INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA
There is magic in the air in Llanddeusant with legends like the “Physicians of Myddfai” and the “Lady of the Lake”. You can visit the Carreg Cennen Castle which appeals to young and old alike.
Red kites are a frequent sight of daily life in this part of the world. There is even a kite feeding station near the pub (Cross Inn) approximately two miles away (even walking distance by footpath). A pub lunch can be enjoyed then a visit to the kite feeding station and then a slow romantic walk back to the barn where you can relax in front of a roaring fire.
There are ancient woods, wildflowers and fast running streams. All sorts of other activities are available close by, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, fishing even paragliding and indoor climbing.
The National Park Information Centre at Llandovery can give you all the information you need about what you can do in the Brecon Beacons & Carmarthenshire. (There are also leaflets on activities located at the property).
AREAS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST:
Llangadog community website
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HG
Myddfai The village of Myddfai
Twm Sion Cati The Welsh Robin Hood
Llanddeusant School, Garden and Statue.
Gelli Aur Country Park Near Llandeilo
Dinefwr Park and Castle - National Trust Park - Llandeilo.
Aberglasney Gardens - Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH
Red Kite Feeding Station Llandeusant. Watch the Red Kites at feeding time.
Heritage Centre Llandovery. Llandovery is best known for having been an important droving centre. It was the junction for three important droving routes from Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. Sheep, ducks and other animals, including 30,000 cattle were driven from Wales to Smithfiels and the Barnet Fair each year.
Carreg Cennen Castle Near Trapp
Dan Yr Ogof Caves Near Sennybridge
Llyn Brianne. This man made reservoir near Rhandirmwyn is surrounded by spectacular scenery and provides a haven for walkers. The majestic Red Kite as well as Falcons and Buzzards from the nearby RSPB Reserve are often seen soaring above this stunning landscape.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines - Pumpsaint, Llanwrda, SA19 8US
Fishing in the river Tywi at Llangadog - regarded as the finest sea trout river in the UK
Brondai Shooting Ground & Palecwrt Equestrian Centre
Around LLanwrtyd Wells
Llangorse Lake for canoeing
Heatherton Leasure Park
Pembrey Country Park for Cycling, Walking, Bird Watching etc
Groveland Adventure World
Oakwood Theme Park
Cradoc Golf Club
Brecon Mountain Railway - Merthyr Tydfil
Mountain Biking in and around Brechfa Forest
Brechfa Mountain Bike Base
Brecon Beacons Tourism - more activities
LOCAL INFORMATION CENTRES
Llandeilo, Crescent Road Car Park
Carmarthen, Lammas Street
Llandovery, Near Castle Hotel
THE LOCAL VILLAGE (LLANGADOG) HAS THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES:
Local shop for all groceries and Traditional Butcher
Railway Station and Bus Route
Traditional Pubs, Restaurants for lunches and evening meals
Garage for petrol and groceries (open until 10.30 pm)
THE LOCAL TOWN OF LLANDOVERY HAS THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES:
Outdoor pursuit shop, Shoe Shop, Garages, Electrical Shop, Charity shop, Estate Agents
Pubs and Restaurants, Cafes
Bus & Railway Service
Doctors Surgery, Cottage Hospital
Monthly Farmers Market (last Saturday of the month)
Outdoor Tennis & Bowls
THE WELSH LANGUAGE
We are a Welsh speaking family therefore you can expect a truly Welsh welcome. Welsh is one of the oldest living languages in Europe and has one of the longest literary traditions. The oldest surviving book of venocular Welsh poetry was transcribed at Carmarthen Priory around 1200 – 1250. There is a book at Nantifan “The Learners Dictionary” which will be useful to learn Welsh Phrases and a copy of the Welsh Anthem.
Welsh is a vibrant language and is still spoken naturally by 55% of Carmarthenshires population. Once you have entered Carmarthenshire you will notice that all directional signposts are bilingual, Welsh first followed by the English version of the place name.