On this farm with magnificent views, there is the Shepherd's Cottage and also a
self contained wing of the farmer's house, Maes-y-deri. Each can be booked
Very rural, but only a mile and a half from Abergavenny, with its fine restaurants,
pubs, and interesting markets.
Dogs are welcomed, donkeys roam, and lambs play in the fields in spring.
The Shepherd's Cottage
Truly big views from this delightful shepherd's cottage set high on the hill above
Walk up through the lovely garden to find the cottage, snug and cosy with a wood
burning stove and comfortable chairs.
Sleeps 2 - BIG double bed (which can be converted to two singles) and a shower
The galley kitchen has everything you need - gas cooker, dishwasher, washing
machine, fridge and microwave.
Your own terrace to sit and gaze at the Skirrid Mountain, known as the "Holy
Mountain". Sizzle sausages on the gas barbecue, and keep warm by the chimnea.
Dogs are welcome and love it here - they bring their owners back regularly to
walk up onto the Sugar Loaf Mountain directly from the cottage.
Endless choice of walks - you could leave your car here all week!
The Northern Lights have even been seen over the Skirrid Mountain at night.
The boilerhouse provides a drying room should Wales lapse on the weather.
Sandra and Chris provide free WiFi, TV with DVD/CD. Chris is a dab hand with technical stuff.
Sleeps 2 in the self-contained wing of the farmhouse.
The living room is bright and warm with large windows to enjoy the magnificent
views of the Skirrid Mountain and the northern side of Abergavenny in the valley
Maes-y-deri comprises a twin bedroom, a small but well equipped kitchen area,
bathroom with bath, shower, basin, and w/c, and a large lounge/diner.
There is garden seating to relax and feast on the view.
The name Maes-y-deri reflects the oak woodland behind the cottage on the slopes
of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. (Deri is Welsh for Oak.)
Quotes from the Visitors' Book
"Wonderful dog's holiday - and not bad for the humans either! Had some great
mountain walks and returned to cosy warmth and lovely views. Loved the
donkeys. Thank you and we hope to return."
Tessa and Patrick
"Have had a lovely relaxing week. Peace and quiet in a cosy retreat - hope to be
Lynn and Steve
"Visiting Wales was a great experience. We loved the hills, the walking tracks, the
special cycle paths and last but not least, this lovely cosy cottage."
Herman and Arna, Netherlands
Take a peek at Trip Advisor
"The view is impossible to capture on a camera and every morning it takes your
breath away before you start your day."
"Its a shame the star rating only goes up to 5 as it doesn't do it justice."