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Bryn Marlais Cottage – Home 251742 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Bryn Marlais Cottage – Home 251742

Very Good Very Good – based on 5 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

Location description from owner

The Wales 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 is 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.

Brechfa

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 Forest Arms in Brechfa, 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.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sue J
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
05 Jan 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Aug 2012. Located in Carmarthenshire, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £295 to £450.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Jan 2017.

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“Fantastic week in the Welsh woodland”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2012

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.

“Home from Home”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2012

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.

“Very friendly and well equipped”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2012

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.

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