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The Garden Cottage

Kidwelly, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 967102)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JayOct 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 JamesOct 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 DavidOct 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 SallySep 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 LindaSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by GwenAug 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 NikkiAug 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 MaureenJul 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 MarkJun 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 MarieJun 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 JanetMay 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 MaureenMay 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 LeslieMay 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 MargaretApr 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 LindaApr 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 JaneOct 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 SandraSep 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 TraceySep 2020

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

    Very peaceful and relaxing. Loved it.

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 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 PennyAug 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 JamesJul 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 RogerJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and owners really helpful."

    Welcome back great will visit again

    Reviewed by SimoneDec 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 RickOct 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 AllisonSep 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 ChristineSep 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 RichardAug 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 PaulaAug 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 LukeAug 2019

  • "Very quiet & peaceful place."

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

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 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 RonaldJun 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 DavidJun 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 SheilaMay 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 JohnMay 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 PaulMay 2019

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

    Idyllic. Friendly host and generous welcome basket.

    Reviewed by BronwynSep 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 DavidJul 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 IanJun 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 RosemaryJun 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 SusanJun 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by DavidMay 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 StephanieMar 2018

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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 including horse riding, 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.

Note: This property can be booked along with the The Old Carriage Court Ref. 984473, together sleeping 14 guests.

Booked together, this pair of properties is wonderfully suited to a fun-filled escape with friends and family at any time of year.

Summary

  • 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
  • Electric central heating with Defra-approved wood burner. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • 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.Please note: bookings must fall between a Friday and a Friday due to cleaning schedules

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About the location

KIDWELLY

Llanelli 6 miles; Carmarthen 6 miles

The ancient coastal town of Kidwelly is beautifully situated at the centre of West Wales, amidst a superb mix of rolling countryside, glistening seashores and whispering woodland. Occupying a commanding ridge-side position above the winding River Gwendreath, 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.
Please note: bookings must fall between a Friday and a Friday due to cleaning schedules.

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