Hafan Myrddin is a detached house, set in its own impressive grounds. Situated 2 miles from Llandovery, (market town with all amenities including banks, post office, restaurants and supermarkets) and 2 miles from Cilycwm (small village with local pub serving good food). Llandeilo (12 miles) offers upmarket shops and restaurants and Brecon is 20 miles.
This self catering Brecon Beacons cottage is on the western edge of the National Park. Carmarthenshire has fantastic landscapes and lots to see and do and is known as 'the Garden of Wales'. There are gardens and nature parks, castles, houses, forests and hills to look at and explore, either on foot, by bike or car.
Llandovery is located in the Upper Towy (Twyi) valley, bounded by three rivers. Its name means 'church amidst the waters'. It has a historical heritage dating back to Roman times, was an important drovers’ town and it has ruins of a Norman castle and also churches and some fine Georgian houses. Close by are Cilycwm, Rhandirmawn and Llyn Brianne Reservoir which are beautiful places to walk, cycle or drive.
Myddfai (approx 3 miles away) is now the Welsh residence of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The 'Physicians of Myddfai' from medieval times became renowned for herbal remedies and they are also associated with the local legend of the Lady of the Lake Llyn-y-Fan Fach. The house is at the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of special landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage, and Fforest Fawr Geopark, the area designated in 2005 by UNESCO because of its outstanding geological heritage. The 'Heart of Wales' Railway line offers the opportunity to see some spectacular scenery including the Cynghordy Viaduct.
There are also many castles - in Llandeilo there’s Dinefwr Castle - and our favourite - Carreg Cennen Castle - one of the most dramatic fortresses on top of a limestone crag and with fantastic views. Aberglasney Gardens and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales are essential visits for all those who love gardens. Dolaucothi Roman Gold Mines (National Trust), the only Roman goldmine in Wales, is another fascinating visit for all those interested in history.
Many stunning walks to suit all abilities and ranges. Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park or try Llandovery town walk – 2.1 miles. Maps and walking guides available.
Llandovery Angling Association, stretches on the Towy,(one of the most famous salmon rivers in the UK). Permits available. 1.8 miles
Llandovery College Course - it is situated next to the Sports Pavilion within the College. 1.8 miles
Perfect for cycling on quiet country roads and trails with views that are normally reserved for Arthurian legend. Routes include old drover roads.
Stunning setting in one of the most picturesque parts of Wales. Five Saints Riding Centre is situated in the Cothi Valley at the start of the Cambrian Mountains. 15 miles.
Award winning* 5 star cottage is set in a superb rural and tranquil setting near Llandovery market town. This self catering Brecon Beacons accommodation has been extensively rebuilt and redesigned with eco-friendly features, includes a garden pond and offers beautiful views of the Welsh countryside. Perfect retreat to relax in peace and comfort and an ideal base for families and couples who want to explore this special part of Wales.
Awarded the GOLD award by Green Tourism, solar hot water roof panels and ground source heat pumps provide the majority of the hot water and underfloor heating throughout this self catering Brecon Beacons cottage. It is insulated with sheep’s wool and is warm and cosy.
Spacious kitchen with oak floor and all modern conveniences. Rangemaster cooker with 2 ovens and grill with 5 hotplates, Miele dishwasher & fridge-freezer, washing machine and condenser drier, microwave and toaster, all with A or A* energy rating. Granite work surface and all kitchen equipment provided. Oak dining table seating 8.
Spacious lounge with woodburning stove in centre of room. Television with DVD player, selection of DVDs and Hi-fi with I-pod dock. Books and maps of the area and daylight lamps for reading. Tasteful décor with rattan style sofas, chairs and rugs on oak floor. Full-size table football and a cupboard full of games.
There is also a WC with wash basin on the ground floor.
Master bedroom with king-size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers, with windows looking out of the back of the house. Oak flooring, clock radio and chair. Ensuite wetroom with mosaic tiled walls and floor, washbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 2 - Double bed and bedside tables. Built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, I-pod dock, clock radio and chair. Ensuite wetroom with mosaic tiled walls and floor, washbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 3 - Double bed with bedside tables. Built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and clock radio.
Bedroom 4 - Built-in bunk beds with full-size single mattresses. Bean-bags, desk, clothes-hanging rail and radio.
Bathroom - Bath with overhead shower, wash basin and toilet.
The kitchen opens out onto a slate patio area with garden furniture for 8 and Weber barbecue. Flower beds with native plants flowering at different times of the year and a lawn leading down to a pond, teeming with wildlife including fish, frogs, newts, water lilies, etc. Double swing and another garden table with chairs at the bottom of the garden, near the pond.
Fill up the bird feeder to watch all sorts of birds, including nuthatches, greenfinches and woodpeckers. Red kites and buzzards soar overhead.
Additional InformationWelcome basket on arrival including all organic or local produce including fresh bread, marmalade/jam, fruit juice, bara brith, eggs, cheese and milk.(Please note contents may vary based on time of year and length of stay)
Towels and bed linen provided.
Electricity and heating included. Logs also provided for the wood burning stove.
*The owner requires a £50 refundable deposit prior to arrival which will be refunded post departure.
On arrival there is a meet and greet service along with a welcome basket of organic/locally sourced foods.
Local oak flooring and underfloor heating throughout this luxury Brecon Beacons accommodation.
There is WIFI internet access and a telephone for calls within UK.
High Chair available. Please bring your own travel cot and bedding.
There is strictly no smoking in the house or garden and no dogs/pets. Guests should exercise caution close to the pond.
The following are all provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: fair-trade tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and some herbs/spices. washing up liquid, cream cleaner, dishwasher tablets, surface cleaner, etc. Also kitchen paper towel, tea-towels, dishcloths, foil and clingfilm, bin liners, facilities for recycling. Bathroom: hand cream, liquid soap, tissues and toilet roll. General cleaning products: surface cleaner,vacuum cleaner , bags etc.
*In 2007 this self catering Brecon Beacons cottage won the Carmarthenshire Sustainability Award.
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