Self-guided Walking at Brecon

Wales

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Activity types:

  • Central location
  • Free WiFi
  • Hills & moorland

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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £209.00 - 2 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

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.

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Accommodation

HF Holidays' Nyftha House in Brecon, Wales

Nythfa House is a charming Country House, located on the edge of the market town of Brecon. Spacious public rooms, attractive gardens and indoor swimming pool make it a popular and relaxing place to stay.

Nythfa House has 28 bedrooms. Most are located in the main house, with others in garden annexes.

Choose your room

Classic Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• TV 
• Hairdryer
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
•Single rooms are available at no extra charge
Premium Rooms
• Check-in from 1:30pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views
• Toweling robe Complimentary slippers
• Same facilities as our classic rooms 
• Available from an extra £10 per person per night
Family Rooms
• Check-in from 1:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• Same facilities as our classic rooms 
• Full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children

Facilities

• Excellent boot and drying rooms 
• Large upstairs lounge 
• Dining room and bar 
• Ballroom 
• Conservatory which looks out onto the garden
• Free WiFi available in some public rooms
• Range of board games and books
• Indoor swimming pool in a separate building 
• The house is surrounded by extensive gardens
• Putting green and croquet lawn
• Mini-golf

Dining

All holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

An example of Brecon evening meal

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the bar


Just relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.

Accessibility

More details on Brecon accessibility

Additional Information 

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued on request. An under-pillow vibrating pad is available on request
  • A fridge is available in the first floor lounge for storing medication
  • Good signage for fire escape routes
  • One bedroom key issued per room (second key available on request)
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff has had disability awareness training

Self-guided walks

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.

Discovery Points, perfect for Self-Guided holidays

When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not cycle along the Brecon canal, explore the many bookshops in Hay-on-Wye, or go underground at the excellent Big Pit mining museum. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.


During your stay at Brecon you can enjoy the following recommended routes:

The Sgwd yr Eira waterfallLaid back walks HF Holidays walks level 1 easier

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

View over the Usk Valley to Sugar LoafLeg stretcher walks HF Holidays walks grade 2 easyHF Holidays walks level 3 medium

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


The summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du in the Brecon BeaconsFull on walks HF Holidays walks level 3 mediumHF Holidays walks grade 4 hard

For those who love the high mountains, or stride 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  Sample route - Corn Du, Pen Y Fan and Cribyn
  • Northern Beacons Horseshoe - 7 miles
  • Llangattock Edge - 10 miles
  • Beacons Horseshoe - 10 miles
  • A tour of Waterfalls Country - 11 miles

Local area

Discover the Brecon Beacons

During your stay at Nythfa House you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest, either in your free time, or on your journey to and from Brecon:

Canal boat on Brecon canalBrecon is a quaint market town at the foot of the Brecon Beacons; an area of sweeping high moorland, and beautiful green valleys. The town has a good  range of facilities including shops, supermarkets, post office, chemists, banks, pubs and cafés. During your stay you may enjoy visiting Brecon Cathedral or take a scenic cruise from Brecon along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. www.breconcathedral.org.uk or www.dragonfly-cruises.co.uk

 

Visitors in hard hats exploring the mineBig Pit Mining Museum
Travel underground at the excellent Big Pit museum in Blaenavon and discover the life of a South Wales coal miner. Blaenavon is around 45 minutes' drive from Brecon. www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit

 

 

Hay-on-Wye
The quaint small town of Hay-on-Wye is about 30 minutes' drive from Brecon, and can also be reached by bus every 2 hours. The town is now famed for its annual literary festival, and extensive selection of second-hand book shops.

Hereford
Hereford is an attractive city, around an hour's drive from Brecon, whose cathedral houses the famous Mappa Mundi, a 12th century map of the world. www.herefordcathedral.org

Visitors walking through an impressive caveDan yr Orgof Caves
An impressive show-cave, one of the largest in Europe, with fine stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are around 30 minutes' drive from Brecon. www.showcaves.co.uk

 

 

Exterior of Tretower Court historic houseTretower Court
Located near the village of Crickhowell, about 20 minutes' drive from Brecon, Tretower Court is a fine Medieval fortified manor house. www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

 

 

Cardiff
The vibrant Welsh capital of Cardiff is also around 40 miles or 1 hour’s drive from Brecon. A visit could include the St Fagan’s National History Museum, Castell Coch, or the National Museum. www.visitcardiff.com

 

Tretower Court image © Crown copyright (2016) Welsh Government, Big Pit image ©Big Pit National Coal Museum

Travel

Travel to Brecon

Our address is: Nythfa House, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7NN

How to get to us by train

By train:

The most convenient railway station is at Abergavenny. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

The 20 mile journey from Abergavenny railway station takes approximately 45 minutes. Pre-booked taxis cost approx £36 per taxi. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Nythfa House Manager.

Bus

By bus:

The X43 bus operates from Abergavenny station to Brecon. Alight at the bus interchange in Brecon. Facing the road, head left along Heol Gouesnou to the traffic lights. Turn right heading uphill along Cerrigcochion Road for around 70 yards, and then turn left into Belle Vue Gardens. Head along the road and turn right at the T-junction (still Belle Vue Gardens). Head up the road to another T-junction and turn left into Cerrigcochion Lane. Walk for about 15 yards and you will see the Nythfa House sign on your right. For bus times see www.traveline.info

Driving to us

By car:

Most guests approach Brecon via the A40 from Abergavenny or the A470 from the northwest. These two roads converge at a roundabout on the Brecon bypass. At the roundabout follow the B4601 into Brecon. Pass the army barracks on your right, then turn right at the mini-roundabout (B4601). Continue ahead at the second mini-roundabout. Turn right at the traffic lights (B4602), then take the first left into Bell View Gardens. Take the next road on the right, then at the next T junction turn left. The drive to Nythfa House is ahead on the right.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

For most guests, travelling to London Heathrow airport is the most convenient option.

From Heathrow first take the train to London Paddington station. From here there are trains to Abergavenny (1 change at Newport) - allow 3 to 3½ hours. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

From Abergavenny you can travel on to Brecon by bus or taxi (see above).

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6 Apr 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 2 £209.00 £209.00 Book Now
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21 Sep 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 3 £315.00 £265.00 Save £50 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
28 Sep 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 3 £295.00 £245.00 Save £50 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
28 Sep 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 7 £675.00 £575.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
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5 Oct 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 7 £675.00 £575.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £100 Per Person Book Now
8 Oct 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 4 £395.00 £325.00 Save £70 off pp Book Now
12 Oct 2018 BRPOA - Self-guided Walking - Brecon 3 £295.00 £245.00 Save £50 off pp - 3 night special Book Now
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  • Premium twin/double room: £10 per person per night
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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