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Carmarthen Cottage is a fully renovated Welsh village cottage retaining its traditional features and character, in the lovely village of Abercych, home to a woodland sculpture trail and the celebrated Nag's Head tavern and micro-brewery.

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Rooms: 3 rooms; 1 double, 1 single, 1 (children's) twin
Price:

From £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

Meals: Self-catering; pub serving food at 300 yards
Open: Year round
Address: Carmarthen Cottage, Abercych, , Pembrokeshire,
Tel: 0844 5005 101
 

Why we've chosen Carmarthen Cottage:

Only natural and sustainable limes, waxes, paints and oils have been used in the rescue of this formerly derelict cottage, making a happy home that has a happy atmosphere. It sits on a roadside (but not a bad one, and with wide pavement), in Abercych village, about 300 yards up from the river and famous Nag's Head tavern. Walk down the hill for a beer brewed on site, a meal outside by the river, or to follow the woodland sculpture trail. Musicians and performers can hire the village hall at low cost if you wish to practice, and Stirling, the owner, can provide some alternative therapies in her cottage next door.  Carmarthen Cottage is a traditional West Wales cottage that has a lovely, snug atmosphere.

Features:

  • Central heating throughout (included in holiday price)
  • Cegin Fawr - inglenook with stove & dining
  • Parlour - lounge with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen - belfast sink, gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with icebox
  • Bathroom - roll-top bath with shower over
  • Double bedroom
  • Single bedroom
  • Kids bedroom - 2 single futon beds, restricted headroom
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden to rear with terrace, wildflower area

Why is this a greener holiday?

First, to truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Carmarthen and from there it’s only short taxi ride north to the property. Onsite the owners have implemented a number of green initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment, including retrofitting an empty cottage for tourism purposes rather than constructing a new building. The walls have been plastered with lime, rather than concrete, so the walls are breathable. Welsh sheep’s wool has been used to insulate the roof. They have installed an efficient condensing boiler for heating. Two wood stoves are supplied with timber from a sustainable source. Only natural clay, mineral paints and oils have been used. The beds and mattresses are hand-made locally. The toilets are low-flush to reduce water consumption.

Top green features at Carmarthen Cottage:

 
  • Rescued cottage as it was empty for 40 years

  • Beds & mattresses locally handmade

  • Only natural clay, mineral paints & oils used in decoration

  • Timber from local sustainable source

  • Roof insulated with welsh sheep's wool

  • Organic bedlinen & towels

 

Location

Carmarthen Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Nearest train station: Carmarthen

Directions from station:
You can take a taxi from Carmarthen railway station, the closest station to Carmarthen Cottage, a few miles to the south. Companies operating from Carmarthen include: Gilligan (001267 223200), Steves (01267 233846) and Spikes (01267 236405).

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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