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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely property, very cosy and perfectly located for what we wanted to do."

    You are in a rural area which is just beautiful in its surroundings and so peaceful. The house was very clean, and the host was attentive via message if there were any questions. There are a few spiders and flies in the area which can sometimes creep into the house (as with any house) so it did make us jump a couple of times so if you have a spider catcher that would be super helpful and also not harming them to put them back outside. Just a small point on the shower in the en suite which was filling up so we had to shower quickly/use the main shower between the 5 of us. Aside from that, really lovely property and there was a sweet welcome package set up for us too. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Bhakti5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a perfect week."

    The location was ideal for touring the area. The cottage was exactly as described. and the hot tub was great! A good size with plenty of jets. There have been previous comments about the fridge, please note: this has been replaced with a generous sized fridge/freezer.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean with everything you would need for a short stay."

    Hot tub was a bonus. The only negative was the fridge which had a small icebox which couldn’t be used as the door wouldn’t stay closed. In addition when emptying the fridge we noticed that yoghurts which were on the shelf beneath the icebox were warm as was the under side of the icebox. We met the owner on arrival who was friendly and welcoming.

    Many thanks - will check the fridge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4May 2023

  • "It was absolutely amazing!"

    It made our vacation perfect and we would love to be back in the future! Beautiful!

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic spacious property."

    Lovely garden area with the hot tub an added bonus. Travelling with 3 children we used the garden alot. My eldest daughter rates this property 10/10 and the best she has ever stayed in. My only small issue was the size of the fridge arriving with food for 5 people for 3-4 days we struggled to fit it all in. Unfortunately the fridge also did not keep things cold so we did need to bin some items. We did travel during a heat wave so may of been struggling with the heat.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Aug 2022

  • "We love this property."

    We look forward to returning in the future. Two lounges gives space for the family to spread out. Big driveway. Excellent location - very rural but easy to access the main road network. Split level garden is lovely. Excellent hot tub. Quiet location but some rural traffic. Nice to be able to light a fire in the lounge. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Well resourced. The only thing we would suggest is a larger fridge/freezer to allow a family size shop to be stored. Other than that we can find no fault with this property and we look forward to returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lianne5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property offered very good accommodation for our family group of 3 adults and we received very responsive help from the owner and family to resolve some minor issues."

    We would like to offer feedback on two issues: (1) Our stay coincided with a week of particularly hot weather (15-22 July) but the fridge struggled to maintain a cool temperature so that milk & some food had to be thrown away; the freezer compartment was woefully inadequate. May we suggest that a cottage of this quality with capacity for 5 adults needs a fridge-freezer unit in the kitchen? (2) We were unable to use shelves in kitchen cupboards without first undertaking a complete clean. Unfortunately we were unable to locate a guest book for leaving comments

    Many thanks for the comments. We are conflicted with changing the fridge as the amount of food waste will then likely increase as guests often over purchase food for the week. We then have to recycle large amounts of food - much of it still in the packaging. There is a feedback book in the guest box. Many thanks for the feedback. Haydn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property was lovely and secluded but with easy access to main routes, which meant exploring Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire really easy."

    Using the hot tub at the end of the day was an added bonus to a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is one of the best rental property we have stayed at lovely cottage, Outside is really nice hot tub is a bonus and the owners are very nice we have booked to come back end of the summer already would recomend this place to anyone."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is just as described."

    It's cosy, has lots of space and was just perfect for our Christmas getaway. There was a Christmas tree and decorations that made it a perfect home away from home. The log fire place also added that touch of cosiness. The beds were comfortable, the duvets and pillows were all very comfy and warm too. The kitchen and dining area was so spacious, even with us all getting things ready for our Christmas dinner. The garden setting and hot tub were such bonus. It was great being able to just relax, with music on and in such an isolated area. We didn't go out and about much, but that wasn't the purpose for our getaway. We literally just wanted to chill and have fun with the family. We would love to go back and will definitely be recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Maricel5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is the first time we, as a family, have ever booked a cottage type break away - it won't be the last."

    This is a delightful cottage and far exceeded the expectations from the already wonderful pictures you see here. It is spacious with 2 sitting rooms. The main sitting room has a log burner with everything provided to get it going. I've no idea how to use one, but I gave it a go and had a nice fire going. Has a TV with all the usual channels and iplayer etc. The other sitting room is equally as nice but you may need your own firestick there if you want to watch the television. But we didn't do much telly watching - so only briefly looked. Kitchen diner is massive! All you need to cook is here. Very good quality throughout. Ensuite main bedroom. Make sure you pull the blind down (You'll see!). Bed is extremely comfy. The children reported the same from there room too! Now, the cottage is on a main road, so there is a bit of traffic noise - but to be honest its not really an issue. The boiler clicks a bit in the main bedroom when the heating comes on but again you're being uber picky if this is an issue. The outside is just lovely. You can spend hours in the hot tub, listening to tunes if you want, or the blissful sound of absolute calm. It is really secluded too so no one can see round the back. There is a lovely little welcome back - and a folder with all you need to know about the cottage and the area. A brilliant touch. As it says, everything is a bit of a drive away, but an ideal base for exploring Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Our only regret is not being able to stay a bit longer. Out two asked when we were going back. I said I didn't know - but we will be going back to this beautifully presented cottage.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean and comfortable, the garden is stunning, the only thing i would add would be a washer/dryer especially because there’s a hot tub but everything else was spot on."

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Aug 2021

  • "2 adults and 2 teenagers."

    The garden is amazing! Spent a lot of time in the hot tub watching the bees and butterflies visiting the lovely flowers. The house is well laid out and very comfortable. Note- you do have to get in the car to go anywhere but if you just want to chill or use it as a base to access Pembrokeshire it’s ideal. Plenty of off road parking but as on a country lane did get some farm traffic passing early morning. The host was contactable and responsive to questions. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner - Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and a hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Please note: There is no charging on electrical vehicles at this property-charging points available locally.

The property

Llanboidy 2.8 miles.

Enjoying a secluded location in the Carmarthenshire countryside is this delightful cottage, Brynawel.

Within easy reach of the picturesque towns and villages of Carmathenshire, along with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Brynawel is the perfect setting for a family of five who want to getaway from it all.

Leave your vehicles in the ample off-road parking that lies in front of the welcoming abode, before relishing your quaint surroundings.

The sitting room is a fantastic spot for relaxation, with a TV for you to watch your favourite shows on and an exposed stone wall giving the space a characterful feel.

For a more intimate space to relax, the snug isn't far and is the perfect room to sit down with a good book.

Continue through to the amply-equipped kitchen/diner, where you have access to all the essentials you need to rustle up fabulous meals; including a handy gas cooker and a dishwasher!

After fixing up a tasty dinner, enjoy it with your group at the close-by dining table and catch up about the brilliant time you're having.

As the day draws to a close, make your way upstairs to three excellent bedrooms, one being a double room with a contemporary en-suite shower room, boasting black, marble details; continue on to find two more rooms,a twin and a single room.

All bedrooms showcase lovely views over the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire.

The bathroom is also located on this floor, with a shower over bath to unwind in as you wash off a day of walking and cycling.

After an exciting outing, come home to your outdoor hot tub, or savour a spot of alfresco dining on the patio.

Travel to the peaceful village of Llanboidy to pick up your essentials from the convenience store and enjoy a hearty lunch at The Lamb Inn, before venturing into the wider region for an afternoon outing.

Head to the small town of St Clears and view the beautiful pieces at The Gate gallery, before touring the historic St Clears Castle and ending the day with a delicious meal at Corvus Inn.

The county town of Carmarthen makes for a great day out, be sure to relish a sunny picnic at Carmarthen Park, before embarking on the unique Creepy Carmarthen Tour and finishing off the day at Carmarthen Castle's Museum.

Just a 20 minute drive away you’ll find Laugharne where you can see the magnificent castle in the village and then explore the haunts of Dylan Thomas, with a visit to his Boat House, and more famous garage, where he penned many of his most famous works whilst overlooking the beautiful bay.

Those looking for a day packed with watersports should head west to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park where you can hike the Welsh Coastal Path down to the waters of St. Brides Bay and try your hand at coasteering, diving off Stumble Head and even surfing!

For more coastal fun, venture south to the seaside towns of Pendine and Llanelli, stopping at Whitland along the way; or take the family for thrilling activities at Manor Wildlife Park, with its Heatherton World of Activities and Dinosaur Park.

There is so much joy to be had from Brynawel!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


St Clears 6 miles.

Llanboidy is a small Welsh village with a local Spar shop and Post Office and two public houses. The nearest town is St Clears; a small town set inland between Carmarthen and the coastal resorts of the Pembrokeshire coast. Great for exploring the South Wales coastline, the area is ideal for walkers, cyclists, and explorers alike. St. Clears hosts a variety of festivals and carnivals throughout the year, has a number of shops, pubs and eateries, and the mound of the 12th century St. Clears Castle can still be seen.

Please Note: Due to the age/style of the property staircase - this may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.
Please note: There is no charging on electrical vehicles at this property-charging points available locally.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas