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5 Buarth Y Bragwr

Llanarthney near Carmarthen, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 22792)

4.1

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The outside the cottage the patio chairs were very unstable with pieces of wood missing."

    Theres a man hole cover that is right out side the front door which is very week if someone is heavy in weight they would fall through it. In the kitchen in the knife and folk draw all the knives were all stuck together with mould i had to wash them in hot water before use.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2022

  • "Well laid out cottage and good equipped kitchen."

    I bought a dish drainer to make life easier which I left, also needs a long handle brush. The cottage wasn't very clean on arrival we had to wash all the cutlery and draw liner, glasses and dishes. It looked like it hadn't been used for a few weeks due to the dust and cobwebs. Having said that I would not be put off using again. The property is up for sale and unfortunately we had a few visitors trying to have a look outside, I contacted the owner and this was stopped to be fair. The cottage would benefit from some maintenance, tiles in shower room on the floor are raised and one cracked. Overall a lovely cottage with a homly feel, plenty of dvds, books and cd's. Artificial house plants in most rooms, there has been a lot of though put into this cottage. It just needs some technical to finish it off.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2022

  • "Hi there the stay itself was great but it was the fact that we asked for a cot ..."

    Hi there the stay itself was great but it was the fact that we asked for a cot to be provided as we had a toddler and 7 month old baby with us and the owner did not supply a cot for us, even after asking him and messaging him about this he just didn’t seem too helpful so me and my partner has to order a travel cot from Argos to have it delivered to the property, £60 in total which is what we was not expecting as we thought the cot would be included in the cottage, was wondering would it be possible to be reimbursed with this money as I feel it’s only fair that me and my partner shouldn’t have to pay for a travel cot when we had already paid the full sum of money for the cottage to the owner Many thanks

    Reviewed by JamieJun 2022

  • "The location is stunning but the directions to get there are woefully out of date."

    There hasn't been a pub on the site for over six years! It is now Wright's food emporium. Initially we thought the place was ok. A bit scruffy outside. I guess first impressions were that it felt stale and tired. I walked upstairs straight into a face full of cobwebs! On closer inspection there seemed to be quite a lot of them tucked in the not so easy to reach places. The kitchen was adequate but cramped. it was clean and had all necessary equipment. It did not, however have the advertised espresso machine. The internet connection disappeared midweek and only returned intermittently. There is no jacuzzi bath as advertised just a plain bath which was actually lovely. As per All the other reviews - the bathroom window is still broken! The fan did work once we discovered the switch that is outside the room (very high up) had been turned off. The water was not hot! Downstairs in the utility the hot water had been turned to cold on the boiler. The shower appeared really nice but didn't drain very well and when I lifted the cover I wish I hadn't; it was black and grungy and had lots of hair in it ! I did photograph it I was so disappointed. We really wanted to like the place but felt let down by things that so easily could have been put right. The information book was completely out of date by at least four years. We did put a couple of leaflets in from places we visited. We would willingly return to this beautiful part of the country but not to this cottage. We did not bother complaining to the owner as we see from previous feedback it was a waste of time.

    Thank you for completing the feedback for 5 Buarth. Apologies about the directions and we have updated these accordingly. I have checked the property description and we do not advertise as having either a Jacuzzi bath or an espresso machine. We have made the decision to keep the bathroom window permanently locked due to safety issues. We do wish you had called us over the issues you experienced with the wifi and the hot water. We could have explained to turn the dial up on the boiler to increase the water temperature and would have checked with the wifi provider over the issues with speed. We have always been happy to help our guests with any queries they may have during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2022

  • "Got a little lost on arrival to village as pub name given as place to turn in no longer exists - please update directions."

    Cottage itself as described and warm on arrival. Everything in cottage you could need for colder evenings, and all kitchen utensils for cooking - would recommend adding coasters/placemats for use on dining table. We used as base to discover this corner of Wales and had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by DoloresOct 2021

  • "Had a fantastic week away and were extremely lucky with the weather for a break in October."

    A lovely warm,well equipped cottage with some lovely walks on the doorstep and within easy reach of the coast. Only thing that could've made it better would be to have a fenced off area at the back of the cottage that was safe for dogs to be outside without being on a lead. Luckily ours was tired from being out and about all day so just wanted to sleep when we got back.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "The plus points, great location, enough space and well laid out."

    Negatives, the beds were terrible, didn't sleep well at all. More attention to high level cleaning needed, cobwebs everywhere. The coffee machine didn't work. It would have been useful to have simple instructions for all the appliances. Perhaps a welcome pack with this would be good.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday place but would say as irts dog friendly the garden back or front aren't fenced in so that could be improved ."

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay"

    Reviewed by ShelbyAug 2021

  • "Needs a feminine touch, needs somewhere to put your toiletries in the shower."

    As we had a small dog would be great to have a fenced area

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location, surrounded by countryside and very quiet and peaceful."

    The local community seemed really friendly and welcoming, and Wright’s deli next door was a great treat. The cottage itself was well provisioned (although we couldn’t get the coffee machine to work!) and made for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by CarinaJun 2021

  • "Really comfortable place to stay for a week and reasonably priced."

    A couple of minor things not working such as floor lights in the kitchen but nothing that would ruin your stay. Will definitely stay there next time.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "Kitchen was very well stocked and all facilities were good."

    Nice little breakfast bar. Sooooo many videos and books to choose from. Bedrooms both had an en-suite and beds very comfortable. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2021

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable week in this pet friendly holiday let, my only suggestion that would have made it perfect for me would have been a safe area for the dogs, a small picket fence around the pleasant garden would be just the job."

    The location is very good for visiting the National Botanic gardens, there is no local shop so need to take basics like milk bread etc...

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Loved the cottage ."

    would have liked a blind at bathroom main window

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "We booked this cottage last minute as our holiday to Italy was cancelled."

    The cottage was in a quiet friendly village, it had everything required for a self-catering holiday. It is also close to plenty of attractions/place for days out. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by CeciliaAug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage but very dusty."

    A lot of light bulbs not working.Only two wine glasses.No wine fridge as advertised. Only one oven of two ovens working. Lounge door to outside would not unlock so potential FIRE hazard. Window in bathroom needs curtain or blind as do velux windows in second bedroom. outside furniture in need of upkeep. No hanging rail in second bedroom wardrobe and no drawers in other bedroom. However enjoyed our stay, delightful cottage that feels unloved by owner. Lovely part of the country. Cottage would not take much to I'm prove just needs a little love.

    Reviewed by IsobelOct 2019

  • "Cosy cottage."

    Clean. Kitchen is adequately equipped. My husband loved the coffee machine!

    Reviewed by GaynorAug 2019

  • "The cottage is ideally situated to visit the many gardens in the area, particularly Aberglasney, 10 minutes drive away and absolutely stunning."

    The cottage itself is great, comfortable and clean.The owner friendly and contactable. If it would be possible for a composter to be put on site for food waste that would be great. Otherwise we were very happy - as pointed out in previous reviews the garden isn’t fully enclosed for dogs - but plenty of walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2019

  • "We wondered what we were going to find as a previous review had been quite scathing."

    However, the cottage was really nice. Very clean throughout and warm and comfortable. The location was ideal for visiting the national botanical garden of wales and other national trust places. I think the outside is looking a bit tired and would benefit from a bit of a tidy up. All the equipment in the cottage was of a high standard, but let down by the mishmash of crockery, there was enough of everything for two, but would have been quite tight if there were four of us staying. The facilities in this cottage were lovely, but generally when we have stayed in cottages we have rented there is, at the very least , the makings of a cup of tea (often much more than this) although we appreciate that is not part of the rental, it does a lot to make us feel that we are welcome and gets our holiday off to a good start.

    Reviewed by PatApr 2019

  • "I am sorry to say that this is the first cottage we have had through Sykes that I would not recommend and that is due to only the cleanliness of the cottage - The cobwebs were dreadful and the dust on the pictures was as bad."

    I don’t think the towels had been dried properly as they felt damp when we first used them. Also the kitchen equipment was obviously cast offs from elsewhere. Basic matching crockery costs nothing. I looked for a dishcloth under the kitchen sink and found damp dirty cloths which had been thrown in there. We only used the kettle and toaster! We found an empty milk carton in the fridge and empty kitchen roll on holder. Not signs of attention to detail in my opinion. The area was lovely and we enjoyed our time visiting places but I do think the cleaning problem needs addressing.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great central location ideal for exploring central and southern wales."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2019

  • "No broom to sweep floors."

    Hoover wouldnt fit in sockets. When arrived dog biscuits under settee. Woulnt have young children stay there as the food empourioum do wedding and the music is loud. Which we experience Thursday evening. Could enclose garden as parking front and back of property. Could open bathroom window. Also the bedroom with velux windows had no blinds so was awake a the crack of dawn. This was not our first choice as one we booked has a leak. So we had to find somewhere else quickly. Wouldn't go back as remote and nothng in village. Pub shut 2 days of week. But food was good. No shop. Weather was good and bed comfortable.

    Reviewed by DAug 2018

  • "We missed privacy in the garden."

    Looking to a parking place. The beds are not so good and also the comfort of the bank is not so good. Good shower and kitchen. Nice big tv.

    Reviewed by Jan-albertJun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely,warm and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by FelixDec 2017

  • "The only problem was that there isn't an enclosed garden for dogs and the local pub doesn't allow dogs in."

    As our dogs are an important part of our holiday this was a big disappointment. The cottage was lovely but would not visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2017

  • "A beautiful warm and cosy cottage in a beautiful welsh village."

    The cottage has everything you need to enjoy a lovely break away. Due to the age of the original building the cottage does suffer with lots of cobwebs, however I wouldn't be put off by this. The village is very quiet with just a local pub and a lovely food emporium (Wrights) which is definitely worth a visit. We had the added benefit of being at the cottage around Bonfire Night and attended the local Bonfire and Firework display at the village hall - definitely worth going to. We would definitely return to this cottage and loved our week there. If you are looking for a quiet break away, walking/ cycling then this is a great place.

    Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was very nice , it had many home comforts,also the location and setting was exactly what he were hoping for, we loved our stay in Wales."

    Reviewed by DaveOct 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, TV with Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs, highchair
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub serving food 2 mins walk.

The property

This superbly presented holiday cottage has been created from the end section of a large L-shaped barn, just one of five properties within the conversion in the small scattered village of Llanarthney.

Beams in both bedrooms and exposed stone walls in the sitting room give this Carmarthenshire cottage character and charm, while large picture windows in the kitchen and sitting room flood the living areas with light, and offer wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

The double bedrooms at this Llanarthney cottage both boast en-suite facilities, one with a bath, perfect for soothing weary limbs after a day out exploring this interesting area.

The rear garden at this lovely cottage boasts exceptional countryside views, and on a sunny day, you can sit out together and dine alfresco with a glass of wine - a great way to spend the evening.

With great walking and cycling from the doorstep, it's easy to make the most of this lovely countryside location.

Explore The National Botanic Garden of Wales, visit the county town of Carmarthen and enjoy shopping in some of the major stores, as well as discovering a number of smaller independent shops, taste good home produced foods, take a steam railway ride or venture to the coast for the golden sandy beaches.

Visit one of the many castles or mills the area has to offer, and then return to this delightful Llanarthney holiday cottage to recharge your batteries.

A perfect Carmarthen base, all year round.

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About the location

LLANARTHNEY

Llandeilo 7 miles; Carmarthen 8 miles.

Llanarthney is a small village on the B4300, and is home to a lovely pub serving food, an artisan café with delicatessen and The National Botanical Garden of Wales. The garden features Europe’s largest single-span glasshouse containing tropical plants from all over the world. As well as this wonderful garden, there is much to see and do in the surrounding areas including the Gwili Steam Railway, Aberglasney House and Gardens, the National Trust attractions of Dinefwr Castle and Country Park, Dolaucothi Gold Mines and Paxton’s Tower. The scenic Brecon Beacons, the Carmarthenshire coastline, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsula are all nearby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas