The Old Forge Pumphouse
About the home
The Old Forge Pumphouse was originally built in 1939. In 2006 it was completely renovated in a modern style. The holiday accommodation is in an adjoining annexe to the owner’s home. The property sits in a two acre plot with river frontage (Gwendraeth Fach). The classy apartment has a modern feel. Sleeps 2 people but a 3rd can be accommodated.
The local town of Kidwelly, with its castle, many pubs and food outlets is nearby. Brechfa Forest and the Brecon Beacons are within easy driving, as well as the market town of Carmarthen, Llanelli, Pembrey Country Park, Swansea and Gower. Lovely beaches in Pembrokeshire are within a short drive, along with the bustling country town of Narbeth, which has an abundance of food outlets, craft shops and places to explore. Kidwelly is ideally situated as a central point - there is always something to do whatever the weather.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Pembrey (Cefn Sidan Sands), 5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
The apartment has underfloor heating; sofa bed; full Sky package (including Sky Sport). Sleeps 2 people but a 3rd can be accommodated.
We now provide a travel cot and high chair - please supply your own bedlinen for the travel cot.
Full sized snooker table available in owners house.
A generous welcome pack is provided..
Access to the owners washing machine if required.
Further details outdoors:
The river Gwendraeth Fach fronts the property for some 100m, giving private fishing rights - sea trout and trout are being caught during the season. Dippers and Kingfishers are also regular visitors to the river.
We have a beautiful, quiet garden with plenty of seating areas, plus a summer house that fronts the river - we encourage our guests to enjoy the grounds, and to enjoy the peace and quiet.
We are in a hamlet of just 4 houses and we are the last one - we get no passing traffic and so enjoy complete privacy. The outlook is decidious woodland which houses a mulititude of wildlife.
The annexe essentially sleeps 2 people but a 3rd can be accommodated with the following arrangement. We now provide a travel cot & highchair for small children, but would like to stress that the accommodation is only suitable for 3. We also have a sofa bed, thus accommodating an older child or adult (again 3 people only). We do not charge extra for a child that uses the travel cot (as you will be bringing your own bedlinen), but should the sofa bed be used an extra charge of £30 per stay will be added to cover the extra preparation this would incur. Please advise in your correspondence to us.
A deposit of 25% of the full rental required at time of booking is non refundable. Balance is payable 8 weeks prior to let. Full payment at time of booking required for reservations made within 8 weeks of let. Lettings are from 2pm on the first day to 10am on the last day to allow cleaning / changeover.
We offer flexible terms at a daily rate - at present between £40 and £55 per night. Minimum stay is 2 nights. Stays over 2 weeks subject are to negotiation.
One well behaved pet is welcome at a premium of £20 per pet per visit. Dogs should not be left unaccompanied in the let, should be kept on the lead at all times in the pumphouse grounds and any mess cleared up.
The West Wales / Pembrokeshire / Carmarthenshire region
Carmarthenshire is known as "the garden of Wales". It has lush rural landscapes, beautiful coastlines and interesting towns. The area is steeped in history and mythology. It has so many places to visit and things to do you will want to come back for more.
Bird watchers can enjoy seeing a wide variety of unusual birds from the property (including Buzzard, Kingfisher, Dippers and Red Kites), while there are many other bird habits nearby. Fisherman can enjoy fishing rights that comes with the accommodation (subject to individual licence) and sea fishing locally.
The Kidwelly area
Kidwelly offers many attractions. The medieval castle and old priory church are in the centre of town, whilst the industrial museum is just outside at Mynddygarreg. The yearly carnival is held in July, whilst the castle offers medieval attractions during July and August. For the walkers there is the Millenium coastal path and plenty of footpaths in the area.
Other local attractions include the recently opened Ffos Las Racecourse which is around 8km away; the Royal Botanical Gardens are a 25 minute drive away; Dylan Thomas’ boathouse at Laugharne is around 30 minutes drive; Aberglasney house and gardens is just outside Llandeilo: The National Wetlands Centre is a few miles east of Llanelli; The Millennium Coastal Path can be accessed at Pembrey, providing a traffic free, hard surfaced track for cyclists and walkers; Pembrokeshire lies to the west with its fabulous beaches and beautiful countryside.
How to get there
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By car: One hour from Cardiff Wales airport; one and a quarter hour from the Severn Bridge; One hour from the Rosslare to Pembroke Ferry terminal.
By rail: Fast and frequent services to Swansea then regular train stops at stations throughout Carmarthen to include Kidwelly.
Leave M4 at Junction 49 and follow the signs for Carmarthen (A48). At the roundabout just outside Carmarthen turn left - signposted to Burry Port and Kidwelly (A484). Keep on the A484 for around 7 miles, you will pass a road sign for Llandefaelog (on the left) - keep going pass another road junction on the left around 3/4 mile after - again keep going. Pass a flashing 40 mile per hour sign and around 400 yards after take the left marked road. This is a narrow and slightly steep lane (but not very long) at the bottom turn right and go through the metal gates and you have arrived at The Old Forge Pumphouse.
Activities near Kidwelly
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
21 May 2013
We spent a great week in this cosy cottage. It had everything we needed for a peaceful and relaxing break plus a thoughtful welcome pack. The grounds of the pumphouse are lovely and within minutes a... more
23 Apr 2013
Very beautiful and peaceful place..perfect for couples..cottage is surrounded by lot of scenic beauty with a small waterfall..perfect way to start your day! Away from the city but easily reachable.
The owners are very nice and kind..my wife left her watch in the apartment, Cathy (owner) was kind enough to send it back to us.
Will definitely want to visit this place again!
05 Oct 2012
This was a 4 day break in an area we did not particularly know. From Kidwelly we had easy access to Pembrokeshire (walked Marloes to Dale), The Gower (scaled Worms Head) and the Millenium Coastal Path (hired bikes at Burry Port). Each were fantastic and memorable. So a great area to locate. With regard the accommodation - everything we hoped for and more. Paul & Cathy are very friendly and put a lot of effort in to make you feel welcomed. The setting is quiet and lovely and the facilities clean and new and comfortable. Without hesitation we would recommend.
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had lots of fun exploring this area of Wales.
Kind regards Cathy
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Jan / Feb / March 2013||6 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 250||£ 40||£ 50||2 Nights|
|Easter||24 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 55||2 Nights|
|April / May / June 2013||7 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||£ 300||£ 45||£ 50||2 Nights|
|July / Aug 2013||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 55||2 Nights|
|Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec||1 Sep 13||22 Dec 13||£ 300||£ 45||£ 50||2 Nights|
|Christmas / New Year||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 350||£ 50||£ 55||2 Nights|
|Jan / Feb / Mar||5 Jan 14||13 Apr 14||£ 250||£ 40||£ 50||2 Nights|
|Easter 2014||13 Apr 14||27 Apr 14||£ 350||£ 50||£ 55||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The Annexe is essentially for 2 people, but we can accommodate a third on a sofa bed. An extra charge of £30 per stay will be charged to cover the preparation a third person would incur.
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