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Pumsaint near Lampeter, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 914966)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Was exactly what we needed after a stressful few months."

    Loved the quietness and being away from it all. House was well equipped to cook meals if required. Owner helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday set in a beautiful location."

    The property had lots of character, we especially enjoyed helping out with the sheep! Very friendly and helpful hosts who recommended a variety of places for us to visit during our stay.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2021

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Crud-y-Barcud."

    The accomodation is much more spacious than we expected, and it is a perfect peaceful and beautiful base to explore the area. There is plenty to do locally, such as the gold mines or Dinefwr estate. The hosts are lovely, which helped to make us feel comfortable and at home whilst on holiday. The whole family has had a fantastic holiday, and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Crud-y-Barcud with our two young sons."

    The setting was idyllic with beautiful scenery in all directions, the boys could have spent the entire week playing in the river and exploring and been happy! Mr & Mrs Davies were very welcoming and helpful, offering advise on local walks and places to visit in the area. The dogs were also very friendly and it was great to see them going off to work around the farm. The cottage had all the amenities we needed and was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay so much we booked to go back later in the year.

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2021

  • "Our hosts, Sheila and Hew, were very welcoming and knowledgable on the local area."

    We were surrounded by hundreds of sheep and beautiful countryside. Gorgeous sandy beaches were an hour or so away. We all enjoyed a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in this outstanding part of Wales. We would definitely recommend a visit and Sheila and Hew’s warm hospitality.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "Such a lovely and beautiful place."

    ... Sheila and Hew were so lovely and welcoming... we’re trying to go again before Christmas... a perfect break away from the busy city life. Thank you

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2020

  • "A lovely cottage with gorgeous views."

    The hosts were very friendly and gave us some good tips on where to go. We were also lucky to see if any of the sheep were having babies. A lovely time.

    Reviewed by SoniaDec 2019

  • "Sheila and Huw were lovely Sheila even made us some bread rolls which were yummy."

    Even though the weather was not brilliant we had a really good stay visiting lots of places that we had not been to before and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by ShanSep 2019

  • "Our second visit to Crud-y-Barcud and another memorable holiday in the Welsh hills."

    A warm welcome on this working farm which has lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2019

  • "It was just what I wanted the peace and quietness, lots of things to do ."

    Planning is needed for days out which we did before we went .

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2019

  • "It was truly outstanding"

    Reviewed by RobbieAug 2019

  • "This short stay in a working farm cottage was truly delightful."

    A really warm welcome from Sheila and Huw added to this even more. We enjoyed our walks in the nearby countryside and seeing the local farm livestock. Hats off to everyone working hard in agriculture to keep the rest of us in food. Just brilliant. Many thanks, the Tetley family

    Reviewed by WayneJun 2019

  • "Everything you need for a great family holiday, for a very reasonable price."

    The owners are very nice and helpful. The boys loved the dogs. There are very lovely walks and drives in the area. The surroundings were spectacular. We definitely will book it again someday.

    Reviewed by MariskaApr 2019

  • "Lovely area."

    Great cottage. Very nice people who looked after us.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2018

  • "Crud-y-Barcud is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, in the heart of the Dolacothi Estate."

    The accommodation & facilities are well thought out and comfortable, we very much enjoyed being part of the farm, the boys were constantly popping out to see what was going on. The farm dogs were great company, and Sheila takes great care to make sure that we were happy with everything. Fantastic walks directly from the cottage, up hills or along the river plus superb marked trails around Dolacothi Estate. So much to see and do in the area, with the Brecon Beacons and the coast within driving distance.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2018

  • "Crud-y-Barcud is even nicer than its photographs - and larger than we anticipated."

    The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful. It is in a beautiful, unspoilt part of Wales. Perfect for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2018

  • "We had a warm welcome at Cru-y-Barcud with all the amenities we could wish for."

    It's a great rural getaway and staying on a working farm really makes you feel part of the landscape. We'd both love to stay again!

    Reviewed by SMay 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well behaved small/medium dog allowed at a charge of £25 per week - Please note there is a big yard and garden for use but dogs must be kept on leads on the full grounds
  • No smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Cottage has narrow stairs
  • Note: Low beam in double bedroom, and two steps into twin room
  • Note: The owner keeps dogs in the farm yard
  • Note: Cottage on working farm, some related noise and traffic will be experienced.

The property

Pumsaint 1.5 miles.

This charming Welsh cottage converted from an old carthouse is attached to the owner’s farmhouse, on a working livestock farm on the National Trust's Dolaucothi Estate, close to the small village of Pumsaint and within driving distance of both Lampeter and Llandovery.

Situated in the most glorious countryside, this Pumsaint cottage is a perfect rural retreat to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Inside this cottage near Lampeter is an abundance of character features, such as exposed beams, painted stone walls and a wooden staircase, which leads to the bedrooms and shower room.

In such a character property, the furnishings reflect the style and make for a very comfortable holiday base.

Your Welsh cottage has a private side garden, from where spectacular views can be seen.

This is an ideal opportunity to experience country living - in the evening you may spot the resident bats flitting about, while in the day you’re welcome to wander around the farmland and watch sheep farmers at work.

Spend time walking or cycling around the country lanes, whilst admiring the open countryside and you may spot an array of birds soaring effortlessly overhead.

Within reach of this Pumsaint cottage are gold mines, and a little further afield is the spectacular West Wales coastline.

From this delightful Pumsaint cottage you’re guaranteed memorable days out amidst spectacular scenery.

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About the location


Lampeter 8 miles; Llandovery 11 miles.

Nestled in the spectacular Cothi Valley, the small Welsh village of Pumsaint, also spelt Pumpsaint meaning five saints, is in a part of Wales which is almost undiscovered by visitors and is the perfect location for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. After a great day out, the village pub offers both drinks and food and is a place to meet up with the locals to find out a bit more about this delightful location. Visit the Red Kite centre or the nearby Dolaucothi Gold Mines, which offers a unique insight into the ancient mining in the area and are truly memorable for all ages. The riding school nearby offers a chance to enjoy the superb countryside from a different perspective, and why not try a spot of fishing, visit the Brianne Dam or the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, venture to the West Wales coast for sandy beaches and the famous coastal path. A wonderful area of Wales to visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas