Hafan Tywi ref: UK6106

Near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Hafan Tywi is fabulously situated for discovering Carmarthenshire, the largest county in South Wales. Hafan Tywi (meaning haven of the Tywi, the river that curves its way through the county) is a very comfortable, semi-detached barn conversion, set within 300 acres of farmland grazing pasture for dairy cattle. Arranged in an ‘upside down’ fashion to take advantage of the glorious views, it has a first floor open-plan living space with a triple aspect, an impressive picture window and exposed A frame and beams, imparting lots of character. Outside, the barn has its own stone courtyard area with table and chairs, and a short stroll will bring you to the owner’s grounds where you can request to visit the goats, chickens and ducks (children must be supervised).
The cottage offers easy access to all the fascinating places of interest nearby, such as The National Botanic Gardens of Wales, with the world’s largest single span glasshouse; Aberglasney House and Gardens; Dinefwr Castle and Park (National Trust); Dolaucothi Gold Mines (National Trust); and Dryslwyn Castle, to name but a few. The nearby picturesque market town of Llandeilo is just a couple of miles away, adjacent to the westernmost point of the Brecon Beacons. Considered to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Towy Valley, it offers an array of individual shops and restaurants. Wales’ oldest town, Carmarthen, where the legendary wizard Merlin is believed to have originated, is 25 minutes away by car. Sitting on the River Tywi, the town boasts a castle and museums, as well as a wonderful array of shops, cafés, restaurants, cinemas and theatre. Just outside the town you can experience the Gwili Railway with its steam trains. Offering wide open spaces, gardens, ancient castles, wildlife and lots of sand, Carmarthenshire stretches from Carmarthen Bay in the south to the mountainous landscapes of the western Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains in the north. It also has 80 miles of long sandy beaches, wondrous gardens, awe-inspiring castles and market towns brimming with local produce and chic shopping - all this just 90 minutes from the Severn Bridge along the M4 motorway. Visit Pembrey Country Park and its 8-mile award-winning beach; Laugharne and the boat house where Dylan Thomas wrote; the National Wetland Centre where you can feed flamingos; and Pendine, a remarkable straight, flat and hard beach where you can find a museum overlooking the beach which records the days when it was famous for attracting world land speed record-breaking drivers. It is still possible to drive and park on the beach today. Come and stay at Hafan Tywi and delve into what Carmarthenshire has to offer. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.

First floor

Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With electric fire and 40" Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.


Large courtyard with garden furniture. Shared 300-acre grounds. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a raised, unfenced pond in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake

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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