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Country Retreat, heated indoor pool & 11 acres – Home 2522277 House
- 6 bedrooms
- 14 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Country Retreat, heated indoor pool & 11 acres – Home 2522277
- 6 bedrooms
- sleeps 14
- 3 nights min stay
House / 6 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 14
- Nearest beach 19 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Plasymynydd (Plas) which is Welsh for "Palace of the Mountain" is a spacious, impressive detached country residence part of which dates from the 19th century and is set in delightful seclusion. It is approached via its own private, tree-lined driveway and is set in 11 acres which comprises extensive, attractively landscaped grounds, a small woodland, secret garden and four fields which you are welcome to explore. Plas boasts a South facing Terrace and has an indoor, heated Spring water pool (which is cleansed by minerals and low level chlorine) and is entirely for your own use. The connecting door from the house to the pool conservatory can be locked for children's safety. The pool conservatory opens onto The Terrace which is perfect for BBQ's, sunbathing and relaxing. The secret garden is ideal for quiet contemplation or book reading whilst listening to the bird-song. Red kites, kestrels, owls, woodpeckers, jays, pheasants, squirrels, foxes and hedgehogs have been
Plasymynydd (Plas) which is Welsh for "Palace of the Mountain" is a spacious, impressive detached country residence part of which dates from the 19th century and is set in delightful seclusion. It is approached via its own private, tree-lined driveway and is set in 11 acres which comprises extensive, attractively landscaped grounds, a small woodland, secret garden and four fields which you are welcome to explore. Plas boasts a South facing Terrace and has an indoor, heated Spring water pool (which is cleansed by minerals and low level chlorine) and is entirely for your own use. The connecting door from the house to the pool conservatory can be locked for children's safety. The pool conservatory opens onto The Terrace which is perfect for BBQ's, sunbathing and relaxing. The secret garden is ideal for quiet contemplation or book reading whilst listening to the bird-song. Red kites, kestrels, owls, woodpeckers, jays, pheasants, squirrels, foxes and hedgehogs have been sighted in the grounds and fields. A shallow stream runs through the garden and woodland area and care needs to be taken with young children. A feature of Plas is its privacy and tranquility but nevertheless convenient location to the popular market town of Carmarthen which is just 4 miles away. To the rear of the property is a large, inner courtyard with ample parking space. There is plenty of storage space for bicycles in the Stable Block and the pretty country lanes around Plas offer great opportunities to cycle or walk in the fresh air.
The accommodation comprises a spacious, light, airy and well equipped kitchen with lovely views, the Breakfast Bar seats two persons. The kitchen leads to a large dining room which seats 12, perfect for entertaining whilst enjoying the amazing views. The character lounge with saddle ceiling, beams and feature stone fireplace benefits from full width patio doors which open onto the Terrace and offer stunning rural views. There is a large double bedroom on the ground floor with a well-proportioned en suite bathroom which comprises WHB, WC and a double shower. This bedroom has picturesque rural views and French windows leading onto the Terrace. The indoor pool is accessed from this bedroom suite or from The Terrace. An additional twin bedroom with super rural views is located on the ground floor.
The first floor hallway leads to a large Master Bedroom Suite with King Size bed in addition to a sofa bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom comprising double shower, WHB and WC. This suite has spectacular, sweeping rural views. There are a further two double bedrooms and a bedroom with four single beds and a cot on the first floor, these are well proportioned bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Furthermore, there is a family bathroom on the first floor featuring an elegant, roll-top bath, WHB and WC.
The ground floor utility/laundry room comprises a sink unit, siemens washing machine, siemens tumble dryer, high chair and a spare fridge/freezer. This room leads to a conservatory overlooking the courtyard. There is an additional Cloakroom comprising WC and WHB on the ground floor.
Plas has two sofa beds (one in the Master Bedroom Suite and one in the lounge should your group require additional sleeping accommodation).
A Welcome Pack comprising wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits/welsh cakes is provided for those essential refreshments after your arrival at Plas.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Weekend (2 night) breaks from £1000 and 3 night breaks from £1350. If you'd like to book a stay at Plasymynydd, please contact Sharon directly by email or by phone.
Location description from owner
The Wales region
Plas has been described by its guests as having the advantage of appearing to be "in the middle of nowhere" yet being "within easy reach of everywhere."
The historic market town of Carmarthen is just 4 miles away and boasts of a theatre, cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre, castle ruins, museum and excellent shopping including a market selling delicious, locally sourced produce.
Visit the famous National Botanic Gardens (7.5 miles / 20 minutes drive away) and admire the Japanese Gardens and endangered plant species.
Enjoy the magnificence of Aberglasney House and gardens just 14 miles / 28 minutes away.
Climb aboard the Gwili Steam Railway (8 miles / 18 minutes away) and treat yourselves to afternoon tea or lunch or dinner whilst enjoying superb views of the river and wooded hills.
The highly acclaimed trails for mountain bike thrills lie in the Brechfa Forest, just 14 miles / 25 minutes away.
A visit to Llansteffan, painted by Turner, and known as 'Wales's best kept secret' is just 12 miles /28 minutes away. Take a stroll on the lovely, sandy shoreline and a coastal path walk then amble up to the 12th century impressive castle ruins to marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Headlands and quaint village.
Continue your drive to Laugharne (16 miles/27 minutes away),made famous by Dylan Thomas, which boasts magnificent medieval castle ruins, Georgian and Victorian Gardens, lovely coastal walks and Dylan Thomas's Boathouse and Writing Shed where he wrote "Under Milkwood."
Kidwelly Castle ruins which were used as a location for part of the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Robin of Sherwood is just 12 miles / 25 minutes drive away.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park with its lake and 180 acres of footpaths, cycle trails and woodland walks is just 11 miles / 19 minutes drive away.
Enjoy a fun filled day at Pembrey Country Park (18 miles/40 minutes away) renowned for its beautiful nature trails, spectacular 8 mile beach, cycle tracks, pitch and putt, crazy golf, miniature railway, horse riding, toboggan run and 130m long dry ski slope.
Llanelli Wetland Centre is (23 miles/43 minutes drive) and boasts 450 acre mosaic of lakes where you can hand feed the Hawaiian geese and admire the salmon-pink Caribbean flamingos or take a canoe safari (in the Summer) through the wetland greenery.
A visit to Dinefwr Castle, historic House and 800 acres of stunning, ancient parkland upon which fallow deer and White Park cattle roam is enchanting (19 miles/40 minutes).
Explore the Dolau Cothi Roman gold mine and try gold panning and enjoy the woodland walks and cycle trails (32 miles/50 minutes drive).
Marvel at the National Showcaves Centre, Dan-yr-Ogof, Dinosaur Park, Iron Age Farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park which was voted by the British Public as Britain's Finest Natural Wonder (38 miles/54 minutes drive).
Afan Forest Park which boasts 11,000 hectares for world class mountain biking trails and beautiful countryside walks is 38 miles/50 minutes drive away.
The popular Oakwood Theme Park with its breathtaking array of rides is just 26miles/38 minutes drive away.
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is just a 26miles/36 minutes drive away.
Picton Castle and it's beautiful 40 acre gardens is just 31 miles/ 47 minutes drive away.
Boutique shopping can be found in nearby Carmarthen, Llandeilo (31 minutes /19 miles away) and Mumbles, Swansea (28 miles, 49 minutes).
Plas is perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning, blue flag beaches of Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and The Gower.
Pembrokeshire : Pendine has a spectacular 7 mile beach and Museum of Speed and is 19 miles/34 minutes away. Saundersfoot is a pretty seaside resort with a great beach and a charm and character all its own lying in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (28miles/40minutes). Tenby (29 miles / 42 minutes) is a delightful harbour town and seaside resort with cobbled streets and picturesque, fantastic beaches which were the location of the Vanity Fair Film. The beautiful monastery island of Caldey is a short boat trip away from Tenby. The famous Bosherston Lily Ponds are a 39 mile / 1 hour drive away. The superb beach of Freshwater West (36 miles/55 minutes drive) appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Robin Hood. St David's with its quaint town and beautiful cathedral is 49 miles/75 minutes away. Dolphin / whale watching / bird watching trips can be taken from here to the North Pembrokeshire Islands.
The Gower is the UK's first designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with sandy bays, secluded caves and ancient woodland. Rhossilli (41 miles/75 minutes drive) was voted Britain's best beach by Tripadvisors Travellers' Choice for the second year running, third best beach in Europe and ninth in the World. It was named as the "Supermodel of British Beaches" by The Independent and has three miles of sandy shore encompassing Gower's most famous landmark, Worms Head and was the setting for the filming of Dr Who. Caswell Bay, Langland Bay and Three Cliffs are also beautiful and are approximately 55 minutes drive away.
Cardiganshire: New Quay (34 miles/56 minutes drive) has a picturesque harbour and expansive sandy beach from which you can often see dolphins or take a boat trip to further explore the plentiful marine wildlife. New Quay was the setting for the film, The Edge of Love. Aberaeron (37 miles/58 minutes) is picture postcard pretty with its colourful Georgian style houses and graceful architecture. Stroll along the harbour and indulge in a delicious, locally made honey ice cream. Llangrannog with its sandy beach and quaint seaside cafes is just 33 miles/1 hour away. Relax in the quiet cove of Cwmtydu (34 minutes/1 hour) which lies deep in a wooded valley. Cardigan Castle with its Georgian Mansion, medieval ruins and glorious Regency gardens has recently reopened after a £12 million restoration and is a 33 miles/ 1 hour drive away.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bedroom 4: 4 Single Beds
Bedroom 5: Double Bed
Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms: Double Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only
- Private indoor pool
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 06 Apr 2017
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English
This House has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Aug 2015. Located in Carmarthenshire, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2000 to £2500.
The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Apr 2017.
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– based on 10 reviews
- Very Good
“Beautiful place for family holiday”
Just come back from a lovely family summer holiday. Sharon was there when we arrived to show us around and left us a very nice welcome pack. The house is very spacious, well equipped and clean. We absolutely loved the massive grounds and the beautiful views. The swimming pool was enjoyed by adults and kids alike and was the perfect temperature! We're definitely looking forward to going back one day...
Owner's reply: Dear Chavi, Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Plasymynydd and I look forward to welcoming you all back one day. Best wishes, Sharon
“Great place for a family holiday”
We had a lovely extended family holiday Sharon was there to welcome us and was the perfect host. The house is in a rural setting and perfect for allowing the children to run around without disturbing the neighbours! The pool was a great hit along with bat watching at dusk, we certainly didn't run out of things to do. The house was comfortable and well equipped with loads of space to fit our large family. A great place for a break and I am sure we will return
Owner's reply: Dear Barbara, thank you very much for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you all and it was a pleasure to have you stay. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back to Plasymynydd one day. Kind Regards, Sharon
“Perfect family holiday home!”
Plasymynydd is the perfect retreat for a large family holiday. With spacious rooms, amazing gardens and a good-sized heated swimming pool, everyone can have quality time together without feeling on top of each other. Sharon was an attentive host who ensured everything was perfect for us and provided us with a very generous welcome pack. Thank you, Sharon! The house was spotlessly clean and well - equipped, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Being so close to nature was a bonus; spotting birds each day and bats in the night. We were sad not to have seen any hedgehogs during our stay though. The children enjoyed using nets to look for wildlife in the fields and stream. There is plenty of parking at the house and the location is great. So close to the main road, yet far enough away to really feel like you are "getting away from it all". We had a fabulous holiday and are already talking about returning one day!
Owner's reply: Dear Rhian, Thank you very much for your kind words and lovely review in respect of your stay at Plasymynydd, I really appreciate it. It was an absolute pleasure and delight to meet you all and to welcome you to Plasymynydd. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your stay. It would be great to see you all again. Please send my regards to the rest of your family. Best wishes, Sharon
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