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Four and five star converted barns in the heart of a splendid 220 acre organic farm. The perfect base for an activity packed holiday, exploring the Brecon Breacons National Park or a stress free mini-break.

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Rooms: 3 doubles, 2 twins

Weekly prices normally range from £235 - £600 and short breaks from £190- £330.

Meals: Nearest pub/restaurant 2 miles. Hampers and local produce to pre-order and delivered to property.
Open: All year round
Address: Llanilid Holiday Cottages, Crai, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, LD3 8PU
Tel: +44 (01874) 636 238
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Llanilid Holiday Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Llanilid Cottages are gorgeous converted 18th Century barns in the heart of a 220 acre organic hill farm. We are part of the Tir Gofal environmental scheme and have replanted hedges and encouraged biodiversity by protecting our streams, woodlands and wildlife habitats.

Guests have open access to the farmland. Stroll through the fields and watch the seasonal on-farm activities. Enjoy lazy afternoon picnics or evening barbecues at the secluded river and stream side locations on your doorstep. Feel free to feed the hens who you'll see roaming freely on the farm. Try their free range organic eggs and pick the seasonal hedgerow blackberries, nuts and wild mushrooms.

We have transformed these 4* and 5* self-catering holiday cottages, marrying tradition with contemporary to create a unique and special holiday experience- a real escape from the rat race. We have magnificent views; over the Crai Valley and across the undiscovered western area of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Mid Wales.

There's no such thing as the 24 hour day here! You'll notice the breathtaking dark skies and absence of light pollution. Wrap up warm, pack a blanket and picnic and gaze at the stars! Summed up by one of our recent guests " An ideal place to relax and unwind... never to be forgotten al fresco breakfasts with the sheep in the background... finished off perfectly with the display of shooting stars on the last night..."

We lie within a 15 minute reach of traditional Mid Wales market towns such as Brecon and Llandovery. Visit the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff or the coast for the day. Hit the beaches of Gower and the Pembrokeshire National Park which lie within easy reach.

The name "Llanilid" means the land belonging to the church of St. Ilid. The cottages stand near a site dating back to Roman Times - a standing stone, marking a Centurian's tomb was found among the ruins of the church located on our farmland. This is now in the British Museum, with copies in nearby Llywel Church and Brecon Museum.

We have renovated our cottages to encompass a sense of history with 21st century comforts; using original Welsh slate, oak beams and flooring, neutral colours and natural materials to create clean, uncluttered lines. All cottages have central heating, well-equipped modern kitchens, bathrooms and laundry facilities.

Fluffy white towels are provided and the beds made up with 100% cotton sheets and duvets. Cot, highchair, stair gates and baby bath are also available on request. Each cottage has its own lockable storage shed/drying room with a bbq and garden chairs for al fresco dining. There is also an outside tap, located in the car park, for washing down bikes, boots, etc. There is good mobile telephone reception and plenty  of off road parking. Recycling bins are provided on site.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station s are Llandovery (10 miles) and Merthyr Tydfil (30 miles). From the either station, take the bus to Sennybridge. The owners are happy to collect guests from the bus station by prior arrangement. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surrounding environment; and as a result have earned Silver from the GTBS.

[img_assist|nid=13569|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100]Reviewed by Richard Hammond:

"With great views over the Crai Valley, and across the western area of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy the Dark Skies status that has been awarded to this area, making it an amazing place to enjoy the night skies.  Well set up for all the family, from babies to grandparents– so leave all the kit behind, jump on the train and visit."

>> Read Richard's full review of Llanilid Cottages

Top Eco Features at Llanilid

  • Family farm is organic & part of the “Tir Gofal” (Care of the land) Scheme

  • Hosts manage the land without chemicals or pesticides to encourage a diversity of wildlife & plants

  • Hosts provide details of outdoor activities & public transport information as an alternative to car travel and offer guests pre-ordering of local produce

  • Water butts, recycling & compost facilities are on site

  • Awarded Silver in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



Llanilid Holiday Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Nearest train station: Llandovery 10 miles, Merthyr Tydfil 30 miles away

Directions from station:
Bus from Llandovery and Merthyr Tydfil Stations to Sennybridge. We can collect guests from bus station by prior arrangement. For all enquiries regarding train, express coaches and rural bus services call the National Travel Hotline on 09065 500 000

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.