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Panoramic Countryside at Merlin House

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Merlin House with Garden Building
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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
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Llandovery in the County of Carmarthenshire hosts Merlin House which is a 4 star visitwales (Official Wales Tourist Board) acredited holiday cottage. This period farmhouse is now fully restored and converted to high quality self-catering holiday accommodation. There is a purpose built garden room shared with two other cottages that has a games room, laundry and walker's boot room. The cottage's 5 bedrooms (3 double, 1 twin and 1 single) provide holiday accommodation for up to 9 people (up to 8 adults or 7 adults and 2 children). The cottage has an idyllic rural location next to a working livestock farm. As well as being close to The Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, the holiday cottage also has on its doorstep The Crychan Forest with many miles of walking and cycl...Llandovery in the County of Carmarthenshire hosts Merlin House which is a 4 star visitwales (Official Wales Tourist Board) acredited holiday cottage. This period farmhouse is now fully restored and converted to high quality self-catering holiday accommodation. There is a purpose built garden room shared with two other cottages that has a games room, laundry and walker's boot room. The cottage's 5 bedrooms (3 double, 1 twin and 1 single) provide holiday accommodation for up to 9 people (up to 8 adults or 7 adults and 2 children). The cottage has an idyllic rural location next to a working livestock farm. As well as being close to The Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, the holiday cottage also has on its doorstep The Crychan Forest with many miles of walking and cycling trails. Fully equipped cycle hire delivered to the cottage is available by arrangement. The Crychan Forest has a rich diversity of mammals, insects and birds, including red kites, goshawks, sparrowhawks, buzzards, peregrine falcon, nightjar, goldcrest, siskin, willow warblers, wood warblers, song thrush and jay (for more details see this informative BBC article). For anglers, there is over seven miles of fishing on the rivers Towy, Bran and Gydderig. There is also riding and pony trekking available in the area. The holiday cottage is only four miles from Llandovery, an ancient market town on the River Towy with post office, railway station, taxi, supermarket, internet, launderette, take-aways, shops, restaurants, pubs and indoor swimming pool. In 2006, Prince Charles established his home in Wales just two miles outside the town at Myddfai. Other interesting market towns are Llandeilo (approximately 20 minutes), Brecon (30 minutes) and Lampeter (40 minutes). From the cottage it is easy to reach both the South and West Wales Coasts with many beautiful beaches around an hour away. Nearby are the National Botanic Gardens, Llyn Brianne with a stunning lake and walks, Aberglasney Gardens with its beautifully restored gardens, Dinefwr Park and Carreg Cennen Castle. Drive times are Bristol (2hrs), Birmingham (3hrs), Manchester (4hrs), London (4hrs) (source multimap.co.uk). According to Arthurian legend, Merlin was born near Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales, at Bryn Myrddin (Merlin's Hill). Penywaun House is a 4* self catering cottage in the heart of Carmarthenshire - the Garden of Wales. Its location at the Western Edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park has the most breathtaking views. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
About the Owner
MR D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed 19 February 2019

Beautiful Rustic cottage set among the beautiful hills in Wales. Our family stayed for the weekend and what a great difference to being in the cities. Very quiet location but with a nearby town you can drive to. The town has a supermarket and plenty...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank InkermanZulu
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Date of stay: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2017
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The property has all mod cons is very spacious and comfortable. The views are stunning, words cannot express the fantastic views from the house. The sun shone everyone had a brilliant time we hVe friends and family in the area and when they came to...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank BarbaraLCTKJBOF
Management response:Responded 27 August 2016

Always great to hear that plans are being made for next year and hope to welcome you all again soon. Best Wishes, David and Wendy

Reviewed 2 January 2016

Just came back from a short break for the New Year at Merlin house. What a wonderful place. The house is excellent. We couldnt fault anything. All the beds were made up for us on arrival and every bedroom had plenty of bath and hand...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank pinkladyBristol
Management response:Responded 4 January 2016

We are glad you enjoyed the New Year and hope to welcome you again. Thanks for leaving everything in perfect order. Best Wishes, David

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Just spent a perfect weekend in Merlin house for my daughters birthday, there were 8 of us, a mix of couples and single girls, the house easily accommodated us all with room to spare. The house is furnished to a high standard and is very...More

Date of stay: November 2013
Thank Manxgoose
Management response:Responded 2 December 2013

We are glad that you enjoyed the weekend and hope you visit again. Best Wishes, David and Wendy

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Newport Pagnell
Reviewed 1 August 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
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Milton Keynes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
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Cardiff
Reviewed 16 February 2013

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Date of stay: January 2013
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Brixham
Reviewed 18 September 2012

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Date of stay: September 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Refrigerator
Internet Access
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Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Shared Garden
Cooker
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Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Idyllic location with panoramic views over the Black Mountain and Brecon Beacons. The Crychan Forest is on the door step with great trails for walking, cycling and horseriding. For days out in Wales this is a central location with most of South and West Wales accessible around one hour drive.
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