Rated 5 out of 5
*** Fri & Mon arrival *** Min 3-night stay ***
This 18th Century former woollen mill sits majestically alongside the River Gwenlais as it meanders through the Cambrian landscape and has been beautifully restored into a luxurious cottage hideaway. With views over the Brecon Beacons National Park, the location is perfect for hiking, cycling or simply relaxing in this spectacular expanse of unperturbed natural wilderness.
The Cambrian Mountains are one of the UK's least known, but best-preserved natural locations. Here, you're just as likely to see a Red Kite as you are another person. This is an area all but untouched from mainstream tourism and offers a hidden natural oasis away from the hordes of the UK's better-known holiday destinations.
As soon as you steer away from the busy main roads, the land begins to ripple and rise in a sprawl of mystical colour, with the roads narrowing and twisting through the secluded vales. The colours are simply stunning all year round with a magnificent green cloak of flourishing plant life in summer, which fades into beautiful shades of gold, bronze and purple as the seasons fall.
The exceptionally charming structure does its stunning location no dishonour. The crooked old mill has been renovated into an elegant and luxurious country retreat, perfectly equipped for families, friends and couples. Between the burgeoning trees, woodland birds and the babbling River Gwenlais, this a world of tranquillity that will rejuvenate even the most hardened of souls.
Check-in - 4pm - 10pm
Check -out - 10am
The property is set within 70 acres of private land within the majestic Towy Valley and Cambrian Mountains, overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Guest are free to explore the land, while there are a variety of walking routes directly from the door. Pack a picnic and stroll along the drover's track to the Cambrian Mountains or set out to find one of a number of natural waterfalls close by.
The mystical landscape is great for mountain biking and cycling along the country roads. There is a 'red' downhill mountain biking trail just a mile up the road, while Carmarthenshire County Council has put together a series of six road cycling routes. Also, for biking enthusiasts, check out Gritfest in June, which takes place on the farm next door!
For food or a tipple visit The Neuadd Fawr Arms in Cilcywm. This fantastic traditional pub serves excellent food and is less than a mile's walk from the property.
Llandovery & Heritage Centre
Heavenly Exquisite Desserts, Llandeilo
Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo
Y Polyn, Capel Dewi
National Garden of Wales
Dolaucothi Gold Mine (NT)
Newton House National Trust, Llandeilo & Historic White Cattle
Llandeusant Red Kite Feeding Station - a must for bird lovers and a challenge for photographers
Visit nearby Pembrokeshire for beaches and family attractions (1 hour drive)
The interior is stylish and elegant, with traditional charm and character bristling in every room.
There are two bedrooms - a king size suite upstairs with double height ceilings and lovely views, and a super-king on the ground floor, which can also be made up as a twin.
There are two bathrooms to accompany - one large family plus another luxury shower room.
The living area is open plan with comfortable seating and a fully-equipped luxury kitchen.
The cottage is set on a 70-acre estate with stunning views and walks right from the door.
Outside, a large private garden has a covered veranda outdoor seating and a fire-pit.
To make your stay complete, watch shooting stars from the wood-fired hot tub in the pristine dark sky, with the hypnotic purr of the river Gwenlais in the background.
Please be aware: the river is not fenced off, so guests must take responsibility for children and dogs.
There is ample parking next to the property.
Dogs welcome. Horses by arrangement.
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