3-Night Brecon Beacons Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4
from £299pp £254pp

Enjoy a break in the Brecon Beacons with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect Self-Guided Walking holiday. Our tranquil 4-star country house, in the quiet market town of Brecon, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes, and a fantastic location from which to explore this beautiful national park.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on one of the self-guided walks to discover the varied beauty of the Brecon Beacons on foot
  • Admire panoramic views of rolling countryside and valleys, wide open hillsides and wildly beautiful forests in this spectacular corner of Wales
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about Welsh history
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable house
  • Discover what makes the Brecon Beacons so special from the waterfalls and caves to its lakes.
  • Evenings in our country house where you share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our Country House
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

Download Trip Notes

To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Nythfa House - the starting point for your outdoor adventure.

You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps - and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

Laid Back Walks

Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the magnificent mountain landscapes. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

A stroll around Hay-on-Wye - 2 miles
Mynydd Illtud - 3 miles 
Pen-y-Crug - 4 miles
Exploring Brecon - 4 miles
Around Crickhowell - 5 miles

Leg Stretcher Walks

Some longer walks on valley and lakeside paths, plus a few of the easier hills.

Sgwyd y Eira - 4 miles
Myndd Illtud and Twyn y Gaer - 4½ miles
Hay-on-Wye circuit - 7 miles
Sugar Loaf - 7 miles
Brecon Canal - 8 miles
Talybont on Usk - 8 miles

Full on Walks

For those who love the high mountains, or simply striding out on longer walks. Expect some rough paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.

Corn Du, Pen y Fan - 4 miles
Corn Du, Pen y Fan & Cribyn - 6 miles 
Northern Beacons Horseshoe - 7 miles
Llangattock Edge - 10 miles
Beacons Horseshoe - 10 miles
A tour of Waterfalls Country - 11 miles

Nythfa House

Pretty country pile Nythfa House stands above the traditional mid-Wales market town of Brecon and sits within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Having spent its early life as a large private house, the building has been converted into a comfortable country hotel. The interiors look like they’ve evolved naturally over time, staying rooted in the local area and house architecture while being filled with contemporary furniture and colours. As well as 28 rooms and a range of public spaces and an inviting indoor pool to tempt you, there are pretty grounds and a short walk to the streets of Brecon itself. The contrasting countryside close by provides challenges including sweeping ridges, an ascent of the Black Mountains and scaling Pen-y-Fan as well as more subtle strolls through the river-carved landscapes of the Melte Valley, along the trail of a series of awesome waterfalls, or time dawdling through the second bookshops in Hay-on-Wye.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of the handful of garden rooms across the grounds. With 28 rooms, Nythfa House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best Rooms to choose from. Opt for Rooms 6 or 7 in the main house for delightfully decorated, spacious places to stay, each with sumptuous views over the garden and Brecon Beacons. Room 21 is a quirky ‘Better’ room up in the eaves, with a separate sitting space and cosy bedroom, just mind your head on the low ceiling. Look out for the fresh floral designs in the pretty garden rooms too, which have their own small deck.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, indoor swimming pool, lounge, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring cascade country or the Beacons, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. At the front of the house there’s a pretty garden to pause in, with a putting green and croquet lawn attached. Duck into the conservatory to enjoy views out over the gardens from under the twisting branches of an old vine. Across the way in a separate building is a good-sized indoor swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling windows at one end. Whether you relax in the lounge, or get together with other guests for a board game or great conversation, make sure to make time for the cosy bar, and try a dram of award-winning whisky from the local Penderyn distillery, which uses water from the Brecon Beacons National Park. There’s also a Welsh gin that’s wonderfully well regarded.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Nythfa House is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room in the converted barn hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours. Make a beeline for the big bay window table to try Cawl Cennin, a leek broth, served with a Welsh Rarebit finger, followed by Tatws Pum Munud, a sort of Welsh stew, or double roasted Welsh lamb. The kitchen offers up an Asian influence as well courtesy of the towns Gurkha community, and you might enjoy Nepalese momos (dumplings) or fillet of sea bream marinated with Nepalese spices for an alternative take on local tastes. Whatever, round your evening off with South Wales marmalade sponge with lashings of Penderyn whisky custard.

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Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2019
30 Aug / 02 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £289 Save £30 Per Person Book Now
06 Sep / 09 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £269 Unavailable
20 Sep / 23 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £289 Save £30 Per Person Book Now
27 Sep / 30 Sep 2019 Itinerary £299 £269 Save £30 Per Person Book Now
04 Oct / 07 Oct 2019 Itinerary £299 £254 Unavailable
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2 & 3

3 nights from £299pp £254pp

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