Ty Tarw ref: UK6685

Llangain, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Ty Tarw, meaning The Bull House in Welsh, was once a barn situated among outbuildings of the old dairy farm on the hillside of the truly stunning Carmarthenshire countryside. It enjoys commanding views over the River Towy estuary and out towards Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula. The dairy farm was operational up until the 1970s, and the cottage, along with several other farm buildings, has since been converted into a beautiful traditional stone barn teaming with character throughout. Set down a private drive and just a few minutes’ walk to the hamlet of Llangain and only 5 minutes from the picture postcard coastal village of Llansteffan. Enjoy morning walks along the beach, take in the golden sands, step back in time and visit the ruined castle dating back to the early 12th-century, along with the Iron Age earthworks still visible to this day. Once you have finished exploring, enjoy a meal in one of eateries within Llansteffan, or dine on home cooking with some fresh line caught fish on the menu.
Ty Tarw has retained much of its original charm and character with a spacious modern kitchen leading onto the open plan living/dining area, complete with a focal wood burner and original wood work from the Bull House. On the first floor the master bedroom really is stunning with exposed beams and stone work along with the original stone arched windows, which really are unique. Wake up to a freshly brewed coffee and relax in the conservatory overlooking the courtyard garden, or take a stroll in the large garden with uninterrupted sea views.
During the summer season take the boat crossing to the village of Ferryside for a day out across the estuary. Pendine Sands, the famous coastal resort of Tenby, Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacon National Park are some of the many attractions in this part of Wales. Locally there is sailing, water sports, golf, fishing and horse riding available, which is sure to entertain the most active of families. Oakwood, Wales’s largest theme park, and Folly Farm Zoo are all within a 45-minute drive. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and 50" BT TV (full package).
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Kitchen: With double electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and pull-out bed.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.


Seating area overlooking courtyard. Lawn with garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 30 yards away. Holidaymakers, couples and family bookings only. Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6 miles
  • Lake
    2 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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