Where to stay around Brecon?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 169 holiday lettings near Brecon. From 67 Houses to 60 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brecon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brecon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Brecon. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Brecon Golf Club: 497 holiday lettings
  • Pen y Fan: 466 holiday lettings
  • Hay Castle: 661 holiday lettings
  • Richard Booth's Bookshop: 662 holiday lettings
  • The Cambrian Woollen Mill: 502 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Brecon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brecon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 67 Houses in Brecon. Our other popular types of Brecon holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 60 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Brecon?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 31 rural rentals in Brecon. You have also many other possibilities in Brecon area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 22 holiday rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 19 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 8 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with private pool in Brecon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with private pool among our 4 holiday homes with private pool available in Brecon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Enjoy a relaxing break with a holiday cottage in Brecon

    Brecon is a market town in Mid-Wales. It is the third largest town in Powys and sits in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with the rolling hills visible from most points. It has a rich history which can be traced back to Roman times when it was used as a Cavalry Base. Many monuments and listed buildings remain in place and are just one of the many attractions. In addition, the town has a military presence and is home to the Gurkha Company and the 160th (Wales) Brigade.

    HomeAway has a selection of holiday cottages in Brecon which cater for both groups of friends and families alike. Children and pets are welcomed in many of the offerings, with parking and garden facilities being in plentiful supply. Guests are free to make use of the modern appliances available, including laundry facilities, dishwashers, Wi-fi and satellite television. Many of the Brecon holiday barns are also suitable for large numbers meaning that walking and climbing groups have a wide selection to choose from.

    The various outdoor pursuits make Brecon the ideal location for those looking for fresh air and boisterous activity, but away from the Brecon Beacons, there are seaside resorts and bustling cities to be explored. Prestatyn is a firm favourite for families seeking a traditional seaside holiday, and HomeAway has a number of delightful holiday cottages suitable for families of all sizes, whilst Newport is a traditional Welsh city with a cosmopolitan twist, offering a number of holiday homes.

    Things to do

    History: With such a rich and lengthy heritage, it’s little surprise to learn that holiday cottages in Brecon are within easy reach of a vast number of fascinating historical attractions. These include the famed Cathedral and attached heritage centre, the South Wales Borderers Museum, the Brecknock Museum and the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh. In addition, there are a number of buildings and relics of particular historic interest.

    Family attractions: Brecon sits on the River Usk which offers a variety of family friendly activities, including river cruises and canoeing. The town is also situated for close proximity to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which has a number of barge cruises suitable for guests of all ages.

    Local Market: Brecon has been, for many years, the home of the famed Brecon Livestock Market where livestock of all pedigrees may be purchased. In addition, the sight of the market is a fascinating one which continues to captivate. The market recently moved from the centre of town to a dedicated site in the former industrial area in the West-end.

    Outdoor activities: The major reason for visiting the Brecon Beacons is for the numerous outdoor activities which take place within the country park. Walking, climbing, orienteering and cycling may be organised personally whilst there are a number of private activity centres offering wider pursuits such as potholing, rock climbing, caving, pony trekking and paragliding.


    The Welsh climate is known for being wet and windy, and visitors can expect an average of 15 days per month of rain with an average 75mm of rain falling. The winters tend to be cold and snow is extremely common with 2-3 days of snowfall every month. However, in the summer temperatures of up to 20°C are common. Guests visiting Brecon holiday barns, especially those who expect to take to the higher altitudes, should ensure they have protective clothing.


    There are many ways to get to Brecon. By car, the best way to reach Brecon is by following the A470 from Hay on Wye. Hay is easily reached from all directions. Those coming in from the North and the Midlands should approach via the M54 from Telford, whilst those coming in from the South would be advised to use the A440 from Gloucester to Ross on Wye. From there, Hay is a short journey via the A49. Meanwhile, those travelling by public transport can get a regular train into Abergavenny or a coach service to Abergavenny, Cardiff, Neath or Swansea where public buses are available to complete the journey.

    Activities and attractions in and around Brecon

    Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Brecon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Brecon Golf Club (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Pen y Fan (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
    • BikePark Wales (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
    • Treharris Park (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
    • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Brecon

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Brecon is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Pen y Fan (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    • Cyfarthfa Park and Museum (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
    • Treharris Park (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
    • Rhondda Valley (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
    • Elan Valley (23.9 mi / 38.5 km)
    • Elan Valley Reservoirs (24.6 mi / 39.6 km)