Above Burry Port lies the secluded hillside hamlet known as 'The Graig' to locals. Here roads lead only to bridleways heading for the Pembrey mountain & beyond. Dan y Graig (under the rock) nestles beneath a verdant rockery. You can lie in the bath & smell the ferns!. She boasts a sunny conservatory with views of the Gower peninsular & a purpose-built viewing platform from where you can see further. The village is a downhill 15mins walk, and the beach 20. Along with a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of clean white linen, and good books, she is the perfect location for a getaway with family or friends. There is loads to do in the area, which boasts mountains/ beaches/ extreme sports/ golf/horse-riding/dry-slope ski-ing /great golf & even a car racing circuit all within easy reach.
Secluded, a great getaway from city-life.
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- 21 Mar 2019
We live overseas in Asia- and have done so for years. India/Malaysia & Singapore mainly. Dan y Graig was purchased in 2015 because we loved the location, with its expansive sea-views yet littlle-known feel where one can still be a true local. The neighbours have exceeded all our expectations of neighbourliness,
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Owner chose Burry Port
Dan y Graig is over 200 years old, built as a MIner's cottage in around 1800- it was a 2 up, & 2 down cottage. Now renovated, yet its charms remain. We love it because its a getaway, it lies on a single track road just up out of Burry Port, which has next to no traffic. It sits under a beautiful rockery which has been allowed to grow all around the back. Yet its clean & bright and white inside. The conservatory on the front adds space & light and a place to eat in the summer. The viewing platform is great for coffee. Yet its only a stroll downhill to the harbour, the beach and the coastal path. We loved it on sight. Hop you all enjoy the place also:)
What makes this Cottage unique
Location- for the best places in Wales. Its only an hour away from the best Welsh beaches (Gower & Pembrokeshire). Its near enough to the Brecons for day hikes, it has the coastal path & Pembrey for cycling/walking/riding & it has lots of quaint, barely used 'bridle-ways' straight up the lane to explore for wet days and half-day hikes. Burry Port is a Welsh town and not a 'touristy' place- which means you'll be treated as a local. There's real 'local' food and beer and the pubs are friendly. Dan y Graig is a place to wind-down, spend time with loved ones, read books and talk, time to rejuvenate. If these things sound right for you, then its a winning choice :)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Comfortable cottage and lovely and clean.
Great base for exploring east to the Gower and west to Tenby. Lots of great walks locally down to the sea and up into the countryside behind the cottage using the old bridleways. We appreciated a well-stocked with equipment kitchen for cooking at home but also lots of places to eat nearby. Lovely to sit in the conservatory in the evening but in the exceptionally hot weather we had this year, it was too hot in the day and it would have been nice to have an outdoor space with enough chairs for 4 adults. Having said that though we were out most days exploring so it was no big deal. Really interesting area with lots to do.
Beautiful cottage my family really enjoyed thank you.
Every thing was there really comfortable very clean I wish I was living there permanently thank you Sarah for all your help in making my family stay so enjoyably at tbis trying time with my chemotherapy there made me very happy
We are happy we could provide a comfortable & cosy place for your family at this difficult time.
We enjoyed our stay. The cottage is as advertised, so no need to worry when booking. Lots of space--bright, airy and higher ceilings than we expected in an old cottage. Modern, yet at the same time, characterful. Very easy to find and good location for exploring South Wales. Kitchen is equipped with all basics, standard quality, and whole place is above average in terms of cleanliness. Top marks for personal attention to our questions and for trying to make us feel welcome. Double bedroom was very comfy, nice bedding and pillows, which made for a good night's sleep. We did find that wifi was spotty at times, but it always returned with a little wait. All in all, it is a great place that we would recommend to anyone.
we really enjoyed!
Lovely cottage, very helpful owner, people in Wales are really friendly, we had a lovely time
Lovely peaceful cottage with everything we needed
We had a wonderful stay at Dan Y Graig. The cottage was perfect for us (family of 4), and Sarah and Kendrick made sure we got there OK and settled in. I hadn't done that much research on what was in the area before we got there, but Burry Port was just the perfect location to explore the nearby tourist sites. Bring your bicycles as the cycle lanes are just amazing!
The property was in perfect condition. Very clean and a charming place to stay.
Thank you very much from me and my partner for a brilliant, peacefully and quiet getaway. The cottage was so charming and lovely to stay in. It was clean and we were very happy to find on site parking which was a massive bonus for us.
Thank you very much for Kenricks hospitality and making us feel welcome.
Thanks again Gaz and Yaz
That's so good to hear Yasemin. So happy Dan y Graig met your needs for a post-Christmas Getaway. Hope you found some of the lovely walks in the area, and the great Fish 'n' Chips.
Many thanks for being great guests and doing the 'extra's' as you left, we really appreciated you both for this.
Happy 2017 & come again :)
Here's a bit of local advice -this should whet your appetite for the Welsh experience :)
Hope you have great weather. There are great walks - on remote hardly-used bridleways to explore right up behind the cottage- just stay on the small road Dan y Graig is on and head on up. At the end of this road is a bridle path which leads -through green tunnels- up to the Pembrey Mountain Road which has great views in both directions. There is a viewing point at the top- it's about a 1 1/2 hours walk from home. These are rarely used paths - so you have to search for the way and follow your instincts a bit! The area is not 'touristy'- which is why we bought the cottage (!) but if you've a sense of adventure go for it - basically you just have to walk down towards the sea and you'll find the Graig hamlet, and therefore, Dan Y Graig!! Enjoy.
Another winning walk is just along the Millennium Coastal Path in either direction W or E- you can walk all the way to Pembrey Park if you go W- (maybe 2-3 miles) where there are enormous expanses of beach (Cefn Sidan sands) especially at low tide - we just love walking (part way!) along there because the skyscapes are so vast - 9 miles long- so we have never got to the end!! I’ve posted photos of these sandscapes. You can get coffee/snacks at a small beach shop. Pembrey Park is the place for horse-riding - they have a stable and day/half day rides I believe - at good prices.
Kidwelly Castle is a nice place and rarely full of people - lovely old Welsh ruined castle.
A good place to eat is the Bryn Gwyn - in the next village -Pwll - en-route to Llanelli- maybe 2 miles drive on the road on the left-hand side - always filled with locals who really know how to enjoy themselves :)- especially Fri & Sat nights - get there around 7pm for a table :) Phone 01554 741117 to book:) There's a friendly pub in Burry Port town centre also- The Cornish which has seats outside on sunny days and has a good value food menu. The other new place is a coffee shop/cum Post Office The Penny Black- right on station road – the only main road in the town – with really good Hot Chocolate - I’m told! The newest place is Whitfords right in the centre of town- a bit more up-market -but it’s just started and prices are reasonable at the moment- and it’s had good reviews from some of our guests. It has a good website.
Burry Port beach front is lovely and there's an old lighthouse which is worth a walk to - good place for photos and wind!
As the reviews said- there is capacity to bake/cook- all my Mum's kitchen ended up in the cottage - and she was a great baker - so please enjoy- apparently the oven rumbles a bit at first - don't worry - it will stop. And, for book-lovers the living room is full of them. Enjoy :) Sarah