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4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

1 Bathroom

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

1 Bathroom

Maesteg, a traditional Welsh cottage built in 1835, enjoying a sunny westerly aspect. This cottage is full of charm and character amidst the countryside, enjoying a sheltered position in the beautiful Cynin river valley some 3 miles north of the rural village of Meidrim and some 6 miles from the town of St Clears and A40 trunk road.

Need to know

New to join Great Welsh Escapes Portfolio June 2022

★ Beautiful rural setting convenient to explore West Wales

★ 15% Discount for week (7 day) bookings

★ Peak changeover day 2023- Saturday

★ Accepts two well behaved dogs

★ Free Wi-Fi

★ Traditional Cottage

★ On-site parking for one vehicle

★ Pretty garden with far reaching rural views

From the moment you park your car and approach this property, you will feel like you have arrived somewhere very special. Maesteg, is an idyllic place to escape to a beautiful rural location yet just a short drive you will reach either the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire coastline, or travel in the other direction to explore Ceredigion and the Preseli hills. It's the perfect spot to relax and unwind and explore all that West Wales has to offer.

Wonder through the pretty cottage door and enter the double reception with its centrepiece, a beautiful stone fireplace and log burner. There are several comfortable sofas and a Smart TV, and some board games, perfect for cosying up on an evening.

Enter through the original low level door into a modern and bright extended kitchen with dual aspect views from the dining area to the pretty garden and the far reaching hills to the other direction. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons including dishwasher and microwave.

The downstairs bathroom with a separate toilet, has a bathroom with shower over.

Leave the kitchen and wander through the pretty split level garden with a small pond. The gardens are a terraced delight with many shrubs and plants and wonderful views of the valley from the top of the garden, the previous owner was a gold winner at the chelsea flower show 2011 with a garden titled ' postcard from south wales'. Some areas of the garden have steep steps leading to the very top level.

Back inside the property and open the door to the quaint original staircase leading to the two double bedrooms on the first floor with beamed vaulted ceilings.

The Local Area

St Clears is the nearest town, with a good choice of coffee shops, a handful of pubs and restaurants. It is perfectly located to explore Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Laugharne is a 10 minute drive, and is perhaps best known for its associations with Wales' most famous poet, Dylan Thomas. Laugharne is a small town sitting on the estuary of the Taf River and offers stunning estuary walks, including the famous Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk. The Boathouse, where Dylan and Caitlin lived with their children, is now a heritage centre. Overlooking the estuary are the dramatic ruins of a Norman Castle, a popular visitor attraction. Laugharne has a good choice of cafes and restaurants. There are also plenty of woodland walks and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path starts nearby.

There are also a good choice of outdoor activities available in the area, ranging from horse riding, coasteering, to a variety of water sports, abseiling, orienteering, caving and gorge walking.

There are many beautiful rugged beaches in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, along with the more popular coastal resorts of Pendine, Saundersfoot and Tenby.

There is an abundance of interesting attractions locally, including Castles, historic houses and National Botanical Gardens to name a few.

If you are a "foodie" then there is a fantastic choice of restaurants within a 20 - 30 minute's drive ranging from Coast in Coppet Hall, Jabajak Vineyard which is 20 minutes drive, or Y Polyn, just 5 minutes from Carmarthen.

It’s the perfect place to get away from it all…

Other things to note

-There is a £25 dog fee payable during the check in process

-Our reviews are based on previous guests experiences

-There is CCTV in operation which covers the main road outside the cottage only

-Access statement is available upon request

Home highlights

Pets Welcome

Parking Included

Wireless Broadband Internet


Pretty Exterior

Gorgeous Views

Traditional Sitting room

Double reception with log burner

Dine with a view

Bright dual aspect kitchen



Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets Welcome, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm and Wheelchair inaccessible

Location features

Rural and Village

Kitchen & dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner

Parking & facilities

Private Garden, Parking available and Parking-on-street


DVD-Player, Stereo system and TV

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Heating & cooling

Central heating, Fireplace, Heating available and Wood/Tiled stove

Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Bathtub, Washbasin and Bed linen

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Children welcome

Pets Welcome

Smoking not allowed

Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Wheelchair inaccessible

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM


Maesteg Cottage, Gellywen , Gellywen, United Kingdom

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March 2023


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