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Merlin Stable Cottage

Llandovery (5.5 miles), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Off the beaten track
Honeymoon Hideaways
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A peaceful and romantic bolthole for couples and their canine companions
  • Located on a family-run farm and surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside, with endless walks and trails on the doorstep
  • After your walks indulge with a soak in the shared on-site hot tub
Property code: BN242

A characterful and cosy rural retreat in a tranquil location, offering a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors and explore this unspoilt area of mid Wales.

A beautiful stonework cottage surrounded by 80 acres of serene farmland and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons, this romantic escape is perfect for a couple of avid walkers and their furry-tailed companions. Venture into the mystical forest at Gwenffrwd-Dinas and amble alongside moss-covered boulders and bluebell-carpeted woodland as you attempt to uncover the looting cave of infamous outlaw Twm Siôn Cati. Round off the day with a cold drink and a restorative soak in the steaming hot tub.

This well-presented property features a modern interior styled in neutral tones with bright splashes of colour. Unlace muddy hiking boots in the hallway then step into the airy lounge/diner overlooking the courtyard. Kick up weary feet as you sink onto the sofas and dive into some savoury nibbles then snuggle up with a film. Pour a glass of wine and plate up an indulgent sweet treat in the compact kitchen or prepare a delicious morning spread to fuel your adventures. Pad up the soft carpet staircase to the tranquil king-size bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. For the perfect leisurely morning, grab a coffee then curl up in the light-dappled reading nook on the landing then dine al fresco in the courtyard surrounded by potted plants and shrubbery.

Scope out the best local coffee shops and independent stores peppering the streets of Llandovery, 6 miles, or follow the town walk trail past the ancient castle ruins and along the banks of the trickling River Tywi. For something a little faster-paced, grab the bikes and throw yourselves into an adrenaline-fuelled mountain bike session with an awe-inspiring country backdrop at Cwm Rhaeadr, 6 miles. Don’t miss a visit to the quirky town of Llanwrtyd Wells, 9 miles, for bog snorkelling and real ale-sipping fun.

Read more Code: BN242

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower room, 1 separate WC downstairs
  • Electric cooker and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • TV with Freesat in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Lawned garden, BBQ and garden furniture
  • Lock-up storage and washing facilities for mountain bikes
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome (more than 2 to be discussed with owner) - due to livestock in surrounding fields, dogs need to be kept under control at all times
  • Electric Cars - If you wish to charge electric car please discuss with owner
  • Telescope available
  • Indoor hot tub shared with 4 other cottages on site.  Available between 10am-5pm and time slot must be booked.  No extra charge for hot tub use but please note it may be closed at any time for maintenance/services/government restrictions
  • On discussion with the owners, there are fields close to the house where ball games could be played
  • Part of a small complex which can be booked together to accommodate a total of 29 people
  • Shops and pubs 5.5 miles away at Llandovery or 2 country pubs in Rhandirmwyn (4 miles)
  • CCTV operated at entrance to property & car park
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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This property is personally managed by Ceri.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kim 28th March 2024

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Reviewed by Sonya 5th October 2023

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Comfortable and clean, however; too many demanding stickers, No dogs upstairs, Wash your hands, No cables through windows, Departure 9:30 am . No welcome gift on arrival, ie; milk/ biscuits Alot of tangled cables from having every cottages Internet routers in our property, No hand towel or soap dispenser upstairs. Limited usage of shared hot tub 45Read more min per day, one of the days was all lined out so couldn't use it only one opportunity to use it during our stay Shower cutting out twice Hide

Reviewed by Elisabeth 15th September 2023

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The cottage was ideally placed for visits to places such as the beach at Pendine and places of interest such as castles and the National Trust property Newton House. We and our dogs enjoy walking and there were some great walks within a short drive. The cottage was comfortable and we were meant to feel very much at home by the owners. All in all anRead moreexcellent break. Hide

Reviewed by Douglas 2nd September 2023

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Property was lovely and finished to a very good standard, the owners were very welcoming and made our stay lovely. Being dog friendly was a massive plus as we took our dog with us. In a very good location for exploring South Wales and the Brecon beacons were right on the doorstep. Lots of information was provided for local attractions in the welcomRead moree pack which was also super helpful for planning days out. Would stay here again and being allowed to metal detect during stay was awesome too. Hide

Reviewed by Gavin 28th July 2023

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The cottage was great and the owners were helpful and gave advice on were to visit.

Reviewed by Richard 24th July 2023

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Great place for long walks & it's very private there,very friendly owner & always had time for a chat,thank you so very much,see you again in 2024

Reviewed by Susan 17th July 2023

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Beautiful conversion to a very high quality; spacious and comfortable. Near places of interest and the nearest town Llandovery is a lovely place with its castle, shops and craft/coffee centre under the clocktower. The owners were friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Hot tub available by booking during daytime hours. Would recommend tRead moreo anyone and consider going again. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 12th July 2023

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Spotless, very comfortable cottage and very spacious.

Reviewed by Teresa 3rd July 2023

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Hosts Lucy & John were welcoming and provided some recommendations on places to visit. Cottage was tidy and clean and had all the basic supplies such as pots, pans, sharp knives, can openers etc. Even supplied washing up liquid and spray cleaner! Stunning location and lots to do either locally or within 60min drive. Pembrey beach was lovely especiaRead morelly with our dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 24th June 2023

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We were very impressed overall and the let was top-notch in terms of location, cleanliness and comfort and the owners were super-friendly! The only thing we felt let it down was that the shared hot-tub had to be pre-booked and was only available between 10am & 5pm, meaning it was unavailable if others had booked it OR you wanted to use it after a dRead moreay's adventure or in the evening. Unfortunately we didn't use it as we were out most days. Sorry, but the only negative on a brilliant stay otherwise. Hide

Reviewed by David 19th May 2023

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Merlin stable cottage is idea for two people very well appointed and although situated with other cottages very private. Ideal base for walking I rhe hills or for driving further afield the west coast is only one hours pleasant drive.

Reviewed by Ella 27th March 2023

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Reviewed by Hardson 24th March 2023

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Very clean and spacious cottage situated in a very tranquil location. When it says Self catering, it basically means that. Utensils are available but remember to bring all your cooking and bathing requirements. There are no complimentary essentials available.

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd February 2023

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The cottage was super clean, tidy, comfy bed and sofas ! Hot tub was nice but limited access - 9-4.45pm . Staff we met on departure were super friendly although we hadnt seen anyone until then. Nice surrounding areas plenty to do - look up where to go before you go and get supplies in !!

Reviewed by Joshua 23rd November 2022

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Very nice location if your looking for peace and quiet! Local shops 20 minutes from cottage good for dog walking! Clean presentable good value for money

Reviewed by Helen 17th October 2022

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A gem. Very happy to recommend this accommodation and area for a holiday to both family and friends.

Reviewed by Nigel 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Gavin 22nd August 2022

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The accomidation was great and is located in a lovely quiet area with good views of the countryside. It is easy access to many great sites to visit. The owners are happy to provide digital maps of local sites to visit.

Reviewed by David 15th July 2022

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A quiet setting surround by lovely countryside and the hot tub is perfect to relax in after a day walking

Reviewed by Hayley 2nd July 2022

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Lovely cottage, nicely converted, plenty of parking space. Good WiFi speed, comfy bed, useful to have a washer/dryer in kitchen. Great it's dog friendly. Very quiet & peaceful location, lots of lovely walks to do locally.

Reviewed by Elaine 24th June 2022

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Cottage is immaculate and ideal as a really comfortable base to be able to enjoy the surrounding area/countryside. All essential utensils etc .were provided/our bed was really comfortable + we loved the landing which had 2 x comfortable seats + table which we used as our early morning reading/coffee break space. Jacuzzi Room excellent as was jacuzzRead morei itself - def a wonderful bonus to holiday. Ensuite lovely (large) & there was unlimited really hot water for all of our stay. Def recommend Hide

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