Castle Hill Cottage ref: UK10458

Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Set along a private lane, this detached cottage dates back to the late 1800s and has enviable views over Llansteffan and out across Carmarthen Bay. Castle Hill Cottage offers spacious and characterful accommodation which has been lovingly furnished throughout to provide a very good standard of finish. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the wood burner, which acts as a focal point during a cosy evening in, or utilise the spacious galley-style kitchen to prepare a special meal before serving up in the separate formal dining room, which retains the original fireplace. All bedrooms are spacious, and have been thoughtfully presented with a high level of comfort in mind.
Next door you can step back in time and visit the ruined castle dating back to the early 12th century, along with the Iron Age earthworks still visible to this day, and which once controlled an important river crossing of the Towy. Enjoy an early morning walk to discover this castle and its epic views overlooking the sand flats and the mouth of th River Towy.
Castle Hill Cottage is a 5-minute walk from Llansteffan where you can stroll on the golden sandy beach, build sandcastles with your children or search rock pools for crabs and limpets. Within the village is a plethora of shops, restaurants and cafés, where you can discover local produce, home cooked food and local ale all in walking distance. In the summer season you can take a boat trip from the beach over to the very quaint hamlet of Ferryside on the opposite coastline, which once was a fishing village.
A highly recommended morning stroll is travelling north from the cottage along the track to Scotts Bay, a truly wonderful and sublime sandy beach with amazing views across the bay towards the Gower Peninsula. Due to its location, it is normally nice and quiet - the ideal place to escape to! Keep an eye out for St Anthony’s Well, which was a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years, hidden away just off the beach. Locally there is sailing, water sports, golf, fishing and riding available which is sure to entertain the most active of families. Oakwood, Wales’ largest theme park, and Folly Farm Zoo are within a 45-minute drive. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

7 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
3 steps down to...
Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed leading to...
Bedroom 3: With twin beds (also accessed via a separate second staircase from the kitchen).
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating (£50 per week Nov-Apr), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks with gated access.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    9 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards (beach)

About the local area

Carmarthenshire is the largest County in Wales, situated in the south west, it encompasses coast line, rolling pasture land, the southern tip of the Cambrian Mountains in the north, the verdant Tywi Valley, the dramatic Black Mountain and the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east

In the north east of the County at Pumsaint is Dolaucothi Gold Mines, a Roman gold mine set in the wooded hillside, overlooking the lovely Cothi Valley. There are guided tours of the underground workings, gold panning, exhibitions on gold and mining history and working trains on the mine floor.

At the north west of Carmarthenshire on the River Teifi is Newcastle Emlyn with its ruined castle. The river is famous for world-class fishing of sea trout, salmon and brown trout, the town is a popular base for fishermen. To the west at the beautiful Cenarth Falls is the National Coracle Centre, where coracles are made in the workshop. The Teifi Valley Railway, created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway offers a two mile journey through the beautiful Teifi Valley, a chance to enjoy the age of steam. Four miles east of the town the National Woollen Museum tells the story of the woollen industry of Wales, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving and displays of traditional Welsh textiles.

At Whitland in the west of Carmarthenshire is another of the Counties remarkable gardens, Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre, commemorates Hywel ap Cadell, 'King of all Wales' in the ninth and early tenth centuries. The only garden in Europe dedicated to the law, the memorial is divided into six small gardens, each representing a section of the law.

The seven mile beach at Pendine Sands in the south west of Carmarthenshire is famous for land speed records, where Malcolm Campbell broke three records. Visit the Pendine Museum of Speed, to see some of the record-breaking vehicles. To the north is Laugharne, with its picturesque castle, overlooking the Taf Estuary. Laugharne was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas, the Boat House where he wrote "Under Milk Wood" is open to the public. To the north is Llansteffan Castle built by the Normans, near the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.

Across the estuary on the eastern side of Carmarthen bay is picturesque town Kidwelly with Kidwelly Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the County. Kidwelly Industrial Museum interprets the former industries of Carmarthenshire, tinplate, coal mining and brick manufacture.

To the south is Pembrey Country Park, encompassing Pembrey Forest and the seven mile beach at Cefn Sidan Sands. A superb award winning beach providing the main attraction for visitors but there are a host of family attractions in the adjoining 500 acres of glorious parkland including dry ski slops, tobogganing, pitch and putt, crazy gold and an adventure play ground. Eight miles to the east is Llanelli , an attractive town, situated at the mouth of the River Loughor. The Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park is the largest land reclamation scheme undertaken in Wales, over 2000 acres of industrial wasteland have been restored to create a coastal path and cycleway between Pembrey Country Park and the National Wetland Centre.

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