Ideally located near Hay-on-Wye, a stunning Victorian farmhouse, retaining many original features, sleeping 8. A real hidden jewel. Llynfi farmhouse was once the centre of a busy working farm. Now retired in genteel elegance this noble building echoes its past in a special way. Paired back decor emphasises the light and space within.
- Enter through the original Victorian door into a wide tiled entrance hallway, where the house opens up and reveals its inner beauty. Original artworks enhance the light space and colour reflected in every room.
- There are two lounges one ideal for summer - all light and bright mid-century decor and the other adorned with fly fishing artefacts, deep sofas and cosy corners for passing idle hours in front of the generous wood-burning stove.
- Beyond the imposing original oak staircase is the heart of the house - the farmhouse kitchen - plain and simply elegant. The massive table will host breakfast, lunch and dinner with ultimate ease whilst delicious meals cook gently and slowly in the AGA Range.
- To the rear of the house is a large practical utility and boot room. Perfect for kicking off wellies and shaking out coats.
- All the first-floor bedrooms continue the spacious, almost nordic feel. The Master suite has a chic ensuite - and the bedroom sports white wooden floorboards, fine linens and stunning views through the large sash windows. The second and third bedrooms in the side wing of the house have an interconnecting door, ideal for families.
- The family bathroom features hand painted walls and deeply relaxing hues. Sink back into a bath full of bubbles and let the fading evening light wash your troubles away.
- Beyond, the handsome terrace leads to lawns, flowers and bucolic pastoral views. The garden meanders down to the Llynfi a tributary of the River Wye where guests are free to try their hand at fishing.
- There is a nature trail to explore, a pond to dip in (take care with little ones) and a vast lawn. Picnics on the large level lawns will meander and mooch into evenings on the terrace watching the sun setting over the Brecon Beacons beyond.
About The Area
The owners of this special house are working organic farmers, passionate about the environment and are pleased to share their love of the Welsh Countryside with guests. Do visit their Smallfarms Butchers shop in Hay - you will not be disappointed. Here they showcase local products with profits going to local farmers.
Hay-on-Wye Hay is world famous for its books, browse through its many shops for days. Spend time in the foodie café culture, you never know who you may meet!
- Shepherds Ice Cream Parlour, what wonderful ice cream and great coffee. Richard Booths Café and Book Shop.St Johns Place where the food is prepared to order and with two chefs a slow process but well worth the wait.
- The Book King of Hay shop has been restored by its new owners into one of the most interesting and glorious bookshops in the world
- The Globe has a restaurant, theatre and two great cinemas also showing various productions, a great night out.
- Town Tours Hay's fascinating history and quirky characters come to life with Hay Tours. Held throughout the year, volunteers give lively talks on four different routes, lasts one to two hours.
- The Old Black Lion offers lovely traditional dishes and great ales in a warm cosy atmosphere right in the centre of Hay.
- Tomatitos a tapas Bar A well-stocked wine bar along with authentic tapas - delicious and made for sharing.
- The Off Grid Gourmet for something completely different and very refreshing; solar power, wood, and charcoal powered supper club at Walker's Cottage Camping in an elegant dining tent with views of the sunset over the Wye Valley.
- Hay Castle is a surprising find in the middle of town, part Norman, Jacobean and Victorian castle in the centre of the town, undergoing extensive restoration currently, browse in the Honesty Bookshop.
Hay, 'The Thinking Persons Festival Town'
- Hay Literary Festival, Hay Walking Festival, the Dark Skies Festival, Hay Bike Festival, there is always something to get involved with.
Canoeing, Fishing, Swimming and Picnics on the River Wye
- There is no better way to see the beauty of The Wye Valley than from the river itself. Hire a canoe from the "River Café" in Glasbury. Not only do they serve excellent food to take out or eat in but are a fantastic place to spend a few quiet hours or even hire a Vespa Scooter to explore the area in style. Meander down the glorious river, then pick your spot for a picnic right on the river bank.
Brecon Market Town, Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains
The busy historic Cathedral town of Brecon is 5 miles away. Sample the wide variety of eating places - superb restaurants, small tea rooms, coffee shops and pubs, all offering good quality locally sourced food. Markets are held every Tuesday and Friday. Browse the individually owned interesting shops along the Georgian and Jacobean narrow streets and passage ways.
- Visit Theatre Brycheiniog (01874 611622), Brecon's Centre for the Arts, built alongside the canal basin in the heart of Brecon. Check the website for details of its rolling programme of theatre, dance, music and exhibitions.
- There are two excellent golf courses in Brecon, Cradoc Golf Course 4 miles and Brecon Golf Course 6 miles. There is also a leisure centre, cinema, Heritage Centre, Cathedral and a ruined castle.
- Enjoy cycling along the towpath of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal - lovely scenery, flat cycling terrain and a great place to walk the dog
Offa's Dyke Path
- The path runs along the ridge top of the Black Mountains and passes through Hay, continuing on to Kington - the walk is suited to serious walkers as there are some lengthy stretches.
- Wye Valley Walk - a real Challenge
- Starting at Chepstow and crossing the Offa's Dyke Path at Hay, the walk continues on to Rhayader, a distance of 103 miles. Offering some of the most scenic trails in Mid Wales.
Talgarth Mill and Woods
- Talgarth Mill is a thriving community initiative providing a hub for the production of high quality, locally made food and crafts. At the heart of the project is the 18th Century watermill, in full working order and milling 4 days a week. It is an inspiring example of an eco-friendly food enterprise which really keeps things local.
- Talgarth Waterfall and Pwll-y-Wrach Its name, meaning 'The Witches' Pool', alludes to a dark legend surrounding its use as the pool that put to the test those accused of witchcraft in medieval times to determine innocence or guilt. True or false, the atmosphere today is that of a bucolic beauty spot cloaked in ancient woodland. It's a popular 43-acre nature reserve where the river Ennig plunges down a band of rock into the legendary pool. Pwll-y-Wrach is rich in wildlife. Come here in spring for the wood anemones and bluebells, and see if you can catch the blue flash of a kingfisher or even the bark of an otter. There's also a marked geology trail.
Hereford and the Mappa Mundi
- Just over the border into England, the magnificent Cathedral in Hereford is home to the famous Mappa Mundi and unique Chain Library, great for an away day.
- Quiet and often underpopulated by tourists, marvellous for contemplation and beautiful in all weathers - the border market towns of Presteigne & Knighton.
Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park
This area is filled with natural beauty spots and many varied activities. Take your choice between walking, mountain biking, horse riding, picnicking and simply breathing in all that clean fresh air. Caves wait to be discovered, forests are there to be explored, mountains to be climbed, the canal and the market towns bursting with fresh produce and budding independent shops and quirky cafes.
World Famous Abergavenny Food Festival
Graced by world-renowned chefs and celebrities the famous food festival is held every September. Demonstrations and tastings are on every corner as the town is engulfed by foodies and gastronauts.
Accommodation is over 2 floors. 4 bedrooms sleeping 8
with double bed, easy chair, chest of
drawers, en suite luxury shower room
with zip and link bed, twins or double.
Please state at time of booking
sleeping 2 in 2 single beds
sleeping maximum of 2, vanity sink, chest of
drawers, bedside table and lights, clothes hooks
top bath, double sized monsoon shower cubicle. Large Victorian
luxury vanity sink. Wonderful hand painted walls.
dining table to seat at least 8, Butler
sinks, Aga range cooker, dishwasher, Fridge freezer
Utility /Boot Room
washing machine, airer, door leading
Summer Sitting Room
sofas , easy chairs, wood burner,
tables and lamps. Views over lawn
Winter Sitting Room
sofas , easy chairs, books,
artefacts and views over lawn.
on ground floor, WC and Washbasin
laid to lawn and borders. Stylish table and
chairs. Wonderful views. BBQ
- Throughout the year
- Yes for 2 cars
- £40 in winter per break.
- No dogs, no pets.
- Yes on request
- Yes on request
Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes
Is there a gate to open? No
If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No
Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No
Are there paths? No
Are paths level and firm? No
Type of suface Gravel
Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? No
Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No