Basel Cottage Holidays - 5* Award-Winning Rural Retreat
Sue and Jonah look forward to welcoming you to award-winning 5* dog friendly Basel Cottage – A fabulous rural retreat ideal for families and couples alike!
We are situated 2 miles from Llandovery in Carmarthenshire on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and set within the Cambrian Mountains. Dating from the 1700’s, nestled along a private driveway, 5* Visit Wales graded Basel Cottage sits next to our own home ‘Little Hall’.
Extensively renovated and landscaped with relaxation in mind, Basel Cottage boasts a large enclosed garden amidst 17 acres of glorious Welsh countryside. Basel Cottage is a ‘Doggy Paradise’ should your four-legged friends wish to accompany you and we happily welcome up to 2 dogs to stay free of charge.
There is also a private enclosed wood which houses a fabulous unique hand-built wooden cabin, an ideal place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. A few steps from the front door of the Cottage is an elevated decked terrace with river and woodland views as well as a gorgeous slabbed terrace with stone and slate benches and a firepit ideal for entertaining or experiencing our fabulous Dark Skies. New for 2021 and suitable for all ages, is our fun ‘Agricultural 4 Hole Pitch & Putt Golf Course’ and we also have Table Tennis available on site for guests use.
Basel Cottage offers 2 large bedrooms, one of which has dual aspect views, super king-size bed and an en-suite. The second bedroom has twin beds and use of its own family bathroom. The living area consists of a well-equipped family kitchen and dining area leading onto a spacious living room with an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. The front picture window boasts a large window-seat overlooking the terrace and hills beyond – ideal for bird watching or relaxing with a good book! The cottage also has a downstairs cloakroom and utility room. There is also Super-Fast Broadband available in the cottage.
Basel Cottage – so named as the valley is very similar to parts of Switzerland and because we have family connections to Basel! There are walks straight from the cottage across the valley and up into the Crychan Forest where there are both walking and biking trails. This is a wonderful location for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park, Mid Wales and the Cambrian Mountains.
Perhaps enjoy a trip around the Llyn Briane Reservoir or the Elan Valley with scenic drives around the beautiful forest and reservoirs? If you are interested in Bird Watching the Gwenffrwd Dinas RSPB Reserve near Llandovery is a must as well as The Red Kite Feeding Station in Llanddeusant where you can see these magnificent birds at close range. For those seeking new challenges, there are also quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking facilities nearby.
Llandovery is easily accessible by both road and by rail utilising the scenic Heart of Wales Railway Line which runs up through Mid Wales from Swansea to Shrewsbury and it is well worth a journey as the train passes over the spectacular Cynghordy Viaduct. Llandovery has an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes and pubs and hosts a number of fun events throughout the year including the Llandovery Motorbike Weekend in July and the Llandovery Sheep Festival in September.
The Llandovery Museum and Visitor Gateway offers a wealth of information about the history of the Town and tourist attractions and activities in the local area. The Centre, run entirely by local volunteers, can be found adjacent to the ruins of Llandovery Castle which has an impressive 16 foot stainless steel statue of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, a former Prince of Wales.
Recent awards include:
‘Best Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage Accommodation – Wales’ in the SME News Magazine 2021 UK Enterprise Awards.
Welsh Enterprise Awards 2019 Winner for Best Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in South Wales.
South West Wales Regional Winner for Best Self-Catering Accommodation at the National Tourism Awards For Wales 2018.
Gold Award Winner for Best Self-Catering at the Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2018/2019.
Contact us by phone on 01550 720794 or Mobile on 07960871558 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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