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The Alachigh

Carmarthenshire, Wales - View map
Ref: 7549

6 Guests

1 Bedroom

No Dogs

No Wifi

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The Alachigh provides an award-winning, eco-friendly holiday in Carmarthenshire for a family or group of friends. Set in 4 acres of magical woodlands, this spacious canvas palace enjoys breathtaking views over the Teifi valley from peaceful setting amongst the trees.

Nestled along the borders of 3 counties - Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion - this secluded glamping oasis feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Here, the enchanting woodland and majestic rolling landscape is a quiet and tranquil paradise away from the crowds, perfect for a relaxing escape beneath the stars. 

The Alachigh (pronounced Al-la-cheeg) is a large, elegant structure, traditionally used by the Shasavan, a nomadic tribe from northern Iran. The functional space is furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, wood-burning stove, colourful throws, and soft lighting, which creates a warming and laid-back atmosphere. 

Outside, enjoy your own private corner of countryside to relax and indulge in the panoramic views or simply enjoy the soothing sounds of birds and nature. Cook up a storm on the BBQ or put your feet up on the outdoor furniture - this is glamping in its purest form. Bring your family or friends, or simply a good book and bask in the uninterrupted tranquility.

There are 5 bespoke abodes on-site, each on their own secluded site. A short walk takes you to a variety of wonderful communal areas including luxury showers, toilets, play area, a large fire-pit, and a log cabin for communal feasts or get-togethers.  

  • Sleeping arrangements

    1 double bed, and 4 singles with bedding and linens provided.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Shared bathroom facilities. 2 hot showers and toilets available.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Kitchen with gas hob, plenty of cooking equipment, crockery, and a handcrafted oak breakfast bar.

  • Internet Access

    There is no internet access in this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Solar lighting and woodburning stove. Sockets are available for charging in the communal Log Cabin.

  • Child Policy

    Children are very welcome!

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    Private BBQ and outdoor seating area, nestled in a 4-acre woodland. Communal log cabin, fire-pit, and play area available on site.

  • Parking Information

    Private parking on site.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 2:00PM and check out by 11:00AM

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    Nearest Train Station is Carmarthenshire 12 miles away. However, a bus service is available directly to the site.

1 open plan bedroom sleeping 6 - 1 double bed and 4 single beds. Drapes between beds for privacy.

Kitchen with gas hob, plenty of cooking equipment, crockery, and a handcrafted oak breakfast bar.

Lounge with settee/sofa bed, colorful throws and cushions, extra-large coffee table and a wood-burning stove to keep you lovely and toasty. 1 free basket of wood provided every day. Extra baskets (if required) are charged at £3/each.  

Outside enjoy your own private area amongst the trees with a BBQ/fire-pit, outdoor seating, and miles of interrupted countryside.

A short walk from the accommodation:

Bathroom facilities. There are ample toilets and 2 hot shower facilities a short walk away. Toilet roll, hand towels, eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner, soap and clothes washing products are provided.

There is one shared tiled compost loo (praised by many guests) and a shared standard flush loo.

There is a "Log Cabin", with a big log burner, full-size calor gas cooker with an oven, dining table and a power supply for charging mobile phones (mobile phone reception here is good), battery charging, a sink for washing up, table and chairs and bench seating adorned with sheepskins and cushions.

The log cabin also has a dedicated tourist information corner, full of suggestions for days out, places to eat and takeaway menus.

Family play area, with magical gardens and woodlands, stepping stones, totem poles, Buddha's and secret fairy doors, hidden in the surrounding woods. Den building and discovering nature is encouraged.

There is also a communal Campfire, a great place to sit and enjoy the warmth of the flames and meet other guests.

Private Parking available on site.

Massages and Treatments

Take another great step forward and avail yourself to the relaxing treatment on offer. Choose between a thirty minute or full hour appointment with Camellia Bowen (VTCT qualified Sports Massage Therapist) in the comfort of one of our yurts or Tipis.

Please contact the owners in advance to book a massage for your stay. Contact details are provided in your confirmation email. 

Half-hour Massage - £20

Full-hour Massage - £35

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