Picturesque, friendly Brechfa village was one of the many reasons we settled here at Tirbach Farm. A truly lovely village – here you will find an excellent Community-run Shop, with a wide range of products including local and organic produce, as well as the famous Forest Arms Pub and the Ty Mawr Restaurant, with local craft beers, local produce and a good reputation both locally and further afield.
On the first Saturday of the month Brechfa has its own market with bacon baps, home-made cakes and local crafts to buy; the perfect place to experience local life, chat with the locals and take home gifts for family and friends. And for families there is also a childrens’ playground in the village.
The Brechfa Forest
The Brechfa Forest has over 17,000 acres of ancient forest and managed woodland and is renowned as a haven for walkers and mountain bikers – with some of the best trails in Europe right here on our doorstep. A great starting point for trails is nearby Abergorlech, where you can park and then walk or bike one of the many beautiful trails through the forestry (and another great pub and cafe ‘The Black Lion’ for refreshments afterwards!).
Out and about in Carmarthenshire
Within a short drive you can visit the National Botanic Gardens of Wales & British Bird of Prey Centre, National Trust Dinefwr Park, Paxton's Tower, and Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Dryslwyn Castle, the Gwili Railway, the market Towns of Carmarthen and Llandeilo, and Pembrey Country Park and Beach which is set inside 500 acres of woodland and alongside eight miles of its award winning golden sandy Beach. It also has a dry ski slope, toboggan ride, crazy golf, pitch and putt, train rides, adventure play area, equestrian centre and a variety of nature trails.
Heading for the beach?
Well – take your pick. Within an hour you can be on a beach in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion or Carmarthenshire – and we truly have some of the best beaches in the world right here. From the historic walled town of Tenby with its art gallery and museum and miles of sandy beaches, hop across to Caldey Island on a boat, to the unspoiled havens of Penbryn and Mwnt (not forgetting fish and chips in nearby Llangrannog), to the joys of Freshwater East and West – there is no shortage of choice. For walkers the West Wales Coastal Path is accessible from all three counties; with Pembrokeshire and its undulating sandy paths and the Ceredigion Coast boasting a more rugged coastline - perfect for walking and taking the family crabbing.