The perfect place for outdoor activities...

Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pentwyn Farm is perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, climbing, canoeing and horseriding... but there's more than outdoor activities around these parts.

If you fancy something more sedate, we're very close to the town of Brecon with its shops, traditional market and it even has an art deco cinema. Or if you're into eating out, we have some of Wales' best restaurants a stone's throw away.

Take a look below at some of the things going on in the area...

pentwyn_hiking.jpgTake in the fresh air

We're surrounded by suberb walking territory – we have two mountain ranges, the Brecon Beacons, pictured, and the Black Mountains. It's also a great area for cycling, horseriding, bird-watching and fishing. There's also sailing and rowing on nearby Llangorse Lake.

We have Cantref Adventure Farm right on our doorstep for horseriding and other activities and we're not far from the Taff Trail cycle route. You can also try out rock climbing at the Llangorse Activity Centre or, if you're a fan of steam trains, there's the stunning Brecon Mountain Railway near Merthyr Tydfil.

For free events, activities and guided ranger-led walks, check out the Brecon Beacons National Park website.

pentwyn_food.jpgGo gastro in the area

This little corner of Wales boasts some of our best restaurants and pubs... check out the Walnut Tree Inn, near the Skirrid mountain, Abergavenny, the Hardwick, also near Abergavenny, and Peterstone Court near Brecon.

There are also plenty of marvellous pubs such as the Bear Hotel, in Crickhowell, an old drover's inn on the A40, the Nantyffin Cider Mill just outside Crickhowell and the Felinfach Griffin, just outside Brecon... and let's not forget we're only a couple of miles from the White Swan Inn in Llanfrynach.

And let's not forget, Abergavenny is famous for its food festival in September – well worth a visit!


pentwyn_tretower.jpgExplore our rich heritage

Wales has castles galore – nearby, there's Tretower Court, pictured, and further afield you can easily visit the stunning Raglan Castle, Chepstow (one of the earliest Norman fortresses in the UK), Carreg Cenin (near Llandeilo) and Abergavenny Castle. Well worth a visit is Llanthony Priory as well – and it has a lovely pub set amongst the ruins. There are lots of Roman sites too – Caerleon (Roman baths and amphitheatre) and Caerwent (Roman town) are among the best, but you should also check out the Sarn Helen Roman road near Brecon.

Of course, being Wales there are also plenty of industrial heritage sites like the famous Big Pit (National Coal Museum – take a trip down a mine) or check out Blaenavon Ironworks (Unesco World Heritage Site), the Brinore Tramroad and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

pentwyn_stadium.jpgReally go to town

Brecon is only seven miles away and there you'll find boutique shops, a traditional market and the splendid Brecon Cathedral, home to the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Abergavenny has its share of independent shops as well as some lovely cafes. Pentwyn farm is also only a few miles from the picturesque town of Crickhowell and the 'town of books', Hay-on-Wye.

The area is also home to two major music festivals – the Green Man Festival at the Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell and Brecon Jazz (which takes over the town's venues and streets for three days). We've also got the Hay Literary Festival within easy reach plus there are events galore in either Cardiff, pictured, Swansea, Newport or Hereford... all an hour or so away.