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The Garden Cottage

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Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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89 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in great countryside setting great place to stay very nice ..."

    Lovely cottage in great countryside setting great place to stay very nice owners this was our second time well done

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "I have stayed at many cottages in Wales and Scotland."

    The garden cottage is by far the most beautiful and amazing place I have EVER stayed. We had a very warm welcome from the owners. The cottage itself had EVERY amenity you could ever wish for. It is very spacious and the grounds you have access to is fantastic especially if you have a four legged friend. Our own dog was so relaxed like we were.. This is the most relaxing place I have ever stayed. My wish and desire is to get back to the garden cottage as quick as possible.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely setting ideal location for dog lovers."

    Edwin and Mary a lovely couple thank you for letting us stay in your cottage xx

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2024

  • "We have stayed at this property twice a year for a few years now and enjoy it every time."

    What more can I say

    Reviewed by Janet3.8May 2024

  • "The property is fantastic, lovely and quiet, you feel at home straight away."

    Looking out the top windows at that stunning view made our days!! Our dog loved the outdoor space and meeting the horses. Fantastic Property, Fantastic Location, Fantastic Hosts! Those last 3 phrases sum up our stay! We would highly recommend if you want stunning views and peace and quiet and a chance to unwind!

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Mar 2024

  • "Ideal setting for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "We love coming to stay such a magical place."

    I’m sure we will be back again as been twice now x it’s such value for money thank you your lovely touches & extras are much appreciated after a long drive to get to you

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is in fantastic setting, full of character, we love the wood burner."

    We had rain and a named storm, everything was good. Had our dog with us she had a lovely time. Close to beaches, and dog walking places

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Jan 2024

  • "We were given a lovely warm welcome by the owner."

    The cottage was homely and warm. We had everything we needed for our stay. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had another lovely stay."

    Arriving at 5pm on a dreary November day we walked into the cottage and it was lovely and warm. Thank you to the owners for making it cosy for. our arrival .

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Garden Cottage."

    The location is idyllic and the cottage was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The garden area is spacious and secure for our dog, who loved it. The view from the cottage is superb, and the grounds are nice to wander around. The owners, Edwin and Mary are extremely helpful and welcoming, and although the cottage adjoined their house, you do not notice it. It certainly exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to returning very soon!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were delighted to stay for the second time at Garden Cottage and be greeted by Edwin, as we arrived."

    We were very happy and comfortable in the well kept cottage and enjoyed walking, exploring gardens and visiting the National Botanic Garden of Wales again.

    Reviewed by Frances3.8Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable stay in a warm, well appointed cottage despite the mixed weather."

    A warm welcome and plenty of advanced info about the locality and where to go for food etc. We enjoyed the holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "There was an overwhelming smell/ mustiness/ Dog?"

    . On arrival that despite opening windows did not clear, finally helped by buying air freshener. The double bed mattress ( and some pillows) really need replacing as the bed was very uncomfyable

    Reviewed by David3.1Sep 2023

  • "What a hidden gem!"

    We loved our trip to Gellideg cottage. Lovely quiet location, great garden for our 2 dogs and cottage had everything we needed for a comfy stay. Owners were very friendly and keen our stay was enjoyable. Bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival was a nice touch. We can’t wait to go back for another week next year and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and nearly beaches. Thank you Edwin & Mary

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Garden Cottage."

    It had everything that we needed. It's a peaceful place and enjoyable to sit outside and watching the variety of birds, walk the grounds and there is a lovely view from the upstairs lounge, great for watching the swooping House Martins! Edwin and Mary were very welcoming and quickly fixed a couple of things in the cottage without being intrusive and inconveniencing us. They are knowledgeable about castles and gardens and were friendly whilst considerate of our privacy. As recommended, the food at the local Red Lion at Llandyfeilog is very good. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Garden Cottage again. Best regards and thankyou for our stay.

    Reviewed by A.5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is a beautiful cottage set in fantastic grounds - dog friendly."

    The owners are very helpful and a lovely couple - they have thought of lots of details to make a stay relaxing. Including fans upstairs and down stairs for hot day - the TV in Internet linked and you cab sign into your own Netflix and Amazon Prime account. We will be returning in the future. Mark - Bristol

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cosy cottage with beautiful views."

    Equipped for all our needs. Lovely to have a log burner. The owner was very pleasant even enjoyed his horse coming across the field each day for a stroke. Walking our dog in the grounds was a pleasure, the ruined mansion is an interesting feature. A perfect base to venture further afield.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in lovely location."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful, tranquil location."

    Perfect for humans who like nature and the countryside and heaven for dogs. The owners are very pleasant and the cottage is clean, warm and comfortable , set in a beautiful historic country estate.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a delightful cottage."

    More space than you would expect for the price. Loved having the living room upstairs with large windows to make the cottage bright and cheery. Cottage was thoroughly clean throughout, beds comfy and with good wifi which in this day & age is very useful.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Hosts were friendly & informative and, despite living next door, very respectful of our privacy. Just a word of warning about the stairs in the property as they could be challenging to anyone unsteady on their feet. Already booked for 2024!

    Reviewed by Kate Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "My little corner of Heaven."

    My third visit and already booked for next year. It is an idyllic location very beautiful scenery. Lovely cottage garden to sit and relax and dogs to explore. Very fortunate with the weather but I would love it anyway. A place to be at one with nature and healing your heart after loss.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Outside area for the dogs was fantastic, very safe and secure. The stairs to the sitting room are very steep but views are wonderful. Very clean on arrival and thank you for the milk, wine and chocolates. Our only recommendation would be a lasagna shaped dish and baking trays which we may have overlooked. Also bigger mugs but that's just a preference. We really enjoyed the proximity to Pembrey beach and country park.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7May 2023

  • "This was a lovely quaint cottage with a cozy and comfortable interior."

    Plenty of space, plenty of seats and a bigger garden just for this cottage use than the photos appear to show. Plenty of books, a few games and jigsaws for entertainment, decent Internet and a larger tv as well. The horses and dogs are very friendly and all enjoy a chat and pet - loved meeting them all. The horses can sometimes be seen from the cottage which helps to show the lovely countryside view this cottage has. The grounds by the old Mansion is gorgeous too. The host were lovely, kind and welcoming, whilst being happy to leave us to do our own thing. The directions and info pack provide before our stay was fantastic, the directions are really good, simple to follow. We hope to be back again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely break again ."

    The owners create such a nice atmosphere and very welcoming the garden is ideal for children and dogs. We shall be returning yet again in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Apr 2023

  • "Spent five days here with our two cats that are normally house cats but we like to give them a taste of nature with their harness's and leads attached."

    The grounds around the cottage are superb for walking your pets (cats or dogs). The cottage itself is really roomy with lots of space for a family, it's full of character but with all mod cons ( strong wi-fi, dishwasher, smart TV etc). The weather turned a bit nasty for our last couple of days but we lit the wood burner (which made the place even cosier than it already was) and watched some movies, such a relaxing break. If you don't want to use the wood burner there is plenty of heating throughout. There was a washing machine in the bathroom and the host even provided some soap capsules to use, there was lots of tea and coffee in the kitchen and a fresh bottle of milk in the fridge for our arrival as well as a nice bottle of red wine and chocolates on one of two dining tables. I can't recommend this cottage enough, we really enjoyed our stay here.

    So pleased you enjoyed the Garden cottage. Thank you for leaving it so immaculate: your kind comments very much appreciated. Please come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a stunning location and friendly owners and doggy, great location to go all over the place loved it"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second stay here and nothing has changed."

    Property was warm and comfortable, well stocked and in an ideal location to visit the Gower Penisula and the South Welsh coast. Thank you to Edwin as the perfect host and the welcome pack was grateful after a long trip. The gardens and grounds are well kept, plenty of area for your four legged friends to stretch their legs. Definitely will be back for a third visit.

    Delightful to see you again. Haste ye back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    Beautiful gardens and grounds Edwin and Mary are wonderful, the boys especially enjoyed seeing the horses every day. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Elin4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    We slept well which is so important. The garden is absolutely glorious and our dog had freedom to use it (he's a bit twitchy with other dogs) and Edwin and Mary ensured their dogs stayed clear meaning we totally relaxed....a huge thank you for that. The views are lovely....the ruined mansion is something to behold...and the location is perfect for exploring the beaches and nearby towns... Edwin and Mary are lovely hosts, and gave us total privacy during our stay...just there to meet us, and to say goodbye. Thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Garden cottage what a beautiful place to go for a break away."

    The owners were lovely. Very attentive The garden cottage is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Lovely grounds to explore

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Edwin and Mary run a super holiday destination. We would stay there again without question

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "Garden cottage is set in the most beautiful grounds of a ruined mansion you have access to a lovely part of the garden which is gated."

    There is a farm, stable block and another old house next to cottage where owners live. We met Edwin who is a real nice chap. The lounge is upstairs where you get the most wonderful views, stairs are steep and you have to be careful on them. House is lovely and well equipped and we had a fab holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    Our two boys (3&5) loved staying in the bunk beds. The cottage is set within the mist stunning scenery. The location was great as there are so many different places you can visit within a short drive. The nearby Pembrey country park has so much to do. The owners are lovely, so kind and made our stay extra special. Highly Recommend.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Garden Cottage, the garden was truly amazing and our dog loved exploring."

    The cottage was very spacious and comfortable. It was great to have the dining area downstairs with such a good sized table and on arrival, a very welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates from Mary and Edwin. There was so much space upstairs with wonderful views and although only the two of us, I can see it being a huge bonus to a family. (I wish we’d stayed here when our children were younger). Although Edwin and Mary live in the main house next door, it is still very private and tranquil. Occasionally one of their friendly dogs would poke a nose through the gate to say hello and see what was going on, or Edwin, on his horse, would stop for a chat while we were out for a little walk. The added bonus of the ruined house and its history made the accommodation more special and we enjoyed walking around the gardens, even the wooded driveway up to the house provided a peaceful evening walk. There are some beautiful places to visit nearby, and some great pubs with good food. We feel very fortunate to have found such a lovely cottage for our week in Wales, thank you Mary and John and Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Brilliant location."

    Lovely views from cottage. Cottage is a great base. Loved the visits from the owners dog. Information given by owner about local area very useful. Lots to do locally.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Garden Cottage at Kidwelly."

    The Cottage locates at a private estate which is sounded by natural woodlands, green fields, Orchard, and well-maintained beautiful gardens. The whole estate is absolutely a hidden gem with its uniqueness, beauty and peace. The Cottage is clean and well facilitated. It has many old features and characters. The garden is mature, large and beautiful. Our dogs enjoyed exploring and spending their times in the garden. The cottage offered everything we needed. Edwin, the owner is very helpful and thoughtful. We had lovely and unforgettable time at The Garden Cottage. We high recommend the cottage to the people who love nature and countryside, and who want to explore the history, seaside and the natural beauty of the West Wales.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, especially in a heatwave!"

    We had everything we needed. The gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed seeing the horses from the downstairs window. No complaints at all. Owner could not be more helpful.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really pleased with the stay at the cottage."

    The garden was beautiful and enclosed, great for a dog. Plenty of parking. A lot of thought has gone into the cottage and I think for anyone who is able bodied it is fantastic. Can't say enough good things about it, the owner was great. His directions to the cottage were fantastic, easy to follow and he even provided some great eateries in the area. Which for anyone local or not, was handy. Edwin was there if we needed him, but didn't over do it (which I appreciate). He even allowed my mother (I'm from the area originally) back after checkout as my partner forgot his ipad.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Garden Cottage."

    Beautiful well appointed gardens and very interesting history of the derelict mansion house on the estate. Lovely quaint topsy turvy cottage with fantastic views towards the coast. Well equipped and cosy. Loved the addition of the badminton net and racquets which kept the kids entertained. Great base to explore the area towards both Pembrokeshire and the Gower.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "Good hosts there when needed otherwise no interference."

    Went the extra mile to act on our suggestions from our last visit. Lovely little cottage set in large beautiful garden with access to the more extensive grounds. Really enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage to stay in with my partner, two children and dog."

    Very comfortable, had everything we needed and the gardens were amazing. The cottage is quite a cold building, and has a slight damp problem, but there were plenty of heaters and lots of blankets so we were nice and toasty. The location was fantastic, tucked away yet close to lots of lovely things to do. We had a fantastic holiday and hope to return one day soon.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Apr 2022

  • "We so much enjoyed the spacious and homely accommodation, thoughtful and ..."

    We so much enjoyed the spacious and homely accommodation, thoughtful and friendly welcome (milk in the fridge and wine on the table)

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4Apr 2022

  • "A super cottage in a peaceful country setting."

    Cottage is clean, well equipped and beautifully furnished. The gardens are beautiful and your own to enjoy along with the grounds the properties are set in. A perfect location to explore the beaches, castles and countryside of South Wales. The owners are next door if you need them and their dogs are the greatest ‘greeters’ in the world. I would highly recommend this as a great holiday accommodation and will be returning as we have so much more of this area to explore. My only warning are the stairs to the upstairs living room are steep and caution is needed with dogs and children, but otherwise find no other faults.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2022

  • "Delightful cottage set in beautiful grounds."

    Lovely garden attached to cottage. Extensive estate gardens, with well maintained paths and interesting shrubs and trees. Very welcoming and helpful owners. Cottage spacious, attractive, well maintained. Wonderful location esp. to visit Wales Botanic Garden, Castles,walks and beaches. Sykes description rather underrated this cottage, esp. the beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay and unwind."

    It was great to be back at the cottage again. Edwin and Mary were very helpful and welcoming. Our dog loved the walks around the estate. We are looking forward to a cosy getaway in the near future. Thanks

    Reviewed by Abraham5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were only able to stay for a couple of nights on our most recent visit, but it was great to be back at the Garden Cottage again."

    It's an ideal place to get away for a break, and use as a base for exploring the area. The ever-helpful owners were as welcoming as always - thanks again!

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property, enjoyed stay, great directions to find."

    wood burner great addition, loved the welcome bits (milk/chocolates etc). would replace can opener, scissors in kitchen but that's the only thing

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "Booking the holiday was really easy."

    there was plenty of pre visit information and email contact. Upon arrival the cottage was welcoming with chocolates and a bottle of wine and other kitchen essentials. a lovely location and garden suitable for our dog. Plenty of information on the local area and advice . Some where I would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was even better than the pictures, it was warm and cosy and plenty of room."

    The gas cooker took a while to fathom but after Mary showed us what to do it was fine. It is the most beautiful location, away from all road noise and surrounded by fields where horses and cows graze peacefully but it isn't very far by car to collect the paper and essentials. Will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay lovely cottage views stunning very peaceful."

    .close to kidwelly lovely beach at burry port our dogs loved it..Took a trip to tenby lovely day out and the weather was really good to us all week..thank you so much for a lovley holiday...Linda & Sean...

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location lovely cottage set in very peaceful beautiful Wales."

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a really lovely place to stay Mary and Edwin have obviously bent over backwards to make this a really lovely experience."

    The house is cosy, warm and beautifully decorated in keeping with a cottage of its type. The beds were comfortable, towels lovely and fluffy and even flowers and wine on arrival. I can't think of anything I would change about the cottage at all, except the weather which was appalling! The cottage made the terrible weather so much more bearable and we enjoyed coming back to somewhere so lovely each evening. Thank you to you both xx

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2021

  • "An honest review of our stay The Good The cottage setting was lovely quiet and peaceful with beautiful views plenty of room for the dogs and garden was escape proof lovely walks around the estate The owners were very pleasant and knowledgeable WiFi very good and excellent shower Fresh flowers wine and chocolates also a pint of milk left a nice touch The Not So Good Lack of storage in both bedrooms only 3 small drawers that smelled musty in whole property to store clothes we lived out of our suitcases the entire time ."

    No storage cupboard in the kitchen for the food we took with us, as you do for self catering it had to be left out on work top that’s ok except our nightly visitors were slugs and there were snail trails everywhere in the morning where they had crawled !! Something left for us to clean the surfaces would have been good We felt we had to wash all kitchen equipment before using because of the musty smell and slugs may have been crawling on them The carpets had an awful musty smell which generally prevails in bedroom and kitchen as well . windows (with cobwebs on inside) had to be left wide open to let fresh air in which in turn let all the flies in I know it’s the country so maybe some fly papers or spray left to try and alleviate the problem as it must be an ongoing problem Only one towel each which were so hard you could of exfoliated with them no hand towels Very steep stairs wooden stairs with no grips or carpet on them which could be a problem for the less mobile Unbearably hot and uncomfortable in the loft sitting area so we didn’t use it this is where the only tv is located perhaps air con unit or fan could be provided We spent very little time inside the cottage other than in the evening and to sleep but the musty smell that prevailed in the cottage was beginning to affect asthma making us feel unwell with constant coughing this meant we were getting very little sleep After 5 days we decided to call it a day and return home sadly not the holiday we had hoped for !! We emailed the owner of our concerns and have spoken to Sykes

    We were extremely disappointed to read your comments. We assure you that if you had raised these with us at the time, we would have gone to every length possible to immediately rectify the points you have made. We also recognise that the weather was very exceptionally hot during your stay. " Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen2.5Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and dog friendly garden; very friendly and helpful owners."

    The property had everything we needed for the week and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Garden Cottage is the most relaxing place Set in beautiful surroundings felt very overwhelmed to of found it."

    Lovely owners who provided some wine and food to get us started x

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is situated on the most beautiful surroundings and has an amazing garden."

    The hosts are next door if you need anything . We had a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1May 2021

  • "The Garden Cottage is purely idyllic."

    Mary was so kind and met us just 5 minutes away to guide us in. The drive to the property was breathtaking we were utterly in love with the location and the cottage. Mary and Edwin were delightful so welcoming and a treat inside the cottage for us and a lovely touch a vase of wild flowers on the table. The garden was beautiful dogs loved the large area to roam. Horses in the field next to the Cottage a pleasure to watch. It just amazing I always look for lovely quiet locations when booking holidays and this time my choice surpassed all my expectations. Glorious. We shall return.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "We left on the first evening when lots small insects appeared on the ceiling"

    The owner of We are most concerned by your remarks not least because we have had 100% marks for cleanliness from recent holiday guests. It was a pity that you did not raise these problems with us at the time as we would have made every effort to look at them and make sure you had a happy visit. Please be assured that the cottage was professionally cleaned just prior to your arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie1.9May 2021

  • "The quiet situation of the cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside was superb."

    The cottage was very much a home from home. We had a warm welcome from the hosts who were extremely helpful. I found it particularly nice to be quietly greeted by the owner's dog who was not at all intrusive and I also liked the chestnut horse who came out to the wall and paid us attention, even without us calling. The gardens provided a tranquil place to walk.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    We had the best of holidays here and the weather could not have been better. We loved everything about it.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Quiet and peaceful setting with lovely views. The owner was extremely helpful and very friendly. Well equipped and due to covid we self catered the whole week. The cottage was warm and the heating on when we arrived. Altogether a very positive experience.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Oct 2020

  • "Just back from 4 nights staying in garden cottage."

    Situated in the beautiful grounds of a manor house, In an excellent location for exploring the Gower coast. Beautiful 7 mile long beach in Pembry only 20 minutes away! Travel a bit further to visit Rhossilli or three cliffs bay, stunning beaches! We were blessed with sunshine every day which made it a truly wonderful time away.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Sep 2020

  • "For a quaint, secluded cottage, it did not disappoint."

    This was intended as a peaceful weekend away from it all. So we were pleased to discover the absolute quiet of the Welsh countryside here. With places of interest to visit still very close by. Pembrey country Park is especially worth a visit around sunset. We got some beautiful photos! The cottage is snug but there was only 2 of us and a dog. The bed was comfortable, and the shower, powerful. The dinner set was lovely! And everything is in keeping with the cottage. I felt like I’d stepped back in time a bit on entry, which is no bad thing if you need some escapism. The owners are very helpful I will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8Sep 2020

  • "A very quirky cottage in an amazing location."

    Very peaceful and relaxing. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful bolt hole, close to wonderful beaches and set in spectacular gardens belonging to the owners, who were very helpful with local places to visit and provided an extensive list of pubs and restaurants nearby."

    Perfect also for our new puppy with the cottage's own garden to explore.

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was ideal for our holiday."

    Well maintained, well appointed with all the things you need in it. We hope to go back again soon.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "A really nice cottage, quiet, cosy and comfortable, and with excellent woodland walking for dogs from the front door."

    Location is excellent for visits to Llansteffan and Laugherne, and Gower Coast walks are only an hour or so away. Owners Edwin and Mary most helpful and friendly. There was some difficulty in amending booking to fit with Covid lockdown restrictions (Sykes cancelled the original booking without telling us, first we knew was the refund arriving at the bank; they did not answer phone or respond to email), but we were able to successfully rebook.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and owners really helpful."

    Welcome back great will visit again

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in the Garden Cottage."

    A lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting. The owners were on hand to help with anything. The grounds That the cottage stands in are spectacular in themselves and with the wonderful Carmarthenshire countryside all around it made for a great base from which to go out and explore.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful location within the grounds of a ruined mansion with lots of history linked to the family."

    Great to see red kites flying outside with lovely views down the valley. Garden and field were for our use solely so safe for our dog to roam. Friendly couple who gave us lots of tips about the local area and even posted back our phone charger which we left behind.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is set in a lovely quiet location."

    The host was there to great us when we arrived and showed us around the cottage. There was also a welcome basket with lovely bread, biscuits and a bottle of wine. There was also milk in the fridge. The cottage has a lovely large garden area and a similar sized area which has a few small trees. Our dog loved playing fetch in there ( and the cows loved watching her). Although set in a very quiet area, it is close to amenities. Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Burry Port and Pembrey are a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely quiet cottage with a beautiful garden."

    Our puppy enjoyed exploring the garden while we relaxed. The helpful and friendly hosts live in the next door house were very accommodating. Nearest shops in the village of Kidwelly and nearest beach at Ferryside about 10mins drive.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the garden cottage, everything was as we expected."

    The house was really cosy & quirky plus the garden/wood was beautiful brimming with wildlife & amazing flowers so many rhododendrons!! We loved Wales & will be definitely coming back. Many thanks for a wonderful week. X

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Aug 2019

  • "Holiday was amazing."

    Our dog loved his first doggie holiday and we did have a good time. Cleanliness of the cottage can be improved especially in areas around the windows.

    Thank you for your feedback though we were a little surprised with your comment regarding the cleanliness of the windows as we pride ourselves on our properties standards, this is shown by our usually excellent guest comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and as did your dog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke3.1Aug 2019

  • "Very quiet & peaceful place."

    Nice to relax in away from the hustle and bustle of work.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2019

  • "We found Edwin and his wife Mary exceptionally friendly and helpful and constantly let us know that there where no restrictions as to where we wished to go around the property and the farm house gardens, it was a wonderful atmosphere of a wonderful holiday and were lucky to enjoy, as a bonus, a heat wave virtually everyday of the two weeks."

    Would not hesitate to go there again and eventually, we probably will. Ron & Kathryn Branton.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a an excellent location, nice and secluded, great garden for our little dog."

    Owners very welcoming. Weather was awful during our week so not able to explore as much as we wanted.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "The grounds had beautiful Rhododendrons which was a complete surprise, they were in bloom which we thoroughly enjoyed."

    The peace of the area is outstanding and our dog had lots of freedom. Friendly helpful owners and the welcome gifts were lovely.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.1May 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay and lovely people and dog that we meet on arrival I am ..."

    Lovely place to stay and lovely people and dog that we meet on arrival I am sure we will go there again we loved it thanks from the tearles from isle of wight

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage is very secluded and private."

    great for relaxing and switching off , with lovely walks around the grounds with the dogs.. owners very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful and intriguing setting in a rustic yet well equipped cottage."

    Idyllic. Friendly host and generous welcome basket.

    Reviewed by Bronwyn4.7Sep 2018

  • "Hi The cottage was as we expected and so nice to escape from noisy neighbours ..."

    Hi The cottage was as we expected and so nice to escape from noisy neighbours The area was so peaceful and the supplied barbecue meant that we could enjoy the outdoors well into the evenings Didn’t put the tv on all week Would definitely re book

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jul 2018

  • "Setting for the cottage is lovely, very quiet just what we wanted."

    If you don't mind the steep climb up the lane and driveway to the cottage it is actually a great place to cycle from. There is a quiet back road to Kidwelly and then a national cycle route from there. Also a pleasant quiet ride to the local pub.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2018

  • "Generally very happy with the cottage."

    Owners very pleasant and eager to assist with any problems although there were none. Other users complained of the stairs but we found them quite usable and not too steep. Cottage is deceptively roomy and the pictures don't do it justice. Also the use of the large grounds around the cottage a great bonus, especially for us dog owners.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2018

  • "Very welcoming owners."

    Grounds and history of the cottage and the ruin fascinating. Wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Marvellous position to visit the local area.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2018

  • "Staircase is too "steep", unavoidable because of the age?"

    of the property. Not advisable for anyone unsteady on their feet.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2018

  • "Owners friendly without being intrusive, welcomed suggestion gave them."

    We were visiting relatives so thought we knew the area yet still found plenty of new places. Our dogs thought the cottage great along with the grounds. May go back same time next year. For future guests use the street map sent by Owners in welcome e-mail, it gets you there no problems.

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.4Mar 2018

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  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x adult bunk bed room
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor living/dining room with a futon bed
  • Excellent dog walking around the estate. * The Garden Cottage can be let along with the nearby Old Carriage Court (Property ref 984473) to give total accommodation of 14.
  • Electric central heating with Defra-approved wood burner. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Gravelled garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: First floor sitting room has restricted headroom due to support beams, care to be taken
  • Note:The owner accepts two dogs, depending on the size the owner will accept three dogs but please contact our travel experts for more information

The property

This lovely quaint cottage found on the outskirts of the village of Kidwelly, lies adjacent to the manor house and is surrounded by beautiful woodland and enticing landscapes.

The Garden Cottage is traditional and quirky, being ideal for couples or a small family to retreat here for a peaceful getaway.

On the ground-floor you can find the neat kitchen, home to the essential appliances you need to cook up some delicious meals from breakfast through to dinner.

Head into the dining room and gather around the table to serve up the evening’s menu or enjoy a board game with a little bit of healthy competitiveness!

This delightful space is benefited by a woodburning stove, perfect for warming you on a chillier evening.

Also on this floor you will come to the bedrooms, with the master bedroom hosting a king-size bed and continuing the quaint cottage theme with carefully chosen pieces of furniture and simple décor.

The second room is a lovely bunk room which can sleep two adults, a good use of the space and allowing more friends and family to join you on your Pembrokeshire adventure.

Completing this floor is the bathroom, which holds a bath with a shower over so you can either indulge in a soak or wake up with a refreshing shower to start your day, the choice is yours.

Follow the stairs up to the unique lounge area where you will look forward to returning to after a day out and about, put your feet up on the plush sofa and curl up with a book, or flick on the TV for some down-time.

Full of character with its low ceilings and painted beams, you can see views out to the surrounding countryside from the windows, a gorgeous sight, while the velux window in the roof floods in the natural light making this a great place to unwind.

Make the most of this beautiful rural location especially when the weather is nice and sit out on the picnic bench for lunch or fire up the barbecue.

The Garden Cottage also comes with access to the extensive and outstanding Gellideg Gardens, boasting beautiful views to the distant hills of the Gower peninsula, you can spend a whole day just roaming this landscape on your doorstep.

Head into the village of Kidwelly to find your nearest amenities with several pubs and shops, so you can pick up the essentials or treat yourself to a meal out if you want a night off, while the Red Lion in Llandyfaelog is well-worth visiting too for some truly delicious meals.

Kidwelly boasts a 12th century priory church and one of Wales’ best castles, Kidwelly Castle, a preserved Norman-era castle and fortress, so visit for the chance to learn some local history through exhibits and sometimes even costumed events.

Nearby Pembrey Country Park offers an array of outdoor activities, and Cefn Sidan Beach provides the perfect base for family fun or sunbathing.

Venture out to discover the delights of Tenby, hosting even more impressive beaches, a picturesque harbour, and plenty of history awaiting to be discovered on a ghost walk, while those seeking a more challenging ramble should be sure to explore both the Wales Coast Path and Barafundle Bay.

Family-friendly days out can be enjoyed at Folly Farm zoo & adventure park, Oakwood Theme Park, and the National Botanic Garden of Wales and British Bird of Prey Centre, while other attractions in the area worth visiting include the Gower beaches including Oxwich and Rhossili, (one of top ten in world!), Carreg Cennen Castle in Llandeilo, Aberglasney House and Gardens, and the Llanelli WWT National Wetlands Centre, while Carmarthen and Laugharne boast plenty of wonder too.

The Garden Cottage is a wonderful retreat not to be missed.

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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.

Note: The owner accepts 2 dogs, depending on the size the owner will accept 3 dog but please contact our travel experts for more information.

* The Garden Cottage can be let along with the nearby Old Carriage Court (Property ref 984473) to give total accommodation of 14.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas