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Ysgubor Hir Family Cottage in Pontarddulais, Carmarthenshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

Ysgubor Hir Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Ysgubor Hir is a barn conversion situated in the hamlet of Llanedi, three miles from the town of Pontarddulais, and within driving distance of Swansea. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, a ground floor double and a first floor twin, as well as a ground floor shower room and a ground floor bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area, a utility and a sitting room with an electric woodburner-style stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for four cars and a raised rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Ysgubor Hir is an ideal base for walks, cycle rides and visiting castles and the coast.

Pontarddulais is a busy town in South Wales offering shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, and a park with free tennis courts.

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 with underfloor heating on ground floor and electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 4 cars with room for boat on trailer. Rear raised lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Shallow open stream runs along the edge of the front parking area - small children to be supervised. Note: Owners can arrange a grocery delivery for guests prior to their arrival, by arrangement.


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  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Hodsdon
July 2016
Ysgubor Hir was superb. It was extremely relaxing and quiet. Everything about the accommodation was of very high quality. The location was ideal for exploring the area being about 40-45 minutes from the Mumbles and about 30 minutes from the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The owners were very helpful and friendly during our stay giving advice on places to visit. We hope to stay again in the future.
Mr Parker
July 2016
Ysgubor Hir is a beautiful house in a great location. The owners are friendly and helpful.
Mrs Gardner
August 2016
The quality of this barn conversion was staggering. Exceptional build quality and standard of furnishing. Lots of tasteful touches and everything needed was provided. I've never before had the pleasure of cooking in a kitchen like that!
Mrs Andrews
June 2016
A really nice barn conversion that is very well equipped throughout. The sizeable open plan kitchen/dining room makes it a very sociable space to enjoy time with family or friends. The bedrooms we found were very comfortable and the sun-trap of a patio and garden was splendid to enjoy the lovely sunny week we had. The owner has put a lot of thought in to the cottage and was very welcoming.
Mrs Pritchard
January 2016
Absolutely gorgeous place and would definitely look at going there again.
Miss Award
February 2016
Beautiful cottage, very welcoming and peaceful. The owners were lovely. Loved seeing the sheep graze from the windows. Definitely will recommend to others and visit again.
Mr Harris
May 2016
A lovely cottage finished to a high standard and furnished to a similar standard. Highly recommended.
Mrs Atkinson
April 2016
The cottage was warm, quiet, well equipped and very comfortable. The cottage is well located for numerous attractions.
Mrs Walker
February 2016
The cottage was beautifully furnished and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. There was a great selection of games for the children and lots of leaflets with ideas of local attractions. Having wifi was great and the underfloor heating was lovely. Very peaceful location but close enough to amenities. The owner was lovely and very helpful, but not at all intrusive. Overall a wonderful stay in a beautifully kept property. Thank you.
Mrs Pratten
September 2015
The barn conversion is absolutely gorgeous, so much more than a holiday let, it really feels like a home. It is perfectly located for exploring either Pembrokeshire to the west or the Gower to the east - and the coast in this area is spectacular. At the end of each day it was lovely to return to the cosy calm of Ysgubor Hir. Highly recommended, we would very much like to revisit.
Mrs Rook
December 2015
Ysgubor Hir has been done out to a very high standard, we enjoyed all aspects and it was centrally located to our needs. It is ideally located to get away from it all
Mrs Locke
October 2015
The holiday cottage was superb in every way, a real home from home. Such a lovely place to return to after days out visiting the area. The location was excellent as it felt like you were in the middle of nowhere with fields all around, yet in fact we were close to all amenities. We would highly recommend this property.
Mrs Sharp
December 2015
The barn is of a very high standard, nothing is forgotten in making an amazing stay. I would definitely go back next year.
Mrs Shams
October 2015
Everything was well placed the cottage was the perfect home from home. It's layout was perfect for us we would thoroughly recommend it as a base for the area.
Mrs Bound
July 2015
The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and comfortably furnished, with a pleasant garden surrounded by open fields. The owners were very helpful and hospitable.
Mrs Waterhouse
August 2015
It was like a home from home, every detail had been thought of. The owner was lovely and we felt at home from day one.
Mrs Coton
July 2015
An excellent property in a wonderful location, and we were made to feel very welcome by the owner. The cottage felt like home from home and we would highly recommend it to everyone.
Mrs Allen
June 2015
The location of the cottage was perfect. Very spacious cottage and gardens, 6 people stayed but we never felt cramped and like we were on top of each other. The kitchen was fantastic; well equipped and allowed us to cook each day with ease and no need to eat out. The outside was perfect with ample room for parking, and the children had plenty of space to play football, swing ball and with the toys provided by the owner of the cottage. The views were fantastic, looking out at the mountains and fields of cows. This cottage was the ideal getaway and although we went out every day you could quite easily stay in with the lovely views, games, DVDs and books left. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anybody wanting to stay near Swansea, and if we want to return to Wales this would be the cottage we would choose.
Mrs Stephenson
August 2014
The property was modern and homely. The owner had gone over and above what was expected. The barn was in a lovely location and was ideally placed to tour South Wales.
Mr Overy
January 2015
This property is far better than the brochure would have you believe. The sitting room and kitchen are a lot bigger than they appear in the brochure. Had very efficient under floor heating. The best one we have ever stayed at.
Mrs Bolton
June 2014
This accommodation should be 5 star, it's in a great location close to the m4 motorway, pubs and shops and is also on a bus route. The facilities were just great, we had a BBQ for my welsh family, 19 in total, and there was enough room for us all without feeling cramped. Cooking was easy, it had everything you could wish for, it was a home from home. We will book again when we return to Wales, wouldn't go anywhere else now we have stayed here.
Mr Beardsley
June 2015
The owner was very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over many years and this one was undoubtedly the best. Everything one could want was there with many unexpected extras, especially in the kitchen. We loved the peaceful location.
Mr Walters
March 2015
5 star property and 5 star host. In a very nice part of the UK with lots to see and do.
Mrs Pickford
March 2015
Had a fantastic stay here. The house was great, very spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished and extremely well equipped. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Pearce
July 2014
The property was bigger than expected and we particularly liked the extra touches. Mrs Richards was very solicitous, friendly and helpful.
Mr Jones
March 2014
We liked the fact that the cottage was secluded and on its own, but close enough to the beaten track.
Mrs Sergeant
April 2014
The property was spacious and warm. Plenty of parking space. Location was nice and quiet but convenient for getting to places of interest and to local shops in Pontarddulais. The property was particularly convenient for us as we were also visiting friends in nearby Ty Croes. Hope to return soon.
Mrs Cave
May 2014
The house was warm, comfortable and spacious. The location was very peaceful and the parking area was huge. The owners made contact and were on hand to help with anything.
Mr Stuckey
June 2014
The cottage was well furnished, tastefully decorated, clean and very relaxing. In a quiet position with a very large parking area. Certainly worth a visit.
Mrs Drummond
September 2013
Beautiful barn in the countryside but within easy reach of coast and lovely beaches.
Ms Jones
December 2013
The cottage was to a very good standard. It is was very peaceful, but central to motorway if you wanted to go anywhere.
Mr Williams
October 2013
Cottage and warm welcome were fantastic. Very comfortable and well equipped.
Mr Goodey
September 2013
First class cottage, we have stayed in many cottages this must rank as the best.
Mr Goodey
September 2013
Everything was excellent, no complaints whatsoever.
Mr Pike
August 2013
This was a fabulous cottage. The cottage was spotless, and had everything we could wanted, it was home from home, what more can you ask for. We almost wished for a wet day so we could stay in, but we were fortunate and had gorgeous weather. We will certainly return.
Mrs Axtell
August 2013
The warm welcome from the owner, with a tour of the property, including local information. Was fantastic. The property is beautifully presented with a thoughtful welcome basket. It is a peaceful haven, well placed for access to a number of interesting locations, and the local countryside is stunning. Owner was swift to solve any issues that arose.
Mrs Thomas
August 2013
The cottage was very recently refurbished into a holiday home, and this had been done to the very highest standard. It was well located to be able to visit Carmarthenshire attractions.
Mr Andre
May 2013
The space indoors and the luxuriousness and completeness of the facilities. It's a perfect home away from home. Clean spacious and fully equipped.
Mrs Murray
May 2013
The property is very comfortable and well kitted out. The welcome by owner was very hospitable and warm. A divine place to stay with everything you need to hand. Highly recommended and will definitely be back. Wonderful.
Mrs Rudman
June 2013
Very well situated - just off M4. Convenient for Swansea, the Mumbles, Gower Peninsula etc. Beautiful scenery. A must is a visit to Laugharne, Dylan Thomas home/inspiration. Pub within walking distance and has very good dining offers. Wonderful welcome at the cottage from Dawn. Superbly equipped cottage. Welcome pack a real bonus.
Mrs Phillips
June 2013
Our holiday accommodation was spacious, well equipped and situated in a lovely part of the country, ideal for the areas around Llanelli, Swansea and the Gower. The owners were nice friendly people. We enjoyed the the welcome basket and cakes. We should like to think we would use this facility again should our health allow.
Mr Patterson
July 2013
My family and I loved our stay at this cottage, it was really comfortable, very well equipped, and was in an ideal position for everything that we wanted to visit in this beautiful area. The house is very well presented, and the surrounding area, made for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Our kids thought this was their best holiday ever
Mr Brough
June 2013
Ysgubor Hir was chosen because of its convenient locality to our needs of touring the Gower and Beacon areas and we were not disappointed in any way. The high spec of the property made it a delight to share with our friends and helped make our stay a wonderful experience. The owner made us feel very welcome and her little extra touches were appreciated.
Mr Notley
April 2013
Property was extremely comfortable and a great base for our holiday. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch.
October 2016
We've stayed in a lot of self catering cottages but this is definitely the best to-date. Thank you Dawn for providing all the home-from-home touches. The kitchen contained all the condiments, foil, cling film etc you could want. Bedding, towels, soap and toilet paper all provided. Not only that but Dawn left us a welcome basket of chocolates, drinks and welsh cakes. When we arrived dawn came to welcome us and again to say goodbye. Nice personal touches. Thanks.
October 2016
My wife and I , together with another couple, have holidayed in many places in the UK for the last 25 years. This place is one of the best , if not the best, we have stayed in on a purely accommodation level. Couldn't fault the place and Dawn was lovely as well. Enough said....
Debra R
December 2015
This Holiday let was excellent. This barn conversion is done out to a very high specification. We had a warm welcome & very homely feel to the cottage welcome gift & flowers too. Wonderful way to spend Christmas with our family in the area. Comfortable clean and well laid out felt like being at home definitely would book again soon. Dawn & Brian the host could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable. This is a hidden Gem away from it all peaceful & restful.
December 2016
This Barn conversion is brilliant it has been restored to the highest quality,it is very roomy in all the rooms, more like a five star hotel than a holiday let,this is our second visit and are to return next year.Dawn & Brian are excellent hosts nothing is two much trouble for them.
Mrs Rees
April 2013
What a beautiful cottage! It was lovely and warm, very spacious and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners.
Graham S
October 2016
We stayed in 4 rental cottages over the month we were in England/Wales and this was by far the best we encountered (and not the most expensive) It was like living in a fully furnished house, with everything included (including soap which was missing in all others). The attention to detail with the conversion was obvious as was the personal touch that Dawn has put into the property. A lovely welcome basket greeted us. If you are looking for a place to stay around the Swansea area, don't go past this one. ITS A BEAUT
Chris B
August 2015
A lovely cottage filled with all the home comforts one could wish for, and finished to a high standard set in a beautiful peaceful countryside setting. The owner is very helpful and welcoming presenting a lovely cottage plus welcome pack and providing a wonderful start to your stay in Pontarddulais. I would undoubtedly recommend this cottage to anyone wishing for a peaceful break away in Wales, the owners are very friendly helpful and welcoming. 5 Star in our opinion, highly recommend
January 2013
We stayed here over the New year period. The cottage has recently been completed and was therefore in excellent condition. The owners have finished the renovation to a high standard, whilst retaining traditional cottage features. Most of the cottage is on one level (with only a couple of steps), so was great for letting the children run free. The owners met us personally on our arrival and left a lovely hamper for us filled with locally sourced produce, which was a really nice touch. We would love to stay here again and would recommend it to friends.
November 2013
My husband and I spent a week here, accompanied by my cousin. We hosted a family and friends reunion (five people) here one afternoon, and the cottage was large, nicely furnished, and had a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for our special event. Dawn, the owner, could not have been nicer and more helpful. Things that mattered especially to us besides the obvious: good wi-fi, heated floors, good insulation, meaning that this cottage would be comfy even on the coldest days. Be sure to get good directions. It is not far off the M4 but is tucked away a bit.
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