The Longhouse, Waunifor Cottage
LLandysul, Teifi Valley
Waunifor is located in the beautiful Teifi Valley on the borders of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion and only 12 miles from the delightful unspoilt beaches of Cardigan Bay. The Longhouse is one of 6 self-catering holiday cottages set in 5 acres of magical gardens and grounds along a quiet rural lane with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The area is teeming with wildlife, including a huge variety of birds, squirrels, frogs, dragonflies and is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and fisherman. There are many local attractions including the National Woollen Museum, Norwood Gardens, Museum of Childhood, Dolacothi Gold Mines, Newquay Honeyfarm and Pembertons Chocolate Factory. For the more active holidaymakers local activity centres offer canoeing, kayaking, coasteering, gorge walking, sailing and windsurfing. There are 6 or 7 beautiful beaches within easy reach varying from coastal fishing villages such as Newquay to remote National Trust sands such as Penbryn and Mwnt.
Carmarthenshire is known as “The Garden of Wales”, a fitting description, given its undulating green landscape rich with exquisite woodland parks and gardens. The area is home to the National Botanical Garden of Wales, where the Great Glasshouse houses over 1000 rare and endangered plant species from around the world. Heritage and dramatic castles are plentiful, including the spectacularly situated Careg Cennen which stands isolated on rocky stack high above the river Cennen. The Longhouse cottage nestles in the idyllic Teifi Valley, a short drive from the stunning Cardigan Bay. The coast has an abundance of glorious, sandy blue-flagged beaches including Cefn Sidan Sands, the largest beach in Wales. This part of Wales has endless activities for children; the West Wales Museum of Childhood, with its collection of toys through the ages will keep them enthralled, while the Gwili Railway is a lovely trip by steam that twists through the verdant countryside. The area is fringed by 3 estuaries providing a multitude of angling, sailing, kayaking, walking and birdwatching opportunities and it is within easy reach of the Cambrian Mountains and the gorgeous Prescelli Hills of Pembrokeshire. This beautiful self-catering cottage in Carmathenshire is the perfect base from which to explore this exquisite part of Wales.
- Bedrooms: 5 (3 twins, 1 single, 1 triple)
- Sleeps: 9/10
- Bathrooms: 2
- TV, DVD, CD player
- Coin-operated laundry with washer/dryer onsite
- Barbecue and picnic tables
- Woodburning stove
- Pets welcome
- Llandysul 5 miles
- Cardiff International Airport - 100 miles
- Carmarthen station - 12 miles
- Pub - 2 miles
- Cycling - 0 miles, Walking - 0 miles
- Fishing - 2 miles
- Canoeing - 5 miles, Sailing and Windsurfing - 12 miles
- Golf - 4 miles
The Longhouse is an enchanting listed building, built in around 1760 of traditional welsh design, with a huge inglenook fireplace with woodburner, oak beams and wood panelled dining area. It is spacious with accommodation for up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms and with 2 bathrooms, one on each floor.
On the ground floor there is a large lounge and dining area, 2 twin bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs there is a twin bedroom, single and triple room as well as an additional bathroom and spacious hallway. Cots and highchairs are available. Ideal for families with children - children's play area. Pottery and Craft studio on site. We accept well behaved dogs subject to a small supplement.
To the front of The Longhouse is a pretty courtyard area with lawn, water feature and picnic tables and to the back is a bank planted with shrubs and flowers leading up to the walled garden. Barbecues are available to borrow.
In addition to The Longhouse there are a further 5 cottages sleeping from 2-8 people.
Directions: From M4: Follow A48 to Carmarthen, take A485 towards Lampeter. At Alltwalis (just past a Texaco station), take a left turn onto B4459 to Pencader. Go through Pencader and continue to Llanfihangel-Ar-Arth. Go straight over at the Cross Inn, down the hill, and over a stone bridge. After the bridge, take the first turning on the right, up a steep hill. Continue on this road (do not take the fork to the left) until you come to Waunifor on the right hand side, at the bottom of the hill. The cottage entrance is the second one you come to.
All heating, logs, electricity, bed linen (but NOT towels) are included in the price. Pets are welcome at a small charge - £10 for one dog and £5 for each extra dog.
Change over day is Saturday. Departure by 10.00am, arrival 3.00 – 5.00 pm.
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The Longhouse, Waunifor Holiday Cottages, Maesycrugiau, Nr Llandysul, Carms, SA39 9LU Wales