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The Byre

(Ref. 5118)

Llanddewi Skirrid near Abergavenny, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely and warm even when it was snowing on Skirrid."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent cottage, our second visit and will be back in 2024"

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really lovely, spacious, warm and clean accommodation."

    Good location to explore nearby mountains. There is provided everything you need for a comfortable stay. Thank you very much for the welcome flowers and treats. Already recommended The Byre to my friends.

    Thank you. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wioletta5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property, very welcoming owner."

    The property is perfect for 2people, quality of facilities and equipment is very good. The Welcome pack was full of tasty goodies and a vase of fresh flowers was a very nice touch. Would 100% recommend this property, we will definitely return.

    Thank you xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2023

  • "A well appointed, spacious and comfortable cottage, kept to a very high standard."

    Kitty Bodily was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a gem!"

    The cottage was very comfortable and every eventuality was thought of. Nice and private, but we knew if we had any queries there was always someone to ask - we didn't need to though, as everything was provided. The farm where the cottage was located was very interesting with peacocks and small dogs (very friendly) to greet you every time you arrived "home". Highly recommended for anyone who wants to explore this interesting part of Wales, or do some serious walking. As we said in the visitor's book 10 out of 10. Peter McCaffrey

    Thank you we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again soon Kitty Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Spacious, well equipped and warm. Good location for walking .

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Mar 2023

  • "We loved your cottage, very relaxing, it was perfect."

    Ruby and the other dogs were very friendly, beautiful peacocks. We’ll definitely be back, thanks.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing set up!"

    we were awoken every morning by peacocks at our window. the location was brilliant and Kitty was a great host we will definitely be booking the Byre again. there is loads to do and is great for both couples and families.

    Reviewed by Jerome5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property with everything we needed."

    Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent place not too far from Abergavenny or the mountains and no light pollution."

    Quite peaceful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2022

  • "Our second stay and love it,even though it's only a 30 minute drive away!"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2022

  • "The Byre is a lovely spacious property and an ideal base for exploring the local area."

    It is warm, comfortable and well equipped with everything that you need for a relaxing holiday. There is plenty to do and see in the local area with great walks and lovely local towns to explore. The welcome basket of Welsh treats and fresh flowers were very much appreciated, and we loved your very friendly dogs and the peacocks that came to say hello each day. We would highly recommend The Byre to other holiday makers and also hope to make a return visit ourselves.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely very clean and has everything you need beautiful views quiet location ..."

    Lovely very clean and has everything you need beautiful views quiet location brecon beacon itself was stunning first visit also interesting canal network great twisty A and B roads through the black mountains highly recommended

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent, large property for two, conveniently situated near Abergavenny."

    Entertained by resident peacocks and dogs.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property, it has everything you need."

    My husband particularly like the dishwasher. It meant he didn't have to wash up for six whole days. The basket of Welsh treat were a lovely surprise. As were our morning visits by 3 beautiful peacock. Its in a great location with lots of places to explore.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and very well equipped coupled with a friendly welcome combined to make it a most enjoyable break"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Byre."

    It was so spacious, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. In a quiet, beautiful location. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    We particularly enjoyed sitting outside in the suntrap. A bonus as the outside sitting area wasn't clear from the listing.

    Reviewed by Isla5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing accommodation, lovely time, lovely owner."

    Would definitely book again and highly recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2022

  • "The pictures of The Byre do not give the place justice!"

    It’s absolutely beautiful inside and it’s so cosy and the perfect place to stay. We had a wonderful time and there’s all the amenities available and more. Kitty was an amazing host and even left us some fresh flowers and cakes and waffles for our arrival. Thank you for a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful stay in a beautiful location and Kitty our host was brilliant!"

    Really could not fault this holiday.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent attention to detail."

    You need for nothing. Very nice helpful people.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Overpriced for the standard of property without a private garden"

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Aug 2021

  • "Location, facilities and a nice play to stay Interesting residents many animals including peacocks, horses and a variety of friendly dogs!"

    ! Wales is a great place to visit although be careful to check what is open, when it opens and if it is value for money - not always the case at the moment

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable and very well equipped in a lovely location, we would thoroughly recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was very spacious and comfortable."

    We did not see or speak to the owners at all whilst we were there, which was a little diasappointing: but they live very nearby. A lovely vase of flowers, and a selection of delicious goodies were kindly left in the kitchen area. The bed was really comfortable, and all the furniture and equipment were of a high standard. The surrounding area is beautiful - great for walkers when the weather is good. The Skirrid is only a mile away, and is well worth climbing, as the views from it are fantastic. There are peahens and at least one peacock wandering around outside The Byre, which was a treat! Parking was easy, and convenient. The town of Abergavenny is only a few miles away, and there is Morrison's , Aldi's and Tesco's there. There is a restaurant and a tearoom very nearby. The directions for getting there were very helpful and easy to follow.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "The Byre was a perfect haven for us and gave us much-needed breathing space; moving house to rented (a gap of 11 days)."

    It is the most spacious and well-appointed holiday rental we have ever stayed in. The very quiet location means it is a great place to chill. We enjoyed many local walks. The owner and family were very helpful even though they were very busy. A friendly, relaxing stay. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Mar 2021

  • "Very nice holiday home, well equipped, but Mind your head on corner of cooker extractor fan, if you are tall."

    Lots of nice walks close by.We were a bit restricted because of covid, it was fine as we stayed more local, But under normal circumstances, it was the perfect holiday destination. Kitty, Tim, and their son were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Byre was very well equipped and had everything that you could want."

    It was in a peaceful location and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cosy underfloor heating, lovely warm cottage in January."

    Enjoyed seeing the peacocks outside our window every day.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jan 2020

  • "It was well equipped except no toilet roll good thing had kitchen roll with us."

    There was no mobile signal and never saw the hosts. They did leave us milk and a cake.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful spot for exploring Brecons and surrounds."

    Abergavenny is a super town with good eateries. The cottage was cosy and comfortable. but kitchen wasn’t very clean. No one there to greet us and had we not gone to ask for loo rolls on the first evening I am not sure if we would have seen our hosts at all. Which suits us in many ways. I bought eggs from the farm . Hosts then were very friendly and chatty . We could go anywhere on the farm and see the ponies bred there. Resident dogs were lovely but not when barking during the night around our cottage where they had free range. It did give us a dog fix having left our crew behind. Not much info in the welcome book. One restaurant recommended hasn’t done food for 8 years! But we found the walks we wanted any way and pubs to eat in. A very enjoyable restful quiet break.

    Reviewed by Penny3.8Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Byre."

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful and very clean, with underfloor heating throughout. When we arrived the owners had left a cake for us and milk in the fridge, which was really thoughtful. The cottage had everything we needed for the week including a dishwasher, washing machine & drier, microwave, toaster and so on. The location was perfect and so relaxing. We loved the fact that the cottage is on a working farm & we were surrounded by fields of sheep, cows and horses. The owners were really friendly and welcoming & we would definitely recommend The Byre to friends and family and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful setting and exquisite accommodation."

    We stayed here for a long weekend but wished it could have been much longer. The owner made us feel very welcome with a cake and an Easter egg- a really kind thought. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in this beautiful part of the Brecon Beacons National Park."

    Animals and family nearby to help in anything you might want, but totally unobtrusive. Wide choice of places of interest to go. But for me the local walks, peace, fresh air, and tranquillity hit the spot.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2019

  • "2 weeks in a warm, homely well equipped cottage on a farm in beautiful Welsh countryside ."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2018

  • "Everything we needed was there."

    Very kind welcoming gestures of flowers, cake and milk. TV in lounge and bedroom. DVD player and DVDs Lots of leaflets about places to visit.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Byre was very comfy and had everything (and more) that I needed."

    Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "Had a lovely time."

    cottage was well equipped and in an excellent location for walks and places to visit

    Reviewed by Michele4.6Dec 2017

  • "The whole process of booking this break was a joy."

    Sykes do things properly; I was kept informed, the technology all worked and the whole booking experience was easy. The Byre's is a lovely cottage and the rural setting is great. We booked because we needed a base for our booking at the Walnut Tree Inn. Our expectations were exceeded as the Byre is so spacious, welcoming, cosy and well-equipped that we'd come back again to have a proper holiday in the area. A delightful experience all round; thank you!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2017

  • "It was very relaxing with everything we could possibly want."

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by Aravine4.8Nov 2017

  • "Beautiful surrounding area for walking Quiet location"

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2017

  • "Great location and accommodation"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2017

  • "Host are really helpful and obliging."

    Property the best ever.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2017

  • "This was the best holiday we've had."

    We go to a self catering cottage each year and this has been the best one. The surroundings are beautiful and a brilliant base to explore The Black Mountains. We have already booked for September.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jun 2017

  • "The Byre was probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, in terms of quality, comfort and equipment."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2017


    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2017

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  • One lower ground floor double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility room.
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets in cottage, though one dog is welcome in outside kennel only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Restaurant 1 mile
  • Note: Owner can offer stabling facilities for guests' horses by prior arrangement.

The property

This superb, semi-detached cottage, lovingly created from a barn conversion on the owners' working livestock farm in the small hamlet of Llanddewi Skirrid, oozes quality and charm.

From the moment you walk into the open plan living space with its vaulted ceiling showing off the original beams, the stone walls and the lovely tiled flooring, you will feel relaxed and ready to enjoy your holiday.

The spacious double bedroom is down a lovely short flight of wooden stairs and has a delightful en-suite bathroom.

The opportunities for walking and cycling from the doorstep of this cottage are endless, along countryside lanes or on the local Skirrid Mountain, the most easterly of the mountains within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons).

Enjoy the animals on the farm and the array of wild birds including red kites flying overhead.

Spend a day in Abergavenny or Hay-on-Wye, or discover the region's abbeys, castles, museums and ever-changing scenery.

A wonderful cottage for that perfect escape to the country, all year round.

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About the location


Abergavenny 3 miles.

The small hamlet of Llanddewi Skirrid is most famous for The Walnut Tree restaurant offering a wonderful dining experience. It is overlooked by Skirrid Mountain which is a stand alone mountain, an outlier of the Black Mountains and the most easterly mountain within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons). There are excellent walks and lovely cycling routes right from the doorstep, and other famous restaurants including Fox Hunter, The Hardwick, 1861, The Bell Inn and The Crown at Whitebrook are within easy reach. The picturesque market town of Abergavenny is just 3 miles away, nestling between seven mountains and with the River Usk flowing through it. The town boasts a castle, museum, churches, an indoor market hall, good shops and a multitude of pubs and restaurants, as well as playing host to the internationally renowned food festival each September. Enjoy beautiful walks through the Wye Valley, along the Brecon Canal or explore the breathtaking Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons). With abbeys, castles, mining museums and a Roman amphitheatre and baths at nearby Caerleon, there is something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas