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The Old Forge Pumphouse Annex

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A comfortable 1 bed annex set in a wooded valley next to the Gwendraeth river

The annex has one bedroom, bathroom with shower over, kitchen / living room and is idea for a couple taking a break away from it all. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils making it an ideal 'home from home' - previous guests have commented on the kitchen facilities. The holiday accommodation adjoins the owners property and sits in a 2 acre smallholding. We have chickens, goats and bees, plus grow vegetables and fruit. The property sits in a wooded valley with the river Gwendraeth Fach fronting the land. Originally a pump house, built by the MOD in 1939 to pump water down to an ammunition factory at Pembrey, it was bought and completely renovated by developers in 2007 in a contemporary modern style. We bought the property in 2009, and have spent our time organising the land into formal gardens near the house,putting in out buildings and outside lighting, paths and seating areas for our guests to enjoy the wonderful outside ambiance. The historic town of Kidwelly is close by and visitors can enjoy exploring the Norman castle and Industrial Museum.

Kidwelly area: The Kidwelly area offers many attractions. Kidwelly itself has a medieval castle and old priory church in the centre of the town, whilst the industrial museum is just outside at Mynddygarreg. The yearly carnival is held in July, whilst the castle offers medieval attractions throughout the summer. For the walkers there are a number of walks around Kidwelly, plus the Millenium coastal path.
Not far from Kidwelly is Pembrey Country Park and Ffos Las Racecourse all offering a variety of activities throughout the year.
The Royal Botanical Gardens and Aberglasney house and gardens are both short drives away.
Other attractions within an hours drive include Dylan Thomas' boathouse at Laugharne; National Wetlands Centre at Llanelli; Narberth and Carmarthen towns are also worth a visit.

Carmarthenshire: Carmarthenshire is known as 'the garden of Wales'. It has lush rural landscapes, beautiful coastlines and interesting towns. The area is steeped in history and mythology. It has so many places to visit and things to do you will want to come back for more.

From the Pumphouse: We have seen Buzzards, Dippers and Kingfishers on a regular basis from the Pumphouse grounds, plus the occasional Red Kite.
We own around 150 yards of river frontage and fishermen can therefore enjoy the fishing rights (subject to individual license) that comes with the property. Sea fishing is also good locally.
Otters have been seen in the river.


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children under 2 considered...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We charge £20 per dog per visit. Dogs must be on a lead at all times (other than the annex garden), whilst staying at the Annex. They are not allowed on the furniture. Please bring with you everything your dog needs (towels, blanket, bed, bowls etc)....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib


  • The bedroom has a wardrobe, drawers under the bed, bedside tables with lights. An ironing board, iron, hairdryer are also permanently available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • The Annex sleeps 2 people comfortably, but children under 2 are welcome. We have a travel cot (please supply your own linen and blankets) and also a high chair. Please advise when booking...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have underfloor heating, plus we put an oiled filled radiator in the cottage for the winter months...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Although we don't have a washing machine in the Annex, guests are more than welcome to use the owners....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is part of the lounge area...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Hotpoint electric fan oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Larder fridge, which is stocked with milk and eggs (our own)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric ceramic hob...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


Write a review 5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$63 $69
Fri, Sat, Sun
Easter 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$69 $75
Fri, Sat, Sun
April 2017
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$63 $69
Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2017
Apr 29 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$69 $75
Fri, Sat, Sun
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$63 $69
Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$75 $82
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$69 $75
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25.16

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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115 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Red Lion, Llandyfaelog
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Paul and Cathy moved to Kidwelly to enjoy a quieter life; not to put our feet up, but to have a complete change of scene and indulge ourselves in learning new skills and have an adventure. Paul has enjoyed working outside, making paths, out buildings, gates and seating areas, whilst Cathy has enjoyed gardening, bee keeping, goats, chickens, spinning, knitting, preserving, soap making and trying other craft activiites

Why the Owner Chose Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, UK:
The area is unique - we are not far from a main road but because we are in a wooded valley we very rarely hear any traffic. There is lots of wild life to watch and listen to and you get engulfed in the peace and tranquility of the area. It is an ideal place to relax and unwind.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
If you are really brave, you can take a dip in the river, up by the bridge. The water is clear and deep and quite invigorating!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • The Old Forge Pumphouse Annex

    The Old Forge Pumphouse Annex

  • Lounge / diner

    Lounge / diner

  • Bedroom


  • Annex


  • View of annex and owners property down driveway

    View of annex and owners property down driveway

  • Bridge and pool - coming for a swim?

    Bridge and pool - coming for a swim?

  • You will think you are in another world

    You will think you are in another world

  • Annexe seating area

    Annexe seating area

  • Fire Pit by river

    Fire Pit by river

  • Kidwelly Castle

    Kidwelly Castle

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Bathroom with shower over bath

    Bathroom with shower over bath

  • Riverbank view from bedroom window

    Riverbank view from bedroom window

  • View from garden of owners property and annex

    View from garden of owners property and annex

  • The bridge at the end of our land

    The bridge at the end of our land

  • September 2013 annex

    September 2013 annex

  • Annexe seating area Spring 2013

    Annexe seating area Spring 2013

  • Summerhouse seating area by river

    Summerhouse seating area by river

  • River view

    River view

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