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Wonderful Welsh Mountain Stays

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Published 09/06/2022 Wonderful Welsh Mountain Stays


Carved from the Ice Age over 10,000 years ago, the wild, rugged Welsh mountain ranges are a glorious sight to behold... whether you're viewing them from afar, or challenging them up-close.

There's also a huge amount of choice for mountain-lovers. Snowdonia National Park is a thriving adventure capital with nine ranges to conquer (though you can take a train to the top of Snowdon if you prefer!)

The Brecon Beacons, meanwhile, offer a tranquil haven for walkers, and the Black Mountain Range feels like a remote fantasy-land, filled with glacier-carved slopes and shimmering lakes.

With such a range of ranges to choose from, why not complete your chosen Welsh mountain experience with an unusual retreat that puts you right at the heart of the scenery - and the adventure?  

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Llanthony Castaway | Monmouthshire

St Curig's Church

St Curig's Church

Experience heaven on Earth in this charmingly converted 19th century church, with sociable village life and a backdrop of the breathtaking Snowdonia mountains built in. If you're looking to get your loved ones together and spirit yourselves away from the breakneck speed of daily life in a haven that perfectly combines a love of ancient tradition with creative imagination, you'll find your…

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

A lovingly hand-crafted wooden cabin offering an invigorating blend of relaxation and adventure in the heart of the Welsh countryside. If you're looking for a relaxing break in a peaceful setting that's also vibrantly imbued with a fresh sense of outdoor adventure, look no further than The Sleepout at Sunny Lea! Perfectly secluded in seven lush acres of Welsh countryside, you'll…

Wye Glamping

Wye Glamping

Reconnect with nature and enjoy breathtaking views in eco-friendly luxury, set against a stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons. It's a familiar scene. You decide to go camping, only to find when you get to the site that you're late. You now have to put up your tent in the dark, which would be fine...if you hadn't forgotten to pack your tent in the car! Wye Glamping resets the…

Writer's Retreat

Writer's Retreat

Indulge your creative side in a handcrafted wooden cabin for two, nestled in an enchanting wooded valley at the foot of Monmouthshire's Sugar Loaf Mountain. Writer's Retreat is the ideal Welsh hideaway for two people looking to detox from a digital life for a while and reconnect, indulging in nature and plenty of natural creativity along the way! So inspirational a place is the welcoming…

Chateau Rhianfa

Chateau Rhianfa

Star in your very own fairytale, with a stay in an opulent French-styled setting that overlooks the magical beauty of Snowdonia. With its captivating mix of Welsh charm and French style, filled with creative imagination, artistic flourish and delicious dining, you can guarantee that your stay at Château Rhianfa will be worthy of the grandest fairytales. A Grade II listed château…

Capel Mawr

Capel Mawr

A unique, lovingly restored chapel apartment nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Snowdonia Mountain Range. A true labour of love by its owner, Capel Mawr is a magnificent first-floor apartment imbued with plenty of divine inspiration, sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms. Situated in the heart of Llanrug, you'll find yourselves surrounded by the beauty of the…

The Showman's Wagon

The Showman's Wagon

Relax in a stylish Showman's Wagon infused with all the fun of the fair, beautifully set in a woodland location in rural Wales. Ideal for a refreshingly rural romantic break for two, the Showman's Wagon is a stylishly renovated 1950s travelling van taken straight from the fairground! Nestled in a stunning woodland location that overlooks the Mawddach Estuary in the glorious Snowdonia…

Capel Dinorwig

Capel Dinorwig

Lead your flock to worship, in a stunning architect-designed chapel on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping up to sixteen people in heavenly comfort, this glorious chapel is the perfect setting for large group celebrations amongst all the characteristic beauty of rural Wales. Finished to an exceptionally high standard, accommodation is generously spaced over three floors. …

Danyfan Glamping Carriage

Danyfan Glamping Carriage

A secluded, refreshingly off-grid railway car with first class views of the Brecon Beacons National Park. ‘Dan-y-fan' is Welsh for ‘under the mountain'. It's a very apt name for this charming glamping carriage nestled at the foot of Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. In fact, Danyfan couldn't be more perfectly located for a relaxing and romantic break…

Boatel

Boatel

An award-winning, seriously quirky ‘bed in a boat' with some spectacular mountain views and lashings of charm. A nation of shed lovers, apparently a whopping 67 per cent of Brits "would prefer to stay in a shed over a cottage, caravan or tent" when it comes to taking a staycation. If you're one of them, look no further than the 2013 ‘Shed of the Year', with its attached 'Boatel'.…

Gilestone Glamping

Gilestone Glamping

If you're in need of a break from your hectic daily life, escape to Gilestone Farm, an idyllic retreat at the foot of the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated. The farm is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Usk, and surrounded by the Brecon Beacons. It's hard to picture a more heavenly setting for walking, cycling...or simply relaxing.…

Sugar Loaf Cabin

Sugar Loaf Cabin

A soothingly rustic, vintage-styled haven that's ripe for budding explorers, surrounded by a lake, mountains and woodland.Finding life a bit too stressful?  Escape from the ‘real world' for a well-deserved while, by spiriting your loved one away to Sugar Loaf Cabin.Gloriously secluded within a sparkling wildlife lake, and surrounded by invigorating Welsh woodland, you'll find the mighty…

Hush Hush Glamping

Hush Hush Glamping

Naturally luxurious pods set on lush, wildlife-steeped Welsh farmland, with jaw-dropping views of the Radnor Valley. Nestled beneath the ancient Radnor Forest, Hush Hush Glamping consists of two beautifully remote, expertly crafted wooden pods sleeping two or four adults. Elevated at 1,300 feet above sea level, you can savour glorious, sweeping views of the Radnor Valley and the Black Mountains;…

Brynkir Tower

Brynkir Tower

A gorgeous five-storey Gothic folly to make you feel like kings and queens of the castle, nestled in the rural heart of Snowdonia National Park. Slow-melting golden sunsets and soothing, sheep-dotted rural views are a given at Brynkir Tower, a five-storey Gothic haven stunningly located in the tranquil heart of Snowdonia National Park. Sleeping up to four guests and their two well-behaved dogs,…

Graig Wen

Graig Wen

A wild and wondrous glamping site, with eclectic, dog-friendly accommodation beautifully set within 45 private acres of Snowdonia National Park.Ideal for romantic couple's escapes and adventure-packed family getaways alike, Graig Wen (‘white rock' in English) occupies a vast, scenic, and blissfully private setting in Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by windswept woodland-and-mountain walks,…

Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony Castaway

A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing. Featured as one of The Times' 30 Epic Escapes in 2021, Llanthony Court Castaway is blissfully encircled by lush, rolling scenery, in a ‘secret' Black Mountains valley that's also a Dark Sky reserve. Although Llanthony Valley is only…

Nyth Robin

Nyth Robin

A welcoming, eco-friendly glamping site with eclectic accommodation, peacefully secluded amongst private woodland in Snowdonia National Park. Nestled amongst seven glorious acres of private woodland, lakes, and streams, Nyth Robin is a refreshing slice of unspoilt rural paradise on the west coast of Wales.   Perfectly located for explorers and fresh-air adventurers alike, you can immerse…

The Blue Chapel

The Blue Chapel

A fascinating conversion with intricate Gothic styles and modern home comforts alike, soothingly set in the heart of a scenic Snowdonia village with dreamlike views over Cardigan Bay. The showpiece of a charming Snowdonia village, The Blue Chapel is perfectly nestled between the quaint harbour resort of Aberdyfi, and bustling Barmouth, a picturesque seaside town teeming with traditional stone…

Offa's Dyke Escape

Offa's Dyke Escape

An Amazing Space for two, complete with an al fresco hot tub, set high in the glorious hills of North Wales with incredible views of Snowdonia National Park. Gently elevated in the heart of a designated North Wales Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Offa's Dyke Escape showcases rich scenery of the most incredible kind; all the way out to Snowdonia National Park and Anglesey beyond. Yet it's not…

The Old LMS Goods Van

The Old LMS Goods Van

A vintage retreat for two, dog-friendly and nestled on a working organic farm near Monmouth, with staggering views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.As its name suggests, The Old LMS Goods Van once travelled the railways, before retiring to become a beautifully refurbished retreat on a working organic farm in Monmouthshire.Originally crafted in 1920, there's an atmosphere of vintage…

Forest Holidays Brecon Beacons

Forest Holidays Brecon Beacons

Stylish cabins with bubbling hot tubs, set amongst 400 acres of scenic Welsh woodland in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. When will you discover your Forest Feeling? With its rushing rivers, tumbling waterfalls, unspoilt woodland valleys, and enormous starry skies, the Brecon Beacons National Park is an idyllic setting for escaping into nature. With an array of cosy cabins for…

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