If you’ve been following my social media, you may have noticed that I’ve been away in not so sunny Wales! We had a wonderful trip down there mid-week and spent a little over three days there. It was a lovely little staycation (even though it rained) and so I thought I would share it with you guys.
Where we stayed:
We decided we wanted to be based near Laugharne and so we picked a lovely little hotel in the countryside nearby. We actually stayed in the Broadway Country House and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough. Although it’s small, it’s a beautiful venue with seriously helpful staff. They couldn’t do enough to help, even setting us up with a table completely out of the way so that we could have the dog with us for breakfast. That brings me nicely to the food: it was seriously tasty. We actually ended up eating at their restaurant for dinner twice and we’re not disappointed. They had generous portions of delicious food which we were more than happy to return to after a long day exploring. Just look at this breakfast!
What we did:
Like I said, we were based in Laugharne and spent a lot of our time there.
It was a really beautiful place to visit and unwind for a couple of days. As well as looking lush, it also has a wonderful literary heritage that I was pretty excited about. You see Laugharne was home to Dylan Thomas for a few days and there is a heritage walk with some of his favourite spots that you can explore. The highlights for me were his writing shed and his beloved bar, to nobody’s surprise.
We also explored some of the local woods and beaches, which were almost magical. I can see why so many people fall in love with the nature in Wales!
Finally, we spent some time in Carmarthen where we caught up with family and did a bit of shopping. There was some really lovely independent shops that I liked mooching in and we found a nice spot for some lunch in the old law courts. I even picked up a couple of new books… surprise surprise!
How we got there:
Now, I won’t lie – I get pretty lucky with this holiday because my mum offered to drive so transport was nice and easy. It was a long drive but we really needed a car to get around when we got to Wales. We wouldn’t have seen anywhere near as much without one, especially when we exploring the beaches and woodland around Laugharne. If you’re planning a visit to this part of Wales, it might be worth bearing in mind!
And there you have it! A lovely, low-key and relaxing staycation that I’ll treasure for a while.
I wonder where I’ll head to next…