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Ty'r Ystrad

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Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved staying here, it was the perfect location near a stunning beach."

    The house was lovely and spacious, the beds super comfortable. It was warm and cosy. We enjoyed chilling in the kitchen mainly. The back garden was lovely to enjoy a morning coffee and listen to the birds singing. Be sure to take cash if you want a local takeaway. The biggest criticism is the next doors reactive dogs that seemed to have constant access to the garden. This made it miserable at times if you wanted to sit outside. On the times that I managed to sneak out it was lovely. If you have a reactive dog this will be a problem as there are holes in the wall. A hoover and mop would have been helpful as the kitchen would be covered in sands from the dogs and I had to get on my hands and knees to clean which was effort. I would recommend this property, the only reason I wouldn’t return is because of the reactivity of the neighbours dogs. There isn’t much anyone can do about that!

    Reviewed by Stacey4.7Apr 2024

  • "Really warm and comfortable."

    In good location - no noise from road but near to town centre, supermarket and a good cafe.

    Nice to hear, thank you Ralph. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Mar 2024

  • "I had a super stay in Ty’r Ystrad."

    In fact, I enjoyed the first week so much that I added a second while I was there since the cottage wasn’t booked. The house is superbly positioned. I don’t drive and that wasn’t a problem at all from a practical perspective, with a large Coop/local shops and bus stops within an 5 minute walk and a train station nearby. Also several takeaways though I didn’t try these. Time for Tea does very nice coffee though. Also Parc y Box (the farm shop). Kidwelly is an interesting place in its own right and there are great walks (albeit some rather muddy in March!) on the doorstep but it’s also pretty easy (and quick) to reach other attractions if you check out public transport. Camarthen is great, while Pembury Park/Beach and Cefn Sidn Sands are simply gorgeous. I also recommend the coastal walk, Burry Port to/from Llanelli which is very easy/flat, not muddy, and has lovely views. Either way, the house has an excellent collection of local interest books and leaflets to help you decide what to do and understand the local history. These were much appreciated. The house is also very well equipped (particularly the kitchen) and comfortable. I really enjoyed the quiet in contrast to London. And the view from the loo is excellent! Ed the owner is exceptionally easy to contact and friendly/quick to respond to any queries and this was also much appreciated. I’m now checking the availability calendar so I can rebook using the voucher from Sykes. Thank you, Sykes!

    Lovely review, thank you! You’re welcome any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "This my second stay at Ty’r Usted."

    So I hope that tells its own story! I’ve already rebooked too.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely house & facilities as described."

    Very comfortable lounge, beds & lovely welcome package. Friendly neighbour with dogs who said hello when ever we saw her. Helpful owner who spoke to us re the key collection safe & sent us the codes. Also helpful by text when we needed advice re using the electric hob. Would definitely recommend for a lovely stay. Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, you’re welcome! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stunning property."

    Extremely wonderful kitchen full of all the utensils you’ll need and many more. Lots of books if you fancy reading. Lots of toys for toddlers to play with. Lovely bedrooms and a very comfy bed. lovely welcome pack. Excellent WiFi. Owner is very pleasant and easy to contact. Easy on street parking. Can’t wait to stay again.

    Thank you, you’re welcome any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage that ha everything we needed."

    Well equipped kitchen, cosy living room, comfy beds and a great shower

    Reviewed by Les4.1Sep 2023

  • "Needs a deep clean; the oven, grill and baking trays were filthy."

    The TV in the lounge needs replacing as the sound was terrible; the volume needed to be high to hear conversation but any sound effects were so loud we ended up watching with subtitles. Apart from that everything was fine and a minor problem with the fridge was dealt with quickly and efficiently.

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed every minute of our stay lovely garden plenty of room for my dog Loki to run around all amenities catered for welcome pack supplied which was very much appreciated."

    The only criticism I have is when we sat in the garden nextdoor's 2 dogs went berserk and we had to retreat back into the house, the problem was that there are stone blocks built into the wall with a hole pattern and the dogs could see when we were in the garden if these were covered or replaced it would be a whole lot better that was the only problem I had with the house, but still enjoyed holiday and would return if the wall problem was solved

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Spacious and clean, and very well equipped."

    Nice big bath and walk in shower. Lovely welcome pack with local produce..thank you. We would like to suggest blackout curtains for the bedrooms and the main bedroom mattress is foam. We find foam too hot and no support.

    Reviewed by Jenni4.7Apr 2023

  • "I think the lighting in the lounge could be brighter,it was quite dull and made the room cold ."

    Otherwise all was superb

    Reviewed by Andre5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely home."

    Very tastefully decorated. Very welcoming with tasty goodies. Would definitely stay again, Thankyou

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for our needs"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything listed"

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Oct 2022

  • "The owner provided facilities over and above those usually found."

    There was everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. We would happily recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Max4.4Sep 2022

  • "We’ll maintained property, conveniently placed for town facilities & for visiting local beaches."

    Owner was quick to answer any questions/queries we raised

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house, with plenty of space for a family of 6."

    A well equipped kitchen, a comfy living space with plenty of DVDs supplied for evening entertainment and a spacious dining room too. A good family sized bathroom and 3 comfy bedrooms. Clean and well presented. Situated in a lovely village with shops close by. Highly recommended, a great base to explore beautiful south/west Wales from!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2022

  • "Furnishings and facilities excellent, everything anyone could ask for."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2022

  • "- Great communication leading up to and during our stay - everything that we needed was provided (except the weather) - no problem experienced with on street parking - Kidwelly is a great base for touring not only by car, but with the added benefit of train."

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely extended stay at ty'r ystrad while waiting to move into our house."

    It was just like being in our own home. The house was lovely clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. The house is walking distance to the local coop, center of kidwelly and the castle. Ed was quick to answer any questions. We didn't have a problem with the on street parking and always parked easily close to the door. Thankyou for a wonderful stay .

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jan 2022

  • "This cottage was perfect for our needs, very well stocked kitchen, comfortable and homely, happy to return in the future."

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great location, fantastic accommodation, well equipped property."

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean, had all you needed, if your taking dogs, be warned both neighbours have dogs."

    and could get a tad noisey at times with the barking. parking is hit and miss if you get parked outside or halfway up the street. Kidwelly itself once you`ve done the castle and Quay you will have to drive everywhere.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    So well equipped and very spacious. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely base to explore, ."

    .. welcoming house with everything you need ...pembrey country park was a 10 min drive with a lovely beach and adventure play areas and the castle 5 minutes easy walk ... would have loved to stay longer

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Jul 2021

  • "Loved our stay at Ty’r Ystrad."

    House was fabulous. Spotlessly clean. Had everything in it you could wish for. Definitely home from home. Nice enclosed garden for our dog and if you had children with you. Owner very helpful with any enquiries and easy to communicate to. Would definitely recommend this property. Kidwelly nice old town with some lovely walks especially around the castle.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Owner was easy to communicate with. The house exceeded our expectations: very clean and comfortable, everything that one could possibly need was provided. Lovely location in pretty, quiet village. Would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very nice home in a lovely town, very attentive owner if you needed anything."

    A great location as you can access two towns in 29 minutes and the beach in 10. I would recommend this home to everyone!!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2020

  • "Kidwelly is a lovely little town with very friendly local community."

    However, we have always thought that about Welsh people anyway:) House was very well equipped and spacious. Would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Jowita5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great location, 15 minutes from the castle, easy access to plenty of dog walking areas and dog friendly beaches and 5 minutes from co op super market."

    The cottage is clean and comfortable with a secure garden area. Excellent wifi and freeview TV.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely house very well equipped with everything you need"

    Reviewed by Colette4.7Jun 2019

  • "The house was lovely, real home from home."

    The children and the dog enjoyed the garden. The weather was mixed but when it was nice it was hot, even spending a couple of days on the beach at Pembury Country Park. The kids went horse riding there, they enjoyed the play area and the miniature railway. Lovely place for a picnic, either on the beach or the lovely country garden setting. Kidwelly itself was nice but quiet, we loved the castle, some nice little quirky eating places. Visited the Blue Lagoon water park, which is on a holiday site, you have to book ahead, this was very busy, but the kids loved it. All in all a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Anonymous4.4Apr 2019

  • "We can't praise it highly enough."

    Every need is catered for - it's an absolute home from home! (minus our woodburner) but a lovely fireplace. Clean, comfortable & great location. If your considering a visit, don't hesitate you won't regret it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfect for a relaxing break, but also great location to use as a base for exploring the Carmarthenshire Coast and beyond."

    Accommodation had everything we could need for us and our trusty hound. Plenty of nearby walks and most things you would need are available in Kidwelly. Really enjoyed our stay - thanks.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2018

  • "The house was clean and welcoming."

    The owners had catered for every expectation and I would recommend the house to anyone looking to stay in South Wales.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a fantastic home from home."

    Everything we could possibly have needed, and more.

    Reviewed by Jarrod5.0Aug 2018

  • "Just had 10 days at Ty'r Ystrad in Kidwelly."

    The house far exceeded our expecations with a wonderfull kitchen and bathroom, better than ours at home. The house was very well furnished with all you could need. The weather was exceptional so we could explore the area from Tenby to the Gower but still did not have time to see it all. This is a house and area that we would like to return to in the future

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cosy and comfortable."

    Good location

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2018

  • "The house is very clean, is cosily furnished and has all necessary facilities."

    The owners are very child-friendly (DVD's, board games... available in the house).

    Reviewed by Dirk5.0Jul 2017

  • "A real home from home,everything we could have wished for and more"

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely holiday home great destination and gorgeous property"

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine dishwasher, HD TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgates
  • Roadside parking outside property on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and fire pit
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Single steps up into the bedrooms from landing.

The property

This welcoming terraced cottage is situated on the edge of the popular town of Kidwelly and is just a short walk from the impressive ruins of the Norman castle.

The cottage is a perfect base for friends or family looking to explore the sandy beaches, nature reserves and local countryside of South Wales, yet being accessible to a quaint little town.

Set over two floors, there are three comfortable bedrooms with a family bathroom.

On the ground floor there is a modern well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and everything you need to cook an evening meal.

There is a separate dining room leading off the cosy sitting room where you can relax after a busy day exploring.

Outside, you can sit in the patio garden and relax as the sun goes down, or perhaps the children and dogs can run off any remaining energy in the seperate lawned garden, before coming back and enjoying a barbecue supper.

Kidwelly is steeped in history, with the stunning remains of the 12th century castle in the heart of the town.

This gives you a glimpse of a bygone era, as well as the industrial museum, based in the grounds of the historic tin mine.

You are a few miles from fabulous sandy beaches and just 10 miles away from the town of Carmarthen, which offers great shopping, bars, restaurants and a cinema.

The area offers various opportunities for great days out including a number of local golf courses.

Nearby Pembrey Country Park offers a myriad of activities including cycling, walking, tobogganing and pony trekking or simply enjoy the 7 miles of sandy beach on the edge of the park itself.

You are close to some great sporting venues with Ffos Las racecourse and Parc Y Scarlets being within 10 miles of the cottage.

Slightly further afield, why not head north and enjoy a day visiting the stunning National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Aberglasney Medieval House and Gardens or the National Trust’s Dinefwr Estate, with its majestic deer park, on the edge of the town of Llandeilo.

A perfect location to retreat to after a day exploring the local countryside and fabulous beaches, ideal for families and friends looking for a comfy property on the edge of a popular little town.

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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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas