Llwynywermod, the royal residence of William, Prince of Wales, which was purchased by the Duchy of Cornwall.
Llwynywermod, the royal residence of William, Prince of Wales, which was purchased by the Duchy of Cornwall.

Llwynywermod (Welsh: Llwynywermwd Welsh pronunciation: [ɬʊi̯n.ə.wɛr.mʊd]),[1] also known as Llwynywormwood, is an estate owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The 192-acre (0.78 km2) estate is near the village of Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire.

The nearest station is Llandovery, which is 3.2 km (2 mi) from the estate.

History

William Williams, a relative of Anne Boleyn, was the owner in the 13th or 14th centuries. In 1815, George Griffies-Williams was created a baronet, and Llwynywermod became the seat of the Griffies-Williams baronets,[2] a line which came to an end in 1877.

In November 2006, Llwynywermod was purchased by the Duchy of Cornwall as a residence for the Duke of Cornwall in Wales.[3][2] The duchy completed its purchase of the property in April 2007.[3] King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla took up residence at the property in summer 2008 before their accession.[2]

Buildings

The three-bedroom farmhouse was converted into a residence for Charles III, by Craig Hamilton Architects[4] using traditional building techniques.[5] It was once the coach house to the now ruined 13-bedroom country house of the Griffies-Williams family that stood nearby. The cottages on the farm named North Range and West Range adjoin the main house and are let as holiday accommodation when Charles is not in residence.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wells, J. C. (25 September 2014). Sounds Interesting: Observations on English and General Phonetics. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781316123850 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c "Royal history of Charles' estate". BBC. 9 November 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Royal residences, Llwynywermod". princeofwales.gov.uk.
  4. ^ "At home in Wales" (PDF). Craighamiltonarchitects.com.
  5. ^ "The Prince of Wales - The Prince of Wales visits Llwynywermod near Myddfai". 13 May 2008. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008.
  6. ^ "North range-our cottage". duchyofcornwallholidaycottages.co.uk.

Further reading

Coordinates: 51°58′09″N 3°47′29″W / 51.9691°N 3.7913°W / 51.9691; -3.7913