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Location

Gwedd y Glyn Barn and Dinas Farmhouse are located just a mile outside Llanwrtyd Wells (www.llanwrtyd.org.uk) in the mid-Wales county of Powys. Powys is one of the most sparsely populated areas of England and Wales and is home to the stunning landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park (www.breconbeacons.org), the Cambrian Mountains (www.cambrian-mountains.co.uk) and the Elan Valley Reservoirs.

Official figures have proven that Llanwrtyd Wells has the cleanest air in the land and the low light pollution levels make it one of the few remaining places in which you can still observe the Milky Way and other constellations at night.

Llanwrtyd lies astride the River Irfon on the A483 between Builth Wells (www.builth-wells.co.uk) and the old market town of Llandovery (www.lovellandovery.co.uk).

With a population of about 800 the town featured in the Guiness Book of Records as the ‘Smallest Town in Britain’. Its early fame was built on its mineral springs to which people flocked during Victorian times to “take the waters” and be healed of a wide range of ailments.

In modern times, Llanwrtyd is famous for its schedule of varied and unusual events such as the Man v Horse Marathon (www.green-events.co.uk) ; the World Alternative Games (www.worldalternativegames.co.uk)  and the Bog Snorkelling. 

With the successful re-population of the Red Kite following its near extinction, they are frequently to be seen soaring wild and free in the skies above the town. One place to visit when you’re visiting is the Red Kite Feeding Centre, Gigrin Farm (www.gigrin.co.uk), located just outside Rhayader.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Llanwrtyd Wells is a fantastic centre for activities such as mountain biking, fishing, walking and bird watching. We have miles of unspoilt scenery and wonderful hills and river valleys to walk. Many of the routes you can follow are old Drovers roads, used for over 500 years by farmers to ‘drove’ their flocks of livestock to sell in the profitable markets of England.

For the more leisurely inclined, the mountains, valleys and surrounding villages can be explored by scenic car tours or by using the Heart of Wales Railway Line (www.heart-of-wales.co.uk)

Llanwrtyd Wells certainly lives up to its motto of “Heddwch Ymhlith Harddwch” – “Peace Amongst Beauty”.

 

Testimonials

We have had a lovely holiday. The barn is very comfortable and spacious with some lovely home from home touches. The children have loved being able to play outside and not be in any danger.

The Cullen Family, Basingstoke, Hampshire. July 2014.

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Address: Gwedd y Glyn Barn or Dinas Farmhouse, Abergwesyn Road, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, LD4 4AD

Telephone: 01591 610765 | 07528 223 227