Brecon Beacons

Amanda's verdict
The Brecon Beacons is one of the UK's most beautiful National Parks, but only gets a quarter of the visitors of the Lake District. Located within easy reach of many large population centres, it's superb for hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, caving, fishing, rock climbing and horse riding. Find your family's own little slice of wilderness at one of these rental cottages.

Recommended company: Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages says

As you might guess from our name, the Brecon Beacons region is our home. From the imposing Black Mountains and Central Beacons to the great sandstone massif of Fforest Fawr, the Brecon Beacons is one of the most beautiful National Parks in the UK.

  • The great outdoors
  • Family-friendly cottages
  • Take your dog

It’s a favourite amongst families who crave the great outdoors, with more than 1,200 miles of public rights of way, charming villages and ancient castles. There’s a wealth of adrenalin-pumping activities on offer for all ages too – caving, gliding, climbing, fishing, golf, pony trekking, mountain biking, water sports, wildlife walks, bushcraft and star gazing for example.

A day trip on the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a treat and you can go down a coal mine at Big Pit, part of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. All the family will love the Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves and Dinosaur Park and a ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway.

We have selected a diverse range of cottages, family homes and quirky glamping sites, sleeping from 2 to 24 people and centred around Brecon, Crickhowell and Hay on Wye. All are fully equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday and we will arm you with information on places to eat and more to help you make the most of your holiday.

Alexanderstone Coach House is on the edge of the National Park and the Taff Trail cycling path. Sleeping up to 7, it’s a delightfully converted coach house packed with charming features and lots of outdoor space.

On the edge of the Black Mountains, the two-bedroom Amara has spectacular views and is the perfect choice for walkers and cyclists. Or how about staying on a working farm at the stunning TyBryn converted cattle shed….?

Larger families – or two families travelling together – will enjoy the split level spaciousness of Llandefaelog Cottage. It’s a beautiful 18th century barn conversion with a lovely big garden.

Just 4 miles from Brecon, the cottagey charm and kids bedrooms at Penrheol House make it a popular choice for families with younger children. It sleeps up to 8 and has gorgeous views from its pretty garden too.

If you prefer to be located closer to town, Table Mountain View exudes rural charm within a short walk of historic Crickhowell.

Many of our cottages in the Brecon Beacons accept dogs – it’s hard to think of a more wonderful place to walk with man’s best friend.

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