Great House Holiday home in Laugharne
Featured in The Sunday Times "25 Best Cottages in the UK" - April 2019
Great House (Ty Mawr) is a beautifully restored grand Georgian town house with outdoor heated swimming pool set on the Main Street in Laugharne, the magical village made famous by Dylan Thomas. Grade 2 star listed, its restoration was a 10 year labour of love by its owners from its once derelict state; it retains many historical architectural features with extensive wood paneling, high ceilings embellished with decorative plasterwork and huge sash windows complete with original working shutters.
The impressive hallway with its fine dog leg staircase will take you back in time to the grandeur of a bygone era yet modern conveniences add to your comfort. Two reception rooms, one with wood burning stove give space to relax, while the formal panelled dining room lends itself for leisurely dinner parties, French doors open to a flagged stone terrace overlooking the garden.
A stone staircase leads down to the spacious modern, fitted, kitchen with refectory table and cosy snug. A door opens to the next flagged terrace, perfect for dining alfresco on a summer’s evening. Two steps lead down to the decked patio, where the outdoor heated pool (available from May - September) is guaranteed to provide hours of fun. Below lies a lawned walled garden. The majestic bedrooms are sure to delight, three of which have their own impressive ensuite with large roll-top baths, perfect for a relaxing soak after a busy day exploring. In the attic nestles amongst the A-frame beams an additional suite with open-plan living space, a kingsize double bed leading to a further twin bedroom.
Enjoy exploring the delights of Laugharne with its imposing Medieval Castle and mixture of fine houses and quaint cottages all set on the banks of the estuary of the river Taff. There are a number of highly recommended restaurants and pubs within walking distance of Great House. Follow in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas, take his two mile birthday walk based on his ‘Poem in October’. The Boathouse once his home, is now a heritage centre. There are a number of coastal and estuary walks to discover in this beautiful area, take advantage of all that Carmarthenshire known as ‘The Garden of Wales’ has to offer, with visits to its fine Botanical Gardens, Fos Llas racecourse, the golden sands of Pendine and Pembrey Country Park, yet you are equally perfectly positioned to explore Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastline and fabulous National Coastal Park.
A stunning holiday home, whether in the height of summer or for a romantic snowy winter’s break, come here to dream and relive a golden age.
£250 bond required.
Dogs restricted to lower ground floor.
No children under 5, babes in arms welcome.
Discounts for smaller parties outside school holidays on request.
Lower Ground Floor: Accessed via stone staircase with no handrail - Open plan kitchen/dining room, TV snug, utility room, cloakroom/whb/wc.
Ground Floor: Hall, 2 reception rooms, dining room, bedroom/superking size four-poster bed/ensuite bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.
First Floor: 2 double rooms/superking size bed/ensuite bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc.
Second Floor: Open plan living area with king size bed leading to twin room (4ft beds) - exposed A-frame beams and half walls throughout, 2 steps up to split-level bathroom/roll-top bath/whb, cloakroom/whb/wc.
Facilities: Electric Range cooker, 6 ring ceramic hob, double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, 2 TVs, DVD player, WiFi, towels, garden furniture, outdoor heated pool available April - September.
Heating: Oil central heating, wood burning stove.
Electricity: & Oil: £40 per week September - May, free June - August.
Parking: Secure for 3-4 cars accessed via electric garage door.
General: Range style oven, 6 ring ceramic hob, microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels, garden furniture, outdoor heated pool is available from May to September.
Pets: Two - Dogs restricted to lower ground floor.