Nestled within the hillside offering complete privacy with far-reaching views across the rolling hills, this charming off-grid bothy is perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.
Off-grid living is a pleasure at this charming, remote bothy set in 50 acres of National Trust common land. There are dense woodlands, babbling streams and rolling hillsides to explore on this working farm, and the views of the Brecon Beacons are simply beautiful. Sleeping two people, this quirky and completely off-grid property is the perfect romantic retreat if your want to surround yourself in the wild beauty of the Brecon Beacons while protecting its unique environment. Boasting a host of wonderfully environmentally-friendly features – like a composting WC and rechargeable lamps – environmentally-conscious couples will simply adore this cute little bothy.
Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a lovely open-plan space that’s bathed in natural light and exudes off-grid living at its finest. Finished with natural materials in a palette of neutral colours, the small kitchen area is the perfect place to cook a romantic meal for two. Grab some produce from the kitchen garden and serve dinner in the quaint dining area in front of the window, so you can soak up the lovely views while you dine. After dinner, step outside and take a moonlight dip in the wood-fired hot tub, or fill the claw-foot bathtub on the covered terrace and enjoy a soak under the stars. Afterwards, curl up with your loved one on the sofa and chat by the soft light of the property’s oil-burning lamps, or head up the small ladder to the mezzanine bedroom that overlooks the living area and cuddle up under the eaves.
Please note the property is off grid and so has no electricity, mobile signal or wi-fi. All cooking is done on the wood burner.
Just 2 miles away you’ll find a beautiful riverside meadow called The Warren. This Area of Special Scientific Interest is a lovely place to spot kingfishers, otters and rabbits. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit with you. If you’re feeling a little more energetic, head off along Offa’s Dyke Path (1.5 miles), which follows the contours of the Black Mountains and zig-zags across the border between England and Wales. Alternatively, head to Llanthony Priory (13 miles) for an atmospheric stroll around the ruins. Before you head home, stop off at the hotel that’s located – quite remarkably – right in the middle of the ruins, and treat yourself to a pint. You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic pints in Wales.