Our favourite cottages in the Brecon Beacons holiday cottages

Our favourite cottages in the Brecon Beacons

Kate W 02 January 2020

When heading off on holiday to a landscape that’s as exquisite as the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons, only the very best cottage escape will do.

You need a holiday retreat that makes the most of the incredible surroundings yet can keep you warm and cosy during chilly weather, and one that offers a stylish design yet retains the old-world charm embedded in this ancient landscape.

Read through our list of some of our favourite cottages in the Brecon Beacons and see which of these getaways takes your fancy. You may wish to get back to nature in our upcycled lodge or sink into the bubbles of our unique self-catering hot tub cottage.

We have many more incredible holiday cottages in the Brecon Beacons for you to discover. There are so many excellent holiday retreats that we would have loved to include in our list – go seek them out in our full collection of Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons cottages.

One of our very best luxury cottages in the Brecon Beacons

Strawberry Wood Barn | sleeps 11

Why it’s one of the most luxurious: This secluded barn is gorgeously finished to a high standard. Tactile and pleasant, this barn makes an excellent escape for a luxury break. 

A quiet, luxury barn set within private grounds with uninterrupted views across the Black Mountains.  

Incredible walks and bike trails are available right from the front door and there are also play facilities available including a trampoline, swing ball and sledges. 

Fascinating historic castles such as Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle are all located nearby.

Discover more luxury accommodation in the Brecon Beacons… 

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One of our finest lodges in the Brecon Beacons

Apple Tree Lodge At Talgarth

Apple Tree Lodge At Talgarth | sleeps 4 and 1 dog

Why it’s one of our favourite lodges in our wonderful collection: This luxury lodge is set in a delightful orchard in the village of Talgarth, in the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park.

This rural retreat in the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons is within an easy walk to the village pubs and shops, and a restored watermill.

A wood-fired hot tub and paved decking area overlooking the orchard, stream and woodland with outdoor furniture and BBQ makes for a perfect evening outdoors. 

This is a fantastic lodge with cosy underfloor heating making for an ideal retreat for couples and families all year round.

Take a look through our full collection of lodges and log cabins throughout the whole of Wales… 

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One of our favourite large cottages in the Brecon Beacons

The Hay House Retreat

The Hay House Retreat | sleeps 18 and 5 dogs

Why it’s our favourite BIG cottage: This magnificent old farmhouse with wooden beams and floors, sleeps 18 guests across nine bedrooms, ensuring there’s plenty of room for a big group getaway to the Brecon Beacons.

A warm atmosphere encapsulates this Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons hideaway, with a sublime mix of bright pieces amongst neutral décor including a wonderful exposed redbrick barn, wooden beams and a fabulous dining room - the perfect place for a celebration with family and friends.   

Fire up the wood-fired hot tub and enjoy views across the Wye Valley or enjoy games in the barn with friends.

This contemporary rural escape is ideal for a special celebration or a getaway with friends. Enjoy 5 acres of beautiful grounds with glorious views across the Wye Valley.

One of our top dog-friendly cottages in the Brecon Beacons

Best dog-friendly holiday cottage in the brecon beacons

The Old Henhouse | sleeps 10 and 5 dogs 

Why it’s top dog: It sleeps five dogs! Not to mention this property is super sleek and stylish.

A wide-open interior with plenty of floor space for pets to potter about, this dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Brecon Beacons is ideal for anyone planning a getaway with man (and woman’s) best friend. 

It’s another big property welcoming ten humans, but more importantly, five dogs can enjoy a holiday here too! Even doggos deserve a wonderful holiday and the stylish lighting, farmhouse furniture and elegant bedrooms and bathrooms ensure it’s a true holiday sanctuary for everyone who stays.

The large enclosed garden will be loved by canines and their human companions alike, with loads of space for doggos to race about and garden furniture where pup parents can rest and keep an eye on their pack.

Find a pet-friendly cottage in the Brecon Beacons for you and your canine companion…  

Paw-friendly Brecon Beacons escapes

Our favourite hot tub cottage in the Brecon Beacons

Three Peaks Retreat

Three Peaks Retreat  | sleeps 2 and 1 dog

Why this hot tub cottage is one of our best: The views!

We have many excellent hot tub cottages in our collection, including five-star family retreats and luxury romantic getaways, but this unique hot tub caught our eye for its amazing views. 

This romantic getaway is a cosy hideaway with a double bed and kitchen, an enclosed garden with a decked area, a fire pit and a table and chairs. Snuggle up in this warm and welcoming escape just for two and enjoy the privacy offered by this secluded Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons lodge.

There’s a wonderful big firepit outside so you could enjoy an evening cookout if you want to make the most of this incredible natural location, and we’d highly recommend an evening stargazing from the hot tub in this beautiful Dark Sky destination.

Treat yourself to a holiday cottage with a hot tub in the Brecon Beacons… 

Sink into a bubbling hot tub

One of our very best country cottages in the Brecon Beacons

The Medieval Barn

The Medieval Barn  | sleeps 10 and 2 dogs

Why it’s the very 'best' country cottage: ‘Best country cottage’ was the trickiest category on this list as we have so many excellent holiday cottages scattered throughout the Brecon Beacons countryside - all offering up intriguing histories and delightful old features - but this tops the list for the fantastic amenities enjoyed by its guests!

A delightful farmhouse kitchen, chic country furniture and quirky finishing touches – not to mention the essential ancient beams, woodburner, and grand dining table – all combine to make this the ultimate countryside retreat. 

Alongside the cosy, rural atmosphere found throughout, this country cottage boasts wonderful extras to entertain the entire family including the large dining table, crafted from a single tree trunk that spans the main living space, perfect for a special meal or two. 

There is lots to do locally, from hiring bikes and cycling into Hay on Wye, or pedalling further along the Subtrans routes, hiring canoes or even Vespas from the nearby River Cafe. The Black Mountains and the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons are within easy reach, with something for every level of adventurer.

Plan your holiday in the Brecon Beacons

As well as offering you a fabulous selection of cottages in the Brecon Beacons, we've also put together a series of useful guides to help plan a memorable holiday in the national park. With everything from activities and days out, to wild swimming and places to eat, you'll find them all within our complete guide to the Brecon Beacons

Book a cottage in the Brecon Beacons

Now you’ve browsed through the best of the best - but there are still so many more incredible holiday cottages and glamping escapes to rent hidden throughout the wonderful natural landscape of the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons. 

Continue your search for the perfect accommodation by looking throughout our full collection of holiday cottages in the Brecon Beacons. 

Brecon Beacons cottages

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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