Whether you would prefer to sit on the patio overlooking the valley or take the kids on a day out, Basel Cottage is the perfect central location to explore Mid Wales and its beautiful surroundings. Take a look below at only a selection of things to do and places to visit.
Things to Do
Walking – Basel Cottage is set in 17 acres of countryside of which guests and pets are free to roam. There are also plenty of nearby walking trails including the Crychan Forest trails where you can enjoy the tranquility of the forest.
Cycling – Llandovery is a cycling destination with a host of routes to suit all levels of cyclists.
Bird Watching – You can enjoy the wildlife from the comfort of the gardens at Basel Cottage and we even have a Telescope you can use to take a closer look. The Red Kite Feeding Station is also nearby and worth a visit.
Llandovery Sheep Festival – Adventures in fun, food and wool. This annual event is held in the town of Llandovery over the 3rd weekend of September.
Llandovery Motorbike Weekend – Are you a biker? Then why not join us in Llandovery, set in the beautiful Tywi Valley in Carmarthenshire in July each year for some family fun!
Hiking the Heart of Wales Line
The Heart of Wales Line has trundled slowly and scenically between Swansea and Shrewsbury for over 150 years. Now, it’s providing fun for walkers too. Completed in 2019, the Heart of Wales Line Trail is a 225km hiking route that shadows the tracks, wending between stations and through miles of wonderful Welsh countryside.
Click below to download PDFs of some of our best local walks.
Places to Visit
Myddfai Community Centre and Cafe – Profits from this homely cafe help sustain isolated Myddfai; the cake is good and there’s the option to detour to legend-laced Llyn y Fan Fach Lake.
What a beautiful cottage and lovely views. Finn and Jake loved the woods. A very warm welcome from Sue and Jonah and lovely to meet Barney and Teddy. Thank you so much for a lovely week. XXX
Basel Cottage has exceeded all our expectations! We have enjoyed a beautiful few days here. The safe fields and wood are fantastic for our two young dogs to roam and run to their hearts content. Sue and Jonah, you are the perfect hosts and really have thought of everything to ensure your guests have a wonderful stay at Basel Cottage. We look forward to visiting again, maybe in the Spring to see the bluebells! Thank you for sharing your little bit of paradise XXX.
We had a wonderful week staying at your beautiful cottage. From the moment we arrived until the day we left you made us so welcome – a holiday we will never forget. Thank you.
We have had a lovely Christmas at Basel Cottage. Lovely accommodation and the dogs have loved their walks in the woods. Thank you Sue and Jonah for your warm welcome and the teas and scones on arrival. The only thing you couldn’t provide was the weather!!
Thank you for a lovely week, well done with the weather!!! The cottage was wonderful and the views from the window seat were stunning. See you again!!!
8th visit and as good as the first one and all the others that followed! Thanks Sue and Jonah for the warm welcome again. It was so nice to see Max and Boyce get on so well with Barney and Teddy.
Diolch Yn Fawr!
Thank you both for another fantastic week – yes it has been as marvellous as the first time. We are looking at dates for our next visit!
We have had a wonderful week in your perfect cottage. Thank you for a warm welcome and lovely cream tea when we arrived. After our days out and about it was a real pleasure to come “home” and relax in the garden.
Sophie has loved the open spaces and enjoyed her walks to the river and the woods – Doggy paradise! Charlie’s first holiday with Grandma and Granddad – We cherished every minute. Thank you Sue and Jonah.
Beautiful cottage and surroundings. We had the most relaxing time – so peaceful, brilliant!
- Best Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in South Wales!
- Basel Cottage Holidays Wins Gold in the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2018/2019
- Basel Cottage Holidays announced as a Regional Winner in the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018
- Finalist – Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards
- HRH The Prince of Wales Book Signing @ the launch of Llandovery Motorbike Weekend