The Old Forge
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and overlooking Dynefwr Castle in the Towy Valley, lies The Old Forge, a one bedroomed rural retreat. Lovingly converted from an old blacksmith's forge, to create a haven of comfort, character and charm beneath its impressive vaulted, beamed ceiling.
The kitchen is fitted with electric oven; ceramic hob; microwave and fridge with freezer compartment, and plenty of storage units. The breakfast bar seats 2 whilst the dining table can accommodate 4 people. The open plan living area with large, comfortable leather sofa bed all make this an idyllic, cosy retreat. Its furnished, walled garden area provides the perfect spot to relax and rest those tired feet after a hike or cycle through the stunning, surrounding countryside. The double bedroom has plenty of storage with wardrobe and bedside cabinets, and a cot can be provided if needed. A highchair is also available.
All linen and towels are provided, and on arrival guests will find fresh flowers and hand made cookies to welcome them.
The cottage is an ideal base for couples wanting a real country holiday. The National Botanic Garden of Wales, and Aberglasney Gardens are ten minutes from the property; and it's only 4 miles to the picture-perfect town of Llandeilo. With over 50 traders in its extensive antiques centre, fortnightly auctions and a great selection of eateries offering everything from fine dining to bowls of hearty, traditional cawl, Llandeilo's guaranteed to be a place you'll want to return to, time and time again.
The property is ideally located for walkers: there are numerous country routes that are accessible directly from The Old Forge, whilst others, such as the glorious 'Welsh Fans' and the Brecon Beacons can be reached by a short drive. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with its 170 miles of spectacular scenery is only a 45 minute drive to the west, whilst heading south will bring you to the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Just a 30 minute drive will take you to the Millennium Coastal Park, occupying around 10 miles of coastline on the Burry Estuary. The park offers superb views along its length of the Gower Peninsula – the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. The Millenium Coastal Park offers a continuous traffic free cycle/footpath that links with the National Cycle Network; the National Wetlands Centre for Wales, and a championship links golf course.
The Towy valley, is an area rich in history and there are many castles along the course of the river that tell the story of past battles: Llandovery; Carreg Cennen; Dynefwr; Dryslwyn; Llansteffan and Kidwelly, are all worth a visit whilst you're here.
For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the beautiful village of Laugharne is a short drive away, whe you can visit the boathouse, his writing shed (preserved as if he's just stepped outside) and Brown's Hotel.
What better way to explore this part of Wales than by bike. Cycle along parts of the nearby National Cycle Network taking in beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace. For those seeking adventure, Carmarthenshire has become one of the most exciting places for the fast-growing sport of mountain biking: Brechfa Forest with its nationally renowned network of trails, is only 15 minutes away by car.
The owners have close links with a local bike shop, where parts, repairs and even tours can be arranged with prior notice. Secure and covered storage for bikes will also be provided by the owners, and if you're caught out in the rain on the mountains, the owners are happy to provide drying facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pembrey Country Park 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Ideally positioned for exploring the National Botanic Garden of Wales; Aberglasney Gardens; Brecon Beacon National Park; the castles of Carmarthenshire; the Welsh Fans; treading in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas; the attractions of Pembrokeshire and its coastal path and cathedral in St David's.
The Welsh Game Fair is held in June in Carmarthen every year and is only a 20 minute drive away.
Availability Your dates are available
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23 Apr 2014
"Clean, warm and welcoming ..."
Despite us arriving later than planned and holding Bron and Steve up (they were off on holiday too), Bron was more than welcoming, greeting us with a big smile. The Forge was immaculately clean, and … More
What a lovely review- many thanks for your kind words. We are so pleased that you were comfortable and had a great Easter stay. We are also really pleased that the "TV in bed" scenario was a big hit! Hopefully, we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes to you all.
17 Mar 2014
"only birdsong was heard in this excellent cottage"
Such a pleasure to stay here. Well equipped, clean and with contemporary furnishings. Quiet location but near lots of places of interest. Owners give great welcome, pay attention to detail and are ava… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really pleased that you were so comfortable here, and hope that we can welcome you here again, so that you can catch up on the exploring you missed out on this time. Here's to a speedy recovery for your knee.
10 Feb 2014
"Lovely cottage in a lovely area"
I just want to say thank you so much to Bron and Steve for having such a lovely cottage for us to stay in for the weekend. The location is fantastic, giving a secluded feel (with a hooting owl in the … More
We are delighted that you were so comfortable here, and had a great time. We hope we can welcome you back to the Old Forge again in the future.
13 Jan 2014
The Old Forge was even nicer than we imagined. It was nicely decorated and kept to a high standard. The owners were extremely helpful and the flapjacks provided were delicious! We went for long walks … More
we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope we can look forward to welcoming you here again in the future.
8 Dec 2013
"Surpassed all expectations. Highly recommended."
We had stayed in a poor hotel the night before and it was an absolute pleasure to arrive at the old forge.The photos on their website do not do the accommodation justice. It is extremely clean, the st… More
We are really pleased that you were happy here at the Forge. Thank you for your kind words and we hope we can welcome you back in the future.
17 Nov 2013
"This cottage is a true gem!"
Everything about this place is simply lovely :) THE COTTAGE is cosy and homely, nicely decorated and the very well equipped (especially the kitchen). THE AREA is quiet, peaceful and offers a wide r… More
We are delighted that the Forge was all you wanted it to be, and hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
3 Nov 2013
"Perfect Welsh accommodation, perfect spot!!!"
I am delighted to see this rental on Trip Advisor now, we stayed there before it was on here so I'm writing my review a bit late!!! But better late then never to recommend so highly this wonderfu… More
Many thanks for your review of the Old Forge. We are delighted that you were happy here and hope to welcome you here again in the future.
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