Your Stay

Ffrwdfal has a fascinating heritage possibly dating back to before the sixth century. Prior to purchase by the present owners, the existing Victorian house was run as a missionary retreat for travel weary visitors to rest and recuperate.

Megan and Iestyn have lovingly renovated the house into a beautiful family country home where you will find traditional decor, open fires, faded books and the odd Wellington boot to make you feel welcome.

Another unique aspect of Ffwrdfal is that the water is sourced directly from the hills above the mansion. You can enjoy the luxury of drinking and bathing in pure natural spring water.

The house offers only three guest rooms, all peaceful and with their own individual style, and there are plenty of quiet places both inside and out to soak up the tranquillity. Read by a fire in the library on cold evenings, relax in the sitting room, or watch the summer sun set over parkland at the front of the house, glass in hand.

Encircling the house, the wide lawns of the garden look out onto a five acre designated wildlife area and the Welsh pony stud owned by proprietor Megan Lewis.

The grounds of Ffrwdfal provide a flourishing habitat for wildlife, including one of the largest colonies of sand martins in West Wales. While wandering through fields and woods you may be fortunate enough to spot an otter on the banks of the Cothi, or even the rare Little Ringed Plover.

The Cothi is also famed for the brown trout and sewin which swim in its deep pools, and Ffrwdfal benefits from access to unspoilt private fishing on secluded stretches of the river. For those who prefer an easier catch, commercial fishing lakes are only a few minutes drive away.

The location of the house is perfect for exploring the Cothi valley, Brecon Beacons, the Black mountains and the Cambrian wilderness where red kites soar and can be watched at close quarters at a nearby feeding station.

Riding Holidays

There are a number of excellent riding/trekking centres in the vicinity, including Cae Iago ( and Five Saints ( However you are also very welcome to bring your own horse as we have on site stabling and some excellent local riding.