Crud Yr Awel means Cradle the Breeze in Welsh and this lovely 200 year old stone cottage is our former home. It is in the pretty village of Llanddewi Brefi. The village was made famous by Little Britain as being the home of the only gay in the village. But we have another claim to fame as the house was owned in the 70's by Van Morrisson's guitarist Mark Cox and it has had a reputation as a great party house. There are rumours that Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful visited him in the house when they stayed in a cottage just outside the village.
The house is on the outskirts of the village down a quiet little lane. It backs on to the beautiful churchyard of Dewi Saint giving it a very peaceful aspect. The village is famous for this church and the saint who is said to have performed a miracle when surrounded by a huge crowd he raised the ground beneath his feet so the people could hear his sermon better.
The village has a community shop selling a wide variety of local produce, good wines and general groceries. The two pubs serve real ales and proper pub grub. The market town of Lampeter is 8 miles away and has 2 supermarkets, swimming pool, leisure centre, and the recently opened Welsh Quilt Museum. Also several cafes and restaurants including the award winning Mulberry Bush Cafe where I work part time.
The village is very friendly and both pubs are welcoming and The New Inn serves traditional hearty pub food. There is a fenced children's play area and football pitch just a short stroll away from the house at the community centre.
The surrounding countryside is dramatic as we are nestled in the valley and just short a walk into mountain scenery with tumbling streams and waterfalls whilst the valley has gentle rolling sheep pasture and woods. This is perfect countryside for cycling and we provide 5 bikes for your use. They range in size from 3 larger to 2 smaller ones.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 doubles, a family room with double and 2 single beds, and a single bedroom. The bathroom has a walk in shower as well as a bath. There is a dining room with an antique table that seats ten, a piano and a superb sideboard housing a collection of vintage china. The Victorian tea set shown in the photos is available for use for a special birthday or anniversary tea and I will make and serve home made scones and cake using it. Contact me for celebratory meal prices.
The cottage garden has tables and chairs as well as a bench at the top of the garden in a sunny spot with a lovely view over the village to the hills beyond. You are welcome to use the herbs from bed outside the kitchen door.