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Mara Cottage

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Dinas, near Crymych, Carmarthenshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

Conveniently located on the borders of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, visit the wonders of both counties from this traditional Welsh barn conversion.


Nestled in a scenic wooded valley in the charming hamlet of Dinas, this traditional Welsh barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is situated in 10 acres of matured grounds with two friendly resident horses, where wildlife flourishes and flowers blossom. The former barn dating back to the mid 18th century, has been carefully restored to uncover much of its original charm and character, including exposed Welsh oak beams and stone walls, with lots of welcoming touches added to provide couples with the perfect romantic retreat whatever the occasion. The open-plan living area is featured on the first floor which allows guests the freedom to snuggle up on the sofa next to the cosy wood-burning stove or on a warm summers evening, sit back and relax on the private balcony and watch the sun set over the picturesque countryside. Outside, the rugged woodland offers peace and tranquillity in abundance, where you can enjoy scenic walks along the glistening stream which leads into the village. Conveniently located on the borders of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, the area abounds with fantastic walks and historic sites dotted around the county, including the ancient burial chamber of Pentre Ifan Dolmen tucked away peacefully in the Preseli Hills and the majestic sites of Cardigan, Cilgerran and Carew castles. The traditional market towns of Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthen and Cardigan are within easy reach. The iconic coastline of Pembrokeshire is within easy reach and features the picturesque coastal resorts of Newport and St Davids, as is the heritage coastline of Cardigan Bay which is famously renowned for spotting grey seals and bottlenose dolphins on a clear day! The historic town of Laugharne is just a short drive away and is famous for birthplace of the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, which features his iconic boat house and historic castle lying peacefully on the edge of the River Taf. The property is located 10¾ miles away from the popular Carmarthen Golf Club. Horse riding can be found 7¼ miles away. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

Double bedroom. Separate toilet. Open-sided wooden stairs (no handrail) to first floor: Large, beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to balcony/small, galley-style kitchen with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared 10-acre natural woodland grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Stabling and pasture on request
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream, pond and sloping banks in grounds

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    29/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    If your looking for a busy place to have great entertainment on nights out The mare cottage isn’t for you But if you want a quiet peaceful off the grid( there is internet) this is the best place to be A really wonderful place for couples Very clean and warm A real treasure We was made welcome from the start to the end by the owners Just a reminder to bring food and drink with you The nearest shop is 15-20 mins away I forgot the milk


  • 10

    24/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2018
    A lovely property in the middle of the Carmarthenshire countryside. Great for hill and coastal walks, wildlife, and curling up by the log burner. Very welcoming and considerate hosts. Car necessary as the nearest shops are a drive away.


  • 10

    03/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    Wow a little piece of heaven. Thank you Alex and Tracey for the gifts you left for us and a wonderful stay in your cottage,one of the most relaxing holidays ever.Give a hug to the very special Monty


  • 8

    12/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    Mara is a "get away from it all", cottage, relaxing, cosy, with no mobile phone coverage. However, there was WiFi. The cottage was comfortable, and has a very relaxing feel. The log burner gave the evenings that extra cosiness and warmth factor. Leaving Mara cottage we felt we had a relaxing week.


  • 8

    01/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Great little cottage, stunning (and very peaceful) location. Owners very lovely and on site, although not intrusive at all. Nearest bigger shop (tesco) half hour away so had to do most our shopping on way back from various trips. Our two doggies enjoyed long walks - and there are plenty of these whether you choose to stay on site or take a half our drive to nearest beach/ reservoir/ etc. All in all, we've had an amazing time, rested well and were sad to leave.


  • 9

    22/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 17/07/2017
    Beautiful barn -cottage in a lovely location. Tracey and Alex were very welcoming and monty the dog had fun times running around with our dog Maya a little jack Russell (Maya did not want to leave as she had so much fun ). There are plenty of places to visit ours always being tresaith, mwnt and cwmtydu. We live only just over 1.5 hours away but this part of Wales is stunning.


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