Historic Llwyn Celyn

A medieval hall house in the Black Mountains

The metamorphosis of Llwyn Celyn was followed in £4 Million Restoration: Historic House Rescue, a sumptuous two-part documentary which aired in the UK on More4 during January 2019.

Located in the Llanthony Valley on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Llwyn Celyn is regarded as one of the most remarkable of all surviving late-medieval houses in Wales. It was built in 1420, a few years after Owain Glyndŵr's revolt against the Kingdom of England. The site came to us as a rundown farm, with water coursing from the hillside through the main house which had been protected by emergency scaffolding since the early 1990s.

A £4.2million restoration (with £2.5million raised by National Lottery players) has returned the house to its former glory, ensuring its survival for generations to come. In Landmark's care, Llwyn Celyn will never again fall into disrepair. 

‘The rescue of Llwyn Celyn is a true milestone. It is Landmark’s 200th building, but also testament to the monumental enthusiasm and expertise of everyone involved – from the craftspeople who pieced it back together using traditional skills, to the supporters, volunteers and National Lottery players who made it all possible. Thanks to all of them a precious piece of our past has been secured and will now be with us for all to enjoy and understand for centuries to come’

- Dr Anna Keay, director of the Landmark Trust 

Book a stay at Llwyn Celyn below, or visit Llwyn Celyn for free during our regular public open weekends - further information here

Supporters of Llwyn Celyn

We are hugely grateful to the 1,230 supporters who gave their support so generously to make the restoration of Llwyn Celyn possible. They include:

Guardians of Llwyn Celyn and other lead supporters

Sir Hugo and Lady Brunner, Dr and Mrs J Bull, The Hon. E Cayzer, Mr R Eaton, Mrs F Fairbairn, Dr and Mrs J Gibbs, Mr C Giles, Dr C Guettler, Mr and Mrs M Gwinnell, Mr and Mrs C T Hart, Miss J Hodgkinson, Mrs M Jones, Mr and Mrs S Jordan, Professor R Mayou, Mr M Power, Mr T Reid and Ms L Ambrose, the late Mr G Ruthen and Mrs S Andrew, Mr B Sealey CBE, Mr O Thomas.

Patrons and other generous individuals

Mr J R Aird, Mr S Ansell, Mr A Baker and Ms S Darling, Mrs M Beaumont, Dr A Bowen, Mr R Burns, Mr J Darycott, Dr A Davies, Mr R Davies, Mr G Dorey, Mrs M Edwards, Mr D Giles, Mrs M Haddow, Mr K Holmes, Mr and Mrs C Hutt, Mr N Kingon, Mr and Mrs G Kingston, Mr A Layng, Mr S Martin, Dr C Mitchell, Mrs J Morris, Mr A Murray-Jones, Sir Charles Nunneley, Mrs P Parker, Dr H Parry-Smith, Mrs P Plunket-Checkemian, Mr D Purcell, the late Mrs H Quarmby, Mr and Mrs D Quartermaine, Mr S Roberts, Mr M Seale, Mr J Sharman, Mrs P Spens, Mr W Todd, Mrs J Wainwright, Mr A Wilson.

Gifts in memory of Mr A Murray.

Trusts and Foundations

The Architectural Heritage Fund, The Aurelius Charitable Trust, The Ashley Family Foundation, The Brecon Beacons Trust, CHK Charities Ltd, The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust, Country Houses Foundation, The Gunter Charitable Trust, The Ian Askew Charitable Trust, The John R. Murray Charitable Trust, The Oakdale Trust, The Orr Mackintosh Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, R V and R H Simons Charitable Trust, The Scouloudi Foundation, The Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust.

We are also grateful to the generous supporters who have chosen to remain anonymous, and numerous others who supported the appeal, including those who took part in the Landmark raffle which helped to support this project.

Thank you