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The Reading Room

Ref: 1642
Llandovery, Brecon Beacons (View Location on a map)
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
No Dogs
£443 7 Night Breaks From
£31.64 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

The Reading Room was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in The Reading Room too!

  • A beautiful hideaway for two in a converted attic space
  • Tastefully restored and styled with quirky antique furnishings
  • Balcony terrace with table for al fresco meals
  • Cambrian Mountains on your doorstep
  • Recommended pub just over a mile away, Neuadd Fawr Arms
  • Arrival days are Fridays or Mondays

Features You'll Love

  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Period Cottage
  • Pubs Nearby

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About The Reading Room

This former artist's home is filled with quirky features and leftover remnants of beautiful artistry and along with the crooked charm of this delightful old building combines to create an enchanting couples' escape.

  • The converted hayloft has been beautifully restored with original hand-painted doors, wonderfully wonky beams, and one of the most delightful bathroom suites you will have ever set eyes upon.
  • The bedroom has a little stained-glass window which opens into the old stable - which forms the other half of the old building - and was built so the former resident could check on her beloved horse who lived below. However, there are no animal neighbours at present, so this luxury retreat will be solely yours to enjoy.
  • The original quirky features have been gorgeously accompanied with restored antique furnishings and a few luxury conveniences added in. It all combines to make a delightfully charming and cosy retreat.
  • The property also contains a beautiful patio balcony, which looks across the magical mountains and makes a lovely spot to enjoy an alfresco meal or sit and watch the stars in the pristine night sky.
  • This is an area rich in natural biodiversity - spot a variety of animals from woodland birds and busy squirrels to red kites soaring in the sky, while at night listen out for the hypnotic hoot of an owl hunting in the darkness.
  • The Cambrian Mountains offer a multitude of walks and breath-taking countryside to explore, which is virtually untouched from mainstream tourism. Here is a place to truly unwind and discover some of the Uk's most glorious natural wilderness.
  • What's more, the charming little village of Cilycwm is just over a mile away, which contains the Neuadd Fawr Arms, one of the best pubs around - a great place for an evening meal or a cold tipple.
Layout & Further Information

1 bedroom sleeping 2.

Living Space is open-plan with a small kitchen including an oven, grill, hob and cooking utensils provided. There is a small dining table for two, plus luxury armchairs for lounging in comfort.

Bedroom is on a slightly raised level, with a comfy double and snuggly soft bedding provided.

Bathroom has a bath with shower attachment and is filled with quirky original features.

Outside there is a private patio balcony with glorious views over the rolling landscape, plus outdoor furniture.

The large estate is a collection of beautiful countryside and reclaimed farmland, which guests can explore at their pleasure. There are also a variety of woodland, river and mountain walks directly from your doorstep.

The property is set within 70 acres of private land within the majestic Towy Valley and Cambrian Mountains, overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Guest are free to explore the land, while there are a variety of walking routes directly from the door. Pack a picnic and stroll along the drover's track to the Cambrian Mountains or set out to find one of a number of natural waterfalls close by.

The mystical landscape is great for mountain biking and cycling along the country roads. There is a 'red' downhill mountain biking trail just a mile up the road, while Carmarthenshire County Council has put together a series of six road cycling routes. Also, for biking enthusiasts, check out Gritfest in June, which takes place on the farm next door!

For food or a tipple visit The Neuadd Fawr Arms in Cilcywm. This fantastic traditional pub serves excellent food and is less than a mile's walk from the property.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Yes, all year

Parking - Yes, available just outside.

Pets - No, sorry

Towels - Yes

WiFi - Yes

Fuel - Included

Linen - Included as standard

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Llandovery & Heritage Centre

  • Llandovery, an ancient market town has an unhurried charm 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.

Llandeilo

  • A 20 minute drive away, this colourful picturesque busy country town climbs up the hillside from the River Towy. Meander around the twisted lanes or take a themed walk and discover all that Llandeilo has to offer. Lots of individual and independent shops sell a range of unusual gifts, home wares, bespoke furniture and local crafts. There are award winning local food suppliers, shops selling fashionable clothing, an extensive antique and garden centre and even an auction house! With a wide variety of places to eat and drink - The Cawdor Arms Hotel is the place to be seen over morning coffee and Sunday papers!

Heavenly Exquisite Desserts, Llandeilo

  • The artisan made cakes and chocolates are an amazing sight and taste even better. No visit to the market town of Llandeilo is complete without a handmade chocolate treat, scrumptious cake or delicious ice-cream from this award winning chocolatier on Rhosmaen Street.

Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo

  • A visit to Dinefwr Park and Castle is a great day out for all the family. Re-live Edwardian life below stairs in Newton House and explore the romantic ruins of Dinefwr Castle, a home to the princes of Deheubarth.
  • Then ramble through the restored parkland among ancient giant trees and restore your flagging energy levels with delicious home cooked delicacies at the tea rooms.

Y Polyn, Capel Dewi

  • Popular for lunch where the portions are enormous and the prices very reasonable. Dinner is a real treat (booking essential) - do try the sourdough bread, they say that it rivals that of Paris - and keep a little room for dessert topped with their very own honey is heaven in a bowl.

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 (NT)

  • 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, equipped with your miners lamp, you simply must try your hand at panning! Any gold you find is yours to take how to remind you of this special day.

Newton House National Trust, Llandeilo & Historic White Cattle

  • This is a beautiful manor house with romantic formal gardens dating back to 1660.There are innovative and changing exhibitions as well as a permanent presentation depicting the house during the period between 1940 and 1945 when it was used as a hospital. Handsome historic white cattle still graze the surrounding grass lands as they have done since medieval times.

Llandeusant Red Kite Feeding Station - a must for bird lovers and a challenge for photographers

  • Over 50 red kites and buzzards are fed daily giving a spectacular aerial display. Do make time to visit. You won't be disappointed by these magnificent birds of prey.
Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Reading Room.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Towy Bridge Inn
( 2.4 miles away )

Enjoy a relaxing drink and something to eat beside the picturesque river. Serving good quality pub food and drinks.

Rhandirmwyn Village Shop/Post Office
( 2.4 miles away )

Place your order via the internet to be delivered to your holiday home. [email protected]

The Royal Oak Inn
( 2.9 miles away )

Ideally located for walking, mountain biking, fishing, climbing, bird watching (RSPB Dinas) and quiet unhurried motoring.

Kings Head Inn
( 4.2 miles away )

Food is home cooked using locally sourced seasonal ingredients and served in elegant surroundings. Try the local cask ales. Booking is advisable.

Llandovery Farmers Market
( 4.3 miles away )

A great opportunity to buy excellent local produce. Last Sat, 9am-2pm, Market Square

The Brunant Arms
( 4.6 miles away )

Park your car in the car park or tether your horse to the rail thoughtfully provided. The pub has a garden and a quiet bar.

The Red Lion
( 8.2 miles away )

The Red Lion is a Grade II listed building on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Goose & Cuckoo
( 8.2 miles away )

Wonderful pub restaurant, serving fresh meals made from locally sourced ingredients such as; locally sourced lamb, trout and beef. Vegetarian meals available. There is also a specials board, with the latest delicious seasonal offering. Excellent quality ales are also on offer. as well as an extensive wine menu.

Carlton Riverside Restaurant & Brasserie
( 8.8 miles away )

Choose between formal dining in the restaurant and the family friendly Bassets Bistro which serves homemade meals, light meals and pizzas.

Stonecroft Inn
( 8.8 miles away )

The pub has a riverside garden, an aviary and a children's play area. Food is served in the bar, the dining area and the garden.

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