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A homely 200 year old farmhouse nestled right next to the beautiful Brechfa forest, run with sustainability always in mind.forest house with forest behind

• Short Courses in sustainable living available in the summer

• The perfect base for cycling, relaxing or exploring

• Extremely good value

• One minutes's cycle from the Brechfa Forest paths, 1 mile from Black Trail at Abergorlech & 4 miles from Bwrgwm mountain biking trails

• Sleeps 7 (plus cot), self-catering or b&b

• Gorgeous beaches an hour's drive away

• usually £350 per week or £210 for a long weekend

• Lock-up bike store for bikes with tools, oil, inner tubes

• Brechfa forest is only a stone's throw away

• Free wifi available (can be variable quality as it's a rural area)

Contact Blaise on 01558 685977

or e-mail me at [email protected] or read "more details about the house" at the bottom of this page


The view from the sitting room...



The Sitting Room



One of the bedrooms...



the kitchen - complete with cosy woodburning stove



the picnic bench in the garden



More details about the house

the house has heating, plus an open fire and a wood burning stove

sleeping accommodation - bedroom 1 - 3 single beds, bedroom 2 - one double bed and a cot, bedroom 3 - one single bed (and a fold out guest bed so we can sleep 7 at a push.

kitchen - microwave, oven, grill, fridge freezer, wood burning stove, kettle, everything you need

sitting room - two comfy sofas, open fire, dvd player

bathroom - shower, bath, sink, toilet, heater

utility room - washing machine, tumble dryer, hose for outside washing of dirty bikes, drying area for anoraks & hiking boots

garden - picnic table, breathtaking views, lawn, lock-up bike shed with tools, inner tubes etc, own parking area


Recent Visitor Comments

"A charming house and really great value." A. Heywood, Cambridgeshire

"We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage, it was a perfect base for our weekend riding and such great value too!
The large kitchen and utility room could not have been better for drying our clothes and getting cosy after a couple of days on the trails.
We will definitely be coming back for another stay."  G. Hood

"A cosy cottage.  So much to see and do in the area.  Enjoyed a lot of walking.  Saw seals and dolphins on the Cardigan coast."
Malley Family

"Perfect accommodation for mountain biking and relaxing.  We really liked the CD player, beds, the fires, decor, books and level of comfort  It was one of the best places we have stayed and well priced."  R. Wells-Cole

"Wonderful relaxing holiday.  Penbryn beach is a must see."  Frazer-Knight Family

"Beautiful farmhouse in a gorgeous part of the world."  N. Lawson, Berkshire

"Perfect setting and thoughtfully furnished and equipped." M. Horseman, London

"Fantastic walking and cycling.  Our 12 year old son even enjoyed the red cycle route!  Lovely relaxing holiday."  Wood Family, Bristol

"Breathtaking views.  Fantastic trails."  G. Kopak, Staffordshire

"We've had a lovely stay in the farmhouse.  Wonderful walking to be had in the forest."  L. Elliott, Wiltshire

"Everything you could want and fantastic riding nearby."  B. Cooper, Nottinghamshire




Recent Reviewsforest house front door

Review submitted to The Daily Telegraph, May 2012

"...just back from a stay with family at The Forest House near Abergorlech, where I ambled and the family mountain-biked.
"There's great berms and jumps on the Raven Black at Byrgwm" my grandson told me. A few days before I might have assumed he was running a temperature and speaking in tongues, but one day into our stay I understood what he was saying and could only agree. That is, I've seen the snaking rides from above, from the gentler forest paths. I've not actually ridden the perilous downward trails with their sinuous loops and curves over rocks and round pines or hanging in the air above precipitous drops. I'm a grandmother, for heaven's sake. I'm the one with a rucksack full of sandwiches and flasks of hot chocolate, trekking steadily with my trusty walking pole in one hand and the chubby little paw of the youngest grandson in the other. We pootled through ferny paths and mossy landscapes, in shady beech groves and over bridges spanning sparkling streams.

The oldest (60) and the youngest (3)of the party, we had a different agenda and a safer route than the rest of the party.  We'd lie down to examine starry moss and pretty lichens up close, we sang nonsense songs and played Pooh sticks. We took our own sweet time and caught up with the muddy members of the family in a clearing with a view down through the pine trees to a sunny slope of meadow.
There's magic in those hills. We'd rented a farmhouse up under the breast of the Brechfa forest near Abergorlech, called The Forest House. Spring water came out of the taps. The air was as invigorating as pure oxygen. There were forest paintings in every room, as if the outside had come in, like the robin who crossly flew into the kitchen in the mornings if no-one remembered to put breakfast out for him in the yard - bacon rind was his preference.
In the afternoons, while the biking generations picked pine needles and oak twigs from their hair and sluiced down spattered trail bikes, the pootling generations waded in the shallows at Llansawel and hunted for that geological phenomenon, the Gorlech stone, hefty sandstone nodules decorated with quartz, unique to this bit of Wales. Sand martins dipped round us as we waded, they had excavated settlements on the high banks. Along with the red kites, these were the first sand martins I'd ever seen.

Raven blacks, Byrgwm, Gorlech stones and berms, red kites, Abergorlech, swallows and sand martins, words and places to be savoured and stored in the city dwellers lexicon and resurrected next spring when we make the journey again. I've had a mountain bike for my birthday. A Raven black lies waiting for me deep in Byrgwm."

L. Elliott, Wiltshire