The Valleys are a hidden and little explored area of South Wales, steeped in history and tradition. The Rhondda is world renowned for being the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution with the mining of coal to power steam operated machinery and transport. However, since the closure of these mines, the surrounding countryside has reverted to its fomer beauty and is an excellent alternative to the Brecon Beacons. The main reason for visiting this part of South Wales is the beautiful surrounding countryside, which is easily accessible on foot, bike and horseback.
Although situated at the top of the Rhondda Fawr, Ty Draw Farm lies in the heart of South Wales, with numerous visitor attractions and activities located within an hour's drive. Please click onto www.southernwalesevents.co.uk or www.destinationrct.co.uk for plenty of ideas for things to do and see in the Rhondda Valley or further afield.
The farmhouse was built in the early years of the 19th century and was home to the Llewellyn family who farmed the 730 acres of surrounding mountain. During the mid 1800s the house was occupied by Thomas Joseph who was the manager of the local colliery. It appears that the farmhouse, which at that time formed part of a larger property, was used as the offices for the colliery. The serving hatch, where the miners came to collect their wages, can still be seen within our breakfast room. At the turn of the century, the farmhouse was occupied in its own right by the Llewellyn Brothers, who continued to farm the land up until the mid 1970s. Although we no longer farm the land, we keep our own horses at the farm. The farmhouse has recently been completely referbished and renovated, and now offers visitors a true home from home, within an area of tranquility and beauty.