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Gwynfe, West Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A remote rural retreat near Llangadog set within 1 acre of woodland
  • Extensive views that will take your breath away
  • Located in an International Dark Sky Reserve, which offers spectacular stargazing opportunities
Property code: BN223

With its nearest neighbours almost 1 mile away, this peaceful cottage provides larger or extended families with the perfect secluded getaway in the Brecon Beacons.

This 17th-century Welsh longhouse is set to the west of Brecon Beacons National Park, along an ancient drover’s road. The property enjoys extraordinary panoramic views that extend across to Black Mountain and cover distances of more than 50 miles. Excellent walks can be enjoyed straight from the door, with plenty of wildlife to be seen, including several pairs of red kite that nest nearby. Further afield lies the town of Llandeilo with its independent stores, castle and the Heart of Wales railway line, while the city streets of Swansea are waiting to be explored 25 miles to the south.

The beautifully converted property retains plenty of historical charm, with ancient beams and flagstone floors throughout the ground floor. The entrance hallway provides you with somewhere to hang your coats and walking gear after a long day outside, before moving through to the classic farmhouse kitchen to rustle up anything from a snack to a banquet. Grab a quick bite at the breakfast table or head through to the dining room where a magnificent dining table nestles beneath heavy exposed beams. The sitting room also features old oak beams, as well as a large wood burner set in a stone fireplace – ideal for curling up in front of at the end of the day. You will also find a useful utility room with ample storage, a few steps down from the kitchen, the oldest part of the farmhouse, where a couple of armchairs sit in front of the original bread oven and old kitchen range, creating a cosy nook that’s perfect as a quiet reading corner. Upstairs, three bedrooms await weary heads, with a choice of a king-size room with Black Mountain views, as well as double and twin rooms. The property’s bathroom features both a bath and a walk-in shower, and there is also an additional separate WC.

Of course, you don’t have to stay inside to enjoy the views. French doors lead from the sitting room out onto a patio with garden furniture, where you will also find a BBQ for al fresco dining. The property’s remote location and expansive grounds are also perfect for young explorers and their four-legged friends to burn off the last of their energy before calling it a day.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge
  • Utility room with fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Wood burner with logs provided
  • TV, DVD, music system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • 2 dogs welcome (be aware of sheep in nearby fields)
  • Storage for bikes
  • 5 miles to nearest pub at Llangadog; 8 miles to shops at Llandeilo

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Martin September 2020

Spacious and comfortable cottage with lovely views.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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