Explore the natural beauty of Carmarthenshire from a rural haven where a calming river flows freely for a relaxing group break to remember.
If you've always had a sneaking suspicion about the healing powers of water, then you may find a stay in this wonderful Carmarthenshire watermill will convert you once and for all!
This four-bedroomed converted mill, which sleeps up to 8 people, is magically tucked away along peaceful narrow country lanes in a rural valley near the small town of St. Clears, creating a setting of scenic countryside tranquility right from the beginning of your break.
You'll find there's a lot to explore inside this stunning conversion, with three lovely levels of well-designed, well-furnished comfort. The main entrance on the ground floor will lead you into the open-plan dining area, with its large, sociable table with eight chairs and friendly, full-height picture window that allows the light to stream in right along with you. There's a traditional wooden dresser for an authentically rustic feel, and of course the all-important sofa and television area so you can retire in comfort with a coffee after a filling meal!
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a mouthwatering selection of family feasts, with its fitted wooden cupboards, a microwave, fridge/freezer, cooker with hob, washing machine and dryer - not forgetting a dishwasher.
Leading from the dining area is the first of four bedrooms, looking out over the mill pond and waterfall. There's a cosy double bed, matching wardrobe and personal en-suite equipped with a bath for those times when only a luxurious bubbly soak will do!
Follow the staircase up to the first floor open-plan lounge area, perfect for congregating over long chats into the night with its relaxing sofas, Sky-connected large-screen TV and DVD player, all set against an original backdrop of stone walls, wooden floorings and low beams. Also on this level are the main bathroom featuring a bath and shower over, and two charming bedrooms, one double and one twin.
The second staircase leads you to the watermill's very own self-contained penthouse apartment featuring breathtaking views of unspoilt countryside...who will claim this first? This contemporary living space, complete with the building's own original large vaulted ceiling and A-frame roof timbers, features a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and a separate bathroom with bath and shower over. There's an open-plan lounge area with a sofa and TV, and a screened sleep area with a double bed.
Outside, you'll fall in love with the sun-trap of a garden, which has plenty of space to relax or run around in (maybe even both!). Enjoy a glass of wine or two as you unwind on the decking, taking in fresh views of the mill pond and waterfall while the barbecue cooks up a sizzling al-fresco banquet!
Finding activity, food and entertainment in the local area is easy, as the watermill is close to the historical town of Laugharne - once home to Wales' celebrated poet Dylan Thomas - as well as a wide selection of beautiful sandy beaches to explore along the South Pembrokeshire coastline, including Tenby, Saundersfoot, Coppit Hall and Pendine. If you've got a taste for fresh fish, why not take a stroll along the river where you'll find a whole mile of lush, undisturbed trout and salmon fishing?
So come and live the perfect country life with a break in this stunning watermill in a stunning location, for a soothing holiday you'll find hard to float away from!
Things to note
Cots and highchairs available on request, no pets permitted, no smoking permitted, utilities are included for rentals in July and August, outside of these months they are charged at £50 per week.
Region: St Clears, Carmarthenshire
Cost (from): £460 per week
Minimum stay: 7 nights
Property ref: 213
Sleeps up to 8, double en-suite bedroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bedding & towels included, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, cooker, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, open-plan lounge, Freeview TV, WiFi, Freesat from Sky, DVD player, garden, decked patio, outdoor furniture, BBQ, parking.
A self-contained penthouse on 2nd floor contains double bed, bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, bathroom, open-plan lounge, TV.
Hiking, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking, yachting, archery, bushcraft, abseiling, caving, climbing, coastal walks/drives.
At a glance
- Converted Wifi-enabled watermill including self-contained second-floor penthouse apartment, sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms, in a rural location near St. Clears, Carmarthenshire. Pets and smoking not permitted.
- Easily accessible via road, the courtyard allows for ample parking.
- Bed linen is provided, towels can be included for a refundable deposit of £50. Cots and highchairs are available on request.
- The watermill features oil central heating and a mains water and electricity supply, all inclusive in the rental throughout July and August and charged at £50 per week during other times.
- Close to local towns of St. Clears and Laugharne, with a large selection of sandy beaches to explore nearby. Fishing is permitted in the nearby river; appropriate fishing licences must be arranged and obtained before your stay.