We stayed in the cottage nextdoor to Bronfelin, Troed Y Rhiw.
Initially we had wanted to book Bronfelin because we loved the look of the kitchen, however having stayed in Troed Y Rhiw and looked round Bronfelin I can confirm they are equally lovely. Troed y rhiw does have the cosiness factor, which we really enjoyed.
The cottage is beatuifully decorated and the king-sized bed is really quite difficult to leave in the morning. From the bed linen to the exposed beams and other touches too numerous to mention, it really seems like money has been no object when these cottages have been done out. The wood burning stove is about the best we have used - you cannot fail to light this thing and it was extremely efficient in heating the house.
We indulged in a plethora of walks quite literally form the cottage door and did not see a soul in the 6 days and countless hours we were out, which was great.
The cottage is a pleasant 20 minute stroll from town, and as long as you take a torch you can take the flat route walk back from town after a meal in the Neuadd Arms (good homemade curries and inexpensive homebrewed beer).
Do try the butchers - it seems a bit "league of gentlemen" when you walk in (as does the rest of Llanwrtyd wells at the outset) but dont be put-off - the meat is brilliant and the town is too.
Roger was laid back and friendly - he couldnt do enough to help and we wanted for nothing all week. The owners' b&b, Ardwyn House, is worth a mention - Roger and Katie were keen to show us round when we went to drop off the keys on the way home. The bedrooms are breathtaking and have been sympathetically overhauled. Its difficult to imagine anyone being disappointed with any of the rooms we saw.
A final word about the cottage - we had booked to return before we even left.....its that nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bronfelin is located in the hamlet of Llanwrtyd on the southern boundary of the Cambrian Mountains. The Cottage offers stunning views across the Irfon Valley which can be enjoyed from all the bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The cottage, built in the early 1800s, was sympathetically renovated in 2008 and every care has been taken to ensure your stay will be comfortable and a memorable one, letting you enjoy the peace and tranquility of this area. Bronfelin is ideally situated for the exploration of Mid Wales whether it be by foot, hoof or wheel. Trails are directly accessible from the cottage for those who want to venture into the mountains by foot or bike or simply take a stroll by the river. For those preferring to explore by car you will find some of the country’s finest Castles, Houses and Gardens all within a short drive in the most spectacular scenery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bronfelin Holiday Cottage Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales - Powys