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Crusty Hills Coastal Cottage in Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Crusty Hills Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Set in the heart of the beautiful coastal village of Ferryside, this charming terraced cottage is well-equipped and decorated throughout with charm and style full of unique features. Wooden and tiled floors, a peaceful library/playroom and a stable door in the kitchen all come together to give this superb property a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Only two minutes from the beach and with all the village amenities on the doorstep, this is an ideal location for a family looking to enjoy the activities and attractions of the area. Surprisingly spacious, there's accommodation for up to six people as well as a sunny conservatory with dining area and an enclosed lawned garden for evening al fresco dining. Tranquil yet close to all amenities, this property is perfect for a family or group of friends wanting to experience the pleasures that this region has to offer.

The pretty coastal village of Ferryside is a thriving community that still retains its village atmosphere. With a wonderful sandy beach, a general store, café, post office and pub, the village has a full range of amenities for visitors. Regular trains stop in the village providing easy access to Camarthen, Pembrey or Llanelli and the wide range of attractions in the region. The busy market town of Camarthen has plenty of shops, tea-rooms, restaurants and pubs to choose from while a visit to Pembrey Country Park, with its sandy beach, toboggan run and dry ski slope, is a great day out for all the family. There are castles, craft centres and mills across the landscape as well as the mysterious Merlin's Hill Centre, shrouded in myth and legend and rich in wildlife. With walks from the doorstep and the cycle trail at the Millennium Coastal Path close by, this is a perfect a base for a relaxing or an active holiday for the whole family.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, internet access, stereo/CD player, library of books/games/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels). Travel cot, folding booster seat & stairgate. Roadside parking for one car, ample parking in FOC car park 100 yards from cottage. Enclosed lawned garden with patio & furniture. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1 min walk. Note: Railway line runs approx. 50 yards from cottage, but noise is minimal & only audible outside.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mr Moloney
June 2014
The cottage is beautiful. We loved the house so clean and everything you need. Going to tell our friends about this little gem.
Mrs Andrews
August 2014
A lovely cottage and everything was as stated. Only a few minutes from the beach.
Mr Wilton
June 2014
The cottage is in a very quiet village, just how we like it. A friendly pub landlord, beautiful countryside and lots of lovely places to visit.
Mrs Chapman
May 2010
Really interesting building, full of quirky features. We all absolutely loved it. A very welcome carton of milk and loaf of bread plus items like jam and butter; this was super after a 6 hour journey. Also the info. sheets etc were very useful in planning our days out
Mr Myhill
September 2010
The complimentary bread, milk, butter and jam was a very welcome addition which made us feel immediately at home
Mrs Gay
February 2011
Crusty Hills is a wonderfully cosy home from home. It has a very welcoming feel and we were especially delighted with some provisions that had been left to welcome us. The owners of the cottage certainly know how to make people feel at home. We were a party of 4 adults and 1 child and not one of us wanted to come home at the end of our stay.
Mrs Cuthbertson
July 2012
We had a lovely holiday, the house was beautiful and a pleasure to stay in.
Mr Brown
August 2012
We were in a good place to explore Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, it was nice to be in a village where the children could ride their scooters down to the shop, beach, hotel etc. The house was a good place to come back to and relax after a good day out, had everything we needed and plenty of space for a family of five.
Mrs Phillips
July 2012
We have been to Crusty Hills several times and always have a great time there. It has a lovely homely feel and is very well kitted out - the owners have obviously put a lot of love and care into it. We'll be back again next summer.
July 2010
The cottage was clean and comfortable with loads of homely touches. Only drawback was that we would have welcomed an extra toilet as there were 5 adults in our party.
November 2010
We found the cottage was nice inside although had been badly Diyed in some areas. It is in fair location, looking towards the sea but the ground opposite was a bit of a dumping ground and the trains awoke us really early which wasn't such a relaxing stay. The village of Ferry side is quite pleasant and easy to get to. The quiet country lanes were a welcome path for weary travellers and made for some decent views over the sea.
August 2012
We stayed for a week in Ferryside, two adults and three children. The house had everything that we needed inside, although an extra loo would have been a bonus. The outside space was patio and lawn area, which was adequate for our needs. There was plenty of space in the house for the family to spread out and relax with tv, dvds, books and games. Downsides were: The main double bedroom had a memory foam mattress which took some getting used to and the curtains in two of the rooms let in a lot of light. We had amazing weather, so had the windows open at night and the train noise at night was disturbing, also the rush hour traffic in the morning, however with the windows closed this wouldn't have been a problem. The village of Ferryside has a shop (selling rather random stock!) a pub, cafe, and a hotel a short walk away. We visited the cafe (which was very busy, always a good sign) and the Three Rivers hotel, the food at both was good, but not excellent. The hotel had a pool open to non residents which was nice to be able to walk to. The beach at Ferry side is nice and sandy, but on an estuary so not a swimming beach - lots of dogs too. Being on an estuary meant the we had long journeys to visit any attractions in Pembrokeshire, great places we visited there were Heatherton, Carew Castle, Laugharne castle and Dylan Thomas boathouse. We took a trip on the Gwili steam railway and also hired bikes at the Merlin centre (great service!) in Llanelli and cycled the coastal route, a brilliant facility. Pembrey country park has a lot to offer and great beaches. All in all we had a fab holiday, the fact that the doorstep amenities were not as good as we hoped and we did a little more driving than we would have liked is the only reason that I wouldn't recommend the property.
Mr Shaw
May 2009
The cottage was exceptionally well equipped. Having stayed in other cottages we usually take a load of stuff with us that is generally not supplied but on this occasion happily we didn't need any of it. Would gladly stay there again.
Mr Messinger
June 2009
A very affectionately restored cottage.
Mrs Shaw
October 2009
It was like staying at your best friend's home - very comfortable, cosy, lots of homely touches, extremely well equipped kitchen and well maintained garden.
Mrs Osborn
August 2010
Cottage is of a consistently high standard; well decorated and equipped.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
February 2013
Stayed here with four boys and enjoyed. Situated in the centre of the village so ideal for amenities and also for walks. Plenty of room at the front of the cottage to store 6 bikes but would have needed to cover if it rained. There is a shed out the back. Despite not having parking with the property we had no problems parking our large people carrier directly in front of the property after every outing. The children took over the t.v room to watch DVD play games etc and I was able to sit quietly in the sunny conservatory seating area to read from the excellent book selection in the library. We had and have had, in the past, many meals and takeaways in the cafe/ fish and chip shop, 1 minute walk away and it serves excellent food. Followed by walks along the beach and around the village to appreciate the great views. My only criticism is that I would have preferred the dinning table to have been in the library area as once we were all sat down at the table it was difficult to move around., though I do see the advantage of being able to pass things directly through the hatch from kitchen to table. All in all a great stay and good value for money.
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