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Tywi valley near Carmarthen & Llandeilo

Large Carmarthenshire country house for holidays ideal for anniversaries and reunions - sleeps 12

Near: Nat Botanic Gardens 3m, Laugharne 16m, Llansteffan Beach 12m

  • Reference 813
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Internet / Wifi Available
Magnificent Edwardian country house for holidays Tywi Valley Carmarthenshire Sleeps 12
  • An elegant country house, sleeping 12, set in beautiful grounds overlooking the lovely Vale of Tywi (Towy) .
  • Memorabilia and family photographs abound - a country home with the gentle air and refinement of bygone times - a place to relax, unwind and enjoy life at a gentler pace.
  • A splendid butlers pantry facilitates outside caterers if you want to host a special occasion at Vrynylan.
  • 4 acres of gardens surround the house with mature trees, lush lawns, ponds, flower beds, a summer house and a swing.
  • This is a country estate, with wonderful wild and bird life including otters and woodpeckers, set in a total of 40 acres of fields and woodland which slope down to the river, a tributary of the Towy - there are steep drops in parts so please supervise young children.
  • The River Tywi is arguably one of the best sewin (sea trout) rivers in the UK. Guests are welcome to fish free of charge from the grounds. Permits can be bought in the local post office less than 3 miles away.
  • There is a small arboretum in the grounds with some specimen trees and during Autumn the changing colours of the leaves are stunning - reminiscent of New England in The Fall!
  • Year round short breaks are available - please telephone or email for availability and price.
  • This large Carmarthenshire country house is set at the end of a 1/4 mile curving drive which is shared with the estate manager who lives in a detached cottage 50 yards away.
Cottage Spa Experience
  • Book a qualified beauty therapist to visit you at Vrynylan. Choose from a selection of delicious pamper therapies including a range of top to toe, mix and match treatments from facials, to massage, to hand treatments. Small groups and families are catered for too.
Y Polyn, Capel Dewi near large Carmarthenshire country house
  • The award winning gastro pub Y Polyn is just a stroll away from Vrynylan. Treat yourselves to  delicious lunches or evening meals.  Sunday lunch is a specialty or do try one of their yummy credit crunch lunches. Saltmarsh lamb, Welsh beef and free range, rare breed pork are highlights of the well balanced menu. Be sure to book to avoid disappointment.
Fishing Rights
  • Guests of Vrynylan are welcome to fish along a private ¾ mile stretch of the River Tywi (free of charge) as it flows through the grounds. Permits can be bought in the local post office less than 3 miles away. 
  • One time American President, Jimmy Carter, a keen fisherman, once spent an enjoyable long weekend at Vrynylan indulging his passion for fishing.He caught his first sewin here and recorded the account in one of his three national best selling books, An Outdoor Journal.
  • Carmarthen, the bustling county town, is 4 miles away and has a main line railway station, excellent museums, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cinema and inns.
  • This pretty, historic market town in the heart of Carmarthenshire countryside is well worth a visit for boutique shopping. Creative folks have always been attracted by the beautiful surroundings, many have settled and sell their unique bespoke designs in small independent shops throughout the town centre. Shop 'til you drop then treat yourselves to a delicious treat in Heavenly Exquisite Desserts. What could be better?
National Garden of Wales & Aberglasney Historic Garden,  Carmarthenshire
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales (fabulous glasshouse) and Aberglasney in the Towy Valley with its restored gardens and excellent tea room are all within an easy drive.
Towy Valley Cycles
  • Leave your car behind and get on your bike. Discover the fabulous Carmarthenshire countryside by bicycle. There are many dedicated cycle routes nearby. Perhaps you would enjoy a guided tour. Towy Valley Cycles can oblige.
Carreg Cennen Castle 
  • Drive along bowling country roads through truly lovely rolling countryside to what is probably the most romantic castle in Wales - complete with a dungeon to explore!
  • Perched on top of a mountain with views to die for - enjoy coffee and cake in the cafe too!.
Carmarthen Bay - Tywi Valley
  • Places to visit locally include Aberglasney (A Garden Lost in time) and The National Botanic Garden of Wales.
  • The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park and the Brecon Beacons National Park are readily accessible.
Gelli Aur (Golden Grove) Country Park
  • This country park in Llandeilo offers wonderful terraced gardens, a 10 acre colourful arboretum, visitors centre, adventure playground, nature trail through a deer park (home to 20 fallow deer) and 60 acres of woodland gardens. There are ongoing events, craft fairs and guided walks. A wonderful day excursion for 12 people holidaying at this large Carmarthenshire country house.
Carmarthen Bay 
  • This huge sweep of golden sands includes Llansteffan Beach, Pendine Sands and Laugharne - all within easy motoring - mystery and enchantment galore.
Laugharne & Dylan Thomas
  • The picturesque waterside village of Laugharne has some small individual shops, a selection of places to eat and drink, a castle and of course the former home and writing shed of Dylan Thomas - take a lovely estuary and riverside walk whilst there along Dylan's 'Heron Priested Shore'
Llansteffan Castle 
  • Llansteffan Castle stands on top of a hill with lovely sea views stretching out beneath. It was strategically placed to guard the Tywi estuary and now offers an ideal picnic spot from which to imagine castle life in years gone by.
Gower Peninsula
  • Gower is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within easy motoring distance of Vrynylan. Fabulous beaches, historic features, wild horses and 40 years of surfing culture for all ages.
Millenium Coastal Park Walk
  • 10 glorious miles of uninterrupted walkway and cycle way overlooking Gower Peninsula - marine wildlife and birds galore.
Pembrey Ski Centre
  • Two separate ski and snowboard areas for all abilities - why not try something different during your holiday in Wales?
Radnedge Architectural Antiques & Bebbs Antiques, Kidwelly
  • Radnedge Architectural Antiques in Llanelli offer a fascinating and unusual distraction with everything from chimneys & fireplaces to bandstands & pillars to explore. You will be sure of an interesting souvenier here - but can you carry it home?
  • Bebbs Antiques in Kidwelly specialises in Welsh antiques and boasts the 'biggest single collection of antique Welsh furniture' - certainly worth a visit. The owner, Richard Bebb, is the author of two tomes on Welsh Antique Furniture.
National Woollen Museum, Drefach
  • Learn the fascinating story of the Welsh woollen industry - a great family day out and there is a good cafe and gift shop too.
Family Attractions
  • South Pembrokeshire has a selection of wonderful family attractions to keep you busy for whole days at a time. Folly Farm, Anna Ryder Richardson's Wild Welsh Zoo, Heatherton Sports Park, Blue Lagoon Water Park, Dinosaur Park and Oakwood Theme Park are a few. 
Memorable holidays in magnificent Edwardian country house Carmarthenshire (sleeps 12)
  • There is much to enjoy near this Carmarthenshire country house in the Tywi Valley (sleeps 12).


6 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 12 plus cot and travel cot.

1 double bedroom en-suite with toilet, washbasin & bath, 2 double bedrooms with washbasins, 2 twin bedrooms all on 1st floor, 1 en-suite twin bedroom on ground floor.

Towels provided. Catering available by arrangement. Internet WiFi

2 Bathrooms with full suites on 1st floor.

Hall with Study area - two separate staircases, one leading from the main entrance hall and one narrow twisting staircase from side hall.

Family Sitting Room 1 x 3 seater, 1 x 2 seater sofas, 1 armchair, open fire, floor to ceiling bookcase with books and videos. Freeview flat screen tv with integral dvd player. (video player with approx 20 videos in children's bedroom)

Drawing Room elegantly furnished with 2 x seater sofas, antique furniture, family portraits, piano and occasional furniture, open log fire, French windows to terrace.

Dining Room dining table seating 8/10, large antique mirror and furnishings.

Kitchen large country style with table seating 5, painted dresser, heated hostess trolley, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge and fridge with ice box. Highchair.

Butler's Pantry large capacity top loading automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer.

Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.

Fuel oil central heating and starter pack of logs inclusive.

Grounds 4 acres of gardens surrounding the house with mature trees, lush lawns, ponds, flower beds, summer house, portable barbeque and swing set in 40 acres of fields and woodland estate sloping down to the river - steep drops in parts - please supervise young children - wonderful wildlife - otters and an abundance of bird life including woodpeckers.

No smoking indoors please.

Sorry No Pets


Refundable Deposit - A refundable deposit of £250 is required per booking to be included with the final payment please.


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Customer Reviews

This house has a wonderful atmosphere appreciated and understood by all of us. It is a fine house with great heritage and all personal feelings about it will contribute to our memories. We are a family together of three generations and would be delighted if the babies would visit in future to appreciate what they had for a wonderful week when they were four years old and nine months respectively. We appreciate the welcome from Maurice and his support was instrumental in our enjoyment. Happy New Year to you all.

Simpsons & Clarksons

Thank you for a very memorable stay in such a beautiful house.

Diegel family

We had a wonderful time! The garden and lawns were amazing and the house was just what we wanted. We loved exploring Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire from here. Thank you

Thomas family

Had a wonderful time staying in such a fascinating house. Children had a great time playing in the garden, playing sports and devizing treasure hunts. Big hits were play house, croquet, children's snug (video), and interesting objects around the house.

Daughton family

What a fantastic house in amazing grounds. We truly felt priviliged to stay here. Plenty of space, the children enjoyed playing hide and seek, both indoors and out. Plenty of bathrooms. We had a great mini break with glorious weather. P.S. Sam said the piano was great.

Martins, Elstars & Oakleys

Amazing weather -2 X beach trips; raft building; stone skimming; rounders; dressing up in fabulous hats and trip to Botanic Gardens. Three Cliffs Bay and Tenby beaches well worth a visit. Great family reunion with Granny. Birthday celebrations culminating in fantastic meal and Pictionary.

Stamforths, Trundles & Gingers

A most enjoyable long weekend having a family reunion coming back to our roots. Maurice was very helpful in more ways than one. What a llovely weekend in a fabulous house with amazing grounds and views. Would love to come back in near future.

Reilly family, Chiswick, Wrexham, Chester

Lovely house, beautiful garden and fun at the river! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bird songs in the morning will be missed. P.S. Whoever reads this, owl spotting near the river is a MUST (the squeaks noises are owls not rats) We hope you enjoy Vrynylan as much as us.

Selby family, London

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Access Statement(x)

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes