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Pontbrenmydyr is on the edge of the Llanerchaeron parkland. It is an early seventheenth-century Clom (mud constructed walls), stone and thatch cottage. This cottage has been sympathetically restored to give comfortable and romantic accommodation surrounded by early vernacular detail. You can find out more about the restoration story here. Sustainable consideration has been made with heating and hot water supplied by a fully automatic biomass wood pellet boiler and solar panels, producing heating and water with virtually no carbon emissions. Rainwater is collected, filtered and used to flush the toilet, also reducing the environmental impact of the cottage.
Wood pellet boiler central heating and solar power heating included.
There is a garden leading down to a stream and parking available for two cars.
This cottage has a very low roof pitch so care must be taken, especially at the front door.
There are 2 steps down to the cottage from the front door and 1 step from the bedroom to the bathroom. Please note that there are also some uneven floors.
There is an empty cottage awaiting renovation at the bottom of the drive of this cottage. Please be advised that this does not belong to The National Trust. We have no responsibility for this cottage.
There is an unfenced river at the bottom of the garden. Due to the nature of the property and surrounding area, this cottage is not suitable for babies or toddlers and as such we do not provide cot/ highchair/nursery guard.
Pontbrenmydyr was built as a very simple workman's cottage long before the days of damp proof courses and cavity walls etc. Without the benefit of these, or inappropriate modern waterproofing techniques, some of which would change its appearance, it is impossible to avoid flaking/erupting paint and damp patches on the inside and outside walls. In the knowledge that the income generated from your booking is, to a large extent, spent on maintaining this and similar properties, we ask for your forbearance and tolerance and trust that, despite any short comings, you will enjoy staying in this pretty, unspoilt, little cottage.
Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Llanerchaeron during opening hours.
South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.
The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David's Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.
In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.
South West Wales has spectacular coastline, unspoilt countryside, thrilling activities and fascinating places to visit, making it one of the UK's most appealing holiday destinations. Pembrokeshire, on the South West tip of Wales, is a spectacular coastal region, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park takes in the entire coastal strip - the only national park in the UK to be wholly coastal in nature and for good reason. The coastline is stunning! Neighbouring Carmarthenshire is known as the 'garden of Wales' and home to the National Botanic Garden. Visitors can explore the rich heritage and culture, myths and legends, with spectacularly sited castles and picturesque market towns and the area is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers, with the Red Kite a common sight soaring over the countryside. Cardiganshire in the north boasts dramatic clifftop scenery overlooking Cardigan Bay and a haven for wildlife and pretty traditional Welsh seaside towns such as Aberaeron, the home of the famous Welsh cob and where one house in every four is a listed building. National Trust places to visit include the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds, Barafundle Bay, Colby Woodland Garden and the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby. Other attractions include the smallest Cathedral City in the UK, St Davids, many pretty seaside resorts, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail extending 186 miles from north to south and Oakwood theme park.