Brecon Cottages

The third largest town in Powys with a population of 7,900, it is an important local centre and market town. It stands on the River Honddu, which meets the Usk near the town centre, which made it a valuable defensive position for the late C11th Norman castle.

The Brecon Beacons are named after the practice of lighting fires as beacons on the hills and mountains to warn of attacks. The National Park was established in 1957 and covers some 519 square miles from Hay-on-Wye and the Black Mountains in the east to Llandeilo and the Black Mountain in the west; the highest point at 2,907 feet is Pen-y-Fan.

The 100-mile Beacons Way walk runs from east of Abergavenny, through Crickhowell to the village of Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire. The Park is known for its waterfalls, including the 27-metre Henrhyd Waterfall and the falls at Ystradfellte, and its caves, such as Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. The National Park Visitor Centre is located near Libanus to the south of Brecon.

Brecon Cathedral was, until the establishment of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon in 1923, only a parish church; the buildings in the Cathedral Close are the remains of former monastic buildings and today provide the administrative centre for the 120 mile long Diocese as well as a heritage exhibition and restaurant.

The Romans stationed more than 600 soldiers in the area in 43AD and today the Beacons are an important area for military training. The South Wales Borderers Museum located in the town comprises artefacts obtained from worldwide sources that reflect the history and character of a regiment that has existed for over 300 years including their exploits in the Zulu War.

The town is an important agricultural centre and Farmers Markets are held in the Market Hall and around the town centre.

Brecon Leisure Centre has a 25m swimming pool and a learner pool, health suite, four badminton courts, two squash courts, indoor green bowls, five outdoor tennis courts and a six lane Ten Pin Bowling alley.

Since it opened in 1997, Theatr Brycheiniog has staged a wide range of performances from the likes of the Welsh National Opera to Basil Brush. Other facilities on the theatre site include a year-round programme of visual arts and an acclaimed bistro, Tipple'n'Tiffin. The theatre has a beautiful setting alongside a mooring basin on the restored section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which runs for 35 miles to Cwmbran following the scenic Usk Valley with glorious views of the Brecon Beacons; boat trips operate out of Brecon from Easter to October.

Brecon once had rail services from Neath, Hereford and Merthyr Tydfil but these were all closed in the 1960s. However, the Brecon Mountain Railway, a narrow gauge steam railway using locos and rolling stock from Europe and further afield, uses some of the former Brecon & Merthyr line. The trains start from Pant (about 20 miles south of Brecon) and run via Pontsticill Junction for 5 miles to Torpantau..

Llangorse Lake is located eight miles east of Brecon and visitor car parking is available on the lakeside to the west of Llangorse Village. The lake and its surroundings are home to a wide range of plants including lilies, dragon flies, fish (roach, perch, pike, bream, tench, carp and eel) and many different birds including great crested grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, moorhen and coot. Reed warblers and reed bunting breed around the lake which also hosts a number of winter visitors and migratory birds enroute including the occasional osprey.

The Sky Trek Experience at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is definitely exciting (although not for the faint-hearted) and consists of a two mile long series of 14 connected zip lines travelling between trees and free-standing platforms at heights of up to 70ft as it meanders its way down the mountainside. The system hangs in the canopy of the trees and above the open farmland with breathtaking panoramic views across Llangorse Lake to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons in the distance.



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Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

398625

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£2700 - £3712
per week
From £2,025 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Sleep 25 guests in quality farmhouse, cottage and barn conversion on a working organic farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Hot tub, mountain bike hire, river fishing and footpath from the property
  • 25 Guests
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

378768

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£1869 - £2670
per week
From £1,402 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park with your extended family or group of friends from these 3 neighbouring cottages. After a day's exploring the great outdoors, share a sauna or take in the views from the hot tub
  • 19 Guests
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 6 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 8 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

WAL368

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£750 - £1260
per week
From £563 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 47 miles
  • Pub 6 miles

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

391900

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£1143 - £1603
per week
From £857 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This luxury cottage, which is located in the captivatingly beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, is within easy distance of Hay on Wye and Brecon. Top it all off with a hot tub, and you have an indulgent and opulent cottage.
  • 11 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Hay-on-Wye, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

WAM136

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£605 - £1153
per week
From £454 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This large cottage near Hay-on-Wye is on an organic farm close to Painscastle with sheep, red deer and horses.
  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 9 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 65 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

51657

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£1143 - £1603
per week
From £857 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Luxury striking holiday cottage for ten in the beautiful and renowned scenery of the Brecon Beacons, Llety Llyn y Fan has a hot tub, pool table and a view that you'll adore.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 30 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

51656

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£955 - £1339
per week
From £716 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Sociable, stylish and accessible accommodation with glorious views of the Brecon Beacons and hot tub for an evening's relaxation after exploring the National Park. Footpath on doorstep and bike hire on site
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 33 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

88430

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£1143 - £1603
per week
From £857 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Blissful five-star luxury cottage for 12 with access to a large swim spa – this Brecon Beacons holiday cottage is the ultimate in countryside indulgence.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

391895

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£955 - £1339
per week
From £716 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This stunning farmhouse cottage has it all- traditional features, modern luxury, views and a hot tub! Located in the Brecon Beacons, this rural country cottage is the haven you've been looking for.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Builth Wells, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

79580

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£517 - £929
per week
From £388 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This five star period cottage has original features, a scenic view, an enclosed garden and bags of charm. Within easy travelling distance to all sorts of attractions and adventures, this is the perfect holiday cottage for your family.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

358766

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£703 - £1005
per week
From £527 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Gorgeous Brecon Beacons holiday cottage for eight with wood burner, hot tub, games room, play park and sauna, and countryside views! Experience a little luxury at this captivating holiday cottage.
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 8 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Brecon, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

390810

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£1150 - £1688
per week
From £863 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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