Since discovering that there’s a national park 3 hours from my flat in London, I have spent half of January’s weekends exploring it. Booking last minute accommodation is a skill I value highly, (along with turning my tummy button inside out) so here are two absolute gems I found in the Brecon Beacons that appear to be available most weekends!
THE SHEPHERDS HUT, TRETOWER
For some reason this hut was advertised as being in France which is probably why it slips past most adventurers’ radar – I can confirm it’s not in France but in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons.
The shepherds hut is down at the end of a farmer’s field, totally isolated (except for sheep) and can only be reached by driving your car through the field or wheel barrowing your bags on foot.
The interior has all you need for a weekend away, including hot shower, inside toilet (a luxury!), kettle, mini fridge, and kitchenware to brew a cup of tea after a chilly walk.
There is zero Wi-Fi or central heating so staying warm is achieved cave-man-style by making a fire in the log burner. All wood is provided so you just need to turn up and toast your toes.
Its great location means day adventures are convenient:
30mins to Pen-Y-Fan car park
20mins to waterfall walking routes
10mins to town with all the pubs
less than 3hours to London
This place is a no-brainer if you want a little luxury adventure (like a bed & ensuite bathroom) but don’t want to pay the heavy price for a cottage.
THE LOG CABIN, CRADOC
I took my brother on this weekend adventure and the log cabin was ideal for a non-romantic getaway.
Two double beds that folded out from the sofa and breakfast table, a kitchenette with stove, kettle, sink and all the pots & pans needed, a log burner plus epic views of Pen-y-Fan.
They also have all the board games you could dream of so our no Wi-Fi evenings were made even better!
It was this weekend that we attempted to climb Pen-y-Fan (the Everest of South Wales) and planning this was made super simple as you could see the peak from my bed – if we saw it was covered in dark cloud we could sleep a little longer & wait for the weather to pass!
The bathroom is a 20second dash from the cabin and shared with the rest of the campsite (although we were the only ones here in January!) Super fancy bathroom with modern fittings = ticked that box.
From the log cabin it’s:
10mins to Pen-y-Fan car park
10 mins to Brecon (pubs & shops)
3hours to London
68° West Glamping have shared a 5% discount code off accommodation when you quote ‘SARAHSTREK,’ on the booking form:
Book the cabin for yourself here!