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No 1 Church Cottages

(Ref. 948465)

Llanelli, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Cannot fault your property, it’s amazing."

    Had a wonderful stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Yasmin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay only a short walk to the beach, cottage was clean and comfy with everything that you needed."

    Would love to come again.

    Reviewed by Darien5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is beautifully renovated and we really liked the little touches that reminded us it was a former chapel."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and well stocked with everything you need from crockery and cutlery to pots and pans, and we loved the Welsh cakes left out for us on our arrival and the milk in the fridge. There was a fish and chip chop opposite which served the best fish and chips I've tasted in a long while. Everyone was really friendly and Llanelli is a good point to discover the surrounding area. I would definitely come back to this area and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Mar 2024

  • "We loved the high ceilings and space in this holiday house."

    Thank you for letting us stay. It’s a short walk to a nice beach that we and the dog really enjoyed. The dog was also delighted with the treats you left for him. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an amazing stay at the church, our dog maverick felt comfortable for his 1st vaccination so that was great, the accommodation itself was great locality to the beach was great."

    Only down side we had was finding a parking space and no outside space for us or the dog. Area around the church was a building site which I understood but could have been kept tidy. All in all would I stay again no but only because there was no outside area for the dog or us to chill in of an evening.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful, modern and comfortable conversion within walking distance to the beach."

    We had a very enjoyable stay; thank you for the welcome pack and doggy treats. The only downside is that there is no outside space at all which would have been helpful at this time of year to rinse walking boots, wellies and the dog. Having said that, we managed with the porch. I would recommend this cottage due to its proximity to stunning beaches and how comfortable it was to stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous place."

    Cosy and great amenities plenty of options for delivery of takeaways beautiful beaches and lovely people! Was left a bottle of wine and some Welsh cakes upon arrival! Winner!

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place and loverly lodging would recommend, weather was a let down but you ..."

    Great place and loverly lodging would recommend, weather was a let down but you cant odds that ,and opposite the chip shop great many thanks

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful old building in a reasonable location, which is great for exploring."

    The potential for this property is fantastic as the conversion has been undertake very well. Everything you need is there in the property, but this was unfortunately let down poor maintenance and cleanliness. However, were able to reflect this to the owners -who took the comments on board and this will hopefully be taken up with their cleaning company. The owners were every responsive when we encountered a problem with the boiler (which was fixed the very next day).

    Hi, Thanks for the positive aspects of your feedback. The minor issues that you drew our attention to have been looked at. Regards, Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property with quirky features."

    Located close to restaurants and a children's park, it was a lovely base for our mini break. Only recommendation is that it needs a bit of TLC. Would be nice to modernise, freshen and revitalise a few items, maybe some bathroom soaps, new furnishings, crockery and pictures in the living room as it seemed very old and used. Property owner was very proactive in providing details of arrival and was also so kind to post back items we left behind.

    Hi, Thanks for the positive comments. In response to your recommendation the main feel of the church is to keep the old fashioned, lived in character and authenticity with a slight modern twist. This stays true to it's nature and is reflected in the surroundings. There is also access to pump activated hand wash in the bathrooms. Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shivangi3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property that had everything you could possibly need for a relaxed holiday."

    The hosts are really nice and respond to questions quickly. We used it as a base to explore the area and there was so much to do within an hour of the property including zip world, caves, waterfalls, country parks and historical places. Having the pub just down the road was great for when you got back from a busy day out.

    Reviewed by Timandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation & the owner left us some treats for our arrival."

    Perfect location for the beach in a 5 minute walk so although there is no garden we were on the beach every night for our late walk with the dog. Very convenient for the Gower Peninsula beaches which were stunning & so quiet. Weather was incredible so we were lucky & will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely but the owners could do with telling people who book what is there."

    As we took our dog crate and there was already one there. The owners could let people know what they have in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharron4.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable quirky and unique had everything you needed perfect getaway"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    The beach was amazing . And the welcome gifts we had were very thoughtful because we forgot milk! So we was very happy to see milk in the fridge and my friend was very grateful for the wine. Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property, well equipped and perfect location to explore the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place and well fitted out."

    Atmosphere of an old building with lots of period features but with new interior, plenty of plug sockets and good wifi. Owners are really helpful and kind. Parking is on the street but there was no problem getting a spot. There was a bit of noise at the weekend from people leaving the nearby pub but on the whole was a quiet stay. Beach so close for the dog and easy walk into town (20 mins walk). Was clean on the surface but lots of dust under the wardrobes and on beams; likely caused by the building works which we were made aware of. Definitely would recommend the place.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great base location to travel from ,all you need around you."

    Shop,pub,and chippy. few minute walk to the beech. had a great week. deb n john..

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable and well placed for exploring the Gower."

    Easy access to green space and the beach for walking the dog. No outside space at the property.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 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 Claire4.7Apr 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by James4.7Feb 2022

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

    Some warning of this maybe helpful?

    Reviewed by Deirdre1.9Jan 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 Tracy3.8Jan 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 Irene5.0Jul 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 Ian5.0May 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 Greg5.0Sep 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 Bob4.7Mar 2020

  • "The cottage is very special."

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

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Nov 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 Peter5.0Oct 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 Gordon4.7Sep 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 Owen4.4Aug 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 Linda5.0Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 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 Ren5.0May 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 Jennifer5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very happy with the process and experience"

    Reviewed by Murray5.0Dec 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 Terry5.0Oct 2018

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

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 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 Patricia4.4Jun 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 Paul5.0Apr 2018

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

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2018

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

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 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." fair with good breakfasts and choice of beers and wines,the other not to be recommended as it was filthy and unkempt.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 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 - 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 Daran4.7Mar 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 Caroline4.7Mar 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 Lisa5.0Mar 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 Graham5.0Feb 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 Antony5.0Feb 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 Sean5.0Feb 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 Sally4.8Jan 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