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The Wilds | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Crickhowell, Beacons

Set within sixty glorious acres of private farmland and cradled by the arms of the Black Mountains, The Wilds is a traditional Welsh farmhouse immersed in both history and beauty. Now, this luxury self-catering home gives large groups the chance to run away to the Brecon Beacons for hot tub stargazing and evenings tucked up by the fire, for a truly "in-the-middle-of-nowhere" escape. 

Luxury self-catering in the Brecon Beacons, Wales


At the end of a long meandering lane deep within the Black Mountains lies this enchantingly remote hideaway, sure to charm and delight families in search of luxury self-catering accommodation within the beautiful wilderness of Wales' Brecon Beacons National Park. Here at The Wilds, thoughtful collaboration between landscape and interior result in a seamless flow that enhances the sense of indoor-outdoor space; wake up with the skylarks and majestic red kites before letting the landscape lure you out on bracing walks across the mysterious high moors and glacial lakes. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The main farmhouse has a master double bedroom boasting two en suites (one with shower and WC, one with bathtub), a second double bedroom adorned with flourishes of pink, a family bathroom with separate shower and a generous zip-and-link bedroom with en suite bathroom. The charm continues from the first to second floor up the steep flagstone staircase, where there's a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, private external door and outdoor terrace. Across the courtyard guests will find a spacious barn conversion which will suit the extended family or friends. There is a large open-plan living area along with a double and twin bedroom. The charming family bathroom with overhead shower is tailor-made for long soaks and the fully-equipped kitchen means there's no need to dash across to the main house for your morning coffee. A dream retreat for large groups!


The Wilds offers families, friends and those of the four-legged variety a chance to embrace the many country pursuits this exceptional National Park has on offer, including walking, horse riding and fishing. The Brecon Beacons are perfect for adventurous souls who seek rolling hills, tumbling waterfalls and romantic castle ruins. Wander through the woodland and let the trails guide you to spectacular hill top vistas and scenic picnic pit stops.

For Relaxation

The characterful town of Crickhowell is just a few miles away with plenty to see and do; from discovering the 16th Century bridge over the River Usk, to roaming along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. The town is chock-full of upmarket independents. Head home to your luxe mountain hangout to choose from four receptions rooms - children can snuggle in the television room, leaving parents time to catch up by the fire in the 'grown-up' sitting room or stargaze from the warmth of the conservatory. Refuel on homemade pizza fire-baked in the outdoor oven and plunge tired limbs in the hot tub to take in panoramic valley views. 


The kitchen in the main house has a large electric Aga with hot plates and gas hobs, a fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The annex barn has an electric oven with hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer, but no washing machine. Gardener Sam will endeavour to visit on changeover days but may have to tend to the garden in the week. Please note, the main house will be closed when booking the sleeps-4 option and the annex barn will be unavailable when booking the sleeps-8 option however guests will have exclusive use of the grounds.


  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £2,195 per week, £1,750 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 4 or Up to 8 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes Linen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started) Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Four double bedroomsTwins: One twin bedroomZip Link Beds: One super king-size zip-and-link bed which can be arranged as double or twin
  • BathroomsOne en suite bathroom with separate shower room, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, two family bathrooms one with a separate shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQPizza oven
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSmart TVInternet & Communications: Wifi internet is available. Please note there is no mobile signal.Mobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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Style: The Wilds has been lovingly restored to retain the original slate floors and wooden beams. A county chic flavour has been achieved with sumptuous furnishings, antiques and a hand-crafted kitchen.

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Our Take

Property Owner Michael says

The Wilds´ old Welsh name originally means ‘the faraway place of smiles´, which we rather like. Set entirely in its own land on the western flank of the Black Mountains. The spectacular views westward are towards the Brecon Beacons and Pen-Y-Fan the highest point in South Wales.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Crickhowell, Wales to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Head For The Hills The Wilds is situated in the Brecon Beacons, the highest mountain range in southern Britain, so there are no shortage of wonderful on-foot adventures to be had for walkers of all abilities. Head to Pen y Fan and Sugar Loaf for a real challenge, where the fresh mountain air will be sure to clear the head and offer spectacular views once you reach the summit. Why not pack up a summer picnic or flask of Baileys-laced hot chocolate for a reward once you've reached the top?

Wye Valley Canoes These expert activity providers offer a fleet of Canadian canoes, single kayaks and double kayaks. You are able to hire them for a few hours or for a couple of days if you really want to make the most of the stunning River Wye. They will also come and pick you up if you don't fancy the paddle back just call for a pick up along with your canoe. 

Green Man  Held every year in the Brecon Beacons is the world-renowned Green Man festival, where spellbinding performances take place alongside feasting and the feeling of total freedom. It is a family festival and children are very much welcomed. Book tickets in advance to ensure you do not miss the star-studded line-up, and the chance to dance the night away under the stars in one of the country's favourite National Parks.  

Up In The Clouds Book in for a gliding lesson with Black Mountains Gliding club. The airfield is based in the Black Mountains and gliders can enjoy the panoramic views over the beautiful welsh countryside. Don't worry, you won't be left alone, there will be a knowledgeable instructor to guide you through each step! 

Foodie Fun Every September 30,000 visitors descend on Abergavenny for its annual food festival, where a huge range of award-winning exhibitors, producers and celebrity chefs showcase their culinary talents. There are live demonstrations, forage tours and wine tasting sessions to name just a few of the activities that go on over the two day extravaga



Travel to Hay on Wye or Abergavenny Markets to find the best of local fodder. The Brecons Farm Shop is a family-run business in Bwlch, where they offer a large selection of local produce and high quality meats including venison. On Friday and Saturday you can also pick up freshly baked Talgarth Mill bread - perfect for Welsh rarebit (or posh cheese on toast to the English)!

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

There is no shortage of gastro pubs or award-winning restaurants in the area. Head to Abergavenny just 14 miles away to experience head chef Shaun Hill's Michelin-starred delights at The Walnut Tree, it is perfect for special occasions and they have a superb wine list to accompany the spectacular dishes. If you're looking for something a little closer to home the traditional and welcoming Bear Hotel has been offering pub dishes and good ales to visitors for over 500 years. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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