Ten Brecon Beacons cottages with a view holiday cottages

Ten Brecon Beacons cottages with a view

Julie Smith 03 June 2022

The Brecon Beacons is a Welsh national park that’s well known for its dramatic mountains, peaceful countryside, picturesque waterfalls and lovely rivers. 

To help you make the most of the mesmerising scenery in this wonderful location and discover some of the best places to stay, we have rounded up ten of the best Brecon Beacons holiday cottages with a view. 

Box Barn Cottage | Sleeps: 2 guests

Box Barn Cottage - Brecon Beacons

This beautiful barn conversion is nestled at the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and comes with 360-degree views to enjoy during your romantic getaway. An outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying an al fresco picnic lunch as you make the most of your glorious location.

  • The property looks out over a pretty duck pond, and you can also watch sheep grazing in nearby fields with red kites soaring in the sky as you relax outside
  • Enjoy a spectacular mountainous backdrop from an idyllic spot above the hamlet of Garthbrengy with lots of nearby woodland and waterside walks to enjoy
  • Box Barn Cottage is just 5 miles from the popular market town of Brecon, where you’ll find an assortment of shops and pubs, and where you can take a scenic boat ride along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

What our guests say:

“This holiday was just what my husband and I needed. We couldn't have chosen a better place or a better location. The cottage is lovely, it's very peaceful, and the ever-changing views of the Brecon Beacons from the lounge and the garden are wonderful.” - Katie     

The Painter’s House | Sleeps: 2 guests

The Painters House in Talgarth

You’ll find this handsome property tucked away peacefully at the bottom of the Black Mountains in the pretty village of Talgarth. Enjoy views across the Brecon Beacons National Park from your private terrace and fully enclosed walled garden as you enjoy a BBQ in the sunshine. There’s even an outdoor wood burner so that you relax outdoors when the Welsh weather is a little chillier. 

  • If you fancy cycling in the Brecon Beacons, there are lots of routes to try around Talgarth and The Painter’s House has a lockable shed for up to two bikes
  • The nearby Pwll y Wrach Nature Reserve is perfect for a wildlife walk through ancient woodland and if you’re feeling more energetic, a nearby peak to climb is Mynydd Troed
  • Dramatic double-height beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace add lots of character to the cottage, with an assortment of soft furnishings to make it feel nice and cosy

What our guests say:

“We really enjoyed our stay. It is a lovely property with a wonderful garden, well situated for exploring the Brecon Beacons or just for chilling out and enjoying the peace and quiet of the Welsh countryside.”  - Tony

Corn View Llanilid | Sleeps: 4 guests

Corn View - Brecon Beacons cottage

This two-bedroom barn conversion dates back 200 years and is set within a 220-acre working sheep farm in the Afon Crai valley.  You’re surrounded in all directions by rolling green countryside, with the River Crai running prettily past the property. Enjoy the view from inside the property thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows or take a seat outside in the picnic-style seating area.

  • After you’ve sat and soaked in the view, you’ll find a series of walking and cycling trails to help you explore this picturesque part of the Brecon Beacons
  • Follow the path of the River Crai which runs through the farm to the nearby Crai Reservoir, a popular spot for fishing
  • There’s both a double and a twin bedroom, making it just right for a family getaway to the Brecon Beacons - especially as attractions like the Dan-Yr-Ogof caves and Waterfall Country are within easy driving distance 

What our guests say:  

“Beautiful cottage, perfectly laid out for a comfortable week for up to four people. Loved listening to the birds each morning and seeing the mist in the valley, such a quiet and peaceful location.” - Beth

Pear Tree Lodge | Sleeps: 4 guests plus 2 dogs

Pear Tree Lodge - Brecon Beacons

This bright and airy lodge has a secluded spot on the edge of Builth Wells. For the ultimate in relaxation, you can look out over the dramatic surrounding countryside from your private hot tub or from the covered terrace with its swing chair. There are also views to enjoy from all the rooms at Pear Tree Lodge, so that you can make the most of your scenic location. 

  • There are two sets of French doors within the open-plan living space, which lead straight to your outdoor terrace and the bubbling hot tub - perfect for nights under the stars
  • The property is great for families - kids will especially love meeting the very cute Shetland ponies who live in the field next door to this family-friendly Brecon Beacons cottage
  • Pear Tree Lodge is perfectly placed for exploring both the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Elan Valley where you can enjoy a range of outdoor adventures 

What our guests say:

“Gorgeous rural location where the noisiest neighbours are the sheep and birds. The lodge was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The views were fantastic and the hot tub a welcome bonus at the end of the day.” - Rachael 

Sycamore Barn | Sleeps: 4 guests

Sycamore Barn - Brecon Beacons

You’ll find this 16th-century stone barn perched high above Crickhowell in the Llangattock hills, and can enjoy views for miles from its enclosed garden and private patio as you fire up a summer BBQ. The characterful interiors at the property include exposed stone walls, wooden lintels and a spectacular circular staircase. 

  • The Brecon Beacons is one of the best places in the UK for stargazing and a telescope is provided so that you can make the most of starry night skies
  • Sycamore Barn has been featured in the BBC’s ‘Gone Fishing’ and there are lots of streams and rivers nearby where you can try out this gentle pastime during your getaway
  • A selection of board games is provided for family nights in and there’s a wood burner to keep things nice and cosy too. There’s also lots of outside space for kids to burn off energy in the great outdoors

What our guests say:

“This is a great spot to get away from it all. Tucked away in an elevated position, the barn gives fantastic views of the local countryside. The barn is comfortable and cosy, especially with the stove going. Lots of walking and mountain biking nearby.” - Catherine

Sunnybank | Sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Occupying a commanding position overlooking the River Wye, this stunning property offers friends and families the chance to immerse themselves in the rural tranquillity and soak up the panoramic views. Located amongst the rolling hills just north of the Brecon Beacons National Park, there are plenty of walks from your doorstep, but also lots of opportunities for adventures further afield.

  • If you like your adventures to be on the water Sunnybank is perfectly placed as the River Wye is a short downhill walk from the property, ideal for canoeists.
  • If you are keen to wander around the local towns and villages, Builth Wells, a former Victorian spa town and now home to the Royal Welsh Showground, is 7.5 miles away and Hay-on-Wye, famous for its bookshops and literary festival, is 13 miles away.
  • Sunnybank has made sure to make the most of those incredible views. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner al-fresco on the terrace and relax on the comfortable sofas on the separate balcony.

What our guests say:

“Fantastic holiday home. Extremely well presented, location is a great base for exploring the amazing surroundings, balconies were a nice touch and offered fantastic views across the valley. The owner was very friendly and offered great communication throughout. Thoroughly recommended.” - Jonathan

Common Cottage | Sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Common Cottage in the Brecon Beacons

This dog-friendly holiday cottage is tucked away at the north-east corner of the Brecon Beacons close to the banks of the River Wye. There are views across the Wye Valley and Begwn Hills from an elevated private terrace at the front of the property which comes with a dining table and chairs for outdoor eating.  

  • The property is just 3 miles away from Hay-on-Wye where you can browse lots of independent bookshops, visit the weekly Thursday market and find lots of pubs to relax in
  • If you fancy trying some wild swimming in the Brecon Beacons, the Warren is a riverside meadow that’s a popular spot for picnicking, paddling or taking a refreshing dip in the Wye
  • The back door at Common Cottage leads straight to a utility room where you can discard muddy clothing and clean mucky pups after scenic walks along the river

What our guests say:

“We stayed in this beautiful cottage, and I have to say that this is the best cottage we have stayed in. The location and peace and quiet were perfect. The cottage itself was just perfect. I will definitely be booking again next year!!” - Kelly

Old Crofftau | Sleeps: 8 guests + 2 dogs

Old Crofftau in the Brecon Beacons

This extra-special Brecon Beacons holiday cottage comes with lots of rustic features and a reverse-level design to make the most of mesmerising surroundings. You’ll feel completely immersed in the magical Brecon Beacons, with surroundings that include mountains, valleys and pretty woodland.

  • This unique property comes with vaulted ceilings, exposed stonework and chunky wooden beams. There’s even a Wurlitzer jukebox for fun-filled evenings with family or friends
  • Old Crofftau is a dog-friendly Brecon Beacons property and comes with a large, enclosed garden that’s perfect for up to two four-legged friends to play in
  • A lovely outdoor seating area with loungers and a BBQ means you can enjoy time together outside and really make the most of the spectacular Welsh countryside views 

What our guests say:

“An idyllic location for a 50th birthday weekend. Wonderful walks from just outside the door and much-needed peace and tranquillity. Very helpful and friendly owners. We are all looking forward to going back already.” - Kirstine 

Strawberry Wood Barn | Sleeps: 11 guests

Strawberry Wood Barn in the Brecon Beacons

Gather your extended family or a group of friends together at this large holiday home in the Brecon Beacons. Along with luxurious interiors, you can enjoy spectacular views out over the Black Mountains. This gorgeous property has been featured in both Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller, so you know you’ll be staying somewhere very special indeed.  

  • There’s lots of outside space at Strawberry Wood Barn with a trampoline, swing ball and children’s play area to keep little ones entertained. There are even sledges available to use in the winter
  • Four of the bedrooms at this 5-star retreat can be made up as doubles or twins for maximum flexibility – there’s even direct access to the gardens from the beautiful master bedroom
  • There is plenty of room for everyone at this wonderful holiday home, with a drawing room, conservatory and den to spread out and relax in plus a large open-plan kitchen/diner

What our guests say:

“A wonderful house and location. Really spacious with super comfy beds. Beautiful garden and fun equipment for the children, both inside and out. Breathtaking views, we didn't want to leave!” - Amy

Plan your getaway to the Brecon Beacons

Plan your getaway to the Brecon Beacons

If you have been inspired to visit the Brecon Beacons, this is just a small selection of the cottages we have available in this magnificent region of Wales. Many of our properties come with breathtaking views of their own with dog-friendly, family and romantic holiday homes available.

Browse the full collection to find your perfect base.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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