Stangwrach Holiday Cottages
We are often asked what makes our Rare Hideaways so different. Often the thing that makes them stand out in the holiday cottage crowd is the personality of the hosts, their interpretation of genuine hospitality or sense of place, and Stangwrach personifies that.
Grace’s ethos, that travel and relaxation is for everyone, runs through the very DNA of this stunning collection of stylish cottages. Nothing has been compromised upon and they are supremely comfortable, yet meticulously designed to make them fully accessible for a wide range of disabilities, ideal for a multi-generational get together, or perhaps a respite break for those of us who might be slightly less mobile. Both Stangwrach and Ash Tree have well-designed wet rooms with overhead showers, step free access, space for walking aids and discreet grab rails for example, but still maintain high end quality and contemporary interiors. Equally they tick all the boxes for those looking for an activity break, with mountain biking, surfing and coasteering within easy reach, and the Brecon Beacons just asking to be explored.
Stangwrach itself dates to the 15th century and was brought back to life in 1979. The cottage hunkers down into a Welsh hillside in the undiscovered Towy valley, surrounded by jackpot views and striking gardens. The attached barn has been converted into a cosy cottage whilst still maintaining its character, Garderners Cottage is great for two adults and is an ideal place for a short break.
There’s room to breathe, space for the kids to let off steam, and we loved the terraced garden, complete with ramped access and paths, a dreamy spot for grownups to waste a few blissful hours in. Around every secluded corner, hidden garden furniture is dotted about the grounds, there to be discovered, and lose another hour. There is two-acre field, great for a kick about, or a limited overs game of family cricket. Two full support special needs swing seats for adults and children with harness’s are thoughtfully provided.
Out and about there is much to explore and see, dramatic landscapes and amazing castles, Dinefwr, Carreg Cennen and Laugharne plus the romantic gardens of Aberglasney and The National Botanical Garden of Wales. A must do is a step back in time on a steam driven Gwilli train trip, mountain biking in the Brechfa Forest or a more leisurely ride along the millennium cycle path.
Rare Travel for all. Rare indeed.
- Great single storey properties for the less mobile and fantastic accessible facilities
- Rural village location with local pub
- Stunning views across the gardens and the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside
- A touch of luxury and an abundance of practicality