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The book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was written here
Light filled and cosy living area.
Rest, respite and romance guaranteed!
Oak deck with dining table and chairs
Enjoy the tranquillity
Open plan living
Well equipped, handmade kitchen
Perfect for rustling up a feast from local ingredients
Breakfast time
We love the coat rails!
Completely detached, yet in walking distance to the pub
Handcrafted from local timber
Welcome treats
Plenty of logs included with your stay
A pretty smart looking shower and loo for glamping!
Plenty of wood
Enjoy the peace!
Nestled in the woodland at the foot of  the Sugar Loaf
1 / 18  The book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was written here
2 / 18  Light filled and cosy living area.
3 / 18  Rest, respite and romance guaranteed!
4 / 18  Oak deck with dining table and chairs
5 / 18  Enjoy the tranquillity
6 / 18  Open plan living
7 / 18  Well equipped, handmade kitchen
8 / 18  Perfect for rustling up a feast from local ingredients
9 / 18  Breakfast time
10 / 18  We love the coat rails!
11 / 18  Completely detached, yet in walking distance to the pub
12 / 18  Handcrafted from local timber
13 / 18  Welcome treats
14 / 18  Plenty of logs included with your stay
15 / 18  A pretty smart looking shower and loo for glamping!
16 / 18  Plenty of wood
17 / 18  Enjoy the peace!
18 / 18  Nestled in the woodland at the foot of the Sugar Loaf

Wood Shack

Abergavenny (3mls N), Brecon Beacons
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Off the beaten track
Rustic
Glamping
Fire Pit
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A romantic escape for two in a former writer's cabin
  • Hidden away in a pretty woodland, overlooking a little stream
  • Fabulous walking trails in every direction
Property code: 43059

Originally a writer’s cabin, this cosy shack feels off the beaten track, yet is really very easy to get back to the real world. Many items made by the owner from a native ash tree can be found within the structure of the property giving it a truly unique feel. From here, you can explore the private woodland, listen to the birds, relax in the hammock by the stream or enjoy stunning trails from the doorstep. Across the lane, walk the Sugar Loaf Mountain or stride out into the Brecon Beacons National Park (5 miles) or the Wye Valley, just over 20 miles away. There are exceptional road trails and mountain biking within the area and The Black Mountains are home to pony trekking centres. Walk to the local pub a mile away for supper. The foodie town of Abergavenny, known as the Gateway to Wales is 3.5 miles away where you could visit the Norman castle, browse some shops or make use of one of the many cafes and restaurants whether your choice is a Michelin starred meal or cosy café. The town of Crickhowell is within 7 miles and also good for stocking up on local fayre. Llanthony Prioy is 8 miles away and well worth a visit. The historical city of Hereford with Cathedral and Mappa Mundi and Hay on Wye, famous for the annual Hay Festival and numerous second hand bookshops, are both good for day trips.

Inside, the property is a charming and cosy space with a sweet open-plan living space, complete with cosy wood burner for snuggling up on chillier evenings as well as a selection of books and games to keep you entertained. There is also a small kitchen area for preparing simple meals. Through the curtain, you'll find the snug sleeping space with its double bed. A shower room with compost WC completes the accommodation.

But it's the outside of the property that really makes this a beautiful place to stay. Surrounded by tranquil woodland and nestled at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain, this is the most blissful of retreats where you can relax on the decked area and enjoy a meal on the table and chairs, have an afternoon nap in the hammock and light the fire bowl on cool evenings as you watch stars appear in the night sky.

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 shower room with composting WC
  • Fridge, electric cooker, small hob
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Outside decking area with hammock, fire bowl and logs.
  • Surrounded by woodland
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 3 miles
  • Recently refurbished decking
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Avril Hitchman

This property is personally managed by Avril.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 26th January 2024

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Very cosy, comfy and warm cabin, even in January. Beautiful and peaceful location. Walks from the door. Highly recommended and will definitely book again. Lots to do and see too even if walking is not your thing

Reviewed by Steven 24th November 2023

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We had the best time. Would highly recommend. The perfect break to recharge. Thank you for being great hosts

Reviewed by George 23rd October 2023

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The perfect stay for a few days of digital detox. The shack has everything you need plus some really nice touches (e.g. hot water bottles and a hammock!). Nice walk to the pub as well. The most relaxing possible place we could stay, the trickling stream the only noise you can hear. Most places we went to visit (in and around Brecon Beacons) were miRead morenimum 30 min drive away but still a great location and some things close by. Thanks so much to the host! Hide

Reviewed by Denise 6th October 2023

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Lovely relaxing place no phone or WiFi sitting on the deck at night with fire listening to the owls magic just a beautiful place in the woods

Reviewed by Louise 25th September 2023

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Reviewed by Alexandra 15th September 2023

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A wonderful "off grid" weekend away. The cabin had EVERYTHING you need and more. The owners thought of it all. They even mapped out some walks in the welcome book. The cabin is beautifully quirky, warm and cosy. We loved using the firepit on the first night, cooking steak from the local butchers. I can't recommend this place enough if you are wantiRead moreng somewhere to wind down and switch off. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 25th August 2023

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Such a lovely secluded woodland cottage. Cosy with everything you need. Nice to be able to switch off, walk to Sugar Loaf from the front door, and meet the community at the pub 20 minutes away. Cannot wait to return!

Reviewed by Rebecca 14th August 2023

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Stunning location for a digital detox and full rest. Cosy, quiet and surrounded by nature in a beautiful part of the world. Very very well equipped with pretty much everything you need to be comfortable. Just don't forget a map if you want to go walking because signposts are very rare!! We absolutely loved our stay! P.s. composting toilet not as scRead moreary as you think! Hide

Reviewed by Oliver 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Nathan 7th July 2023

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Beautiful little cabin and the most fabulous location - peace and quiet, away from civilisation! It was amazing to wake up every morning to the birds and wild life outside. We loved it!

Reviewed by James 16th June 2023

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Amazing tranquil and private place in a great location. Short drive into town, and 20 min walk to the pub via fields. Lovely to sit out and listen to the birds, dragon flies, squirrels etc and babbling brook, and to see the bats on an evening.

Reviewed by Kelly 13th June 2023

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Lovely little cabin in the woods, very relaxing time away. Thank you

Reviewed by Darren 1st May 2023

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Reviewed by Elaine 17th March 2023

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Had a wonderful stay in the Wood Shack. Cosy and comfortable, we lit the woodburner, and tried to name all the birds we could see from the windows! One day we went up to Hay-on-Wye and visited the Castle; and the next we had a lovely walk up to Sugar Loaf, then a pint in the pub on the way back. Very relaxing, and would love to go back sometime.

Reviewed by Chloe 10th March 2023

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The Wood Shack is an incredible place! A hidden gem, a place to switch off, relax, unwind, resource yourself. I hope to come back one day.

Reviewed by Eleni 3rd March 2023

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Lovely place to stay. It kept us nice and warm and it was lovely waking up and watching the birdies fluttering about eating their breakfast. Fantastic location and very quaint cabin. No complaints at all. Would definitely visit again. Also worth mentioning the Crown, the pub nearby. Such a friendly environment and wonderful dishes.

Reviewed by Elliot 27th February 2023

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10/10 no complaints whatsoever. We particularly enjoyed the reading material. 'Kitchen in the Hills' by Elizabeth West is a hoot, although neither of us particularly fancied trying lamb's tongue stew

Reviewed by Libby 17th February 2023

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What an absolutely fabulous place to be! I cannot believe what a gem of a place this was It was a complete tonic for getting away from a hectic/busy life and just switching off in incredible surroundings The cabin was warm, personable, comfortable and had everything we needed, we will be back!

Reviewed by tom 27th January 2023

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We were very happy with our weekend away in the shack! Beautiful surroundings brilliant location for plenty of walks! Lack of phone signal really helped us to connect back with each other and put our phones down! We will be back!

Reviewed by Amelia 20th January 2023

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Had an excellent stay in the wood shack, loved the isolation yet so many beautiful walks on its doorstep. Would recommend!!

Reviewed by Andrew 17th January 2023

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Reviewed by Jetske 12th December 2022

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Reviewed by Petra 1st November 2022

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The Wood shack was a surprising unique find for our short break. The stream side, woodland setting was peaceful and relaxing away from it all. Accommodation cosy and warm. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Angie 18th October 2022

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I came to watch the colours change in the woods and listen to the sounds of the trees, it was just right for all that!!

Reviewed by Debbie 16th September 2022

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Beautiful setting. Comfortable accommodation. We didn't use the car all week. Walked every day. Sometimes to the pub in Pantygelli, which was very friendly and the food was good. Perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the natural surroundings. Love it

Reviewed by Louise 12th September 2022

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We returned to the wood shack again this year for a gloriously restful and peaceful break away from it all. The setting and location are perfect for us for reading, resting and walking. The local towns are welcoming and interesting and the local pub is good too. Thank you to the owners for creating such an ideal holiday environment.

Reviewed by Mark 6th September 2022

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Just had a few days in the Woodshack. I want one! Wow! What a beautiful spot! Nothing but the birds and squirrels, and the stream babbling away. Mindfulness is now well and truly topped up. Great location for walks, food, drink, and a bit of 'r & r', and the Sugar Loaf, which we didn't quite get a weather-window for, maybe next time :-)

Reviewed by Rebecca 1st August 2022

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Absolutely beautiful setting, owners were very helpful and the cabin was extremely cosy. There was an abundance of wildlife right outside the door including bees, butterflies, birds, bats and even a deer! We had an amazing week and would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Jane 25th July 2022

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The shack was a wonderful experience, we enjoyed being off grid, so to speak and totally relaxed by the end of our stay. The location was beautiful, tranquil and the shack was cosy, having lots of kitchen condiments, tea, coffee etc was a lovely touch too. The owners left us to enjoy our stay but where there if we needed anything. We would highly rRead moreecommend this holiday to anybody who need to recharge their batteries or loves being in nature. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 15th July 2022

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On the hottest weekend of the year the Woodshack was an oasis of cool. Everything I thought to bring was already there, and the peace and calm were entrancing.

Reviewed by Victoria 8th July 2022

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We loved our time here, worth every penny and wish we could've stayed for longer! The perfect break from WiFi and London life. So secluded and beautiful.

Reviewed by Julie 16th May 2022

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Completely surpassed my expectations! Furnished and equipped with discerning taste, I wasn't expecting Spode bone china crockery nor professionally laundered high count bed linen. The sounds of the bubbling stream and chattering birds are all part of the woodland glade the Wood Shack nestles within. An absolutely perfect location for solitude and cRead moreontemplation. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 9th May 2022

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Beautiful location, could be in the middle of no where, very private, magical to just sit and watch all the wildlife, with the fire burning in the evening heavenly, can't wait to return, just the place to unwind completely

Reviewed by Shirley 6th May 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay, absolutely gorgeous place, will definitely recommend!!

Reviewed by Alison 25th February 2022

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Very cosy and well equipped accommodation in a wonder peaceful setting. Lots to see nearby and walks from the front door.

Reviewed by Rachel 14th February 2022

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The book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees was written here
Light filled and cosy living area.
Rest, respite and romance guaranteed!
Oak deck with dining table and chairs
Enjoy the tranquillity
Open plan living
Well equipped, handmade kitchen
Perfect for rustling up a feast from local ingredients
Breakfast time
We love the coat rails!
Completely detached, yet in walking distance to the pub
Show 6 moreHandcrafted from local timber

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