Where did we go?
Wigwam® Holidays, Brecon
Tel: 01874636387 / 07811350573
Need to know
- From £85 per night for 2 people
- Arrivals between 2pm and 6pm, departure by 11am
- Cabins all have heating and electricity
- Running water deluxe cabins sleep up to 4 people and include a kitchen and bathroom
- Bedding is not provided but is an optional extra
- Take your own saucepans for cooking
- Dogs are welcome
- On site recycling bins provided
- Don’t forget coals for the barbecue/firepit
- No phone signal at all on most networks, WiFi available for a fee
We arrive at Wigwam Holidays, Brecon after work one balmy Friday evening following a hectic week. Having already exchanged emails with owner Rebecca, we know which of the 6 cabins we’ve been allocated and head straight over to it.
Our very own private hot tub which proved to be blissfully relaxing
Pulling up outside the cabin we’re eager to get out of the car and have a stretch and are immediately struck by the sense of stillness and peace. All we can hear are the gentle reassuring sounds of nature as the last of the daylight warms our faces.
We start unpacking and are greeted by Gavin who gives us a warm welcome and explains how to operate and take care of the hot tub, a beautiful wood-fired beast that looks mighty inviting, even more so after several hours stuck inside the car.
Inside, the cabin feels light and airy, and I’m reminded of just how spacious and well-appointed this particular style of Wigwam cabin is, providing even more space than I remember having stayed in several different, and much smaller cabins in recent months.
Inside the cabin
As well as finding our bed made and a pile of fresh fluffy towels waiting for us it’s impossible to ignore the enormous homemade chocolate and strawberry cake taking centre stage on the table. We continue making ourselves at home, finding a use for almost every storage nook and cranny then I start to fill the fridge. Delighted, I find a nicely chilled bottle of Prosecco waiting inside, which of course I immediately open, my intention being to finish it in the hot tub a little later on (an objective I proudly achieve).
The kitchen and bathroom inside the cabin
The site itself is glorious, like an oasis in the rolling countryside set within the grounds of a working farm, surrounded on all sides by woods, endless green fields and hills. The site is the ideal place for children to scamper around carefree and safely. There’s an open grassy area for ball games, easily visible from every cabin so parents can keep a watchful eye on their offspring as they do what kids should be free to do more of.
There are 6 Wigwam cabins on site, all of them ensuite, 2 of which have their own wood-fired hot tubs. Each cabin has it’s own gravel patio area containing a wooden picnic bench and firepit/barbecue along with solar powered path lights and a homely planter of flowers.
Ponies from the adjacent farm openly grazing
Out and about
I visited the area a couple of years ago with my daughter and was keen to go back to lovely Llangorse Lake for a paddle, so after a lazy Saturday morning which involved another dip in the still-surprising hot hot tub and reading languidly in the sunshine with an enormous bowl of granola, we set off for the lake.
Kayaking on Llangorse Lake
It takes around half an hour to get to Llangorse lake from Wigwam Holidays, Brecon, and it’s a lovely place to take to the water. We hire kayaks and spend a wonderful couple of hours out on the lake in blazing sunshine. If kayaking isn’t your thing, SUP and rowing boat hire is also available at the lake, but if taking to the water really doesn’t appeal there’s plenty to see and do in the region.
Having researched the area before we arrived, I was aware of nearby Llangorse Multi Activity Centre, and had noted down the postcode intending to make use of the indoor climbing centre there in case of bad weather. As luck would have it though, the sun never stops shining the whole time we are there.
The quaintest most ‘book shop’ looking book shop I’ve ever seen in Ross on Wye
The popular peak of Pen y Fan is also close by, and had we the luxury of more time, we’d definitely have headed for the hills. Alas this was but a flying visit, albeit it an intensely relaxing and renewing one.
We decide to stop in picturesque Ross on Wye on our way home for a bite to eat and to bimble along the banks of the river Wye in the sunshine, in a desperate bid to delay the return home and hold on to the feeling of content relaxation that has crept over us both.
Wild flowers snapped whilst wandering down the riverside in Ross on Wye
Friendly owners Rebecca and Gavin have got the attention to detail just right, and even though on our visit the site had only been open a month, everything appeared to be running smoothly. The cabins are truly luxurious, more like a miniature log-cabin than the ubiquitous basic timber pods that have popped up at so many campsites, and the addition of the wood-fired hot tub made the stay extra special (and super romantic!).
The countryside location is simply stunning and because Brecon is 1 of just 9 Dark Sky Zones in the world, the night sky is breath-taking. You truly know relaxation when you are sat next to a loved one in a hot tub, a glass of Prosecco in your hand and an endlessly twinkly array of stars looking down on you.
With heaps of things to do within a short drive from the site, for us, Wigwam Holidays Brecon ticks every single box and we couldn’t have wished for more enjoyable or relaxing stay.
- Arriving to find some lovely thoughtful extras waiting for us
- Taking every opportunity to make the most of the wood-fired hot tub – a definite win and well worth the premium
- Romantic, relaxed evenings soundtracked by nature
- The big comfy bed, lovely ensuite, compact yet functional kitchen and enormous fluffy towels
- Finding ourselves so relaxed that it was gone 11pm on Saturday night before we cooked over the firepit and ate dinner under the stars
- Kayaking together for the first time in the sunshine on Llangorse Lake
- Strolling down the side of the river Wye and spending far too much money in the book shop there
Prices start from £85 per night for a deluxe cabin sleeping up to 4 people.
You can stay in a deluxe cabin with a private wood-fired hot tub from £140 per night.
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Thank you to Wigwam Holidays who invited us to stay.