The Flying Scotsman, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Located on a farm on the Dark Skies reserve at the heart of the Brecon Beacons, this rustic sheperds hut like cabin provides cosy accommodation for a family of four. The interiors are themed around a railway carriage and thoughtfully crafted with Welsh oak and red cedar. Surrounded by woodland, open fields and even a river, The Flying Scotsman provides the perfect base for a rural retreat and digital detox.  

Inside your cosy bolthole, the stylish interior includes a fold away dining area, wood burner and a well equipped kitchen. A handcrafted double bed ensures mum and dad can get a comfortable night’s sleep, while the kids will love clambering to the snug bedroom up high in the crog loft. Outside, the decked balcony overlooks the surrounding countryside and is ideal for stargazing - bring a telescope and hope for a clear night while you’re here. Although, the joy of the night sky reserve is the crispness of the night stars.  Two tail-wagging friends are welcome, too.

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Being bang in the middle of the Brecon Beacons also means ultimate seclusion. The nearest village of Cray is around one mile away, a lovely walk if you’re looking to top up on supplies. The traditional market town of Brecon is also around 7 miles away. As home to some of the most fascinating scenery and wildlife in the UK, the 520 square miles of this stunning National Park offer opportunities in abundance. Marvel at the spectacular Ystradfellte Waterfalls, take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway or visit the Dan yr Ogof Caves, which was voted by the public as Britain’s finest natural wonder. Back at the cabin, keen birdwatchers can pull out their binoculars from the suitcase - The Flying Scotsman is no stranger to swooping visits from rare red kites.

For those who live life at a relaxed pace, The Flying Scotsman includes half a mile of private fishing on the River Crave. Walking enthusiasts will also be keen to follow the surrounding trails that wind through woodland and countryside, before even passing the local pub. Pit stop anyone?

For adrenaline junkies, Bike Park Wales has a number of mountain bike trails that have been modified to suit all abilities, and is located just a twenty minute drive away. The nearby River Usk and Llangorse Lake also provide opportunities to try out water skiing, windsurfing and even white water canoeing.

The Flying Scotsman is available to book through Original Cottages (, 0333 2020 899), sleeping up to 4. From £575/ week, £431/ 3 nights.
June 11, 2018

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