The Old Post Office ("Yr Hen Llythyrdy" in Welsh) is a grade 2 listed property in the village of Myddfai nestling at the foot of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons national park. It has been fully refurbished in 2012 & is now available for holiday rental. It can sleep up to 10 people although comfortable sitting around the dining table is 6 adults. The accommodation comprises of a lounge with TV, Freesat digital receiver, DVD player. The two sofas will seat six adults. There is a solid fuel burner in the lounge that is lovely on a cold winter's night. A Study: Digital TV, PS2 (plays DVDs), double sofa bed, chaise-longue, desk and WiFi... router. The kitchen/dining room has an American fridge freezer, induction hob (warning: not suitable for people with pace makers), dishwasher, table that will seat six and two armchairs. There is also a TV, DVD player. Garden Room: Garden room with wicker seating for four adults. Great views of the hills and a peaceful place to sit in all weathers to enjoy a Gin and Tonic or your favourite glass of wine.
Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms and a twin room upstairs with a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
Outside Toilet: For the brave and hardy there is an outside WC and pedestal hand basin -with fantastic views of the Black Mountains with the door open!
Garden: There is a patio behind the house with a large garden mainly laid to lawn with a level path going around the outside of the top lawn. The garden is fenced and hedged on two sides with a garden wall on the third side.
You are based in the Brecon Beacons National Park and are therefore surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. There are many beautiful walks form within the village and only a short drive away you will find the legendary lake Llyn y Fan Fach and the Usk Reservoir.
If you drive to Llandeusant you will find the Red Kite feeding and viewing centre. There are also tea rooms there in the old pub. If you drive up hill from Llandeusant towards the Usk Reservoir there is a lovely area for picnics and kite flying.
Llandovery is 10 minutes away by car. There you will find a Chinese takeaway (cash payment only), Indian restaurant, chip shop, kebab shop, cafes, pubs, tea rooms.
There is also a golf course and swimming pool in the town. There are tennis courts and a children's play area near the castle ruins. There is a small supermarket in Llandovery but the bigger and better one is on the East side of town.
Llandovery also has several banks and a post office.
Locally there are fantastic opportunities for walking, cycling and fishing.
The river Towy runs through Llandovery and is well known for its excellent fishing. Fishing licenses and permits can be purchased locally. Please make sure that you are aware of the local bylaws that affect fishing in Wales (see (website: hidden) for more information).
Fifteen minutes north of LLandovery just off the A483 is Lanerchindda Farm (SA20 0NB) 01550 750300. Here they do quad-biking, shooting, off road trail bikes, fishing, canoeing, archery and 4x4 driving experiences. They get quite booked up so phone in advance to request places.
For younger children take a trip to Folley Farm where there is an indoor fair, live shows, go carts, Limas, meer cats among other animals. For the teenagers try Oaklands. Some very good amusement park rides including an old fashioned wooden roller coaster.
Aberaeron is about an hour away and has some lovely restaurants and fish and chip shops. It is a traditional fishing town with a beautiful harbour where you can do crab fishing off the harbour wall.
The Gower is about 1 hour 20 away and has some of the cleanest and best beaches we have ever been to. Caswell Bay, Three Cliffs and Oxwich Bay are well worth the trip.
Pembrey Park is also a great day out with woodlands, beaches, toboggan run, crazy golf, pitch, a model railway and put and plenty of room for a picnic. It is quite a big park but fairly flat so a great place to take your bikes.
About Myddfai and its Environs
The Black Mountains are the setting for many tales of myth and legend. One such myth is the story of the Lady of the Lake. The lake she came from is called Llyn y fan Fach in the Black Mountains. She appeared out of the lake and married a farmer. The couple had three children, who grew up to be the Physicians of Myddfai
In 2006, Prince Charles started looking for a base for his visits to Wales. Carmarthenshire was seen as a favourite location due to its quiet nature, and that the Prince was a frequent visitor to the local country house of the Legge Bourke family. In late 2006, the Prince via the Duchy of Cornwall made an offer on Llwynywermwd (English - Llwynywormwood), a former coach house set in the 190 acre grounds of a ruined mansion. Prince Charles made his first official visit on 16 March 2007Read more
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