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Dan Castell Cottage

(Ref. 1035704)

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "This property is outstanding and extremely well-equipped!"

    Beautiful scenery with lots of 'nature walks' and within easy distance by car to other towns and lots of attractions to suit everyone. The owners are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and produce their own delicious honey, chutney and free-range eggs (from their lovely chickens). It's also a haven for wildlife - we spotted many birds including Red Kites frequently flying around the amazing Castle, which is in walking distance, and even deer which roam freely. We would highly recommend staying here at any time of the year.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Feb 2024

  • "This lovely converted barn is an idyllic hideaway for a peaceful break."

    It is nestled in a lovely valley where all you can hear is running water from the stream and the birds. It has beautiful views from the lounge and bedroom with outside space. The accomodation inside is warm, cosy and comfortable. There is nothing they haven't thought of, and it is well set out and tastefully decorated and well equipped with everything you need. It is perfect for couples and very romantic with the backdrop of the Castle, and the stunning surroundings. The owners Tanya and Carl have provided a perfect retreat. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Dec 2023

  • "This had been the most relaxing holiday."

    Amazing clean and comfortable place to stay with spectacular views. location was idyllic. Well equipped with everything you may need. My only disappointment was that we had to leave to go home. Will certainly book again and recommend to all that seek a relaxing comfortable stay

    Reviewed by Nicollet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting with a castle as well."

    We had a great week despite the rain. We went for peace and quiet and got plenty of it. Lots of birdlife to watch from the balconies when it was raining so didn't feel we missed out. A great place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is such a lovely hidden gem in such a beautiful area."

    We were made so welcome by Carl and Tanya. The cottage is cosy and homely and you can tell it is so well looked after. Coffee on the balcony on a sunny morning in September was so peaceful and relaxing! It is very easy to get to other places in Wales (by car). We specifically went to The Gower and Laugharne on our weekend break and we didn't feel it was ages away. Definitely have a trip up to Castle Carreg Cennen which you can see from Dan Castell. We would love to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really enjoyable stay in a lovely setting."

    The cottage was perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at this amazing property!"

    The accommodation was first class and we couldn't of wished for a better place to stay. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay with wonderful views this is the place to be. We will definitely be back. Thankyou to Carl and Tanya for a thoroughly chilled holiday

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "WOW WOW WOW what more can I say."

    The most idyllic place to stay with stunning views and an array of feathered friends to watch. All that and a Castle on your doorstep. Lovely Tanya and Carl the owners were fantastic hosts on hand for anything you need. Very friendly. Purchased some of their homemade scrummy honey and freshly laid eggs. The cottage was immaculate well laid out and all you need for a relaxing break. You do need to drive to most attractions although the castle can be reached by a long or short walking route straight from the property. The castle tea rooms was a highlight with lovely homemade wares. Would definitely recommend and hope to myself return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage is in a beautiful setting and the cottage internals are to a high standard."

    Travelling through the local access roads can be a little dounting due to the gradients and narrow nature of the roads. The coattage location is quite isolated and travel to places of interest requires long periods in the car. The area is truly suited to seasoned walkers.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent hosts on hand if needed."

    Beautiful scenery, plenty of walks on your door step, Castle and lovely tea rooms close by. The perfect place to stay to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "We went to Dan Castell cottage for a peaceful romantic weekend to celebrate our 60th birthdays and it was perfect."

    Tanya and Carl, the owners, were friendly and helpful and although they lived next door didn't intrude at all. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed ❤

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Nov 2022

  • "Its a wonderful place to stay."

    The owners Tanya & Carl are very welcoming, very helpful, and lovely people. The property is very clean, very comfortable, and in a beautiful part of the world. Its very quiet, very calm, and a perfect place to recharge. thank you for a lovely stay)) Best Wishes David & Helen

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "The owners are very welcoming and the property is lovely."

    My OH says WiFi would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Roshana5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed in some fabulous cottages in the past, but Dan Castell Cottage has been the best by far."

    It is perfectly remote, yet not too far off the main road. At night, the sky is inky black, making star gazing incredible. You can lie on the bean bags on the wooden balcony and just look up. The only sounds are the babbling stream, owls hooting and the wind in the trees. Although the owners live in the house next door, they kept respectfully away but were only too helpful should we need anything. The cottage was extremely well designed and is very appointed with solid wood furniture throughout and has a very large sofa with matching armchair downstairs which is all open-plan. The fitted kitchen has a central island, a built in fridge, freezer and small dishwasher as well as an electric fan oven and built-in microwave. The bathroom has a shower, toilet, bath and handbasin. As the water is spring fed, filtered it tastes of pure Brecon water, which is exactly what it is. We would definitely love to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Welcoming hosts."

    Cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Lovely tasty gifts a nice surprise as were fresh towels midweek. We enjoyed the peace and rural views. For town dwellers it was great to have the dark sky and see the stars how we have rarely seen them for years.

    Reviewed by Merrill5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage really clean and well presented ."

    The owners were very nice and friendly .The area was just beautiful .We throughly enjoyed our two weeks here despite the rain the first week we still went out visiting places.Clean towels mid week was bonus and appreciated very much.Views across from the cottage were stunning .Tanya came out on on arrival to welcome us ,then a few days later we met Carl and he warmly greeted us which was nice.We would throughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0Sep 2022

  • "Carl and Tanya are great hosts, This is our second visit to this lovely ..."

    Carl and Tanya are great hosts, This is our second visit to this lovely cottage Great views,Great cottage very comfortable, everything you need to enjoy your holiday

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The perfect hideaway with a luxurious touch!"

    We loved our stay here and would highly recommend to anyone looking to make special memories in a beautiful location, with a loved one. Sitting on the balcony at any point of the day would never disappoint us, it was truly heavenly. Both Tanya and Carl were very helpful and immediately welcoming, thank you for our amazing week!

    Reviewed by Ellis5.0May 2022

  • "Super cottage in wonderful location."

    The owners, Tanya and Carl, were very helpful and really delightful without being intrusive in any way. The immediate surroundings of the cottage are beautiful and the area has many places of interest within easy reach. Well worth the 250 mile journey to get there!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Stunning!!!"

    The views from the balcony are breathtaking. All you can hear is the sound of the sheep in the fields and birds singing. And we had regular visits from a beautiful woodpecker. The owners are very friendly and although they are just next door, they just leave you to enjoy your holiday. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "An extremely comfortable and well equipped Cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Carl and Tanya made us feel very welcome and at home. Hopefully back next year and will remember to bring binoculars, these are essential for watching what the Wildlife and Sheep get up to.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Comfortable, warm, beautiful location with marvellous views from lounge veranda and bedroom balcony. Unfortunately, no Wi-Fi and very little (if any) mobile signal (owner’s - next door - landline number, in case of emergencies). Located in what appears to be ‘the middle of nowhere’, overlooked by the ruins of a spectacular castle (within reasonable walking distance of cottage), this is the place for peace (no sounds except birds and sheep), relaxation and getting away from everything (nearest town about 10/15 minutes drive). Numerous excellent walks from the cottage itself. A place to get away from the humdrum of everyday life, rejuvenate and recharge one’s batteries. The owner’s are excellent (there if needed, otherwise they will not impinge on your privacy/solitude). A place my wife and I would highly recommend (dependent of course, on what is desired by those who choose to stay here). For peace, quiet, relaxation, views, comfort and gorgeous location, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by James Philip4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Dan Castellated, it completely lived up to our expectations and our hosts Tanya and Carl were great."

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just like being at home, everything spot on, clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Kitchen fully equipped for cooking meals and instructions on hand if required for all appliances. Owners really helpful and very friendly. Views and area lovely. Wi-Fi would be an advantage in the property otherwise fabulous. Well done to Carl & Tanya on achieving such high standards.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "A gorgeous little cottage in a stunning location."

    We had a wonderful relaxing time. Tanya was very warm and welcoming. The cottage was very clean and well kitted out with everything we needed. It was lovely and warm and the bed was very comfortable. We parked our car right at the front of the property and didn't move it again until we left to go home. Two fantastic walks from the cottage door, stunning scenery and a castle to explore. The balcony is perfect for star gazing on a clear night. Top marks for everything for this cosy little country cottage.

    Reviewed by Anwen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "A superb getaway cottage."

    Kept to a very high standard, the owners have thought of everything to make this a carefree and relaxing holiday destination. The views are superb and the panoramic windows, both with balconies provide the opportunity to just sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet. Best to take a good supply of food and drinks so that you can settle in and “do nothing” for a while.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "This has to be the best place we have stayed with Sykes."

    The minute I saw it on the web site I knew we’d love it but as soon as we arrived in the area and saw the castle upon the hill it just took our breath away. Tanya was there to meet us and told us all about the lovely cottage and we had the most wonderful week. The cottage was extremely clean, well equipped and comfortable. The views were amazing and the thing that made it so special was the total peace and tranquility. On our first night we looked up at the starry sky and saw the Milky Way. The only sound is the river down below. The deck outside is a great place to sit and watch the birds and upstairs the covered balcony is a sun trap and great place to sit and relax. Lovely walks from the cottage including the Castle walk with stunning views of the castle and cottage. Lots of tourist information in the cottage and the wonderful owners are always happy to chat about the area.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely hosts, great cottage with nice views."

    and ideally positioned to visit lots of places, Will be back next year

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings at the foot of Carreg Cennen Castle."

    Excellent facilities and many local attractions and walks. The friendliness and helpfulness of the hosts made our stay all the more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a perfect holiday in the most idyllic setting imaginable."

    The accommodation was by far the best we have ever stayed in. Spacious, comfortable with plenty of seating inside and out, and all that was needed for a self catering stay. It was a real wrench to leave each day to visit the local attractions, all of which were either from the door or just a short drive away. The owners were very friendly and we feel privileged that they allowed us to share their piece of paradise. Sykes should definitely make this a 5 tick cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The views from this cottage are absolutely stunning and the cottage itself was maintained to a very high standard."

    One thing to note is that the local pub has closed down so the nearest one is located in Llandeilo which is a 15 minute drive away.

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is outstanding !"

    ! Beautiful inside and out , and Carl and Tanya were very welcoming and friendly hosts

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "Local wildlife and views"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have just had a second wonderful stay at Dan Castell."

    Lovely cottage and superb location nestled in lush green valley under the castle and crags of Carreg Kennen. We really appreciate the marvellous walking from the door and the changing views from the living room. Carl and Tanya Fuller were warm, welcoming hosts. All just lovely!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "My holiday week at Dan Castell Cottage was great."

    The accommodation was comfortable and spacious, especially for just two people. The owners, who resided adjacent to the cottage, were friendly, helpful and charming throughout our stay. The weather, in the lap of the gods, was pretty good. I have booked with Sykes Cottages many times in the past and have always been pleased with the accommodation provided. My only gripe with this holiday, which should have been in 2020, is with Sykes. When I tried in early 2020 to obtain a refund, as I realised due to the pandemic the holiday wasn't going to happen, I found it impossible to find a way to contact Sykes. It was basically assumed I would re-book for 2021. The money for the holiday was already with the company and although I had taken out the insurance suggested I was not about to be sent a refund. So, I re-booked the holiday for 2021 and was then told there would be a further £65 taken in March 2021, I guess due to a proposed increase in prices for this year. This happened when Sykes were, at the time, offering discounts on holiday cottages. It's easy to blame communication problems with the Covid 19 outbreak but direct contact with someone at Sykes Cottages would have solved a few problems. Regards Mike Norman

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "It is wonderful to be able to walk in numerous directions straight from the door of Dan Castell."

    Tranquility in the beauty of rural Camarthenshire, The cottage is very well-appointed with a lovely big bathroom with separate shower and a big heated towel rail. We appreciated the two balconies with their views of garden and lush valley. Practical layout with excellent kitchen and dining areas. Full-length windows maximise light and views. Wifi in the property would be important to anyone needing to stay in contact with work or on a writing retreat. That said, it was great to get away from being constantly on-line! Hard to tear ourselves away at the end of our stay! We hope to be back before long!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The setting and cottage were idyllic and tranquil."

    The hosts were very welcoming. A perfect getaway for a quiet holiday and a great location for visiting the south west of Wales. The WiFi and phone signal is intermittent depending on where you are in the cottage. However this didn’t detract from our holiday, in fact it was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Aug 2020

  • "Tanya and Carl could not have been more helpful, great hosts and lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2020

  • "We booked this cottage at very short notice."

    It is a perfect getaway venue in a beautiful valley surrounded by great walks and views. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jan 2020

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  • One bedroom
  • 1 x Double and balcony
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 32” TV, DVD, iPod docking station and Wifi.
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Garden to fore of cottage with sloped lawn, patio to side of cottage with BBQ
  • Breakfast table and chairs on balcony
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • This property only accepts adults
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 3.5 miles, coast 25 miles

The property

This fabulously romantic hideaway cottage for two is set in the rolling Carmarthenshire countryside with Carreg Cennen Castle, one of the most iconic castles in all of Wales, looming above.

This converted barn has a Swedish lodge feel and offers a delightful base for a couple seeking peace and seclusion, with lovely walking right from the front door.

The nearby castle is simply stunning and as you approach it’s hard not to be awed by its presence.

By day you can watch the red kites and buzzards flying overhead and by night the deep dark skies are perfect for stargazing. It’s an easy drive to the Black Mountains in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) and there are plenty of footpaths and beautiful scenery to take in.

Llandeilo is just 10 minutes' drive away and has an interesting selection of unusual shops and great eateries.

You can also explore Aberglasney Gardens or The National Botanic Garden of Wales. Don’t forget to bring your walking boots and camera.

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About the location


Ammanford 8 miles; Carmarthen 15 miles; Llanelli 18 miles.

Llandeilo in picturesque Carmarthenshire, sits proudly on a hill above the River Tywi, the longest river that flows entirely through Wales. This pretty market town has a lovely selection of unusual gift shops, eating places and pubs, whilst visits to the medieval Dinefwr and Carreg Cennen Castles add to the charm. A short drive away is the scenic Brecon Beacons National Park, and the upland landscapes of the Carmarthenshire Fans and Black Mountains are a walker's delight. The beautiful sandy beaches and cliff walks of the Gower Peninsula, plus the ever popular Pembrokeshire coastline are not too far away. This is the ideal location for family holidays at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season