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Luxury Edwardian Home For 8 in Dylan Thomas' Laugharne with Lovely Views, 4Star

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales - overlooking castle and sea close to the bars and restaurants of Laugharne

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

jpnc@btinternet.com
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About jpnc@btinternet.com

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.

jpnc@btinternet.com purchased this villa in 2006

Why jpnc@btinternet.com chose Carmarthenshire

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just had to let you know how much we and all the family enjoyed ourselves at your house. The house was so welcoming and spacious we never felt over squashed and we particularly enjoyed eating at the table in dining room. We had a splendid time visiting the places we had holidayed at as children, and the weather was very kind to us. Have made some new "friends" in the Mariners and will most probably returning next year. We really envy you your Welsh Getaway.
Jul 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just had to let you know how much we and all the family enjoyed ourselves at your house. The house was so welcoming and spacious we never felt over squashed and we particularly enjoyed eating at the table in dining room. We had a splendid time visiting the places we had holidayed at as children, and the weather was very kind to us. Have made some new "friends" in the Mariners and will most probably returning next year. We really envy you your Welsh Getaway.
Jul 2011
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13 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

5

Large ,well equipped and comfortable accommodation with a homely feel that allowed us to relax

  • 5 of 5

This house was very comfortable for our family weekend away. Plenty of room for us all and 2 dogs. The house was comfortable warm and cosy on a wet weekend with lots of space for drying wet coats and dogs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you had a lovely time in Laugharne! Actually, I think the place has a special charm during wet, wild weather - especially when you get back to the house and watch the storms rolling in out of the window!
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5

Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to thank you very much we had a wonderful few days in Laugharne, it felt like a week! Your beautiful home was a real treat.Local pubs have a wonderful atmosphere.There are great walks in Laugharne, Pendine and Tenby. Reakes family

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A very comfortable house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable, well equipped and quiet. It was cleaned and the beds changed mid stay. We did have a problem with one of the showers which was repaired promptly. Laugharne is a pleasant little town with a number of restaurants and pubs plus a very good gift shop. There are walks along the coast and around the castle within easy reach of the house. It is well situated for exploring the Camarthenshire and Pembrokeshire coasts. The people were very friendly and helpful and somewhere I would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Home in a lovely friendly village.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful bakery on the doorstep. Three generations from 66 to 4 years old had a Brilliant holiday. Had some great meals out with help from recommendations in info, and added our own The Red dragon as we came back from Saundersfoot was excellent. Definitely plan a return visit. Great base for countryside and amazing beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind words. positive feedback continues to motivate us to make Brynafon as homely and welcoming as possible for our guests.
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal holiday home for those that desire a quiet surrounding, with a beautiful view of the sand banks and castle, but also want the convenience of a well stocked Spa shop and a variety of eating establishments just a short walk way in the village.

We all loved the house and all said "wow" on entering it. It was full of character, fireplaces and had lovely huge bedrooms with comfortable beds for a good nights' sleep. The house made our holiday, we had five adults, two teenagers and a dog and there was more than enough space for everyone, on the one damp day of the week that we had. The house was very clean, well stocked with every household item you'd need and the kids loved the secret stash of DVDs and board games.

We would highly recommend this house as a holiday home, from which you can easily access lots of beautiful places to visit; such as Tenby, Stackpole, Picton Castle and Pendine Sands. The owner of the house was very helpful with providing comprehensive travel directions, answering all queries and even provided us with a surprise box of chocolates and a bottle of 'Bubbly'!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much! For any potential customers reading this, we promise that it is absolutely genuine and that the reviewer is not a friend of ours (although we hope that they come back to Brynafon soon for another holiday!)
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5

Great family home

  • 5 of 5

The house and village were a great base for my family who all got together to welcome my new granddaughter born in Carmarthen a week before our stay. The house is a spacious home from home, perfect for a wide range of ages, with room to socialise and space for privacy, well equipped with stunning views. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks, so pleased you enjoyed the house and town. Congratulations on the new addition!
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter Extra
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Late Spring Holiday
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,490
for 7 nights
£1,490
 
 
Later Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£740
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
£1,490
 
 
New year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
3 night minimum stay
£639
for 3 nights
£1,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£130
Fri,Sat
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1900 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, En-suite to bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite to ground floor bedroom 3
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Downstairs loo
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Family bathroom on mezzanine level
  • En-suite to upstairs double bedroom 1 with jacuzzi bath and shower over, en-suite to upstairs double bedroom 2 with shower, en-suite to downstairs double bedroom with bath and shower over, large seperate family bathroom adjacent to twin bedroom with bath.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Groundfloor bedroom with en-suite bathroom 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Firstfloor bedroom with en-suite bathroom 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Firstfloor bedroom with en-suite bathroom 1
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, First floor bedroom. Family bathroom 4 adjacent.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two upstairs double en-suite bedrooms with bay windows overlooking Laugharne bay, a downstairs double en-suite bedroom and a twin room all tastefully decorated with comfy beds and luxury bedlinen

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Off street parking for up to 3 cars. Babysitting and daily cleaning service available at additional cost. Powerful oil fired central heating and a plentiful supply of logs included. Outside: There are large gardens and various patio areas. The gardens are mixed between planted borders and an area suitable for modest ball games. We have a small herb garden outside the kitchen. Utility Room: Separate utility with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing board. Direct access to Garden so ideal for drying off wet pooches! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury linen and towels are included. Service cleaning complimentary for families staying for more than 1 week.

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