A heavenly melange of natural wilderness, spa facilities, and luxurious safari lodges, all beautifully secluded amongst the rolling hills of South Wales.
  • Sleeps: 6 per lodge
  • Bedrooms: 3 per lodge
  • Bathroom: External
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

You’d never guess that Golden Grove Retreat is a mere 15 minutes from the end of the M4 motorway.

Adjacent to an organic farm in the lush, rolling hills of South Wales, are 10 pure, blissful acres that are home to two stunning safari lodges and indulgent spa facilities… all lovingly designed to help you breathe out and leave your cares far behind.

Nestled in an unspoilt, scenic field that teems with wildlife, each safari lodge sleeps up to six guests, meaning you can bring the whole family along for a well-deserved break.

Unwind in the open-plan lounge, with its squishy seating and log-burning stove to warm chilly evenings. There’s a dining table and chairs, and an integrated kitchen to help you whip up hearty country feasts.

If the sun is shining, throw the huge windows open and get lost in the dreamy sounds of nature… or better still, wander out onto the sun deck to get up close and personal with that incredible green vista.  If you’re very quiet and very lucky, you may even spot a grazing deer in the tree-lines.

Light the crackling firepit and stay out until the stars appear, and when it’s finally time to turn in you’ll have a fine choice of sleeping-spaces. There are two cosy twin bedrooms, and a raised double mezzanine room, all practically guaranteeing a sound night’s sleep.

Freshen up in your gorgeous gas-fired al fresco shower (we don’t think you’ll ever want to shower inside again!) and then why not indulge in a soul-soothing morning yoga session?

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At a glance

  • Two luxury safari lodges, nestled in a wildlife-steeped field in rural South Wales, with incredible views of lush, rolling hills.
  • Each lodge boasts self-contained kitchen and outdoor shower facilities, sleeping up to 6 guests in 2 twin bedrooms and 1 double mezzanine room.
  • Relax on your private sun deck, or by your crackling firepit, by evening – or why not chat to new friends in the communal spaces on-site?
  • Enjoy shared access to the on-site sauna barn, with its wood-fired sauna and plunge pool.
  • Things to do nearby include the Black Mountain walk, scaling Pen y Fan, exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park or stretching out your towel on Llansteffan beach.


  • Family Friendly


2 x luxury safari lodges, each sleeps 6 guests.  Open-plan living area with wood-burning stove, seating, table and chairs, integrated kitchen.  2 twin bedrooms, 1 mezzanine double room.  Gas-powered outdoor shower, compost loo.  Sun deck with seating, private firepit.  Shared access to sauna barn, with wood-fired sauna, plunge pool, sheltered outdoor space.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, mountains, historic sites, picnic spots, yoga, wellness, saunas, swimming, stargazing

Accommodation Options

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If that isn’t quite enough indulgence for you, you’ll also have shared access to the on-site sauna barn, with its relaxing wood-fired sauna and plunge pool. The sheltered, night-lit relaxation area, complete with idyllic views of the shimmering wild pond, is an ideal spot to chat with new friends, too.

Feel like exploring further afield? Lace up your hiking boots, pack a picnic, and take the invigorating Black Mountain walk: a divine five-mile ramble over mixed, moderate terrain.

Explore Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain, or simply relax amongst abundant wildlife in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Red Kite Feeding Station is close by, too.

But if you prefer something lower-key, don’t worry. You could always take a turn around the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, or even stretch out your towel on Llansteffan beach, before heading back to your safari lodge haven for another evening in with your favourite people.

Things to note

Additional accommodation is available in the main house, and there is a regular programme of dedicated yoga and wellness retreats – see website for details.  Price from £9o per night is based on 2 sharing and there is a £50 cleaning charge per stay.

Where you'll be staying

Golden Grove, Carmarthenshire

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