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:

  • £361 per week
  • £52 per night
  • 4 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • 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

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am
  • Working dairy farm adjacent; cottage bedroom has acoustic glass fitted, to reduce early morning noise.

Description

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

Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing getaway at the cottage & were very impressed at how well it is presented for guests! We found all the dragons in the beautiful surroundings. Thank you for a lovely stay!

Imogen & L,

We had a lovely time at the cottage. Great location & quirky! We were lucky with the weather & at night sat outside by the chiminea looking at the stars. Thank you for everything in the cottage & the lovely welcome pack.

Previous Customer,

A wonderful, charming old building forming part of an old water mill complex. Secluded and very relaxing. Superb views. Well placed for day trips or evening walks. We really didn't want to leave!

Mr Jon B,

Thoughtfully renovated, we loved all the little quirks & creature comforts! Even had a visit from one of the locals - a bat!!! Our dog loved running around the stream while we hunted the dragons!!

Previous Customer,

A wonderful week so hidden away & restful. Cottage equipped with everything we needed. A perfect base to explore of this lovely part of Wales! Thank you for the lovely welcome pack..

Lyn & P,

Fabulous Spot! We loved the grounds. Spent a day reading a book by the stream. So Good! Enjoyed the gorgeous beaches too.

Previous Customer,

Wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the world. Relaxing sitting in the garden. For morning coffee can recommend St Davids and the coast walk around Brides Bay. Stunning secluded beaches. We only found 19 dragons in the garden. Would definitely recommend Thank you.

Edyta and P,

We have had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage! Thank you for the gifts, we really enjoyed the welsh cakes! We managed to find 22 dragons (even if we did slip over trying to find the big one!) The Cottage had everything we needed and we will certainly recommend it! Thanks.

Previous Customer,

Really beautiful cottages in a lovely setting

Mr Timothy E,

What a beautiful place - stunningly restored & felt as if all the equipment was brand new! The river made my holiday - the dogs loved paddling in the water & so did I!

Previous Customer,

Excellent cottage, beautiful setting by a working dairy farm. Country holiday that has the complete package.

Miss Pam H,

What a gorgeous little cottage! It has everything you need, beautiful features & a lovely feel about it. Lots of lovely walks nearby.

Suzanne & C,

Lovely place - had a really good time!

Nikki & T,

It is a wonderful property. Restored with taste, with attention to small details. The reality is even better then the pictures on the website. Old modern necessities in a old traditional heritage site. We met the owners, and they have an inspiring vision on the future of the site. Note it is next to a real life working diary farm. But ear plugs do the job. I had a visit to farm and a nice talk about farming and the country life in Wales with the farmer. With his central location you never have to travel far to see most of South and Mid Wales. The welcome basket was a real treat : with olive oil for cooking, a delicious cake, coffee, a bottle of wine and milk. We knew there was an Nespresso machine so we brought our own extra coffee. We enjoyed our stay.

Previous Customer,

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