Romantic hideaway, a cosy bolt hole deep in the country. Near the Brecon Beacons
- A real 'getaway from it all' cottage - wild flowers, stunning sunsets and perfect peace await you in Ty Nant Lodge. This clutter-free cottage gives you space just to be yourself.
- Appreciate the simple things in life in this cottage for two. Mind your head as you come in through the stout original front door; kick off your walking boots in the entrance hall and come into the cosy lounge with its welcoming wood burner. The lime washed walls are a reminder of the history of this former lodge house, with the quarry tiled floor as well as the enormous fireplace - both original to the cottage.
- Step down from the lounge into the, still traditional, kitchen diner with stunning country views through light-filled windows. Watch bats play in the evening dusk from the airy dining area where the clarity of night skies and the relaxing silence will amaze you.
- The calm, quiet bedroom has thick stone walls and a welcoming king size bed – giving a feeling of being cocooned and inviting good restful sleep.
- The rear, flower-filled garden has a babbling stream running through it and ample seating for alfresco dining. Cool off your tired walkers toes in the crystal clear stream, a game of poo sticks anyone?
Relax under stunning sunsets whilst watching Red Kites wheeling in the skies above the cottage - if you want to get up really close to these magnificent birds there is a feeding centre close by.
- The cottage is on a quiet single-track lane so no passing traffic will disturb your rest here. The area is unusually flat for Wales so walk or cycle from the door – into the countryside or to Llangadog to the butcher or baker or perhaps to The Goose and Cuckoo - the local pub.
About The Area
- Situated in the heart of the beautiful Towy Valley, halfway between Llandeilo and Llandovery, the village is well served by a butcher's shop, post office, newsagents, mini market, 2 pubs, 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 Clarkson's tyre tracks (of Top Gear fame) and drive the Black Mountain Pass along the A4069 from Llangadog to Brynamman - fabulous scenery and a thrilling drive!
Llandovery Ancient Market and Droving Town
- Llandovery, a centre popular with enthusiasts for outdoor pursuits, is the nearest sizeable town to Ty Nant Lodge. An ancient market and droving centre, its architecture reflects this history. The Llandovery Sheep Festival in September each year harks back to droving days and offers sheep racing in the street!
- Modern visitors will find the hill-top ruins of Llandovery Castle looking down over the town but also Llandovery College (famous for its connections to Welsh Rugby), a swimming pool, good quality food shops and gift shops and tea rooms to entertain and sustain them.
Gin Haus Deli
- Llandeilo, a busy, colourful and picturesque country town, climbs up the hillside from the River Towy just a 10 minute drive away in the other direction. 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!
- Welsh artisan bread, cheeses, and charcuterie can be found in abundance here. Call in for lunch or picnic supplies. The cakes are to die for and pizza nights need a table reservation for sure. Join the locals, but be quick tables are always in short supply. G & T anyone?
Heavenly Exquisite Desserts, Llandeilo
- The artisan-made cakes and chocolates made here are an amazing sight and taste even better. No visit to the market town of Llandeilo is complete without a hand-made 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. Explore the romantic ruins of Dinefwr Castle, a home to the princes of Deheubarth.
- Then ramble through the restored parkland among giant ancient trees and restore your flagging energy levels with delicious home cooked delicacies at the tea rooms.
Newton House National Trust, Llandeilo & Historic White Cattle
- This is a beautiful manor house with romantic formal gardens dating back to 1660. Re-live Edwardian life below stairs in Newton House. 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.
Y Polyn, Capel Dewi
- Popular for lunch - the portions are enormous, the prices very reasonable and dinner is a real treat (booking essential). Do try the sour dough bread - they say it rivals that of Paris - and keep a little room for dessert topped with their very own honey - heaven in a bowl!
- Founded for the Premonstratensian order by the Lord Rhys between 1184 and 1189, only parts of the original Abbey survive but this is a magic place with beckoning lakes and lush green countryside.
National Garden of Wales and Aberglasney
- 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 century. 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.
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.
A comfortable hideaway for romantic couples to enjoy year round holidays in the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park.
All accommodation is on the ground floor.
1 Bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2. 1 Double
with Kingsize bed.
Bathroom with bath, and shower over. Towels provided.
Kitchen/Diner A range of base units in Oak, large
Welsh dresser, dining table and 4 chairs. Far reaching
views of the garden and surrounding countryside. DAB Radio.
Utility cupboard off kitchen with washing machine. Leading to
Lounge Wood burner (free logs). Futon style sofa
bed, occasional chairs, side tables. TV and Free sat.
Grounds enclosed rear garden with stream (unfenced)
stylish loungers and tables and chairs. Wonderful views.
Short breaks - no
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Friday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes
Fuel - Night storage heating inclusive
Dogs - No
Travel cot - No
Highchair - No
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? Yes
Type of suface Paving
Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes
Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No