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Sleeps 11 adults Bedrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Carmarthenshire Town/village Llandovery
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Comfortable Holiday House, near Llandovery (KITESBR)

A large converted self-catering barn is set in stunning countryside with forests and rolling hills, an excellent location for groups and families to enjoy the outdoors and explore this fabulously unspoilt corner of Wales. Can also be booked with Hobby Stable Cottage, Peregrine Stable Cottage, Kestrel Farmhouse and Merlin Stable Cottage with shared hot tub.

Cottage Accommodation:

Sleeps 10/11 - 1 King size, 1 Family room, 1 Singles, 1 Twin, 1 Double

On entering the cottage there is a hallway with space for muddy boots and coats and a downstairs toilet. The large kitchen is well equipped with an island breakfast bar, microwave, electric cooker, toaster, plenty of fridge and freezer space, dishwasher and a washing machine/tumble dryer. Leading from the kitchen is a spacious dining room with a long wooden table to comfortably seat 9 people.

The spacious sitting room has three comfortable sofas, TV with freesat and plenty of local visitor information. Glass doors lead out to a private patio with BBQ and picnic tables and chairs and lovely views across the fields and up the BranValley.


Bedroom 1: A King-Size with an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin
Bedroom 2: A Single bed
Bedroom 3: A Double bed
Bedroom 4: Family Room ( 4 Singles)
Bedroom 5: Twin beds

The family bathroom has a bath, shower over, toilet and wash handbasin.

Useful Information:

Electricity and newly installed efficient electric storage heaters inclusive.Bedlinen and towels providedCot & Highchair availableAmple parking for numerous carsGarden furniture and BBQShared Hot TubLawned gardenTV with Free sat channelsFree WIFI availableFLEXIBLE CHANGE OVER DAY & SHORTBREAKS AVAILABLETelescope AvailableMobile telephone reception good1 Well behaved dog welcomeOn discussion with the owners there are fields close to the house where ball games could be played.Small Welcome Pack on arrivalLock-up storage for Mountain Bikes and washing facilitiesCan also be booked with Hobby Stable Cottage, Peregrine Stable Cottage and Merlin Stable Cottage


The 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 Mid Wales. The larger house was demolished in the 1930's. Cynghordy Hall Farm now 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 the hill farm three miles up the valley there is a small flock of Scotch Blackface sheep. 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 the many bike trails through the forests. There is fishing - to be discussed with the owner and horse riding and pony trekking is available locally. This is a perfect place for bird watching - the owner is a keen ornithologist and I am sure would be very willing 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 Mid Wales is excellent for all types of outdoor pursuits with probably Mountain Biking being one of the most popular with the Trails - Coed Trallwmn Mountain Bike and Visitor Centre, The Gap Mountain Bike Trail, Brechfa - three purpose built trails, the Elan Valley Trails, and in Llanwrtyd Wells where they hold The Man Versus Horse race and Bog Snorkelling! There is a Land Rover course 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 hours drive - so an easy day visit.

Have a look at Lucy's blog post for a photographer's perspective of this beautiful cottage.

If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Carolyn, Ceri,Ann, Lucy and Andria

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


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.

Pets Welcome

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


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.


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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