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 Bugail). Here, visitors are welcome to rest awhile to read and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Twice a year, “Focus Retreat Days” are arranged which are led by visiting clergy and include a programme of meditation and prayer.

Our next Retreat Day will be on Saturday, 16th September to be led by the Revd. Rhobert Pattinson. The subject for the day will be "Celtic Christianity".

Rhobert has had a lifelong interest in Celtic Christianity. Born in 1955, his journey has been from Anglesey to Penally in Pembrokeshire. He has had a teaching career in Tenby and was ordained in 2005. He served his curacy in Llanelli and has been a minor Canon at St. David’s Cathedral.

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.

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