Remote and unique sixteenth century Game Keepers Cottage called The Round Lodge at Llwynwywormwood close to Llandovery. Being the gamekeepers cottage for the former neighbouring estate it is set in the middle of the woods. This cottage is quite eccentric and bohemian, "very green and ecologically friendly", it generates it's own electricity, has it's own well for water, but visitors have remarked that they found very little difference to a normal house. The owner who often pops up to the house to make sure visitors are enjoying their stay loves to chat about the house and how everything works and the general area.
This unique and romantic cottage, is not for everyone, it still retains a Victorian gas lighting system but now superceded by self-generated electricity. The interior is furnished with William Morris style fabrics and is comfy and warm.The conservatory provides a comfortable place to sit and relax. Remote yet still only one and half miles from the market town of Llandovery, accessed along a forest track, this is not the place for very low cars.
Sleeps 6, 4 bedrooms. Spacious kitchen, dining room, gas cooker fridge-freezer, microwave, living room with chairs and sofa, radio/CD player. The sitting room has underfloor heating ensuring the cottage is warm and there is a large woodburning stove, and a central heating boiler in the basement.
The sunny conservatory has seats and table, a glorious place to relax and enjoy the views which stretch for 15 miles.
Off the kitchen is a downstairs shower room with toilet, handbasin and a shower room.
Up steep carpeted stairs to
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
Bedroom 3: Single bedroom
Bedroom 4: Single bedroom
Three have washbasins, the opening windows are low to the floor.
A Family Bathroom: With a bath, hand basin and toilet.
* Bedlinen and towels provided
* Electricity is generated on site via P.V.Panels and a wind turbine, also a solar hot water system and there are traditional plugs for ordinary use i.e. charging mobile phones etc.
* No TV as no reception
* Grassed garden with a barbecue and outside seating,
* Pets welcome - (a dog) but must be kept downstairs or in the conservatory.
* Summer house useful for bike storage.
* The rear garden wall has a steep drop into the lower field.
* The next house is approximately 1/2 miles away, Llwynwywormwood owned by HRH Prince of Wales.
Round Lodge is the old gamekeepers cottage to LLwynywormwood House, which is across the valley. It burnt down in 1860 but was rescued by HRH Prince of Wales who had the farm and ruins rebuilt to form his residence in Wales. A copy of the book "A Royal House in Wales" is available in the cottage.
The feeling of this cottage is one of complete isolation, peace and tranquillity, yet only a short drive into the small market town of Llandovery. The area is rich in wild life with nesting Red Kite, Buzzards, Goshawks, Peregrine Falcons and Owls, they are all outside the door and it is possible to visit a "bird hide" to see the hawks feed. There is a Kite Feeding station not far away near the small hamlet of Llandeusant. From the cottage there are miles of walks through woodlands, valleys, past waterfalls and rivers and over over hills and moorland onto the Carmarthen Fans and the Western Edge of the National Park. There is The Usk Reservoir Walk also excellent for mountain biking.
Llandovery 1.5 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth 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