Neuadd Fawr Llanwrda (NEUFA)
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A fine, spacious and luxurious TUDOR MANOR HOUSE, - so come and stay for a week and "live like a lord" in style - almost in a film set but with wonderful bathrooms and kitchen and it is warm! This very special house has survived virtually unaltered from the reign of Charles II. A Grade II* listed 17century house, with the earliest part of the house dating from Tudor times. One of the first of the "transitional hall houses" in Wales. The house has four bedrooms all with wonderful FOUR POSTER BEDS, throughout this fine historic house the furniture befits the period; a superb modern and well equipped kitchen for cooking a really special dinner party - perhaps for a 40th or a 60th birthday party. Walk to the village pub and shop, over the bridge and only a couple of minutes.
Sleeps 8 visitors in 4 bedrooms:
Lovingly restored over the past four years, this delightful Welsh 17th century manor house, sleeps 8 persons, in 4 double bedrooms. The traditional farmhouse-style kitchen has been exceptionally well equipped while still retaining its historic character .A new black oil- fired Aga with a double oven, which is a dream to cook on, is set in a recess that once would have housed the original range. There is also an electric hob and oven, large Smeg fridge and a freezer, a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker etc. (upstairs in a laundry room there is a washing machine with tumble dryer).
The dining area has a long oak refectory table to comfortably seat 10 people, an antique Welsh Dresser and court cupboard. The lovely flag stone floors through- out the downstairs of this deceptively large 17th century manor house have under floor heating, run from a new oil-fired boiler located under the stairs. There is a Snug/Study with easy chairs and a Freeview TV and DVD. Woodburning stove.
The magnificent main sitting room is superbly furnished with antique Welsh oak furniture, traditional, but very comfortable sofa and easy chairs. One wall is dominated by a large early 17thc Flemish tapestry, which gives the room enormous atmosphere and warmth. The massive fireplace with great stone hearth, the bread oven, ancient oak lintel with open chimney makes this room a lovely place to relax. There is a wide entrance hall leading through the house to the original oak staircase - dating from 1680. The whole of the ground and first floors of the house have been decorated and furnished primarily with genuine furniture of the 17c and 18c to re-create a wonderful atmosphere of another age.
There is a downstairs cloakroom with handbasin and toilet.
The original Jacobean staircase, which has been expertly renovated and repaired, leads from the inner hall to the four bedrooms on the first floor.
Bedroom 1: The Master Bedroom is dominated by a large (5ft wide) Four Poster Oak bed, and is furnished with antique pieces of the early 18th century. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, power shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 2:has a fine double Four Poster Oak Bed with en suite bathroom with bath, power shower, handbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 3: has a further double (5ft) Four Poster Bed.
Bedroom 4: has two four poster beds (4ft).
Bedrooms 3 and 4 share the family bathroom with bath with a power shower over, two handbasins, bidet and toilet.
There is a Refundable deposit against Unfair Wear and Tear of £200.00 with this propertyBedlinen and towels provided. Electricity, underfloor and central heating. Wood for the fires. Full oil central heating. Pets welcome. Ample parking. Large private gardens with garden furniture and BBQ. Variable mobile reception.Historic unique property
The bedlinen and furnishings are wonderfully well co-ordinated with the historic feel of this unique property - with the original oak floors, ancient beams and lime washed stone walls; the under-floor heating keeps this large house warm even on the coldest of days. The house has over an acre of grounds surrounding it, along side the River Dulais, which are being returned to their former glory by professional landscaping. The area immediately around the house enclosed by garden walls is currently being planted as a traditional "cottage" garden, while to the rear of the property, a traditional "formal" 17c fruit orchard and arbours are planned.
It is just a short walk from the small hamlet of Llanwrda with a village shop and a local pub. The village is towards the western edge of The National Park making it within easy reach of The National Botanical Gardens, Aberglasney, Dinefwr (National Trust) and Dollaucothi Gold Mines and less than an hour to the West Wales Coast. This Western End of The National Park, now designated a Geopark, is an undisturbed and little known area of Wales to explore; it is an excellent area for walking, mountain biking or horse riding, There is the Crychan Forest, the iron age site at Bethlehem, the Black Mountain and Carmarthen Fans, or hills. The area is also home to the rare Red Kite, and there is a" feeding station " close by.
The River Dulais, a tributary of the River Towy, famous for Salmon, Sewin (sea-trout) and Trout fishing has a weir just below the house with a fish"ladder" to enable the salmon to migrate up the river to the spawning grounds.
5 miles from Llandovery and 11 miles from Llandeilo. One hour to the M4 motorway.
Learn more about you stay in Llandovery and Llandeilo here.
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Elizabeth, Sophie, Emma or Carolyn
"Thank you for a lovely stay at Neuadd Fawr Llanwrda (NEUFA), we had an absolutely wonderful time. The property was fantastic, full of character and immaculate. It gave us a brilliant base to explore the Brecon Beacons and loved relaxing in front of the roaring fire with a glass of wine after climbing the surrounding hills. Pen y Fan was a must as (when the rain cleared) gave us stunning views of the area. " Belinda.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Cots (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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