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The Old Post Office

Myddfai, Brecon Beacons, near kite feeding centre

Myddfai holiday cottage once the post office in this peaceful Brecon Beacons villag, near Llandovery

Near: Llandovery 3.5m, Llangadog 5.5m, Llandeilo 11m

  • Reference 1274
  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Pets Welcome Internet / Wifi Available

About The Old Post Office

Brecon Beacons Rural Retreat 
  • This intriguing traditional Welsh cottage, a Grade 2 Listed former Post Office and Shop, is now a charming home, full of character, situated in the heart of the tranquil village of Myddfai which nestles in the foothills of Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park .
  • Ideal for families, the cottage has been recently refurbished and has lots of space and is cosy and warm with a solid fuel stove in the lounge, a parlour with wooden shuttered windows and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from the large enclosed garden.
  • The cottage owners have prepared a comprehensive guide to all the delights of the surounding area - walking, cycling, fishing, an activity centre within 6m as well as a swiming pool and golf course in Llandovery.
  • Visit Wales has recognised The Old Post Office as a welcome cottage for walkers and cyclists.
For Cyclists
  • The cottage is equipped with a secure storage for bikes with a bike rack, a maintenance stand,  tool kit and a limited amount of spares.   Outside is a bike stand for bikes to be washed down.
For Walkers
  • A boot scrape, boot stands and drying racks have been provided for your convenience.

,Myddfai Village, Community Hall & Visitor Centre
  • Myddfai is a very special place, a peaceful haven, surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • The newly built 'state of the art' Community Centre is a hub of activity with a great café and gift shop Ty Talcen.
  • Homemade cakes and light bites are served in the cafe where interesting information about the "The Physicians of Myddfai", the village and the legend of 'The Lady of the Lake" is displayed.
  • The gift shop, Ty Talcen, sells quality hand made crafts, gifts, art work, cards, books, maps & Information on local walks. Sample some of the gorgeous "Myddfai Trading Company" products on sale here, from toiletries to speciality teas!
Veg from over the hedge!
  • Myddfai Country Market is held in the Myddfai Hall between 9am -1am on the last Wednesday of every month. Call in to buy excellent local produce. The cafe and gift shop will also be open.
The Physicians Trail - Myddfai
  • Myddfai is renowned for the history and heritage of the "Physicians of Myddfai" a lineage of herbalists and medical practitioners stretching back to medieval times.
  • Explore the beautiful landscape around the village on this 5 mile walk, following in the footsteps of the physicians.
'I spy Trail' - Myddfai
  • People have lived in the village for over 700 years. They have left clues about how and where they lived. Use the "I spy Myddfai" map from the visitor centre and discover the moat, blacksmiths, and gravestones of the Physicians to mention just a few.

Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Brecon Beacons National Park is a 'lived in' landscape with some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe - space and tranquillity surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of mountains.
  • Quiet, uncrowded roads to drive on through pretty villages and small historic market towns to explore with lots of attractive coaching inns offering local produce and a place to rest awhile

Red Kite Feeding Station, Llanddeusant
  • Visit this popular Red Kite Feeding Station in the nearby village of Llanddeusant - designed to fit naturally into the landscape it offers an ideal opportunity to watch Red Kites, Buzzards and other birds feeding - open 2pm during the summer months, winter months by arrangement only.

Llandovery & Heritage Centre
  • Llandovery, an ancient market town has an unhurried charm and is where the first independent Welsh bank, The Black Ox, was established by a wealthy drover.
  • Llandovery Heritage Centre offers an insight into the life of the drovers long ago as well as local legends, the railway and local history.
  • There is a tourist information centre, the Heart of Wales Railway, a ruined Norman castle to explore, supermarkets, delicatessen and much more.
  • Situated in the heart of the beautiful Towi Valley, halfway between Llandeilo and Llandovery, the village is well served by a butchers shop, post office, newsagents, mini market, a pub, railway station and several good eating places including the Goose & Cuckoo.
  • Take a trip on the Heart of Wales Railway line - one of the most scenic lines in the British Isles - passing the Sugar Loaf, tranquil villages and picturesque Victorian spa towns - enjoy coffee or lunch at The Telegraph Diner, a great eating place next to the station.
  • This is also great motoring country - follow in Jeremy Clarkeson's tyre tracks (Top Gear fame) and drive the Black Mountain Pass along the A4069 from Llangadog to Brynamman - fabulous scenery and a thrilling drive!
  • This picturesque market town is the jewel in the Tywi Valley's crown - many unusual and interesting shops, lovely eating places and is a perfect tourist centre from which to explore the riches of the surrounding countryside.
Carreg Cennen Castle
  • 4 miles east of Llandeilo, on the western fringe of the Brecon Beacons - a great place to visit with the dramatic ruins of this 13th century castle and the comforts of a 21st century tea room.
National Garden of Wales
  • The National Botanical Garden of Wales and Aberglasney (A Garden lost in Time) are within an easy drive as are the spectacular Llyn Brianne and Usk Reservoirs.
Dolaucothi Gold Mine (National Trust)
  • Dolaucothi Gold Mine in the village of Pumsaint was in use from Roman times to the 20th C. Take a fascinating tour of the underground workings, marvel at the exhibition on gold and maybe try your hand at panning!.
Brecon Beacons Rural Retreat Holiday Cottage
  • Enjoy a relaxing holiday in a traditional Welsh cottage in the ancient village of Myddfai.


4 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 7

1 twin (garden views), 1 double with feature fireplace, Freeview tv (garden and countryside views) 1 double & 1 single (views of village) All on 1st floor. Cot on request.Towels provided

Bathroom with hand held shower over bath, shower cubicle, washbasin & toilet on 1st floor. Shower room with separate shower cubicle and washbasin only on 1st floor.

Cloakroom on ground floor with toilet & washbasin

Lounge with solid fuel burning stove 2 x 3 seater sofas, beanbag, Freeview tv/dvd..

Parlour with wooden shuttered windows, feature fireplace, games console PS2, Freeview tv, 2 seater sofa, chaise longue & desk.

Kitchen/Dining Room country style kitchen with induction hob and electric oven, large larder fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Freeview tv, door to Sunroom with garden views, wicker furniture. Dining area with stained glass doors, dining table and chairs seating 8. High chair on request

Exterior Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, drying racks.

Grounds large fully enclosed lawn and patio with garden furniture

Parking on roadside for 1 or 2 cars, additional unrestricted roadside parking nearby. 1 min walk away in the Visitor Centre

Fuel oil central heating inclusive and starter pack of fuel for stove (additional fuel available to purchase from owners) inclusive May to Sept, £40 p/w outside these dates

Welcome FREE 1 dog, 2nd dog @ £25 p/w

Telephone with 'Honesty Box'


WiFi Internet


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Customer Reviews

We really enjoyed our second visit to The Old Post Office. It was just as good as we remembered. Beautiful countryside, very relaxing and the owners have thought of everything you could need - we especially appreciated the bara brith on arrival!

Sarah & Richie

Lovely cottage, lovely countryside, lovely community centre - just ticked all the boxes. Great Week!

Terry, Sue, Mark, baby Connie, Graeme and Bobbi the Springer! April 2015

The views were amazing. All the kitchen utensils were already supplied and the rooms were lovely. Had a great stay - can't wait to come back.

The Ball & Evans Family

Had a fabulous New Year's holiday. Loved the Cottage - everything we could need and more! Perfect for families, did plenty of walking & visits to nearby castles - perfect for young adventurous boys. Plan to return in warmer times but couldn't have found a better winter break.

Lee & McGoldrick families

Dear "Owners", we have so enjoyed staying at The Old Post Office this past fortnight.Thank you and all who enables us to make use of the house and feel "at home" here.It is a lovely place and the area is magnificent. We enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Maggie, Gerry & James

Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Beautiful, peaceful countryside. Hope to return soon.

Chris and Sandra

Very comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed the area, very peaceful. Safe for children and dogs. Highly recommended!!

The Miffin & Ashley families

What a perfect escape from our busy lives. The house is beautiful, clean and extremely well equipped. Beautiful countryside.

Hopkins family

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Access Statement(x)

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes