Henllys is one our most Eco-friendly and "Green" houses sleeping eight visitors in 4 lovely bedrooms with three bathrooms - two en-suite. With Table Football and an enormous choice of Board Games.
This inspired rebuild of the 17th century Henllys Lodge has an interesting swooping curve at the back of the building which makes for soft sweeping rounded lines in the kitchen and bedrooms above. The house which has been brilliantly well insulated is always warm and comfortable with its locally sourced oak floors with under floor heating, reclaimed granite work top.
This is a truly superb 5 star property with a Visit Wales Award for Walkers and Cyclists and the Gold Award for Green Tourism - so a very special place to stay. Recently stayed in by Richard Hammond from Green Traveller who loved it. This is a great place to stay for visiting Llandeilo and Llandovery, only 2 miles and up into Mid Wales and the West Wales Coast. Aberglasney Gardens and The National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Dinefwr Park and Castle run by the National Trust are all a very short drive.
Sleeps 8 - 4 bedrooms:
1 Kingsized Bedroom
2 Double Bedrooms
1 Bedroom with bunk beds
Glass doors look out onto the garden with its large lawn, herbaceous borders filled with traditional native country cottage plants and herbs, and a wildlife pond, and open out on the sunny terrace perfect for outdoor meals and relaxation.
Children are very welcome. At the bottom of the garden is a double swing for children, a very large lawn - great for kicking a ball. There is also easy parking for three cars and a lockable shed for mountain bikes.
Kitchen has sustainably sourced oak floors throughout and bespoke units with reclaimed granite worktop. Fully equipped with a Rangemaster cooker, Eco - A rated fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, neatly hidden behind sliding oak door, keeping the space uncluttered.
A large oak refectory table seating 8 in the kitchen keeps this a family affair where everyone can comfortably sit around and eat together or work from with ample space. The open plan downstairs area has a large lobby and the sitting room area has a gorgeous silk carpet. Works of art by local artists adorn the walls, comfy linen sofas, central double-sided woodburning stove Freeview TV and DVD, CD player with Ipod dock and Wi-fi. TABLE FOOTBALL GAME - great for all ages! For convenience an extra downstairs toilet.
Up curved oak stairs to 4 bedrooms
Master Bedroom 1: King Sized bed, en suite wet rooms with turquoise mosaic tiles from floor to ceiling and wonderful large rose head showers, contemporary toilet and hand basin.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, en suite wet rooms with turquoise mosaic tiles from floor to ceiling and wonderful large rose head showers, contemporary toilet and hand basin.
Bedroom 3: Double bed
Bedroom 4: With full size bunk beds
A separate bathroom: |Has bath, great for those who prefer a bath, overhead shower, toilet and hand basin.All have warm polished oak floors and peaceful colour schemes throughout, making this an ideal location for visitors to be able to unwind in a very contemporary, interesting and ethical environment.
A "luxurious" welcome hamper with local and/or organic foods provided by a local delicatessen will be there on visitors' arrival.
The Llandovery area of Carmarthenshire - known as The Garden of Wales
Treat yourself to comfort and luxury whilst you explore this quieter undiscovered Western area of the Brecon Beacons, known as the Garden of Wales and now part of the Fforest Fawr Geopark, designated in 2005 by UNESCO because of its outstanding geological heritage.
You will find along the Twyi Valley charming market towns such as nearby Llandovery, a Drovers market Town with the ruins of a Norman Castle, and some fine Georgian houses; Llandeilo- very popular with "foodies" renowned now for its great selection of excellent restaurants and food shops; Dinas RSPB Nature Reserve for a stunning walk along the river. Brechfa and Crychan Forests offer woodland and waterfall walks and new excellent mountain biking trails.
There are the Aberglasney Gardens, The National Botanic Gardens, Talley Abbey, Pumpsaint Dolaucothi Gold Mines, The Black Mountain with its ancient history, the secret and remote valleys like Rhandirmyn, Abergwyesyn leading through to the magnificent reservoir lakes in the Elan Valley. Mydffai, now The Welsh residence of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The "Physicians of Myddfai" from medieval times became renowned for herbal remedies and Llyn-y-Fan Fach has the local legend of The Lady of the Lake.
This picturesque and stylish Eco House is also only 25 miles to the Ceredigion coastline famous for its peaceful, quiet and
secluded beaches, sandy coves, bird, seal and dolphin watching.
The proud Winner of Sustainable Building Award 2008
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth or 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