When you are on Cwmiar Farm you feel like you are miles from the hustle and bustle of every day life. However, it is easy to get to local towns for shops, eating out and experiencing the local area.
ASDA will deliver to Cwmiar Farm, so if you wish you can order your groceries to arrive on the day you do; please ensure you book a delivery slot in plenty of time! It is also possible (if you eat meat) to buy our own home organically reared beef and sometimes lamb, pork and often bacon. Please check with us in advance to see what we have in stock.
Here is an overview of some of our local towns and shops. There are a few other towns mentioned on the Local Beaches page.
Llanybydder is our nearest town. It is three miles away situated beside the River Teifi. There are two convenience stores (Nisa and Siop y Bont – previously Londis), a pharmacy and a number of cafés and takeaways. On the outskirts of Llanybydder is Jen Jones Welsh Quilts & Blankets, a traditional Welsh craft. The main pub, the Cross Hands Hotel has a restaurant area for which booking is highly recommended.
There are also monthly horse markets held in Llanybydder on the last Thursday of every month. These attract buyers from across the UK and Ireland and the streets and pubs of Llanybydder are bustling with visitors. A visit is highly recommended especially if you are staying with us when the largest sales are held in September and October.
Lampeter is about eight miles away and there is a large Co-op situated on the way in to town. In the centre of Lampeter there is a Sainsbury’s. As a university town, Lampeter has a wide variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés. Highly recommended is Conti’s Café, a cosy café serving amazing ice cream as well as tea, coffee and lunch in the centre of town.
In the centre of Lampeter is the Welsh Quilt centre which has exhibitions and workshops about quilting.
Camarthen lies fifteen miles away to the south. It is the oldest town in Wales and the county town of Camarthenshire. It therefore has a full range of supermarkets, two shopping centres as well as many cafés, pubs and restaurants. Camarthen market is a wonderful source of local produce from the sea to the mountains of Wales. There are also the ruins of a Roman ampitheatre, a 12th century castle and the free Camarthenshire Museum to explore.
A Tesco Extra is on the edge of town, handy if you are travelling to Cwmiar via the M4/A48 and wish to shop en route.
Aberaeron is famous for it’s rows of painted Georgian houses overlooking the harbour. There is a dog friendly shingle beach and a number of highly recommended restaurants on the quayside.