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Luxury retreat in the Welsh mountains
1 of 25Luxury retreat in the Welsh mountains
Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautiful stone farmhouse in the Gwenffrwd valley. It is set at the foot of the 5000 acre Mynydd Mallaen at the southern end of the wild and untamed Cambrian mountains of mid Wales and near the Brecon Beacons.

The farmhouse, once home to generations of Cawdor estate farmers was since 1967 home to the RSPB warden of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves.

The reserve is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation - 'the cream' of Euorpean protected sites.

Enjoy a walk through enchanting alder and oak woodland, past fast-flowing, spectacular rivers.
You should have no problem spotting a red kite, and in the summer there'll also be pied flycatchers, redstarts, common sandpipers, dippers...
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Listing #HL211897
About the Owner
Lucy P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile


Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stayed two weeks with teenagers, grown-ups and elderly relatives, who were all reluctant to leave. The spacious property has been very tastefully restored to an outstanding standard, respecting the special atmosphere and history of the setting. The farmstead offers bliss-full seclusion in stunning Welsh...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just spent a wonderful week at this beautiful cottage. We went on some lovely walks - some from the doorstep and some locally including the Dinas RSPB reserve. We visited the Red Kite feeding station and National Trust Dolaucothi Gold mine. We were blessed with...More

Thank surreyfamily2017
Management response:Responded 16 April 2017

Thank you for this lovely review. Delighted you had such a good week.

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Upstairs is one double bedroom and two twin bedded bedrooms - all with exposed original beams and mountain views.

The upstairs bathroom has a rolltop double ended cast iron bath with wall mounted taps and hand held shower head and wonderful views across the valley. There is a separate upstairs WC.

The master bedroom is in the cowshed conversion on the ground floor and is adjacent to the spacious beamed bathroom with jacuzzi and walk in shower. Ideal for grandparents or friends staying with a family.

The lounge is very inviting with its beamed ceiling and cosy sitting area around a wood burning stove set in a vast inglenook fireplace with bread oven.

Washing machine and tumble drier are in separate utility room with space to hang rain gear and a boot rack for boots to dry.

The stun...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    4 Twins
    1 King
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 18,701 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Nightly rate varies according to length of stay but is £250 per night for a 2 night stay. Please enquiry for rates if your stay is longer than 2 nights
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About the neighbourhood
Troedrhiwgelynen is surrounded by a spectacular area of countryside which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and is the heart of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves. Walks do not get more beautiful than the circular route within the Dinas reserve.

Our nearest village is the picturesque village of Rhandirmwyn. This has a village shop, Pannau Stores and a tearoom Ty Te Twm, and there are two public houses, the Towy Bridge Inn on the bank of the river Tywi down the lane from Troedrhiwgelynen and the Royal Oak Inn located in the centre of the village.

You will find along the Twyi Valley market towns such as nearby Llandovery, a Drovers market town with the ruins of a Norman Castl...
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How to get there
Airport: Cardiff: 130.0 km
Railway: Llandovery: 15.0 km
Ferry: Fishguard: 99.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 44.0 km.
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