The  Areas

The Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains are crammed full of history, culture, outdoor activity, gourmet restaurants and pubs and our delightful self catering accommodation! Our holiday cottages cover a vast area. From the pretty towns of Usk and Abergavenny in Monmouthshire to lovely, foodie Llandeilo and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire in the West of the National Park. From stunning Waterfall Country in the South of the National Park, to the old spa towns of Llandrindod Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells in the North, with the towns of Hay on Wye, Brecon and Crickhowell and many more in between. 

For ease, we have divided the our cottages into 7 areas

The Brecon Beacons Area Map

The 7 Areas

THE ABERGAVENNY AREA

A town with plenty going on. Just half an hour from the M4, Abergavenny is a popular town. It has a historic castle, great shops and restaurants, the river Usk running through, great access to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons mountain ranges and a fabulous annual food festival, which led the Guardian to crown it Gastro Capital of the UK.

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THE BRECON AREA

Brecon has the most wonderful views and a canal and the River Usk running through. The highest mountains of Southern Britain are on the doorstep, with outdoor pursuits a plenty. But there's more to Brecon than that. There's a thriving theatre, 1930s cinema, cathedral, castle, leisure centre, farmers markets and good pubs and shops.

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THE CRICKHOWELL AREA

It's easy to see why Crickhowell won Visa's prestigious Britain's Best High street award in 2018. It's got a strong community spirit, almost exclusively independent shops, a historic castle, the river Usk and loads going on. All this with a back drop of the dramatic Llangattock Escarpment to the South and the magnificent Black Mountains to the North makes it a perfect holiday destination.

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THE HAY-ON-WYE AREA

Hay on Wye is a gem of a town, nestling in the North East corner of the Brecon Beacons at the foot of the mighty Hay Bluff hill. It's well known for its independent shops, ideas and annual book festival. It's a wonderful town to while away a few hours perusing the many second hand book shops, antiqueries, the markets and the excellent cafes and restaurants.

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LLANDOVERY AND LLANDEILO

The West of the Brecon Beacons National Park is characterised by immense, wild landscapes steeped in legend, less well-trodden trails (I've walked all day without meeting a soul), wonderful gardens and the charming towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. The Usk Reservoir at the foot of the Black Mountain (not to be confused with the Black Mountains, to the East) is well worth a visit, as is Llyn y Fan Fach, a lake which features in several folk tales. There is fabulous hiking, riding and cycling to be done here, however hard you want to exert yourself - up in the mountains, around the Usk Reservoir and on the way-marked trails in the Crychan Forest,

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NORTH OF BRECON

To the north of the Brecon Beacons are a series of old Victorian spa towns. Builth Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llanhamlach Wells and Llandrindod Wells, in the midst of immense rolling hills, open valleys with the odd incredibly steep climbs up the the Abergwesyn Common and the Cambrian Mountains. I challenge you to find a more spectacular drive than the Devil's Staircase, Abergwesyn to Tregaron. Llanwyrtyd Wells is also famed for the extraordinary events it hosts - the World Bog Snorkelling championships, Man vs Horse and the Real Ale Wobble. Builth Wells has a great Arts Centre with a cinema and plenty of live events.

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SOUTHERN BRECON BEACONS

Famous for its waterfalls and incredible landscapes, the Southern Brecon Beacons run from the top of the Central Brecon Beacons down through the lakes and valleys and waterfall country into the Swansea Valley. The area is dotted with towns, some with fascinating heritage, and lots of tourist attractions for all the family. There's a whisky distillery, the National Showcaves (which consist of the UK's largest caving system, a farm park, and a high dinosaur display, which is very popular with children) and Craig y Nos House and Gardens.

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A VISITORS GUIDE

To help our visitors find the best places, we have put together an amazing map, featuring our absolute favourite places - whether you are after a family outing, an intrepid adventure or a gastro meal. And - best of all - we have negotiated exclusive discounts and offers, just for you!

The map is frequently updated with new offers and will be availble once you have booked your holiday cottage with us.

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