About Ty Gwyn Farm
Country courses, a straw bale lodge and self catering accommodation at Ty Gwyn Farm, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire, Wales. Ty Gwyn Farm in Mid Wales is a traditional mixed farm, sitting in the rolling hills of Radnorshire, with stunning panoramic views in every direction. Ty Gwyn is an ideal base from which to explore this hidden, unspoilt area of Mid Wales. The beautiful Elan Valley, Builth Wells and Hay on Wye are all within easy reach. There are walks around the farm and plenty of footpaths and long distance walks in the area of Radnorshire and Llandrindod Wells. Watch the wildlife; we have red kites, buzzards, hares and badgers, enjoy clean air, open skies and absolute peace and quiet. From the farm there is easy access to the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells which still retains its magnificent buildings many of which surround the Temple Gardens. Within the town there are supermarkets, local food shops, a Victorian theatre, gift shops, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. The 13 acre lake is a particular feature with a magnificent dragon fountain in the middle.
Ty Gwyn is in a truly beautiful location. As you drive down the lane, you can see the vast panorama of hills spread out before you. Once here, there is a total peace and quiet, no other properties can be seen and the sky is dark at night, so you can see the stars. The only sounds you may hear are the birds, the stream and the sounds of our livestock. The lane that comes to the farm is very quiet and does not really go anywhere so we only get about one car a day using it!
We farm in the traditional manner as generations of farmers have done before us.
You will see our horses about the farm; Melly, Cleveland Bay x TB, Molly Shire x TB, and Monty a thoroughbreds. They are all very friendly with different characters and happy to be spoken to!
Last but certainly not least is Ash our very exuberant cocker spaniel!
We like to take care of the land we farm, to maintain and improve the habitats for wildlife. We are in Glastir, an environmental scheme run by the Welsh Government; we maintain old pastures, allow our hedges to grow thicker and taller and maintain ditches and ponds. In Ben’s wood, you can see where we have laid a hedge that had become very straggly and poor – it is now flourishing. We also have put up bird boxes of different sizes and shapes for a variety of birds. Our guests have noticed the following birds on the farm: red kite, buzzard, tawny owl, skylark, blue tit, chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, wheatear, cuckoo, wren, house sparrow, dunnock, blackcap, chiffchaff, mistle thrush, song thrush, linnet, redstart, green woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker, swallow, house martin, robin, blackbird, wood pigeon, pheasant, bullfinch rook, crow, jackdaw and possibly a willow warbler.
Different times of year bring different things to see, in spring the wildflowers and the May blossom, in summer early morning mists often lie in the valleys below, in autumn the trees turn to red and gold and berries are on the hedgerows, in winter, frosts on bare trees and yes occasionally it does rain!
Whatever the season, we hope that you will have a memorable and relaxing holiday here at Ty Gwyn.