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Comfortable Barn In Lovely Location In The Brecon Beacons

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights

About the property

Cottage in Myddfai nr Llandovery, Offroad secluded location, footpaths to mountain & village at door

Beiliglas Barn is a recently refurbished two bedroom converted barn in a quiet part of the Beacons. Sleeps four. It is comfortable and light, with many character features including flag floors, white stone walls, oak beams and vaulted ceiling. Underfloor heating and wood stove ensure it is cosy in winter.

The barn is in a rural setting 100m from a minor road. It is across the yard from the owner's house, but is quite private. There is a secluded garden in the rear. A public access path from the door leads across farmland directly to Myddfai Mountain and the ranges of the Brecon Beacons beyond. The historic village of Myddfai is a 15 minute walk on quiet roads or across fields (or 3 minute drive). The nearby town of Llandovery is 3 miles away with a supermarket (open till 10PM) and a good range of specialty shops and services. Ideal for couples, and families wanting to mix a lovely rural location with visits to local attractions. The cottage has been graded 4 stars by 'Visit Wales'. See note on dogs below. Cottage is no-smoking.

Guests have said that they appreciate flexibility with booking, as I am able to offer two and three night breaks. I also offer late 'checkout' IF no guests coming in straight after your visit, so time for a relaxed breakfast and walk before heading home on a Sunday afternoon.


Dogs are welcome in the cottage. There are stone floors in the main rooms.

Please note, the cottage is next to fields with sheep, and there is a large unfenced pond on site. The garden is not enclosed, so dogs need to be on a lead. As is common with holiday lets, pets are not to go on beds or sofas, or be left alone in the cottage. Please also bring bags to clean up dog mess.

There are a few woodland walks nearby where dogs can go off their leads.

More Details

Janice Lewis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Janice Lewis

We purchased the property in 2010. We spent a year refurbishing the holiday cottage, combining modern convenience while retaining the cottage's character. We live in a farmhouse on the property, but have designed the cottage to give privacy and a quiet experience for the guests.

We are happy to offer advice about the area. We are keen walkers, and have prepared a series of walks from the cottage. Let me know if you are interested in anything in particular, and I will see if I can point you in the right direction.

We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and hope we have put our list of 'likes' and 'dislikes' to good use: comfy beds, sharp knives, hot showers, warm when the weather turns cold, and flexibility with booking dates.

The local community hall in Myddfai Village is becoming very popular for weddings, as well as other celebrations and events. Lesley and the team do a great job getting the word out about what a great venue it is, and many guests stay in the cottage. Do mention when booking if you are with a wedding for a special luxury bath gift from Myddfai Trading Co - a local social enterprise giving work opportunities to adults with learning difficulties.

Last year, I was happy to donate short cottage stays to a couple of great charities, and very pleased that considerable funds were raised for 'Freedom from Torture', 'Cancer Research Wales', and Earthquake relief in Nepal. This year I am supporting Street Child, and chiropractor treatment in Haiti.

You are welcome to make a general enquiry for more information, and to find out from me the best way to proceed with a booking.

Janice Lewis purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Janice Lewis chose Carmarthenshire

We love this part of Wales, which combines beautiful countryside, clear skies, peace and tranquility. While you feel far from crowds, it is easy to get to, being a short drive from the A40 and nearby Llandovery. It is also well placed to visit the Welsh coast, castles, the Brecon and Cambrian mountains, Hay-on-Wye, the Gardens of Carmarthenshire, and many other attractions.

It is a farming community where both Welsh and English are heard. Welsh learners are made welcome too.

The area has a fascinating history in the 'Physicians of Myddfai' and the legend of the 'Lady of the Lake'. The local village hall has lots of information about the area, and friendly volunteers in the cafe/craft shop.

For those that want a bit of city life, Swansea is 1 & Cardiff 1.5 hours. Cinema in Carmarthen

What makes this cottage unique

If you enjoy walking or cycling, you have some fantastic countryside on your doorstep.

The cottage is close to the village. The Myddfai Village hall/cafe is open 6 days a week (5 in winter) to pop in for tea or lunch. It is ideal accommodation for those attending weddings, receptions or parties in the village. The Hall was featured in the recent BBC 'Village SOS' series. There is a lovely craft shop which features unique local crafts for all budgets.

The property has underfloor heating, so is comfortable in winter and will be warm on arrival. Guests can programme heat themselves.

The wood burning stove in the main room makes it extra cosy. Welsh wool quilts are provided in the bedrooms.

The cottage is all on one level, with parking at the door if you like.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the guest book...

We had a wonderful time staying in the cottage. A very warm welcome...The cottage is beautifully presented. We look forward to returning.

Family of five from Gloucestershire

Cosy, comfortable and everything we needed. Beautiful and quiet part of the world. View from the mountain top is worth the hike.

Jake, Susan and family, East Sussex

Perfect weekend break!

Nick and Emma, Cardiff

A reminder of how quiet the world can be. Thank you for the welcome and the cottage – one of the best we’ve ever stayed in.

A group of walkers from Barry and Cardiff

I really want to come back for more of everything this area has to offer. The walk along the top of Myddfai Mountain is awesome. Gary & Sharon, Somerset
Jan 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5
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Lovely well equipped cottage. The scenery is breathtaking with some wonderful walks from the front door.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for comments. While you need a car to get here, it's easy to have a car-free day with nice walks that start from the cottage.
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Excellent weekend stay for a local family wedding

  • 5 of 5
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We chose the property for ourselves, daughter, son-in-law and baby for a long weekend stay to attend a family wedding in nearby Myddfai. The cottage was exactly what was needed - well equipped and furnished, and with some nice welcoming touches such as coffee pods, biscuits etc. The property is decorated to a high standard, and the owner Janice, could not have been more pleasant.

Booking was straightforward, even though Janice was away at the time, as her friend Lia handled everything efficiently in her absence. Communication was excellent and Janice ensured everything was set up for our arrival - even a cot for the baby.

The property is absolutely tranquil and quiet (save for the odd sheep baa-ing) and is only 10 minutes or so from the village of Myddfai, with its Community Hall & Visitor Centre, which is very nice and has a small cafe and gift shop.

The property is spacious and certainly fine for 4 adults and a baby. The log stove was very welcome on chilly evenings, although the underfloor heating is very efficient (we had to turn it down as it was too hot at times).

Llandovery is 3 miles away and has most of what you will need, although only one supermarket (Co-op). It has plenty of pubs, hotels, tea shops and other places to eat and is fun to walk around.

We were very happy with our stay and are already planning our next visit with friends so we can do some walking (which we were prevented from doing this time because of the wedding). I would unhesitatingly recommend this property for 2-4 adults with or without a small child as a get away from it all holiday.

P.S. The sheep which found their way into our garden added to the excitement and certainly kept our grandson amused!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a charming cottage.

  • 5 of 5
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We loved the cottage. It was comfortable, charming, wonderfully equipped and located in a beautiful area. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for making it to this part of Wales and the Beacons, and pleased the four of you had a good celebration.
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5
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Beautiful cottage with every comfort you could want. We were made to feel very welcome. The cottage is in a beautiful area with lots to see and do. It's within easy driving distance of the Pembokeshire and Ceridigion coasts. We can recommend the Old Printing Office café in Llandovery.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to the cottage. I like the fact that we are close to West Wales, Mid Wales and even the big cities and coast of South Wales, so lots of variety for visitors. Hope to see you again.
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Beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5
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The house is a fantastic base for exploring the Brecon Beacons - my partner and I took my parents-in-law on a 3 day trip and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Janice was an incredibly welcoming and friendly host, and gave us loads of information on the local area and places to walk. We were fortunate enough to enjoy 3 days of dry, sunny weather and hiked Pen Y Fan, as well as Llyn Y Fan Fach - both of which are spectacular. On our last day we visited Carreg Cennen Castle, as recommended by Janice and we were totally blown away by the scenery, history and majesty of the location and castle itself. The house is incredibly comfortable and well equipped, and there are even walks straight from the garden. I'm sure we will be back in the future - great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that, as four adults, you were comfortable in the space. I am starting to get more bookings from family groups or two couples, particularly for short breaks. Hope your parents can visit again, especially with the favourable exchange rate for international guests.
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A beautiful peaceful location. Warm generous welcome. Hope to return in the future.

  • 5 of 5
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A very well equipped cottage. Beautiful decor. Gorgeous toiletries which you can purchase in the village. A lovely peaceful location. Janice surprised us with a homemade loaf of bread which was really thoughtful. We went on some great scenic walks with amazing views. Watched red kites being fed. Took a boat up the canal at Brecon really pretty. Saw some great waterfalls. An all round fantastic bank holiday weekend break. Would love to return to do it all again and more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice feedback. I am pleased you liked the toiletries from our local social enterprise - Myddfai Trading Company (in our local shop and online) I am able to buy in bulk so it saves on plastic dispensers. Thanks also for the tip about renting a boat for an hour from Brecon - will add that to my information pack. Hope to see you again!
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter and Spring
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Cleaning £40

Cottage is no-smoking. Guests required to sort waste for usual Council recycling (bins and bags provided)
Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit by cheque or bank transfer will be required to hold a booking, and full payment six weeks before. If less than six weeks till visit, full payment will be required. In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the booking, I will refund deposit less £25. If cancellation less than six weeks I will try to re-let the cottage and refund the tariff, less £50, when possible. If HEAVY SNOW full refund or re-book! Payment of owners fees to be made by bank transfer, or cheque. Payment of WEBSITE Fee is on line.

Please call or email if you have any special requirements.

Changeover Day:
Changeover usually Friday or Saturday but I can often be flexible with this. Weekends and short breaks mid week too. The cottage is available from 3.00PM. Vacate by 11AM but guests may be able to stay later if the cottage is not booked.

Notes on prices:
Price includes underfloor heating, all bath and bed linen, electricity, basket of logs, cleaning, BBQ fuel, and wi-fi. Breaks from two nights minimum are available. Please contact me if you are interested in a short stay.
Early/late check in/out is often possible in the quiet season.
£10 extra for dog/s. UK Bank transfer, cheque, paypal available (International paypal fees apply)

Guests will be sent terms and conditions after initial enquiry. If booking is made, assume they are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llangadog in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with separate bath and separate shower enclosure, wc, basin, mirror. Guests are provided with toiletries for use from the Myddfai Trading Company range of products inspired by the 'Physicians of Myddfai'.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be set up as two single beds or one large double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/ 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king size (5') double bed; bedside tables, wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds (3') which can be converted into super king (6') bed. Dresser, wardrobe, bedside tables. A temporary single bed can be provided in the twin room. A portable travel cot is available but need to bring babies blankets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation comprises two good sized bedrooms, with good quality beds and linen. The cottage can be set up with two double beds, or double and two singles. Each bedroom has a wardrobe, and there is a large five drawer dresser in the twin room. There is space in the twin room for another single bed at no extra cost. The bedrooms are at the rear of the property and look out onto the private garden with lovely views to fields, a small wood and mountains beyond. French doors from the main room also lead out to the garden The location is very quiet and peaceful. Note on dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome, but there is easy access from the unfenced garden to adjacent fields where sheep usually graze. There is also a large but not deep pond on site. So the property would not be suitable for unleashed dogs or dogs that like to explore. As is common in holiday lets, no dogs please in the bedrooms or on soft furnishings; and mess should be cleaned up. Outside: Paved patio with bistro table and two chairs leads to a shaded private garden with full size wooden picnic table. Portable BBQ and herb garden for guests use. Rotary clothes line. There is a large pond and stream on the property. The cottage is close to a stile leading to public right of way across fields. The cottage looks out onto grazing sheep, with lovely views of the ridge of Myddfai Mountain beyond. Secure locked storage for bikes is available. Also a tap and hose for cleaning bikes. There is plenty of parking. It is dark at night as there are no street lights or neighbours. You may hear owls or other small night creatures. I don't keep chickens so no foxes to worry about. Sensor lights are activated upon approach, and there is a light outside the front door. However, possible to see very starry skies on clear nights. Utility Room: There is a small annexe attached to cottage for recycling, BBQ and other equipment storage. A secure lock up for bikes is also available. Plenty of coat racks and space for muddy boats on the quarry tiled hall entrance in the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath and hand towels, and good quality bed linen included. Property cleaned between guests, included in cost. Extra towels and linen can be provided for those staying over a week. Travel cot. Basics such as dishwasher tabs etc. provided. Other: French doors from the main room lead to patio with bistro table and private garden. Large shaded picnic table in the garden. Guests are welcome to sit by the large pond. Children can 'pond dip' or run around the 'maze' herb garden.

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