Llwyn Celyn

A medieval hall house in the Black Mountains


National Lottery Heritage Fund made possible with Heritage Fund logoLocated 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 house - together with its wider site - site came to us as a rundown farm, with water coursing from the hillside through the farmhouse, which had been protected by emergency scaffolding since the early 1990s.

A £4.2million restoration (with £2.5million thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund) has returned the whole site to its former glory, ensuring its survival for generations to come. Llwyn Celyn itself is now Landmark self-catering holiday accommodation for up to eight. Across the wider site, the Threshing Barn is a multi-purpose space for hire and its neighbouring Bunkhouse is a basic sleeping space for up to 12, while the Beast House offers an insight into the site’s history and is open to all. In 2019, Landmark won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s prestigious, national Project of the Year and Building Conservation awards for bringing the historic site back from the brink of ruin. In Landmark's care, Llwyn Celyn can now be enjoyed by all forevermore.