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Big Daf

Usk, South Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Converted army truck suitable for two adults and two children
  • Enjoy far-reaching countryside views
  • Set within the heart of the Wye Valley, near the Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean
  • Private wood-fired hot tub
Property code: 86820

An original DAF army truck that has been cleverly restored, creating a comfortable and well-equipped base suitable for all that come to stay. Set in the Wye Valley, you can make the most of the great outdoors.

The small rural village of Llangwm is set deep within the countryside of the Wye Valley and within easy reach of the traditional market towns of Usk and Chepstow which offer a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants. A haven for lovers of the outdoors and thrill-seekers, there is easy access into the Wye Valley where you can canoe, climb, fish, and dive, The Forest of Dean for mountain biking and high wire climbs, and The Brecon Beacons for mountains and caves. For a more leisurely stay, there are historic sites, castles, ancient monuments, museums and galleries to explore, including Tredegar House, The Big Pit, Tintern Abbey, and Chepstow Castle, or you could discover the vibrant city of Cardiff.

Set in a peaceful location overlooking open countryside, this is a unique opportunity, for the more adventurous traveller to enjoy a stay in a converted DAF army truck. Accessed via wooden steps to the side, the open plan area inside includes a small camping kitchenette with a two-ring gas stove, microwave, a sink, a fridge with an ice compartment, toaster and kettle. After a busy day exploring the beautiful Wye Valley and surrounding area, there are two comfortable sofas with a table in the centre where you can relax with a book or watch the wall-mounted TV. One of the sofas is easily converted into a king size bed, and if you have children along with you for the adventure, there are two built-in bunk beds that they will love. Complete with a shower room with small sink and WC, the truck has everything you will need.

Outside, start your day by taking a seat in the front of the truck, enjoying your morning coffee. There is a covered private terrace housing the wood - fired hot tub,  with a table and chairs and charcoal BBQ, storage for bikes and canoes, and off-road parking for two cars.

  • 1 king-size sofa bed, 1 bunk bed suitable for two children only
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Two ring gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, toaster and kettle
  • TV in lounge area
  • Private covered patio with seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Storage for two bikes
  • Ample parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 4 miles and pub 2 miles
  • Wood-fired hot tub -  please note the hot tub may not be hot on arrival
  • Please note the property is not suitable for EV charging
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

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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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