Plas Pilipala ar agor nawr/ Butterfly House now open

Monday saw the official opening of the ‘Plas Pilpala’, Butterfly House at the National Botanic Garden of Wales by Honorary president of the gardens Sir Gareth Edwards CBE.  In his speech the new Garden Director Huw Francis said: “This is a very important...
Eating out from 94 High Street Tumble

Eating out from 94 High Street Tumble

We are very grateful for the guest that left the menu for Bahn Mai Thai restaurant in Llanelli.  Obviously we couldn’t leave the menu in the house without trying the place ourselves.  It’s a tough job but we do need to make sure the places recommended are...
Gardeners Delight in Carmarthenshire

Gardeners Delight in Carmarthenshire

It is always a delight to have another keen gardener stay with us and talk plants and general gardening stuff.  Even more delight when they turn up with a plant from their own garden.  However when they go onto tell you that their own garden is in the National Garden...
Over the border to Pembrokshire

Over the border to Pembrokshire

We generally try and keep our guests entertained within Carmarthenshire, but I wanted to share with you our trip over the border to Pembrokeshire.  Yesterday we visited  Stackpole which I last visited 5 years ago when on holiday and before moving to live in Wales.  It...
Dog proof garden – holiday home

Dog proof garden – holiday home

We had thought that the garden was dog proof at our holiday home at 94, High Street Tumble, until I dropped in with our Border Collie Lwcus.  I looked the other way for just a second and he was up and over the wall into next door’s garden.  Now many dogs would...
Willow Crafts for your Garden

Willow Crafts for your Garden

I spent a lovely day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales making structures for the garden.  I have been on a course before with the tutor Mel Bastier who is a co-founder of Out to Learn Willow.  Last time I went we worked with living willow and started off by...
A walk for everyone in Carmarthenshire

A walk for everyone in Carmarthenshire

Another gem of a day organised by Carmarthen Tourism Association on walks for everyone in Carmarthenshire.  The day was led by Matt from Hawk Adventures .  We have recommended Hawk to our guests who have come back with extremely positive feedback on their time /...
A year with Airbnb

A year with Airbnb

We have just had a lovely email from Airbnb as it is our first year anniversary with them.  During the year we have welcomed guests from 12 different cities, from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, France, Singapore, Germany and Spain! We think that’s something to...
Silent Auction Winner from Akzo Nobel

Silent Auction Winner from Akzo Nobel

We were delighted to welcome Simon and his family who successfully bid for a holiday at Pen Y Garn Cottage in the Akzo Nobel Auction of Promises.  We donated this holiday to support my son Max who works for Akzo Nobel and was chosen to be part of a team going to Nepal...