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Alltyfyrddin


Property Address: Alltyfyrddin, Merlins Hill, Aberwili, Carmarthen, SA32 7ER

Property Type: B&B

Price Range: £32 - £40

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Owner: Sharon Alison Richards

Tel: +44 (0)1267 237808

A warm Welsh welcome awaits you at Alltyfyrddin, our 220 acre dairy farm overlooking the beautiful Towy Valley.

Standing in lovely lawns, the farmhouse dates back to the early 1700's. It has been sympathetically modernised over the years to ensure it has the benefits of today's comforts whilst retaining some of its original features. The guests' lounge has beamed ceilings and a charming inglenook fireplace that has only recently been uncovered and restored to its former glory.

All the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated, each has a colour television, beverage tray, and hairdryer. The family room has an en-suite bathroom. The single and twin-bedded rooms have a vanity unit with shaver point and share a bathroom. There is a cot available. We offer a choice of either a delicious Welsh or continental breakfast, special diets can also be catered for.

Alltyfyrddin is a farm steeped in history, shrouded in mystery, and rich in wildlife. On the farm is Merlin's Hill where, according to legend, Merlin the wizard is kept in bonds of enchantment. Walk our nature trails from the farmyard to the hilltop site of an Iron Age Hillfort, and admire the breathtaking views enjoyed by Merlin.

During your stay at Alltyfyrddin, we hope you will discover some of the secrets of Carmarthenshire at the farm itself.

Alltyfyrddin is home to the Merlin's Hill Centre where you can walk the nature trails to the hilltop or wander around the farmyard heritage centre and meet the farm animals.
Explore Carmarthenshire's varied countryside from the foothills of the Brecon Beacons to Carmarthen Bay, where fact and legend mingle and heritage shapes its landscape. There are the dramatic castles of Carreg Cennen and Llanstephan and the beautiful gardens at Aberglasney, Golden Grove and the National Botanical Garden of Wales. For many years the ancient township of Laugharne was the inspirational home of Dylan Thomas. Along the way call in at the numerous craft workshops found throughout the county. For pure nostalgia ride on the steam train at Gwili Railway near Carmarthen.

Alltyfyrddin is an ideal touring base for West Wales. It is just 2 miles from Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales, whilst the Carmarthenshire Museum is only a mile away. The sandy beaches, rocky coves and small islands of the Pembrokeshire coastline are not far. St.David's Cathedral is well worth the pilgrimage whilst the more adventurous might prefer the white-knuckle ride of Megafobia at Oakwood. Our neighbouring county of Carmarthenshire also has much to offer including the beautiful Cenarth Falls and the very interesting National Coracle Centre.

We will assure you an enjoyable and relaxing stay at Alltyfyrddin whether you are on holiday or on business.

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Things to see and do in Carmarthenshire :
Brechfa Forest
Brechfa Forest

The famous Brechfa Forest now managed by the Forestry Commission for timber production and recreation, has a long history. In the middle ages the forest was mainly oak and ash and was an important Royal hunting ground, while until the 20th Century wood from the forest was harvested to fuel the industrial needs of South Wales. As well as playing its part in the industrial revolution, timber was taken from the forest during the First World War to produce naphtha for use in making explosives. In 1919 the Forestry Commission became managers of the forest, creating its present status as a multi-purpose forest for timber production, recreation and wildlife conservation.


Carmarthen County Museum
Carmarthen County Museum

Roll back the centuries and learn about Carmarthenshire’s industrial, cultural and agricultural past at the county’s fascinating museums. These treasure houses tell the story of Carmarthenshire’s rich and diverse heritage and uncover some gems of history dating back to the beginning of time. But where to begin? Well, how about at Carmarthenshire County Museum where the legend of Merlin the Magician is still very much alive.


Dinefwr Castle
Dinefwr Castle

A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr Park and Castle is an iconic place in the history of Wales. Two forts are evidence of a dominant Roman presence. The powerful Lord Rhys held court at Dinefwr and influenced decisions in Wales. The visionaries, George and Cecil Rice designed the superb 18th-century landscape that you see today. The 'hands-on' Newton House gives visitors an atmospheric circa 1912 experience. Exhibitions on the first floor tell Dinefwr's story and inspire visitors to explore the castle and park.


Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Dolaucothi Gold Mines

These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley. 2,000 years ago, the powerful Romans left behind a glimpse of gold-mining methods. The harsh mining environment continued in the 19th and 20th centuries, ending in 1938. Guided tours take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings. See and hear the 1930s mine and mine machinery. Have a go at gold panning and take the opportunity to experience the frustrations of searching for real gold.


Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Dylan Thomas was one of the greatest writers from Wales and a giant in the 20th century. The most renowned in a school of Anglo-Welsh writers that flourished during that period. He made particular use of the, then, new mass media technologies of broadcasting and recording. Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea but his family roots were in Carmarthenshire and it was this county that provided him with a constant source of inspiration.


Gwili Railway
Gwili Railway

The volunteer run Gwili Steam Railway, is the only steam standard gauge railway operating in South West WalesThe first train ran at Easter 1978 using one coach pulled by a Peckett 0-4-0 called Merlin, Since then it has developed into one of the principle tourist attractions in Carmarthenshire.The Gwili Railway is a living reminder of a Great Western Railway branch line set in the breathtaking Carmarthenshire hills. The trip down memory lane starts at Bronwydd Arms Station, and the steam train follows the route, originally taken by the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line to a delightful halt at Danycoed


Kidwelly Castle
Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly is a mighty and imposing monument of Norman power. It is also a beautiful example of castle development, as the castle was dramatically altered on a number of occasions to conform to the latest thinking in military science. Roger, bishop of Salisbury, the justiciar of England, established Norman power in the area and the ringwork castle (shown below) that he built here was one of a series of strongholds designed by the Normans to secure the new conquests of south Wales by commanding the river passes here and at Laugharne, Llansteffan and Loughor.


Kidwelly Industrial Museum
Kidwelly Industrial Museum

Kidwelly Industrial Museum is situated just a mile from the historic castle town of Kidwelly, and just five miles from the town of Llanelli, which, at the end of the 19th Century was the Tinplate manufacturing centre of the world, giving the town the nickname of Tinopolis. The locality around the town of Llanelli, including Kidwelly, was once home to around half the world’s production of tinplate.


Marros Riding Centre
Marros Riding Centre

At Marros Riding Centre, we are ABRS approved and we offer tuition for all ages and experiences. We have a superb indoor riding arena with a coffee shop for spectators serving light refreshments and snacks. We have the riding rights for Marros Mountain, and rides which last between 1 and 2 hours. We also offer beach rides to Pendine sands, galloping across the sands - for experienced riders only. There is a warm welcome at Marros Riding Centre to both novice and experienced riders!


National Botanic Garden of Wales
National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is one of the most fascinating gardens in the UK. Now in its eighth year, this rapidly maturing garden is the most visited in Wales and is helping to conserve some of the rarest plants in the world. Created within a beautiful 568-acre Regency park, this landmark visitor destination combines 200-year-old historical features with spectacular modern architecture and landscaping, and a collection of some 100,000 different plants, many rare and endangered. The elegant Great Glasshouse is the only place in the world where you can visit the Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia, Chile and California on the same day.