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Silver Birch Cottage

Llandovery

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

Pets: 2 (£20/pet)

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Silver Birch Cottage is a newly renovated luxurious cottage in a quiet location, in the small town of Llandovery, so called because there is a large silver birch tree in the garden; it is within a couple of minutes walking distance of several good pubs, take-aways and restaurants. There are interesting local shops, - a real bakery, a greengrocer, a butcher shop with locally produced organic meat, and a Co-op supermarket. One of our favourite shops is The Old Printing Press, that has a wonderful selection of clothes and gifts, it also boasts a delightful bistro style cafe.

The lane beside the cottage leads down to a riverside walk that meanders around to the town carpark, here you will find a large fine sculpture of Prince Llewelyn and the ruins of Llandovery Castle. Llandovery also has a Sheep Festival with Prince Charles as the Patron, - this is a fun annual community event in September, - with exhibitions of rural crafts, food and entertainment and of course lots of sheep!

Llandovery College is an independent school in the centre of the town that boasts some well-known past pupils - especially in the rugby world. Silver Birch Cottage might well be an ideal place to stay whilst visiting or settling in pupils there. 

 

Sleeps 4 guests

2 bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms. 

Entering Silver Birch Cottage via the rear access you arrive in the new kitchen that has an electric cooker, a microwave, an upright fridge-freezer, a slim line dishwasher, washing machine and a breakfast bar. A stable door separates the kitchen from the dining room. 

The Dining room is spacious with a sideboard and large dining table and chairs. 

The Sitting room is comfortable and spacious with luxurious new sofas, a gas log effect fire and a smart TV. 

Upstairs to the two bedrooms:  

Bedroom 1: The first bedroom named Cwtch (Welsh for cuddle), has a king size bed or if preferred can be a twin 2' 6" single beds with an en-suite shower room with hand basin and toilet.

Bedroom 2: The second bedroom named Cariad (Welsh for love), has a double bed and again an en-suite shower room, hand basin and toilet. 

Step outside the back door to a sunny terrace with flower tubs and garden furniture. This is a completely safe and secure garden for dogs with a walled garden and high gate.  

Useful Information: 

* All linen and towels inclusive 

* All electricity and gas central heating inclusive 

* Off road parking for at least 2 cars 

* 2 Well behaved pets welcome ? secure garden with walls and high gates.

* Stairgate 

* Cot & highchair 

* Wi-Fi 

* Smart TV with Freeview 

* Hair dryers in both bedrooms 

* Lock up shed for bikes. 

* Garden furniture and a BBQ 

* Fishing on River Towy 

The quiet road past the cottage leads on to the tiny hamlet of Myddfai, where Prince Charles has his Welsh Residence; there is a very interesting Visitor Centre in Myddfai with an informative cafe. The centre also hosts a Farmers Market once a month. A little further on is the Red Kite Feeding Station at Llanddeusant - where you can be guaranteed to see a hundred or so red kite and other birds of prey soaring above.

This western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park has miles of uninterrupted walking on The Black Mountain. Popular walks include the lakes of Llyn-y-Fan Fawr and Llyn-y-Fan Fach, the latter famously known for the mythical Welsh story of the lady of the lake. These hills are quiet and there maybe days when you don't see a soul up there, perhaps unlike the main peaks of the Brecon Beacons and Pen-y-fan, which are only a short drive from Silver Birch cottage. Mid Wales with the wonderful drives over to the Elan Valley and the Cambrian Hills are also very accessible, as is the West Wales Coast, - Tenby and Saundersfoot is about an hours' drive - so a day at the seaside is easy. 

Llandovery has a railway station on The Heart of Wales Line, - so take the train, this is a beautiful scenic railway line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea. 

Llandeilo is a "foody heaven" with interesting little shops and lots of places to visit. You will find the Welsh headquarters of The National Trust and Dinefwr, a National Trust medieval property and a Nature reserve. Children love nearby Carreg Cennen Castle - perched on a rock and visible for miles around.

For keen fishermen there is excellent fishing for salmon, sewin (sea trout) and wild brown trout on the River Towy. Day and weekly tickets available locally.  

Llandovery is 12 miles to Llandeilo, 21 miles from Brecon, 24 miles to Builth Wells, Carmarthen is 27 miles and Swansea 35 miles, Tenby and Saundersfoot are an easy 50-mile drive to the seaside. 

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