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The Den

(Ref. 920073)

Llanybri near Llansteffan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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93 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely welcome and the den was central to the area we were exploring."

    Unfortunately the sofa was uncomfortable and the kettle was big and heavy, almost too much for Lynn, the whistle did remind us of family camping holidays. The bed was very comfortable and when the dog dodged under the gate of the back garden it was quickly secured with an additional piece of wood.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Jul 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views over large lawned garden screened seating area to relax and minimise the breeze ."

    Nearby walks fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm.large dog walking field.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great stay at the Den."

    Comfy bed. Great garden for your pooch. Matt and Sian live on plot will help with anything you need. But forgot they were there. 5 mins walk to Farmers arms , go out red gate at bottom of your garden past camper vans. Turn left. Lllansteffen is about 30 mins walk hilly. 5 mins in car. Lovely beach . Shop and pub. Nisa on A40 15 mins drive. Carmarthen 30 mins away. Tenby 50 mins away. Great location.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2024

  • "Only thing that i will say is that when we arrived, the tall fir tree was not there, that is all, what a wonderful setting it is there, the views are stunning, and everywhere around is easy to get to, lots of great sandy beaches, our hosts were first class and the bar is ideal for a drink and views, we would highly recommend this place to stay, we had a fantastic time."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with fantastic views from the well maintained garden."

    Which was very dog friendly and secure. Sian and Matt were very friendly and welcoming. Lovely bar which was open at the weekend. It was a short walk to the local village pub where we received a warm welcome every evening and the meals were great. We will definitely return to this Lovely property and will be recommending it to family and friends. Thanks for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2024

  • "Y Den was the perfect place for us to stay with our young dog."

    We were there for 4 nights, in mixed weather, but the cottage was clean and warm. We enjoyed the log burner, the bed was very comfortable, and the enclosed front and back gardens were absolutely ideal for our dog. The owners were extremely friendly, and very helpful with recommendations of things to do locally. I'd definitely recommend Y Den to any other dog owners.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2024

  • "This was our 2nd visit."

    It was lovely to be greeted by Matt and Sian. The Saturday evening with live music and street food, delicious pulled pork buns. Not to mention the Prerin beer. Another good visit such a lovely view over estuary. Charlie loved the huge garden (miniature poodle). All in all we felt very welcomed

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "This was just the weekend break we needed."

    Relaxing and tranquil the most beautiful scenery. Sian and Matt are wonderful hosts with fresh eggs on arrival. They are there if you need them but allow your privacy. Dog friendly which was a must for us, huge secure garden at the back and large front gravel private drive also secure. Beautiful log burner, everything you need in the kitchen even down to a can opener and grater. A small family run bar on site provided live entertainment on the Saturday night. Acres of ground to run the dog on and wander the countryside. The most beautiful quiet beach less than a 20 min walk or 5 min drive away with free parking and if required like us a car charger. The castle was a lovely walk quiet steep and maybe not ideal for someone with mobility issues. Although only a few miles away from Carmarthen this place feels like its completely excluded from the outside world exactly what we needed. Thanks again Sian and Matt and sorry we took the soap from the kitchen by accident. Claire, Mark and Marley will be back very soon.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2024

  • "I just want to mention, the whole time we was there the host never even Came ..."

    I just want to mention, the whole time we was there the host never even Came to say hi , how you getting on,in fact we never seen them Would not go there again

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Loved the view from the garden . Loved the bar and the live music . Thanks for making our Easter

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location to explore the area."

    Really dog friendly as are all the local pubs. Would come back in the summer to enjoy the garden and the view.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Mar 2024

  • "We would like to say a Big Thank you for making us feel so welcome at Y Den over ..."

    We would like to say a Big Thank you for making us feel so welcome at Y Den over the Xmas period Our two dogs Poppy & Rosie had an absolutely Amazing time also We could not of asked for a nicer warm welcome than we received Outstanding Hosts Thank you Steve , Cheryl , Poppy & Rosie xxxx

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Dec 2023

  • "Considering it was Pet Friendly we were upset that we couldn't leave our dogs in the property alone anytime, we also accepted it was a non smoking cottage but was not allowed to smoke or even vape in its large garden."

    The property was ok, could have done being a bit cleaner, weeds in the front garden, unfortunately we had to end our holiday early due to car trouble , I would advise anyone to always read the small print before booking

    Reviewed by Anita2.8Aug 2023

  • "Really lovely accommodation."

    Very much as depicted on the website. Quiet, comfortable , very clean and great garden for the dogs. Also well equipped for a week's stay for two people. Everything in good working order. Pleasant hosts allow privacy yet very friendly if you stopped to chat. Bar on site opens Friday and Saturday . Good fun addition. Close to the lovely Llansteffan with a massive sandy beach, a little shop and two pubs close by. The perfect relaxing getaway if you prefer a quieter break.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you,for a lovely week at Y Den."

    The cottage was very comfortable and just as described. The outside space was ideal for our 2 dogs-a whippet and manchester terrier. Although after a few days of runs on the beach, walks around Llanbryi and visits to castles they were a little too tired to run around the garden! We had a great week's holiday and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "My Hubby and I really enjoyed our stay at 'The Den', we had amazingly hot weather."

    Both the back garden and the front Garden was very safe for both our 2 whippets, with lovely views from the back garden and sunny seating area. The beach at LLansteffan is great for the dogs and we enjoyed the visit to the castle with free entrance, dogs included. We found the walk to LLansteffan very steep, we are not regular walkers (just normal dog walks) so it took us at least 40 mins. The facilities are very good and very clean. Sian greeted us on our arrival, they give you plenty of privacy, and there if you need them. The only negative was that the sofa was not very comfy and too low for us. Having said that my hubby said he would go again and coming from him that's great credit, as hes very fussy.

    Reviewed by Dee4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    Its in a good location to beaches and a local dog friendly pub close by, the surrounding country side and views are stunning. the cottage has everything you need and the bed is extremely comfy. the garden is ideal for dogs and our 2 large ones loved it. my only negatives are the kettle, i found it far to big and very heavy, you need to hands to hold it and the sofa was very hard to get up from, maybe some cushions would help. would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "Property was very lovely and garden was well maintained and looked after An amazing view from back garden too"

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely stay at the Den this is a beautiful little cottage with great views and a real homely feel."

    The garden was a good size for the dogs and the paddock an extra bonus. The garden is secure for large to medium size dogs but any smaller would need to be supervised if escape artists. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned from The Den having spent a relaxing and stress free Christmas there."

    The cottage had been tastefully decorated for Christmas and the goodies were much appreciated. There was a good supply of logs for the wood burner which we enjoyed using each evening. This was the first time we had been away for Christmas and a walk along Llansteffan beach on Christmas morning before returning to the cottage to cook our dinner was a hi light. We have already booked for two weeks in the summer. Thank you Matt and Sian for all your hard work.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful stay."

    Loads of places to take our very fussy and anxious dog for walks.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful location & property."

    Welcoming hosts and a 30 min walk to the beach one way and 5 min walk to local pub the other where the locals very warm and welcoming. What more could you want

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time at the Den ."

    All was clean and comfortable our two dogs enjoyed too.Lovely places to visit and lovely view from the garden. We would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage with amazing views from the garden"

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely incredible!"

    Magical location, mesmerising views, and beautiful accommodation with warm, friendly hosts. A home away from home; we will be back.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic, quiet location."

    Owners are very welcoming and the onsite bar was a good feature. Will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time at the Den It would have been useful to have a bit more local information available map of immediate area may be and location of pubs and local facilities with phone numbers."

    The Den we found clean, tidy and well fitted out .. only suggested addition would be an electric razor charging point. Matt and Sian were very friendly and helpful…

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2022

  • "We have just returned from our holiday at The Den, Matt and Sian were very welcoming and the added bonus of Matt with his very own brewed ale, delicious."

    The Den was as we expected and with the lovely views out over the estuary were fantastic. We were greeted when we came back after our days out by Peggy, just wanting attention. Our dog Charlie really enjoyed the large garden. All in all a fabulous holiday, would definitely recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Den was well equipped and very comfy, the bed gave me the best night sleep ever."

    The garden was large, safe and perfect for our whippet. The view from the garden was stunning. Hosts were very friendly and we appreciated the half dozen eggs left for our breakfast. The pint in the bar to finish off the day was excellent and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2022

  • "Have had an amazing time, with my husbands mobility not good waiting for knee operation, the garden was safe and secure for our cockerpoo who could run and play freely."

    We have never stayed on a farm before would highly recommend. The owners were lovely, friendly, but still gave you privacy to enjoy your stay. The beach in Llansteffan was lovely for Archy only five minutes away in the car. We have enjoyed the facilities such a lovely cottage with amazing view from the back garden we have booked up again for July.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful views over the estuary."

    It’s got everything you need for 2 of you, and only 2 miles from the village. The first cottage I’ve been to that actually IS fully secure for dogs. We have a determined jack russell and even through his best efforts he couldn’t escape. He loved the big back garden. The bed is the comfiest I’ve slept in in a long time too. The only critism I have (which the owner probably isn’t even aware of) is the pans have no non stick left, making cooking and cleaning them a bit tricky as everything sticks. Other than that, it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Den."

    On arrival we were met by Matt who was extremely friendly and explained everything to us about the cottage and surrounding area. Your car is next to the front door which makes it easy for accessing the property when unloading/packing the car. Storage space in the bedroom and kitchen is excellent plus the kitchen benefits from having a full sized fridge/freezer, dish washer and everything you require for self catering. The bed and settee are both very comfortable, just what you need after a days exploring. The outside space is totally secure for dogs and has comfortable garden furniture and wind break screen which allows you to sit and admire the outstanding view across the estuary to Laugharne. Sian and Matt are excellent hosts and we have already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, comfortable and cosy!"

    Sian and Matt were very welcoming! Gorgeous views from the garden, and perfect for dogs - both the front and back are properly enclosed which was perfect for our inquisitive pointers!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2021


    Reviewed by Antony5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Den is aptly named being cosy, comfortable and warm."

    The bed was extremely comfortable and the added bonus being the extra large secure garden - perfect for a big oaf like my lurcher, Ronnie. Matt and Sian are great hosts and I cannot recommend the Den highly enough. I will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Nov 2021

  • "In spite of inclement weather during our stay we had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was exactly as we expected and the garden exceeded our expectations. With two labradors with us it meant we could relax when letting them out in the garden as it was not just enclosed, but secure. Having a gated entrance was also a bonus as we didn’t have to put the dogs on leads to get them in and out of the car, this made the holiday so much better for us. The doggy towels were also a bonus as we did have quite a lot of rain. Llansteffan beach was superb for walking, great fish and chips from Florries in the car park. Excellent, dog friendly, pub, The Farmers Arms nearby in Llanybri which also has a shop. We have already booked to go again next year.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location for local walking ."

    . comfy & cosy cottage .. free fuel for the log burner was very welcome as we did not have control over when the heating came on /off. Comfortable bed, great TV & WiFi.

    Reviewed by Adele3.8Sep 2021

  • "Our hosts Matt and Sian made us feel at home immediately."

    Having x2 dogs we found The Den with its secure enclosed garden perfect. The sun sets from the garden over the fields and estuary were beautiful. A dog friendly beach only minutes drive away. The Den was cosy and quiet and had all the facilities we needed and look forward to another holiday there. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time in a lively part of the country."

    The cottage was lovely and had such a big garden, and a well equipped kitchen. The hosts were very friendly and there property is well looked after.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful stay in a great location for exploring Pembrokeshire and beyond."

    Matt and Sian were so friendly and the Den so cute. Peaceful. Quiet and a few surprises thrown on if we're ever back in this part of the world we'd gladly stay again.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage and area around was delightful and so were the facilities ar Ty Barn."

    The owners Matt and Sian were extremely helpful and were excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely outstanding and a big thanks to Mat and Sian for their hospitality"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with great views."

    Easy walk to the village and lovely beaches and coastal walks. We had a great week and our dog loved it too! Thank you Matt and Sian for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "Nice comfortable and cosy place - everything worked and we had a great long weekend."

    Owner was very friendly but left us alone to enjoy the cottage. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, cottage has everything you need, hosts very friendly."

    Lovely relaxing week

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Apr 2021

  • "Simply the best!"

    Peace, tranquility, comfort, warmth, cleanliness, traditional Welsh farmhouse with amazing views and walks galore .. history in abundance, unspoilt region with character and beautiful beaches... Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2021

  • "From the moment we drove past the chickens and the ducks, and the cottage came into site, I knew we were in for a treat."

    Our hosts greeted us on arrival and made us feel most welcome. The cottage was even lovelier and roomier, than in the photos. It was a real home from home, with loads of lovely touches. It is well laid out and very clean. The log burner warmed the place through, so quickly and made the stay such a treat and so cosy. The garden was huge, with some really comfortable garden furniture. But it is the view that is stunning, during the day and at night, that is the highlight. The photos can’t do that justice - it is mesmerising. The location of the cottage, means you can get to so many places. I cannot say how much we thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Den. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely Cottage set on a wonderful site, with outstanding views of the estuary and the surrounding landscape, and of the history within this area."

    Fantastic size gardens both front and back. The accommodation was first class, and everything required was provided for, within a very clean environment. The ‘Host’s of the site were extremely welcoming, and it was a very pleasant experience to be fortunate enough to stay within such a perfect place. We could not have asked for anything more, as the weather was very good all week. A very refreshing break and I would recommend ‘The Den’ to anyone else to enjoy!

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good location, good facilities,great hosts,great walks,just right for two for a week."

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2020

  • "In a week when the weather was absolutely horrendous in Wales we had a fantastic time, which included shorter walks on the beach but longer stays in the tea rooms."

    Laugharne was a place we visited a couple of times. After walking to Dylan Thomas's boat house along the beach path, viewing Laugharnes castle ruins we had a lovely lunch in Arthur's, and on another day, afternoon tea at the Owl and the Pussycat, both places very nice and reasonabley priced. Llansteffan the nearest place to the den had a lovely beach for walking Alfie our mini schnauzer. It also has a great bar/restaurant called 'inn at the sticks' with excellent food reasonably priced. A log burner and friendly staff made it a cosy comfortable place to eat. Also all the places I've mentioned are very dog friendly. Sian and Matt went above and beyond in making our stay at the den as nice as could be. With Welsh cakes on arrival and fresh eggs from their own chickens nothing was too much trouble, Sian thanks for everything we will be back to make the most of the beautiful views from the garden when the weather is better. Karen Dave and Alfie the mini schnauzer.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fab time, three years in a row!"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great location and lovely hosts including their own dogs, most certainly will return in the future."

    Reviewed by Rajesh5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful little cottage, with secure gardens for your dogs."

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2019

  • "A truly wonderful and peaceful holiday."

    Y Den was very clean and well presented. The garden offered beautiful views towards Laugharne and the estuary. Sian was very friendly and brought a basket of home grown vegetables for me.

    Reviewed by Jenn5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in The Den, the cottage is in a beautiful location, and everything you need."

    The enclosed large garden was perfect for our two cocker spaniels, they loved it. Also the owners are a lovely couple, that could not do enough to make us feel very welcome to their home. We hope to return next year. We have stayed in various cottages over the years, The Den is definitely the best, and we will recommend to our friends. Sue & John Wolfe, Burnley.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a beautiful hidden gem this cottage is."

    Located in a beautiful spot with wonderful views. The owner couldn't do enough such a lovely friendly couple. We loved it so much we are going back to stay again. The cottage is full of character and charm as expected with a lovely garden over looking the estuary and beyond. Spotlessly clean and comfortable and private. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Jun 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday Sian & Matt are very welcoming and nothing is to much trouble."

    Stunning views great walks just what we needed Imwould recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely relaxing weekend break and a credit to the owners, who provided us with scones and Welsh pancakes on arrival."

    Also recommending local points of interest and the best pubs for either drinking or eating. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location and perfect for anyone with a dog."

    Really enjoyed having the log burner which soon warmed the cottage up. Totally enclosed garden with lovely views and an enclosed paddock to walk the dogs.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2019

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we've stayed at."

    The hosts were extremely warm and welcoming. Even our dog had a wonderful week, since the garden space provided was 'dog-friendly' and the general atmosphere relaxed. We hope to return in future years.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday, it was very peaceful and the owners very welcoming and friendly."

    The Den was very clean and private, but the owners were there if they were needed. We would definitely recommend visits to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7May 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous, the Den was just what we needed for both exploring and chilling after a day out with the furry babies."

    Considering it’s next door to the owners it was really private. Sian and Matt were super accommodating with our very inquisitive pup who after a 9 mile walk still felt the need to jump the fence disappearing into the sunset. When we got up in the morning they had gone to the effort of enhancing the fence

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "The lovely dog friendly so comfortable great garden"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage to stay in very welcoming hosts."

    Nice pub in the village for food and the locals vey friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2019

  • "We enjoyed a lovely peaceful weekend at the Den."

    Although the weather was very wet and windy we stayed in the cosy living room with our two dogs and relaxed in front of the lovely wood burner. The garden was huge and despite the rain the dogs loved the freeedom to run and also their walks around the big field at the end of the garden. The views are spectacular (once the rain cleared a bit to see them) and the cottage itself has everything you need to enjoy a “home from home”. A really enjoyable time was has by all.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful place, would highly recommend!"

    Cozy.. peaceful.. everything you need & very accommodating! Very rural.. surrounded by fields, amazing views! Llansteffan beach & castle just down the rd, great walk, but very hilly on way back! Even though rural, shops etc weren’t too far to drive either! All rounder great little holiday.. Thanks

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely place, lovely hosts, great for dogs, loved it!"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2018

  • "Just spent a week at this amazing cottage and are already planning on returning next spring."

    Cosy with an amazing back garden which was great for our 2 dogs. Fantastic views especially at sunset. It has been the best cottage we have stayed in by far. Couldnt recommend enough Was perfect

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful, clean accommodation."

    ...wonderful back garden for a dog to run in...totally enclosed. Wonderful view over estuary and quite a lot of places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2018

  • "The Den is very well equipped cottage and you're made very welcome with some delicious cake ."

    Easy to get to lots of places . Beaches are very good for dog walking. Farmers Arms pub serves good food and dogs are made welcome in the bar area .

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Den is perfect for couples with dogs."

    The hosts Sian and Matt are very helpful and friendly, but not intrusive even though they live next door. The accommodation provides everything you could need for a very comfortable holiday. It is very tastefully decorated with every effort made to make it feel like a home from home. The view from the rear garden over the estuary is spectacular, and both gardens are secure and perfect for dogs. It's a nice walk in the evening down to the local pub, the 'Farmers Arms' for a drink or pub meal. It's also dog friendly in the bar area. We can recommend the Sunday carvery. LLansteffan is so handy, and has a lovely beach where we walked our dogs every morning. It is so peaceful, and you can see the ferry going back and forth to Ferryside. The beach isn't even crowded during the day, but dogs aren't allowed on the main part, only at each end...the guide was a little difficult to follow, even the locals were a little confused where the boundaries were. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks did our dogs, and I really cannot praise Matt and Sian enough.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with such lovely hosts!"

    Very friendly and helpful couldn’t ask for nicer people. Arrived with lovely home made cake which was delicious! Very tiny detail was taken care of on the cottage and the garden was large and secure which was needed for my dog who loves to escape at any opportunity. Wild defiantly go back!

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Jul 2018

  • "Amazing view from a huge field of a garden that went with the cottage which was so very generously fitted out."

    The peace was so welcome and the owners were so very helpful but not in your face in the least but left us to approach them if necessary. We were honestly thoroughly delighted with the property for our very happy and successful holiday. Wales is lovely. May be one comment would be helpful to others is advice to call in at Tescos in Carmarthen before arriving at Llansteffan as the village stores had very little to offer and was not open always.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fabulous views from garden which was enclosed with comfortable seating."

    Felt relaxed and our dog also enjoyed her holiday!

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Den is a great place for dogs - plenty of room to run, and very safe."

    Sian and Matt were excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jun 2018

  • "Perfect setting ."

    The owners who live next door were very welcoming and bent over backwards to make our stay outstanding. We will be coming back without any doubt. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was the most dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Large enclosed garden with lovely views over the estuary. Could let the dog out in the garden for a run knowing she had plenty of space and was secure. Very friendly hosts and relaxing cottage.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2018

  • "Can’t keep away from this cottage."

    Perfect for visiting Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Beautiful area and cottage. Matt and Sian are lovely but not intrusive. Enjoy!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2018

  • "SION and Mathew are lovely and friendly people anything is no bother."

    The cottage is just right. The gardens are good as when it was wet the dogs went in the front garden and when it was dry they run around the long back garden which was great when dry. A five minute drive and we were on the beach local shop the post office you can get by with but only open 8.30am to 2.30pm, a must to remember. We all had a lovely time us two adults and are two dogs, which got on with there two dogs

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Mar 2018

  • "The Den is a lovely self contained ground floor accommodation."

    Clean, comfortable, had everything needed and the views are spectacular. Owners really lovely too.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2018

  • "Peace and quite."

    Great Hosts.

    Reviewed by Carlos5.0Nov 2017

  • "Amazing cottage in a beautiful location."

    Felt so spoilt and looked after, so we were able to really relax and make the most of it. Well worth a visit and will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage in perfect location."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2017

  • "Wonderful warm welcome from Sian and Matt, nothing was too much trouble."

    Beautiful location within easy walking distance of village. Very comfortable accommodation with every facility. Looking forward to staying again!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2017

  • "The hosts Sian and Matt were extremely friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2017

  • "Great welcome from owners 100% dog friendly big garden for dogs to run beautiful views very relaxing hope to return"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely well appointed and the owners are exceptionally friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2017

  • "The owners Sian and Matt very good hosts"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2017

  • "My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this cottage, the cottage was welcoming and comfortable."

    Very well equipped and everything had been considered. The surroundings were just as described on the website which was what attracted us to booking this cottage. Matt and Sian (the owners) were very helpful without being intrusive. Loved the farm surroundings, excellent view from the garden. Convenient location for places of interest, including the "Farmers Arms" which is a very short walk away, providing good valued food/plenty of choice and friendly staff. Very good value for money, would definitely recommend this to other couples, especially if you have dogs as there are a good choice of walks

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2016

  • "The Den is simply amazing!"

    ! The wood burner was a real treat and the owners are very friendly! We took our dog with us and the front and back garden is secure so he could have a run around with us worrying he had got out! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very welcoming owners who more than go the extra mile. Quiet rural area good local pub with food.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage - small but thoughtfully designed, beautifully decorated and very comfortable."

    For dog owners there is a large grassed garden fully dog proofed, which also has fantastic views over the estuary. Pub within walking distance serves good meals (dogs allowed in bar) or take away. We found the wi fi and phone reception a bit intermittent but that's our only negative. The owners are lovely - nothing too much trouble - and new laid eggs are great for breakfast! Location: ideal for exploring the Camarthen and Pembroke coasts and inland but you do need to drive back up to the A40 - though the road is good. Locally there are walks around Llan y bri and LlanLlansteffan which is a small but pretty seaside resort with excellent Tea Rooms and great view across the estuary. The estuaries are great for bird watchers.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.6Sep 2016

  • "This was probably the most delightful cottage that I have ever hired."

    So welcoming. Friendly owners, nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathi5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV and en-suite WC
  • Separate shower room and open plan living, dining and sitting area
  • The fitted kitchen includes an integrated fridge/freezer, double oven, microwave and dishwasher
  • The dining table and chairs and the sofa are next to the cosy woodburner.
  • Timed central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview (one Smart TV), DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gated secure parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture and rear enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • (BBQ hire charges apply) Bike storage
  • Kayaks and fishing equipment hire available from owners
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Dog walking areas (subject to animals/seasons)
  • Smoking is prohibited within the cottage, garden and grounds
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub with restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Note: There is no room in the bedroom for a cot
  • Note: Duck or hen available to rent for the duration of your stay to look after and collect eggs
  • Contact owner for more details
  • Note: Ideal for active individuals who enjoy exploring outdoors/dog walking/stargazing

The property

This delightful, 19th Century solid stone ground floor cottage is situated next to the owners farmhouse and adjacent to a small certified location caravan site in a tranquil 28 acre smallholding on the outskirts of the rural villages of Llansteffan/Llanybri.

With acres of rolling hills and a panoramic uninterrupted coastal views of Laugharne and Caldey Island, Fferm Heol Down Farm was previously an ancient hamlet and is set in peaceful surroundings where you can get back to nature and enjoy slow paced village life. The Den is a luxury self-contained annex, situated in an original part of the farmhouse at Fferm Heol Down Farm.

Contemporary yet full of character, this spacious ground floor cottage has exposed stone walls, wooden beams, complimentary wifi, fully fitted kitchen and a wood burning fire.

The Den also has its own entrance, parking and garden for individuals and couples who want complete isolation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! From the rear of the property, you can enjoy superb, panoramic far-reaching views of the countryside and in particular landmarks such as Caldey Island and the infamous Dylan Thomas' Boathouse in Laugharne.

At night, the rural location of The Den makes it an ideal location to stargaze and admire the pretty far away lights of Laugharne Town reflecting off the estuary water. The all year round, dog friendly Llansteffan Beach is just a 20 minute walk/5 minute drive, so you can easily enjoy long walks or relax with local fish and chips on the beach.

The Wales Coastal Path can be accessed from Llansteffan Beach or within a 15 minute walk from The Den.

This cottage is ideal for keen walkers and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors with their four legged friends. For those who want to eat out, the nearest pub/restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the cottage and specialises in authentic Thai cuisine.

The village of Llansteffan hosts more pub/restuarants and has a few cafe's, local village shop and two art galleries. Situated in Carmarthen, the heart of West Wales, The Den has an ideal central location to explore the whole of South West Wales including Pembrokeshire and the Gower Peninsula.

Carmarthen is also the oldest Town in Wales and steeped in history.

Arthurian enthusiastists will be aware that Carmarthen is widely known as the birthplace of the legendary wizard, Merlin and there are many things to discover locally.

Carmarthen is just a 20 minute drive from The Den and further boasts a wide selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

For those who do not wish to drive, The Den is situated on a bus route with daily buses into Carmarthen.

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About the location


Carmarthen 7 miles.

Llansteffan is a lovely seaside village with its own castle ruins, post office, general store and pub serving local food. Just a short journey takes you to the county town of Carmarthen with numerous shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, and a daily market. This beautiful part of Wales has everything for a perfect holiday, from the peace of the vast sandy beaches to the noise and excitement of the motor racing track at Pembrey. A visit to Dylan Thomas' Boat House at Laugharne, a day exploring the castles, mills and craft centres dotted around the scenic countryside or a day enjoying the walks right from the doorstep of this perfect base make for a wonderful experience for all the family.

Smoking is prohibited within the cottage, garden and grounds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas