The literal translation of Cwmcroiddur is 'valley of clear water'. It’s a hidden gem situated near the picture-postcard village of Cilycwm. From the cosy, traditional cottage to the grand, spacious barn with its high ceilings and balcony overlooking the stream it’s a very special desination.
Cwmcroiddur nestles in a small south-facing valley, with woodland on one side and open hillside on the other. To the south, there’s an amazing panorama across rolling farmland to the peaks of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountain. Behind the buildings, the land rises to reveal miles of wild, open country. If it’s walking, mountain biking, bird watching or just taking in the view you’re looking for, then this is the place for you.
Or how about panning for gold, fishing, horse-riding or browsing the local antique shops and delis? There are mountains, canals, castles and beaches, museums and shopping centres, all within easy reach. And just a short walk away is the Neaudd Fawr Arms, Cilycwm’s friendly pub, serving excellent food and drink. More things to do during your holiday or break at Cwmcroiddur.
Back at Cwmcroiddur, after a leisurely or action-packed day, there’s nothing better than sitting outside the Cottage or Barn, listening to the breeze in the trees and the stream meandering down the valley, sipping a drink while counting the stars overhead.
Many families and groups have used Cwmcroiddur as a perfect venue for an event or a celebration. We’ve had writing groups, training courses, bands rehearsing and recording, storytelling evenings as well as birthday celebrations – 40th, 50th, even 80th, plus all sorts of other family get-togethers. Cwmcroiddur is open over Christmas and New Year and everyone who has stayed here over the festive season has had a great time.
"Thank you for a wonderful time – great accommodation and facilities amid amazing scenery. We shall be back!"Pilgrim Adventure (Bristol, Minehead, Derby, Truro).
"Mornings here are lovely - you can just sit and listen to the birds. In the afternoons you can go walking. The evenings are for pubs and drunken board games. Had a wonderful time here. Thank you!"Lizzie (18)
"Ant's 50th birthday weekend! A perfect place to celebrate such an auspicious occasion. Sunshine, walks, fabulous food, music, games etc etc. Lovely, lovely! Such a treat!"Pip, Ric, Georgia, Lou, Ruth, Joe and Ben
"The barn has given us all a chance to be together without all of life's pressures interrupting – and an opportunity for me 9 year old to beat me at Scrabble!"Wheeler family
"This has been just what we needed following our daughter's wedding – complete peace and tranquillity. What a beautiful place. I am sure we will return."Mary, Berkshire
"We surely have enjoyed your barn this week!! A lovely place to stay, in a beautiful environment - a beautiful land!"Rondas family, Netherlands
"This is quite simply a lovely place to stay."Sarah
"We have really enjoyed our stay. You have worked hard to make this a comfortable, well- equipped place combining modern conveniences in a beautifully restored setting. Even the weather was reasonably kind, letting us get out on the hills – direct access!"Phil, Jenny, Tim, Sara and Andy Bushell
"What a brilliant time! The beds were soft, the walks were wild and the fire was used a lot by us. Had a great time – thanks!"Joe, Mandy, Tim and Phemie
"A lovely place to stay – very comfortable, tastefully converted and (unusually for a holiday let) everything works!"The Griffiths family
"We arrived with three teenagers who barely spoke to each other and are leaving with three friends with great memories."Paul, Julie, Luke, Ben & Jessi (plus Oz the dog) Goodall
"We've had a wonderful week. The Barn is such a lovely place to come 'home' to each day. Thank you Karen and Andy, we've truly had a fabulous holiday."Alison, David, Tom and Mia Skingsley
"A beautiful, sympathetic conversion without the usual chintz and 'knick-knackery'! We arrived stressed but leave most relaxed - thanks for making this possible."Karen, Simon and Basil
"The Barn has been an amazing place top stay. Really good for bird watching – we saw 30 species of birds."Jane and Frank Jones
"We've had a great week, relaxing and peaceful. The place looks beautiful – great credit to you both."Will, Lynne and family