BRECON BEACONS, WALES
WHERE AM I HEADING?
On a hillside flanking the Black Mountains, in the east of Brecon Beacons National Park, Ty Donkey is a two-part charmer that's off the grid, but not the plumbing.
WHAT WILL I FIND THERE?
The oak-built cabin has a double platform bed up a ladder under the eaves, with two bunk beds for under eights. Under the same roof is a lounge area with sofa, chairs, sheepskin rugs, log-burning stove and board games. A few yards uphill is a tin-roofed, recycled railway cabin, also kitted out with wooden interiors, which houses the kitchen and bathroom. A fire pit and canopy for outside dining complete the dinky set-up.
A mountain river runs below the fields grazed by Lily and Dida, the cabin’s donkey mascots. Crickhowell town is three miles away, with many good independent shops, and some of the country’s finest walks run all around. (three nights from £380; sugarandloaf.com/ cottages/ ty-donkey)