Best places to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons holiday cottages

Best places to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons

Julie Smith 26 August 2021

If you’re looking to surround yourself with mesmerising Brecon Beacons countryside and spend time exploring the great outdoors in this wonderful part of Wales, a glamping holiday could be just the break from the norm that you need.

Glamping is the perfect way to do a digital detox, get off-grid and switch off from all the stresses of modern life. You can get in touch with nature by listening to the soothing sound of birdsong, spend a romantic evening under the stars in the dark skies of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and then head to a comfy bed in your log cabin or shepherd's hut.  

Here’s our guide to some of the best places to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons:

Glamping in Hay-on-Wye

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye is a leading location for culture vultures thanks to more than 30 independent bookshops that are dotted around the streets of this charming market town. It has an idyllic location in the Wye Valley at the top of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with nearby walks including Hay Bluff and the Offa’s Dyke trail.

Cocoon | Sleeps: 4 guests + 2 dogs

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Hay-on-Wye

This stylish glamping pod is nestled in a peaceful forest that’s less than a mile away from Hay-on-Wye. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors mean you can look out over the forest as you cosy up in front of the wood burner. A series of walking trails are just right for exploring, with both fishing and canoeing available on the nearby River Wye.

Why we love it:

  • Idyllic forest location with private river access.
  • BBQ available so you can cook and eat in the great outdoors.

Forest Nest | Sleeps: 2 guests

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Hay-on-Wye

This romantic cabin in the woods is located to the north of Hay-on-Wye and comes with an acre of nature-rich grounds to explore. The lovely wooden chalet is surrounded by trees so you’ll feel nice and secluded during your couple's getaway, and a fire pit means you can spend long evenings together enjoying the great outdoors. 

Why we love it:

  • Cosy and romantic wooden cabin with wonderful woodland views.
  • Immerse yourself in nature and breathe in fresh forest air during your relaxing retreat.

Glamping in Crickhowell

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Crickhowell

Nestled in the picturesque Usk Valley at the foot of the Black Mountains, Crickhowell was the inspiration for the mythical village of Crickhollow in JRR Tolkien’s classic children’s novel, The Hobbit. You’ll find medieval castles to explore plus a range of caves and waterfalls to seek out in this wonderful part of Wales.

Bluebell Shepherd Huts | Sleeps: 2 guests + 1 dog

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Hay-on-Wye

This pair of shepherd huts have been handcrafted using local Welsh timber and are tucked away high in the Brecon Beacons hills above the owner’s medieval farm. Wander through beautiful fields of bluebells during springtime, enjoy wonderful views across to Table Mountain from a private enclosed garden, and meet a range of friendly animals on a scenic stroll through the surrounding farmland. 

Why we love it:

  • Look out over the Brynmawr Valley from the elevated location of Bluebell Shepherd Huts.
  • Enjoy a series of romantic walks straight from the front door, and try your hand at fishing in the nearby River Usk. 

Glamping in Abergavenny

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Abergavenny

With a backdrop of the Sugar Loaf and the Skirrid mountains, and two different rivers flowing alongside the town, Abergavenny is deservedly one of the most popular holiday locations in the Brecon Beacons, especially as there are lots of food and drink options to enjoy during a visit. A weekly market takes place in town each Tuesday, and the annual Abergavenny Food Festival is held here in September.

Finmia | Sleeps: 2

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Abergavenny

This spacious blue shepherd’s hut is an ideal choice if you’re looking to add some five-star luxury to your Welsh glamping getaway. The stylish bolthole comes with a wood burner and underfloor heating to keep things toasty and warm, plus an enclosed decked terrace where you can make the most of Finmia’s prime location. Soak in the surrounding scenery from a private hot tub, relax and unwind in your own wooden sauna, then settle down to a BBQ by the fire pit. Finmia is the perfect option for a memorable couple’s escape to the Brecon Beacons. 

Why we love it:

  • Scandi-style interiors make Finmia the perfect cosy base to go back to after days of exploring the Brecon Beacons.
  • The garden area includes everything you need for an idyllic evening in the great outdoors. 

Wood Shack | Sleeps: 2

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Abergavenny

Once a writer’s cabin, this secluded woodland retreat overlooks a babbling brook in a magical setting that’s just right for getting away from it all.  You can spend time relaxing in a hammock by the stream, wake up to the wonderful sound of birdsong, and sit out by the chiminea on your private deck. When you do fancy getting back to civilisation, Abergavenny lies just a few miles away with a wide range of pubs, shops and cafes.

Why we love it: 

  • You’ll be surrounded by wonderful wildlife at this hidden cabin in the woods.
  • Soft furnishings including rugs and cushions keep the inside of Wood Shack nice and cosy.

The Sugar Loaf Shepherds Huts | Sleeps: 4 + 2 dogs

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Abergavenny

This pair of shepherd’s huts have one of the most unique locations in the Brecon Beacons, perched on the side of the Sugar Loaf mountain and surrounded by 200 acres of Welsh countryside. Spend days exploring a series of walking trails across the Black Mountains and evenings by the fire making the most of spectacular views.  

Why we love it:

  • Go pony trekking in the nearby Llanthony Valley or help feed the sheep on a neighbouring farm.
  • Bunk beds in one of the shepherd’s huts are ideal for children, and an enclosed garden is just right for four-legged friends.

Glamping in Talybont-on-Usk

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Talybont on Usk

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful break or an active outdoor adventure, Talybont-on-Usk is the perfect base for a glamping getaway, with rivers, reservoirs, woodland and waterfalls surrounding the pretty village. A range of cycle trails start from Talybont-on-Usk, with bike hire available in the village if you fancy exploring on two wheels, and there are several characterful country pubs to call at during your visit.   

Buzzard Lodge | Sleeps: 6 guests + 1 dog

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons - Talybont on Usk

This eco-friendly safari lodge is perfect for families looking for an outdoor adventure in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with cycling trails to follow, chickens to feed and a tranquil on-site pond where you can indulge in some wild swimming as you enjoy your scenic surroundings. The bedrooms at Buzzard Lodge are dressed in Egyptian cotton to add some extra luxury to your glamping break, and sinking into your wood-fired hot tub is the perfect way to relax each evening.    

Why we love it:

  • This luxury safari lodge includes plush leather sofas and a wood burner to keep you nice and cosy.
  • Dine outdoors on a private veranda that looks out over pretty woodland, or take a short walk to the pub at nearby Talybont-on-Usk.

Other Brecon Beacons glamping holidays:

Dreamcatcher Wagon | Sleeps: 2 guests + 2 dogs

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons

Located on a 17-acre farm in the beautiful Black Mountains, Dreamcatcher Wagon is a quirky, eco-friendly wooden glamping carriage to escape to for a gorgeous off-grid getaway. Your friendly neighbours include horses and chickens, with donkey rambles also available in the surrounding countryside. Take a short stroll for refreshments at the excellent local pub, then return to the private hot tub at Dreamcatcher Wagon for an evening under the stars. 

Why we love it: 

  • Cook on the campfire at Dreamcatcher Wagon, then relax and make the most of the view from your peaceful veranda.
  • The wood-fired hot tub is the perfect place to relax, unwind and spend quality time together.

The Hot Tub Hideaway | Sleeps: 2 guests

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons

Escape to an ancient hay meadow at the northern tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park and spend quality time together in this unique wooden holiday home that comes with everything you need for a special romantic break, including a one-of-a-kind upcycled hot tub. Everything is beautifully bespoke at this off-grid retreat, with a fire pit BBQ for al fresco dining as you sit outside and make the most of your idyllic hideaway.

Why we love it:

  • Enjoy a good night’s sleep in The Hot Tub Hideaway’s king-size bed - there’s also a separate wet room for your morning shower.  
  • Explore peaceful pathways and cycle trails from this glamping hut, or take a drive into Hay-on-Wye to stock up on reading for your relaxing break.

Book your glamping getaway to the Brecon Beacons

Glamping in the Brecon Beacons

If you have been inspired to go glamping in the Brecon Beacons, you’ll find lots more shepherd's huts, safari tents and wooden lodges that are available for a memorable stay in the countryside. So, whether you’re looking for a romantic off-grid escape or an outdoor adventure with the family, you can stay in forests, woodlands or farmers’ fields and experience some of the best parts of this Welsh national park without compromising on luxury.


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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