Poets Cottage

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Laugharne, Carmarthenshire Coast, South West Wales (View Location on a map)
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£378 7 Night Breaks From
£27.00 Average Per Person Per Night
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Poets Cottage was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Poets Cottage too!

  • Cosy, pet-friendly romantic retreat
  • Great location in Laugharne
  • Just a stone's throw from the Castle and Dylan Thomas's boathouse
  • Perfect for enjoying a meal at one of the wonderful eateries
  • Enclosed patio to enjoy dinner alfresco

Very Good Quality
Rated 4.4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Pubs Nearby

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About Poets Cottage

Laugharne romantic retreat for Two

  • Poets Cottage is a romantic retreat tucked away at the end of a small terrace of three cottages on a quiet lane near the centre of the village of Laugharne.
  • It is just a stone's throw from the 12th Century Castle and the Boathouse where Dylan Thomas famously wrote and read his work.
  • This is a comfortable retreat for two (or three if you have a babe in arms).
  • The cottage is compact but with everything you need including WiFi. Downstairs offers space to relax (while still in company with the cook) and opens onto an enclosed patio with table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dining.

Layout & Further Information

1 Double Bedroom sleeping a maximum of 2 with 4'6 bed on 1st floor.

Shower Room with shower, toilet and washbasin on 1st floor.

Living/dining/kitchen open plan with electric coal-effect stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV/DVD, radio, table and chairs for 4, smartly fitted kitchen area with electric hob and oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine. Door to patio.

Grounds paved patio at rear with table and chairs.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, 20 yards away for 1 car

Fuel - Electric storage radiators, upstairs room heaters inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 15 p/w

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog 25 p/w. By arrangement

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.4/5

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Verified Guest
8th October 2019

Lovely cottage central to all amenities, just enough space for a couple, we liked the outdoor area, a good addition to the property.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Poets Cottage

Verified Guest
24th September 2019

Nicely decorated, very clean, everything you could want and within an ideal location right in the centre of Laugharne.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Pleased to hear that you enjoyed Poets Cottage, it has a great location within easy walking distance of the whole of the village, thank you for taking the time to review.

S Jones Verified Guest
6th September 2019

Excellent holiday cottage

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star review.

Jane Harland Verified Guest
5th July 2019

as per above. I think that about say it all.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your feedback we will be in touch with you directly.

Susan Holland Verified Guest
16th April 2019

The description is spotted on - perfect for a couple. Everything is nice and cleaned- first impression is excellent.Kitchen things are good although Id like to have a pair of tongs when lifting / turning meat or sausages.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Poets Cottage in the beautiful little town of Laugharne. We will pass your recommendation onto the owner regarding the tongs.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Poets Cottage.

Jane, Geoff & Albi, Doncaster.
5th August 2017

Lovely cottage, well equipped. The space has been well thought out. We both fell in love with Laugharne and it exceeded our expectations. Very dog friendly area and we all loved the beaches. Many thanks.

Eileen & Clive, Essex
7th April 2017

We've really enjoyed our stay here. Cottage is lovely and equipped with everything we needed. We may well be back!

Melany & Bella
29th March 2017

Than kyou for a wonderful place to stay in your quaint ad comfortable cottage. The scenery was breath-takingly beautiful in this seaside sleepy village. Wonderful walks down to the Boathouse and Castle. Will definitely return!

Tim, Claire & Daisy - Portsmouth.
18th March 2017

The perfect place to undertake a pilgrimage to the home of Dylan Thomas, wonderful!

Alan & Christine, Carlisle.

Have had a wonderful week's stay, weather great, cottage lovely. Lots of beautiful beaches and scenery, everyone very friendly, would certainly recommend to family & friends.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Laugharne and Eating Out

  • No trip for two would be complete without memorable meals together. Laugharne has plenty to offer. Browns Hotel, famous as Dylan Thomas's preferred drinking establishment, open for lunch or supper, is just up the road from this cosy cottage.

  • Just down the road is the Cors Restaurant, awarded Good Food Guide & AA Restaurant Guide double Rosette. A romantic restaurant set in a fairy-tale' garden with unpretentious, well-executed, straightforward cooking.

  • Hidden in the marshlands just outside the village, The Corran Resort & Spa offers pampering spa treatments and a restaurant where the ethos is to offer well-prepared, thoughtfully cooked and beautifully presented cuisine with more than a hint of Welsh character.'

Dylan Thomas Boathouse and Writing Shed

  • The Boathouse has a long history associated with the water trade of the estuary but became famous as the home of Dylan Thomas from 1949 to 1953 - the last four years of his life. He worked in the boatshed, writing some of his most famous works there looking out over the water, and the influence of this 'heron priested shore' is evident in his work.
  • The Boathouse is now open as a museum - check the opening times on the website .

Laugharne Castle

  • Laugharne Castle is a ruin which dominates the town riverside. First built in the 11th C as an earth and timber structure, it was built in stone in the 13th & 14th C's, turned into a Tudor mansion in the 16th and now for over 20 years has undergone painstaking archaeological investigation and restoration.
  • The magnificent Georgian and Victorian gardens overlooking the river Taf were an inspiration to the two great modern writers, Richard Hughes and Dylan Thomas - in fact there is a turret room in the castle grounds which overlooks the estuary, laid out as Dylan Thomas used it.

St Clears & Food Shopping

  • Just 4 miles drive takes you into the village of St Clears, once a thriving port on the River Taf , where there is a newly opened riverside walk to enjoy. Local food shops include Neil's, an excellent fish and chip take away and two prize-winning butchers, Philip Hughes (Pie Makers of Distinction) and Eynons (Britain's Best Butchers & Food Hall 2007).

Go Wild Adventures, St Clears

  • Experience a thrilling day out canoeing, kayaking, archery, initiative games, coasteering, orienteering or horse riding. There are so many adventures to choose from. Booking is essential.

West Wales Centre for Arts & Crafts

  • The West Wales Centre for Arts and Crafts is also in St Clears where in addition, there are several pubs known for good food including The Black Lion, Santa Clara Inn and The Butchers Arms, often frequented by Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin.

Ffos Las Racecourse

  • Ffos Las, the first turf racecourse to open in the UK in more than 80 years, is a 30 minute drive away.

Carmarthen County & Market Town

  • Visit the ancient market and county town of Carmarthen (13 miles away), which with its Roman foundations is said to be the oldest town in Wales. Bustling with individual shops, there is a good range of local amenities including supermarkets, filling station, chemist, doctor, vet, bank, post office, internet caf and chain stores.
  • There is also an indoor market where you can buy delicious local produce, browse second hand books, antiques and more. Carmarthen's new shopping centre claims the West End has come to West Wales.

Pendine Sands, Ginst Point and beach riding

  • Pendine Sands is a 7-mile stretch of beach running from Gilman Point to Laugharne Sands, occasionally used for motor racing and land speed record events.
  • However, a great variety of birds can be seen on a sand pit at Ginst Point; the extensive scrub attracts finches and other passerines and the inland areas, large flocks of golden plover and lapwings. (Ginst Point is used for weapons testing and so access is limited but usually available at weekends - phone ahead to avoid disappointment 01944 452310).
  • A favourite pastime on Pendine is beach horse riding - try the award winning Marros Riding Centre

Caldey Island Boats, Tenby

  • Just over 20 miles to the west is Tenby - a picturesque harbour town with Norman town walls surrounding cobbled streets, a bustling centre and wonderful beaches to the north, west and south of the town.
  • Take a trip from here to Caldey Island, home to Cistercian monks, and enjoy the island beaches, countryside & produce.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales and Aberglasney

  • Heading inland, just over 20 miles away is the beautiful National Botanic Garden of Wales near Llanarthne. This is a 568-acre parkland containing, both historic and futuristic buildings, horticultural displays, flower meadows, lakes and walks, shops and cafes.
  • Just a little further away near Llandeilo is the medieval house and gardens at Aberglasney. This beautiful site has a rich history which has been preserved for the public by the Aberglasney Restoration Trust and, featured on several television programmes, has been open to the public since 1999.

Carmarthen Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, Johnstown

  • Enjoy the eight lane, 25 metre, infinity pool and other sports facilities whatever the weather.

Days Out

  • The vibrant market town of Llandeilo, one and a half hours drive away, is packed with interesting independent shops, award winning chocolatier Heavenly Exquisite Desserts, quirky cafes, bars and restaurants. The Ginhaus bar/deli is recommended for good food and a great atmosphere.

A cute retreat for romantic couples in the heart of Laugharne once home to the celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Poets Cottage.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Cors Restaurant
( 0 miles away )

Fine traditional welsh dishes with a twist served in an intimate candlelit dining room of a former vicarage.

( 0.1 miles away )

Welcoming, relaxed and friendly. Once home to Dylan and Caitlin Thomas during the time of writing and publishing some of his best work.

The Green Room
( 0.1 miles away )

An intimate bistro serving fresh seasonal food from scratch including bread, chutneys & desserts.

Eynon's Butchers and Food Hall
( 3.6 miles away )

Every product is sold at its peak with an eye to seasonality. Produce includes salt marsh lamb, Welsh black beef, Aberdeen Angus and pork from 'Plantation Pigs'. Also on sale are homemade pies, ready meals and a selection of welsh cheeses.

Fox and Hounds
( 4.6 miles away )

Relaxed informal gastro pub with dining room serving food, selected local beers, lagers and wines

Jabajak Restaurant
( 7.6 miles away )

Two restaurant areas offer rustic yet contemporary dining. The best local produce is used to create a selection of dishes. Jabajak is a licensed Red Kite feeding station.

Amelia's Cafe/Restaurant
( 8.1 miles away )

Good food is served all day at the airport restaurant named after Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, who famously landed at Burry Port. Francois and Julie Anthony serve award winning breakfasts, jacket potatoes, snacks and drinks as well as fine dining in the evenings.

Rose Park Organic Farm
( 8.7 miles away )

Buy as little or as much as you like.

Carmarthen Farmers Market
( 8.7 miles away )

Items on sale include fresh local produce from the producers, local crafts and organic products.

( 8.9 miles away )

A cafe/bar serving fresh coffee, classic cocktails, champagne and interesting food.

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