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Brecon Beacons Resort

13 Miles from Brecon
Sleeps 6
Pets 1
Brecon Beacons Resort is part of our exclusive Daisy Door Cottage style Collection, enviably set in a picturesque location in the heart of the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Heronstone Lodges

19 Miles from Brecon
Sleeps 2
Pets 1
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Enjoying an idyllic setting amidst protected woodland in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this rural park sits on a non working farm and offers an excellent base for simply getting away from it all.
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Heart Of Wales Lodges

23 Miles from Brecon
Sleeps 4
Pets 1
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Nestling in a peaceful valleyside setting commanding spectacular views of the lush Powys countryside, these spacious lodges boast luxurious outdoor hot tubs perfect for relaxing after exploring the captivating scenery of the Elan Valley in this much loved part of Wales.
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Castle Pren Lodges

26 Miles from Brecon
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Boasting panoramic countryside views from their idyllic setting on a working farm in glorious rural mid-Wales, this boutique collection of uniquely designed eco–friendly lodges are positioned to take full advantage of the views and offer a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Heartsease Lodges

26 Miles from Brecon
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Enjoying a gloriously secluded setting with stunning countryside views, these two spacious well equipped lodges boast outdoor hot tubs and moderately large enclosed gardens and sit just minutes’ drive from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and within a few miles of the impressive reservoirs of the Elan Valley.
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Mill Meadow Lodges

27 Miles from Brecon
Sleeps 2
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A paradise for nature lovers, these comfortable lodges sit in an area of Special Scientific Interest surrounded by rivers, pools, woodland and glorious panoramic views of the Mid Wales countryside, ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
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Powys Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Brecon, where the rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons beckon adventurers and tranquillity seekers alike. Savour local Welsh fare, from succulent lamb to artisanal cheeses, at cosy pubs and eateries. Get your heart racing with activities like hiking Pen y Fan, kayaking on serene lakes, or exploring underground caves. Brecon's rich tapestry includes the fact that it's home to one of the oldest Norman castles in Wales. For those after a cosy retreat, a family escapade, or a mates' escape, a lodge stay in Brecon is unbeatable, offering a unique blend of comfort and wilderness immersion.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Brecon?

Brecon is a gem in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering a refreshing blend of stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. In 2024, it's not just the rolling hills and picturesque market town vibe that's drawing folks in. The Brecon Jazz Festival is making a comeback, and you won't want to miss the buzz. Lodges here give you a slice of seclusion and a dash of luxury that hotels can't match. You're in for a treat with the privacy and space to breathe. What's unique? Brecon is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a tranquil escape, with its own canal, theatre, and a heap of local charm.

If you're visiting Brecon with kids

Absolutely, Brecon's a winner for families. Kids can explore the great outdoors, splash around in rivers, and there's plenty of space for them to run wild. The Brecon Mountain Railway is a hit, chugging through the scenery. Tretower Court and Castle will have them feeling like knights and princesses. Lodges are ideal for families, offering that home-from-home vibe with room to play and chill out after a day of adventures.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes or boots
  2. Waterproof jackets and trousers
  3. Warm layers for chilly evenings
  4. Sun hats and sunscreen for protection
  5. Backpacks for day trips
  6. Swimwear for water fun
  7. Binoculars for wildlife spotting
  8. First aid kit for little scrapes
  9. Games and books for downtime
  10. Camera or smartphone for memories

Pet Friendly Brecon Adventures

Brecon is a haven for pets, with trails galore and plenty of pet-friendly spots. The Star Inn and The Clarence Inn are just a couple of the local pubs where your furry friends are welcome. When you're booking a lodge, definitely look for one with an enclosed garden – it's a game-changer for peace of mind. Also, remember to pack a lead, dog bowls, and maybe even a doggy towel for those mucky paws after a day's exploring.

Dog walking ideas in Brecon

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Pen y Fan 4 Mountain Views LD3 8NL
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal Variable Canal Path NP8 1SE
Brecon Promenade 2 River & Town LD3 7EW
Talybont Reservoir 5 Lakeside LD3 7YS
Crickhowell Walking Route 3 Rural Town NP8 1BN

Remember, Brecon is a place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Whether you're trekking the hills or strolling through the town, it's a spot that offers something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab the kids and the dog, and head to Brecon for a lodge break that's bound to be memorable.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

Brecon is a fantastic choice for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Imagine unwinding in a cosy lodge with a private hot tub, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Welsh countryside. Many lodges in Brecon cater to couples with pamper packs that include champagne, chocolates, and even spa treatments right in your accommodation. For a truly indulgent experience, consider lodges that offer on-site spa facilities or partner with local spas. Dining out is a treat too, with several intimate eateries offering candlelit meals and local flavours. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or just in need of some quality time together, Brecon's lodges provide the perfect setting.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Brecon is home to hearty Welsh cuisine, with local lamb and Welsh rarebit being firm favourites. For a memorable meal, check out The Felin Fach Griffin, known for its excellent food and cosy atmosphere. Families will love the welcoming vibe and tasty dishes at The Brecon Tap, which also boasts a great selection of local ales. Couples looking for a romantic spot should try The Three Horseshoes Inn, where the ambience and fine dining menu are sure to impress.

For a good night out

A night out in Brecon can be as laid-back or lively as you like. For a relaxed evening, The Bank Bar & Kitchen offers a great mix of food, drinks, and occasional live music. If you're after a traditional pub experience, The George Hotel is a hit with locals and visitors alike for its friendly service and selection of beers. For those who enjoy a bit of nightlife, The Wellington often hosts events and has a vibrant atmosphere.

Fishing

Brecon is a haven for anglers, with several spots to enjoy a peaceful day of fishing. Here's a list of the main fishing lakes and facilities:

  • Llangorse Lake - renowned for pike and perch fishing (LD3 7TR)
  • Talybont Reservoir - offers trout fishing amidst stunning scenery (LD3 7YS)
  • Usk Reservoir - perfect for fly fishing for brown trout (SA9 1GQ)
  • Cantref Reservoir - another excellent trout fishing location (LD3 8LR)
  • River Usk - for those who prefer river fishing, known for salmon and trout (LD3)

Outdoor Adventures

Brecon is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. Black Mountain Activities offers a range of adventures from kayaking to climbing, with prices starting around £45 per person. During the summer months, they're open seven days a week, but it's best to check ahead for seasonal variations. Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is another hotspot, where you can try your hand at indoor climbing or horse riding. They cater to all skill levels and are open year-round, with activities priced individually.

Shopping and Souvenirs

NameTypeOn OfferPostcode
The Hours Bookshop & CaféBookshop & GiftsBooks, local craftsLD3 7AD
Gateway AntiquesAntiquesAntique furniture, collectablesLD3 8LA
Erwood Station GalleryArt & CraftsArtwork, jewelleryLD2 3SJ
Brecon Farmers MarketLocal ProduceFood, handmade itemsLD3 7EW
Beacons CraftsGift ShopWelsh souvenirs, craftsLD3 9DA

Brecon offers a unique shopping experience with a variety of places to find the perfect souvenir or gift. Whether you're after local crafts, antiques, or fresh produce, you'll find something special in this charming town.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Brecon

Garwnant Brecon Beacons, Powys

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 21 minutes (15.11 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Garwnant Brecon Beacons is a serene sanctuary where luxury meets the wilderness. Nestled in one of the UK's Dark Sky reserves, these lodges offer a star-gazing haven with contemporary amenities, including hot tubs, amidst tranquil woodlands.

Who will love these lodges? Nature enthusiasts, families, and couples alike will adore Garwnant Brecon Beacons. It's perfect for those seeking a blend of outdoor adventure and indulgent comfort. The park's proximity to hiking trails and outdoor activities makes it ideal for active visitors, while the luxury lodges with hot tubs provide a romantic setting for couples.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Welsh countryside with countless hikes and cycle paths. Merthyr Tydfil, just 15 minutes away, offers climbing tours, water sports, and more. For dining and entertainment, Cardiff's cultural delights are within reach, offering a variety of restaurants and bars.

What's nearby? The nearby Pen-Y-Fan, a short drive away, offers breathtaking hikes. Cardiff, with attractions like the Blackwater Art Gallery and Cardiff Museum, is perfect for a day trip. Techniquest's interactive science exhibits are a hit with families, and the city's shopping scene is excellent for a retail therapy session.

Accommodation options: Garwnant Brecon Beacons provides a range of accommodation options suitable for couples, groups, and families, all pet friendly. From the luxurious White Willow Premium lodges to the spacious Golden Oak Valley View lodges, each comes with an outdoor kitchen area, gas barbecue, and a hot tub for the ultimate relaxation experience.


Brecon Beacons Resort, Powys

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 24 minutes (18.45 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Brecon Beacons Resort is a charming retreat set in the heart of the national park. Traditional stone cottages with modern comforts, some boasting jacuzzi baths and saunas, make this an eco-friendly choice with hydroelectric turbines and solar panels.

Who will love these lodges? This resort is a sanctuary for those seeking tranquillity and outdoor enthusiasts. It's perfect for dog walkers, ramblers, and mountain bikers. The cottages cater to families and couples looking for a blend of adventure and relaxation in a picturesque setting.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can enjoy the indoor heated pool, gym, games room, and children's play area. The National Showcaves of Wales are adjacent to the resort, offering a unique exploration experience. Tennis courts and a coffee shop add to the onsite amenities.

What's nearby? The resort is near the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, with guests enjoying a discount. The Gower Peninsula's beaches and Cardiff's historic and shopping attractions are within easy reach for day trips.

Accommodation options: The resort offers a range of cottages, from the family-friendly Red Dragon with ensuite showers and sauna to the romantic Craig-Y-Nos, perfect for couples. While most accommodations are pet friendly, some do not have a hot tub.


Heronstone Lodges, Powys

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 35 minutes (25.19 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Heronstone Lodges offer a peaceful escape in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. Set in protected woodland on a non-working farm, these lodges provide a rural setting with a children's play area and village amenities nearby.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for hill walking, fishing, and nature lovers, Heronstone Lodges cater to those who appreciate the great outdoors. Families and couples will find the lodges' location and facilities, including hot tubs, perfect for a restful break.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The park itself is a haven for relaxation, with a children's play area and EV charging point. The surrounding 'waterfall country' is a must-see, and the village offers shops, pubs, and takeaways for convenience.

What's nearby? Swansea, with its vibrant city life, is just 15 miles away. The area is known for its natural beauty, including famous caves, steam railways, and gardens.

Accommodation options: Heronstone Lodges feature a variety of lodges, from the cosy Kestrel for two to the family-friendly Red Kite with a covered outdoor hot tub. While most lodges are pet friendly, some do not offer a hot tub.


Heart Of Wales Lodges, Powys

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 51 minutes (33.35 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Heart Of Wales Lodges are nestled in the lush Powys countryside, offering spacious lodges with hot tubs and spectacular valley views. The tranquil setting is ideal for exploring the Elan Valley and enjoying the natural beauty of Wales.

Who will love these lodges? Those looking for a peaceful retreat will find solace here. It's a fantastic spot for walking, cycling, fishing, and bird-watching enthusiasts. The lodges provide a comfortable base for exploring the local area or simply unwinding.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The lodges are designed for relaxation, with private hot tubs and conservatories to enjoy the views. The surrounding area is ripe for outdoor pursuits and wildlife spotting.

What's nearby? The Elan Valley is on your doorstep, offering stunning landscapes and outdoor activities. Llandrindod Wells and the wider attractions of Snowdonia and Aberystwyth are within reach for day trips.

Accommodation options: Heart Of Wales Lodges provide a selection of lodges, including the pet-friendly Valley View Lodge with a patio area and hot tub. The accommodations are designed for comfort and relaxation, with some options not permitting pets.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Brecon

Brecon is a charming market town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering a range of attractions for all ages. Whether you're staying in one of the cosy lodges in Brecon or just passing through, you'll find plenty to do. Here are six top attractions you've got to check out.

Brecon Cathedral

  • Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Prices: Free entry, donations welcome
  • Postcode: LD3 9DP
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Cathedral Close

Brecon Cathedral is a beacon of architectural beauty, with parts dating back to the 11th century. It's perfect for those who appreciate history and serene environments. Check out the stunning stained glass and the peaceful Cathedral Close. The best time to visit is during the quieter weekdays.

Phone number: 01874 623857 | Web: breconcathedral.org.uk


The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh

  • Opening Times: Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £5, Concessions £4, Children £2
  • Postcode: LD3 7ED
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

This museum is a trove for anyone keen on military history. It's packed with fascinating exhibits, including the Zulu War Room. The museum is constantly updating its displays and often hosts events. To get the most out of your visit, join one of the guided tours.

Phone number: 01874 613310 | Web: royalwelsh.org.uk


Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

  • Opening Times: Daily 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Prices: Free entry, charges for some events
  • Postcode: LD3 8ER
  • Est. time required: 1-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the Visitor Centre. It's the perfect starting point for exploring the Brecon Beacons. The centre offers maps, guides, and advice on the best trails. Visit in spring or autumn for a less crowded experience. Don't miss the on-site café for a slice of delicious homemade cake!

Phone number: 01874 623366 | Web: breconbeacons.org


Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

  • Opening Times: Always open
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: Various access points
  • Est. time required: Varies
  • Nearest parking: Depends on access point

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is a haven for walkers, cyclists, and boaters. It's a picturesque spot for a leisurely day out. Rent a boat or bring a picnic and watch the world go by. Early mornings are particularly magical, with mist rising off the water.

Web: canalrivertrust.org.uk


Brecon Mountain Railway

  • Opening Times: Check website for timetable
  • Prices: Adults £15.50, Children £7.75
  • Postcode: LD3 7PL
  • Est. time required: 1.5 hours for the round trip
  • Nearest parking: On-site

All aboard for a scenic journey through the Brecon Beacons. The Brecon Mountain Railway is a hit with families and train enthusiasts alike. The vintage steam locomotives and stunning views make for an unforgettable experience. Try to snag a seat on the right side of the train for the best views.

Phone number: 01685 722988 | Web: breconmountainrailway.co.uk


Theatr Brycheiniog

  • Opening Times: Box office open Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Prices: Varies per show
  • Postcode: LD3 7EW
  • Est. time required: Typically 2-3 hours for a show
  • Nearest parking: Canal Basin car park

For a dose of culture, Theatr Brycheiniog is the spot. It offers a diverse program of theatre, dance, comedy, and music. The canal-side setting is also pretty special. Book tickets in advance to catch the latest shows and enjoy a pre-show drink at the Waterfront Bar.

Phone number: 01874 611622 | Web: brycheiniog.co.uk


When planning your days out in Brecon, remember to check the latest opening times and any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place. And if you're looking for a place to stay, consider the lodges in Brecon for a comfortable and convenient base to explore all these attractions and more.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons. Lodges in Brecon often come with modern amenities, like fully-equipped kitchens and comfy living spaces. Many have outdoor areas with seating, perfect for that morning cuppa or evening glass of wine, while soaking in the tranquil surroundings.

What should I pack when visiting Brecon?

Bring layers for the unpredictable Welsh weather, sturdy walking boots for the trails, and swimwear for hot tub lodges. Don't forget a camera for those scenic shots and a backpack for day trips. Essentials like toiletries are a must, and maybe some board games for cosy evenings in.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Brecon offer parking spaces right outside or very close to your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear and getting out and about to explore the local area. Just check with your specific lodge beforehand, as parking arrangements can vary.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are a chance to explore Brecon's indoor attractions like the Brecon Cathedral or the South Wales Borderers Museum. Many lodges come with board games, books, or even log fires, making them ideal for a snug day in. Plus, there's something quite special about a hot tub in the rain!

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Yes, local takeaways and some restaurants in Brecon offer delivery services to lodges. Supermarkets like Tesco and Asda also do deliveries if you're planning to cook. For a special treat, look out for local businesses offering hampers filled with Welsh goodies.

Is Brecon a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely, Brecon is stunning year-round. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. Winter brings a magical frosty landscape, while autumn is a riot of colour. Plus, many lodges have heating and hot tubs, making them perfect for a cosy getaway any time of year.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Lodges with hot tubs in Brecon pride themselves on hygiene. Your hot tub will be thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before you dip in. It's all part of the service to ensure you have a relaxing and safe stay.

Are there any pet-friendly lodges in Brecon?

Yes, many lodges in Brecon welcome pets, so your furry friend can join the adventure. Look for lodges that specify they're pet-friendly, and you'll often find extra perks like dog bowls and treats waiting. Just remember to keep dogs on leads where livestock are present.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

There's a range of accessible lodges in Brecon, with features like ground-floor bedrooms, walk-in showers, and ramps. It's best to discuss your specific needs with the lodge provider before booking to ensure they can accommodate you comfortably.

What local activities can we book during our stay?

Brecon is an adventure playground. Book horse riding at Cantref Adventure Farm, try kayaking on the River Usk, or go for a guided hike. For something more laid-back, join a local art class or a whisky tasting session at the Penderyn Distillery. There's something for everyone.

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