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House With Private Pool And A Large Garden With Its Own Private Woodland

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House near Broad Oak, Carmarthen, Wales - Beautiful Peaceful And Isolated Location With Glorious Views Towards The Black Mounta

This period house has an outstanding country setting with views towards the Black Mountain, an outdoor heated swimming-pool, and a games barn all set in its own large secluded and secure garden. Its own private woodland extends to the south-east of the property and open fields extend on all sides. It is perfectly placed to explore the Gower and the South Pembrokeshire Coast. It is close to Aberglasney Gardens (2 miles), the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and beautiful Dinfwr Park. The surrounding area supports a wonderful variety of wildlife including Red Kites. There is fishing nearby on the River Towy. Golf, tennis and riding are all available nearby. The local town of Llandeilo (4 miles) offers good restaurants and interesting shops. The tourist attractions of Pembrokeshire are within easy driving distance.

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Robert Lankester
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Robert Lankester

My wife and I are both teachers working in the independent sector. I am a Head Teacher, and my wife teaches drama and swimming. We have two children aged 22 and 28. We live in the countryside in Northamptonshire. We have a house in Wales and a villa in Turkey.

Robert Lankester purchased this house in 1949

Why Robert Lankester chose Llangathen

We inherited this house in 1998. It had been in the family for many years previously. My wife is half Welsh and she was brought up on the neighbouring Hafodneddyn Estate. For many years her grandmother lived in the house. We live and work in a boarding school in England but use the house as our main residence when we can in the holidays. However, in the summer we tend to be abroad so the house is available for holiday lets. It is also often available during term time. It is a most wonderful house which is an oasis of calm and we love spending time there. You will be staying in a much loved family home, but please do not expect IKEA throughout or hermetically sealed windows and doors!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Llangathen in Carmarthenshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and wc; first floor bathroom with large bath and wc; second floor shower room with wc. Ground floor wc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with extra large double bed and en-suite bathroom; Bedroom 2 with large double bed; Bedroom 3 with single bed; Bedroom 4 with twin bed and basin; Bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 6 with single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Outside: The outdoor heated swimming-pool is 32 feet long and is surrounded by a large paved seating area. The pool is only available during summer months (May to September).Close by is a games barn offering table tennis, darts (bring your own), and pool. The large garden is laid out to lawns and there is extensive space for ball games. The is a terrace facing south-west which is perfect for outdoor meals and barbecues. A barbecue is provided. The property includes woodland to the south-east where there is an abundance of wildlife. Red Kites, Buzzards and even Barn Owls can be spotted by the observant bird watcher. The house is very private and isolated from other properties. It is truly a peaceful place where the noise and lights of the city can be totally forgotten; a perfect escape. Utility Room: Clothes washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided and beds will be made up for arrival. Bath towels are provided but not swimming towels.


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House With Private Pool And A Large Garden With Its Own Private Woodland
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful remote property

  • 5 of 5

After a long drive I was surprised at how easy it was to find this gem. The location is absolutely stunning even though the weather was terrible. The house itself is very spacious and well equipped for everything you could possibly need . The kitchen especially being he central hub of the house is brilliant as it seemed most of the time was spent there. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas although quite a drive to some of the attractions and had a couple of lovely walks around the area. Overall I wanted a peace and quiet for New Year and this property exceeded my expectations of this. Will be looking to book in summer next time to enjoy all the outside space

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I am delighted that you had such a good stay - sorry about the weather. You were perfect guests and we would be very pleased to welcome you back again.
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Absolutely brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

Don't know where to start really. This has been the most tranquil, peaceful holiday we've ever had.

The house is gorgeous- I kept getting lost for the first couple of days. The new kitchen is spectacular and this is where we spent most of our time - eating, drinking and playing board games whilst taking in the glorious views from every window.

Outside is just as lush and we were in the pool come rain or shine. The games barn is great entertainment for a few rounds of darts, pool and ping pong after tea!

The house was really clean and well looked after and all the rooms smelt lovely and fresh. We all said how comfy our beds were.

Altogether an awesome holiday - sad to leave but looking forward to going back already.

Thank you x

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week at Cilfargen, weather was fantastic so boys spent a lot of time in the swimming pool, exploring the woods and playing ball games. House was very homely with all the comforts and more.

we will definetely be considering going back.

Thanks for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and completely private

  • 4 of 5

Whilst the first two days were cold and raining this did not deter us as we ran quickly into the gloriously warm swimming pool. We were lucky that the weather then turned for the better so we could enjoy the garden as well.

We had a lovely relaxing time, so much so that we looked to see if we could book the second week as well, but alas it had already been taken.

We spent much of our time in the beautiful kitchen which is so spacious and modern. Although our party comprised of 6 adults and two children aged from 5 months to 52 years the property accommodated us all with room to spare. There was something for everyone from enjoying the beautiful gardens, tournaments in the games room to lazing in the heated swimming pool.

Thank you Robert and family for letting us enjoy a week of luxury. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and would be delighted to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely views - house needs updating and cleaning

  • 2 of 5

House was not very clean when we arrived, the oven was filthy. Games room was covered in pigeon droppings.

The kitchen was very nice but the rest of the house needs a facelift. Looks good from the outside.

The view and setting cannot be faulted, it was excellent.

Overpriced compared to other more luxury properties in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Sorry you didn't like our decoration. This is our home. It is not just for holiday lets. We don't redecorate every year and I know that some of the paintwork isn't the freshest. However, I think your suggestion that the house needs updating is pretty offensive. As for the cleaning, we were there ourselves just before you arrived and left it spotless. The oven was certainly not filthy. The games room was not covered in pigeon droppings; this is rubbish. I can't help thinking that some of your negative comments are motivated by my complaint that you used all our spare towels and smoked in the attic bedrooms. Seems like a bit of tit-for-tat going on here.
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Fantastic cottage - would definitely stay again

  • 5 of 5

One of the best cottages I have ever stayed in. The house is very homely and the gardens and pool were great. The garden was especially good for the dogs and there was plenty of wood already chopped up for the fire for us to use. Its conveniently located to the local town and there are lots of things to do within a half an hour drive. I would definitely recommend to any one looking for a secluded cottage with a home away from home feel

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Llangathen, Wales

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season (2) Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (1) Summer 2019
4 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Half Term 2019
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (2) Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season Summer 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (3) Summer 2019
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
The change-over day is Saturday. The house must be vacated by 10:00am on the day of departure. Arrival may not be before 4:00pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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