Golden Grove Cottages
- Golden Grove Self Catering Holiday Cottages
- Sleeps 1 to 4, 2 bedrooms
- £295 to £600 per week
Part of the former Cawdor Estate, our traditional stone holiday cottage and barns are beautifully furnished and we pride ourselves on the 'wee touches' which make all the difference to your break. These three beautiful converted barns each sleep up to 4 people and enjoy an idyllic and peaceful location on a hillside with stunning views over the valley and beyond.
Sleeps 4: Sewin (Welsh for Sea Trout) cottage is very spacious, with two large bedrooms, each with a kingsize bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and dressing chair. Both bedrooms have dual aspect patio doors which open out into the gardens and offer spectacular views of the valley below.
The cottage is furnished with a 37'' plasma TV, digibox, DVD player, Sony PS2 and music system. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower over.
The kitchen / diner is furnished to a high spec with fridge(with freezer compartment), washing machine, electric hob and oven and microwave. It offers friends or family a great socialising space.
The cottage has ample parking and comes with a picnic bench, outside seating and barbecue. Storage is also available for bikes, fishing rods and waders or surf boards.
The Barns: Barcud (Red Kite) and Gwennol (Swallow)
Each sleeps 4: Barcud and Gwennol Both barns have a very similar layout, the main difference being that the sitting room in Gwennol has a patio door to the gardens.
The entrance to both cottages is into the kitchen / breakfast room with beautiful views over the valley. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units with a granite work top. It also has an electric oven with a ceramic hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven and washing machine.
The dining area has a table with four chairs.
The separate sitting room is L-shaped and has an attractive arched window and exposed stone walls. It is furnished with a corner sofa unit and a comfy chair, coffee table and a 37 inch wall-mounted plasma TV with DVD and CD player.
There are two en-suite bedrooms, both have 3ft zip and link beds which when zipped make a 6ft super king size bed. Bedroom 1 is downstairs and has a super-king bed (please indicate if required as two singles), bedside tables, wardrobe, dressing chair and an en-suite bathroom comprising a white suite of bath with shower over, WC, heated towel rail and wash hand basin.
At the top of the galleried landing, and with truly stunning views is bedroom 2 . It is furnished with two single beds (please indicate if the super-king size is required), bedside tables, dressing chair and wardrobe. There is an en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, heated towel rail and wash hand basin.
Gardens and parking
The grounds are open-plan with attractive planting and lawned areas which are not fenced off. Each cottage has its own private patio to the fore of the cottage with lovely views and furnished with a sturdy picnic bench, parasol and barbecue. There is ample parking space for two cars at each cottage.
There is oil fired central heating throughout, this is included from May to September and charged at a flat rate of £35 per week at all other times. Electricity is included. A travel cot, highchair and stairgate are available. Towels and bedding are included in the rental. One well behaved pet is welcome.
Barcud and Gwennol Cottages have an interconnecting door enabling larger groups to book both properties together, there is excellent soundproofing for times when the cottage are separate.
The Local Area
Golden Grove is perched on the edge of the world-famous and unspoilt Towy Valley. In Golden Grove itself is the previously Cawdor-owned Golden Grove Mansion with its enchanting arboretum and herd of fallow deer. You can walk there from our house in 45 minutes.
The quirky and picturesque market town of Llandeilo, with its wide range of fantastic independent shops, is only a seven minute drive away.You can find everything from handmade silver jewellery and antiques to kitchenware and designer clothes. A short walk from the town centre is the impressive Newton House and magnificent Dinefwr castle now managed by The National and CADW. The walk is gentle and the views over the Towy Valley are second to none.
Within ten to fifteen minutes drive there are two more spectacular castles and the unique folly Paxtons Tower.
For garden enthusiasts, the National Botanical Gardens of Wales is a short drive away, and even closer to the cottages is the recently restored Aberglasney House with its gardens. Both are beautiful and well worth a visit.
For those interested in walking or cycling, the wild and imposing Brecon Beacons National Park with The Black Mountain and Llyn y Fan Fach are within half an hour and there are also Mountain Biking Trails up at Llandovery and Brechfa.
Wildlife lovers can expect to see an abundance of Red Kites and there is a Red Kite Feeding Centre in the National Park which allows you to get up close and appreciate their splender.
The Gower and Pembrokshire with all of their splendid beaches are within an hour's drive. Some of the best surfing in Britain can be enjoyed at Rhossili (Gower) and Freshwater East (Pembrokeshire). Equally these beaches can be enjoyed from a deck chair or picnic rug and make a great family day out. Tenby, with its multi-coloured victorian houses is one of our firm favourites and we continue to go back every year.
It is a truly lovely location and we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and unspoilt views yet extremely accessible for those travelling on the M4.
Golden Grove Cottages
Golden Grove self catering holiday cottages
Carmarthenshire SA32 8LY