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No 1 Church Cottages

Llanelli, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 948465)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful restoration, it's becoming our 'happy place'."

    Everything you need is provided, clean, comfortable, dog friendly. 100% recommend xx

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "We had another lovely stay at 1 Church Cottages."

    The cottage is quirky and comfortable with modern facilities. Location is great for us as its quite central to places we like to visit. Looking forward to another visit. Diolch, Claire and James

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped and conveniently located for the places we wished to visit."

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "We were shocked to find the next door property derelict."

    Some warning of this maybe helpful?

    Reviewed by DeirdreJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, close to the beach, very comfortable stay."

    One thing, that could be addressed is the clear glass in the ensuite bathroom door.

    Reviewed by TracyJan 2022

  • "The cottage is wonderful, so roomy and airy and with all the necessities, plus luxurious extras, ensuring the stay was comfortable."

    We weren't sure there was going to be much to do around Llanelli and expected to drive to the Gower everyday, but the welcome pack highlighted key attractions in other directions and we have a great time exploring. The National Botanic Gardens were particularly great, and the Millennium Path within a stone's throw away was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by IreneJul 2021

  • "So many good things to say about Church Cottages."

    Hosts: Sarah & Julian have the right balance. Quick to respond when asked. Friendly communication at start and end of holiday. No 1 is spacious and coped easily with 2 adults and a dog and is located close to the beach. Four will be just as comfortable I'm sure. Location is ideal for visiting, Swansea, The Gower, Mumbles, Tenby and various sites of interest and beauty. If I had a gripe and this is not fault of S&J. I would like to have something to inform and guide me around Llanelli and its past. What we saw.and found was interesting but felt there was more to see. Good luck S&J with cottages 2 & 3..

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable, clean cottage, conveniently located for the beach, wider Gower area."

    .. and a fish n chips shop opposite! The owners went 'above and beyond' with help - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GregSep 2020

  • "Llanelli itself is a dump!"

    It's dirty, litter-strewn and economically depressed. The two pubs within walking distance were both closed down and the other pubs in the area were horrible. As for the local beach, I have never seen such amounts of litter and plastic debris. I know that these comments reflect on Llanelli, and not the cottage itself, but if I live to be 100 I never will go back there.

    Reviewed by BobMar 2020

  • "The cottage is very special."

    We enjoyed every thing about it. Kind regards Yvonne and ivor.

    Reviewed by IvorNov 2019

  • "What a privilege to be able to stay in such a wonderful church conversion."

    The accommodation is superb with lots of space and real attention to detail. The location is also perfect for access to the coast path and very close to the train station. Parking is on street but there is plenty of space available. A real bonus was the fish and chip shop directly opposite the property.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "This is a pet-friendly cottage, we took our two hounds who loved the place."

    Thoughtful owners left jar of dog treats on table - nice touch. However, there is no garden or patio with the property so any day/night “doggy comfort breaks” have to be done by a short walk. There are plenty of places to exercise your dog(s) virtually on the doorstep. This would not put us off returning. It’s a well appointed refurbishment in a great location, ideally situated for walking lengths of the Millennium Coat Path. Loved it.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2019

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in an interesting part of Wales."

    High standard of accommodation with some quirky features and good facilities. The cottage has good access to the coast and local amenities. Very close to the station so a good base for exploring the region by public transport.

    Reviewed by OwenAug 2019

  • "Very good accommodation done to a very good standard"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "The church was beautiful, it was like a show home and had everything you needed."

    It was only a short walk to the beach and coastal path. Ideally situated to use as a base. Chip shop opposite was nice. Thoughtful gesture of wine and chocolates from the owners. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Not much to do in Llanelli itself, but the flat provides an excellent home base for exploring SW Wales."

    Very clean, comfortable, quiet, spacious. Two bathrooms! Excellent value.

    Reviewed by RenMay 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing,it's been renovated to high standard but still ."

    Keeping some of the original features, it was very clean, really cosy,a home from home,near to the beach and a 15/20 walk into town,we was made to feel very welcome and the added touches like an iron board iron hairdryer towels ect. Shows how much thought they've put in to make everybody's stay relaxed and enjoyable..... highly recommend

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2019

  • "Very happy with the process and experience"

    Reviewed by MurrayDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage,close enough to the coast to walk the dogs and kids and a short walk to town for all your other needs."

    The welcome pack was a nice surprise. If your bring a dog just to remember there is no garden but as I've said close to the beach and sea wall (5min walk).You go past a pub to get there.Nice cafe at the beach front , millennium coastal walk great for walks and cyclist's.

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, fantastic hosts, fab kitchen facilties, travel cot and highchair provided which was a god send"

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2018

  • "Blinds on the velux windows in the bedrooms would be appreciated for a better nights sleep."

    Ideally situated for local visitor attractions.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday home x Beautifully restored and a short walk to the beach x"

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2018

  • "The property was previously a church, it had retained some of the original features and had a lovely atmosphere."

    The facilities were comfortable and clean. The cottage welcomed dogs and were furnished with that in mind eg:- dog cage, easy clean floors. The master bed was comfy and the bedding smelt lovely, lovely en suite with a very interesting floor ? five minutes from the beach and lovely sea front. The owners had left a welcome pack which we enjoyed. The kitchen was very well equipped, including al the cleaning products needed, tea towels etc. The owner was easy to contact and very communicative. Will be back, a lovely snuggly place to stay whilst we visit our son and family.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Really lovely place to stay with lots of lovely features."

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent in both comfort and upkeep,the welcome pack was also excellent,recommend this place to everyone,location is close to beach and the general store has everything one requires."

    Pubs..one fair with good breakfasts and choice of beers and wines,the other not to be recommended as it was filthy and unkempt.

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2018

  • "A lovely, comfortable conversion of the little church."

    Well appointed kitchen with plenty of equipment. Milk, wine and chocolate in the fridge very thought full. Only downside, no outside space. However with miles of coastal path a five minute stroll away fresh air is easy to come by. There's also a friendly pub just up the road with outside seating for summer evenings.

    Reviewed by CarolineMar 2018

  • "Hi All, My partner and I (and Dog, Nellie) had a 4 night stay here from 14th to 18th March 2018."

    One of the main factors for us was the fact it used to be a Church! Was hoping it might be a bit spooky but actually, quite the opposite! Very warm and welcoming cottage with lots of equipment to maintain a self sufficient stay. The decor is brilliant and detail is second to none. The cottage is very clean but still has that old property feel that is great. Spacious and cozy at the same time. The feature staircase is superb as is the main bedroom bathroom flooring. You will see if you book. The ONLY two things we can comment on are: 1. The bedroom skylights do not have any type of blind - If you are a light sleeper, bring some eye masks. 2. The shower pressure is not great. The bin collection is times can be found here - http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/media/1213110/waste-collection-calendar2017-ws.pdf As far as I can see, just put the bags outside before 6am on the particular days. The Bucket & Spade Pub down the road (Out door, turn left, at the end on the right) does a GREAT breakfast from 10:00hrs for £4.95 and is huge! Definitely worth a visit. We would stay here again. For us, the main winner here is the actual property. Its a CHURCH! How often can you stayed in a Church. I did do some research into the Church and couldn't find much but if anyone can find it, please print it off and leave it in the guest book :) Yours, Naomi, Daran and Nellie.

    Reviewed by DaranMar 2018

  • "The church was nicely renovated."

    It was very comfortable. Had everything there you could need. Julian and Sarah were lovely and friendly. Nice touch having a bottle of wine and some lager in fridge. Would recommend this holiday let.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "A lovely property with everything you could possibly need, its in an ideal location to get anywhere."

    The beach and coastal path 5 minute walk with some great views, theres a shop and pub a few doors down and a chip shop opposite. The Church has been refurbished to a very high standard and really does deserve to be treated like its your own, its a large property with large lounge and a lovely Kitchen with downstairs toilet. The bathroom is stunning and I love the lighting, the property has 2 large bedrooms and the main bedroom has an ensuite. We were visiting my daughter (and first grandson) who lives in Swansea, its been the coldest week I can ever remember lol but we really enjoyed our stay at The Church. We were made very welcome by the owners and we also found the locals very welcoming. We used local pub and shops and will certainly go again. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2018

  • "The Church Cottage in Llanelli was amazing."

    A beautifully converted church completed to an extremely high standard. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and have made the cottage very cosy and homely place. Only 5 minutes from the beach, the local pub and shop were even closer. In our party there were 2 adults, 2 kids and a dog, we had plenty of space and all loved it. A lovely place to stay for a relaxing holiday. Would definitely recommend and we will be going back!

    Reviewed by AntonyFeb 2018

  • "1 Church Cottages provided an idyllic 2 week stay."

    Very spacious, well equipped and full of character and charm. Julian and Sarah were gracious hosts and even provided beer, wine, milk and treats for our arrival (which was greatly appreciated after a long drive!). A great location with a quick walk into town for shops, pubs and take-aways. Also a fantastic location to explore South Wales as well as the beautiful towns of Tenby and St Davids, provided you have a car. Highly recommend this property! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by SeanFeb 2018

  • "I was looking for a property specifically in Llanelli to visit family and found the Sykes website easy to use to find exactly what I was looking for."

    The property was excellent value for money, extremely well decorated and gave us everything we needed. The owners have done a super job with this conversion and couldn't have been more helpful both in the lead up to our stay and whilst we were there. Everything has been thought of within the house, and the owner has taken great care to retain much of the character of the original chapel. We had a lovely weekend here and would love to go back. Would absolutely recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by SallyJan 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Roadside parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • Train Station 10 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Please Note: the property only accepts a minimum of 3 night breaks

The property

This end terrace cottage in Llanelli has been converted from an old church and made into a charming holiday home with many original features and characterful interior.

Whether you seek a romantic getaway or a short break with friends, this retreat offers a wonderful stay all year round.

Enter into the hallway where you will be greeted by a warm welcome and arched windows that give a feel for the property upon arrival.

A step up will take you into the sitting room, which makes a comfortable place to socialise throughout the day, boasting two sofas and an arm chair along with a stone floor tied together with a cosy rug.

Continue through to the well equipped kitchen housing all of those essentials you may need during your holiday and a dining table that can seat up to six for evening meals with your loved ones.

Close by, the ground floor cloakroom is a nice addition to the layout.

Take the stairs and you will arrive at a family bathroom, boasting a roll-top bath, ideal for relaxing after a long afternoon exploring the local area.

Two bedrooms offer a peaceful sleeping environment, classically decorated and elevated by exposed beams that rest above the bed.

One room comes complete with a Velux window and a tasteful en-suite, holding a walk-in shower.

There is much to enjoy in Llanelli and beyond, from a walk to the beach down the road, to modern shopping centres, a theatre and the beautifully scenic Millennium Coastal Cycle Path, ideal for cycling and walking.

An afternoon in Carmarthen or Swansea can be followed with a theatre or cinema visit or maybe a steam railway ride.

The property is located neaby to Sandy Water Park which has a large lake and restaurant.

The eisteddfod festival is held close by and is well worth a visit.

Llanelli is in a beautiful part of Wales and is the perfect location for all the family.

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About the location


Carmarthen 16 miles; Swansea 12 miles.

Llanelli is a traditional mining town on the mouth of the River Loughor and has been extensively redeveloped, after the mining industry declined, to offer modern shopping centres, a theatre and the beautifully scenic Millennium Coastal Cycle Path. For all kinds of sports fans Llanelli is the perfect location. Watch great rugby matches, try out the array of golf courses, watch horse racing at nearby Ffos Las, or why not watch or try a spot of racing yourself at the Pembrey Circuit, the home of Welsh Motorsport, providing racing for cars, motorcycles, karts and trucks? Sandy beaches nearby can be enjoyed or invigorating walks can be extended to include parts of the world famous Welsh Coastal Path. Shopping in Carmarthen or Swansea can be followed with a theatre or cinema visit or maybe take a steam railway ride. Llanelli is in a beautiful part of Wales and is the perfect location for all the family.

Please Note: the property only accepts a minimum of 3 night breaks

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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