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25 reviews
Annex
Lounge
Kitchen
Bedroom
Bathroom
Proximity of river from house
Annex seating area
Annex garden
Our wildlife pond
Just to remind you where the 'rest of the world is'!
Fancy a dip? large pool in front of the road bridge
View down the driveway of annex plus owners house in background
garden view of owners property and annex
Sunny seating area
Gwendraeth River
Summerhouse seating area
Firepit
Kidwelly Castle
Gwendraeth Fach at Industrial Museum Kidwelly
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Cloakiebo...
Wales
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An Absolute Gem”
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A real home from home. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, every utensil you could need is there. All cutlery, crockery, pots and pans are immaculate. Full size oven, hob, extractor fan, toaster, kettle, fridge, microwave again spotless. The welcome pack with freshly laid eggs was lovely and much appreciated. The accomodation is of a very high standard, the owners have a very keen eye for detail. Bathroom has full size bath with integral shower. Bedroom has plenty of storage and a very comfortable bed. Also provided are tea towels, washing up sponge, hand/bath towels, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
We stayed here with our dog, Sidney. We were made to feel very welcome from the minute we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble. The annexe is set in stunning surroundings and extremely peaceful. We walked into Kidwelly and visited the castle, canal and quay. Would definately recommend the castle, wish we'd have taken a picnic as there was loads of areas enjoy this. Kidwelly itself is definately a sleepy town, Saturday afternoon and alot of the few shops that were there were closed. We did find a pub that opened at 2 but most were closed until 6.30pm.
Didn't want to leave this morning, wish we could've stayed longer. We will return.
P.S. Cath, I meant to ask you where did you get the curtains from in the living area? Really like them

Nicky, Steve and Sidney

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 May 2015
Wow! thank you for writing such a full and wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love you to return to explore some more of the area.
The curtains were from Dunelm - we have one in Carmarthen and Llanelli, its a great place for a spend up!!
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Donna W
1 review
“Charming, highly recommended! ”
Reviewed 27 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Can not recommend this accommodation enough. The annexe was well equipped, spotless and in a beautiful location. The town of Kidwelly itself was a little disappointing but there was plenty to do in the local area. As we stayed the weekend before Christmas the living area had been decorated which was a lovely touch. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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Management Response
28 Dec 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes I can understand, to visitors, that Kidwelly may seem a little disappointing. Once a bustling town, it now only has a few shops. It does however have the most amazing castle, beautiful church and Industrial museum. Kidwelly will be celebrating 900 years of history in 2015; there will be plenty of activities going on, including concerts, exhibitions and other events, so if you are thinking of visiting this area it is worth checking the Kidwelly Town website to peruse the programme.
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David L
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The Old Forge Pumphouse annexe was a real gem”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Cathy and Paul made us very welcome, they were very helpful and friendly and although the annexe was on the small side, it was very clean and comfortable well equipped and in a beautiful location. Lots of places to visit within a relatively short drive, we look forward to our next visit .The smallholding gardens were a pleasure to be in along with the chickens, goats, cats and dogs. Great welcome at the Red Lion at Llandyfaelog with beer and food to match! A really enjoyable week

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Liked best: We felt very comfortable with the local people who made us very welcome
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves here in Carmarthenshire and we look forward to having you back to stay sometime in the future.
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nisicorvo...
Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in Carmarthenshire”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

First of all, we'd like to thank Cathy and Paul for their warm welcome, it was a home away from home. Nestled in the lovely Carmarthenshire countryside, the cottage is very clean and cozy, and the welcome package much appreciated. The kitchen is truly well equipped - not just a microwave and some cutlery - so cooking meals was possible; the bed was good and so was the bathroom. At last but not at least, the place is beautiful and peaceful. Definitely recommened.

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Management Response
11 Sep 2014
Thank you both, we really enjoyed having you to stay and appreciate the comments about the kitchen - we try very hard to make the cottage a home from home and it is lovely when we get positive feedback.
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Mag23
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Peaceful wildlife haven”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have stayed at many holiday lets but usually through central companies. We chose this property for the flexibility....so unusual to be able to book just 4 nights in July/August. As nature lovers, we were so glad we went to The Old Forge Pumphouse as it is next to a river with kingfishers, dippers and otters. We saw bullfinches and nuthatches and many types of butterfly attracted by the beautiful wildlife garden. It was lovely to have our own garden (and freedom to roam the wider garden with its nooks and crannies) and so tranquil that the stresses of travelling the length of the M4 disappeared within 5 minutes of our arrival! Our hosts were helpful and friendly....as were the dogs (and chickens when they were hungry!) and the welcome provisions very generous. We look forward to returning.

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Liked best: Although not far from access route it felt peacful
Liked least: Not Applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2014
Thank you so much - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the wildlife so much.
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