Ca'er Belli Holiday Cottage: "Sheep All Around" Llandovery Hotel Tip by DerWisconsinWanderer
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Self catering holiday cottage just east of Cilycwm. 5 Stars from the Welsh Tourism Board. The cottage is a converted stone barn in the middle of a working sheep farm. Very quiet and restful. Located away from the host family's home and working barns and tools sheds. It is modernly fitted, even with Sky TV, telephone, two double rooms and a twin room, massive leather couches, a modern kitchen with dishwasher and clotheswasher. Step outside and hear the sheep, and once in a while the sound of a tractor beyond the hill. Your only neighbors are sheep (who tend to be pretty quiet after dark) and (while we were there) a field of turnips.
We read the guest books and found a few entries from Canada, France, USA, and New Zealand, but primarily from the UK with lots of repeats.
Packing tip -- If you stay here and are from the USA, you will be expected to surrender the shoes that you wore here at your USA port of re-entry at Ag Customs for a washing and disinfection, so don't wear those Pradas while you're here.
Unique Qualities: It is located at the junction of several hiking public paths. It is about a mile walk by road down into Cilycwm (Killicoom) or about a half mile by hiking path through the sheep fields. The Village was an important drovers stop, with stone trough gutters for watering the sheep as they passed through. It has a hotel/pub and a church and residences. Nearest shopping is Llandovery (4 miles) with a small Somerfield supermarket on the north end of town, and other, more interesting grocery, gift, and daily life shops about the town center.
The cottage provides a gas grill, a solarium, and an outdoor dining table. Most important, perhaps, is the availability of the host's family to provide private concerts on the Celtic harp. A restful setting in a rural (literally pastoral) setting, complete with books, CD's, and live music.
Clouds on the nearby hills; sheep in the meadows; red kites and buzzards abound.
Comparison: about average
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