Posted 31st Jul 2015
National Parks Week 2015 kicks off Monday 27th July with the theme 'Landscapes of Plenty'. Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks feature some of the most diverse scenery in the UK — from their rolling mountains to winding river gorges, there is plenty to explore
Visit Brecon Beacons National Park – Explore the beautiful lakes, relax beside rushing waterfalls, or adventure on horseback. Experience the rural culture within the park and walk some of the finest paths in Europe.
Stay In: Meadow View Granary – This spacious converted 17th Century granary store is surrounded by incredible views and wildlife. Set in a secluded, lush green valley, there are numerous walks available from the door. Sleeps 5. Week stay from £382. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/meadow-view-granary#!
Stay In: Bailea Stable Cottage – Experience the panoramic views of the green hillside just outside this contemporary converted stable block. Explore the Bailea family farm and taste water from the mountain spring. After a long day of walking and cycling on nearby routes, enjoy a dip in the jacuzzi bath. Sleeps 2. Week stay from £458. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/bailea-stable-cottage#!
Stay In: Cornwall Farm – This farmhouse has a beautiful view of the hillside and is perfect for relaxing or going for a mountain walk. The home features an enclosed garden, a small pond and stylish furniture. Sleeps 10. Week stay from £1,153. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/cornwall-farm#!
Stay In: Lisa’s Cottage – Below the Talybont Reservoir, this spacious family house is great for bird watching, fishing and enjoying the vast amount of wildlife in the area. Waterfalls and mountain peaks are just a few minutes away, and there are plenty of scenic biking and walking paths. Sleeps 8. Weeks from £645. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/lisas-cottage#!
Stay In: The Rising Sun – With wonderful views and an enclosed garden, this stone fronted cottage is a great choice for park exploration. Sit outside and enjoy a meal with the peaceful sounds of nature around you.Sleeps 4. Week stay from £445. https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/brecon/rising-sun#!
Visit: Snowdonia National Park – The largest national park in Wales has breath-taking landscapes that are perfect for a peaceful holiday. From the rolling mountains to the winding river gorges, there is plenty to explore.
Stay In: Rhyd-Fudr – This charmingly restored Welsh mountain cottage is comfortable and spacious. Venture to the mountains and beaches during the day and cosy up by the wood burner for a peaceful evening. This traditional house has amazing views of the rolling Snowdonia valleys and wonderful walks to explore. From £755 for 7 nights based on 2 staying. Sleeps 4. http://www.underthethatch.co.uk/rhydfudr
Stay In: Ty’r Gofalwr – This former coach house and dairy has been beautifully renovated in the heart of Snowdonia. The house features 14 acres of lush grounds, on which stands an art gallery, a coffee shop and a restaurant. Visitors won’t have to go far for beautiful natural sights, as the mountain walks to the beaches are nearby. Sleeps 4. From £719 for 7 nights based on 2 staying. http://www.underthethatch.co.uk/laundry
Stay In: Aberdyfi House – This converted sea captain’s house features beautiful views of the golden sands and the Aberdovey sea. Walk for miles on the beach or explore the glacial valleys of Snowdonia, and spend the night relaxing at this quiet, comfortable escape. Sleeps 7. From £1,319 for 7 nights based on 2 staying. http://www.underthethatch.co.uk/bodfor
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