Kites' Nest Cottage
and Bryndolau

Bryndolau, Cwmifor, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7AT, U.K.
Telephone: 01558 824514. email:
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: 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, 14th April to be led by the Revd. John Graves. John's theme for the day will be "Stewardship, Worry and Hope" John is a retired priest and has now been given permission to officiate in his new home area in Poole, Dorset, where he continues to lead worship in both urban and rural environments. He grew up in Kent and Sussex and worked as a lecturer in further education. He was licensed as a Reader in 1993 and ordained in 2011. During this time, John had the care and responsibility for eight churches in the Romney Marsh area. John is married to Barbara and has two grown up sons and three grandchildren.

The day begins at 10.15am with tea/coffee and a vegetarian lunch will be provided. We expect the day to conclude at about 4pm.

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
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Retreat Garden at Kites' Nest holiday cottage, click for larger image
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