Aberelwyn Granary

Whitland, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

  • 4 Star
  • A quaint little cottage for two, with a wealth of original and traditional features such as woodburning stove, beams, tiled and slate floors, as well as contemporary bathroom, satellite TV and WiFi.

You can book this property from:

  • £418 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 3.6 miles
  • Shop 4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • Working dairy farm adjacent; cottage bedroom has acoustic glass fitted, to reduce early morning noise.


Aberelwyn Granary is a fascinating conversion of a grain store on the site of a former watermill. This quirky little cottage, dating back in part to the sixteenth century, retains many interesting features, with a wealth of original woodwork, stonework and slate. The property is detached, situated about 50 metres beyond Aberelwyn Mill (WAV433) with shared driveway access, in a rural location 11 miles north of Whitland and 15 miles south east of Newport, ideal for touring both the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and West Wales coastline as well as the beautiful, unspoilt countryside of Carmarthenshire, the “garden of Wales”.

The property is arranged over several levels, with steep slate steps, and wooden open-tread stairs, making it unsuitable for the less able. There is also limited headroom in some areas, with sloping, beamed ceilings and low clearance over staircases. “Duck or Grouse”! The Granary is comfortably heated by electric radiators, electric and woodburning stove, and has WiFi. Entrance, via an old stable-style door, is direct into the kitchen.

Please note that, although screened and private, the property is adjacent to a working dairy farm, with cows and crops in the neighbouring barns and fields. The bedroom has acoustic glass fitted, to reduce early morning noise. The driveway to the property is shared, providing access to the Granary through the grounds of Aberelwyn Mill (WAV433). The properties are quite private from each other.

Kitchen: with antique patterned quarry tiled flooring, two chairs in front of large woodburning stove, fitted kitchen units, electric cooker (double oven and ceramic hob) and a full range of kitchenware, including a Krups Nespresso coffee machine. The Utility area, open plan and adjacent to the kitchen, has a fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine, as well as storage for coats, boots and cleaning materials.

Bathroom: on the ground floor, with contemporary suite and fittings, shower over the bath, WC and basin on wooden vanity cupboard, heated towel rail, shaver point and extractor fan.

From the kitchen, there are three deep slate steps up to the dining area.

Dining area: with slate floor, dining table and two chairs. Open tread wooden staircase up to the sitting room.

Sitting Room: a delightful room with a carefully blended mix of the contemporary and traditional. Sofa, armchair, TV, DVD player, electric flame-effect stove, reading lamp, varnished wooden flooring and high beamed ceiling. Open tread wooden steps up to a Study area with desk, chair, Visitor Information and a small selection of games. Off the sitting room is the bedroom.

Bedroom: compact but very well thought out, with lovely beamed ceiling and part-glazed door to Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. Simply furnished with a double bed and chest of drawers, mirrors, hairdryer. A small fitted wardrobe is located in the sitting room, immediately outside the bedroom door.

Guests at the Granary have their own garden area, with outdoor seating and chimenea, completely separate and private from the Mill, and a private parking space to the rear of the cottage. Guests can also access the shared grounds with woodland and private stretch of the River Taf.  

There is a lot to see and do in this excellent, central location. 15-20 miles north-west takes you to Newport (Pembrokeshire), Fishguard and Goodwick Sands, and to the north, it is only 20 miles to the lovely beach at Aberporth. All along this coastline are boat trips for dolphin and seal spotting. Travel twenty miles south and you reach the opposite coastline, Pendine Sands, Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse at Laugharne and the stunning Cilgerran Castle. Inland, the Carmarthenshire countryside is home to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens. There are many historic houses and castles within easy reach. Lots of excellent walking in the area, and for a truly off-grid experience, visit the Lammas Eco-Village, less than a mile away.

Notes: some sloping beamed ceilings; shower headroom 6’4”; the property is adjacent to a working dairy farm.

Electricity and electric heating included; initial basket of logs provided

Bed linen and towels provided  

No smoking please


An extremely quirky, well thought out holiday cottage. Very well equipped. The photos don't do it justice, it's really hard to show what a cute place this is! The chiminea helped us to make the most of the outdoor space too.

Ms B,

This was a beautiful rental, set in rolling countryside and wooded river banks, plenty of walking routes to explore. The quaint building with it's welsh slate and traditional furnishings blended well with modern fixtures, providing comfortable living space. Set on a working dairy farm made it a true rural setting. This was a great base to explore the surrounding Pembrokeshire interior and the beautiful coast.

Mrs H,

A really cute cottage with everything you need, a lovely large garden that includes a river at the bottom, a beautiful spot to get away from it all, but short drives to get to really nice places, would definitely recommend.

Mrs S,

We both absolutely loved this amazing cottage. The location was perfect we even loved the fact it was next to a farm! My partner is 6ft6 & he had no issues as the ceiling is only low in the bathroom. We also loved the dragon hunt & being right next to the river.

mr C,