The range of activities in West Wales seemed endless – something for everyone. At the end of the day we really enjoyed our comfortable accommodation and the best nights sleep for ages. The P family, Shropshire
Beautiful peaceful cottage and friendly people. We now know the reason we are returning to our homeland. Mr & Mrs S, Spain
Lovely retreat. Friendly hosts. Tranquil location. We will return. Mr & Mrs H, South Yorkshire
A really relaxing, comfortable and convenient base to explore this lovely area of Wales. Wildlife interesting and close at hand. J & H, West Yorkshire
Lovely tranquil haven for a family get-together. Many thanks. The R family, Whangarei, New Zealand, London & Dijon, France
Towns and Villages to visit
The friendly Plash Inn at Llanfallteg [5 min's] serves food and real ales.
For fresh local produce, quality shopping, contemporary arts and crafts, entertainment at the Queens Hall and plenty of places to eat, make sure to visit Narberth [20 min's] during your holiday.
Further west, you can visit Haverfordwest [30 min's], Pembrokeshire's county town where a Farmers' Market is held by the river every Friday. Then continue on west, perhaps stopping at Solva [45 min's], before reaching the UK's smallest City, St David's [1 hour] with its peaceful, Medieval Cathedral and Bishops' Palace.
Due east is Carmarthen, county town of Carmarthenshire, with new shopping centre, indoor market and cinema complex. The village of Llansteffan is just a short drive from Carmarthen and offers fantastic walks along the coast line.
South-west is historic Pembroke [40 min's] itself. Pembroke Castle was the birthplace of the Tudors and, with many re-enactments, displays and other events throughout the season, is worth a visit. top of page
Beaches to explore
Tenby [35 min's] and Saundersfoot [30 min's] to the south, both offer safe, sandy beaches and most seaside activities. From Tenby, you can take a trip across the bay to Caldey Island where you can sample the products made in the Cistercian Monastery. Take your pick from the other stunning sandy beaches. top of page
Gardens, hills and woodlands
Check out One Big Garden for more information about the following gardens, all within an hour's drive from Glascoed [depending on traffic conditions!].
In Pembrokeshire: Begelly Park Gardens and Tea Rooms [30 min's], Bro-Meigan Gardens [50 min's], Colby Woodland Gardens [30 min's], Manorowen Walled Gardens [1 hour], Penlan Uchaf Gardens [1 hour], Picton Castle and Woodland Gardens [25 min's] and Upton Castle Gardens [40 min's].
In Carmarthenshire: Aberglasney [50 min's], Dinefwr [1 hour], Gelli Aur Country Park [1 hour], Hywel Dda Centre, Whitland [15 min's], National Botanic Garden of Wales [40 min's], Millennium Coastal Park, National Wetlands Centre, Pembrey Country Park top of page
Castles, ancient monuments and other sites
Apart from nearby Narberth, there are plenty of castles and other historic sites within easy traveling distance of Glascoed Farm.
CADW, part of the Welsh Assembly, looks after many sites in the area, including castles at Llawhaden [25 min's], Wiston [35 min's], Cilgerran [1 hour], Laugharne [30 min's] and Llansteffan [35 min's]. Other CADW sites are the Bishops' Palaces at Lamphey [40 min's] and St David's [1 hour], while Haverfordwest Priory [35 min's] boasts the only surviving ecclesiastical medieval garden in Britain.
Picton Castle [25 min's], Carew Castle [30 min's], Carreg Cennen [45 min's], Pentre Ifan [45 min's] and Carreg Coetan [1 hour] burial chambers. top of page
Entertainment & Events
Why not visit Ffos Las race course for a day at the races. With horse racing events held throughout the year Ffos Las offers a fantastic experience and a great day out.
Ffos Las is a short drive outside of Carmarthen towards Llanelli.
West Wales has a good selection of top-class restaurants, making the most of excellent local meat & produce, we have tried and tested many! So please ask if you require any advice. top of page