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The Byre

Llanddewi Skirrid near Abergavenny, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 5118)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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Reviews & Ratings

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64 Customer Reviews

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

    Really could not fault this holiday.

    Reviewed by and MrsOct 2021

  • "Excellent attention to detail."

    You need for nothing. Very nice helpful people.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 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 JamesJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 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 SusanMay 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 BeverlyMar 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 PaulineSep 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 JamesSep 2020

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

    Enjoyed seeing the peacocks outside our window every day.

    Reviewed by LouiseJan 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 AngelaSep 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 PennyAug 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 ChloeJun 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 ClaireApr 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 SusanJan 2019

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

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 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 PamelaSep 2018

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

    Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "Had a lovely time."

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

    Reviewed by MicheleDec 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 ClaireNov 2017

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

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by AravineNov 2017

  • "Beautiful surrounding area for walking Quiet location"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Great location and accommodation"

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2017

  • "Host are really helpful and obliging."

    Property the best ever.

    Reviewed by DennisJul 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 RachaelJun 2017

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

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2017


    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2017

  • "A very restful property."

    The location was excellent for all the attractions of Abergavenny and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by DonaldJul 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation in a quiet location."

    The cottage is finished beautifully and is very well equipped. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by TomApr 2016

  • "Location and facilities were perfect for our needs."

    Reviewed by JennyDec 2015

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage."

    Cottage was very clean and immaculately presented. Location was quiet with good amenities near by which was what we were after.

    Reviewed by VickramNov 2015

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and the owners were very friendly."

    It was very quiet and just what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by HenryOct 2015

  • "The property was immaculately presented."

    Hard to imagine how it could have been improved.

    Reviewed by TomSep 2015

  • "A beautifully decorated and well appointed farm stay holiday, close to an area of outstanding natural beauty."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2015

  • "Superbly presented accommodation, it was peaceful and relaxing and in an excellent geographical location."

    Received a warm welcome from the owner, we were instantly made to feel at ease and at home.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2015

  • "The accommodation was superb; very clean and well presented."

    The property was in a fantastic scenic location for exploring South Wales and the Breacon Beacons and there were plenty of leaflets and ideas supplied by the owners. We were made to feel very welcome on the farm and our child had some great interactions with the animals. We would highly recommend stopping at The Byre!!

    Reviewed by JodyMay 2015

  • "This was a fantastically welcoming cottage with some lovely homely touches and great hosts."

    The heated floor was brilliant and overall the cottage was top specification and felt like a home from home with everything you'd like to have to hand and much more. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by MattFeb 2015

  • "The Byre is warm, beautiful, well equipped - the underfloor heating is such a comfortable heat!"

    A pleasure to be in.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2014

  • "Perfect cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by SalamanNov 2014

  • "This property is in a really lovely part of the Welsh countryside."

    It is only a couple of hours from our home which is also in the Welsh countryside and as we needed a break from all the building work we are having done it was a perfect hideaway and a very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2014

  • "Very relaxing, a great cottage with all you could possibly need for a holiday."

    Would recommend. Great for walking & cycling, farm life great and had a warm welcome from the owner and their animals.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2014

  • "Very good location for touring and walking the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains."

    Excellent quality of cottage and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2014

  • "The Byre was a great place to spend a few days."

    It is a really well converted barn with everything you need from a holiday home, lots of space and was perfect for the two of us and our baby.

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2014

  • "A very good place to stay."

    Warm and comfortable, with easy access to the Brecon Beacons..

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2013

  • "Great location, beautiful cottage, great people, overall very satisfied."

    Reviewed by WayneAug 2013

  • "Excellent accommodation in an ideal location for visiting larger towns and cities for days out."

    Outstanding views and excellent walking for those who enjoy that sort of holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2013

  • "On arrival we were greeted with cake, flowers and milk which were really appreciated."

    We loved the cottage and loved getting out and about as it had been our first time in Abergavenny. The owner was a lovely lady and we were invited to join their family at their fireworks display. A delightful holiday except too short. Would not hesitate in recommending The Byre.

    Reviewed by SandraNov 2012

  • "Quiet, chill out place, just what we wanted."

    Reviewed by LenOct 2012

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful."

    We would have no hesitation in recommending people to stay at The Byre.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2012

  • "Excellent location, price, decor, layout, functionality and was very comfy and cosy."

    Mr AstonAug 2012

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, had everything we needed and more!"

    Reviewed by BenjaminAug 2012

  • "Fantastic location, very nice cottage, well kitted out."

    We loved the animals on the farm.

    Reviewed by JAug 2012

  • "A truly lovely cottage which has been fitted out to a very high standard."

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2012

  • "The property is in a very beautiful setting."

    The owners were wonderful and the area was great, it was very easy to find our way about. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by IanJun 2012

  • "Very peaceful place to stay."

    Owners have really thought out the layout and what was on offer. On hand when needed too. Welcome pack very welcome!

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2012

  • "The way the cottage was decorated and furnished was very modern, fresh and clean."

    The cottage owners were very friendly and welcoming and let us explore the farm with our two year old, which she loved! The perfect weekend, thank you.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2012

  • "The standard & quality of the property were fantastic and above our expectations."

    Would recommend and without hesitation and stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2011

  • "Thy Byre is a really lovely cottage in a beautiful location near Abergavenny."

    The owners were very friendly, showed us round and even prepared a gateaux as a 'Welcome Present'!! The cottage inside is nicely decorated, spacy and stylish. As a bonus for gourmets; it is not far from the Michelin Star Restaurant Walnut Tree! We would like to say thank you to the owners; our family had a lovely stay at The Byre and we would definitely recommend it to our friends and family when they come to visit us again!

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2011

  • "Comfortable, quiet, lovely and extremely well-equipped cottage."

    A really helpful owner. Great situation for exploring the area with The Walnut Tree Inn being a nearby bonus. Very reasonably priced let too. Hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2011

  • "The property was superb and the owners were very friendly and made us very welcome."

    Reviewed by CathSep 2011

  • "Great hosts and a good base from which to tour South Wales."

    We enjoyed getting out and about but also relaxing at times in and around the property.

    Reviewed by R$obertJul 2011

  • "The lovely accommodation, location, Welsh cakes, dogs, peacocks etc etc."

    Everything about this accommodation was good quality and it felt like the owners had gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. It is the nicest place we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2011

  • "Owner provided welcome supplies on arrival - cake, milk, bread etc - which were lovely."

    The location of the property is ideal for a variety of excellent days out and provides a warm and comfortable base to which to return. It is also very peaceful despite being a working farm.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2011

  • "We liked everything about The Byre."

    It was so clean and airy, everything was first class.

    Reviewed by AllanFeb 2011

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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 Brecon Beacons National Park.

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.


  • 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.

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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 Brecon Beacons National Park. 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 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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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