The Prince and Princess of Wales reportedly once spent a night at this Welsh home – it masters the modern country aesthetic

Situated in Brecon Beacons National Park, this country retreat is a sanctuary hidden among the Welsh mountains – and we can stay for just over $1200 per night

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When it comes to vacationing, it turns out that the royals aren't so dissimilar to us. Exhibit A – their choice of vacation home that just so happens to be listed on Airbnb.

Named Duffryn Mawr, this beautifully renovated large country house situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, is impressive enough to meet the Prince and Princess of Wales' requirements. However, a look around the property makes it easy to see why it made the cut when they reportedly visited last spring.

Hidden amid the southern Welsh mountain range, the brick cottage features views of The Sugarloaf and The Blorenge peaks. While its exteriors are naturally impressive, we can't stop staring at its modern country decor, which is fit for royalty.

Prince and Princess of Wales' Airbnb

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Complete with seven bedrooms (yes, meaning it comfortably sleeps 16 guests), a 40-foot chef's kitchen, and a spacious living room, the home offers everything we could need for a group trip away. However, essential living spaces aside, there is also a 'billiard room,' bar, yoga area, and home spa with a steam room and hot tub.

Prince and Princess of Wales' Airbnb

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Amenities aside, we inevitably need to take a moment for the home's contemporary country-style interiors – starting with the aformentioned kitchen. In this space, quaint wooden ceiling beams meet modern marble countertops and classic white-painted cabinets to ensure a timeless aesthetic.

Prince and Princess of Wales' Airbnb

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Beyond the kitchen, the living areas and bedrooms uphold the modern country aesthetic – without sacrificing the luxury design features we would expect to see in a royal-approved space. The bedroom showcases metallic-hued wallpaper behind a gold chest of drawers that wouldn't look out of place in any royal residence.

Prince and Princess of Wales' Airbnb

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Outside, 17 acres of mainly farmland surround the property, and there is room to lounge in the formal garden to rear. The yard features a fire pit, BBQ, and a designated area to dine al-fresco (if the Welsh weather allows).

Prince and Princess of Wales' Airbnb

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At approximately $1,213 per night, a vacation in this Airbnb doesn't come cheap. However, as mentioned, it does sleep up to 16 people, so the cost can be split in many ways if we so wish.

Beyond the property (if we find the incentive to leave, though we imagine it will be a struggle), the quaint market village of Crickhowell is only a short walk away. Crickhowell offers a village pub, independent shops, and a Norman-built motte and bailey castle, the remains of which still exist today.


To bring this style into our homes (no reservation needed), we can shop for modern country decor below.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.