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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 15 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      House #1235397
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #6895202
        1
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (19 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #8160707
          19
          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Barn #8156301
            10
            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (29 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8088835
              29
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (22 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8078071
                22
                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (14 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #8151339
                  14
                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (24 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #8119680
                    24
                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (23 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #6498245
                      23
                      Viewed 133 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #8110829
                        6
                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 9
                          Barn #6861135
                          5
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (26 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8152018
                            26
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (32 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Cottage #1964165
                              32
                              Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (9 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #6730931
                                9
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #6546669
                                  4
                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (5 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #6955756
                                    5
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (5 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      Barn #8153355
                                      5
                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (11 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #8148694
                                        11
                                        Viewed 10 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 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (7 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #6518732
                                            7
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (9 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Barn #1818719
                                              9
                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (8 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #1778341
                                                8
                                                Viewed 26 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 31 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 12 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            House #8153206
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #6843754
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Cottage #1877863
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #1707761
                                                                  4
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #6847139
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #1596500
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1969511
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Bungalow #6883631
                                                                          1
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8084219
                                                                            1
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Barn #8245269
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #8050183
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6122143
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Cottage #6972464
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (3 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Cottage #1173
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #1966302
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1966564
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Cottage #1969875
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #1707744
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #6515379
                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                  House #8252688
                                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #729407
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Barn #8125477
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Brecon Holiday Cottages (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The property is well equipped & beautiful throughout

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My family & I took our first short stay at this beautiful cottage since my ABI last year. DI ane & her husband are very warm & caring & nothing would have been to big if help was needed. The property was well equipped & spotless throughout. I recommend staying here & plan on returning in the near future. Big thanks from Sam & family x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Very well appointed, situated and maintained. A very comfortable holiday in a lovely area

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      There were 7 of us and we all thought the cottage was very well constructed and maintained. Very comfortable with everything we needed. Our weather was excellent so we were outside more than in but could see that the cottage was well prepared for a bad weather stay. Lovely area and we were busy all the time. The welcome basket was much appreciated.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017