Gwel y Don

Within walking distance of the beach at Llansteffan, Carmarthen
Guests: 8       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies

Gwel y Don

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Family holiday cottage home at the beach in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire. This adorable Welsh holiday cottage is near the famous sands, and has a stylish interior you’ll love coming home to.

This charming Grade II listed townhouse is located in the heart of Llansteffan.

The beautiful coastal hamlet has managed to keep itself under the tourism radar for many years. As a result, those who are lucky enough to discover it keep the secret to themselves. This village is said to be the real inspiration for Dylan Thomas’ fictional Llanreggub in Under the Milk Wood rather than Laugharne.

There is a huge expanse of clean hard sand for picnics, fun and games whilst not being too far from the house. Also, there is a beach shop which sells anything you need for a day on the beach plus coffees, cream teas, snacks, and some memorable portions of the best Fish’n’Chips in West Wales! 

 

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Spacious, well-equipped house with plenty of nice places to sit and relax. Great location with good local amenities and the beautiful beach 5 mins walk away. Lots to see in the surrounding area. We en...

Emily S, August 2020

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arrival at
16:00
depart by
10:00
guests
8
7 nights from
£757 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£1905 (based on 2 staying)
pets
pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Twin, Bunk

facilities at Gwel y Don

general
open fire / woodburner
activities
beach (within walking distance)
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
infants
young children welcome

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in detail

The house has central heating throughout.

Ground floor:

Dining room:

Table and seating for a least 6 people

Living room:

Log-burner and two sofas

Basement

Open plan Kitchen /Diner (contemporary glass and wood extension)

  • Fan assisted oven and induction hob
  • Dining area with table and chairs

There is  a cosy snug area (with sofa) on a mezzanine with TV and double French doors offering direct access to the sunny rear garden

Utility area:

  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and microwave. two fridge freezer

Bedrooms:

  • King Size bedroom
  • King Size bedroom
  • 1 Twin
  • 1 bedroom with bunk beds (suitable only for children)
  • There are two bathrooms. One with a bath and shower and the other only a shower.

Outside:

  • The garden is enclosed with views of the estuary.
  • There is car parking for one car on the gated drive.

local area

The Castle Inn - Offers good pub food - a short walk

The Castle at Llansteffan - early 12th Century castle

Floss’s Fish and Chips are best chips in the West! - a short walk

Towy Boat club - 2 miles

Carmarthen - HIstoric town, castle and good shopping - 10 miles (19 mins drive)

National Botanic Gardens of Wales - 15 miles (28 mins drive)

Y Polyn - one of the best award-winning restaurants in Wales - 15 miles (28 mins drive)

Dylan Thomas is buried in the churchyard at Laugharne - The Boathouse where he lived is now a small museum and you can visit his writing shed on the estuary

Y Hen Dafarn - Another great restaurant - on your doorstep

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customer reviews for Gwel y Don

Spacious, well-equipped house with plenty of nice places to sit and relax. Great location with good local amenities and the beautiful beach 5 mins walk away. Lots to see in the surrounding area. We enjoyed our stay very much.

- Emily S,
August 2020

We had a wonderful time here, a beautiful and very comfortable house..lots of space for everyone to be together and also be independent. Fantastic showers..3 lovely living rooms..and good beds and fluffy towels.. The village is very lovely too, 2 pubs, one traditional and straight forward, the other more gastro, so something for everyone. The village shop is fab,and friendly, with everything you would want..even bacon bottles and homemade pizza. And the beach is wonderful and quiet, at high tide you can swim in calm clear and warm waters... Such a lovely time..such a lovely place..

- Monica L,
August 2020

We absolutely loved Gwel Y Don. The village was very quiet but had two great pubs and a brilliant village shop with freshly baked bread daily and it's so near to a brilliant empty beach. A lot of the comments say they feel they've discovered a hidden gem and they're right!

- Toria S,
August 2019

This is a beautifully renovated house in a lovely little village. We loved being in the village, yet just by the sea, with the village shop and pub just a stone's throw away. The Dylan Thomas history is fascinating for literature lovers! We loved it!

- Felicity F,
April 2018

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable to spend time in if the weather keeps you indoors. Parking outside the cottage can be a bit tight, because the road is narrow and as a result all vehicles have to park on one side of the road. Otherwise we had no problems.

- Antony M,
April 2018

We all had such a lovely time and it was a wonderful cottage to be enjoyed by an extended family group. With three children the supply of games along with beach kit meant there was always entertainment. I don't think the was anything missing at all. We hope to come back next summer. Thank you utt

- Claudine johnson ,
October 2017

Lovey house, well kept and clean. Plenty of space and a well fenced back garden too. Everything in working order. The shower was fabulously powerful! A pleasant short walk to those clean, sandy bays that were very quiet in June. The village shop is a little gem, maybe not so much the pubs... All in all I'd recommend this one.

- Kim R,
June 2017

Lovely relaxing week. Great location, a few yards from 2 pubs ! Both serve great food and you can take your 4 legged friend too. Very friendly locals that make you feel welcome. Would stay there again. Llansteffan beach a few minute walk away. Would very much recommend.

- Nicky J,
June 2017

My friends and I had a really lovely stay in Gwel y Don. A comfortable, spacious and well-equipped place to hang out in after all of that walking and exploring in and around Llansteffan. Good drinks and food to be had In The Sticks (great Sunday Lunch) and an 'interesting' dining experience at Yr Hen Dafarn (again lovely food). Could easily have spent another week holed up in this wonderful place...and hope we will again soon. Oh, if you're 6 foot or over watch out for the low door frame leading to the bathroom....ooof! (twice!!)

- John R,
December 2016

We had a wonderful break away in Llansteffan. The house is lovely and far more spacious than we had expected. Also is so very close to the beach which was awesome. We are already thinking about booking again.

- Christopher rees-wil... ,
October 2016