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 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 Brecon Beacons cottages.

One of our very best luxury cottages in the Brecon Beacons

Luxury holiday cottage in the brecon beacons Dyffryn

Dyffryn | sleeps 7

Why it’s one of the most luxurious: From the terrace gaze out over surroundings that are just as exquisite as the well-groomed interiors of this elegant escape. The sculpted gardens and interior design speak for themselves.

A quiet, luxury farmhouse set amid rolling hills and far-reaching views, Dyffryn is a five-star holiday cottage with plenty of history and country charm. 

The wood burner where you can light up a roaring fire will ensure toasty evenings, while stylish lighting, eclectic yet elegant décor, and a neutral colour palette offer up an inviting space for all the family to unwind.

Step out from the sitting room onto the terrace to enjoy those stunning views while settled in the lounger, or venture out for a morning walk in the grounds – there are 100 acres of private farmland including ponies, a duck pond and beautiful walks directly on to the National Trust Begwns for you to explore.

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One of our finest lodges in the Brecon Beacons

Best lodge in the brecon beacons

Ty Donkey | sleeps 4

Why it’s one of our favourite lodges in our wonderful collection: What began as a railway cabin is now a true back-to-nature escape, encapsulating the ‘outdoor living’ goal that accompanies any holiday break to a lodge.

This rural retreat in the Brecon Beacons is made up of a recycled railway cabin and a hand-built oak log cabin, together creating a wonderfully cosy holiday getaway. 

A wood burner, handmade kitchen area with gas hob, Belfast sink and hot and cold running water, as well as a free-standing bath for indulgent soaks, prove that this retreat doesn’t miss out on the everyday essentials.

It is a truly off-grid experience, however, with no plug sockets and 50 acres of private land with donkeys, a natural river plunge pool, and the opportunity to hire bikes offers plenty of excellent outdoor activities to entertain guests.

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

Best large holiday cottage in the brecon beacons

Heaven Above Hay | sleeps 14 and 2 dogs

Why it’s our favourite BIG cottage: This magnificent old farmhouse with original beams and flagstone floors, sleeps 14 guests across seven bedrooms, ensuring there’s plenty of room for a big group getaway to the Brecon Beacons.

A warm atmosphere encapsulates this Brecon Beacons hideaway, with a subtle mix of bright pieces amongst neutral décor including wonderful exposed stone walls, original beams and an old feature fireplace – the perfect place for a celebration with family and friends.   

Light up the wood burner in the sitting room/diner while the group gathers around the table for a celebration dinner, before leading everyone through into the second cosy sitting rooms for drinks and conversation around the fire, or into the games room for a round of pool.

An exquisite garden with beautifully manicured hedges and pergola is a delightful spot for days in the sun, while the bubbling hot tub is just right for warming up on chilly winter nights.

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.

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Our favourite hot tub cottage in the Brecon Beacons

Best hot tub holiday cottage in the brecon beacons

Hot Tub Hideaway | sleeps 2

Why this hot tub cottage is one of our best: The private wood-fired hot tub was up-cycled from the bucket of a 30-tonne excavator machine – ingenious!

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 quirky inventiveness. 

This romantic getaway is a cosy shepherd's hut complete with double bed and kitchen, wet room and even a wood burner. Snuggle up in this warm and welcoming escape just for two and enjoy the privacy offered by this secluded 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

Best country cottage in the brecon beacons

Beacon Farmhouse  | sleeps 8 and 3 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, unique staircase, and grand old fireplace – 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 a hot tub, tennis courts, playroom with table tennis and even a piano.

A terrace ensures you can make the most of those stunning views and the privacy offered here, and outdoor furniture and a BBQ is all you need for an evening outdoors in the serene grounds. This country cottage even has stables and paddock if you fancy bringing your horse along too – who wouldn’t?

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 Brecon Beacons. 

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

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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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