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The Old Carriage Court

(Ref. 984473)

Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property with very attentive owner, Edwin."

    Reviewed by P5.0Mar 2024

  • "Afew shelves in the bathrooms would be helpful."

    Otherwise the Property is very well set up.

    Many thanks. We will look into this as soon as possible. So pleased you found the Carriage Court to be very well set up otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Oct 2023

  • "Edwin the owner greeted us very warmly and explained everything about cottage and were to find everything."

    Everything in cottage was clean, beds were comfortable and linen spotless. Edwin also gave us directions to pub that served good food reasonably priced with lovely staff. All in all myself and my family had a lovely holiday and would recommend it. Mary

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week here."

    It was ideally situated for us to visit the places we wanted to see. The owner was very friendly and helpful and he also told us a bit about the history of the ruined mansion next door.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had an amazing time."

    Edwin and Mary have thought of everything you will need during your stay. There were 9 of us staying and everyone (from the age of 4 to 72) said they wanted to come back. The house is very well equipped and accommodated us comfortably. The layout of bedrooms is ideal for more than one family. The courtyard was totally safe for a 4 year old and 2 dogs. Loved the history of the old mansion. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved staying at Old Carriage Court."

    Perfect for 2 families of 4 and another couple. Edwin was very friendly and helpful. The kitchen was well equipped and property was spacious. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Well equipped and well presented. Very clean on arrival. Very spacious for Ten people. Great location for a relaxing peaceful holiday. The games room was a bonus and enjoyed by us all. Lots of history provided by Edwin on the Old Manor house. Would love to see it restored! Would definitely recommend this property. Edwin was very friendly and could be contacted for any issues.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning property and grounds highly recommend this place so peaceful"

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0May 2023

  • "Spent a fantastic 3 nights at this property with the family ( 9 Adults ) and a dog."

    There’s plenty of space wether you’re around the dinner table or having an evening of fun and games, the kitchen is very well equipped. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The courtyard is a great enclosed space which is gated, where you can just relax on the benches, have a game of badminton or a BBQ, we also spent quite a few hours in one of the barns playing table tennis. The surrounding area is so peacefully quiet with stunning gardens and an old derelict house. Edwin is a great host, always at hand if there is anything needed, you’ll see him in passing sometimes walking his horse and always willing to answer the many questions we asked regarding the derelict house. We highly recommend this Cottage and hope to be returning soon.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2023

  • "The perfect home for a family occasion with plenty of space for all the generations to enjoy being together."

    Edwin and Mary have created a classy home with bags of character. Comfortable, cosy, spacious and well equipped. Very useful having a Friday check in so we could enjoy a weekend together with the younger members of the family who work during the week.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a lovely property in beautiful, quiet but interesting, surroundings."

    We were a family of 10 so the 5 lovely bedrooms and 4 bedrooms were perfect. The living space was large and well equipped and super for eating, chilling, playing games or watching tv. Edwin was very welcoming and accommodating. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great stay here over the Christmas period as family 6 adults and 3 children."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "An excellent accommodation, clean and well presented in an idyllic location."

    A well furnished house. Good local amenities. Maybe a few more kitchen utensils such as a potato peeler and a solid potato masher etc. But that’s the only very small negative.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay."

    The photos on the website doesn't do it justice - we walked in and fell in love. We wanted a holiday where different households of our family could all be together and that's exactly what we got. The big table so we could eat and play games together, the games room where we had many table tennis tournaments and the cosy living room where we all fit to watch a film and then the comfy beds where we recharged for the next day if adventures. We wholeheartedly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, high quality accommodation in beautiful surroundings, super comfy beds and sofas."

    We loved exploring the gardens and seeing the beautiful mansion. The enclosed courtyard gave a safe space for our dogs and 1 year old. Lovely extra having the games room. it was nice to read the history of the mansion and seeing all the photos of it's past and the renovation work on the Carriage court. Great weekend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2022

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owner, Edwin, and he was at hand throughout our stay to solve any issues that arose."

    The property is exceptional, plenty large enough for 10 adults plus a dog. Lots of beautiful beaches and walks to explore locally. A fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property ,beautiful renovated in lovely grounds."

    Throughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely home with everything you need whatever the weather."

    Owners we easy to communicate with, and owner as well as the staff organising the booking were very helpful, despite this being a last minute booking. Would highly recommend this holiday let, and the company

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2022

  • "The stay was lovely, the property so clean and well equipped with everything you could need."

    The beds were very comfortable and having soany bathrooms was great for our large family gathering. Our dogs loved the safe courtyard and the children loved the games room. Thank you for a very restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Overall the holiday was very good."

    The accommodation is in a very convenient location to visit sites in the area. The building, grounds and derelict mansion are very impressive. The hosts were very pleasant. The home was exceptionally well equipped - probably the most glasses , cutlery etc that we have ever had on holiday and all were very good quality. There was a slight problem with cleanliness - we moved one sofa in the lounge to access the control for the radiator located behind the sofa as it had been turned off. On moving the sofa large clumps of dog hair were revealed together with a half eaten oat type bar/biscuit. On moving the other sofas more dog hair was present but not as much. A day or so later my daughter found a false eyelash on the floor in a bedroom. Other than this the remainder of the property was very clean. The initial problem with cleaning was reported to the owner who was very apologetic. The owner provided a large bag of charcoal and matches/firelighters to use the bbq but unfortunately the bbq was very dirty with some mould. It was not a problem as the age range of our group did not lend itself to holding a bbq. Cleaning the bbq at home is a job I detest and was certainly not going to do it whilst on holiday. Some constructive criticism I hope - three bedrooms had no wardrobes which was a surprise only a few hangers on the back of doors which meant that we used our cases to keep our clothes in. The lower drawer on the chest of drawers in the end bedroom ( with two steps) was almost impossible to open and close - decided best not to use it. Finally, it would be helpful if shelving were provided in the bathrooms again as there is no place for toiletries. Hope this does not sound too negative as overall we were pleased with the facilities and had a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at The Old Carriage Court."

    We finally managed to arrange a family celebration, albeit, nearly two years late. The accommodation was superb and met all expectations. Edwin was friendly, helpful and available if we needed him.The layout and facilities were excellent and met all our family needs, it was an ideal and safe space for our 3 year old grandson. The bedrooms were clean and spacious and everyone one commented on how comfy the beds were. The living/dining area was a great space for the family, large enough to accommodate all 10 of us yet it didn't feel crowded and we could all interact whilst preparing and eating meals. The 2 dogs were also welcome. The court yard and outbuildings provided a safe place to store our bikes, walking gear and to make the most of the games provided. We explored the area which offered great walks, beaches, parks, castles, something for everyone. There were great mountain bike trails near by at Brechfa forest, although some of the trails were closed due to the recent storm. Pembrey country park is a must to visit. I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation and would have no hesitation in coming back again. Superb holiday, in a wonderful setting.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Old Carriage Court was just beautiful with such a wonderful history behind it and Edwin the owner was very helpful throughout our stay."

    The cottage has absolutely everything you need for a holiday stay including games indoors & out that the kids loved and with very spacious, well designed accommodation and really comfy beds - we didn’t need anything else. It’s in an amazing location with so much to explore locally. We loved Kidwelly & the castle, Llansteffan beach was great, Tenby just fabulous but our favourite find was Pembrey Country Park where we walked the beach , played mini golf then went tobogganing before skiing on the dry ski slope! We would definitely visit again if in the area and would highly recommend this venue, deserves its high star rating, ours is 5star!

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Dec 2021

  • "10/10 from me very hospitable and friendly."

    Owners always on hand to help when needed, all essentials provided to make stay more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jelise5.0Dec 2021

  • "The house and facilities exceeded our expectations, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean with new and very comfortable furniture, comfortable beds and bedding, new and extremely well equipped kitchen with plenty of new crockery and cutlery."

    The games room and table tennis were a hit with the children and adults. Good walking and cycling area with beaches close by. The tiniest niggle was that we couldn't find any spare toilet rolls, I'm sure the owner would have brought some had we really needed them.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Nov 2021

  • "As a group of ten adults celebrating a 60th birthday we couldn’t have asked for a better property ."

    We have all stayed many times in this kind of accommodation and this is one of the best we have stayed in. Edwin was very helpful and accommodated all our requests , the gift of flowers a bottle of wine and chocolates left for us was a very thoughtful surprise . It was a 25 mins pleasant walk to the The red lion pub for Sunday lunch and we can’t recommend highly enough, lovely pub with gorgeous food. We would definitely return to the Old carriage court , thank you for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a wonderful and thoroughly magical place in every way!"

    It is also very warm and dry and all of the fittings and furniture and kitchen equipment are top notch and sparkling clean. The hosts, Mary and Edwin are thoroughly charming and have thought of absolutely everything. We had a wonderful long weekend (10 adults, 2 children) and created many happy memories. Truly the nicest place I have ever stayed, as a veteran of rentals. .

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The nine of us had a great stay at The Old Carriage Court for a 50th wedding anniversary, it was the perfect property for the occasion!"

    The kids and dog were happy exploring the surrounding grounds and especially the abandoned mansion, and finding the hidden den was a real bonus. The property is clean and well equipped and the rooms are all spacious with comfy beds and luxurious feeling linen. The open plan kitchen and living room is great for keeping an eye on the kids while preparing dinner and after a wet afternoon at the beach the log burner was lovely. The games room and equipment provided were also great for burning off some of the lovely local food. The owners popped by and were very welcoming and accommodating to any requests we had and we would love to come back in the Summer to enjoy the local area more.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Five star property l only wish every property l booked was like this one."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Edwin & Mary were great there if you needed them but didn’t trouble us if you didn’t."

    The grounds of the Old Carriage Court were fascinating. The accommodation was very well equipped it had everything we required the only small criticism would be more shelves in the bathrooms. Would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts and beautiful property."

    We had all the facilities a big family group could need to make the stay stress free and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Edwin and Mary are superb hosts!"

    They were very kind and helpful. The property is well equipped and has been restored to a very high standard. We had 2 families staying there and we were all very comfortable. The grounds are stunning as are the surrounding views. The badminton, table tennis and board games were a welcome addition. We loved sitting in the private courtyard having drinks and a barbecue watching the House Martin’s swooping around. The property is in a good location. It’s close to beaches, castles and a number of beautiful villages. The walk to the local pub, The Red Lion, is pretty and peaceful. The food at the pub was superb. We had a wonderful 2 weeks and very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property is in such good condition and the host is absolutely wonderful and attentive."

    The courtyard was a brilliant feature as it meant the children and dog could play safely and we even got to have a BBQ. The grounds are beautiful to explore, especially the old mansion, the horses and cows kept the kids busy, and we went for runs and walks every morning. Absolutely worth the money. The beds were too soft for us all, not as comfy as we would have liked. But big spacious beds/rooms

    Reviewed by Sonia4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was in extremely good condition and was really well laid out and comfortable."

    Really great facilitiles for children and dogs with the gated courtyard and games room.

    Reviewed by Nell5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our experience at the Old Cottage Court was absolutely perfect."

    Firstly the location of the accommodation feels taken from a page in The Secret Garden. The gardens on the grounds, the abandoned mansion from straight out of a movie set, the perch on top of a hill for an excellent view, were something to behold. Days were spent simply sat reading in these gardens instead of hopping in the car for the next day trip! The surrounding area is stunning, with Pembrey beach + the Gower not too far, and amazing magical-like hikes. Secondly the accommodation itself. Having only been completed in November (there is a photo exhibit on the wall of the kitchen showing the journey!) everything is fresh and new, and everything is very well stocked. 8 of our party of 10 were working at least half of the week during our stay, and we were able to use the sizeable kitchen and strong wifi to accommodate zoom calls and regular working. The rooms themselves are roomy, extremely comfortable, bright and airy. The court itself is beautiful, with a muddy boots room next door, a well stocked games room, a BBQ, and a lovely table to sit in and enjoy the beauty of the renovated building. Lastly, we have to thank Edwin & Mary for the level of care we experienced during our stay. In order to ensure we were stocked for our self-catered food we arranged for a Sainsbury's delivery to drop off 10 people's worth of food for 7 days (a huge order). We were delayed in our arrival, and missed the delivery - but arrived to find that Edwin (and a very kind delivery driver) had moved ALL the groceries from the van and into the fridge/onto the kitchen table. In addition, when the dish washer broke down Edwin arrived almost immediately - and myself and my partner returned to the accommodation to find they had done all the washing up themselves in addition to trying to sort the machine! Edwin & Mary absolutely made our trip and we cannot say enough just how excellent hosts they are. We hope some day to return the carriage court - we'd be very fortunate indeed.

    Reviewed by Keir5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Old Carriage Court was beautifully decorated and appointed."

    The courtyard was perfect for exercising our 3 dogs and 2 small children! The external gardens were beautiful and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay all needs catered for ."

    Beautifully renovated and beds were so comfy !

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "The Old Carriage Court is a truly lovely place to stay."

    We were a family group of 9, ages ranging from 2 to 60 years with 3 family dogs. It was a wonderful setting and with gates at both entrances was safe and secure for the children and dogs. The history of Gellideg was fascinating and the renovation was superb. The accommodation is beautiful, comfortable and so well equipped. We really hope we can return again, cannot fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful renovation of the old carriage court at Gellideg."

    5 equally stunning bedrooms, the best equipped kitchen I’ve ever used and comfortable lounge/ diner incorporating the kitchen to make it a useable family area. Dog friendly too, which is rare for a property of this calibre. The owners are wonderful people, only too happy to help with any questions and queries and passionate about the history of the place, which is fascinating. I could come back to gellideg time and time again and never tire of the surroundings. The courtyard, the stables, the orchard and of course the mansion ruins, takes you back in time. We were sad to leave, but will return, if only to say hello to Edwin and Mary and of course Isla the Labrador. We miss you already!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with extra large bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External games room
  • The games room includes table tennis available day and night * Badminton is set up in the court yard * A second fridge is now provided in the kitchen/diner area to take large deliveries * Holiday guests are given access to the extensive gardens that include a large number of notable specie trees and plants. * Excellent dog walking around the estate. * The Old Carriage Court can be let along with the nearby Garden Cottage(Property ref 967102) to give total accommodation of 14.
  • Oil-fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, Wifi, a selection of books and table tennis
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private, enclosed gravelled courtyard with furniture and access to shared orchard and grounds
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Supermarket and shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: No Hen/Stag or similar
  • Note: There are two steps up to the front door
  • Note: Gates have been provided to keep your young children or dogs within the safe confounds of the Court yard if you wish
  • Note: There are two steps down to end twin bedroom, please take care

The property

A beautifully-presented all-ground-floor property, settled close to the historic ruins of Gellideg Mansion and its surrounding grounds, The Old Carriage Court makes a marvellous base for an escape to west Wales.

Sitting near the ancient coastal town of Kidwelly, this property is perfect for the history lover, with the pond in front of the gates once being where the carriages were taken to dampen off their wheels, while the interior of the property offers a contemporary haven for you and your loved ones to relax amidst.

Sink into one of the plush sofas before the Smart TV, being sure to light up the woodburning stove in the winter months, before carrying your conversations over to the grand dining table where you can feast like royalty all while being surrounded by splendour.

The high apex ceilings let in an abundance of natural light, creating a lovely aura at any time of the day, while the outside gravelled courtyard also makes a charming spot to bask beneath the sun.

Prepare an evening snack in the amply-equipped kitchen, before heading out to the games room to enjoy an hour or two of table tennis.

When it's time to rest, take your pick from five equally elegant bedrooms, choosing from a master super-king-size affording is own en-suite shower room, a second super-king-size, a king-size with an en-suite wet room and two twins, all offering a stunning interior and a flexible sleeping arrangement perfect for those less able.

Start the day exploring the wonder of the grounds that surround the property for a beautiful morning stroll, with the extensive and outstanding Gellideg Gardens commanding views to the distant hills of the Gower peninsula; you can spend a whole day just roaming this landscape on your doorstep.

Drive down the Gwendraeth Fach valley to the centre of the local town, Kidwelly; an ancient market town, here you can find your nearest amenities with several pubs and shops, while the Red Lion in Llandyfaelog is definitely well-worth the venture for a truly tasty dining experience following a day of exploration.

The town of Kidwelly boasts a 12th century priory church and one of Wales’ best castles, Kidwelly Castle, recently voted the fourth castle best in UK and TripAdvisor’s No 1 attraction in Carmarthenshire, this Norman-era castle and fortress gives opportunity for you to learn some local history through exhibits and sometimes even costumed events, a truly memorable and educational experience for all ages.

Nearby Pembrey Country Park offers an array of outdoor activities including horse riding, 500 acres of park and woodland to explore, laser tag, golf, skiing and much more, while Cefn Sidan – with its seven miles of golden sands - provides the perfect base for family fun or sunbathing.

Spend a day in the county town of Carmarthen and its surrounds, where you can find a variety of high class eateries to take your pick from.

Be sure to visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales with its British Bird of Prey Centre, explore the scenic spots along the Wales Coastal Path, or take advantage of the golfing opportunities and so much more.

For an unforgettable stay in Wales, The Old Carriage Court is the perfect base for your escape to west Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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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 Gwendraeth, Kidwelly Castle is a must to explore. 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.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £550 for this property.

The property can not accept short stays over the Easter period - week long stays only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas