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.
We have taken cottage holidays for many years but have never found a place so perfect. We will be back!
Perfect, Awesome and Thanks. Be back soon.
It was our second time here in Basel Cottage! All we can say is: In more than 10 years of holidays all over Great Britain, this definitely is the best cottage we have ever stayed in! The location is fantastic, so peaceful, so quiet! Thank you Sue & Jonah for everything – we will miss Wales and Basel Cottage! You are fantastic hosts! We do hope that we can come back again one day!!
Stunning cottage, stunning location and warm and friendly welcome. We certainly hope to return.
We have had an amazing week, thank you! The dogs have loved the “garden” and we have loved the tranquillity.
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week. Everything has been thought about in this cottage. The cottage is homely and beautiful. NESSA 🐕 and the girls enjoyed playing in the garden and the woods. We will be back!
Our 5th stay at Basel Cottage has been wonderful! Always such a lovely warm welcome from Sue and Jonah, who really are great hosts! Brenie has had a peaceful few days away from the fireworks and we have had a relaxing stay too! We will be back! Best wishes and thank you.
Our stay in Basel Cottage can be described in one word – ‘Perfect!!’ Thank you.
An excellent week with lots of sun and little rain. Lovely cottage with fantastic grounds, enjoyed especially by the dogs.
We had a lovely time at Basel Cottage. It is finished to an absolutely brilliant standard, definitely deserves it’s 5 Stars! Sue and Jonah are lovely and could not do enough to help. It was like visiting friends.
- 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