Quay Cottage ref: UK6587

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
Bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This wonderful, terraced, character cottage is one of the oldest houses in the attractive town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire. It has been styled with complete relaxation in mind, and is situated in a peaceful, quaint spot but just a stone’s throw from the town, described by the Sunday Times as one of the coolest places to stay in Britain! Quay Cottage has been renovated by the owners to preserve the period charm but offer all the comfort you could want from a holiday home. With exposed stone, original beams, latch doors, wooden floors and a cosy wood burner, you can’t fail to feel the authenticity. The large, white-themed, country-style kitchen/dining room are equipped with everything you will need, including a range cooker and a Smeg fridge/freezer, and leads directly to the enclosed and private decked terrace with lovely views to the side. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, one with an en-suite shower and toilet, and a magnificent, Victorian-style family bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle. There is also the addition of a ground floor toilet too.

Situated on a hill above the River Tywi, Llandeilo is known for its classy boutique shops, great choice of eateries and regular festivals of music and creativity. The wealth of historic monuments, like medieval Dinefwr (National Trust) and Carreg Cennen Castle, make Llandeilo a tourist centre from which to explore the many riches of west Wales. From here, the Brecon Beacons National Park is a short drive, as are the equally wonderful landscapes of Carmarthenshire and the Black Mountains. If you explore a little further, you will discover the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsular, or the seaside resorts of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

If you want to park the car and leave it at the property, you can walk to Newton House and Dinefwr Park, or there are lovely walks which you can do straight from the doorstep of Quay Cottage. After a day of exploring, come back to your cosy retreat for a soak in the deep bath, a glass of wine by the crackling wood burner and a restful sleep in crisp white bedding and fluffy duvets. Bring back some delicious fresh food from the local butchers or one of the delis on the high street, and sit around the big farmhouse table. Though with all the delicious food on offer in the local bars and delis in town, you might find you don’t need to cook much at all! Beach 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 36" Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas range, microwave, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Separate toilet.

First floor

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

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. External utility room with washer/dryer.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with decked terrace and garden furniture. Parking permit for 1 car included; additional parking 100 yards away, unloading at the door. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Llandeilo
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Llandeilo
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 miles
  • Lake
    16½ miles (reservoir)

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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