Local Area and Activities
Penpynfarch is located in the beautiful rural landscape of South West Wales. You can walk to the old town of Llandysul along the disused railway line in about 30 minutes. It is about half an hour's drive from Carmarthen and from the market towns of Newcastle Emlyn and Lampeter.
The coast, with some excellent beaches and clifftop walks on the Ceredigion coastline (including the National Trust beach at Penbryn, Llangrannog, Poppit Sands etc.) is within easy reach. In about 30 minutes you're in the seaside town of New Quay, where dolphins are spotted on a regular basis, or Cwmtydu - a real seal pup sanctuary at the right time of year.
There are many sites of historical interest to explore; castles, country houses and old mills.
See also the excellent National Woollen Museum at Dre-fach Felindre.
Check the National Trust and CADW websites for more details. Our favorite runed castle one is Carreg Cennen nar Llandeilo: https://carregcennencastle.com/
Carmarthenshire is the home to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, gardens and activities for all ages.
There's mountain bike trails in Brechfa Forest and we are only 7 minutes drive from one of the leading white water centres in Wales!
Llandysul Paddlers offer canoeing, kayaking, river swimming, raft building, mountain biking, abseiling and coasteering.
There are some exceptional places to eat in our area: Y Polyn Restaurant near the Botanic Garden, The Wright's Independent Food Emporium near Carmarthen & Brechfa, The Beach Hut in Llangrannog and La Calabria, an Italian with great home-made ice creams about 15 minutes away from us. The Forest Arms in Brechfa (30mins away) is one of our favourite places - good food, local beer and a friendly welcome- perfect after a walk in Keepers Wood.
We hear Hammet House is a treat, on the Teifi in Llechryd.
One of the nicest pubs near us is Talardd Arms in Llanllwni.
You can get more local up-to-date information from Discover Carmarthenshire and Activities and Attractions in Ceredigion and Things to Do in Pembrokeshire.
It's worth checking out a fresh new site with interesting blogs about Walking, cycling and driving tours in the Teifi Valley.
For an idea of the local landscapes, watch a short film of an aerial journey in the Teifi valley Teifi - From Sea To Source.