The Reading Room


The Reading Room

Brecon Beacons (View on a map )

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2 Guests

1 Bedroom

No Dogs

Wifi

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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.

 Check-in: 4pm -10pm

 Check -out:  10am  

  • Sleeping arrangements

    Luxury double with bedding provided.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Magically quirky en-suite with bath and shower attachment.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Kitchen including an oven, grill, hob and cooking utensils provided.

  • Internet Access

    Wi-Fi is available at this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Central heating and main electric.

  • Child Policy

    Babes in arms welcome must bring own cot.

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Private patio balcony with outdoor seating and glorious countryside views.

  • Parking Information

    Parking next to the property.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 16:00 and check out by 10:00

  • Public Transport

    Nearest major transport links; Llandovery, 4 miles away.

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.

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.

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.

Llandeilo

  • 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, homewares, 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, 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 sourdough 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 miner's 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 grasslands 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 won't be disappointed by these magnificent birds of prey.


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