Ty Cefn Tregib
The front courtyard of Ty Cefn Tregib in early summer. By high summer the massed planters and pots are a riot of colour.
Carreg Cennen Castle in the sun
You might catch this view of Carreg Cennen Castle as you approach Ty Cefn Tregib from the M4
Llyn Brianne reservoir
Llyn Brianne reservoir at the head of the Towy valley. A vast expanse of tranquil water at the south of the Cambrian mountains, the largest unroaded area of Britain south of the Highlands
Aberglasney Gardens and house. Saved from dereliction in the late 1990's Aberglasney is a collection of Jewel like garden "rooms" surrounding the old mansion where events and exhibitions are regularly held.
Ty Cefn Tregib
View of the big dining hall at Ty Cefn Tregib. A comfortable place to meet up to share breakfast or lunch.
Back Garden Tregib
The garden terrace, outside the big glazed hall doors, a tranquil place to sit and contemplate
Standing guard over Llandeilo and the Towy valley. Old Dinefwr Castle is a pleasant walk from Tregib, past Llandyfeisant Church and then on into the parkland of the N.T. Newton House
Wild Blue Yonder and Baby Blue
Two genuine Mongolian Yurts. We can let the Blue Yonder Yurt for 2 people, on it's own or, for 2 extra beds with it's "satellite" Baby Blue. Alongside is the "Yurtmobile" which contains a full kitchen, shower room and proper flushing loo!
Waterfall at Ty Cefn Tregib
The Cib brook rushes in a little gorge through Ty Cefn Tregib overlooked by the Waterfall Pagoda Yurt and the Glamorous Glamping Cabin (Tregib translates as "the homestead on the Cib")
Waterfall Pagoda Yurt
The Waterfall Pagoda Yurt from the veranda of the kitchen pavillion. Overlooking the Cib brook it has it's own private Japanese inspired garden and a deck perched above the waterfall
Garden pond and Frog
The gardens at Ty Cefn Tregib are home to a collection of sculptures by local chainsaw artist Nansi Hemming
Ty Cefn Tregib
Buttercups in the old parkland of Tregib Mansion, with the back view of Ty Cefn Tregib.
A little flavour of the local area.
A twenty minute walk or 2 minutes by car will take you into Llandeilo, with its unique independent shops, lovely Towy valley views and overlooking all, the ruins of Dinefwr Castle.
On the edge of Llandeilo is the National Trust's Dinefwr Park and Newton House, and just 3 miles down the valley are Aberglasney Gardens.
Another four miles, passing Dryslwyn Castle and Paxton's Tower will bring you to The National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne.
Going up the valley through the old drovers town of Llandovery a lovely drive will take you to Llyn Brianne reservoir, a bit of Fjordland in Wales, coming back via the Upper Cothi valley with it's ancient oak woodlands, you can call at the Roman Goldmines at Dolaucothi near Pumsaint, also owned by the National Trust, then on via the ruins of Talley Abbey back to Llandeilo.
No stay at Tregib would be complete without a visit to the spectacular Carreg Cennen Castle just 3 miles away in the Brecon Beacons National Park, a Welsh castle which was never taken by the English.
And of course there are glorious walks!!
Food and Drink:
Here at Tregib we have a small orchard of fruit trees and bushes. We make all our own jams and bottle our own fruit. Once a year we have an apple pressing day and make enough apple juice to see us and our guests through the year.
We have a small flock of ducks who supply us with the most beautiful large rich orange yolked eggs throughout the year.
Tregib also boasts a small apiary. We have a few hives here at Tregib and others on neighbouring farms around the area. Our honey is pure, untreated and full of flavour!
Wherever possible we use this produce and other local produce in our breakfasts and lunches.
All our Art at Tregib guests, whether participating or just companions are welcome to come to the main house for a continental breakfast and a light lunch.
We do not supply an evening meal, because we feel that after spending a whole day in company, our guests might enjoy some time to go off on their own to explore or just "do their own thing"
Each of our glamping units has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area and our B&B rooms have access to fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery etc.. We are very happy for people to bring food back to eat.
Where to get an evening meal:
There are several local pubs where you can get a good evening meal. the nearest is the Torbay Inn, just a 10 minute walk away in Ffairfach Village.
In Llandeilo, 20 mins walk or a couple of minutes by car, there are several good evening eating places including the Cawdor Hotel, Angel Hotel, Hen Vic and The Plough. a couple of miles in the other direction is Trapp village, site of Carreg Cennen Castle and the Cennen Arms.
Llandeilo also has a well stocked Coop supermarket and a couple of small independent supermarkets, butchers, and bakery. There are also Chinese, Indian and Turkish takeaways as well as the ubiquitous fish & chip shop.
Historic view from Llandeilo, across the Towy Valley, to Tregib Mansion, with Ty Cefn Tregib on the far left
A bit of background and history:Ty Cefn Tregib has been the home of the Evans family for more than 30 years, since John and Mary Evans bought a collection of farm buildings, formerly the home farm buildings of Tregib Mansion, and later used as a groundsmen's depot for Tregib School, from the local council, and started the epic task of bringing the old buildings and the land back to life.
Living in a caravan on site, the first task was to convert the lovely old threshing barn into a spacious family home, followed a couple of years later by turning the cart shed to a separate holiday cottage and later converting the old pigsties.
The children all left home and Mary decided that all those spare bedrooms needed using. Thus started the beginning of Ty Cefn Tregib B&B
Twenty five years on, all the children are back in the immediate vicinity with their own lives and partners, Ty Cefn Tregib has evolved into an established small thriving tourism business run jointly by daughter Cass, John & Mary, comprising B&B, our unique Glamping self catering and now the latest venture, Art at Tregib.