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The Secret Mill

Ref: 1630
Near Llandovery, Brecon Beacons (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£596 7 Night Breaks From
£21.29 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

The Secret Mill 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 Secret Mill too!

  • An exceptionally charming crooked old mill renovated into an elegant and luxurious country retreat, perfectly equipped for families, friends, and couples
  • Sleeping 4, hot tub, WiFi, wood burner and parking
  • The cottage is set on a 70-acre estate with stunning views over the Brecon Beacons and walks right from the door.
  • Large private garden with a covered veranda, outdoor seating and a fire-pit, overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • 1 mile from Cilycwm village, with pub, Neuadd Fawr Arms, 4 miles from the historic market town of Llandovery.

Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Period Cottage
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby

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About The Secret Mill

An 18th Century former woollen sitting majestically alongside the River Gwenlais as it meanders through the Cambrian landscape, beautifully restored into a luxurious cottage hideaway, with views over the Brecon Beacons National Park, the location is perfect for hiking, cycling or simply relaxing in the spectacular expanse of unperturbed natural wilderness.

  • The exceptionally charming structure does its stunning location no dishonour. The crooked old mill has been renovated into an elegant and luxurious country retreat, perfectly equipped for families, friends and couples. Between the burgeoning trees, woodland birds and the babbling River Gwenlais, this a world of tranquillity that will rejuvenate even the most hardened of souls
  • The interiors are stylish and elegant, with traditional charm and character percolating through every room.
  • There are two bedrooms - a king size suite upstairs with double height ceilings and lovely views, and a super-king on the ground floor, which can also be made up as a twin.
  • The living area is of open plan design with comfortable seating and a fully-equipped luxury kitchen.
  • The cottage is set on a 70-acre estate with stunning views and walks right from the door.
  • Outside, a large private garden has a covered veranda outdoor seating and a fire-pit.
  • To make your stay complete, watch shooting stars from the wood-fired hot tub in the pristine dark sky, with the hypnotic purr of the river Gwenlais in the background.
  • Please be aware: the river is not fenced off, so guests must take responsibility for children and dogs.
  • There is ample parking next to the property.

Layout & Further Information

2 Bedrooms Sleeping 4, Bathrooms 2

Master Bedroom a king size suite upstairs with double height ceilings and lovely views.

Double Room super-king on the ground floor, which can also be made up as a twin.

Two bathrooms one large family plus another luxury shower room.

Sitting Room open-plan with comfortable seating and a fully-equipped luxury kitchen.

Grounds a large private garden has a covered veranda outdoor seating and a fire-pit. The cottage is set on a 70-acre estate with stunning views and walks right from the door.

To make your stay complete, watch shooting stars from the wood-fired hot tub in the pristine dark sky, with the hypnotic purr of the river Gwenlais in the background.

Please be aware: the river is not fenced off, so guests must take responsibility for children and dogs.

Additional Information

Dogs welcome 1 free of charge, 2nd @ 25 per stay

Horses by arrangement.

WiFi yes

Towels yes

Fuel Charge inclusive. Starter pack of logs provided. Additional logs @ 5 per bag

Arrival Days Friday and Monday

Short Breaks welcome all year

Parking ample parking

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.

Towy Valley

  • 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!

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, homewares, 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, home to the princes of Deheubarth.
  • 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 miner's 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 grasslands 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 wont be disappointed by these magnificent birds of prey.
Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Secret Mill.

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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