Yurt

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire Cwm Ty Coed

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A spacious yurt sleeping up to six in proper beds on a smallholding in rural West Wales between the coast and the Brecon Beacons.

  • An insulated yurt with a wood-burning stove and beds with bedding provided
  • Outside fire pit, separate private kitchen hut and seating
  • The cosiest and most spacious accommodation on this eight-pitch glamping site

The Owner Says

This traditional canvas and wood structure is our cosiest and most spacious accommodation.  It is insulated with felt and the clear dome roof lets in plenty of light in the day time and a view of the stars at night.  It is tastefully decorated and comfortably sleeps up to six people.  A central wood burning stove provides efficient heating.  There is a wooden floor covered with rugs and solar lights weave through the wood lattice walls creating a lovely ambience.

The yurt has a double bed with duvets and blankets, a double sofa bed and a single bed.  An additional bed can be provided if required. There are blanket boxes for storage. All bedding is provided.

The yurt has a separate, private kitchen which is fully equipped for camp cooking and dinning with double ring gas hob and chiminea.  The pitch has its own outdoor fire pit, picnic table and barbecue.

Features & Facilities

All tents/tipis have wooden floors, beds, bedding (including extra blankets), storage, solar lighting and candle lanterns. Tipis have a large central fire bowl and bell tents have a log-burning stove. Each pitch comes with: private kitchen fully equipped for camp cooking & dining, outdoor fire pit, log seating, chiminea, barbecue, picnic bench and deck chairs. Shared facilities include: gas powered showers in the camping fields & compost toilets. Large communal wooden cabin with cosy log burner, sofas, small kitchen (with cooker), table tennis table, nearby zip-wire and electricity for charging phones etc. Occasionally, on request, an outdoor ‘cinema’ in the woods can be arranged with straw bale seating, little candlelit tables and large fire pit. A large basket of logs is supplied for both indoor & outdoor fires. There’s also a canvas marquee (seating around 50), which is available for hire.

Activities

Kids can do their own weaving at the free National Woollen Museum (029 2057 3070), or visit the splendid National Botanic Gardens (01558 668768) with its wide-open spaces mean the gardens never feel crowded. However there’s a lack of cover, so if rain is forecast - come prepared! Take a trip to the ancient standing stones of Myndd Llangyndeyrn, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) that attracts an abundance of rare birds and uncommon invertebrates. More natural kicks await at the magnificent gardens and stately house at Aberglasney (01558 668998). Explore the breathtaking Cardigan coastline with a dolphin watching boat (01545 560032) out to Cardigan Bay or a day on some of the region's loveliest beaches – Mwnt and Tresaith being two of the most popular. You’re also well located to access the endless array of beauty at the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or the Brecon Beacons.

Food & Drink

Carmarthen Market (01267 228841) sells local cheeses and Carmarthen ham, a serious local rival to the Parma variety. You can also pick up your sausages and burgers for that BBQ round the fire-pit. There’s a couple of decent pubs in nearby Pontyberem: The New Inn (01269 871152) has good pub food and a good range of ales, The Smiths Arms (01269 842213) is also a good shout and a bit closer to home in Llangyndeyrn is The Farmers Arms (01269 871022), a traditional local pub serving evening snacks. For all you vegetarians, the Afon Duad Inn (01267 281357) in Cwmduad, offers a good vegetarian menu as well as a selection of sturdy Welsh meat dishes. The Black Lion (01545 561144) in New Quay was (amongst many, many others) a regular watering hole of Dylan Thomas. For a sunny-day treat, the award-winning Italian ice-cream at Conti's (01570 422223) in Lampeter has to be tasted.

Location

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Getting There

Approaching Carmarthen from the M4: continue towards the town on the A48, about two and a half miles before Carmarthen there is a sign for Dyfed Powys Police headquarters and the A48 starts to go down a long hill. At the bottom of this hill you should take the left turn. From the west: take the A48 towards Swansea and take the first right turn off the dual carriageway. Follow this road for 100m then on the bend take the right turn in the direction of Cwmffrwd. This road will take you through a farm and approximately half a mile further on you can find the track to Cwm Ty Coed on the left-hand side.

Carmarthen railway station (less than 2 miles away) is managed by Arriva Trains Wales (0845 606 1660), who operate most of the passenger trains serving it. First Great Western (08457 000 125) operates a limited service to London Paddington (usually one train each way daily, with additional services on Sundays).