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

Hidden away within 30 peaceful acres of farmland, this lovely wooden barn makes it ideal for children to explore, or simply enjoy a stroll across the meadows. This location is a haven for bird-watchers, with sparrow-hawks, woodpeckers, kites, buzzards and partridges all spotted nearby. Situated a short distance from the rural village of Ewyas Harold, complete with excellent village shop, first rate fish and chip shop, high class butcher and inns. Guests are spoilt for choice with walking routes and pony trekking across the Black Mountains. Offa’s Dyke trail is also accessible nearby and offers spectacular views. Enjoy canoeing along the River Wye. Further afield lie the Brecon Beacons with rock climbing and serious hiking available for the more adventurous. An ideal base for touring from, with the market town of Abergavenny which has a regular farmers market on the last Thursday of the month and the world famous Food Festival in mid-September every year. For history lovers, Grosmont Castle and White Castle are located nearby, along with Abergavenny Museum. On your way to the Beacons you will pass through Crickhowell, which lies in the Usk Valley. Take the spectacular drive up the Llanthony Valley through the Black Mountains and over to Hay-on-Wye which has an eclectic range of book shops and the internationally renowned Hay Literary Festival every May. Travel north to the beautiful city of Hereford with a good selection of independent shops as well as well-known high street brands, ancient black and white houses and the cathedral which is home to the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map known in the world. 

Leave your walking boots behind and take a step back in time. The large and inviting hallway with vaulted ceilings showcases the rustic charm of this lovingly restored barn and is the perfect welcome for all that come and stay. The hallway leads you to the hub of the barn, the kitchen/diner traditional in style and further enhanced with rustic beams and exposed stone, is well-equipped and ready to bring out the best in any cook, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, small fridge and dishwasher. There is also a utility room on this floor with a fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and WC. Take the stairs down to the lounge, with low ceilings, exposed beams and wooden framed windows offering views across the countryside, light the wood burner and get together on the sofas and enjoy a movie on the Smart TV/DVD with FreeSat or listen to your favourite music via the Bluetooth wireless docking station which is iPAD, iPhone and iPod compatible. Wi-Fi is available and included for your holiday. When the day is done climb the stairs where you will find four bedrooms, a king-size with en-suite shower and WC, a double and two twin rooms, there is also a bathroom with shower over bath and WC on this floor.

This detached Grade II listed barn is surrounded by thirty acres of beautiful Herefordshire farmland. Roam freely in the adjacent fields, play in the dingle where there are overturned tree trunks to climb on and a rope swing, climb higher for a picnic with views across to The Skirrid, Garway Hill and The Greig or use the well waymarked footpaths. A children's den hideout has also been lovingly created in the dingle for endless hours of fun and games. Closer to the barn, there is a small enclosed garden with table and chairs accessible from the back kitchen door, perfectly placed to enjoy the summer sun, and also a fire pit/BBQ for your delectation. There is off-road parking for three cars available.

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

SLEEPS: There are four bedrooms: one king-size, one double and two twin rooms. Bed linen is provided for your stay.

RELAXING: Electric and central heating and Wi-Fi is included for your stay. There is a wood burner  with the first basket of logs included, an honesty box is available thereafter and guests can help themselves

COOKING & DINING:  In the kitchen there is an electric oven and hob, small fridge, microwave and dishwasher. In the utility room is a fridge /freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

KEEPING CLEAN: There is one bathroom with shower over bath, one en-suite shower room, and one separate WC. Towels are provided for your stay.

OUTSIDE: Outside there are 30 acres of farmland to roam with waymarked footpaths and children's den in the dingle. There is also a small enclosed garden with table and chairs by the barn itself. Off-road parking for three cars - an additional space can be provided by prior arrangement with the owner.

PETS: Two dogs are welcome at this property.

Sara Hughes

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Sally, 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sue, 28th August 2020

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Beautiful house, so comfortable and welcoming. We celebrated 2 family birthdays over our weekend and had 8 family members there. Plenty of room for everyone. It was a perfect place to all get together and theres plenty to explore around the area. The owners left us a welcome hamper which was very thoughtful. Can recommend

Reviewed by Alan, 21st August 2020

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Shoppe Barn is a very beautiful, characterful house in lovely country. It is very well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Peter, 14th August 2020

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A really quiet setting tucked away deep in the Welsh border country. Excellent care from Vicky and Denis- thank you.

Reviewed by Jo, 18th July 2020

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A great and well equipped cottage in a beautiful and remote location. Plenty of scenic walks from the front door. Our children were able to roam around the hilly sheep fields and visit the rope swing together unsupervised and enjoyed the freedom. Also great access to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Barbara, 14th February 2020

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Maybe there should be a mention in the initial information that dogs are restricted to specific areas The owners were extremely helpful as were the neighbours. It would be lovely to return when the weather is dryer as it is a beautiful area to explore & the night sky is unbelievable it makes you realise how much light pollution affects what you seeRead more in urban areas. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra, 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Sherralynn, 21st December 2019

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Loved the location, very peaceful, walks directly on the doorstep. The stars at night were breathtaking. Description mentioned low ceilings in lounge - however, found this not to be the case, even my 64 son had plenty of room to spare. Beautiful barn.

Reviewed by Kate, 1st November 2019

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A fantastic cottage/barn that exceeds expectations with a glorious welcome, heated floors, top quality towels and duvets and the owners are friendly and very helpful.

Reviewed by Shafiul, 25th October 2019

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Really comfortable and well apportioned property, for our group of 8. The owners have thought of many little touches (eg fresh baked bread, milk, eggs, etc) that make the barn very comfortable. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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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
Show 12 moreFull of character and charm

Location

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