10th February 2020
Tyn Y Llwyn – an Idyllic Country Retreat Near Abergavenny in Wales
I loved the whole experience of staying on a farm in the heart of the scenic Welsh countryside a few miles from Abergavenny.
Tyn Y Llwyn is a charming stable conversion on two floors. I had all the facilities I required for a self-catering weekend with the added bonus of tranquillity and amazing views from the little terrace outside. I was keen to go walking the next morning but I also relished the idea of a leisurely morning enjoying my surroundings and chilling out. I did both.
This unusual accommodation is actually in the farmyard of a farm that dates back to the sixteenth century. The pace of life is so slow and restful that I soon found my own pace slowing done. It had to when I came across a local farmer walking her dog on her quad bike. As the lane was too narrow to pass her I just had to slow down and crawl along behind her. I had nowhere to be at any particular time so why not? It was more amusing that stressful.
Earlier I had spent some time exploring the historic market town of “Abergavenny”: https://experiencedtraveller.com/journal/2020-02-06-exploring-abervagenny-beneath-the-brecon-beacons in Monmouthshire. I had been able to see the hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park from the town and now I was right in the middle of them.
Across the field behind the stable is one of the oldest churches in Wales, St Issui at Partrishow. Soon after settling in I set off to visit it. I was not disappointed. It was a lovely, solitary walk to this national treasure.
The cemetery was carpeted with bluebells and the church was open. It has been beautifully restored so I could appreciate some original eleventh century architecture supplemented by additions during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The rood screen was added in the fifteenth century
How to Get to Abergavenny, Wales
It is an easy journey by car as it is just off the M4 not long after entering Wales. Abergavenny does have a train station but it is a long taxi ride to Tyn Y Llwyn.
This review is based on the personal experience of Valery, an ExperiencedTraveller.