What to do when at Garnwen
There is wildlife and wild birds in abundance. There are two horses to watch (not my own) and several pet sheep of mine and a few other sheep of a friends are about to look at you or vice versa.
There is a footpath from the property to nearby Abergorlech. The scenery path is very varied. Part of it follows the river Cothi. Abergorlech is a pretty village with a good pub. Sunday lunch at the Black Lion is very popular!
The village of Llansawel is 20 min walk away. There are two friendly local pubs (The Angel & The Black Lion) that serve food to eat in or takeaway.
Approximately 2 miles from the property is the excellent Brechfa cycle trail. This and other places not so far away are excellent scenic peaceful cycling and walking territory.
There are nearby stables for those who wish to go horse riding.
Llandeilo is the nearest town approx 8 miles away with several supermarkets and all other facilities you might need. Llandeilo is a lovely town for browsing around with lots of interesting little shops and nice views that you stumble upon. You can also walk along the river path from here Llandeilo is getting a reputation as the slow food capital of the area with some very good eating places.
Click here to find some information about places roundabout.
Carmarthenshire is aptly known as the Garden of Wales.
Dryslwyn Castle & Estate is within walking distance for the fit or a few minutes drive for the less energetic. It is a National Trust property with a mock Gothic style mansion, deer, park and ancient castle. It is also the home of a herd of the ancient rare breed white park castle.
A little further out of Llandeilo there is a independently trust owned garden called Aberglasney. A realy beautiful special place. There is a Nympharium (I will let you find out what that is!) and some lovely gardens a lake and some woodland. Last but not least there is a very good cafe serving excellent food and drinks.
The coast is not far away from Garnwen, the lovely seaside town of Aberaeron is only 40 minutes drive away. The Harbour Inn is famous for its good food. A little further along the Cardigan coast there is the lovely National trust beach of Mwnt. A good place to see dolphins in the summer. In 1¼ hours you can be on the Gower peninsula near Swansea. Another wonderful area for walking cycling or going to the beach. The Pembrokeshire coast is approximately 1‐1½ hours away. Again a wonderful area to explore, Barfundle bay and Poppitt sands are favourites of mine.
For those of you who crave city life Swansea is only 35 miles away. There are cinemas, restaurants, night clubs and many shops.