Llandeilo holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking, TV and rural retreat

21 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and overlooking Dynefwr Castle in the Towy Valley, lies The Old Forge, a one bedroomed rural retreat. Lovingly converted from an old blacksmith's forge, to create a haven of comfort, character and charm beneath its impressive vaulted, beamed ceiling. The kitchen is fitted with electric oven; ceramic hob; microwave and fridge with freezer compartment, and plenty of storage units. There is a breakfast bar and dining table. The open plan living area with large, comfortable leather sofa bed all make this an idyllic, cosy retreat. Its furnished, walled garden area provides the perfect spot to relax and rest those tired feet after a hike or cycle through the stunning, surrounding countryside. The double bedroom has plenty of storage with wardrobe and bedside cabinets. All linen is provided, towels can be provided for a nominal contribution of £2.00 per set, and on arrival guests will find fresh flowers and hand made flapjacks to welcome them. The cottage is an ideal base for couples wanting a real country holiday. The National Botanic Garden of Wales, and Aberglasney Gardens are ten minutes from the property; and it's only 4 miles to the picture-perfect town of Llandeilo. With over 50 traders in its extensive antiques centre, fortnightly auctions and a great selection of eateries offering everything from fine dining to bowls of hearty, traditional cawl, Llandeilo's guaranteed to be a place you'll want to return to, time and time again.The property is ideally located for walkers: there are numerous country routes that are accessible directly from The Old Forge, whilst others, such as the glorious 'Welsh Fans' and the Brecon Beacons can be reached by a short drive. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with its 170 miles of spectacular scenery is only a 45 minute drive to the west, whilst heading south will bring you to the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Just a 30 minute drive will take you to the Millennium Coastal Park, occupying around 10 miles of coastline on the Burry Estuary. The park offers superb views along its length of the Gower Peninsula – the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK. The Millenium Coastal Park offers a continuous traffic free cycle/footpath that links with the National Cycle Network; the National Wetlands Centre for Wales, and a championship links golf course. The Towy valley, is an area rich in history and there are many castles along the course of the river that tell the story of past battles: Llandovery; Carreg Cennen; Dynefwr; Dryslwyn; Llansteffan and Kidwelly, are all worth a visit whilst you're here. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the beautiful village of Laugharne is a short drive away, whe you can visit the boathouse, his writing shed (preserved as if he's just stepped outside) and Brown's Hotel. What better way to explore this part of Wales than by bike. Cycle along parts of the nearby National Cycle Network taking in beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace. For those seeking adventure, Carmarthenshire has become one of the most exciting places for the fast-growing sport of mountain biking: Brechfa Forest with its nationally renowned network of trails, is only 15 minutes away by car. The owners have close links with a local bike shop, where parts, repairs and even tours can be arranged with prior notice. Secure and covered storage for bikes will also be provided by the owners, and if you're caught out in the rain on the mountains, the owners are happy to provide drying facilities.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Cancellation policy

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50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Bron J.
Average reply time:
3 hours 18 minutes

Calendar updated:
10 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Oct 2013. Located in Carmarthenshire, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £401.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Jun 2021.


21 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Beautiful accommodation and great cycle rides.
Aug 2020

Had a great week in the Old Forge! The accommodation was perfect for us and beautifully clean. We came with bikes and as well as being able to store them securely our hosts Bron and Steve also gave u… More 

Reviewed 23 Aug 2020

Warrington, United Kingdom

Worthy stay in a quiet corner
Aug 2018

We booked the old forge on Air Bnb and loved our week staying at Bron and Steve's place. A nice touch of tea and coffee on arrival with irresistable flapjack that will defeat even the strong will… More 

Reviewed 27 Aug 2018

Owner's reply:
Thanks so much for your kind and enthusiastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the Forge was all you hoped it would be. We sincerely hope we will see you again in the future.
Coventry, United Kingdom

Perfect get away from it all break
Dec 2017

All the other reviews of the Old Forge are 100% accurate. I had a lovely time here and Bron and Steve were the perfect hosts. I have no negatives to say about the accommodation because there are none.… More 

Reviewed 7 Jan 2018

Sharon H
Southampton, United Kingdom

The old forge
Oct 2017

Well what a wonderful beautiful place.So clean,tidy and comfortable. It was a home from home. We came for a rest and that is exactly what we got. The cottage was fully equipped with all mod cons and … More 

Reviewed 25 Oct 2017

Owner's reply:
What a lovely review Sharon: thank you so much. We are so pleased you had a good stay after such a dreadful journey. It was a pleasure to have you stay here with us and we hope we can welcome you here again in the future.
ian d
Darlington, United Kingdom

perfect cottage for a holiday
Jul 2017

All though you are 4-5miles away from LLandelio it self the cottage was amazing clean all mod cons inside Bron and Steve where brilliant hosts although we dealt with Bron more steve was in the back gr… More 

Reviewed 2 Aug 2017

Owner's reply:
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us, and hope we will see you again in the future.
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