Garden Cottage ref: UK6676

Golden Grove, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering



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


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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Utility room: With fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer leading to...
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
2 steps to...
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.

First floor

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.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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 town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    19 miles (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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