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Syddyn Fach


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Bancffosfelen, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Uncover the delights of Syddyn Fach, located near the village of Bancffosfelen in the delightful Carmarthenshire countryside.

Perched on the edge of the Gwendraeth Valley, with panoramic picture-postcard views of the valley below and peacefully nestled on the owner’s small holding, this beautiful, single-storey, detached holiday property is the perfect escape for guests looking to escape the stresses of everyday life. This really is the perfect location to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle, with access to the large meadows and of course the Gwendraeth River, which meanders through the valley below. Bancffosfelen is near to the Pembrokeshire borders, making this an ideal location to explore both counties.
On a morning, you can wake up to the sound of the babbling stream and enjoy breakfast on the spacious covered decked area just off the kitchen. On an evening, you can sit around the fire pit and gaze at the stars above, with nothing but the sounds of rural life and a glass of wine to enjoy. Syddyn Fach, the former milking parlour, has been lovingly restored back to its former glory and offers a spacious open plan living space, with a focal wood burner and original beams.
A trip to Carmarthenshire is not complete without a visit to the Botanical Gardens of Wales, with the world’s largest single span glass house, and it has been voted the number 1 gardens to visit in all of Wales. A 20-minute drive away will take you to Pembrey Country Park, with its many footpaths, 8 miles of golden sandy beach, 550 acres of woodlands, a dri-ski slope and the longest toboggan run in Wales. Whilst travelling along this rugged and picturesque coastline, a visit to Kidwelly Castle is not to be missed and further along lies Laugharne, which was formerly home to the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, where you can visit his writing shed and enjoy the sublime township of Laugharne. Beach 10 miles. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

4 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With beams.
Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and wooden floor.
Step up to...
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
4 steps down to...
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Air source heat pump central heating, solar PV electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Large garden with decked area, garden furniture, fire pit and gas barbecue. 40-acre natural grounds (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is 1 step in the garden. There is a fenced river and stream in the grounds, 440 yards away.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan

Customer Comments

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 18/10/2018
    Complete water service in need of improvement. No hot water and poor water pressure, flushing of toilet shops all other water services

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments, It is unfortunate that you experienced low water pressure during your stay. It is especially unfortunate that you did not report it to us during your visit as we could have adjusted the water pressure in a matter of minutes to quickly resolve the issue. We explicitly state within our welcome literature, found within our cottage, that we encourage guests to immediately report any issues, problems, criticisms or complaints during their stay directly to us so that they we can promptly address them. Due to our isolated rural location the water pressure for our incoming water supply does fluctuate. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to adjust the incoming water pressure to balance this out. This is now checked on a regular basis and adjusted accordingly so that the toilet can be flushed while you are having a shower.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2018
    Spotless on arrival, beautiful location, owners very welcoming and relaxed. Was nice to see so many animals. exactly what we had hoped it would be. Everything had been thought of, the only thing that might improve the experience is a full length mirror to check your appearance. Overall a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    We enjoyed our stay at Syddyn Fach , very quiet and secluded location, nice welcome pack left by owner. We had a few issues with the cleanliness on arrival but after pointing them out to the owner he apologised and they were soon dealt with.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Cottage was nice inside but did have very low ceilings in places, nice welcome pack left by owner, however we were a bit confused by the instructions in the cottages information folder saying dogs were welcome but had to be kept out of lounge area, the cottage is open plan so this was impossible. Lovely area and beautiful location however owners house had a lot of clutter lying around. The cottage has been done very well so although it's behind the house it's very private and has a lovely patio area to relax on.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Absolutely brilliant. Lovely place to stay. Owners great and welcome pack really good. Cottage was fantastic, so peaceful. Will definitely go again and recommend.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2018
    The cottage was not easy to find but the directions were good and we had no real problem. The out of the way location is great for getting away from it all but you really are getting away from it all. Comfy and modern furnishings were all in good working order. If you like castles you will love going down the steps to the bathroom. All in all a quirky little getaway that would be even better if a window looking out onto the great countryside views could be built into the room above the kitchen somehow.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 13/06/2018
    Had to wash dirty glasses on arrival, fridge was not working, coffee machine need to be de-scaled, bathroom dirty, the water pressure is very low. There was not enough equipment to cook, only 2 saucepans and a frying pan. The steps to the bathroom are very steep and uneven, particularly tricky at night. That said the location is lovely, secluded and private

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    Wow wow wow!!! Simply the best place we have ever stayed in. This place will not be for everyone as there is not a pub in walking distance but that really doesn't matter as it is a place to relax and forget about life. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and look forward to our return very soon.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2018
    We enjoyed our stay in Syddyn Fach which was central to many places of interest. It was excellent value for money and our dog was made welcome but the stone steps down to the bathroom were very difficult to negotiate, a handrail would have been helpful

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Great property - If you are looking to get away from busy day to day life then this is the place to do it, cosy, warm and dog friendly. Surrounded by beautiful countryside to take long, quiet walks in and ideally located to visit amazing beaches and castles too We would definitely stay again if ever back in Wales :)

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2018
    If you like peace and quiet and no light pollution it's the place for you.

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7.8 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by Reevoo
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