Things to do on your stay

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+ The pub you can walk to


The Carpenter's Arms.


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


in Welsh rivers.


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.

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The waterfall at Devil's Bridge

+ Locally made ice cream


Rowlestone Court


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 


Offa's Dyke to Hay on Wye

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

at The Walnut Tree and The Hardwick 


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. 

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+ 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.


The Skirrid mountain


"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

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The Skirrid mountain

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The view from Pen Y Fan

+ Buy everything you need locally at


Hopes of Longtown

Wonderful local produce and they do good vegan friendly food.

+ A really, really good massage.


Carina Jones massage


Book ahead for this one but it's worth it. Holistic massage with the lovely Carina, who has the healing touch.



Canoe down the Wye

Go pony trekking in the Black Mountains.

Go down the Big Pit

Walk the Four falls trail.

Visit Brecon Mountain Railway


Marvel at ancient churches. VIsit Kilpeck, Patrishow and Llanthony Priory (which has a lovely pub in the crypt too).