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Where to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons holiday cottages

Where to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons

Sarah P 11 June 2020

Is there any better way to experience the wild and wonderful side of the Brecon Beacons for yourself, than by sleeping beneath its huge skies, among mountain peaks and overlooking breathtaking valleys? Glamping in the Brecon Beacons gives you a chance to put down your phone, log off your emails and come face to face with the simple pleasure of the great outdoors. So, why not do something a bit different on your next holiday in Wales, and go glamping in one of our unique, off-grid escapes? We’ve picked out some of the best locations in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales, and beautiful glamping escapes to inspire your close-to-nature getaway, for couples and families alike!

On the edge of Sugar Loaf Mountain

One of the highest peaks in the Black Mountains, Sugar Loaf Mountain resembles the shape of a volcano, clad with heather and bracken, and crisscrossed with paths. The untamed scenery of its foothills makes a magnificent place to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons.

The Sugar & Loaf Shepherd Huts, Abergavenny – sleeps 4

You’ll love…

  • The views of the Black Mountains from the decking
  • Setting off on bike rides and walks right from the doorstep
  • Relaxing in the hammock after a long walk 

 

Perched in a unique position on the edge of Sugar Loaf Mountain, this charming shepherd’s hut enjoys views of the Black Mountains that you'll never tire of. Set in 200 acres and reached only by foot or a 4x4 (available to hire), you’ll feel a million miles away from anywhere, yet Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye are all within easy reach.

Deep in the Black Mountains


This magnificent group of hills spreads across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire and across the border into Herefordshire. Mostly made up of tiny villages, old buildings, undulating landscapes and meandering country lanes, it’s often considered as a quieter corner of the Brecon Beacons compared to the central area.

Great Escape Glamping, Hay-on-Wye – sleeps 6

You’ll love…

  • Relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub
  • Dining alfresco around the BBQ and fire pit
  • Ditching the car and exploring on foot from the front door 


Reconnect with nature as a family when you stay at Great Escape Glamping, a group of three gorgeous shepherds’ huts tucked away in the Black Mountains. Spend time exploring hills like Lord Hereford’s Knob, walking Offa’s Dyke Path, trying new activities like kayaking on the River Wye, or head into the Welsh Borders to visit Ross-on-Wye or Hereford. 

At the foot of the Skirrid

Steeped in myth and legend, the Skirrid Mountain sits on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, just north of Abergavenny. Although small in comparison to some mountains in Wales, the Skirrid looks very distinctive and offers views in every direction. Known by many names including Holy Mountain, Sacred Hill and Ysgyryd, this nods towards the magical tales of the Skirrid’s past. 

Skirrid View Shepherd Hut, Abergavenny – sleeps 2

You’ll love… 

  • Beating the crowds up Skirrid Mountain on an early morning hike
  • Soaking weary legs in the hot tub
  • Relaxing summer night BBQs 

Placing you in a perfect location to explore not only the Skirrid but many more of the Brecon Beacons' mountains, this glamping escape is located just across the road from the National Trust footpath that takes you up the mountain. Offering stylish glamping in the Brecon Beacons, this cosy shepherd’s hut is complete with a hot tub, a separate kitchen pod and a peaceful spot for al fresco dining.

Overlooking the Bryn Awr Valley

A lush green valley that sweeps through the Brecon Beacons countryside near the charming market town of Crickhowell, one of the most impressive vistas in all of Wales. With an outlook to remember and Sugar Loaf mountain accessible on foot, this Brecon Beacons glamping experience will be one to remember.

Bluebell Shepherd Huts, Crickhowell – sleeps 2

You’ll love…

  • Waking to incredible hillside views 
  • Chatting to the neighbouring cattle over your morning coffee
  • Toasting marshmallows over the fire pit

 

If the view from Bluebell Shepherd Hut doesn’t entice you, we’re not sure what will. This romantic bolthole has been handmade by the owner and sits in a lush meadow that becomes swathed in bluebells in late spring. Set on a 30-acre farm and smallholding, there are plenty of opportunities to meet the friendly animals during your stay.  

High up in the Usk Valley


Meandering its way through the Brecon Beacons, the stunning Usk Valley offers a variety of foodie towns, untouched countryside, medieval castles and miles of glorious walking routes. With such a variety of things to do, it’s a destination perfect for a glamping break in the Brecon Beacons.

View of the Valley Hut, Monmouth – sleeps 2

You’ll love…

  • The magical feeling of staying in a bluebell wood
  • The peace and quiet as you enjoy an evening drink outdoors
  • Snuggling up in front of the wood burner 

 

Tucked away in a peaceful woodland that becomes a bluebell heaven in the spring, this pretty shepherd’s hut overlooks the spectacular Usk Valley. With nothing but lush green countryside in every direction, it’ll be easy to forget the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle for a few days. Explore the magic of both the Usk and Wye Valley or stride out in the mountains of the Brecon Beacons.

Go glamping in the Brecon Beacons

Still deciding if glamping in the Brecon Beacons is for you? Take a look at our guide to glamping in Wales for more inspiration on where to stay, what to pack, what to do. We even have ideas on glamping with dogs, and activities to try when glamping with children to help make the experience even more magical. 

 

Ready to go glamping in South Wales? Book one of our escapes and start planning an unforgettable trip to Wales with a little difference. 

 Don't forget to start planning what you'll do and where you'll go on your glamping escape with our complete guide to the Brecon Beacons

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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