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Penybanc near Llandeilo, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equiped."

    The views from the terrace across the valley were gteat with fantactic sunsets. \we would recomend a stay here very highly

    Reviewed by Greg5.0May 2024

  • "Was everything we were hoping for and more!"

    Definitely up there with the best places we have ever stayed in, in terms of cleanliness, comfort and coziness! The panoramic views were absolutely beautiful and lovely hosts! Somewhere we would definitely return to often and a perfect place for our anniversary!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2024

  • "Superb cottage fitted with all you need for your holiday."

    Also comes with a fantastic view and in an area with plenty of sights to explore. Friendly owners who are nearby, but only if required. Thank-you for the welcome goodies, much appreciated. All being well, we will return.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at the cottage."

    Had everything you needed! Gorgeous views! Could have quite happily moved in! Will most definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic stay at this stunning cottage that has everything you need including those amazing views."

    Great location and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a great week first time for us in south wales we will definitely be returning as keen photographers the area is a must."

    The cottage was beautiful everything to hand and the patio to the rear is beautiful and a lovely place to eat breakfast or relax in the evening with a glass of wine.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Most beautiful cottage with outstanding views highly recommended really lovely welsh cakes."


    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing week at the cottage which is even better than the photos show!"

    It is spacious, the views are stunning, as is the wildlife and the Welsh cakes and tea kindly provided are delicious! Mr Mrs Morgan are very helpful hosts. I would also recommend their honey. Llandeilo and area make an excellent base, we would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Rosanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "I have stayed at bwthyn-y-rhiw a few times so you can see that i love the ..."

    I have stayed at bwthyn-y-rhiw a few times so you can see that i love the cottage and its outlook the owners are lovely people who i respect and get on with well

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really nice property, love staying here would recommend it to anyone, very quiet and lots to see and do in the area"

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Jun 2023

  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bwthyn-y-Rhiw."

    The cottage is set in beautiful countryside with breath-taking views. We found the accommodation to be both comfortable, peaceful and clean. Everything one required was provided for including Wi-Fi. Next time we are in Wales we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great weeks stay with fantastic views and weather!"

    Our only observation is the What3words code listed was for the farm down the road. We found vessel.buzzards.chuckling more accurate.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2023

  • "We had an excellent week at this very comfortable cottage with amazing countryside views."

    We would recommend that the directions to the cottage from the Salem turning inform visitors it is one and a half miles after turning left.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "We recently had the pleasure of staying in this charming cottage in South Wales, and we couldn't be happier with our experience!"

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable, with all the amenities we needed for a relaxing stay. The surrounding countryside was simply breathtaking, and we enjoyed exploring the local area and discovering hidden gems around every corner. The highlight of our stay was definitely the warm and friendly welcome we received from the cottage owners, who went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. I would highly recommend a cottage holiday in this propertyto anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in a beautiful setting.

    Thank you so much for your kind review it was a pleasure to have you all here we hope to welcome you here again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tapas5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage to get away from it all and enjoy the Welsh countryside at its best."

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage."

    Opportunity to feel away from everything yet within 10 minutes of a market town with an excellent range of diverse independent shops and cafes. well placed to explore South West Wales and the Brecon Beacons/Black Mountains.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property is very clean & spacious and has wonderful aspects looking out over ..."

    The property is very clean & spacious and has wonderful aspects looking out over farmland with red kites, buzzards etc above you

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is not a criticism but an observation."

    As we have had very high temperatures this summer it might be beneficial to provide one or two fans at all properties.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property, fully equipped and with stunning views."

    Friendly and welcoming owners. Very likely to revisit and would most certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very peaceful Mr &Mrs Morgan Lovely beautiful area would absolutely recommend."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent holiday home, equipped with all facilities, located in a rural and quiet area."

    The view from the holiday home is fantastic. The furnishings are complete and the internet worked perfectly. In short, a nice place to stay to explore the area. We, as Dutch people, only missed the coffee maker.

    Reviewed by Gerard3.8Jun 2022

  • "We loved our week away - what a gem!"

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations, even though the pictures are great. A very warm welcome from our hosts, with welcome pack and they assembled and made the cot for our baby too - super helpful! Gorgeous location and very quiet. (The sheep are asleep at night). So peaceful. So much to do in the local area - local town Llandeilo is really nice, lots of castles to explore, Beacons on your doorstep, various Gardens to visit. Abergorloch forest and village was great with fab local pub. Lots of other nice eateries and farm shops around too. Gower is only 1 hour drive for a bit further afield. Lots to do in the local area, really great part of Wales.

    It was a great pleasure to have such nice pleasant people staying at our cottage I hope we shall see them again sometime soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2022

  • "One of a kind for stunning views, this tranquil cottage is nestled in gentle, rolling countryside."

    Sheep grazed close to the raised patio at the back where a panorama of trees float off into the distance, as far as the eye could see. On good days, the patio is a suntrap ideal for private sunbathing. It is also a great location for a cup of tea or glass of wine. Of the many holiday venues we have ever stayed in, this is the cleanest - right into all the corners. Hot water was plentiful and heating effective. Furniture and beds were comfortable and the rooms were very airy and spacious. There was ample cutlery, crockery and glasses. As we never use a microwave, cooking utensils felt a bit limited. The owners were helpful and careful to respect our privacy. This is a great cottage in a unique location. Highly recommended.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay the views are here always but the cooking utensils are what is usually needed as most people eat out anyway but I'm sure we could have done better if we had realised you wanted more thanks for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage as always is fantastic and the people very good."

    The problem is Sykes. They are very greedy and impersonal. I would not recommend them to my worse enemy!!!!!!

    Thank you for the feedback I'm glad you enjoy the cottage,you'r not the only one to complain about sykes cottage.No matter which side of the fence your on, so we shall have to wait and see if thing's improve or not as the customer is the most important person to us ALWAYS .Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "It is down a narrow country lane which suited us fine."

    Very rural

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage had everything we needed and we felt that the photographs actually didn’t do it justice. The kitchen is a great space and we loved the little outdoor area and our little one loved watching the sheep which come right up to the fence. Beautiful views from the deck and we were fortunate with the weather so got to enjoy it. Owners are close enough if you need anything and we’re very friendly. If you’re travelling with a little one there’s a wooden mothercare highchair and a cot although we took our own cot so didn’t use that.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Seclusion at it's best, (well just us and a few sheep)."

    Cottage is superb, views to match, hosts very helpful. A lovely stay thankyou

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really good holiday home good facilities, quiet location nice for a relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Jun 2021

  • "The owners are very helpful and would recommend the accommodation"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is really beautiful and very comfortable with everything you need in self-catering."

    The only 'complaint' would be that the duvet/bed cover is not warm enough and could be a bit bigger and warmer. A small kitchen knife would also be very useful. Otherwise the cottage is perfect and we will definitely be back to stay a third time.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2021

  • "Beautifully clean, warm & quiet holiday cottage set in most glorious scenery."

    Friendly owners live opposite but the cottage felt completely private with the best feature being the sunny outdoor terrace. This place has such a good aspect to watch the sun set! We always look for homes that DON’T do pets as we get fed up of all the hype around animals & this was reflected in a very clean & fresh-looking cottage. Yes, the lane in is lengthy, hilly & narrow but worth it for being away from all the hullabaloo! Take your own bath towels ( hand towels & teatowels were provided) & there’s no welcome pack....

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way, very clean, plenty of space and the kitchen was well equipped."

    The owners were polite, friendly and very helpful. The views from the cottage were stunning . A perfect cottage in a perfect place.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful with everything we needed."

    The only (very small) complaint on a personal level was that the bed was not as comfortable as we would have liked and we also wish we had taken our own duvet, but otherwise everything else was perfect. We are looking forward to going again next year!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2020

  • "Friendly owners and an extremely clean cottage."

    We felt welcome, safe and the cottage was the perfect size for us, (2 adults and a teen). We loved sitting on the balcony watching the red kites circling above and it was so peacefully quiet you could hear the sheep chewing the grass! Easy to find and a good central location to get to S.Wales attractions and coast.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2020

  • "A very warm welcome from the owner, plus a lovely welcome pack."

    The cottage was very clean and cosy, with everything catered for. The views were amazing over the countryside. It was situated in a remote area, but for us that was a bonus. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Mar 2020

  • "Only a short break for us but very enjoyable in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2020

  • "This cottage was absolutely brilliant lovely views from balcony area which my 2 daughters loved."

    nice and comfy to come back to after busy days exploring everything you needed. away from everything without being to far from a town all could hear was the river at bottom of the valley nice and peaceful very little traffic due to its location. Definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very comfortable and clean cottage with all of the fittings and facilities needed for a self-catering holiday."

    The owners are friendly and helpful when needed and the location is very rural and peaceful with beautiful views over the valley which is occupied only by sheep and cows. There are local pubs serving excellent food in nearby Salem and Llandeilo and a more upmarket restaurant in Rhosmaen for something a bit special. A very restful and enjoyable holiday and a cottage we would be very happy to return to.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2019

  • "Such a peaceful little cottage, the surrounding countryside is beautiful."

    We felt very comfortable during our stay and the cottage was immaculately clean and uncluttered. Pat and Alun, the owners, were across the road if we needed them , and were very welcoming. Plenty of nearby attractions to visit. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is very remote, which we understood and wanted anyway, the views from the patio are out of this world, cottage is comfortable and well equipped, everything you need is provided, we got an Asda delivery with no problems so getting provisions isn't a problem."

    The owners are very welcoming and left us eggs,milk and Welsh cakes on arrival which we thought was lovely. All on all a very beautiful cottage and holiday.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and very remote as in the listing, which we loved."

    Surrounded by sheep and their lambs, in the field right outside the veranda, was a real treat and we even gave names to a few - they were such characters. The cottage owners, Pat and Alan, were very hospitable. We had a lovely, peaceful, relaxing break away from the concrete jungle in which we live. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. We loved it so much, we didn't want to come home and we have already booked up to stay again later in the year.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely location with fantastic views from veranda."

    Warm welcome from owners very much appreciated too. Perfect week away. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very pleasant cottage as described."

    Slightly remote but this meant excellent views. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2018

  • "Lovely location in an un-spoilt and "off the beaten track" part of the Brecons with fantastic walking and many castles."

    The cottage is very well equipped and spacious and the view from the patio at the back of the cottage is awesome. The cottage is accessed down some pretty long and narrow roads and you do need to mind your head on the sloping ceilings in the bedrooms and bathroom! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a really beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring South Wales."

    The view fron the balcony is something special.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely views for miles across the sheep fields, from the windows and secluded patio."

    The cottage is spacious and modern. Narrow roads lead to it's quiet location, but there's no traffic, so no problem. Don't believe the satnav when it says you've arrived - cottage is a little further than that first farm. Plenty to do in the area. Plus Llandeilo, for groceries etc, (and with an easy train service to Swansea etc), is just 3 miles away.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2018

  • "The location of the cottage and the hospitality upon arrival and our subsequent departure was second to none."

    The owners are very helpful when required. The views from the cottage are very good and it is highly recommended with good value for the accommodation. We will without doubt try and book a return visit in the future to absorb more of what the area as to offer to the visitors. I felt totally relaxed and rejuvenated from our short break.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "If you are looking for a little piece of paradise you will find it here."

    A perfect location, fantastic views and yet handy for all the nearby attractions. The photographs do not do justice to what is a superb cottage with the added advantage of a wonderful balcony, where you can sit and watch nature at its best and see the Red Kites visit on a daily basis. We have stayed in many cottages and we rank this as the best ever - in fact we liked it so much we could live here permanently ! You soon get used to the narrow country lanes - it really is a completely different world here where you can escape back to nature. Nearby places to visit - National Botanical Gardens, Dan Yr Ogof caves ,Brynamman Cinema- a delightful cinema built in the 1920s and luxuriously fitted out with latest films at absolute bargain prices,Myddfai,Mumbles and Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen. If you are looking for something a little different then book this cottage you will be amazed at this little gem

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very friendly helpful owners and great little welcome package, which was unexpected."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2016

  • "Clean, spacious holiday home with the best view ever."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Jeroen Van De5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Please note: This property only accepts bookings for three nights or more.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed veranda with furniture and BBQ, plus enclosed lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in both bedrooms
  • Note: Front door leads directly onto a quiet country road, children to be supervised
  • Note: Open tread gated metal steps from veranda down to lawned garden
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • NOTE Due to Covid-19 you will need to bring your own towels

The property

Llandeilo 3 miles.

Set in an isolated position, opposite the owners' home and close to the town of Llandeilo is this delightful detached cottage.

Formerly a farm barn, this Llandeilo cottage has been beautifully converted to provide a very comfortable holiday base for a couple or small family.

The spacious rooms, including a sitting room, kitchen and two bedrooms at this welcoming South Wales cottage are all well-equipped and have the wonderful bonus of far-reaching countryside views, which will be constantly changing with each season.

Whether it’s the bright, fresh green of spring and summer, the amazing autumnal colours or maybe a blanket of snow in winter, the views from this charming Llandeilo cottage are always there to impress.

Relax on the veranda with a cold drink or home-cooked meal at your Llandeilo holiday home, or make your way down the steps to the enclosed lawned garden.

From this South Wales cottage, you can enjoy scenic walks and cycle rides, visit the picturesque market town of Llandeilo, explore the array of castles, the steam railway in Carmarthen and the superb Gower and Pembrokeshire coastlines.

All year round, this is an excellent Llandeilo holiday cottage to return to after wonderful days out.

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About the location


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

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

Please note: This property only accepts bookings for three nights or more.