Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons lies Wales’ very own Waterfall Country. Home to challenging walks through rocky gorges, breathtaking views and slow ambling rivers, the Brecon Beacons stage the perfect setting for a cosy holiday adventure. Bursting with an array of majestic waterfalls and cool water lakes, you are never far from the plunge, making it the perfect spot to celebrate Visit Wales’ Year Of The Sea 2018.
Rising Sun Cottage, Trecastle, Brecon
In a tiddly little village, near Sennybridge and a few miles from Brecon, this is a perfect spot if you are escaping the noise of city life. Rising Sun also welcomes your four-legged friends, which is a real plus as it’s only a couple of miles from the Usk reservoir and the Kite centre. The cottage has an abundance of teas, coffees, honey, local produce and all the toiletries you could dream of; the owner has recently refurbished throughout and has thought of everything. You will be delighted at the cottage amenities and the chance to relax with all the home comforts after a long day walking, enjoying the many local pubs, sightseeing and browsing antique shops.
Sleeps four. One week from £437. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/rising-sun
Buckland Mill Riverside Retreat, nr Crickhowell
A remote retreat that has been the inspiration for many artists, Buckland Mill is bursting with waterside features. The River Usk flows right past your window, with otters and kingfishers flocking to the location. The 200 yards of bank next to the Mill is also perfect for fishing.
Sleeps 10. One week from £1299. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/crickhowell/buckland-mill
Dan Y Bryn, Ystradfellte
Some of Britain’s most picturesque plunge pools can be found in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and in Ystradfellte in Mellte. Dan Y Bryn cottage will take you straight to them. With 20 plunge pools along five miles of the nearby Mellte River, there are plenty of spots nearby to enjoy a refreshing dip. After a day exploring Mellte’s famous waterfalls, head back to soak up the rest of the sun in the cottage garden.
Sleeps eight. One week from £508. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/southern-national-park/dan-y-bryn
Lily Pond Lodge, nr Llangammarch
A romantic pond-side lodge perfect for couples, north Brecon’s Lily Pond Lodge invites you to step outside and watch the water. This cosy cottage overlooks its pond below for a water-inspired romantic retreat. Featuring a brand new hot tub and relaxed balcony area, you never need to step inside.
Sleeps two. One week from £315. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/north-brecon/lily-pond-lodge
Swan Bank Cottage, Brecon
Located along the picturesque Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal, Swanbank Cottage is a peaceful waterside retreat. Lean over your garden wall to feed the ducks outside or take a stroll along the canal bank. Relax in the sunroom with a good book or simply sit as the boats chug peacefully past your window.
Sleeps four. One week from £344. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/swan-bank-cottage
Abercynrig House, Brecon
Set in 120 acres of a private riverside estate, this country manor house has its very own lake for guests to enjoy. Take a dip in the water or simply lie by its banks to unwind. With half a mile of double bank fishing a few minutes’ walk away, guests can enjoy brown trout fishing on the River Usk on their doorstep.
Sleeps 12. One week from £2285. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/abercynrig-house
Huts In The Hills, Hay Bluff, nr Hay-On-Wye
Nestled in the heart of the Black Mountain, these luxurious eco-huts make the most of their fresh water supply. Featuring their own wood-fired hot tubs, fresh spring water and a nearby brook, these huts will make it difficult to stay dry.
Sleeps six. One week from £1075. www.breconcottages.com/cottages/hay-wye/huts-hills
Historic canal-side cottage in the valley of the Brecon Mountains
Located next to the picturesque Brecon Monmouthshire canal, this modern stone built barn is a perfect waterside spot. Cycle along the canal before enjoying a relaxing lunch in one of its many nearby pubs.
Sleeps 6, Weeks from £550. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/marina-view
Relax on the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, Brecon
Located at the gateway to Brecon, this cottage invites you to relax beside the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, one of Wales’ many picturesque canals. Take a walk along its bank or simply watch as its boats chug by.
Sleeps 4, Weeks from £344. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/beynon-house
River Tawe retreat in Southern National Park
Perched right beside the River Tawe, Parc House is an idyllic waterside spot. Enjoy sounds of the river while watching the sunset above its waters. Just a few minutes’ drive from the small town of Ystradgynlais and just forty-five minutes from the Gower Peninsula, you will never be far from the Sea.
Sleeps 6, Weeks from £550. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/southern-national-park/parc-house
Enjoy Life on the Lake in Haye on Wye
Overlooking its own lake, this generous farmhouse offers an array of water-based activities to entertain guests. Board your very own boat, take out the canoe or simply take the plunge. The cottage’s lake even invites you to fish for your own carp, bream or perch. Only a ten minute drive from Hay on Wye, you and your guests will never be shy of things to do.
Sleeps 10, Weeks from £1547. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/hay-wye/filly-farmhouse