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Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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Penparc cottage was constructed on the edge of Dinefwr Park between 1905 and 1911 and is built in a distinctive style. Originally it was two cottages with walls of snecked masonry of local stone and a hipped terracotta roof. The cottage offers fine views across the valley on one side and into Dinefwr Park on the other, with its interesting eighteenth-century designed landscape and excellent walks. Penparc has its own garden from which to enjoy these wonderful views.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood-burning stove, small reading room, shower room, utility room.
First floor
four bedrooms (2 doubles with 5' beds, both with en-suite shower rooms, 2 twins) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

The cot in this cottage is a travel cot. However, there is no child stairgate provided.

The cottage is approached over a hardcore track which is accessible with care.

One en-suite has limited headroom above the toilet due to the sloping ceiling.

Gate from garden to field is locked due to grazing animals, however there are many alternative walks from the property.

Parental supervision needed for young children as unfenced garden in front of the cottage has a drop to the lane below (approx 6 ft).

Occasional aircraft noise from low flying military aircraft.

In November and December deer culling may take place on the property, please keep to the footpaths in the park if this is taking place.

Oil central heating included.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

South Wales
People walking above Rhossili Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales. © John Miller

South Wales is a region rich in natural resources. Beautiful valleys which once saw the growth of some of Britain's greatest industries, offer visitors magnificent scenery and glimpses of the past. Much of the outstanding natural beauty of the area remains untouched. It is a land of contrasts, mountains and moorlands, forest and farmland and magnificent stretches of unspoilt coastline. The National Trust's interests in South Wales include large areas of the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire and Gower, as well as the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, spectacular Aberdulais Falls and the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby.

Brecon Beacons
Walking on Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. © Paul Harris

Situated about an hour north of Cardiff, this mountainous region is largely known for its spectacular natural landscapes. And it's true that the peaks of the Beacons and the Black Mountains have views to take your breath away. Climb Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, on a clear day and you'll be able to see as far as the Gower Peninsula to the west and across the lush Usk Valley to the English border to the east. But there's much more on offer than just walking: market towns such as Brecon and Llandeilo, the Trust's own Dolaucothi Gold mines and Dinefwr Park and Castle.

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  • National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Dinefwr Park and Castle
Dinefwr 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
Aberdeunant Traditional Carmarthenshire farmhouse in an unspoilt setting
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Dolaucothi Gold Mines Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century
Aberdulais Falls
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall Famous waterfalls and fascinating industrial site with tin workers' exhibition
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre
Gower: Rhossili Shop and Visitor Centre Large National Trust shop and Visitor Centre set amongst spectacular countryside and beaches
Llanerchaeron 18th-century Welsh gentry estate -- with house, walled gardens and home farm

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • ----------
    Wonderful break!

    Flowers and welcome gifts, heating on ready, well equipped kitchen and stunning views! We all felt very comfortable and had a wonderful Christmas break!

  • Tracy Tucker
    • November 2013
    • Wales
    Ambience of the area

    What made this place special...............The welcoming bunches of flowers and tea tray made up ready to go. The whole ambience of the area and the house was so clean and welcoming, well worth it and a definite one to go back too

  • Chrissie Roberts
    • November 2013
    • Wiltshire
    Great house and wonderful location

    Once we arrived, we were very pleased with what we found, great house and wonderful location. May well return

  • The Whites
    Superb cottage, beautifully decorated

    Superb cottage, beautifully decorated, well maintained and presented. Great to have four bathrooms! Excellent position, on the edge of Dinefwr Park, with wonderful walks on the doorstep to see the deer, cattle and Castle. Stunning scenery in the area with mountains, waterfalls, castles and gardens to visit. A very enjoyable few days, didn't want to come home! Thank you

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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