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Castle School House

Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 973874)

4.9

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    So lovely to be able to complete numerous dog walks from the house. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2022

  • "Lovely house, clean and comfortable, loved sitting in the garden and wonderful ..."

    Lovely house, clean and comfortable, loved sitting in the garden and wonderful walks from the doorstep, thankyou for a lovely wk

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2022

  • "Fantastic property, could not find fault with anything, a great place to visit"

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2022

  • "Our fourth time here and we have booked for a weekend in December."

    Very convenient for us as our son and his family live 10 minutes away. Have to say we would love a dishwasher rather than a washing machine!!

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Large, clean, comfortable, warm, well equipped and very quiet. The welcome pack was a nice touch. Ideal base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Castle School House."

    Christine and Mike were so welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. There was an issue with the boiler but Christine and Mike organised plumbers and offered alternative arrangements and made sure that we all had what we needed and were comfortable. We are really grateful for the time and effort they put in. We loved our stay here. The house was comfortable, warm and well equipped with everything you need. The village is really nice and you are well situated to go off and explore the coast as well as The Brecon Beacons. Thanks for a fab week!

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2022

  • "We stayed for a week in Feb 22."

    The house exceeded our expectations. It was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. It is on a very quiet one way road and there was no sound of traffic ever. Very peaceful. It was very well equipped, with plenty of everything. There were many useful touches like plenty of books, dvds, games, as well as notepad and pencils, good welcome pack, comfortable bed. Everything was great. Just one note of caution. I have Sky mobile and the signal inside the house was zero, and even outside it was not all that great. All in all, a lovely and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "Superb cottage."

    Extremely comfortable. We will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "Second visit here and just a perfect location and the dogs loved it!"

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Castle School House, it really was home from home and so well equipped and comfortable."

    Our host left us a very generous welcome pack full of Welsh goodies which was very much appreciated after a long journey. Christine also very kindly posted my sweatshirt back to me which I left behind. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by PennyNov 2021

  • "Had the best time away at Castle School House, Kidwelly."

    The cottage was so clean and welcoming. The hosts Christine and Mike were wonderful and thought of everything in the cottage. We are definitely going back next year.

    Reviewed by KimNov 2021

  • "A lovely property just a two-minute walk to Kidwelly Castle, with the facilities provided to make it a comfortable holiday."

    AIso a good base for exploring this beautiful part of South Wales by car, foot, and the nearby train station.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "We stayed here 2 years' ago, and our latest stay was definitely as good as the last."

    The house is perfectly located near Kidwelly Castle and only a short walk from the town centre.The welcome pack was excellent and very generous, and overall the house is extremely well equipped. We did have an issue with our heating and hot water on a couple of mornings, but the problem was resolved very quickly and efficiently by Mike - that's one of the benefits of the owners living next door. Since our last visit quite a number of the pubs and eating places in Kidwelly had closed down which meant there wasn't anywhere dog friendly we could walk to and eat in the evenings which was a bit of a shame. However, there are pubs, like the Red Lion ,which are only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Castle School house with the best welcome we have ever had from the hosts Christine and Mike, an amazing welcome pack too!"

    The cottage is beautiful, very comfortable spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with everything you could need. The courtyard is a lovely quiet little sun trap where we enjoyed sitting and eating. We had lovely walks with our two Labradors by the river, right on the doorstep and enjoyed trips to some of the beautiful beaches close by, all in all we have had a very pleasant, relaxing stay and would highly recommend, Thank you so much Christine and Mike, we hope to come again one day.

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Castle School House!"

    We had everything we needed and more and were able to relax and enjoy the gorgeous sunny weather we were lucky enough to experience. The location was perfect for visiting lots of beautiful beaches with our children and for amazing bike rides and lovely walks. We would love to return- we have such happy memories of our time here!

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2021

  • "The owner contacted us the day before our holiday to introduce herself and to check our arrival time which was a lovely gesture."

    On arrival, there was a welcome pack left out for us and Christine popped in to greet us and to tell us where she lived should there be any problems. She was really lovely. The house was so well equipped and its the best property we have stayed in with Sykes. Everything was so clean and tidy. The area is so quiet and peaceful and just the right place to stay after having an eye operation 2 days before our holiday. The garden and courtyard were a good size for our Chow Chow and it was completely safe for him. He loved staying out until 10pm every evening and we had to coax him in with treats as he loved it so much. We are hoping to book another holiday at Castle School House next year.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "We’ve had a fabulous time at castle school house, Kidwelly."

    We’ve had an amazing experience the cottage is just so beautiful we have loved every minute of it. The cottage is so well equipped with everything and more that you could possibly want together with the welcoming touches, we felt very spoilt. The hospitality from the owners was so welcoming and they let us know that they were there should we need them, such a lovely couple. The walks around the town and along the river and the nature reserve together with the friendly locals were just lovely. So many beautiful places around to visit and shopping in Carmarthen on the way for supplies is just 15 minutes from the cottage. I found it so difficult to leave this beautiful place

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Castle School House."

    Cosy and well-appointed, with very friendly and welcoming hosts. Great location too - a castle on your doorstep and lovely beaches a few minutes down the road.

    Reviewed by RyanOct 2020

  • "Lovely period cottage with welcoming hosts and close to village centre."

    Would recommend this to anyone and would have no hesitation in staying there again.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "Very welcoming cottage, beautifully equipped with everything you needed."

    The only slight negative was not knowing to take our Sky card with us. Generous welcome pack and dog friendly. Beaches and country park at Pembrey were fantastic. Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2020

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The area is quiet and friendly. The cottage owners made us feel very welcome, the cottage was very clean and cosy and very well provided. The best Sykes property so far and warrants a second visit. A big thank you yo Chris and Mike the owners.

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2019

  • "A charming cottage situated right by the castle."

    The hosts were warm and welcoming. Very flexible and willing to help. They recommended a local bar and restaurant and also offered an early check in and later check out. The cottage was spotless with a welcome pack which included a bottle of fizz. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "The house is superb and is extremely well furnished and equipped."

    Its location is excellent being close to the centre of Kidwelly and only 10 minutes'; drive to Pembrey Country Park. We've stayed at quite a number of other properties before and we have to say that the welcome pack we received surpassed anything we've ever had previously. Our main contact with our hosts was via Christine who was on hand when we arrived in case we had any issues. We didn't want to leave when our stay came to an end so we did ask if it would be possible to stay longer. Unfortunately - as we expected - the property was already booked, but Christine did kindly ring around other property owners in the area to see if anything else was available. Sadly nothing came of this, but we very much appreciated the efforts Christine made on our behalf. For dog owners staying at the property the only pubs we found that served food, were within walking distance and were dog friendly were the Mason's Arms and The White Lion ; of the two the more comprehensive menu is served by The White Lion, but the food in the Mason's Arms was fine. We did also drive to The Red Lion to eat and we'd recommend their food highly although if you have a dog it's probably best to book in advance. In terms of beaches we'd recommend Pembrey, Llansteffan, and Pendine

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "The accommodation made our holiday it is the best we have stayed in ."

    The weather wasnt good so it was nice to have a comfortable accommodation,the owners Mick and Chris was outside when we arrived,really made us feel welcome.There was a welcoming pack,welsh cakes,bottle of wine,crisp,popcorn,cake.Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by ValSep 2019

  • "Lovely house,owner makes you very welcome."

    Lovely area too.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2019

  • "Fantastic location and amazing accommodation."

    Christine was a fantastic host and went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "Lovely walks and beaches the people are so helpful and friendly."

    Christine the owner made us so welcome and went the extra mile in making our stay enjoyable,would recommend this cottage 100 percent

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2019

  • "Lots of historical interest and lovely beach in this area, great for families."

    Reviewed by IsobelAug 2019

  • "We loved the peaceful location to explore the coastline of Pembrey and further up the coast between Pendine and Tenby."

    The coastline scenery was beautiful and majestic on a clear day. The property is so well equipped and well looked after with lots of old character in the architecture. Our dog loved the vast sandy beach of Pembrey sands only a few miles away which stretches for miles and dog friendly for most part even in the Summer! We would highly recommend this house in a non touristy part of South Wales where you from the moment you arrive you can really feel at home. The welcome was extra special as we arrived to find Welsh cakes, a welcome card and even a bottle of prosecco. Lovely views of the hills from the bedrooms. We didn't expect the castle to be so close to the property which is just a 2 minute walk and what a view from one of the towers you can climb up!

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size bedroom with shared Jack-and-Jill WC with basin, 1 x double with shared Jack-and-Jill WC with basin, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with a gas fire
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard area with table and chairs and front lawn area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 mile.

The property

Hidden away amidst the wonderful rolling countryside and the ancient coastal town of Kidwelly, is the superb Castle School House.

With the Carmarthen Bay to the South and the mountain landscapes to the North, this elegantly appointed property offers a superb base for an action packed family holiday.

After a day travelling the rural location be welcomed into a stylish dwelling, where your canine companions are very welcome.

Head into the amply equipped kitchen, where the designated chef will be delighted with the appliances that await them before gathering the group around the dining table to reminisce on the day over a delicious evening meal.

Look forward to unwinding within the spacious sitting room, where you will find a warming real flame gas fire to set a real home from home atmosphere.

Following a day exploring the Pembrey Country Park which boasts a vast range of outdoor opportunities you can choose to indulge with a warming soak within the freestanding bath before heading up the staircase to retire to one of the three bedrooms.

This accommodation comes with a well-presented king-size double bedroom, a standard double and a twin, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your family.

During the warmer months host your meals with the idyllic rear courtyard, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a cooling beverage under the sunshine.

A leisurely stroll will bring you to a selection of pubs, eateries and shops, certain to satisfy all ages and tastes.

The cottage is situated within the old town walls and next to the medieval gatehouse.

Brush up on the local history by visiting the Castell Cydweli, 200 metres from the cottage front door, where you can discover the preserved Norman-era castle which will often host wonderful costumed events.

For those feeling active, venture to the Pembrey Country Park with a sandy beach, a dry ski slope, train rides and a variety of nature trails, offering something for the whole family.

Castle School House makes a wonderful getaway for an adventure with the whole family.

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About the location

KIDWELLY

Llanelli 6 miles; Carmarthen 6 miles

The ancient coastal town of Kidwelly is beautifully situated at the centre of West Wales, amidst a superb mix of rolling countryside, glistening seashores and whispering woodland. Occupying a commanding ridge-side position above the winding River Gwendreath, Kidwelly Castle is a must to explore, whilst the fascinating Heritage Museum makes for an interesting tour. Nearby Pembrey Country Park offers an array of outdoor activities including horse riding and an exhilarating dry-ski slope, while Cefn Sidan Beach provides the perfect spot for family fun or relaxing bathing. Follow the Celtic Trail Cycleway, explore the fascinating Wildfowl and Wetlands Park, or take a drive to the scenic Brecon Beacons. With the vibrant town of Llanelli and the striking Millennium Coast at your disposal, this is a holiday location not to be missed.

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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