Dinefwr Bunkhouse, Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
Dinefwr bunkhouse was originally part of the female servants living quarters and work rooms. The building forms part of the courtyards, situated above the old kitchen of adjoining Newton House on the Dinefwr Park estate. Today the bunkhouse offers cosy group accommodation with a well equipped kitchen, wood burning stove and modern recently 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. Llandeilo is approximately one mile walk away. The bunkhouse is perfect for families, large groups and celebrations. It is the ideal base for walkers especially with a 800 acre estate to explore. There are two triple bedrooms as well as an 8 bed dorm and a twin, a quilt, pillows x 2, a sheet, quilt cover, pillow cases and mattress protector are provided. The open plan lounge, kitchen/diner has doors out to the patio. Spare blankets are available. Outside there is a small lawned area and a raised patio with barbecue that has views over the deer park.
Photos ©National Trust/James Dobson, ©National Trust/Andrew Butler.
or call Dinefwr Bunkhouse at National Trust Holidays on
0344 335 1296
16: 1×8, 1×2, 2×3
All year. All day
For groups of 8 or less from £160 per night. Extra £20 per person per night for parties with over 8 people.
Book via the National Trust website or phone.
From Llandeilo follow the National Trust brown signs into Dinefwr Estate. The Bunkhouse is adjacent to Newton House. It is possible to unload directly outside the bunkhouse and you can park in the main visitor car park, approximately 120 metres away.
Llandeilo train / bus station 1 mile away.
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…guaranteed history on your doorstep…
I love it when I get to write about the National Trust’s Bunkhouses, they are always so fascinating and in such beautiful settings. Dinefwr is no exception.
Let’s get the basics out of the way. Its a 16 bed group accommodation. There’s a large open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room. Its got a cosy woodburning stove and big patio doors that take you out onto a patio. There’s shared shower rooms and toilets. So far, so bunkhouse-standard.
But, it’s so bloomin’ charming! The bunkhouse is in a converted servants’ living quarters and work rooms that are part of a courtyard of estate buildings of Newton House. The interiors are wood and stone and speak of cosy evenings and convivial get togethers. Outside on the patio, you have views over the deer park of the estate. With two magnificent historic buildings, Dinefwr castle and Newton House right here, you’re spoilt for choice. The rolling wooded parkland has connections to Capability Brown and some of the oldest trees in Britain. I told you, beautiful settings.
The poet Wynford Vaughan Thomas got gushy here as well:
“If you take a handful of the soil at Dinefwr and squeeze it in your hand, the juice that will flow from your hands is the essence of Wales.“
That’s the thing about staying in National Trust bunkhouses, you’re guaranteed history on your doorstep.