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Red Kite Lodge - Cottage holidays in Talley, Carmarthenshire

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Red Kite Lodge - at a glance

Sleeps 4 persons

Pets allowed Short Break Fishing on site or near by Baby and Toddler Friendly Dishwasher Washing Machine

In the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales, these stone cottages stand alongside the ruins of 12th century Talley Abbey, and are set in 30 acres of unspoilt pastureland. This is a haven for wildlife - red kites, buzzards and other rare bird species are often seen, and an otters' hide belonging to the RSPB is tucked away in the grounds. Two lakes, one of which can be fished by arrangement, add to the beauty of this lovely corner of Wales. Each cottage is beamed throughout and all retain a host of original features. Wood burning stoves, open fireplaces and some antique furnishings are complimented by modern day facilities, all combining perfectly to provide spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation. Abbey Cottages are ideally situated for exploring the many delights of the area - the Dolaucothi goldmines, Dan-Yr-Ogof caves, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and Gwili Steam Railway Park are all within easy reach. Llandeilo offers a choice of shops, restaurants and inns, 7 miles. Pub at Llansawel, 3 miles.

Open Fire / Log Burning Stove

Open FirePlanning a winter break in Carmarthenshire? A lovely way to enjoy a cold winter's evening is to spend it in front of the open fire or log burning stove. So if you are looking for that authentic country cottage feel on a winters evening then Red Kite Lodge could be your perfect choice.

Enjoy a Barbecue

BBQOne of the key benefits of a self catering holiday is the ability to choose how you eat! Red Kite Lodge has a barbeque so you can, weather permitting, cook outside and enjoy a barbeque on a warm summers night whilst enjoying the fresh air.


BBQWhy waste part of your holiday doing the washing up. Red Kite Lodge has a dishwasher installed to save you time, and family arguements, about the washing up. Everybody hates doing the washing up and the last thing you need is a big family arguement about who is going to do the washing up while you are on holiday.

Short cottage breaks in Carmarthenshire

Available for short breaksGreat news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. Red Kite Lodge accepts bookings for short breaks. So if you fancy a few days in Carmarthenshire to recharge your batteries then this cottage is well worth consideration.

Family holidays in Carmarthenshire

Family Cottage BreaksRed Kite Lodge sleeps up to 4 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Carmarthenshire then Red Kite Lodge could be just the ticket.

Pet friendly cottage breaks in Carmarthenshire

Pets welcomedIf you have a dog and you want to bring them with you on your holiday in Carmarthenshire then... Great news! Red Kite Lodge welcomes dogs. Often cottage owners have some restrictions on where your dog can roam in the property and there may be a small extra charge. However, there is no reason why your pet needs to miss out on the family holiday.

More about Red Kite Lodge

A charming and very comfortable cottage. Open plan sitting/dining room with open fire and fitted kitchen area. First floor; Double bedroom. Twin bedded room. Bathroom/WC (shower over bath).

Gas central heating, elec and bed linen inc. Towel hire. Travel cot. Highchair. Freeview Television. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Shared garden. Access to farmland. Gas BBQ. Parking. Children's play area. Fishing by arr (mid Jun - mid Mar). NB: Two lakes in farmland. Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Freezer. Friday to Friday.

This cottage Sleeps 4

Price: £ 256 - £ 705


Cottage address: Abbey Cottages, Talley, Carmarthenshire.SA19 7YY

As you can see Abbey Cottages is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Talley. And well suited to explore the whole of Carmarthenshire.





 Things to do & places to visit in Carmarthenshire near Red Kite Lodge

Fishing holiday in Carmarthenshire?

Fishing near byIf you enjoy fishing and fancy a bit of fishing in Carmarthenshire then Red Kite Lodge could be perfect as there are fishing opportunities close to the cottage. You will probably need a rod licence but you can always check what's needed when you book.

There are plenty of great places to vist near Red Kite Lodge. Take a look at out holiday ideas pages for details of many places that are well worth considering visiting whilst on holiday at Red Kite Lodge.

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Visitor Reviews


" An amazing centre for quiet walks and rest with wonderful views and many choices of visits in easy reach. We loved the Dolaucothi Gold Mine. There are no close supermarkets or pubs so best to arrive well stocked to self-cater. "

Mrs J Wiltshire

" We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abbey Cottages! The area is amazing and well away from the buzz of normal life. There are wonderful walks close by... great for dog owners! The cottage is nicely furnished and the owners made it even more inviting and comfortable by adding small things you normally don't get in a holiday cottage! It's just lovely to come back after a good walk in the Brecon Beacons and to settle down in front of the fireplace with a good book or go for some otter spotting in the close by lakes! We are looking forward to our next visit there! "

Mrs G Cornwall

" Lovely location, cosy accommodation with log fire, doggie friendly with superb walks. Will do this again. "

Mr L Dorset

" Beautiful location, cosy cottage to get away from it all. A welcome break. "

Mrs D Wiltshire

" It would be hard to find a more beautiful spot than the Abbey Cottages at Talley - the countryside all around is lovely, with hill walks and amazing views. To add to the "specialness" of the site, the cottages have just a hedge to divide them from the ruins of the 12th century abbey. Across the paddock there's a lake, admittedly privately owned, but in sight of Red Kite Cottage. In the mornings one could watch the mist rising and evaporating from the lake, while the abbey ruins stood dark and stark nearby; on sunny evenings the lake is full of magical reflections. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and had an array of creatures pottering around, especially an elderly black hen which desperately wanted to come indoors. We would go back to Abbey Cottages (especially to Red Kite Cottage) any time, any time at all, because we loved it there so much. For my husband and I and our dog, this was a perfect choice for a holiday, but shopaholics beware, the nearest shops are in Llandeilo about seven miles away. I visited several of the woollen mills in the area and even saw an exhibition of Welsh quilts at Lampeter, which was a dream come true. We had splendid weather throughout our visit, which was just as well because the narrow, winding, minor roads are challenging at the best of times - but that was part of the fun of being away from Norfolk. The owner kindly suggested a pub a few miles away, (the Black Lion at Abergorlech), which served good, locally produced food and where customers could bring their dogs in with them at lunchtimes. She also told us about a butcher in Llandeilo, (Dewi Roberts), who makes super beef pies and whose sausage rolls are magnificent both in size and in quality. Beside Red Kite Cottage a large, well-fenced, grassy area is set aside for visiting children to play in. I've run out of superlatives but if one wants to relax and bask in quiet rural splendour, go and fall in love with Abbey Cottages at Talley. "

Mr F Norfolk

" Everything from the creaky stairs of the old traditional cottage to the wonderful walks and hospitality of the owners, this is one for your list! "

Ms L

" A quiet, peaceful and relaxing break in a small hamlet with good walks and beautiful scenery on your doorstep. I would recommend this break to anyone who wants to get away from it all - even the mobile phone didnt work!! "

Mrs R Gloucestershire

" Lovely little cottage in wonderful countryside - great walks. "

Mrs R Warwickshire

" The area is peaceful without being out of the way, everything you need is within a short drive but it is easy to think you are in the middle of nowhere. Best thing is there is no mobile signal so you can be completely cut off if you want to be "

Mr W Chesterfield

" Lovely cosy cottages in a remote Welsh valley. Great for walking and wildlife, very friendly and helpful owners - we really enjoyed our stay! "

Mr T Derbyshire

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