Cwmgwyn Farm Cottage is a romantic hideaway with a wonderful big hot tub - and glorious views. This is an ideal self catering holiday cottage whether for a couple or for a family with two en-suite bedrooms.
Take in the great views of the owner's 200-acre livestock farm, over the River Towy to the Cambrian Hills beyond. On the edge of The Brecon Beacons National Park and only a few minutes drive into Llandovery with a great range of pubs and cafes.
Watch the Red Kites soar above you and look out for swans, herons, kingfishers, and the particularly rare little ringed plover and all from the comfort of your own luxurious hot tub.
This area is rich in myth and legend but also offers a wonderful opportunity for fishing, walking and bird watching. The beautifully restored cottage is not suitable for children under 4 due to the traditional slate staircase that leads up to the main accommodation. As Cwmgwyn Cottage is located on a working livestock farm the owners do not allow pets.
2 bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms.
All the living rooms and bedrooms to this cottage are all on the upper floor of this most attractive welsh stone17th century barn with bike storage and a utility area on the ground floor with a chest freezer and a washing machine. Climb the stone and slate steps to a kitchen with a built-in electric cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and ample work and storage space.
The sitting room is comfortably furnished with leather sofas and chairs, a dining area with table and chairs. With a TV, DVD and VCR player.
There are truly glorious pastoral views from the sitting room over meadows with grazing cattle to the River Towy and the winding valley beyond. Only a few minutes drive to the pretty and quiet market town of Llandovery.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, with a bath with shower over, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 2: Double bed with an en-suite shower room with handbasin and toilet.
From the moment you climb the stone and slate staircase to enter this quirky cottage you are surrounded by beautifully restored 17th century features. Oak beams adorn many of the rooms and the Welsh oak floors. Traditional brace and ledged doors and original stonework all serve to retain the character feel. These features are complemented by a superbly equipped kitchen, and well-appointed accommodation throughout. Whilst this cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people, the farmhouse offers bed and breakfast and can accommodate further guests if you have friends and family that wish to join you.
Activities for the outdoor enthusiast
Cwmgwyn Farm Cottage offers the ultimate outdoor self-catering holiday. The cottage itself is situated on a working livestock farm and the area is renowned 'Red Kite' country. Why not pack a picnic, take the short walk down to the River Towy and enjoy the morning trying your luck with the trout and salmon. You could then explore one of the numerous walks, and take in the Towy Valley and the incredible variety of wildlife and birds in the area.
After a long day's fishing and walking, head into the nearby town of Llandovery for dinner. Alternatively use the fantastic kitchen facilities at the cottage before taking a glass of wine and heading down to your own, private hot tub. The hot tub is a fantastic bonus to this cottage and is very private, sheltered under a wooden gazebo with it own bar and stools.
Explore the local legend
Cwmgwyn Farm sits within the parish of Myddfai. The area is known for the famous Physicians of Myddfai, a father and his three sons who many believe were the forefathers of modern medicine. The family and their ancestors were physicians to the royal court from the 13th century well into the 1800's and their collection of medicinal remedies, known as 'Recipes of the Physicians of Myddfai' was the first of it's kind. Subsequent studies have shown that as a result, medicine in Wales was far in advance of most of Europe. Over the years, the story of the Physicians of Myddfai has become bound up with the legend of Llyn Fan Fach, or The Lady of the lake. There are many versions of the tale, why not explore the story further during your visit - it is sure to interest children and adults alike.
Llandovery is only 2 miles down the road with a some very interesting cafes and pubs; a couple of excellent "boutique" style shops, antique shops, a Heritage Centre and access to a great many local walks and places to visit.
Llandeilo 10 miles
Brynaman 15 miles
Brecon 22 miles
Carmarthen 25 miles
Haverfordwest 50 miles from here there is easy access to all the lovely Pembrokeshire beaches - easily reachable in a day.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann, Lucy and Carolyn
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