Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
"What a great find! The cottage is fantastic and great value for money" , "The Cottage is more spacious than I thought" Those statements are just a few comments left in the Guest Book. As you read through the information you will notice a few more statements made by our previous Guests giving you a flavour and idea what Acorn Hedge has to offer.
"Ideal, comfortable, spacious, well equipped Cottage, it's a must to come back too!"
Our Self Catering Cottage is a comfortable "home from home" accommodation and as you will see from some of the Guests comments, which you can read in the main description, they agree too. Acorn Hedge Cottage is to be found in the county of Carmarthenshire, known as "The Garden of Wales" and because it's Self Catering you can come and go whenever you please. No Timewatching!!
"The Cottage is deceptively spacious, really surprising! Will certainly be telling our friends and family about this retreat!!"
Our traditional Cottage provides the perfect base for family friendly holidays or romanitc breaks for two. It's also a great base if you are visiting relatives or friends and catching up with all the news. The area also allows for an active holiday for the more energetic amongst us including the ramblers who enjoy the rural byways and lush mountains with their breathtaking views. And of course, last but not least the golfers who can choose from a great number of Golf Courses in close vicinity and aim for that "Hole in One"
Many of our guests, themselves have in fact commented on how central the cottage is to many activities, the enticing golden beaches with impressive coastal views, quaint towns with their great little boutique type shops and green rolling hills and mountains including the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. Like our previous Guests you are quite welcome to come and stay at our lovely, comfy cottage in Wales and capture some of your own memorable moments.
Entrance into the cottage is by the porch where you can throw off your shoes and coat, close the door behind you and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, leaving the madding crowd far behind you. What a pleasure!
From the porch you enter the light, airy and spacious living/dining room with it's traditional exposed beams and it's comfortable furnishings thus giving it that home from home feel. The furnishings include an extendable dining table and four chairs for those stay-in evenings with a Take-Away or enjoying a Full English Breakfast before your long day of exploring the area. Afterwards you can cutch up on the settee or double leather sofa bed and enjoy a DVD. Also we have a sideboard with a collection of glasses and more dvd's and games. A Freeview TV and DVD player are also provided, completing the setting.
Guests Comments "We keep coming back as it is convenient to see our relatives"
For your entertainment we have provided:
Books including children's books
Wi-Fi is provided
Guests comment "Had everything we needed and my boys loved it! "
The separate kitchen is well equipped with all the usual equipment for all your self catering needs including cooker, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee percolater etc as well as cutlery, saucepans, crockery etc. enough for 4 persons.
For your convenience there are hand towels, T-towels, J cloth and washing up liquid provided
A small First Aid kit is also in the kitchen, just in case.
Previous Guests comment "Charming cottage with a beautiful garden "
There are French doors in the kitchen which as well as letting the light shine in they lead you up a few steps and into the pretty cottage garden with its herbaceous borders surrounding a lawn. Also in the garden there is a small patio with table and chairs where you can sit and relax while you're having a meal or a glass of wine whilst listening to the birds singing or watching the Red Kites flying overhead as well as enjoying any other wildlife in the area.
The stairs which are in the living/dining area take you up to the landing with it's Velux window allowing all the sunshine in and from there you enter the pretty spacious bedroom.
THE MASTER BEDROOM
The bedroom has exposed beams and is prettily decorated, giving it that cosy feel and has 2 windows looking out on to the fields and beyond. There is a double bed, a dressing table, chest of drawers and wardrobe giving plenty of space for your clothes during your stay in our charming holiday cottage.
The bedroom has a fully tiled en suite shower room which houses a shower cubicle with a power shower, toilet and handbasin.
Also provided for your convenience:
Please note you can order your Shopping from Tesco to be delivered for your stay but please remember the fridge only has a small ice compartment. If you arrange for a delivery please let me know in case it arrives before you so I can allow the shopping to be put into the cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mumbles 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 km, Nearest railway: Ammanford 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
An extra single bed can be provided to make a family room
A Guest Book is provided for your comments so we can know if we are pleasing our Guests
An Information Book is provided which is packed with ideas of places to visit and things to do both for children and adults, so during your stay with us you can plan where you want to go each day if you wish
We also have some "Take Away Menus" on hand if you want a night in without cooking(NB the prices may not be current. Please check before you purchase with the caterer)
Internet connection is also available.
The ensuite shower room is fully tiled and has a velux window allowing plenty of light in
|Further details outdoors|
The Cottage has a garden area where you can enjoy a quiet afternoon or evening sitting on the patio enjoying the wildlife whilst sipping at a glass of wine or enjoy eating al fresco.
The garden is divided by shrubs giving you privacy.
There is off road parking
A deposit of £100 is required upon booking for 1 week and the balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Of course if booking is less than 8 weeks then balnce is payable in full.
For weekends and mid-week breaks 30% is due upon booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival, if however if booking is 8 weeks before arrival then balance is due in full.
The South Wales region
Our comfortable self catering cottage is nestled on the side of Betws Mountain only about 1 mile from Ammanford on the opposite side to the famous Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. There are no dirt tracks to go down making it easy to get to.
At the side of the Cottage is a public walk which brings you to a small cascading Waterfall and if you wish then you can carry on the small walk back on to the road. Remember to bring your wellingtons though!
The Cottage is ideal for couples and families alike. Walking or biking is right on the doorstep and it is just over a mile to get to the top of Betws Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views over the valleys and the Black Mountains. On the way up or down you can stop for refreshment and/or a great meal at the Scotch Pine where you can again have fantastic views overlooking the Amman Valley.
There are many medieval castles in the area within easy drive of the cottage including Carreg Cennen which has breathtaking panoramic views, vaulted passageway and underground cave. Dinefwr Castle is set in 800 acres of parkland which is home to the fallow deer and while you are there check out the great views or visit Newton House which has been splendidly restored. Kidwelly Castle is really well preserved it's worth a visit and have that feeling of going back in time. That just mentions a few castles but there is an information pack in the cottage with more information.
Staying on the historical line there are a variety of Museums such as the Maritme Museum in Swansea.
If you like exploring gardens the National Botanical Garden of Wales which is "The Jewel in Carmarthenshire's Crown" and is within easy reach of the cottage. It has a beautiful Glasshouse with numerous plants from around the world, some being rare and most endangered.
Aberglassney gardens offers the magic of the past with its main house steeped in history whilst the gardens hava a formal touch and offer a variety of focal points including the Cloister Garden and The Yew Tunnel .
We also have a few parks such as Gelli Aur where you can see wildlife such as deer, peacocks & squirrels etc.
& not to mention the wonderful blooms of the rhododendrons and azaleas in April/May. There is also a cafe and a small children's play area as well as some pleasant walks to stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh Welsh air.
In the Mumbles area is the lovely Clyne Garden and although it's a lovely place to walk and enjoy anytime of year, the best time is April - May where your eyes will be amazed at the variety and smell of the Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Really Gorgeous!!
On the opposite side of our valley are the Black Mountains with fabulous views for miles on a clear day and not forgetting the walks all the way to the Brecon Beacons if you desire.
Our cottage is not far off from the brook where the singer Donald Peers wrote his famous song "In a shady nook by a Babbling Brook".
The Cottage is ideally situated as it is central to many towns such as Neath, Llanelli, Carmarthen and Swansea. Also there is the pretty town of Llandeilo where there are some great little shops for finding gifts, enjoying a great coffee, there are some brilliant antique shops to walk around, great on a rainy day but take plenty of cash or a credit card. Next to "The Works Antiques" is a Garden Centre with really good quality shrubs and plants and the owner is very knowledgeable too. While you're in the area too Dinefwr Castle is worth a visit as mentioned earlier.
The dinosaur park and caves is worth a visit at the Dan Yr Ogaf Caves where the children can size up the dinosaurs on display or enter into the caves but don't forget to take a torch
Pembrey Country Park offers Dry Ski Slopes and toboganning so if you fancy a challenge this is the place to go. If you are not feeling that energetic why not take the train ride and relax whilst enjoying the views?
You can take the bike and enjoy a ride with the children in safety from the traffic. And if the kids still have plenty of energy to burn off they can enjoy the children's activity area. The beach is also to be found there as well as other entertainment so don't forget the buckets and spades.
In Swansea there is the Plantasia, an indoor hot house with exoctic plants. Also in Swansea there are Museums and of course the Mumbles which offers great Fish and Chips and Ice Cream Parlours as well as other nice places to eat.
The Gower coastline is within easy drive of the cottage with its fabulous beaches and views. Rhossili beach is a spacious beach with plenty of elbow room even on the busiest of days. It is also ideal for surfers along with Paragliders flying from the cliffs.
But if you don't mind travelling, Tenby is also worth a visit as it is a beautiful town and has clean beaches.
We have several Golf Courses in the area, just to name a few there is Machynys Golf Club, Glyn Abbey, and Glynhir and Parc Garnant are the nearest being around 4 miles away of the Holiday Cottage.
For families there is also an artificial Ice Skating rink, Quad Bikes and paintballing, Chocolate Factory and lots more.
The area surrounding Neath has many attractions too. Here is a small selection Neath has to offer:
There are a number of fabulous Waterfalls in the area such as Aberdulais Falls which is part of the National Trust and on site there is a cafe for refreshments.
Margam Park offers parklands, gardens, Museum, walks, children's play area, narrow gauge Railway and cafe.
Afan Forest Park is ideal for Mountain Biking
Tenby is about an hour away and is a beautiful place, very quaint with a stunning coastline. Saundersfoot is it's neighbouring town which has long stretched out sandy beaches, plenty of room for everybody!
Ammanford is a small town but has a variety of shops including supermarkets (Tescos, Lidls and Iceland), Post Office, Banks with ATM machines, Cafes and Bars which serve meals, to mention just a few. It is an ideal base for exploring South Wales including Pembrokeshire and the Brecon Beacons.
By the M4 there is Quad Biking. An artificial Ice skating Rink for the youngsters and a Fun House.
Horse Riding, Fishing and a whole lot more is on offer in the area.