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Hafan Myrddin

near Llandovery - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Award winning cottage offering 5 star self catering for 8 near Brecon Beacons. Eco-friendly features, garden lake, and surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bath/shower rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
27313
£783 - £1245 per week *

Special Offers: 10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week - please call to redeem this offer

Description

Award winning* 5 star cottage is set in a superb rural and tranquil setting near Llandovery market town. This self catering Brecon Beacons accommodation has been extensively rebuilt and redesigned with eco-friendly features, includes a garden pond and offers beautiful views of the Welsh countryside. Perfect retreat to relax in peace and comfort and an ideal base for families and couples who want to explore this special part of Wales.

Awarded the GOLD award by Green Tourism, solar hot water roof panels and ground source heat pumps provide the majority of the hot water and underfloor heating throughout this self catering Brecon Beacons cottage. It is insulated with sheep’s wool and is warm and cosy.

Ground Floor

Spacious kitchen with oak floor and all modern conveniences. Rangemaster cooker with 2 ovens and grill with 5 hotplates, Miele dishwasher & fridge-freezer, washing machine and condenser dryer, microwave and toaster, all with A or A* energy rating. Granite work surface and all kitchen equipment provided. Oak dining table seating 8.

Spacious lounge with woodburning stove in centre of room. Television with DVD player, selection of DVDs and Hi-fi with I-pod dock. Books and maps of the area and daylight lamps for reading. Tasteful décor with rattan style sofas, chairs and rugs on oak floor. Full-size table football and a cupboard full of games.

There is also a WC with wash basin on the ground floor.

Upstairs

Master bedroom with king-size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers, with windows looking out of the back of the house. Oak flooring, clock radio and chair. Ensuite wetroom with mosaic tiled walls and floor, washbasin and toilet.

Bedroom 2 - Double bed and bedside tables. Built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, I-pod dock, clock radio and chair. Ensuite wetroom with mosaic tiled walls and floor, washbasin and toilet.

Bedroom 3 - Double bed with bedside tables. Built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and clock radio.

Bedroom 4 - Built-in bunk beds with full-size single mattresses. Bean-bags, desk, clothes-hanging rail and radio.

Bathroom - Bath with overhead shower, wash basin and toilet.

Garden

The kitchen opens out onto a slate patio area with garden furniture for 8 and Weber barbecue. Flower beds with native plants flowering at different times of the year and a lawn leading down to a pond, teeming with wildlife including fish, frogs, newts, water lilies, etc. Double swing and another garden table with chairs at the bottom of the garden, near the pond.

Fill up the bird feeder to watch all sorts of birds, including nuthatches, greenfinches and woodpeckers. Red kites and buzzards soar overhead.

Lockable shed which can store bikes.

Additional Information

Welcome basket on arrival including all organic or local produce including fresh bread, marmalade/jam, fruit juice, bara brith, eggs, cheese and milk.(Please note contents may vary based on time of year and length of stay)

Towels and bed linen provided.

Electricity and heating included. Logs also provided for the wood burning stove.

This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Wales Cottage Holidays along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead

On arrival there is a meet and greet service along with a welcome basket of organic/locally sourced foods.

Local oak flooring and underfloor heating throughout this luxury Brecon Beacons accommodation.

There is WIFI internet access and a telephone for calls within UK.

High Chair available. Please bring your own travel cot and bedding.

There is strictly no smoking in the house or garden and no dogs/pets. Guests should exercise caution close to the pond.

The following are all provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: fair-trade tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and some herbs/spices. washing up liquid, cream cleaner, dishwasher tablets, surface cleaner, etc. Also kitchen paper towel, tea-towels, dishcloths, foil and clingfilm, bin liners, facilities for recycling. Bathroom: hand cream, liquid soap, tissues and toilet roll. General cleaning products: surface cleaner,vacuum cleaner , bags etc.

*In 2007 this self catering Brecon Beacons cottage won the Carmarthenshire Sustainability Award.

Disabled Facilities
All disabled facilities are on the ground floor
Easy parking on site
One step to the property
Lower level door handles
Wetroom en suite

At a Glance

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bath/shower rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 2 miles away
  • Coast: 40 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2 miles away

Local Area

Hafan Myrddin is a detached house, set in its own impressive grounds. Situated 2 miles from Llandovery, (market town with all amenities including banks, post office, restaurants and supermarkets) and 2 miles from Cilycwm (small village with local pub serving good food). Llandeilo (12 miles) offers upmarket shops and restaurants and Brecon is 20 miles.

This self catering Brecon Beacons cottage is on the western edge of the National Park. Carmarthenshire has fantastic landscapes and lots to see and do and is known as 'the Garden of Wales'. There are gardens and nature parks, castles, houses, forests and hills to look at and explore, either on foot, by bike or car.

Llandovery is located in the Upper Towy (Twyi) valley, bounded by three rivers. Its name means 'church amidst the waters'. It has a historical heritage dating back to Roman times, was an important drovers’ town and it has ruins of a Norman castle and also churches and some fine Georgian houses. Close by are Cilycwm, Rhandirmawn and Llyn Brianne Reservoir which are beautiful places to walk, cycle or drive.

Myddfai (approx 3 miles away) is now the Welsh residence of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The 'Physicians of Myddfai' from medieval times became renowned for herbal remedies and they are also associated with the local legend of the Lady of the Lake Llyn-y-Fan Fach. The house is at the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of special landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage, and Fforest Fawr Geopark, the area designated in 2005 by UNESCO because of its outstanding geological heritage. The 'Heart of Wales' Railway line offers the opportunity to see some spectacular scenery including the Cynghordy Viaduct.

There are also many castles - in Llandeilo there’s Dinefwr Castle - and our favourite - Carreg Cennen Castle - one of the most dramatic fortresses on top of a limestone crag and with fantastic views. Aberglasney Gardens and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales are essential visits for all those who love gardens. Dolaucothi Roman Gold Mines (National Trust), the only Roman goldmine in Wales, is another fascinating visit for all those interested in history.

Walking

Many stunning walks to suit all abilities and ranges. Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park or try Llandovery town walk – 2.1 miles. Maps and walking guides available.

Fishing

Llandovery Angling Association, stretches on the Towy,(one of the most famous salmon rivers in the UK). Permits available. 1.8 miles

Golf

Llandovery College Course - it is situated next to the Sports Pavilion within the College. 1.8 miles

Cycling

Perfect for cycling on quiet country roads and trails with views that are normally reserved for Arthurian legend. Routes include old drover roads.

Pony trekking

Stunning setting in one of the most picturesque parts of Wales. Five Saints Riding Centre is situated in the Cothi Valley at the start of the Cambrian Mountains. 15 miles.

Prices

Reviews

Thank you for our welcome to this lovely home, for our introduction to delicious local produce, and for providing us with everything we could possibly need to make our stay enjoyable. We discovered an “eco” house is not just about solar panels, energy supply and cleaning materials. It is obviously a complete way of life for the owners, from the green shed roof to the recycled folders, nurturing of wildlife etc. M family - 30th December 2017
October 2017 Excellent stay at Henllys Lodge. Made to feel very welcome on arrival, nothing was too much trouble. As for the Lodge, first class. Everything is catered for, exceptionally well equipped kitchen. Same applies for the whole Lodge. Even down to having bird food supplied to feed the birds as much, or as little, as you wish. Never seen so many birds in a garden before. So many great places to visit, too many to list, a week is just not long enough. Would definitely recommend this lodge and would love to return in the future. G family - 31st October 2017
August 2017 One of the best cottages we stayed in, fantastic layout for the three boys. They loved playing in the grden on their bikes and scooters. Plenty of things to see in the area. The boys loved the birds and filling the feeders with granddad. - 26th August 2017
An absolutely stunning and peaceful play to stay to escape the daily pressures and just ‘simply be’. The house was comfortable and warm with a lovely atmosphere. The children loved the space. We don’t want to go home! Would definitely come back again. W familyW family - 12th August 2017
July 2017 Lovely house, lovely garden. Wild birds concentrated on the feeder of which they consumed a considerable quantity. We enjoyed the area very much. The house was a delight in the way it had been designed and built. Some of us had the energy to climb in the Brecons. D family - 15th July 2017
We have enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen lovely and clean and extremely well equipped. The games cupboard provided hours of amusement for all the family. We have enjoyed watching the birds and the squirrel feeding. The grandchildren enjoyed the swings. C and A families - 30th June 2017
We have had a lovely week in this beautiful house. Thoroughly enjoyed every day. Rooms very comfortable and a lovely clean kitchen and bathrooms. Scenery is spectacular and we have been to and seen some lovely places. Happy Memories! The garden is a joy to watch especially first thing in the morning when the birds and squirrels are feeding. Thank you for a warm welcome when we arrived and the goodies left for us. C family - 31st May 2017
What a beautiful cottage and location. A really lovely week had by all of us. Rooms very comfortable. Kitchen superb. Area really good and plenty to do, lots of sightseeing; highlights: St David’s Palace and Cathedral, Dan Yr Ogof Caves and Red Kite Feeding time. Cardiff Castle is a must do and Carreg Cennan Castle. Enjoyed watching birds on feeder. S family - 30th April 2017
It was a lovely time. The house is absolutely amazing.

Very clean and well equipped. Great service. We all wish we could stay longer or forever :)


Botanic Garden is very nice place to visit. We enjoyed walking
The Rally Fans - 1st December 2013
“A home from home!”

We have stayed here twice this year, once in May & once in October & will certainly be back!

The whole experience from booking, to arrival & the greeting & tour from Ralph, to the actual stay was first class!

The house was spotless, very comfortable & the kitchen had everything you required.

The grounds are lovely & was a treat to watch the birds on the feeder.

Overall I can heartily recommend this property to anyone, for the welcome, comfort, amenities, location/surrounding areas.

Thanks for two lovely stays!
V. Couchman - 1st October 2013
Please don't stay here: I want it for myself.
Utterly perfect. Simple, charming, efficient, unfussy, cosy. Sell it to me now!
I was worried that it wasn't 'quaint' not so. eco-friendly and utterly lovely. A well thought out, well appointed, gorgeous place to stay. And plenty of cutlery for more than one course.
The only thing missing was a champagne cooler. And that's being fussy.
Brilliant!Simon - 7th May 2013
“A great home from home in a tranquil setting”


This is our second stay at the lodge and am pleased to say everything was just as good as we remembered the first time. From the friendly welcome, to the welcome basket of local produce right through to the high quality accommodation and the lovely setting the property provides a perfect escape from the rest of the world. Rarely have we found a holiday let with such a high class finish with a contemporary yet homely feel. The garden and local walks were great for the children and on the very wet day we had, the log burner, the table football and the very well stocked games cupboard game in very handy (as did Sky TV and the wifi connection i am ashamed to say).


The Lodge is perfectly located for exploring Mid and West Wales and this time we made it down the Gold Mine just a few miles away. Overall a first class experience, I would say a real home from home - just my home isnt as good so i would be doing it down!!!
Chris Mc - 29th November 2012
“Best accommodation we have stayed it felt like home worth every penny.'


Great location property is very clean and comfortable and greeted with warm welcome. We were lucky with the weather there were only a few light showers during the week. It was nice to sit out in the garden and relax a perfect place to unwind. The children had a swing and big garden to run around. Pond was a great feature kids loved it. One evening we lit the log fire nice feature and added a nice touch to the property. I have to say the ensuite shower is amazing. Beds were confortable and clean.
There is supermarket co-op nearby really handy.
Place catered for children a lot of board games and table football.
Nice Indian restaurant nearby called Indian lounge service and food was outstanding
Nice relaxing walks and wonderful views nearby.
A visit to Dinefwr Park /Castle and Aberglasney Gardens/House recommended. Sgwd-yr-Eira located in ‘waterfall country also recommended. There is a lot to explore around the Brecon Beacons.
Well done Henllys Lodge we will recommending this place to our friends and family and we will be back. travelworlduk - 3rd July 2012

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