Rated 5 out of 5
*** Min 3-night stay *** Sorry no Sat or Sun arrivals ***
Nestled in the majestic wilderness of the Cambrian mountains The Reading Room is a gloriously unconventional attic space, which has been transformed into a romantic little hideaway.
The former artist's home is filled with quirky features and leftover remnants of beautiful artistry and along with the crooked charm of this delightful 18th Century building combines to create an enchanting couples' escape.
the converted hayloft has been beautifully restored with original hand-painted doors, wonderfully wonky beams, and one of the most delightful bathroom suites you will have ever set eyes upon.
The bedroom has a stained-glass window which opens into the old stable - which forms the other half of the old building - and was built so the former resident could check on her beloved horse below. However, there are no animal neighbours at present, so this luxury retreat will be solely yours to enjoy.
The original quirky features have been gorgeously accompanied with restored antique furnishings and a few luxury conveniences added in.
The patio balcony, which overlooks the mystical mountains, is perfect for alfresco meals while the gorgeous outdoor log burner will keep you lovely and toasty and sit out watching the magnificent starscapes of this dark sky location.
This is an area rich in natural biodiversity - spot a variety of animals from woodland birds and busy squirrels to red kites soaring in the sky, while at night listen out for the hypnotic hoot of owls hunting in the darkness.
The Cambrian Mountains offer a multitude of walks and breath-taking countryside, virtually untouched from mainstream tourism. Here is a place to truly unwind and discover some of the Uk's best preserved natural wilderness.
What's more, the charming village of Cilycwm is only a mile away, including the Neuadd Fawr Arms, one of the best pubs around. Wander down for an evening meal or a cold tipple - lovely.
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
The living space is open-plan with a well-equipped kitchen including an oven, grill, hob and cooking utensils provided.
There is a small dining table for two, plus luxury armchairs for lounging in comfort.
The bedroom is on a slightly raised level, with a comfy double and snuggly soft bedding provided.
The beautiful bathroom has a bath with shower attachment and is filled with quirky original features.
Outside, there is a private patio balcony with glorious views over the rolling landscape, plus outdoor furniture.
The large estate is a collection of beautiful countryside and reclaimed farmland, which guests can explore at their pleasure. There are also a variety of woodland, river and mountain walks directly from your doorstep.
Parking is available just outside.
Sorry, no pets.
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