Pod glamping on the edge of the Brecon Beacons

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys 68 Degrees West

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
Luxury pods located in a spectacular spot, with wonderful views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.
  • Fully insulated with British sheep’s wool to keep you toasty
  • Lounge and kitchenette area which transforms into a sleeping area at night
  • French doors leading out onto outdoor decking with full-height glazed windows

The Owner Says

Glamping at 68 Degrees West is located in a spectacular spot with wonderful views of the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the Crug. We are nicely situated just over two miles outside the historic market town of Brecon, in the picturesque village of Cradoc.

The pod has a covered porch area and French doors which lead out onto outdoor decking with full height glazed windows. There's a well-equipped communal toilet and shower block. The pod sleeps 2-4 people comfortably and has a lounge and kitchenette which transform into a sleeping area at night. The kitchen is equipped with kettle, toaster, cutlery, utensils, mugs, glasses, plates and bed linen is provided. Dine al-fresco with a wonderful view of the Brecon Beacons.

Features & Facilities

Communal facilities: 3 toilets and 3 showers in the ladies and 2 toilets, 2 urinals and 3 showers in the men’s, plus a disabled toilet/shower room/family room. Pods have a covered porch area and French-style, double-glazed doors, while, inside, they feature a lounge and kitchenette which transform into a sleeping area at night. The kitchen is equipped with kettle, toaster, cutlery, utensils, mugs, glasses and plates, and bed linen and towelsis provided.

Activities

68 Degrees West is right next door to Cradoc's championship golf course (01874 623658; regularly rated as one of the top 30 courses in Wales) and it's less than 50 minutes to Ryder Cup host Celtic Manor (01633 413000). Cycling and mountain biking are hugely popular in the area, with a fantastic route along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal towpath for those sticking to the flat. Brecon also marks the start of the Taff Trail which is a popular walking and cycle path that runs for 55 miles (89 km) to Cardiff Bay. For history, the crumbling clifftop castle of Carreg Cennen (01558 822291) at Trapp is certainly worth a visit, then there's Crickhowell Castle and magnificent Cyfarthfa Castle (01685 727371) too. The Brecon Beacons is a perfect place for horse lovers: There are over 600 miles of bridle paths and tracks. You can ride all day, sharing the views with the soaring buzzards – try Ellsemere Riding Centre (01874 658252) or, for something shorter, visit family-friendly Cantref Adventure Farm (01874 665223), where there's an activity centre with farm animals, an indoor play area, as well as horse and pony riding trips.

Food & Drink

For the nearest catering, neighbouring Cradoc Golf Club (01874 623658) has a bar and serves food and drink. As for local pubs, the grand Castle of Brecon Hotel (01874 624611) serves fancy food in an even fancier setting, while family-run HILLS Brecon (01874 611714) takes the opposite route, serving full-on, American-style burgers – but in a modern setting and with local producers keeping things thoroughly British. The Brecon Tap (01874 623888), right in the centre of the town, is also a good lounge-bar-restaurant-style spot. Outside of Brecon, The Felin Fach Griffin (01874 620111) is a great country pub choice.
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Getting There

Travel through Brecon, following the b4520 up and out of Brecon. Turn left for Cradoc and, at the junction, you'll also see a sign for the campsite. Follow this road up to Cradoc and take the first right when you get to the golf club. Take the first laneway entrance (signposted) into the campsite.

Train to Llandovery (or to Merthyr Tydfil) and from there hop on a bus to Brecon. It's still 3 miles from Brecon to the campsite though.