EXPLORE THE LOCAL AREA AROUND
OLD LAN FARMHOUSE
Uncover something magical, tumbling hills, exquisite coastlines, fairy-tale landscapes. Few places offer such immense variety, rich in history, diverse in culture and boasting overwhelming beauty of natural landscapes – rated by National Geographic magazine as the second-best coastline in the world! Pembrokeshire is truly steeped in history and alive with nature.
The Local Area:
The local market town of Narberth, famous for its annual food festival, is approximately 10-minute drive away and caters well for guests with several good restaurants, pubs, antique shops and independent boutiques. There’s also a great range of local shops including a butcher, greengrocer, bakery, a choice of small supermarkets and a fabulous delicatessen - ‘Ultracomedia’ where Spain meets wales! The intimate restaurant in the back room is where the magic happens, and you get to taste an array of wonderful tapas dishes. Take the opportunity to stroll through the local vineyard Cwm Deri at Martletwy or perhaps indulge in some wine tasting whilst you soak up the splendour and enjoy some of the nearby woodland walks. Families will love Folly Farm, Oakwood theme park and the Blue Lagoon water park.
The stunning coast of Pembrokeshire is just a 25-minute drive away where you can easily reach the prestigious harbour town of Tenby. It’s known for its 13th-century town walls and its stretches of sandy shoreline, including North, South and Castle Beach lined with piers and boardwalks and a host of attractions including wildlife boat tours.
Saundersfoot is just a stone’s throw away with a beautiful sandy beach and some spectacular views from St Brides Hotel, an oasis of calm perched on a cliff top where you can enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the bay, or simply stop for coffee or your favourite tipple. For those special celebratory moments you can also sample the A La Carte cuisine at the popular Coast Restaurant set on the shoreline, just metres away from the lovely golden sands of Coppet Hall with unrivalled views of the sea and skyline.
Cardigan Bay is also just a short drive away and home to the renowned Poppit Sands. Venture further afield for the award winning Barafundle Bay (access to the beach is down steps from the cliff top, so not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs), or visit the spectacular beach at Freshwater West, home to the multi-award winning beach shack ‘Cafe Môr’ (pretty notorious on the British street food scene). Along with Whitesands Bay, these are both very popular spots with surfers and water sport fanatics. Manorbier, Broadhaven and Newgale are also worthy of a mention here too!
If you like to fish, Teifi River is a must and you can get permits for trout fishing whilst there are many paths and tracks to be explored on foot or by bike. The town of Newcastle Emlyn is lovely and well worth a visit, with a pretty river, the remains of a castle, a lovely church plus lots of independent shops, restaurants, and a farmer’s market to explore.
Explore Britain’s smallest picturesque city – St David’s a place of pilgrimage for centuries and home to the 12th century St David’s Cathedral. Gothic ruins of the Bishop's Palace lie on the opposite bank of the river from the cathedral and provide a suitably dramatic backdrop for open air theatre performances in the summer. Boat trips to the wild offshore islands of Ramsey, Grassholm, Skomer and Skokholm offer an opportunity to get close to the sea life that call this rugged landscape home. Catch a glimpse of puffins, gannets, porpoises, dolphins and whales and choose a 15-minute island hop or a leisurely cruise depending on how sturdy your sea legs are.
If you're a fan of alpacas, then there is a great alpaca farm next door at Lan Farm - https://www.bybrookalpacas.co.uk
There really is something for everyone!!!
From Narberth travel north on the A478 through the villages of Clunderwen and Llandissilio. Upon reaching Efailwen turn right signposted Llanglydwen. Take the next right after the school and continue to the junction turning right again. The property can then be found on the right hand after a short distance.