OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

A Converted Old Chapel Surrounded by Countryside Views Located On A Quiet Lane



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cottage in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales - Peaceful, Countryside Location. 5 - 10 Minutes Drive To Two (uncrowded) Sandy Beaches

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 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 on the stone floors in the sitting room and dining room, plus the gas, wood effect fire provides a 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 aren't included in the price but should you wish for our cleaning company to arrange this, their costs are as follows:

Duvet cover, under sheet, pillow slips & towel

Double bed £19 (includes 2 towels)

Single bed: £13 each (1 towel included)

£13 for 2 hand towels, tea towel, oven glove & bath mats

Please let me know if you wish to order these at the time of confirming your booking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 laptops !

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

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.

Call Owner
Speaks English

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
  • 1 of 1

24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property. We stayed for a long weekend as we were attending a wedding at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and this was a perfect location. It is weird not having a TV as a focal point, but the kids were very happy with the table football, the games and the space!

It was great to watch the cows going past, being mindful of your instructions regarding spooking them of course.

We would definitely stay here again when visiting our family in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful haven, so peaceful 😊

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days here with my children, 2 girls aged 12 and 13 and 1 boy aged 8, also my friend with her 8 year old daughter. I wouldnt change a single thing about The Chapel, the lack of Tv and Wi-fi had a wonderful impact on our holiday, we interacted, played games, ate our meals together and bonded. The weather was stunning and we explored Pembrey Park and beach, Burry Port beach, Kidwelly castle as well as some smaller childrens parks, coffee shops and local takeaways, we have all come away with a lovely tan (better than the one i came home with from Portugal!) The Chapel had everything you could need kitchen wise, all the beds were extremely comfortable, many many games with we used daily, the children kicked our butts at beat the parents (many times!) we played jenga, monopoly, cards and also taught them how to play dominoes which they surprisingly loved! Molly the dog was a much loved daily visitor and we also witnessed two calfs being born in the field next door. The bbq got alot of use and we sat outside and ate the majority of out meals in the glorious sunshine.

Overall we loved each and every moment of our stay and i will cherish the memories we made there (i got very emotional locking up to leave!) As a family we will definitely be returning as there is still so much more that we want to see and do. I would highly recommend this beautiful converted Chapel and hope anyone visiting will enjoy their stay as much as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Relaxing pleasant location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well appointed location, good access to local towns and beaches. Really nice to be totally disconnected for the week.

Highly recommend this converted chapel if you want to get away from TV and the Internet. Comfortably sleeps 4/5 adults and 2 children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Following a friends recommendation we as a family of 6 with mixed ages from 12 to 84 years young have enjoyed a fantastic relaxing weekend, not even the wet weather could dampen our spirits. The Chapel itself is lovely decorated and very homely and has everything you need to relax and escape the hum drum of modern life. We thoroughly enjoyed no TV or Wifi and went back to basics with games, playing cards and puzzles, the children had a great time. The dogs loved the garden and we struggled to get them in the house as the freedom was lovely for them and they were safe to explore. Fully equipped with loving touches and everything you need. Was perfect for my elderly father in law to have his own downstairs room and bathroom with ease of access all one one level. This place is a little gem, just 20 minutes from Carmarthen town and a lovely pub 5 mins away where we had a lovely meal. the weekend was just perfect and we can't wait to visit again, hopefully later this year. Thank you to our very accommodating owners x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Gorgeous, comfortable holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

Just got home after a weekend stay at the old chapel. It was heaven!. We were a group of 8 ladies enjoying a hen weekend together. The house was gorgeous, very well equipped with everything we needed and more! Plenty to do in the surrounding area and close enough to walk to the beach. A truly beautiful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing idyllic experience. A hidden treasure in Kidwelly. No TV or Internet allows true family time and works extremely well. You really do forget the simple things in life but this brings it flooding back. Perfect get away for couples or families. Beautiful garden which catches the sun until late evening. Can't say enough about this place. I will definitely be returning and recommend others too.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


From the Owner

We bought it in 2004 after it had been recently converted and we fell in love with The Old Chapel as soon as we walked through the white garden gate. The location was an accident as we were trying to find somewhere near beaches and didn't have a huge amount of money. 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : Llandyfaelog at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Glynabbey,Trimsaran at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Ferryside at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ferryside Cabin at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Pembrey Country Park - dry ski at 7 Miles Nearest Beach : Ferryside at 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. 40 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)


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas/ New years Eve
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February half term
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter Holidays
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring rate
24 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer half term
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer standard
5 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

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). Full week bookings only.
Other times of year, we can be flexible.
Notes on prices:
Prices quoted do not include bedding covers (ie duvet covers, bottom sheets, pillow slips) nor towels.
The cost of cleaning The Old Chapel afterwards, is included in the cost.
All gas, oil, electricity and facilities at the property are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Available arrival


From the Owner

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 !

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (+2 on sofa beds in sittingroom). Linens & towels can be provided at an additional cost (please ask when booking) 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 en 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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 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. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please bring your own douvet covers, under sheets, pillowslips and towels. Bath mats and T towels are provided but we ask that they are washed and hung up in the airer for the next visitors. A cleaner to clean afterwards, is included in the cost. Other: Sun room - idea for leaving the dogs to dry off or a place to leave your coats and wellies. Warm and sunny to sit and read.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot