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The Old Carriage Court

Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 984473)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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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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21 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JJul 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 KatieJun 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 WendyApr 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 MichaelMar 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 GinaDec 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 JeliseDec 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 FrankNov 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 JanetNov 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 BethanOct 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 RoyOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 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 MartinSep 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 BonnieSep 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 JulieAug 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 SoniaJul 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 NellJul 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 KeirJun 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 RachelJun 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay all needs catered for ."

    Beautifully renovated and beds were so comfy !

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 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 TeresaMay 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 AndrewApr 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
  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas