Escape to a Welsh mountain hideaway holiday cottages

Escape to a Welsh mountain hideaway

Dawn Stephens-Borg 12 January 2016

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Want to get away from it all? Perhaps perched high up in the Welsh mountains in your own cosy hideaway? Well, you've come to the right place.

Our collection of beautiful mountain hideaways can be found dotted throughout the Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley and Snowdonia. Nothing says peace and quiet like a roaring fire and mountain views.

Whether you're scaling the highest peak in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon, or simply kicking back and enjoying the views from a rural terrace, gather inspiration from a handful of our pretty mountain getaways. Check out some of our favourites.

Ty Donkey, Brecon Beacons

Ty Donkey in Brecon Beacons

Ty Donkey is everything a nature escape should be. Complete with camp fires, flowing rivers and cosy country pubs nearby, this property offers the ultimate glamping experience in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. This quirky home takes its name from the two donkeys which graze in the neighbouring slopes. Inside the cosy mountain hideaway, relax in the freestanding bath and admire the vintage chic décor. Hand built from local oak, this gorgeous cabin is adorned with sheepskin rugs and a log burning stove. If you'd like a break from your mountain retreat, why not pop into the lovely little town of Crickhowell? After all, the town has a quaint bakery and butchers so you can pick up delicious ingredients to cook back at the property.

TOP TIP: There's a great plunge pool in the river which flows below the property. Take a dip for an exciting wild swimming experience!

Black Mountains Cottage, Brecon Beacons

It's all in the name with this one! With the Black Mountains quite literally on your doorstep, this aptly named cottage is one of two original foresters' cottages in the Grwyne Valley. Perfect for anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Black Mountains Cottage is secluded, rural and utterly beautiful. Numerous walks can be found in the area, including forest trails and routes to three historic castles, Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle. If you'd like to explore some of Wales' pretty market towns, Crickhowell and Abergavenny are just a short distance away. Pick up some local fare from the market to cook in your farmhouse kitchen.

TOP TIP: Sit outside on the deck and look out for resident peregrine falcons and red kites.

Mountain Cottage, Snowdonia

Very few cottages can boast having a mountain in their back garden, so this is why we bring to you, Mountain Cottage . Set in the unspoiled North Wales countryside, surrounded by over 100 miles of coastline, this is a truly special property. Inside, the cottage is cosy, welcoming and rustic, sporting a wood burning stove and Rayburn for the ultimate comfort on your mountain getaway. With ample hills to explore and, of course, Mount Snowdon, this cottage is one of our favourite mountain hideaways. It has been lovingly rebuilt from a humble ruin to take full advantage of the breathtaking scenery. To sample the local heritage, visit the castle towns of Caernarfon and Harlech.

TOP TIP: Surfers should check out Porth Neigwl Beach, or Hell's Mouth as it is known locally, famous for its outstanding waves.

Black Mountain Skies, Brecon Beacons

For something a little different, why not escape to your own mountain yurt? Black Mountain Skies is the ultimate luxury outdoor escape, set beneath the Skirrid Mountain on a small family farm with acres of meadow to explore. It comprises of three safari tents with a total of nine bedrooms! It's super cosy inside with a bright and colourful décor, proper chunky furniture and a wood burner. Expect all the mountain hideaway essentials. A nearby summit to scale, a field full of alpacas and sheep, countryside views and a gorgeous pub just a five-minute drive from the tents. For a trip to civilisation, head to the market town of Abergavenny, just 10 minutes' drive away.

TOP TIP: There are three castles to visit in the area - Whitecastle, Grosmont Castle and Skenfrith, with a lovely cycle ride between the three of them. 

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