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Llwynywermod

Llwynywermod, (Welsh: Llwynywermwd), also known as Llwynywormwood, is an estate owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

The 192-acre (0.78 km2) estate is near the village of Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire; the Duchy completed its purchase of the property in March 2007. The three-bedroom farmhouse was converted into a residence for Charles, Prince of Wales, who is also the Duke of Cornwall, by Craig Hamilton Architects[1] using traditional building techniques.[2] It was once the coach house to the now ruined 13-bedroom country house of the Griffies-Williams family that stood nearby.

Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, took up residence at the property in June 2008.[3]

The courtyard range adjoining the main house is let as holiday accommodation when the Prince is not in residence.[4]

The historian Mark Baker has written a book detailing the history of the estate and restoration, entitled A Royal Home in Wales: Llwynywermod.[5] It was originally commissioned by the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, who presented a special leather-bound copy to the Prince of Wales in February 2008.

See also

References

  1. ^ Craig Hamilton Architects: Llwynywermod
  2. ^ "The Prince of Wales visits Llwynywermod near Myddfai"
  3. ^ "The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall inhabit Llwynywermod for first time" (Press release). Clarence House. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  4. ^ Premier Cottages
  5. ^ Baker, Mark (2008). A Royal Home in Wales: Llwynywermod. Accent Press. ISBN 978-1-906373-60-3.

Further reading

  • Baker, Mark (2008). A Royal Home in Wales: Llwynywermod. Accent Press. ISBN 978-1-906373-60-3.

External links

  • Official LLwynywermod (North Range) Duchy of Cornwall property
  • Official LLwynywermod (West Range) Duchy of Cornwall property
  • BBC NEWS: "In pictures: Charles' Welsh home"
  • Daily Telegraph: "Head to Wales to find a farm fit for a Prince"
  • This Is London: "Pictured: Inside Charles and Camilla's new eco-friendly Welsh home"
  • The Times: "After 37 years as Prince of Wales, Charles finally buys a home there"
  • BBC NEWS: "Royal History of Charles' Estate"
  • Sunday Times: "The Windsors' Holiday Home in Wales"

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