Ty Don­key

BRE­CON BEA­CONS, WALES

Lonely Planet (UK) - - Cabin Retreats -

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.

WHAT’S OUT­SIDE?

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)

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