A spacious and attractive Edwardian villa originally built for a retired sea captain in an imposing location in the ancient township of Laugharne. Tastefully modernised, furnished and equipped to the highest residential standards to provide 4 star en-suite holiday accommodation for up to 8 people. Generous communal areas with grand fireplaces equipped with wood burning stoves. Cosy bedrooms with large comfortable beds. Luxury linen and towels. Large, well tended grounds.
- Villa1900 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Villa in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales - overlooking castle and sea close to the bars and restaurants of Laugharne
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Sep 2018
We were lucky enough to visit Laugharne and stay at Brynafon by chance a few years ago, and like Dylan Thomas and many others, were hooked by the charm of the town and the beauty of the house so much that we bought it! After careful and sympathetic redecoration and modernisation we are privileged to be able to share our gorgeous home with visitors passing through Laugharne.
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Why firstname.lastname@example.org chose Laugharne
On driving down the hill into Laugharne, the mobile phone signal drops, the sea hoves into sight beyond Laugharne burrows and relax! You pass historic 'Brown's' hotel, once the famous drinking den of Dylan Thomas and now being restored to top boutique hotel quality, turn off the main street towards Dylans old boathouse and writing shed, and come upon our Brynafon.
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Fabulous property with amazing views!!
First impressions count and we could tell as soon as we drove on to the drive that we were going to love it!!!! & we did.
Thank you for your kind words! Pleased you enjoyed Laugharne.
Lovely house in perfect position.
We loved this house. It was well presented, with lots of nice homely things: games, books, everything you would ever need in the kitchen, wood burners and blankets to keep up cosy. We appreciated chocs and wine on arrival. Perfect size for 2 families of 4 + a dog - we never felt on top of each other. The view was spectacular and it's in a brilliant position for exploring the coast. We particularly liked Llansteffan beach, Pendine beach and our visit to Tenby. Warm welcome from local people throughout our stay and a cheery goodbye from the lovely cleaning ladies who arrived promptly just as we were leaving.
Wonderful family holiday home
We had a wonderful stay at Brynafon. The property was very big, plenty of space for our family group ranging in ages from 13-84. The house is clean and well furnished with a lovely large kitchen and super dining room. The bedrooms are all very good size and the downstairs bedroom with ensuite shower room were perfect for my mother in law. The outside front seating area is perfect for an early evening drink with wonderful views of the estuary and castle - the fact that the house is raised slightly from the road means people walking past don't notice you sitting outside...all you see are the tops of their heads! Laugharne is lovely and we enjoyed watching the tide coming in with the locals one evening down by the castle, it literally floods the car park so check tide times if you park down there, although there is no need to as all the restaurants and bars are an easy stroll down the hill. Pendine Sands, Saundersfoot, Tenby and the National Botanical Gardens are all within a short drive. We were lucky to be there when the Pembrokeshire County Show was on, so we got to visit that too. We took a thrilling boat trip from Saundersfoot to Caldey Island...which was brilliant for the teenager in our group. And a cream tea on the Gwili Railway is not to be missed. Lots and lots to do within 30 mins driving. We used the big Tesco in Carmarthan once but mostly ate out in the evenings. A week just wasn't enough! A super holiday, highly recommended.
Excellent accommodation for a family get together. Kitchen is well equipped, with a plentiful supply of everything. Enjoyed sitting in the front garden looking out to the estuary. Laugharne is a pretty unspoilt village and close to many beaches and towns to suit all ages.
Beautiful property and location
The good points:-If you like character you will love this property. Very spacious and a great enclosed back garden which if you have pets is ideal. Large kitchen very well equipped. Off road parking which is great. Owners pleasant and easily contactable. Locals and visitors alike very friendly.
The negative points:- Must say that as a person who cleans a holiday home I was slightly disappointed with the level of cleanliness, on the surface it appeared to be very clean but when you look closer some area's needed more attention. Bed linen and towels lovely and clean but we did get a shock at the sight of our mattress when I removed the sheets etc before we left the property (to help the cleaner) only to find we had been sleeping on a mattress that had no mattress cover and had a lot of stains on it. the other in our party said their bed was lovely and clean with a white mattress cover. We picked this downstairs room as we had a dog (puppy)with us and wanted to make sure she was ok during the night as no dogs permitted upstairs.
Would i recommend this property -yes I would. The negatives are things that can easily been rectified. Overall a great house and we were lucky enough to have good weather also.
Spacious yet cosy family house
A cosy yet large house with space for everyone to find their own nook! Beautifully & luxuriously decorated but still very comfortable & relaxing.
Wonderfully positioned in the centre of Laugharne village with access to shops, restaurants, the castle, the beach and the various Dylan Thomas landmarks. Thoroughly recommended!
Thanks for coming! First guests for 2018!
The sweeping Pendine sands are about 5 minutes drive away and the charming traditional seaside towns of Saundersfoot and Tenby about 15 and 20 minutes drive respectively. Pembrokeshire's fine beaches are about 30 minutes away. Walks along and around Laugharne's taf estuary start from the house.
Laugharne is best reached by car about 15 minutes drive from Carmarthen being easily accessed by major motorway and dual carriageway. 3 hours from Heathrow and 1 hour from Cardiff. You can travel by train to Carmarthen and catch a bus or taxi. Helicoptor landing nearby can be arranged.
The house is in the town of Laugharne with well stocked SPAR shop including greengroceries, bakery (opposite the house). Butcher, bank, CO-OP 5 minutes away in St Clears. Major shopping (24 hr TESCO), cinemas, leisure centres are at Carmarthen, 15 minutes drive away.
Laugharne is a beautiful and unspoilt location, south of Carmarthen, and can be reached in 3 hours from Heathrow. The town was one of South Wales' foremost ports in the sixteenth century, with a trade in agricultural produce and a large cockling industry, but now it is just a quiet, picturesque town in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. The town has latterly become known for its links with Dylan Thomas, who lived just down the road from Brynafon and wrote many of his famous works in Laugharne, including “Under Milk Wood” which was based on the town and its people. You will be able to soak up some of the atmosphere of Dylan Thomas’ time, taking a drink if you wish in the famous local bars including the recently re-opened Brown's Hotel (Laugharne meets Los Angeles!), which are only a stone’s throw from Brynafon. We also have an excellent choice of top quality restaurants within a couple of hundred yards, including Cors— voted the county’s most romantic restaurant in the ‘Sunday Times’, Seaview - once the home of Dylan Thomas, and The Portreeve.
Payment by cheque preferred. Other methods will be considered on application. Changeover Day: Peak season lettings are from 4 pm Saturday until 10am the following Saturday when the house must be left clean and tidy to facilitate a smooth changeover for following customers. House available for long weekends/ midweek visits October to May.