The Tiny House

UK Wales South Wales Carmarthenshire Llandeilo

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
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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Facilities

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. The Tiny House itself 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. Campfires are allowed and logs are provided.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Campers, campervans, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

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 & 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.

Opening Times

Open all year.

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The Tiny House

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Tŷ Rhids, our unique Tiny House, near Glantowy Farm, in the stunning Towy Valley. A cosy rural retreat for two, with fantastic views of the Paxton's Tower and the ancient Dryslwyn Castle which sits high above the Towy River.

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Location

Contact The Tiny House, Glantowy Farm, Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire SA32 8JU

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Getting There

Head towards Carmarthen on the M4. Look for the Botanic Gardens of Wales turning, then head to the village of Llanarthney. Turn right immediately after the church in Llanarthney village and drive down Glantowy Farm lane (private road). You’ll see the Tiny House at the bottom of the lane. If you’re coming from Carmarthen, turn left directly after Wright’s Food Emporium (Wright’s is on your left hand side) down the farm lane.

The nearest train stations are at Llandeilo (seven miles) and Carmarthen (eight miles away). From either you can take a bus which stops in Llanarthney, just a couple of minutes’ walk from The Tiny House.

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