Barley Cottage

Key Features

  • 3 bedrooms, each with own bathroom
  • 3 bathrooms with Heritage fittings
  • Woodburner and central heating
  • Oak beams & flooring
  • Hand crafted custom finishes
  • Constant heating & hot water
  • Thick, sumptuous pillow top mattresses
  • Extra wide comfortable sofas
  • 100% cotton sateen 500 thread count linens
  • Large fluffy white towels
  • TV in all bed & living rooms,
  • DVD and stereo
  • Internet access
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Paved terrace with far reaching views
  • Large washer & dryer

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    • Barley Cottage is a captivating traditional two story Brecon Beacons stone built cottage with a gorgeous outlook. The impressive parkland setting commands breath taking far reaching southerly views looking down over sunlit valleys and out towards the distant hazy mountains.

      This beautiful old dwelling has been immaculately refurbished with oak timbers from The Bwlch Tre Banau Estate and the wood burner in the fireplace provides roaring log fires during the cooler months. The immense charm and character of Barley Cottage has been enhanced by the addition of burnished solid oak floors, Welsh slate and huge oak beams.

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    • This beautiful traditional welsh stone building has an oak beamed ceiling in the large and welcoming open plan living area. The immense charm and character of this most traditional of settings combines the newest modern touches to ensure a supremely comfortable stay.

      Floors of are of burnished solid quarter sawn oak and the welsh slate fireplace comes complete with woodburner for a roaring open fire. In the cooler months, underfloor heating throughout keeps it warm and toasty. After busy days exploring the countryside, relax on the hugely comfortable tapestry or leather 8-way hand tied sofas and enjoy catching up with a favourite programme or watch a DVD on the large flat screen TV.

      Stroll out of your front door and enjoy the most beautiful view down across the valley below and over to the distant range of mountains on the far horizon.

    • The fully equipped kitchen is furnished with sleek oak cabinetry, antique handles and a large Welsh dresser for that traditional feel. Brand new appliances include large ceramic hob top range cooker with extraction system over, dishwasher, side by side under counter fridge & freezer, microwave and a white enamel cast iron double sink.

      There is a full inventory of small electrical appliances, pots, pans and a full complement of crockery, cutlery and utensils.

      The laundry equipment is a large capacity washing machine, extra large tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

    • All of the bedrooms have the best quality extra thick pillow top mattresses, superb quality 100% cotton sateen 400 thread count sheets and their own en-suite bathrooms.

      The large master bedroom suite is on the upper floor. It has a 6ft wide super king size antique style pine bed, television, stereo and a cosy corner for relaxing and reading on the cottage sofa by a window.

      Bedroom 2 on the ground floor has a stunning double antique pine four-poster bed, flat screen TV and its own bathroom with large walk in double shower.

      Bedroom 3 on the ground floor has television, 2 single beds, an armoire and dresser plus its own shower bathroom.

    • Bathrooms are liberally supplied with freshly laundered large white fluffy towels

      The oak panelled Master en-suite bathroom has a large Heritage double-ended bathtub, corner shower, traditional style basin, high cistern toilet, bidet and heated towel rail.

      Bathroom 2 has a large double shower and Heritage traditional style washbasin plus a toilet with a high level cistern and a heated towel rail.

      Bathroom 3 has shower, Heritage traditional style washbasin plus a toilet with a high level cistern and a heated towel rail.

    • Originating in the 16th Century, this idyllic 104 acre private estate is set amid the rolling hills of the County of Carmarthenshire known as “The Garden of Wales in its lush verdant rolling landscape. The impressive parkland setting commands breathtaking far-reaching southerly views looking down over sunlit valleys and out towards the distant hazy mountains. The Bwlch Tre Banau Estate affords a characterful glimpse into country life and has a long and fascinating history.

      Guests at Barley Cottage are welcome to explore all of the estate, including 104 acres of gardens, parkland, ponds, natural hillside, verdant meadows, riverbank, woodland and the largest privately owned glass and hardwood orangery in Wales nestled into the hillside. Take a leisurely picnic down to the woodland by the river or find a sunny spot in one of meadows. If you are feeling energetic, scale the hill – it feels like being on top of the world. Then just sit back and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree panoramic views out towards the distant mountains and all of the hills and valleys that surround the estate.

      During long lazy Summer days and evenings If you plan to have lunch out on the terrace, barbecue some local succulent Welsh Black steaks, or delicately flavoured Welsh lamb chops, lightly sprinkled with fresh rosemary. From the nearby towns of Llandovery or Llandeilo you can source crisp just picked lettuce, fragrant just picked tomatoes and other salad ingredients, Welsh grown fruit or vegetables. Other delights can include buttery small new potatoes fresh from nearby Pembrokeshire, juicy raspberries and flavoursome strawberries – perfect with some fresh Jersey cream from the local delicatessen in Llandovery. There is nothing quite like eating delicious food outside in the fresh air.