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Self Catering Cottage Set In Countryside Near Carmarthenshire



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Cottage in Peniel, Nr. Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales - Tranquil Rural Location Yet Within Minutes Of Local Amenities. Ideally Located To Explore Wales

Self contained fully equipped self catering property maintained to the highest standard, with own parking area. French doors from a gated raised sun trap patio area give access to the open plan living kitchen/ dining area with vaulted beamed ceilings giving airy bright atmosphere. A hallway leads to the 2 bedrooms, and bath/shower room. The gated parking area and cottage enjoy their own access adjoining the farmyard. Enjoy outdoor dining until the sun sets on the patio with barbecue included and plenty of seating, overlooking the farm fields and beyond. Take a stroll along the many country lanes directly accessed from the door. Within half an hour of the cottage are beaches,castles, historic house, gardens , golf courses, steam railways and wild life attractions to visit or just enjoy the purest air in Wales and unwind.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I am a qualified World Host and also one of an elite group of Tourism Accommodation providers specially trained as Carmarthenshire Ambassadors to give advice and local information , be it closing times for the local shop, to recounting myths and legends for the area, recommending the best beach for particular visitors, or keeping guests up to date with events, to recommending itineraries for days out, and much more. I ensure that, in addition to my personally serviced award winning Visit Wales 5 star graded accommodation,a guests stay is enhanced and the experience is maximised however short or long a period they choose.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for all your help during our exploration of Carmarthen - It has been invaluable!. Beautiful place , and comfortable too. We felt quite at home. Hoping to come back (Kevin & Barbara) - been back since !

Third Visit this year-still lovely cottage, clean & cosy. Nicki as always cant do enough for us .Places to see Llanstephan. Beach, coastal path, castle. (Jacksons from Bedford) - Been back since and booked 3 more dates already in to 2015!

Had wonderful time in your cottage. very peaceful and a perfect holiday home. Got more than what we expected. Brilliant and would definitely recommend to friends . Thank you so much Hope to see you again (Subramanian family)- sent friends

We have been so relaxed. The welcome was fantastic, the accommodation definitely has the wow factor. It was a beautiful experience . we loved it . Thankyou (The Nemeth Crew)
Apr 2014
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A comfortable peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Red Kite cottage is ideally situated in beautiful countryside yet less than ten minutes drive into Carmarthen, which has all the shops and amenities you might need.

The cottage is equipped with everything you would want for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . Yes being semi rural means you do not feel isolated from amenities here and also being close to so many A roads from edge of Carmarthen you can access the whole of 4 Welsh counties within 45 minutes .
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  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay in Red Kite Cottage. We spent 4 days there and can't complain about anything. the cottage was well equipped and had everything we could have possibly wanted. Nicola, the owner, made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend the cottage for both couples and families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage, nice location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has everything you need for any length of stay. Nicki will help in any way on where to go and what to do locally, and beyond in the lovely county of Carmarthenshire. With wild Red Kites soaring above over the farmland and lots of tame chickens in the farmyard, bird fanciers will have a field day.

The cottage has Wifi which is very handy, but we think w.w.w really stands for Wild West Wales....Enjoy.

Susan John and grandaughter Piper

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a Carmarthenshire Tourism Ambassador and qualified World Host I enjoy helping guests make the most of their stay in my rural yet conveniently located base to explore not just the county but most corners of South and west Wales within an hour too. Birds and Livestock locally in abundance to just sit in patio and observe nature . Come and relax . Unwind in Wales!
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a lovely break in a beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully kept holiday cottage, tidy and comfortable. Suitable for a family of 5 (2 adults 1 teenager 2 children) Lovely friendly owner that made us feel welcomed and was full of local knowledge of the best places to visits. I have already recommended very highly to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review . There is always so much to choose from to suggest to guests visiting our county where you can find a slice of Wales within Wales, local culture, natural attractions, history and much more . Being a selected Carmarthenshire Ambassador I am on hand to advise if you !need me !
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Comfortable and as relaxing as you want it to be

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described with everything we needed for our stay. Excellent advice from Nikki on everything from cheapest petrol and closest shops, to local attractions and how to fit them together to make the most of our time and weather (generally good). We felt like we packed quite a bit in to the short break and were able to stay a bit longer as there was no following weekend booking! However we could quite easily have just stayed in for a very relaxing time as it was clean, recently decorated, comfortable and warm with great views.

Lots to see and do in easy driving distance. We saw the Red Kite feeding and did the Top Gear tour but also visited several several castles and NT properties including the Dolaucothy gold mine - good underground tour!

Nikki was very welcoming and attentive throughout our stay without being intrusive and I am sure if, we had wanted, she would have left us to ourselves.

It was difficult to leave - I am sure we will be back and would recommend it to friends or family without hesitation. Jon, Rosie and Andrew

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England

A Peaceful Haven

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I wanted somewhere quiet to stay in the Carmarthen area and this fitted the bill perfectly. On our arrival we were met by the cottage owner who gave us a guided tour of the property. Everything was well presented, with fresh flowers in the living area.and a welcome pack which included delicious Welsh Cakes!

There was plenty of information about attractions in the area including a recommended 'Top Gear Towy Valley Drive'. We followed this route and included a visit to an excellent Red Kite Feeding Centre during our day's outing.

We were very lucky with the weather ( very little rain!) and were able to sit out on the terrace admiring the beautiful countryside view over a large glass of wine!

We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The property has been converted from an existing 19th century stone barn on the edge of our farmyard overlooking our own farm fields and long reaching views across rolling welsh countryside. In tranquil rural surroundings yet just 5 minutes from the county town of Carmarthen, and main road links it is ideally situated to explore the while of south west wales be it coastal, towns, castles, forests, open countryside you wish for.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Llanstephan beach and castle at 12 Miles


The nearest sandy beach ,Llanstephan, with its own castle to explore is just 12 miles away (about 20 mins by car). Within half an hour drive and less than hour are Pendine famous for speed records, The cleanest beach in Wales, Pembrey with forest,dunes, sandy beach and wetland estuary wildlife and birds, Ports and harbours, pebbles, Cardigan and its coastal park,and many more. The cottage is ideally situated to access miles of the Wales Coastal Path


Cardiff Airport 1hr 15mins by car and accessible by train and bus to Carmarthen town. Car usage is recommended although the Carmarthen town 3 miles away has many taxi companies.


Peniel less than mile giving access to A485. Local shop/petrol station, gargae and post office 1.5 miles. Carmarthen town 3 miles. National Botanic Gardens 7 miles. Gwili Steam Railway 2 miles, Aberglasney Gardens 12 miles. Llandeilo market town 15 miles. University town of Lampeter 20 miles. Newcastle Emlyn 22 miles. Cardigan Bay 32miles

Further Details:

Carmarthen has all the local amenities and supermarkets you need with a mixture of artisan shops, indoor and outdoor provisions market and local independent retailers , locally grown and sourced produce, and many independent cafes and restaurants and local pubs offering home cooked traditional welsh flavoured meals. As a Carmarthenshire Ambassador I can advise guests individually which would suits their provision needs best.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season autumn
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Low season jan 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Feb Half term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please enquire about availability in the first instance by phoning me direct, or emailing me. If your stay arrival date is within 6 weeks of enquiry payment is usually taken in full. 6 weeks or more and 20% deposit is required with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made by card over the phone,(preferred and easiest) or via your telephone/on-line banking or you may pay by cheque in the post

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is after 4 pm on arrival date, preferably by 11pm.
Departure must be by 10am on departure date
Preferred changeover day is Friday,though we do consider Saturday,and we try to be flexible if other days are required. Subject to availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The property is self contained, and not overlooked by the farmhouse, yet convenient if you need on hands advice. It has its own gated parking area , raised sun trap patio area with BBQ for outside dining overlooking the fields. Convenient to local amenities within less than a mile yet quiet and relaxing

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom provides a large, low level entry shower and separate bath, with wc and basin. Hot water is included in the price


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with vaulted ceiling provides King sized bed . Bedroom 2 provides either 1 Superking plus 1 adult sized single bed, or can be turned in to triple bedroom viz. 3 x adult singles


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Access to tumble dryer ,countertop freezer, and telephone land line by request We have a no dogs/pets policy Outside: Raised, sheltered patio benefits from sun until sunset . Large wooden dining table and 6 chairs plus bench on patio and further bench on lower gravel parking/access area. Barbecue & tools provided (bring own charcoal). Beautiful flowers and plants adorn pots on the gated patio. Overlooks the fields. Patio is not overlooked. Watch the livestock grazing in summer until sun set, or the farmer making silage. Recycle bins/dustbins within easy access. Utility Room: n/a Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, Tea towels,dishcloths, binbags etc, Bedlinen,Bath mats are all provided and changed weekly/every changeover . The property is cleaned throughout at every changeover and weekly whilst guests are in residence. Other: All rooms centrally heated . The cottage has been special merit for its Sense of Place. We have numerous local photos on walls, a large map to plan your trips, information file for local activities,newspapers,leaflets and stories about the local area

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