Mill Stream Cottage & The Wren’s Nest

Llandysul, Carmarthenshire

Swap life’s hustle and bustle for a peaceful wooded valley with plenty of wildlife and 2 cosy, simple, pretty cottages. Bliss...


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


A grand antidote to city life. You’re hidden down a light-filled valley at the end of a rustic lane and here you find two little retreats… and ducks, bees, acres of woodland trilling with birds, a clear salmon stream, wildflower meadows, a cold lake for summer splashing and a perfect spot to make a big warming bonfire. Once inside things are refreshingly simple and pretty with limewash on bumpy plaster, local art, window seats for gazing, proper Welsh blankets and vintage pieces, plain bathrooms and kitchens, painted tongue-and-groove panelling and a big wood-burner in Mill Stream Cottage. The sweet Wren’s Nest is not for giants but those who are temporarily inseparable will be jolly happy; all can switch off from the beeps and pings of their phones as, blessedly, there is no mobile signal. Owners Andy and (Finnish) Eeva-Maria live in the other half of Mill Stream Cottage and teach dance and movement in a special studio. You can cycle or amble to Llandysul along the disused railway line, dreamy beaches are near and there are acres of fecund woodland on the doorstep. Full of soul.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Short breaks available


Nightly price
from £30
Weekly price
from £250
1 Cottage for 2
From £301 bedroom
1 Cottage for 4
From £502 bedrooms


A wonderful place to get away from our busy lives and slow down. You are in the middle of nowhere but 5 minutes drive and a 30 minute easy walk along a disused railway from Llandysul. Cosy, comfortable and welcoming. Everything you need to unwind and relax. Very welcoming owners and a great place for our family and dogs. We would highly recommend this Welsh gem. Give it a try and won't be disappointed.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andy Paget & Eeva-Maria Mutka

  • Lovely old fishing village and beach at Llangrannog, only half an hour away, - great for sandcastles, rock climbing, swimming, surf, fish and chips and excellent cafes with superb ice cream!
  • Cliff walks and wild beaches at Penbryn, Cwm Tydu & Tresaith. Try Sailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing and Paddle-boarding in New Quay, or pony-trekking nearby. Make a dolphin spotting or a sea angling boat trip or book a wildlife sea-safari from Gwbert.
  • Forest walks – explore the wild woods at Penpynfarch or take a quiet stroll in the varied and magical forests of Coed Foel Nature Reserve, Llandysul or Keepers Wood nr. Brechfa. Carry on to Abergorlech, where you’ll find a top selection of Bike trails.
  • Llandysul Paddlers, a leading outdoor activity centre, is only 5 mins away. Kayaking, canoeing, river swimming, rafting, coasteering, mountainbiking and abseiling - they’ll design a thrilling day for you! - Salmon & trout fishing also on the Teifi.
  • Exceptional cuisine: The Wright’s Independent Food Emporium and Y Polyn restaurant both near Carmarthen, showcasing local produce. Visit Da Mhile distillery & the dairy of Caws Teifi Cheese for hand crafted organic artisan spirits, award winning cheeses.
  • History: National Woollen Museum at Drefach Felindre – a working water -powered mill for a fascinating insight into our industrial heritage.Castell Carreg Cennen near the lovely market town of Llandeilo – fairy-tale castle perched on a dizzying crag.