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The Old Family Home - Yr Hen Aelwyd

Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Historic six-bedroom Welsh longhouse sleeping up to 12 guests
  • Spacious rooms for socialising and entertaining
  • Enjoy an al fresco drink on the patio as younger guests play garden games on the lawn
Property code: BN259

A fabulous period property bursting with original features perfect for family gatherings or special celebrations in a peaceful rural location.

Gather the family and embrace a taste of countryside life from the vantage point of this impressive property just 1.5 miles from Llanwrtyd Wells. Bursting with old-world charm, this traditional Welsh longhouse sleeps 12 guests and is ideal for families and large groups seeking a quiet retreat to celebrate special occasions and explore the stunning surroundings. The owners have even provided a welcome pack of goodies for your stay.

Encircled by a vast expanse of lawn, your holiday accommodation is set in a remote location shared only with the neighbouring property. Warmed throughout by a crackling wood burner, it is a sheer delight for unwinding after a busy day of adventures. Cook up a storm in the farmhouse-style kitchen, firing up the Rangemaster to prepare feasts to enjoy in the dining room. There’s a sitting room, a handy utility room, and an elegant shower room on this level too, whilst the oak staircase leads up to a family bathroom and four beautiful first-floor bedrooms, including a king-size with an en-suite shower room. Two sets of steep cottage-style stairs reveal the remaining bedrooms tucked within the eaves of the house; a king-size with an en-suite and a single adjoining room on one level, and finally another king-size room, all of which feature sloped ceilings. Outside, the garden has spectacular views best enjoyed on the terrace over a BBQ supper.

Grab your walking boots and set out to investigate the plethora of footpaths leading from your doorstep, venturing into Llanwrtyd Wells to sample local delights at the friendly pub or loading up on essentials in the shop. Combining your visit with the annual bog snorkelling competition is great fun for all the family, and there are other exciting events such as the Welsh Open Stone-Skimming Championships and World Alternative Games.

  • 6 bedrooms – 3 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 queen-size, additional single bed in attic
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 3 en-suite shower rooms
  • Rangemaster electric cooker with a six-ring hob, microwave, dishwasher and American-style fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner – all logs included
  • Welcome basket on arrival
  • Garden (not enclosed) with furniture and BBQ
  • Bike storage
  • Travel cot and highchair avaliable
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop 3 miles
  • Please note there are steep cottage-style stairs within the property
  • Grazing available to bring your horse/pony
  • 1 of 2 properties at this location. There is room on the lawn for a marquee for a special celebration if both properties are booked together (to be discussed with owner)
  • Owner is happy to offer a discount to repeat customers to The Old Family Home

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.


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Reviewed by Gerry 14th August 2021

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This wonderful home is a gem. Nestled in the valleys with stunning views and walks all around. Amazing standard while maintaining the original features; perfect for a large family or group get together.

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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.

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