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Views across to Saint Ishmaels beach
Visit Kidwelly castle with breath-taking views across Carmarthenshire
Sun set over Carmarthen Bay
Breath-taking views of Llansteffan beach and the castle from Ferryside
Visit The National Botanic Garden of Wales with its Great Glasshouse to enjoy
Explore Dinefwr Castle within the National Trust Park of Llandeilo
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23 / 28  Views across to Saint Ishmaels beach
24 / 28  Visit Kidwelly castle with breath-taking views across Carmarthenshire
25 / 28  Sun set over Carmarthen Bay
26 / 28  Breath-taking views of Llansteffan beach and the castle from Ferryside
27 / 28  Visit The National Botanic Garden of Wales with its Great Glasshouse to enjoy
28 / 28  Explore Dinefwr Castle within the National Trust Park of Llandeilo

Cockle Shell Cottage

Kidwelly (2mls SE), West Wales
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully restored dog-friendly cottage with hand-crafted woodwork throughout
  •  A romantic cottage for two with a luxurious feel and enclosed communal garden
  • Enjoy a walk or drive to the coast, Saint Ishmaels Beach is located 1.5 miles away
Property code: 89780

Walk to the beach from this gem of a cottage, a perfect getaway for a couple and two dogs. Based in the historic village of Llansaint, it has heaps of traditional character and a cosy wood burner, too. Historic features such as exposed stone walls and original beams give this welcoming terraced cottage a unique appeal.

The cottage’s open-plan lounge/diner is the place to relax in front of the wood burner with a book, or catch up on your favourite TV series. At the far end of the room (and also accessed by a serving hatch) is a hand-built kitchen that’s full of character and provides everything you’ll need to prepare holiday meals. You can also dine in the conservatory extension, enjoying views of the garden. A wooden staircase takes you to the first floor where you’ll find the king-size bedroom (spot the cockle shells embedded in its walls) with a Smart TV, plus an en-suite bathroom which boasts sea views. From the conservatory, a hallway (also used by a neighbouring holiday cottage) leads to the shared back garden. This has a patio with furniture and a charcoal BBQ, making it the ideal place for dogs to zoom around safely while you relax in the fresh air.

This pretty cottage is only 2 miles from the historic market town of Kidwelly, where you’ll find a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, all overlooked by one of Wales’s finest Norman castles. Admire the stunning views from Llansteffan Castle, reached by ferry from Ferryside (2 miles), or enjoy a day at the races – Ffos Las Racecourse is just 6.5 miles. Feeling active? You can hike around the coastline of beautiful Carmarthen Bay, cycle the trails of Pembrey Country Park (7 miles), or play a round at Glyn Abbey Golf Club (6.5 miles).

  • 1 en-suite with shower over the bath, WC and bidet
  • Regret no children or babes in arms
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge and bedroom
  • Charcoal BBQ and garden furniture in the enclosed garden which is shared with a neighbouring holiday cottage
  • Unallocated on-street parking
  • Pub within 1 mile, beach 1.5 miles and shops 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Thomas

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bill 22nd June 2024

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Obviously been refurbished with love, we thought it was excellent.

Reviewed by Ian 15th June 2024

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My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this delightful cottage for a week in June. The cottage has all the facilities that you would ever need and the kitchen is perfect for romantic home prepared meals and the lounge is comfy for evening relaxation in front of the fire. The cottage is also a perfect location for days out at the beach and nearby shoRead morepping was very convenient for those special things that my wife wanted. Our hosts were helpful, informative and above all just nice. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 8th June 2024

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Cottage was lovely, it's the location we had to drive every were.

Reviewed by John 11th May 2024

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Lovely cottage and has everything you will need. A good base to start and to see different places.

Reviewed by Ivy 7th May 2024

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What a beautiful cottage! The owners have made it so comfortable. We enjoyed being able to eat in the living room or in the conservatory or in the garden. Very generous and thoughtful starter items.

Reviewed by Lynda 24th April 2024

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Great location for walks with dog. Cottage beautifully renovated.

Reviewed by Stuart 8th April 2024

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting, within driving distance of nice things to do.

Reviewed by Rachel 27th March 2024

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Superb! What a fabulous little cottage. The owners have thought of everything. Thank you for a brilliant few days. We'll be back.

Reviewed by fay 16th March 2024

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Fabulous cottage, beautifully decorated and well presented. It was a great privilege to stay there

Reviewed by Richard 7th February 2024

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The cottage was well equipped and tastefully decorated. The location was good for anyone interested in walking the Wales Coastal Path. Kidwelly has an important Norman castle with a wealth of historical information, the Norman church is well worth a visit. Checkout Ferrysides ferry over to Llansteffan which also boasts a Norman Castle. Its not surpRead morerising that Wales has the greatest concentration of castles in Europe. Top spot. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 4th February 2024

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Loved every minute. Beautiful, well presented cottage., amazing. If youre looking for somewhere to make you smile, its a must.. the owners are friendly welcoming. Thank you John & Jill .

Reviewed by Kay 2nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 30th September 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location, if you want a bustling town dont pick this one. In easy distance to everything and plenty to explore. We loved it.

Reviewed by Roz 23rd September 2023

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Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and looked after to a very high standard. Lovely bathroom! The owners were very helpful and informative. Lots of walks from the village - a fairly remote location, but a short drive to a pub or a shop.

Reviewed by Shelly 16th September 2023

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Great cottage, very homely and welcoming. Easy parking, great location for out and about exploring the local area. Fantastic hosts, great communication and would highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Gill 9th September 2023

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We had a lovely week. The cottage is tastefully decorated with everything you need. John and Gill the owners are a lovely couple and always available if you have any queries. Will definitely holiday there again. Gill and Clem

Reviewed by Sheila 21st August 2023

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The cottage is very lovely and spotlessly clean. The only suggestion I would make would be to upgrade the TV in the lounge.

Reviewed by Debbie 5th August 2023

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We had an amazing week. The cottage was absolutely beautiful - clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for us and two spaniels. The conservatory was a lovely place to sit after a long walk and the dogs loved the garden. The location was brilliant - we hardly ventured more than about 10 miles. Stunning beaches and woody wonderlands made it the peRead morerfect doggy holiday. Well definitely be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 15th July 2023

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A beautiful cottage with everything we needed for our two week holiday. The owners are lovely and were only at the end of the phone if we needed to ask anything. Fresh bedding and towels were provided at the end of our first week. Fresh eggs and a cake welcomed us which was a nice touch. There was lots of information available about the local and sRead moreurrounding areas. We had a brilliant time! We would definitely book this cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 17th June 2023

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Just spent an amazing week in this beautiful little cottage, so much so we didn't want to go home. It catered for everything you needed , the owners Gill & john were fantastic and full of information of places to visit . The peace and quiet of the area was definitely an added bonus . Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Carole 10th June 2023

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The cottage is beautiful and restored with so much care. Everything catered for including a hairdryer. Just pack your clothes and go. Perfect location for beaches. Walks and castles. Loved every minute of our stay. Gill and John perfect hosts with a wealth of knowledge

Reviewed by Simone 27th May 2023

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Now, one day after we are back home in Germany, which is also quite beautiful, we are still dreaming about it. The landlords have lovingly renovated this little treasure for years and have chosen the furnishings so carefully that they make it look like it was designed by a professional interior designer. The winter garden was our breakfast and ofteRead moren our dinner corner. For cold nights, it has central heating throughout the house, which we didn't need thanks to exceptional Caribbean weather. Inst Hide

Reviewed by Tim 6th May 2023

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Cockle Shell Cottage is a quaint hidden gem in the heart of Llansaint, a small village not far from Kidwelly. It is a superb base for exploring the coast or nearby towns, and is home from home in every sense, with every convenience you could wish for. If you want to get away from it all and hear only the sound of wildlife and distant sea, this is tRead morehe place for you. Gill and John were the perfect hosts, and made us feel very welcome. Thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Joe 2nd April 2023

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A Perfect cottage.

Reviewed by Allison 25th March 2023

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A gem of a cottage. The hosts attention to detail was fabulous. So well equipped and very cosy with lovely decor. Very comfy bed and lovely modern bathroom. Everything was spotless. Lovely to have fresh eggs and Bara Brith on arrival!

Reviewed by Sarah 18th March 2023

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Loved the cottage and its decoration and felt very comfortable there. We thought the cottage was charming.

Reviewed by Samantha 25th February 2023

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If you want comfort, peace and tranquility this is the place for you. I can not recommend this cottage enough, the interior is beautiful, in keeping with the cozy feel Of a cottage. It has everything you could possibly want and incredibly lovely owners. The love they have poured into this home is evident. From the Moment we walked in we felt at homRead moree and at peace. Our dog enjoyed the fire and being able to see us at all times we were sad to leave but would go back at the drop of a hat. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 22nd February 2023

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The cottage is gorgeous , lovingly restored and very comfortable and peaceful. We had a really lovely time here

Reviewed by Victoria 11th February 2023

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What a fantastic week in a gorgeous place! Cockle Shell Cottage is beautiful and really well equipped, a lovely, peaceful home from home! We can't recommend this lovely place highly enough, thank you so much Gill and John for a really fantastic week xxxx

Reviewed by Tracey 20th January 2023

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