- Country House
- House / Villa
- Village / Rural
- Tennis Court
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
The Old House is a wing of Llwyn Madoc Manor House, a beautiful Welsh manor house set on a 2000 acre estate with its own walled gardens, water meadows, tennis court and stocked lake for fishing. Rural Wales at its finest, this is truly an idyllic place to stay for lovers of the countryside and the great outdoors.
The manor house has been lived in by the same family for over 400 years. The original farmhouse dates from the late 1600's and the main house from 1747. The views from The Old House are glorious - looking down over the walled gardens, the water meadows and the beautiful stocked lake with the forest beyond. The wild River Irfon flows through the valley - with several pools for Wild Swimming and of course miles of uninterrupted walking from the door. The small hamlet of Beulah is only a mile from this very remote wing of the Manor House - there is a pub serving local food and a garage, post office and village store.
Here in the Cambrian Hills you are in true Welsh wilderness - you could walk all day from the many surrounding footpaths and often not see a soul. There are lots of cycle trails around so bring your bikes (or hire some) if you are keen mountain bikers. There are brilliant off-road bike trails in Irfon Valley The house is within easy reach of the Elan Valley with its many lakes which is well worth visiting. Nearby Llanwrtyd Wells, the "smallest town in the UK" has numerous Green Events. This is the home of The Bog Snorkelling Championships (i-dents on the TV) and The Man versus Horse Race. The house is 10 miles from Builth Wells and 20 miles from Brecon, the gateway to the Brecon Beacons. Scenic drives in every direction, following Drovers Roads and the Monks Route. There are several perfect places for wild swimming in the vicinity too.
Directions provided on booking.
Pub in Beulah
The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms (plus an additional toilet) and can sleep up to seven people. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor (one double and two twins), along with a family bathroom. Also on the ground floor a boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs a spacious kitchen diner with a window seat looking out onto the beautiful gardens. The kitchen is well equipped and has a long dining table to seat all guests. There is a comfortable sitting room with sofas and chairs, and a wood burning stove. The sitting room has large windows with views over the garden and lake, and down to the valley, and TV with freeview. This floor also has the fourth bedroom (a single) and another bathroom. The house is centrally heated with a wood boiler.
The manor house is set in an estate of over 2000 acres of parkland with ancient trees, woodlands and hills. There are lovely mature gardens, lawns and a walled vegetable garden belonging to the owner which you are welcome to wander in and enjoy. Guests also have their own small private garden with BBQ. There is a well stocked lake on site for trout fishing (and a boat - for use at your own risk) and a tennis court. There is ample parking. Safe storage for mountain bikes available.
Pets considered. Wood for stove supplied. Wifi. Home produced vegetables on offer when in season. Option for pheasant shooting during the season (please enquire). Also an option to bring your own horse as it’s wonderful riding country (please enquire).