The Mounmouthshire and Brecon Canal stretches 35 miles from Brecon, through the stunning wildlife of the Brecon Beacons National Park right the way through to Cwmbran. Take a day trip on a canal boat or walk along the canal footpaths, stopping in for a pint at the popular village pubs along the way.
Please find below Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages picks for the top 5 cottages sitting beside the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.
Dragonfly Cottage – This immaculate new barn conversion is set in the courtyard of an 18th century farmhouse with magnificent views across the Usk Valley. The canal is nearby, with moored boats and boats for hire. Two large bedrooms accommodate four guests – and there’s the opportunity to book the owner’s Electric Twizy car for a different and memorable view of Brecon Beacons National Park. Sleeps 4. Weeks from £478. Book your stay here
Glan Camlas Cottage – Dating back to the 18th century, this quaint cottage is settled right on the banks of the canal. Watch as the canal boats pass by, take a walk on the canal footpath, and enjoy the stunning views of the Black Mountains. Close to local cafes and village pubs, there is plenty to do near this quaint cottage. Sleeps 2. Weeks from £326. Book your stay here.
Kiwi – Just across from the canal in the centre of Talybont village sits this beautifully renovated 1800s cottage. Enjoy a walk to four popular pubs nearby or explore the nearby waterfalls and reservoirs nearby. Sleeps 5. From £558 for a week. Book your stay here.
Yew Tree Cottage – This cosy cottage sits right beside the River Usk and is just a few minutes from the canal with its charming canal boats and locks. Go fishing for salmon and trout or walk along the water’s edge. Close by is the village of Llangynidr, where there are numerous opportunities for walking, cycling and more – there’s also two local pubs. Fishing permits must be arranged before arrival. Sleeps 2, Weeks from £326. Book your stay here.
Mallard Cottage – Opposite the theatre in Brecon with a café/restaurant and outdoor terrace, this traditional style cottage sit right by the canal wharf. Walk to the peaks of Brecon Beacon or the river meadows beside the River Usk and return to relax in this spacious and comfortable house. Sleeps 4. Weeks from £478. Book your stay here.