Things to do on your stay
+ The pub you can walk to
Our visitors books are full of comments that The Carpenter's Arms was a highlight of their trip. Especially Vera, who many people say 'wish was my grandmother.' Run by the same family for generations, it's an old and seriously charming pub with good pub food and a beer garden.
* Bring cash as they don't take cards.
+ Wild swimming
Everyone has their own swimming spot. There are lots cropping up on the internet now but it's worth asking a local for their go to. The Church at Skenfrith is particularly nice for a picnic and has a pub handy.
The waterfall at Devil's Bridge
+ Locally made ice cream
This one also scores high in our visitor books. It's quite a walk but worth it - a farm, café and all you can eat ice cream.
+ The long walk
You can walk all the way to the charming book town of Hay on Wye, across the top of a single mountain, Hatterall Ridge.
"A long day but the skylarks, buzzards and horses and the incredible views were worth it." - Shanti & Nicholas, London
+ Eat well
- the smartest among a really good bunch of local pubs.
One's got a Michelin star, the other is Stephen Terry's restaurant. Both do glorious food.
+ Mountain walks
There are many to choose from but it's very satisfying to walk the volcanic looking, Skirrid which you have a view to from your bedroom.
"Walk to the top and then find the path that allows you to walk all the way round whilst slowly making your way back down the hill to the start. Dogs loved it!" - Faye, James, Tilly & Twotoe
The Skirrid mountain
The view from Pen Y Fan
+ Buy everything you need locally at
Wonderful local produce and they do good vegan friendly food.
+ A really, really good massage.
Book ahead for this one but it's worth it. Holistic massage with the lovely Carina, who has the healing touch.