THE LOCAL AREA

 

Clynsaer House is situated in Cynghordy, a small rural village in Carmarthenshire, nestling in the Towy valley on the edge of the Crychan Forest and the Brecon Beacons National Park. 

 

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Cynghordy is home to an impressive Victorian viaduct that gives spectacular views of mid-Wales.

 

Its rural setting and its proximity to the Brecon Beacons means that Cynghordy offers a wide range of activities and leisure pursuits from walking and fishing through to mountain biking and fell running.

 

The nearest town to Clynsaer is Llandovery which translates as "church amongst the waters". Surrounded by three rivers; the Towy, the Bran, and the Gwydderig, Llandovery is a town rich in history which is overlooked by Llanfair Hill where the Roman camp of Alabum once stood dating from AD 50. The camp includes a fort and a Norman church.

 

In the middle of Llandovery are the remains of a Norman castle first mentioned in 1116. The castle was captured by the legendary Lord Rhys in 1179 and remained in Welsh hands until 1282 when recaptured by Edward I. Henry IV stayed at the castle during the Owain Glyndwr struggle for Welsh independence.