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Thank you for yet another wonderful holiday. You really went to great lengths to make us feel so welcome, from the fabulous bara brith and treats on arrival to our daily chats in the garden. We hope to see you again later in the year. With best wishes.
Georgina and Millie the dog,  March 2022

Back for our fourth stay and enjoyed by all once again! Wonderful hospitality as usual! Thanks again!
Kris, Nicky, Dylan, Mali and Henry, New Year 2022

Fabulous  stay with the best possible hosts! The enclosed field is such a bonus  for the boys! Will be returning next year. Just wonderful.
Gwen & Richard Moule, Teddy and Morse (Irish Wolfhounds),  Xmas 2021

Thank you for another wonderful stay. Just what I needed. See you again soon.
Mark, Tess, Megan and Spencer, December 2021

What a fantastic holiday!  It took us three attempts for various reasons but  it was worth the wait! The cottage was spotless and had everything  anyone could need! So many beautiful beaches nearby! The dogs have also  had an amazing time and loved every minute. We cannot thank Keith and  Ysanne enough for their hospitality - so thoughtful. Gorgeous place -  Gorgeous people! Thank you xxx Big hugs from
Nancy (Irish Wolfhound ),  Jeffrey and Shirley (Flatcoats , Mick and Sacha, October 2021

Beautifully clean and comfy, as always. Thank you for your hospitality.  As always, our stay was perfect. The dogs are exhausted and happy. See you again soon x.
Gill, Kait, Radish and Teasel, September 2021

Thank you for your kindness you both showed us at our stay at your  wonderful holiday cottage. We had a fabulous time, was sad to leave.
Richard & Gwen Moule, Teddy and Morse, July 2021

Great place, love the secure dog field and secure garden area and patio,  put my mind at ease that the hounds were safe so I could chill and  relax (exactly what I wanted to do!) thank you both for your kindness  and hospitality.
Nicola Keeling with Twinkle, Solo and Etta (the three Wolfhounds!), July 2021

Another wonderful stay. Comes to an end all too quickly. Ysanne, Keith, thanks for everything. See you soon. Take care.
Mark, Tess & Megan  April-May 2021

Ysanne and Keith, thank you so much for looking after us. With much love,
Nick, Geoff, Will, Jim and the three Flatcoated Retrievers, Bertie, Margo & Jerry
December 2020

We’ve had another lovely stay. It was nice to see you both again. Look forward to coming again soon.
Mark, Anna, Tess, Spencer & Megan, October 2020

So glad we’ve come back for longer this time as there is so much to  see in this lovely part of Wales. Loved Llansteffan, St Davids, Tenby,  Rhossili Bay and the Botanical gardens.  Your very generous welcome pack  was delicious - thank you so much!! We’ve been so lucky weatherwise,  sunny and warm, thank you for everything!!
John, Tracy and Tilly (the dog) September 2020

This  was our third stay here and our first escape from home after lockdown. We  have loved it!! Beautiful place, nice walks and a visit to the river. Our son loved seeing the cows each day and grew quite attached. The  dogs both have enjoyed their time playing fetch in the large field. Seen  kites, bats and a woodpecker amongst the small birds. Perfect relaxing  break, enjoyed by all, helped by a lovely welcome pack from the host. We  will be back again!!
Kris, Nicky, Dylan, Mali and Henry  July 2020

Thank  you! Its been fantastic! We had a wonderful time here! The welcome  goodies were totally delicious. Home made bara brith and apple crumble,  milk for our first cup of tea, Welsh cakes and more! What a lovely  welcome. The area is lovely. The cottage is  perfect, nice and warm for this winter weather. The dog field was used  every day and perfect. We were house hunting and we found our Welsh  house while we were here!   
Janet and James, February 2020

Keith, Ysanne, thank you for another wonderful relaxing week. See you soon.
Mark, Tess, Megan plus Spencer November 2019

Fantastic  break, thoroughly enjoyed welcome pack!, hosts are wonderful, cottage  has all you require for your holiday, field fantastic to exercise dogs.  Will return again asap! Gwen,Richard, Willow and Teddy  September/October  2019

Hosts  were lovely. Cottage was immaculately clean and a superb welcome tea  awaited us. Whilst the cottage is small it has everything you could need  for your holiday and we had two large dogs with us. The outside layout  and access to the dog field was brilliant and with a very reactive,  scared of everything dog, the set up was perfect for us.  
Trevor and  Jane, September 2019

We’ve  had another wonderful week (our third visit). Ysanne and Keith are so  kind and helpful. Cottage is always clean and comfy and the welcome pack  is delicious. Looking forward to returning again!! xx  
Barbara, Steve  and Freddie, September 2019

Thank you for a lovely holiday, the warm welcome and fantastic home made Welsh treats were a lovely touch. Beautiful cottage and surrounding area, plenty to do for humans and dogs. We enjoyed Usk Reservoir, Careg Cennen Castle, Pembrey  and Dinefwr Park. We look forward to staying here again soon x
Kelly, Andrew and Harry (18) and Lily the Rough Collie
August 2019

Thank you for another lovely stay. The field was loved by the dogs and children. Afternoon tea was lovely. Bertie swiped half a scone too! The cottage is an oasis, the calmness and quietness was greatly appreciated xxxx
The Collins family (Switzerland) and three flat coated retrievers, Bertie, Margo and Jerry    August 2019

A massive thank you to Ysanne and Keith for a very warm welcome and all the home cooked and Welsh goodies on arrival. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the enclosed garden and dog paddock amazing. We were so impressed that we booked again by mid-week of our holiday. A haven of perfect serenity, beauty and the friendliest hosts we have ever met on our cottage holidays xxx 100/100 perfect x
Karen, Kevin, Glenn and Rocky the Staffie
July 2019

We’ve stayed at Afallon Cottage twice now when visiting a friend locally.  It's ideal for our dog, no need to worry about additional suitable walks unless we want to. The owners are very welcoming and provided some lovely treats for our arrival. Was too tired to head out to the shops after we got there so Bara Brith for breakfast turns out to be an excellent choice.
Sally
 July 2019

Straight away we were made to feel so welcome, and a super welcome pack on arrival. Lovely cottage and the dogs loved the view of the squirrels from the window. Went to some lovely places, beaches at Pendine, Llansteffan, St David’s. Visited a few local castles, followed the sun! managing to avoid the rain. Thank you for our lovely Welsh getaway. PS: Loving that field!
Julie and Nick Morris and border terrier twins Bailey and Beau
June 2019

Thank you for the excellent welcome pack.Lovely relaxing week exploring local weather and far away beaches for Marky.
Deanna, Alex and Mark ( guide dog )
May 2019

Have had a lovely time here, just not long enough, thank you so much for the lovely baking and clean, warm, and well situated bungalow. Will come back for longer next time!
Tracy, John and Tilly
April 2019

Thank you again for the lovely welcome and the great stay! We all love it here!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Mark & Anna, Tess, Megan & Spencer
March 2019

Lovely stay again, great hosts, love the dogs' field and the hospitality we received. Ideal post Christmas break, will be back!  Thanks again!
Nicky, Kris, Dylan, Mali & Henry, Wotton-Under-Edge
December 2018 - January 2019

Thank you very much for another lovely stay. Thank you also for your help with the dogs. See you again soon.
Anna, Mark, Tess, Megan & Spencer
October 2018

Thank you both for a wonderful week in your cottage. Our second time here which is a credit to your hospitality and kindness. Don’t change a thing, it's perfect.
Barbara, Steve and Freddie the greyhound
October  2018

Had a lovely relaxing two weeks. Dog, as before, loved the field. A great welcome back, thank you for the cream tea and rhubarb crumble - much appreciated. Hope to return next year. Thank you.
Ann, Alec, Zena & Blythe, Northants
September 2018

Had a lovely week with the best weather as well. Very warm welcome when we arrived at this lovely cottage. Thank you for the cream tea and rhubarb crumble. Could not have picked a better cottage to stay at. On the top of our list of cottages we have stayed in. Thank you.
Isabella, Andrew and Toby, Co Durham
September 2018

Thanks for another wonderful stay. The afternoon tea, cake and crumble were lovely and very much appreciated. Kimmy has loved the field again and we managed to climb Pen-y-fan this time, several woodland walks. Hendry Waterfalls and Dinefwr Park and gardens. Lots more memories made and lovely to see you both again. We will definitely be back for a third stay.
Sue, Stewart and Kim the collie  Lancs
August 2018

Thank you for the lovely goody basket and welcome tea on arrival. It was delicious. The cottage is lovely and we have enjoyed every minute of your hospitality. We arrived stressed and in need of a holiday and left relaxed and rested. We will be back if you will have us  :)
 Liz, David, Paul and Tilly, Essex
July 2018

Lovely comfortable cottage. Made us welcome with a cream tea and bakes. Good dog friendly pub, The Cottage, near Dinefwr Park. National Botanic Gardens are wonderful as Monday is dog friendly day.
Rob, Sheron & Molly (dog),East Sussex
July 2018

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and the lovely goodie pack. All very nice. We have really enjoyed our stay, wish we had booked longer. The weather was good and the sights were Brecon Beacons brilliant, Pembrey Park lovely. Hope to return again. Thanks again. Lovely. One thing missing is a clock.
Carol and Mark, Molly and Milo (Labs), Norfolk
June 2018

We have loved staying here. Thank you for the lovely welcome when we arrived. The area is very dog friendly and we were amazed how many places we could visit with her. The Botanical Gardens are fantastic and you can take dogs in on Mondays. Luna loved the field. Many thanks again and we hope to visit again
Steve and Joanne and a very happy Luna the dog, Essex
May/June 2018

Text message: Hello, just to let you know we’re off home this evening. We’ve had a lovely time, the cottage is lovely and the dog field amazing. Thank you.
Gill and Kait, Radish and Teasel
May 2018

Sorry it was only a week, could have stayed longer. Very comfortable cottage and the welcome pack was out of this world. Janet said you were a good cook, Ysanne. Even the weather managed to change for the better
Tony and Maureen Williams, Surrey
April 2018

Lovely welcome pack, perfect start to a wonderful weekend away. Cosy cottage, amazing outside space for our two dogs. Beautiful beach with miles of coastline for walking. Despite the weather we all had an enjoyable time and Keith and Ysanne are very nice and extremely helpful. Will return.
Nicky, Kris and Dylan Davies, and Mali and Henry the dogs
March/April 2018

This is our second of many more stays. Thanks to Ysanne and Keith for their warm welcome, a lovely apple crumble and help during our stay. We are already looking forward to our next stay later on in the year.
Barbara, Mark, Anna, Spencer, Megan and Tess, Berkshire
March 2018

A return visit after 10 years! Cosy cottage conveniently placed for visiting the area. Nice secure garden for Polly. We enjoyed Brechfa Forest, Doggy Monday at the National Botanical Gardens, mountains etc. Thank you for the welcome pack of Welsh goodies. Another good week despite all kinds of weather.
Helen, Morgan and Sian Harris with Polly the Frenchie, Kent
February 2018

Thank you for the warm welcome, tasty bakes and pretty daffodils. Lovely cottage, fantastic location. Visited Dinefwr Castle, Aberglasney, Carreg Cennen, Dryslwyn and Llandovery Castle. Had a great time, many thanks.
Mark and Margaret, Pembrokshire
January 2018

Lovely welcome pack, perfect start to a very enjoyable stay.  Very nice area with plenty to see around.  We would recommend the Red Lion at Llangadog for a meal nearby.  The food was very nice and not expensive at all!  The dogs had lovely runs in the field.  Last but not least, Ysanne and Keith are really wonderful hosts, we will definitely be back!!  Thank you for everything and see you soon!
Mark and Annamaria, Tess (labradoodle) and Megan (Irish Wolfhound), Berkshire.  October 2017

A very welcome return after three years.  Weather quite good, two excellent days at Pembrey beach. Great to see Ysanne and Keith again and to meet their new addition to the family - Cecilia.  Our new addition - Blythe - loved the freedom of the field. Thank you.
Ann, Alec, Zena and Blythe (Bordeauxs),  Northants
September 2017

A very well equipped cottage with nothing left to chance. The welcome package supplied was very tasty and very enjoyable. The owners, even though they lived next to the property left us well alone but were easily accessible should there be any problems. The grounds were very dog friendly and the gardens were very secure all around. A very nice and welcoming cottage.
Ian Portchester
September 2017

Excellent cottage, great field for dogs.
Alasdair
August 2017

Yet again another lovely stay.  The afternoon tea on arrival was wonderful especially the bara brith (the best I’ve ever tasted).  The gold mine is well worth a visit, my boys loved it. Ventured to St Fagins, Gower and Narbeth.  A must!
Collins Family, Switzerland
July 2017

Had such a relaxing week.  The cottage is really lovely, equipped to a high standard and spotlessly clean. The welcome tray was indeed welcome and the bara brith was the best cake my husband had ever eaten!  The exercise field for our dogs was a real bonus. Will definitely book for two weeks when we return. The owners are friendly and helpful should you need them.
Steve & Barbara  Abbots Langley
July 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. We were made to feel at home with lovely cakes on arrival. Thanks to Keith with help with our wolfhound's coat, much appreciated. Will definitely be back. Thanks.
Mandy & Anthony
May 2017

Such a lovely cottage and location and lovely owners.  A fantastic location to visit and Stackpole coastal walks and beaches were brilliant.  The weather held and made the week.  A great place for dog owners as so many walks. Thank you.
Elisa, Adrian and Misha and Tasha (dogs), Northamptonshire
October 2016

Thank you for a very thoughtful welcome. Had two very nice and relaxed weeks. Ella and Blade loved all their walks. Best days Dinefwr Park and Castle walks, Llansteffan beach and castle, Pembrey Country Park, Kidwelly Castle.Love Wales and the welcome we always get, even had some lovely sunshine.
Mark, Lorraine, Ella and Blade
August 2016

A great holiday cottage with the added bonus of a two acre field for the dogs to run in. We will definitely recommend to others personally and through the Flat Coated Rescue Society! Afternoon tea was splendid.
Dr and Mrs Collins, Switzerland
July 2016

Comfortable, cosy and convenient. We’ve always wanted to stay in Wales to catch up with friends and chose Afallon in Llandeilo as our base. Greeted warmly by Ysanne and Keith, they are friendly and helpful but make sure they are not intrusive. Delighted by the welcoming "goodies" to have with our cuppa, just what we needed after our long journey from Sydney, Australia. We loved the peace and quiet and found the location superb for visiting nearby attractions Dinefwr Castle, Newton House, Carreg Cemen Castle and Brecon Mountain Railway. With wi-fi included, we highly recommend this property.
Jen and Irv Keillor
May 2016

Another lovely two weeks at Afallon. We've had such a great time here.  Thank you! Lovely scones, clotted cream, jam and Welsh cakes in a welcome pack awaiting us. Delicious - Ysanne you're an excellent cook.  Amy's had her last walk in her field! (lol) Thoroughly enjoyed our seven weeks in total here this year (whilst our new house was being renovated) Diolch yn fawr iawn (thank you very much).
Scott, Sarah, Holly and Amy (furry friends)
February/March and April 2016

We had a really lovely week in your very cosy cottage. The exercise field was a godsend for our two. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch.  Thank you also for such friendly hosts.
Tracy, Emma, Copper and Buzz
March 2016

Lovely cottage in a lovely area. Great welcome pack with homemade produce. The cottage is extremely well equipped with all those little extras needed on a daily basis. Great hosts, thank you.
Richard, Carol, wolfhounds and bassett
August 2015

Cottage well appointed, birds and squirrels to watch. So much to do and see! Loved Aberglasney Gardens, Carreg Cennen Castle (take a torch for the cave), Llansteffan Castle, beach, fish and chips, Mario's ice-cream, Dinefwr Park, gold mines, red kites etc etc. Delicious bara brith.
Ann, Ray and Jane
July 2015

Lovely cosy cottage. We loved watching the wildlife from the lounge window, especially Vinnie! We had a fabulous week and weather was kind to us. Best beach is Tresaith near Cardigan. Beautiful scenery in South Wales. Thank you Keith and Ysanne, we really enjoyed our stay.
Tracey, Ian and Vinnie the Weimaraner
June 2015

Fantastic week, so much to see and do. Perfect location for dogs. Warm welcome awaits at the cottage. I would give the highest recommendation as a holiday cottage worth coming back to.
Don and Wendy, Grace, Harry the wolfhound
May 2015

We had a lovely week. Of all the people we have met you are surely two of the nicest. There is so much to thank you for - where to start? The great accommodation, all of the treats when we arrived and especially for the chocolates and flowers for our anniversary. You deserve a gold star and the best part of course is seeing your dogs again.
Beryl and Ray
September 2014

Fantastic! There are very few places that will allow four dogs to stay, especially when three of them are very large dogs. Thank you for the warm welcome and lovely food treats. The use of the field has been invaluable especially for Arthur. He loved running around in it and we are expecting major sulks when we get home and he realises our gate doesn't allow access to a large field to play in! We have all had a wonderful time and hope to return soon.
Caroline and Dave plus Arthur the wolfhound,
Eric the Borzoi, Balderick the greyhound, Bess the viszla
September 2014

Friendly owners, very helpful. Lovely weather, week of sunshine. Well worth a trip to Skomer Island (puffins). Would return again.  
Michael, Toni, Mum and westie Pete
June 2014

Friendly welcome, lovely basket of homemade products. Great location for touring and having the dog walking field available to us was really fun for Bobby and the boys.
Mr & Mrs Edwards, Rhys, Dylan and Bobby the golden retriever
April 2014

A warm and friendly greeting on arrival, thank you so much for the welcome basket. Pembrey Beach is a must, miles of golden sands.  Attended the annual Walrus Dip on Boxing Day. Visited Hay-on-Wye, if you love books it's a must and only 45 minutes away. Market town of Llandeilo has some interesting shops including a chocolate one! Thank you once again for a very enjoyable stay in your cottage.  
Mike and Marie
December 2013

We had a lovely two weeks, weather much better this year (our second visit). Castell Henllys worth a visit. A thank you to Keith and Ysanne for the welcoming cakes. Our dogs enjoyed running in the field. Hope to be back next year.  
Ann and Alec, Amber and Zena (dogues de bordeaux)
September 2013


Fantastic cottage and gardens with lovely views. Perfect place for bringing a dog as there is a lovely walk to the river at the bottom of the lane. A big thank you to Keith and Ysanne who made us feel very welcome, and also made us a lovely fruit loaf. We will be back.
Gill, Carmen and Honey
August 2013











Pembrey Country Park
Afallon Holiday Cottage
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire SA19 7BR
Telephone: 01550 777053
Mobile: 07746 262909
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