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The Old Forge Pumphouse Annex

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A comfortable 1 bed annex, set in a wooded valley next to the Gwendraeth river.

The annex has one bedroom, bathroom with shower over the bath, and living / kitchen area, which is well stocked and offers a "home from home" feeling for a couple seeking a quiet restful break away from it all. A small, fenced, garden offers a private seating area, which is ideal if you are bringing your dog. The Gwendraeth River runs to the front of the property and offers fishing during the season and if you are very brave, swimming in the summer! The holiday accommodation adjoins the owners property and sits in a 2 acre small holding. We have chickens, goats, bees, cats and dogs. For the birdwatcher, the woodland and river is home to many unusual birds - the dipper is here all year round and the kingfisher is around in the summer. Woodpeckers are a regular visitor, along with most of the Tit and Finch family. We know otters are in the river and we have a large bat colony under the eaves of our house.

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About The Owner

Paul and Cathy moved to Kidwelly to enjoy a quieter life; not to put our feet up, but to have a complete change of scene, working life and indulge ourselves in learning new skills and have an adventure. Paul has enjoyed himself outside making paths, outbuildings, gates and creating seating areas, whilst Cathy has enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, goats, chickens, spinning, knitting, preserving and soap making.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Kidwelly

The area is unique - we are not far from a main road but because we are in a wooded valley we very rarely hear any traffic. There is a lot of wild life to watch; wild flowers grow in abundance, and you get engulfed in the tranquillity of the area - the river is very soothing.

What makes this cottage unique

It is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were visiting family over Christmas and there just wasnt room for all of us and our dog at the family house, so we happened upon the Annex! Cathy and her partner made us feel so welcome and the place was just what we needed - a comfortable and warm hideaway. Stripes, the whippet would also like to recommend the underfloor heating. We hope to visit again soon. M xxx

My Response

We really enjoyed having you to stay and so glad Stripes enjoyed the underfloor heating!!
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • bay fishing


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The Old Forge Pumphouse Annex
average rating of 4.75 based on 6 reviews

more than an annex.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and wonderfully situated. Hosts a dream and thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

Really chilled place and very welcoming

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Cosy, secluded, central.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in The Old Forge Pumphouse Annex. Cathy and Paul were wonderful hosts, always there if we needed anything. There was a very generous welcome pack of fresh eggs, milk, fruit and condiments on arrival. The accomodation itself was very clean, warm and cosy, with great hot water. The location is quiet and secluded, yet central to most of the sightseeing in South Wales. The best part for us was watching the wild birds and squirrels, from our bed, first thing in the morning. Thankyou Cathy and Paul.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High Wycombe, Bucks

Wonderful cottage in picturesque location.

  • 5 of 5

A cosy and comfortable cottage, providing everything needed for a break away in a quiet corner of Carmarthenshire. Well equipped kitchen with space including comfortable sofa and dining table. Views of the garden from the rooms were delightful, a real pleasure to wake up to, as was the gentle sound of the river. Exploring the gardens along the winding paths, past the chickens and goats, all added to the joy of the place. Cathy and Paul were lovely hosts providing information on the surrounding area, but they also gave us our privacy. Would definitely recommend a stay here.,

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Masons Inn, Kidwelly
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Red Lion, Llandyfaelog
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

We are 5 miles from Fos Las Racecourse and Pembrey Country Park. Pembrey Race circuit is about 4 miles from us. We are central for so many areas of interest - Gower, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coastal Park, Millennium Trail, Carmarthen Town, Llanelli, Many Castles, and much more


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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