Beudy Bach, meaning ‘small cowshed’, has come a long way since its early life as a home for cattle. Now it’s a delightful, one-bedroomed, semi-detached, single-storey studio cottage that’s ideal for couples or families of three. The cottage boasts a fantastic patio to the front of the cottage commands magnificent views across the Carmarthenshire countryside. It’s also a wonderful spot to sit and appreciate the carefree chorus of nature, whilst sipping a glass of wine or al-fresco dining in the summer months.
Situated adjacent to the owner’s home within extensive grounds of meadow and woodland, the property is nestled close to the edge of the famous Brecon Beacons National Park to the east, with the wonderful Brechfa Forest to the west. Brechfa Forest is a mixture of ancient trees and managed woodland, and there are fantastic mountain bike trails as well as promoted walks and horse riding. Also just a few miles away from Beudy Bach is the lovely market town of Llandeilo, with its chic shops, cafés and restaurants.
The owners have thoughtfully created a haven of comfort, character and charm beneath a vaulted, beamed ceiling. Complete with an on-site boules pitch, it’s the perfect getaway to discover the surrounding countryside on foot, by bicycle or by car. Bluebells carpet the woodland in spring, otters inhabit the lakes and the streams that criss-cross the hills, and rabbits scuttle across the meadowland far below a majestic red kite. Spring also sees the arrival of Canada geese returning home to a vast array of flora and fauna on Beudy Bach’s doorstep.
Visit the National Trust-owned Dolaucothi Gold Mines (tours available all year round), Carreg Cennen Castle, Dinefwr Park and Newton House. Also within easy reach are the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Aberglasney House and Gardens, and the Llanelli Wetlands Centre. The glorious golden stretches of Carmarthenshire’s sandy beaches can be reached in well under an hour; Cefn Sidan at Pembrey is one of Wales’ longest beaches at 7 miles.
There is a local pub at Salem 1½ miles away, which is popular with locals as much as visitors thanks to its real ale and good food. There is also a small village shop and pub at nearby Cwmdu. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. Beudy Bach can be booked together with Beudy Mawr (UK6091) to accommodate up to 6 guests.
Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freesat TV.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom area: With double bed and pull-out z-bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Electric panel heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Patio with garden furniture. Shared 28-acre natural grounds with woodland and boules pitch. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are streams and a lake in the grounds, 100 yards away.