£121 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Shepherds Cottage, Maes-y-deri – Home 272335 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Our self-catering cottage sleeps 2 in a simple but cosy environment. There is a large living room with dining area and a wood burning stove (wood nearby). There is a double bed on the mezzanine floor which can be used as two singles if required. Free WiFi, there is a TV with DVD/VCR in the comfortable sitting area, and the new kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, dish washer, washing machine, fridge and microwave. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and washbasin. All bedding and towels are provided and there is oil central heating and double glazing throughout. Outside there is a patio with a chimnea, dining furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue . The boiler house provides a drying room should we lapse on the weather. Dogs are welcome and love it here - they bring their owners back regularly to walk up onto the Sugar Loaf directly from the cottage.

The farm backs onto the oak woodland and open moorland of the Sugar Loaf, allowing you to walk and explore the magnificent views and countryside, leaving your car safely parked on the yard.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Abergavenny has a mainline railway station and there are buses that go from the bus station to Brecon,Cardiff and the Valleys. We have no local buses coming our way but the Sustrans cycle route goes past the end of the road below us. There are multiple taxi companies in Abergavenny who come up here regularly. The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority runs a bus service further into the park on Sundays, but this programme changes yearly so needs to be researched further

Interaction with guest

We live close to the cottage although facing different direction. We are always happy to offer information about the area and any events happening nearby.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Dogs are charged at £15 per dog per week. We would be grateful if owners with more than one dog telephone us to discuss their canine friends requirements


About the owner

Sandra B.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
15 May 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Oct 2012. Located in Monmouthshire, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £487.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 May 2020.


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Guest reviews

22 reviews

Very Good

“Absolutely fantastic”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2020

Abergavenny is lovely as is crickhowell. Beautiful scenery. The cottage was absolutely fantastic. Really old stone building. The views were amazing from the windows. Chris and Sandra the proprietors a… More

“House on the Hill”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2019

Words can't do justice to how beautiful the cottage and location is. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and Chris and Sandra are the best hosts and a joy to be around and added to how wonderful o… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the glowing review- it was lovely to meet all three of you. We are looking forward to your next visit - possibly hay making next year!

“Perfect cottage in a stunning location”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2018

We stayed here with our 2 black labs for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. Fantastic walks on your doorstep, stunning views to wake up to and a very comfortable cottage for us all to chill out i… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Sue, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and would love to see both you and your lovely labs again. Great to have such appreciative guests - its always really satisfying to know that visitors seem to like our setting as much as we do.

“Relaxing short break”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2018

The cottage is in an idyllic location with stunning views and ideally located for a walking break. The owners, Chris and Sandra, are very friendly and make feel welcome immediately you arrive. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to come back at some time.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review - it was good to meet you both and we look forward to your next visit Sandra

“Gem of a find..”

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Very local for shops,walks with the dogs at the beautiful lakes,nearby mountains,very clean,breath of fresh air staying at this gorgeous chocolate box cottage,everything you need for a quiet stay,owne… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review Jen, we always appreciate our guests enjoying themselves and discovering the area around us. Hope we see you again sometime Sandra


Reviewed 16 Apr 2018

Stayed for three nights with our two dogs. This cozy cottage is well equipped and comfortable. we couldn’t have wised to be in a better location. High up to see the beautiful views with amazing … More

Owner's reply: Thank you Louise - we really hope you come back to visit another time and hope we can do a little better on the weather front, one good day out of three isn't up to our usual standard!

“Pet friendly, charming stone Cottage stunning views.”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2018

What an amazing find, very welcoming hosts who could not do enough for us. The Cottage is very well equipped with log burner and central heating, spotlessly clean! On the edge of the woods convenient… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for the lovely review - it was a pleasure to meet you both and Olly, and we look forward to seeing you when you next visit the area

“Outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking views.Highly recommend to couples wanting to get away and relax.”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2017

What a wonderful long weekend. Sandra and Chris have thought about everything, extremely well equipped cottage set in beautiful peaceful surroundings. You can literally step outside the back gate into forest that take you on walks with views over the hilltops. It is conveniently located to access shops and the town centre but far away enough to get away from it all. Everything is inclusive, no hidden charges like you find with some holiday lettings. Very cosy and comfortable with the charm you would expect from a little stone cottage.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the great review - it was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you will be able to return to see us sometime soon. Sandra

“very disappointed”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2017

Lovely setting and great views from the cottage.The location is good for visiting Brecon Beacon area: a local canal trip from Brecon, a walk and watch the boats at the cafe at Goyre Wharf and walks on… More

Owner's reply: Ah Heather, what can I say. We can only apologise profusely for an unfortunate run of events. Having had to have our two much loved donkeys put down that week we probably took our eye off the ball. We ran out of heating oil – new tank and inaccurate measuring -and rang for oil immediately we found out but it was Good Friday, so no-one was available to talk to until Tuesday when they were less than helpful and we are still waiting. We spoke to you both several times, apologising and offering you the house facilities to use but you reassured us that the shower was still working, the dishwasher was available and that you could manage fine. You had also told us that you had switched the heating off early in your stay as you didn’t like it too warm and we honestly believed it wasn’t a problem for you, especially in view of the warmer weather we were having. Chris would happily have lit the fire for you each day which would have helped a little if only you had said. As I have my leg in plaster I was not able to offer any help – which was quite frustrating for me. The low rating you have given us has taken us completely by surprise – we pride ourselves on service and always try and go the extra mile to help our guests. At no time did you indicate that you were so dissatisfied despite talking to us on a daily basis. We haven’t had anyone stay with a cat before and were very pleased that that side of things seemed to go well. Please come again, when we will ensure everything will be spot on.

“The most perfect cottage to escape to”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2016

I don't know where to start - the cottage is chocolate box beautiful and the views are so stunning. Waking up every morning and being able to gaze across the valley was a perfect remedy to my usu… More

Owner's reply: It gives us great pleasure when guests appreciate our little cottage - the adage "arrive as guests and depart as friends" seems appropriate. See you next year hopefully Sandra

Review 1-10 of 22


How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Sandra (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Sandra (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Sandra the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Sandra (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Sandra (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Sandra (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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You can also request a quote from Sandra (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Sandra (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Sandra (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Sandra (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Sandra (the owner) a message.

If Sandra (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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