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Cwtch Cowin

Bancyfelin near Carmarthen, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 18113)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely recommended - located with lovely scenery, the apartment is well equipped with a private garden and access to the large garden for your dogs."

    We felt instantly at home and found our break thoroughly relaxing with some beautiful places to go within a short drive, the apartment is quite rural so you will need to drive to places. Sylvia our host was absolutely lovely and so accommodating to both us and our two dogs, so glad we discovered this place. We will definitely be going back to stay at the same place again.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "Another happy visit (our fourth) to our favourite holiday cottage."

    Always a warm welcome from Sylvia and Bruce - and their dogs! Our Border Collie loved every minute. Such an easy and convenient place to stay, particularly for my husband who has limited mobility. Diana Gloucestershire

    Reviewed by DianaOct 2021

  • "Had an extremely enjoyable week at cwtch cowin, the hosts were excellent, the accommodation was just what we needed and the surrounding area with its beautiful scenery and lovely beaches was just GREAT."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Very welcoming owners who suggested places to visit."

    Our two dogs loved roaming in their large garden and we also had a private garden as well. Host also looked after our dogs while we went on a long day out. Ideal base for the area, within reach of lovely, dog friendly beaches and sites to visit.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "We had a great weeks stay with our two dogs,our hosts were very friendly and pleased to solve any problems if they occurred."

    Location is very central for that part of the coast.Would recommend

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2021

  • "Although the cottage was compact (we knew it would be), it was better equiped than we expected, having everything that we needed and more."

    Bruce and Sylvia were lovely considerate hosts. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog who enjoyed seeing the other dogs through the fence. He was also welcome to join the rest of the pack in Sylvia and Bruce's beautiful large garden.

    Reviewed by KJul 2021

  • "We have been to Cwtch Cowin twice before and it now feels like a second home, for us and our Border Collie."

    We have already booked another week in the autumn!

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2021

  • "Just got back from our second visit to Cwtch Cowin and booked again for August ."

    Would highly recommend, beautiful peaceful views. Sylvia and Bruce are very friendly and helpful. Ideal for dogs safe secure garden and they can play with owners dogs . Nice to he welcomed with milk in fridge, Welsh cakes and dog treats. Utility room got small freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "We were a very short notice arrival (due to issues at another property) and the owners were wonderfully welcoming and reassuring."

    Everything was as described and all the items required for a very comfortable stay. Very dog friendly enclosed garden for our small dog and it was great for him to say ‘hello’ to the owners lovely dogs. Lovely and warm for the colder nights. A great base with easy access to lots of beautiful places and beaches. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2021

  • "We were a little concerned with regard to the cleanliness of the property when we arrived in view of the current covid 19 requirements, particularly in respect of the bathroom."

    The cottage was very quiet and peaceful, and enabled us to access all the places we chose to visit and was easily accessible from the main A40, which did seem a little hairy when joining it to travel east especially. All in all we had a wonderful holiday, which helped in what has been a very difficult year.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Made to feel very welcome ideal for dog, great walking beaches near -by."

    Very stress free holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "I telephoned as requested two days prior when the owner gave me some extra directions so as not to miss the cottage, which was good."

    When we arrived she greeted us and there was some milk and welsh cakes left for us. She did ask if we needed extra pillows which she went and got immediately. We were out in the garden having a cup of tea when her husband came out - they live next door - to greet us and gave us some information about places to visit. We took up his suggestions and were not disappointed! A most comfortable vacation with some lovely views.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect holiday experience, it was our first time away with our dog Louie and it couldn’t have been more perfect."

    The hosts were lovely and the cottage is situated in their beautiful grounds with fencing all around so that dogs could play and run around safely. The location is perfect for exploring the nearby coastline and countryside, our dog was exhausted by the end of everyday! We would definitely recommend a visit and plan to go again ourselves. The owners dogs are absolutely adorable and very friendly and the cottage is well equipped, clean and cozy.

    Reviewed by SabineAug 2020

  • "Would definitely recommend and will return to this accommodation."

    Very homely, clean and comfortable flat. Ideal for people with mobility problems. Lovely views and garden . the owners are very friendly and helpful. Will let you open gate into there garden for your dogs to play with there’s.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "Very helpful owners of property, dog bowls and treats for dogs on property, let dog play in their garden with their dogs ."

    Reviewed by DebraAug 2020

  • "Sylvia, Bruce and the dogs were fantastic, made us feel very welcome."

    Gave us advice on dog friendly beach's. Even let Bailey out in their garden to play with Bingo & Jessie. Stay here, you won't regret it. Thanks again Russell, Claire & Bailey

    Reviewed by RussellJul 2020

  • "Weve just got back from an mazing week at cwtch cowin cottage."

    The hosts were a lovely couple and made use and our two dogs very welcome. They advised us on places to visit and where we good for dogs. It is in a very good location, but also away from everything. The cottage itself was plenty big enough for us with 2 labradors aswell. Plus it had everything you needed. The gardens were just perfect. So peaceful on an evening and watching the birds. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by WJul 2020

  • "Lovely annexe and perfect for pets."

    friendly owners and perfect location for accesses Carmarthen and other local areas of interest

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "A small but a little dated annex to the main house."

    Just what we needed to chill out and relax. It had everything we needed even dog bowls and a dog bed. It was nice to just sit and look out at the owners lovely garden and beyond- not forgetting the birds on the bird feeders. Despite the rain, we had a full 5 days visiting the local area. The local pub was close by but not really walkable as the road is quite busy and has no pavements. The owners - Sylvia and Bruce were very nice - the dog Bingo came to fence every morning and barked for a biscuit - most amusing - no alarm clock required. All in all - I would highly recommend Cwtch Cowin.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2019

  • "A cottage we have been to before and will go again."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage and extremely nice hosts, Sylvia & Bruce."

    Well laid out for disabled people. We did find the bed a bit uncomfortable and a bit low, as was the settee. A good base for exploring, and great for taking your dogs away with you. Sylvia kindly looked after out two dogs, whilst we went out for the day, THANK YOU. All in all, a lovely break, and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful people"

    Reviewed by AlunAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week the people were very friendly sylvia and bruce were lovely hosts weather was great ."

    Lovelly pub in village great meals .

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "Sylvia and Bruce and their dog Bingo were great hosts everything possible you could need to make your holiday enjoyable and relaxing was at hand Great views gardens were great for our dog Alfie (pug) who enjoyed playing in the garden with Bingo such a friendly dog."

    Its the first holiday in Wales we have stayed for 2weeks and never seen rain.The people in the village were all very friendly the local pub did good meals and the post office/shop was well stocked with most things you would need to buy.We would give this holiday 10 out of 10 PERFECT

    Reviewed by FrankJul 2019

  • "We were amazed."

    We knew the cottage had disability access but surprised at how much it had. The views was wonderful (even though it was raining 5 days out of 7). The place itself was in the centre of nature walks, shopping, coastal areas and many more! The owners had a dog boarding facility the dogs was great!! And Sylvia and Bruce are really nice and helpful couple. Thank you

    Reviewed by HazelMay 2019

  • "Sylvia and Bruce and the boys (dogs) and their doggy friends made us so welcome, ..."

    Sylvia and Bruce and the boys (dogs) and their doggy friends made us so welcome, as did The Fox and Hounds pub, thanks all We hope to be back soon, very relaxing and lovely spot

    Reviewed by L. EstelleMay 2019

  • "The property is an annexe to the owners home."

    It is small but two of us ( my husband not very mobile) plus our Irish Terrier had plenty of room. A contained garden for your dog or you can arrange to let your dog in the large garden with any boarded dogs at the time. The owners are friendly, helpful and on hand to give any advice on places to go, we ordered a hired mobility scooter to be delivered to the property which was there before we arrived. The village shop is well stocked, fresh bread, eggs etc and the pub is friendly and you can eat in the bar with your dog, food is very good. Lots of beautiful beaches a short drive away, all had big areas which allowed dogs on even though we were there after the 1st May. We would definitely stay here again. Well worth the 310 mile drive from Yorkshire

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2019

  • "The hosts were very welcoming and exceptionally well geared to dogs, from the dog bed (always a bulky thing to pack) to throws and a pot of dog biscuits too."

    They even offer dog sitting so you can enjoy a day out without your furry friends. The cottage was as described, clean and comfortable, and in a good location. We were lucky enough to enjoy warm sunshine during our stay, which was perfect.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "Lovely setting for a relaxing break."

    Host were very welcoming

    Reviewed by MarionMar 2019

  • "Sylvia and Bruce are brilliant!"

    ! Very helpful and kind, our Ella a mini Schnauzer also had a brilliant holiday having time with the dogs in the massive field. We would recommend them very highly. A good doggy,walking and quiet holiday. Carol, Dave and Ella.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2018

  • "A very pleasant cottage but a noisy area due to the train line and A40 nearby."

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2018

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Cwtch Cowin great location for vising many places in that area Friendly owners , made us feel very welcome , will probably stay there again sometime."

    Our dog enjoyed it too , having a run round with the owners dogs in the large enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by RobinAug 2018

  • "The annexe is very much part of their house so not ideal."

    It has a dog friendly approach as the owner boards dogs and only recommended for those who love dogs.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "Very good hosts, very dog friendly."

    Was like being at home. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2018

  • "A very nice location, central for when exploring beaches and castles."

    Lovely hosts and the daily visits from Bingo and Jesse which our dogs loved and looked forward too. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "People were friendly and helpful beautiful place"

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2018

  • "This is our second time at this cottage."

    Everything is provided for you and your dog. The hosts are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. Bancyfelin is one of the friendliest villages we have been to.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2018

  • "Really welcoming couple that run the cottage."

    Gave some great advice on where to walk the dog. Had a lovely few days and will be returning but for longer next time.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2018

  • "The cottage is idealy placed for many places."

    It is comfortable and the owners are very helpful .We will visit again

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Great place to stay and very dog friendly."

    An ideal place to stay to explore the surrounding area. Great hosts. Highly recommended. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "The owners are really friendly and nothing too much trouble."

    The cottage is ideal for anyone with a dog, as the owners are dog people and they took an interest in my dog, which is the main reason I went back to this cottage(Third time now). Everything was in the cottage, well equipped, totally spotless and clean. Hugh garden to let the dogs run around, pub about 3/4 of a mile up the road, as well as shop(Be careful, some of the walk is on a road with no footpath). About 15 minutes in the car from the beach and main supermarket. I would recommend this cottage. I look forward to making a return visit. Thank you both for yet another stay. Alan, Stratford on Avon. UK.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2018

  • "Bruce and Shirley at Cwtch Cowin were excellent very friendly and helpful without being intrusive, excellent with my dog and very helpful when it came to storing and charging my mobility scooter, overall a very good and enjoyable experience."

    Bruce and Shirley have also left a LOT of info on the surrounding area which is excellent when your in a new area. Complete thumbs up from me and my wife. They have thought of every eventuality facility wise in the property even down to a dog bed and blankets for the dog

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2018

  • "Very nice experience Lovely clean cotty"

    Reviewed by OmerOct 2017

  • "We couldn't fault any aspect of this property, it was clean and extremely well equipped."

    Totally dog friendly and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2017

  • "A really nice place with a great view."

    Owners very friendly without being over obtrusive. Ideal for us & our dog.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "My compliments to the owners of Cwtch Cowin."

    Not only was the cottage and it's facilities perfect for our puposes, the owners were invariably friendly and helpful whenever we spoke to them. Pity about the weather, but we can't blame them for that!

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2017

  • "Fabulous base from which to explore the beaches in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire."

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2016

  • "Not only was the comfort our humans taken care of but the dogs as well!"

    I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2016

  • "We have used this property before as it is a perfect location and dog friendly, it has everything we need for a quiet break in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2016

  • "Cottage was fab with everything we needed for us and out spaniel Molly."

    Central location with great views.

    Reviewed by AllisonAug 2016

  • "Beautiful scenery and a perfect location."

    The owners were very helpful and welcoming. Perfect for dogs! We loved it and will go back.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2016

  • "The setting of this property was great, located in a beautiful quiet countryside."

    The garden was beautiful and immaculately kept by the owners.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2016

  • "Cwtch Cowin had a relaxed atmosphere."

    The hosts where very friendly and welcoming and could not do enough to make my stay as enjoyable as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will no doubt will return to this location in the future.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2016

  • "Liked the location, the secluded garden and the privacy."

    It was the best equipped self catering property we have ever stayed in, and the owners were very helpful. Excellent, have rebooked.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2016

  • "Very friendly & helpful people, beautiful property & scenery."

    Ideal for a quiet getaway, and Carmarthen town was not far. There was a local shop & pub at the end of the lane and lots of little villages to visit.

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2015

  • "Very welcoming and informative owners."

    Property very clean, comfortable and peaceful. An ideal location for visiting castles, beaches and interesting places.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2014

  • "Liked the helpfulness of the owners, we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble."

    It was a good base for many enjoyable places and lots of information was available to help decide where to go. Garden for dogs was safe and secure with more space available with their garden with their dogs. A very pleasant holiday.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2014

  • "Within easy reach of such places as Tenby, Saundersfoot, Pendine Sands, Pembroke Castle, etc."

    Comfortable and convenient accommodation. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Very dog friendly! Bancyfelin village shop also very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2014

  • "Exactly as we imagined it from the information given."

    Great location, perfect garden and warm and friendly owners. Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2014

  • "The owners were really nice and helpful."

    Really dog friendly and great for information on where to go. Area lovely and owners great. It is compact, but it was well kitted out.

    Reviewed by AilsaAug 2013

  • "The cottage was to a very high standard and the owners were very welcoming."

    I have two dogs and there was plenty of garden for them to run and the owners allowed them to run on the land with their dogs as well. Even though it's built on the main house it's very much an independent building with a separate utility for use with cottage which meant that there was absolutely everything you could need for a long or short stay. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with a beautiful view, especially if you have dogs.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2013

  • "Excellent facilities and an ideal base for exploring the area."

    The owners were helpful and extremely friendly. Highly recommended. Our two cocker spaniels also enjoyed their stay!

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2013

  • "We arrived to a warm welcome by the owners and their dogs."

    Lovely cottage perfect for two and our dog. Great area for places to visit and beautiful scenery. We want to come again.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2013

  • "Owners and locals very friendly."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2012

  • "Wonderful, friendly hosts and the property was situated in a beautiful location."

    Very dog friendly which is essential when you have a lively Collie. The property itself was well furnished and well presented. We would definitely recommend Cwtch Cowin.

    Reviewed by CandiceAug 2012

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The property

This well-presented annexe apartment, on the edge of Bancyfelin, is attached to the owners' home and is well equipped with a ramped entrance and wet room facility that may be ideal for the less mobile.

This Bancyfelin cottage has a double bedroom with fantastic views over the countryside, an open-plan living area including a small kitchen with a dining table and comfy sofa and chair from which to enjoy the stunning views across the garden.

The owners of this Bancyfelin cottage have sectioned off part of their large lawned garden to enable guests a private outdoor space of their own for enjoying alfresco drinks and dining, while part of the garage opposite the property offers guests a utility area.

With countryside walks from the doorstep and the famous Wales Coast path only a short drive away, this Bancyfelin cottage is a perfect base for walkers and cyclists.

Carmarthen is also a must with its shopping centre, cinema and an array of tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, all just 5 miles away.

Visit Merlin's Hill Centre, take a steam railway ride or explore ancient castles and modern theme parks before heading home to enjoy this perfect Bancyfelin holiday cottage.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External utility area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with small patio area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner offers dog sitting and exercising by arrangement.

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About the location


Carmarthen 6 miles.

The village of Bancyfelin is set in beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside and with easy access off the main A40 road to West Wales. The village shop with Post Office is well stocked for all essentials and there's also a family-run pub. Traffic is usually limited to people living in or visiting this scattered village but a few times a year there are busy days when the local Grasstrack Club hold their race meetings, offering a great day out and something a bit different. Located mid way between St. Clears and Carmarthen it's a perfect base for varied shopping and visits to the cinema, Merlin’s Centre and a steam railway ride. A day or evening at the horse racing at Ffos Las where races are held all year are great fun or why not enjoy the magnificent Welsh coastline, offering stunning views of the area. With theme parks, zoos, an array of golf courses and intriguing castles, mills and craft centres in each direction this is a wonderful base for a perfect holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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