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Merlin Cottages: 4* Merlin House, Games Room, Nearby Outdoor Activities

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 9. 5 bedroom farmhouse in Llandovery

Merlin Cottages is a cluster of 3 properties with a shared games room with panoramic views over the Brecon Beacons and Carmarthenshire. Merlin House (sleeps 8-9) is high standard 4 star accommodation in historic buildings of great character renovated to a high standard.

Merlin House sitting room has three sofas with an inglenook fireplace and log burner for great atmosphere. A long farmhouse kitchen with dining table for 8-9 has a half moon fireplace with former bread oven in the stonework. There is a downstairs king size bedroom with ensuite shower room, which can also be used as a cloakroom through a separate lockable door. Upstairs there is a galleried landing with great views over the Brecon Beacons National Park. There is a double ensuite, double, twin and single bedrooms. Outside there is a private enclosed garden with patio , garden furniture, barbecue and large lawn.

About Us

David Simons
Tyn Lon, Groesfaen
CF72 8NS Pontyclun
E. Simons Settlement 2002 Tyn Lon Groesfaen Pontyclun CF72 8NS
VAT Reg No862 8762 83

David Simons
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Llandovery in Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • caving


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Merlin Cottages: 4* Merlin House, Games Room, Nearby Outdoor Activities
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Excellent weekend

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and views, plenty of space for 8 adults. Property was easy to find and well equipped. Games room was well used. All enjoyed and would definately recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the cottage and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes David and Wendy
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, with plenty of space for 9 adults and the games room was a huge bonus loved by all

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent stay, very comfortable, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

excellent stay, well informed before hand by the owner on how to get keys, directions etc. sorted us out a cot as well. very well equipped kitchen, nice and cosy, games room an added bonus

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property with great views

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here with my family (8 in total) and we all had a great time, would definitley reccommend.

Great views of landscape and farmland.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the views across the farmland and the Brecon Beacons. Thank you.
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Great family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This was our Christmas House, 2015, and we loved it. We go from great grandad to 3-year-old.

The accommodation was exactly as described. The lounge was comfortable and large enough for us all; the kitchen was well equipped and friendly; everyone was happy with the bedrooms. It was warm always, and an evening fire in the lounge wood-stove was cosy.

For six days the wind was almost relentless, reaching 50 knots at some point each day. The noise was terrific. Car doors blew shut; rain flew at us horizontally. One day we spent holed up - happy and relaxed! But we enjoyed going in to Llandovery, to the West End Café, to the Castle Hotel and to the shops. We visited Carreg Cennen which was as wonderful as we remembered it, and stopped to walk happily around Llandeilo on our way back. We went to Christmas Mass in Llandovery.

Whenever the weather paused, we enjoyed walking around the valley; there are plenty of walks, and plenty of those are hard surfaces, the rain having left field paths essentially impassable. We saw red kites, of course, nuthatches, treecreepers, marsh tits, fieldfares and for one fleeting moment a peregrine falcon. When the wind finally stopped, the place was eerily silent, with just the sound of water oozing and birds singing. Remarkable.

It was a lovely week for us all.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
New quay
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For 3 to 6 night stays, please enquire about reduced rates. Examples:-
3 nights at £200 is £600. After 25% discount just £450.
5 nights at £200 is £1000. After 35% discount just £650.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.