3 (all year)
Wrth Y Nant is a 16th Century Welsh longhouse that has been updated and renovated to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation that is perfect for couples or small families. The two-bedroom property with the luxury of a hot tub sleeps four people and is one of six fantastic holiday cottages on Tanylan Farm, within walking distance of Carmarthen Bay and within easy reach of Pembrokeshire and The Gower.
It's always a great time of year to visit Carmarthenshire. If it's sunny, head to beautiful sandy beaches like Pendine Sands and Llansteffan. Blow away winter cobwebs on a clifftop walk along the West Coast Path to places like St Anthony's Well, Wharley Point or Kidwelly Quay. In summer, the sunflowers of Rhossili Bay are one of the most photographed sights in Wales, and there's no beating an ice-cream on the point after walking along the waterfront at the Mumbles. Autumn and winter are some of the best months for birdwatching, with Ferryside and the nearby estuary being a haven for dozens of species of birds.
Nearby attractions include Oakwood theme park, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and Folly Farm. There are castles and golf courses, farmers markets and museums, nature reserves and miles of footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes, including the Celtic Cycle Trail Route 4 that passes through the farm and the mountain bike trails in Brechfa Forest. You can go fishing, swimming, sailing or surfing, or laze about in the sunshine and enjoy the liberating feeling of having nothing to do and nowhere to be.
Things you will want to add to your Carmarthenshire bucket list include kayaking in Carmarthen Bay at sunrise, keeping your eyes peeled for the dolphins, porpoises and seals regularly spotted in the water in warmer months. Climb to the top of Fan Foel, 2,562 feet above sea level, and enjoy the panoramic views from the highest point in the county, or descend to the depths of the limestone caves beneath Carreg Cennen Castle. There is something for everyone to enjoy whether you get your kicks from adrenaline sports or Michelin star meals.
Wrth Y Nant can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other cottages on the farm if you are on holiday with your extended family or friends. Please see the owner's website for details.
Barbara & Stephen Evans joined Independent Cottages in October 2020
Wrth y Nant is one of three terraced cottages converted from a 16th-Century longhouse. Originally housing cattle, it is now a bright, spacious holiday property with accommodation over two levels.
Outside: The private enclosed patio has a table and chairs and a hot tub that is ideal for luxuriating under the stars. There is off-street parking and bicycle storage.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are all provided. A travel cot (no bedding), high chair and a stair gate are all available on request. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement. No smoking.
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