The Brecon Beacons National Park is 500 miles of protected countryside with quaint villages, waterfalls, walks, adventure activities, pubs and some amazing accommodation. To get away from it all in style here’s where to stay…
A five-star luxury 16th century stone cottage with an outdoor hot tub, stunning decor, aga oven, pool table, open fires, wood-beamed ceilings and panoramic views of the breathtaking countryside. You have everything you need for a completely comfortable stay and have the perfect set up to explore the area. Set over 3 floors it sleeps up to 9 people and costs from £1113 per week.
Hay-on-Wye 00441874 676446
This traditional well-equipped cottage is a dreamy place to stay with sheep, ponies, ducks and chickens kept on site and gorgeous valley views. It sleeps two and has a wood-burning stove, French doors which open out onto a private orchard and a BBQ. Prices start from £374 per week.
Pwllgloyw. 00441874 676446
As unglamorous as it sounds, Wanderoo is a truck. But not just any truck: It’s a truck that has been converted into an amazing living space and is parked in a beautiful part of the park with views of Pen-y-Fan and the Black Mountains.
There’s a king-size double bed above the cab, wood burner, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and even balconies. Last but by no means least is the hot tub which you soak in while admiring the views or stargaze from by night. Sleep two for £95 a night.
Pentre Naboth, Libanus 0044117 204 7830
A luxurious hotel, historic house and spa in one. Bedrooms have mountain views and all the trimmings like bathrobes and slippers. The spa uses only natural organic products, offers treatments and has a sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. There’s also an outdoor heated pool. Double rooms start at £125.
Peterstone Court, Llanhamlach +44 (0) 1570 470785
The Hobbit House
For those who crave simpler accommodation, there’s this, an adorable bungalow burrowed in a grassy hill just like the abode of Bilbo Baggins. It is 15 minutes from Hay on Wye, is equipped with a wood-fired cooker and is small but very charming. Sleeps two at £50 a night.