Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

A place that longs for a family to fill it. Sofas by the wood-burner and a roll top bath demand you relax - but the mountains beckon...


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


High in the Welsh mountains, in the heart of an RSPB reserve, is this old farmhouse – a sanctuary for nature lovers. With slate floors and white painted stone, it’s clean and unpretentious, but don’t let its simplicity fool you. The kitchen is state of the art and there’s a wet room downstairs, great for hosing down after muddy rambles. An enormous inglenook spans the sitting room, and the wood-burner (and ground-source heating) keep sofa-slouchers toasty. As for the bedrooms, the exposed beams in the downstairs double sport 19th-century graffiti, while wooden stairs lead upstairs to brass bed frames and sleigh beds, wooden floors, a roll top bath and the best of the views. You’re at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains so you can walk or bike from the door (for junior prospectors there’s an old gold mine just up the mountain!). The barn across the road has table tennis, basketball and there’s a trampoline, so children of all ages can be active even in wet weather. The newly planted orchard rises steeply away from you, set up camp and and watch sheep graze in the fields beyond. Bucolic.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible if possible but usually after 4 pm
Check out
Flexible if possible but usually before 11 am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Nightly price
from £107
Weekly price
from £750
Damage deposit
2 night stays: £450.
1 House for 8
From £1076 beds4 bedrooms


This beautifully restored farmhouse lives up to its description and exceeds your expectations. It suited our family get together perfectly keeping 3 generations entertained, happy and comfortable in a well equipped cosy house. The Tywi valley is beautiful and further afield we all enjoyed Llanerchaeron and Aberaeron. Our grandchildren loved the Dolaucothi Gold Mines and the adults an excellent Sunday lunch at the nearby Dolaucothi Arms. Highly recommended.


Believe all the good things said about this property! It is special...and embraced our party of eight effortlessly. Its tranquillity amply compensates for a last lap of driving down narrow country lanes. The house and games barn offer generous levels of comfort and entertainment. Do remember to come well equipped for wet country walks, just in case. They are outstandingly beautiful, whatever the weather. There is plenty more of interest within an easy drive. We feel fortunate to have shared a wonderfully restored home and its magical location for a couple of weeks. Thoroughly recommended.

John, Southampton

Beautiful house in stunning location for those who like getting away from it all. Glorious walks from the door. 20 mins drive into town for shops and local swimming pool. Our family love it!

Paul, London

Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautiful secluded house in a stunning location. The house is very comfortable and all restored to a very high standard. It is very well equipped and spacious. You will find everything you need. Our baby loved crawling on the under heated floors! It is the perfect place to be cosy on a cool evening or a rainy day. We enjoyed some beautiful sunshine too and took advantage of the fabulous walks close by. There are some easier walks and more challenging ones so there really is something for everyone. We would highly recommend this holiday home and hope to return soon.

Alesia, London

Just spent 12 fantastic days at this exceptional house in spectacular surroundings with 3 generations of my family. It suited all with the playbarn, exciting adventures down at the river, and bracing walks up the mountains. The garden is beautifully tranquil, perfect for relaxing, reading, spotting birds, wild flowers, pond life and wondering at the amazing views. This spacious tastefully and simply furnished house is well equipped, especially the high quality kitchen and evenings relaxing in front of the woodburning stove in the stunning lounge were so cosy and peaceful. We all want to return


A fantastic place to stay and enjoy time with our grown up children. The extremely spacious house, in a fabulous location, has been restored to an amazingly high standard. From the delicious goodies in the welcome basket via stunning scenic walks, BBQ's in the back garden, a super meal at pub in Cilycwym to watching a tawny owl perched on the gatepost by the front door we enjoyed every minute!


The house is beautifully restored and quite comfortable. No nasty damp smells or lumpy old sofas here – it’s a comfortable, stylish country retreat. The serious kitchen is a delight, where one can enjoy serious recreational cooking. Spacious, well-planned rooms and tasteful décor throughout. We enjoyed the tranquility and the fine walking, especially in the nearby Black Mountain. A lovely retreat in a quiet, isolated Welsh valley.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Perkin

  • Troedrhiwgelynen is a beautifully restored Welsh farmstead situated at the heart of the Gwenffrwd and Dinas RSPB bird reserve - reportedly the RSPB wardens favourite reserve because of its extreme beauty and tranquillity.
  • At the foot of the 5000 acre Rhiw Mallaen Troedrhiwgelynen is perfectly situated for hill walking and mountain biking from your doorstep. Plenty of space in the outbuildings to store your bikes and underfloor heating to dry off raincoats and boots.
  • Troedrhiwgelynen won a renovation award when it was renovated using traditional methods to a very high spec. Plenty of modern comforts too though with ground source underfloor heating and a fabulous woodburning stove in the living room inglenook fireplace
  • Carmarthenshire is called the Garden of Wales as it has the National Botanical Gardens, Aberglasney house and gardens and nearby NTrust Llanerchaeron on the Cardigan coast.. A few miles up the road are the NT Roman goldmines where you can pan for gold.
  • Troedrhiwgelynen has 3 authentic country pubs within 6 miles.. Sit in the beer garden at the Royal Oak and admire the stunning views or riverside Tywi Bridge Inn. The Neuadd Inn is nestled in the picturesque drover's village of Cilycwm.
  • Troedrhiwgelynen is in striking distance of the Nash seaside town Aberaeron and all its gastropubs. Alternatively head off on the stunning Heart of Wales line to Llandrindod Wells, Shrewsbury or wherever you choose. Visit the market town of Llandovery .