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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 176 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
jpnc@btinternet.com
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 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 Laugharne

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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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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Laugharne, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7391305 based on 24 reviews
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Amazing house in beautiful village.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We would be pleased for you to return. Hope there will still be champagne and chocolates in stock!!
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5

Lovely house lovely location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Really pleased that you enjoyed it!
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5

Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would not recommend

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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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: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 03/06/2017
  • 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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Laugharne, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,597
 
 
New year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,597
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
AU$279
From
AU$314
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,551
 
 
Late Spring Holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,482
 
 
Early Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$261
From
AU$296
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,551
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,120
 
 
Later Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$227
From
AU$279
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,377
 
 
Trafalgar
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,307
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$209
From
AU$235
Fri,Sat
AU$1,028
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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