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Peace in Myddfai/Llangadog and Brecon Beacons Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Blaencwm Lodge is a magical, detached single-storey property originating in the 17th century, sitting in its private, south-facing garden bordered by a stream. Its cosy sitting room, and one bedroom are original, exposed-beamed and traditional. Free logs for the woodburner are available all year round. The airy dining and kitchen room is recently-built and attractive, and its double-glazed, oak-framed windows offer big skies and extensive scenic views, especially to the west and its sunsets. The night skies - for star watching - are acknowledged authoritatively as world-class

Blaencwm is also something of a wildlife paradise. This one-time only toehold of the red kite also has a variety of other rarer bird sightings, including goshawks, pied flycatchers, crossbills and others. The guestbook indicates an unofficial competition for sightings with over 30 species spotted in/from the garden alone. We have come face to face with a polecat in the roadside bank outside, and pheasants

Blaencwm Lodge is a magical, detached single-storey property originating in the 17th century, sitting in its private, south-facing garden bordered by a stream. Its cosy sitting room, and one bedroom are original, exposed-beamed and traditional. Free logs for the woodburner are available all year round. The airy dining and kitchen room is recently-built and attractive, and its double-glazed, oak-framed windows offer big skies and extensive scenic views, especially to the west and its sunsets. The night skies - for star watching - are acknowledged authoritatively as world-class

Blaencwm is also something of a wildlife paradise. This one-time only toehold of the red kite also has a variety of other rarer bird sightings, including goshawks, pied flycatchers, crossbills and others. The guestbook indicates an unofficial competition for sightings with over 30 species spotted in/from the garden alone. We have come face to face with a polecat in the roadside bank outside, and pheasants usually drift in to scoop up the birdfood discarded by picky smaller birds. A red squirrel has been spotted in the adjacent spinney in 2013. More domestically, a treat for many are the daily visits of horses in the adjoining field.

With regret, dogs cannot be admitted to Blaencwm Lodge and its grounds.

Blaencwm Lodge is not one of the majority of cottages which are adjacent to owners' residences or in clusters. You will be on your own to relax and enjoy Blaencwm's peace, charm and seclusion- yet 2.6 miles from the pub! (and shops; and 3 miles from the railway station)

Location description from owner

The Wales region

Nearby are historic castles - Carreg Cennen being described as the most theatrically-set castle in Wales: the national Botanic gardens under its astonishing glass dome; Aberglasney Gardens; the stunningly-set RSPB Dinas-Gwenfrwdd; Brecon Beacons National Park walking from Blaencwm Lodge's doorstep. Myddfai, and its Physicians of Myddfai history, is very near; and Llyn-y-Fan Fach, the mysterious lake of the 'Lady of the Lake' legend is up the mountain from it. Further afield are 'Waterfall Land' and its network of caves; and a wide choice of coastline scenery to south and west, including the unsung 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' -designated Gower coast, the heavily-dolphined Cardigan Bay; the heron-priested Carmarhenshire coast.

Llangadog

Blaencwm Lodge is situated on a peaceful no-through road in the parish of Myddfai, and is one mile from the western boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Blaencwm is closest as the crow flies - and by forestry track - to the village of Myddfai, but it bears the postal address of Llangadog, the closest village by road, 2.6 miles away, a pleasant and peaceful walk on a very quiet minor road. Llangadog, situated on the Towy, has two excellent eating pubs, a thriving church with a proud musical tradition, and even a station stop on the famously scenic Central Wales Line. There is a general store and an excellent butcher.Llandovery, somewhat larger than Llangadog, is 4.2 miles in the opposite direction.There are glorious walking opportunities in the surrounding National Park and Towy Valley. The Carmarthenshire and Gower coasts to the south and Cardiganshire beaches to the west are roughly equidistant, and accessed largely by quiet and scenic roads which are a pleasure in themselves. The stunning Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB reserve is 14 miles away.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Jean T
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
21 Jul 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Sep 2010. Located in Carmarthenshire, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £345 to £525.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jul 2016.

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“Wonderful place to stay.”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2013

Just returned from a three day stay at Blaencwm Lodge. We feel lucky to have found this great cottage which is very well presented. Very peaceful setting with fantastic views which can be seen from the lovely kitchen from where you can also watch the many species of birds.. Woodburner in the lounge was an added bonus in the cold weather. Hoping to return in warmer weather to take advantage of the pretty garden which has a stream and many different seating areas. We have stayed in many places which have been lovely but this cottage is one of the best.

I am delighted you enjoyed Blaencwm in what was a pretty cold spell.. I was glad to be able to get there myself in advance of your visit and assure that the woodburner was 'humming' for your arival. I am pleased you will return for the sunny garden experience! Jean

“A piece of heaven”

Reviewed 14 Dec 2012

We have just spent a three day short break at Blaencwm Lodge.....we can only describe it a heaven. A beautiful, clean cottage with inviting log burner. A comfy large bed with crisp cotton sheets! We were lucky to enjoy crisp, frosty and sunny days. The views from the kitchen / dining room are amazing. The bird feeders attract a variety of birds including a beautiful woodpecker who visited daily. The red kite flying in the sky was also a wonderful sight. The peace and tranquility certainly recharged our batteries! A return visit in the near future is a definite for us! Thank you Jean. Your welcome card and chocolates were a lovely thought. The Christmas decorations were just perfect! x

Lovely comments; thank you. It is rewarding when guests appreciate - as in this case - the little quality points like good quality bed linen Jean

“A lovely, cosy Welsh retreat with stunning views”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2012

We had a wonderful, peaceful stay in this charming lodge. The weather prevented us from making full use of the well designed garden which has plenty of seating areas for you to admire the fabulous views and listen to the brook bubbling on by. The owners were very helpful; it's evident that they have put a lot of thought and care into equipping the lodge which had everything you could possibly need during your stay. Don't be put off by the thought of storage heaters. Having endured them in the past and found them ineffective we were both concerned about how warm the lodge would be. However, they worked brilliantly and kept the lodge very toasty. Logs were in plentiful supply for the wood burner. There were lots of books, games, CDs and DVDs provided along with wi-fi in the (unlikely) event that the scenery and abundant birdlife in the garden do not keep you entertained. We were privileged to see a Red Kite most days in the field at the back of the garden. Lots to see and do in the local area. The National Caves and Dinosaur Park were excellent. But mostly we just stayed in, enjoying the lodge and the solitude. One small watch-out to mention: you probably don't want to attempt to get to the lodge in a sports car as the roads are very rural and, when we visited, prone to slight flooding. It's not a dirt track and you don't need a 4x4 but anything too sporty might be difficult.

Yes, Blaencwm is almost as enjoyable when it's cold or wet outside. We are off to enjoy it ourselves now. A few bracing walks and some real relaxation in front of the woodburner should set us up for the rigours of Christmas ahead! J

“Peace and quiet in a real country cottage”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2012

Location was fantastic so peaceful. Cottage kitchen was great with all mode cons. Bedroom and livingroom cosy with lovely wood fires. Garden with 3 seating areas to enjoy the stunning views.

Thank you. I am glad the seating areas were appreciated, as the 'West terrace' is entirely new, and marvellous for viewing the sunsets

“A great little hide away to escape from life”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2011

This was a beautiful little lodge in the welsh countryside. We made some use of the hills and the scenary but mainly used it to hide away and have a break from life. Was perfect for it. It had everything you could possibly need. A great place.

Excellent. It's very rewarding for me that so many people find a 'crash' at Blaencwm so restorative. Jean

“Blaencwn lodge”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2011

fantastic cottage and an ideal retreat for anyone looking to get away from the bussles of city life! My partner and I have nothing but good things to say about this place and would highly recommend it. there are loads of walks and trails within the local vicinity and picturesque vues all round!

I am really glad you were so happy at Blaencwm and have taken the new opportunity to write up your experience on this site. Most guestbook comments refer to the peace, and exceptional chance to unwind, another referring to "instant relaxation as you step through the door the first time". One couple have just spent their fifth successive annual holiday there, and another has made it four stays to this point. Thank you Jean

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