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The Old Forge Pumphouse Annexe

Cathy

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Cathy

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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The Old Forge Pumphouse Annexe

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kidwelly Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A comfortable 1 bed annexe set in a wooded valley next to the Gwendraeth river

The annex has one bedroom, bathroom with shower over, kitchen / living room and is idea for a couple taking a break away from it all. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils making it an ideal 'home from home' - previous guests have commented on the kitchen facilities. The holiday accommodation adjoins the owners property and sits in a 2 acre smallholding. We have chickens, goats and bees, plus grow vegetables and fruit. The property sits in a wooded valley with the river Gwendraeth Fach fronting the land. Originally a pump house, built by the MOD in 1939 to pump water down to an ammunition factory at Pembrey, it was bought and completely renovated by developers in 2007 in a contemporary modern style. We bought the property in 2009, and have spent our time organising the land into formal gardens near the house,putting in out buildings and outside lighting, paths and seating areas for our guests to enjoy the wonderful outside ambiance. The historic town of Kidwelly is close by and visitors can enjoy exploring the Norman castle and Industrial Museum.

Kidwelly area: The Kidwelly area offers many attractions. Kidwelly itself has a medieval castle and old priory church in the centre of the town, whilst the industrial museum is just outside at Mynddygarreg. The yearly carnival is held in July, whilst the castle offers medieval attractions throughout the summer. For the walkers there are a number of walks around Kidwelly, plus the Millenium coastal path.

Not far from Kidwelly is Pembrey Country Park and Ffos Las Racecourse all offering a variety of activities throughout the year.

The Royal Botanical Gardens and Aberglasney house and gardens are both short drives away.

Other attractions within an hours drive include Dylan Thomas' boathouse at Laugharne; National Wetlands Centre at Llanelli; Narberth and Carmarthen towns are also worth a visit.

Carmarthenshire: Carmarthenshire is known as 'the garden of Wales'. It has lush rural landscapes, beautiful coastlines and interesting towns. The area is steeped in history and mythology. It has so many places to visit and things to do you will want to come back for more.

From the Pumphouse: We have seen Buzzards, Dippers and Kingfishers on a regular basis from the Pumphouse grounds, plus the occasional Red Kite.

We own around 150 yards of river frontage and fishermen can therefore enjoy the fishing rights (subject to individual license) that comes with the property. Sea fishing is also good locally.

Otters have been seen in the river.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Cathy

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 and indulge ourselves in learning new skills and have an adventure. Paul has enjoyed working outside, making paths, out buildings, gates and seating areas, whilst Cathy has enjoyed gardening, bee keeping, goats, chickens, spinning, knitting, preserving, soap making and trying other craft activiites

Cathy purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Cathy 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 lots of wild life to watch and listen to and you get engulfed in the peace and tranquility of the area. It is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

What makes this cottage unique

If you are really brave, you can take a dip in the river, up by the bridge. The water is clear and deep and quite invigorating!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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The Old Forge Pumphouse Annexe
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Clean, modern facilities, beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival Cathy was most welcoming, she showed us round and we met their lovely dogs. Everything we could need was thought of and provided, including some essential food items, plus welsh cakes and fruit. Inside is small but well laid out so space was never an issue. We felt immediately relaxed in the beautiful surroundings with dogs, chickens, goats, cats and lots of birds and butterflies. On the evenings we liked to sit outside and light the chiminea whilst relaxing with a drink and watching the wildlife. We watched a wild red kite flying over on one evening. Another day from our bedroom window we saw a woodpecker alongside the other birds on the bird-feeders. It was lovely to explore the grounds with benches in lots of places to encourage us to stop and relax and enjoy the views. Time passed by so quickly that we hardly found time to explore Wales, but came away feeling totally chilled out and ready to return to reality. We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for writing such a lovely review.
5

Peaceful and Beautiful Setting with Lovely Owners

  • 5 of 5

This review is well overdue, for which I can apologise! My husband and I stayed here last year for our honeymoon. It was perfect for what we wanted - a peaceful, secluded and beautiful getaway with plenty of places to wander. The annexe itself was lovely - very clean and had everything we needed. One thing we both picked up on was how everything we needed was there for when we first arrived and just wanted to chill for a bit - including milk, eggs, tea, coffee.... all the important stuff. And some Welsh cakes!

Both Cathy and Paul were extremely welcoming and very friendly and approachable. At the same time, it also felt like we were completely on our own , which was nice.

The grounds around the house and annexe are beautiful (which Cathy and Paul should be proud of) and full of both 2 and 4 legged friends to visit on a spare afternoon!

The river can be seen from the patio area and is so calming to listen to whilst sat outside with a glass of wine and the fire burning away.

The location is also very good. There are walking routes outside the door and everywhere we wanted to visit was a short drive away.

Overall, we were both extremely pleased with our stay here. We would definitely recommend and definitely revisit.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zoe and Edward for such a lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
5

An idyllic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Listing was accurate, location excellent, the property was spotless and the owner provided excellent service .Will definitely recommend to friends and relatives.

Location within easy reach of Carmarthen, Tenby, Saundersfoot, and Pembrey.

Will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nanette and Frank for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you both to stay and hopefully you will come and visit again soon.
5

Fabulous stay at the old forge pumphouse

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at this property I can honestly say it was superb! Beautiful surroundings, modern and comfortable accommodation and a couple of friendly dogs thrown in. Very pleased with our stay and would recommend it highly to those considering it.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Faythe and Paul - Thank you for the wonderful review - it was a joy having you to stay. Cathy and Paul
France
5

The best place to rest and relax

  • 5 of 5

We were so greatly welcomed by our 2 hosts Paul and Cathy: that's what remains mostly in my memory. Their place is a relaxing place to rest, away from the rest of the world, definitely for nature lovers like Cathy and Paul. Our stay there was perfect.

Estelle, Laurent and Lisa ( our 5 year old daughter), from France.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Holiday in Kidwelly Wales

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay. Clean and very well kept. Its like Heaven on earth , its a place were you can relax and enjoy nature . It's a really good location cause within couple of minutes you can reach other places .Paul and cathy are very well coming and helpful. Definitely if we go to wales again it would be The old forge pump house. We rate it 10 out of 10.

Alan and Charlene

Malta

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Kidwelly
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Pembroke
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Kidwelly
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
M4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Red Lion, Llandyfaelog
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Pembrey
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From £45 Per night

Kidwelly Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April 15 - May 15
Apr 12 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£45
From
£50
Fri,Sat,Sun
£300
 
 
June / July / Aug / Sept
May 31 2015 - Oct 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
£50
From
£55
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
Oct / Nov / Dec
Oct 4 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
£45
From
£50
Fri,Sat,Sun
£300
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
£55
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 

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Pet Fee £20.00
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Amenities

Kidwelly Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • The bedroom has a wardrobe, drawers under the bed, bedside tables with lights. An ironing board, iron, hairdryer are also permanently available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Although the annex essentially sleeps 2, a third person can be accommodated on the sofa bed. We also have a travel cot and high chair for babies.

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