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

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-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:
23 June, 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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19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, everything you could need and tremendously comfortable. Great location and walking distance to pubs, cafe, shops and bakery. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Look forward to you returning.
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Nice Break Away

  • 4 of 5

The facilities available at the house were above average and we enjoyed our stay there. All the main rooms provide lovely views over the estuary. There are also some lovely walks close to the house, which the dog appreciated!

Just a small note, we would have liked some seating in the garden at the rear and a small television in the dining room would have been appreciated and also, we hovered up but the hoover bag was full so we bought some, but some spare vacuum bags to change with is an idea.

Mary - Middlesbrough

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fourth year of visiting; Brynafon comfortable & beautifully positioned in distinctive Laugharne

  • 5 of 5

Brynafon is a comfortable, well equipped & very attractive place to stay in Laugharne. A large kitchen (seaview) and lovely dining room (castle view) ensure you really do feel on holiday all the time. Bedrooms very attractive with en suite bathrooms; ideal for multiple couples and a ground floor bedroom to help with any Access issues. Outside there is a beautiful garden which has recently been tidied and planted with new plants, including herbs that we used in our roast dinners! The feature we all like is the seating area with seaviews thst overlooks the little road to Dylan Thomas's boathouse. Half snatched conversations as people from all over the world pass by, are a reminder of one of Dylan's most famous works . . . Under Milk Wood ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for coming and enjoying Brynafon and Laugharne, it is always a pleasure to share our lovely house with you.
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5

Beautiful, well appointed house in great location.

  • 5 of 5

The property really feels like a home from home. Well appointed with everything you need to cook and great space to live and dine in. There were 6 adults, all of us had a lovely spacious room with en suite bathroom. We were blessed with fabulous weather which meant we used the outside dining area a lot, which has great views out to the estuary. Plenty of room in forecourt for three large vehicles.

Easy walk to all village facilities, pubs and restaurants as well as being good base to walk and tour from. Castle and foreshore well worth a visit. Added bonus of welcoming bottle of fizz and chocolates much appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Pleased that you shared our affection for this lovely part of Wales!
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous and a very good location!! It made our trip so much smoother and we will definitely be returning soon. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely amazing house, everything we needed was there. Did not want to leave, and think we will return. Car not needed as right in town, so all is within walking distance. Fab pubs and restaurants, and very friendly people.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gillian, you are very kind and as ever, people*s kind words make the time and effort we put in to looking after Brynafon worthwhile.
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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
 
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
£1,690
for 7 nights
£1,690
 
 
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

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.