Book Cottage

If you can picture a majestic cottage, birds singing, spring water running and breath-taking views, then this is where your retreat begins.

With any city stress dropped clean away, you’ll hear hooting owls, maybe the footsteps of a passing deer and nothing else but the wind in the trees.

Gather round the wood-burner as the night draws in, while a dinner of local produce from the nearby farm shop simmers on the hob, and plan your day of tranquillity for the day to come.

Private and secluded, this beautifully detached cottage is part of a historic 14thcentury Talardd farm and gardens estate.

Reached via a 500m-tarmacked discrete drive, the cottage is situated in its own private courtyard. The cottage has been recently modernised and contains a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, fridge and microwave.

Walking through to the dining area you will find a solid oak table, perfect for all your dining needs, and continuing through the property you will come to a spacious and comfortable lounge area with gas fire, where to the right you will find a double bedroom, and a shower room.

As for the history of the estate, the master property on the land, the Talardd, is a medieval houseand has been historically described as ”one of the most interesting small houses in the whole country, which was initially developed from a small 14th century castle to became a Tudor fortified house, and then later used as a dwelling house”.

Along with this history, the River Cennen runs through the property and gardens, where its source is found 2 miles away at castle CarregCennen, where throughout the course of the river, trout and salmon are to be found.

The gardens contain a boules court, walled kitchen garden, woodland garden and stream garden with many beautiful walks across the 64 acres of land. There are many interesting and rare plants found throughout the gardens, providing an abundant ofrich colours for most of the year.

The cottage is surrounded by a host of easily reachable amenities including breath taking beaches, castles, historic houses, Brecon Beacons National Park (2 miles away) and not forgetting the National Botanical Garden of Wales.

But stepping just outside of this haven of natural beauty, the cottage is located 3 minutes north of Llandeiloand 10 minutes east of Carmarthen.

Whilst Carmarthen is probably best known for its legendary connections to Merlin and its Roman Heritage, the first place to talk about is Llandeilo.

Llandeilo

This part of Carmarthenshire is one of the most magnetic destinations in the region. Rural chic, the fashion pack and ladies who lunch, a town which is blessed with smart boutiques, excellent eateries and beautiful historic buildings. It’s alsowithin easy reach of some of the area’s top attractions from gardens to castles to stately homes.

Llandeilois packed with gorgeous Georgian and Victorian buildings, many of which house chic boutiques, art galleries and inviting cafés. And if you follow the river eastwards and reach the quaint village and Iron Age settlement of Garn Goch, you will find Wales’ second largest hill fort, where the tranquillity of views will simply blow you away.

Tip

For the perfect lunch, visit Wrights Food Emporium, which as being a haven for foodies,attracts visitors from far and wide

Carmarthen

With mystical and gladiatorial heritage, Carmarthen is the oldest town in Wales.

Once the capital of Wales, Carmarthen boasts two modern shopping centres with all of the best of the high street at St Catherine’s Walk and Merlin’s Walk.

It is said Carmarthen is the birthplace of Merlin and on a visit to Carmarthenshire County Museum you can see the last piece of Merlin’s Oak, where legend has it that if it’s removed, the town will fall, so probably best to leave it there.

For a step into history, start your trail at the Roman Amphitheatre near Priory Street, for a rare peep at the lost civilization that first settled here, before exploring the ruins of the 12th-century castle on Notts Square, which once protected this area above Carmarthen Bay.

Wander around the stalls in the striking modern Carmarthen Indoor Market, where the most delicious local produce, unique art-craft and boutique accessories can be found.

Tip

For the more adventurous eaters, wander into Old Town, where you'll find several quaint restaurants flourishing with quality. For veggie or vegan options, try the organic restaurant, The Warren, in Mansel Street.

Carmarthenshire

Whether you’d prefer to spend your week away strolling along golden beaches or enjoying a spot of retail therapy, there’s something for everyone.

With so many places to visit, a weekend in Carmarthenshire simply isn’t enough, and boasting some of the most beautiful country in the United Kingdom, it’s yours to explore. From the overwhelming splendor of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and beaches, the picturesque villages and market towns, and a plethora of exciting castles, museums and country houses, all steeped in history, you will find yourself fully immersed into all it has to offer.

If you’re looking to keep extra active, then Carmarthenshire attracts many visitors for the activities offered too. From mountain biking to horse riding, and from fishing to golf, whatever activity you may decide on, you can be sure that it will be an experience like no other.

If you are approaching Talardd from the east from the direction of Swansea and Cardiff, continue on the M4 until it becomes the A48 at the Pont Abraham Roundabout. Proceed on the A48 for approximately 4 miles until you reach Cross Hands. At the large roundabout take the third exit onto the A478 signposted for Llandeilo. Proceed on the A476 for around six and a half miles until you reach a right hand turn with a sign on the corner for RESORT.

Proceed down this small road, taking the left hand turn at the T-junction after the first straight. Bear right past the first property and you enter the driveway to the RESORT. Proceed down the driveway (ignoring the gateways to your right and left) and you will arrive in the large tarmac parking area in front of the COTTAGE.

If you are approaching Talardd from the west via Carmarthen, follow the A40 east until you reach the roundabout where it joins the A48. Take the first exit following the A40 signposted for Llandeilo. At the next roundabout take the third exit signposted for Llangunnor on the B4300. After a short distance turn left, following the B4300 towards Llanarthne. Follow this road for around thirteen miles until it ends at a T-Junction with the A476. Turn right here and proceed for half a mile before turning left by the signpost for RESORT, then follow the directions above.

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