Llaingyfre
Pencader, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9DA, South West Wales
Tel 01559 384797
 E-E-mail us at llaingyfre@btinternet.com
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Mike & Rosie Richardson extend a warm welcome to you at Llaingyfre, a 23 acre smallholding of hedged fields and woodland, which guests at either of our two holiday cottages or the caravan are free to explore. At 750ft above sea level, between the salmon and sea trout rivers of the Towy and the Teifi, Llaingyfre commands expansive views to the north, over rolling countryside stretching to the Cambrian Mountains and Pumlumon over 40 miles away and beyond. The main farmhouse was built in the mid 1800's of local stone
Among over 60 different species of birds (see list at foot of this page) which may be seen around Llaingyfre, Buzzards & Red Kites are regularly observed flying above the farm. Unusually Laburnum grows wild in the hedgerows hereabouts, providing a riot of golden blossom in late May or early June.
We are near Pencader in beautiful Carmarthenshire, “The Garden of Wales”, conveniently just about mid way between Carmarthen Bay (Llansteffan 20 miles) with its expansive beaches to the south and Cardigan Bay with its secluded coves and rugged cliffs on the North Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coast (
New Quay 22 miles, and Poppit Sands 26 miles ) to the north. We are also within 5 miles of the 'Tower' car park in the northern corner of Brechfa Forest and Llanllwni Mountain (open access and Common land) both of which provide excellent walking, as do the Pressili Mountains in North Pembrokeshire, and the western Brecon Beacons, both within an easy drive.
Carmarthen (10 miles) the oldest town in Wales, dating back to Roman times, with a Roman Amphitheatre, is said to be the birthplace of Merlin, the legendary wizard of King Arthur. Also nearby are the market towns of Newcastle Emlyn and Lampeter with its University (now merged with University of Wales Trinity Saint David). The whole area is steeped in history, with a number of medieval Castles and Abbeys within easy driving distance; as are three steam railways for the railway enthusiast. Please visit our tourist attractions page for ideas as to what to do and see while you are staying here.

The nearby villages of Llanpumsaint to the south, and Llandysul and Pont Tyweli
to the north are members of the 'Walkers are Welcome' scheme, as are Cilgerran, Tregaron and Devil's Bridge.
Mike & Rosie, who live on site in the farmhouse, aim to provide first class Self Catering Accommodation in two converted outbuildings, and a refurbished caravan, details of which can be found using the links below.
Digital Flatscreen Television/DVD, heat, power, bed linen, towels and tea towels included free of charge.
Undercover storage available for your sporting equipment, such as bicycles, canoes etc.


our laburnum

 


hedges 


our stream

 


our woods

Visitors are free to explore the smallholding's fields and woodland and observe at first hand the various plants, birds and animals to be found there, (However, the mowing and grazing rights are let out, and visitors are asked to respect the tenant's livestock and grass crops, and observe the Country Code) and may use the larger part of the owners' garden, including a '9 hole' mini golf course (balls and putters provided). Boule may be played in our small orchard.

In both cottages there is a games compendium box including Chess, Draughts, Backgammon and others

Should you wish to go for local walks while staying with us, Mike will be happy to advise, and can lend you his Ordinance Survey maps (either Landranger or Explorer series) for any part of South West Wales. Carmarthen County Counsel has a series of leaflets on local walks, which can be downloaded free from their website (click link). We have some of these available to lend. We can also lend you DVDs on the River Teifi, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Guest laundry room with Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer
WiFi internet
Storage Facilities for your sports equipment ie Bikes or Canoes available

Arrivals / departures

The cottages are available from 3pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10 am on the day of departure to enable us to prepare for our next guests.

Breakages and damage:

We realise that accidents do happen from time to time and would be grateful if you would inform us of any losses or breakages so that replacements can be speedily obtained. In the event of major damage or loss please report it immediately and if appropriate we may ask you to pay for repair or replacement. Your co-operation will ensure the cottage is fully equipped for future guests

You are staying in a privately owned and run cottage which we trust you will treat with the same care as you would your own home.

Safety at Llaingyfre

For your own safety and comfort please take note of the following:
Children must be supervised at all times whilst on Llaingyfre farm and should not be left alone in the cottages or caravan
Please ensure that any gates you open are closed behind you
We regret that, owing to the tenant's livestock, we cannot accommodate Pets
No smoking is permitted in the cottages or caravan

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On this page we have provided links to a number of remote websites we believe will be of interest to visitors to this part of Wales.  Ownership, copyright and responsibility for the content of those sites rests with the creator or owner of the remote site. If any link fails to work, please let us know.
Llaingyfre: (pronounced Kline-guv-ree) Welsh language, Nant Gyfre is the name of the stream which forms the
western boundary to our land, and
llain means "a stretch of”, so Llaingyfre means ‘a stretch of the Gyfre’

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Homepage

Old Dairy Cottage

Red Kite Cottage

Caravan

About Llaingyfre

Tourist attractions

Tariff
& availability

How to find us

Beaches

Wildlife at Llaingyfre


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WILDLIFE AT, OVER, OR AROUND LLAINGYFRE

BIRDS

Wren

Jay

Heron

 

Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow)

Magpie

Canada Goose (winter visitor)

Goldcrest

House Sparrow

Jackdaw

Red Kite

Grey Wagtail

Tree Sparrow

Crow

Buzzard

Pied Wagtail

Swift

Raven

Sparrow Hawk

Siskin

Swallow

Starling

Peregrine Falcon

Cormorant

House Martin

Blackbird

Merlin

Mallard Duck

Robin

Song Thrush

Barn Owl

Mandarin Duck

Cuckoo (regularly heard in season)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Tawny Owl (frequently heard)

Dipper (seen by previous owners)

Greenfinch

Mistle Thrush

Wood Pigeon

Rock Dove / Town Pigeon

Goldfinch

Fieldfare

Collared Dove

Willow Warbler

Bullfinch

Redwing

Lapwing

Garden Warbler

Chaffinch

Redstart

Snipe

Wood Warbler

Pheasant

Spotted Flycatcher

Curlew

Redpoll

Great Tit

Blue Tit

Woodcock

Whitethroat

Long Tailed Tit

Coal Tit

Nuthatch

Gulls(various)

Stonechat Treecreper Chiffchaff  

Seen Nearby

Honey Buzzard

Seen mile to West

Crossbill

Seen Brechfa Forest near Tower Car Park 5 miles to East

ANIMALS

Rabbit

Shrew

Mole

Hedgehog

Grey Squirrel

Field Mouse

Polecat

Field Vole

Fox

Pipistrelle Bat

Long Eared Bat

Mink

Badger

 

 

 

Seen in Area

Red Deer

Seen crossing A484 near Newcastle Emlyn, 9 miles N.W

Otter

Seen Bosherston Lily Ponds Pembrokeshire

Hare seen 3 miles to west    

BUTTERFLIES

Large White

Small White

Orange Tip

Green Veined white

Peacock

Red Admiral

Small Tortoiseshell

Meadow Brown

Comma

Fritillary

Painted Lady

Wall Brown

Speckled Wood

Gatekeeper

Small Copper

Small Heath

Ringlet

 

 

 

REPTILES

Frog

Toad

Common Newt

Slow-worm

Seen nearby Lizard seen 1/3rd mile southwest  

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Homepage

Old Dairy Cottage

Red Kite Cottage

Caravan

About Llaingyfre

Tourist attractions

Tariff
& availability

How to find us

Beaches

Wildlife at Llaingyfre

Videos & Additional Photos

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