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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Carmarthenshire Town/village Llandovery

Comfortable Family Retreat, near Llandovery (KESTREBR)

The Property is the new addition to a group of cottages near Llandovery ensuring this group of five cottages is brilliant for a group of up to 29 guests, perfect for a family celebration or friends reunion.
KESTREL is closest to Hobby Stable Cottage (sleeps 4/5) and Merlin Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) with a large dining room seating 12, which can be extended into the living area giving seating for 30 to include guests staying in Kite StableCottage (sleeps 10) and Peregrine Stable Cottage (sleeps 4-6). Guests have shared access to the large Jacuzzi/ Hot Tub

Accommodation:

Sleeps 8 -2 Twins, 2 Doubles each with shower ensuite - one twin is downstairs.

The accommodation offers a well- equipped kitchen/breakfast room together with a spacious living/dining area.

Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with en suite shower, toilet and handbasin

Upstairs to:

Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with en suite shower, toilet and handbasin

Bedroom 3: A King Size bedroom - en suite shower, toilet and handbasin

Bedroom 4: A King Size bedroom with walk-in wardrobe - en suite shower, toilet and handbasin

Useful Information:

* Electricity and heating inclusive
* Bedlinen and towels provided
* Cots, guest beds and highchairs available
* Ample parking for numerous cars
* Enclosed patio area with picnic table
* TV with Free sat channels
* Free WIFI
* FLEXIBLE CHANGE OVER DAY & SHORTBREAKS AVAILABLE
* Dining room equipped to seat up to 30 guests
* Professional catering available
* Jacuzzi to seat 8-9
* Mobile telephone reception good
* Telescope available
* 2 well behaved dogs welcome in all properties (more than two per property to be discussed with owner)
* Fields close to the house where ball games could be played on discussion with the owners
* Small Welcome Pack on arrival
* Lock-up storage for Bikes and washing facilities
* Cycle hire available
* Dry room for drying out clothes after a day in the hills
* Maps provided

History
Cynghordy Hall and Stables until the late 19th century was a Dower House on the Glan Bran Estate whose principal house was three miles away between Cynghordy and Llandovery in wild and beautiful South Wales. Cynghordy Estate has 350 acres and has been with the Lloyd Family since 1917.
The "Cefn" flock of North Country Cheviot sheep graze the fields around the Stables - the lambs are kept and sold for breeding and meat production. On remote Cynnant hill farm three miles up the valley there Scotch Blackface sheep are bred. Visitors are invited to walk through the fields and up the Cynnant hill without a dog or through the woods with a dog. If the sheep are in the farm building or are in pens, you are welcome to come and watch and, depending on the task, perhaps help.

Ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities

The area around the farm is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities including, of course, walking and mountain biking with many bike trails through the forests. A selection of maps is provided with more available on request. There is fishing - to be discussed with the owner and horse riding, pony trekking and bushcraft available locally. This is a perfect place for bird watching - the owner is a keen ornithologist and is delighted to make suggestions as to where to see various birds. Again this is a lovely location for photography with good light and beautiful landscape and views.

Plenty to see and do

This area of northern Carmarthenshire is excellent for all types of outdoor pursuits with probably Mountain Biking being one of the most popular with the Trails - Cwm Rhaeadr, Coed Trallwmn Mountain Bike and Visitor Centre, The Gap Mountain Bike Trail, Brechfa, the Elan Valley Trails. Cycle hire can be arranged with cycles delivered for guided or unguided tours. The Man Versus Horse race and Bog Snorkelling are held in Llanwrtyd Wells! There is a Land Rover course, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Quad Biking on a nearby farm. As well as several nearby Pony Trekking centres, the Roman Gold Mine at Dolaucothi is nearby.

Llandovery is 5 miles. Llanwrtyd Wells 7 miles. Llangammach Wells 9 miles. Llandeilo 18 miles. Builth Wells approximately 18 miles on a straight road so a good base for all the events at The Royal Welsh Show Ground.

The closest shops and pubs are in either Llandovery or Llanwrtyd Wells. The Cardigan coast is an hour's drive - so an easy day visit.

Learn more about Llandovery and Brecon.
If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Carolyn, Sophie, Ann, Andria or Lucy

  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Bike Store
  • Walkers Award
  • Cyclists Award

Conditions

Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationLlandovery

A perfect base for walkers and nature enthusiasts, with the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountain and Pembrokeshire National Park all within reach. This pretty town is surrounded by rivers running along the valley, the heritage centre is worth a visit and the Old Printing Office is ideal for picking up local gifts. Just a short walk from the town centre are the ruins of the Llandovery Castle, easily accessible and with views overlooking the River Towy.

On the Dolaucothi estate there are marked trails through the woods and parkland, for those brave enough you can also explore the gold mines and take an underground tour of the Roman tunnels. The ruins are Talley Abbey are an interesting visit, and close by there is a lake and choice of several walks through the forest. Crychan Forest also welcomes walkers, cyclists and horse riding, throughout the year there are various organised events such as motor rallies and mountain biking.

In the heart of mid Wales is the Gwenffrwd-Dinas nature reserve, set in a valley the nature trail is a lovely way to spend a few hours spotting the local wildlife and rare birds. Cwm-Rhaeadr forest is also a great spot for walks. On site is a picnic area and mountain biking trails. The Red Kite feeding centre is a spectacular display, visitors can view from the purpose built hide and there is plenty of info available.

Carmarthenshire

The county of Carmarthenshire is known to many as the Garden of Wales. Stretching from Amroth to Llanelli the county enjoys over 50 miles of coastline, and reaches inland through the beautiful Welsh countryside to include the western area of the Brecon Beacons. Carmarthenshire is home to many attractions for the whole family to enjoy. The expansive countryside lends itself to walking and cyclists with so much to explore, and golf is also a popular pastime in this neck of the woods.  

The 568 acre National Botanic Gardens of Wales are in Carmarthen, showcasing varieties from around the world; its piece de resistance being the fantastic Great Glasshouse. The Dolaucothi Gold Mines in Llandeilo offer guided tours of the mines that date back to the Romans, and you can also try your hand at panning for gold! Wales was home to the great anglo-welsh writer Dylan Thomas, and the Boathouse Heritage Centre in Laugharne was where he spent the last few years of his life.   The country town of Carmarthen, located in the river Towy is one of the oldest welsh town, and some claim it to be the birthplace of the wizard Merlin! The mining town of Lanelli is actually the largest settlement however, situated on the Loughor Estuary, near the vast and beautiful Pembray Country Park and Forest. 

West Wales

This region includes Swansea which is the second largest city in Wales, also in the bay are Mumbles and Gower, both with pretty waterfronts ideal for a seaside holiday. Cefn Sidan is the longest beach in Wales with stunning views out across North Gower, and just inland is Pembrey Country Park. The Carmarthenshire region has such a fantastic selection of beaches and gardens; it is often referred to as the Garden of Wales and is home to the National Botanic Gardens and just borders the Brecon Beacons National Park. The long stretches of beach are particularly popular with visitors seeking a surfing or sailing holiday.

Pembrokeshire is the only coastal national park in Britain, with dramatic seaside paths and hidden coves to discover. There are also plenty of unspoilt ports and market towns along the way. The park also just touches on the Preseli Mountains, this wild heath and moorland is just perfect for walking opportunities and those who prefer an inland trek away from the coast.

Being surrounded on three sides by sea, this is a foodie haven with numerous festivals taking place all year round and fresh produce markets such as the Beer & Cider festival at Haverfordwest Castle and the quirky Really Wild Food festival.

Area Carmarthenshire

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