Barn Owl Cottage

Llandyfaelog near Carmarthen, Wales (Ref. 3500)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Carmarthen 6 miles.

A beautiful detached cottage in fabulous open countryside near the hamlet of Llandyfaelog, with 15 acres of land to roam, including a riverbank where you can fish for trout or just sit and watch the herons, kingfishers and otters.

This spacious Wales cottage is full of character, with open plan living accommodation decorated with charm and style.

Explore this Garden of Wales county with its beautiful countryside, sandy beaches, castles, botanical gardens and historic market towns.

Discover the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

Pembrey Country Park Blue Flag beach is 8 miles away and Ffos Las Racecourse is 7 miles away.

A wonderful cottage for a memorable holiday.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with flat screen TV, 1 x double, 1 x twin with flat screen TV. Ground floor shower room with shower & basin. Two cloakrooms with basin & WC (one on ground floor and one on first floor). Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburning stove.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x flat screen TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock with DAB radio & CD player, WiFi (speed and connection subject to availability), small library of DVDs, games & books. Fuel, power & starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture & BBQ. Shared use of 15 acres of owners' land with river & fishing (rod licence required). Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Open river on land. Note: No children under 12, including infants. Note: No hen/stag parties. Note: Arrival is at 4pm.

Note: No children under 12, including infants.

Guest Reviews


    • “Sit back and chill”
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    • “We wanted somewhere away from "it all" to just relax. Barn Owl cottage is just what you need to do this. The cottage is beautiful with everything you need and Debbie and Ian are exactly what you want - there when you need them, unobtrusive when you don't. A short walk to the river was also nice to have on your doorstep. Day trips out to plenty of things to do and see within easy reach,with fabulous views and scenery that make you go wow. Morrison's and Tescos within four miles for when you want to stock up on things. Quiet evenings in with gadgets switched off and playing board games was a nice way to just simply be a family relaxing. Wi-Fi was there for gadgets if needed, which the teenager we brought found a lifesaver!”

    Peter L, Chester, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Fabulous”
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    • “I would describe myself as a very fussy person but I can honestly say this cottage gave me nothing to complain about at all. It is very well equipped extremely clean and furnished To a very high standard. The owners are very helpful and we had a lovely little Welcome pack on arrival. I would definitely stay here again without any doubt.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, January 2014

    • “What a fantastic place to escape to”
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    • “Stayed at Barn Owl Cottage while the visiting the Pembrey race track for the BMW Kumho championship and it was fantastic. Well equipped, clean and full of character, especially in Oct with the log burner on - very cosy. Debbie and Ian were great, nothing too much trouble. Views and setting are quite stunning. If you’re looking for accommodation in this area this is a must visit place. Highly recommended.”

    433Tommo_10, Oxford, United Kingdom, October 2013

    • “Excellent accommodation with truly magnificent surroundings.”
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    • “This is our second review on this amazing cottage. It has all you could want for and more. It is set in a beautiful, quiet and restful location but only a short distance from Carmarthen and within easy reach of many other places of interest. The owners, Debbie and Ian were fantastic - friendly, extremely helpful, proactive in all areas you could think of - it was like going to stay at a good friend's house! I would strongly recommend a stay at Barn Owl Cottage and would certainly hope to visit there again in the future.”

    Williamsr19, Eastbourne, United Kingdom, October 2013

    • “Such a peaceful holiday”
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    • “Very peaceful location with a good old fashioned pub only a mile away. From the cottage all you could see was views - no roads, not traffic noise. Cottage was home from home and very tastefully equipped. Our first breakfast was boiled eggs with soldiers using eggs from the chickens on the farm left as part of the welcome. Debbie was brilliant. So helpful and full of extremely useful information, always on hand but never intrusive. Can't wait for an excuse to go to this part of the country again and return to Barn Owl Cottage.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lincoln, August 2013

    • “An unforgettable, awesome experience with fabulous people.”
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    • “A scenic, beautiful and peaceful setting combined with a luxuriously equipped cottage and thoughtful, charming hosts. As close to perfection you will ever find. The hosts of this gem truly make you feel at home and are very accommodating yet never intrusive. There is a splendid pub just down the country lane and Carmarthen is a short drive away. Splendid!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Vancouver, August 2013

    • “It wasa marvellous holiday'also thanks to the beautiful cottage!”
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    • “When we came it was a warm welcome: the cottage was nicely clean and warm and we got a nice basket with eegs, coockies, coffee ect. Also Debbie came in to welcome us. One or two times we asked for something and Ian came immediatly to give us explanation about the DVD recorder, though it was in the evening. We felt we were really welcome.”

    Mrs. Wiegers-Fennis, The Netherlands, December 2011

    • “Beautiful cottage in stunning scenery”
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    • “This has to be the best holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in. The cottage is very well equiped, has a high standard of cleanliness and a welcome pack awaits you on arrival. The views from the cottage are stunning and for added peace and quiet, a walk to the river is a must. Ian and Debbie give you a very warm welcome and are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We didn't want to go home. We will definately return one day.”

    Williamsr19, Eastbourne, United Kingdom, October 2011

    • “The Holiday you wished for”
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    • “One of the best cottages I have ever stayed in. Everything you wished for was there and comfortable. The brochure description is accurate.It is in a beautiful rural location with a lovely outlook and a well stocked bird table, which is a delight to watch. The Hosts have thought of everything and are absolutely charming.”

    D. Rands, Surrey, August 2011

    • “barn owl cottage”
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    • “my sister and i brought our elderly parents to the cottage,the cottage was chosen by us as it had a downstairs wet room and bedroom.what we got was so much dad enjoyed watching the birds at the bird tabel in the garden,the views from every window was was claen and furnished to a very high standard.very well equipped and even the milk,tea and coffee was provided by our host prior to our arrival.mum and dad loved the cottage and the setting,my dad even said he could live there. hope to return in the future if they remain in good health[both are 85]”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kirk Merrington, August 2011

    • “ideal”
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    • “very warm welcome. everything you needed provided in cottage lots places to visit nice walks or just relax delightfull friendly pub 1 mile away good food very friendly will go back nothing to much trouble”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, ;incolnshire, December 2009

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    • “We had a very relaxing week at this lovely property and would love to return.”

    Mrs Goodman, Northampton, August 2015

    • “From the moment we arrived, everything was excellent. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage was immaculate and equipped with anything you could want. The garden and view were breathtaking and with the added bonus of a river to walk too. It was ideally situated for lots of places to visit. Would definitely like to stay there again.”

    Mrs Merritt, Fareham, June 2015

    • “We found the location to be very peaceful and the cottage very comfortable. The ground floor layout worked really well, especially the ground floor bedroom and wet room for our walking-disabled member. Our hosts were most welcoming and made us feel at home.”

    Mr Purser, St. Neots, September 2014

    • “This is a really well run Cottage, the owners are totally committed to making sure you are well cared for. The Cottage itself is very comfortable, well maintained and the grounds are beautiful, as is the surrounding countryside which forms a wonderful, peaceful setting. It is also well located, with local amenities within easy reach. Would definitely return and recommend to others as it is suitable for both relaxing and those wanting access to activity based recreation in the area.”

    Mr Whittingham, Bicester, July 2014

    • “The friendliness of the owners of the property and the overall cleanliness of the barn. We wouldn't hesitate to return to the Barn Owl if we were holidaying in the area again. It was a pleasure to stay there!”

    Mrs Golding, Cheadle, June 2014

    • “The accommodation was excellent and very well managed by the owners. We were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived and were taken round the cottage by the owner who made a point of showing us how things worked. The cottage was ideally situated for getting to the attractions that we had gone to see and for many more that we did not have time to visit. Definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Will certainly visit again.”

    Mr Harbidge, Birmingham, May 2014

    • “Lovely location and a very warm welcome. Cottage was ideal and well presented. Liked the bird feeder outside the patio door and the constant attention of the woodpeckers.”

    Mr Pearson, Eastleigh, May 2014

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About the location


Llanelli 15 miles; Tenby 25 miles; National Botanic Gardens 8 miles.

The town of Carmarthen overlooks the banks of the River Tywi and boasts the ruins of a Norman castle, the site of a Roman amphitheatre, a museum containing Roman relics and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Carmarthenshire is known as the ‘Garden of Wales’, whose beautiful coast and countryside provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of activities. There is excellent walking, cycling, birdwatching, fishing and golf available, as well as many country parks, show caves, gold mines, steam railways and castles to visit. Enjoy day trips to the golden sandy beaches and rocky coves of beautiful Carmarthen Bay, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park or the majestic Black Mountains.