One of a short terrace of Victorian cottages with bags of original character. Completely refurbished in 2016, it is comfortably furnished and well equipped. Cast iron multifuel burner in the sitting room. Sun trap garden laid to lawn. The cottage is a 2 minute walk to Burry Port centre with shops, pubs, restaurants, and the marina, harbour, lighthouse and town beaches just beyond. New childrens playground just around the corner. Burry Port is well placed for access to Cefn Sidan, Wales' longest (7 mile length) beach and numerous activities at the stunning family friendly Pembrey Country Park. The Millennium Coastal Park passes through for miles of cycling and walking along beautiful clear seawater estuary coastline. Within easy day trip reach of the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire coastlines for breathtaking scenery, beaches and walking. Carmarthenshire is informally known as the 'garden' county of Wales; the National Botanic Garden of Wales, historic gardens, houses and places of interest are all within manageable travel distances.
- Cottage344 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Burry Port Holiday Cottage, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
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- 22 Jul 2018
About Richard Nash
My childhood was full of freedom, sunshine, fresh air, of being near the sea, beaches and big open skies. Having lived in London and Bristol for many years, I would yearn to be back and would be happy to spend time trekking in and out to get those few precious days on or near the coast and return home relaxed and replenished. It has been a long term ambition to be within a stones throw of the beach and the sea and one day I just woke up and thought it's time to make this happen - so, as they say, 'Where there's a will there's a way' and it has proved to be one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Richard Nash purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Richard Nash chose Burry Port
Burry Port is easily accessible from the M4 but this part of the coast is relatively unknown and therefore hasn't been overdeveloped or spoilt. There's a strong sense of community spirit in the town which shows through the great friendliness and hospitality extended to all. The golden sandy beaches are fantastic especially at Pembrey Country Park and Cefn Sidan - plenty of level cycling, walking and beach-combing with something different to see on every occasion; the bird life, light, sea, even sand yachting! If you feel like exploring further afield there is a host of different day trip locations; houses, gardens, towns, waterfalls, beach coves.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage was owned and lived in by four generations of the same family and has retained much of its original quaintness, character and charm and it has a very relaxing atmosphere. Its great to wake up in the morning and peak out at the views of the Gower and if the wind is in the right direction hear the sound of the sea. Kids love the garden -originally planted for self sufficiency in veg but now lawned and ideal for running around or clambering the old apple tree. Its a true hotspot - hence the canvas curtain over the front door (as the paint was burning off) and when the weather is balmy a great place to catch the last of the sun with an evening drink or barbecue. Happy Holidays!
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Very impressed with this comfortable little cottage.
My wife and I along with our Border Collie really enjoyed our Burry Port stay, 5 minute stroll to the harbour, lots of walks and in easy reach of either the Gower or further West.
Thankyou Peter - good to hear you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to you making a future return visit -
Cheers - Richard
Delightful cottage with everything you could need and more
This cottage was just perfect for us. Set in a quiet location and only a five minute walk to the local shops, cafes and pubs. It was a good base for visiting other places around too. The locals were only too happy to help you with useful information and everyone was so friendly.
The cottage itself had everything you could think of and we were welcomed with Welsh cakes and milk in the fridge - a lovely touch after a long journey. The beds were so comfortable it was hard to get up!
When we visited, the weather was so hot but our dog was able to cool down in the lovely garden. The garden is opposite the front door and has a lovely bench table under a parasol to sit at with a drink at the end of each day.
Well worth a visit is Pembrey Country Park with the most amazing beaches you will see in the UK. Eight miles of pure sand!
We also visited Tenby which was beautiful. On the hot days you felt like you were in the Caribbean on the beach- very tropical. Tenby has some lovely little local shops together with normal shops that you find in most towns. Well worth a visit!
The beach at Burry Port was about a five minute drive away and was also a beautiful sandy beach which is dog-friendly. Our dog loved running on this beach.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Wales which is very pretty and the cottage was the icing on the cake. This was the first time we had booked a cottage like this and we would definitely do it again. Thanks for a memorable stay Richard!
Lovely relaxing stay x
Lovely cottage, brilliant area close to everything
Very nicely presented cottage in the heart of Burry Port.
We love Burry Port, and Pembrey Country Park. We needed somewhere to stay whilst visiting friends/family staying on the park. This little place was the perfect base for us. It is small. It's also very nicely presented. It really feels like some serious thought has gone into the layout and furniture choices. It's very cosy and clean. The kitchen and bathroom (on the ground floor) are very modern, and both a good size. The living room and dining room are both cosy and comfortable. The bedrooms were ideal for us (I had the master bedroom and my kids had the room with two singles, and the room just off that with another single). It was a little frustrating to have the garden opposite the front of the house, as it meant I couldn't let the dog out with ease. The garden is very well maintained though, and a really nice size. We wandered into town one morning, which took about 2 minutes! Some very minor things... there was a spotlight out in the kitchen, the smoke alarm started beeping in the final night (batter low I'm assuming), and we did see quite a few ants in the dining room (I'm fighting a loosing battle with ants at home too, so aware of how tricky this is to deal with). We would definitely love to come back, and plan to very soon!
We so enjoyed our stay at the cottage and Burry Port. It is quiet village but has everything you need. Lots of great places to eat, there is some unique little shops. There is a Co-op grocer store and a fresh market. One of the greatest links courses in the UK is located just minutes from Burry Port.
If you wish to site see there are many interesting attractions in Burry Port and close by.
Excellent facilities in a well placed part of the town - great stay as always
The sandy beaches either side of Burry Port harbour are a few minutes walk from the cottage. The 7 mile stretch of beach at Cefn Sidan is a 5 minute drive. The spectacular beaches, bays and coastline of the Gower Peninsular are just 30- 40 minutes. Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas lived with his family and the Pembrokeshire coastline beyond are an hour+.
By road - 8 miles from M4 J48 Llanelli turnoff.
By train - mainline to Pembrey & Burry Port station - (a couple minutes walk to the cottage).
The cottage is situated in the heart of the town with Burry Port facilities just a few minutes walk away.
Carmarthen - 15 miles; Swansea - 16 miles;
Bristol (M4) 95 miles;
London (M4) 205 miles; Birmingham (M5, M50 and M4) 175 miles.
Cycling - Bring your bikes to cycle along the Millennium Coastal Park, Cefn Sidan beach and Pembrey Forest
Bike dayhire is available at Pembrey Country Park + Llanelli Wetlands Centre.
Horseriding - Pembrey Country Park.
Kite Landboarding, Buggying and Landsailing at Cefn Sidan Beach
National Botanic Garden of Wales. Aberglasney House and Gardens. Colby Woodland Garden. Wildlife and Wetlands Trust – Llanelli.
Dan-yr-Ogof Caves + Dinosaur Park.
Ystradfellte Waterfall Walk.
Horseracing at Foss Llas racecourse.
Museum Attractions in Swansea.
Coastline & Beaches of the Gower Peninsula.
Sea fishing on the beach or day trips from Burry Port Harbour.
Pembrey Motor Circuit.
Flying from Pembrey Airport.
Please contact owner for activity website addresses.
An incidental piece of information is that on June 18, 1928, the seaplane 'Friendship' landed at Burry Port and Amelia Earhart became the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic ocean. The occasion was of such significance it was celebrated internationally and is marked by a commemorative obelisk in the town and featured at points of interest around the harbour.