I have to tell you , without being boastful, but certainly with a sense of pride, and an acknowledgement to my own dumb luck, that where I live, might just be one of the most beautiful locations in the whole of the UK.
When Hubby and I chanced upon it a lifetime ago, we sensed a good find, but to be honest, made a simple and impulsive decision to up sticks from the busy, bustling east of England , to relocated ourselves bang slap in the middle of nature. Nothingness and everythingness at the same time. (Nearly) no shops, (much) less traffic, hardly any concrete; an abundance of open space, greenness and some of the freshest air you could wish to inhale. There are lichens that grow here and nowhere else because of how pure the air quality is.
We look out over a rainbow of different shade of green. Our ears are assaulted by a cacophony of bird song, trickling brooks, breezes through trees and baa-ing sheep.
We can stroll or drive only a couple of miles and find no-one, its like Mother Nature has provided the landscape just for our own pleasure. Its like stepping back in time, there’s not a building , a pylon, or traffic to be seen. I can, should I wish, swim in the natural pools, in the clean waters of our rivers; stroll through the dappled shade of local woodland; hike across great expanses of glacial valley; meander my way up to one of the highest peaks to gaze far into the distance.
I can drive for miles and miles and not see a soul, but if I want company it is right there on my doorstep; in a community so strong and loving and welcoming like the dream family. I can pop into a local pub or cafe alone and enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation with a book or newspaper as easily as I can find a friend and join in a conversation. This little village nestling in the Irfon Valley welcomes you with open arms. If I want live music or theatre or cinema, it’s also all here or not far away. A community cinema in the neighbouring town; many a live band or acoustic session in one of the local walking distance pubs or halls.
Living here is like being in a warm embrace. Llanwrtyd Wells is one big cwtch*, that leaves you all warm and fuzzy and with a sense of wellbeing and contentment.
You don’t have to take my word for it, come and see for yourself. Come and stay with us and we can share a little bit of the luck and love