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Luxury Manor House in beautiful township of Laugharne, fantastic coastal views

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
18 rooms, secluded garden, dog-friendly, parking, pubs/restaurants 100 metres

Dylan Thomas wrote about Laugharne “there is nowhere like it anywhere at all”. This beautiful and spacious house offers the best views in Laugharne, across the estuary and 30 miles of coastline. 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, 4 living rooms and a conservatory, plus downstairs cloakroom, fully-fitted kitchen, utility room and walk-in pantry. The fabulous Pendine Sands is a short drive away, with easy parking.

The house is superbly equipped and with some equally stunning traditional and antique furniture. The house has a large secluded garden and off-street parking, yet is central to all of Laugharne’s amenities.

This unique, imposing house is on Cliff Walk and has off-street parking for 3 cars without anyone being blocked in, or up to 5/6 cars with blocking. It is within 200/300 yards of Laugharne Castle, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, and the town’s bars, restaurants and shops. The house is superbly equipped, with a well-blended combination of modern and traditional furniture, including grand piano, grandfather clock, two welsh dressers, valuable antique sideboard and many other items of special interest. The central dining area and lounge are stunning, with panoramic views over Laugharne Bay. Everything you need, including bed-linen and towels, is provided. One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome, by agreement. No smoking inside the house.

Accommodation Description

Bedrooms and Bathrooms:

There are 5 newly-decorated and furnished bedrooms - 3 double, 1 twin and 1 single, some with built-in wardrobes. 1 double has en-suite with walk-in shower, and the single has en-suite bathroom with shower attachment. 1 other double and the twin room have an associated luxury shower room, and there is a further large family bathroom with shower fitment. All three double bedrooms have fantastic sea views. A bedroom TV is provided, which can be used in any of the bedrooms.

Dining Area, Lounge, Study and Snug:

The front porch leads into a large central room, which encompasses the dining area, with wood flooring, fireplace, ceiling beams and a feature staircase. There is a valuable antique sideboard, magnificent 8-feet long vintage Welsh Oak dining table, seating 10 in comfort, and a Hi-Fi for music. Double-doors from the dining area lead to a large lounge, with three-piece suite, wood burning stove, Grand Piano, and TV & Blu-Ray Recorder. Further doors from the central area provide access into both a Study and a Snug/Sitting Room, with a beautiful Welsh Dresser, books and games. The Lounge provides access to the conservatory and French doors onto the patio. There are fantastic views of the ever-changing estuary and coastline.

Kitchen, Utility Room and Pantry:

The newly modernised fully fitted kitchen also has direct access to the conservatory, which may also be used as an informal breakfast room. Range cooker with 7-burner gas hob, 2 electric ovens and 1 further grill/oven. Microwave, dishwasher, built-in fridge, and a full set of quality crockery, cutlery, pans and utensils are provided. In addition to cupboard space, there is an adjoining walk-in pantry with extensive storage space, and a freezer. The utility room has washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and associated equipment.

Amenities:

Bed-linen and towels are provided. A weekly cleaning service is available for those staying more than one week. The house has full central heating, and all normal equipment is available, including Iron and Ironing Board, Hair Dryers, Travel Cot, High Chair, Telephone, Internet Access, Barbeque, Garden Furniture, etc.

Outside:

The house is surrounded by a large secure garden, with more than ten trees and natural habitat. To the rear of the house is a patio and lawn with phenomenal views. The drive is fairly steep, but from the parking area much of the garden is reasonably flat.

Location:

The house is reached from the main street in Laugharne, via a single-track road, which becomes Cliff Walk (part of the Welsh Coastal Path) and “No Entry” for vehicles at the point of access to the drive. Coastal walks start from the front of the house, and there are nearby facilities for horse riding. Fishing is also popular, and there are golf courses in the area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I was born in London, educated at Grammar School in Slough and Birmingham University, and have spent almost 50 year working in the computer software industry. I started the company Symology Ltd (www.symology.co.uk) in 1983, which over 30 years of successful operation has grown to employ nearly 100 professional staff. In 2014, I transferred the company into employee ownership, so that it would retain its existing culture and continue to look after both its staff and customers.

I have been married for nearly 50 years, and my wife and daughter (photographed in the Laugharne area with two grand-children) co-own the property. Although over retiring age, I am still working almost full time, and over the next few years whilst we, our daughter and grand-children only visit Laugharne occasionally, we are letting the property for periods when we do not need it ourselves.

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14 Reviews

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Superb location, lovely house, comfortable and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

Super location overlooking the estuary. Warm, comfortable, clean house with big communal areas and smaller separate rooms for quiet times. Very well equipped kitchen, with pantry and utility room separate. Efficient heating, and a pre-laid multifuel stove in the lounge was a lovely touch.

Really comfortable beds and good quality duvets.

Great to sit in the conservatory on wet days and watch the sea.

Good carvery nearby on Sunday, interesting places within driving distance, good walks in the area.

We'll definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A stunning property with views to die for.

  • 5 of 5

What can we say about this house other than it was perfect. The setting, the view, the layout, the facilities all these made our stay very memorable. The owners directions and info about house and surroundings were spot on , and gave us plenty of ideas on how to spend our time in this lovely area. Pembrey country park was one of our favourites and luckily the weather was good. Portreeves and cors restaurants were both excellent. We would love to return to this fabulous house and hopefully in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Corrantaf is stunning with breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Corrantaf was excellent from the moment we arrived to the time we sadly had to leave. Our nine-strong party - seven adults and two young children - were well catered for in every department. We settled in immediately and thought it a nice touch to receive a welcoming and much appreciated drink after our long haul. While the house offered us all the facilities we required, its superb elevated position provided stunning views across the estuary and beyond. Situated near a small shopping area, we found it catered for all our needs with cafes and restaurants worthy of more than one visit. The locals proved to be very helpful and friendly and provided service with a smile. Our housekeeper also ensured we didn't need anything explaining she was only a reassuring 'phone call away.

We all agreed it was a wonderful experience and would not hesitate in recommending it to others. Who knows, perhaps we will return one day...here's hoping!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, fabulous views and a grand house.

  • 5 of 5

Corrantaf was a superb location for our family holiday. The first thing to capture our attention was the view over the estuary. We found it mesmerising, constantly changing, enticing us to check it out as the waters ebbed and flowed. The sea birds that descended on the sandbanks did not disappoint either. With six adults and two children to accommodate, the generous proportions of the house and all mod cons made our stay very comfortable indeed. The little things like lots of hot water, two fridges (for wine and beer), a selection of games for rainy days made our stay utterly relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. For some unknown reason we all naturally gravitated to the conservatory which was light and airy. Breakfast on the patio on our first morning there was a great start to our holiday. We were able to eat out on the patio on a couple of days.

Pre-arrival directions and information about the house and location were quite detailed, which was very helpful. So too were the recommendations of eateries, pubs and nearby attractions. We headed for the beach at Pendine Sands which was fabulous; white sands and a clean beach. The kids loved it. Laugharne itself is a charming village with a variety of interesting walks and enough history to keep us engaged. The locals were friendly and helpful and the housekeeper telephoned to check we had all we needed. We couldn’t have been better looked after.

I’m sure we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Directions to property were very good. Parking for our three cars was adequate. House location was excellent, right on walking paths to castle, the coast (but not beaches) and Dylan Thomas' sites and with easy access to shops, restaurants and local attractions (including the very entertaining Shed museum). The view from all three double bedrooms was wonderful, breathtaking, in fact. The kitchen was well-equipped and of adequate size, with a very spacious pantry for food storage and a separate laundry room. We enjoyed cooking for the family and eating around the large dining room table, without any problem of fitting everyone in. We also used the bbq grill and ate at the outdoor table enjoying the lovely view from the back garden. The children enjoyed playing in the garden, although the slope down was a bit of an impediment to full-on football games. Two out of the four upstairs bathroom had been completely renovated, with very modern walk in showers. The other two bathrooms, although more dated, were fine and had bathtubs. Bedrooms generally had sufficient storage, except the room with two single beds which would benefit from an additional bedside table or a larger chest of drawers. The heating seemed to come on at odd times and insufficient instructions were provided to adjust it. Our stay was enjoyed by all, and the accommodations were perfect for our group.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The central heating and hot water is controlled with a standard electronic timer device that is situated alongside the boiler, allowing on/off times twice per day. Unfortunately, the local electricity supplier had warned of a planned power outage on the day of this guest's arrival, details of which I passed on in advance. It is most likely that the timer simply needed the actual time to be reset. I would have been happy to receive a telephone call, text or email to advise.
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5

Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house and area as stated on the website and more. The house is outstanding and views stunning, if we could give more than a five star rating we would. We cannot praise it highly enough and would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We first came to Laugharne over thirty years ago and, like many visitors, were captivated by its beauty and unique atmosphere - old-world charm coupled with a culture of friendliness and fun. We returned again and again, before eventually buying this house in 2014. Having completely re-furbished the house, modernising the kitchen and shower rooms, re-fitting the bedrooms, but retaining the traditional splendour of the living accommodation, we are now sharing it with visitors for the first time.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : New Three Mariners at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Carmarthen at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Whitland at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Portreeves Tafarn at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Pendine at 4 Miles Car: recommended

Laugharne is a quiet, picturesque and unspoiled estuary town, in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. There is a uniquely friendly community atmosphere, which makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive. It is famous as the location that inspired Dylan Thomas in much of his writing, including “Under Milk Wood” which was based on the town and its people - as soon as you feel the Laugharne atmosphere, you will understand why. Browns Hotel, Dylan’s favourite drinking haunt, and the nearby Cors Restaurant have both been voted by national newspapers into the top five of places to visit, and there are a number of other excellent pubs and restaurants. Visiting the Dylan Thomas Boathouse and the historic Laugharne Castle are “musts”. The town has a fascinating culture and a long history, including as a significant port in the sixteenth century. Surprisingly, given its seclusion, it is only 4 miles from a dual carriageway that links with the UK motorway network, and can be reached within 3 hours by car from London or middle England.

Laugharne has a small local supermarket, Post Office/Chemist, bakery, gift/book shops, “deli” and a number of coffee/tea houses, pubs and eating places (from light snacks to gourmet meals). Those who have visited never cease to be fascinated by its charm and the warmth of its local people. The equally famous Pendine (World Land Speed record on the 7-mile long sands in 1928) is only ten minutes drive away, and the beauty/grandeur of the entire Pembrokeshire coast is at hand.

There are a host of attractions to visit in the wider area covering all tastes, including the Welsh National Showcaves, numerous Castles, Botanic Gardens, Oakwood theme park, working farms, steam trains, etc.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
New Year 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Spring half-term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
April/May 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer half-term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Early June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Mid-Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Dylan fortnight
27 Oct 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate

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3 night minimum stay
£540
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

During the main holiday season, the property is available only for full-week lettings. The house is available from 4 pm on the day of arrival until 10 am on the day of departure, when the house must be left clean and tidy to enable it to be prepared for any following customers.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Laugharne itself has a unique friendly atmosphere and is both natural and unspoiled. The town itself has a population of only around 1,500, but unusually has its own independent "Laugharne Corporation" (one of only two in the UK) as a result of a Royal charter dating back to 1270. Although small, the town has some amazingly good facilities, and is so well known that it regularly attracts stars of television and screen for its festival days. It has a hotel and a restaurant, both of which have been voted in the Top 10 by a national Sunday newspaper. The famous Browns Hotel has been visited by many well-konwn people. Apart from Dylan Thomas, the poet who lived in Laugharne, Browns Hotel has hosted people as famous as President Carter, Richard Burton & ElizabethTaylor, Peter O’Toole, Charles and Camilla, Mick Jagger, Pierce Brosnan, Alexi Sayle and Cerys Matthews. The house itself boasts what is probably the best views in Laugharne, and has the seclusion of a large private garden, whilst only being a few hundred metres from all the facilities and places of interest offered by Laugharne. It is also only 10 minutes drive from the beautiful, safe sands of Pendine, with its own history of holding the world land speed record in 1928 on the 7 mile long beach.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Family Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite Bedroom 1: - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite Bedroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bedroom 4/5 Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom is a large room with bath/shower attachment, WC and large washbasin with bathroom cabinet and light over. En-suite Bedroom 1 has a large walk-in shower, WC and large washbasin with mirror/light over. En-suite Bedroom 3 has a bath with shower attachment, WC and large washbasin. Room shared between Bedrooms 4 and 5, has large corner shower cubicle, WC and large washbasin with mirror over.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, A travel cot is available if required.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1: Double aspect. large double bedroom with fantastic sea views. Bedside cabinet, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobes. En-suite. Bedroom 2: Double aspect bedroom also with sea views. Bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe. Not en-suite, but directly opposite family bathroom. Bedroom 3: Large single room, with built-in wardrobe, bedside cabinet and small dressing table/mirror unit. En-suite. Bedroom 4: Double aspect large double bedroom with sea views. New matching oak furniture comprising bedside cabinets, wardrobe, drawers and mirror unit, plus old grandfather clock (not operating or chiming!!). Sharing shower room with: Bedroom 5: Twin bedded room with bedside cabinet and hanging rack, overlooking the from of the house, with built in cupboard/wardrobe just outside the door.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The seclusion of a large private garden, with fantastic sea views, yet only a few hundred metres from all the facilities of Laugharne, including Laugharne Castle, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, excellent pubs, restaurants and shops for day-today requirements. Only a few miles from one of the best beaches in UK, with easy parking. There is beautiful coastline and great walks. The area is surrounded by places of interest to visit, including castles, Pendine Speed museum, national show caves, a theme park, steam railway, Folly Farm and zoo. botanical gardens, and many more.

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