Bryn Eglur

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

Bryn Eglur

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One of the most photographed and filmed traditional cottages in Wales, this Welsh holiday cottage is like stepping back a hundred years – fabulous Welsh antique furnishings and widely regarded as one of the finest traditional Welsh cottage interiors in Wales. A great base for Carmarthenshire.

Bryn Eglur is simply one of the best rustic cottage interiors in the UK. See a guest video here.

With access to a dozen acres of green pasture, in a completely peaceful location, this is a real 'step back in time' escape in the heart of the hills of Carmarthenshire, West Wales, yet easily accessed from the M4 at Carmarthen and only 11 miles (16-minute drive) from the coast at Laugharne. The detached cottage has one of the best surviving traditional Welsh cottage interiors (built 1755) and is furnished with Welsh country antiques.

Reviewed here, read how cottage rescued from ruin or see real guest photos. Stay here for peaceful days in the countryside or head to a choice of beaches and fantastic coastal walks, and attractive small market towns.

Although the cottage is remote, it is adjacent to another property, but the relationship between them ensures privacy and seclusion. If you want to make a multiple booking sleeping a total of 7 people check availability at Ty Unnos.

If you enjoy a sense of rural seclusion, genuine country interiors restored to a high specification then you will LOVE Bryn Eglur. There really is nowhere else like it to rent in Wales.



latest review

Wonderful stay at this beautiful restored cottage. The attention to detail is amazing . Unforgettable stay for our Wedding Anniversary.

Karin M, January 2020

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£562 (based on 2 staying)
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£1263 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double and the Double only

facilities at Bryn Eglur

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
young children welcome

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in detail

Kitchen with new Rayburn stove (solid fuel) that runs hot water and underfloor heating to ground floor. Neff stainless steel appliances. fridge-freezer and stainless steel hob and electric oven. Doors to both gardens.

Dining room in former parlour with antique Welsh oak dresser, longcase clock etc. Some nice Georgian pieces. A nice, peaceful room to write in.

Cegin Fawr is the main room of the house (literally the 'Great Kitchen'). Working inglenook with genuine Victorian cast-iron range. Welsh stick chairs, settles and an Ercol sofa and chair.

Bathroom (ground floor) in former dairy with contemporary roll-top bath and modern designer fittings, heated towel rail.

Main bedroom with antique cast iron double bed and other country antiques, lovely views. Electric radiator. The antique bed is 6" narrower than a modern double.

Second bedroom with double Welsh box-bed (sleeps 2). One of the best beds we have on our books, but note it is slightly shorter and narrower than a modern bed and therefore not suitable for, say, two tall adults. This room is entered from the main bedroom.

Gardens front and rear and fields on all four sides are yours to explore.

local area

  • Trelech - pub, shop - 2 miles
  • Cenarth waterfalls - 5 miles
  • Dylan Thomas' Boathouse - See his writing 'hut, favourite pub - 15 miles
  • The National Botanic Garden of Wales - 20 miles
  • National Woollen Museum - History of weaving /spinning in Wales - 6 mins.
  • Llangrannog beach (good seafood restaurant) - 30 mins.
  • New Quay beach (dolphin boat trips) - 30 mins
  • Kayaking/canoing and lessons - 12 mins.
  • Museum of Childhood - 7 mins.
  • Newcastle Emlyn (castle, food) - 15 mins.

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customer reviews for Bryn Eglur

Wonderful stay at this beautiful restored cottage. The attention to detail is amazing . Unforgettable stay for our Wedding Anniversary.

- Karin M,
January 2020

The cottage was great, it really transported us to another time. It felt like part holiday part living archeology excursion! The owner has performed a service to the national and restoring the cottage. The only thing that could have been better was there was no fire lighters or newspaper when we arrived in the evening, so the first night was cold. Dave

- David gillett ,
November 2019

This is a lovely place to stay. The nights are black and there's nothing but birdsong to be heard, a very beautiful place and so tranquil. Welcomed by Mrs Jones, the cat, evenings sat in front of the wood burner, what a beautiful place to unwind. Some good food locally too, although nowhere is too local to this peaceful place :-)

- Phillip F,
June 2019

Simply wonderful - the definitive way to repair your cottage. Thanks Dorian for the opportunity to stay at Bryn Eglur. The reality far surpassed the expectations built up from many years of seeing the cottage in the media. Centrally placed for West Wales attractions, though my daughter (Keira, 11) would happily have stayed all day at the cottage in the company of Mrs Jones (your cat) - and Keira never mentioned the absence of a TV once! Thanks to Greg, too, for UTT collecting all these gems together in one place.

- Roger Y,
June 2019

Excellent. Just as the photographs showed. No negative comments

- Gordon whittaker W,
March 2019

Lovely cottage, beautifully restored and furnished.

- John B,
November 2018

Bryn Eglur is as atmospheric as described, a really evocative recreation of a simple Welsh cottage (albeit with a lovely deep bath, lots of hot water, and a big airy kitchen - all beyond the wildest dreams of its original tenants). Dorian is rightly very proud of it, Bryn Eglur is a real labour of love, knowledge and affection. We found it very comfortable and so nice not to be surrounded by random modern stuff and clutter - it is beautifully furnished. The location is fantastic, close to both north and south Pembrokeshire coasts, but it's almost a shame to spend time away from the cottage. Not least, of course, as we had a thing going on with Mrs Jones, the absolutely delightful and well-mannered house cat, who we fell in love with. She is the spirit of the place, definitely. Thank you Dorian, we hope to return. Nicola and Mac

- Nicola K,
August 2018

We had a lovely time at the cottage,at first we found it a bit dark but then grew to love and appreciate it. It is probably my favorite cottage and cant wait to return . I think the only negative was that i found the bedroom to warm but my partner found it just right .We met Dorian and he was very helpful . We were also lucky enough to meet mrs jones and she appreciated her evening feed. We found the cottage very clean and comfortable was so nice to come back after a day of sight seeing and put a blanket out in the garden ..pure bliss .ten out of ten ,,will recommend to friends and family

- David D,
June 2018

What a magical place for a solitary retreat! And the icing on the cake a visit from the worlds most affectionate cat. :)

- Vicky M,
February 2018

This charming cottage was quite magnificent. My husband and I spent an idyllic 3 nights enjoying the tranquillity provided in comfortable surroundings enjoying the beautiful Welsh antiques the property houses. We also had the good fortune to meet Dorian, the owner, whose hospitality and kindness were second to none and enjoyed a coffee and an interesting and informative chat on where he had sourced such antiquities. It was very much appreciated and an extra special touch. Thank you Dorian, hope to see you again soon. xx

- Linda P,
October 2017