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Set within sixty glorious acres of private farmland and cradled by the arms of the Black Mountains, The Wilds was the home which Haratio Clare wrote about in his heart-stirring title 'Running for the Hills'. Now, this luxury self-catering barn conversion gives others 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" Welsh 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

This open-plan family home is flooded with ethereal mountain light and offers a spacious double bedroom adorned with flourishes of gingham and green, as well as breath-taking views across to Pen-Y-Fan.  There’s also a twin bedroom, perfect for children to rest weary heads after a day exploring and den building. The charming family bathroom with overhead shower is tailor-made for long soaks and skylight stargazing. 


The Wilds offers families and four-legged friends a chance to embrace the many country pursuits that 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 woodlands 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 13-arched bridge over the River Usk, to roaming around the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal or watching the town's Dragon Festival. The town is chock-full of upmarket independents - grab supper at The Bear after a spending spree at Nicholls (their Prosecco-scented candles are a must). Head home to your luxe mountain hangout, 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 has an electric oven, hob and fridge-freezer, but no washing machine. This luxury self-catering barn is adjacent to the main farmhouse (beside the hot tub) which is unoccupied, meaning guests have complete run of the farm - although please expect the occasional passing rambler or tractor! Gardener Sam will endeavour to visit on changeover days but may have to tend to the garden during the week.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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  • Personally VisitedYes
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroomTwins: One twin bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom with overhead shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQPizza oven
  • FacilitiesHot tub
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    There is a charge of £60.00 per week or part thereof for your pet to stay
  • Mod ConsSky TV, Sonos speakerInternet & 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
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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

Its name in Welsh means ‘the far away place of smiles´, which we rather like. The Wilds is 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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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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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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