View towards the oak cabin
View towards the two huts
Double platform bed in the eaves
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area with bunk beds
Lounge/dining/sleeping area
Property features
Bunk beds for under 8's
Bunk beds
Railway cabin - kitchen area
Railway cabin - kitchen area
View towards the oak cabin
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Property features
Roll-top bath
Vintage chic
Properly plumbed bath and WC
Enjoy the views
Meet the donkeys
View towards the oak cabin
Located in the heart of the Black Mountains
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24 / 24  Located in the heart of the Black Mountains

Ty Donkey,

Crickhowell (3mls N), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Off the beaten track
High up on a Hill
Fire Pit
Shepherd Hut
Honeymoon Hideaways
Towels included
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A back to nature escape with accommodation arranged between a recycled railway cabin and cosy log cabin hand built from local oak, a testament to artisan craftsmanship and commitment to treading lightly within the natural environment.

Set in 50 acres of private land within the Brecon Beacons, this is the essence of glamping - great for fresh air freaks! A friendly welcome awaits you from the donkeys who graze the neighbouring slopes, often joined by a rescue pony. There is plenty of adventure to be had without using the car; breathtaking walks, fish in the river, or take a dip in the river's plunge pool, chop wood for the fire pit or hire bikes which can be delivered to the door. Crickhowell is a 5 minute drive with butchers, baker, Post Office and independent shops. A day trip to Hay-on-Wye, famous for its International Literary Festival and canoeing on the River Wye are a must or try trekking in the hills.

The oak cabin offers lounge/diner/sleeping area: 1 double accessed via a ladder (restricted head height in the eaves) and 1 bunk beds (suitable for under 8s) and a woodburner/stove (first basket of logs included). The railway carriage offers open-plan kitchen/bathroom area: kitchen area, with gas hob Bathroom area, with freestanding bath. Separate WC. Outside: large fire pit for camp fire cooking and canopy area with table and chairs for all weather dining. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen and towels included.

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WILD SWIMMING: There is a great plunge pool in the river which flows down below the property. As it's all private land you can swim and fish in the river during your stay, as well as chop wood and generally get back to nature. There is a wood store available for you, should you not want to expend quite so much energy!

WALKING & CYCLING: Set in the Brecon Beacons National Park, you are surrounded by the beautiful Black Mountains, with endless trails directly from the door. Mountain bike hire can be arranged for delivery to the door, or bring your own and storage can be made available.

EATING: The local village of Llanbedr has a local pub, which can be reached on foot, with a pretty country lane and riverside trail. Crickhowell is the nearest town with several country pubs, The Bear being the oldest and most popular. For posher nosh, then the Nanty-ffin Inn is worth a trip, as is the Hardwick in Abergavenny. Heaps of inspiration on our Thing to Do Pages...all tried and tested by the team - tough job!

TOWNS: The lovely little town of Crickhowell, with butchers, a baker, post office and independent shops is 5 minutes drive down the hill. Abergavenny is within 15 minutes with it's farmers market and September Food Festival. Or try the famous book town of Hay on Wye, just 30 minutes and a treasure trove of independant stores and thirty or so book shops. It has the added benefit of being on the River Wye, which is great for paddling on the Warren on a summers day, or renting a canoe for some watery adventure.

RIDING: Lots of local trekking centres within 10-20 minutes drive and some of the best riding trails in the country The Golden Valley riding centre is just a few miles away for fabulous trekking in the hills, or try Triley Fields Equestrian for lessons and a great cross country course, again, lots more details can be found in our things to do pages.

DURING YOUR STAY: It's well worth checking out the "This Month We Love" Pages on the Sugar & Loaf site, our top picks of what's on in the area continually updated throughout the month

SLEEPS 2 - 4 : A fabulous romantic oak cabin with a hand-made oak double platform bed, twin cabin beds suitable for under 8's and the option for older children to come and stay by simply packing a tent or a blow up mattress. Cosy Welsh blankets and proper bed linen for two adults and two children included.

RELAXING : Sofa and chairs in the oak cabin with log burning stove, traditional games and reads and dramatic views from the sofa.

EATING: Dining table within the oak cabin. Handmade kitchen area within the railway carriage, worktop with gas hob, belfast sink, hot and cold running water and all the pots and pans you need. Large fire pit outside for camp fire cooking. Canopy outside for all weather dining as well as table and chairs.

KEEPING CLEAN: There is a free standing bath, with piping hot running water on tap from the owner's private water supply, as well as fresh towels provided. The loo is separate (approx. 15 metres from the cabin along a pathway) and is a normal flushing loo (not compost).

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL: This is an "off grid" holiday, the essence of glamping and perfect for hard core fresh air fanatics! This does mean that there are no plug sockets in the cabin itself, however there is electric lighting available and the owners are happy for guests to charge gadgets at their home if needed. 

STAYING CONNECTED: Mobile phone reception is available on most networks in the yard, but can be patchy.

WASTE & RECYCLING: Please note that there is no rubbish collection from this property as it is off-grid. Therefore you will need to recycle everything or the owners kindly ask that you take your rubbish away with you at the end of your holiday.

HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.


View towards the oak cabin
View towards the two huts
Double platform bed in the eaves
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area with bunk beds
Lounge/dining/sleeping area
Property features
Bunk beds for under 8's
Bunk beds
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Charlotte , 10th February 2020

We have had the most amazing stay at Ty Donkey & plan to return to try a different season! Its in a beautiful location, with great facilities & really is like something out of a fairytale! Cant wait to return.

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Carlo, 30th December 2019

A lovely wilderness experience. We went for New year and the cottage was really cosy. A cabin in the woods gives you a sense of real adventure that cant be replicated. A great location with walks on the doorstep or castles beyond. Marshmallows on the fire Bath time in the open air Meals outside Cosy evenings So many stars

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Andrew, 5th July 2019

This was a truly wonderful escape from the buzy realities of everyday life. The hosts and accomodation were absolutely amazing and were incredibly welcoming. We would have stayed forever given the choice!

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Chris, 25th June 2019

We really liked this property, the rustic look & surrounding area was fantastic. The owners were lovely & very helpful. Be prepared to be taken away from home comforts, but it is very cosy & it is a great place to get away from it all & relax. We had two children with us and it was quite difficult keeping an eye on them but they loved it, especiallRead morey the bunk beds. All in all I would say it was a fab place & will go again. Hide

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Paul, 3rd June 2019

This was a wonderful away from it all break. The only sounds were wind, water and birds whilst sat in a really cosy hut or laying in the bath looking at the mountains. The bonus being that our very helpful hosts have a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. Splendid in all respects.

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Laura, 5th April 2019

My husband an I stayed here for 3 nights for our honeymoon and we were so impressed! The cabin is lovely, it has so many personal touches that really make it special. The owners Keith and Em were amazing and couldn't do enough for you. The location is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to, with the river and the mountains on your doorsRead moretep. I can't wait to stay here again in the future! Hide

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Karen, 4th March 2019

Beautiful location , an experience to remember

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Eirian, 5th February 2019

We had an amazing time, even though we couldn't sort the fire out we wrapped up warm and everything was perfect. The views and walks were beautiful and sitting in the bath looking out into nothing was amazing.

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Allan, 16th November 2018

Ty Donkey was absolutely incredible. Worth every penny if your after a secluded getaway with beautiful scenery. The owners are very accommodating and catered for every need without us having to ask for anything. Perfectly set out and incredibly romantic place to stay. The experience will stay with us forever. Thank you !!

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Helen, 20th July 2018

Great choice for a family stay away from hustle and bustle; however, close enough to attractions for something to do if walking isn't your thing or the weather doesn't play nice.

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Adam, 29th June 2018

Absolutely perfect!!

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