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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 - 7 nights


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 (if booked after 13/6/17).

More Details

Sarah Brand
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

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 the beaches nearby are wonderful for sea side walks. 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. their bedrooms on their laptops !

Our 2 Labradors love coming here as the garden is secure and

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 (by request),removing rubbish from all the bins etc.

Sarah Brand purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sarah Brand chose Carmarthenshire

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 Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We'd be grateful if you left the property as you found it: clean out the BBQ, top up the house phone to £10, take glass bottles/ jars to recycling.
  • Please make sure you return the key to the key box and turn the dials to 0000 for the next guests holiday.
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)


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: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, rural, great for nature lovers

  • 4 of 5

The Old Chapel is set in idyllic surroundings with countryside views next to a dairy farm. The kids loved watching the cows dutifully trotting down the lane each morning and evening. Garden was perfect for our younger dog as it is completely fenced off with additional chicken wire so no chance of escape. It's a nature lovers delight with house martin's, sparrows etc nesting on the house and swallows dipping into the small pond in the neighbouring field. The house itself has loads of space with lots of games, books and table football to keep the family amused. We didn't miss the TV at all as there is also a radio and keyboard for entertainment. Pembrey Country Park nearby beach is amazing and allows dogs at one end even in the summer. Owner kept in touch on arrival day to make sure everything was OK. Overall a lovely long weekend stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best place to relax.....

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. We had a great time at this beautiful cottage. Highly recommended and definitely will go back. Thank you Sarah for your cooperation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Distinct lack of footpaths , however this did not detract from the house's charm

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris for your 5* review. I agree, we would love more footpaths but when we bought The Old Chapel 12 years ago we enquired at the farm about them and found out that as it is in a very rural location, the footpaths/bridleways were hardly ever used so were closed. We walk up and down the lane, some of the more energetic of our family run to Ferryside, you just have to listen out for tractors and the odd milk lorry.
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Wonderful peaceful and relaxing break!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Chapel. It's set in a beautiful location with amazing views! The Chapel itself is wonderfully equipped with everything you could need for both practical and enjoyable activity. We had 2 teenagers and younger child, ourselves and grandad and the Chapel suited us all. I found that my phone and 4G worked in patches (ee), but it wasn't needed and we made the most of the games, puzzles and telescopes! We paid extra for our beds to be made upon arrival and they were lovely and comfortable. We found many wonderful local places to eat and a very good fish and chips takeaway in Kidwelly. You do need a car, unless you're a very keen walker. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay at the Chapel!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful rural location but short drives to lots of places of interest

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated with masses of space and full of everything you could possibly want or need. The rural location was so peaceful and quiet surrounded by Mother Nature's animals and birds. Great fun watching the cows changing fields, walking down the lane right next to the Chapel.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer standard
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn rate
3 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Ocotober half term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/ New years Eve
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning after your stay £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £10

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.
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