Cwmy Fantais ref: UK11363

Pontantwn, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

5 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 


Cwmy Fantais is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and take in all this beautiful area has to offer, nestled at the end of a private lane deep within the rolling Carmarthenshire countryside and on the edge of a small hamlet called Pontantwyn. The house is just a few minutes’ drive from the market town of Carmarthen and the historic village of Kidwelly.

This spacious, detached house was lovingly restored in 2018 to a good standard back to its former glory. The ancient town of Kidwelly is a 5-minute drive away and is really worth a visit with a plethora of shops, restaurants and one of the finest preserved Norman castles in Wales. Pembrey Country Park is around 10-minutes away and is fantastic for busy families, complete with 500-acres of woodland, dry ski slope, toboggan run and the picture postcard Cefn Sidan Sands covering 8 miles of golden beach waiting to be discovered.

This beautiful house is perfect for large families and friends alike and offers a good level of comfort throughout. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped complete with a range cooker, ideal for cooking that special meal. The living room offers a great space to relax with solid oak flooring and wood burner, ideal for a cosy night in. This leads on to a stunning orangery with uninterrupted countryside views and large terrace. Each bedroom has been lovingly furnished and boast countryside views.

The seaside village of Llansteffan and Dylan Thomas stomping ground the township of Laugharne are both well worth the visit along with Aberglasney Gardens offering the largest single-span glass house in Europe and Ffos Las Racecourse are all within a 20-minute drive and well worth the visit. The seaside town of Tenby and the Gower Peninsula are a great day out and within an hour’s drive. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 50" Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors leading to the orangery.
Dining room: With wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With range with double electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and oak floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Orangery: With tiled floor and seating area.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub (private, £70 per booking). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples, family bookings and holidaymakers only. There are 5 steps in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £150.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.0 miles
  • Distance
    6.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    8 miles

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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