Our recent trip to Wales entailed a lot of firsts for me. It was my first trip to the Brecon Beacons, my first time walking in Wales and also my first Airbnb experience. It was a bit of a step into the unknown on all counts, but it couldn’t have turned out better.
As you all know we usually camp, however, with it being March and still a tad on the chilly side, we decided to opt for bricks and mortar. Originally we had planned to stay in a B&B, but with Finn going to bed early, I thought this option would leave us trapped in our room for a long time. I thought of glamping (still undecided on the merits of that one!), hiring a cottage and then I had a quick peruse of the Airbnb website. It offered so many options, from rooms to mansions and anything in between. In fact it’s become a bit of a hobby, checking out all the quirky places you can stay across the world! I had thought that hiring out an entire house would be too expensive, however there was plenty of choice for all budgets. I had decided that I wanted to be in or very near to Brecon. As lovely as it is being in the middle of nowhere, we do appreciate having amenities on the doorstep. I came across a lovely little cottage in Brecon that seemed very good value at around £60 a night, it’s also handy being able to cook for ourselves and generally just do as we please.
I was also very impressed with our first Airbnb experience. It was all very straightforward, although we never met our hosts, they were great at communicating with us and telling us everything we needed to know. I guess a lot depends on who’s property you stay in, we were very fortunate. Having said that, I will definitely use Airbnb in the future as it offers so many options and is a great way to explore different places.
The market town of Brecon is a great base for anyone visiting the Beacons. We could see Pen y Fan from our cottage and yet it was just a short walk into the town centre. There was a nice selection of shops, a supermarket, and, as you would expect, a good few outdoor shops.
We also visited the cathedral, which is well worth dropping by if you ever have the chance.
Have you ever used Airbnb? I’d love to hear about your experiences, good or bad!
Categories: Days Out