We are really pleased to be able to welcome guests again to Black Mountain BreakAway, the perfect spot to recover from the difficulties of the last year.
Our site is private and exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. We have a ‘non-contact ‘ approach to arrival and departure and your seclusion is assured at all times.
The safety of our guests is paramount and we have developed a ‘safe practice’ policy to ensure everything possible is done to protect visitors to our accommodation.
Please read the information below to reassure yourself that all necessary precautions are being taken to protect your health and welfare during your stay.
You may notice that our booking conditions have altered in light of the current situation and we now request a minimum 2 night stay . During the early part of the year, once a booking has been confirmed, the following night will also be marked as unavailable. This allows for a thorough clean of the property to take place and an additional 24 hrs without occupancy to further protect our guests. This approach will be reviewed as the vaccination roll out proceeds.
Safe Practice Policy for Black Mountain BreakAway March 2021
In light of the Covid 19 pandemic we have examined our approach to providing safe holiday accommodation for our guests.
We have reviewed available guidance and established a ‘safe practice’ policy designed to keep our guests safe at all times.
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Black Mountain BreakAway is a self catering holiday location in the Brecon Beacon’s National Park.
Tucked away behind the Black Mountain in rural Wales, the secluded site provides two custom made shepherd huts for your exclusive use.
This undiscovered part of Carmarthenshire is known for its peaceful way of life, quiet roads and wonderful night skies. If you want to take a break away from the hustle of modern life this is the place.
Reached from a quiet country lane, the huts are sited in an ancient paddock where off road parking is available.
Placed to create maximum privacy, one hut provides a bedroom and sitting area with a wood burning stove while the second hut contains a simple kitchen and a shower room. The compost toilet is situated a little way from the huts linked by an easy access path.
The view from the site is one of rural tranquillity, old fields grazed by local sheep, hills, trees and streams. There are no houses to be seen from the huts, no lights at night, and no neighbours.
This is a place to experience life at a slower pace. There is no wi-fi, phone signal or mains electricity. A solar panel provides light in the huts, a gas cooker enables guests to prepare meals and a gas boiler provides hot water for the shower
“A magical spot in a valley with very thoughtful and well presented accommodation. Highly recommended for a quiet retreat.” Andy
“Both huts are very well equipped and the retro look is appealing so no problems about living within the confines of the huts. They are a very good base for exploring the region which has a beauty of its own.” Og
“A wonderful break! The craftmanship in these huts is outstanding. Every attention to detail – I loved it. Such a beautiful spot – it was super to just sit outside and take it all in. We shall certainly return! Gay
“Wonderful peaceful stay in these cosy cabins. We saw three kites circling at the top of the hill and the views across the valley are breathtaking.” Hannah and Andy
“Pure magic! We had a wonderful break in these beautifully made huts. Could not have asked for anything more. The view from the hill across the stream is really special. Fires, stars, the wild and lovely memories – definitely something to return to. Steff
“Perfect. Bird song, running little river, quiet, peace, a perfect setting, being here is a real pleasure. The huts are also just perfect – cosy, clean, they feel built with love. the stones we gathered from the little river to encircle our camp fire are our little contribution to this perfect hideaway…magic memories of fires, stars and the wild. Would love to return one day. Mat.
Thank you both for a perfect getaway, the huts are absolutely impeccable – every detail has been thought of and your amazing handiwork has truly delighted us. Kirsty and Sam.
We had a really special time so Thank you. We even saw shooting stars while we sat by the fire. Alice and Mike.
Contact Phone 01550 740 163
We want your break away to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible and with that in mind we have created not one but three huts for your exclusive use. These huts have been made here on the farm and are constructed from reclaimed materials wherever possible. The two main huts feature several windows and ‘stable’ doors to make the most of the view and the fresh air. They are well insulated and designed to be cosy whatever the weather.
The main huts are provided with solar powered lighting as there is no mains supply on the site.
The site is served by the mains water supply and is drinkable.
All the huts are accessed by a short flight of steps which means the accommodation is not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility and, for this, we apologise.
Your Sleeping Hut
The king-sized bed is built into the far end of the hut in the traditional manner but is low enough to access from one side with reasonable ease. Bed linen, a 13.5 tog duvet, non-allergenic pillows and a warm Welsh blanket are provided for your comfort.
This hut also contains a generous sitting area infront of the wood burner. With comfy cushions and throws it is a great space to sit and chat , read, draw or play cards.
Fuel is provided for the wood burning stove which heats the hut beautifully even on the coldest night. The stove has a flat top on which a kettle can be boiled or a saucepan heated.
Your Kitchen and Bathroom Hut
This hut houses a simple kitchen area at one end with a sink, a small gas cooker and an insulated container in which to keep food cool. Ice blocks can be delivered daily in warm weather. The kitchen table provides space for food preparation and a comfortable place to eat. Pans and utensils are provided. Tea, coffee. sugar and milk are provided for your arrival.
At the other end of the hut is the bathroom which contains a modern shower and a vintage wash basin, A gas powered boiler provides plenty of hot water. Towels are provided.
Your Toilet hut
This hut is sited a short distance from the others and is accessed by a maintained path. The toilet forms an important part of our eco-friendly approach to life and features a ‘dry’ system to allow composting of waste material.
Our routine ensures the removal of waste and thorough cleaning of the hut between each booking which reassures our guests that the facilities are spotless on their arrival. The toilet will be cleaned and maintained every other day during your stay.
Tariff and Bookings
This exclusive self-catering experience sleeps two people for £100 per night.
Please note that a minimum booking of two nights is required.
Long stay rates can be negotiated.
Book using the button below or phone to discuss your booking request.
Phone Bridget or Tim on 01550 740 163
Black Mountain BreakAway is situated at the western end of the Brecon Beacons beneath the hill known as The Black Mountain. This is the undiscovered end of the Beacons, a quiet place where you can walk the footpaths undisturbed by flocks of tourists.
There is plenty to see and do and we hope to develop this section of our site to provide advice and recommendations.
In the meantime check out some of these web sites to help with your planning.
Use of a car is recommended but not essential for those guests who are well planned and enjoy walking or cycling.
We are always happy to collect guests from the local railway station.
All bed linen, tea towels and bath towels are provided for you.
The kitchen is equipped with all the pans and utensils you need for the preparation of simple meals. The gas stove has two rings, a grill and a small oven.
Sorry but we cannot accommodate your dog. The huts are not suitable for pets and the presence of unknown dogs makes it stressful for the sheep on the farm.
No, there is no Wifi or phone coverage at this site. We hope that our visitors will enjoy the experience of having a break away from the demands of modern communications. However, our guests are welcome to use the landline number at the farmhouse in the case of any emergency.
The nearest pubs are in Llangadog 7 miles away. There is a greater choice of pubs and eating places in Llandeilo 9 miles away.
It is not possible to plug in a charger, electric shaver, toothbrush or hair drier.
Black Mountain BreakAway is self-catering accommodation and guests are expected to be reasonably self-sufficient. However, breakfast provisions can be provided if requested. Check the ‘extras’ page. A simple evening meal can also be provided for guests to heat for themselves.
There is a general store, a butcher and a post office in Llangadog 7 miles away. Please be aware that these shop keep country hours.They might be closed for lunch and on Sundays and Wednesday afternoons. There is a larger range of shops in both Llandeilo and Llandovery.
Tesco and Asda deliver in this area and we are happy to receive a delivery at the farmhouse and transfer your shopping to the hut ready for your arrival.
We hope we have thought of most items you will need for your stay. However, we recommend warm clothes so you can enjoy sitting outside in the evening, insect repellent (just in case) and wellies for night time strolls to the toilet. Torches will be provided for this particular adventure.
If you need anything else…just ask and we will be happy to provide what we can.
We are keen to promote an eco-friendly approach to holidaying in the Brecon Beacons and are happy to provide a taxi service for our guests who prefer not to bring their cars on holiday.
We can collect or deliver our guests from the railway station in Llangadog free of charge and can transport two bicycles given some advanced warning.
We are happy to provide transport to local destinations for those guests who prefer to holiday without their cars.
Black Mountain BreakAway is a self-catering venue and we hope our guests will be reasonably self-sufficent. However we appreciate that occasionally guests might prefer to find some provisions available.
If you would like a basket of breakfast provisions please choose from the menu below and let us know when you make your booking.
A choice of breakfast cereal, milk, fruit juice, toasting bread, butter, jam and marmalade. £4 per person.
Croissant, butter and jam, muesli or granola, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fruit juice. £5 per person.
DIY cooked breakfast
Our own free range eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, bread. (Please remember that cooking facilities are limited but it is possible to make a cooked breakfast in the hut kitchen given time and planning.) We are happy to discuss any specific dietary requirements. £6 per person.
If you would like to add cereal and toast to your cooked breakfast please add and extra £2 per person to your total.
Although Black Mountain BreakAway is a self-catering venue we understand that some guests might occasionally prefer a meal to be ready for their arrival. A simple meal can be prepared and left in the hut for guests to heat through at their convenience. If you would like to access this additional extra please let us know when you make your booking. We are happy to discuss any specific dietary requirements.
Choices will vary according to the season but, for example, a one pot chicken casserole will cost around £6 per person.
Covid 19 Safe Practice Policy
During such difficult times we want our guests to be able to relax and enjoy themselves secure in the knowledge that we are doing all we can to keep our site and accommodation as safe as possible.
With this in mind we plan to implement the following proceedures once we are open again for business.