With just the soothing sounds of nature to keep you company, this luxury one-bedroom retreat is perfect for a couple looking for a holiday in blissful surroundings. It’s set on an organic farm high in the Black Mountains, with spectacular views whatever the season and dramatic star-filled night skies. For the ultimate indulgence, book a spa treatment, a yoga, pilates or ballet lesson, or afternoon tea delivered to your door (arranged with the owner as an optional extra). Stock up at the award-winning village shop, Hopes, in Longtown for local fayre on the route in, although tea, freshly ground coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper is provided or arrange a more extensive welcome pack with the owners - full details available in the owners' welcome email. Visit Hay-on-Wyewhich is 7 miles away, with its wealth of bookshops and annual arts festival, and there are scenic walks right from your doorstep.
Inside, exposed beams, flagstone floors and elegant furniture with pops of bright colour showcase the mix of classic and contemporary styling perfectly. After a day in the wilderness, curl up on the sofa in the open-plan living area to watch the Smart TV or play your favourite tunes on the iPod dock. A roaring wood burner makes the property a wonderful winter retreat as well as a summer sanctuary. A few steps lead up to the kitchen, where you can prepare special dinners. There’s also a private garden with recliner chairs for catching some rays. When your day is done, head upstairs to the super-king-size bedroom, which has amazing views to wake up to.
Being surrounded by acres of countryside, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hikes, and you can even walk up the mountains straight from the cottage. The Brecon Beacons National Park is only about 7 miles away, with waterfalls, streams and an abundance of activities to enjoy, including fishing, cycling, pony trekking and canoeing on the River Wye. After your adventures, revive yourself with a pint of real ale or a refreshing fizzy drink in a welcoming country pub.