In Carmarthenshire we are lucky to have a plethora of local outlets to delight the taste buds. We have put together a few of our favourites so you can visit them during your stay at Glansevin.
In Llandovery, just 7 miles from Glansevin, is home to the The Old Printing Office and Cafe. Minutes walk away from the main car park and tucked away along a side street, it is a real delight. The Old Printing Office is a gift shop with a café to the rear. The building was once one of the first printing presses in Wales. The gift shop is quirky and you can definitely pick up something a little different in here, but the main gem is the café, in a glass covered courtyard with outdoor al fresco seating. The menu is delicious and the coffee is brilliant.
In the opposite direction along the Towy Valley, in a tiny back street, you will find The Ginhaus, a niche deli with a coffee shop and gin bar. Located on Market Street, The Ginhaus nestles between some fabulous gift and clothing shops, and not forgetting Peppercorn Cookware Shop whilst we are on the theme of food! Try flat white with a homebaked muffin or one of their signature cherry frangipane mini tartlets. Or ask the staff to recommend their range or wine and gin to accompany the menu. Prosecco by the glass is a recent welcome addition too.
If you have a little more time, slightly further afield (yet only a thirty minute drive from Glansevin) is Wright’s Food Emporium This delightful deli café is situated within a large listed building originally a Drovers Inn. Finding Wright’s isn’t hard to find in the pretty village of Llanarthne on the B4300 with plenty of parking. The coffee is excellent and the cakes will leave you spoilt for choice. The menu choices are freshly cooked and Wright’s have local ales and beer on draught to freshen your palette along with prosecco on tap. Make time to browse the deli shop too.
These are just a few ideas from us here at Glansevin. We are very lucky to have all these places on our doorstep, so do go an
d explore during them all your stay at Glansevin. Enjoy!
With its stunning green scenery, Wales is a great place to cycle all year round. Glansevin is surrounded by quiet country roads, green farmland and lush forests, so an impromptu bike ride is always an option when you stay at Plas Glansevin.
Located just minutes away from the Brecon Beacons National Park border, we’re in the perfect location for those who enjoy cycling in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Within the Brecon Beacons Park, there are routes for mountain biking, moderate traffic-free routes and long distance touring routes. There are many different routes and recommendations, but here is a list of the Top 5 bike rides in the park.
Here are some of the recommended cyclist routes within Carmarthenshire. Here are some of the best cycle routes within South Wales.
An hour’s drive away is Bike Park Wales, the UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valley. With 23 different mountain bike trails, you will be spoiled for choice. Read about it here.
Make your ride fun or as challenging as you like, we have all the different bike rides to offer.
Things to do during your stay at Plas Glansevin
Located in the heart of the Towy Valley half way between Llandeilo and Llandovery, Llangadog is the closest village to Plas Glansevin. This picturesque village has a local family run independent butcher, a small grocery shop, a Doctor’s surgery, a selection of decent pubs and a post office.
Llandeilo – 15 minutes drive
Llandeilo Market Town
Just 15 minutes drive away on the A40, Llandeilo is a beautiful market town filled with local arts and crafts shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and sites. You’ll find a big supermarket, pharmacy and other shops in Llandeilo.
Our favourite place to get good coffee, delicious antipasti and local treats in Llandeilo is the Gin Haus. Boasting tons of different gins and a great delicatessen, you can’t go to Llandeilo without paying them a visit.
For the chocolate lovers, Heavenly in Llandeilo offers some of the most delicious homemade chocolate, ice cream and cakes Wales has to offer. Pop in to pick up some treats to have back at Plas Glansevin or stay in and enjoy their displays of award-winning wedding cakes.
Dinefwr Castle – a National Trust heritage site
Dinefwr Castle, near Llandeilo, is an iconic place in the history of Wales. Walk up to the castle or try and spot the deer around the park. Climb to the top of the castle and overlook the river Towy (and a whole lot of sheep!)
Llandovery is a traditional rural market town filled with lots of independent local shops, a few takeaways and a big supermarket.