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Ysgubor Hir

Pontarddulais near Swansea, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 16482)



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103 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic hosts and an amazing property to stay in."

    The place is so comfy, warm and cosy we all really felt at home. Dawn was very welcoming and very helpful with questions and was very attentive during our stay and paid a keen interest in us as a family/group and our children. The facilities are fantastic, we really could not fault our stay. Thank You! Thanks ever so much, we look forward to staying with you in the future.

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2021

  • "I can't count how many times I've stayed at Ysgubor Hir."

    But I can honestly say as long as its available I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The owners Dawn and Brian are absolutely amazing and like my extended Welsh family. The property has amazing views always clean with everything you could possibly wish or hope for. I would definitely recommend and will always give it a 5 star rating. Close enough to the M4 which takes you to a wide range of other amazing adventures in Wales but still far enough to feel like your in the middle of the countryside. I could write so much about Ysgubor Hir... so go check it out for yourselves you certainly won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "This was our fifth vist to this lovely cosy cottage and we enjoyed it just like the first time ."

    The Host is so helpful and friendly and left a lovely food hamper for us and put beautiful Christmas decorations up for us. Would highly recommended this cottage.

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2021

  • "Dawn was a very friendly and helpful host, and we really appreciated her accommodating us at short notice."

    The converted barn has been sumptuously furnished and decorated, and is a warm, comfortable and peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by BillNov 2021

  • "Great stay in warm, well equipped cottage."

    Hosts were friendly and quick to arrive when we couldn't get the heating to work. Good location for exploring Swansea and further afield. Welcome pack a nice touch.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2021

  • "Great home, friendly host and lovely area."

    Our second visit. Again, we thoroughly enjoyed our comfy and well equipped holiday in Ysgubor Hir. The 'little extras' from the host Dawn was nice. The weather was warm so we were able to sit in the garden and watch the cows. The property is very convenient for the M4 and a good location for exploring the coast, countryside and gardens. A great week, thank you. Sally October 2021

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "We have taken self catering holiday for over 40 years and Ysgubor Hir is one of the best."

    It is very spacious, very clean and well equiped. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We would certainly recommend this property to others who wish to visit this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2021

  • "Spacious property both inside and out, surrounded by lovely countryside."

    Great as a base to explore the lovely Gower beaches, Brecon Beacons and a little further afield,Tenby. The basket of treats Dawn left was a welcome surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, would hope to stay in the future and would certainly highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TobyAug 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing,very spacious and really well equipped."

    Dawn was the perfect host and gave us lots of great information about the local area. We could not have asked for anything more in the cottage. It was really well located for so many activities and sites locally. There is also plentiful car parking for several cars. We were not overlooked and it was a really quiet special place to visit. We will be back.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2021

  • "We had an amazing time staying at this beautiful accommodation."

    Set in picturesque surroundings and situated so that everything was easy to drive to. The house had everything that you would want/need. The owners are only a short drive away and are on hand if needed. We arrived to a very thoughtful welcome basket which was greatly appreciated. There were no negatives to this accommodation and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable spacious accommodation."

    KIds really appreciated the level grassy area for games of football. We found this a great base for exploring the surrounding area (Botanic Garden of Wales not far away), but also convenient for trips into Swansea and the Gower Beaches (40 minutes to Oxwich Bay) Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would hope to stay again some time.

    Reviewed by BrendanAug 2021

  • "A lovely property in an ideal location."

    Everything in the cottage was as we expected and the basket of treats totally unexpected. Dawn was very helpful with local information. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PenelopeJul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation which overlooks green fields"

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with lots of space."

    Great location for exploring beaches and mountains.

    Reviewed by JustinJun 2021

  • "Plenty of room, quiet, good facilities, as clean as you could get."

    Will go again

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "What a great place to stay."

    We rented to place to do a road trip. So much room to park the cars and the whole place is quite secluded. Great location to get to anywhere in South Wales. The house is very large and could accommodate quite a few people. The house is well equipped inside and out. The owner was very friendly and hospitable. All in all a great place to set up a base for your Wales adventures and if you're a petrol head then it's close to the Black Mountain Pass. It's a short drive to the Mumbles and Gower and the local distillery tour is a must. There is also caves and waterfalls a pleasant drive away.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation,situated in open countryside,within easy access of local attractions."

    The property owner was very friendly and helpful and would recommend the property and Sykes to everyone.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Over the years we have used a good few cottages from Sykes and another company - and this one has to be one of the very best."

    There is loads of space and every possible little touch has been thought of - it really was like walking into a home from home. Dawn, the owner, made us very welcome and popped by midweek (socially distanced!) to check everything was OK. We really couldn't fault it in any way. It's also very convenient for the M4 and getting to other places in south Wales while being very quiet in the property itself.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Nice cottage - very well equipped (more so than anywhere else we’ve stayed), but in need of some updating and thorough cleaning."

    The kitchen set up is not ideal for cleanliness as all pots and pans etc are out on display rather than in cupboards - everything we needed to use had to be pre-washed as was covered in grimey dust. I think the beds had been made a while ago and the property vacant for a while as they seemed a bit dusty too, which wasn’t great. Also worth noting that the upstairs bedroom is gallery style (has no door on it), which really should have been stated in the listing - important to know if you’re traveling with another family. Great little stream outside and country views all around which was lovely - as was the food gift basket. Utility room with washing mashing and clothes dryer was very useful too as we got very wet and muddy on walks. Just needs a bit of decluttering and thorough cleaning.

    Thank you for you feedback. I had contacted the guest on Thursday evening and asked how the holiday was going and if there any issues during their stay and no issues were reported. They advised that everything was fine. We encourage guests to contact ourselves if they have any issues for us to address which are quickly rectified when reported. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilippaAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable and relaxing place to stay and a good location from which to explore both coast and countryside"

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Lovely barn conversion, large and very well equipped."

    Excellent under floor heating felt very homely for a winter visit. Location very convenient for exploring the Brecon Beacons or coast, located down a short tarmac drive off a quiet secondary road only 20 minutes from M4 yet feels very rural. Car essential.

    Reviewed by MFeb 2020

  • "Everything that people have previously mentioned on reviews was totally accurate."

    Welcome basket, flowers, tea, coffee, milk essentials all provided. The cottage was homely and warm for our arrival( the underfloor heating was delightful) and it was great to meet Dawn personally. We had a fantastic get-together at Ysgubor Hir and loved waking up to views of green fields and sheep in the morning. We are considering another stay before too long. Cafon ni amser arbennig yn eich bwthyn-diolch!

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2020

  • "I visit Ysgubor Hir a few times a year and it never fails to amaze me."

    The cottage is just

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2019

  • "Ysgubor Hir is a lovely spacious holiday cottage, with so many "little extras" which made our stay there so enjoyable."

    It is conveniently located near to main roads to enable access to all that South Wales has to offer. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2019

  • "This property was very spacious and luxurious."

    The beds and settees were very comfortable and there was quality furniture everywhere. The owners had put a lot of thought into making this accommodation comfortable and practical for their guests. There was hooks on the bedroom and bathroom doors, towels,, tissues , kitchen roll, toilet rolls and soap for guests to use which was so helpful. I found the utility room where the boiler was a very useful area to dry wet coats and clothes, and there was an airier for guests to use. There was also a washing machine and dishwasher in the kitchen although I didn’t use these. The kitchen was lovely with a large oak dining table and chairs and several cupboards with plenty of crockery and everything you need in a kitchen and also an island giving you more preparation room.This property would be ideal for families with children as there were two beds upstairs in the attic conversion which would be an exciting area for youngsters to sleep, and outside there was a grass area fenced an ideal play area and also a tarmac area where we parked the car where children could also play. The bedrooms were nicely furnished , one had a bathroom next door , and one had a shower en-suite and there was another shower and toilet next to the utility room. There was also a book shelf full of books and dvds and games and puzzles for guests to use. This property was easy to get to as it was near the motorway and not far from several beaches and interesting areas to visit. I would recommend this property as a lovely place to stay. Happy holidays to everyone.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "A beautiful, well equipped barn conversion within easy access of many scenic and historic places."

    We met the owner, Dawn, on the first evening and she made us feel very welcome (as well as the welcome pack on arrival) and shared ideas of where to go/what to do. We knew that she was always available if needed. We had a lovely family holiday!

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "A superb barn conversion done to high standard lovely rural location very ..."

    A superb barn conversion done to high standard lovely rural location very peaceful wonderful location to relax and unwind we had wonderful time here

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "This is a superb base for a holiday, well located near the M4 for driving to places in any direction and yet in a countryside location."

    The property itself is superb: immaculately clean, well furnished, quiet and comfortable. The outside seating area is sheltered and a delight to be in. The owners could not be better, leaving us to enjoy the property and yet on hand for any queries. When we were delayed in a traffic jam arriving they even kindly took out food order in and put it all away perfectly! The welcome basket was generous and a nice touch.

    Reviewed by SaraJun 2019

  • "This is an excellent cottage very well equipped and comfortable - the owners are also extremely helpful."

    It deserves a better grading than it has been given!

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2019

  • "This was our fourth visit here and we always enjoy the cottage's well equipped charm and comfort."

    The setting is peaceful and the welcome is always warm. It's a good place to come back to at the end of a day enjoying the many local places of interest. Diolch yn fawr!

    Reviewed by SApr 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, it had everything we could have needed for a week's stay."

    The large spacious rooms were ideal for us with 2 small children as it meant they had plenty of space to play etc... Also the selection if garden toys was a lovely touch. We were very impressed and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "A really nice cottage, very clean and lots of kitchen bits which always helps."

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "The description of this property does not do it justice."

    The conversion has been done to give a very spacious and well set out layout .The owners Brian and Dawn made us feel very welcome with a visit on the first evening to make sure we had everything we needed and a farewell visit on the final morning.They could not be more friendly and helpful.We will definitely be returning to this countryside property as the week flew by and we still have more to see.Thank you .

    Reviewed by NormanMar 2019

  • "Lovely home, lovely host and lovely area."

    We had a great long weekend here, only a shame that we couldn't spend the week!

    Reviewed by CarlyNov 2018

  • "A lovely, well appointed and welcoming property in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2018

  • "The accomadation was the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in ,and the very friendly owners provided a very extensive welcome pack which was much appreciated ."

    We would have no hesitation in staying there again.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "We stayed at Ysgubor Hir, Llanedi (24-31 August) and thoroughly enjoyed our week."

    The property was spotless, warm and cosy and beautiful! Dawn, the owner, was friendly and introduced herself straight away. Nothing was too much trouble and she even left milk and and goodies for when we arrived. A real home from home. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2018

  • "On arrival following a long journey Dawn the owner made us very welcome with fresh flowers , Fresh Fruit and briefing on the venue facilities."

    Giving a mobile contact number was also very helpful. This is our second stay at the converted barn, we again found it to be outstanding in quality and ideally situated for accessing the local attractions. The personal touch by the owner makes all the difference including a visit on the last day with an honest request for genuine feedback, others should follow this example . Ann, Carol & Ivan Palmer

    Reviewed by IvanAug 2018

  • "We enjoyed the spacious cottage which had everything we needed."

    .. and even more. Lovely setting, warm interior (and warm welcome), fully equipped with good quality stuff.

    Reviewed by BramJul 2018

  • "We very much enjoyed our week in this lovely comfortable cottage."

    It is set in a beautiful and extremely quiet location and easily located just off the motorway, but only a short drive to the coastal areas of Llaneli, Burry Port and the Gower. The cottage was lovely and spacious and the facilities were excellent. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The weather was far warmer than we had expected and so we were able to sit outside in the garden and enjoy a drink. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SusannaMay 2018

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    There were six adults and one toddler staying in the cottage which still gave us plenty of room. Everything was clean and the facilities were excellent. The owner was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be renting this cottage again. I can’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2018

  • "Ysgubor Hir is one of the best holiday cottages I've stayed in."

    This was my 3rd visit and am planning another stay. The owner are great nothing is too much trouble always on hand if you need them. It's warm and comfortable clean with plenty of room. This property is also very easy to find just off of the M4. It truly is home from home. I love going and hate leaving. 5 star accommodation. Be seeing you again very soon.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "Second time we have booked this cottage."

    Very clean and tidy and hosts are very handy if needed. Nicely situated for exploring the countryside and cities nearby. Well worth the money and possibly may book again sometime later.

    Reviewed by MelvinFeb 2018

  • "Extremely comfortable and well appointed holiday home."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2017

  • "My family have just returned from a wonderful week away at this property over the Christmas period."

    The barn was lovely, as was the reception received from Dawn and Brian upon arrival. The property had been decorated for Christmas beautifully which we all appreciated. It was lovely and warm, very spacious and we instantly felt welcome and at home. The location is great for getting out and exploring the surrounding area as it is so close to the end of the M4, yet surrounded by fields and countryside. The barn was fully equipped with anything that we needed during our stay and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you so much Dawn and Brian for those extra touches that made all the difference. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by WesleyDec 2017

  • "Amazing barn conversion to the highest spec beautiful in every aspect spacious warm and comfortable."

    Would advise anyone who just wants to get away from it all to head here. Also easily accessible not far off the m4 motorway. Superb!!

    Reviewed by AdeyNov 2017

  • "A beautiful place to relax after the packed itinerary we had earlier in our holiday."

    So many great things to see in Wales.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2017

  • "Everything was beautiful never been in such a fully equipped holiday ..."

    Everything was beautiful never been in such a fully equipped holiday accommodation Owners we're lovely Overall completely satisfied Looking forward to what you find for us next year

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage in every way"

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2017

  • "Absolutely lovely place and very friendly owner ,This was are second visit and sure we will go back again ."

    Reviewed by HeatherDec 2016

  • "The best Holiday home we ever rent!"

    Reviewed by BenOct 2016

  • "Home from home."

    Everything provided - condiments, foil and kitchen towel, toilet rolls... Thank you Dawn.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2016

  • "A fantastic barn conversion, fitted out to make our holiday like a stay in a home, not a rental!"

    Everything was top class, with plenty of room, inside and out, comfortable beds and living area, coupled with an outstanding kitchen/dining area. Owners are very nice and welcomed us with a lovely basket of 'goodies'

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2016

  • "The property and the location was superb."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2016

  • "This is one of the best holiday places we have ever stayed in within the UK."

    Ideal location for exploring South Wales. We were made most welcome and enjoyed a real home from home. The property was spacious, well-planned and equipped. Very quiet yet not far from other properties. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2016

  • "A week's utter bliss in the most perfect holiday cottage we have ever had the pleasure of staying in."

    From the warm welcome by Dawn, the basket of complimentary biscuits and other goodies, to the immaculate cleanliness of the cottage and its contents and the amazing wealth of anything and everything - where else would you find a pint of milk waiting for you in the fridge to a bottle of vinegar, cooking oil and dishwasher tablets? The cottage is surrounded by fields, with eight cows at the bottom of the biggest drive I have ever seen - we even had our own roundabout! It's beautiful. The fact that we had glorious weather in Wales (yes really) just made it even better. Go and love it - you will NOT be disappointed!

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2016

  • "Super building."

    The owner was incredibly helpful and gave us a really warm welcome. Lovely week.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2016

  • "The quality of this barn conversion was staggering."

    Exceptional build quality and standard of furnishing. Lots of tasteful touches and everything needed was provided. I've never before had the pleasure of cooking in a kitchen like that!

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2016

  • "A very peaceful location but with easy transport links for exploring the area."

    We enjoyed the spaciousness of the property and the high standard of décor and furnishings. The owner was friendly and welcoming and on hand the first evening to answer any questions.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2016

  • "Ysgubor Hir is a beautiful house in a great location."

    The owners are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2016

  • "Ysgubor Hir was superb."

    It was extremely relaxing and quiet. Everything about the accommodation was of very high quality. The location was ideal for exploring the area being about 40-45 minutes from the Mumbles and about 30 minutes from the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The owners were very helpful and friendly during our stay giving advice on places to visit. We hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2016

  • "A really nice barn conversion that is very well equipped throughout."

    The sizeable open plan kitchen/dining room makes it a very sociable space to enjoy time with family or friends. The bedrooms we found were very comfortable and the sun-trap of a patio and garden was splendid to enjoy the lovely sunny week we had. The owner has put a lot of thought in to the cottage and was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2016

  • "A lovely cottage finished to a high standard and furnished to a similar standard."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2016

  • "The cottage was warm, quiet, well equipped and very comfortable."

    The cottage is well located for numerous attractions.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2016

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need."

    There was a great selection of games for the children and lots of leaflets with ideas of local attractions. Having wifi was great and the underfloor heating was lovely. Very peaceful location but close enough to amenities. The owner was lovely and very helpful, but not at all intrusive. Overall a wonderful stay in a beautifully kept property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage, very welcoming and peaceful."

    The owners were lovely. Loved seeing the sheep graze from the windows. Definitely will recommend to others and visit again.

    Reviewed by SanaJan 2016

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place and would definitely look at going there again."

    Reviewed by KimDec 2015

  • "Ysgubor Hir has been done out to a very high standard, we enjoyed all aspects and it was centrally located to our needs."

    It is ideally located to get away from it all

    Reviewed by DebraDec 2015

  • "The barn is of a very high standard, nothing is forgotten in making an amazing stay."

    I would definitely go back next year.

    Reviewed by RitaDec 2015

  • "The holiday cottage was superb in every way, a real home from home."

    Such a lovely place to return to after days out visiting the area. The location was excellent as it felt like you were in the middle of nowhere with fields all around, yet in fact we were close to all amenities. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2015

  • "Everything was well placed & the cottage was the perfect home from home."

    It's layout was perfect for us & we would thoroughly recommend it as a base for the area.

    Mrs ShamsOct 2015

  • "The barn conversion is absolutely gorgeous, so much more than a holiday let, it really feels like a home."

    It is perfectly located for exploring either Pembrokeshire to the west or the Gower to the east - and the coast in this area is spectacular. At the end of each day it was lovely to return to the cosy calm of Ysgubor Hir. Highly recommended, we would very much like to revisit.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2015

  • "The property was immaculate with fantastic facilities, all in clean good working condition."

    The furnishings décor and cleanliness of the property were exceptional. All in all a beautiful property in a lovely peaceful setting. It was lovely to see animals at the garden fence, the kids loved it.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2015

  • "It was like a home from home, every detail had been thought of."

    The owner was lovely and we felt at home from day one.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2015

  • "The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and comfortably furnished, with a pleasant garden surrounded by open fields."

    The owners were very helpful and hospitable.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2015

  • "An excellent property in a wonderful location, and we were made to feel very welcome by the owner."

    The cottage felt like home from home and we would highly recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2015

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect."

    Very spacious cottage and gardens, 6 people stayed but we never felt cramped and like we were on top of each other. The kitchen was fantastic; well equipped and allowed us to cook each day with ease and no need to eat out. The outside was perfect with ample room for parking, and the children had plenty of space to play football, swing ball and with the toys provided by the owner of the cottage. The views were fantastic, looking out at the mountains and fields of cows. This cottage was the ideal getaway and although we went out every day you could quite easily stay in with the lovely views, games, DVDs and books left. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anybody wanting to stay near Swansea, and if we want to return to Wales this would be the cottage we would choose.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2015

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive."

    We have stayed in many holiday cottages over many years and this one was undoubtedly the best. Everything one could want was there with many unexpected extras, especially in the kitchen. We loved the peaceful location.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2015

  • "Had a fantastic stay here."

    The house was great, very spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished and extremely well equipped. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by GwynnethMar 2015

  • "5 star property and 5 star host."

    In a very nice part of the UK with lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by BenMar 2015

  • "This property is far better than the brochure would have you believe."

    The sitting room and kitchen are a lot bigger than they appear in the brochure. Had very efficient under floor heating. The best one we have ever stayed at.

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2014

  • "The property was modern and homely."

    The owner had gone over and above what was expected. The barn was in a lovely location and was ideally placed to tour South Wales.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2014

  • "The property was bigger than expected and we particularly liked the extra touches."

    Mrs Richards was very solicitous, friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by NickJul 2014

  • "This accommodation should be 5 star, it's in a great location close to the m4 motorway, pubs and shops and is also on a bus route."

    The facilities were just great, we had a BBQ for my welsh family, 19 in total, and there was enough room for us all without feeling cramped. Cooking was easy, it had everything you could wish for, it was a home from home. We will book again when we return to Wales, wouldn't go anywhere else now we have stayed here.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2014

  • "The cottage was well furnished, tastefully decorated, clean and very relaxing."

    In a quiet position with a very large parking area. Certainly worth a visit.

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2014

  • "The house was warm, comfortable and spacious."

    The location was very peaceful and the parking area was huge. The owners made contact and were on hand to help with anything.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2014

  • "The property was spacious and warm."

    Plenty of parking space. Location was nice and quiet but convenient for getting to places of interest and to local shops in Pontarddulais. The property was particularly convenient for us as we were also visiting friends in nearby Ty Croes. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by VivienApr 2014

  • "We liked the fact that the cottage was secluded and on its own, but close enough to the beaten track."

    Reviewed by MartyMar 2014

  • "The cottage was to a very good standard."

    It is was very peaceful, but central to motorway if you wanted to go anywhere.

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2013

  • "Cottage and warm welcome were fantastic."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2013

  • "Beautiful barn in the countryside but within easy reach of coast and lovely beaches."

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2013

  • "First class cottage, we have stayed in many cottages this must rank as the best."

    Reviewed by RoyAug 2013

  • "This was a fabulous cottage."

    The cottage was spotless, and had everything we could wanted, it was home from home, what more can you ask for. We almost wished for a wet day so we could stay in, but we were fortunate and had gorgeous weather. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2013

  • "The cottage was very recently refurbished into a holiday home, and this had been done to the very highest standard."

    It was well located to be able to visit Carmarthenshire attractions.

    Reviewed by NikkiAug 2013

  • "The warm welcome from the owner, with a tour of the property, including local information."

    Was fantastic. The property is beautifully presented with a thoughtful welcome basket. It is a peaceful haven, well placed for access to a number of interesting locations, and the local countryside is stunning. Owner was swift to solve any issues that arose.

    Reviewed by JenniJul 2013

  • "My family and I loved our stay at this cottage, it was really comfortable, very well equipped, and was in an ideal position for everything that we wanted to visit in this beautiful area."

    The house is very well presented, and the surrounding area, made for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Our kids thought this was their best holiday ever

    Reviewed by AllanJul 2013

  • "Ysgubor Hir was chosen because of its convenient locality to our needs of touring the Gower and Beacon areas and we were not disappointed in any way."

    The high spec of the property made it a delight to share with our friends and helped make our stay a wonderful experience. The owner made us feel very welcome and her little extra touches were appreciated.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2013

  • "Our holiday accommodation was spacious, well equipped and situated in a lovely part of the country, ideal for the areas around Llanelli, Swansea and the Gower."

    The owners were nice friendly people. We enjoyed the the welcome basket and cakes. We should like to think we would use this facility again should our health allow.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2013

  • "The property is very comfortable and well kitted out."

    The welcome by owner was very hospitable and warm. A divine place to stay with everything you need to hand. Highly recommended and will definitely be back. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by AngieMay 2013

  • "Very well situated - just off M4."

    Convenient for Swansea, the Mumbles, Gower Peninsula etc. Beautiful scenery. A must is a visit to Laugharne, Dylan Thomas home/inspiration. Pub within walking distance and has very good dining offers. Wonderful welcome at the cottage from Dawn. Superbly equipped cottage. Welcome pack a real bonus.

    Reviewed by MauraMay 2013

  • "The space indoors and the luxuriousness and completeness of the facilities."

    It's a perfect home away from home. Clean spacious and fully equipped.

    Reviewed by OlafApr 2013

  • "Property was extremely comfortable and a great base for our holiday."

    The welcome hamper was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2013

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    It was lovely and warm, very spacious and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by ClareMar 2013

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Pontarddulais Cottages

A couple of beautifully decorated, spacious cottages in a rural location near the bustling town of Pontarddulais in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. With Ysgobur Hir being a fantastic barn conversion, Yr Hen Ffaldd follows in its stylish, charming footsteps with plenty of oak furnishings and modern equipment. Two of the more well-presented cottages that we have, accompanied with panoramic views, these two cottages come with spacious rooms, modern and well-equipped kitchens, large, bright bedrooms with plenty of storage and delightful outside areas. Despite being in such a rural, tranquil location, this pair of cottages come nearby a lot of thriving, bustling locations. The nearest town being Pontarddulais, a busy town with a good range of amenities within a short drive. The popular city of Swansea is also nearby, offering fantastic shopping facilities as well as a lot of other activities. Llanelli is also within easy reach as well as the capital city, Cardiff, being within an hours drive. A pair of fantastically decorated cottages in a beautiful rural location.

The property

A superb stone barn conversion, surrounded by open fields in the rural hamlet of Llanedi, 3 miles from the town of Pontarddulais in South Wales.

Exposed wooden beams, velux windows, traditional furnishings and an attic bedroom make this cottage the ideal stay for a family break in the countryside.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 965723, together they can sleep 12.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-style stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and electric stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars with room for boat on trailer
  • Rear raised lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Shallow open stream runs along the edge of the front parking area - small children to be supervised
  • Note: Owners can arrange a grocery delivery for guests prior to their arrival, by arrangement.

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About the location


Swansea 10 miles.

This typical bustling Welsh town is by the River Loughor and its estuary, close to main road links via the M4. Pontarddulais offers an array of shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, and a park with free tennis courts, and also boasts a successful male voice choir. Pontarddulais is located approximately 10 miles from the City of Swansea, where you can enjoy the theatre, cinemas and many large shopping centres. Swansea is also home to a great leisure centre (LC2), the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City football club and the Ospreys rugby club. Llanelli is 9 miles away, where you will find Parc y Scarlets, home of the Scarlets RFC, while a few miles further is Pembrey Country Park with several miles of cycle track along shallow wooded valleys and deserted beaches. Venture a little further to The Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula with its superb sandy beaches and wonderful cycling, walking, horse riding and golfing, with surfing available at Llangennith. Head north to the scenic Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park with its castles, caves and waterfalls. Approximately 16 miles west is the ancient market town of Carmarthen, the gateway to mid-Wales. A perfect location to discover this beautiful part of South Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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