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Cilwen Fach

Cynwyl Elfed near Carmarthen, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 922875)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage in a lovely spot."

    Nice and quiet but not too far from anywhere. The cottage was clean and had everything you needed. Seeing the chickens every morning was a highlight! Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "This is a brilliant place to go in order to get away from it all."

    It really is in the middle of nowhere and the setting is beautiful. The hosts are just great, and kept us supplied with lovely fresh eggs. The chickens would come round to see us each morning and we were allowed to feed them. Every trip out starts and ends with a lot of narrow lanes but once you get to the main roads it is easy to get to a large number of great places. We are particularly fond of Laugharne and Cenarth, which are close by. A lovely part of the country and a great place to unwind.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "The place is difficult to find because of its out of the location but its a lovely place with a very warm welcome, The fresh eggs and homemade cake were a very nice touch."

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very homely and well equipped."

    We were made very welcome and had a fabulous breakfast and evening meals. We had some lovely days out at some beautiful beaches around half an hour drive away. A pleasant quiet place to stay.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2020

  • "Very rural location, very quiet, only sounds are birds and the odd sheep baaing."

    Weather Was horrible most of the time but it didn’t matter as the cottage was so welcoming and warm.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2019

  • "Adrian was very friendly."

    Nothing was too much trouble for him. The holiday went very well and the near total silence of the area was brilliant! I'd certainly recommend Cilwen Fach to anyone.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations, the owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    It was located in a peaceful and quiet location yet within driving distance of numerous places to explore, from the beautiful coast line to the rolling hills, castles and quaint little quay sides. This cottage is ideal for a quiet break away or as a base to explore from. Not to forget the beautiful cake, freh flowers and gorgeous eggs awaiting us on our arrival. A definite 10 out of 10!!!!

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2019

  • "Adrian gave us the warmest of welcomes, and made sure we had a pleasant and comfortable stay."

    This is a holiday to remember ! We shall return.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Cilwern cottage is a beautiful place and the owners were absolutely brilliant"

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy, welcoming and restful."

    We had a lovely holiday in the peaceful Welsh countryside, Adrian was helpful and welcoming his old world charm vied with the cottages to make our holiday the rest we really needed. By far the nicest place we have stayed - it made a change to have a really comfortable bed, a bath and shower and lovely furnishings in keeping with the cottage not the usual generic Ikea uncomfortable furniture or bright in your face colours. Will most definately be booking again. And the lovely homemade cake, fresh laid eggs and flowers as a welcoming gesture was just wonderful and unexpected.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "A lovely little place."

    The owner was welcoming: upon arrival he showed us around and supplied eggs, cake and flowers. The house was clean and had everything in place that we needed. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2019

  • "Absolutely peaceful location,great hosts and can't wait to visit again."

    Welcome cake was delicious and much appreciated. Thanks for sharing the cottage with us and letting us have a taste of rural living.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2019

  • "The cottage is set in a rather out of the way situation but this in itself means its quiet and peaceful and when we were there only heard chickens (in the garden) and lambs, some very small."

    It was truly great. The facilities were fantastic - plenty of boiling hot water and also control (if we needed too) of the heating to the cottage. We went during fairly mild spell so not necessary to change any settings at all. The people looking after this cottage were very welcoming and helpful and could not do enough for us. Only one drawback no local pub!!! - but then at the rate pubs are closing all over the country hardly surprising!!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "At very short notice through the support Sykes cottage (thankyou so much) we were sourced this wonderful cottage on an very low bugdet."

    We were delighted by its standard of cleanliness and it offered a fully accessorised kitchen, good hot shower over bath tub. It was warm and cozy, draft free and easy to manage. Only 30mins from the nearest beaches and supermarkets, with some of the most gorgeous beaches within an hour, we'de hit the jackpot. We were suprised by housewarming gifts of freshly homebaked cake, a lovely bouquet of flowers and had an ongoing supply of freshly laid chicken eggs "wonderful", what else could you ask for. The kids were delighted by the chickens on the lawn and indulged in feeding them breadcrumbs. The friendly proprieters who lived just next door were very accomadating, happy to deal with any questions but not in your face. I would definately recommend if your looking for an the beaten track holiday where you can relax in absolute peace and quiet and seek out adventure on your own terms.

    Reviewed by PaulineJan 2019

  • "Lovely setting hosts were excellent and could,nt be more helpful , the meals we had were superb , could not fault anything at all."

    Will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2018

  • "Lovely private and peaceful outside space."

    An excellent and caring welcome. The cottage met our needs perfectly.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2018

  • "Meet by the owners who were extremely welcoming to show us round."

    They were on hand should anything have gone wrong. The home made cake and the eggs on arrival we much appreciated. We were greeted every morning by the chickens. Enjoyed sitting in the garden in a peaceful setting surrounded by the lovely countryside. Would certainly like to visit again.

    Reviewed by GeraldJun 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage highly recommended"

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2016

  • "The owners were very welcoming."

    The cottage is in beautiful surroundings and it is very peaceful.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2016

  • "The place was a converted barn and it was located in a quiet, private part of a large garden so it was a very nice place to relax."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2015

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The property

Cynwyl Elfed 3 miles.

A tastefully-converted farm building, in the grounds of the owner’s B&B, providing cosy accommodation, surrounded by working farmland, in the heart of the rolling Carmarthenshire countryside.

Just a short drive from the bustling county town of Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales, the cottage is a perfect base for romantic breaks for couples, or a getaway for a small family looking to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Set on the ground floor, there is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen overlooking fields and a cosy sitting room with a dining area and TV, where you can sit and plan your day’s adventures over a morning cup of coffee.

Outside, you can sit on the private patio and lawned area and enjoy the tranquillity whilst looking out across landscaped gardens, with its resident chickens and guinea fowl and distant rolling fields.

The area is surrounded by lovely countryside views and walks across the Carmarthenshire hills, and traditional Welsh towns such as Newcastle Emlyn within 15 miles or Cardigan and the stunning Ceredigion Bay, 22 miles, with its famous dolphins.

You are ideally placed to explore the beautiful South Wales beaches, including the stunning harbour seaside town of Tenby, just 30 miles away or perhaps soak up some of the culture of the area and follow Dylan Thomas to his iconic Boathouse home in Laugharne only 15 miles away.

There are numerous outdoor activities in the area such as, canoeing, fishing, coasteering or just enjoying the vast stretches of the Wales Coast Path, taking in much of the Pembrokeshire National Park.

A perfect retreat for couples and young families to enjoy the abundance of walks, outdoor activities, numerous beaches and stunning local historic towns.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi (available in B&B main house)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Communal lawned gardens and private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to the property being set down a farm lane, it may not be suitable for very low vehicles.

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About the location


Carmarthen 6.6 miles; Newcastle Emlyn 10.2 miles.

Cynwyl Elfed is a small village in the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire. Surrounded by working farmland this small village is the centre of a busy community and it holds its agricultural show at the end of August. The village is surrounded by pretty woodland which is criss-crossed with footpaths, yet is just seven miles from the bustling county town of Carmarthen, or the popular fishing town of Newcastle Emlyn. The town of Carmarthen overlooks the banks of the River Tywi and boasts the ruins of a Norman castle, the site of a Roman amphitheatre, a museum containing Roman relics and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The bustling market town of Newcastle Emlyn is set on the River Teifi and offers an array of shops, both unique local producers and larger chain stores, such as designer clothes, crafts and jewellery, antiques, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a ruined castle, plus fishing permits are available nearby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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