Brechfa Bunkhouse

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If you are using a web based route finder package or satellite navigation system. The post code of this property is SA32 7QL.

I do not recommend the use of a Sat Nav system when travelling between Gilfach Wen and Skanda Vale. See page on Skanda Vale for directions.

I do recommend that you check your Sat Nav systems recommendations against these directions. (I have had guests directed by their sat nav's to use shorter routes which are not suitable for motor vehicles.) I also recommend printing out these directions to bring with you.

By Road - From the M4, 

Continue from the M4 onto the A48 to the junction with the B4310 (signposted to Nantgaredig and the National Botanical Gardens).  At Nantgaredig go straight across at the staggered X roads with the A40. Continue on the B4310 towards Brechfa passing through Horeb.

By Road - From the A40

At Nantgaredig take the B4310 towards Brechfa passing through Horeb.


After passing through Horeb (a small group of cottages,  farms,  chapel and bus shelter grouped around a crossroad)  you will start to go downhill. The entrance to Gilfach Wen on the right approximately 3/4 of a mile from Horeb. The drive is wide with post and rail fencing on one side and a slate bank on the other. It is just after a pair of bends. The farm name is at the drive entrance.   - If the name at the bottom of any drive is anything other than Gilfach Wen or Brechfa Bunkhouse - that is the wrong drive. Please do not disturb other people by driving up to other properties.

The farm house and barn is at the end of the drive, just 2 fields back from the road.  

If you reach a point in the road where there is a 90 degree bend to the right,  followed by a narrow country lane off the left you have gone too far.  This right angle bend is clearly shown on any road map.


From Brechfa, take the B4310 towards Nantgaredig. As you leave the village. The village school will be on your left. About half a mile out of the village the main road goes round a 90 degree bend to the left. The entrance is a short distance further on from the bend immediately after the first telegraph pole on the left hand side of the road. If you reach the next set of bends around a cottage on your right which is next to, but below road height you have gone too far. The farm house and barn is at the end of the drive, just 2 fields back from the road.  

Public Transport - to Carmarthen

By Rail

Two main lines provide frequent, fast services to Wales from London. Connections at either Swansea or Cardiff link wiht trains to Carmarthen. Contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

By Coach

National Express provides regular links to all major towns and cities including Carmarthen. 08705 808080

Public Transport - between Carmarthen to Gilfach Wen

There is a daily bus service between Carmarthen and Brechfa. Bus number 282.

Leaves Carmarthen Bus Station at 17:10

Arrives in Brechfa at 17:39


Departs Brechfa at 07:53

Arrives in Carmarthen at 08:23

The nearest bus stop is at Horeb, but this is a request service so you can ask to get on or off the bus by the bottom of the drive at the entrance to Gilfach Wen.


Gilfach Wen Barn - outside view of Brechfa Bunkhouse


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