Grofftau Cottages - Awel Y Mynydd ref: OY3

Pontrhydfendigaid, near Tregaron, Mid Wales and Borders

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4
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Bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 

Description

The semi-detached barn conversions of Awel Y Mynydd (ref OY3) and Golygfar Mynydd (ref OY4), meaning Mountain Breeze and Mountain View respectively, have been lovingly created by the neighbouring owners to provide luxurious holiday accommodation in a wonderful setting on their working sheep farm, taking full advantage of the stunning views and total tranquillity of the rolling hills and Cambrian Mountains, where there is an abundance of wildlife and red kites. Featuring exposed stonework, beams, slate flooring, bespoke oak kitchens, luxury roll top baths and cosy wood-burning stoves, these holiday homes are a perfect base at any time of year. A warm Welsh welcome is assured by the owners, or ‘Croeso Cynnes’ as the locals say.

About 1 mile away lies Strata Florida Abbey, the remains of a medieval Cistercian abbey, founded in 1164. The preserved ruins of its church and cloisters are open to visitors. Beside it are the burial grounds where celebrated Welsh poet and writer Dafydd ap Gwilym and several Welsh princes are buried. The village of Pontrhydfendigaid offers pubs serving meals and village shop for essentials. Nearby, historic Tregaron has an award-winning pub and restaurant, the Welsh Gold Centre renowned for handmade, Celtic-inspired jewellery, Welsh tea room and art exhibition, and is a ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town. The annual Bro Tregaron Walking Festival is held in May, and the town is also as a centre for horse trotting and carriage racing. Tregaron also holds festivals to honour Twm Sion Cati, who originated from the region and is celebrated as the ‘Robin Hood of Wales’. The town itself was a strategic point for drovers taking animals from west Wales to markets in England - they were driven overland through the Cambrian Mountains to markets in London and even as far as Kent. The Tregaron to Abergwesyn mountain road was originally the first stage of the drover’s route, now a stunning scenic drive.

The Cambrian Mountains and Tywi Forest are a paradise for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders, where trails lead to the Strata Florida Abbey, Cwm Doethie, Elan Valley, Llanddewi Brefi, Cors Caron, Soar-y-Mynydd and picturesque Llyn Brianne Reservoir, all renowned for their breathtaking views. Guided walks are available through the Cambrians including Hinterland walks, exploring the locations used in the well-known TV detective series. The wonderful Cors Caron Nature Reserve, set between Tregaron and Pontrhydfendigaid covers over 2,000 acres and comprises three raised bogs built up from deep layers of peat that have taken around 12,000 years to form. It is a wild landscape made accessible by a network of boardwalks that enable visitors to get right into the heart of varied habitats, with over 170 species of birds having been recorded. Within walking distance are the remote lakes of Teifi Pools - Llyn Egnant, Llyn Hir and Llyn Teifi surrounded by open moorland; the lakes are renowned for their quality brown trout, and angling permits are available locally. Within ½ mile lies an ancient holy healing well connected with medieval religious foundations and miraculous healing powers. For walkers, the 21-mile Ystwyth Trail follows some parts of the old Great Western Railway line, connecting Aberystwyth with Tregaron, and Lampeter with Devils Bridge. Within an easy drive is the Ceredigion Heritage coastline with its coastal path and golden beaches, or enjoy dolphin watching, boat trips and visiting colourful seaside towns and villages such as Aberaeron, New Quay and Aberystwyth.

After a day exploring this magical area, the serene environment makes the perfect place in which to relax and unwind.
Awel Y Mynydd (ref OY3) and Golygfa’r Myndd (ref OY4) may be booked together to accommodate up to 10 people

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance (with ramp access).
Open plan living space: With beams and slate floors throughout.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

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Second floor

Third floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Slate terrace at front. Rear courtyard with garden furniture (shared with OY4). Bike store (shared with OY4). Private parking for 3 cars. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from spring.
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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About the local area

For those who really want to escape it all then mid Wales is the place to go. Because of the vast mountain ranges in this area much of it is uninhabitable. However this does not stop it from being a beautiful place to visit.

The Cambrian Mountain range dominates and because it is often over looked due to the Snowdonian and Brecon Beacon ranges it is a secret just waiting to be discovered. Fish in one of the many reservoirs and rivers or bike up some of the challenging trails across the range.

Further to the east the towns of Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells both provide amenities for your day in the mountains. From here you can also travel to the Black Mountains in the South East or visit the neighbouring English border

Things to do nearby

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

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