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The Tiny House
7 reviews
· Carmarthenshire Sa32 8 Ju, Wales
1 acre
1 unit
1 Glamping
A stylish camping cabin for two in Carmarthenshire’s magical Towy Valley
There’s something cool about Carmarthenshire which people are starting to wake up to. And, thanks to stylish new glamping bolthole, The Tiny House, you can too. While the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast attract outdoor lovers in huge numbers, Carmarthenshire, which sits between the two, offers a quieter base that’s within day-tripping reach of both. It’s a land of rural scenery, river valleys and romantic castles that time could have forgotten. But there are modern marvels too – award-winning eateries, world-class botanic gardens and a growing number of independent businesses which celebrate the culture and heritage of South West Wales. The Tiny House, in the Towy Valley, is one of them. This little camping cabin is situated on Glantowy Farm, where the Edwards family have offered park-up spaces for caravans for over a decade. On the edge of the village of Llanarthney, it’s surrounded by stunning rural scenery with views of Paxton’s Tower, a Georgian hilltop folly, and direct access for fishing on the River Towy. The Tiny House is the first and only glamping accommodation here and, although it shares facilities with the few visiting caravans, it feels suitably secluded. On arrival, you let yourself in to find a space that’s not only straight out of a magazine but temptingly Instagrammable too. With timber cladding and wagon wheels, The Tiny House owes something to the tradition of the shepherd’s hut but has a contemporary feel that’s all of its own. There’s an asymmetric roof over the raised double bed, modern-retro fabric in the snug seating area below and carefully-chosen, well-designed homeware tucked around the place. The kitchenette is equipped for simple cooking and has a hot and cold water supply to its baby Belfast sink. There’s a small log burner to warm the place and, somehow, a full-sized two-seater Chesterfield sofa too. You’ll probably have the idea by now that this stylish tiny house is made for two and just right for a cool couple’s getaway. There’s more; Llanarthney is a village that punches well above its weight in terms of eateries and entertainment. It’s a matter of just a minute’s walk to top-notch deli-winery-cafeé, Wright’s Food Emporium, and a short drive to well-respected restaurant, Y Polyn. The National Botanic Garden of Wales, featuring the world’s largest single-span glasshouse and the British Bird of Prey Centre, is on the edge of town and it’s not much further to Dryslywn, Dinefwr or Carreg Cennen castles. The mountains and the beaches may call you further afield but, if you’re here to relax, you might be content to stomp across fields to the ever-visible, Paxton’s Tower. From its hilltop location you’ll see the Towy Valley spreading out beneath you – with The Tiny House somewhere down there in the centre of it all.
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Carmarthenshire Sa32 8 Ju, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Aled E.Joined in January 2020
6 Ratings · 7 reviews
Jonah A.recommends
January 2, 2022
The Tiny House
A really homely and cosy spot with fantastic fees. There was everything we needed and we loved our stay. It was comfy, warm and have great memories. Would 100% recommend.
Bronwen L.recommends
October 4, 2021
The Tiny House
Beautiful place to stay, the hut itself was so lovely inside and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. Lovely walks and restaurants nearby. Can’t recommend enough!
Ritchie S.recommends
September 7, 2021
The Tiny House
We booked for 3 nights, with the idea of checking out as much of South Wales as possible. Beautiful little hut with great views and it's quite enough too. It had everything we needed and more. Bed, Kitchenette and even a bench outside to enjoy the views. Everything was clean and tidy, would highly recommend.
Jo H.recommends
May 8, 2021
The Tiny House
We loved the Tiny House! The area was beautiful we didn’t have a car but there are beautiful walks and views close by. The stars at night were magical. Everyone was super friendly, Aled collected us from the train station and showed us around the house. The Tiny House itself had everything in such a small space but still felt spacious. We got delicious food from Wright’s Emporium and visited the Botanical Garden. It was just what we needed.
Rebecca C.recommends
September 9, 2020
The Tiny House
I stayed at the Tiny House for two nights for a solo chilled getaway from work, and it was lovely. The house is gorgeous, a really well thought out space, with lots of homey touches. I used the fire and believe me, it was more than sufficient to heat the space. I had a little trouble with the door on self check in, but Aled sorted it for me with minimal fuss. I visited the Botanical Gardens, and enjoyed it, and the attached Birds of Prey centre. As I went Mon - Weds, the pub wasn't open and neither was Weights Emporium, which was a shame but didn't take away from the lovely setting of the village. I really enjoyed my short break and wouldn't hesitate to come back again.
Chloe B.
August 22, 2020
We stayed two nights in the tiny house and we really enjoyed our stay. It's clean, comfortable and full of character. Had views of Paxton's (Nelson) Tower and a field full of friendly cows. Easy to use log burner and an abundance of logs supplied by the owner kept us warm, and a fan is in there too to keep you cool (as temperatures can fluctuate pretty quickly in this small space). The owner (Aled) was always available to message any queries to during the stay. We had self check-in and check-out as we stayed during Aug 2020 so social distancing and restrictions were applied, it was safe and straightforward. There were a couple of spiders that appeared (which can't be helped) so just a warning to those who have phobias. Don't let weather put you off - we stayed in gale force wind and rain and though the house shook slightly we slept comfortably. We would recommend the Tiny House to those wanting to stay somewhere quirky and peaceful in the countryside.
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A stylish camping cabin for two in Carmarthenshire’s magical Towy Valley
Nearby attractions
The Tiny House has access to the Towy River and guests are welcome to fish here using the glamping site’s two permits. As the site is within a dark sky zone, star-gazing is an on-site activity you won’t be able to help getting involved in. You can also head off on walks directly from The Tiny House with Paxton’s Tower, just two miles away, a good landmark to head for. From the foot of this National Trust-protected folly built to commemorate Nelson’s victories in 1805, there are spectacular views of the Towy Valley. The National Botanic Gardens of Wales (01558 667149) is next door to the tower, a walk of 30 minutes or a drive of two miles from The Tiny House. Also within walking distance are the ruins of medieval Dryslwyn Castle. It’s a little further (seven miles) to Dinefwr (01558 824512) where there are more castle ruins within the grounds of a historic house and gardens with surrounding parkland. Carreg Cennen (01558 822291) is about the same distance from site and has been voted most-romantic castle ruins in Wales. Beautiful Welsh beaches on the Pembrokeshire Coast, Cardigan Bay and the Gower peninsula are all about an hour’s drive away – and it’s about the same distance east to the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Food and drink
The award-winning Wright’s Food Emporium (01558 668929) is a minute’s walk away in the village, Llanarthney. It is a café, deli and wine shop, open during the day only during the week and late night on Friday and Saturday. It’s three-minutes’ walk to the local pub, The Emlyn Arms (01558 668989) and two miles down the road you’ll find, Y Polyn (01267 290000), a restaurant which serves Welsh produce and comes highly recommended.
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