Cottage in Myddfai nr Llandovery, secluded location, walking paths from door
About Janice Lewis
We purchased the property in 2010 and refurbished the cottage to combine modern convenience while retaining the property's character. We live in a farmhouse on the property, but have designed the cottage to give privacy and a quiet experience for the guests. We are happy to offer advice about the area. We are keen walkers, and have prepared a series of walks from the cottage. Let me know if you are interested in anything in particular, and I will see if I can point you in the right direction. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and hope we have put our list of 'likes' and 'dislikes' to good use: comfy beds, sharp knives, hot showers, warm when the weather turns cold, and flexibility with booking dates. The local community hall in Myddfai Village is becoming very popular for weddings, as well as other celebrations and events. Lesley and the team do a great job getting the word out about what a great venue it is, and many guests stay in the cottage. Do mention when booking if you are with a wedding for a special luxury bath gift from Myddfai Trading Co - a local social enterprise giving work opportunities to adults with learning difficulties. You are welcome to make a general enquiry for more information, and to find out from me the best way to proceed with a booking.
Janice Lewis purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Janice Lewis chose Llandovery
We love this part of Wales, which combines beautiful countryside, clear skies, peace and tranquility. While you feel far from crowds, it is easy to get to, being a short drive from the A40 and nearby Llandovery. It is also well placed to visit the Welsh coast, castles, the Brecon and Cambrian mountains, Hay-on-Wye, the Gardens of Carmarthenshire, and many other attractions. It is a farming community where both Welsh and English are heard. Welsh learners are made welcome too. The area has a fascinating history in the 'Physicians of Myddfai' and the legend of the 'Lady of the Lake'. The local village hall has lots of information about the area, and friendly volunteers in the cafe/craft shop. For those that want a bit of city life, Swansea is 1 & Cardiff 1.25 hours. Cinema in Carmarthen.
What makes this Cottage unique
If you enjoy walking or cycling, you have some fantastic countryside on your doorstep. The cottage is close to the village. The Myddfai Village hall/cafe is open 6 days a week (5 in winter) to pop in for tea or lunch. It is ideal accommodation for those attending weddings, receptions or parties in the village. The Hall was featured in the recent BBC 'Village SOS' series. There is a lovely craft shop which features unique local crafts for all budgets. The property has underfloor heating, so is comfortable in winter and will be warm on arrival. Guests can programme heat themselves. The wood burning stove in the main room makes it extra cosy. Welsh wool quilts are provided in the bedrooms. The cottage is all on one level, with parking at the door if you like.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking only allowed outside premises
Well behaved dog on lead, as sheep in field.
Pond so unsuitable for toddlers. Extra mattress ok
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Recycling of waste. All bags provided
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Sons Christmas present
Lovely secluded property, ideal for a quiet holiday with lovely local walks and close to Pen y Fan which we climbed.
Thank you for making your way to Myddfai - in the quieter part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, but still close to the main attractions like Pen y Fan (the highest peak in South Wales)
Wonderfully peaceful and relaxing
A wonderful property in a great location. Very quiet and relaxing. Plenty of space to catch the sun at the end of the day. Good walks direct from stile in the garden. Very well equipped. Comfortable beds and lovely large towels. Instant hot water that never ran cold. Enjoyed the open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area which was larger than photos indicate - a great social area for two couples. Would highly recommend.
Comfortable and stylish accommodation with a lovely vibe
The barn exceeded our expectations. It was cosy while also being light and airy. We had everything we needed and found it a great environment to chill out.
Away from it all.
Everything it promised to be.
It is pretty quiet down, as we are tucked away off the road. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Me and my family had a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage in Wales in the local area we saw over 15 waterfalls within an hour's radius Janice and her husband made us feel very at home with the log fire just added that extra touch. Would highly recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a nice nature retreat.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal for walkers, and those wanting a quiet rural escape. Clear nights give exceptional stargazing opportunities. Also suit families wanting a rural holiday, yet with reasonable day trip access to local attractions such as castles, gardens, waterfalls and spectacular caves.
The area will also be of interest to those wanting to explore the local history of the 'Physicians of Myddfai'. Information boards and knowledgeable staff at the Myddfai community hall, cafe and local craft shop.
The whole area is popular with birdwatchers and there is a red kite feeding station three miles away in Llanddeusant with daily afternoon feeding you can watch from a hide.
Lots of choices for day trips to the beach. One hour drive to New Quay, Aberaeron and the Ceredigion coast; one hour to Pendine, Pembrey, and Laugharne in Carmarthenshire; and just over an hour to Tenby and the Pembrokeshire Coast. The Gower with some of the best beaches in the UK is also about an hour.
1.3 hrs drive from Cardiff and M4 via A470 to A40. 1.5 hrs Cardiff Airport, 2.5 Bristol Airport.
Nearest train is 3 miles at Llandovery, served by the 'Heart of Wales' line - runs from Shrewsbury, and Swansea with direct trains to Cardiff, Bristol and London. Also bus links from Brecon and Carmarthen.
Owner can usually pick up from Llandovery, but two local taxi firms operate from town (approx £8.00 fare)
A car is recommended to fully explore the area (but not absolutely essential if you bring in your supplies)
Llandovery for all shopping and services is 3 miles.
There are many local attractions - castles, gardens, outdoor pursuits, RSPB, CADW (Welsh Heritage welcomes English Heritage members), and National Trust sites, waterfalls, and lots of walking.
Llandovery has most of what you might need, inc Coop supermarket (7am-10pm Mon to Sat, 10-4 Sundays) Also a good butcher, bakery, organic food shop, post office, and Barclays, Lloyds and NatWest branches. There is an excellent Tourist Information Centre. The Red Giraffe is an internet cafe/craft shop in the Castle Hotel.
Dining options include pub meals, Indian, Chinese, through to the excellent Castle Inn hotel, offering fine dining using locally sourced produce. The Kings Head in Llandovery has good local lamb and fish dishes, as well as good vegetarian and vegan options. The Carlton Riverside Restaurant in Llanwrtyd Wells (20 mins) is a magnet for fine diners.
About 50 minutes to Hay Festival (May/June), and 30 minutes to Brecon Jazz(August). Please contact local tourist board in Llandovery, or Janice for information about other activities such as quad biking, horseriding, etc.
Popular attractions include Aberglasney Gardens and National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and several National Trust and Cadw (Welsh Heritage) properties and castles within an hours drive.