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Merlin Stable Cottage

Cynghordy

Bedrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2 Bath/Shower Rooms: 1 Toilets: 2
4 Star Rating
Pets: 2 (£20/pet)

Pets: 2 (£20/pet)

Parking

Parking

WIFI

WIFI

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Walks from the Door

Walks from the Door

Garden

Garden

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This is a wonderfully spacious holiday cottage for 2.  It's a comfortable and beautifully equipped cottage; a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors and explore this unspoilt area of Mid Wales.

Accommodation - sleeps 2 in one bedroom

There is an entrance hallway with space for coats and boots and a cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.

Spacious living room overlooking the courtyard with comfortable sofas, and a TV with Freesat. 

The neat kitchenette has an electric cooker and hob, fridge and a freezer, microwave, washing machine and a dryer.

Upstairs to

Bedroom 1: A king size bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower, hand basin and toilet.

Useful Information:

*  Electricity and newly installed efficient Electric storage heaters inclusive
*  Bedlinen and towels provided 
*  Ample parking
*  Garden furniture and BBQ
*  Shared Hot Tub "Due to COVID 19 hot tub will not be available until further notice"
*  Lawned garden
*  TV with Freesat channels
*  Free WIFI available
*  FLEXIBLE CHANGE OVER DAY & SHORTBREAKS AVAILABLE
*  Telescope available
*  Mobile telephone reception
*  Well behaved dogs welcome (more than two to be discussed with owner)
*  On discussion with the owners there are fields close to the house where ball games could be played.
*  Welcome pack on arrival
*  Lock-up storage for mountain bikes and bike washing facilities
*  Can be booked with neighbouring cottages to sleep 29 in total.   

History

Cynghordy Hall and Stables until the late 19th century was a Dower House on the Glan Bran Estate whose principal house was three miles away between Cynghordy and Llandovery in wild and beautiful Mid Wales.  The larger house was demolished in the 1930's. Cynghordy Hall Farm now has 350 acres and has been with the Lloyd Family since 1917.

The "Cefn" flock of North Country Cheviot sheep graze the fields around the Stables - the lambs are kept and sold for breeding and meat production. On the hill farm three miles up the valley there is a small flock of Scotch Blackface sheep.  Visitors are invited to walk through the fields and up the Cynnant hill without a dog or through the woods with a dog. If the sheep are in the farm building or are in pens, you are welcome to come and watch and, depending on the task, perhaps help.

Ideal for all kinds of outdoor pursuits

The area around the farm is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities including of course walking and mountain biking with the many bike trails through the forests. There is fishing - to be discussed with the owner and horse riding and pony trekking is available locally.  This is a perfect place for bird watching - the owner is a keen ornithologist who may be willing to make suggestions as to where to see various birds.  This is a lovely location for photography with good light and beautiful landscape and views.

Plenty to see and do

This area of Mid Wales is excellent for all types of out-door pursuits with Mountain Biking being one of the most popular.  There are nearby trails - Coed Trallwmn Mountain Bike and Visitor Centre, The Gap Mountain Bike Trail, Brechfa - three purpose built trails, the Elan Valley Trails, and in Llanwrtyd Wells where they hold The Man Versus Horse race and Bog Snorkelling! There is a Land Rover course and Quad Biking on a nearby farm.  As well as several nearby Pony Trekking centres, the Roman Gold Mine at Dolaucothi is nearby.

Llandovery is 5 miles. Llanwrtyd Wells 7 miles. Llangammach Wells 9 miles. Llandeilo 18 miles. Builth Wells approximately 19 miles on a straight road so a good base for all the events at The Royal Welsh Show Ground.

The closest shops and pubs are in either Llandovery or Llanwrtyd Wells. The Cardigan Coast is an hour's drive - so an easy day visit. 

Have a look at Lucy's blog post for a photographer's perspective of this beautiful cottage.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ceri, Lucy or Ann. 

 

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Awards

Walkers award Cycling award

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