The Brecon Beacons National park is in the centre and south-east of Wales, has dramatic mountain ranges and outstanding natural beauty including lakes and rivers.
This area has its history, heritage, myths and culture. It offers something for everyone when staying in a Brecon Beacons cottage. For anyone who loves the great outdoors, this is the place to be, and is known as a haven for walkers.
The National Park stretches for 519 square miles, and many holiday makers return time after time to explore a different area of this varied and wild landscape. Staying in a self catering Brecon Beacons cottage is an excellent option for you outdoor enthusiasts, with space to store your gear and comfortable places to relax after a long day of walking or biking! Just browse our listings to find the perfect Brecon Beacons cottage for you.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Brecon Beacons?
Most of the Brecon Beacons National Park is bare, green moorland with Welsh ponies and mountain goats grazing. It is known for its isolated reservoirs and waterfalls.
There are lots of market towns and small villages with a range of holiday cottage accommodation to suit all tastes and party sizes in this attractive part of Wales.
Other activities in this area include windsurfing, caving, canoeing and there are many historical sites to keep you occupied during your holiday, from castles to ancient villages.
The busy town of Brecon is a well-liked place for self catering holiday cottages and one of the most historic locations in Wales; it has narrow streets, Georgian houses, a cathedral and many restaurants and country inns.
Exploring Lake Brecon Beacons’ Attractions During your Holiday Cottage Stay
Dan Yr Ogof, The National Show Caves, these famous caves were first explored in 1912 by the Morgan Brother and descendants of this family still own it.
Visit the three caves at your own pace and listen to the commentary, sensible shoes are advised a perhaps something warm to wear, the temperature usually is 50 degrees. There is also a large dinosaur park here with model dinosaurs ranging from Brachiosaurus to baby Triceratops!
There’s also the Big Pit, (National Coal Museum), one of Britain’s most important mining museums. The facilities will educate and entertain all ages. Go 300 feet underground with an actual miner and see what life was like as a miner at the coal face.
You can also visit Abergavenny Museum, set in the grounds of an old castle, where visitors can enjoy picnics in this wonderful setting in summer or leisurely walks in the Winter. The museum tells the story of this historic market town through to the present day, mainly comprising of materials reflecting the history and way of life, with particular reference to rural life, domestic and working life.
Dinefwr Park and Newton House, this 12th-century castle with parkland, including spectacular walks around the estate and medieval deer park. The recently renovated Newton House exhibition tells tales of the history and landscape of Dinefwr.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in the Brecon Beacons
Brecon, in the heart of the Brecon Beacon National Park, is a delightful market town and boasts some of the best views of the famous Brecon Beacons. Eating out while staying in your self catering cottage won’t be a problem, as this area has the right amount of cafes and country pubs to choose from.
The picturesque town of Abergavenny, nestled in the attractive Usk Valley, often referred to as the gateway to South Wales and has beautiful views in all directions. The town has its castle and museum, market, shops and a wide range of pubs and restaurants. It’s a perfect place to stay and relax in a self catering holiday cottage.
Crickhowells is a small, attractive Georgian market town, sitting between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountains. An excellent place for fishing as the river Usk which is well known for trout and salmon fishing flows past this town. If you enjoy your food, then there are prize-winning restaurants and country pubs in this area. The town also has a range of appealing shops and street cafes, plus a large tourist information centre.
The village of Gilwern, located in the National Park, offers visitor holidaying in this area many facilities, including traditional pubs, shops, great walks and bird watching, a great place to stay in a holiday cottage any time of the year.