Hafan Bach - dog friendly cottages in the historic township of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire
Our dog friendly cottages are the perfect base for your Welsh adventure, conveniently situated halfway between Carmarthen and Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
Hafan Bach and Ty Clyd are on the same road in Kidwelly. Kidwelly is a small town, there are shops, pubs and takeaways all in easy walking distance and lovely walks including Cymer canal, Kidwelly Quay and the footpath below the 900 year old Kidwelly Castle. There are 2 dog friendly cafes, Time for Tea and Parc Y Bocs farm shop, home to Burns dog food.
Hafan Fferi is in Ferryside, 10 mins from Kidwelly. The cottage is a short walk from the beach, pub and shop.
The stunning 8 mile long blue flag Cefn Sidan beach & Pembrey country park are a short car drive away as are Ffos las race course, Pembrey motor circuit & Glyn Abbey golf course. Carmarthenshire is known as the garden of Wales and is home to the National botanic Gardens of Wales, 25 mins from Kidwelly and well worth a visit at any time of year.
We moved to Wales in 2013, when we were house hunting we struggled to find dog friendly places to stay, which would allow our 4 dogs, that got us thinking!
Our first project was Hafan Bach. Hafan Bach is Welsh for Little Haven and we hope you will agree that is just what the cottage is. The cottage had been empty for many years when we purchased it and it took us over a year of blood sweat and tears to renovate and be ready for our first guests. We worked hard to retain the character of the cottage by restoring original features and cosy feel.
Hafan Bach welcomed its first guests in July 2016. Since opening we have enjoyed meeting guests from all over the UK and further afield. We have been blown away by the positive feedback and are thrilled that many guests choose to return.
The cottage is a 3 bed terrace with open plan kitchen diner and cosy lounge, many guests first comment on arrival is that the cottage is much larger than you would expect from the outside. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 with double beds and one with a single. The double bedrooms both have a TV. There is a shower room upstairs and a bathroom with shower over bath downstairs. French doors from the large open plan kitchen/diner open out onto an enclosed, dog friendly garden with outside seating area and undercover BBQ area. We have tried to include everything you will need to make your stay a real home from home experience.
In October 2017 we completed the renovation of our second project, Ty Clyd, which is Welsh for cosy house. Ty Clyd is also super dog friendly and has the additional benefit of rear access to the garden, perfect for returning from a muddy walk or bike ride. Also 3 bedroom we have opted for bunk beds in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms making Ty Clyd ideal for family groups
Ty Clyd and Hafan Bach are on the same road making them perfect for 2 families to be able to have all the fun of holidaying together whilst each having their own space too!
In August 2018 we welcomed our first guests to Hafan Fferi. 10 mins from Kidwelly, in the charming village of Ferryside, Hafan Fferi is a 1 bedroom cottage. The cottage is a short walk from the beach and shop, there is also a train station a short walk away making Hafan Fferi perfect for those without a car. The cottage has an enclosed garden and off street parking