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Syddyn Fach

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Bancffosfelen, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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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.

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 17/03/2018
    A lovely remote cottage but definitely not for those who want to have a village shop or a pub within easy walking distance! We would have scored this higher but there were a few things that really let this cottage down. On arrival, the outside sofa and table were dirty with a bucket of cigarette ends from the previous occupants on the decking area. The water pressure is non existent. It will take 45 minutes to run a bath and do not even try to use the toilet or run a tap elsewhere at the same time! The taps on the main sink and shower are wobbly: not too big an issue for the first couple of days but after 5 days it got a bit tiresome. The woodburner was not working particularly well. The logs provided were damp (not ideal for our first night) but even when we bought our own supplies, the burner smoked alot and it took ages to get anything to stay lit. It's a real shame as the cottage could be a wonderful escape but I think a few repairs and better cleaning on arrival are needed to make this a 9 or 10/10.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2018
    Lovely place to stay the owners home is literally ten steps away which may put some people off but it didn't bother us at all. The cottage itself was lovely and very well equipt. the only issue we had was the water supply, for example you wouldn't be able to wash your hands if someone is in the shower and the shower power wasn't really the best, especially if you have long hair, you'll be standing there for an hour before getting your hair clear of shampoo:), overall though the place was lovely and would for sure visit again. I was disappointed I couldn't get the fire burner going because that would have​ really been a bonus. Thank you Syddyn Fach

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    Beautiful, clean, rural cottage. We spent Christmas in a perfect location and the walks were fantastic. We were left to our own devices and basics were left for our arrival. We will definitely use the cottage again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Amazing little cottage, perfect getaway! Highly recommend as it's near a lot of different places to visit! Very cosy/homely feel and the owners are very friendly!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/10/2017
    Lovely cosy retreat

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Cosy cottage, but nowhere in walking distance unless you wanted to go hiking. Although it mentioned the steps to the bathroom, they were awkward especially at night. We ate in on the first night and we're not happy to have to wash the crockery and oven ware first. Oven had not also been cleaned otherwise we had a good week.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Lovely and peaceful - felt like camping with the fire pit and porch but with a lovely bed and bathroom!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2017
    Very cosy and comfortable. The owners leave you to do your own thing but are very quick to reply to questions. The bed is lovely, very comfortable and it is nice to walk around the farm. They were very hospitable to our two dogs, looking forward to coming back.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo
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