Garden Cottage is in rural Herefordshire, close to the Wye Valley and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's the perfect holiday home to relax in beautiful surroundings, with walks and bike rides from the door. There is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, with a flexible layout that suits families, extended families or friends. Hereford is only eight miles away, while Hay-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye and Leominster area all within half an hour's drive. Play golf, go fly fishing or canoeing in the River Wye, browse local markets and antique shops, and eat well whether you self-cater or dine out. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
The Cider Mill is a luxury holiday cottage in the Herefordshire countryside, with beautiful views of a cider apple orchard and a location within walking distance of the traditional Portway Inn pub. It sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms and has a flexible layout that suits families, extended families or friends. The cottage is eight miles from Hereford and within easy reach of Ludlow, Ross-on-Wye and Hay-on-Wye. The Brecon Beacons National Park and Wye Valley are close, making this a fantastic holiday destination for anyone at any time of the year. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Monnington House and Garden Cottage offer spacious holiday accommodation for large groups in Herefordshire, close to the Wye Valley and convenient for the M5 and the M50. The beautiful holiday retreat sleeps up to eighteen guests and has been awarded 5-Star standard. Guests have two acres of grounds that include playing fields and outbuildings with games rooms. The house and cottage are at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic making it an ideal place to escape away with friends or family to catch up or celebrate a special occassion. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
This charming two-bedroom holiday cottage is in a fantastic location in Llandovery, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and within easy reach of places like Carreg Cennen Castle and Brechfa Forest. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard to sleep up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, friends or families, including those with dogs. Shops, cafes, pubs and Llandovery's market square are all within a short walk of Silver Birch Cottage, and there are excellent footpaths and cycling routes to help visitors explore the wider Carmarthenshire area.
Enjoying a peaceful location with amazing views and fabulous dark skies, this charming and award-winning holiday cottage is set in 17 acres of private woodland and gardens. Situated near Llandovery in the stunning Cambrian Mountains, this gorgeous rural retreat is perfectly located to explore Wales’ much-loved countryside. Basel Cottage sleeps up to four people and it is perfect for couples, families and friends alike and two dogs are welcome free of charge. It is close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Brechfa Forest, and Llyn y Fan Fach, and within easy reach of Waterfall Country, Brecon, and Swansea Bay. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
This charming Georgian holiday home is in Myddfai near Llandovery, on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark. Families or couples will sleep comfortably in the welcoming Grade II listed Llangoedmor House, accommodating six people in three bedrooms with a private courtyard garden. It's a fantastic place for a holiday with plenty of choices of walking and mountain bike trails, picturesque waterfalls, mountains and lakes that inspired many Welsh legends. Swansea, Brecon, Hay-on-Wye and numerous dog friendly beaches are all within reach for a day out. The owners offer a discounted rate for couples sharing one room.
This charming Victorian cottage is perfect for a romantic couple escape or a peaceful bolthole for a solo traveller who wants a convenient base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park. The converted former carriage house is only three miles from Brecon with easy access to beautiful footpaths, bridleways and cycling paths - some of which are accessible from the door. A peaceful location with a spacious garden also makes this one-bedroom cottage ideal for lazy summer barbecues and stargazing.
A character holiday cottage with space for 4-5 people to sleep in four bedrooms, and an open-plan living area with a log burner. 2 Tan yr Eglwys is between the Gower Coast and the Brecon Beacons National Park, and within easy reach of Waterfall Country and Swansea Bay. It's just 20-minutes from the M4 which makes it possible to explore further afield to places like Pembrokeshire and Cardiff. The cottage is ideal for families but its layout also suits couples. The proximity to footpaths, cycling routes and favourite attractions makes it perfect for a fun and relaxing holiday at any time of the year. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A lovely holiday cottage close to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the beautiful beaches of the Gower Coastline, 1 Tan yr Eglwys sleeps up to six people in four bedrooms and is ideal for families. There are wonderful walks and bike rides in the vicinity, including around Swansea Bay and through Waterfall Country. Swansea and Cardiff are within 30 minutes and 60 minutes respectively, and local attractions include places like Neath Castle and Abbey, Castell Coch, Cardiff Bay, and Afan Argoed. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Mountain View is located at Cefncoedbach Farm and offers the chance to enjoy a taste of country life. Sitting amongst glorious Mid-Wales countryside with fantastic views over the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, this is an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, nature and course fishing, as well as relaxation. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
With beautiful views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, this holiday cottage is a perfect place to relax and unwind amongst stunning scenery. Ideal for outdoor lovers, there are plenty of activities to enjoy including walking, canoeing, cycling and coarse fishing (on-site), as well as bird watching and lots of attractions for day trips out including nearby Brecon. Enjoy a taste of country life with a Farm Stay. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Environmental awareness and luxury go hand-in-hand in this fantastic eco-friendly lodge on the edge of the Black Mountains. Rosemary is a two-bedroom holiday lodge at Brecon View Eco Village, sleeping four people in two bedrooms with a private hot tub and sauna. It's perfect all year round, whether you love walking, fishing, cycling, golfing or sightseeing. The Brecon Beacons, Waterfall Country, and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are nearby, as is Swansea.
Relax in style and luxury, safe in the knowledge that the surrounding landscape and world is being protected when you stay at Brecon View Eco Village. This charming one-bedroom holiday lodge is on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons, within easy reach of the Black Mountains, Waterfall Country and the Gower AONB. It is part of the exclusive Brecon View Eco Village and features a private hot tub and sauna. The stylish lodge is ideal for couples and solo travellers but also suits friends thanks to zip and link beds that can be turned from a king into twin beds. Walking, cycling, golf, fishing, and so much more are on the doorstep, waiting for you to discover why the Brecon Beacons is a favourite holiday destination for anyone who loves incredible views.
Vinetree Apartment provides a warm welcome to couples and is a cosy appealing first floor holiday apartment ideally located in the Brecon Beacons National Park with easy access to a myriad of footpaths, tracks and trails for cyclists and walkers. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, this romantic little holiday home enjoys an abundance of peace and tranquility and offers guests direct access out onto the neighbouring nature reserve and the Cambrian Way. Llangattock village is a short walk from the self-catering apartment with two good pubs for a meal out and the attractive Welsh town Crickhowell is also walkable with more pubs and independent shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
With its four-poster bed and beautiful setting, Usk Apartment is the perfect choice for outdoorsy couples who want relaxation and adventure. Sitting beside a nature reserve and with direct access out onto the Cambrian Way as well as access to Table Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, Llangattock Mountain, and Pen-Allt-mawr, the opportunities for walking are endless. The area is also great for cycling and a good choice for history lovers with ancient sites to discover. Llangattock village with two good pubs is a 10-minute stroll away and the attractive town of Crickhowell is a little further with independent shops and good pubs within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Escape to the beautiful Brecon Beacons in this stunning one-bedroom holiday cottage with spectacular views. Valley View is close to Llangattock, within walking distance of two friendly local pubs and within easy reach of Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon. There are fantastic walks from the door and many opportunities for cycling, caving and climbing, fishing, golf, and horse riding. Visit Norman castles, go shopping in local markets and spend time doing things you love. The cottage is ideal for couples and works well for a solo traveller who wants the space and privacy of a self-catering cottage. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A charming ground floor holiday cottage, which is on the edge of Llangattock village in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Climb the Sugarloaf and Table Mountain, both of which are within walking distance, or drive to the base of Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du. Mountain biking, fishing, sailing and caving are just a few of the many wonderful ways you can enjoy this incredible landscape. Crickhowell, Brecon and Abergavenny are within easy reach for shopping and eating out. The cottage sleeps four people in three bedrooms and is ideal for couples or friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Wake up to incredible views at Oak Tree Cottage. This charming stable conversion is on the edge of Llangattock, close to Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon, and within walking distance of two friendly pubs. The cottage sleeps up to six adults in three bedrooms and is ideal for friends, providing direct access to fantastic footpaths and mountain bike trails from the door. Spend your days hiking, cycling, caving, fishing, playing golf or horse riding. Alternatively, explore the area's historic towns and villages, browsing independent shops and market stalls and visiting castles and other attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Stay in the heart of the Brecon Beacons in this charming barn conversion, which provides holiday accommodation for four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples or friends. Trelawney Cottage is in Langattock, near Crickhowell and within easy reach of Abergavenny, Monmouth and Brecon. It has stunning views and direct access to some of the best footpaths and mountain bike trails in the entire National Park. The cottage is a favourite with visitors all year round, not least for its spectacular views. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Relax in the beauty of the Welsh countryside in this big group holiday let in the Wye Valley. The Manor on the Monnow sits in two private acres of ground and fronts on to the River Wye at Monmouth, sleeping up to 24 people in 11 bedrooms. The centre of the historic town with its pubs, cafes and shops is a gentle 10-minute stroll, while the Wye Valley AONB, Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park are also close. The property manages to be both impressive and homely at the same time, and is ideal for groups of extended families and friends.
Proudly showcasing the highest mountain in South Wales – Pen Y Fan, which stands at 2907 feet, the Brecon Beacons is a superb area for walking, hiking and cycling fans. Choose from countless routes, including the famous Taff Trail – a long-distance favourite among cycling enthusiasts. There are plenty of gentler options for recreation too. Take beautiful walks or horse rides through valleys dotted with iconic Welsh mountain ponies and sheep, past glistening lakes and remote reservoirs, or even pub-to-pub for the truly leisurely option! The waterfalls are a must-see, such as the impressive 90 foot Henrhyd Waterfall on the Southern Edge of the National Park and Ystradfellte in the Fforest Fawr area.
After exploring the vast open spaces of the Brecon Beacons National Park, you can move on to some more enclosed ones in the many fascinating cave systems - the perfect thing to do on a rainy day! The area boasts some of the most extensive and important cave systems in Europe. The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is well worth a visit and a big hit for kids, with guided tours of some of the best-known caves.
The area dates back to Neolithic times and has remnants from the Iron and Bronze Ages, such as the fascinating burial Cairns to the West of the Park. There are plenty of historical buildings to visit, such as the former fortress that is Abergavenny Castle. Railway enthusiasts will also find themselves in their element with some of the most scenic steam train routes in Wales, such as the Brecon Mountain Railway in Merthyr Tydfil.
The Brecon Beacons is an extremely popular UK holiday spot and a top destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities - after one visit, it is easy to see why. For more information see our guide on things to do in the Brecon Beacons.