The Chickenshed

Trellech, Monmouthshire
0117 204 7830
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A striking cabin, drenched in light, with views over open countryside to the Sugar Loaf in the distance


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The name Chickenshed doesn’t suggest award-winnning architecture, which makes arriving at the red cedar, glass and stainless steel structure that won a 2017 RIBA all the more amazing. Put your shoes in the boot room and pad barefoot across the heated polished concrete floor. Owner Sue will show you round and explain how some of the space-age kitchen gadgets work. This is the place to truly enjoy cooking a feast (though be prepared to look at your own kitchen with a touch of disappointment when you return home!).

The floor to ceiling glass across the expansive open plan living area creates a constant dramatic connection to the beautiful Wye Valley. It’s all very impressive, but homely too. The cabin’s agricultural roots, like the corrugated roof, and chunky wooden cladding, are kept soft and modern with striking greens, asymmetrical windows, and lights which appear to the float around the glulam beams. 

Outside there are two private acres where the kids, big or small, can play safely, and a wood to wander through and gaze up at canopies of ancient trees. When you’re sitting around the crackling flames of fire pit on the paved terrace with the bats flapping above, and some sizzling steaks cooking – you’ll see you don’t have to do much to make days or evenings here perfectly atmospheric.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
EV charge point available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £210
Weekly price
from £1470
1 Cabin for 8
From £2105 beds4 bedrooms


What a wonderful place and the best Welsh cakes you're likely to taste! Sue went out of her way to accommodate us. I would highly recommend The Chickenshed, whether it's for some well-deserved relaxation or as a base for exploration - or a bit of both. Enjoy the fire pit as you look out over the fields - I definitely hope to be back.

Sally, Bristol

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