Cottage in Myddfai nr Llandovery, secluded location, walking paths from door
About Janice Lewis
We purchased the property in 2010 and refurbished the cottage to combine modern convenience while retaining the property's character. We live in a farmhouse on the property, but have designed the cottage to give privacy and a quiet experience for the guests. We are happy to offer advice about the area. We are keen walkers, and have prepared a series of walks from the cottage. Let me know if you are interested in anything in particular, and I will see if I can point you in the right direction. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and hope we have put our list of 'likes' and 'dislikes' to good use: comfy beds, sharp knives, hot showers, warm when the weather turns cold, and flexibility with booking dates. The local community hall in Myddfai Village is becoming very popular for weddings, as well as other celebrations and events. Lesley and the team do a great job getting the word out about what a great venue it is, and many guests stay in the cottage. Do mention when booking if you are with a wedding for a special luxury bath gift from Myddfai Trading Co - a local social enterprise giving work opportunities to adults with learning difficulties. You are welcome to make a general enquiry for more information, and to find out from me the best way to proceed with a booking.
Janice Lewis purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Janice Lewis chose Llandovery
We love this part of Wales, which combines beautiful countryside, clear skies, peace and tranquility. While you feel far from crowds, it is easy to get to, being a short drive from the A40 and nearby Llandovery. It is also well placed to visit the Welsh coast, castles, the Brecon and Cambrian mountains, Hay-on-Wye, the Gardens of Carmarthenshire, and many other attractions. It is a farming community where both Welsh and English are heard. Welsh learners are made welcome too. The area has a fascinating history in the 'Physicians of Myddfai' and the legend of the 'Lady of the Lake'. The local village hall has lots of information about the area, and friendly volunteers in the cafe/craft shop. For those that want a bit of city life, Swansea is 1 & Cardiff 1.25 hours. Cinema in Carmarthen.
What makes this Cottage unique
If you enjoy walking or cycling, you have some fantastic countryside on your doorstep. The cottage is close to the village. The Myddfai Village hall/cafe is open 6 days a week (5 in winter) to pop in for tea or lunch. It is ideal accommodation for those attending weddings, receptions or parties in the village. The Hall was featured in the recent BBC 'Village SOS' series. There is a lovely craft shop which features unique local crafts for all budgets. The property has underfloor heating, so is comfortable in winter and will be warm on arrival. Guests can programme heat themselves. The wood burning stove in the main room makes it extra cosy. Welsh wool quilts are provided in the bedrooms. The cottage is all on one level, with parking at the door if you like.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - There is an unfenced pond on site!There is an unfenced pond on site!
Pets allowed - Well behaved dog on lead, as sheep in field.Well behaved dog on lead, as sheep in field.
No smoking - Smoking only allowed outside premisesSmoking only allowed outside premises
Max guests: 4 - Can add a Z bed or travel cot for child.Can add a Z bed or travel cot for child.
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Re Covid-19 pandemic: Guests may postpone and book another time to stay, at no charge. Refund policy has been amended - full refund. Contact owner.
Wonderful Welsh Getaway
The cottage is exactly as advertised - and better. It is remote, so you definitely need a car. But the remoteness is part of its charm. It is a very comfortable, cosy cottage with everything you need for a delightful stay. There are wonderful walks right out the door (Myddfai is not to be missed!). The hosts have left plenty of information regarding walks and hikes in the area and other sites of interest. Indeed, Janice was incredibly helpful in every regard. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
Total comfort in peaceful location
Really comfortable, spacious and clean accommodation for this family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids - 11 and 13). Self-catering facilities were excellent. It proved to be very snug on cold, windy evenings following some super local walks, the log burner complementing the under-floor heating perfectly.
Though the location feels miles from anywhere and is incredibly peaceful you are never far from any convenience you may need.
The host, who's communication from the outset had been excellent, has provided a raft of information for the local area (and beyond) and there is plenty for families to do nearby.
It is an ideal gateway to the beautiful Brecon Beacons but its location on the north-westerly edge of the National Park lends itself to exploring off the park too.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area
Very comfortable and we'll equipped
Sons Christmas present
Lovely secluded property, ideal for a quiet holiday with lovely local walks and close to Pen y Fan which we climbed.
Thank you for making your way to Myddfai - in the quieter part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, but still close to the main attractions like Pen y Fan (the highest peak in South Wales)
Special interest holidays:
Ideal for walkers, and those wanting a quiet rural escape. Clear nights give exceptional stargazing opportunities. Also suit families wanting a rural holiday, yet with reasonable day trip access to local attractions such as castles, gardens, waterfalls and spectacular caves.
The area will also be of interest to those wanting to explore the local history of the 'Physicians of Myddfai'. Information boards and knowledgeable staff at the Myddfai community hall, cafe and local craft shop.
The whole area is popular with birdwatchers and there is a red kite feeding station three miles away in Llanddeusant with daily afternoon feeding you can watch from a hide.
Lots of choices for day trips to the beach. One hour drive to New Quay, Aberaeron and the Ceredigion coast; one hour to Pendine, Pembrey, and Laugharne in Carmarthenshire; and just over an hour to Tenby and the Pembrokeshire Coast. The Gower with some of the best beaches in the UK is also about an hour.
1.3 hrs drive from Cardiff and M4 via A470 to A40. 1.5 hrs Cardiff Airport, 2.5 Bristol Airport.
Nearest train is 3 miles at Llandovery, served by the 'Heart of Wales' line - runs from Shrewsbury, and Swansea with direct trains to Cardiff, Bristol and London. Also bus links from Brecon and Carmarthen.
Owner can usually pick up from Llandovery, but two local taxi firms operate from town (approx £8.00 fare)
A car is recommended to fully explore the area (but not absolutely essential if you bring in your supplies)
Llandovery for all shopping and services is 3 miles.
There are many local attractions - castles, gardens, outdoor pursuits, RSPB, CADW (Welsh Heritage welcomes English Heritage members), and National Trust sites, waterfalls, and lots of walking.
Llandovery has most of what you might need, inc Coop supermarket (7am-10pm Mon to Sat, 10-4 Sundays) Also a good butcher, bakery, organic food shop, post office, cafes. Tourist Information Centre and local history museum
Dining options include pub meals, Indian, Chinese, through to the excellent Castle Inn hotel, offering fine dining using locally sourced produce. The Kings Head in Llandovery has good local lamb and fish dishes, as well as good vegetarian and vegan options.
About 50 minutes to Hay Festival (May/June), and 30 minutes to Brecon Jazz(August). Please contact local tourist board in Llandovery, or Janice for information about other activities such as quad biking, horseriding, etc.
Popular attractions include Aberglasney Gardens and National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and several National Trust and Cadw (Welsh Heritage) properties and castles within an hours drive.
The annual Llandovery Sheep Festival is usually held the third or fourth weekend in September.