About Alltwinau Farmhouse
A remote and secluded traditional farmhouse in River Irfon valley at foot of Cefn Alltwinau in Cambrian Mountains, 2.5 miles from Llanwrtyd Wells. Superb for relaxing, walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, "Bog Snorkling", red kite watching, fishing. Pets welcome and with WiFi.
Alltwinau is a romantic, wonderfully remote and secluded oak beamed farmhouse, ideal for families, couples and groups. It is a perfect retreat if you want to get away from it all with birdsong and the murmur of the River Irfon for company. Located on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains and reached at the end of a long gated track shared only with the farm, approximately a quarter of a mile back down the track. Alltwinau stands completely alone, away from any other habitation, at the end of a 1 mile long track yet only 2.5 miles from the busy town of Llanwrtyd Wells with a small supermarket, shops, pubs and restaurants. It is ideal for completely getting away from it all and for all types of outside activities such as mountain biking, walking and fishing, with the River Irfon just below the house. The cottage has a large traditional open-plan flagstone kitchen /dining/sitting area with two comfy sofas around the original, working fireplace and a separate sitting room downstairs. The painted murals in the kitchen and in the bathroom are a very special feature and are admired by many of our guests.
Sleeps 6 - 1 Double, 2 Single, 1 Twin
Large stone flagged well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with fitted units, an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer (in store room), dishwasher, washing machine, TV and ample storage space; comfy sofas around the original, working fireplace, a pine dining table with seating for 6/8, is overlooked by the stunning mural of village life in Wales. Guests can choose to play board games and read up on local information in this comfortable farmhouse kitchen. The cosy sitting room has a sofa and chairs with TV (SKY and SKY Plus sports and entertainment available) and a DVD player. There is also a modern shower room and toilet downstairs.
Spacious bathroom: With bath, hand basin and toilet and the great jungle scene mural. (Children just love this bathroom).
The sleeping accommodation comprises
Bedroom 1: A Double bed
Bedroom 2: A Single bed
Bedroom 3: A Single bed
Bedroom 4: Twin beds reached via bedroom 3
Lovely walks straight from the door. Lane can get muddy in wet weather. Red kite and red kite feeding station.
Fishing - Fly fishing, wild brown trout, catch and release Upper Irfon Beat is offered at a reduced rate for guests of Alltwinau Vouchers can be Purchased through Chris Cooper - the Local Agent, at; Kilsby Country House, Tel No: 01591 610281 (1 mile on left from Alltwinau on way to Llanwrtyd Wells). For further information regarding the Wye and Usk Foundation together with roving beat vouchers, please contact Kilsby.
Brecon 23.4 miles
Builth 12.7 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn or Ann.
We had a fabulous time, the cottage was really cosy and well equipped and in a beautiful quiet spot. The service you provided was great. We will definitely be booking through you again - this cottage if it's just us and another if there are more family with us.
Service rating : Very straightforward booking process. Lots of information on the chosen property. Good communication from the agency, and an attractive brochure.
Product : Our second visit to Alltwinau and once again we found the cottage to be very homely and probably the best equipped of all the cottages we have stayed in over the last thirty years. The remote location provides a rural haven, but the wifi and honesty phone are there should they be needed. The beds were very comfortable, and there is ample seating for relaxing. There are now two televisions provided though poor weather does affect the signal. The enclosed garden has a swing and a new barbecue, and visitors are encouraged to keep the bird feeders topped up so as to continue to attract the wide range of birds in the area. The fields nearby house sheep and horses. Maps are provided for those holidaymakers wishing to do local walks (a popular short one is to the nearby Washpool - idyllic for dogs, children and grown ups!) The town of Brecon and the Beacons are about an hour's drive away, whilst the stunning Elan Valley and its reservoirs is thirty minutes drive. We loved the drives over the mountain passes to Brecon or Tregaron, and around the Elan Valley. It is as scenic as the Lake District but minus the crowds. We would happily recommend Alltwinau as a holiday cottage!
Thank you for taking the time to provide such an informative review. So pleased you had a lovely holiday at Alltwinau Farmhouse.
Service rating : Excellent service, very easy to book, lots of information sent to us before going away which was very helpfull
Product : The house was in the most amazing idyllic spot we have ever been, surrounded by hills and trees and nature we totally relaxed the second we got there:) We spent most of our time outside, the garden was a great place to sit and the children loved the swing. We had some great walks from the house, washpool just down the track was brilliant. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and more, we didn't want leave!! thankyou we would love to return in the future:)
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thanks for taking the time to forward such nice feedback. Kind regards Edwina
Service rating : The service I received was excellent, they are very knowledgable about the properties, were very helpful and made the whole process very easy. I was informed of the upcoming stay, maps of the areas, deals they have with local businesses and I shall very happily use them again.
Product : The cottage is in a stunning quiet location, it is very cute, everything worked well and was clean and we had a fantastic week. It was exactly as we had hoped and I would love to stay there again. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your positive review and I do hope we will be able to welcome you back t Alltwinau Farmhouse.
Service rating : Excellent customer service from the very beginning. Very good website too. Search was straightforward.
Product : The cottage was exactly as described and was in very good condition with excellent facilities.
Thank you for your kind comments and for sharing that lovely photo, we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.
Service rating : Good web site.
Booking was very easy.
Good information by e-mail prior to departure.
Product : Wanted a remote cottage, which it was but only 2 miles to the nearest town.
Having two dogs it was ideal, large garden space and walks in all directions no need to drive if you don't want too.
Log burner was excellent and more logs available than you could possibly use (at no extra cost)
Thank you for your great review following your stay at Alltwinau.
We hope to welcome you back to the farmhouse again sometime in the near future.
Service rating : Easy
Product : Wonderful location. Cottage showing signs of wear with damp in bedrooms and decor. Lounge could be made much more comfortable with a corner sofa as the room is difficult for a family of 5. Relaxing hideaway
Service rating : excellent would 100% use again
Product : Just what we were looking for. Very remote and down farm track, just what you need to really get away. no phone reception but good wifi and Sky at the house, lovely wood burning fire.
Thank you for your lovely review following your stay at Alltwinau Farmhouse.
We hope you book with us again - Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.
Service rating : Booking was easy and contact in lead up to holiday dates was good.
Product : The cottage was exactly what I wanted, remote, cozy and comfortable. I will gladly return
Thank you for your review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Alltwinau which is perfect for a remote break, look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind Regards Ceri
Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.
Service rating : Fantastic
Product : What a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful stay we had at Alltwinau Farmhouse last week. We enjoyed lovely long walks in the beautiful hills and the scenery was superb. The farmhouse was very cosy and had everything we needed. A perfect setting. Thank you.
Thank you for your great feedback following your stay at Alltwinau. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay.
Service rating : Een goed degelijk bedrijf om van te huren.
Misschien een wat betere beschrijving ( foto's ) . Je doet jezelf tekort.
In werkelijkheid is het beter.
Product : Uitermate mooi en mooi gelegen huis. Wel wat vol binnen.
Thank you for your lovely review following your stay at Alltwinau Farmhouse.
We hope we can welcome you back to the area sometime in the near future.
North of Brecon there are less dramatic - but far prettier - hills, lush valleys and forests. The two main towns in the area are Builth Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells (which claims to be the smallest town in Britain). Both are old spa towns, with a rich history and impressive architecture. We've got a selection of holiday cottages in the towns and in the pretty villages and countryside nearby.
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