Rural Holiday Cottages in Wales

Things to do

Two coastlines within easy reach and plenty of activities on offer make our cottages an ideal base for exploring West Wales with its award winning beaches, costal walks, forests, hidden valleys and rivers. Whether you want a relaxing stroll or more active sports you will find plenty to do in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

These website guides provide up-to-date information about the local area:

Things to do


Our favourite days out...
Below is just a selection of what is available to do in the area. You will find leaflets and information in the cottage for these and many other places.


Aberglasney Gardens

Dating back to the 15th Century. 10 acres of restored and new gardens
Llangathen, SA32 8QH

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Established in 2000 on the site of a Regency water park. Largest single span glass house in Europe, walled gardens, lakes, walks etc. Easy access also from the A48
Llanarthne, SA32 8HG

Cae Hir Gardens

A 6 acre RHS partner garden. Superb collection of trees and lovely views across the valley
Cribyn, SA48 7NG


National Trust house, gardens and farm buildings dating from 1790. Walled vegetable, herb and fruit gardens. House designed by John Nash.
near Aberaeron, SA48 8DG

Colby Woodland Gardens

National Trust. Woodland gardens, wild meadows, formal walled garden
Amroth, Pembokeshire, SA67 8PP
Aberglasney Gardens
Aberglasney Gardens

Castles & Houses

Laugharne Castle
Laugharne Castle

Dryslwyn Castle

Ruined castle with superb views down the Towy valley. Free entry
Dryslwyn, SA32 8RW

Dinefwr House, Park & Castle

National Trust house and parkland dating from 1660. A lovely walk up through the woods to Dinefwr Castle with dramatic views across the valley
Llandeilo, SA19 6RT

Carreg Cennen Castle

Spectacular location on a precipitous crag with amazing views across the Brecon Beacons. Wood and parkland walks below the castle.
Trap, Llandeilo, SA19 6UA

Llansteffan Castle

Lovely beach, beautiful views across the estuary from the castle and a great 3mile circular walk that takes in the beach, castle and village.
take the B4312 from Carmarthen

Laugharne Castle

Home to Dylan Thomas. A visit to his house, the Boat House, is a must. Laugharne castle was established in 1116. The area is famous for its salt marshes and salt marsh lamb
SA33 4SA

Kidwelly Castle

One of the better preserved castles and again with wonderful views
Kidwelly, SA17 5BQ

The seaside


To the West are dramatic cliffs, rock pools and cliff top walks. To the East, 7 miles of golden flat sand famous for historic land speed records
SA33 4NY

Pembrey Country Park & Cefn Sidan Beach

The longest beach in Wales, 8 miles of golden sand. Inland the country park offers play areas, horse riding, cycle hire, dry sky slope and other activities.
A484 to Pembrey

New Quay

Busy seaside resort. Lots of cafes and restaurants. Take away fish and chips sitting on the harbour wall is a must. Organised children's beach games in the summer. Boat trips around the bay and sea fishing trips.
SA45 9NP


A picturesque village. Great cliff top walks and superb food at the Patio Cafe, right on the sea front. Choice of pubs and cafes.
SA44 6SL


Two beaches separated by river outlet. Good rock pools at low tide. Cafes and pubs.
SA43 2DB


A small cove set in a deep wooded valley. Cafe.
SA44 6LQ


Lovely beach with the steep hill, Foel Y Mwnt, rising above it. It's worth the climb to the top of Foel Y Mwnt as the views are stunning. National Trust beach and car park.
SA43 1QH


Two beaches separated by the river Saith. The Ship Inn pub is a good choice for lunch or dinner and has tables outside overlooking the beach. Some good cliff top walks with views.
SA43 2JL

Poppit Sands

The start of the Pembrokeshire costal path and the nearest beach to Cardigan town. Wide sands, exposed and often very bracing! Great for dog walking.
SA43 3LN
Aberporth Beach
Aberporth Beach

Towns and villages worth stopping in at...

Laugharne Castle
Cardigan Town

Llandeilo Town

Dating back to the 13th Century. Good range of shops, delicatessens, restaurants etc.
SA19 6EN

Newcastle Emlyn

Livestock market ever Thursday. Good range of shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Harrisons Bistro has a garden at the back with lovely views of the river; a good lunch spot. Small ruined castle and riverside walk.
SA38 9AP


Riverside walks and waterfalls. At the right time of year you can see Salmon returning to spawn. Cafes and tea shops.
SA38 9JP


Thursday indoor market. Cafe's, restaurants, art and gift shops. Town museum and riverside walks.
SA43 1JL


The county town and the oldest town in Wales. Wednesday is market day. Most major shops and lots of independent shops in the old town. Cinema. County museum.
SA31 1QL


Harbour side town. Renowned for its colourful Georgian houses, restaurants and shops. Popular Sunday day out for locals. A lovely walk from Abareron to Llanechaereon following the route of the old railway.
SA46 0AU

Other things to do...

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Underground gold mines dating back over 2000 years. Run by the National Trust. Take the amazing tour of the mines, deep underground. Book tours in advance.
Tel: 01558 650177, Pumsaint, Llanwrda, SA19 8US
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Llwyncrwn Farm, Pencader, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9AH - 01559 389 099