About the property
- Cottage570 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cottage in Myddfai nr Llandovery, secluded location, walking paths from door
Beiliglas Barn is a recently refurbished two bedroom converted barn in a quiet part of the Beacons. Sleeps four. It is comfortable and light, with many character features including flag floors, white stone walls, oak beams and vaulted ceiling. Underfloor heating and wood stove ensure it is cosy in winter.
The barn is in a rural setting 100m from a minor road. It is across the yard from the owner's house, but is quite private. There is a secluded garden in the rear. A public access path from the door leads across farmland directly to Myddfai Mountain and the ranges of the Brecon Beacons beyond. The historic village of Myddfai is a 15 minute walk on quiet roads or across fields (or 3 minute drive). The nearby town of Llandovery is 3 miles away with a supermarket (open till 10PM) and a good range of specialty shops and services. Ideal for couples, and families wanting to mix a lovely rural location with visits to local attractions. The cottage has been graded 4 stars by 'Visit Wales'. See note on dogs below. Cottage is no-smoking.
Guests have said that they appreciate flexibility with booking, as I am able to offer two and three night breaks.
Dogs are welcome in the cottage. There are stone floors in the main rooms.
Please note, the cottage is next to fields with sheep, and there is a large unfenced pond on site. The garden is not enclosed, so dogs need to be on a lead. As is common with holiday lets, pets are not to go on beds or sofas, or be left alone in the cottage. Please also bring bags to clean up dog mess.
There are a few woodland walks nearby where dogs can go off their leads.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
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. Last year, I was happy to donate short cottage stays to a couple of great charities, and very pleased that considerable funds were raised for 'Freedom from Torture', 'Cancer Research Wales', and Earthquake relief in Nepal. This year I am supporting Street Child, and chiropractor treatment in Haiti. 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 Myddfai
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 1.5 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful retreat, pretty little cottage well equipped and extremely friendly owners!
Fairly off the beaten track, great walks, wildlife and amazing views. Definitely a great venue to get away from it all!!
Perfect for a couples or a small family.
Fabulous spacious barn in a rural and picturesque setting with a town close by which was exactly what we wanted. The place was very peaceful with an abundance of wildlife including red kites. Janice who owns the cottage was very welcoming and provides plenty of information about the surrounding area. If you like walking then I'd definitely recommend staying here. The locals are very friendly and there are plenty of good eateries in Llandovery nearby. The cottage is also an ideal base to head off to other places with waterfalls, caves amongst other sights a short drive away. The only thing missing was the lack of frogs on the lily pads in the pond! We would definitely stay again if we get the chance.
Thanks so much for making the trip down from the north of England. I like the fact that we are close to different activities and scenery. I recall you had good weather, but attractions like the nearby Showcaves are great when it rains too. Hope to see you again!
Most amazing property! Beautiful, quiet, clean, - we were so impressed. Would stay here again
We had a blast. What a perfect place to go for a hideaway rest or a great place to stay to see the surrounding areas!! Very great communication with Janice the host. Lots of information on the area provided. I highly recommend this very special cottage
Top notch rental!
Absolutely stunning scenery, great little cottage, and warm hospitality...this was the perfect home base for our Wales adventure. I highly recommend it.
very attractive and quiet, well equipment comfortable and warm
we had a lovely stay at this cottage, the views were great and the cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable. the owners made us feel very welcome. we would recommend it.
Thanks for your review and I am glad your break went well. I was pleased the weather was nice too, so the children could play outside. Hope to see you again!
Terrific welcome - clean & tidy and had everything that you could want
Located on the edge of the Brecon National Park, you can walk out of the door and straight up some 440 metre hills with glorious views. The Barn is comfortably furnished with all the extras including every item in the kitchen. Tv & wifi etc all worked well as did the underfloor heating. Looking forward to a return visit.
Thank you for your positive review, and I hope you make it back here soon. I just fitted a new wi-fi extender, and am pleased it is helping, as I know it can be important for guests to have reliable access to emails, etc.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cottage is no-smoking. Guests required to sort waste for usual Council recycling (bins and bags provided) Booking Notes: A 25% deposit by cheque, bank transfer or card will be required to hold a booking, and full payment six weeks before. If less than six weeks till visit, full payment will be required. In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the booking, I will refund deposit less £25. If cancellation less than six weeks I will try to re-let the cottage and refund the tariff, less £50, when possible. If HEAVY SNOW full refund or re-book! Payment of owners fees to be made by bank transfer, or cheque. Payment of WEBSITE Fee is on line. Please call or email if you have any special requirements. Changeover Day: Changeover usually Friday or Saturday but I can often be flexible with this. Weekends and short breaks mid week too. The cottage is available from 3.00PM. Vacate by 11AM but guests may be able to stay later if the cottage is not booked. Notes on prices: Price includes underfloor heating, all bath and bed linen, electricity, basket of logs, cleaning, BBQ fuel, and wi-fi. Breaks from two nights minimum are available. Please contact me if you are interested in a short stay. Early/late check in/out is often possible in the quiet season. £10 extra for dog/s. UK Bank transfer, cheque, card payment through booking site Guests will be sent terms and conditions after initial enquiry. If booking is made, assume they are accepted.