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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.


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.


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.


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

Ken Hickson
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Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Ken Hickson

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.

Ken Hickson purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Ken Hickson chose Laugharne

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Laugharne in Carmarthenshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
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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Luxury Manor House in beautiful township of Laugharne, fantastic coastal views
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent in every aspect. The kitchen has everything you need and all in very good order. The view is spectacular and we certainly intend to return later in the year when the weather is better and we can sit outside to take full advantage of the view. We have enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Many thanks Ken for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peter and Katie's 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration at Corrantaf with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Corrantaf and we were all enchanted by the house and garden with the wonderful views. Our ages ranged from three to seventy four and there was plenty of room for the nine of us.

Corrantaf was really well equipped and lots of lovely little touches. We had lots of our meals

outside and the little ones had a fantastic time playing in the garden.

We have already recommended your beautiful home and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much. We try hard to make your stay memorable, and it makes it all worthwhile.
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Lovely house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We are currently lucky enough to be staying in this lovely house. After a long drive we arrived and it was so worth it. The house is lovely in itself but is made spectacular by it's beautiful views.

We are a family of 4 generations staying here and it is great for all of us. Would highly recommend and hopefully we will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful. The house is spotless and very well equipped. The views are breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

This holiday was a 50th birthday celebration. All the guests were very impressed with the accommodation. A great time was had by all. The views and lovely local walks etc make this a magical place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb property with wonderful views over the estuary

  • 5 of 5

This house far exceeded our expectations, it had everything and more one could want and the location was brilliant.

Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet getaway

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with amazing views across the estuary

  • 5 of 5

The family had a fantastic 1 week stay and will be looking to return at some point in the future. There are no negative points it really was excellent and the weather also behaved itself!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
New Three Mariners
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Portreeves Tafarn
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Laugharne, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 10 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2018
11 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer half-term 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
21 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn half-term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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