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Y Gwairdy

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

1 Bathroom

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

1 Bathroom

This gorgeous barn conversion is perfectly located in a beautiful valley, close to all Carmarthenshire has to offer. 

★ Beautiful rural setting convenient to explore Carmarthenshire

★ Pet Friendly - 1 small well behaved dog welcome

★ No service fee

★ Coastal paths within 20 mins drive

★ Close to Llandeilo and Botanical Gardens

★ Barn Conversion

★ Free Wi-Fi

★ Parking

★ Log Burner

★ Ideal for couples


The space

Nestled in a rural setting as part of a multiple property farm dwelling, lies this converted barn boasting stunning views. 



There is a mezzanine galleried bedroom with a glass panel overlooking the reception and glorious countryside views. Sit back and relax in the open space freestanding roll top bath and enjoy the views!


Living Space/Kitchen

This beautifully furnished property offers a modern well equipped kitchen open plan to a living room with a 55” Smart TV. The lovely french doors open up to a small patio with a bistro table and chairs. Cosy up on a Winter's night in front of the log burner.



The tastefully presented downstairs shower room offers a waterfall shower.


Sat in beautiful communal gardens there is plenty of space to explore, and sit with a glass of wine on a Summers evening. There is an ancient Yew Tree in one of the fields below the house and the property borders the Nature reserve with lovely walks, whatever the weather. 


The local Area 

Carreg Gwenlais is in the ancient parish of Llanfihangel AberBythych (bit of a mouthful I know) and lies at the centre of the Gwenlais Valley, in the middle of the Cernydd Carmel NNR, some of the meadows are amongst the earliest reference to grassland management in the UK, and the woods contain many ancient trees and rare plants. The site is also home to the only “Turlough” in the mainland UK, this is located about 500m away on the road to Pantllyn. There are views of Carreg Cennen Castle from the farm, this is located at Trap, a short drive away, a tunnel cut into the rock face leads down to the cave beneath the castle, it is not for the faint hearted!

The small village of Llandybïe is located about 1.5km away, and is an easy walk downhill, but then you must walk back up again!

The village amenities of Llandybïe include a Post Office, bakery, two small supermarkets, butchers, chemist, “The Red Lion” (Y Llew Coch) is an 18th century village pub which serves good pub food daily. 


The larger market town of Llandeilo approx. 3 miles drive, is also well worth a visit, attractions such as Heavenly Ice Cream shop, Ginhaus Deli, The Cawdor Arms Hotel and many more.

The National Trust Property of Newtown House, Dinefwr Park and Dinefwr Castle are also located in Llandeilo.

There are several castles along the Tywi (Towy) valley, from Llansteffan at the estuary (also an amazing beach) Carmarthen, Dryslwyn, Llandovery.

The Carmarthenshire museum is in the old Bishop’s Palace in Abergwili just north of Carmarthen on the main Llandeilo road and is worth a visit.


The former mining town of Ammanford approx. 3 miles drive to the south is home to the award-winning Coal Town Coffee.

Ammanford has a few national retailers and a couple of supermarkets including a Tesco. There are several takeaways including Dominos and restaurants.

West Wales 

The ancient town of Carmarthen “the oldest town in Wales” is home to many large retailers but has many local independent shops and an indoor market. The town has a Roman Amphitheatre, castle, museum in the old Bishop’s Palace, and several churches.

All parts of West Wales are accessible from Carreg Gwenlais, the amazing beaches and country park at Cefn Sidan (Pembrey), 7 miles of sand at Pendine, Tenby an ancient walled town Saint Davids, with its mighty catherdral, Pembroke with its castle, Manobier, and of course the estuary town of Laugharne with its castle and links to Dylan Thomas and the famous Browns Hotel where you can enjoy a drink and a Dexters at Browns farm to fork steak.

For thrill seekers there is a Theme park at Oakwood, please check their website for opening times. For the younger guests there is also Dinosaur Park in St Florence, Heatherton, Anna’s Welsh Zoo,  and Folly Farm.

Guest access

The guest's will have exclusive access to the entire house, please make yourself at home.


Other things to note

-Pet fee per stay - Payable during the pre-check in process :

1 Dog - £25

-Please remember that you’re staying in a house, not a hotel. Please treat space with respect. If any problems arise, we will do our best to take action ASAP

-Travel Cot and Highchair available 

-Our reviews are based on previous guests experiences


Access Statement

Arriving at the property

1.From the gravel car parking area, you will walk along a flagstone path there is one step up which is cm high and cm wide the flagstone path continues to the main barn door. 

2.There is no handrail to assist with walking up the step.

3.There are level flagstones to the front of the barn. 

Accessing the property

1.Once you have arrived at the property, there is only one entrance to the property through the   large double doors.

2.The doorway is 6 foot/183cm high and 77cm wide.

3.Upon entering the property there is a 21cm high step.

4.The doorway is 140cm wide and 190cm high.

Inside the property

1.On the ground floor of the property, there are no steps or changes in floor level.

2.The living area, kitchen and wet room have limestone flooring.

3.There is carpet on the staircase and upstairs bedroom/mezzanine.

4.There is a reasonably steep staircase with no handrail leading to the upstairs of the property. The steps measure 24cm high and 20cm in length.

5.The upstairs bedroom is within the eves of the property and so there are sloping ceilings on both sides. At the highest part in the middle of the room, the headroom is 175cm high. 175cm is measured to the beams, additional head room between beams. There is a very low beam in the centre of the room this is cms high and runs the width of the room.

6.There is a glass balcony running around the edge of the mezzanine but does not run under the eaves.

Home highlights

Parking Included

Wireless Broadband Internet


Sit back on the sofa and watch a film on the large Smart TV

Idyllic valley setting yet close to local towns

Large king bed

Kitchen with breakfast table

Bathroom with waterfall shower

Open plan living room and kitchen



Accessible 24/7 and Smoking not allowed

Parking & facilities

Private Garden and Parking included

Kitchen & dining

Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Microwave, Oven and Refrigerator

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet



Heating & cooling

Fireplace and Heating available

Bathroom & laundry

Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Towel-set and Bed linen

Home Safety

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

House Rules

Smoking not allowed

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


Y Gwairdy, Pentre-Gwenlais, Carmarthenshire , Llandybïe, United Kingdom

Policy and notes


June 2022


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