Carmarthenshire tourCarmarthenshire, Wales
- Dates22 May 2020 to 29 May 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside
- Holiday code20KTP143
- AccommodationDinefwr Bunkhouse
About Carmarthenshire tourA variety of tasks at sites around Carmarthenshire.
This is a holiday where any task is possible, from fitting new gates on footpath networks to path and step repair, gardening or cutting back gorse on coastal paths and cliffs. There are also opportunities to get busy tree planting, fencing and painting, or you could spend a day at the seaside litter picking (perhaps even with an ice-cream!). And, if that’s not enough, then a side order of rhododendron clearance is also on the list. As they say, variety truly is the spice of life, and when you join this working holiday you’ll not only discover more about the county, but also its countryside and coast.
If you’re open to having a go at any task, then this is the holiday for you. Carmarthenshire is a diverse county of secluded sandy beaches, ancient woodland and rural landscapes stretching from the coast right to the western corners of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Cambrian Muntains in the north. Although what you’ll be doing will be a mystery until you arrive, you’ll always be working in glorious settings, with opportunities to spot wildlife and take in the expansive Welsh views wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.
About the accommodation
Dinefwr Bunkhouse forms part of courtyards adjoining Newton House of the Dinefwr Park Estate. The combined living area and kitchen are homely and sociable, with large sofas and a wood-burning stove. Bedroom accommodation is in dormitories sleeping 3 to 9 and modern, newly refurbished shower rooms. There are fantastic views over the seventeenth-century deer park from the patio which is reached from doors off the living area and has wooden bench seating and a barbecue. The old kitchen for Newton House is situated below,now a bookshop, and the basecamp would once have been used for servants’ accommodation.
Facilities: garden, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Bedding: all bedding/linen provided.
Notes for guests
What to bring: good strong boots and gloves that fit plus waterproofs.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.