2 bedroom; ; kitchen, diner ; lounge, disabled toilet and shower. facility
Lake Cottage, Trapp, Brecon Beacons National Park, Llandeilo, West Wales
- english, french, Welsh learner
About Lake Cottage, Trapp, Brecon Beacons National Park, Llandeilo, West Wales
I have lived in the area for 25 years and fell in love with the tranquillity, peace, open spaces and natural beauty of the National Park
Lake Cottage, Trapp, Brecon Beacons National Park, Llandeilo, West Wales purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Lake Cottage, Trapp, Brecon Beacons National Park, Llandeilo, West Wales chose Llandeilo
Peace and quiet; in the shadow of the amazing Carreg Cennen Castle. Beautiful area with incredible countryside for walks with or without dogs. Fisherman's dream coarse fishing; wild fishing; game fishing and sea fishing disabled facilities
What makes this Cottage unique
This is seemingly only one of the very few lakeside cottages; suitable for disabled holiday makers in Carmarthenshire A green but functional cottage
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great fishing, give it a try
The cottage is definitely a fisherman’s cottage. The beds were amazingly comfy (2 single pushed together) note here is sloped ceiling so unable to sit up in bed. Skylight window with blind, bedroom was fabulously dark but if you want to be able to see a little top tip is take a plug in night light. Large kitchen with fridge, no freezer, didn’t bother us because we mostly ate out (but don’t take frozen food) Also if you planning on cooking there are no big mixing bowls, measuring jug, pizza pan, oven trays etc so aim keep it simple. (I was not planning on cooking 😆�😆�) Lounge with tv although it only worked one day out of 7 due to indoor Ariel unable to pick up signals despite re-tuning a number of times. Again this didn’t bother us because we were fishing till late and just attempted to watch it for the last hour before bed. Another tip here is perhaps bring some DVDs as they fit in the television or download yourself some movies onto your iPad/tablet. Outside was idyllic, wooden bench and plastic table and chairs. If you planning on laying out to read your book while your other half fishes take your own sun lounger, we took ours and it was invaluable. They provided two small towels so again I would take your own, I always carry bath sheets so it was not a problem. Tea, coffee sugar & milk provided but remember to take all your own toiletries, toilet roll, washing up liquid, foil etc
So, that’s the cottage now to the fishing lake. Idyllic surroundings and when there is nobody camping all the pegs are yours (though you already have your own private section fenced off right in front of cottage) Rudd, carp, roach all in excellent condition up to about 25lbs. If you don’t like fishing in weed there is a lot however, the carp top feed so if you bait to surface feed you will have no problems we were pulling out carp 6-8lbs and of course the one that got away 😉� We had a great time fishing.
The owner John is a real friendly man, nothing too much trouble and he called daily to ensure we were ok. He has more plans for the lake, it is a work in progress and I think it will go from strength to strength. Owen is the fisherman and he also visits daily to offer tips and tricks for fishing. Let me tell you this man knows every inch of that lake and is an extremely experienced and accomplished fisherman. You need to listen to what he tells you because without him I would not have caught my 8 1/2 pound carp. Thank you so so much Owen. xx
Beautiful location. Lots of local activities, caves, waterfalls, dinosaurs, beautiful local beaches. Lots of lovely local views and walks. Vwtu calming and peaceful place to stay.
Found a lovely piece of heaven in Wales and enjoyed the experience immensely. We will be back!!!
The pictures on the web really don't do this property justice it is beautiful.We have just spent the last 2 weeks in paradise fishing we caught fish every single day brilliant.The owner John is a lovely man and nothing is to much trouble Owen is lovely he gives you loads of fishing tips.I have never been so relaxed as I have on this holiday and have already booked for next year and cant wait.
We loved it
Had a great week and will definitely be returning! We would recommend to anyone looking to be off the grid. Husband thoroughly enjoyed himself fishing and caught some really nice fish. John the owner is very accommodating and went out of his way to make our stay very pleasant. We also saw Owen and he is also a very nice man he even made special trips to see what my husband had caught fishing. We Truly had a lovely week and didn’t feel the need to have the small television on during our stay.
This is our 2nd visit and won’t be our last, especially now with the loft extension......so comfy, with beautiful views from roof windows. The local pub is nasty, but heard the owners are leaving and hopefully will be restored to its former glory, whereas it was wonderful.
The Cottage is situated on the edge of the coarse fishing lake and backs onto the River Cennen. It is fully equipped and has disabled access, passageways and shower room. It has views towards the 13th Century Carreg Cennen Castle and the Black Mountain. Situated on the outskirts of Trapp, Llandeilo; the location is very favourable for hill walking; bird watching and of archaeological interest. There are numerous ancient ruins; including one of the largest iron age forts in the Country, along with many other castles and abbeys. These are: Carreg Cennen Castle - 5 minutes; Dinefwr Castle- 10 minutes; Dryslwyn Castle - 20 minutes; Kidwelly Castle 40 minutes; Talley Abbey - 25 minutes.
Carreg Cennen Castle was originally considered to be the Royal Seat at Dynevor, near Llandeilo. Probably the Lord Rhys (1197), the last significant prince of Deheubarth had a castle here. In 1340 Edward III granted it to the house of Lancaster and so it became crown property when Henry of Lancaster became king Henry IV. Owain Glyndwr attacked the castle and damaged it badly in 1403, but it was repaired for the Lancastrians at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses, and was for a short period governed by Sir Rhys ap Thomas. Later, Carreg Cennen ws granted to the Vaughan Family if Golden Grove and then to the Earl of Cawdor, who finally placed it into government care.
Llandeilo is the nearest town to the National Botanical Gardens and the world famous, Aberglassney gardens.
Only 25 minutes from the oldest town in Wales, Carmarthen, with it's famous market and beautiful shops. It sits serenely above the River Towy and provides the gateway to Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
For fisherman, besides the Coarse fishing lake, there are the rivers Towy and Cothi, famous for their Salmon and Sea Trout.
There are two free permits to fish the lake for residents only but permits can be arranged for any of those rives mentioned; provided at least a weeks notice is given to the owner.