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The Lamb Shed

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7 Nights  

  • £693
    All year

Availability View full calendar

Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Lamb Shed

The Lamb Shed is a wonderful holiday cottage for couples or individuals searching for an authentically rural escape. Located at the end of a quiet country lane in Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern, between Monmouth and Abergavenny, the converted barn has easy access to some of the best walks in the area including the long-distance Offa's Dyke footpath. It's within the owner's organic farm grounds, about 50 metres from the farmhouse, and completely private unless the resident peacock takes an interest in you! The A40 is only six miles away, which makes The Lamb Shed not only easy to reach from the Midlands, West Wales, and the South West of England, it also makes it simple to explore.

Llanvihangel-Ystern-Llewern is blissfully quiet. Apart from the church, which dates back to medieval times, it's virtually all fields and farmland. There is every sort of footpath you can imagine, from a meander beside the Monnow River to clambering up a rocky mountain trail. The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Black Mountains, and the Brecon Beacons National Park are within a few miles. You'll leave The Lamb Shed with happy memories of paths walked and a list of routes to tackle during your next stay. Mountain bikers are also spoiled for choice, with sweeping country lanes for road cyclists to enjoy. Guests especially love the Three Castles Walk linking Grosmont, White and Skenfrith castles. If you find the 19-mile loop a bit too challenging, each castle stands proudly on its own merits. There's a great pub near Grosmont castle, while a picnic inside a tower at White Castle is an experience you'll find hard to replicate anywhere other than in Wales. If you prefer something more refined than a pint for your post-walk beverage, book a table at the Sugarloaf Vineyard to try their sensational wines.

Shopping for your self-catering stay is a simple matter of popping into Monmouth or Abergavenny, both of which have a choice of supermarkets, shops and eateries. Abergavenny's market is hugely popular with locals and visitors. Go Tuesday, Friday or Saturday for food, and Wednesday for bric-a-brac and collectables. An alternative is Ross-on-Wye, around half an hour's drive. Kayaking, fishing, horse riding and golf are almost as popular as walking and mountain biking. All are available locally with tuition and equipment hire possible for those who need it.

Bookings for The Lamb Shed, including short breaks, are available all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Teona Dorrien-Smith joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (Monmouthshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Lamb Shed is a charming stone barn conversion on a working farm. It's simply but comfortably furnished, with nothing to detract from the peace and the picturesque views that include gardens and a pond. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Solid pine flooring and whitewashed stone walls are a stylish feature throughout the cottage. Downstairs is open plan with a living area, dining space and kitchen.
  • Living room with a small sofa and comfy chair near the log burner and with views of the pond and rolling hills.
  • Dining table with two chairs and tranquil views.
  • Fitted kitchen with an electric oven and induction hob, and a large oak cupboard for storing plates, glasses and food, as well as local maps and guides for walking.


  • Bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights. The window overlooks the orchard.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a lawn with seating out the front and off-street parking. Bikes can be stored outside the front door in a small fenced area (please bring your own padlock).

Additional Information: Utilities, fuel for the log burner, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead when not in the garden as the cottage is on a working farm. Short breaks and long term stays are possible, depending on availability. No smoking

The Lamb Shed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £693
To £693
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1600 780501 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Teona Dorrien-Smith
Member Since May 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd May 2022

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