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4-Night Brecon Beacons Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4
from £375pp £325pp

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, plan your walks with our detailed route notes and make the most of this fantastic location from which to explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons 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
  • The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.


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

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

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

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


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 31 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 spent dawdling through the second-hand bookshops in Hay-on-Wye.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

Following the relaxation in government guidance on 19 July, we are continuing to take extra steps to keep our guests leaders, and staff safe in our HF country houses. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

The English, Scottish and Welsh governments are not in sync, so measures in our country houses will vary between the nations. With the relaxation of social distancing in England, from 19 July we will be allowing larger groups to dine and relax in the bar together. However, we will still give guests space e.g. we will seat 6 people at a table where pre-pandemic we may have seated 8. We will ensure our public rooms are well ventilated by opening doors and windows wherever possible. If you have any concerns about distancing, please speak to the House Manager. The government recommendation for England is to wear face coverings in crowded areas.

In Scotland and Wales physical distancing is still in place so this will be adhered to indoors and outdoors. Guests will need to wear face masks in public areas except when eating and drinking. The Scottish and Welsh governments are reviewing their guidance in August and we will adapt our measures in line with any updated guidance at this time.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. Menus for the week will be available in your room on arrival. A self-service breakfast will be served from 7.45am – 9am. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. Evening meals will be table service. A dinner order form will be available in each room for completion. Dinner is served at either 7.15pm or 7.30pm. Please check at the house for details. The bar will be open. We will be offering a table service but guests can also come to the bar to order (depending on local restrictions).

At this time the evening social programme has been replaced by individual or small group walks talks which allow guests to talk through the following day’s walk options with leaders. All of our swimming pools have opened as planned, except for Brecon and Glen Coe, which have delayed pool re-openings. Guests may need to book a time when they wish to swim (30-minute slots) if the number of guests exceeds the pool capacity. 

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

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 eight garden rooms or three single bed pool rooms across the grounds. With 31 rooms - including four on the ground floor - 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 from which to enjoy views of the gardens.

All ‘Good’ rooms are en-suite 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 and larger television. Upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 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, lounge, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring waterfall 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. 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 Brecon Botanicals 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 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 speciality Welsh potato dish, or double roasted Welsh lamb. Round your evening off with South Wales marmalade sponge with lashings of Penderyn whisky custard.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Nythfa House

 

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2021
23 Aug - 27 Aug 2021
4 Self-Guided £489 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
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06 Sep - 10 Sep 2021
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20 Sep - 24 Sep 2021
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27 Sep - 01 Oct 2021
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04 Oct - 08 Oct 2021
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11 Oct - 15 Oct 2021
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18 Oct - 22 Oct 2021
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01 Nov - 05 Nov 2021
4 Self-Guided £375 £325 Save £50 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
08 Nov - 12 Nov 2021
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2022
21 Mar - 25 Mar 2022
4 Self-Guided £399 £359 Save £40 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
28 Mar - 01 Apr 2022
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11 Apr - 15 Apr 2022
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25 Apr - 29 Apr 2022
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02 May - 06 May 2022
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30 May - 03 Jun 2022
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26 Aug - 30 Aug 2022
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12 Sep - 16 Sep 2022
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26 Sep - 30 Sep 2022
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03 Oct - 07 Oct 2022
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10 Oct - 14 Oct 2022
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17 Oct - 21 Oct 2022
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24 Oct - 28 Oct 2022
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31 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
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07 Nov - 11 Nov 2022
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Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2 & 3

4 nights from £375pp £325pp

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