Hafan Tywi is fabulously situated for discovering Carmarthenshire, the largest county in South Wales. Hafan Tywi (meaning haven of the Tywi, the river that curves its way through the county) is a very comfortable, semi-detached barn conversion, set within 300 acres of farmland grazing pasture for dairy cattle. Arranged in an ‘upside down’ fashion to take advantage of the glorious views, it has a first floor open-plan living space with a triple aspect, an impressive picture window and exposed A frame and beams, imparting lots of character. Outside, the barn has its own stone courtyard area with table and chairs, and a short stroll will bring you to the owner’s grounds where you can request to visit the goats, chickens and ducks (children must be supervised).
The cottage offers easy access to all the fascinating places of interest nearby, such as The National Botanic Gardens of Wales, with the world’s largest single span glasshouse; Aberglasney House and Gardens; Dinefwr Castle and Park (National Trust); Dolaucothi Gold Mines (National Trust); and Dryslwyn Castle, to name but a few. The nearby picturesque market town of Llandeilo is just a couple of miles away, adjacent to the westernmost point of the Brecon Beacons. Considered to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Towy Valley, it offers an array of individual shops and restaurants. Wales’ oldest town, Carmarthen, where the legendary wizard Merlin is believed to have originated, is 25 minutes away by car. Sitting on the River Tywi, the town boasts a castle and museums, as well as a wonderful array of shops, cafés, restaurants, cinemas and theatre. Just outside the town you can experience the Gwili Railway with its steam trains. Offering wide open spaces, gardens, ancient castles, wildlife and lots of sand, Carmarthenshire stretches from Carmarthen Bay in the south to the mountainous landscapes of the western Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains in the north. It also has 80 miles of long sandy beaches, wondrous gardens, awe-inspiring castles and market towns brimming with local produce and chic shopping - all this just 90 minutes from the Severn Bridge along the M4 motorway. Visit Pembrey Country Park and its 8-mile award-winning beach; Laugharne and the boat house where Dylan Thomas wrote; the National Wetland Centre where you can feed flamingos; and Pendine, a remarkable straight, flat and hard beach where you can find a museum overlooking the beach which records the days when it was famous for attracting world land speed record-breaking drivers. It is still possible to drive and park on the beach today. Come and stay at Hafan Tywi and delve into what Carmarthenshire has to offer. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Ground Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.
First Floor: Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With electric fire and 36" Freeview TV.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.
Large courtyard with garden furniture. Shared 300-acre grounds. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a raised, unfenced pond in the grounds.