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Terrace and garden
Cottage and terrace
Sitting area with woodburner
Pen Y Garn Welcome
Dining
Red room king double
Blue room as a queen double
Blue room queen and window
Blue room as a twin
Kitchen and Dining
Hall to Sitting Room
French windows to terrace
Kitchen
Shower room
Stairs to bedrroms
Log burner
pond and garden
Toursim award best self-catering cottage
Toursim award best customer service
Woodland in quarry behind the cottage
Llansteffan
Bluebells at Aberglassney
Some of the many birds that visit the garden
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park
Pembray Country Park
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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sNoProble...
Pittsburgh,PA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A lovely way to start our road trip of the British Isles”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We booked most of 14 overnights with Airbnb and Mary Ann's Pen Y Garn Cottage was our first 2 nights stay. And the lovely accommodations and the charming hostess set a standard that wasn't matched during the ensuing 12 nights in 9 different locations.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
It was delightful to meet you and to have you stay here. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you again if you are ever this side of the pond
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402cap
Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Paradise in Wales!”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

What a wonderful, relaxing, refreshing place! Close to services and sight-seeing, but surrounded by nature. Everything we needed to self-cater was provided, along with clear instructions and a manual to consult as needed. The cottage is well-designed and spacious.
Our hostess greeted us with fresh baking, friendly conversation and great info on what to see and do. Would love to return and stay longer.

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Liked best: The garden setting with birds and squirrels!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. You were totally delightful guests and I only wish you had been able to stay with us for longer. Next time?
Best wishes,
Mary-Ann
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Frank G
Bellevue, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“A wonderful start to our UK holiday”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Pen Y Garn Cottage and our host, Mary-Ann set a standard that will be hard to meet as we travel around the UK and Ireland. From the personal greeting as we arrived to the fresh loaf of bread and Welsh biscuits awaiting us on the counter, Mary-Ann could not have made us feel more welcome. The cottage and its amenities are first class. The garden that surrounds it reflects the passion that Mary-Ann seems to have for life. Pen y Garn is but a short drive to the National Botanic Garden of Wales and offers the ability to take lovely walks down country lanes.

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Liked best: The cottage was fully equipped and the garden was a joy to walk through
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
You were absolutely delightful guests and I am only sorry you were not here for longer and we could swop more garden pest tales! Thank you very much for your kind words. Very best wishes,
Mary-Ann
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Paul W
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect retreat!”
Reviewed 17 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

From initial booking to handing back the key at the end of my stay, Mary-Ann and Mike were the perfect hosts! The cottage was spotless, exceptionally welcoming and it was a lovely to receive some welcome gifts such as home made bread - and my favourite Welsh bread, bara brith!
The cottage itself is finished to an extremely high standard and was very clean and tidy. The woodburner was used every night without fail because it was there!
I've not slept so well in ages - even the linen felt high-quality!
Mary-Ann and Mike made me feel so welcome and I would thoroughly recommend this little piece of Welsh paradise - very convenient location for West and South Wales, Swansea and the beautiful Gower. If you don't know what to do during your stay, simply thumb through the up to date tourist information that you can find in the cottage.
I really cannot say how comfortable I was and how I felt treated like a king!
A "must" for another time!

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Liked best: High-quality of everything and everyone - including the friendly dog!
Liked least: Leaving..
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
20 Apr 2015
It was a pleasure to have you and delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments. There are still many things for you to see in Carmarthen so we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Terry G
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A great escape!”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A fabulously well-appointed cottage in a magical location, with the most charming and friendly hosts you could imagine. Lovely gardens and woodland walks in a secluded but easily accessed part of Wales, with a cosy cottage to come back to after a windswept walk on the glorious beaches less than half an hour away. We were there for a long weekend but will definitely return for a longer break.

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Management Response
7 Nov 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and very much look forward to welcoming you back again.
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