Hen Ysgol ref: UK6307

Llansaint, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bungalow 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 


Discover this beautiful part of Carmarthenshire from Hen Ysgol, once part of the village school, this spacious, semi-detached, single-storey property is perched on the edge of the rural charming hamlet of Llansaint which boasts a village pub serving fresh local produce and a range of local ales. Llansaint is near to the historic town of Kidwelly which is host to farm produce shops, craft shops and cafés. If you want a trip back in time, uncover the history of the mighty and imposing Norman Kidwelly Castle, built near the River Gwendraeth and one of many castles built locally to protect the rivers at Laugharne, Llansteffan and Loughor. For those more active guests, take a trip to Pembrey Country Park with 8 miles of golden sandy beach, 550 acres of woodlands, dry ski slope and the longest toboggan run in Wales.
Hen Ysgol really has been transformed into a wonderful light and airy property, and has been thoughtfully furnished throughout with a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living room. In the evening enjoy a barbecue alfresco where you can take in the sea air and those coastal views from your private courtyard and then retire to the living area and put your feet up after a busy day of sightseeing.
A plethora of local walks are available and travelling further west, you will find the village of Ferryside nestled on the banks of the River Towy estuary. There are fantastic walks with amazing bird and wildlife and exceptional views, all within a 5-minute drive away. Travelling further along the coast, the village of Llansteffan and the township of Laugharne are not to be missed. Laugharne, famous for Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse and where you can view Dylan’s writing shed on the banks of the River Taff estuary. For a lovely lunch specialising in local organic produce try The Corran restaurant located on the salt flats near to Pendine where the land speed record was made in the famous car, Babs. You can still visit the restored car and see the museum of speed near Pendine Sands. Beach 5 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With tiled floor.
Living area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
Galley style with 2-ring electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge and freezer.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.


Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 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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