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Abercamlais Lodge

Brecon (5mls W), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone, grotto-style lodge, set in a peaceful location at the head of a private country estate
  • Exclusive access to wild swimming, fly fishing, meadow walks and tennis
  • A great base for couples to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 88748

Enjoying a peaceful location within a private country estate set within the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this property is just 6 miles west of the bustling market town of Brecon, well known for its famous jazz festival, independent shops and cafes, history, military connections and, of course, the magnificent cathedral. The area is perfect for outdoor pursuits too; you can follow the many waymarked paths along with the rivers and canals, countryside, and mountain ranges. Hire a rowing boat, kayak or pedalo at Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales. Travel underground at the National Showcaves Centre or, for the more easy-going guests, there are some lovely market towns such as Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell and Builth Wells all within easy reach.

 This unique home is set within the grounds of a private estate where guests are free to explore the riverbanks of the River Usk and wild meadows. The lodge stands alone at the head of the estate offering a traditional storm porch where you can take a seat whilst removing muddy boots after a day of exploring. Step on through the large oak door into a cosy lounge area that is warmed with a wood burner; here, you can relax and enjoy a chapter of a good book or a favourite film on the TV. From here, you have access to a bespoke fitted kitchen with an area to dine – a light and contemporary space finished with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining space is perfect for two, along with views and a rear door onto the enclosed gardens. There is access from the kitchen to a spacious bathroom where you can relax and soak in the deep bath with garden views; there is also a separate shower and WC. When the day is done, head to the king-size bedroom with a king-size zip-and-link bed that can be made into twin beds on request when booking.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ, as well as a well-stocked herb garden with herbs for the chefs amongst you. Guests will also have access to a stretch of the River Usk for wild swimming, fly fishing (guests to supply a rod licence), an all-weather tennis court and a wild meadow walk. Guests can also take a tour of the estate and local produce by arrangement with the owner. There is storage for bikes and allocated parking for two cars.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size zip-and-link (can be made into twin beds on request when booking)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric central heating
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs and BBQ, plus meadow walk
  • Exclusive use of the River Usk for wild swimming
  • Fly fishing available on River Usk at an additional cost
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Pubs and shops 3 miles, Brecon golf club 5 miles
  • Small to medium-size dogs welcome
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


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Reviewed by Elisabeth 25th July 2022

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Beautiful cosy retreat with literally everything you need. Super hosts on hand for any help and guidance and local info. Fantastic location right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Victoria 16th July 2022

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Wow. Wow. Wow. Abercamlais Lodge Is just stunning. The lodge and grounds are absolutely gorgeous and so quint and cosy. We loved our week there and have already booked to go back. The lodge has everything you need and as a dog owner, the grounds, walks and secure garden adds that extra special bonus. The owners went above and beyond for us and we cRead moreannot thank them enough. If youre looking for that extra special holiday then look no further. 10/10 and 5 stars ­ all-round. We love it Hide

Reviewed by Martin 2nd July 2022

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We loved Abercamlais Lodge. The Lodge has recently been refurbished internally bringing it up to date whilst still keeping some original features. Beautiful modern kitchen with an excellent range of new appliances and utensils. Excellent bathroom with separate bath and waterfall shower. Bedroom has plenty of storage space, very comfy large bed. TheRead more smart tv in the living room is a bonus with decent internet speed for watching movies. Detached with own gardens. Highly recommended. Hide

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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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