Beautiful farmhouse in Rhandirmwyn, Nr. Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire, Wales
About Lucy Perkin
We are 2 doctors living in London and bringing up a family of four. To renovate a historic property like Troedrhiwgelynen requires a passion for beautiful old buildings and a love of an extremely special area. My husband Michael is a great researcher and has payed a huge amount of detail to authenticity as well as cutting edge technology. We both love the aesthetic and have taken an uncompromising approach to doing the best just once so that the property is set up to endure and stay beautifully simple and luxurious in the longer term. I am a farmer's daughter brought up not far from Troedrhiwgelynen and have been very touched by the locals' response to the renovation and the return of Troedrhiwgelynen to its former glory.
Lucy Perkin purchased this Farmhouse in 2011
Why Lucy Perkin chose Llandovery
Hidden away in the wild and beautiful Cambrian Mountains Troedrhiwgelynen was an authentic Welsh farmstead, looking a little sad. but handsome none the less with its beautiful stone work and Georgian windows and occupying a commanding position in an extremely beautiful valley. We bought it at auction from the RSPB and spent 3 years bringing it back to its former glory and on in to the 21st century - a legacy for the future. I was brought up near Llandovery but my husband is equally passionate about the amazing beauty of the Cambrian Mountains and the Beacons.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Troedrhiwgelynen is a magical place to stay. The house has an enduring quality particular to historical dwellings but with luxurious simplicity and top of the range "everything"! It is accessible all year round, off the beacon track enough to be incredibly peaceful but near to the Heart of wales Line, the Beacons, the market town of Llandovery and an hour from beautiful coastline. Best of all it is uncrowded. You can take off from your doorstep on a walk or cycle and literally not bump in to a soul. And yet you will be aware of the farmers gathering their sheep, laying their hedges or making hay. It has a real and living quality about it. There are amazing mountain biking trails, horse trekking, bird watching and walking opportunities - quality family time, fresh air and relaxation.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Really amazing property, we loved it and would definitely return
Faultless from start to finish. Beautiful house with everything we needed and more. Great communication from Lucy.
An incredible experience
Often the magic of the internet and photography leads to disappointment on arrival but in the case of the old farmhouse, Troedrhiwgelynen it was the exact opposite.
For a fantastic weekend away or like us a retreat in the midst of a hectic touring holiday it was perfect.
A truly amazing experience of understated luxury in an authentic welsh farmhouse with room to relax in idyllic and serene surrounds. There is lost to do close by or on any number of day trips to surrounding areas. We hope to pass this way again and thankyou to Lucy and Michael for letting others enjoy such a gem.
Thank you so much for such a kind review. We are so glad you share the same passion we feel for our beautiful Troedrhiwgelynen and the stunning welsh countryside in which it is found.
The beautiful farmhouse was everything we could have asked for. A great house in a peaceful location
We had a wonderful stay at Rhandirmwyn. The farmhouse had been lovingly restored to a very high standard with everything we needed. There was also a welcome pack included which was a very pleasant surprise after our rather long journey. It was easy to get to several places once there including the National Botanic Gardens, Dolaucothi Gold Mines and the N T property near Aberaeron. There are extraordinary views from the house which is set in a very peaceful location. We also went for a couple of local walks including a walk around part of the local reservoir which again was spectacular. The local pubs were very hospitable and served good food.it was the perfect place to get
a way from everything. If we
holiday in Mid Wales again or just feel the need to 'Get away' we'd definitely want to return to this house: it was
so peaceful and relaxing.
It was lovely
We had a brilliant 3 days. The cottage is located in a lovely location in the middle of silent and beautiful area. It’s easy for daily walk around.
The cottage itself was beautiful and clean with almost everything we needed. The phone are not working in the cottage but you have access to phone and WiFi with good internet speed.
We really enjoyed there and was very good 3 days escape to nature.
Thank you Mohammed, there is no mobile reception in the valley but as you rightly point out there is a landline and fast WiFi.
An amazing place to stay
We have stayed at many cottages over the years but this has to be our favourite! The house / barn was very clean, beautifully presented with lots of space for 8 people. The attention to detail was incredible - the only missing item was a hairdryer, which was immediately ordered by the owners. It had a games room that kept the children entertained - and the kitchen was superb for cooking Christmas Dinner in! It is set in incredibly beautiful countryside, with lots of walking and biking possibilities and great for nature lovers. There are two pubs locally, which offer great drinks and food. We got to know the locals which made our stay even more special. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough - and with the underfloor heating, Jacuzzi baths, wet rooms and massive sleigh beds, superbly equipped and large kitchen I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Aberaeron is a beautiful Nash sea side town on the Ceredigion coast line and is 28 miles away (one hour by car). It is a lovely day trip and has gained a reputation as a foodie destination – the Harbour Master is outstanding. The long distance Wales Coast Path also passes through Aberaeron and it is easy to follow the path for a beautiful walk along the coast.
Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 miles, Nearest railway: Llandovery 10 miles. Use of a car is recommended.
The nearest villages are picturesque Rhandirmwyn (4 miles) and Cilycwm (4 miles). The area abounds in places to visit including several national trust properties, beautiful gardens and the outstanding mountains.