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. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2¾ miles.
Two steps or ramp to entrance with stable door. Spacious open-plan living room with wood-burning stove and handmade, farmhouse-style kitchen area. Slate floors throughout. Step up to single bedroom. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. All bedrooms with oak floor. Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, toilet. Shower room with toilet.
- 32" Freeview TV
- Ample parking
- Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
- Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
- Travel cot and high chair on request
- Washing machine
- Slate terrace at front
- Shared rear courtyard with furniture
- Shared cycle store
- Natural water supply from spring
- Welcome pack
- No smoking
Note: Awel Y Mynydd (ref OY3) and Golygfa’r Myndd (ref OY4) may be booked together to accommodate up to 10 people