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Llechwedd Mawr

Talybont, nr. Aberystwyth Grade 5 Star rating View Map
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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


This property boasts mountain views from all windows, and on approaching the cottage, the ‘Pumlumon’ mountain will come into view.

Lying in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales, this unique detached stone cottage makes an unforgettable experience for a family or couples alike. The first record of Llechwedd Mawr dates back to 1587 when a farmer, Richard Morgan, rented the land. It was the traditional way back then to graze cattle through the summer and make butter and cheese to sell in the neighbouring villages. A survey of 1811 described the building as "a stone house with a slate cover in good repair and that with 983 acres the rent shall be £22 per annum."

Over the following years the house saw many changes and occupants until the 1950s when it became inaccessible due to a hydro-electric dam being built, and it stood abandoned and isolated for many years until a road was made. The present owners purchased the land and cottage in the 1980s and it was used merely to store sheep food until its complete renovation in 2011 and then two years later it was transformed into the uniquely positioned and beautiful holiday home it is today.

The owners have been appointed Ambassadors to the Cambrian Mountains, an initiative set up by HRH The Prince of Wales to recognise high quality tourism establishments that contribute to the sustainability of the region. They have also received the prestigious certificate from the World Hosts programme in the principles of customer service. You are assured a warm welcome or "Croeso Cynnes" as they say in Wales.

There are mountain views from all windows and a scenic route leads you from the village of Talybont over the Nant-y-Moch Dam to Ponterwyd and Devil’s Bridge. On your approach to the cottage, ‘Pumlumon’ - the highest peak in the Cambrian Mountain range - will come into full view with its 760 square mile vastness of heather, forest, shimmering lakes and sourcing the mighty Severn and Wye rivers. This high country of compelling emptiness defies civilisation, providing a natural playground for ramblers, mountain bikers and bird watchers alike. If you can drag yourself away from the tranquillity of Llechwedd Mawr, the nearby charming towns of Aberystwyth, Machynlleth and Aberaeron are well worth a visit, offering traditional Welsh pubs, boutique shops and sandy beaches where dolphins and porpoises are often spotted on a clear day. Horse riding nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant, 8 miles.

Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove and dining area with mountain views and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed patio, terrace and furniture
  • 760-acre natural, unspoilt uplands
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Lakes, rivers in grounds. The access road to the property is suitable for high clearance vehicles or 4x4s. For families and couples only, the owner can provide use of a 4x4 vehicle (£100 per week), for access to and from the property if this facility is required. Please enquire for more details.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-14
    The best holiday we had in a long time. The location itself was beautiful. The cottage was hidden within the picturesque hills and small mountains. It was wonderfully decorated and everything you needed was there. Evan and Carol are two beautiful souls that touched our hearts from the instant we met them. The guided tour and the friendly welcome from both was great. Long walks within the cottage to the rivers, chasing after sheep, the kids enjoyed so much that they didn't want to go home. Thank god we had good weather but when it rained it was even more beautiful. Felt like being Jane Eyre for moment, lost in the imagination. In summer, I can't imagine how beautiful it would be. Thank you Evan and Carol for everything, from the rental of your jeep to even the welcome pack that was left for us. We will definitely come back again !! Lots of love..

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29
    Had a very good holiday, I found the track to cottage a little heavy going especially when the stream is full but was no more than I expected.

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