With the lodge as your base, you can make the most of what the National Park has to offer, including its many walking routes. As well as gentle rambles, keen hikers can head to Pen y Fan (15 miles), the highest mountain in South Wales and a popular peak to climb. Talybont village is 1 mile away, with a selection of friendly local inns and a shop for replenishing your supplies. Further afield, visit the market town of Brecon for its museum, art gallery, and 11th-century cathedral. History lovers will find a number of castle ruins in the area, including Tretower Court (6.5 miles) and Crickhowell (9 miles).
From the veranda, a step up takes you inside the main lodge and straight into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. There are two comfortable sofas either side of the wood burner, so you can curl up on cool evenings. The rustic kitchen area reflects the outside environment with its natural wood units and comes complete with a gas hob, fridge and microwave for home-cooked meals. Eat at the dining table or take your food onto the veranda and the pretty picnic bench overlooking the valley. Also in the living area is the double cabin bed, fully self-contained in its own raised wooden unit and accessed via a four-rung ladder. Continue to the back of the lodge, where you’ll find the remaining two bedrooms, a double and a twin. Both have colourful throws for a warm night’s sleep, and bedside tables with reading lamps. The twin also boasts a large wardrobe with drawers for handy storage space.
Venturing outside, a few metres from the lodge is your private ‘Pitch Pod’ containing a shower and WC. On the grass surrounding the lodge is a fire pit and at the side of the property is the wood-fired hot tub. In the next field is a lake where you can either go for a swim, or paddle around in the rowing boat, and guests are welcome to explore the farm. Off-road parking is available in a neighbouring field.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.