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Places to stay in Cynghordy

Places to stay in Cynghordy
Seren Loft (Loft of Stars) holiday cottage is near the Heart of Wales Railway Line and only 5 mins walk from the station (4 trains a day in each direction). Situated between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Cambrian Mountains it is an ideal location to explore the beautiful Welsh countryside, whether on foot, bike, train or car.
Arranged in a coaching house fashion, the accommodation is all on one level on the first floor. It has a fully equipped modern kitchen including microwave and dishwasher, full size bath with shower head, satellite tv, stereo cd/radio, a large collection of board games, puzzles, books, maps and free wifi/internet connection. Fully central heated it also has a log burning stove, complete with a free basket of logs - and an old welsh rocking chair to relax in.
  • This place is incredible, booked it as a surprise trip for my boyfriend's birthday. The loft is snug and very romantic! Only 10 minutes from Llandovery and 20 from Brecon! Gill was amazing from starting to finish, and the many different birds that flew by to the garden under the entrance was a real treat too! Amazing!

    Bethany2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place, very friendly host, loft was sparkling clean with everything you need to feel like at home! Gill was very helpful, showed us around the property and gave local travel tips! Will definitely be back!

    Goda2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place, ideally placed for walking and cycling. 5 min walk from train station for a lovely journey through the Welsh countryside. Delightful and helpful hosts, couldn't ask for nicer people. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Wayne2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant time. Lovely place to stay. Gill had thought of everything to make us feel welcome, notes on places to eat, towels, clean beds and lovely tea. Gill was lovely, greeeted us when we arrived and we then saw her as we were leaving. Very very clean and tidy. Coming back very soon.

    Arwel2019-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • Just returned from an amazing holiday at Seren loft. From the very first moment we arrived we were over the moon with our choice of accommodation. Gill was there to meet us when we arrived, a very friendly and warm welcome we instantly felt right at home. We have never stayed in accommodation so close to the hosts own home before and we were little unsure but within minutes of meeting Gill we forgot all our doubts. The loft is beautiful with lots of very thoughtful touches, felt like a home from home. Lots of information on hand about local walks and trains and other activities in the area. The surrounding gardens are beautiful complete with a meadow and swing, a pet tortoise, pond and gorgeous picnic area, there is even a hammock. Our 2yr old loved it and being so safe we could give him some extra freedom to explore on his own. Lots of stars to see on a clear night! Seren loft is an absolute haven for anyone wishing to escape a busy life and reconnect with nature, plenty of wildlife right outside your front door. We had an amazing time and can't wait to return. We're already planning another holiday next year for longer!

    Msdizzylizzy032019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation - cosy but spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Communication and check-in was easy. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Jenny2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely studio layout space, comfortable bed, on site parking, nice surrounding grounds was exactly as described very happy ..... side note... be careful on narrow roads on way in, deep ditch either side!!!

    Ricky2019-06-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay in Seren Loft. Gill is very friendly and a fantastic host. Seen loft is beautiful and well equipped , it had everything we needed and more, my 5 year old twins enjoyed exploring the garden and playing with the games in the loft. Seren is set in a beautiful area , and very easy to access the wonderful outstanding surrounding area. I loved that everything was Eco friendly inside the loft. Fantastic place to stay.

    Jeni2019-06-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cynghordy, Wales, United Kingdom

    Entire loft3 beds
    Seren Loft
    Price:£65/night
    74 reviews
    Superhost
    The Half Moon is an ex-pub, 10 mins walk from the station, in a conservation area on a street where once 18 pubs served passing drovers. An eco-venue, we offer vegan options, PV panels, rainwater collection, EV charging & grow some food. You can buy all you need very nearby in local boutique shops, incl. newsagent, patisserie, P.O, butcher, shoe, hardware, gift & organic wholefood shops. Great cafes, eateries & pubs are in easy walking distance –even a place where the first cheque was written!
    The Half Moon is much larger inside than it seems on the outside, with a beautiful, calm feeling, spacious rooms and pleasant garden. Make yourself at home.
    Llandovery is a lovely market town sandwiched between the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park and little explored but equally amazing Cambrian Mountains. Its name means Church of the Waters, since several rivers meet here. A Roman settlement, it's not far from the gold mines and the hideout of Twm Siôn Cati, known as the Welsh Robin Hood.
  • David was such a good host, he had so much knowledge of the local area and let us borrow a map for a route we hadnt thought about. The room was lovely and the bed super comfy if a little creaky. The whole house was beautiful and pancho the cat is adorable.

    Ali2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • David's place is a unique, special house. He has a very big kitchen where we could make tea/coffee and have breakfast if wanted. There's also a lounge for guests to use with a TV. Llandovery is a very nice small town and the house is very close to everything. It would be a great place to explore from.

    Anne2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A clean and very interesting house and its owner. An old pub changed to a house with upstairs bedroom, bathroom and drying room and downstairs spacious, fully equipped kitchen we could use. We were greeted in person by David and shown everything in his house, this personal touch made our stay a delight. Thanks David!

    Jan2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay when traveling to Pembrookshire and exploring the north part of Brecon Beacons ( i did both)

    Andrej2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely clean and spacious house which i would definitely recommend

    Rob2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • David was a lovely host and I had a pleasant stay

    Simon2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • An immaculate house a short walking distance from the train station, and a charming host

    Francoise2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • David is a Super host along with Poncho the cat. A great team in a stylish property. We had a really terrific stay & highly recommend The Half Moon! David made us feel so welcome as a family and generously shared produce from his garden & delicious treats he had made. An apple cake I will never forget + delicious jams & preserves. We feel we made a friend in David who was generous with his time & knowledge. Llandovery is a delightful market town with plenty of pubs to choose from and good local amenities. We look forward to returning :)

    Megan2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    Set in the heart of Wales, the home is ideally located for those ready to get away from it all and to enjoy a true Welsh holiday. This detached property is situated on the edge of the beautiful small market town of Llandovery, with all the luxuries and more of home. Guests will find a peaceful family home which will always provide a warm and stress-free welcome at the end of your day. The home away from home is ideal for walkers, cyclists, couples and families. A real hidden gem!
    The home is on the edge of the small picturesque town of Llandovery. The town centre is minutes walk from my front door as is the town rail station on the Heart of Wales railway line. The large bedroom is warm and clean with a beautiful view; there is ample storage space for belongings. The garden backs onto a footpath that can be followed down to the banks of the River Towy, under 2 minutes walk away! There is a 3/4 size snooker table in the home with chalk, cues and balls. Full signal and Wifi is available throughout the property. There is off-road parking available. Smoking is allowed outside the house in the rear garden. The house is centrally heated and laundry is available for those staying a minimum of three nights.
    There are a number of charming little shops and a selection of pubs and restaurants in Llandovery to spend an evening. Llandovery’s unique location makes it the perfect place for you to base yourself for your Welsh holiday. The following are just some of the places to visit, the driving time there is in brackets. To the North….... Cwm-Rhaedyr red route Mountain Biking (15min) Mountain Bike Rider magazine quoted it has “one of the best trails we’ve ridden anywhere in the UK” Dolaucothi Gold Mines (20min) The ancient Roman Gold Mines are great for adults and kids. Twm Sion Cati Nature Reserve and Cave (20min) My favourite walk in the local area! Walk along the boardwalk in thick woods rife with bird species to a circular walk, and the "cave" where the Welsh Robin Hood used to hide from the law! Llyn Brianne Dam (30min) There are numerous walks around and across the huge Dam wall in the foothills of the Elan Valley. Elan Valley (1hr) A walker’s and cyclist’s dream. The stunning Elan Valley is criss-crossed with trails for all levels and abilities. To the East........... Brecon Beacons and Pen-y-Fan (30min) The spectacular Brecon Beacons is on the doorstep. A half hour drive to the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan is also a must! Usk reservoir (30min) A great place for a picnic, numerous trails go around the lake. A good point to begin and end a day’s hiking. Llangorse lake riding and climbing centre (40min) Perfect for kids of all ages. I used to take my boys there for their birthday every year, perfect for a rainy day! The Big Pit Museum (1hr 10min) A great chance to understand the history of South Wales by going down a Welsh mine, with underground tours. To the South and West............ Red Kite feeding station (15min) A good place to stop off at on the way to or back from a day on the Black Mountain or up Llyn-y-Fan Fach. National Trust Property Dinefwr House and Castle (20 mins) Beautiful walk from the grounds of the country estate to the castle through a deer park. The house is perfect for a rainy day. Black Mountain, (25min) The Black Mountain is a great ascent on a clear day. Talley Abbey and Nature Reserve (25min) The Abbey itself is in ruins now but the walks around the Nature Reserve are beautiful. Dan yr Ogof Caves (30 min) Spend a day at one of the largest cave systems in Europe. There are loads of great walks in the surrounding mountains too. Castles: Carrig Cennen, Dinefwr, Dryslwyn (30min). Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere in the world! Carrig Cennen is just a short drive away and in my view is the best of the bunch! Llyn-y-Fan Fach (30min) An absolutely incredible walk to a lake which sits in the shadow of the mountain summit. The lake itself is the subject of the Lady of the Lake legend. The views from the summit are well worth the hike. National Botanic Gardens (35min) Llansteffan Beach (50min) A personal favourite of mine as you can walk around the headland of the beach and up to a castle that looks out over the estuary. Dylan Thomas Boathouse (55min) The boathouse in Laugharne where Dylan penned his poems is a wonderful change from the hills and mountains of mid Wales. The town of Laugharne is beautiful and has some lovely walks along the coastal path. There are also plenty of wonderful trails around Llandovery for those who don't want to venture too far from the house. I'm happy to show you on a map all my favourite trails around the local area!
  • Really lovely place, Lynwen is very welcoming and friendly, the room is very clean and comfy, great place!!

    Lorna2019-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • This was the second time I have stayed at Lynwen's place. As the last time she was so helpful, giving me tips on where to have a look and a pleasure to talk to. Thank you Lynwen, see you soon!!

    Andrew2019-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • It fantastic place to stay and I can definitely recommend it to everyone :)

    Wojtek2018-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lynwen answered all our queries promptly and was a great host

    Kelvin2018-07-26T00:00:00Z
  • It was absolute delight to stay at Lynwen’s! She is very welcoming and it was a pleasure to meet her. Everything was as described and the breakfast in the morning was also delicious. Thank you again for a lovely stay.

    Sarah2018-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lynwen is a great host and the house is lovely: spotless, light and airy. Yummy breakfast with loads of good coffee - just what I need in the morning!

    Amanda2018-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect place to stay. Quiet and comfortable. Lynwen is a lovely and caring host. And it shows in every little detail. We can strongly recommend the place.

    Sandra2018-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lynwen is the perfect host, rooms are clean/comfortable and the breakfast is the perfect start to a long day exploring local hills and cwm's.

    Mark Campbell2018-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    The house is in a conservation area, not far from the centre. This listing is for the single room; another is for the double.
    At the end of the street is where the first cheque was ever issued. The Black Ox was a pub, became a bank, and was bought by Lloyds. The ox became the black horse! The street was an old drovers' route and used to have 18 pubs on it to cater for them; this house was once one of them.
  • David’s place is fascinating and full of (nice) surprises - particularly for anyone with an interest in books, music and art generally - the best sort of AirBnB experience...

    Sean2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    Cae’r Beili is a 200 year old detached stone barn , located in a private, peaceful and totally secluded position with panoramic views of the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. Cae'r Beili is perfect for family getaways or relaxing with friends;for romantics who want to snuggle up in front of the log fire or be amazed by the stars in the dark skies; for adventurers who fancy exploring; or for seekers of peace who want to unwind and recharge.
    The atmosphere at Cae’r Beili is one of total comfort and relaxation and every care is taken to ensure our guests’ stay is of the highest standard at all times. The living room, a place to gather your thoughts and friends, is full of character and charm with high sloping ceilings, exposed roof trusses, beams , a cosy wood burner and oak floors. Experience the toe warming joy of a real fire. There's nothing like it! Snuggle up on the leather sofas and exquisitely crafted Welsh woollen blankets. Watch the large flat screen TV, enjoy a DVD, try the stereo with a selection of CD's and take a pick from our good selection of books, maps and magazines. And there's free wifi if you want to keep in touch with the world outside. A gallery landing, overlooking the living room, provides an additional quiet seating area. The hand made oak kitchen,with its black granite worktops, is fully equipped. With a dishwasher, washing machine, electric over and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, slow cooker and all crockery and cooking utensils, cooking will not be a chore at Cae'r Beili! Dine in the conservatory . The large farmhouse table is a place for coming together. Watch the birds ( over 30 species of birds spotted in the garden recently) and sheep in the fields nearby or the red kites soaring overhead. Or just relax and spend quality time together watching country life from the comfort of a chair - whatever the weather! When it's time to put your head down, you'll find three comfortable bedrooms - one double on the ground floor with an adjacent bathroom, one double with an en suite bathroom on the first floor and a twin bedroom on the first floor. Linen and towels are provided and beds are made up prior to arrival. Wake every morning in your own little piece of heaven. Snooze a little, read a little, grab a coffee and read a bit more! Electricity, oil central heating and logs from our farm are provided and there are no hidden extra charges.
    Situated in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt valleys in Wales - the Tywi, many of our guests tell us that they spend more time than they thought just relaxing in Cae’r Beili. However, for the more adventurous there is plenty to see and do and despite our rural and peaceful location we are very centrally placed, easy to reach and an ideal spot from which to explore Mid, South and West Wales. The village of Cil-y-cwm, has a small friendly pub serving excellent food. The village street was once a drovers’ road and the cobbled watercourses which used to be filled with water for cattle to drink can still be seen today. The village church has fifteenth century wall murals and a yew tree which is at least 1, 500 years old. The Methodist Chapel, built in 1740, was one of the first Methodist Chapels in Wales. The whole area, in the lower foothills of the Cambrian Mountains and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, is outstanding for walkers, birdwatchers, photographers, artist and all country lovers. There are gentle strolls or more strenuous hikes from the cottage door including one to a magnificent waterfall. The area is a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora and it is common to see red kites, kestrels , sparrow hawks and many other birds. There are two RSPB Reserves - Dinas and Gwenffrwd. There are even red squirrels in the area! Cycling, fishing, riding and golf can all be arranged locally. Other attractions in the area include: • National Botanic Garden of Wales • Aberglasney Garden • Dolaucothi Gold Mines . RSPB Dinas Reserve • Dan yr Ogof Show Caves • Dinefwr Castle • Carreg Cennen Castle • Llyn Brianne . Red Kite Feeding Centre • Elan Valley • Brecon Beacons National Park • Pembrokeshire National Park • Gower Peninsula
  • Lovely barn conversion in beautiful location with walks from the door. Warm and cosy with friendly and helpful hosts.

    Adrian2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful cottage - perfect for families and so many thoughtful touches. We had a wonderful time!

    Louise2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely stunning and perfect. We enjoyed our time he so much and we can't wait to come back again. Thanks for having us, it was a privilege.

    Oliver2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Hi everyone, This cottage is highly recommended who wish to have a relaxation or holiday with family. The host was kind and the house is clean with all facilities needed. Enjoy your stay at Dafydd's place.

    Csilla2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • Idyllic, peaceful cottage right on the doorstep of the Brecon Beacons. Lovely place to stay, can't wait to go back again.

    John2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage really was idyllic, beautifully appointed and equipped. We had absolutely everything we needed. The hosts were very welcoming. A fantastic week, with scenic countryside and temperatures up to 27 degrees, who could ask for more?

    Caroline2017-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous tranquil location. Lovely stone built cottage fully kitted out! Home from home.

    Jason2017-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Cilycwm, Wales, United Kingdom

    Renovated spacious stone stable cottage, one of five arranged around the old stable yard, set on our idyllic working farm. Visit Wales 4*. En suite king bedroom with walk-in wardrobe. Indoor hot tub for 8, available to each cottage in turn. Romantic break, walking and cycling from the door. Well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement.
    Merlin is set on Cynghordy Estate, run by our family for 100 years, in idyllic hill country. Grade 4* by Visit Wales. Opens onto the gravelled stable courtyard. One of 5 cottages set in lawned gardens: each is private so ideal for any size party from 2 to 32. See our cynghordyestate website.
    Set in unspoilt Carmarthenshire, wooded hill country. Discover wonderful castles, caves and gardens. Shops and restaurants available in Llandovery. Near Llanwrtyd Wells, home of bog snorkelling and Man v Horse.
  • Great place and bigger in real life than the photos too. Comfy bed and cute location. Hot tub was great too!

    Soozy2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, and fantastic hosts. Sadly we didn't get to use the hot tub as we were out and about, but what a wonderful cottage. Homely feel to the property and with great information for walks and excursions in and around the area. Will definitely be returning here!

    Nikita2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely a place to stay if your thinking about Wales. The Hosts were brilliant & offered great advice for things to do in the surrounding area. They also kept us updated with any road closures or problems in the area. Would definitely recommend this place to stay.

    Joedeep2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • very picturesque. Clean place and very friendly people. highly recommend

    Rhys2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location, stunning cottage, great host, spot on! ❤️

    Lucie2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I and our 3 dogs enjoyed our trip so much we booked to stay an extra day and hope to return for our wedding anniversary next year. The cottage and farm was beautiful and the scenery was spectacular. Our hosts were friendly and made our stay special. The hot tub jacuzzi was special as well. I could not recommend this cottage, location and hosts enough- my only fear is they will be fully booked if we recommend them too highly :-D

    Christina2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely little cottage, the location was wonderful and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet, along with the hot tub! We didn’t really hear much from anyone whilst we were there and really enjoyed having our time all to ourselves. Joss and Beth

    Joss2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay.

    Ross2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cynghordy, United Kingdom

    At the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, nestled alongside the River Gwydderig you will find the Riverside Pods. Each pod is the perfect size for two adults with a sofa bed for an extra little one or two. You'll find an excellently equipped kitchen area as well as an en-suite shower room, luxurious double bed matched with Egyptian cotton sheets, sofa and television & DVD player. Its double glazed windows and under floor heating provides the perfect balance for all weather.
    Set in a grassy meadow, facing out onto the river lies Heron’s Tree, Otter’s Den, Red Kite’s Nest and Kingfisher’s Burrow. Enjoy our seated decking area with exclusive access to the riverside. We look forward to welcoming you to the Riverside soon, Carwyn, Emily & the Rees family
    Situated alongside the riverside with surrounding fields and rolling hills.
  • Absolutely stunning pods set off from campsite in quiet, riverside spot. The pod is the best I’ve stayed in, spacious, clean and absolutely perfect. Lovely little touches and all we could have wanted. Campsite staff were very friendly and approachable, campsite was fairly busy but very welcoming and lovely atmosphere. For dog owners it is very friendly, although the decking isn’t fully enclosed so we had to tie our little wanderers to the posts. Walking distance from Llandovery and a 15 minute drive from some lovely waterfall walks! Perfect weekend!

    Ali2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Llandovery, United Kingdom

    An eclectic romantic retreat with original quirky decor in a 19th Century coach house. Set on a 70 acre non working farm this cottage offers boutique living with the bonus of miles of walks from the door. Explore waterfalls, woodlands and hills with stunning views over the Cambrian Mountains & the Brecon Beacons National Park. stroll to our friendly pub. After a day's exploring, relax in the luxurious roll top bath, complete with all essential wine shelf, to plan the next day's adventures.
    This quirky barn is the oldest in a courtyard of glorious 19th Century stone barns. It has a unique array of stained glass and unusual windows, salvaged by the original artist owner. Handmade kitchen with stunning beech worktops, from a tree felled locally with butler's sink and dual fuel cooker. Wooden floors, gorgeous fabrics and our hallmark luxury bathroom with double ended slipper bath and wine shelf. Very large mezzanine bedroom with dual aspect mountain views and exposed A frame beams.Enjoy the perfect night's sleep in a 3000 pocket sprung king sized bed with 400 thread count linen. Veranda with views over the small garden and apple tree to the mountains. The perfect spot to enjoy a glass of something special and enjoy the stunning, sparkling star scape of this dark skies area. Why is it called New York? There used to be a cottage at the top of our land here at Penstacan called New York and another in the village called Pennsylvania. There was a saying that Cilycwm used to run from New York to Pennsylvania. A local historian friend told us the story and encouraged us to preserve the history and keep the name, so we did.
    This is a truly special place. Expansive skies, mountains, ancient woodlands, rivers, waterfalls and outstanding views. Loads of space to explore, play or just hideaway. It's a dark skies area where you can enjoy the Milky Way, planets and numerous shooting stars. Walk to the local pub. Explore the Cambrian Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park or just soak up the atmosphere and recharge your batteries. Within 45 minutes you can be in Dylan Thomas's atmospheric Laugharne or on the beautiful beaches of Llansteffan or Cefn Sidan. The fantastic harbour towns of Aberaeron, New Quay and Tenby are less than an hour's drive. Plentiful castles and some of the most famous of Wales' gardens are just a short drive away. There are plenty of local festivals all year round and lots of great places to eat and to buy some of the great food that is produced in Carmarthenshire.
  • The accommodation is done beautifully, with amazing attention to detail and provides everything you could need for a relaxing stay away. It is very cosy and warm with the wood burning stove. The kitchen is very well equipped. Tanya and Duncan recommended lots of walks to us and were very helpful and welcoming. We walked to the waterfall and through Doethe Valley, with stunning scenery. There are many walks from the doorstep so you don't have to go far. We would recommend this stay to anyone wanting to have a relaxing and restorative time away. It feels like a home from home and it is clear that a lot of love amd care has gone into making it so. The bath is wonderful too!

    Harriet2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful stay Tanya and Duncan were the most welcoming hosts. We arrived after a long drive to find the stove lit and the property toasty. The cottage is beautifully decorated, very rustic and homely - a real country escape. The place was spotless inside and brilliantly equipped with all the right utensils to allow us to cook every evening. There were plenty of walks to go on from the property which were detailed in the welcome book, we also visited Pen Y Fan one day which was around 40mins drive. The local pub had a good atmosphere and is walking distance. Thanks to the hosts for looking after us so well. We will definitely be back.

    Joe2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Penstacan, Wales, United Kingdom

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    Comfortable Room in quiet detached house, in heart of picturesque Llandovery. Centrally located in quiet street just off A40 (South/Mid Wales), Brecon & Brecon Beacons 30mins, Carmarthen 35mins, Swansea 45mins, Cardiff just over 1hr. Builth Wells 30mins. excellent base for walking, cycling or touring the Cambrian Mountain and Brecon Beacon areas.
    Comfortable double room within detached house in quiet residential street which offers the opportunity to relax, unwind and do your own thing. Double Bedroom with wardrobe, drawers and table Tea and Coffee making facilities 3 minutes walk from Llandovery town 2 minutes walk from railway station (no there is no train noise) Free Wifi internet access Bathroom with WC, WHB, bath and shower (we have separate WC downstairs, we only use shower in main bathroom when we have Airbnb guests) Parking nearby (approx 200m) Bed linen and towels provided Central heating and double glazing Room listed as 'Room only' however there is a small choice of free breakfast cereals and toast Change of towels and bed linen is available. DVD in room (sorry no TV connection in room yet), small choice of DVD's provided Work in progress on front garden area, rear garden available to use.
    Lovely quiet street, near to town but away from traffic, easy access to main A40
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Llandovery, United Kingdom

    Between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Cambrian Mountains, this is a great centre for beautiful countryside. Our pretty cottage with walled garden is in the quiet conservation area of the town. A "Heart of Wales" railway station is nearby.
    This is a comfortable "home-from-home" with a welcoming feel to it, that our own family uses from time to time. We hope you will like it as much as we do. There is a good-sized family bathroom and a shower room with toilet and small wash-basin.
    The cottage is centrally located near Llandovery Castle and the fabulous statue of Llewelyn-ap-Gruffydd. Castle Street is quite charming and has repeatedly won the town's competition for the "prettiest street." Llandovery itself has local shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways and there is a good childrens' playground next to the Castle.
  • The cottage is on a very quiet , old street and just a minute’s walk to town and amenities. Great to have two bathrooms and a lovely little outdoor terrace and garden

    Alice2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house on a beautiful location. It had everything we needed. Alice was very welcoming, flexible and kind. We would defenitely stay here again!

    Yvette2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Alice's place was great for my colleagues to stay in - thank you very much for being so accommodating! Brilliant host.

    Catrin2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Alice's place is excellent, it's a home away from home. Alice made us feel so comfortable from the time of booking until the end. The home is nestled in a historical lane close to places to visit and local amenities. Perfect for a family getaway, we felt so at home that we even baked ;-) Alice was so kind and offered for us to take extra few hours (free of charge) to avoid the Bank holiday traffic which we did. We are definitely coming back, thanks Alice!

    Sugirtha2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • We have just had the most lovely 5 days at the cottage. It has everything you need, the location for good pubs, shops, cafes could not be better...a 2 minute walk. There were 5 adults and a dog and the cottage was perfect. We managed lots of walks and enjoyed cups of tea in the sunny small garden. We will definitely be back, thank you Alice x

    Julianne2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great value for money

    Russ2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Alice is a wonderful host, very easy to communicate. She is a kind person and is willing to provide extra help. She has kindly bought some food and fruit free of charge before our arrival. The house is located in the town centre, convenient for travel and eating out. I will book this house again whenever I go back to Llandovery.

    Ping2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Alice's place is bang in the centre of Llandovery, very near shops, restaurants, pubs & bookshops but in a very quiet side road with no traffic. Parking close by is easy. The house is spotlessly clean, beds very comfortable and amenities well up to modern standards. Alice is very helpful. Six of us had a great week.

    John2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
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    3

    Llandovery, United Kingdom

  • A beautiful home & local friendly pub right on the door step, who were very welcoming. Double bed was super comfy. Great quiet, remote location. Tea facilities in the room & plenty of electrical sockets & ability to lock bedroom door. Sparkly clean & tidy. Angela kindly left the WiFi code in the bedroom as we found you will not have a phone signal! Will definately stay again if in the area.

    Helen2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent, as always! A great place to stay

    Ian2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely clean room. Friendly host, lovely to meet Angela. Nice relaxed atmosphere. I'll be staying here again if I'm in the area. Thanks for a great stay. Good recommendation on the local cafes.

    Stephen2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • A great rural spot to stay, among some beautiful countryside, with a very welcoming host

    Michael2019-07-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


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    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Cilycwm, Wales, United Kingdom

    Llwyncelyn is a picturesque riverside Victorian grade II listed estate house in Wales with many original features of the era. In the past, the house was a guesthouse and was recently acquired in September 2018 by the current owners Chris & Haydn (& Italian Spinone dogs Blanche and Vera). Due to the size of the house, we are offering two lovely, boutique double bed and breakfast bedrooms (our Holly & Towy Rooms). We offer a complimentary light breakfast for our guests.
    Llwyncelyn is a private house located next to the River Tywi, offering options for fishing and pure relaxation. The house is a prominent residence on the main A40 within walking distance from the lovely Welsh Drovers town of Llandovery complete with many restaurants, pubs, cafes, array of independent shops, swimming pool, castle and visitor centre, close proximity to lovely outdoor walking, mountain biking trails, cycling and fishing. We are also closely located to the lovely Llyn Brianne reservoir, Black Mountain (Myndd Du) in the Brecon Beacons and Prince Charles's Welsh Country house at Llwynywermwd.
    Llandovery is a small but vibrant Welsh Drovers town with numerous offerings of cafes, pubs, and restaurants offering delectable, well-priced and high quality food options. There is also a fabulous mix of local shops including patisserie, haberdashery, visitor centre, antiques, independent boutiques amongst many others.
  • Both Chris and Hayden were exceptional hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Room was beautiful as were the surroundings. Breakfast was fantastic, lots of choice. We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back.

    Kelly2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful room in a beautiful location, with the river running just alongside the house. Chris and Haydn were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely, very comfortable stay!

    Caitlin2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location for cycling, beautiful room/house/gardens. We arrived quite late and Haydn was there to welcome us with open arms! He was very professional and showed us to our rooms, reminding us of their two lovely dogs that might bark in the morning! He also helped us chose a route in the morning and offer went after a lovely continental style breakfast. In the evening we dipped our feet (and then sat) in the river flowing past the house- fantastic recovery for the legs!! It was cold but we had to experience it considering it was so close!! Another Great night’s sleep in the room aside from being a little warm but we were very lucky with the weather so no complaints here! The bed was very comfortable with excellent bedding and plenty of space around the bed in the room. Lovely array of tea and coffee options and Haydn gave us real milk when requested without any issues (otherwise there is little milk pots for use in the rooms). The bathroom was shared with one other room but it worked fine for us as they were up earlier. Great power shower to wake you up! Overall a fab stay in Llandovery, exactly what we wanted to explore the local area by two wheels. Chris and Haydn are excellent hosts and will go out of their way to help you in any way possible. Thank you both for a lovely weekend x

    Allison2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, very helpful, friendly and hospitable hosts, and very conveniently situated to the town. Thoroughly recommend!

    Lluis2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very Nice place

    Hélène2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Chris and Haydn were great. Nice clean B&B, great location for Brecon Beacons and quiet if you want a good sleep! Would stay again!

    Adam2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • The property is ideally located in a stunning area of Wales where you are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking in the hills. Chris and Haydn will make you feel very welcome in their beautiful home.

    Catherine2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
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    Private room


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    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    Gorgeous renovated spacious stone stable cottage, one of 5 arranged around the old stable yard set on our idyllic working farm. Visit Wales 4*. Adjacent indoor hot tub for 8 available to each cottage in turn. Perfect for relaxing or walking and cycling from the door. Well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement. Can be booked on it's own sleeping 5- or with Peregrine to sleep 11 (interconnecting).
    Hobby is set on Cynghordy Estate, run by our family for 100 years, in idyllic hill country. Opens onto the gravelled stable courtyard. One of 5 cottages set in lawned gardens: each is private so ideal for any size party from 2 to 32. See our cynghordyestate website.
    Set in unspoilt Carmarthenshire in wooded hill country- the garden of Wales. Discover wonderful castles, caves and gardens. Shops and restaurants available in Llandovery. Near Llanwrtyd Wells, home of bog snorkelling and Man v Horse.
  • Lovely space, ideal for families.

    Robyn2018-05-31T00:00:00Z
  • Hobby Cottage is a delightful place to stay with spectacular surroundings and was well stocked and spotless when we arrived. The cottage is located close to a nearby town which had the local pubs, restaurants and supermarket, but far enough away that you could really enjoy the peace and quiet of the Welsh hills. And, of course, having the hot tub next door was the perfect way to end a day after a long walk. John and Lucy are lovely, accommodating hosts and reply quickly to emails and, when there, are nearby if you have any questions or need any help.

    Taya2018-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Johns communication for our stay was amazing, we bought our dog which the house was very suited to as there is no carpet downstairs. The whole place was spacious, warm, well equipped and clean. We used the hot tub on our second day which was well managed and well looked after. We had a very relaxing stay overall and really enjoyed it.

    Sashka2018-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying in the converted barn, Hobby was like a 3 bedroom house with all of the comforts, and a lovely tranquil setting and some special touches that we really appreciated

    Carol2017-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • John and Lucy were very welcoming hosts. The house is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Loved the hot tub. Fantastic area - will be back :)

    Helen 2016-06-05T00:00:00Z
  • A delightful stay at Hobby Stable! The cottage was impeccably clean, spacious and comfortable. On arrival we were greeted with a delicious cake and fresh flowers, a lovely touch! We would definitely recommend these cottages to others and greatly enjoyed our stay! Thank you.

    Rhian2016-05-23T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

    5


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    3

    Cynghordy, United Kingdom

    Boutique 17th century mill overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park. Set in 70 private acres stunning scenery with walks from the door to hills, waterfalls & friendly pub. Dogs welcome. Relax under the starry night sky in the wood fired hot tub. Large upstairs suite with double height ceilings, views, huge bathroom, claw foot bath. Ground floor bedroom with super king bed or twin bed. Luxurious ground floor shower room. Large open plan living area with log burner.
    Recharge your batteries with a stay in our quirky and luxurious well equipped cottage set in the spectacular scenery of the Towy Valley and Cambrian Mountains overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park. Large garden with beautiful stream. Covered veranda and seating area to enjoy the views from, whatever the weather. This is a dark skies designated area. Watch shooting stars from the wood fired hot tub or sat around the fire pit at night. **Please See postscript Enjoy walks from the doorstep and explore our 70 acres of private land or pack a picnic and take a stroll along the drover's track into the Cambrian Mountains on paths leading from the doorstep. Lots of waterfalls within walking distance, plus excellent mountain biking and road biking routes nearby. Please note that the stream is not fenced off and children, dogs and adventurous adults are best supervised at all times. Duck or Grouse: there are 2 low doorways and one low beam that you will need to duck underneath. We welcome dogs & horses by arrangement. **We're very sorry but we cannot guarantee use of the hot tub during winter due to the burner & boiler being external and at risk of freezing. However we do live in a mild climate so we hope that, barring extensive cold snaps, it should be fine. We prefer to highlight this to avoid any disappointment. Thanks for your understanding! Follow Cambrian Escapes on Instagram and Facebook for more pictures.
    This is a truly special place. Expansive skies, mountains, ancient woodlands, rivers, waterfalls and outstanding views. Loads of space to explore, play or just hideaway. It's a dark skies area where you can enjoy the Milky Way, planets and numerous shooting stars. Walk to the local pub. Explore the Cambrian Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park or just soak up the atmosphere and recharge your batteries. Within 45 minutes you can be in Dylan Thomas's atmospheric Laugharne or on the beautiful beaches of Llansteffan or Cefn Sidan. The fantastic harbour towns of Aberaeron, New Quay and Tenby are less than an hour's drive. Plentiful castles and some of the most famous of Wales' gardens are just a short drive away. There are plenty of local festivals all year round and lots of great places to eat and to buy some of the great food that is produced in Carmarthenshire.
  • We had such a wonderful Christmas week in Tanya and Duncan’s lovely cottage. The location is just gorgeous and it was so relaxing hearing nothing but the birds and the stream running by. There is so much to do and see in the area and we did a couple of really lovely walks, including Christmas Day when we went waterfall hunting which was great fun. We really didn’t take full advantage of the great outdoors as it was so nice to just hang out and relax at the cottage, cosied in front of the fire with a book or a movie or taking a long bath in the fab roll top. Or of course soaking in the hot tub :) Communication was great with Tanya and there were loads of thoughtful extra touches and tonnes of info about the cottage and local area. I’d highly recommend this for outdoor adventure lovers and relaxers alike. We’ll certainly be back in the future. Thanks again!

    Jodie2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for a picture perfect welsh cottage with style and comfort you’ve cracked it. The cottage is absolutely stunning full of style and amazing touches. Standing in some of the most picturesque surroundings I’ve seen. Tanya and Duncan are delightful and couldn’t be more charming. Highlights for me were the huge bathroom with freestanding bath. Huge bedrooms with classy furniture fabulous soft furnishings and stunning views. The sitting room is massive with real fire and comfortable sofas lovely pieces of furniture and decorated beautifully. Lovely kitchen easy to work in and spotlessly clean well stocked. There is a seriously cool shower in the downstairs bathroom with luxury toiletries and substantial towels. Outside there is the most amazing garden with stream running along the bottom shallow enough to have a paddle in and as clean and clear as I’ve ever seen. The dogs had a dip and I went in my wellies. There is a veranda you can sit under and just listen to the peace and quiet on the old wooden bench. The ducks can be spotted from the bedroom window and the horses from the ground floor bedroom It’s simply heaven !

    Juliet2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Quaint cottage that is decorated and furnished exceptionally with lots of space. Tanya and Duncan were super helpful hosts, accommodating our various needs. Highly recommend.

    Vincent2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful AirBnB experience!! This little cottage was everything I was hoping it would be, and more! The house was so cosy, was the perfect size for a family of four, had all the amenities we needed and was in a gorgeous location. There were lovely special touches such as candles in the bathroom, blankets to snuggle up in, board games, quirky books and a lovely little welcome gift of gluten free biscuits, crackers and hummous, which felt extra special as Tanya and Duncan remembered my dietary requirements. Our hosts had the hot tub warmed for us on arrival and we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing outdoors by the stream. There were maps with marked local walking trails, which we took full advantage of. There was a fire burning stove which we enjoyed in the evenings. We spent several days here with the goal of disconnecting from technology, gadgets, work and school and reconnecting with each other and nature, and that is precisely what we did. This is the perfect spot to completely switch off and chill. We had not been to this part of Wales before, and it is just stunning! All you need is a good pair of walking boots and a map and you are set! The entire experience of booking and staying in this cottage was top notch, I cannot recommend it enough! Tanya and Duncan have created something very special here and we will definitely return.

    Jessica2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Streamside is in an idyllic spot. We were made to feel so welcome by Tanya and Duncan. We were contacted to ask if we would like the hot tub lit and ready for our arrival and it was the perfect start to our break. There is something for everyone here- our children aged 11 and 14 had a great time too. The cottage is beautiful inside and out with comfy beds, a great shower, well equipped kitchen and many thoughtful touches. The garden, with the sound of the stream, hot tub and beautiful flowers is instantly calming. Everyone we met in the surrounding area was very friendly and there are great walks from the doorstep. The nearby pubs are welcoming with good food. This is the perfect break for anyone who wants some headspace, luxury and breathtaking views.

    Sarah2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • What an incredible stay! Our best Airbnb experience yet. Tanya, Duncan and Huxley were so hospitable and friendly! Tanya was very communicative from the start and always so helpful - she went out of her way to research wild swimming spots for us and left us a map of walks, which complimented her already packed guide to the house & surrounding area. I mentioned to Tanya that we’re vegan and we arrived to find goodies left for us, even delicious home baked cookies! It was a wonderful surprise. The house is stunning and perfectly renovated. You can really tell that Tanya and Duncan have put a lot of love into this space. The photos don’t show a lot of the interior detail so there were lots of nice surprises on arrival. The en suite bathroom has a luxuriously deep bath for soaking and the beds are incredibly comfortable! The hot tub is amazing and deserves a special mention. We spent every night here watching the shooting stars and bats and listening to the owls! A lot of the decor is repurposed, vintage or antique, which is of course very eco friendly. In fact, the whole property is very environmentally and energy conscious - good recycling; the hot tub water comes directly from the stream and is pumped back into it; eco friendly dish soap etc. I even noticed that Tanya had reused plastic bags for the bins. These kinds of small habits are so important now in our state of climate crisis and it’s really a pleasure to stay in a place that respects the same values as we do! Pentascan’s location is breathtaking. We had a lot planned for this trip but in the end we only ventured out in the car once..you really have everything on your doorstep! The stream is beautiful to paddle in or just sit next to whilst reading a book (lots of books provided in the house). I had breakfast here every morning! There is a patio and table to eat outside during the good weather but the lawn is just as enjoyable for a picnic. Lots of places to eat nearby but we cooked every night as the kitchen is well equipped! It’s stunning in the spring- yellow roses, Welsh poppies and wisteria in the garden, purple rhododendrons above the stream, buttercups in the long wild meadows and bluebells in the forest behind! I can only imagine how incredible it will look in the summer when all the roses come out and even in the autumn colours!! You only need to walk a short way behind the property to have incredible views across the hills. We spent all day in the meadows walking, sitting underneath the moss covered trees and napping in the long grass. If you love nature, hiking, bird watching, sunset chasing or just peace and quiet then this place is a haven and a paradise. If you do want to venture out, this house is a perfect base to do so. There is so much nearby - Brecon, Black Mountains, Ross-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire just a little further. There’s a red kite feeding station nearby. The surrounding villages and towns have everything you need - Llandovery has a great little organic shop filled with vegan, veggie & gluten free food. The antiques centre here is great too. A little further afield is Trecastle antiques, which is also well worth a visit if you enjoy thrifting! I left lots of recommendations in the guest book :) Highly recommending to everyone!! Thank you for such a magical trip and we will definitely be back!!

    Indea2019-05-24T00:00:00Z
  • Super idyllic ... falling asleep each night to the sound of the nearby stream is something I could get used to. The cottage and local area is amazing; such a peaceful and relaxing place - I wish we could have stayed longer.

    Alex2019-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • We have just spent 3 nights at this very special place. We came to Glanyrafon to escape and switch off and that is exactly what we did! The cottage is set in the most idyllic surroundings and we really couldn't have asked for anything more! Just lazing in the garden with a glass of wine listening to the birds and the stream really was heaven! The cottage itself is charming, quirky and has been finished beautifully! We really felt at home! Tanya was a lovely host, super communication and really welcoming. The hot tub had been fired up for our arrival and the fresh eggs were amazing! 👌 Our only regrets are not booking an extra night and not exploring the area enough! We are hoping to return here in the summer as we had such a lovely time! X

    Rhian2019-04-25T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


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    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    Gorgeous renovated spacious stone stable cottage, one of 5 arranged around the old stable yard, set on our idyllic farm. Visit Wales 4*. Indoor hot tub for 8 available to each cottage in turn. Walking and cycling from the door. Opens onto patio. Lawned garden, BBQ. Well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement. Can be booked on it's own to sleep 6- or with Hobby sleeping 11 (interconnecting).
    Peregrine Stable Cottage is set on Cynghordy Estate, run by our family for 100 years, in idyllic hill country. Opens into the lawned garden, viewing up the valley, with a gravel car park. One of 5 cottages set in lawned gardens: each is private so ideal for any size party from 2 to 32. See our cynghordyestate website.
    Set in unspoilt Carmarthenshire in wooded hill country- the garden of Wales. Discover Llyn Brianne Dam, Crychan and Cwm Rhaedr forests, wonderful castles, caves and gardens. Shops and restaurants available in Llandovery. Near Llanwrtyd Wells, home of bog snorkelling and Man v Horse.
  • What a amazing stay we had, amazing views!! Can’t wait to return!

    Ceri2018-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • You can expect a very clean, comfortable and surprisingly spacious home in a very peaceful setting .

    Gill2018-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a brilliant time staying at Peregrine cottage! The cottage was really comfortable and clean, and perfect for all my family members (spanning the ages of 9 months up to 81 years old). The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, and the hot tub was a really nice extra perk. Lucy and John were really friendly and helpful hosts too, arranging high chairs and travel cots for my nephews which was a great help for my sister. I would definitely recommend staying here!

    Alice2018-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding cleanliness and friendly

    Debbie2018-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Peaceful location with the accommodation being clean and comfortable.

    Catrin2018-05-31T00:00:00Z
  • An outstanding place, with plenty of space. Easy to find and amazing hosts. The scenery is to die for and the hot tub is a wonderful extra

    Danielle2018-05-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage with great facilities and a perfect location with great hosts!

    Seb2018-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely clean and spacious conversion. Well situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Llandovery is a lovely sleepy town with a great CoOp and a fabulous bakery is in the centre of town. We had some great days out - plenty of choice of walks and returning back to enjoy the hot tub was a bonus. Excellent and highly recommended for a relaxing "get away from it all" break!

    Jan2017-09-09T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


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    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Cynghordy, United Kingdom

    Cartws is a converted former carthouse, centrally heated, but with a woodburner as well for cosy nights in by the fire. It is located in the beautiful upper Towy valley, a mecca for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Cartws is ideal for couples, small groups of friends and families.
    Cartws is a roomy comfortable space, with oil central heating and a toasty woodburner, wooden floors, a spacious kitchen witha tiled floor that is the hub of the cottage, three double bedrooms (one ensuite), a further bathroom with bath and shower. (Initial fuel included, charged per basket afterwards). There is a private garden behind the barn and a wild flower meadow in the paddock at the side, full of oxe eye daisies and knapweed in the summer.
    The upper Towy valley has a dramatic landscape and has been described as a 'Little Switzerland'. The area is rich in wildlife, it was the last redoubt of the Red Kite before its recovery and Red Squirrels roam the conifer forests that surround the village. It is a walkers paradise, with bird reserves, woodland trust land, and Mynydd Mallaen a large upland common you will be spoilt for choice of walks. The area is also rich in history and a cave hidden in Dinas bird reserve further up the valley was the hiding place of Twm Sion Cati, known as the Welsh Robin Hood!
  • Fabulous house, which looks as smart as the photos. Loads of space both inside and out, and a perfect, tranquil refuge to get off-grid and away from it all. Lots of great walks from the door, including the river just 50 yards away and accessible pubs, so no need to use the car. Thoroughly recommended!

    Adam2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    CwCw (Cuckoo) Barn is a lovely spacious airy warm and comfortable modern barn conversion with fantastic views of the surrounding hills. It sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms. Set on a hillside in wonderful quiet rural Carmarthenshire, yet only 10 minutes from the market town of Llandovery. Come for walks, rides from the doorstep, sightseeing and experience the wonders of being able to see the Milky Way on a starlit night.
    Cwcw (cuckoo) Barn is a superb recent conversion of an old stone and slate building on an upland hill farm in Carmarthenshire, Wales. We often see and more often hear the cwcw in spring, hence the name for this conversion of our old cow house into a comfortable warm and stylish home. With its stylish decor and amazing views this romantic and spacious barn will both wow and cosset you. There is a large double bedroom with king size bed, one large twin room with en-suite bathroom, a small twin room and a shower room. The master bedroom has a king size (5 foot wide ) double bed. The second bedroom has twin 3ft beds, and an en-suite bath room with a shower over the bath. This is a lovely spacious and quiet room at the end of the barn. there is another twin bedded room, small but cosy. Please note that we do not allow sleeping on the sofas. Thus we can accommodate up to 6, easily, but do not allow more than that (babies excepted). You will have ample parking spaces, a sheltered sunny outside terraced area with table and eating/sitting space and a lawned garden area that provides a little bit of peace and quiet and has great views across the valley. Cwcw Barn is well stocked; with basics such as teas, coffee, and other simple cooking needs etc, to wide screen TV, DVD, a smart Humax TV recorder that makes access to iPlayer , Netflix etc very easy, radio HiFi/CD sound system, and 6 meg Wifi, books and magazines to browse. Whether your stay (minimum of 2 nights) is for family, friends or a romantic weekend get away, you could not ask for a more delightful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and you are within seconds of quiet countryside walks which can be as challenging as you wish; a stroll around the farm or on sheltered roads and footpaths, or up to the trig point on the top of Fforest, the nearest hill top of the Cambrian range at about 1300 feet. All without using the car. This is a stylish warm and peaceful building with underfloor heating throughout, supplied by an external oil boiler. It is well appointed, quiet and has lovely extensive countryside views and a sheltered terraced outside area to eat al fresco or just sit quietly. There is parking for numerous cars. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with the option of a cot and high chair for an infant. + short breaks (2 night minimum) + Romantic? Most definitely! + couples? Ideal. + For a group of friends? Perfect. + A family? Oh yes. - Smokers? Sorry, definitely not inside the building. - Pets? Not allowed at all, sorry. - Hen or stag parties? Sorry, definitely not; this is a quiet place, so no noisy groups please. The main shower room is small and should be ok for a wheel chair user - ther is no step into the shower. There is a very quiet minor road running past the barn so walks with great views and without getting your shoes dirty are possible on the doorstep too. Cwcw Barn has under floor central heating with oak flooring in the lounge, tiled floor in the kitchen, and the shower room. Bedrooms are carpeted. The twin bedroom with en suite shower room is at the end of the barn, and so would be quiet for a child, if they needed to be in bed earlier than the rest of the group. There is a separate shower room, which is small, and has a loo and a large wet room type shower with no step into the shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the normal features; it is large, with room for the dining table that seats 6 easily, a long comfortable sofa/bench and an island unit. Equipment includes; electric oven, grill and ceramic hob with extractor fan, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and all the usual cooking utensils and pans etc. French doors to the sheltered terrace. CD/radio, mP3/iPod connection. Dining table that can seat up to 8. Ironing board, iron (and even soft water for the iron) and a hairdryer are all provided. Living Room: Spacious lounge with lovely outlook, 2 comfortable 3-4 seater sofas and two other chairs. A small woodstove and a two days wood supply (more available on request) WiFi, TV Humax 'smart' recorder that can access iplayer, Netflix etc, A beautiful room with exposed stone wall and beams that is very relaxing. The corridor leading to the bedrooms and main shower room/ loo is pleasantly wide as befits the space. Towels and linen; Laundered, quality cotton sheets, duvet covers, and towels are provided at the start of your stay, and changed weekly for longer stays. Hand soaps and shampoo are also provided. Cleaning; The property is cleaned prior to your arrival, and weekly, with a linen change, for longer stays. Amenities/Facilities: ceramic hob, double oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, drying rack, iron & ironing board, smart TV with an associated Humax hard drive programmable recorder, compact HiFi that you can easily connect your phone or ipod to with a provided cable, internet access ( WiFi speed is a healthy 6 meg), comfortable underfloor central heating, board games, books, CD's & DVD's.
    Llandovery is a pleasant market town, only 10 mins by car, along the leafy lane that leads down to the main road. Take your time along here; there are many blind bends and 20 mph is quite fast enough! Many shops, including a medium size supermarket, bakers, butchers, delis, cafes Post office, gift shops etc. A great Chinese takeaway, and the Three Horseshoes fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, both on the main street are recommended, and there are Indian and other fast food outlets. There are several good places to eat out; The Old Printing Office cafe (daytime) is my favourite, behind the shop. The Kings Head and Castle Hotels do good food, as does the Three Horse Shoes restaurant and takeaway. The town used to have over 30 pubs! But now there are approximately 10, and there a several country pubs in the Towy valley that make a good welcome and do food. I provide a detailed list in my welcome pack and handbook. Llandovery is the home of the Llandovery Drovers, a semi professional Welsh Premiership rugby side, and the centre of the small town is occupied by the famous Llandovery College, where many sporting greats have come to the notice of talent spotters, especially on the rugby field. There is a swimming pool, tennis squash and raquetball courts, bowls and croquet adjacent to the delightful Castle Fields cricket ground, next to the car park in the centre of town. A visit to the livestock market, beyond the town car park, on Tuesday mornings or most Fridays could be an interesting excursion. This lovely rural area is fantastic for the outdoors with walking, cycling, both on road and off, and we even have a great MTB trail within easy cycling range of the farm, Cwm Rhaeadr MTB forest trail; cycle over into the next valley, 30 mins, ride the trail, 45 mins /lap, dine in the Neuadd Arms in Cilycwm and ride back to Owl Barn at Penygaer. Phew! Or put the bike in the car to get there..... There are many other cycle and walking tracks through Crychan forest on the opposite side of our Bran valley, or ride/ walk out onto the hills of mid Wales or the Brecon Beacons, only 30 mins away. Visit; Lyn y Fan; the most fantastic (URL HIDDEN) is a delightful lake nestling in the cwm of Fan Fawr, the mountain in the view from the kitchen door; 35 mins in the car, then 40 mins walk to the lake. Magical with mystical stories about the Lady of the Lake! On to the top of Fan Fawr is a good hike, but what a view...yes, that is Somerset you can see from there! Gold Mines at DolauCothi 30 mins away by car Upper Towy valley, Cilycwm, Rhandirmwyn and on to the Lynne Brianne dam, the largest of it's type in Europe, walking/cycling, very scenic 35 mins to the dam up the Towy valley. Aberglasney; world famous gardens, 40 mins National Botanic Garden of Wales, Nantgaredig 45 mins Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, home of Scarlets rugby 60+ mins Cardiff and the Millenium Stadium 80+ mins Swansea (football and Ospreys rugby) and The Gower peninsular, beaches, walking, etc 90 mins Llandeilo; shopping and architecture 30 mins Brecon; shopping and architecture 35 mins Laugharne; home of Dylan Thomas 65 mins Brechfa forest/Abergorgech; superb MTB trails, 35 mins Dan yr Ogof show caves open to the public 40 mins Ystradfellte; amazing walks in wonderful sheltered wooded valleys with waterfalls and caves Horse riding at Cae Iago Riding Centre, Ffarmers 35 mins Llangose lake; sailing, canoeing etc. beyond Brecon 40 mins Rallying; many events throughout the year, on the Eppynt military range or in Crychan and Halfway forests, 25 mins The area has fantastic roads for motorcyclists, and you will notice many of them visit the town for a cuppa on their travels in summer. Golf; there's a nine hole course just beside the river Towy. 10 mins Builth Wells has a good 18 hole course. 35 mins Builth Wells is also home to the annual Royal Wesh Show around the end of July, and the showground hosts many other events throughout the year. Fishing is possible on the Towy river that flows down its beautiful adjacent valley and past Llandovery, or at Springwater Lakes 30 mins away towards Lampeter.
  • Communications with Jon were superb, he was exceptionally patient and accommodating with all of our queries and requirements. This is a really lovely cottage with stunning views over the Brecon Beacons. Rooms were very clean and the kitchen was amazing. We stayed in the middle of January and it was very cosy. Lovely place to stay.

    Laura2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • This is a high spec barn convention tucked away in rural Llandovery. The property was spotless, spacious and housed everything we needed for a family stay. The owner was very accommodating and welcoming. It comes highly recommended.

    Carl2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation was superb and the scenery was stunning. And Jon was a great and decent host. We had a slight problem with the boiler when we first arrived. Jon went over and beyond to fix the problem swiftly and was courteous throughout. We spent a very happy 4 days on holiday there. I would highly recommend this holiday accommodation to anyone! Enjoy!

    Yossi2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Llandovery, Wales, United Kingdom

    Owl Barn is a lovely spacious light and airy modern barn conversion with fantastic views of the Beacons It sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms. Set on a hillside in wonderful rural Carmarthenshire, yet only 10 minutes from the market town of Llandovery.
    Owl Barn is a superb recent conversion of an old stone and slate building on an upland hill farm in Carmarthenshire, Wales. With its stylish decor and amazing views this romantic and quirky spacious barn will both wow and cosset you. There are 2 large double bedrooms and 2 shower rooms; The master bedroom has a super-king (6 foot wide ) double bed and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has a king size 5ft double bed, and there is the option to have a fifth temporary bed provided in either bedroom. There is an additional charge for using this bed - please book for 5 people to have the use of it. If you are a group of five you must book for 5. If you are 4 or less and want to use the extra bed you must still book for 5. Please note that we do not allow sleeping on the sofas. Thus we can accommodate up to 5, easily, but do not allow more than that (babies excepted). You will have ample parking spaces, a sheltered outside table and eating/sitting space and a little bit of peace and quiet. Owl Barn is well stocked; with basics such as teas, coffee, and other simple cooking needs etc, to wide screen smart TV, DVD, Humax TV recorder, radio HiFi/CD sound system, and 6 meg Wifi, books and magazines to browse. Whether your stay (minimum of 2 nights) is for family, friends or a romantic weekend get away, you could not ask for a more delightful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and you are within seconds of quiet countryside walks which can be as challenging as you wish; a stroll around the farm or on sheltered roads and footpaths, or up to the trig point on the top of Fforest, the nearest hill top of the Cambrian range at about 1300 feet. All without using the car. This is a stylish warm and peaceful building with underfloor heating throughout, supplied by an air source heat pump. It is well appointed, quiet and has lovely extensive countryside views and a sheltered terraced outside area to eat al fresco or just sit quietly. There is parking for numerous cars. Sleeps 4+1 in 2 bedrooms with the option of an extra single bed in either bedroom. + short breaks (2 night minimum) + Romantic? Most definitely! + Two couples? Ideal. + For a group of friends? Perfect. + A family? Oh yes. - Smokers? Sorry, definitely not inside the building. - Pets? Not allowed at all, sorry. - Hen or stag parties? Sorry, definitely not; this is a quiet place, so no noisy groups please. The main shower room is spacious and has room for a wheel chair. There is a very quiet minor road running past the barn so walks with great views and without getting your shoes dirty are possible on the doorstep too. Owl Barn has under floor central heating with oak flooring in the main, tiled floor in the kitchen, and the shower rooms. There is plenty of room in the lounge for the fold-up bed, or it can go in either bedroom. The master bedroom with en suite shower room is at the end of the barn, and so would be quiet for a child using the fifth bed, if they needed to be in bed earlier than the rest of the group. Linen is only provided for use with the extra fold up bed on request in advance- book for 5 people if you want to use this bed. The second bedroom has a comfortable king size 5 ft wide double bed. There is a separate shower room, which is spacious, and has a loo and spacious wet room type shower with no step into the shower. A fold-up bed is provided for occasional use and linen is provided to make the bed up with, only when requested. You must book for five to use this. The kitchen is a chefs paradise; large with a breakfast bar island that seats 4. Stylish and well fitted, equipment includes; electric double oven, grill and ceramic hob with extractor fan, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and all the usual cooking utensils and pans etc. Superb views over the surrounding countryside. Ironing board, iron (and even soft water for the iron) and a hairdryer are all provided. A fold-up bed is provided for occasional use and linen is provided to make the bed up with, when requested ( book for 5 people). Living Room: Spacious sunny lounge with lovely outlook, 2 comfortable 3-4 seater sofas. WiFi, TV with DVD player, CD/radio, mP3/iPod connection. Extending dining table that can seat up to 10. A beautiful room with exposed stone wall and beams that is very relaxing. The corridor leading to the bedrooms and main shower room/ loo is pleasantly wide as befits the space. Towels and linen; Laundered, quality cotton sheets, duvet covers, and towels are provided at the start of your stay, and changed weekly for longer stays. Hand soaps are also provided; bring your own shampoo please. Cleaning; The property is cleaned prior to your arrival, and weekly, with a linen change, for longer stays. Amenities/Facilities: ceramic hob, double oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, washing line and drying rack, iron & ironing board, smart TV with an associated Humax hard drive programmable recorder, compact HiFi that you can easily connect your phone or ipod to with a provided cable, internet access ( WiFi speed is a healthy 6 meg), comfortable underfloor central heating via an air source heat pump, board games, books, CD's & DVD's. A recent guest said; "It was a real sense of awe we experienced staying at Owl Barn. What you achieved in the juxtaposition of modern/new against the rural backdrop is spectacular. The floor-plan, the use of white, natural and gray tones; the exposed beams, and the way you seamlessly incorporate modern conveniences and comforts all worked so well. And the lighting -wow! The lighting. Everything from the variety of fixtures, mix of colour-temps, angles/spotlighting. Amazing. And that’s just the artificial lighting. The way you brought in natural light was equally impressive. The variety and positioning of windows/doors/skylights and their dimensions, not only let the light in but also the surroundings. Glimpses of nature from different angles, the main farmhouse, the sky. The choice of interior light-colour flooring, white walls serve to accentuate nature and the natural light."
    Llandovery is a pleasant market town, only 10 mins by car, along the leafy lane that leads down to the main road. Take your time along here; there are many blind bends and 20 mph is quite fast enough! Many shops, including a medium size supermarket, bakers, butchers, delis, cafes Post office, gift shops etc. A great Chinese takeaway, and the Three Horseshoes fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, both on the main street are recommended, and there are Indian and other fast food outlets. There are several good places to eat out; The Old Printing Office cafe (daytime) is my favourite, behind the shop. The Kings Head and Castle Hotels do good food, as does the Three Horse Shoes restaurant and takeaway. The town used to have over 30 pubs! But now there are approximately 10, and there a several country pubs in the Towy valley that make a good welcome and do food. I provide a detailed list in my welcome pack and handbook. Llandovery is the home of the Llandovery Drovers, a semi professional Welsh Premiership rugby side, and the centre of the small town is occupied by the famous Llandovery College, where many sporting greats have come to the notice of talent spotters, especially on the rugby field. There is a swimming pool, tennis squash and raquetball courts, bowls and croquet adjacent to the delightful Castle Fields cricket ground, next to the car park in the centre of town. A visit to the livestock market, beyond the town car park, on Tuesday mornings or most Fridays could be an interesting excursion. This lovely rural area is fantastic for the outdoors with walking, cycling, both on road and off, and we even have a great MTB trail within easy cycling range of the farm, Cwm Rhaeadr MTB forest trail; cycle over into the next valley, 30 mins, ride the trail, 45 mins /lap, dine in the Neuadd Arms in Cilycwm and ride back to Owl Barn at Penygaer. Phew! Or put the bike in the car to get there..... There are many other cycle and walking tracks through Crychan forest on the opposite side of our Bran valley, or ride/ walk out onto the hills of mid Wales or the Brecon Beacons, only 30 mins away. Visit; Lyn y Fan; the most fantastic (URL HIDDEN) is a delightful lake nestling in the cwm of Fan Fawr, the mountain in the view from the kitchen door; 35 mins in the car, then 40 mins walk to the lake. Magical with mystical stories about the Lady of the Lake! On to the top of Fan Fawr is a good hike, but what a view...yes, that is Somerset you can see from there! Gold Mines at DolauCothi 30 mins away by car Upper Towy valley, Cilycwm, Rhandirmwyn and on to the Lynne Brianne dam, the largest of it's type in Europe, walking/cycling, very scenic 35 mins to the dam up the Towy valley. Aberglasney; world famous gardens, 40 mins National Botanic Garden of Wales, Nantgaredig 45 mins Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, home of Scarlets rugby 60+ mins Cardiff and the Millenium Stadium 80+ mins Swansea (football and Ospreys rugby) and The Gower peninsular, beaches, walking, etc 90 mins Llandeilo; shopping and architecture 30 mins Brecon; shopping and architecture 35 mins Laugharne; home of Dylan Thomas 65 mins Brechfa forest/Abergorgech; superb MTB trails, 35 mins Dan yr Ogof show caves open to the public 40 mins Ystradfellte; amazing walks in wonderful sheltered wooded valleys with waterfalls and caves Horse riding at Cae Iago Riding Centre, Ffarmers 35 mins Llangose lake; sailing, canoeing etc. beyond Brecon 40 mins Rallying; many events throughout the year, on the Eppynt military range or in Crychan and Halfway forests, 25 mins The area has fantastic roads for motorcyclists, and you will notice many of them visit the town for a cuppa on their travels in summer. Golf; there's a nine hole course just beside the river Towy. 10 mins Builth Wells has a good 18 hole course. 35 mins Builth Wells is also home to the annual Royal Wesh Show around the end of July, and the showground hosts many other events throughout the year. Fishing is possible on the Towy river that flows down its beautiful adjacent valley and past Llandovery, or at Springwater Lakes 30 mins away towards Lampeter.
  • A wonderful place to have a break in peaceful surroundings with stunning views. We would rate this as the best we have stayed in to date. Sparkling clean, it is also bright, airy, warm, cosy and comfortable. The facilities are first class and everything that you could reasonably need is present and is of good quality (and functioning!). Wi Fi is good and the mobile phone signal is strong. Jon's communications were first class and all the information given was comprehensive. There was also local information in the accommodation. Instruction leaflets for all the appliances were to hand and also all the basics for cooking as well. Llandovery is a short drive by car for shopping and meals out plus a good variety of takeaways. Plenty of interesting places to visit are also in easy reach by car. It was great to meet Jon during our stay - a very genuine and pleasant person. Very highly recommended.

    Richard2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Never met a host like Jon, very superior this chap knows how to run and communicate about his holiday home! No detail left unturned. Visits to Lake Brianne dam -just stunning National trust Local swimming pool for our toddler Botanical gardens Castle pub - delicious even our toddler eat her dinner! Stunning home, all one level so we could relax, our toddler totally loved this open space to run around although no bath she was soo excited to have a shower! Just heavenly sat at breakfast bar looking over the Brecon mountains! Really felt like home from home..

    Amanda2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • We are a family of four (kids 12&14) and absolutely loved our stay at the Owl Barn. It was exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation for our 3 nights in Wales. The little house is spacious and very nicely appointed. There is a well equipped kitchen, so we chose to purchase provisions at the Co-op in town for our breakfasts (10 minute drive to Llandovery down a narrow country road). We found the location to be central for doing day trips (to Brecon Beacons one day and Tenby on another). If you enjoy a pastoral setting but appreciate a modern aesthetic, then this place is for you.

    Tara2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Exclusive and tasteful accommodation in idyllic surroundings. There is really nothing missing here. Jon was very helpful and friendly. This accommodation alone would be worth a second holiday in Wales.

    Ina2019-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay if you want a quite few days in South Wales. Lots of great walks around and the scenery from the barn is stunning.

    Craig2019-06-07T00:00:00Z
  • Owl Barn is stunning. The space is so stylish and everything is there from Netflix to cooking equipment. We have been searching for such a lovely holiday rental in Wales and this is it.

    Rose2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • The Owl Barn was fantastic! Everything was perfect; including the fabulous views of the Welsh countryside!

    Frank2019-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay here, the location is incredibly picturesque. The flat is very spacious and amenities were all excellent. You do need a car here!

    Jennifer2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

    Charming detached home in the middle of delightful Cilycwm village. Good sized private room recently tastefully decorated and super-comfy bed. Cilycwm has old world charm with its 14th Century church and a village pub that is a hub for locals and welcoming for visitors serving great food. 3 miles from Llandovery town centre and right on the edge of the Brecon Beacon National Park. Excellent access to facilities for leisure/road cyclists and mountain bikers, walkers and ramblers.
    I have an old friendly German Shepherd so would recommend guests should be comfortable around dogs. Access to self-service breakfast of cereals/porridge, toast, eggs, juice. Tea and coffee (Nespresso Machine) available anytime. Lounge has Welsh wood burning stove making for cosy winter evenings. Yew Tree House is located right in the centre of Cilycwm and about 30 metres from the excellent local pub. The house has a very comfortable and relaxing environment to get away from it all yet easily access more lively day and evening activities.
    Cilycwm is a truly unique Welsh village. Steeped in history and having residents who can trace their family history back a few hundred years, it has embraced a truly cosmopolitan feel and welcomed residents from all areas and walks of life. The village is centred around the pub and covers only a couple of hundred metres but has beautiful views in every direction.
  • Such a welcoming and comfortable place to stay. And a great pub on the doorstep. I have been back many times.

    Ian2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended. Angela is a great host.

    Ian2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Angela was a wonderful host, so friendly, nothing too much trouble. The house was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. We had the best time and left feeling well rested and relaxed!

    Fiona2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • The room/house is spotless. The host was extremely helpful. Very comfy bed. Amazing value for money. The Local pub across road with great landlord and patrons. Very picturesque area. Dont forget to ask about the Dam, a must see.

    Craig2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay very clean and a great welcome

    Janette2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended. Lovely place, welcoming host

    Ian2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, highly recommended

    Ian2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • As per previous review. We booked the two rooms. Great host and lovely place to stay

    Stephen2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Cilycwm, Wales, United Kingdom

    Accommodation with a difference situated within the picturesque Crychan Forest. Featuring a cosy log burning fire and essential kitchen appliances. Comprising a dorm bedroom with 6 single beds, living room, shower and toilet room and kitchen. Three fold out beds are available for three extra guests at a further £10 per person per night
    A wonderful retreat all year round, Crychan Forest is a canvas of colour from the native oak, ash, beech and hazel of this ancient forest, which blends wonderfully with the winter whites of snowdrops, the yellow hues of daffodils, the spectacular blue haze from a blanket of bluebells and the golden amber of autumn foliage. Nestling between the Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains the area is a haven for those wishing to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors or simply relaxing in the peace and tranquillity of this stunning region of Carmarthenshire. Walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and many other outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in the immediate area surrounding Cwmclyd.
    Nearest neighbour is over a mile away
  • Had another great weekend chilling with friends at Cwmclyd. Lovely friendly host family and warm, comfortable, and clean accommodation. Would always recommend

    James2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely house, really remote with everything you need! Also thank you to Tony for recommendations for walks and parking

    Freya2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing 2 night break here with my family in the half term. Julie and her family offered the best hospitality we have had from an air bnb. They were incredibly welcoming and even invited our children to join in their grand child's birthday party. The accommodation is everything you would want for a quiet break away. The children loved the animals on the farm. We are definitely hoping to go back.

    Michaela2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing bunkhouse in the middle of nowhere. The log fire was perfect and it was great meeting all the animals (Hermione the pig is a firm favourite) Exactly the chill weekend we were looking for.

    Chloe2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • This house is a lovely little find that offers great value for money. Our booking was for some friends and I to ride endure bikes around the local area and we were not disappointed! We will definitely visit again.

    Mikaela2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Hen House was spotless and very comfortable. Julie was a grea host and thanks to Tony for all the local tips, it made our stay much more enjoyable having the inside scoop of where to visit. It's such a great setting and the night sky was stunning.

    Mike2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Julie & Tony's place was incredible. It felt like a hard reset from busy London life, situated in the middle of a dense forest, a few miles off the beaten track. They were both very warm hosts along with their lovely dogs and cats. They gave us all the local tips and helped us out with cycle routes. We were a group of 8 split across the Hen House and the Pig Sty, but had all the outside space to socialise in. Llandovery is about a 15 minute drive where you have everything you need, we recommend the Castle Hotel for a reasonable lunch or dinner and Tudor's Cafe (Julie & Tony's recommendation) for a good greasy spoon fry up, much needed after a couple of days road cycling up Black Mountain and the Devil's Staircase. We all agreed that all we would change next time is the length of time we stayed to be longer! Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

    Sebastian2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Mr and my Family had a lovely stay at the Cow shed. Perfect get away with no interruptions from the world. We all loved it. Thank you for being so accommodating.

    Jade2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    1

    Babel, Wales, United Kingdom

    The house is in the centre of a small, pretty town close to excellent walking, hiking and cycling routes. Two rivers in town have easy access walks. There are lovely, family owned local shops, good restaurants, cafes and bars within a 2 min walk. During the rugby season there are high quality matches played within a short walk of the house.
    Off street parking. Three double rooms can be booked separately. Central location very convenient for shops, cafes and eating out. Guests have their own floor in the house. There are no TVs in the guest rooms, but there is adequate WiFi to use a laptop for streaming.
    Extremely safe little town of 2,000. Friendly and unusually for Wales, flat! Brecon Beacons, excellent beaches, hiking, river walks, local castles, National Botanic Gardens and butterfly house, Aberglasney House and gardens, Dinefwr House and grounds. Pen y Fan mountain and lakes such as Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn Brianne. There is local birdwatching at the RSPB Rhandirmwyn and a local Red Kite feeding centre as well as fishing at Springwater Lakes.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    Self contained annex in Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery. Double bed, shower room. Dining area. Plus fridge, kettle, microwave, cutlery plates etc in mini kitchen. Own entrance. DIY breakfast provided. Cereals, muesli, crunch etc, fruits, yoghurts, bread, home made marmalade, fruit juice, milk, tea, coffee. Other items by arrangement. Gluten free provided if given a day or twos notice. ( We are 7 miles from shops!) Books, games, garden. Small dogs welcome by arrangement.
    Self contained, own entrance, comfortable double bed, modern shower room, towels and face cloths. Mini kitchen with sink, fridge, kettle, utensils, plates, cutlery etc. Table and two chairs, drawer unit, books, games. CD player. Local info. Wifi Local maps and walking info. Shed for bikes.
    Pubs close by, walks, hills, trees and flowers, quiet, dark skies and stars, fields, sheep, happy.
  • Wonderful accommodation, even with an additional bedroom! Clean and well equipped rooms, beautiful located and nice hosts!

    Yamil2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Cant thank them both enough. They were very welcoming and the best hosts, what a great place to stay and great choice of breakfast. We would recommend to anyone.

    Heledd2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Jane's description of her place is very accurate. It's a lovely, self-contained annexe with its own private entrance. I enjoyed her buffet breakfast - it contained plenty of choices - and she and her husband were very friendly and hospitable, happily sharing their wealth of knowledge about the locality. It should be stressed that the village of Rhandir-mwyn is in a remote location (I had no mobile signal - so the free wi-fi came in handy) but as I wanted 'to get away from it all', that suited me down to the ground! (The remoteness also means low light pollution, so the chance- given clear night skies, which I was blessed with - to appreciate the stars.)

    Stuart2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Exceptional accommodation, very friendly host's, highly recommended

    Steven2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended place to stay in this beautiful part of Wales. Jane is a very welcoming host and the facilities are all self contained, very clean and excellent.

    Sally2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • I cannot recommend Brynawel highly enough! The Annex is a perfectly homely and well equipped space, and Jane and Matthew's hospitality was absolutely fantastic. From the excellent breakfast feast provided in the morning to making friends with their adorable tortoises, everything was far beyond expectations - we'll definitely be visiting again in future!

    Andy2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay could not have been more perfect! Not a detail had been missed by Jane and Matthew, and we felt like family from the time they met us in the driveway. As hosts, they were readily available but gave us plenty of privacy. With a lovely garden and a bubbling brook, our next stay in this peaceful mountain oasis will be longer!

    Marcy2018-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • Warm and welcoming great comms spotless and comfy.

    David2018-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Llandovery, Wales, United Kingdom

    This is a dog friendly cosy former lead miners cottage at the end of a quiet, cobbled, grade 2 listed terrace in beautiful Rhandirmwyn. It is a 3 minute walk to the Royal Oak, winner of best pub in central Wales 2018. The cottage is south facing with a wonderful view of the Towy valley. As well as its dramatic landscape, the area is rich in history, Twm Sion Cati (theWelsh Robin hood) hid out from the law in a nearby cave. Wonderful for walking, cycling, swimming, or just relaxing.....
    No 8 is a cottage full of character built in the early 19th century. It has a woodburner for toasty evenings by the fire and is kitted out with an eclectic mix of junk shop finds and new soft furnishings. Books and old fashioned board games are provided. Pathfinder maps show the best routes for a range of local walks along the beautiful river Towy, in woodland filled with birdsong, or on the tops of the hills with spectacular views. The upper Towy valley is a special place with a rich wildlife that includes, pied Flycatchers, Red Kites, Foxes, and Polecats. The local flora is also lovely, snowdrops carpet the ground marking the sites of ruined cottages in february, followed by the yellow starry flowers of Celandines, Daffodils crowd the hedgerows in March, and Spring moves into summer with Red Campion, Honeysuckle and Meadowsweet wreathing the lanes.
    The street is very friendly and welcoming to visitors. there are two pubs in the village, the Royal Oak at the bottom of the hill and the Towy Bridge Inn about a mile further up the valley. They both offer good home cooked food. The valley is a walkers paradise with dramatic scenery a beautiful river, and plenty of wildlife.
  • Sara and Tom's cottage is an idyllic place to escape and get off-grid. The location is beautiful and peaceful, great walks from the front door and the cottage itself is cosy. The kitchen is well-equipped and the beds are really comfortable. We enjoyed having no wifi, no tv, no phone signal and just enjoying stoking the fire and walking the dog! We were made very welcome by Sara and family and we appreciated the personal touches they had added to make us feel at home. Thanks for a great stay, we definitely hope to return and explore the area further!

    Sarah2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Lots of great countryside walks with plenty of great stuff to see. Had a lovely time... Thank you!

    Hannah2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely Gorgeous spot, lots of lovely walks and nice pubs nearby :)

    Aimee2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely delightful cottage with breathtaking views. Sara & Tom are really welcoming & communicative. Their neighbours equally so. A little bit of heaven! If you want a bit of peace & quiet, I couldn’t think of anywhere better!

    Geoff2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cosy cottage in wonderful location. Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need.

    Sarah2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • It is a lovely, remote and peaceful hideaway. Ideal for a quiet time, retreat and for activities in the beautiful countryside.

    Richard2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Had a wonderful "getting away from it all" time, shame the weather was poor as we couldn't enjoy the garden as we had hoped to do as it was lovely

    Dan2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Rhandir-mwyn and the whole area around is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is great for walking and enjoy of nature. Sara's tiny pink cottage is cozy and timeless and the perfect place for resting after long walks... :-)

    Christian2019-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Rhandirmwyn, Wales, United Kingdom

    My place is good for families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).
    While there is space for a large family or even 2 families, we have the option of pitching up to 5 tents to accommodate at least another 10 people, please contact us to arrange. The accommodation is all set over the upper floor of the building, the access is across the river bridge in the photos, along the path and around the back of the wooden building in the main picture. There is a decking bridge leading to the doorway where there are two steps into the accommodation.
    Places to walk, ride and visit: Llyn Y Fan Fach – fantastic walk up to and above the Lake from the “Lady of the lake’ legend. – 20 mins Pen-Y-Fan – a challenging walk with difficulty routes to choose from, you can also complete the ‘Fan dance’ series of climbs made famous by SAS selection. – 30 mins – this is my favorite walk and there are 2 ways up and down. When you arrive and park you will notice the Storey Arms hotel, to the left is a stone path that leads to the top and is more challenging than ‘the motorway’ which is about a 5 minute walk to the right by the main car park. Ystradfellte – spectacular walk around the waterfalls – 50mins Dan yr Ogof – caves and dinosaurs! Dolaucothi gold mines – 40 mins Aberglasney Gardens – 40 mins For more suggestions please visit: http://www.breconbeacons.org/llandovery-tourist-information For mountain biking, walking or even of road riding/driving I can personally recommend: Crychan / Halfway Forest – directly behind the cottage so no road work or driving to get to!!! There are some excellent trails here at the venue used for several enduro’s and MTB races. There are some waymarked routes but the singletrack options from these routes is vast and the only limiting factor here is your fitness ;) Sarn Helen – crossing the Beacons from Sennybridge to Aberdulais this is a very long and rocky trail with plenty of climbs and a spectacular river crossing. Strata Florida – quite simply one of the best byways in Wales, 8 miles of very rough going with a LOT of river crossings Cwm Rhaeadr mountain bike trail – a challenging red route, good for experienced riders Bike park Wales: a ton of great trails here and even an uplift (requires booking) to take you to the top of the hill for maximum downhill enjoyment
  • We stayed for a work and the place exceeded my expectations. Ideal base to work in Llandovery. Plenty of beds and nice communal area. Highly recommended.

    Daniel2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Just what we needed, a rural retreat with walks on the doorstep. The space is more than we could have expected with and an amazing garden on the edge of the woods and a beautiful stream running at the boundary. Our hosts kindly gave the children run of their enormous trampoline which was well used by all. Very thoughtful larder and fridge goods were left for us. Kitchen was stocked basically but enough to cater for our family of 6 and we were given use of an enormous bbq although we didn't use it. Jaden and Amanda are very friendly, helpful and interesting hosts and we very very much enjoyed our stay, thank you very much.

    Jo2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful location that is perfect for a relaxed getaway. It was just what we needed. The barn is spacious and caters well for families. It’s minutes away from a forestry too. The balcony is lovely and lets you take in the beautiful surroundings. The kids enjoyed it so much that they didn’t want to leave, which is a huge compliment. We would go back in a second. Definitely planning our next trip.

    Nikki2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Jadens place was incredible! Everything you wish for on a trip it had a beautiful stylish place that stocked everything you need and more goregous open garden when leads to the fields and stream! Jaden was extremely quick and replying and was very thoughtful as the gas on his bbq ran out he went into town and topped it up for us on the same day! These extra touches go a long way! Best host I've stayed at be a mile and will 100% return! 👍

    Corey2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • This AirBnB is perfect for any group looking for a base to explore the National Park from. It was very clean, well equipped and only a 5 minute drive from Llandovery and it’s huge Co-op. Lovely walking trails starting from the BnB leading into Halfway Forest. The host was very reliable and answered all of our queries promptly. Would certainly recommend.

    Flynn2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, secluded cabin. Suited our family well as a base for exploring Wales.

    Skuli2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to visit. Kids had a great time. If you're thinking about booking just do it you won't regret it!

    Scot2019-05-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place is deceptively big. The main living space is an open plan kitchen and living room and it is huge. It more than lived up to our expectations and is situated in an idyllic location. Jaden's house is very close to the property, but that didn't bother us. A nice welcome package of welsh cakes, chocolate brioche and pancakes was a great touch. Everything was clean and nothing bad can be said about the place. Would highly recommend.

    Mike2019-05-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    4

    Llandovery, United Kingdom

    Beautifully restored spacious stable cottage, graded 4* by Visit Wales. One of 5 cottages arranged around the old stable yard, set on our idyllic family-run farm. Indoor hot tub for 8, available to each cottage in turn. Ideal for a relaxing getaway for family or friends. Opening onto a patio with lawn and BBQ. Well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement.
    Kite is located on our family- run estate in idyllic hill country. Set in gardens with a large gravel parking area with a furnished patio. One of 5 cottages, set in lawned gardens: each is private so ideal for any size party from 2 to 32. See our cynghordyestate website.
    Set in unspoilt north east Carmarthenshire, wooded hill country. Discover Llyn Brianne dam, the Crychan forest, Cwm Rhaedr forest, Dinas RSPB reserve, wonderful castles, caves and gardens. Shops and restaurants available in Llandovery. Near Llanwrtyd Wells, home of bog snorkelling and Man v Horse.
  • Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with the benefit of a brilliant hot tub. Nearest shop only 10 minutes away. Good amenities, very comfortable and clean. Hosts are very attentive and happy to help. Would highly recommend.

    Marta2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very big with a great hot hub

    Jamie2018-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • It was great, the hot tub is shared with other cottages, which I missed in the description. Would stay again, thank you

    Tristan2018-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for an extended family holiday. John's wife is was very friendly.

    Mark2018-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for walking! Lovely cottage with everything you could need. We stayed here as a large group for the weekend, check in was easy, the cottage was easy to find and we had a great time.

    Heidi2018-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and 6 friends had a fantastic time on our 3 day stay. The house was amazing with all the right equipment you need for cooking! Everything was in great condition and the stay was fantastic. There are some great local walks from the house and the national park is within a short drive too!

    Morris2018-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Extremely clean, plenty of space. Easy to get too. Thanks for a lovely weekend.

    Martyn2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely cottage, with a bright kitchen perfect for socialising. Ideal location, on the quiet side but not too far from Llandovery if you need anything. Rooms were lovely with comfortable beds. Plenty of room for all of us and the complimentary apple juice was lovely. Would highly recommend.

    Emma2017-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    11


    Bedrooms

    5

    Cynghordy, United Kingdom

    Tastefully renovated 200 year old barn with stunning views across the unspoilt Upper Towy Valley in the Cambrian Mountains. Space for two couples and two kids, or a family of five. Surrounded by forests, rivers, streams and waterfalls. Great garden.
    Rustic yet modern, a bright and spacious two-storey converted barn. 3 bedrooms and bathroom downstairs and an open-plan living space upstairs, overlooking lush gardens and the Towy Valley. Please note the bunk beds are narrow (2'6") and not really suitable for adults.
    The Upper Towy Valley, surrounded by the Cambrian mountains and only 40 mins drive from the Brecon Beacons has many opportunities for walkers, mountain bikers and those of an outdoors disposition. It all starts as soon as you step outside. There are stunning walks in every direction - or drive to the Llyn Brianne reservoir and start from there. You can even canoe or kayak on the river at the end of the drive… There is a mountain bike trail at Cwm Rhaeadr (URL HIDDEN) Also an all ability (pushchair and wheelchair friendly) walk It's possible to go horse riding along the many bridle paths that are nearby. The Dinas Nature Reserve has a lovely circular walk among the waterfalls of the upper Towy valley. Run by the RSPB it's a fantastic place for bird watchers and it seems also Welsh fugitives. Legend has it that Twm Sion Cati, the Welsh outlaw, hid in the caves here. There’s also a Red Kite feeding station nearby. The region has several castles that are open to the public: The spectacular Carreg Cennen sits high on a rocky crag with magnificent views of the Black Mountain and Towy Valley. The dark cave beneath the castle is worth exploring too. Dinefwr Castle, a 20 minute drive, dates from the 9th century and is considered one of the most important castles in Wales. The castle is in the grounds of Dinefwr Park, also home to Newton House. The Park is a beautiful place for an afternoon stroll. Watch out for the many deer. There are events held within the park from March to November. In the surrounding area there are many old lead and gold mines, drovers trails and ancient shelters waiting to be discovered on long walks. The ancient gardens of Aberglasney are delightful. In a few hours you can discover its pools, cloister walk and ancient Yew tunnel as well as many rare plants.
  • I have just got back from a weekends stay at the barn and I have to say what a fabulous place if you are looking for a completely chilled out weekend to unwind and relax it's just the ticket. The hottub takes 5-8hours to heat with checks every 30 mins as its getting going but it's amazing we sat in there while the rain came down amazing feeling the changing room ideal as the tub is not right next to the house. The fire inside the barn gives off amazing heat the sunken bath is lovely after a walk I can't say enough about this place it's only an hour and half drive from my home but feels like I'm somewhere completely different. I am lucky to live in Wales and I am use to the Welsh country side beauty but this place is a breathtaking place. Treat ur selves and go stay...

    Gemma2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely weekend stay at the Nant Ye Onnen barn, the barn is lovely, it has a lot of character and is extremely cosy! The location is perfect, it's so peaceful and quiet with fantastic walking routes to see the sights. There's a lovely little pub just a few minutes walk away and if you want to head into town it's only a 15 minute drive. Would definitely recommend! The perfect place for a little break away!

    Louis2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely Barn in a great rural location, ideal for walking and escaping the constant hustle and bustle of modern life. The Towy Bridge Inn is a fantastic little local, very friendly and welcoming a must visit for your meals and drinks. Can't wait to stay again.

    Craig2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A great location and a lovely place to stay!

    Alan2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • The barn is a great place to stay. In an amazing location. Very well equipped and spacious. The gardens and surrounding area were great to explore. Also a visit to the Cwm Rhaeadr forest and Waterfall just down the road is a must! The wood fired hot tub was lovely and with good instructions on its use. It does require some planning as it can take a while to heat up from cold but it keeps its heat well through to the next day. Highly recommended. Would love to come back.

    Stephen2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely stunning location and also a stunning property to stay in, has everything you could want and more! Would highly recommend to anyone!

    Ben2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The barn is lovely - very nicely decorated and very clean. I didn’t use the hot tub as I’m not used to the fire wooden ones but very much enjoyed the fire inside the barn. Really nice area with a lovely pub nearby. Had a great time!

    Kyoko2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely weekend away. From the location, to the cleanliness of the cottage, to meeting the locals. We are looking to book again in the summer when the weather is a little nicer!

    Nichola2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

    A warm welcome awaits guests at The Drover’s, our exquisitely refurbished 17th century Grade 2 listed guest house located in the Market Square in the centre of Llandovery. We offer a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere with fantastic Breakfast (all local produce). This welcoming town is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding region and The Drover’s (Welsh Tourist Board 5* rating) B & B provides the accommodation required to complete your enjoyment of the perfect break.
    Llandovery is a lovely, quiet market town with local pubs and eateries all within walking distance. It is a gateway to the Brecon Beacons, Cambrian and the Black mountains.
  • A lovely traditional B&B with a fabulous home-cooked breakfast with quality produce and homemade jams/chutney. Highly recommended

    Alex2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed a very pleasant and comfortable room with excellent facilities in a lovely old house with lots of character. Really great breakfast very well presented. Would recommend!

    Tessa2018-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • I cannot praise it higher

    Danny2018-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Llandovery, Wales, United Kingdom

    Accommodation with a difference situated within the picturesque Crychan Forest. Featuring a cosy log burning fire with a double bed upstairs and a sofa bed downstairs in the living, a shower and toilet room and a limited kitchen. Nestling between the Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains the area is a haven for those wishing to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors or simply relaxing in the peace and tranquillity of this stunning region of Carmarthenshire.
    A wonderful retreat all year round, Crychan Forest is a canvas of colour from the native oak, ash, beech and hazel of this ancient forest, which blends wonderfully with the winter whites of snowdrops, the yellow hues of daffodils, the spectacular blue haze from a blanket of bluebells and the golden amber of autumn foliage. Walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and many other outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in the immediate area surrounding Cwmclyd.
    Forest location
  • My husband, son and myself recently stayed at this lovely little cottage. It was the perfect size for the three of us. The fire was lovely and kept the whole place toasty.

    Natalie2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • I am so hesitant to write this review as the place is absolutely magical! Want to keep it to myself ;) Stayed over the long weekend and loved every second of it! Those who like glam holidays, spa hotels and luxury retreats: this place is NOT for you. This is a hidden gem in the middle of a beautiful forest to unwind and connect with nature. Julie and Anthony are lovely people and caring hosts. Our dog found friends there too. Thank you very much, we definitely come back.

    Maria2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely barn conversion. Very clean rooms and very quiet. Excellent space for families and many things for kids to be kept busy. The location is also amazing with nice walks or stay put and enjoy the surroundings. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place in the woods and away from busy life. Julie responded to all our questions prior to the visit promptly.

    Konstantinos2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic location deep in the forest with excellent facilities. Off grid but you'd hardly know. EXCELLENT!

    Terry2019-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, nice and remote but very cosy. Fantastic host.

    Lucy2019-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the wood burning stove and the hospitality!

    Ruth2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and my Fiance and our two close friends had the best relaxing 5 days ever Julie and Tony are amazing,lovely truly down the earth people and nothing is every to much of an ask. Two truly amazing hosts and would highly recommend to anyone The views and walks are gorgeous and it's so relaxing So welcoming we will definitely be coming in the future we loved it that much Thank you Julie and Tony,much thanks and love Matt and Rina

    Matt2018-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Babel, Wales, United Kingdom

    Accommodation with a difference situated within the picturesque Crychan Forest. Featuring a cosy log burning fire with a double bed upstairs and a sofa bed downstairs in the living, a shower and toilet room and a limited kitchen. Nestling between the Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains the area is a haven for those wishing to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors or simply relaxing in the peace and tranquillity of this stunning region of Carmarthenshire.
    A wonderful retreat all year round, Crychan Forest is a canvas of colour from the native oak, ash, beech and hazel of this ancient forest, which blends wonderfully with the winter whites of snowdrops, the yellow hues of daffodils, the spectacular blue haze from a blanket of bluebells and the golden amber of autumn foliage. Walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and many other outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in the immediate area surrounding Cwmclyd.
    Part of the Crychan Forest the nearest neighbour is over a mile away. There are hours if not days worth of trails to explore.
  • Julie and Tony are truly lovely hosts happy to take the time to provide local information about places to go and to let the children be involved in the farm. There was something for all of us there despite our wide age range. The accommodation is thoughtfully set out and enables you to enjoy the experience of living on the small holding, in a beautiful location, in comfort.

    Kathleen2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Julie & Tony's place was incredible. It felt like a hard reset from busy London life, situated in the middle of a dense forest, a few miles off the beaten track. They were both very warm hosts along with their lovely dogs and cats. They gave us all the local tips and helped us out with cycle routes. We were a group of 8 split across the Hen House and the Pig Sty, but had all the outside space to socialise in. Llandovery is about a 15 minute drive where you have everything you need, we recommend the Castle Hotel for a reasonable lunch or dinner and Tudor's Cafe (Julie & Tony's recommendation) for a good greasy spoon fry up, much needed after a couple of days road cycling up Black Mountain and the Devil's Staircase. We all agreed that all we would change next time is the length of time we stayed to be longer! Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

    Sebastian2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • The Pig Sty is a great place to stay and is in the most beautiful forest location. We were delighted with it! Really cosy and welcoming space, comfortable and everything you need. Love the fact there is an out-door kitchen area and fire pit, will be using them next time we go! We really enjoyed the archery which the hosts kindly set up for us and also the excellent local knowledge and advice about local walks. Great hosts, lovely people, very homely :)

    Joel2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful rural location, hidden in the middle of the forest, we are a family of 4 with 2 dogs , 1 horse and 2 ponies that had a wonderful week. Julie and Tony were very helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed plenty of horse riding and bike riding. It was only a hours drive to a dog friendly beach. We will definitely be back .

    Aimee2019-08-02T00:00:00Z
  • Julie and Tony were amazing hosts! So friendly and welcoming, and couldn’t do enough to help make our holiday special. The pigsty had everything we needed and the location was amazing, right in the middle of a forest and close to the beautiful Brecon Beacons. The kids loved all the animals (especially the puppies) and we loved the rural setting. Julie and Tony gave us some great recommendations for hiking and eating out. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

    Dawn2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely place to stay we stayed in the sty room there was two adults and two children and are small dog, Julie and her husband were in their house right next door to help with anything if we needed it they give us good advice on places to visit and places to eat and made us all feel very welcome x

    Kate2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • A haven. Quaint cottage, a converted partition of a barn on the farm, nestled in the forest. Decorated to accompany the name, the cottage was adorned with everything pig. Option to light the log fire, which dried us out nicely from our ‘bog snorkel’ competing in the 33rd annual world championship! Powerful shower considering they are not on mains water or electric, but you wouldn’t know! Plenty of wood available to keep the fire roaring. Kitchen was more than adequate. Good size fridge for our picnics. Comfortable bed. We were accompanied outside by friendly cats and dogs, goat, a horse and chickens. Tv with sky channels, but we didn’t really use it. Happy sheltering from the rain with a roaring fire, tea and our books and games. No wifi but it’s hardly unexpected. Walks from the property into the woods. Local towns short drive away. A pleasant and very relaxing break away from the usual hustle and bustle of city life! Very hospitable owners. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Abby2018-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • The most lovely place either of us have ever stayed. The countryside is beautiful, the rooms homely and pretty and most importantly we (including our boisterous 8 month old pup) were made to feel more than welcome. We were really looked after, in particular we were recommended wonderful walks which we would never have found ourselves. This place is an idyll and we hope to return soon! Thank you for having us x

    Rowan2018-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Babel, Wales, United Kingdom

    The house is in the centre of a small, pretty town close to excellent walking, hiking and cycling routes. Two rivers in town have easy access walks. There are lovely, family owned local shops, good restaurants, cafes and bars within a 2 min walk. During the rugby season there are high quality matches played within a short walk of the house.
    Off street parking. Three double rooms on a single floor or two doubles with sitting room. Central location very convenient for shops, cafes and eating out. Guests have their own floor in the house. There are no TVs in the guest rooms, but there is adequate WiFi to use a laptop for streaming.
    Extremely safe little town of 2,000. Friendly and unusually for Wales, flat! Brecon Beacons, excellent beaches, hiking, river walks, local castles, National Botanic Gardens and butterfly house, Aberglasney House and gardens, Dinefwr House and grounds. Pen y Fan mountain and lakes such as Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn Brianne. There is local birdwatching at the RSPB Rhandirmwyn and a local Red Kite feeding centre as well as fishing at Springwater Lakes.
  • The pictures don't give justice to this beautiful house that is clearly taken care after with love and attention to detail. We spent two nights at Lynne's and we had a beautiful double room and a large bathroom for ourselves. The bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in and the room is just a pleasure to be in: bright and quiet, and equipped with all you need to make tea and coffee. The position of the house is simply perfect. From here we could easily reach many beautiful spots and hikes in Brecon Beacons National Park. In the evening we enjoyed having dinner or a pint in one of the many inns and pubs of this quiet, small village. Lynne and Gwynn were perfect hosts, warm and welcoming yet respectful and quiet. We came to Llandovery to spend a nice weekend and we left it being completely in love with the town and the area, and with the special jewel that is Lynne's place. If you need relax, great landscapes and a warm atmosphere, think no more and book this room.

    Isabella2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lynne's place is a big beautiful town house. When you stay there you get the middle floor to yourself and it comes with a beautiful bathroom, spacious bedroom and a separate living room quipped with all the amenities. We came and went as we liked and the hosts were gracious and friendly and interesting!

    Justin2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Llandovery, Wales, United Kingdom

    Romantic & spacious hayloft with a cosy vibe in a rambling C19th stone barn with a bird's eye view of the countryside. Cwtch up in front of the log burner on the balcony with a glass of something special & enjoy the views & stars of the Cambrian Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. Stunning location, 70 acres to explore, walks from the door to hidden valleys, mountain streams, waterfalls & pub. Perfect spot to read, write, paint, relax and enjoy the romance of the restless Welsh sky.
    The loft is a very special space which just has such a great vibe. It's tucked away from it all, with a birds eye view over the surrounding hills and mountains. Climb the stone staircase up the outside of the barn and walk in to find an airy open plan living space complete with a 1920s gramaphone with a selection of 78s for you to play...we guarantee it will put huge smile on your face. The well equipped kitchen has beautiful wooden worktops, Belfast sink, electric cooker, dishwasher and stellar pans. There's two Chesterfield chairs, a flat screen TV and WiFi. The extraordinary double sized cabin bed - dubbed the nest by some of our guests - has a double height ceiling and stained glass window, thick curtains is the perfect spot to cwtch up and discuss the next day's plans. Please note entry to the bed is just from one side and if you prefer a larger bed with entry from both sides, please look at our other properties (stream side cottage & New York). The eclectic country house bathroom has an enamel bath, shower fitting over and what can only be described as a throne. We believe it was 'foraged' from the local mansion. Hand painted wallpaper and reclaimed wooden floors, with some lovely vintage and antique pieces throughout. There's a large balcony with fabulous mountain views - the perfect spot for sunning yourself and later on stargazing in this dark skies area. Or you can paint the beautiful views or write your new best seller. Wrap up in the blankets and cushions in front of a crackling fire and watch shooting stars and the Milky Way with a glass of something special. The Loft was originally converted by the previous artist owner so that she could keep an eye on her mare when she was due to foal, and there is a stained glass window in the bed overlooking the barn below. There are no longer any animals kept in the rest of the barn, so you do have it to yourselves. Our guests comment about how quiet this place is, so it's the perfect place to chill out somewhere different. Follow us on social media, Insta & FB @cambrian_escapes for more pics and info about our location.
    This is a truly special place. Expansive skies, mountains, ancient woodlands, rivers, waterfalls and outstanding views. Loads of space to explore, play or just hideaway. It's a dark skies area where you can enjoy the Milky Way, planets and numerous shooting stars. Walk to the local pub. Explore the Cambrian Mountains & Brecon Beacons National Park or just soak up the atmosphere and recharge your batteries. Within 45 minutes you can be in Dylan Thomas's atmospheric Laugharne or on the beautiful beaches of Llansteffan or Cefn Sidan. The fantastic harbour towns of Aberaeron, New Quay and Tenby are less than an hour's drive. Plentiful castles and some of the most famous of Wales' gardens are just a short drive away. There are plenty of local festivals all year round and lots of great places to eat and to buy some of the great food that is produced in Carmarthenshire.
  • A beautiful location, very peaceful and wonderful hosts. Lots of lovely and interesting places to visit.

    Carys2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks so much for this weekend. You couldn't control the weather but you both went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and accommodated for. Loved being able to read about the history of The Retreat, its setting was idyllic. The first night dried up and Duncan kindly lit the outdoor wood burner for us. We sat and enjoyed the most delicious home made carrot cake and a bottle of complementary prosecco, while toasty by the fire. They really thought of everything. Candles by the bath and bath salts, towels, blankets galore, extensive info about walks in the area. WIFI included and worked well. We managed to go on a walk on our last day and see the beautiful waterfalls just a short walk away. Spectacular views from the top of the mountain too! The Retreat itself had a wonderful arts and crafts feel to it. So cosy! Couldn't have asked for better hosts or accommodation. Even today when the weather forecast flooding and sleet, they so very kindly offered to let us stay another night if it was too treacherous to drive back. We did decide to brave it. Sadly we missed you when we left as I think you had nipped out, but thank you so much! Now, sadly, off back to Nottinghamshire!

    Nicola2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Very relaxing, cosy, clean, well decorated, strongly recommend it!

    Valentin2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Tanya and Duncan’s place was so lovely, a gorgeous space to relax with lots of walks to enjoy nearby!

    Emily2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed staying at the reading room. Super cosy and very quite. The walls from the bnb are beautiful and it is a great location to visit even in the winter.

    Lucy2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is such an amazing place in a really beautiful area. The space is cosy and beautiful. We just wished we could have stayed longer.

    Howard2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Tanya and Duncan's place was the perfect stay in Wales! Lovely touches throughout. Would definitely come again! Thank you!

    Lian2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • A very cosy place to spend a few nights as a single or couple. Tanya, Duncan and awesome dog Huxley are helpful and present hosts but not intrusive. We felt looked after but also private. The decking spot and wood burner outside is a brilliant feature and perfect for a night out under the stars. Location is great to explore as are the local pubs and human characters. Unusual feature is a big bath - long enough for a 6ft man to relax and stretch his legs which is a rare find. Absolutely we will be returning. Diolch.

    Nick2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

    Whether as somewhere to relax or as a base for activities, Penrhyn Barn provides perfect, luxurious accommodation. Its five comfortable bedrooms and open plan living space mean you won't feel cramped, and its large patio and lawn mean you can make the most of the good weather.
    We are very boastful of the fact that Penrhyn can easily and comfortably accommodate up to 10 people with ground floor underfloor heating– making us perfect for family get togethers. We designed this luxury accommodation with total comfort in mind and, as such, we felt that no one should wait for showers after a day of exploring! Four fully fitted out bathrooms with never ending hot water and warm towel rails are just a little detail, but we believe make a real difference to your relaxing stay. Our open plan lounge with wood burning stove is perfect to sit together recounting the days exploration and adventure as you relax over a favourite drink. The fully equipped kitchen make meal time easy. The open plan design mean you can still socialise whilst taking care of dinner. So whether you choose to go swimming, fishing walking, reading or relaxing in the sun, Penrhyn has you covered. Both groups and families will be comfortably catered for in this clean, airy and comfortable environment. A separate space for laundry and dirty boots, open kitchen area, bbq patio outside, and no need to queue for the toilets or showers, means that when you come in to relax, you can do just that – relax! We bring the magic of the outdoors into the barn with floor to celling windows. So even if its blowing a gale or raining, you can be part of the drama whilst being snuggly inside the barn. The barn is nestled between mountain ranges, so the only sounds you’ll hear as you wake in the morning is the sound of a river running past your bedroom window, the birds singing, and the wind playing in the trees. No sirens, no traffic, just the cry of a red kite as it glides on unseen thermals above. Penrhyn is also disabled friendly. A great ground floor room with easy access to an adjacent wet room. Please let us know if we can do anything to accommodate any other needs, and we will do everything in our power to make sure everything you need is there on arrival.
    There are three dog and children friendly country pubs within 3 miles of Penrhyn all serving good ale and food. There are numerous walks from the doorstep and we have a mountain bike trail within half a mile. We have over half a mile of private fishing on the river Towy that guests are welcome to use. This area is called 'Secret Wales,' it is a beautiful valley at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains.
  • We stayed here as a group of 10 and it was amazing! Using this as a base for walks around the local area and Brecon Beacons was perfect! The location is amazing and the barn is beautiful. Highly recommend

    Thomas2019-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage perfect for a cozy gathering with lots of cooking space. We made a lot of nice memories here. Everything was easy and the hosts were friendly while not intrusive. Stunning views on all sides.

    Charlie2018-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • A really lovely barn, with all the mod cons you could need. The location is beautiful and perfectly placed for day trips out into the Welsh countryside or even the coast. We had a really lovely stay and would definitely come back.

    Bethany2018-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent secluded barn for an escape to the country. It has everything you need, the surroundings are stunning, very helpful welcoming hosts - perfect for a weekend getaway with friends or family!

    Ellis2018-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    5

    Llandovery, United Kingdom

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