Kites' Nest Cottage
and Bryndolau

Bryndolau, Cwmifor, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7AT, U.K.
Telephone: 01558 824514. email: davidsteel@mypostoffice.co.uk
Proprietors: Ros and David Steel
"...We have found peace, healing and the restoration of our energies here..."


Retreat Garden. As keen gardeners, we have developed the garden from a blank canvas and it is constantly evolving. Our challenge is to balance our passion for plants with a programme of easy maintenance and all-year round interest. Our style is simple borders and beds mainly featuring traditional cottage garden plants.

We are members of The Retreat Association: www.retreats.org.uk and, during the summer months, the garden at “Bryndolau” is open to visitors to enjoy the sweeping valley views to the Brecon Beacons. You are welcome to follow our mown field paths to explore the wildlife pond and orchard. There are places to sit at various vantage points to make the most of the views. Plants from our garden are regularly for sale. Tea and coffee are available on request. There is no admission charge, but donations can be made to St. Paul’s, Manordeilo church funds.

In our meadow sits our Shepherd’s Retreat Hut (Encil y Bugail). Here, visitors are welcome to rest awhile to read and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Our next Retreat Day will be on Saturday, 14th March when the Revd. Robin Morris from Aberystwyth will be leading the day. Until recently, Robin was running an Outward Bound Centre near Aberystwyth. For over 16 years he did missionary work in the Congo and has taught in the Aberystwyth academy for Christian Discipleship. You are warmly invited to book a place in advance. There is no charge but donations can be made to the Retreat Association. The day begins at 10am for coffee and generally concludes around 4pm. A vegetarian lunch is provided.

We are able to offer facilities for quiet retreat days/group gatherings for up to fifteen people who wish to follow their own programme. Refreshments/light lunches can be provided. Please contact us for our daily charges.

Retreat Garden at Kites' Nest holiday cottage, click for larger image
Views of Bryndolau Retreat Garden, click for larger image Bryndolau Retreat Garden
Views from Bryndolau Retreat Garden, click for larger image View from Bryndolau
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Retreat Garden at Kites' Nest holiday cottage, click for larger image
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