A large converted self-catering barn is set in stunning countryside with forests and rolling hills, an excellent location for groups and families to enjoy the outdoors and explore this fabulously unspoilt corner of Wales. Can also be booked with Hobby Stable Cottage, Peregrine Stable Cottage, Kestrel Farmhouse and Merlin Stable Cottage with shared hot tub.
Sleeps 10/11 - 1 King size, 1 Family room, 1 Singles, 1 Twin, 1 Double
On entering the cottage there is a hallway with space for muddy boots and coats and a downstairs toilet. The large kitchen is well equipped with an island breakfast bar, microwave, electric cooker, toaster, plenty of fridge and freezer space, dishwasher and a washing machine/tumble dryer. Leading from the kitchen is a spacious dining room with a long wooden table to comfortably seat 9 people.
The spacious sitting room has three comfortable sofas, TV with freesat and plenty of local visitor information. Glass doors lead out to a private patio with BBQ and picnic tables and chairs and lovely views across the fields and up the BranValley.
Bedroom 1: A King-Size with an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin
Bedroom 2: A Single bed
Bedroom 3: A Double bed
Bedroom 4: Family Room ( 4 Singles)
Bedroom 5: Twin beds
The family bathroom has a bath, shower over, toilet and wash handbasin.
The 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 activities
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 and I am sure would be very willing to make suggestions as to where to see various birds. Again 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 outdoor pursuits with probably Mountain Biking being one of the most popular with the 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 18 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 hours 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,Ann, Lucy and Andria
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