4 Bedroom Eco Friendly House in Wales, Powys / Brecon Beacons, Llandovery
- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Short breaks available
Luxurious and eco-friendly, Henllys Lodge is a spacious, peaceful, warm and welcoming house with a lovely garden and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Come and explore the garden of Wales in comfort and style.
The Lodge is a detached house which has been extensively rebuilt and redesigned with the environment in mind - solar roof panels and ground source heat pumps provide the majority of the hot water, there is under floor heating throughout the property, and sheeps wool insulation keeps things warm and cosy. The house is set in the heart of the Carmarthenshire countryside, on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is an area of exceptional landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage, home to UNESCO designated Fforest Fawr Geopark and a haven for walking, bird watching, cycling, riding or visiting castles, gardens, woodlands, nature reserves and historic houses. Henllys Lodge is ideal for families, couples or groups of friends who want to relax and explore this beautiful part of Wales.
Carmarthenshire is often dubbed the garden of Wales and as you would expect it is full of fantastic landscapes, gardens and nature parks, castles and houses, and forests and hills to explore on foot, on bike or by car. There are walks directly from the Lodge which meander through woodland and alongside streams, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens are a must-see for nature-lovers, and the Brecon Beacons National Park is waiting to be explored. Not far away are the ruined abbeys of Strata Florida and Talley, Carreg Cennen (with its dramatic fortresses and spectacular views) is truly sensational, and the Dolaucothi Roman Gold Mines are also well worth a visit. And Llandovery itself is a charming, traditional Welsh market town, with the ruins of a Norman castle as well as some churches and fine Georgian houses.
Henllys Lodge is about 2 miles outside of Llandovery on the lane towards Cilycwm and Siloh. The nearest railway station is Llandovery on the Heart of Wales line which runs between Swansea and Shrewsbury. There are many rail connections to Swansea, including direct trains from London Paddington and Manchester. You could take a taxi from the station, alternatively bikes can be rented or you could walk the 2 miles.
Nearest Train Station:
Llandovery 2 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
Llandovery 2 miles
Pub a ½ hour walk along a country lane
The Co-Operative in Llandovery
Every Saturday in Llandovery
The house has four bedrooms, three of which are double (two with en-suite wet rooms) and the fourth of which has single bunk beds. There is also a separate bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. The ground floor is open plan - there is a lobby entrance where coats and boots can be left, the large kitchen/dining room has modern energy-efficient appliances and all the cooking equipment and utensils youll need, and there is also a downstairs WC. In the middle of the living room is a double-sided wood-burning stove so you can stay cosy in the colder months, and here you will also find a 40" LED television with Freeview, a DVD player with a selection of DVDs, a CD player with iPod dock, a table football table, a selection of games and puzzles, and lots of books, including maps and guides of the area.
The kitchen opens out onto a Welsh slate patio area with garden furniture and a barbecue. There are flower beds planted with native plants which flower at different points throughout the year and a lawn leads down to a pond which is teeming with wildlife from fish and frogs to newts and water lilies. There is a double swing for younger guests. Keen bird watchers will spot red kites and buzzards soaring overhead, and you can fill up the bird feeder to attract nuthatches, green finches and woodpeckers. There is private off-road parking for at least 3 cars and a locked shed to accommodate bicycles.
The beds have allergy-friendly mattresses and bedding; we encourage recycling and composting and eco-friendly cleaning products are used throughout. See the website for a full description of the houses green credentials. The house is adjacent to a country lane and farm access road, so there is some noise from passing vehicles. Llandovery has all amenities, including restaurants, banks, a post office and shops. When you arrive, you will receive a welcome basket from Just So Scrumptious, an award winning deli selling organic and local foods, and you can also order packed lunches from them. You can order meat and/or a breakfast hamper from Mathews Butchers. The local supermarket is the Co-Operative and food deliveries are available from Asda/Tesco. Theres a regular Farmers Market in Llandovery on the last Saturday of each month and another in Brecon.
Conditions of Rental
There is strictly no smoking in the house or garden and no dogs/pets. Guests should exercise caution close to the pond. Minimum stay for a short break is 3 nights. Bookings for dates within one month of date of stay can have 10% off, as do couples (out of peak season) using one bedroom only.