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About y Cartws


Y Cartws' is a renovated outbuilding (formerly the cart-house and stables) on an idyllic sheep farm - Maesyfelin. The owners, Paul and Eirlys Williams and their family are the 7th generation of the family to have farmed here. Y-Cartws offers the ideal base however you wish to spend your time while exploring the coast and countryside of beautiful West Wales, and just a stone’s throw away from the wild and magnificent Preseli Hills. It is a very peaceful location with wonderful views across acres of lush green grass. Our visitors are welcome to take walks down to the woodland area where there is a stream and plenty of space for a picnic.

Y Cartws is also located in a great spot for star gazing with its wonderful dark skies at night. We are more than happy to let you fly your drone from our land.

Y Cartws is a dog friendly cottage, Enjoy your time away with your 4 legged little friend (one small well behaved dog allowed).

Birdlife is everywhere here giving a wide diversity of species including the rare Red Kites, they nest just a field away from the cottage, so they are always flying around in full view.


During the month of March and April we have the busy time of Lambing, our visitors are welcome to have a look at what's going on or give us a hand with the feeding of molly lambs, that is if we have them here at the time of your stay.


 The cottage itself has a large farmhouse kitchen, a laundry room and a living room on the ground floor. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms     (1 double and 1 twin with the option of a cot and a put up single) and a bathroom with a large walk in shower. It has oil central heating throughout. Free WI -FI is available at the cottage, the password is provided on arrival. We also provide a stair gate, cot and a high chair for our younger guests. There is plenty of parking space and bike storage available just outside the cottage.



Tariff & Availability


Low Season

From £450

Mid Season
From £525

Peak Season
£595 - £725

Please enquire for a price for your chosen dates by filling in the contact form below or just go ahead to the BOOK HERE button and enter your dates for a quotation and availability.

  • Short Breaks are available  - Prices available on request

  • A deposit will be required when booking, 25% of the total price.

  • Full payment due 6 weeks before arrival date.

  • A bond of £80 cash will be required on arrival. This will be refundable on departure if there are no breakages and the cottage is left clean and tidy.

  • Prices shown are per week.

  • Card payments accepted.

  • Dogs allowed - £25 per stay, must be kept on a lead whilst outside as we are a working sheep farm. 



Local Information


 A walking paradise is literally on your doorstep – The Preseli Hills are a spectacular mountain range with winding lanes, bridleways, moorland and footpaths bright and spectacular with all the vivid  purples and yellows of  heather and gorse, also we are just a short car journey away from the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which twists and turns its way along some breath-taking coastline. Why not spend some time on the wide range of beautiful sandy beaches that Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire have to offer with their secret coves, rock pools, paddling or just simply relaxing and watching the world go by whilst absorbing the rays.


Narberth is just 8 miles away from us, it’s a gorgeous little market town in Pembrokeshire. It has different coloured Edwardian and Georgian buildings that line the high street which has developed quite a reputation as a shopper’s paradise, with independent shops selling a whole range of lovely items from fine art to fine food, it also has vintage and antique shops a museum and a castle. Then when you’re all shopped out there are award winning cafes, pubs and restaurants galore to rest your weary feet.




The Preseli Hills are a world away from any other area of Pembrokeshire, although quite small in area, they feel very remote and are a wonderful place to get away from it all, take in the fantastic panoramic views and sample some Pembrokeshire peace and quiet.

Nearby Canaston Woods offers a wealth of opportunity for walking, cycling and horse riding.


Cenarth is a fascinating village on the border of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The focus of the village are Cenarth Falls, a series of small waterfalls and pools on the river Teifi and a well-known salmon leap.


Pentre Ifan is located in the heart of Bluestone Country, it’s the largest and most well preserved neolithic dolmen in Wales. A fine example of a cromlech with a 15-ton capstone intact. Just down the road from Penter Ifan there’s Castell Henllys it’s a reconstructed Iron Age hill fort. Well worth a visit, children can take part in all different types of activities. 


Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, situated to the north of Saundersfoot and Tenby  is a must if you have children.


Tenby is a harbour town. It’s known for its 13th-century town walls and its stretches of sandy shoreline, including Castle Beach. The ruins of Tenby Castle are on a headland overlooking the harbour. Daily trips go out to Caldy Island which is just off the coast of Tenby. It is a religious Catholic Island. A very peaceful location.


Also, there’s St David’s Cathedral and boat trips to Ramsay Island, Cilgerran Castle and The Welsh wildlife centre, a selection of Castles, Oakwood theme Park, Heatherton, Llys Y Fran Country Park but to name a few!  Carmarthenshire boasts The National Botanic Gardens, Laugharne (Dylan Thomas History}, The Millenium coastal Park and much more. Cardigan Bay is an outstanding area for marine wildlife and home to the bottlenosed dolphins, Porpoise and grey seals, with beautiful walks and plenty of fishing areas. It also has small towns and villages to wonder around, with shops, restaurants and lots more.


Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

"We loved staying in your cosy cottage. The kids really enjoyed the eggs and freshly baked Bara Brith. We had a brilliant walk in The Preseli Hills with beautiful breathtaking views and plenty of friendly sheep and horses for company.Many thanks"

The Ryland Family - Vale of Glamorgan

"Wow - What a wonderful place to stay, have loved every minute - The recommendation for the Caribbean style beach was wonderful. The cottage is so well equipped and beds so comfy. We will be back. Thanks again"

The Maitland Family - Gloucester  

"Lovely cottage and many thanks for the flowers, milk and eggs. We were blessed with nice weather. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay, particularly the coastal walks. Diolch am y croeso, Cymru ar ei gorau!"

Dave and Mandy, Ynys Môn.

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