Great House

Holiday home in Laugharne

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About Great House

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. The popular 2018 TV series Keeping Faith was set in Laugharne and series 2 is set to air on S4C on 12th May and for those outside Wales summer 2019.

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.  


Within a mile of the sea/water Enclosed Garden Has Parking No Smoking Bath Shower Cubicle Overhead Shower 2 + Double Beds Full Central Heating Real Fire/Woodburner Internet Access Towels Provided Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Freezer DVD Garden Furniture Swimming Pool 4 Baths/Showers Ensuite Facilities Pub

Layout & Facilities

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.

Parking: Secure for 3-4 cars accessed via electric garage door.

Facilities: 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: 2

Fuel Charges

Heating: Oil central heating, wood burning stove.

Fuel Charges: Electricity & Oil: £40 per week September - May, free June - August.

Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.

Approached from an A-road then 100 yards of narrow uneven lane into back entrance/garage door opening to the garden. Gravel flooring to parking area (up to 3 - 4 cars), with topiary bushes separating large lawned area and paved pathways. (There is a front entrance, road side, with street parking and small step on entry). 5 steps to upper garden/pool level with no handrail. Decking leading to paved courtyard with one shallow step. Back door leading to lower ground floor which facilities include kitchen with dining, snug, wc and utility room. Alternative external door leading to upper hall, but accessed via approximately 11 slabbed steps and terrace. Internal steps from lower ground floor to upper ground level are hard stone with no handrail (11 steps) to half landing then 2 steps to main entrance hall. Upper ground level comprises formal dining room, 2 receptions, 1 bedroom and ensuite. Main entrance door to street level, and internal staircase to upper floors. Wide staircase with approximately 12 shallow steps and half landing with further 10 steps to 1st floor. Comprising 2 bedrooms and ensuites and inner hall leading to top floor staircase. Narrow staircase with half landing and no windows leading to loft area with sitting area, table and 4 chairs, open plan bedroom and further adjoining bedroom with twin beds. 2 steps up to bathroom. All living spaces are quite heavily furnished with limited space around furniture. TVs with remote controls. Kitchen is well lit with ceiling lights and lamps. All other rooms have lamps (apart from bathrooms – spotlights). External lighting system – some are sensor operated and some require manual switches. Guide dogs welcome.

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Jason & Michelle

We has such an enjoyable experience exploring this beautiful, magnificent house! Each room just as interesting as the next. Laugharne is peaceful and full of history. Would love to come here again. The photos displayed showing the house being renovated from scratch demonstrates just how much love you have put into it. Thanks so much for letting us stay!

The Brickstocks

Love, love, love The Great House, what is there not to love, it's very special.

The Kendalls, Jolly's & Newtons

Brilliant time and fab weather. Amazing house. Michelle was very helpful. Many Thanks!

The Trueman's

A fabulous house for a family holiday. Kids are now pool pros and we have used the swimming pool everyday regardless of the weather. Fantastic place..... we'll be back.

The Dawes & Wood Family

The Great House is just that! A memorable stay for both families with fantastic weather which was the icing on the cake. Many Thanks

The Sardeson Family

Amazing house, lovely stay, thank you so much!

Bowman & Askins Family

Wonderful holiday - house perfect for all the family. Michelle very kind and helpful.

Kendall Family

Had a lovely week, such an awesome house, great feel, certainly coming back again.

The Parry Family

Loved the house! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, lots of exploring of Carmarthenshire and its nooks and crannies! Brecon Beacons were great too. Even visited the town of Talgarth, where my family originate from. Big thanks to Michelle for a lovely welcome and regular check ins. Laugharne is great too!

Saunders Family

Had a fantastic week in this glorious house - the beautiful weather added to the whole experience although it has meant we have not had nearly enough time for book perusal - perhaps we can come again! So very welcoming, an altogether unforgettable experience. Heartfelt thanks from us all.

Williams Family

Thank you so much for letting us celebrate David Williams' 80th Birthday in this fantastic house. 20 of us in total stayed in Laugharne, 6 adults and 2 kids in another cottage. We cooked huge birthday feasts and brunches here , relaxed in front of a roaring fire and generally enjoyed the comfort and elegance. Amazing place and an unforgettable experience, Thanks and Michelle also for great help.

Vella & Davies Family

An amazing house, we had a great week, ate lots, drank lots, laughed lots. Thank you

The Perrins Family

A truly amazing house, in a very interesting part of the world. We had a very enjoyable break, Thank you.

The Gunn Family

Great House, had a lovely time.

Cruwys Family

A lovely home with beautiful surroundings, love the bedrooms and the friendly village. This was an amazing place to stay.

Holman Family

Fantastic, Amazing, Brilliant, Superb, Stupendous, Unbelievable, Immense, Stunning, Magical, Mesmerising, Excellent, Fabulous, Gorgeous, Marvellous, Heavenly, Tremendous, Awe Inspiring, Harmonious, Unique, Grand, Sublime. Can't think of anymore superlatives! We will never forget out stay here.

Leverson Family

The Great House, what an understatement! The perfect place, cannot get over the grandeur of this house! Thank you for an amazing week, I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate my mums 60th Birthday. The house is cozy, good vibes and I feel privileged to have been able to share this with my family. Will 100% return, I miss this house already..... Laugharne is a magical place. Thank you x

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