A seventeenth century Llandeilo farmhouse is this week home to TV presenters Ainsley Harriott and Grace Dent after it was selected for Channel 4’s new holiday series ‘Best of Britain by the Sea’.

Cefncilwg will feature in the first episode of the five-part series when programme presenters Harriott and Dent explore Carmarthenshire and put the farmhouse kitchen to good use when they cook for each other using a selection of ingredients which have been sourced locally.

The programme is being run in conjunction with Hoseasons who will provide one of their self-catering properties for the filming of each episode from which the duo explore the best seaside holiday destinations and dishes that the British Isles have to offer.

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Cefncilwg was once part of the Taliaris Estate which was built in the 1700s and was former home to the Peel family, a relative of Sir Robert Peel.

The stone farmhouse boasts five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living rooms, each of which have wood burners.

It also enjoys a large garden with a pond, a private hot tub and garden furniture. The property is surrounded by fields with their resident alpacas and Shetland ponies.

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“There are so many treats to be found around the British Coast and after watching this series, you just won’t want to holiday anywhere else,” said programme creative director Dan Chambers.

“The staycation has never been more popular and it’s great to be doing our bit to help showcase some of the amazing places that are out there to be discovered and explored along our fantastic shores.”

The first episode will be aired at 9pm on Monday 16th on More4, then aired on Channel 4 later in the week. Other seaside destinations features in the series will be the Isle of White, South Devon, Aberdeenshire, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

A three-night stay for up to ten people at Cefncilwg costs from £1,025 while a seven-night stay costs £1,349.

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