Ty Hir ref: UK12779

Pontyates, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

3 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking - On Site 


Ty Hir is set on the edge of Pontyates, a Carmarthenshire village nestled within the picturesque Gwendraeth Valley. This charming, detached, single-storey cottage is located on a former farm and the property itself was once a cowshed which has been lovingly converted, retaining plenty of character throughout and offering the perfect base to discover west Wales. A pub/restaurant is located at the end of the owner’s private lane, just a 2-minute walk away, with locally brewed ales and produce, perfect for a lovely evening meal and there is a laundrette in the village. The cottage is in the perfect location to reach a host of activities and attractions with Kidwelly Castle, Ffos Las racecourse, the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Llanelli Wetland Centre and Pembrey Country Park within a 15-minute drive.
Ty Hir is set at the end of the owner’s private lane in a courtyard setting. The property has been thoughtfully furnished throughout and offers spacious accommodation for your family and friends to enjoy during a break away. Each room benefits from beautiful exposed stone, vaulted and beamed ceilings and solid wood flooring. The farmhouse style kitchen/dining room is great for family entertaining and the living room boasts a focal wood burner, with French doors leading to a raised seating area and a large lawned garden, perfect for the children to let off some steam.
The historic town of Kidwelly is a 10-minute drive away and is home to one of the finest preserved Norman Castles in Wales. Pembrey Country Park is great for all ages and is fantastic for families and walkers alike, complete with 500-acres of woodland, a dry ski slope, toboggan run and the picture postcard Cefn Sidan sands, covering 8 miles of golden beach. The Llanelli Wetland Centre is a must see. Here you can hand feed rare breed geese, go bug hunting, see flamingoes and enjoy birdwatching from hides. From Llanelli you can also hire bicycles and take a spin along the Millennium Coastal cycle path, meandering along some epic coastline. Beach 9 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Beams and vaulted ceiling throughout.
Living room:
With 45" Freeview TV, wood burner, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric range, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, French doors leading to garden and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Lawned courtyard garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 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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