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Brechfa - West Wales

Set in the beautiful countryside, this Brechfa holiday cottage has superb mountain biking nearby and also great for walking, salmon fishing or just relaxing.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
100109
£366 - £575 per week *

Description

Located in the beautiful countryside of West Wales, this Brechfa Holiday Cottage is a former blacksmiths that has been stylishly converted to keep its original charm. Brechfa Forest with its world famous mountain biking trails is nearby and the area is also great for walking , salmon fishing or indeed just relaxing.

Ground floor

Open plan kitchen, living and dining area, with stunning log burner in the original forge fire place.

Kitchen – Fully equipped kitchen including full sized fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, toaster and microwave.

Comfy leather sofas with cosy seating for up to 6 people. Large flat screen TV on a swinging bracket so it can be viewed from many different angles in the room.

Dining table with seating for 6.

Stunning spiral staircase leading up to 1st floor gallery bedroom. This staircase has been designed by a local artist and craftsman.

Bedroom 1 – Twin bedroom with cupboard and chest of drawers.

Bathroom – Large bathroom with roll top bath, wc, sink and separate shower unit .

Upstairs

Bedroom 2 - Master bedroom is a large gallery room with chest of drawers and storage. Great views of countryside and village.

Outside

Garden table and chairs and large shared garden area. The garden is shared with owners property next door; however, owners are only resident for a short time of the year.

Additional Information

  • Bedding and towels provided
  • Good selection of books and games for children.
  • Secure bike storage.
  • Limited mobile coverage.
  • Wifi included.
  • Heating and electric included.
  • No smoking.
  • Pets welcome (max 2 dogs at £20 per pet).
  • Parking outside the cottage.
  • 1 free basket of wood and plenty more available for purchase, if required.
  • This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.


*Please note currently awaiting official grading - expected high 4 star 

Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Saturday changeover
  • 20 Miles from a beach
  • 1 Mile from a pub
  • 12 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • No highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Very nice property, lovely decorated, suitable for older kids, very kind and helpful owners! Despite of the weather we had a perfect stay (only too short!)
Rccommenations: The Brechfa Forest is very nice for walking, Carmarthen for shopping, salmon fishing on the Towy and Cothi.Family from Netherlands - 13th August 2017
Amazing cottage, we loved it
It is family friendly and cosy. A real get away with everything you can possibly need.Marie - 8th April 2017
Beautiful location, cosy property that has everything you need for a family holiday.
Reccomends: Great local mountain biking, beaches on easy reach.Family from West Midlands - 26th October 2016
We thought the property was just beautiful and the and the property owners were lovely and really helpful. It felt like we were at home ....and it was perfect for the dogs as well! There are so many walks accessible from this property in Brechfa and the local pub The Forest Arms was lovely, welcoming and served delicious food. Brechfa Forest is also worth a visit, as are the stunning beaches. It was also great that everywhere was so dog friendlyAli from North Lincolnshire - 6th October 2016
It was so lovely. The forge was converted into a great cottage. We can highly recommend it.
Recommendations: Local pub with delicious food. Great beaches and walks.Dizinger from Germany - 13th September 2016
Beautiful Property - Absolutely no complaints. ! Within walking distance of a great pub with lovely food and a very handy well stocked community shop - short bike ride to great mountain biking trails. Great Mountain Biking/Walking/Pub with lovely food in Brechfa 5 min walk away, Close to CarmarthenLiz and Friends - 24th February 2016

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Fishing in Llanfynydd

Through its entire length the Towy is well supplied with a number of spawning and nursery streams. The Cothi being its main tributary is an important salmon and sea trout river in its own right. The Towy and the Cothi  the main fishing rivers in Llanfynydd, with excellent runs of Sewin (sea trout) and Salmon in addition to the wild brown trout population. Day tickets available.

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Mountain Biking in Brechfa Forest

Brechfa forest is located between Carmarthen and Llandeilo and is a hidden gem for mountain biking. With a number of trails suitable for beginners and experts, Brechfa is a place to take the whole family. 

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Local Area

The cottage is the old local forge and adjoins what was once the main farmhouse. It is on the main road through the small village of Brechfa that includes a pub and a community shop. Brechfa is a mecca for mountain bikers and offers superb views along several tracks and trails. The trails include Gorlech Trail, designed by Rowan Sorrell, Raven Trail and the Derwen Trail. These trails offer a great mix of black graded runs and also some trails great for novices and even families. In addition to cycling, there are many walks and also great salmon and sewin fishing on the Towy and its tributaries, including the Cothi that runs down the valley opposite the cottage.

Nearby, there are many attractions including the National Botanic Gardens , Dinefwr Park and Aberglasney House and Gardens. Carreg Cennen Castle is about 20 miles away and well worth a visit. This imposing castle stands on a hill top and can be seen from miles around. There are several restaurants nearby, including the award winning Y Polyn and Ty Mawr.

The market town of Carmarthen is only 12 miles away and there are many shops and leisure facilities here, including a cinema. Also nearby are Ffos Las Racecourse, Folly Farm, Gwili Steam Railway, Oakwood and the Blue Lagoon Water Park which means there is plenty to see and do, whatever the weather. Tenby is also worth a visit and is 40 miles away. There are also many closer beaches including Pembrey, Llansteffan and Pendine.

Walking

You can walk from the doorstep and join main paths and trails, including the Brechfa Forest and the Cothi Valley Walk. 0.1 miles.

Cycling

World famous mountain biking at Brechfa Forest. 0.2 miles.

The local roads are also ideal for road cycling. 0.1 miles.

Beaches

Scotts Bay and Llansteffan are popular locally. 20 miles

Pendine is a huge sandy beach some 7 miles in length. 30 miles.

Fishing

Salmon fishing on the River Tywi and her tributaries. Well known as some of the best game rivers in the UK. Permits available. 0.2 miles

Golf

Carmarthen Golf Course is a great course with views across the countryside. 15 miles.

Water Sports

Excellent water sports including surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Pendine. 30 miles.

Indoors, the Blue Lagoon Water Park is an all weather family favourite. 35 miles.

Pony Trekking

Blanca Trekking is a small family run business with great rides in the mountains nearby. 10 miles