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Cottage as seen in World of Interiors

4.78(118 reviews)SuperhostCarmarthen, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Dorian
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
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Escape the crowds and enjoy a romantic retreat in this rustic cottage. Set in the peace and tranquility of rural Carmarthenshire within easy reach of both Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire beaches, this cottage sleeps 4

The space
Bryn Eglur is an authentic traditional Welsh Cottage set in a remote, rural location with one of the best preserved Welsh Cottage interiors (built 1755) and furnished with Welsh Country antiques.

INSTANT BOOK - but we operate a strict Monday or Friday changeover so providing your dates coincide with these days then you can instant book.

Featured in Channel 4's, ‘The Perfect Home’ and described by Alain de Botton as ‘a meticulous recreation of an ancient farmhouse cottage, and ideal for anyone who wants to return to a vision of rural simplicity and rustic charm.’ As seen in World of Interiors and named by Sally Shalam as one of the ‘Top 10 stays of the decade’
Bryn Eglur (meaning ‘Clear Hill’) presents a purely traditional facade to the outside world, but when you push open the door into the lofty, sunlit kitchen do you realise that this Welsh cottage is a real ‘step back in time.’ Built in 1755 as a simple tyddyn (a smallholder’s cottage ) with a kitchen and parlour downstairs, two interconnected bedrooms upstairs, and a cowshed attached to one side.
The two-up, two-down is still here, its tiny rooms carefully preserved and accurately restored, but the cottage now incorporates the cowshed next door which brings a modern sense of space and light to the property.
Beds are made, towels provided, as are teatowels, a new dishcloth at every changeover, washing up liquid, liquid soap, first few toilet rolls, first basket of logs for the fire (matches, kindling and paper), and the kitchen is equipped.
Bath towels and bed linens are included.

Underfloor heating (included in holiday price) a modern Ratyburn stove and an open fire keep the cottage snug year-round.

ACCOMMODATION
Two BedroomsMaster bedroom with cast iron double bed (6’’ narrower than modern double
Second bedroom with double antique Welsh box-bed (sleeps 2) slightly shorter and narrower than a modern bed and therefore not suitable for tall adults. This room is entered from the main bedroom.
Living room Original kitchen containing an impressive inglenook fireplace with open cast-iron range and Welsh Country antiques set against the lime-washed walls.
ParlourA peaceful room ideal for writing with Welsh antiques dresser, longcase clock with doorway leading to the kitchen.
KitchenFormer cowshed converted to kitchen with Rayburn stove (solid fuel), large kitchen table with a range of kitchen appliances with electric cooker and hob, fridge (with ice-box), microwave.
BathroomGround floor in former dairy with roll top bath and modern fittings and heated towel rail.
Outside Kitchen door opens onto the gardens and countryside beyond which are yours to explore.

LOCATION
Remote rural seclusion in peaceful Carmarthenshire, West Wales within easy access of the M4 motorway. The nearest train station is Carmarthen which is a 20 minute drive away.
The area is low on light pollution - perfect to enjoy starry Welsh skies. By day explore the stunning Pembrokeshire or Cradiganshire coast and the surrounding countryside. The nearby medieval town of Narbeth and Llandeilo offers independent shops and delis to stock up.

Guest access
Private cottage with twenty acres of private grounds.

Other things to note
We prefer Monday or Friday changeovers but are open to other days if these don't suit.
Check-in - from 16.00 (late arrival fine as its keycode entry)
Check out - by 10.00 MonSat or before 12.00 on Sundays only. Sometimes - depending on other bookings, we can be more flexible - arrange with us nearer the time.
Although the cottage is remote it is adjacent to another property but the relationship between them ensures privacy and seclusion.
Mobile reception is dependant to your network.
Features like steps, narrow doorways, restricted headroom and a small bathroom might cause access or mobility issues.
A starter basket of logs is provided for the open fire/stove but we recommend that you bring additional supplies of logs/coal.
Escape the crowds and enjoy a romantic retreat in this rustic cottage. Set in the peace and tranquility of rural Carmarthenshire within easy reach of both Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire beaches, this cottage sleeps 4

The space
Bryn Eglur is an authentic traditional Welsh Cottage set in a remote, rural location with one of the best preserved Welsh Cottage interiors (built 1755) and furnished with…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
High chair
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom

•Trelech - pub - 2 miles
•Cenarth waterfalls - 5 miles
•Cheese farm - 9 miles/15 minute drive
•Dylan Thomas' Boathouse - See his writing 'hut, favourite pub - 15 miles
•The National Botanic Garden of Wales - 20 miles
•Welsh dry-cured Carmarthen Ham
•National Woollen Museum - History of weaving /spinning in Wales - 6 mins.
•Llangrannog beach (good seafood restaurant) - 30 mins.
•New Quay beach (dolphin boat trips) - 30 mins
•Kayaking/canoing and lessons - 12 mins.
•Museum of Childhood - 7 mins.
•Newcastle Emlyn (castle, food) - 15 mins.
•Trelech - pub - 2 miles
•Cenarth waterfalls - 5 miles
•Cheese farm - 9 miles/15 minute drive
•Dylan Thomas' Boathouse - See his writing 'hut, favourite pub - 15 miles
•The National Botanic…

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Joined in January 2013
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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No pets
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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