Our accommodation ranges from a cosy cottage for two to more spacious living for three, four, five or more. Combinations of cottages can be used for families or groups of up to fifteen who wish to spend time together in comfortable surroundings and nevertheless retain a high standard of comfort and privacy.
Each of our cottages are light and airy with south facing stone terraces and wonderful views down the Irfon Valley. Here you can sit and watch the Red Kites, Buzzards and Hawks patrolling the skies. The cottages are warm and well equipped and our prices include heating, lighting, bed linen and towels. There is a separate utility and laundry room with a tumble dryer and washing machines.
We are proud to announce that our cottages are now completely carbon free. We have installed a Hydro Turbine and Wood Pellet heating so your stay with us will contribute to a small reduction in your impact on the environment.
Here, in our four individual cottages in the three acres of gardens and mixed woodlands of a Victorian Hunting Lodge you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the peace & quiet of undisturbed nature.
We can provide storage and cleaning facilities for bikes and there is also a sauna available to guests on an hourly or seasonal basis.
Beyond the shrubs and flowers of the formal garden are acres of ancient oak and other native trees. The garden is framed on one side by the distant backdrop of the Irfon Valley and on the other a network of small paths leads through the garden and up into the woods. Some of the paths are cut into the rock itself and provide spectacular views down the valley. An exciting place to explore for both young and old. The woods are home to many birds and animals including greater and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Owls, Nuthatches, Siskins, squirrels and – if you are lucky a field mouse or a badger.
Just below Cwm Irfon is the river Irfon after which it is named. The cottages provide easy access to the Upper Irfon and fly fishing for Brown Trout and Salmon which can be booked through our partners the Wye and Usk Foundation. The River Irfon winds its way down the wooded valley directly below your cottages cutting many large and small pools into the slate rock. One of these, the 'Washpool' is only a few hundred metres away. It is famous as a spot for wild swimming and provides a natural swimming pool surrounded by mountains and forests.
Our nearest town is Llanwrtyd Wells, it is three miles down the valley along the River Irfon. Here there are a diverse range of facilities including restaurants, real pubs, an excellent Tourist Information Centre and shops providing all of the basic necessities.
We have four cottages in two pairs, Kite & Nuthatch Cottages in the renovated stable block and Woodpecker & Buzzard Cottages in a further separate building. The Cottages lie on the edge of our three acre wood with direct access to miles of footpaths and cycle tracks. All of them are equipped with everything necessary to make your stay comfortable and each has a south facing terrace with wonderful views down the Irfon Valley and the small mountain of Altwineau opposite which catches the evening sun.
Is our smallest cottage with one double bedroom and one single. Both bedrooms have views over the garden. There is a small sitting/dining room with a door out on to the stone terrace and an attached kitchen There is a separate bathroom with shower.
Kite Cottage is ideal for a couple although the spare bedroom makes it possible for three people to sleep.
Kite has a payphone.
Kite has a stone south facing terrace accessed via a stable door with steps leading down to the formal gardens.
All of our cottages are heated via a wood pellet boiler and bed linen and towels are provided
Is our largest cottage and sleeps five people in a double bedroom (with Kingsize bed), a twin bedroom (in what used to be the butlers accommodation) and a single bedroom. It has two bathrooms (one with bath and one with a shower), a sitting room and large kitchen/diner.
Nuthatch also has a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher.
The cottage has a stone south facing terrace with beautiful views down the valley accessed via a stable door from the sitting/dining room and with steps leading down to the formal gardens.
Nuthatch has central heating and bed linen and towels are provided
Nuthatch Cottage has a payphone and WiFi access
Adjoins Woodpecker Cottage and has two bedrooms, one double and one single (which can also be used as a twin bed by arrangement). The single bedroom leads on to a south-facing terrace with beautiful views down the valley.
There is a sitting/dining room with a sofa bed and kitchen and a bathroom and toilet with a bath with shower attachment.
Buzzard Cottage has a payphone and WiFi
Is an ideal cottage for a romantic getaway, it is open plan cottage for two. It has a small separate dining area and a kitchen. From the cottage a stable door leads on to a south-facing terrace with beautiful views down the valley.
Woodpecker has a wood burning stove as well as oil fired central heating.
For details of accessibility please view our access statement.
Woodpecker cottage has WiFi access
Events and activities
Cwm Irfon Lodge is the ideal base for exploring the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia to the North, the Welsh Coast to the South and the Brecon Beacons to the South.
- Mountain Bikes
- Road bikes
- Fly fishing on our two and a half miles of fishing rights along the Irfon
- Coarse fishing
- Horse RidingLocal professionally qualified riding stables providing the opportunity to enjoy the mountains from the back of well mannered horses.
- Wild Swimming There are at least two perfect places for Wild Swimming, the Wash Pool (where shepherds used to wash their sheep) just a 100 yards down the road (perfect for that early morning swim) and Wolf Leap in the Abergwesyn Valley.
- Paragliding Ask us about the best places to go!
With some advance notice, weather permitting we can also arrange tandem flights if you prefer someone else to do the piloting
Running and horse ridingLlanwrtyd is home to the famous annual Horse Versus Man race
- A variety of strange activities including:
Chariot and bathtub racing