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Merlin Stable Cottage

Cynghordy, Brecon Beacons
Visit Wales - 4 star ratingVE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A peaceful and romantic bolthole for couples and their canine companions
  • Located on a family-run farm and surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside, with endless walks and trails on the doorstep
  • Pour a some bubbly and indulge with a soak in the shared on-site hot tub
Property code: BN242

A characterful and cosy rural retreat in a tranquil location, offering a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors and explore this unspoilt area of mid Wales.

Retreat to this charming holiday home, set within a characterful former stone building in rural Cynghordy, 7 miles from Llandovery, in West Wales. Suitable for two guests, and a pair of their four-legged friends, it is ideal for walks and cycle rides through this scenic corner of Wales. Return home afterwards to the comfort of the cottage and to unwind in the hot tub, which is shared with other holiday homes on the site.


Open the door to the stone cottage, which is set on an 80-acre estate, and hang your coats in the hall. Find a ground-floor WC and then wander on into the lounge; read a book, watch TV or discuss where the following day’s activities. Prepare a delicious dinner for two in the kitchenette, with its electric cooker and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washer/dryer. Then dine together at the table by the window. As night falls, head up to the comfortable bedroom, with its king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room, with WC. Find an additional seating area up on the bright landing. On warm days, sit out in the sunshine in the lawned garden and in the evening sizzle supper on the BBQ. There is plenty of off-road parking at this Welsh cottage.


Enjoy long walks in your verdant surroundings or bring your bicycles and explore Crychan Forest, 7 miles away, with its many woodland trails. Those who are even more adventurous can try the Coed Trallwm Mountain Bike Centre, 14.5 miles away. Visit the Roman gold mines at Dolaucothi, 15.5 miles away, nestled in woodland on hills overlooking the picturesque Cothi Valley. Head to Llandovery, 7 miles away, with its shops, pubs and restaurants to browse for an hour or two and perhaps sit down to a meal out.

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

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower room, 1 separate WC downstairs
  • Electric cooker and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Lawned garden, BBQ and garden furniture
  • Lock-up storage and washing facilities for mountain bikes
  • Indoor hot tub shared with 4 other cottages on site.  Available between 10am-5pm and time slot must be booked.  No extra charge for hot tub use but please note it may be closed at any time for maintenance/services/government restrictions
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (more than 2 to be discussed with owner) - due to livestock in surrounding fields, dogs need to be kept under control at all times
  • Telescope available
  • On discussion with the owners, there are fields close to the house where ball games could be played
  • Part of a small complex which can be booked together to accommodate a total of 29 people
  • Shops and pubs 5 miles away at Llandovery or 2 country pubs in Rhandirmwyn (4 miles)

Joanna Flaherty

This property is personally managed by Joanna.


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Reviewed by Pamela 16th April 2021

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Highly recommend this accommodation if you love a quiet weekend and walking. Owners are lovely and available to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one. Absolutely perfect weekend stay Pamela Morelli

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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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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