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The Old Forge ref: 632032

Golden Grove near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
  • Sleeps 2/42/4
Parking2 carsGardenYes
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park lies The Old Forge, a one bedroomed rural retreat. Lovingly converted from an old barn, which was once an old blacksmith's lodge, its owners have created a haven of comfort, character and charm beneath its impressive vaulted, beamed ceiling. The open plan living area and comfortable leather sofa bed all make this an idyllic, cosy retreat. Its furnished garden area provides the perfect spot to relax and rest those tired feet after a hike or cycle through the stunning, surrounding countryside.
The property sits just outside the village of Golden Grove, with its historic mansion and deer park. Four miles away is the ancient, picture-perfect town of Llandeilo. With its array of independent shops and galleries selling one-off items, local crafts, designer labels, bespoke furniture, award-winning local produce and antiques, it's easy to see why it's become renowned as one of the best shopping destinations in Wales. With an impressive list of nearby activities and attractions, The Old Forge is the perfect base for country lovers.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Open plan living area.
Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer.
Lounge: with TV, DVD and sofa bed (for +2).
Bedroom: with double bed.
En-suite: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.


All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available.


Garden furniture and BBQ provided. Off road parking for 2 cars. The owners who live in the adjacent house can offer a laundry service.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitWales and has achieved a 4* grading.

Nearest townLlandeiloShops4 miles
Distance4 milesRestaurant4 miles
Nearest railway stationLlandeiloPub4 miles
Distance4 milesLake

About the local area

With over 50 traders in its extensive antiques centre, fortnightly auctions and Friday morning markets, the town's a bargain hunter's dream. A great selection of eateries offers 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. Just a mile from the town, the National Trust's 800 acre Dinefwr Park and Castle is certainly worth a visit. One of the most illustrious places in Welsh history, it was home to the medieval court of the great Welsh prince Lord Rhys. Now, the place offers tours of the vast deer park and a varied programme of events and activities for all ages. Just five miles away lies Carreg Cennen Castle, voted Welsh building of the millennium and must not be missed. Its spell-binding views make it the most dramatically situated castle in Wales. A 5 minute car journey takes you to Aberglasney House, located in the beautiful Towy Valley, featuring one of the finest gardens in Wales and an inspiration to poets since 1477. The medieval house and gardens has a packed annual events diary and makes a great day out for all. The famous National Botanical Gardens of Wales is 4.5 miles away from the property - a unique project created from scratch, featuring the largest single-span glass house in the world with a Mediterranean climate. The market town of Carmarthen is 9 miles to the West of the property: with its newly developed centre featuring many modern shopping facilities, eateries and a multi-screen cinema. What better way to explore this part of Wales than by bike. Cycle along parts of the nearby National Cycle Network (co-ordinated by Sustrans), 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. 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 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 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 away.
Quite simply, Carmarthenshire offers the perfect landscape whatever your ability; experience what this county has to offer - a heady mix of rural and coastal delights, all intertwined with history and tradition.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about The Old Forge

F Mudd -

The property was very good and very clean. The hosts were very good giving some good tips on where to go and what to see

Gelli Aur Country Park

This magnificent mansion was built in 1769 to replace one that was previously burnt down on the site. It is surrounded by wooded parkland, with terraced gardens, an arboretum, childrens play and there are nature trails through the deer park. There is a visitor centre and a cafe on site. Tel: 01558 668885

Carreg Cennen

One of the most spectacularly sited Welsh castles is Carreg Cennen, a few miles south-east of Llandeilo on a minor road off the A483.

Read more about Carreg Cennen
Dinefwr Park and Castle

Land of power and influence for more than 1,000 years, Dinefwr Park and Castle is an iconic place in the history of Wales. Explore the landscape park enclosing a medieval deer park with more than 100 fallow deer.

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

There`s something for everyone at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Lakeside and prairie walks, unique Double Walled Gardens and a tropical house. Award-winning water sculptures link the past with the present.

Cwmcerrig Farm Shop

Garnffrwd Trout Fishery

Pant-y-bedw Fishery

Trapp Fishery

Shimano Felindre Big Fish Water

Paxton Tower

Enjoy spectacular views of the Camarthen countryside from the top of Paxton's Tower. Situated on a hilltop near Llanarthney it was erected in honor of Lord Nelson and at over 35 feet high it stands proud in the landscape.

Glynhir Golf Club

A great place for Sunday lunch as well as a spot of golf, Glynhir Golf Club opened in 1910 and is an established parkland course. Tel: 01269 851365

The 2011 Llandeilo Fawr Festival of Music and Flowers

Attracting some of the biggest names in classical and jazz music this two weeklong festival is a marvelous mix of music, magnificent floral displays, and fabulous music venues.

Help & Advice

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What our customers say

F Mudd - November 2013

The property was very good and very clean. The hosts were very good giving some good tips on where to go and what to see

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