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Troedrhiwgelynen – Home 211897 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Troedrhiwgelynen – Home 211897

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 8 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautiful stone farmhouse in the Gwenffrwd valley. It is set at the foot of the 5000 acre Mynydd Mallaen at the southern end of the wild and untamed Cambrian mountains of mid Wales.

The farmhouse, once home to generations of Cawdor estate farmers was since 1967 home to the RSPB warden of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves.

The reserve is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation - "the cream" of Euorpean protected sites.

Enjoy a walk through enchanting alder and oak woodland, past fast-flowing, spectacular rivers.
You should have no problem spotting a red kite, and in the summer there'll also be pied flycatchers, redstarts, common sandpipers, dippers and grey wagtails.

The house was completely renovated and the adjoining cowshed converted to a luxurious standard using traditional materials in

Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautiful stone farmhouse in the Gwenffrwd valley. It is set at the foot of the 5000 acre Mynydd Mallaen at the southern end of the wild and untamed Cambrian mountains of mid Wales.

The farmhouse, once home to generations of Cawdor estate farmers was since 1967 home to the RSPB warden of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves.

The reserve is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation - "the cream" of Euorpean protected sites.

Enjoy a walk through enchanting alder and oak woodland, past fast-flowing, spectacular rivers.
You should have no problem spotting a red kite, and in the summer there'll also be pied flycatchers, redstarts, common sandpipers, dippers and grey wagtails.

The house was completely renovated and the adjoining cowshed converted to a luxurious standard using traditional materials in 2010-11. The quality of the conversion has been recognised with it winning the best conversion award in Carmathenshire in 2011.

Commensurate with the natural environment, great care has been taken to adopt a sustainable approach to the conversion. The house is heated by a ground source heat pump with underfloor heating throughout. The ground floor has slate flagstones or quarry tiles and the first floor has beautiful oak floor boards.
The house is lime plastered throughout and was lime rendered outside.

Retreat after a day of mountain walking, bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding or sight seeing to a log fire in a spectacular enormous inglenook fireplace, complete with bread oven.

Relax in a Jacuzzi bath or indulge in a fabulous meal with a well equipped and spacious kitchen with range cooker.

Further details

Welcome pack including local produce provided on arrival.

Further details outdoors

An orchard has been re-established in the garden and the kitchen garden is evolving to provide pick your own produce. Enjoy having an evening drink on the upper terraces of the garden enjoying spectacular views of this magical place. There is a beautiful teak table and benches for picnics.There is a picturesque pond opposite the house and a small pond beside the approach to the house. One of the traditional stone barns is a games room with table tennis and there is a large trampoline in the rickyard.Lockable bike storage is available in an outbuilding.

Location description from owner

The Wales region

Troedrhiwgelynen is situated at the foot of the Mynydd Mallaen which forms the southern end of the Cambrian Mountains. These mountains lie between the Brecon Beacons to the South East and Snowdonia to the North. This is a wild and remote area. A map is a good idea (provided in the house!) as you are likely to be entirely on your own up on the hill tops.

Whilst the main parts of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia are overwhelmed with tourists, Troedrhiwgelynen is an ideal base from which to explore the quieter undiscovered western area of the Brecon Beacons, now part of the Fforest Fawr Geopark, designated in 2005 by UNESCO because of its outstanding geological heritage.

The seaside is just over an hour away with the beautiful coastal resort of Aberaeron on the Ceredigion coastline with its quiet, secluded beaches, sandy coves, bird, seal and dolphin watching.

The Welsh county of Carmarthenshire is known as The Garden of Wales and with reason. Attractions in the county include Aberglasney House and Gardens. Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney features one of the finest gardens in Wales.

Nearby is the National Botanic Garden of Wales opened in May 2000 the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium with an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside and the worlds largest single spanned glasshouse, designed by Lord Foster, that has the best display of mediterranean climate zone plants in the Northern hemisphere.

For wet weather there is the Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves - the largest showcave complex in Northern Europe, located on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park.

Romantic ruins abound with Carreg Cennen Castle and Talley Abbey. Close by is the National Trust owned Dinefwr Park and Castle. This includes a12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park described as one of the most beautiful man-made landscapes in the British Isles.

Llandovery

Troedrhiwgelynen is surrounded by a spectacular area of countryside which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and is the heart of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves. Walks do not get more beautiful than the circular route within the Dinas reserve.

Our nearest village is the picturesque village of Rhandirmwyn. This has a village shop, Pannau Stores and a tearoom Ty Te Twm, and there are two public houses, the Towy Bridge Inn on the bank of the river Tywi down the lane from Troedrhiwgelynen and the Royal Oak Inn located in the centre of the village.

You will find along the Twyi Valley market towns such as nearby Llandovery, a Drovers market town with the ruins of a Norman Castle, and some fine Georgian houses; Llandeilo - very popular with "foodies" renowned now for its great selection of excellent restaurants and food shops.

Spectacular mountain biking routes have opend up in the area with the Cwm Rhaeadr trail right on the door step, described as Wales at its best, with beauty and exhilaration combined.

Our nearest local attraction is the National Trust owned Dolaucothi Gold Mines – in use from Roman times to the 20th century where guided tours are available to take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Lucy P
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
29 Jun 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Mar 2012. Located in Llandovery, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £750 to £950.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Jun 2016.

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“wonderful holiday home”

Reviewed 9 May 2013

We stayed here in march with 4 kids and a grandad.It was one of our best and most relaxing family holidays.the kids could play outside all day ,we were able to walk through the woods and fields and cook lovely meals in the fabulous kitchen. The underfloor heating was amazing especially as it was freezing outside.We slept so well because no one could get out of the super warm and comfortable beds. There is a local horse riding centre in pumpsaint which is really friendly.We also had an excellent mealin the gastro pub in the village a few miles away?cilycwm.i also have to mention the local farmer who allowed the children to play football in the fields,showed us the newborn lambs and gave us a huge tray of eggs over easter. This a very special house in a beautiful unspoilt area which allows people to truly escape.we are looking forward to going back one day.

“Five star luxury accommodation with views in secluded welsh valley”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2012

We have just had a luxurious stay away from it all, high in the Cambrian mountains; the views around the property were stunning with autumn colours visible from every window; the nearest neighbours are across the valley and the only sounds are the stream, the birds and the sheep. Wonderfully remote. The property itself was of the highest quality, right down to the smallest detail; a welcome basket of organic welsh foodstuffs awaited our arrival, handmade soaps were left in the bathrooms; the beds were incredibly comfortable; the kitchen so well equipped that cooking was a pleasure (all herbs needed grew in the trough outside the kitchen window); underfloor heating throughout and a lovely wood-burning stove in the sitting room. If you need a break from a stressful life, with wonderful walks, this is the place.

“Manchester”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2012

We had a 2 week excellent stay and enjoyed every minute of it. The kids loved the space. We had a great time in the games room and had many tournaments. The 14 ft trampoline was a delight. The spacious garden with several benches in different locations gave everyone the possibility to relax in their own corner. The owners made us feel very welcome and left clear instructions and many leaflets for a variety of attractions and 2 weeks wasn't adequate. A late night return after a day out was an extra bonus as we saw owls and a fox in the woods close by.

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