The main attraction has to be the surrounding hills and mountains be it on foot, bike, canoe, horse, or stargazing the choices are endless. There is a very useful App if you like to find things on the go called ‘Visit Brecon Beacons’. Also lots of ideas can be found on the Brecon Beacons National Park website.
There are numerous events throughout the park from agricultural shows to dark sky events, re-enactments and food festivals. A good place to find information on all these events on line is the Brecon Beacons site.
You will find an up to date selection of brochures in the Coach House.
A selection of activities
Bicycle Hire: Try Bikes and Hikes for everything to do with mountain biking and cycling. They also have information on climbing, caving and other outdoor activities.
Boat Hire: Beacon Park Day Boats for canal boat & canoe hire based in Brecon.
Stargazing: The Brecon Beacons National Park is an international Dark-Sky reserve with the light pollution levels being continually reduced. On a clear evening you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebula and meteor showers all from your patio or the grounds surrounding the cottage. The Brecon Beacons Observatory at the visitor centre is just 3 miles from the cottage. Dark Sky Wales hold regular events there if you do not have your own telescope or just want to join in with others.
Swimming: Brecon Leisure Centre
Calendar of Local Events
- Glanusk Estate NGS Open Garden 19 May 2019
- Hay Festival 23 May – 2 June 2019
- Llandovery Motorbike weekend 6-7 July 2019
- Royal Welsh Show 22-25 July 2019
- Brecon Jazz Weekend 9-11 August 2019
- Brecon County Show 10 August 2019
- Green Man Festival 15-18 August 2019
- Abergavenny Food Festival 14-15 September 2019
- Llandovery Sheep Festival 21-22 September 2019
- Hay Winter Festival 28 November – 1 December 2019
What our guests say
The Coach House has been lovely. Our hosts have been perfect, totally putting us at our ease. Their knowledge and expertise helped us plan our lovely weekend.
Chris & Chloe Kegworth
By good fortune we found ourselves the most comfortable and well equiped holiday home in this lovely coach house. Such a delightful setting and well positioned to see all that the Brecon Beacons has to offer. Valerie's knowledge of the area is impressive and been very helpful. We will return to this cosy cottage.
Jan & Richard Daventry
Had a lovely Easter weekend break. Valerie gave us brilliant advice on places to go and see. Cottage was amazing, couldn't ask for more.
Dan & Kasia Southampton
We have really loved staying in the coach house. Although here primarily for the Hay Festival we have enjoyed the scenery and countryside. The cottage itself is just perfect and is so well thought out, it has everything you need and lots of thoughtful extras.
Barbara & Humph Grove
What a genuinely peaceful place to stay, we enjoyed it from the off. The welcome pack was a great start to get us going. he gems of useful information even more so.
Mel & Ben - Peckenham
Our second visit and again we were not disappointed. Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful good humour. A great base in beautiful countryside.
Mike & Maggie - Swallowfield
We have had a delightful week enhanced by superb weather. Everything at the cottage has been very good and we filled our week with walks.
Val & Alan Cottingham
Made very welcome. Our short break seemed just that. So much to do and explore. The weather was very kind to us. Thanks
Jane & Derek Lincs
We had a lovely relaxing week's holiday in your cottage. The location was perfect with beautiful landscape and nature all around us, a lovely spring break.
Paul & Christine Bristol
John and I can only endorse everything that has been said before. The weather was very kind to us. Valerie and Peter have a wealth of knowledge of the area and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. Couldn't think of a better place to celebrate John's 80th birthday.
Eve & John Buntingford
Enchanting cottage in glorious landscape. Valerie very welcoming and beautiful fresh eggs. We'll be back.
Jacqueline & Peter Sherston
Many many thanks for the great and loving support for our welsh holiday. We felt very well at home.
Christel & Peter Neuhoff Germany
"Thank you so much for a warm welcome and a perfect end to our honeymoon. Ideal surroundings, beautiful views and back to being one with nature."
Alek & Nicky - Marlborough
Enjoyed our stay in your cosy cottage. Great hosts with lots of tips and information. Thank you.
Simon & Emma Hextable
A place so obviously developed to be at one with nature, and an example we should all follow to reverse the ongoing exitential threat to our 'tree of life'. Well done Valerie for creating such a wonderful oasis. Five stars!
Our second stay in this lovely 'home from home'. We appreciate the extra thought that has gone into making this a perfect place to spend time. We also love the wonderful setting so close to lovely places to walk and enjoy the countryside. Thank you to our hosts who are a font of knowledge about the locality.
Bar & Humph Oxfordshire
A very well equipped and cosy cottage, well placed for visiting the area. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, cramming in walks and visits to so many places of interest.
Richard & Maggie Hollersley
"We have had a really enjoyable time in the Brecon Beacons, spectacular scenery and perfect weather."
Keith & Madeline - Tunbridge Wells
We have had a wonderful holiday staying in your coach house. It was so comfortable and homely and had everything and more we needed. The little extras including rhubarb fresh from the garden - we made a lovely crumble.
Alison & Andrew
"Many many thanks! This long weekend in your cosy coach house was one of the best short breaks away from London that we probably had in years."
Nikki & Laszlo - London
"Loved the log burner and having a long hot bath after a hard day walking in the hills of the Brecon Beacons"
Sarah & Chris - Bristol
Thankyou so much for our lovely stay. Loads of helpful information from you both.The kitchen was very well equiped, we did't lack for anything. Especially liked having a bath after walking up Pen Y Fan - what a treat. The walks and the nature around here are just stunning and with plenty of history. We would definately recommend.
Denise & Steve - Southampton
We had a really lovely time in your beautiful cottage, very well equipped and comfortable. It was a perfect base to visit all the attractions in the area.We walked the waterfalls, canal and the pathways to Brecon. Sunny all week and we were able to sit out on the patio and admire the views.
Kate & Chris - Market Harborough