Because of our history as a former wool mill, no stay at Dolgoch Mill Cottages would be complete without a stroll through the beautiful countryside to the neighbouring village of Drefach Felindre where you can visit the National Wool Museum.
We love visiting here when friends come to stay, not just because of its fascinating insight into the rise and fall of the woollen industry in Wales, but because it has a lovely cafe which serves refreshments and extremely nice food.
The shop is also extremely enticing. You won’t want to leave without buying a beautiful rug or any other woollen item that takes your fancy, some of which are made in the working mill that sits next to the wool museum.
The museum often has working exhibits so you can see what it would have been like when it was a working woollen mill, a bit like our own Dolgoch Mill.
It’s really well laid out, guiding you through all the different stages, from gathering the wool through to the weaving itself. You can see the ancient looms and spindles and feel the atmosphere, all supported by information boards and photos that give you a real insight into what it was like in its heyday.
They have festivals and quilting workshops and it’s a fun day out for all the family. The museum is open all year round (except Sundays and Mondays from October to March).
Visit the National Wool Museum website for further information.
Address and Postcode: Drefach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5UP