The Welsh House

The Welsh House

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Escape from the crowds and enjoy a romantic retreat or a digital detox in one of our special places to stay. Set in the peace and tranquility of rural Carmarthenshire, but within easy reach of the many beautiful beaches West Wales.

  • Rural location
  • Hot tub
  • Traditional Welsh interior
  • Slow living escapism


Bryn Eglur, Penybont, Carmarthen SA33 6QR


Set in the peace and tranquility of rural Carmarthenshire, but within easy reach of the many beautiful beaches West Wales has to offer, our authentic Welsh cottages are dog friendly and sleep from 2 to 6. Created with a passion for architecture and an obsession for detail these unique holiday homes offer the perfect destination for those in search of a getaway where the focus is on slowing down and enjoying the rustic charms of a simpler way of life.

Bryn Eglur (meaning Clear Hill) in rural Carmarthenshire presents a purely traditional facade to the outside world, only when you push open the door into the lofty, sunlit kitchen do you realise that this Welsh cottage is a real step back in time. Built in 1755 as a simple tyddyn (a smallholder's cottage) with a kitchen and parlour downstairs, two interconnected bedrooms upstairs, and a cowshed attached to one side. The two-up, two-down is still here, its tiny rooms carefully preserved and accurately restored, but the cottage now incorporates the cowshed next door which brings a modern sense of space and light to the property.

Bryn Eglur sleeps up to four people:
Two Bedrooms - Master double bedroom with interconnected second bedroom and antique Welsh box bed.
Living room - Original kitchen containing an impressive inglenook fireplace with Welsh Country antiques set against the lime-washed walls.
Parlour - A peaceful room with more Welsh antiques and doorway leading to the new kitchen.
Kitchen - Former cowshed converted to kitchen with rayburn stove (solid fuel), large kitchen table with a range of kitchen appliances.
Bathroom - Ground floor in former dairy with roll top bath and modern fittings.
Outside - Kitchen door opens onto the gardens and countryside beyond which are yours to explore.

Bryncyn is a small, luxurious white cottage with a minimalist interior where tradition meets glass & concrete. It stands at the end of a track on the edge of the tiny Welsh village of Tanglwst overlooking the Preseli Mountains. Beyond the traditional stone facade the ground floor has been opened up into one long, airy space with small windows and a vast contemporary fireplace. The room is simply furnished with an upholstered settle, a Mies van der Rohe 'Barcelona' chair and a double bed tucked in the corner. Upstairs the bones of the building are left bare to create a spacious master bedroom with pale lime-washed walls and an open ceiling. From the living room a slate step, worn by generations of use leads to an extension which looks to early 20th century Modernism in its detailing. From the step a thin line of glass at the top of the concrete wall frames the landscape beyond. The kitchen back wall is one vast sliding glass door which leads onto a terrace partially enclosed by concrete walls with ingenious floating beams and a sunken cedar hot-tub.

Bryncyn sleeps up to six people:
Bed 1 - Master double bed upstairs with additional two single beds.
Bed 2 - Double bed tucked in corner of Living room.
Bed 3 - Double bed above kitchen (restricted headroom and access by fixed ladder).
Living room - Open plan with wood-burning stove and seating.
Kitchen - Former cowshed converted to kitchen with large table with a range of appliances.
Bathroom - Ground floor with shower and modern fittings.
Outside - Sliding glass door in kitchen opens onto terrace outside with concealed sunken cedar hot-tub.

All Weather
Cyclists Friendly
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Walkers Friendly
Welsh Spoken
Sleeps Maximum: 6


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