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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
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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2 / 15  Your own private meadow to explore
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4 / 15  Lounge area
5 / 15  Sleeping area
6 / 15  Sleeping area with a view
7 / 15  Room with a view
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9 / 15  Garden area
10 / 15  Garden details
11 / 15  Views from the property
12 / 15  View towards the property
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
Romantic
Quirky
Shepherd Hut
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming shepherds hut with breath taking views across the valley
  • Enjoy the open countryside creating the perfect romantic bolt hole for couples to enjoy
  • Tour the market towns of Abergavenny with its Norman Castle and farmers market within easy reach
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.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower and WC
  • Gas hob and fridge
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • BBQ

Samantha Weatherstone

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathleen 2nd May 2021

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What a wonderful tiny escape :-) Everything a person could need, with a beautiful, cosy, open but private feel, and with stunning hill walks on the doorstep, Hay-on-Wye nearby, etc. The owners obviously put enormous thought into making this a comfortable, personalised stay. They were patient, helpful, and very friendly when we met them upon arrivalRead more. After that, they were always available if we needed, but allowed us all the peace and tranquillity we were after. Really, really lovely weeks stay. Hide

Reviewed by Susannah 19th April 2021

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What a fantastic place! Everything was wonderful from the word go. A great location in an idyllic setting. Will DEFINATELY be back soon.

Reviewed by James 10th October 2020

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Perfect get away, surrounded by lovely places to visit and never too far away from a walk through nature.

Reviewed by David 2nd October 2020

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Such a special place. Quiet secluded, such a warm helpful couple. Lovely views

Reviewed by Ashley 28th September 2020

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Lovely location. Quiet and private. Clean and all the facilities you need

Reviewed by Kerry 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lucy 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lorraine 28th August 2020

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I had a lovely time at the Shepherds retreat. It is in a beautiful part of Herefordshire. Peaceful and quiet. Lots of walks to do. My dog enjoyed the field to run in. It was perfect holiday and I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Vicki 23rd August 2020

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What a find !! The hut was lovely, really compact and cosy. The location is amazing with spectacular views. Be sure to travel light, there isnt much storage space. The hut is on a working farm so you might be awoken by the mischievous sheep. Dennis & Shelia are so welcoming, nothing is too much trouble and their dogs r just lovely too. For such a sRead moremall space it is really well equipped. Enjoy, we did. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 21st August 2020

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I had a wonderful weekend in this lovely cottage surrounded by fields and sheep. I was unable to make use of the grill or fire pit due to rain and high winds, but still had a relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Anne 14th August 2020

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Wonderful location. Good accommodation in stunning setting. Hosts very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back .

Reviewed by Grant 10th August 2020

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We had a fabulous time. Great location and the hosts were amazing! We'll be back for sure!

Reviewed by Jon 31st July 2020

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Great location. Really friendly hosts, plenty of wood for burning in the fire pit. Really well equipped. An ideal retreat.

Reviewed by Jane 27th July 2020

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Reviewed by Gemma 23rd July 2020

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The hosts were fabulous. Could not do enough for you made the holiday very special. The retreat has everything you need. Lovely welcome pack including a great Cider. Location is great for exploring the area. Would highly recommend a walk up the black mountain. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Jeremy 10th July 2020

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The Shepherds Retreat was perfect in every way and the Watkins family are the best hosts we have ever encountered. We left with heavy hearts after a wonderfully peaceful holiday. The resident owl was very vocal along with woodpeckers and stonechats so a great place for nature lovers. We will return as soon as possible.

Reviewed by Jakob 13th March 2020

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The hosts were fab from start to finish. They were very friendly, approachable and had a good sense of humour! Couldnt of been more welcoming. The hut had everything we needed & more! It was all spotless and they provided us with tea, coffee, milk, fresh bread, eggs & a cake! There was heated floor so it was very cosy. There are a lot of walks arouRead morend the hut through the fields and we had 4 acres of land for the dog to run around! Planning on coming again already! Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 16th February 2020

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Reviewed by Dylan 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Karl 8th November 2019

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Reviewed by Sarah-Jane 4th November 2019

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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

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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

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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 Mark 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by David 4th October 2019

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

Reviewed by Louise 27th September 2019

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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

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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 Hazel 8th September 2019

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Reviewed by Julie 5th August 2019

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Loved our stay, peace and quiet is what we wanted and thats just what we got, lovely hut and area, the hosts were great, and the goodies they left for us very welcome, thanks guys x

Reviewed by Marcia 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by R 21st July 2019

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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 Ivan 28th June 2019

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Reviewed by Louise 14th June 2019

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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 Jakki 3rd June 2019

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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

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Absolutely loved it beautiful!!!

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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
Show 3 moreView towards the property

Location

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