House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Henllys Lodge is comfortable, relaxing, modern and individual. Renovated and furnished to a very high standard as an eco-friendly and allergy-friendly property. 5 star (Visit Wales graded) and Green Tourism Gold Graded. A 4-bedroomed detached house standing alone in a rural environment of Welsh hills in the Upper Twyi Valley in Carmarthenshire and bordering the Brecon Beacons National Park. Not just another little Welsh cottage; it's a special place! Prices from £650-990 for a full week; short breaks from £390-792.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||56 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 130 km, Nearest railway: Llandovery 3 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The property has three double bedrooms and one bunk-bed bedroom. Two of the double bedrooms have their own en-suite wetrooms with mosaic tiles and large rose head showers, wc and wash-handbasin, and there is a separate bathroom for the two remaining bedrooms and for those who prefer baths, with full sized bath with overhead rose head shower, wash-handbasin and wc.
The open-plan downstairs area comprises an entrance lobby, large kitchen/diner with all modern amenities including energy efficient appliances: dishwasher, washing machine and condenser drier, range cooker (with 5 hotplates, grill and 2 ovens), microwave and all the cooking equipment and implements you will need, a WC, and living room with a separate television area (freeview channels available and DVD player with selection of DVDs), CD player/radio/i-pod dock, table football and a double-sided wood-burning stove in the middle of the room (logs supplied).
|Further details outdoors|
There is a garden with lawn and views to the hills beyond and around the house there are flower beds with native plants flowering at different times of the year. Fill the bird-feeder and look out for the many different birds, such as nuthatches, woodpeckers, finches, tits and more. At the bottom of the garden there is a large pond teeming with wildlife, including frogs, newts, fish, water lilies etc. Red kites and buzzards soar overhead.
For children there is a double swing at the bottom of the garden and the lawn is extensive enough to enjoy ball games and run around.
Outside the kitchen is a Welsh slate patio with garden furniture, which is a wonderful sun-trap. A Weber barbecue is also available for use.
There is off-road parking for three cars and a locked shed which can accommodate bicycles. Bicycles can be hired locally.
There are many walks locally for all abilities.
Guests will be personally welcomed to the property.
A welcome basket of organic and/or locally produced foods is provided for guests.
The property is totally non-smoking and adopts a Green policy. Please contact for further details.
Details of the booking conditions are available on request.
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
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. We are on the doorstep of Brecon Beacons National Park, with 'Dark Sky' status - only the 5th in the world! There is also fantastic coastline within a hour's drive with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is one of Britain's National Trails with spectacular scenery and runs for 186 miles, passing 55 beaches and 14 harbours.
Llandovery is a traditional Welsh market town 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. There are ruins of a Norman castle and also churches and some fine Georgian houses. It was also an important drovers' town, where herdsmen gathered from all over South Wales to drive their sheep, cattle, geese and pigs to London. The Heritage Centre is housed in a building dating from around 1750 and has a small museum with interesting displays featuring some of the myths and legends as well as the history of Llandovery and the surrounding area. The striking statue of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, a supporter of Owain Glyndwr's struggle for Welsh independence, stands by the castle ruins. In 1401 he was butchered by Henry IV. The Llandovery Craft Centre is on the site of the original meat market and is now a cafe with shops selling crafts and gifts.
The area has beautiful countryside where visitors can enjoy walking, birdwatching, cycling, riding, and other outdoor pursuits, or alternatively visit local houses, sites of historic interest and castles. It 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.
Close by are Cilycwm, Rhandirmawn and Llyn Brianne Reservoir which are beautiful places to walk or drive. Stop off at the Dinas RSPB Nature Reserve for a stunning walk along the river and through alder and oak bluebell woodland. Brecfa and Crychan Forests offer woodland and waterfall walks and mountain biking paths.
Myddfai (approx 3 miles away) is now the Welsh residence of the 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.
Not far away are the ruinous abbeys of Strata Florida and Talley, both founded in the 12th century. The town of Llandeilo is also very attractive with more upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants. There are many castles both in Llandeilo - Dinefyr Castle – and around, such as Carreg Cennan 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, the only Roman Goldmine in Wales, is another essential visit for all those interested in history.