Not planned your summer holiday yet? It’s not too late. In this blog we’re rounded up some fantastic summer holiday options for you, from a Bed and Breakfast in the Brecon Beacons (that’s a lot of Bs) to a canal boat break along one of Wales’ best-loved canals, you’ll find something that ticks all of your holiday-checklist-boxes.
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Arfyn House at Llwyn Onn, Brecon Beacons
What better place to spend your summer holiday than the Brecon Beacons National Park? It’s one of our favourite Welsh destinations.
And this rural idyll can only serve to make your trip to mid-Wales even better. Set within stunning gardens, Arfyn House offers two modern, high-quality bedrooms, which can accommodate up to four people. Each bedroom has access to a stylish en suite. After a restful night’s sleep, you’ll wake up to a fresh and healthy breakfast. Choose from cereals, homemade fruit compote, yoghurt, toast and homemade jam. Delicious.
Once you’ve refuelled, you can pop into the local town of Brecon, or head to the popular Llwyn Onn reservoir. You can also visit the nearby waterfall walk at Ystadfellte, the Brecon Mountain Railway or the red kite feeding centre. For those looking for an active holiday, there’s fishing, mountain climbing and Bike Park Wales to keep you entertained. We feel out of breath just describing what’s on offer!
In the evening, you can enjoy the eateries in Brecon, catch a show at the theatre or a film at the local cinema.
If you’d like to stay with owners Alun and Sally at Arfyn House, prices vary depending on the season. Double or twin en suite rooms go from £70 per night.
Cambrian Cruisers, canal boat holiday along the Monmothshire and Brecon Canal
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” The Wind in the Willows
We have to agree with The Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame when he wrote about spending summers days on boats. Bliss.
Cambrian Cruisers can offer you the perfect Wind in the Willows inspired retreat. If you hire a boat you’ll be able to chug down the 35-mile long Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, taking in the fabulous sights of the Usk Valley and Pontypool along the way.
There are just six locks to operate along the course, which means you’re trip will be a relaxed and carefree affair.
Some of our fondest memories of holidays as children centre on those moments when you and your family arrived at your destination and when it comes to this all-important moment Bodfan Farmhouse does not disappoint.
Having travelled down the beautiful tree-lined drive, you’ll catch sight of the home – a traditional white farmhouse that sits proudly in a lush green field, surrounded by trees. Once inside the 5 bedroomed farmhouse the views don’t disappoint either. You can see Snowdonia in the distance and endless green fields.
As well as the normal mod cons, such as WiFi, the farmhouse also has a library, extensive gardens to explore and storage for cyclists.
Although the farmhouse is a self-catering holiday home, for a little extra you can have a meal and a cake waiting for you on arrival. Just let the owners know – they’ll be more than happy to help.
Depending on the time of year, the prices for Bodfan House vary. Prices tend to start from £515 per week however and rise to £1100 in the peak season.