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Troedrhiwgelynen

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Luxury retreat in the Cambrian Mountains
beautiful stone farmhouse - previously the RSPB warden’s residence
1 of 53Luxury retreat in the Cambrian Mountains
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Farmhouse
Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautiful stone farmhouse in the Gwenffrwd valley. It is set at the foot of the 5000 acre Mynydd Mallaen at the southern end of the wild and untamed Cambrian mountains of mid Wales and near the Brecon Beacons. The farmhouse, once home to generations of Cawdor estate farmers was since 1967 home to the RSPB warden of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves. The reserve is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation - 'the cream' of Euorpean protected sites. Enjoy a walk through enchanting alder and oak woodland, past fast-flowing, spectacular rivers. You should have no problem spotting a red kite, and in the summer there'll also be pied flycatchers, ...Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautiful stone farmhouse in the Gwenffrwd valley. It is set at the foot of the 5000 acre Mynydd Mallaen at the southern end of the wild and untamed Cambrian mountains of mid Wales and near the Brecon Beacons. The farmhouse, once home to generations of Cawdor estate farmers was since 1967 home to the RSPB warden of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves. The reserve is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation - 'the cream' of Euorpean protected sites. Enjoy a walk through enchanting alder and oak woodland, past fast-flowing, spectacular rivers. You should have no problem spotting a red kite, and in the summer there'll also be pied flycatchers, redstarts, common sandpipers, dippers and grey wagtails. The house was completely renovated and the adjoining cowshed converted to a luxurious standard using traditional materials in 2010-11. The quality of the conversion has been recognised with it winning the best conversion award in Carmathenshire in 2011. Commensurate with the natural environment, great care has been taken to adopt a sustainable approach to the conversion. The house is heated by a ground source heat pump with underfloor heating throughout. The ground floor has slate flagstones or quarry tiles and the first floor has beautiful oak floor boards. The house is lime plastered throughout and was lime rendered outside. Retreat after a day of mountain walking, bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding or sight seeing to a log fire in a spectacular enormous inglenook fireplace, complete with bread oven. Relax in a Jacuzzi bath or indulge in a fabulous meal with a well equipped and spacious kitchen with range cooker.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Lucy P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

Great cottage in a very quiet and picturesque location. Very clean and well provisioned cottage. Very helpful owner. Would highly recommend

Date of stay: May 2022
Thank Iain R
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Reviewed 22 September 2021

This is a very well equipped and comfortable house. The rooms are spacious and there are pleasant outdoor seating areas. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife and there are many walks nearby. The nearest town is Llandovery however the coastal town of Aberaeron...More

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank Alison G
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Reviewed 7 September 2019

The cottage is in a unique setting amongst the hills and streams in an isolated position on a quiet country lane. It is roomy, warm and superbly well appointed. The games barn provides lots of options for wet days - it is Wales after all....More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank CTCBob
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

6 of us stayed in May this year. The house is beautiful and spacious with a large kitchen dining area perfect for everyone to gather. Bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and good sizes. Although only one standing shower in the house so it took a...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank James N
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

We spent 5 days over New Year's Eve at Lucy's with friends. Homely, well-equipped, very big, heated-floor, comfy beds, fire place... the house is everything you could wish for. There is a very helpful guidebook should you have any questions. There are some great walks...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Dupas2014
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Guide383007, VR Owner at Troedrhiwgelynen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you 😀

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Reviewed 8 January 2019

The house is absolutely beautiful - really spacious and finished to high standard. It's located in a quiet and relatively small valley. We had 6 people staying and the house still felt big! Easy to go for nice walks up the hills nearby, and there...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Caro_9641
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Guide383007, VR Owner at Troedrhiwgelynen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you 😀

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stayed two weeks with teenagers, grown-ups and elderly relatives, who were all reluctant to leave. The spacious property has been very tastefully restored to an outstanding standard, respecting the special atmosphere and history of the setting. The farmstead offers bliss-full seclusion in stunning Welsh...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank brongoch
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just spent a wonderful week at this beautiful cottage. We went on some lovely walks - some from the doorstep and some locally including the Dinas RSPB reserve. We visited the Red Kite feeding station and National Trust Dolaucothi Gold mine. We were blessed with...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank surreyfamily2017
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Management response:Responded 16 April 2017

Thank you for this lovely review. Delighted you had such a good week.

Reviewed 14 August 2015

We have just returned from a truly magical week at Troedrhiwgelynen and only wish it was for longer. It is set in a absolutely stunning valley, surrounded by glorious hills just begging to be climbed - which we did. How I miss the views of...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Nettie5667
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Troedrhiwgelynen is surrounded by a spectacular area of countryside which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and is the heart of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB reserve, reportedly the favourite reserve of RSPB wardens themselves. Walks do not get more beautiful than the circular route within the Dinas reserve. Our nearest village is the picturesque village of Rhandirmwyn. This has a village shop, Pannau Stores and a tearoom Ty Te Twm, and there are two public houses, the Towy Bridge Inn on the bank of the river Tywi down the lane from Troedrhiwgelynen and the Royal Oak Inn located in the centre of the village. You will find along the Twyi Valley market towns such as nearby Llandovery, a Drovers market town with the ruins of a Norman Castl...
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
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Frequently Asked Questions about Troedrhiwgelynen

Troedrhiwgelynen is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Troedrhiwgelynen has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Troedrhiwgelynen has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Troedrhiwgelynen must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.