The town of Pontardulais, just a mile away, has a host of take-away restaurants which will deliver to your doorstep, as well as a few pubs and restaurants for the times when you don’t wish to make use of the immaculate, well equipped kitchen back at the log cabin. While benefitting from the peace and serenity of this countryside location, the sights, experiences and facilities available within an hour’s drive of White Springs are vast and diverse: From walking in the awe-inspiring Brecon Beacons National Park to city centre shopping in Swansea just 11 miles away, the list is endless. A drive of just 15 miles takes you to the award winning Cefn Sidan beach with its 7 miles of golden sands. While there enjoy some of the many activities available at the nearby Pembrey Country Park; maybe a trek on horse-back from the equestrian centre, through the woodland, onto the sands and into the surf. From dry-slope skiing to cycle hire and crazy golf, the 202 hectares of Pembrey Country Park provides something for everyone. A short drive further around the coast takes you to the coastal town of Bury Port with its huge harbour originally built to export coal from the picturesque Gwendraith Valley. The town is certainly worth a visit and The Neptune Hotel with its locally sourced food, provides a good venue for lunches or evening meals. The Millennium Coastal Park, just 9 miles from White Springs, provides further adventure, with its 22 miles of walkway/cycle path from which to admire the stunning beauty of the South Carmarthenshire coastline. Hire a bicycle from Merlin’s Cycles at the Visitor Centre, from tandems to child trailers, all needs are catered for and amble further along the 377 miles of Celtic Trail Cycle Route; perhaps taking in the breath-taking beauty of the Gower Peninsular (the first place in the UK to be designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’) around to the Mumbles, Swansea Marina and beyond. If in search of a great gourmet experience, a 33 mile drive to the coastal village of Laugharne, once home to the writer Dylan Thomas, brings you to Neil Morrissey’s well renowned, Hurst House on the Marsh. Originally a 16th century dairy farm, the hotel’s main house and restaurant overlooks acres of marshland and their organic kitchen garden. With all produce locally sourced, the restaurant serves lunches and evening meals and the spa facilities are available to anyone in search of relaxation and pampering. Breath-taking beaches, castles, theme parks, incredible gardens, medieval towns, nature reserves, zoos, golf courses and much, much more all lie within easy reach. The biggest difficulty will be dragging yourself from the comfort and serenity of your lakeside log cabin to go and explore it all.