Dan y Gyrn Bunkhouse, Blaenglyn Farm, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NF
Right next to a working farm, Dan y Gyrn bunkhouse enjoys the most spectacular location in the glorious Brecon Beacons. Nestled in the tranquil and verdant Upper Tarell valley, it provides a great base for walkers and families alike. Centrally located near the village of Libanus where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Beacons all year round. Dan y Gyrn is spacious, modern and fully-equipped with all you need to have a comfortable and relaxing stay. It really is the perfect place to come and get away from it all. This is an ideal base for walkers being close to the main access route to Pen y Fan. Families will also love the rural setting and large rear garden. The bunkhouse is perfect for groups of family and friends, walkers, special interest groups, people who love the outdoors and are looking for a base to explore the area. The lovely open-plan kitchen/living room/diner is on the first floor with access out to the spacious enclosed garden via French windows. It is possible to use camp beds (provided) in this room. The garden backs out onto open farmland and commands stunning views of the valley and nearby Craig Cerrig Gleisiad.
Photos: ©National Trust Images/Paul Harris & ©National Trust Images/Graham Bettis
or call Dan y Gyrn Bunkhouse at National Trust Holidays on
0344 335 1296
15: 2×6, 1×3 campbeds
All year. All day
From £336 for two nights
Book online minimum stay 2 nights
From Brecon, take the A470 south. Turn Left opposite the junction for Detynnog A4215. Follow this road until you see the National Trust Farm on the Right.
Merthyr Tydfil train station is 15 miles away. The Libanus bus stop is 2 miles.
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…a peaceful rural haven…
The Brecon Beacons Nation Park dominates south Wales. Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in south Wales dominates The Beacons. With its dinosaur spine and precipitous pathways, with its links to gruelling SAS training events and its association with stories of tragedy, Pen Y Fan might be a grim neighbour but the paths are good, the views are spectacular and the route is popular. More importantly for us today, it begins at Dan Y Gryn Bunkhouse.
Dan Y Gryn is one of those National Trust Bunkhouses, kept to a high standard and affordable. It has three bedrooms sleeping 15 in total in an arrangement labelled by my children as ‘an upside-down house’ with the living quarters upstairs. From the airy open plan living/dining/kitchen you can fling the french windows open and step out into the garden with views over farmland and thence to Craig Cerrig Gleisiad. Is it just possible to see the Peregrine Falcons nesting there from here?
Walkers are not just treated to the mighty Pen Y Fan routes. Close by you could access the Beacons Way and The Cambrian Way safe in the knowledge that you’ll be returning to a peaceful rural haven and warm comforts.