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Luxury retreat in the Welsh mountains
10 reviews
Luxury retreat in the Welsh mountains
Beautiful stone farmhouse in the heart of an RSPB reserve in the wild and untamed Cambrian Mountains
Fabulous circular walk from house including Llyn Brianne dam and ancient deciduous woodlands..
Inglenook firplace with clearview woodburner in cosy and comfy living room. Abundant supply of logs.
Kitchen diner - great for social gatherings.
Fabulously equipped kitchen. 5 ring Rangemaster. Ice dispensing fridge freezer
Master bedroom at cowshed conversion end of the property - peace and quiet
Spacious downstairs bathroom with jacuzzi and walk in shower.Underfloor heating throughout
Twin bedroom 2 . Views to Mynydd Mallaen and the apple tree orchard.
Double bedroom with views across the valley
Twin bedroom 1. Views across the valley and to the orchard behind the house.
Twin bedroom 1 .Views across the valley to the front and to Mynydd Mallaen behind.
Stunning woodland and riverside walk at Dinas in neighbouring valley
Spectacular circular walks from the farmhouse
View from Mynydd Mallaen behind house - part of a circular walk from Troedrhiwgelynen.
Beautifully restored award winning farmhouse set at the heart of an RSPB reserve.
Bluebell walk beyond front meadow
Troedrhiwgelynen front
Pond opposite farmhouse teaming with wildlife including newts, frog spawn and dragonflies.
Troedrhiwgelynen nestling at foot of mountain Mallaen
Troedrhiwgelynen - rear view
Nearby Myddfai - LLyn Y Fan in the National Park
LLyn Y Fan
Shearing day at Troedrhiwgelynen 1914. Its sense of history carefully preserved.
Troedrhiwgelynen in Winter from other side of valley
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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:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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

Thank brongoch
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.

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

We have just returned from a truly magical week at Troedrhiwgelynen and only wish it was for longer. It is set in a absolutely stunning valley, surrounded by glorious hills just begging to be climbed - which we did. How I miss the views of...More

Thank Nettie5667
  • 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
    1 King
    4 Twins
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
₹ 20,384
£ 225
₹ 20,384
£ 225
₹ 67,948
£ 750
6 Jul 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
Summer holidays
2 nights
₹ 20,384
£ 225
₹ 1,08,717
£ 1,200
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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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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