Photographs have revealed the simple yet stunning £1.2 million home a grief-stricken Prince Charles has fled to as he privately mourns the loss of his father Prince Philip.
Within 24 hours of his father being laid to rest on Friday the Prince of Wales, 71, left alone for Llwynywermod in Llandovery, where he has a beautiful stone cottage hideaway with the Duchess of Cornwall.
Speaking yesterday, a source told MailOnline Charles ‘wanted to reflect alone’ and revealed there is ‘no better place for Charles to come to terms with his grief and start to think about his future’ .
The secluded and fully sustainable three-bedroom property has been Charles and Camilla’s country retreat in Wales since March 2007, but they tend to spend a couple of weeks there a year.
The property was once-available to rent for holidaymakers, with a week’s stay at North Range or West Range costing from £550 up to £1,2000 depending on the time of year, but appears to have been removed.
Images shared by the couple shortly after they renovated the farmhouse in 2008 show its pared back interiors and simple yet stunning decor, including a beautiful vaulted dining hall.
Photographs have revealed the simple yet stunning £1.2 million home a grief-stricken Prince Charles fled to as he privately grieves the loss of his father Prince Philip
The secluded and fully sustainable three-bedroom property has been Charles and Camilla’s country retreat in Wales since March 2007, but they tend to spend a couple of weeks there a year (pictured together)
One of the guest bedrooms in the stunning £1.2 million Welsh home where Prince Charles is currently staying after the death of his father Prince Philip
Builders renovating the home in 2008 used sustainable products for the makeover and Camilla chose the colour scheme of duck egg blue, off whites and terracotta (pictured, the vaulted dining hall)
It took Charles and Camilla three years to find the property, which they purchased in 2007.
Charles and Camilla spent their first night at the converted farmhouse on the Llwynywermod Estate near the village of Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, in 2008.
At the time, they gave a local photographer a royal preview of the tasteful interior, including the couple’s bedroom and en suite bathroom.
Builders renovating the home in 2008 used sustainable products for the makeover and Camilla chose the colour scheme of duck egg blue, off whites and terracotta.
Photographs released in 2008 of the stunning farmhouse reveal a simple but yet chic interior, with a duck egg blue and cream colour scheme
The home features a luxurious hallway complete with open beams, stable doors and a Welsh slate fireplace complete with Royal crest (pictured)
The simple stone farmhouse, complete with twin beds in the master bedroom, is also available as a self-catering holiday home when the prince is away.
The home features a luxurious hallway complete with open beams, stable doors and a Welsh slate fireplace complete with Royal crest.
Meanwhile giveaways as to the identity of the owners of the Welsh property are scattered throughout the home, including the eco-washing powder on the kitchen draining board and the carbon-friendly heating system.
The decor is austere – no frills with bare floors, traditional Welsh weavings on thewalls and local pottery on the dresser.
The decor is austere – no frills with bare floors, traditional Welsh weavings on thewalls and local pottery on the dresser (pictured, one of the spare bedrooms in the house)
There is believed to be no TV or DVD player in sight in the main house – instead there are ample books on local folklore and guides to local walks across the rolling countryside (pictured, the main reception room)
Meanwhile the simple cream colour-scheme also extends to the royal bathrooms, which features exposed wood beams and white panelling (pictured)
There is believed to be no TV or DVD player in sight in the main house – instead there are ample books on local folklore and guides to local walks across the rolling countryside.
And while there’s no royal garden, the property has its own 192-acre organic farm.
The biggest clue to the identity of the owners of the house is the three feathers crest of the Prince of Wales carved into Welsh slate above the huge fireplace.
The village is known for its peace and quiet, with the nearest shop is a mile away along with a Chinese takeaway and a fish and chip shop.
Despite its simple decor, some elements of the home still have the grandeur of a royal estate (pictured, a large Cathedral style window in the dining hall)
One of the grandest rooms in the property, which was refurbished after the royal couple bought it in 2007, is the dining hall, which can seat more than 16 diners (pictured)
In 2019, Prince Charles was joined by his wife Camilla as they hosted an evening of music and drama at their Welsh home.
Charles has previously revealed it took ‘a long search lasting some 40 years’ to find the property, which he believes is ‘very important’.
In an interview, he said: ‘Several houses and sites were explored until, finally, we came across Llwynywermod in an exceptionally beautiful part of Carmarthenshire, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and within reasonable reach of Cardiff.’
It was revealed yesterday Prince Charles departed for his Welsh getaway after a face-to-face meeting within the grounds of Windsor Castle with his two sons, where they started the ‘baby steps’ towards a reconciliation following Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
While the property doesn’t have a traditional royal garden, it has its own 192-acre organic farm and photographs reveal a pretty kitchen garden (pictured in 2009)
Prince Charles (pictured during a drinks reception at his £1.2million Welsh property in Llwynywermod in Llandovery in 2009) departed for the Welsh property after a face-to-face meeting within the grounds of Windsor Castle with his two sons
A senior royal insider said: ‘Obviously after the worldwide fallout of the Oprah interview trust has to be rebuilt.
‘There was no official wake after the funeral, but Charles, William and Harry took the opportunity to speak and catch-up face to face after many months apart.
‘They were only able to spend a short time together outdoors given Covid restrictions and also without staff, including senior courtiers, overhearing what was being said.
‘It was important to Charles and William that they were both there together. It means nothing spoken about can be misconstrued in the future.’
The Prince of Wales is pictured in the modest hallway of his Welsh home in 2019, as he met the new First Minister Mark Drakeford
In 2019, Prince Charles and Camilla hosted an intimate gathering at their Welsh home as he marked 50 years since his investiture as Prince of Wales
Photographs revealed a large barn which has been converted into a stunning entertainment space for the royal couple (pictured Prince Charles and Camilla enjoying a concert at their home in 2019)
Speaking yesterday, a source revealed: ‘Charles wants to attend to the thousands of letters sent to him in condolence of his father’s death.
‘He is acutely aware that this is a hugely significant moment in his life and he feels like he has the weight of the world of his shoulders.
‘All his life he has been heir to throne, but Prince Philip was the patriarch of the family. Overnight that’s changed, and it’s impacted him both professionally and personally.
‘He needs time to think and contemplate the future of the Royal Family after what was a very difficult week.’
Another photograph from the event shows the royal greeting a musician in the garden of the property, revealing stunning topiery and neatly trimmed hedge rows