Gelli Barn ref: CC632060

Ffairfach near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

5 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Customer's choice 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The owners of Gelli Barn (meaning grove) are justifiably proud of this lovely two storey holiday home. Originally a threshing barn where the grain was separated, the open plan living space with its cosy wood burner, is where the wagon would have entered and the original narrow slit window is a feature of the room, although now thankfully glazed.
There are attractive views over the valley and two walks from the barn so you may walk to Trapp or all the way into Llandeilo if you are feeling adventurous. When the bluebells are in flower the woods have a carpet of blue to admire. One mile from Trapp, on the western fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Carreg Cennen is one of the few remaining privately owned castles in Wales. It was once voted Wales’ most romantic ruin and is open year round with tea rooms and a craft shop. The colourful and picturesque market town of Llandeilo is just a short drive and is scattered with a varied array of independent shops and a wide selection of places to eat, from a quick snack to à la carte meals. It has gained a reputation for being a paradise for foodies and shoppers alike.
One of the oldest Welsh counties, Carmarthenshire has a spectacular rural landscape and is known as the ’Garden of Wales’. It is rich in myths and folklore, being the stronghold of one of the ancient kingdoms of Wales, and stories of Merlin, King Arthur and his knights, healing maidens from deep mountain lakes, dragons, and saintly miracles abound. There is so much to explore; why not visit the National Trust’s fascinating Dinefwr Park and Castle and Newton House, or the National Botanic Garden of Wales, with its huge glass dome, the largest single span glasshouse in the world. Poised on the landscape like a giant raindrop, it protects and conserves some of the most endangered plants on the planet. The county has six of the finest bucket and spade beaches in Europe and one of the longest in Wales at ’Cefn Sidan’, Pembrey, easily reached in 45 minutes by car.
When you return to Gelli Barn after a day out exploring, you will have all the modern comforts to come home to and a private decked terrace overlooking the natural garden and woods and from where you can relax and enjoy a drink. Here, you can sit and soak up the peaceful atmosphere and you may be lucky enough to see the wild deer that are sometimes seen on the land. Shop and restaurant 2½ miles pub 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, Blu-ray player, Playstation 3 and French doors leading to terrace.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Velux window.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Velux window.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. External utility room with freezer and washing machine.


Decking with garden furniture. Lawned garden. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property is access via a rural lane and there are 3 steps in the garden. There are slopes, drops and stream in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.5 miles
  • Distance
    4.3 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake
    20 miles (beach)

About the local area

Carmarthenshire is the largest County in Wales, situated in the south west, it encompasses coast line, rolling pasture land, the southern tip of the Cambrian Mountains in the north, the verdant Tywi Valley, the dramatic Black Mountain and the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east

In the north east of the County at Pumsaint is Dolaucothi Gold Mines, a Roman gold mine set in the wooded hillside, overlooking the lovely Cothi Valley. There are guided tours of the underground workings, gold panning, exhibitions on gold and mining history and working trains on the mine floor.

At the north west of Carmarthenshire on the River Teifi is Newcastle Emlyn with its ruined castle. The river is famous for world-class fishing of sea trout, salmon and brown trout, the town is a popular base for fishermen. To the west at the beautiful Cenarth Falls is the National Coracle Centre, where coracles are made in the workshop. The Teifi Valley Railway, created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway offers a two mile journey through the beautiful Teifi Valley, a chance to enjoy the age of steam. Four miles east of the town the National Woollen Museum tells the story of the woollen industry of Wales, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving and displays of traditional Welsh textiles.

At Whitland in the west of Carmarthenshire is another of the Counties remarkable gardens, Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre, commemorates Hywel ap Cadell, 'King of all Wales' in the ninth and early tenth centuries. The only garden in Europe dedicated to the law, the memorial is divided into six small gardens, each representing a section of the law.

The seven mile beach at Pendine Sands in the south west of Carmarthenshire is famous for land speed records, where Malcolm Campbell broke three records. Visit the Pendine Museum of Speed, to see some of the record-breaking vehicles. To the north is Laugharne, with its picturesque castle, overlooking the Taf Estuary. Laugharne was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas, the Boat House where he wrote "Under Milk Wood" is open to the public. To the north is Llansteffan Castle built by the Normans, near the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.

Across the estuary on the eastern side of Carmarthen bay is picturesque town Kidwelly with Kidwelly Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the County. Kidwelly Industrial Museum interprets the former industries of Carmarthenshire, tinplate, coal mining and brick manufacture.

To the south is Pembrey Country Park, encompassing Pembrey Forest and the seven mile beach at Cefn Sidan Sands. A superb award winning beach providing the main attraction for visitors but there are a host of family attractions in the adjoining 500 acres of glorious parkland including dry ski slops, tobogganing, pitch and putt, crazy gold and an adventure play ground. Eight miles to the east is Llanelli , an attractive town, situated at the mouth of the River Loughor. The Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park is the largest land reclamation scheme undertaken in Wales, over 2000 acres of industrial wasteland have been restored to create a coastal path and cycleway between Pembrey Country Park and the National Wetland Centre.

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