Whilst staying at Stangwrach holiday cottages why not take advantage of the local Hiking guide. Prices vary for different type of walks, gentle, moderate or challenging routes to choose from. Take a look this website for more details. Cari is qualified Hill & Moorland Leader, She works as a volunteer for the local Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and also works on expeditions overseas. Please book walks with Ceri in advance of your stay to avoid being disappointed.
The red kite feeding centre is located in the village of Llanddeusant at the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Visitors may sit in the specially built hide only feet away from diving birds and observe them competing naturally for the meat provided by the feeding centre at regular times throughout the year. This is a great day out for the photography enthusiast. You will also see the red kites all around Llanfynydd where Ash Tree Lodge and Stangwrach Cottage are located, there are several breeding pairs around the hills and forests surrounding Llanfynydd village.
Dinefwr Park is a short drive from the village of Llanfynydd on the outer rim of the historical town of Llandeilo. At the heart of Welsh history for a thousand years, Dinefwr Park took shape in the years after 1775, when the medieval castle, house, gardens, woods and deer park were integrated into one vast and breathtaking landscape. Footpaths through the park lead to the castle, deer park and woods, which have outstanding views of the Towy Valley. Badger watching can also be arranged at the park from the especially adapted hide.
7 miles from Stangwrach
Llandeilo is a small, but thriving, market town in Carmarthenshire, situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is a popular home for people who work elsewhere and also an area that attracts many tourists and holidaymakers. It is located within easy reach of the hills and the coast, the Heart of Wales railway line and the M4 motorway. Also only a 15-minute drive from the village of Llanfynydd. The community of Llandeilo about 2000 residents and is well served with small friendly shops, cloths, local produce, gifts and galleries. Well worth an afternoon especially combined with a visit to Dinefwr Park.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is an area of 64 hectares, the central feature being the lake itself, which is surrounded by a peat bog. The rest of the park consists of woodland, dry heath and broad leaved woodland. Many paths are well surfaced and accessible to wheelchair users. Facilities include a Visitor Centre, live TV pictures of nesting birds, woodland walks, lakeside and bog walks, picnic areas, cafeteria, Mountain bike trail, and adventure playground. This is a good afternoon trip as the adventure playground provides a great place to burn off excess energy.
Mountain Biking: Whether you want to take on the most challenging "off piste" rides in Wales, or simply explore the world renowned local trails www.mudtrek.com have expert guides that can do it all! See their Riding Page for some of the guided routes available. And your guide is exclusive to your group!
Full day guiding £125 (up to 8 guests)
Half day guiding £75 (up to 8 guests)
Full suspension bike hire £40 per bike per day
10 miles from Stangwrach
Every town is unique, but Carmarthen is especially so, because of its blend of geographical location, long and varied history, culture and role as a county town. The town's location, at the tidal limits and lowest bridging point of the River Tywi, made it the natural route centre for West Wales. Carmarthen is a vibrant market town, and has a modern shopping complex with Vue cinima. Carmarthen is Wales's oldest town with a history extending back over two thousand years. It was an important commercial and agricultural centre the twentieth century has brought many changes, but Carmarthen has retained its character.
Stangwrach cottage and Ash Tree Lodge are very popular in the fishing season. The Towy (Tywi in Welsh) is only a couple of miles away and is one of Britain's top sea-trout rivers. Towy sewin (as the sea-trout is known in Wales) are famous for their size - five and six-pounders are common. The river's runs of salmon are also among the best in the Principality. As a spate river, the Towy produces excellent daytime sport to anglers spinning or fly-fishing when the river is running off after rain. However, it is for the nighttime sport it offers with sea trout that the Towy is most famous for.
47 miles from Stangwrach
The welsh coastline, dramatic limestone cliffs and a wealth of wildlife in green unspoilt surroundings. Look out for: St Govan's Chapel, choughs, and spectacular limestone cliffs/coastal scenery. Stack Rocks (Elegug Stacks - elegug is Welsh for guillemot) are two detached pillars of limestone. Also, look for the Green Bridge, a natural arch carved by the waves, and the Cauldron on the promontory to the east. The tops of the Stacks and the ledges below are crammed with guillemots and razorbills, and fulmar and kittiwake nest on the cliffs along with herring and black-backed gulls. Wildlife photographers and walkers haven.
12 miles from Stangwrach
Family entertainment with street entertainers, magicians, traditional fun fair, Mardi Gras-style parade, vivid storytellers, medieval re-enactors, animal displays, local arts & crafts marquee, a Welsh "food hero's" exhibition, live music as well as the death defying Vander Brothers stuntmen... Loads of entertainment based on myths & legends fills the streets during the day with late afternoon and evening activities held in the lovely setting of Carmarthen Park. Summer dates - location Carmarthen town centre and Park
2 miles from Stangwrach
This stunning scenery is just an hour's walk from Ash Tree Lodge and Stangwrach Cottage. Fantastic for fishing but also if you are passionate about photography and wild life. It a place to sit, listen, to paint, to fish, to photograph or just to breath in the vision. The trees sling to the deep gorges, the river silent in some places but deafening in others as it tumbles over rocks worn smooth with times past. The banks are full of snowdrops or bluebells and there are walks along the riverbanks. A guide can be made available to lead you thought and over some very tricky footbridges and paths, you may even be lucky and see an otter.
Just an hour from Tenby's three blue flag beaches you have the best of both worlds, coast and country. Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-Pysgod, "little town of the fishes") is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, lying on Carmarthen Bay. Probably originating as a Viking settlement, the town grew as a port around the now-ruined Tenby Castle, and is now a popular seaside holiday resort. This makes a lovely day out for the family, you have the beach and the beautiful town, well worth a visit. Photo by kind permission of Pete Rogers (see website)
Saundersfoot is a fishing village located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. Located at the foot of a picturesque wooded valley Saundersfoot has everything to offer from sandy beaches, watersports, fishing trips, shops, restaurants, and the coastal path. It also has one of the best fish and chip restaurants in Wales. Its called the Mermaid and it is located right beside the slipway to the beach, on top of a bucket and spade beach shop, hence the picture. Good friendly staff, weither you take away or eat inside looking out over the beach.
Skomer Island lies just off the Pembrokeshire coast, south west Wales. A 50-seater passenger boat transports visitors to the Island from Martin's Haven (OS Grid Ref: SM 760 091), 12 miles south west of the county town of Haverfordwest.
This is a great day trip, full of wildlife, take your camera and packed lunch. Good walking shoes a must. Back pack and water proofs. An early start to catch the boat but fantastic, you wont want to leave the island, a photographers paradise.
The Cars full to bursting no room to pack your bikes? We have the answer go on the Millenum cycle trails, hire your bikes for the day for the whole family. Rent your bikes at the Pembrey Ski Centre and set out along one of the best traffic-free sections of the Celtic Trail. There are great beaches on offer and this is a superb place for families and anyone who wants to escape the motorcar. It's a fantastic day ride.
Rent your bikes at the Pembrey Ski Centre
Set in a 450 acre mosaic of lakes, pool and lagoons created on the scenic Burry Inlet, Llanelli Wetland Centre is home to many hundreds of wild and resident species. Explore the site by bicycle or, in the warmer months, take a jungle explorer-style tour by canoe. Water vole city and our Millennium discovery centre are also unmissable attractions.
WWT National Wetland Centre Wales
Llwynhendy, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.SA14 9SH T: 01554 741087
Stangwrach, Ash Tree and Gardener's Cottage are situated in an unsurpassed location with acres of beautiful gardens in an idyllically peaceful setting with glorious views.
Stangwrach, Llanfynydd Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA32 7TG