Paw-some Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages in the Brecon Beacons
If you would love to enjoy some breathtaking walks in the Welsh mountains with your beloved canine companion, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of Brecon Beacons holiday cottages that welcome four-footed guests!
From cosy shepherds huts to well-appointed cottages and coach houses, there is a wide variety of choices awaiting you, located in some of the most stunning corners of these rolling hills.
Catering for a range of tastes and budgets, these dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Brecon Beacons offer everything you and your precious pooch will need for a blissful holiday in the countryside – from enclosed gardens to hot tubs and wood burners.
Here at wales.org, we have rounded up a selection of some of the most ‘paw-some’ dog-friendly cottages in the Brecon Beacons, to help make booking your dream accommodation that much easier. Read on to find out more about them!
If you and your partner are looking for the perfect romantic getaway, then Dreamcatcher Wagon could be the idyllic haven you have been dreaming of. This charmingly furnished shepherd’s hut is a rustic slice of heaven nestled on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Decked out with plenty of thoughtful touches, including its own wood burner – sure to be a big hit with your dog – it also includes a welcome hamper and gas oven with hob.
Dreamcatcher Wagon is surrounded by 17 acres of land home to chickens, donkeys and horses, and offers plenty of scenic walks that your pooch is guaranteed to appreciate. This tranquil little spot also provides easy access to a variety of unmissable local attractions. These include the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway, the Big Pit Mining Museum, and Hay-On-Wye with its plethora of cafes, galleries and independent shops.
During your country stay here, you can enjoy losing yourself in nature. Go wild swimming, cosy up with your other half in the private hot tub, meet the owners at a fun-filled donkey picnic in the woods, and learn all about horses from the experts.
Ideal for couples – and up to two dogs – this adorable shepherd’s hut is available for £592 – £677 for 7 nights, with dogs charged at £20 each.
Lime Tree Lodge
Another alluring option for couples is Lime Tree Lodge, a stylishly furnished detached lodge tucked away among the trees on the outskirts of the village of Gilwern. Charmingly rustic on the outside – unless you count the private hot tub – Lime Tree Lodge is furnished in an elegant contemporary style, with plenty of special touches.
These range from a wood burner in the cosy lounge area, to a super king-size bed, underfloor heating, and even an enclosed balcony where you can sip a glass of wine in the evenings and soak up the amazing views before you. Don’t forget the hot tub either. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day spent exploring the local area and its many attractions.
Speaking of which, during your stay in Gilwern you will be able to enjoy plenty of outdoor pursuits, including taking your dog for long walks along the canal or going canoeing and kayaking on the nearby rivers. You can also try a spot of fishing or perhaps decide to view your beautiful surroundings on horseback.
Prices for Lime Tree Lodge can vary quite widely depending on the season. As a result, 7 nights can cost between £532 and £1,009, with dogs charged at £20 each.
Nant Y Ffin
Families who can’t bear to spend time away from their beloved pooches while they are on holiday are sure to leap at the chance to bring their pets with them to the idyllic storybook surroundings of Nant Y Ffin. This vibrantly coloured, dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Brecon Beacons lies among the spreading boughs of Crynant Forest, providing plenty of opportunities for woodland walks with the dogs. In fact, there are literally miles of picturesque walking and cycling paths to enjoy, so your precious pets can burn off steam before you head off to do some more exploring.
The cottage itself features two elegantly appointed upstairs bedrooms – one double, one single – with delightful views of the grounds. Downstairs, you will find thoughtfully furnished living spaces with every comfort you could desire, from a microwave and electric cooker to Sky TV, a cot and high chair for little ones, and even a BBQ in the garden.
There’s also plenty to see and do nearby when you’re done exploring the forest with your dogs. Take the kids to visit the primates at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary, admire the spectacular Henrhyd Falls (the highest in South Wales), or get a taste of the area’s mining heritage courtesy of the Cefn Coed Colliery Museum. If you would love to take the dogs to the beach, the glorious beaches of the Gower Peninsula are just 20 miles away.
Interested in holidaying at Nant Y Ffin? This characterful cottage costs between £444 and £817 for 7 nights, depending on the season. Each dog will cost £20 and up to two are allowed, but they must be kept downstairs.
The Tithe Barn
Ideal for families or groups of friends, The Tithe Barn is the perfect home-from-home for anyone seeking a blend of rugged nature and local culture.
Situated right on the Welsh border on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, this exquisitely restored barn is nestled in the middle of gently rolling meadows at the feet of the Black Mountains. Village pubs serving belly-warming pub grub are within easy reach, and your canine companion is bound to appreciate the awe-inspiring walks along Offa’s Dyke and onto the slopes of Sugar Loaf.
With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, The Tithe Barn can comfortably accommodate up to 6 human guests – and 1 lucky dog!
The living space is open-plan and contemporary, with plenty of homey touches designed to help you settle in. These range from a free-standing wood burner in the lounge area, to a Nespresso coffee maker, and a gorgeous mezzanine on the first floor where you can curl up with a good book.
During your stay at The Tithe Barn, be sure to check out the vibrant farmer’s market at Abergavenny and browse the many book shops of Crickhowell. This place is a bookworm’s paradise and it celebrates a rich calendar of literary festivals throughout the year. You can also spend your days exploring the beauty and splendour of the nearby Herefordshire countryside, taking in all it has to offer.
If you like the sound of this stunning converted barn on the Welsh border, a 7-day stay here will cost between £830 – £1,776, with your dog charged at £20.
Belle Vue Cottage
If you’re looking for a relaxing trip away with your nearest and dearest, then Belle Vue Cottage could be just the ticket. This 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom property is one of many luxury dog-friendly cottages in the Brecon Beacons. Spacious and bright, it can comfortably house up to 10 people and 2 canine companions, making it ideal for gatherings of friends and family.
This picturesque, detached cottage is conveniently situated in the bustling market town of Brecon, providing the perfect base from which to go out and explore the Brecon Beacons National Park with your dog in tow. There are plenty of great walks in the local area, including the historic Captain’s Walk. This will take you and your dog along the town’s promenade and medieval walls, giving you the chance to get a feel for its fascinating past.
You can even take your four-legged friend into the dog-friendly Cathedral to soak up its heritage, and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two of your visit in the craft shop. Feeling particularly fit? How about tackling the rugged slopes of P Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales? You and your pooch may be a little out of breath by the time you reach the summit, but the sweeping views will definitely be worth the hike!
Can’t wait to make Belle Vue your Brecon Beacons holiday home? This idyllic cottage costs between £1085 – £2385 for 7 nights. 2 dogs are welcome, at £20 each.
Discover dog-friendly cottages in the Brecon Beacons
Now that you’re acquainted with some of the many dog-friendly cottages in the Brecon Beacons, it’s time to start planning your trip to this spectacular corner of Wales.
There’s so much to see and do for both you and your four-pawed friend during your stay – from some of the most picturesque walks in the UK to fun-filled family attractions. You can also enjoy a host of thrilling outdoor activities like horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking and more. So, what are you waiting for? Get booking!