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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Ty Donkey,

Crickhowell (3mls N), Brecon Beacons
people Sleeps 4
hotel Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
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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As featured in both The Guardian & The Times, one of the most exciting new glamping finds of the season!

This beautiful property is everything a back to nature escape should be; mild, wild adventure coupled with some serious comfort, proper camp fires, gorgeous mountain rivers and plenty of country pubs to explore!

The warmest welcome on arrival from Lily & Dida, the friendliest of pet donkeys who graze the neighbouring slopes, frequently joined by rescue pony, Comet for a cheeky carrot or two, should you include them in your packing list!

Park up, gasp at the views, then stroll down to the recycled railway cabin, which houses your hand built kitchen, a free standing bath, lashings of hot water and everything you should need to rustle up some local fayre throughout your stay. Vintage chic and recycled ingenuity at its finest.

Take a few more steps to explore one of the cosiest log cabins we have seen to date. Hand built from local oak, the interior is a testament to artisan craftsmanship and a solid commitment to treading lightly within the natural environment.

Sheepskin rugs, warm Welsh blankets and log burning stove keep you cosy as toast year round, as well as boiling the water for your morning cuppa!

A romantic bed in the eaves with pretty fairy lights rivalling the dramatic night sky twinkling through the window. Safely down below, hand made cabin beds, straight out of an Enid Blyton novel perfect for the under 8's. For those with older children, simply pop a tent or a blow up bed in the car and they are most welcome to join in the fun at no extra charge. Cosy sofa, traditional games and solar power lighting making it all incredibly comfortable too.

Set within 50 acres, this is the essence of glamping - great for hard core fresh air freaks and dogs who are happy to live outside.  There is a large fire pit for barbeques and camp fire songs, an all weather canopy and bench with a view, plus gentle mountain river running far below, plenty of adventure to be had without the need to get back in the car...breathtaking walks from the deck and local bike hire which can be delivered to the door.

Should you venture out, you'll discover local village pubs, one of which accessible by foot from the cottage. The pretty town of Crickhowell, is just three miles with independent stores and good grocery shops. Foodies will love Abergavenny, showcasing some of the best places to eat in Wales and for those who enjoy a good read, a day trip to Hay on Wye is a must, with its International Literary Festival and 30+ independant bookshops, as well as canoeing on the River Wye.

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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, pet friendly, 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 too, as well as fresh towels provided. The loo has a separate door 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 freaks. However you can get mobile reception on most networks.

PETS: 2 well-behaved dogs who are happy to live outside are very welcome - no charge for these.  Having designed a small yet perfectly formed space, the owner respectfully asks that dogs are kept outside of the cabin. Please could dogs sleep in the back of the car or in a dog crate. There is livestock on the farm, so please take care. 


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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Karen, 4th March 2019

Beautiful location , an experience to remember

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.

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 !!

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.

Adam, 29th June 2018

Absolutely perfect!!

Roger, 18th May 2018

We had a fantastic time going for walks and playing in the river. Stunning views. Great place to go to relax. The stars were unbelievably beautiful. Owners friendly and helpful.

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