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Bwthyn y Bardd

Llansteffan - West Wales

Dylan Thomas himself actually stayed at this Llansteffan holiday cottage. With the Castle, beaches, great walks and local pub this is a superb holiday location.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
78278
£449 - £878 per week *

Description

This Llansteffan Holiday cottage is brimming with character and charm. Dylan Thomas the famous poet and writer himself actually stayed here. With the castle, beaches , great walks and a local pub, this is not only a superb holiday location but also a great base for exploring all the area has to offer.

Ground Floor

Lounge – Beautiful large open fire ( logs supplied) , with a ‘cwtch’ chair and and a large comfy sofa. TV with DVD, video and freeview.

Reading / Music room – A fantastic grand piano and an exclusive collection of books with reading chairs and dining table to seat 4.

Dining room – Table and chairs for 4 and a further sofa, perfect for relaxing in front of the wood burner. TV with freeview. Sofa can be made into a double sofa bed to sleep an additional 2 guests.

Kitchen – Electric hob & oven, large SMEG fridge with half size freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Utility room / Storage – The outside room includes a washing machine and sink and can also be used to store bikes / walking boots etc.

Upstairs

Master bedroom – Lovely large room with feature chandelier and a king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is also a futon available that can sleep an additional 2 guests.

Master bathroom – Large family bathroom with stand alone bath and a separate large power shower unit.

Double Bedroom – View up over the garden and with a double bed , wardrobe, vanity station and drawers.

Twin Bedroom – 2 single beds in a large room with the traditional fireplace, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Garden

Rear paved area with steps leading up to a large vegetable and fruit garden. Guests are welcome to help themselves to whatever is in season. This Llansteffan Holiday cottage has another patio area with garden table and chairs and from the top of the garden, there are great sea views stretching across the estuary.

Additional Information

Oil central heating and electricity included

Bed linen and towels provided

High chair and cot available (please bring your own cot bedding with you).

Wifi included

Guests are welcome to use lounge fireplace and dining room woodburner but please do not light fires in the bedroom fireplaces.

Mobile signal can be patchy; Orange works but please check with your mobile provider if essential.

No smoking or pets

Parking outside the cottage

*Please note this property is currently awaiting official grading*

Features

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.3 Mile from a beach
  • 0.1 Mile from a pub
  • 0.1 Mile from a shop
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • No stairgate available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
28 Oct 17 - 23 Dec 17 £449 £337
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £836 £627
6 Jan 18 - 24 Mar 18 £449 £337
24 Mar 18 - 14 Apr 18 £575 £431
14 Apr 18 - 26 May 18 £470 £353
26 May 18 - 2 Jun 18 £721 £541
2 Jun 18 - 21 Jul 18 £575 £431
21 Jul 18 - 1 Sep 18 £878 £659
1 Sep 18 - 8 Sep 18 £575 £431
8 Sep 18 - 20 Oct 18 £522 £392
20 Oct 18 - 3 Nov 18 £575 £431
3 Nov 18 - 22 Dec 18 £449 £337
22 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £836 £627

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.

Reviews

We were visiting family in a nearby town so mainly used the property as a place to sleep. We did find the house to be very comfortable though having everything we needed. The bedrooms were a good size with very comfortable beds. Both the garden, the bath and the baby grand were very much appreciated. The beach and castle in Llansteffan is lovely - we've been once before and that is why we chose to stay in Llansteffan this time round. This time we also enjoyed Pendine beach and Laugharne with the castle and Dylan Thomas' boathouse as well as the towns of Emlyn and Kidwelly.Malin from Sweden - 6th July 2017
Lovely spacious property. The baby grand piano was one of the reasons we chose the house. Very well equipped. Lovely comfy beds.
Tips: Local towns such as Tenby gets very busy in the summer months and parking close to the town centre can be a problem. Folly Farm is a great day out, even with teenagers (because of the vintage fun fair and zoo) but again it gets very busy so go as early in the day as possible.Family from Sheffield - 13th August 2016
Great property, very spacious and full of character. Every thing you needed, very nice garden. Our son made great use of the baby grand piano. Loads of local walks. The coastal paths. The Castle pub in Llansteffen was very friendly, had a good atmosphere and served good food.Roy from Winchester - 9th July 2016
We all felt at home....very comfortable...loved the piano (a reason we booked the property), great garden.
Tips: Get a map of local walks.....stock up on food in Carmarthan because there are no other shops.Lisa from Reading - 25th June 2016
It was a family holiday in February, to my home region which I live far away from. I wanted my young grandsons to meet their relatives and to experience Welsh village life by the sea and a castle. The local fish and chips and café are very good. and go for lots of walksSian from Cambridge - 23rd February 2016

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Llansteffan Beach

Llansteffan beach is located towards the bottom of the Twyi estuary. Llansteffan beach is family friendly and clean and appealing. With plenty of room to park the car there is also a childrens' play park and a tarmaced small path following the shoreline.

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Local Area

This Llansteffan Holiday cottage is a semi-detached property set in the heart of the village with the local pub, shop and a restaurant nearby. Llansteffan is allegedly the village which Dylan Thomas based ‘Under Milk Wood’ upon and it is also famous for its castle and estuary beach. There are also many other beaches close by including Scott Bay that seems to be a firm favourite with families. Traditionally the village relied on farming and fishing and it is situated on the estuaries of the famous salmon river the Tywi and the Taf. Within the village, a restaurant called ‘Ty Bwyta’ is worth a visit and The Sticks and The Castle are 2 great local pubs where you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere. Fish and chips are also available from Florries down at the beach.

The market town of Carmarthen and the nearest supermarket is only 7 miles away and whilst supermarket deliveries are also available, we would thoroughly recommend you try the local produce available in the local shop and from surrounding farm shops. Some of the attractions in the area include the National Botanic Gardens, Ffos Las Racecourse, Folly Farm, Oakwood and the Blue Lagoon Water Park which means there is plenty to see and do whatever the weather. Tenby is around 30 mins away by car.

If you are following the Dylan Thomas Trail, as well as soaking up the history within the house and around the village, a trip to Laugharne and the Boat House is a must.

Walking

The new All Wales Coast Path can be joined only a few hundred yards away and there are many great walks including around Llansteffan Castle. 0.3 miles

Cycling

With plenty of quiet country lanes, cycling is a great way to explore the area. 0.1 miles

Beaches

Llansteffan Beach is large with lovely soft sand and there are nice views across the estuary and River Taf to the village of Ferryside. Swimming can be dangerous as it is an estuary beach. 0.3 miles.

Scotts Bay is only a short walk from Llansteffan and is much safer to bathe. Access is via the path from Llansteffan beach car park. 0.7 miles

Pendine a huge sandy beach some 7 miles in length, was made famous by the 5 land speed records set on it. 18 miles

Fishing

Salmon fishing on the River Tywi, one of the UKs best salmon rivers. Permits available. 1 miles

Sea fishing is available on the beach. 0.3 miles

Golf

Derllys Court is a great parkland course. 9 miles.

Water Sports

Excellent surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding at beaches such as Pendine. 18 miles.

Indoors, the Blue Lagoon Water Park is a family favourite. 17 miles.

The Towy Boat Club is based in Llansteffan. 1 mile.

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