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New York

New York

Brecon Beacons, Wales - View map
Ref: 7548

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Dog


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Stay here from £75 per night.

As seen in Daily Mail (29th March 2020)

Great British Escapes for 2020 and Beyond

This romantic, dog-friendly cottage for two sits quietly between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the glorious expanse of uninterrupted wilderness, commonly known as the Cambrian Mountains. 

Dating back to 1854 she is the oldest member of a small, but magnificent courtyard of 19th Century barn conversions. Guests will find it hard not to fall in love with the quirky charm and unperturbed tranquility of this enchanting location in South Wales. 

The cottage has a unique array of stained glass windows, salvaged by the original artist owner. Enjoy open plan living in the large downstairs space with partial double-height ceiling and log burner. Curl up on the window seat with a good book and bask in the sunshine that pours through on sunny afternoons.

The property is brimming with character from the handmade kitchen with stunning beech worktops, - crafted from a locally felled tree - plus a butler's sink and dual fuel cooker. Enjoy wooden floors, gorgeous fabrics and a hallmark luxury bathroom complete with double-ended slipper bath and wine shelf.

Upstairs, there is a large mezzanine bedroom with characterful beams and magnificent views across the mountains, plus a 3000 pocket sprung king mattress and luxury linens for a cosy nights sleep.  

Ducking beneath the low lying beams takes you to a lovely veranda with tranquil views over the small garden, apple tree, and gorgeous surrounding hills. At night enjoy a glass of fizz or a cup of cocoa and gawk at the sparkly starscapes of this ultra-dark location.

Why New York?
There used to be a cottage at the top of the hill called New York and another in the village called Pennsylvania. There was a saying that Cilycwm is 'only as big as New York to Pennsylvania'. A local historian friend encouraged the owners to preserve the history and keep the name, so they did! 
  • Sleeping arrangements

    1 Kingsize bed.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Private bathroom within the cottage.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Gas hob and electric oven, Toaster, Tea & Coffee, Fridge with Icebox.

  • Internet Access

    Wi-Fi is available at this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Log burner with starter pack of logs and gas LPG heating throughout.

  • Child Policy

    Babes in arms welcome - guests would need to bring baby equipment.

  • Pets Policy

    1 Dog welcome free of charge.

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Gardens with enclosed lawn & covered veranda with mountain views. 75-acre site. Recycling facilities.

  • Parking Information

    Private parking on-site.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 4:00PM and check out by 10:00AM

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    Nearest major bus stop; Llandovery, 4 miles away.

1 Bedroom sleeping 2 with King sized bed on a double aspect mezzanine floor. Eco duvet, anti-allergy pillows, and 400 thread count cotton sheets. Desk and chest of drawers.

Bespoke kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, Stella pans, fridge with icebox, toaster, dishwasher, tea and coffee tray, window seat with dining table for 2.

Large open plan living area with exposed A-frame beams, wood burner, flat-screen smart TV & Wifi,  2 seater sofa, 3 armchairs, stained glass feature windows and door to the veranda. Also found inside -books, games, maps and lots of recommended walking routes.

Bathroom with luxury slipper bath and high-quality bath towels.

Parking outside.

Dogs welcome.

The property is set within 70 acres of private land within the majestic Towy Valley and Cambrian Mountains, overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Guests 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.

Nearby Attractions

Llandovery & Heritage Centre

  • Llandovery, an ancient market town has an unhurried charm where the first independent Welsh bank, The Black Ox, was established by a wealthy drover.
  • Llandovery Heritage Centre offers an insight into the life of the drovers long ago as well as local legends, the railway and local history.
  • There is a tourist information centre, the Heart of Wales Railway, a ruined Norman castle to explore, supermarkets, delicatessen and much more.


  • A 20 minute drive away, this colourful picturesque busy country town climbs up the hillside from the River Towy.  Meander around the twisted lanes or take a themed walk and discover all that Llandeilo has to offer. Lots of individual and independent shops sell a range of unusual gifts, home wares, bespoke furniture and local crafts. There are award winning local food suppliers, shops selling fashionable clothing, an extensive antique and garden centre and even an auction house! With a wide variety of places to eat and drink - The Cawdor Arms Hotel is the place to be seen over morning coffee and Sunday papers!

Heavenly Exquisite Desserts, Llandeilo

  • The artisan made cakes and chocolates are an amazing sight and taste even better. No visit to the market town of Llandeilo is complete without a handmade chocolate treat, scrumptious cake or delicious ice-cream from this award winning chocolatier on Rhosmaen Street.

Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo

  • A visit to Dinefwr Park and Castle is a great day out for all the family. Re-live Edwardian life below stairs in Newton House and explore the romantic ruins of Dinefwr Castle, a home to the princes of Deheubarth.
  • Then ramble through the restored parkland among ancient giant trees and restore your flagging energy levels with delicious home cooked delicacies at the tea rooms.

Y Polyn, Capel Dewi

  • Popular for lunch where the portions are enormous and the prices very reasonable. Dinner is a real treat (booking essential) - do try the sour dough bread, they say that it rivals that of Paris  -  and keep a little room for dessert topped with their very own honey is heaven in a bowl.

National Garden of Wales

  • The National Botanical Garden of Wales and Aberglasney (A Garden lost in Time) are within an easy drive as are the spectacular Llyn Brianne and Usk Reservoirs.

Dolaucothi Gold Mine (NT)

  • Dolaucothi Gold Mine in the village of Pumsaint was in use from Roman times to the 20th C. Take a fascinating tour of the underground workings, equipped with your miners lamp, you simply must try your hand at panning! Any gold you find is yours to take how to remind you of this special day.

Newton House National Trust, Llandeilo & Historic White Cattle

  • This is a beautiful manor house with romantic formal gardens dating back to 1660.There are innovative and changing exhibitions as well as a permanent presentation depicting the house during the period between 1940 and 1945 when it was used as a hospital. Handsome historic white cattle still graze the surrounding grass lands as they have done since medieval times.

Llandeusant Red Kite Feeding Station - a must for bird lovers and a challenge for photographers

  • Over 50 red kites and buzzards are fed daily giving a spectacular aerial display. Do make time to visit. You wont be disappointed by these magnificent birds of prey.

Visit nearby Pembrokeshire for beaches and family attractions (1 hour drive)

  • Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, Heatherton Sports Park, Carew Karting, Bluestone Water Park and the Dinosaur Park are just a selection of quality family attractions to enjoy. Tenby and Saundersfoot are lovely seaside resorts with glorious unspoiled beaches and plenty of family-friendly cafes and restaurants and entertainment.

Nearby towns:

  • Llandovery 3 miles
  • Llandeilo 11 miles
  • Brecon 22m
  • 35 mins to Peny fan
  • 3 miles to the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • 1.5hrs to Cardiff
  • Aberaeron 35 miles
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