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A Converted Old Chapel Surrounded by Countryside Views, 10min drive to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A beautiful Countryside Cottage, 10mins to the sea, in a quiet spot. The perfect place to relax, unwind & spend time with loved ones.

Set in half an acre of fenced garden, with a fenced pond, the property offers far reaching countryside views, The Old Chapel has character and charm, it was beautifully converted in 2002 with a new kitchen installed in 2010. The Chapel is open plan from the kitchen, dining room through to the spacious sitting area. The underfloor heating in the stone floors in the sitting room and dining room provide warmth throughout the open plan downstairs. The gas, wood effect fire is a very attractive features and provides toasty warm Chapel in winter. Whilst in summer, the stone property keeps cool, especially as it has two French windows which open out onto the garden. The sun room/porch offers warmth in the summer and is ideal for coats, wellies and dogs to dry out after a walk ! There is a barbecue and outside table and chairs in summer. Off road parking for at least two cars. The Chapel is wheelchair friendly throughout the downstairs and twin bedroom with en suite bathroom which includes a disabled shower.

We have deliberately not installed WiFi & TV so you can totally unwind but there are lots of games, books, table football, CD player.

Linen and towels are included in the price by our cleaning company who will make up the beds and supply towels, tea towels, oven gloves, bath mats and hand towels in each bathroom.

More Details

Sarah Brand
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2018

About Sarah Brand

We bought The Old Chapel 12 years ago and have enjoyed the peace and quiet of its surroundings (even with 3 small children !). Nowadays, our two teenage daughters take a day two get used to no Wifi (and their 02 mobile phones not working) and actually talk to us and play games in the evening instead of scuttling off to their bedrooms on their phones.

The beaches nearby are wonderful for sea side walks. Dogs are welcome, our 2 Labradors love coming here as the garden is secure however, we never let them go into the bedrooms nor sofa's or chairs and they are confined to the "sunroom" to dry off their paws before being allowed in.

We are not precious about our house but do like to keep it clean and well kept and we leave games and books for everyone to enjoy.

New in 2017: A gardener twice a month, a gas log effect fire, new fridge/freezer, new carpets in bedrooms and a new cleaner who goes the extra mile by making up beds on arrival ,removing rubbish from all the bins etc.

Sarah Brand purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sarah Brand chose Ferryside

When we bought The Old Chapel in 2004 after it had been recently converted and we fell in love with it as soon as we walked through the white garden gate into the pretty garden. The location is ideal as it is very near to two beaches (7-10mins drive), yet has the peace and quiet of being on a lane in the countryside. There are a huge variety of birds in the garden which are wonderful to watch and often build nests near/on the house! A friend of ours from Wales suggested Carmarthenshire as it was unspoilt and even in the summer, the beaches aren't crowded. Another friend had been to Ferryside by train and thought that it was a hidden treasure. We were so lucky to find such a characterful house. It was slightly a "coals to Newcastle" experience as my husband is a vicar but it wasn't too "churchy", more homely and the garden had never been used as a cemetery, so we were happy.

We have just won an award for 2016 entitled Hidden Gem of Wales.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits are the un-crowded beaches, countryside walks, easy to reach by car. Lots to see and do but in a peaceful location. We love the dairy farm and enjoy watching the cows walk slowly past after milking in the summer. We have experienced a calf being born in the field opposite (great excitement for the children), the green pasture all around is so relaxing to wake up to in the morning especially with the birds singing and watching the Heron in the pond opposite.

The neighbours are helpful and friendly but always leave us in peace until we pop over for something !

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Old Chapel was so peaceful, relaxing and restful. The pace of life slows down here and we were pleased to escape the computer, mobile phone and TV"

" A wonderful family holiday, the children loved the garden and playing on the nearby beaches every day, exploring the nearby castles and panning for gold at the gold mines, whilst the Grandparents enjoyed the National Botanical Gardens and beautiful Aberglasny gardens"

" The dogs loved the walks on the beach and we used the Good Walks guide book provided, to find stunning countryside walks near Llandeilo, thank you so much for letting us stay in you beautiful holiday home"
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ferryside in Carmarthenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We hope you have a good holiday at The Old Chapel. Please top up the house phone to £10, take glass bottles/ jars to recycling after your stay.
  • Please make sure you return the key for the next guests to enjoy their holiday at The Old Chapel.
  • We'd be grateful if you clean up afterwards - especially cigarette buts outside, dog poo in the garden, clean muddy paws off windows, excess dog hair.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs shower room with toilet and wash hand basin. Downstairs bathroom includes a disabled shower (i.e.. fully opening doors, large and spacious), large, corner bath, bidet, toilet and wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (+2 on sofa beds in sitting room). Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a King sized bed, two chairs, two bedside tables and a chest of draws. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, 2 chairs and a large fitted wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 has a bunk bed for two and a chest of draws and a chair. There is also a travel cot under the stairs but you will need to bring your own bedding for the cot.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is no TV, internet nor telephone land line to provide a peaceful holiday! There is a basic mobile phone for your use, should you need it (with £10 credit) ready to use. Orange, T mobile and Virgin (only) mobiles have network. We wanted to get away from the demands of technology whilst on holiday, also our teenagers can revise for major exams easier ! Outside: The kitchen opens up directly on to the patio where there is a round table for 6 plus 4 outside chairs and a parasol. There is a movable barbecue to use. A spacious garden which is fully fenced and uninterrupted views of fields. Utility Room: Boiler for heating and water. Airer to hang clothes, washing basket and pegs to hang on outside laundry line, vacuum cleaner, tool box, bucket, mop. NEW: The cleaner makes up the required number of beds and provides: towels, tea towels, oven gloves plus hand towels and bath mats for each bathroom (if booked after 13/6/17) Other: Sun room - idea for leaving the dogs to dry off or a place to leave your coats and wellies.


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A Converted Old Chapel Surrounded by Countryside Views, 10min drive to the Beach
average rating of 4.7380953 based on 43 reviews

Fabulous dog friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at The Old Chapel. Really spacious and comfortable. The place had a lovely atmosphere . Enclosed garden for the dog. Weather good enough for a bbq evening as well. Beautiful views from the garden. Quiet but not too secluded with easy access into Kidwelly and Carthathern. Overall one of the best cottages that we have ever stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice old chapel very quite place away from very day busy live. Faboules to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an enjoyable week's stay in the chapel - it was nice, clean and spacious. We have three children and despite there being no television or internet access, it was great to be unplugged for a week, and play board games and find other alternative ways of amusement.

We kept ourselves busy during the day, with walks and visiting historic sites.

Many thanks Sarah!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday accommodation with everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Super place for a holiday. Rain did not dampen a fab holiday location. Everything we needed was there. The boys enjoyed the extra touches such as the table football and the keyboard.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Perfect peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Chapel it was beautiful and so fully equipped that we had everything we could possibly need during our stay, right down to the telescope through which we watched a calf that had been born during the night take its first steps! We got out and about most days as there is some stunning places to visit nearby such as Penberry with its stunning beach. We would highly recommend the Chapel to anyone and will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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A fantastic rural retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed after the pressures of everyday. The chapel was fantastic and the surrounding countryside was divine. Sarah was so helpful throughout the booking process making everything so much easier. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ferryside Cabin
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Pembrey Country Park - dry ski
Nearest Beach
5 Miles


Our nearest beach is at Ferry side which is a 5 minutes drive away and offers 1 mile of sandy beach on the River Towey estuary (dog friendly). 10-15 minutes drive is Pembrey Country Park which offers 7 miles of sandy beach, some of which is dog friendly even in summer. 30 minutes away is Pendine sandy beach, the same distance is the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. 50 minutes drive are The Gower beaches such as Rhossilli for surfing.


Cardiff airport is the nearest and is approximately 1 and a half hours away. There is a small airport on The Gower.

The nearest ports are Pembroke (from Rosslare), Swansea (from Cork) or Fishguard (from Rosslare) and about 1 hour away if travelling from Ireland.

Portsmouth (from France, Caen, Cherbourg or Saint-Marlo) is a 3 hour drive.


Llandyfaelog is the nearest village with a pub. Ferryside is the nearest small town with pubs and cafes, small shop, post office and beach and is 5 minutes drive.

Kidwelly is the nearest town - about 10 minutes drive and offers two small supermarkets, pubs, butcher, post office, cafe, hair dresser and a fabulous castle!

Carmarthen (15 minutes drive) is a large town with high street shops, restaurants, cinema and major supermarkets.

Further Details:

Places of interest are:

* The National Botanical Garden of Wales (20 min drive)

* 4 castles to visit within 20 minutes - Kidwelly, Llansteffan, Llaugharne, Llandeio

* National Trust gold mines (40 minutes drive)

* Dylan Thomas' boat house at Llaugharne (25 minutes drive)

* Pendine Sands, famous for the world speed record in 1925 (25 minutes drive)

* National Show caves Centre for Wales - Dan-yr-Ogof, 3 huge caves on one site and one of the most impressive caves in Europe (55 minutes drive)

* Pembrokeshire Coastal path (between 40 and 50 minutes drive)

* Gower Peninsular, several spectacular beaches (40 minutes drive)

* Brecon Beacons (1 hour drive away)

* Black mountain walks (40 mins drive away)

* National Trust land at Llandeilo Castle for walks (35 mins drive away)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ferryside, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter Holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank holiday 1st
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer half term
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75
Cleaning £50
Pet Fee £3

Booking Notes:
Booking deposit: £100 refundable but needs to be added to the final payment. It is returned, provided there are no breakages or extra cleaning required
Full payment due: 30 days prior to holiday booking
Changeover Day:
In the Summer, change over day is 10am on Saturday (arrival after 3pm Saturday).
Other times of year, we can be flexible with times of arrival and departure.
Notes on prices:
All gas, oil, electricity and facilities at the property are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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