Merlin House - country cottage with views over Brecon Beacons, near Llandovery, Wales, sleeps 8 to 9 with games room
West Wales Holiday Cottages
01239 810033
Merlin House
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Babel, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

Merlin House

  • 8 adults + 1 child sleeps
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • No pets


  • Cot available
  • TV
  • Enclosed garden
  • Good for walkers
  • Great views
  • Ground floor bed + bathroom
  • WiFi internet
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Games room
  • Luxury
  • Linen provided
  • Detached

Enjoy breathtaking views of idyllic countryside at the western edge of the Brecon Beacons in Carmarthenshire. Merlin House is a restored period farmhouse with shared Games Room. It offers a comfortable and relaxing base for walking, cycling, bird watching or fishing within easy reach of the small market town of Llandovery and the many attractions of the surrounding area. Walk or cycle for miles in the nearby Crychan Forest, a haven for many species of birds, mammals and insects. Merlin House has been approved for the Walkers Welcome Scheme by Visit Wales.

For anglers, there are over 7 miles of fishing on the rivers Towy, Bran and Gydderig. Nearby are the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountain, the National Botanic Gardens, Llyn Brianne with a stunning lake and walks, Aberglasney Gardens with its beautifully restored gardens, Dinefwr Park and Carreg Cennen Castle. Family days out less than an hour away include the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, the Red Kite Feeding Station at Llangadog and the National Showcaves Centre for Wales.

In a centrally heated garden building, there is a large games room with 8’ snooker/pool table which has a full size table tennis table cover. There are board games plus a dolls house for younger visitors. The building also houses a laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer and wc. A boot room has facilities for walkers. The facilities in this garden building are shared with two other cottages.


Merlin House sleeps up to 9 people (8 adults and one child or 7 adults and 2 children) in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. One bedroom is on the ground floor and with a double bed and en suite shower room is suitable for visitors needing easier access.

On the first floor there is a bedroom with a double bed, a larger bedroom with an en suite bathroom with bath, wash basin and toilet, a bedroom with twin 2’6” beds and another with a single bed. The family bathroom with bath and shower over, wash basin and toilet is also on this floor.

On the ground floor, the very well equipped kitchen has an electric oven, microwave, slow cooker, steamer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a washing machine. The dining area includes comfortable seating for nine people around the long dining table and has a HiFi with DAB radio and a candlelit semi-circular stone fireplace with bread oven and chimenea.

The sitting room is warm and comfortable with leather sofas and a feature stone fireplace with an attractive array of candles in a cast iron chimenea. There is a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD, a Playstation2 and board games. Internet access available. A door leads to the downstairs shower-room and toilet (the downstairs bedroom also has access so the shower-room but can be securely locked off when necessary).


The entrance to the property has double gates to ample parking at the front and side and a large enclosed garden. There is a patio at the rear with garden furniture and a barbecue.

Key facts

• Bed linen and towels are provided
• High chair and travel cot available
• Gas and electricity included
• A welcome pack is provided
• Free WiFi
• Pets cannot be accommodated (except guide dogs)
• No smoking is permitted
• Sorry no stag or hen parties
• Asda can provide grocery home delivery

Merlin House can be booked together with Merlin Barn and High Barn to accommodate up to 19 people.

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