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.