Basel Cottage - An awarding winning 5* Visit Wales two bedroomed and two bathroom beautiful stone cottage, just two miles from Llandovery in Carmathenshire on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and set within The Cambrian Mountains.
Up to two dogs are welcome free of charge.
A stone terrrace with a Fire Pit - perfect for experiencing the Dark Skies in The Brecon Beacons National Park.
The cottage originally dating from the 1700's is tucked away down a private lane beside the owners' farmhouse (non working and believed to have been an old hunting lodge). The cottages is in a truly peaceful and tranquil location - with dogs very welcome. The property has approximately 17 acres of land set with woods and a field adjacent to the private garden. The river which runs close to the property attracts a wealth of wildlife.
The cottage has a fabulous new Fire Pit to be able to sit around to enjoy the superb Dark Skies of this area.
National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018 South West Wales Regional Winner of Best Self-Catering Cottage
Carmarthenshire Tourism Gold Award Winners 2018/2019 for Best Self-Catering (2 bedrooms or less)
Runner up Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards
Accommodation: Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The new kitchen has wooden fitted units with an electric oven and ceramic hob, a fridge and a freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a dining table and chairs.
A separate very spacious utility room is established with a washing machine, large sink and leading to a separate downstairs toilet and hand basin.
The sitting room has a recently discovered great stone inglenook fireplace which is now reinstated with a slate hearth with evidence of the old oven and now equipped with a wood burning stove. The living room is furnished with comfortable new sofas and chairs along with an oak coffee table. There is a window seat to make the most of the glorious views up the valley. TV with free-Sat and a DVD & video and a Play Station and WIFI are available.
A telescope is available on discussion with the owner, this can be used for enjoying the dark skies with no light pollution - very rare to find these days. There is a wealth of birdlife in the area, including herons, red kites, which nest across the valley, buzzards and kingfishers.
Up a flight of easy wooden stairs to both bedrooms:
The Master Bedroom 1: With a super king sized bed and dual aspect windows with views across the fields and wooded valley and over the garden towards the owner's woods.
En-suite bathroom: With a large walk-in shower, hand basin with shaver point and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Another spacious bedroom with twin beds - one with a firm mattress and the other one with a softer mattress - thus suiting everyone, this is a great example of the owners' concern for visitors comfort and wellbeing. Extra full size "Z" bed if a 5th bed is required.
The spacious family bathroom: Has a bath with a shower attachment, hand basin with shaver point and toilet.
There is also a very large landing and a small walk-in room used for storage.
* All good quality bed linen and towels inclusive
* Oil central heating and electricity are included and an initial supply of seasoned wood is provided with more available from the owners at a small charge.
* Mobile reception.
*TV with Free-Sat, DVD, Video and a play station
* Cot & High Chair Available
* Telescope available
* BBQ available
* Ample safe off road parking
* Two dogs welcome - with NO CHARGE. The owner of the property is happy to provide a dog-sitting service at a small additional charge in their property (prior arrangement necessary) if guests are out for the day or evening.
* Lockable shed for mountain bikes.
* Arrival time after 5.30pm Departure time before 9.00 am
Basel Cottage - so named as the valley is very like Switzerland and the owner also has connections to Basel. There are walks straight from the cottage across the valley and up into the Crychan Forest and woods beyond.
This is a wonderful location for exploring Mid Wales and beyond with The Crychan Forest Mountain Bike Trails. Perhaps enjoy a drive around the Llyn Brianne Reservoir or The Elan Valley with the scenic drives around the beautiful forest and reservoirs. For those seeking new challenges, there are quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking facilities in the area. The Heart of Wales Railway Line runs up through Mid Wales from Swansea to Shrewsbury and it is well worth a journey as the train passes over the Cynghordy Viaduct. Llandovery has a thriving Farmers Market and The Castle Hotel is now a very interesting place to eat. The ruins of The Castle have an impressive 16 foot stainless steel statue of the Welsh Prince Llywelyn. There is also an excellent Visitor Centre and a little further afield at Myddfai there is a new Visitor Centre, cafe and shop. The Red Kite Feeding Station is also really worth a visit to see these magnificent birds so close.
The cottage is set between Llandovery 2 miles, Llanwrtyd Wells 15 minutes, Brecon between 30 and 40 minutes and Builth Wells and The Royal Welsh Showground about a 30 minute drive.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for Elizabeth or Lucy
The west of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a vast mountain wilderness stretching across Powys and Carmarthenshire. It's a heady mix of myths and legend, outdoor adventure and the bustling towns of Llandovery and Llandeilo. While you're there, visit Aberglasney House and the National Botanic Garden of Wales and the wild and romantic Carreg Cennen Castle (pictured). Read more about Llandovery and Llandeilo