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The Old Carriage Court

Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 984473)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    - Mr Tetley, June 2021

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 can be booked along with the Garden Cottage Ref. 967102, together sleeping 14 guests.

The Garden Cottage which sleeps four, is perfect for small families.

Booked together, this pair of properties is wonderfully suited to a fun-filled escape with friends and family at any time of year.


  • 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
  • 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

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

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About the location


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. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas