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The Old Forge

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The Forge is set in what was the old farm yard and is now surrounded by flower beds.
The Forge was once the blacksmith's forge that served the farm.
St David's Cathedral in North Pembrokeshire.
1 of 45The Forge is set in what was the old farm yard and is now surrounded by flower beds.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and overlooking Dynefwr Castle in the Towy Valley, lies The Old Forge, a one bedroomed rural retreat. Lovingly converted from an old blacksmith's forge, to create a haven of comfort, character and charm beneath its impressive vaulted, beamed ceiling. The kitchen is fitted with electric oven; ceramic hob; microwave and fridge with freezer compartment, and plenty of storage units. There is a breakfast bar and dining table. The open plan living area with large, comfortable leather sofa bed all make this an idyllic, cosy retreat. Its furnished, walled garden area provides the perfect spot to relax and rest those tired feet after a hike or cycle through the stunning, surrounding countryside. The double bedroom has plenty of storage with wardr...On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and overlooking Dynefwr Castle in the Towy Valley, lies The Old Forge, a one bedroomed rural retreat. Lovingly converted from an old blacksmith's forge, to create a haven of comfort, character and charm beneath its impressive vaulted, beamed ceiling. The kitchen is fitted with electric oven; ceramic hob; microwave and fridge with freezer compartment, and plenty of storage units. There is a breakfast bar and dining table. The open plan living area with large, comfortable leather sofa bed all make this an idyllic, cosy retreat. Its furnished, walled garden area provides the perfect spot to relax and rest those tired feet after a hike or cycle through the stunning, surrounding countryside. The double bedroom has plenty of storage with wardrobe and bedside cabinets. All linen is provided, towels can be provided for a nominal contribution of £2.00 per set, and on arrival guests will find fresh flowers and hand made flapjacks to welcome them. The cottage is an ideal base for couples wanting a real country holiday. The National Botanic Garden of Wales, and Aberglasney Gardens are ten minutes from the property; and it's only 4 miles to the picture-perfect town of Llandeilo. With over 50 traders in its extensive antiques centre, fortnightly auctions and a great selection of eateries offering everything from fine dining to bowls of hearty, traditional cawl, Llandeilo's guaranteed to be a place you'll want to return to, time and time again.The property is ideally located for walkers: there are numerous country routes that are accessible directly from The Old Forge, whilst others, such as the glorious 'Welsh Fans' and the Brecon Beacons can be reached by a short drive. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with its 170 miles of spectacular scenery is only a 45 minute drive to the west, whilst heading south will bring you to the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Just a 30 minute drive will take you to the Millennium Coastal Park, occupying around 10 miles of coastline on the Burry Estuary. The park offers superb views along its length of the Gower Peninsula – the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. The Millenium Coastal Park offers a continuous traffic free cycle/footpath that links with the National Cycle Network; the National Wetlands Centre for Wales, and a championship links golf course. The Towy valley, is an area rich in history and there are many castles along the course of the river that tell the story of past battles: Llandovery; Carreg Cennen; Dynefwr; Dryslwyn; Llansteffan and Kidwelly, are all worth a visit whilst you're here. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the beautiful village of Laugharne is a short drive away, whe you can visit the boathouse, his writing shed (preserved as if he's just stepped outside) and Brown's Hotel. What better way to explore this part of Wales than by bike. Cycle along parts of the nearby National Cycle Network taking in beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace. For those seeking adventure, Carmarthenshire has become one of the most exciting places for the fast-growing sport of mountain biking: Brechfa Forest with its nationally renowned network of trails, is only 15 minutes away by car. The owners have close links with a local bike shop, where parts, repairs and even tours can be arranged with prior notice. Secure and covered storage for bikes will also be provided by the owners, and if you're caught out in the rain on the mountains, the owners are happy to provide drying facilities. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Bron J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We booked the old forge on Air Bnb and loved our week staying at Bron and Steve's place. A nice touch of tea and coffee on arrival with irresistable flapjack that will defeat even the strong willed. Ideally situated for lots to see and do...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank max75clarke
Management response:Responded 29 August 2018

Thanks so much for your kind and enthusiastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the Forge was all you hoped it would be. We sincerely hope we will see you again in the future.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

All the other reviews of the Old Forge are 100% accurate. I had a lovely time here and Bron and Steve were the perfect hosts. I have no negatives to say about the accommodation because there are none. I'd brought my bike and Bron/Steve very...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Jim633
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Well what a wonderful beautiful place.So clean,tidy and comfortable. It was a home from home. We came for a rest and that is exactly what we got. The cottage was fully equipped with all mod cons and more. We only go to met Bron, what...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Sharon H
Management response:Responded 27 October 2017

What a lovely review Sharon: thank you so much. We are so pleased you had a good stay after such a dreadful journey. It was a pleasure to have you stay here with us and we hope we can welcome you here again in the...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

All though you are 4-5miles away from LLandelio it self the cottage was amazing clean all mod cons inside Bron and Steve where brilliant hosts although we dealt with Bron more steve was in the back ground. You do need a car for travelling to...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank ian d
Management response:Responded 26 October 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us, and hope we will see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Date of stay: November 2016
Management response:Responded 26 October 2017

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Old Forge was clean and comfortable particularly the bed! The furnishings were good with plenty of storage space and the kitchen well equipped, although there was no washing machine.We did find the en suite wash sink quite small, but this was a minor inconvenience...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Maureen N
Management response:Responded 25 October 2016

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay here and some of the beautiful attractions the area has to offer.

Reviewed 28 July 2016

A delightfully refurbished blacksmith forge. All we needed and more, the legendary flapjack , milk in the fridge, tea and coffee all ready waiting for us. Steve popped in to check all was Ok and explained how things worked. We were attending a family wedding...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Sarah S
Management response:Responded 25 October 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and many thanks for your kind words about the Forge: the peace and quiet, maps and sheep will all be here to welcome you again in the future (and the flapjacks of course!).

Reviewed 24 April 2016

I had an excellent time at the Old Forge. Spend 7 amazing days in Carmarthenshire and the Cottage was just better than expected and the best solution to get the mind free and have a peaceful time. The area is perfect as well since all...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank TanyaB1988
Management response:Responded 25 April 2016

Tanya, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us, even if you did experience four seasons in one week! Glad also that the flapjacks hit the spot. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation- hopefully we will see you again in...More

Reviewed 9 April 2015

a beautiful cottage,spotlessly clean,well equipted,comfortable bed.set in alovely quite location in the countryside.bron and steve were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble,the flapjack was very yummy.the only negative thing was that david ate all the flapjack.we will deffantetly be going back.thankyou very much...More

Date of stay: April 2015
1  Thank dguy1961
Management response:Responded 10 April 2015

Many thanks for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and really look forward to welcoming you back in the future. There will be flapjacks waiting for you in the cookie jar.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Forge

The Old Forge is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Old Forge has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Old Forge has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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