nd November 2018

Lovely property! Our hosts were wonderful offering advice on places to visit & providing us with some thoughtful provisions. The property had everything we needed for our stay (Nov cold snap): hot water bottles, blankets, dog towels, extra mats, plus maps, towels, toiletries & kitchen utensils etc. The property was warm & spacious enough for 2 of uRead mores & a collie. We loved watching the farm dogs at work from the decking & hearing the animals near by. Sad to leave but will hopefully be back! Hide

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Kitchen area
Your own private meadow to explore
Kitchen detail
Lounge area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area with a view
Room with a view
Shower room
Garden area
Garden details
Views from the property
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