Hot tub

Gwynfan Bungalow hot tub has arrived !

A brand new raised patio area has been created, made in natural stone and finished off with feather edged treated timber for your extra privacy to the back and decking fencing to the front so you can enjoy that view perfectly.

The patio consists of a CalderaSpas Marino Hot Tub,(6 adults), a Luxury Bamboo Heated Gazebo (8-10 adults with dining table), 2 sun loungers, a BBQ and outside lighting.Gwynfan Outside Leisure Facilities

A patio area to be enjoyed all year round regardless of the weather !!

Holiday Let newly painted – fresh and clean for 2016

A big thank you to local tradesman Mike Martin, Painter and Decorator based here in Llandrindod Wells.   Mike painted the large living room ceiling, walls and all gloss works.  This room is the heart of Gwynfan Bungalow offering comfortable seating in reclining leather settees for 6 people.

The utility room has undergone the full works too from top to bottom.  This room is bright and welcoming as the first point of call here at Gwynfan Bungalow.

All the gloss work within the kitchen/dinning room was also painted, keeping the eating area as fresh and clean as possible

A professional and positive attitude.   Price and timescale on first visit, arrived and finished within the time given, a good welcoming personality and so tidy and clean.

Hay-on-Wye Festival 2015

Hay-on-Wye Festival – Thursday 21st May until Sunday 31st May 2015

Gwynfan Bungalow offers self catering accommodation

For ten days a year 85,000 people come from all over the UK, Europe, America and the rest of the world to join a carnival celebration of ideas and stories at the Hay Festival.
The programme of some five hundred events takes place in the tented festival village during the spring bank half term holiday. Writers, politicians, poets, scientists, comedians, philosophers and musicians come together on the greenfield site to talk, eat, think, drink and be merry.

The full programme is available in April, and tickets can be booked online through the festival website, by post or fax, or in person at the Box Office, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, tel: 01497 822629.

 

Big Farmland Bird Count

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015

The GWCT is asking farmers, landowners, birdwatchers and gamekeepers to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of a farm this coming winter.  See www.gwct.org.uk/BFBC for more details.

Why not spend your counting here at Gwynfan Bungalow where Red Kites fill the skies daily.

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The 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair

First staged in 1990, the Winter Fair is now firmly established as one of the most popular attractions on the British agricultural show calendar. Leading stockmen from all over the UK compete for the top accolades in the competitions running throughout the two-day event.

Away from the judging rings the very best of Welsh food producers will be showcasing their produce and Christmas shoppers can explore the hundreds of tradestands, demonstrations and exhibitions, silver jubilee celebrations and festive atmosphere.

Gates open at 8am

FREE car parking

Late night shopping on Monday night with FREE entry after 4pm

FREE celebratory firework display at 7pm on Monday evening

Visit from HRH The Princess Royal on Tuesday

Silver jubilee themed competitions and celebrations

Christmas gifts

Food hall and Farmers Market

Cookery, produce and handicraft

Santa’s grotto

 

 

Short winter breaks available

Short breaks are available here at Gwynfan Bungalow at any time of year – but why not incorportate your winter visit with a trip to  the outstanding Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall

There is probably nowhere else in the UK that has all its rooms (52) decorated for visits from the public.

The designs are different each year, with each of the Xmas trees and other decoration in rooms themed to colours or memorabilia. Xmas tree examples have been the gold tree, the transport tree,the glass tree, the hot air balloon trees, the knitted tree, the train tree, the shoes and handbag tree etc.

Xmas at The Hall starts on Nov 1st each year, and continues daily (with the exception of Xmas Day) until .Jan 6th

Christmas and New Year in Mid Wales (self catering)

Make Christmas 2013 an unforgettable one with a Christmas Cottage break in stunning Mid Wales or see the New Year in with a good bottle of wine sitting by a real open fireplace.

Christmas and New Year is all about coming together and what better way to enjoy the company of friends and family, than organising your get-together in your own holiday cottage.  With an abundance of great local food, service and a festive atmosphere, a Christmas or New Year break in Mid Wales

Gwynfan Bungalow is a perfect choice for a Christmas or New Year Break, encapsulating the very tradition of Christmas celebrations in its unspoilt landscapes.  It gives you the freedom to enjoy Christmas away from modern day distractions and foster a feeling of the importance of family in a relaxed and scenic environment. With all the comforts you’re used to at home, Gwynfan Bungalow makes the perfect base to enjoy Christmas like it used to be.

Wherever you are, Christmas is a magical time of year, a time that can only be made more enjoyable by choosing to take a Christmas or New Year break in one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.  Imagine calling into one of the bustling towns of Builth Wells or Rhayader for last minute presents and locally produced provisions, before returning to a cosy cottage set in the midst of rolling farmland with views as far as  the Brecon Beacons.  Then, waking on Christmas morning to look over the same view, with white frost clinging to the trees, before opening presents with your loved ones and enjoying your Christmas in tranquillity.

A Mid Wales break at this special time of year will conjure up images of your perfect winter wonderland, and a perfect place to unwind over the festive season. Our well equipped bungalow has everything required to enjoy a traditional Christmas, while the region boasts many fine restaurants where local and organically produced food and drink is prepared.

 

5 reasons to love Elan Valley

The Elan Valley is located right in the heart of Wales, less that 10 minutes from the town of Rhayader and only 6 miles from  Gwynfan Bungalow.   It’s worth the detour.  The estate is one of the largest reservoir parks in the United Kingdom and goose-bumps are promised.  Drive, walk or cycle around the estate and you’ll see breathtaking views of man-made dames, woodland reflected in reservoirs, and rolling valleys.  Look out for Red Kites, otters and polecats, butterflies and moths.

*  Some of the best views in the whole world

*  Year-round wildlife spotting

*  A wonderful space to keep fit – walking, running and cycling

*  A peaceful place to escape the everyday live

* A welcoming visitor centre and cafe that’s open throughout the year

Spring has arrived down on the farm

Spring has arrived here in Llandrindod Wells,  Mid Wales despite the snow.  The new baby lambs are arriving in the warm buildings and staying in to strengthen for a couple of days before being let outside into the big world.  The baby calves are also making an appearance, beautiful strong calves by our new charolais bull.  They will remain in the buildings until late spring, when they will be turned away to grass with their mums.  Why not come and stay and watch the new lives running free in the fields at Gwynfan Bungalow

Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival 2013

Nine days of fun Saturday 17th August 2013 – Sunday 25th August 2013

Choose from a variety of talks on all subjects relating to the Victorian era. Exhibitions are of plenty, and local clubs and organisations have really pulled out the stops to produce interesting displays. Look out for our very own ‘Queen Victoria’. Relax on Temple Gardens and enjoy the many Bandstand concerts, whilst partaking of the superb refreshments on offer from our Food Court.

Throughout the nine days of the Festival, there will be many competitions for you to participate in or spectate.

There is a wonderful fancy dress competition with prizes for many different themes, please see the programme for more details

You might simply wish to soak up the atmosphere on Temple Gardens by wandering around the craft Marquee, watching the entertainment on the Bandstand, having a Victorian portrait taken or just relaxing with a cup of tea.

There is also a dog show for those pampered pets.