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Cilwen Fach

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Cynwyl Elfed, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners were very welcoming kept us updated on when we could arrive also sent us directions of how to get to the property."

    They also brought down a disable step so I could safely get into bath so I could have a shower. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a good relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2024

  • "We loved that cottage!"

    Reviewed by Clemens5.0May 2024

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023


    Great hosts! Amazingly equipped cottage. Warm and cosy. Normal double bed with comfy mattress. Spotless cleanliness. A bit muddy lane in rain. Definitely recommended. Amazing week in October 2023. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Edit5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a peaceful spot."

    Condition of property was very good. I was well looked after by hosts and very helpful. For self catering it was good but could have done with another mixing bowl or microwave bowl if you're preparing meals. Situation to explore surrounding area was ideal.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very relaxing holiday in a good spot away from the rat race, very nice stay thank you Adrian, we will certainly recommend Cilwen Fach to friends and family,we will return for another wonderful stay many thanks again."


    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a perfect little cottage with everything you could possibly need for a lovely holiday."

    Thank you Adrian!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very hosptiable and generous hosts - a quiet and secluded spot - the garden was a haven of peace and birdsong."

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Jun 2023

  • "An excellent holiday cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lovely garden surroundings. Great welcome, with free range eggs and home-made bara brith. Ideal base for seeing the surrounding area with its many places to visit. Mark & Lucy

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and the owners were very welcoming and friendly."

    Loved the daily chicken visits. The owners lived on site in the B&B but very much left you to enjoy the cottage and the peace and quiet. I would recommend the location.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7May 2023

  • "A fabulous choice for a 'quiet get away'."

    Everything is provided for a comfortable stay. Adrian made us very welcome and, although he and Jeff live in the main house, they were not intrusive The area is very beautiful and we saw lots of breath taking scenery, beaches and castles. We hope to re-visit sometime

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "A property full of rustic charm set in tranquil surroundings which is just what we wanted."

    It's remote enough for all the peace & quite anyone might want (without having to endure lots of one track farm lanes to reach it) but also close enough to use as a base to explore a lovely part of Wales. The views are beautiful from every which way inside & out. The added bonus of seeing the lambs every day was a personal favourite of mine. Adrian was a great host with his contact before we arrived to make sure we had accurate directions. We received a very genuine warm welcome on our arrival, with a heartfelt touch of a homemade Bara brith & some spring daffs from the garden. A touch we've not had before but made a huge difference. Everything you could need is in the cottage including local tourist info for ideas to visit, games etc. Adrian clearly cares & it's evident he wants his guests to share what a special place Cilwen is & we both definitely agree, thank you for a fabulous stay. We wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2023

  • "Perfect stay from start to finish!"

    A lovely quiet hideaway, full of charm and excellent facilities. We explored the whole area (so much to do, but special mention to Jin Talog), and it was so nice to return each night our little haven. We couldn't have asked for a nicer cottage or better hosts - thank you to Adrian and Jeff x

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at Cilwen Fach Cottage."

    The cottage was equipped with everything that we needed. We really enjoyed the Bars Brith that was baked by the owner, Jeff. We enjoyed playing, Operation, a game I had when I was little. We enjoyed our stay and will be back soon!! Thank you Adrian & Jeff.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful, peaceful location."

    Great hosts, friendly and helpful but unobtrusive making the cottage and it's gardens very private. Well equipped. Very pretty area to drive around. Catch of the Day is a very reasonably priced fish restaurant in Cardigan and Corbus Inn in St Clear do a good Sunday lunch again for a very reasonable price - best to book these places as popular

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had the perfect holiday!"

    The cottage is so cosy and peaceful, beautiful views and we loved the hens. Perfect location for exploring, we went out in a different direction every day and visited many beaches and castles. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sorrel4.7Oct 2022

  • "A wonderful stone cottage in beautiful surroundings, a perfect place to go and relax away from day to day stresses."

    Some driving required to get to beaches etc. We will most definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cilwen Fach!"

    There were fresh eggs and cake left for us when we arrived! The cottage itself was very picturesque, with beautiful garden and facilities. If we needed to ask any questions, Adrian was very accomodating and helpful and sorted out any issues we had without delay. We would highly recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet rural location to unwind."

    Lovely hosts, on hand if needed but not intrusive. Loved seeing the chickens in the morning. Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    Everything you could need for your stay. Very friendly and helpful owner. Bara brith and lovely eggs supplied and were appreciated.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage and very friendly, welcoming owners."

    Thank you so much for a great holiday. The fresh eggs and cake were a lovely surprise

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage,very calm and away from it all location,hoping to return soon,peace and quiet guaranteed."

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a fabulous long weekend away!"

    The property was perfect for our needs and we were greeted with a warm welcome (plus a homemade cake and half a dozen freshly laid eggs - thank you so much for those!) by the owner on our arrival. The cottage was well laid out and is one long flow-through style (kitchen, lounge/diner, bedroom, bathroom) and has pretty much everything that you need for a self catering stay. No real negatives to the property. My only suggestion would be perhaps having a nightlight in the lounge area to save having to put a main light on during the night if you need to get up for a drink of water etc and don’t want to risk waking your partner or walk into something, but that’s just an observation and not a criticism. Plenty of wall sockets which was a bonus especially in this day and age of everything needing to be charged up. I would definitely recommend Cilwen Fach to anyone looking to stay in this area. No there aren’t any facilities in walking distance but this wasn’t an issue for us as we catered accordingly and there are plenty of places to eat in Carmarthen which is only about a 15 minute drive away. If you are looking for peace and quiet in the Welsh countryside then this is a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous 6 night stay at Cilwen Fach."

    The cottage is delightful ,fully equipped with everything you could possibly wish for. Lovely comfy bed too. The hosts are lovely guys, helpful but not intrusive. Plenty of things to do and see within a 45 minutes drive. Will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Jun 2022

  • "The right balance of attention and privacy."

    A return visit because of our satisfaction before.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2022

  • "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 Elizabeth5.0Aug 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 Andrew4.7Jun 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 Ian5.0May 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 Catherine5.0Jul 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 Jennifer5.0Sep 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 Andrew4.4Sep 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 James4.7Jul 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 John5.0Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 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 Susan5.0May 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 Lucy5.0May 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 Deborah5.0Apr 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 David5.0Apr 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 Pauline5.0Jan 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 James5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely private and peaceful outside space."

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

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 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 Gerald5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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.

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.

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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