Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In 2009 we had this stunning 19th century traditional Welsh cottage restored to the highest standards using traditional building techniques. The cottage is located in a secluded spot (1/4 mile from nearest neighbours!) with views over Worms Head and the Gower coastline from all rooms in the house.
The lounge has high vaulted ceilings with oak beams and a "Crog loft" over a woodburning fire. There is a 32" TV with freeview and a DVD player with an 8 seater Oak table for dining. The main bedroom (upstairs) has a King size bed, TV with DVD and ipod station. There is a small second bedroom with a double sofabed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandy beaches - Cefyn Sidan 5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Pembrey and burry port 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The open plan lounge is very inviting with its vaulted cieling and exposed oak beams and a cosy sitting area around a wood burning stove at one end with a "crog loft" above. In the lounge there is a sofabed and for the more adventuous there is also a mattress on the crog loft.
At the other end of the lounge is an 8 seater oak table for dining with a door to the front lawn between. The flag stone floor has underfloor heating throughout.
The kitchen is handbuilt in solid ash with slate surfaces and is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, hob with double oven under, dishwasher and a double Belfast sink. There is also a solid fuel rayburn for those who wish to use it. There is a breakfast table and traditional welsh dresser and settle.
The main bedroom (upstairs) has a King size bed. There is a TV with DVD and ipod port. The second bedroom is downstairs and rather small. It is however very private and fitted with a double sofabed. Cot available on request.
The bathroom is downstairs, and includes a double ended bath with wall mounted taps and overflow filler and separate rainfall shower with additional hand held shower head. There is a heated towel rail, wc and sink with shaver socket.
Washing machine and tumble drier are in separate utility room to reduce noise.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside there is a large lawned area to the rear and a small front lawn with patio furniture for some of the best views in Wales!
The cottage is owned by us as part of a larger holding including our current house. It has been in the family for three generations. It was inhabitted until 1940 but was then converted to an animal shelter. In 2005 we traced three ladies who had lived in the cottage. With their help we were able to provide acurate plans to restore the cottage to it's former glory. Work started in August 2007 and was completed in April 2009 to a very high standard by a local specialist restoration stonemason (Heritage 2000)
This is our only holiday cottage and is situated just 1/4 of a mile from our house (we are one of the nearest neighbours!). Service will be on an informal and very friendly basis.
The cottage dates back to the 18th century, and had last been inhabited in 1940. We had it restored in 2009 to a very high standard, with underfloor heating throughout, powered by a Ground Source Heat Pump.
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
The natural beauty of the Gower peninsula with its water sports, climbing and hang-gliding are an adventurous day out. Historic Carmarthen with its market and museums is only a short ride away as is the Gwili Steam Railway and Merlins Hill Centre.
For the green fingered amongst you, there are the National Botanic Gardens, the restored Aberglasney Gardens near Carmarthen and Dinefwr Park near Llandeilo.
Mountain Lodge is just 1m from the nearest shops. 2m from britain's newest Racecourse (Ffos Las). 3m from Pembrey country Park with access to 7m of sandy beaches, dry ski slope and hundreds of acres of woodland for walking and cycling - including the coastal cycle path.
Pembrey Country Park with a dry ski slope, toboggan run, horse riding, pitch & putt, adventure playground, crazy golf, miniature railway, visitor centre and restaurant, and the best beach in Wales at Cefn Sidan (blue flag and has lifeguards). At eight miles long and 400 acres there is never a feeling of being overcrowded; sure to keep the family occupied for ages.
Britain's newest Racecourse (Ffos Las) was opened in 2009 and is just 5 mins drive, described as having better facilities than almost any other racecourse in the UK it makes for a fantastic fun day out. Details of events can be found at: www.ffoslasracecourse.com
4m away, Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit is for the more adventurous - bikes, cars, go karts, lorries and formula Ford racing all happens during the year at this racing circuit; there's also go karting and performance car racing. For the more active, there's also a quad bike circuit and a paint ball area in Trimsaran. You can get more information on race days etc from : www.barc.net
Llanelli home of the Llanelli Scarlets rugby team with its shops and nightlife, with a leisure centre with indoor heated adult and children's pools is 7m away. If you want to go shopping the Parc Trostre Retail Park is about 3 miles away and boasts a good range of stores from Tesco, Morrisons, Debenhams, Boots, Next, Marks ans Spencer, Homebase, HMV, New Look, Bhs, TKMaxx, Evans, Burtons, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, HMV, JJB Sports, Currys, B & Q to Comet, and food and beverage outlets such as Subway, Pizza Hut, MacDonalds and Starbucks etc.