The Byre Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation

the-byreDating back to the early 18th century, The Byre  is the renovated cow shed of the larger farm complex, Maes-y-Gwaelod, one of the oldest properties in the area.  Awarded 4 stars from Visit Wales, the property is nestled half way down the valley, between the Crychan and Halfway forests, and has spectacular views with country lanes and bridleways accessible directly from the door. 

The detached barn has three bedrooms (one large double and two singles) with an open plan kitchen/diner/sitting room.  The Byre  is full of character, with exposed beams and stable door to the front courtyard, where the morning sun climbs over the mountain to the East. 

There is a fully equipped kitchen with fan-assisted oven and microwave.  The sitting area contains a flat screen TV and DVD player. The Byre  is an ideal base for young families, as highchair and travel cot are provided for your stay.  There is parking for 2 cars directly in front of the property.

We particularly welcome walkers and cyclists as we provide a laundry/drying room, which is excellent for muddy boots and walking gear and there is secure accommodation for pushbikes and outdoor washing facilities. We are dog-friendly with access to a rear garden.

Kitchen staples – tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, hand wash and washing up liquid are provided – and a welcome pack on arrival contains cheese, butter, orange juice, milk, and fresh, home-made bread and eggs from our own free-ranging hens. 

Please check out our website, or contact Lesley Markham on 07944 544267 or

Luxury Lodge Stays

Luxury Lodge Stays is a website focused on luxury lodge holidays which are specifically chosen based on the quality of accommodation, and local attractions.

There is a wide range of luxury lodges throughout Mid Wales providing the perfect base for exploring.

Luxury Lodge Stays

Sugar & Loaf – Luxury cottages in Wales

We have over 400 luxury cottages in Wales and over 180 luxury cottages in the Brecon Beacons so whether you are looking for a stylish shepherds hut, a luxury lodge or a cosy cottage, we will have what you are looking for.

We have several luxury holiday properties near the Crychan Forest, such as Brecon Beacons Barn, Rhydins Fawr, The Mill House, Rhydins Fach Isaf. Do take a look at our website to find the perfect one for you.

Rhydins Holiday Cottages

logoRhydins Farm is a stones throw away from the Crychan Forest in the north of Carmarthenshire on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian mountains. We are almost equidistant from the coast of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire, with Pendine and New Quay being about an hour’s drive. We are ideally located for visiting the many attractions that Carmarthenshire has to offer such as the National Botanical garden, Aberglasney gardens and the many castles and historical sites that can be found in this part of the world.

For keen walkers our property is next to the Crychan forest with its many forest trails. And no visit would be complete without seeing the beautiful Red Kites that inhabit this area.

The accommodation comprises 3 cottages in a court yard setting which can sleep 21 people in total, making it suitable for large families or groups to be nearby. The cottages can either be booked together or individually.

Our larger barn is a stunning conversion of our old stone barn which now sleeps up to 13 people, perfect for group getaways and shared accommodation. This cottage is built on a large scale purposely to provide accommodation for large groups and families.

Rhydins cottages are opposite the Rhydins Barn accommodation. Our holiday cottages are perfect for small groups, families and couples, with both cottages sleeping up to 4 people.

Please see our website for more information and availability or call us on 01550 750231 or 01550 720492

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Brecon Beacons Holiday CottagesWe have a wide selection of quality holiday accommodation in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains so whether you are looking for a family holiday, a base for a group cycling trip or a romantic getaway we will have what you are looking for.

We have several cottages in or close to the Crychan Forest have a look at our website or call the office on 01874 676447 to find the right one for you.

Penywaun House

Penywaun HouseThis VisitWales 4* farmhouse was restored in 2009 and is in an idyllic setting adjacent to a working livestock farm, four miles from the market town of Llandovery and a short walk to the Crychan Forest. The entrance to the property has double gates to ample parking at the front and side and a large enclosed garden. There is a patio at the rear with garden furniture and a barbecue (April to October). The property sleeps 8 adults or 7 adults and 2 children and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and central heating.

Downstairs, there is a well equipped new kitchen with an electric oven, microwave, slow cooker, steamer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine. The dining area has comfortable seating for nine people around the long dining table, and a hifi with DAB radio. There is a candlelit semi-circular stone fireplace with bread oven and chimenea. The sitting room is warm and comfortable with green and brown leather sofas, and a stone fireplace with an attractive array of candles in a cast iron chimenea. The flat screen tv has Freeview, DVD and Playstation 2. There is a also a door to the downstairs shower room and wc. The downstairs double bedroom also has access to the shower-room but can be securely locked off when necessary. It is suitable for visitors with walking difficulties. Upstairs to a galleried landing, off which there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Penywaun House
Carmarthenshire SA20 0AX
Tel 02920 892155

Bryncelyn Guesthouse

Bryncelyn Guest HouseSituated in the heart of Llanwrtyd Wells, Bryncelyn Guesthouse offers Visit Wales 4* licenced B&B accommodation. We are just a 10 minute drive from Crychan Forest and on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains. We have pubs and restaurants on our doorstep.

All rooms are either en suite or have private bathrooms. In addition to our 6 guest rooms, we have budget accommodation in our attic flat which has 6 single beds and is ideal for groups.

We offer early breakfasts and packed lunches on request.

We also have:

  • Off road parking for up to 6 cars/vans.
  • Storage and washing facilities for bikes/boots
  • Drying facilities for clothes/boots

Bryncelyn Guest House
Dolecoed Road
Llanwrtyd Wells

TEL: 01591 610 242

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