Merlin Stable Cottage

Property rating: 4 stars
  • Weeks from £297
  • Short Breaks from £223
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • 1 Bathroom(s)
  • Hot Tub (Shared)
  • 2 Pet(s) welcome (£20/pet)
  • 2 Toilet(s)
  • WIFI
  • Garden
  • Fishing
  • BBQ
Part of Cynghordy Stable Cottages group

Perfect for a couple - this comfortable cottage is a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors and explore this unspoilt area of Mid Wales. Can be booked with Hobby Stable Cottage, Kite Stable Cottage, Kestrel Farmhouse, and Peregrine Stable Cottage to sleep 30 in total with a shared Hot Tub.

The Accommodation

The Cottage has a spacious living room which overlooks the court yard.  It's well equipped with a dining table and chairs, and comfy sofas around TV with Freesat.  The neat kitchenette has an electric cooker and hob, fridge and a freezer, microwave, washing machine and a dryer.

There is an entrance hallway with space for coats and boots and a cloakroom with toilet and handbasin.


Bedroom 1: A king size bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower, handbasin and toilet.

Useful Information:

  • Electricity and newly installed efficient Electric storage heaters inclusive
  • Bedlinen and towels provided 
  • Ample parking
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Lawned garden
  • TV with Free sat channels
  • Free WIFI available
  • Telescope Available
  • Mobile telephone reception good
  • Well behaved dogs welcome (more than two to be discussed with owner)
  • On discussion with the owners there are fields close to the house where ball games could be played.
  • Small Welcome Pack on arrival
  • Lock-up storage for Mountain Bikes and washing facilities
  • Can be booked with Hobby Stable Cottage, Kite Stable Cottage and Peregrine Stable Cottage to sleep 19 in total.   


    The Cynghordy Hall and Stables until the late 19th century was a Dower House on the Glan Bran Estate whose principal house was three miles away between Cynghordy and Llandovery in wild and beautiful Mid Wales.  The larger house was demolished in the 1930's. Cynghordy Hall Farm now has 350 acres and has been with the Lloyd Family since 1917.

    The "Cefn" flock of North Country Cheviot sheep graze the fields around the Stables - the lambs are kept and sold for breeding and meat production. On the hill farm three miles up the valley there is a small flock of Scotch Blackface sheep.  Visitors are invited to walk through the fields and up the Cynnant hill without a dog or through the woods with a dog. If the sheep are in the farm building or are in pens, you are welcome to come and watch and, depending on the task, perhaps help.

    Ideal for all kinds of outdoor pursuits

    The area around the farm is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities including of course walking and mountain biking with the many bike trails through the forests. There is fishing - to be discussed with the owner and horse riding and pony trekking is available locally.  This is a perfect place for bird watching - the owner is a keen ornithologist who may be willing to make suggestions as to where to see various birds.  This is a lovely location for photography with good light and beautiful landscape and views.

    Plenty to see and do

    This area of Mid Wales is excellent for all types of out-door pursuits with Mountain Biking being one of the most popular.  There are nearby trails - Coed Trallwmn Mountain Bike and Visitor Centre, The Gap Mountain Bike Trail, Brechfa - three purpose built trails, the Elan Valley Trails, and in Llanwrtyd Wells where they hold The Man Versus Horse race and Bog Snorkelling! There is a Land Rover course and Quad Biking on a nearby farm.  As well as several nearby Pony Trekking centres, the Roman Gold Mine at Dolaucothi is nearby.

    Llandovery is 5 miles. Llanwrtyd Wells 7 miles. Llangammach Wells 9 miles. Llandeilo 18 miles. Builth Wells approximately 19 miles on a straight road so a good base for all the events at The Royal Welsh Show Ground.

    The closest shops and pubs are in either Llandovery or Llanwrtyd Wells. The Cardigan Coast is an hours drive - so an easy day visit. 

  • Have a look at Lucy's blog post for a photographer's perspective of this beautiful cottage.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ceri,  Andria, Lucy or Ann.


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    • BBQ
    • Bike Storage
    • Fishing
    • Freesat/Freeview
    • Garden
    • High Chair
    • Hot Tub (Shared)
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Walks from the door
    • Washing Machine
    • Wi-Fi
    • Working Farm


    2018 - 2019 Prices (weeks/3 days)

    The prices below exclude the £25 booking fee and any other extras such as pets, special offers and discounts
    • Date
      Per week
      3 Days
    • 26 Oct - 20 Dec 2018:
    • Christmas:
    • New Year:
    • 1 Jan - 14 Feb 2019:
    • 15 Feb - 21 Feb 2019:
    • 22 Feb - 28 Mar 2019:
    • 29 Mar - 4 Apr 2019:
    • 5 Apr - 25 Apr 2019:
    • 26 Apr - 23 May 2019:
    • 24 May - 30 May 2019:
    • 31 May - 18 Jul 2019:
    • 19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019:
    • 30 Aug - 17 Oct 2019:
    • 18 Oct - 24 Oct 2019:

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