The Brecon Beacons is a National Park in South Wales typified by flat-top peaks, waterfalls, reservoirs and glacial lakes. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and explore the Welsh countryside.
When visiting the Brecon Beacons you will discover a whole range of places in which to stay. Since the park is only 42 miles wide, no matter where you stay you’ll always be close to top points of interest.
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Glamping In The Brecon Beacons
Glamping in the Brecon Beacons has surged in recent years and now there is quite a large number of options to choose from. If you’re planning a road trip around Wales, then glamping properties are a fun accommodation option.
In this guide I have identified the top 10 Brecon Beacons glamping spots, which can be found across all areas of the park. These glamping options are all unique in some way and offer visitors staying in the Brecon Beacons a truly special experience.
From a Mongolian yurt to a hobbit house, a safari tent to a converted horsebox, this list has it all!
1. Gelli Glamping
Located near Llandeilo on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons is the extravagant Gelli Glamping. This giant safari tent has everything you need for a luxurious stay in the Brecon Beacons, whilst still keeping in touch with nature.
Inside the tent you can find a king sized bed downstairs with two single beds on the mezzanine floor. It has a kitchen, bathroom and cozy living area with a log burning stove at the centre of it all.
Explore incredible waterfall walks in nearby Waterfall country or venture further afield to enjoy the beaches and walks around the Gower. At the end of a busy day exploring the area, relax in the outdoor hot tub and soak up those fabulous mountain views.
2. Seren Bach
Seren Bach (meaning Little Star) is the ultimate digital detox destination for a visit to the Brecon Beacons and was built with luxury at the forefront.
Situated in a Dark Sky Reserve, this dome house is perfect for star gazing either from inside the dome or from the outdoor hot tub. There’s a 5m diameter window to enjoy views of the Welsh mountains and the dome also features a wood burning stove, double bed and kitchenette.
Seren Back is found just outside the National Park in Talachddu, just a few miles north of Brecon. Hike up nearby Pen y Fan or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible views.
3. Y Glyd
The views on offer from these cute log clamping pods are simply to die for. Glamping @68 degrees West offer various pods at different locations in the Beacons. Y Glyd pod is located just a few miles outside the historic market town of Brecon, slap bang in the centre of Brecon Beacon National Park.
It’s the perfect spot to walk to the top of South Wale’s highest mountain, Pen y Fan.
The pod itself can comfortably sleep two people, four with more of a squeeze. It comes with a kitchenette and wood burning stove to keep cosy in the colder months. There is a separate toilet and shower block and private parking at each pod.
4. Fairy House
Experience living in your very own hobbit house at this underground glamping pod in Pengenffordd!
This earth house is very cosy (meaning small) and features a pull out sofa bed suitable for two people. It has a wood-fired cooker so you can cook your own meals if you desire. Running water is found just outside and the bathroom is in the main house.
This Fairy House may lack some of the amenities that other properties on this list feature, but this place is all about getting back to nature, set as it is on the side of a hill with fabulous views of the Black Mountains.
Fairy House is located near Pengenffordd, in the eastern area of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Trips here could include classic Black Mountains hikes such as Table Mountain or activities around nearby Llangorse Lake.
5. Black Mountain Breakaway
Enjoy reconnecting with nature at the Black Mountain Breakaway shepherds huts which are situated on a working farm in the beautiful Black Mountain region of the Brecon Beacons. (Not to be confused with the Black Mountains in the west!)
This clamping pod has everything you need for a glamping Brecon Beacons trip including a kitchen, 1 double bed, bathroom and firepit. Located in Llangadog, these huts are ideally placed for a walk to the scenic glacial lake of Llyn y Fan Fach or to South Wales’ highest waterfall – Henryd Falls.
6. Aber Glamping
There are bell tents and then there is this bell tent! This unique tent has see-through roof panels which allows you to gaze up at the stars from the comfort of your own bed. It also has a separate kitchen, toilet, shower and BBQ as well as glorious mountain views.
Situated near Sennybridge, Brecon is a short drive away as are the Elidir Trail and Four Falls Trail in Waterfall Country. It’s also a short drive to various hikes around the Brecon Beacons and to the Penderyn Distillery, if you fancy a spot of whisky tasting!
7. The Shepherd’s Carriage
Realising that their plan to build a shepherds hut had gotten a little extravagant, this shepherds hut at Llyswen quickly morphed into a Shepherds Carriage.
The carriage has everything you would expect from a luxury glamping property, including a private bathroom, power shower, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen and outdoor hot tub.
This property is based in the villiage of Llyswen in the Wye Valley, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s ideally placed for a visit to the pretty book town of Hay on Wye and for walking in the Black Mountains region of the park.
For keen fishermen the property also offers access to a private part of the river Wye, famed for it’s salmon fishing.
8. Cuddfan – The Hiding Place
Cuddfan is a bell tent with a difference. In this comfortable tent you can find a double bed with a memory foam mattress, a toilet and hot shower. It also has a separate covered, outdoor kitchen complete with cooker and electric coolbox.
Enjoy the remoteness of your stay here, as you’re surrounded by meadows and woodland, with nothing but the sound of the river Grwyne to bother you.
This property is located in the Southeast area of the Brecon Beacons so is ideally located for exploring Abergavenny and Crickhowell and for enjoying walks in the Black Mountains, including the conical shaped Sugar Loaf mountain.
9. Hetty The Horse Box
Ever want to stay in a horse box? It might not be the first thought that springs to mind when you’re thinking of accommodation in the Brecon Beacons, but this is a horse box with a difference!
Inside the horse box has been beautifully renovated and contains all the features you might expect from a luxury glamping property. It has a double bed, a sofa bed, kitchen, bathroom and outdoor hot tub.
You can find Hetty on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. For thrill seekers BikePark Wales is just a few miles away or for the whisky lovers there’s the Penderyn Distillery.
Learn more about the Penderyn Distillery, BikePark Wales and other things to do in Merthyr Tydfil in this guide.
10. Moonlight Yurt
For anyone wanting to stay in a traditional Mongolian yurt (without having to go to Mongolia!) then this is the place for you!
Situated in a river meadow in the Black Mountains region, Moonlight Yurt is perfectly placed to enjoy some peace and tranquility. The yurt has 1 double bed and futon beds to sleep up to 2 children. It’s delightfully heated with a wood burner as is tradition in Mongolia.
Next to the yurt there is an outdoor hot tub and a shepherd’s hut which contains a bathroom and kitchen.
The Llanthony Valley is a Designated Dark Sky Reserve making it perfect for star gazing, and the Black Mountains offer a variety of mountain walks. The valley is also home to the delightful Llanthony Priory, which made it onto my list the most photogenic places in Wales.
Brecon Beacons Glamping Summary
The Brecon Beacons National Park provides plenty of opportunities to get into the Welsh countryside and enjoy nature at its best. When deciding where to stay in the Brecon Beacons, glamping properties offer the chance to connect with nature whilst enjoying some of life’s luxuries at the same time.
I hope you found this guide useful and have a great time exploring this little slice of God’s country!
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