Cwmgwyn Farm Cottage (CWMGW)
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts look no further; this is your ideal self catering holiday cottage. Take in the wonderful views of the owner's 200-acre livestock farm, over the river Towy to the Black Mountain beyond. Watch the Red Kites soar above you and look out for swans, herons, kingfishers, and the particularly rare little ringed plover and all from the comfort of your own hot tub. When the time comes to retire inside, Cwmgwyn Farm Cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and combines a wealth of stunning 17th century features with all the home comforts that you could wish for. This area is rich in myth and legend but also offers a wonderful opportunity for fishing, walking and bird watching. The beautifully restored cottage is not suitable for children under 4 due to the traditional slate staircase that leads up to the main accommodation. As Cwmgwyn Cottage is located on a working livestock farm the owners do not allow pets.
Self catering accommodation
The living rooms and bedrooms to this cottage are all on the upper level of this 17th century barn with bike storage and a utility area on the ground floor. Climb the stone and slate steps to a kitchen with built-in electric cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and ample work and storage space. The sitting room is comfortably furnished with leather sofas and chairs, a dining area with table and chairs, and an electric log-effect fire. There is also a TV, DVD and VCR player. Views from the sitting room take in the Towy River and the winding valley beyond.
The bedrooms are most attractive.
Bedroom 1: twin room that benefits from its own private bathroom, which comprises of a bath with shower over, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 2: double bed and has an en suite with shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen and towels provided. Electricity and oil central heating. Wi-Fi.Ample parkingBike storage. Garden furniture, BBQ and hot tub (£30 - 3 days, £50 - 1 week)No pets - by owners choiceFurther bed and breakfast accommodation available upon discussion with the owner.Fishing upon discussion with the owner.The slate steps mean that this cottage is not suitable for children under 4 years old.Good mobile receptionSupermarkets that deliver here are Asda Beautifully restored
From the moment you climb the stone and slate staircase to enter this quirky cottage you are surrounded by beautifully restored 17th century features. Oak beams adorn many of the rooms and the Welsh oak floors. Traditional brace and ledged doors and original stonework all serve to retain the character feel. These features are complemented by a superbly equipped kitchen, and well-appointed accommodation throughout. Whilst this cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people, the farmhouse offers bed and breakfast and can accommodate further guests if you have friends and family that wish to join you.
Activities for the outdoor enthusiast
Cwmgwyn Farm Cottage offers the ultimate outdoor self-catering holiday. The cottage itself is situated on a working livestock farm and the area is renowned 'Red Kite' country. Why not pack a picnic, take the short walk down to the River Towy and enjoy the morning trying your luck with the trout and salmon. You could then explore one of the numerous walks, and take in the Towy Valley and the incredible variety of wildlife and birds in the area.
Enjoy the lovely garden and the glorious scenery from your hot tub
After a long day's fishing and walking, head into the nearby town of Llandovery for dinner. Alternatively use the fantastic kitchen facilities at the cottage before taking a glass of wine and heading down to your own, private hot tub. The hot tub is a fantastic bonus to this cottage and is sheltered under a wooden gazebo and has its own bar and stools.
Explore the local legend
Cwmgwyn Farm sits within the parish of Myddfai. The area is known for the famous Physicians of Myddfai, a father and his three sons who many believe were the forefathers of modern medicine. The family and their ancestors were physicians to the royal court from the 13th century well into the 1800's and their collection of medicinal remedies, known as 'Recipes of the Physicians of Myddfai' was the first of it's kind. Subsequent studies have shown that as a result, medicine in Wales was far in advance of most of Europe. Over the years, the story of the Physicians of Myddfai has become bound up with the legend of Llyn Fan Fach, or The Lady of the lake. There are many versions of the tale, why not explore the story further during your visit - it is sure to interest children and adults alike.
Llandovery 2 miles
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Sophie and Carolyn
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Brecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breathtaking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.
Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.
Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.
Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.
Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.
The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',
Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke Path
On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.
On the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle
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