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The Tiny House

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· Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire, Wales
1 acre hosted by Aled E.
1 glamping pitch
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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.

The Tiny House is situated next to a small five-pitch touring site with which it shares a heated shower block with two toilet cubicles and a hot-water shower. It is furnished with a king-sized bed, a Chesterfield sofa and a wardrobe. It has mains electricity and hot and cold running water. There’s a microwave oven, a hob, kitchen sink, a fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. There’s also a log burner. Outside there’s a picnic bench. 
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Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Aled E.Joined in January 2020
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Chelsea S.recommends
November 6, 2023
The Tiny House
The perfect escape!
I visited the Tiny House for a solo trip, and it did not disappoint! Despite the wind and the rain, I had the most perfect time. The Tiny House came with plenty of fire wood to make sure that it was nice and warm. I was able to get cosy with a book in the snug, cook some delicious food whilst drinking wine and watch the rain through the bedroom window with views over Paxton's Tower. It's perfectly situated with plenty of things to do. Because there was lots of rain whilst I was there, I took advantage of places right on the doorstep and was able to pop out in between showers to visit castles, Paxton's tower and it's even less than 10 minutes from the botanical gardens. Such great hospitality and a thoroughly well thought out space - I'll be back.
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Weronika D.recommends
April 7, 2023
The Tiny House
The trip was a birthday gift for my husband and he absolutely loved Tiny House. The views were stunning and the village peaceful. Very nice and cosy.
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Jessie P.recommends
January 25, 2023
The Tiny House
We loved the tiny house, a lovely location with a beautiful view. They managed to pack everything you could possibly need into a teeny tiny space, and it was very cosy with the log burner which was very easy to use. Would recommend to anyone looking for a countryside retreat.
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Martina R.recommends
September 1, 2022
The Tiny House
Aled's Tiny house is a fab place to stay if you are looking for a quiet spot with comfort. The hut and the shower block with toilets were very clean and I loved the attention to details in the design and hut decor. Great taste!! Definitely recommend. Diolch
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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.
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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!
From the host
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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