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
The Old Coach House is a lovely holiday cottage in the Brecon Beacons. Sleeping nine people in five bedrooms, it dates from the 1700s and has lots of period features together with modern comforts that appeal to families and friends. There's a pub and village shop a mile away in Bwlch, while Llangorse village and lake are just two miles from the door. Crickhowell, Brecon, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye are all within easy reach, as are Pen-y-Fan, the Skirrid, Sugarloaf and Tabletop mountains. This area is fantastic for walking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, golf, climbing and caving.
For other suggestions of how to spend your time here, read on for recommendations of where to go and what to do.
Crickhowell Castle sits above the town and is one of the best tourist attractions in the area. The remains are Grade-I listed and date back to the 13th century, providing an expanse of ruins that visitors are free to explore all year round.
The most notable landmark in the town is Crickhowell’s 18th-century stone bridge, which spans the River Usk. At 420 feet it’s the longest bridge in Wales and attracts quite a number of visitors who come to photograph the structure or watch the water flowing beneath it and onwards to the Llangattock Escarpment.
South of Crickhowell is a valley named Clydach Gorge that was allegedly the area that inspired William Shakespeare to write A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Lower Clydach Falls are a highlight, but there are also several caves and plenty of footpaths and walking trails to explore.
Crickenhowell’s position near both the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains means that it's a haven for walking fans. There is a wide range of different routes that you can follow from or through the town, and it’s also a great place to cycle with several trails suitable for bikes also cutting through the nearby area.
The range of shops and eateries in Crickhowell means that it’s very easy just to spend an afternoon dipping in and out of all the stores around the town, with plenty of independent businesses which helped to secure the area the title of the ‘UK’s Best Highstreet’ in 2018. Many of the pubs and restaurants in the area come highly recommended, and there’s also an award-winning smokehouse if you’re looking to stock up on supplies before you return home.
If you’re after day trip inspiration, Tretower Court & Castle can be found near to the town and is a brilliant historic attraction for all ages. The four-storey castle dates back to the 1100s and has a charming medieval garden, and there are usually events held over the summer months that cater to families.
When visiting towns and villages in the Brecon Beacons National Park like Crickhowell, you’ll have the best time when the weather is warm and dry. The summer months of June, July and August have the best weather in Wales because the temperatures are high and there is only a small chance of rain, but they will also be the busiest times of year, so visiting at the start of June and even the beginning of September offers the best chance of warm conditions and fewer crowds.