Come and discover Garden Cottage. Located in the heart of the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, Garden Cottage is set within the owners smallholding, a large Victorian walled garden, formally the head gardeners cottage for the Gelli Aur Mansion. This 3 bedroom cottage offers a blend of centuries old character along with modern amenities.
The approach to the cottage is via a road edged by woodlands of the Golden Grove Estate, and the entrance is through a stone archway. Garden Cottage will impress at first sight with its extremely pretty and characterful façade.
The entrance to the property is through a wooden stable door into a very practical and generous utility room, leading straight into the country kitchen with dining area. There is a trove of bespoke features such as the original quarry tile floor, inglenook fireplace housing a Rayburn, Belfast sink, gas hob and electric double oven range cooker. Leading off from the utility room is a generously sized shower room with toilet and sink. The characterful living room has a beechwood floor and open fire, perfect for relaxing after a long day, or there is the carpeted sitting room with a wood burner, ideal for a cosy night in. Upstairs is a modern bathroom, renovated in 2018, and 3 bedrooms which have been thoughtfully presented and lovingly furnished. Each bedroom has stunning views of the private garden and surrounding woodlands. The house has a large enclosed garden to the front of the property, with lawned area, a feature wildlife pond and a summer house to relax in, perfect for enjoying the peace and tranquillity of country life. To the side of the house is an enclosed patio area with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue, ideal for sunny summer evenings.
Besides the private enclosed garden, you have access to the grounds of Garden Cottage. The sights and sounds of local wildlife such as a plethora of wild birds, deer, rabbits, squirrels and red kites, buzzards and gos hawks are regular visitors, and it has even been visited by an otter! Within the garden is an ornamental lake where you can watch the carp feed and wild ducks relaxing in the sun, wild geese use the island on the lake to nest in spring. A stream runs through the grounds with a large orchard and a tulip tree which has the largest trunk in Europe!
The area is steeped with history, and Garden Cottage is approximately 3 miles away from the historic market town of LLandeilo, which offers wonderful boutique shops, pubs and cafés and is also 12 miles from Carmarthen and Llandovery. The property is situated within 6 miles of 3 ancient castles, Carreg Cennen, Dryslwyn and the National Trust Dinefwr, and a similar distance to Paxton’s Tower, The National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens. The whole area is rich in wildlife and in close proximity to the west entrance of the Brecon Beacons National Park. For the more active, there are wonderful hikes in the vicinity, including Llyn y Fan Fach and LLyn y Fach Fawr, which is the highest lake in the national park, with spectacular mountain scenery and great views.
Using the cottage as a base will allow exploration further afield throughout Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Cycling paths, idyllic beaches and seaside towns such as Ferryside beach, 20 miles, New Quay and Tenby, where you can take a day trip dolphin spotting, or a boat trip to Caldey Island or just relax on the beach, are within an hour’s drive. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
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Utility room: With fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer leading to...
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
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Kitchen/dining room: Galley style with Rayburn, electric double oven, 5-ring gas hob, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Living room: With open fire, 43" 4K Freeview TV and wooden floor.
Sitting room: With wood burner.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (can be kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and superfast fibre Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire and wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.
Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Electric car charging point, £4 per night. Private parking for 3 cars; additional parking available on request. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden and a large unfenced pond in the grounds, 250 yards away.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
19 miles (beach)