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Glanyrafon – Riverside Cottage is a luxury self catering boutique holiday cottage in Wales, with immense charm and character in a spectacular natural setting; nestled in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains in Carmarthenshire.

This 18th Century former Woollen Mill with wonky windows, thick walls and eclectic flooring has been renovated and converted into a luxury two bedroomed holiday cottage, furnished with a mixture of antiques, modern and vintage pieces.  Quality fixtures and fittings, modern conveniences and stylish bathrooms marry beautifully with the historical charm and quirky character of the property.

By day you can sit outside on the raised terrace amidst the fragrance of flowers and listen to the bird song.  At night, with the chiminea burning, relax to the sound of the stream running by. There’s a covered veranda just outside the cottage with views over the garden to the stream and mountains, the perfect spot to have your morning coffee.

A real highlight of Glanyrafon is the fabulous eco friendly wood-fired hot tub, filled with pure Welsh spring water, sitting on decking underneath an old oak tree.  This part of Wales is a Dark Skies Area, can you think of anything more heavenly than watching shooting stars and, from April, the Milky Way, while you relax with a glass of something special, under the starry night sky?

That’s a lot of unbridled pleasure before you’ve even left the cottage to explore.  Located on 70 acres of private estate you can enjoy miles of walks from the door along old drovers’ paths into the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park beyond.

A picture postcard location… by a babbling stream, on a hillside in the glorious Welsh mountain countryside, with expansive skies, surrounded by nature, it really is an idyllic spot to get away from it all.

Glanyrafon is one of three Cambrian Escapes owned by Duncan and Tanya Jordan.  Each of the boutique holiday cottages offers unique guest accommodation at Penstacan, a private 70 acre estate, in a stunning natural landscape.

Glanyrafon, meaning riverside, is an 18th Century Woollen Mill cosily nestled into the hillside in its own cottage gardens, yet with wonderful mountain views.  Tweeds and woollens were once woven here when every Welsh village had its own mill and factory… while the mill wheel has long since been lost, the crystal clear Gwenlais stream continues to flow through the beautiful garden with formal and wild borders and mature oak and beech trees.

You can enjoy views of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Cambrian Mountains from the cottage and it’s surroundings.  Pack a picnic, and from the door take a walk: hilltop vistas, hidden valleys and secret waterfalls are all waiting to be discovered.

Carmarthenshire is a glorious part of Wales, breathtaking scenery, Dark Skies, hilltop castles and great pubs (nearby recently voted Pub of the Year by Countryfile).  There’s so much on offer and you can find out more about the many natural and cultural attractions in the area on Cambrian Escapes’ website.  From wild swimming to stargazing you won’t find it hard to fill your days with unforgettable memories.

This is self catering at its best.  A unique and interesting property, tick, high quality beds and mattresses for the perfect night’s sleep, tick, nuanced little personal touches with a hint of luxury and in an amazing location –  that’s what makes Glanyrafon boutique!

Glanyrafon is a two-bedroomed, luxury self catering, boutique holiday cottage with wood fired hot tub.

Inside there is a bright ground floor garden bedroom with mountain views, under floor heating and its own outside access. It has a super king bed which can also be made up as a twin.  There is a ground floor bathroom with luxurious double sized shower.

Upstairs you’ll find a large suite, with double height ceilings and exposed beams. The triple aspect airy bedroom has an elegant king sized bed and views over the garden, stream and mountains beyond. The large ensuite bathroom has a claw foot bath with shower attachment.

Gather downstairs with friends and family to eat, play games, relax and reflect on the day in the large comfortable open plan living room with log burner and views over the garden and stream.

The open plan kitchen is well equipped with under floor heating, garden views, Stellar pans and a large fridge freezer.

Flat Screen TV, Bluetooth speakers and WiFi.

Outside – beautiful cottage gardens with stream running through, raised terrace, wood fired hot tub, chiminea.

Dogs and horses are welcome by arrangement.

A couple of features to be aware of at Glanyrafon:

Inside there are two low doorways and a beam which you will need to duck underneath.

Outside: the stream that runs through the garden is not fenced off, children and dogs should be supervised at all times and adventurous adults, take care!

Short break price from £111 – £218 per night, minimum 3 night stay.

Week long breaks from £79 – £156 per night / £555 – £1090 per week.

Self-catering accommodation only.

There are three great pubs in the valley all offering food; more shops, supermarket and food outlets can be found in the local market town of Llandovery.

You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Glanyrafon Riverside Cottage tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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At a Glance

  • 18th Century Woollen Mill
  • Antique & Vintage furnishings
  • High quality beds, mattresses & bed linen
  • Chiminea
  • Wood Fired Hot Tub
  • Stunning Location

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We have just spent 3 nights at this very special place. We came to Glanyrafon to escape and switch off and that is exactly what we did! The cottage is set in the most idyllic surroundings and we really couldn't have asked for anything more! Just lazing in the garden with a glass of wine listening to the birds and the stream really was heaven!


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