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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.

Weather

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.

Travel

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.

    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    House #8233180
    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      House #1235397
      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #6895202
        1
        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (19 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #8160707
          19
          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (10 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Barn #8156301
            10
            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (29 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8088835
              29
              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (22 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8078071
                22
                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (14 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #8151339
                  14
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (24 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #8119680
                    24
                    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (23 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #6498245
                      23
                      Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (6 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #8110829
                        6
                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 9
                          Barn #6861135
                          5
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (26 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8152018
                            26
                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (30 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Cottage #1964165
                              30
                              Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (9 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #6730931
                                9
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #6546669
                                  4
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (5 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #6955756
                                    5
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      Barn #8153355
                                      5
                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (11 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #8148694
                                        11
                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (21 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Barn #8074891
                                          21
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (7 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #6518732
                                            7
                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (9 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Barn #1818719
                                              9
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (8 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #1778341
                                                8
                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (4 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8069229
                                                  4
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    House #8158220
                                                    5
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 7 BR
                                                      • 5 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 18
                                                      Farmhouse #6500714
                                                      14
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Cottage #437340
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #8170281
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            House #8153206
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              Cottage #1877863
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #1707761
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #6847139
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #6843754
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #1596500
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1969511
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Bungalow #6883631
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8084219
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Barn #8245269
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #8050183
                                                                                4
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6122143
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Cottage #6972464
                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                                      House #8252688
                                                                                      Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (3 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Cottage #1173
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1966564
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #1966302
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Cottage #1969875
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #1707744
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #6515379
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #729407
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Barn #8125477
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Brecon Holiday Cottages (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely peaceful location. Ideal for a relaxing break.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A beautifully presented and well equipped cottage. It is in a lovely location, down a quiet country track, but not too remote. Will most likely visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning property perfect for a big group

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We wanted to say a big thank you for this weekend, we had a brilliant time and in the words of my sister ‘the house is incredible’. The kitchen and living space are stunning with the high ceilings and features and so unique being on the first floor. The space was perfect for our family get together to all catch up. The bedrooms are all a great side and beautifully decorated and the house is very well equipped. The photos don't do it justice, I would certainly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017