Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Ty Gorof is a delightful 4-bedroomed family house in the remote, quiet and attractive village of Rhandirmwyn. Sensitively restored with whitewashed walls and pale blue door, this detached cottage combines stylish modern convenience with original features dating back 175 or more years. Sleeping 7, this is a perfect family holiday destination. The surrounding area offers wonderful scenery along the Upper Towy valley and the stunning Llyn Brianne reservoir. The West Wales coast is a very easy and picturesque drive over the hills and is less than 35 miles. A perfect cottage to be able to walk straight from the door up onto the hills or wander down the lane in the evening to the village pub for a meal or a drink with the friendly locals.
Stylish Country Cottage
Once through the front door, you will find yourself in a spacious house, where the owners have struck a balance between the need for home comforts and stylish rustic simplicity. Old beams contrast with white walls and woodwork painted in subtle contemporary colours, whilst the new oak floors and traditional Welsh furniture are softened by warm colourful rugs and a comfortable sofa and chairs. An oak refectory table seats 8 people with room to spare. There is a delightful and peaceful "snug" off the sittingroom with some comfy chairs and gorgeous views across the valley; perfect for a quiet retreat to just sit quietly and listen to music or read.
The bedrooms which consist of:
Bedroom 1: Double en suite with toilet and handbasin,
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom
Bedroom 4: Single bedroom.
There are coloured throws on the beds and oriental rugs on the wood stained wooden floors.
The very well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer has French doors which open out onto a flagstoned terrace with the garden beyond and a wonderful view of the valley. For cosier winter nights, the sitting room has a woodburning stove.
For extra convenience, there is a downstairs shower room with an excellent shower with handbasin and toilet. Leading off this is a utility room for the laundry and a back door to the garden.
Upstairs there is a spacious bathroom with a large bath, handbasin and toilet.
Bedlinen providedTowels on requestFreeview TV and DVD playerTravel cot and high chair provided BBQ availableEfficient electric heating system (not night storage)Logs suppliedOff road parking for two carsRhandirmwyn - A village of widely scattered houses in beautiful unspoilt countryside with its stunning backdrop of steep rocky hills and the tree-lined river at the bottom of the valley rushing over rocky cascades or broadening out into long shady pools, this is a unique and special part of Wales. In spring and early summer, the meadows and roadside banks are covered in a bright array of wild flowers. Farming continues to be central to the local community.
From the cottage you can stroll two minutes down to the village shop for your paper or a mid-morning cup of coffee in the charming (internet cafe wifi) tearooms and enjoy the relaxed pace of life, where everyone has time to stop and say hello, bore da. Even the postman dropped by for a cuppa and a bacon roll when we visited! The friendly pub serving good pub food is also nearby. Or if you are a little more energetic, the river is ten minutes walk away.
There are great opportunities for walking either from the cottage or within a short drive. Mountain biking, horse riding and fishing are also available and the valley is known for its bird reserve, in which the red kite continued to breed, when extinct elsewhere in the British Isles. The Brecon Beacons National Park begins just south of Llandovery.
Child Friendly - The back garden is fully enclosed with two gates and a traditional stone wall surrounding it, on a bit of a slope but a perfect place for the children to stretch their legs and play.
Leading off the main sitting room, with views across the garden to the hills beyond is a reading room with chairs and table on which to play cards or the board games found in the well stocked cupboard - also contains books and local maps to peruse.
Llandovery 8 miles
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If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Sophie and Carolyn
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 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||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, 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||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Powys/Brecon Beacons 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