The apartments are situated in a courtyard set back from the main street of Llangadog village, which is located just off the A40 and right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Although Llangadog is a peaceful, rural village it has convenient amenities - a supermarket, butchers, post office and pubs (two with good restaurants) all within walking distance; further variety is offered in nearby Llandovery, Llandeilo, Carmarthen and Brecon towns.
We are easily accessible by car, being 18 miles from the M4, a mile off the A40 and half a mile from Llangadog train station. There is also a regular bus service to nearby towns and a local taxi company. The nearest airports are Cardiff and Bristol.
Distance by car
|Llandovery (N) and Llandeilo (S) market towns||6 miles|
|Carmarthen (W) and Brecon (E) county towns||20 miles|
|Swansea city||30 miles|
|Cardiff capital city||55 miles|
|Nearest beach – Aberaeron (W) and the Gower (S)||30 miles|
From the A40 (6 miles north of Llandeilo, 6 miles south of Llandovery) take the Llangadog turning off the roundabout. After 1 mile look out for the church on your left and then, before the Red Lion Hotel on the left, you will see on your right the Beehive (a green painted building fronted by a row of black bollards). At first floor level there is a hanging sign depicting a beehive. The access to parking in the courtyard is directly before the house.
The apartments are situated in a superb central location for accessing wild Wales:
- Coast and beaches - a wide variety to the west along Cardigan Bay (e.g. Cwmtudu, Llangrannog, Newquay), south to the Gower (Oxwich, Three Cliffs, Rhossili, Llangenith), Swansea (Mumbles, Caswell, Langland) and Pembrey (Cefn Sidan), and south west along the Pembrokeshire coastline (Newgale, Barafundle, Whitesands).
- Mountains - breathtaking Cambrian, Prescelly and Brecon Beacon ranges.
- Castles - Carreg Cennen, Kidwelly, Dinefwr Palace, Dryslwyn, Llandovery, Carmarthen, Carew, Pembroke Castles and many more.
- Historic sites and places of interest – these include Garn Goch Iron Age Fort at Bethlehem, the Roman Gold Mines at Dolaucothi, numerous Roman Forts on the Black Mountain, Dinefwr House (National Trust) near Llandeilo, Llwynywermod (Prince of Wales’ Welsh retreat). Llyn y Fan Fach and Myddfai village, sites of the Lady of the Lake and Physicians of Myddfai legends.
- Gardens - the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Aberglasney’s Secret Garden, Golden Grove Arboretum and Dinefwr House gardens.
- Rambling - a wealth of walks locally in all directions: Roman road, forestry walks etc. with one particular local footpath taking you right past the Prince of Wales’ Welsh retreat, and Llangadog Common on the doorstep.
- Cycling - both mountain and road; local Brechfa Forest is the training ground for the current 24 hour Cross Country Champion. There are a number of cycle hire and maintenance firms in the locality.
- Motorcycling - plenty of touring routes are in all directions, and the West End Café is a great stop off point, very popular with bikers.
- Wales Rally GB - ideally situated for spectator access to Half Way and Crychan Forest stages.
- Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit - numerous events, please see their website for details.
- Horseracing - Ffoslas near Pembrey.
- Fishing - freshwater rivers and lakes.
- Birdwatching - red kites (feeding station at nearby Llanddeusant) glide over the garden, herons fish in nearby Towy and Sawdde rivers, and buzzards rest on the telegraph poles.
- Railways - Llangadog is on the stunning Heart of Wales Line (Swansea – Shrewsbury), and preserved railway lines run near Brecon, Cynwyl Elfed and Henllan.
- Canal trips - the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, considered by many to be one of Britain’s most picturesque canals.
- Shopping - speciality shops in Llandovery and Llandeilo, and larger chain stores in Carmarthen (30 minutes) and Swansea (45 minutes).
- Events - Royal Welsh Showground, Hay Book Festival, Llandeilo Music Festival, Small Nations Festival and Yr Wyl Fawr, as well as numerous local food festivals and agricultural shows.