About the property
- Villa1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
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- May 16, 2018
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.
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Why firstname.lastname@example.org chose Laugharne Township
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Spacious yet cosy family house
A cosy yet large house with space for everyone to find their own nook! Beautifully & luxuriously decorated but still very comfortable & relaxing.
Wonderfully positioned in the centre of Laugharne village with access to shops, restaurants, the castle, the beach and the various Dylan Thomas landmarks. Thoroughly recommended!
Thanks for coming! First guests for 2018!
Amazing house in beautiful village.
We stayed at Brynavon during half term week. After a difficult journey, Storm Brian in full force, it was lovely to find such a welcoming, beautiful house.
There were 7 of us in total including 3 children and the house was so spacious we all had plenty of space to spread out. The children were amazed by the numbers of bathrooms and we were all taken with the views, the castle on one side and the sea on the other.
The house was very well equipped with everything we could want and we took advantage of the log burner on one chilly night.
The village is great with shops, cafes and pubs within walking distance.We ate at the Portreeve one evening to celebrate 2 birthdays and the food was very good. The children enjoyed visiting the castle and the beach. We visited the Botanic garden of Wales twice as our ticket gave us entry for 7 days. This is well worth a visit and very reasonably priced.
If we come to this area again we will certainly consider another stay in the house.
Thank you John, the champagne and chocolates were a very nice surprise.
Thank you for your kind words. We would be pleased for you to return. Hope there will still be champagne and chocolates in stock!!
Lovely house lovely location
Loved the house had a lovely feel about it bed was so comfortable.
Loved looking at the castle full of history and all the people we spoke to in the village were so friendly we would love to come back one day thank you for such a lovely experience.
Thanks for your kind words. Really pleased that you enjoyed it!
Wonderful family holiday
Our party of 6 adults, 2 children and a dog had a wonderful time at Brynafon. We had plenty of room to spread around and the kitchen was perfectly equipped for us to cook great meals to eat round the large dining table. A stylishly decorated property with lovely bedrooms and beautiful views across the estuary. Laugharne castle and Dylan Thomas boathouse are within easy walking distance. The house was spotlessly clean and I can highly recommend it for a perfect family holiday.
Would not recommend
We arrived at the property in a great holiday mood, all 6 of us, but once inside the property we were so disappointed at the cleanliness and upkeep of the house.
The kitchen cupboards were dirty and there was a box of bin bags under the sink which was soaking wet and had been left in a rotten state, causing black stains of rotting cardboard.
The window seats were very badly stained, which made us not want to sit on them.
The showers were not working properly, one could not be turned off as due to the tap being so hard to turn. Another shower was blocked with lime, stopping a flow of water.
The radiators were dirty. There were stains on the bathroom doors which looked as though they had not been cleaned for a very long time.
These are just a few things.
Although this is a great house and is in a great spot, it lets itself down badly due to the general cleanliness and upkeep of this property.
I will not recommend this property for these reasons mentioned.
Many thanks for your feedback. We have had the same loyal housekeeper for all of the years we have rented Brynafon and obviously this review is rather perplexing as it does not tally with other feedback received during this long period. We are sorry that you did not enjoy Brynafon, but nonetheless hope that you enjoyed other aspects of your holiday in Laugharne.
Nice Break Away
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
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.
Rates & Availability
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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.