You may not have heard of this small Welsh market town and its surrounding countryside, but it holds a special place in the heart of the Prince of Wales.
Llandovery, in Carmarthenshire, is much loved by Prince Charles, as he has a simple but stunning £1.2million home there just outside of the nearby village of Myddfai – where he went to privately mourn the loss of his father Prince Philip.
So what attracts the Prince to the area? We spoke to some local estate agents and they highlighted its beautiful countryside and clean air, ideal for long walks. Interest in homes in the area is on the rise and many offer plenty of space and land.
Pictured: Llwynywermod is the Welsh home of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in the village of Myddfai, near Llandovery
Bought in 2007 by the Duchy of Cornwall, the farmhouse was refurbished using local materials and the skills of Welsh craftsmen and women
Mick Gough, of Clee Tompkinson & Francis estate agents, said: ‘The Llandovery area is becoming very sought after, the major appeal being the unspoilt countryside, lower crime levels and lack of traffic congestion and pollution.
‘I am told by many purchasers who have moved into the area that they also enjoy the tremendous community spirit, where everyone knows each other and get together to put on the village show. A fantastic local hospital and GP practice have also proved themselves beyond measure.’
And Lisa-Marie Moores, of John Francis estate agents, added: ‘It is a beautiful, countryside location, which is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, and has royal connections as Prince Charles and Camilla have a cottage just outside the town.’
We take a look at some properties for sale in the area…
1. Four-bed house in Cilycwm, Llandovery, £795,000
This four-bedroom house for sale comes with outbuildings and 17 acres of land. The house needs updating, but it could be transformed into a modern and comfortable family home.
The property is on the market via Clee Tompkinson & Francis estate agents, with an asking price of £795,000.
This four-bedroom property on the market via Clee Tompkinson & Francis estate agents, with an asking price of £795,000
The house is in he village of Cilycwm and needs updating, but it could be transformed into a modern and comfortable family home
A renovation project? The countryside property is being sold with several large outbuildings as well as 17 acres of land
To the rear of the former storage shed is a patio and seating area, an ideal location for al fresco dining and entertaining
2. Four-bed house in Llandovery, £750,000
This renovated house just outside the market town of Llandovery comes with 19 acres of land.
It also has some stone outbuildings that are currently used as workshops and garages. The land leads to 320 metres of fishing rights on the River Tywi. The property is for sale for £750,000 via Clee Tompkinson & Francis.
The perfect pandemic retreat? This renovated property in Llandovery is on the market for £750,000 via Clee Tompkinson & Francis
What an entrance! The house has some stunning features, including a beautifully renovated hallway with a Victorian quarry tiled floor
No renovation work required: The kitchen includes a Leisure Cookmaster five ring ceramic hob, with a double oven
Holiday fishing? The rural property sits in 19 acres of level pasture land with the boundary fronting the River Tywi
3. Six-bed house in Cilycwm, Llandovery, £750,000
Henllys Manor House is a Grade II listed property set in 3.4 acres, with fishing rights on the River Tywi. It is on the market for £750,000, via Clee Tompkinson & Francis.
The property was owned from the early sixteenth century by the Lewis family of Morgan Gwal Y Ci. Between 1788 and 1815, it was occupied by Colonel David Williams of the East India Company whose wife is said to have buried her jewels within the grounds of the estate – and to this day, they have never been found.
The estate has since been owned by several other families and was finally split in 2015.
Henllys Manor House in Cilycwm, Llandovery, is a Grade II listed property set in 3.4 acres with fishing rights on the River Tywi
The property is just two miles outside of Llandovery and is on the market for £750,000 via Clee Tompkinson & Francis
The imposing entrance hall at the property has a beautiful Georgian staircase, some dark oak flooring and feature archways
Income potential via a bed & breakfast? The property has a two-bedroom cottage that is currently used as a holiday let
4. Three-bed house in Llandovery, £359,950
This three-bedroom house in Llandovery is on the market for £359,950, via estate agents John Francis
It has some good-sized mature gardens including lawned areas, a wildlife pond, a vegetable garden with raised beds, and a garage.
Live near royalty: This three-bedroom house in Llandovery is on the market for £359,950 via estate agents John Francis
Some extra money may be required to update parts of the property internally, including this dated – but large – kitchen
The property has a large family bathroom with a white bathroom suite and wallpaper with a bright and colourful design
Outside, the good-sized garden includes a lawned area, a wildlife pond, and a vegetable garden with raised beds