Reviews marked 'Feedback' were left by guests via the West Wales Holiday Cottages feedback form and then submitted by the owner. Any other comments were sent in by the owner from the property's visitor book.

“Everything in the house was clean and fresh, well equipped with everything in abundance. Plenty of space for us all which was helpful as the weather kept us in at times. The donkeys in the field were an added bonus as we had the opportunity of feeding them carrots.”

Feedback - Jun 2022

“the cottage was very clean when we got there and some lovely welcome gestures- it was like home from home in a beautiful location.”

Feedback - Apr 2022

“We really enjoyed our stay in Gwalia. The cottage is lovely with beautiful views of the estuary from the house and terrace. We watched the sunset and listened to the birds roosting with a glass of wine on the terrace. The clear night sky was a delight. Great walks from the cottage or nearby and the local beach and castle is natural and unspoilt. Sian and Brian our hosts are really nice and have thought of everything to make for a comfortable and relaxing stay. A special place, will certainly return.”

Feedback - Nov 2021

“Had a wonderful week despite the weather. Lovely cottage in a very remote location. Superb views from the garden across the estuary. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful throughout the stay.”

Feedback - Oct 2021

“A delightful cottage in a stunning location, thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay! :)”

Feedback - Sep 2021

“This is a lovely cottage, it is clean, comfortable and spacious. The enclosed patio and grass area is ideal for dogs and their owners. The views are spectacular and the location is so peaceful, the farm is a little isolated but this suited us.”

Feedback - Sep 2021

“Wonderful location with superb views. The cottage was absolutely first class with all our needs, and more, catered for. A peaceful idyllic spot just five minutes from the fantastic beach at Llansteffan. Finley (the dog) loved it. He's still not speaking to us because we brought him home! Thanks to Brian and Sian for providing the perfect holiday retreat.”

Feedback - Aug 2021

“A lovely property in a beautiful setting with wonderful views.All you could want for a peaceful break.”

Feedback - Jun 2021

“Absolutely amazing cottage, location, views and tranquility. Sian and Brian were at hand if we needed them and so welcoming. Flowers and wine on arrival made our holiday begin as soon as we set foot through the door. Excellent location for exploring the area by foot or car. Even our four legged family member felt at home so much so he would bark as our hosts returned home or carried on with work in the grounds as he saw them as intruders on our property... ooooops!! ..... sorry for all the barking when you were near Brian.
Diolch yn fawr iawn, we will definitely look at staying again x”

Feedback - Jun 2021

“Fabulous, everything you need provided, location excellent, relaxation on a plate.”

Feedback - Oct 2020

“We had a wonderful week staying at Gwalia. The cottage is in a wonderful position overlooking the Taf Estuary and with lovely views of Laugharne and Dylan Thomas' boathouse across the estuary. There are beautiful walks nearby and also Llansteffan and its Beach is just 10 minutes away.

The cottage is really comfortable and beautifully presented. There is a large terrace and side garden overlooking the estuary which are lovely to sit in during the day and to watch the sunset in the evening. It has everything you need for a holiday stay.

Sian and Brian are lovely hosts and greeted us and made us feel very welcome on arrival.”

Feedback - Sep 2020

“Stunning location with excellent views. Spotless accommodation and very modern cottage”

Feedback - Aug 2020

“This was my third visit and my daughters fourth we love Gwalia the cottage is lovely and in a good position to other attractions I’m sure this won’t be our last trip either.”

Feedback - Oct 2019

“We loved our stay at Gwalia. Peaceful location, beautiful views across the estuary, plenty to enjoy and explore nearby and a good base for exploring West Wales. Sian and Brian couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and really went the extra mile. The house is comfortable, well-equipped and a nice place to be. As a family of 4 large people with an active dog, we greatly appreciated the luxury of a utility room for laundry, wet coats and with space for the dog's paraphenalia. Our favourite place to visit from Gwalia? Llansteffan is really nice and the easiest place to get to. We also loved Drysylwyn Castle - fabulous views and almost nobody there, in contrast to Dynefwr (which is also brilliant but a lot busier and you can't take dogs in) - and the highlight of the whole week was seeing otters in the River Towy, up close as they swam below the bridge near Drysylwyn.”

Feedback - Aug 2019

“We loved staying at Gwalia. The location was spectacular with fields running down to the salt marsh, the river and Dylan Thomas' Boathouse across the water. There was nothing to hear but bird song, sheep and the occasional farm vehicle. And the sunsets...…. We would definitely stay there again.”

Feedback - Jun 2019

“Clean, well equiped cottage with great views.”

Feedback - Jul 2018

“Everything was exactly as we expected it to be and the view actually exceeded expectation.”

Feedback - Apr 2018

“We loved our holiday at Gwalia. The views from the cottage and patio over the estuary are superb. The location is so peaceful and the cottage is really comfortable - a home from home. We were made to feel very welcome by Sian and Brian. We hope to return one day as we enjoyed it so much.”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“A lovely cottage with absolutely amazing views!”

Feedback - Jul 2017

“A magical place! The views are stunning! The cottage has everything and more that anyone might need! Every comfort was thought of. A great BBQ was supplied . Thank you Brian and Sian for a lovely holiday ,away from it all in a quiet setting .”

Feedback - May 2017

“Lovely cottage & area even on a wet week like we had. The views are beautiful & the sunsets are a photographers dream!”

Feedback - Jun 2016

“Beautiful cottage with an outstanding view in a tranquil location. Fabulous open plan living area equipped with everything you'll need and more. Comfy beds and spotlessly clean. Great outdoor space too.”

Feedback - May 2016

“We had a lovely few days at Gwalia. So peaceful, at night when we opened the patio doors we could not hear a sound over the breeze. We didn't need much during our stay, but Sian and Brian were happy to help with anything we did need. I would love to go back again in the future.”

Feedback - Mar 2016

“The accommodation is clean, very comfortable and well equipped. It is also in a fantastic position, offering great views across the estuary to the village of Laugharne opposite, with Dylan Thomas's boat house prominent. This is a perfect location for sightseeing west wales, or walking the local coast and countryside. Sian and Brian are the perfect hosts.”

Feedback - Sep 2015

“A delightful cottage at the end of a quiet lane, and with amazing views over the estuary to Laugharne. Sian and Brian were very friendly and helpful.”

Feedback - Mar 2015

“We were made thoroughly welcome although our party included a new baby and a large dog! The cottage is in a lovely position with stunning views. We loved it and would definitely like to return.”

Feedback - Sep 2014

“Comfortable well appointed cottage in rural location with fantastic views over two river estuaries. Plus a eat welcome from the owners- highly recommend it.”

Feedback - Aug 2014

“Arriving at Gwalia after a long journey to find it so comfortable, clean and warm was bliss. The cottage was in the most beautiful spot so to sit and watch the sun set with a glass of the wine which was left in the cottage was heavenly. I have never stayed in such a well equipped cottage. Sian and Brian were very helpful and friendly and helped to make our stay a total joy. We hope to go back.”

Feedback - May 2014

“What a lovely surprise the cottage was, absolutely anything you could wish for including a lovely welcome from Sian and Brian. We started to unwind immediately with the peace and beauty of this idyllic location. We have love every minute and probably return – perhaps this winter”

Burrows family, August 2013

“What a great place! Loved the house, the area and this part of Wales. We’ll be back!”

Richard and Louise, August 2013

“Just lovely – friendly, inviting and fantastic views”

Watkins family, June 2013

“We enjoyed our stay in Gwalia as of the very first minute, Sian and Brian did all they could to offer us a perfect vacation time. We will definitely recommend this comfortable cottage to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing environment”

Van Acker family, July 2013

“Lovely owners, Sian and Brian who made us very welcome. They provide lots of local knowledge and some treats!!Cottage is very well equipped.”

Feedback - Sep 2013

“We have loved the view and the weather was amazingly kind. Lovely cottage, thank you. Woof! Happy family time.”

Martin, Janet and friends and Rudy the dog, Bath, May 2012

“A new area of Wales, enjoyed the scenery, went to the Boat House and looked back at Gwalia. Very nice cottage, would recommend to friends. ”

Elaine and Michael, Herefordshire, May 2012

“We have really enjoyed our break here, the cottage is in a stunning location and is so comfortable and well equipped. Thank you for a lovely welcome. We would love to come back soon! ”

Davies/Morris/Fraser family, Cardiff, May 2012

“Thanks for a relaxing week, with beautiful views in a comfortable environment.”

Horders and Richards families, Derby and Swindon, April 2012

“A new part of the country for our Christmas holidays. Wonderful scenery and a most comfortable and well- equipped cottage. Lovely walks along the beach. We have had a very happy and special time. Thank you.”

Jan, Gay and Ian,West Midlands, Dec 2011

“A lovely cottage in an idylic setting. Many thanks for the warm welcome. It was wonderful to get away from the bustle of the city. We will surely return.”

Shala and family and friends, Kent and S. Glamorgan, October, 2011

“Another batch of happy campers. Grand time had by all.”

Tring and Edinburgh, Sept 2011

“Thank you once again Sian and Brian, we will be back soon, I hope.”

Mark and Lin, Ledbury, Sept 2011