Llandeilo and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire are two wonderful market towns filled with beautiful buildings, independent shops and a great range of activities and places to eat. Whether you want to learn fascinating history, get close to nature or see the scenery on horseback, there is plenty to enjoy in this part of West Wales.
We’ve put together a list of places to eat, sleep and play in this area!
Heavenly in Llandeilo is literally that if you have a bit of a sweet tooth! Serving luxurious handmade chocolates, decorative pieces and delicious Italian style Gelato in various flavours. We absolutely loved the strawberry and marshmallow ice cream when we visited! Head to their Facebook page, and we’re sure you’ll be very tempted to visit.
La Patisserie in Llandovery serve a delicious array of sweet treats, freshly baked bread and even deli graze boxes. The cheesecakes and doughnuts look yummy, and we think the graze boxes are perfect if you love picnics!
Dolaucothi Arms in Pumpsaint was awarded the Best Country Pub of 2019 by Countryfile Magazine, as well as being included in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for 2021. Welcoming locals and travellers since the 16th century, you can imagine how wonderful this traditional Welsh pub is.
Witness the spectacular birds of prey feeding daily in the delightful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Usually, 80+ birds can be seen, including red kites, buzzards, ravens and many more. Grab your camera and don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!
Visit the historic Newton House, 18th Century deer park and the magnificent Dinefwr Castle where you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Carmarthenshire countryside. Displays in the house regularly change and once you’ve explored the grounds, head to the cafe which serves delicious food.
Saddletramps offer trail riding on miles of tracks and trails through the countryside. They even offer a pub ride, where you will explore country lanes and enjoy breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons (on a clear day) before stopping off at a pub! What could be better?
Once voted the most romantic ruin in Wales, Carreg Cennen Castle is perched nearly 300ft above the River Cennen. As well as the incredible castle which dates back to at least the 13th century, there is also a tea room and gift shop – you can even get married here!
Brynhyfryd Cottage is a cosy, traditional detached cottage peacefully situated near the historic village of Caio on the borders of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Set on the owners’ smallholding, this former farm-worker’s dwelling has been restored sympathetically, retaining features such as the original fireplace with bread oven.
Sleeps 4+cot | allows 2 dogs
Woodland View Holiday Apartment offers luxury accommodation in the rural hills just outside the picturesque town of Llandovery. It even has a private cinema and hot tub. The area has many attractions and things to do including hill walking, and wildlife spotting.
Sleeps 4+cot | allows 1 dog
Henllys Lodge is only 2 miles away from Llandovery and is a superb eco-friendly detached luxury cottage in a rural location with views of the Welsh hills. This former lodge has been renovated to a very high standard as an eco-friendly property.
The Bothy is a pretty stone cottage with a modern farmhouse feel, less than five miles from Brechfa and nestled in a tranquil, rural landscape surrounded by farmland and woods. The owners’ sheep graze the nearby fields, while ducks, geese and hens are found wandering on this smallholding.
Sleeps 5+cot | allows 2 dogs
The Cottage is a detached former stone cattle byre. The single-storey dwelling exudes a wealth of character with its beams, cosy wood-burning stove and tiled floors. From the French doors in the living room look across the enclosed gravelled garden, over the donkey paddock, to the river beyond.
Sleeps 2+cot | allows 2 dogs