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 had slate flagstones and quarry tiles and the first floor has beautiful oak floor boards. Troedrhiwgelynen is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and at the heart of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB bird reserve. Troedrhiwgelynen is ideally located to explore the wild and remote Cambrian mountains - whether by foot, pony trekking (with two centres nearby) or mountain bikes (the Cwm Rhaeadr trail is spectacular).
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Beautiful farmhouse in Rhandirmwyn, Nr. Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire, Wales
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About Lucy Perkin
We are 2 doctors living in London and bringing up a family of four. To renovate a historic property like Troedrhiwgelynen requires a passion for beautiful old buildings and a love of an extremely special area. My husband Michael is a great researcher and has payed a huge amount of detail to authenticity as well as cutting edge technology. We both love the aesthetic and have taken an uncompromising approach to doing the best just once so that the property is set up to endure and stay beautifully simple and luxurious in the longer term. I am a farmer's daughter brought up not far from Troedrhiwgelynen and have been very touched by the locals' response to the renovation and the return of Troedrhiwgelynen to its former glory.
Lucy Perkin purchased this Farmhouse in 2011
Why Lucy Perkin chose Cilycwm
Hidden away in the wild and beautiful Cambrian Mountains Troedrhiwgelynen was an authentic Welsh farmstead, looking a little sad. but handsome none the less with its beautiful stone work and Georgian windows and occupying a commanding position in an extremely beautiful valley. We bought it at auction from the RSPB and spent 3 years bringing it back to its former glory and on in to the 21st century - a legacy for the future. I was brought up near Llandovery but my husband is equally passionate about the amazing beauty of the Cambrian Mountains and the Beacons.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Troedrhiwgelynen is a magical place to stay. The house has an enduring quality particular to historical dwellings but with luxurious simplicity and top of the range "everything"! It is accessible all year round, off the beacon track enough to be incredibly peaceful but near to the Heart of wales Line, the Beacons, the market town of Llandovery and an hour from beautiful coastline. Best of all it is uncrowded. You can take off from your doorstep on a walk or cycle and literally not bump in to a soul. And yet you will be aware of the farmers gathering their sheep, laying their hedges or making hay. It has a real and living quality about it. There are amazing mountain biking trails, horse trekking, bird watching and walking opportunities - quality family time, fresh air and relaxation.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was lovely
We had a brilliant 3 days. The cottage is located in a lovely location in the middle of silent and beautiful area. It’s easy for daily walk around.
The cottage itself was beautiful and clean with almost everything we needed. The phone are not working in the cottage but you have access to phone and WiFi with good internet speed.
We really enjoyed there and was very good 3 days escape to nature.
Thank you Mohammed, there is no mobile reception in the valley but as you rightly point out there is a landline and fast WiFi.
An amazing place to stay
We have stayed at many cottages over the years but this has to be our favourite! The house / barn was very clean, beautifully presented with lots of space for 8 people. The attention to detail was incredible - the only missing item was a hairdryer, which was immediately ordered by the owners. It had a games room that kept the children entertained - and the kitchen was superb for cooking Christmas Dinner in! It is set in incredibly beautiful countryside, with lots of walking and biking possibilities and great for nature lovers. There are two pubs locally, which offer great drinks and food. We got to know the locals which made our stay even more special. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough - and with the underfloor heating, Jacuzzi baths, wet rooms and massive sleigh beds, superbly equipped and large kitchen I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Not a bad word to say - amazing house in truly beautiful surroundings
Myself and three others stayed here for the bank holiday weekend ( 2 nights) as a country escape from the hustle and bustle of London. The property is wonderful managing to be both rustic (retaining many original features) whilst being finished to a very high standard and inc many modern quality appliances. The surrounding area is truly beautiful with great traditional country pubs in both directions from the house. The near by Dinas Bird reserve walk is great and is one that the owners recommend - really is not to be missed. Also, the walk up around the back of the house and up into the woods rewards you with breathtaking views over the valley and is definitely worth the trek.
If you're thinking of booking but are undecided.........I can guarantee you will not regret staying here. We are already trying to plan our next visit!
Absolutely Wonderful Stay!
We've recently returned from a wonderful stay at this property and as a group of 7 adults we cannot rate it highly enough! The owners have achieved a wonderful mix of 'farmhouse charm' and 'modern living' which we know can be difficult to master.
Based close to the Brecon Beacons National Park we enjoyed many walks in the area and retreating to the wonderful open plan kitchen/diner for meals all together. The woodburner fire provides a wonderful center-piece to gather round in the evening and we really do hope to return again soon!
P.s. all of the bedrooms are fabulous with exposed beams and comfy beds!
Great family setting in out of the way location
An amazing property great refurbishment with all the mod cons with underfloor heating a lovely toe warming joy. Lovely walks from the door, two great pubs a beer earning walk away. Great to visit the Dam, the local nature reserve and the local gold mine. Lovely to sit on the bench at the top of the garden with a cup of tea watching the wildlife and surrounding hills. Great place for a family holiday.
Fabulous luxury in a stunning location
Visited with friends - what a total treat to stay in this beautifully renovated cottage. We hadn't visited the area before and were blown away by the tranquility and beauty of the valley. The cottage is fantastically appointed - beautifully decorated and we didn't want for anything during our stay. The perfect combination of total seclusion, peace and luxury! We will definitely all be returning.
Thank you so much for this lovely feedback.
Coast/Beach: Aberaeron is a beautiful Nash sea side town on the Ceredigion coast line and is 28 miles away (one hour by car). It is a lovely day trip and has gained a reputation as a foodie destination – the Harbour Master is outstanding. The long distance Wales Coast Path also passes through Aberaeron and it is easy to follow the path for a beautiful walk along the coast. Travel: Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 miles, Nearest railway: Llandovery 10 miles. Use of a car is recommended. Distances: The nearest villages are picturesque Rhandirmwyn (4 miles) and Cilycwm (4 miles). The area abounds in places to visit including several national trust properties, beautiful gardens and the outstanding mountains.
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Booking Notes: Please visit our own website for current availability and then email the owner. The property is pet free as we have a highly allergic child. Changeover Day: Change over day is Friday but flexibility is possible.