The Cambrian Mountains is a wild and remote area of Wales, roughly located between the Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Parks.
This incredibly scenic area is full of remote landscapes, Welsh heritage and culture and high-quality places to stay.
There are many places to stay in the Cambrian Mountains including hotels, guest houses, cottages, camping and cabins.
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Cambrian Mountains accommodation
We have selected some of our favourite places to stay in the Cambrian Mountains to give you a taste of the accommodation options in the area.
If you are spending one week in the Cambrian Mountains, this should give you a great selection of places to stay.
The Cambrian Mountains includes parts of the unitary authority areas of Powys Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.
There are some fantastic places to stay in each of these areas that are brilliant bases for exploration.
Check out our guide to some of our favourite places to stay in the Cambrian Mountains.
Canvas and Campfires
For an amazing glamping experience in Wales, head to Canvas and Campfires in beautiful Llanwnnen.
This picturesque smallholding is home to luxury safari tents and a cosy refurbished 18th-century cowshed called Beudy Bach, [Little Cowshed].
The cowshed is a perfect couples getaway with a double room, fire, snug area and a wood-fired hot tub.
Bed linen, towels, logs and wi-fi are all included with your stay. I really recommend having a glass of vino in front of a roaring fire.
Definitely take advantage of their lovely hot tub and spend a few hours watching the sunset over the glorious Welsh landscape.
Luxury safari tents
Groups might enjoy staying in one of Canvas and Campfires’ luxurious safari tents called Seren, Afon, Aderyn, Enfys and Dyffryn.
Each luxury sleeps up to 6 making it a perfect glamping holiday destination in Wales for families and groups of friends.
The Enfys and Dyffryn tents are accessible tents with attached wet-rooms and a number of other features to help guests with various disability needs.
Enjoy spacious living areas in the safari tents that are equipped with a range of facilities. Some of these include a cosy wood-burning range cooker, seating area, kitchen amenities and snug sleeping areas.
Canvas and Campfires is a brilliant countryside escape for those who love to glamp in style.
The Hafod Hotel is a Bar, Brasserie and Hotel in the most lovely location. It is mere steps away from the World Famous Devil’s Bridge waterfalls, near Aberystwyth. It is a proper lush hotel surrounded by stunning countryside.
Spoil yourself with a little boutique stay just 1 mile from a designated ‘dark sky status’ site – The Arch in Cwmystwyth. it’s a perfect base for stargazing in Wales.
Enjoy a swanky room or suite and even book a weekend package that suits you, including a walking break, chill and pamper break and culinary experience break.
Devil’s Bridge hotel
Make sure to also book a table at their charming Bar and Brasserie, the dishes are rather delicious.
Typical menu offerings include local trout, Devil’s beast burger, pie of the day, steak, and Mexican Vegetable burrito.
Stay in a dreamy, boutique holiday cottage on a 70-acre private estate near the charming town of Llandovery.
The Cambrian Escapes site consists of three detached cottages surrounded by rural Welsh countryside.
These unique cottages are fully equipped with kitchen facilities, luxurious bathrooms, log fire and quirky antiques.
Each cottage has its own particular features and facilities. Riverside Cottage is an 18th Century woollen mill that comes with a wood-fired hot tub and mountain stream in garden.
Sky Loft is a cosy hayloft apartment that comes with a romantic star gazing balcony and an outdoor log burner.
New York Cottage is a rustic, mezzanine cottage that with original features, including a free-standing bath, lovely log burner and a veranda with views.
Their gorgeous cottages are perfect couples holiday destination in Wales. They are also a great location for star gazing and exploring Llandovery and the Cambrian Mountains area.
Wigwam holidays Hafren
Wigwam holidays Hafren is an incredible glamping experience in Wales. They have six luxurious en-suite Wigwam Cabins on their working farm in Staylittle.
It’s a really great base for exploring the Cambrian Mountains area.
Each glamping pod has its own outdoor private dining area with lovely views across the countryside. A perfect spot to unwind with a wine or two as the sun goes down over the mountain backdrop.
The snug cabins are fitted with bathroom and some kitchen facilities and come with everything you need for a glamping break .
Wigwam holiday Wales
There are also luxury hot tubs available right outside your pod that are ideal for a relaxing evening surrounded by serene countryside.
Wigwam Holidays Hafren also host several stargazing events that celebrate the area’s Dark Sky Status.
There’s a range of activities and workshops that are suitable for the whole family if you want to earn more about Stargazing in Wales.
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Mid Wales Holiday Lets
Stay in stylish apartments right in the heart of Rhayader with a range of accommodation options to suit groups, couples and families.
Depending on your group size and needs, choose from Glandwr House, The Old Drapers, The Bakehouse and The Cwtch.
Mid Wales Holiday Lets are constantly striving to improve their customer offerings.
The property was originally built in 1902 and has been lovingly restored and renovated to contain 3-holiday apartments.
Their apartments are a very high standard, with group travel, accessibility and customer service in mind.
It’s the small touches like fresh milk in the fridge and a welcoming Bara brith that really make a difference here.
Self-catering accommodation Rhayader
Cycling and hiking groups can take advantage of a number of features including a washing machine and drying cupboard for wet kit, bike hire, Secure bike storage and activity deals. Pets are allowed on request, though charges may be applicable.
If you’re looking for a couple’s break or family getaway, Mid Wales Holiday Lets offer homely comforts in a contemporary setting.
You’ll find a range of amenities and features including a fully equipped kitchen, luxury bedding, TV, WiFi and a wall-hung fire.
Looking for a dog-friendly holiday in Wales? Book a stay at the award-winning 5* Basel Cottage, located near Llandovery and Llandeilo.
This is a rural retreat where you can bring your dogs for a relaxing stay in the glorious Welsh countryside.
Unwind in their converted, self-catering cottage that is fully equipped with everything you need for a countryside break. Pop a few logs on the fire and relax in cosy surroundings.
Dog friendly cottage Wales
The cottage sleeps 4+1 and is perfect families, groups and couples looking for a snug location to bring their dogs. Basel cottage accepts up to 2 dogs, free of charge.
There is plenty of outdoor space for your group to enjoy including an enclosed garden, patio with fire pit and decked terrace.
There’s even a full-size Telescope available upon request enjoy the Dark Skies of the Cambrian Mountains.
Y Talbot Hotel
Y Talbot is an independent, Grade 2 listed hotel located in the market town of Tregaron, right in the middle of the town square.
This historic Welsh hotel is listed in the Michelin Guide and has been awarded two AA Rosettes.
It’s a great place to spoil yourself with a luxury stay in the Cambrian Mountains.
There are nine Superior bedrooms and suites that have been renovated to a very high standard and are full of character.
All rooms come with a range of amenities including WiFi, complimentary toiletries, flat-screen and tea and coffee making facilities.
Make sure to book a table at the Y Talbot hotel restaurant to enjoy delicious local dishes.
Their head chef Dafydd Watkin was trained by the infamous Marco Pierre White. He has created a seasonal menu full of high-quality pub classics and contemporary dishes.
The menu features a range of locally sourced fish, lamb, beef and cheese. Typical dishes include Cardigan Bay crab, Roast Welsh lamb rump and Y Talbot Welsh beef burger
Make sure to also grab a drink at the bar and sample a few Welsh ciders, ales and gins.
Settle by the fire and have a cosy night sipping on some local gins and swapping stories with the regulars.
Felin Fawr Lodges.
If you are spending the weekend in Llanidloes, why not treat yourself to a relaxing hot tub stay?
At Felin Fawr Lodges you find 3 beautifully presented lodges in an idyllic countryside location. The lodges are located on the outskirts of Llangurig village, a short drive from Llanidloes.
These contemporary, rural lodges are the ideal place to base yourself in Llanidloes and are close to the Hafren Forest trails.
Felin Fawr Lodges
One of the best features of the lodges is the bubbling hot tub that is sunk into the decking, with dreamy views of the Welsh countryside.
Inside you’ll find a modern-meets-rustic open-plan interior, with hipster vibes.
There’s a fully equipped kitchen, wooden beams, electric fire, Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV, complete with Netflix.
Ash Lodge, where we stayed sleeps 4 people and includes a king-size room with en-suite shower room and a twin room. Both perfect for lazy mornings with a coffee and the paper.
Prices for stays at Felin Fawr Lodges depend on dates and length of stay. Lodges start from around £500 for a 7-night stay in the off-season.
If you are spending 48 hours in Llanidloes, it’s the perfect place to have a romantic weekend for two in mid-Wales.
This cute B&B is right by the Pen y Garreg Dam, so you can stroll down the dam to take some early morning shots.
Elan Valley B&B
Penbont House has been carefully refurbished and extended to provide 5 ensuite rooms as well as a light and airy conservatory and tea rooms.
Enjoy delicious homemade cakes and food in relaxed surroundings. Afternoon tea is also available and consists of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea or coffee.
Cambrian Mountains accommodation
Staying in the Cambrian Moutains is a fantastic way to explore this more off-beat part of Wales.
Rather than just visit the usual touris hotspots, why not book a stay in on of the more hidden and lesser known parts of Wales?
You’ll be rewarded with scenic views, quirky accommodation and unspoiled landscapes.
What do you think of our top picks for places to stay in the Cambrian Mountains? Are you planning on visiting the Cambrian Mountains? Let us know in the comments below.
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