llandeilo view

We are a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. The heart of Llandeilo is on your doorstep, famous for its award-winning chocolate shop, boutique shopping and elegant restaurants dotted around the town.

Guests can enjoy themselves fishing on the renowned River Towy, bird watching where red kites can often be seen hovering over Dinefwr Castle, walking, or even a spot of golf or horse riding as these are both nearby. Beach 22½ miles. Shop, pub, and restaurant ½ mile.

Mountain Biking
Fantastic trails in the Brechfa and Abergorlech Forests to suit all levels of skill and experience.

The Brecon Beacons, one of our finest national parks, 520 square miles of stunning scenery. For an adventurous day out, try walking the iconic ’Llyn-y-Fan-Fach’ (Lady of the Lake), which boasts fantastic views over the Brecon Beacons National Park amidst shimmering lakes and tumbling waterfalls.

The river Towy, one of the best sea trout and salmon rivers in the country.

A popular market town on the river Towy. It has numerous cafés, pubs, and shops as well as Pharmacies and food shops. There is a single span stone bridge that is much photographed with the colourful houses in the background. There are several walks around Llandeilo and one that takes in an interesting suspension bridge.

Carreg Cennen Castle.
SA19 6UA, sits within the Brecon Beacons National Park and spectacularly sited above a limestone precipice with outstanding views. This castle can be seen from the track that leads down to Gelli Barn. Open daily from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm between April and October and 9.30 am and 4 pm between November and March. There is a coffee and souvenir shop near the car park. There is a small fee to pay before entering the castle.

Dinefwr Castle
Deer Park, BoardWalk, and Newton House. (SA19 6PF, 11 mins drive, 4.9 miles) Owned by the National Trust. The castle overlooks the river Towy and has far-reaching views from its several towers. The castle sits within a wooded park, it also has a nice boardwalk around a lake and a deer park which is accessible to the public. Newton House was built during the medieval period and has been well maintained by the National Trust. Within the house is a Café, shop and guided tours are available. There is a small entry fee if you are not an NT member.

The Gower Peninsular.
Just a short drive from Swansea, the Gower Peninsular was designated as the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty in 1956. The 19 mile long peninsular starts at the Mumbles and extends westwards. It’s famous for it’s beautiful coastline and beaches, including Rhossili Bay. It is a favourite location for walkers and surfers. It is home to some of the most beautiful sections of the Wales Coast Path.

Aberglasney Historic House and Garden.
The garden and shop are open every day except Christmas day.

Red Kite Feeding Centre. (SA19 9YG, 33 mins drive, 15 miles). Llanddeusant Red Kite feeding centre is open daily 2pm GMT and 3pm BST. There are ‘hides’ to view these beautiful birds. There is no need to book, however, you will need to arrive before the feeding time as the gates are closed before the feeding commences. Red Kites were down to just 30 breeding pairs 20 years ago, now there are well over 300 breeding pairs, of which many turn up here at feeding times.

It sits on the River Towy and is the County Town of Carmarthenshire. It claims to be the oldest town in Wales. There is an excellent High Street shopping area with plenty to see and do. There are several monuments and old buildings to explore. There is also a modern multi-screen cinema with the shopping centre car park right on the doorstep. One of the best places to park your car centrally, to allow you to explore and maybe visit the cinema is at St Catherines Walk Car Park. This is an APCOA car park and is located at SA3 11GA.

Glynhir Golf Club. SA18 2TF
Full 18 holes in an established parkland course and nature woodland. There is a bar and catering available, other than Mondays. Well-stocked shop. Non-members are welcome to play at very reasonable prices. Buggy’s are available to hire.

Beaches and picturesque harbour town.

National show caves centre for Wales
In the Brecon Beacons. 17 kilometres of caves.

Henrhyd waterfall near Neath. Aberdulais waterfall and water wheel near Neath. Four waterfalls walk


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Where to visit






Our Accomodation Pods

The Cennen
sleeps 4

The Cothi
sleeps 4

The Dutchy
sleeps 4

Towy Valley Pod
sleeps 2



The Country Retreat Wales

Troedyrhiw, Farm

SA19 6PH

Tel: 07890 500823