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.
This has been a wonderful holiday. The cottage is perfect and the surroundings are spectacular. Sue and Jonah have been great and we would love to come back.
Delightful cottage, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended, thanks for the friendly welcome!
Our 3rd stay at this amazing cottage – our 2nd time for New Year! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting many places in the local area. Sue and Jonah’s hospitality, help and advice made our stay very enjoyable. Hope to return again soon xxx
We had a lovely holiday in your beautiful cottage. The walks to Llyn y Fan Fach and the Usk Reservoir were super with so few other visitors. Lexi did her best to stop the squirrels eating all the bird food! Thank you Sue and Jonah.
WOW, what a fab cottage! A very warm welcome from Sue and Jonah. Would highly recommend. Thanks for looking after us all from Carol x
We have had a lovely three days in Basel Cottage – always spotless! And today the sun is shining for us. Ruben had a great time, see you soon and thank you.
Not many words needed, just a brilliant stay – 4th time! Asked the dogs Max & Boyce what they thought of it – wagged their tails and started to bark, full of excitement!!!! – Guess they agreed! Diolch yn fawr to Sue & Jonah.
A lovely week in a beautiful cottage with fantastic surroundings, we had a lovely time!
Beacons – Wow! Cottage – Wow!!
Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage. It has been so relaxing and comfortable. Henry has rejuvenated at least 5 years! A wonderful holiday!
- 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