The Prince and Princess of Wales have just inherited this charming 'secret' farmhouse

King Charles had purchased the ancient cottage in Carmarthenshire – a county known as the ‘Garden of Wales’

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The Prince and Princess of Wales have inherited a quaint farmhouse aptly located in the southwestern county of Carmarthenshire, Wales. 

Named Llwynywermod Estate, the cottage was formally owned by King Charles III, who purchased the property on the outskirts of Myddfai 15 years ago. The lesser-known royal residence was often frequented by the King and his wife, Camilla, Queen Consort. However, it became home to the new Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th. 

What was once a former model farm is now one of the world's best homes (owned by one of the most famous couples), but it is not William and Catherine's first property in Wales. 

Prince and Princess of Wales home in Wales

King Charles III, and Camilla, Queen Consort, pictured outside the Llwynywermod Estate

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The Prince and Princess had already spent three years living in Anglesey, north Wales, when William was stationed in the area as a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the RAF. The report from WalesOnline (opens in new tab) explains that the couple lived in the country between 2010 and 2013; however, since then, they have lived in Kensington Palace in London – and Adelaide Cottage (near Windsor Castle). 

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III automatically became the reigning monarch – meaning Prince William and Catherine (formally the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) gained the title of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, who have control of the Duchy of Cornwall. 

As the owner of the Duchy of Cornwall, William has access to all forms of the Duchy Estate – including the Llwynywermod Estate.

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The Duchy of Cornwall reportedly purchased the farmhouse for £1.2 million – a figure that includes the main house, along with three smaller cottages and a barn. Plus, despite its royal owner, some parts of the Llwynywermod Estate are used as vacation homes (opens in new tab) where you can become acquainted with traditional decorating ideas – from the slate-flagged kitchen to the oak shutters and cocooning built-in bookcases.  

Prince and Princess of Wales home in Wales

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WalesOnline report that King Charles and Camilla would often stay in the farmhouse around St David’s Day (the Feast of the patron saint of Wales) when the former Prince carried out official duties throughout Wales. Reports also suggest that Charles would attend church services on Sunday mornings and also opened the new village hall near Llwynywermod.

Notably, King also visited the estate in April 2021, following the death of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh. 

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Beyond the farmhouse's interior, the royal couple and their children (and guests) can enjoy the proximity to mid-Wales and the Brecon Beacons – a mountain range in Wales. There is also a host of heritage sites, walking trails, and nature reserves close to the estate.

Llwynywermod Estate, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.