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Nuthatch Cottage - Llanwrtyd Wells

Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Remote 17th-century cottage for a peaceful/romantic getaway
  • Situated in gardens offering a haven for birdwatchers
  • Beautiful grounds are part of the National Garden Scheme
Property code: BN254

A secluded bolthole for couples seeking a rural retreat in the stunning Abergwesyn Valley, with walks straight from the door. Ideal mountain bike country nearby and new tracks now available at nearby Elan Valley.

Prepare to relax and indulge with the one you love in rural splendour, choosing this chocolate-box cottage as your tranquil base. Nestled amongst the rolling countryside, you’ll have miles of spectacular scenery and pretty villages to explore. The area is best known for its walking, cycling and wild swimming opportunities, whilst the cottage itself is a honey pot for birdwatching in the shared country-cottage garden.


Cross the ford or wooden bridge to reach this enchanting 17th-century cottage that sits opposite the owner’s home, yet guarantees privacy. Beneath the stone exterior is a traditional haven with a bright and cheerful kitchen/diner that’s perfectly equipped for romantic suppers for two. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and watch the wildlife enjoying a breakfast feast from the lounge windows, toasting your toes by the coal-effect electric fire. Refresh yourself with an invigorating shower before snuggling up in the double bed for a restful night’s sleep in the elegant bedroom, dreaming of the day’s adventures. Outside, the shared grounds and gardens are straight out of a fairy tale with spectacular views, flowerbeds, shrubs and a bubbling stream. There’s a shared utility room and summerhouse you are welcome to use too.


Pull-on your walking boots and take a walking tour of the Abergwesyn Valley, Elan Valley  and Cambrian Mountains, venturing into the town of Beulah (2 miles) for a hearty lunch at the friendly pub. The River Irfon is ideal for walking and wild swimming at spots such as Wolf’s Leap 5.5 miles away, or fishing in the Upper Beat of the River Irfon can be arranged locally. Pony trekking is available in Llanwrtyd Wells (6 miles), a small town best known for its bog snorkelling, Man V Horse and other wacky  events and popular pubs.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave and grill, a fridge and a washing machine
  • Shared utility room in owner’s house with freezer
  • SkyTV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Telephone for emergency calls
  • Shared garden with garden furniture but with plenty of privacy
  • Secure bike storage
  • Property reached either over a wooden bridge or through the ford
  • There is a door to the owner's property within the Orangery however this is not used whilst guests are staying, and your privacy is assured
  • A warm welcome from owners with home made cake
  • Owners are happy to offer local knowledge and information on the wildlife and garden
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub 2 miles

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by John 5th June 2021

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Would could not have had a nicer welcome from Chris and Steve - we were welcomed with home made scones & cream with them in the garden near the stream. We loved walking in the gardens viewing the wonderful variety of flowers, and sitting by the stream. Our knowledge of birds has increased considerably - we were amazed at the variety of bird on the Read morebird-feeders outside the windows. We loved the variety of animals and the peace and tranquility all around. Hide

Reviewed by Dennis 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by M 24th April 2021

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we found Steve and Chris to be very warm and friendly, nothing was to much trouble. The perfect place to stay for those who enjoy birds and wildlife, also set in a beautiful location. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with lovely views down the valley. Also the surroundings and gardens were pleasant to walk around. A holiday we really enjoRead moreyed. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Bowden September 2020

We spent a wonderful week in Nuthatch Cottage / Tyn y Cwm. We really appreciated the warmth of Steve and Christine's welcome and even a little garden party on arrival. A chance to meet the dogs and cats, Blackberry, Rufus, Rosie, William, Violet and Pascal. We were extremely comfortable and cosy in the cottage and enjoyed the most glorious walksRead more aided by your wealth of local knowledge. This such a beautiful and unspoilt part of our country and we relished the peace and tranquility of your lovely gardens and the surrounding mountains. Thanks to Steve and Christine for being such kind, warm and generous hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Lapthorne August 2020

We had an amazing stay Steve and Chris were excellent hosts cottage was lovely and homely there gardens were amazing and very relaxing would recommend this place to everyone

Reviewed by Mrs Joslin July 2020

Certainly the best hosts we have ever encountered. Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was lovely and we wanted for nothing. Highly recommended and we can't wait to visit again.

Reviewed by Mrs Steeley January 2020

Excellent little holiday cottage with very hospitable owners. Nice rural location but not too far from civilisation. Thoroughly recommended for couples looking for a quiet getaway.

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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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