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Sleeps 9 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Pets Not accepted Region Carmarthenshire Town/village Llanelli

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Cosy Family Retreat, Llanelli (WAW316WA)

The Property is a new, high spec conversion of a former stone barn on the owners' small stock farm, just outside the village of Cross Hands, some 7.5 miles north of Llanelli and within easy reach of the end of the M4. The barn provides quality accommodation, centrally placed for exploring several popular areas - Pembrey Forest and beach, the Gower Peninsula and the south east area of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The Barn is spacious and contemporary, yet retaining some interesting features of the original building, including several exposed stone walls. The ground floor hall way leads to a twin room, adjacent bathroom and, with one step down, to the kitchen area. The smart fitted kitchen diner has a larger dining table and chairs, is well equipped, including fridge/freezer and dishwasher and has a door opening onto a decked area overlooking the garden. A full flight of stairs leads up from the hallway to the Kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower room and a shorter flight of 6 stairs takes you up to the living area. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating, a woodburning stove (logs supplied), Freeview TV and DVD player, iPod dock, books and games, and a dining table and four chairs. From the living room, there are patio doors opening onto a large deck, with steps down to patio and lawned gardens, all enclosed. On this level, with a further external door, there is also a cloakroom/WC and a utility room with fitted units, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a flight of stairs from the living room up to the two first floor double bedrooms, with sloping ceilings and some limited headroom, and a single bedroom with particularly restricted headroom, so best suited to a child. These three bedrooms share a family bathroom, with bath and separate shower cubicle. The Barn has oil-fired central heating, private parking adjacent, for several cars, and there is a shed for bike storage.

This is an excellent location for exploring the coast and countryside of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, the Gower Peninsula and the Brecon Beacons, being rural, yet easily accessible, only 4.5 miles from the M4. It is 7.5 miles from Llanelli beach; other attractions in the Llanelli area include the Millennium Coastal Park, Wales Coast Path, National Cycle Route 4, National Wetlands Centre, Watersports Centre, Machynys golf course (several other golf courses within easy reach) and Sylen Lakes for coarse fishing. A little further west is Burry Port, with harbour and beach, then Pembrey Country Park with its 8 mile long sandy beach, woodlands, dry ski slope, adventure playground, segways, cycle hire, horseriding and more. Also nearby are Pembrey Motorsports Centre, Equestrian Centre and Ffos Las racecourse, 8 miles away, National Botanic Gardens, 7.5 miles. Mountain bikers have access to excellent routes in the Brecon Beacons, Afan Argoed (32 miles) and Brechfa Forest (22 miles).

Family groups only; no all-adult parties

Electricity and central heating included; logs supplied

Bed linen and towels provided

Cot, highchair and stairgate available

No smoking please

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


The county of Carmarthenshire is known to many as the Garden of Wales. Stretching from Amroth to Llanelli the county enjoys over 50 miles of coastline, and reaches inland through the beautiful Welsh countryside to include the western area of the Brecon Beacons. Carmarthenshire is home to many attractions for the whole family to enjoy. The expansive countryside lends itself to walking and cyclists with so much to explore, and golf is also a popular pastime in this neck of the woods.  

The 568 acre National Botanic Gardens of Wales are in Carmarthen, showcasing varieties from around the world; its piece de resistance being the fantastic Great Glasshouse. The Dolaucothi Gold Mines in Llandeilo offer guided tours of the mines that date back to the Romans, and you can also try your hand at panning for gold! Wales was home to the great anglo-welsh writer Dylan Thomas, and the Boathouse Heritage Centre in Laugharne was where he spent the last few years of his life.   The country town of Carmarthen, located in the river Towy is one of the oldest welsh town, and some claim it to be the birthplace of the wizard Merlin! The mining town of Lanelli is actually the largest settlement however, situated on the Loughor Estuary, near the vast and beautiful Pembray Country Park and Forest. 

West Wales

This region includes Swansea which is the second largest city in Wales, also in the bay are Mumbles and Gower, both with pretty waterfronts ideal for a seaside holiday. Cefn Sidan is the longest beach in Wales with stunning views out across North Gower, and just inland is Pembrey Country Park. The Carmarthenshire region has such a fantastic selection of beaches and gardens; it is often referred to as the Garden of Wales and is home to the National Botanic Gardens and just borders the Brecon Beacons National Park. The long stretches of beach are particularly popular with visitors seeking a surfing or sailing holiday.

Pembrokeshire is the only coastal national park in Britain, with dramatic seaside paths and hidden coves to discover. There are also plenty of unspoilt ports and market towns along the way. The park also just touches on the Preseli Mountains, this wild heath and moorland is just perfect for walking opportunities and those who prefer an inland trek away from the coast.

Being surrounded on three sides by sea, this is a foodie haven with numerous festivals taking place all year round and fresh produce markets such as the Beer & Cider festival at Haverfordwest Castle and the quirky Really Wild Food festival.

Area Carmarthenshire Nearest shop 3.5 miles Nearest pub 0.25 miles


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