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Luxury Farmhouse In Wild And Untamed Cambrian Mountains Nr Brecon Beacons

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful farmhouse in Rhandirmwyn, Nr. Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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 had slate flagstones and quarry tiles and the first floor has beautiful oak floor boards. Troedrhiwgelynen is in a spectacular area of countryside – a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and at the heart of the Gwenffrwd-Dinas RSPB bird reserve. Troedrhiwgelynen is ideally located to explore the wild and remote Cambrian mountains - whether by foot, pony trekking (with two centres nearby) or mountain bikes (the Cwm Rhaeadr trail is spectacular).

Property Manager
Lucy Perkin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Lucy Perkin

We are 2 doctors living in London and bringing up a family of four. To renovate a historic property like Troedrhiwgelynen requires a passion for beautiful old buildings and a love of an extremely special area.

My husband Michael is a great researcher and has payed a huge amount of detail to authenticity as well as cutting edge technology. We both love the aesthetic and have taken an uncompromising approach to doing the best just once so that the property is set up to endure and stay beautifully simple and luxurious in the longer term.

I am a farmer's daughter brought up not far from Troedrhiwgelynen and have been very touched by the locals' response to the renovation and the return of Troedrhiwgelynen to its former glory.

Lucy Perkin purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Lucy Perkin chose Rhandirmwyn

Hidden away in the wild and beautiful Cambrian Mountains Troedrhiwgelynen was an authentic Welsh farmstead, looking a little sad. but handsome none the less with its beautiful stone work and Georgian windows and occupying a commanding position in an extremely beautiful valley.

We bought it at auction from the RSPB and spent 3 years bringing it back to its former glory and on in to the 21st century - a legacy for the future.

I was brought up near Llandovery but my husband is equally passionate about the amazing beauty of the Cambrian Mountains and the Beacons.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Troedrhiwgelynen is a magical place to stay. The house has an enduring quality particular to historical dwellings but with luxurious simplicity and top of the range "everything"!

It is accessible all year round, off the beacon track enough to be incredibly peaceful but near to the Heart of wales Line, the Beacons, the market town of Llandovery and an hour from beautiful coastline.

Best of all it is uncrowded. You can take off from your doorstep on a walk or cycle and literally not bump in to a soul. And yet you will be aware of the farmers gathering their sheep, laying their hedges or making hay. It has a real and living quality about it.

There are amazing mountain biking trails, horse trekking, bird watching and walking opportunities - quality family time, fresh air and relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We have just had a luxurious stay away from it all, high in the Cambrian mountains; the views around the property were stunning with autumn colours visible from every window; the nearest neighbours are across the valley and the only sounds are the stream, the birds and the sheep. Wonderfully remote.

The property itself was of the highest quality, right down to the smallest detail; a welcome basket of organic welsh foodstuffs awaited our arrival, handmade soaps were left in the bathrooms; the beds were incredibly comfortable; the kitchen so well equipped that cooking was a pleasure (all herbs needed grew in the trough outside the kitchen window); underfloor heating throughout and a lovely wood-burning stove in the sitting room.

If you need a break from a stressful life, with wonderful walks, this is the place.
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Rhandirmwyn in Cilycwm

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs there is luxurious ensuite to the master bedroom with wet room walk in shower, jacuzzi bath and wc Upstairs there is a bathroom with cast iron roll top bath. There is a second wc upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs master bedroom with Simon Horn 6ft double bed. Upstairs there are two twin bedrooms and one double bedroom with 5ft beautiful brass bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Troedrhiwgelynen is situated at the foot of the Mynydd Mallaen which forms the southern end of the Cambrian Mountains. These mountains lie between the Brecon Beacons to the South East and Snowdonia to the North. This is a wild and remote area. Whilst the main parts of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia are overwhelmed with tourists, Troedrhiwgelynen is an ideal base from which to explore the quieter undiscovered western area of the Brecon Beacons. The seaside is just over an hour away with the beautiful coastal resort of Aberaeron on the Ceredigion coastline with its quiet, secluded beaches, sandy coves, bird, seal and dolphin watching. The Welsh county of Carmarthenshire is known as “The Garden of Wales” and with reason. Attractions in the county include Aberglasney House and Gardens. Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Outside: The house is located in 12 acres of fields surrounded by an RSPB bird reserve. The views are idealistic. An orchard has been planted in the terraces behind the house with a hammock and bench to enjoy the views from. A beautiful teak table and benches allows for al fresco eating. Two ponds contain a myriad of wildlife. The original rickyard has a large trampoline. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room with top of the range washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and separate sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxurious towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned prior to your arrival. Other: The house has its original outbuildings with a barn used for games including table football and table tennis.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

An amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many cottages over the years but this has to be our favourite! The house / barn was very clean, beautifully presented with lots of space for 8 people. The attention to detail was incredible - the only missing item was a hairdryer, which was immediately ordered by the owners. It had a games room that kept the children entertained - and the kitchen was superb for cooking Christmas Dinner in! It is set in incredibly beautiful countryside, with lots of walking and biking possibilities and great for nature lovers. There are two pubs locally, which offer great drinks and food. We got to know the locals which made our stay even more special. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough - and with the underfloor heating, Jacuzzi baths, wet rooms and massive sleigh beds, superbly equipped and large kitchen I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not a bad word to say - amazing house in truly beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three others stayed here for the bank holiday weekend ( 2 nights) as a country escape from the hustle and bustle of London. The property is wonderful managing to be both rustic (retaining many original features) whilst being finished to a very high standard and inc many modern quality appliances. The surrounding area is truly beautiful with great traditional country pubs in both directions from the house. The near by Dinas Bird reserve walk is great and is one that the owners recommend - really is not to be missed. Also, the walk up around the back of the house and up into the woods rewards you with breathtaking views over the valley and is definitely worth the trek.

If you're thinking of booking but are undecided.........I can guarantee you will not regret staying here. We are already trying to plan our next visit!


  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've recently returned from a wonderful stay at this property and as a group of 7 adults we cannot rate it highly enough! The owners have achieved a wonderful mix of 'farmhouse charm' and 'modern living' which we know can be difficult to master.

Based close to the Brecon Beacons National Park we enjoyed many walks in the area and retreating to the wonderful open plan kitchen/diner for meals all together. The woodburner fire provides a wonderful center-piece to gather round in the evening and we really do hope to return again soon!

P.s. all of the bedrooms are fabulous with exposed beams and comfy beds!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family setting in out of the way location

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property great refurbishment with all the mod cons with underfloor heating a lovely toe warming joy. Lovely walks from the door, two great pubs a beer earning walk away. Great to visit the Dam, the local nature reserve and the local gold mine. Lovely to sit on the bench at the top of the garden with a cup of tea watching the wildlife and surrounding hills. Great place for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous luxury in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Visited with friends - what a total treat to stay in this beautifully renovated cottage. We hadn't visited the area before and were blown away by the tranquility and beauty of the valley. The cottage is fantastically appointed - beautifully decorated and we didn't want for anything during our stay. The perfect combination of total seclusion, peace and luxury! We will definitely all be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely feedback.
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“High class accommodation in idyllic setting”

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the most fantastic 12 days at this exceptional holiday house in spectacular surroundings and splendid isolation, with our grown up children and 3 young grandsons. It suited all three generations, plenty of activities in the play barn, lots of exciting adventures down at the nearby river and bracing walks up the majestic local mountains and stop offs at local pubs and tea shops for refreshment. We were blessed with brilliant weather and so made full use of the the wonderfully tranquil garden for reading , playing games and just relaxing listening to the birds and the river and wondering at the views.

The house is very spacious and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need especially in the spendid kitchen where all the appliances are of high quality. The next door utility room proved invaluable for washing and drying clothes - playing in rivers can be a very muddy occupation !

Evenings relaxing in front of the wood burning stove in the beautiful sitting room were cosy and peaceful with an unlimited supply of wood in the yard opposite.

All the bedrooms are so tastefully and simply furnished with extremely comfy beds and us grandparents particularly enjoyed our beautifully quiet bedroom and bathroom in the cowshed at one end of the busy house !

The surrounding countryside is stunning, the hegdrows full of wild flowers and it really is a bird watchers paradise with frequent sitings of red kites gliding overhead, buzzards, tits, wagtails tree creepers and we even saw the cuckoo whose call we constantly heard in the garden. Two ponds in the grounds provide yet more interest. No need to venture far from the house to see and hear an abundance of wildlife. An honesty box is also just up the road which is filled daily with delicious fresh farm eggs handy for any meal.

Further afield Llandovery is a lovely little town with all amenities and selling good local produce at the butchers, deli and vegetable market. We had a good trip from there up high into the Brecon Beacons to Llan y fan Fach lake and high ridge with the most spectacular views. Nearer to home the RSPB Dinas reserve is a marvellously varied walk with bird sightings aplenty.

This is the best holiday house we have rented in every way. We would all love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Aberaeron is a beautiful Nash sea side town on the Ceredigion coast line and is 28 miles away (one hour by car). It is a lovely day trip and has gained a reputation as a foodie destination – the Harbour Master is outstanding. The long distance Wales Coast Path also passes through Aberaeron and it is easy to follow the path for a beautiful walk along the coast.


Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 miles, Nearest railway: Llandovery 10 miles. Use of a car is recommended.


The nearest villages are picturesque Rhandirmwyn (4 miles) and Cilycwm (4 miles). The area abounds in places to visit including several national trust properties, beautiful gardens and the outstanding mountains.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please visit our own website for current availability and then email the owner.
The property is pet free as we have a highly allergic child.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday but flexibility is possible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.