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Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Bracken Lodge offers comfortable, centrally heated and affordable self catering accommodation. St in the peaceful landscape of the 40 acre Gludy Estate ensuring peaceful retreat to escape from the hustle and bustle or an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and surrounding area.

Bracken Lodge offers an ideal base for walkers, golfers, cyclists, anglers or just those who need to get away to the clean, fresh air of the Brecon Beacons. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, look no further than Bracken Lodge - an escape from it all haven nestled in the Brecon Beacons National Park - just a stone's throw from the charming market town of Brecon. Set in a 40 acre wooden landscape surrounding the magnificent Gludy Lake, this is an ideal base for a relaxing get away in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

As soon as you turn into the drive and wend your way along towards the seven and a half acre lake, you will know that you have arrived in one of the most tranquil settings in Wales


Bracken Lodge offers comfortable, affordable accommodation for up to seven people - but even more if you can make use of the sofa beds and put-you- up beds which are available on request. Four comfortable bedrooms - one double, two twin bunk beds and three twin bunks will all be furnished with sheets, soft pillows and cosy duvets. In the lounge, large bay windows open up a wonderful view of the lake and patio area. Our quiet rural location means that television reception is not good. But instead, have a break from television and enjoy our library of DVDs. The fully equipped kitchen provides all you could need including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave cooker, fridge/freezer, a toaster and kettle.

With an extensive range of crockery and cooking utensils you'll have everything you need to create enjoyable meals in the dining room soaking up the wonderful views of the lake. The bathroom boasts a large corner bath, wash basin and separate electric shower to help you to relax before retiring to reflect on a wonderful day and to plan for tomorrow All guests are welcomed with a pack comprising tea, coffee, sugar and milk. so that you can enjoy a cuppa while you unpack and familiarise yourself with the lodge and its surrounding grounds. Let us know in advance if you would like us to provide locally sourced groceries which could include seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread from the local bakery, fresh eggs, organic sausage and bacon, organic cereal, milk and local cider, ales or apple juice. We will shop to your requirements but of course, there will be an extra charge for this service.




Bracken Lodge is perfectly situated within the exclusive 40 acre estate where privacy, peace and tranquillity are taken for granted. We encourage guests' access to explore certain areas of the private ancient woodland walks around Gludy Lake and grounds which boast a fantastic display of spectacular wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for one of our resident kingfishers and the otters and ospreys feeding at the lake.

If you are privileged enough Dave our peacock (or Dafydd to his friends) may proudly display his full plumage for you to see! Watch the fish rise to the evening hatch of flies, the families of widgeon, teal and mallard at the edges of the lake and in the skies above, you may be lucky enough to see the Red Kites soar on the thermals.. Spend a little time foraging wood from the extensive woodland walks and in the evening, weather permitting, why not dine al fresco, making use of our patio area furnished with a stylish teak table and chairs seating six guests.

Our stone BBQ / fire pit has proved a popular method of cooking by our guests, converting to a cosy campfire once the meal is devoured. Other things taking up your time during the day? - Don't worry - we're happy to provide a generous stack of pre-cut logs for you by prior arrangement.


With over 500 square miles of mountains, river valleys, rolling farmland and woods, The Brecon Beacons National Park offers a wealth of locations for all kinds of outdoor activities. Within a few miles of Bracken Lodge you will find:

• Way marked footpaths, bridleways, nature trails and forest walks
• The Rivers Wye and Usk
• Lakes and reservoirs, including the famous and historic LLangorse Lake
• Forestry Centres and Country Parks including the wonderful Craig y Nos Country park
• Llangattock and the famous Dan yr Ogof caves and dinosaur park
• Waterfalls near Ystradfellte and Talybont-on-Usk
• Red Kite feeding centres
• Canal trips along the Brecon and Monmouth Canal
• The Cantref children's Adventure Farm
• The Brecon Beacons mountain railway

Walking / Cycling - Within the Brecon Beacons National park guests have a the opportunity to explore the hundreds of miles of pathways www.tafftrail.org.uk.

Fishing -Gludy Lake is on the doorstep of the lodge. We offer excellent fly fishing facilities for both beginners and the experienced angler.

Golf -Only ten minutes' walk away from Bracken Lodge is the renowned 18 hole Cradoc Golf Club

Pony Trekking - Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, riding lessons, in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Climbing - A multi-award-winning Indoor Activity Training Centre Llangorse Multi Activity Centre

Shooting - The Highly recommended Woodland Park Shooing Ground is set in an ancient woodland between the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

Other Places of Interest - Breacon National Park authority has published a wealth of inforamtion on points of interest and activities in the area.


Please see our Prices page for details on our season rates