Rhos, Carmarthenshire (Garden of Wales) West Wales
Guests: 4       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies


about the property

A traditional Carmarthenshire family holiday cottage in a wonderful private ‘dell’ at a great price – this budget price Welsh holiday cottage is great value and loved by all who stay there – great green credentials too!

A traditional West Wales cottage newly renovated with sustainability in mind, Nant-y-Bargoed enjoys a peaceful position on a dead-end lane in a quiet and secluded wooded valley. Lovely countryside all about and easy access to the beaches on the coast. Renowned independent blogger Hattie Garlick said this was her best ever UK holiday!

A stream runs to the front, and there is good country walking from the door. The interior is simple, and comfortable, with under-floor heating via a biomass boiler, a very efficient woodburner, and an open fire. Only a handful of neighbours use the lane that passes to the front. Halfway between Carmarthen and Cardigan, there is plenty to explore locally or head out to the beaches of Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire. Extra photos of this Welsh family cottage.

Want to see what your holiday could be like here? Check out this blog with fantastic photos from a couple who stayed at Nant-y-Bargoed and loved it.



latest review

We loved staying here! The cottage is in a very quiet spot, with the sound of the stream a constant and relaxing background. Everything was well equipped and comfortable with exceptionally hot water a...

Caroline S, January 2018

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£194.00 (based on two staying)
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£674.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Single, Extra bed (single)

facilities at Nant-y-Bargoed

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated (included in holiday price)
Ground Floor:

  • Open-plan sitting room & dining with open fire, TV & DVD player (NB no TV reception here), woodburner, Bose docking station, dog basket & large dog crate (bring pet bedding). No WiFi , but the landlord at the local pub, The Lamb Inn, kindly allows access.
  • Kitchen - small galley kitchen with stove, fridge (ice box), washing machine, toaster

First Floor:

  • Double bedroom - Cast iron type kingsize bed
  • Landing - with writing desk, iron & ironing board
  • Bedroom 2 - Single, but has pull-out second bed (proper mattress), note room restricted if both used but can use second bed on landing if prefer.
  • Bathroom - bath with shower attachment
  • No high chair or cot, guests to bring own


  • Large enclosed garden to the side
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Other land to the front boarded by a stream, totalling 3/4 acre
  • Single track lane separates cottage from other land and stream

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customer reviews for Nant-y-Bargoed

We loved staying here! The cottage is in a very quiet spot, with the sound of the stream a constant and relaxing background. Everything was well equipped and comfortable with exceptionally hot water and cosy heating. We would have very much liked to stay longer.

- Caroline S,
January 2018

cosy quiet cottage within easy driving distance of the costal path and beaches suitable for pets

- Kate W,
December 2017

We had a lovely holiday at nant-y-bargoed. The cottage was so comfortable and it was amazing not having internet or phone signal. The surroundings of the cottage were lovely and had many enjoyable walks around the area of the property. Great family get-away!!! If you would like your kids to get off their computers and spend time with you then this is the place, we had many great games of hide and seek!! We would definitely come back.

- James W,
August 2017

Had a brilliant stay at Nant Y Bargoed- the cottage was very pretty in a wonderful location with plenty of places to visit nearby. The cottage has been very sensitively restored and it was cosy and well equipped- so much so I was happy to have some rain in order to spend a little more time in the house. It was a great place to return to in the evening - not sure who loved the open fire and underfloor heating the most - me or the dogs. Congratulations to the owners on their wonderful restoration and thank you for sharing

- Sheena M,
June 2017

If a secluded, getting away from it all holiday is what you are after.... this is your place! The location is lovely, so peaceful apart from the odd passing tractor. The actual cottage was lovely. Full of lots of things to look at, games to play, DVDs to watch and books to read. We found the nature and wildlife books brilliant for learning more about what was around the cottage. The kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs with a lovely big table in the dining room for the family to sit around and eat together. Recycling is very important here, which is great. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone needing a break from technology and the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The pub is a short walk away, but take a torch. The landlord is friendly and the food was outstanding. Perfect for a hungry walker after lots of fresh country air.

- Katy B,
June 2017

This was our 4th under the thatch break and as with the others it did not disappoint. In fact this cottage was the best yet. Cosy warm and just what the doctor ordered for our relaxing new year break with lovely local walks and beaches near by. We look forward to booking our next holiday soon.

- Chris dadd ,
January 2017

Tranquil and beautiful cottage. Rustic yet comfortable and packed with lots of home comforts. Look forward to returning

- Chris I,
November 2016

Nant-y-Bargoed is a wonderful cottage in a wooded, secluded, and very peaceful valley. It is beautifully decorated, well equipped and comfortable, and has a welcoming feel to it. No internet or tv reception means that you can lose yourself in the eclectic collection of books at the cottage, or watch the fabulous Merlin dvd. Our favourite day out was along the Teifi valley towards the Black Mountains, with lunch at Wrights Food Emporium, and a walk at Carreg Cennen Castle. A very lovely and relaxing place to stay.

- Nick B,
July 2016

Excellent time had by all, the dogs loved the variety of the sea/beach/pembrokeshire coastal walk , combined with beautiful countryside. The tranquility of the cottage added the final touch , away from the modern world , peace away from internet and TV

- Dave C,
May 2016

We are just back from a very, very happy stay at Nant-y-Bargoed. The cottage is so sweet and comfortable in an amazingly peaceful location. It is so peaceful and the owners have out some really thoughtful touches in the cottage such as a large dog basket in case you forget your four legged friends' bed. Heads up that there is no phone, Internet or tv signal. There is some discussion in the visitors book about spots you can one or two bars of phone signal but my top tip is don't bother! Embrace being cut off the world and enjoy the birds and the streams and each other. We played a lot of Yahtzee for the games chest! There is loads to do in the area - Caws Cenarth would be my top recommendation - or you can just read but the fire. It's a cottage that will draw you in and make you feel immediately at home.

- Marina N,
April 2016

A really special place to stay, with a stream running outside the door and a beautiful walk up a long quiet lane right outside the front door. Lots of beaches within a reasonable drive (not on the doorstep but not too far away). The approach felt a little unpromising as the closest village hasn't got much going for it, but as soon as you drive down to the cottage you enter a lovely rural setting. We are definitely going to return.

- R F,
April 2016

We had a wonderful time at the cottage which is beautifully decorated and very comfortable - plenty of hot water and toasty under-floor heating. Perfect for family gatherings and r&r, I hope to return again with other members of my family.

- Caroline R,
March 2016

We arrived at this lovely cottage and it was just as we had hoped. Secluded and peaceful the accommodation was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here we only wish it could have been longer.

- Peter wassell ,
February 2016

This is a lovely, quiet and very well equipped cottage, comfy bed and the dogs loved the underfloor heating and wood-burner. Great location, near to beautiful beaches and woodland walks for days out, also Newcastle Emlyn has great little shops. As with the other UTT cottages we have stayed in, unique and dog friendly

- Rachael apps ,
November 2015

A beautiful location for our Welsh retreat, cosy and away from the hubbub of the world. You need a car to explore the beaches and get supplies but well worth the trip.

- Juliet C,
October 2015

Lovely location off the beaten track - conveniently for a number of towns, beaches &c. Lovely accommodation - clean, comfortable and quaint. Great value.

- Dave benfield ,
October 2015

We had a wonderful time on our UTT holiday. Nant Y Bargoed was completely relaxing and we were mesmerised with every inch of the cottage with all its gorgeous quirks. Thanks UTT for providing dog friendly holiday rentals with a touch of something special... There really is a lack of this kind of holiday home on the holiday rental market and I think it's a real shame. Thanks once more, Laura and Jim

- Laura E,
September 2015

“Nant-y-Bargoed provided the most magical setting for an unbelievably romantic first trip away together. The secluded cottage is cozy, warm, beautifully decorated and luxurious, while still retaining a rustic country charm. The sounds of the stream running in front of the cottage provide a backdrop for the best night’s sleep. Memories of evenings spent cooking together in the well-stocked kitchen, and reading in front of the fire, will stay with us for a while to come. Already daydreaming of a return trip.” Jess & Tom, Aug 2015

- Tom P,
September 2015

Nant-y-Bargoed is a perfect retreat in a magical, peaceful setting. The cottage is cosy and charming and sits in a very quiet valley, although it is within easy reach of the main road. The beaches, which are a short drive away, are spectacular and there are many opportunities for walking nearby.

- Angela boyce ,
July 2015

Great cottage with loads of character. Very peaceful location though you do get the odd car driving past. We just used the main bedroom which has a very comfortable bed. The cottage was warm with lots of hot water and underfloor heating downstairs. We found little of interest in the immediate vicinity but maybe that was down to our lack of planning.

- Anthony B,
June 2015

Nang-Y-Bargoed is a very sweet, well appointed cottage opposite a stream. The house is stocked with everything you would need (detergent, board games, DVDs, kitchen utensils) and it is truly charming.

- Kristen S, York (United States),
June 2015

We had a great time at Nant y Bargoed, the cottage is in a lovely peaceful location and the sound of the stream outside is idyllic. Our dog Alfie loved playing in the garden and getting cosy by the fire at night. The local beaches poppit sands and Aberporth are lovely little sun traps and also dog friendly but to be honest the best place to be is in the garden with the bbq going and a glass of wine.

- Gemma francis ,
June 2015

We had a very cosy mid-winter getaway in this romantic cottage. The seclusion and beauty of the location combine to make you feel that 'real life' is a million miles away. We highly recommend this cottage.

- Kerry anne M,
May 2015

Picture do NOT do justice! This is an amazing cottage in a fantastic location. We have stayed in a few different cottages and this is by far one of the best. Everything was set nicely when we got to the cottage, the underfloor heating was lovely for cold morning and the sound of the stream/birds in front of the cottage was so peaceful. Thank you for our stay! xxx

- Ali Y,
May 2015

Booked this for my parents anniversary, they had an amazing time and have let me know they would love to come back again!

- Matthew R,
May 2015

If you are looking for a quiet break surrounded by nature then this is the place to be ! Very nice, clean, cosy cottage with open wood fire.. Dogs love walking the hills and beautiful stream... Really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return.

- Thuy P,
May 2015

"This place is the definition of 'cosy'! Loved the wood-burner and the choice of furniture and colours" ~ Milner family

July 2014

"We've really loved staying here, the cottage is well equiped, with cosy bed. The cottage feels away from it all, but not remote" ~ Ian and Jackie

July 2014

"Thank you for a wonderful break. The cottage is a slice of luxury in a tranquil valley. We want to stay another week" ~ Martin and Valerie

July 2014
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