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Llansteffan, Pembrokeshire & West Wales

  • Dylan Thomas himself actually stayed at this Llansteffan holiday cottage. With the Castle, beaches, great walks and local pub this is a superb holiday location.

You can book this property from:

  • £696 per week
  • £99 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath


  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


This Llansteffan Holiday cottage is brimming with character and charm. Dylan Thomas the famous poet and writer himself actually stayed here. With the castle, beaches , great walks and a local pub, this is not only a superb holiday location but also a great base for exploring all the area has to offer.

Ground Floor

Lounge – Beautiful large open fire ( logs supplied) , with a ‘cwtch’ chair and and a large comfy sofa. TV with DVD, video and freeview.

Reading / Music room – A fantastic grand piano and an exclusive collection of books with reading chairs and dining table to seat 4.

Dining room – Table and chairs for 4 and a further sofa, perfect for relaxing in front of the wood burner. Sofa can be made into a double sofa bed to sleep an additional 2 guests.

Kitchen – Electric hob & oven, large SMEG fridge with half size freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Utility room / Storage – The outside room includes a washing machine and sink and can also be used to store bikes / walking boots etc.


Master bedroom – Lovely large room with feature chandelier and a king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Master bathroom – Large family bathroom with stand alone bath and a separate large power shower unit.

Double Bedroom – View up over the garden and with a double bed , wardrobe, vanity station and drawers.

Twin Bedroom – 2 single beds in a large room with the traditional fireplace, wardrobe and chest of drawers.


Rear paved area with steps leading up to a large vegetable and fruit garden. Guests are welcome to help themselves to whatever is in season. This Llansteffan Holiday cottage has another patio area with garden table and chairs and from the top of the garden, there are great sea views stretching across the estuary.

Additional Information

Oil central heating and electricity included

Bed linen and towels provided

High chair and cot available (please bring your own cot bedding with you).

Wifi included

Guests are welcome to use lounge fireplace and dining room woodburner but please do not light fires in the bedroom fireplaces.

Mobile signal can be patchy; Orange works but please check with your mobile provider if essential.

No smoking or pets

Parking outside the cottage

*Please note this property is currently awaiting official grading*


Really lovely accommodation. Felt really homely and was so comfortable. Lovely to be able to walk to the Castle and beach daily.

Mrs E,

The property definitely exceeded our expectations, particularly in respect of the standard of equipment. In addition every room was comfortably furnished, with a wide range of books, music and a box of toys for the toddler. The beach was close by as was the castle. A lovely base for a trip to Carmarthenshire.

Ms P,


This Llansteffan Holiday cottage is a semi-detached property set in the heart of the village with the local pub, shop and a restaurant nearby. Llansteffan is allegedly the village which Dylan Thomas based ‘Under Milk Wood’ upon and it is also famous for its castle and estuary beach. There are also many other beaches close by including Scott Bay that seems to be a firm favourite with families. Traditionally the village relied on farming and fishing and it is situated on the estuaries of the famous salmon river the Tywi and the Taf. Within the village, a restaurant called ‘Ty Bwyta’ is worth a visit and The Sticks and The Castle are 2 great local pubs where you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere. Fish and chips are also available from Florries down at the beach.

The market town of Carmarthen and the nearest supermarket is only 7 miles away and whilst supermarket deliveries are also available, we would thoroughly recommend you try the local produce available in the local shop and from surrounding farm shops. Some of the attractions in the area include the National Botanic Gardens, Ffos Las Racecourse, Folly Farm, Oakwood and the Blue Lagoon Water Park which means there is plenty to see and do whatever the weather. Tenby is around 30 mins away by car.

If you are following the Dylan Thomas Trail, as well as soaking up the history within the house and around the village, a trip to Laugharne and the Boat House is a must.


The new All Wales Coast Path can be joined only a few hundred yards away and there are many great walks including around Llansteffan Castle. 0.3 miles


With plenty of quiet country lanes, cycling is a great way to explore the area. 0.1 miles


Llansteffan Beach is large with lovely soft sand and there are nice views across the estuary and River Taf to the village of Ferryside. Swimming can be dangerous as it is an estuary beach. 0.3 miles.

Scotts Bay is only a short walk from Llansteffan and is much safer to bathe. Access is via the path from Llansteffan beach car park. 0.7 miles

Pendine a huge sandy beach some 7 miles in length, was made famous by the 5 land speed records set on it. 18 miles


Salmon fishing on the River Tywi, one of the UKs best salmon rivers. Permits available. 1 miles

Sea fishing is available on the beach. 0.3 miles


Derllys Court is a great parkland course. 9 miles.

Water Sports

Excellent surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding at beaches such as Pendine. 18 miles.

Indoors, the Blue Lagoon Water Park is a family favourite. 17 miles.

The Towy Boat Club is based in Llansteffan. 1 mile.

Pony Trekking

Marros Riding Centre is suitable for all levels of riding and offers beach and woodland rides. 18 miles