One of a short terrace of Victorian cottages with bags of original character. Completely refurbished in 2016, it is comfortably furnished and well equipped. Cast iron multifuel burner in the sitting room. Sun trap garden laid to lawn. The cottage is a 2 minute walk to Burry Port centre with shops, pubs, restaurants, and the marina, harbour, lighthouse and town beaches just beyond. New childrens playground just around the corner. Burry Port is well placed for access to Cefn Sidan, Wales' longest (7 mile length) beach and numerous activities at the stunning family friendly Pembrey Country Park. The Millennium Coastal Park passes through for miles of cycling and walking along beautiful clear seawater estuary coastline. Within easy day trip reach of the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire coastlines for breathtaking scenery, beaches and walking. Carmarthenshire is informally known as the 'garden' county of Wales; the National Botanic Garden of Wales, historic gardens, houses and places of interest are all within manageable travel distances.
Burry Port Holiday Cottage, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 17, 2019
About Richard Nash
My childhood was full of freedom, sunshine, fresh air, of being near the sea, beaches and big open skies. Having lived in London and Bristol for many years, I would yearn to be back and would be happy to spend time trekking in and out to get those few precious days on or near the coast and return home relaxed and replenished. It has been a long term ambition to be within a stones throw of the beach and the sea and one day I just woke up and thought it's time to make this happen - so, as they say, 'Where there's a will there's a way' and it has proved to be one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Richard Nash purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Richard Nash chose Burry Port
Burry Port is easily accessible from the M4 but this part of the coast is relatively unknown and therefore hasn't been overdeveloped or spoilt. There's a strong sense of community spirit in the town which shows through the great friendliness and hospitality extended to all. The golden sandy beaches are fantastic especially at Pembrey Country Park and Cefn Sidan - plenty of level cycling, walking and beach-combing with something different to see on every occasion; the bird life, light, sea, even sand yachting! If you feel like exploring further afield there is a host of different day trip locations; houses, gardens, towns, waterfalls, beach coves.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage was owned and lived in by four generations of the same family and has retained much of its original quaintness, character and charm and it has a very relaxing atmosphere. Its great to wake up in the morning and peak out at the views of the Gower and if the wind is in the right direction hear the sound of the sea. Kids love the garden -originally planted for self sufficiency in veg but now lawned and ideal for running around or clambering the old apple tree. Its a true hotspot - hence the canvas curtain over the front door (as the paint was burning off) and when the weather is balmy a great place to catch the last of the sun with an evening drink or barbecue. Happy Holidays!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Home from home
Having been to Caedolau a few times now and having spent our summer holidays there, it was nice to just walk in a feel like being back at home. A lovely comfortable cosy cottage and this time was nice to light the log burner.
Great little holiday cottage
Wonderful holiday cottage near the beach. The town's people are super friendly and the beaches in the area are beeautiful.
Had a lovely time for our short break, cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable, had everything we could possibly need. It is in a perfect location for seeing the different parts of South Wales. Would book again if we go again to that part of the country. Richard the owner was very helpful if needed and soon sorts everything out.
Gorgeous little home from home
We have visited Richard’s little gem of a property for the second time this year and intend to visit again next year. Ideally placed for shops and sea and lovely places to travel to locally. We rode on the steam train at Gwili which was most enjoyable, especially when hanging our heads out of the train window for a better view! We did not manage to visit Laugharne Castle but will rectify that next year. Looking forward to it already. A friend who lives in the area has visited Oxwich Castle which she said was great, and also Aberdulais Tin Mines which she described as “ace”.
Warm and snug home from home
Really lovely late summer stay in this snug cottage - everything you need for a getaway. Great modern take on quirky and vintage furnishings and decor--beds super comfy (feather duvets really too toasty tho') and great modern kitchen. Secure Bikestore at end of garden proved a godsend for our cycling the Millennium Coastal Path. Great visits to Pembrey Country Park, and to the lovely welcoming gentlemen at Pembrey Airport - well worth a visit for a look at the visiting aircraft and lunch at Amelia's Tearooms! Dylan Thomas Boathouse quite close for literary buffs, as well as Bosherston Lily Ponds and Barafundle Beach, but lots of gorgeous beaches closer to Burry Port too.
Richard and neighbours, residents and everyone we encountered were really helpful, friendly and generous - it really made a quick break into a memorable and warm stay - I am sure we will be back!
Cosy little bolt hole
Third time we’ve stayed in this little cottage and we love it, it’s comfortable and all is catered for. The garden is a great suntrap and plenty of space for the dogs to run round. Burry Port is a quiet little friendly place. Would recommend to anyone.
The sandy beaches either side of Burry Port harbour are a few minutes walk from the cottage. The 7 mile stretch of beach at Cefn Sidan is a 5 minute drive. The spectacular beaches, bays and coastline of the Gower Peninsular are just 30- 40 minutes. Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas lived with his family and the Pembrokeshire coastline beyond are an hour+.
By road - 8 miles from M4 J48 Llanelli turnoff.
By train - mainline to Pembrey & Burry Port station - (a couple minutes walk to the cottage).
The cottage is situated in the heart of the town with Burry Port facilities just a few minutes walk away.
Carmarthen - 15 miles; Swansea - 16 miles;
Bristol (M4) 95 miles;
London (M4) 205 miles; Birmingham (M5, M50 and M4) 175 miles.
Cycling - Bring your bikes to cycle along the Millennium Coastal Park, Cefn Sidan beach and Pembrey Forest
Bike dayhire is available at Pembrey Country Park + Llanelli Wetlands Centre.
Horseriding - Pembrey Country Park.
Kite Landboarding, Buggying and Landsailing at Cefn Sidan Beach
National Botanic Garden of Wales. Aberglasney House and Gardens. Colby Woodland Garden. Wildlife and Wetlands Trust – Llanelli.
Dan-yr-Ogof Caves + Dinosaur Park.
Ystradfellte Waterfall Walk.
Horseracing at Foss Llas racecourse.
Museum Attractions in Swansea.
Coastline & Beaches of the Gower Peninsula.
Sea fishing on the beach or day trips from Burry Port Harbour.
Pembrey Motor Circuit.
Flying from Pembrey Airport.
Please contact owner for activity website addresses.
An incidental piece of information is that on June 18, 1928, the seaplane 'Friendship' landed at Burry Port and Amelia Earhart became the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic ocean. The occasion was of such significance it was celebrated internationally and is marked by a commemorative obelisk in the town and featured at points of interest around the harbour.