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“Beautiful and peaceful.”
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Terrace and garden
Cottage and terrace
Sitting area with woodburner
Pen Y Garn Welcome
Dining
Blue room as a queen double
Blue room queen and window
Blue room as a twin
Hall to Sitting Room
French windows to terrace
Kitchen
Shower room
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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sarahburn...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful.”
Reviewed May 31, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

On arrival we were greeted by Mary Ann who had made us fresh bread and welshcakes, both of which were delicious!! The cottage its self is beautiful, more than enough room for four adults.. It is well equipped with everything you could need! The beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms modern. Towels were large and fluffy. Both the cottage and the grounds were well kept and the views from the cottage were stunning! Birds dancing/rabbits playing!!
Local shop 5 minutes away, although the town centre is only a 10 minute drive.
Some of the photos don't do justice to how beautiful it actually is - both inside and out.. We all had a wonderful time and I simply cannot say enough good things!!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: The peace and tranquility.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jun 1, 2016
Thank you very much Sarah. It was a pleasure to meet you and and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Best wishes,
Mary-Ann
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Caroline0...
Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A lovely, peaceful cottage.”
Reviewed May 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We were here for a long weekend and it just wasn't long enough! There is so much to do in the area and the cottage was a perfect base. It was clean, comfortable and very-well equipped. The owner was very friendly and went out of her way to be helpful, much appreciated. We hope to return!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: The peaceful location
Liked least: Couldn't control the red colour on the TV
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
It was a real pleasure to meet you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Lovely to talk to another gardening enthusiast and I hope your plants from the Botanic Garden got home safely. Best wishes,
Mary-Ann
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Caroline...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely location to explore South Wales”
Reviewed February 22, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Pen Y Garn cottage was delightful. It had everything our family needed. The cottage was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. We were welcomed with a tray of Welsh cakes and freshly baked bread.
We couldn't have asked for a better position to explore Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire. It would have been ideal too for the Gower too but we ran out of time. A return visit is definitely on the cards.

We'd recommend a visit to Llansteffan, very picturesque and a birthday lunch at Coast in Saundersfoot was a treat.

Date of stay: February 2016
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Traveling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2016
Well you were a complete delight to host and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. The gardens are even lovlier when they are in full bloom
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sNoProble...
Pittsburgh,PA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A lovely way to start our road trip of the British Isles”
Reviewed August 5, 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.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 16, 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 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise in Wales!”
Reviewed June 15, 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.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The garden setting with birds and squirrels!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 16, 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful start to our UK holiday”
Reviewed May 26, 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.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The cottage was fully equipped and the garden was a joy to walk through
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Oct 16, 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 April 17, 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!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: High-quality of everything and everyone - including the friendly dog!
Liked least: Leaving..
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 20, 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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