The Old Forge Pumphouse
from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pembrey (Cefn Sidan Sands) 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff International 115 km, Nearest railway: Kidwelly 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has underfloor heating; sofa bed; full Sky package (including Sky Sport). Sleeps 2 people.
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.
The grounds are divided into two, with formal gardens on one side and a smallholding on the other. In the smallholding we grow our own fruit and vegetables, have chickens and goats, and keep bees (well away from the formal garden) - 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 deciduous woodland which houses a multitude of wildlife.
The annex sleeps 2 people We now provide a travel cot & highchair for small children under two or the sofa bed could be used for a small child, or if the parents prefer we can provide a blow up mattress in the bedroom. Please advise in your correspondence to us.
The annex is on the flat, with no steps from car to front door, or indeed inside the property. There are non slip tiles on the floor of the bathroom. The bathroom is not fitted with aids for disability. The furniture in the bedroom and lounge is normal household and not specifically suitable for anyone with joint problems.
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.
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.
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23 Apr 2013
"Perfect place for nice break!"
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!
5 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
15 Feb 2012
"Warm and Welcoming"
What a surprise to read the above review. I was at The Old Forge Pump House in December and the owners couldn't have been more friendly and helpful if they had tried. So much so I felt like I was an old friend. This is the reason why I am looking to come to The Old Forge Pump House again in April.
They had provided ample provisions in the fridge even though I knew that it wasn't on the facilities list. So very generous. The eggs (dated a couple of days before) were nothing like the supermarket bland eggs one gets and so very fresh. Supermarkets take note?! As for the facilities in general they were fine and I had no problems what so ever with bedding or the bathroom.
I would recommend The Old Forge Pump House to anyone wishing to have a quiet peaceful break. The owners are there for you but allow you to do your own thing.
13 Feb 2012
Not sure if I want to write this review as I'd quite like to keep this gem to myself! We are return guests, visiting a couple of times a year, and always find the let as warm and welcoming as our hosts Cathy and Paul. The setting is wonderful - a small holding nestled in trees with a river meandering through - and at this time of year there are banks of wild snowdrops which are stunning. The let itself is warm, clean and tidy, and well equipped. Cathy provides a super welcome pack which includes freshly laid eggs from her well loved rescue chickens. We'll be back!
14 Aug 2011
"Felt right at home"
We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back. Friendly owners and great facilities as well as beautiful scenery and easy access to many of Carmarthenshire's attractions. We will be back.
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