List your home
Apply filters
£ to

Bryn Marlais Cottage

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 

5 reviews

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

Join us for a magical Welsh holiday

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Need more information about booking Home 251742 ?

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Dating from the 18th century, Bryn Marlais cottage is now a delightful self contained annexe of the owners' home set in 9 acres of grounds, which visitors to the cottage are welcome to use. The secluded garden has a variety of mature shrubs with several seating areas and a bird feeding station which is popular with all the usual garden birds and the rarer woodpecker, nuthatches and goldfinches which delight us with their visits. Buzzards and red kites can be seen soaring high in the valley and around the cottage. You may even catch a glimpse of a goshawk, arch enemy of the local chickens!

The cottage is set on the edge of Brechfa Forest and is perfect for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, riding, bird-watching, and fishing. Bryn Marlais provides a peaceful rural retreat for couples and families.

The comfortable accommodation comprises a lounge/diner, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a cloakroom on the first floor. The cottage retains many of its original features, whilst at the same time providing modern day comforts with recently installed oil central heating, a new fitted bathroom and upstairs cloakroom. Original stone walls and exposed beams feature throughout the cottage. The original stone fireplace is a charming feature of the lounge with the addition of a log burning fire for cosy evenings in.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Llansteffan 36 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 119 km, Nearest railway: Carmarthen 22 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Apart from the family bathroom the cottage also has a cloakroom. There is a separate laundry room which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer.

Further details outdoors

Visitors are welcome to use the owners' garden and grounds which have a variety of seating areas and views across the valley.

Further details

A welcome pack containing local essentials is provided for all visitors booking for a week or more.

Carmarthenshire region

Carmarthenshire is rich in myths and folklore, part of the weft and weave of its spectacular rural landscape. It is one of the oldest counties in Wales and was once the cradle of kings and stronghold of one of the ancient kingdoms, Deheubarth. Carmarthenshire is one of the strongholds of the Welsh language. It resounds with words as soft as the hills, with vowels as broad as our river valleys, with consonants as rugged as our mountains. It's a place where the indigenous culture of Wales is part and parcel of everyday life. Come and explore this wonderful county - we promise you a warm welcome. There is so much to explore and experience: Carmarthenshire is known as the Garden of Wales and is home to the National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne and also Aberglasney at Llangathen one of the finest gardens in Wales. Both are a short drive from Bryn Marlais Cottage. Apart from the garden heritage, Carmarthenshire also has a wealth of historic attractions including Castles, Country Parks and Stately homes. Some of the most popular castles are Carreg Cennen and Dinefwr both situated in Llandeilo. The historic county town of Carmarthen is a 20 minute drive away and provides a range of interesting and varied attractions. Carmarthen is Wales' oldest town and has a unique history including its development as a major fishing town. The remains of Carmarthen Castle are a feature of the town centre and the Museum at Abergwili has many interesting local artefacts. The Millennium Costal Path runs the whole length of the Welsh coast and is only a short drive from the town.


Our own little corner of Wales is delightful. Set at the southern reaches of the Cambrian Mountains, Brechfa Forest is perfect for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, riding, bird-watching, fishing, and sight-seeing. It is one of the largest areas of Forestry Commission land in Wales and includes extensive access tracks for visitors to enjoy on foot or bike, the closest being within half a mile of Bryn Marlais. So, lots to explore and plenty of room - it is a real get-away-from-it-all location.

The Community Stores in Brechfa village is an Aladdin's cave selling a wide range of items of use to the holiday maker. Apart from a good range of groceries they stock batteries, plasters, maps, superglue and even wellingtons! Drop in and have a chat with one of the volunteers serving in the shop. In the heart of the village, Victoria Park is a delightful small, well kept playground with a river walk - very popular with our grandchildren when they come to stay! Local pubs serving food include the Black Lion at Abergorlech and the Plough at Felingwm Uchaf. If you want something a little more special then you could try the award winning restaurant Y Polyn at Capel Dewi. If you are looking for something locally made as a momento of your visit, then the Felingwm Pottery at Felingwm Uchaf is well worth a visit.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Excellent 5/5

5 reviews Very Good 4.5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-5 of 5

11 Nov 2012


"Fantastic week in the Welsh woodland"

The cottage was very charming and excellently presented with lovely bedrooms, very large living room and well equipped kitchen.
The original stone walls and beamed ceiling give an amazing character to the property and we loved coming back to the cottage after long walks in the nearby Brechfa forest .
Our hosts were very welcoming and they made our young kids very happy by giving them lots of toys to play with for a week.

22 Oct 2012


"Home from Home"

Bryn Marlais Cottage is a lovely place to stay. Positioned in a tranquil and peaceful area on the edge of the Brechfa Forest, it allows you to get away from it all. On arrival we were greeted warmly by the owners Sue & David, who took us through all the workings of the cottage. They also shared information of the area and of places to visit. The cottage was like home from home with everything needed to make our stay a truly relaxing experience. The use of the owner's garden added to the ambience, it was a delightful place to sit and enjoy a cuppa, whilst taking in the views across the Brechfa countryside. The cottage also had many extra touches like, DVD's to watch, books to read and board games to play. It was great to come home and relax after a days sightseeing and enjoy a good film. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here and we can't wait to re-visit ourselves.

20 Aug 2012


"Very friendly and well equipped"

The owners are very friendly and helpful but also allow you the space to get on with it if you wish. The cottage was large and on two levels and I felt that it represented good value for money. It is very well equipped with everything that you need and also has lots of extras such as books, DVDs and board games. We had access to the owners very large garden which was very nice for the children. Whilst it is very quiet and rural and ideal for walking, it is also within easy reach of both Camarthen and Llandeilo.

Review 1-5 of 5

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Check price and book
Your dates are available

Book your stay

Enter dates for more accurate prices


Changeover day Sat

Sleeps 4

    from £43 /night help

    Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

    Rental cost
    Owner fee


    Enter dates to see your price

    Owner fees cover things like cleaning. Click Book now to review a full breakdown of the cost before making your payment.

    This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

    Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

    Contact the owner

    Email the owner

    Tick this box to request a quote for your stay. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online. Note that other guests may have received a quote for the same dates. The first one to pay gets the booking, so make your payment asap to secure your holiday.

      This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

      Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

      You're booking with

      Sue J.

      • 2 Years listed

      90% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:27 Jun 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
      • English

      Payment accepted

      Paypal accepted

      Credit cards accepted

      Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

      Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

      Just click on the icons to get to the download page