Change to check-in/check-out times
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.
The owner of Cockleshell has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.
You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.
This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.
We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.
Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am
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Cockleshell is an immaculately presented modern holiday haven in the heart of Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire. This beautiful family-friendly property enjoys the benefits from a central location in the ancient village with its own castle as well as being a waterside hamlet with both countryside and estuary views. Cockleshell's peaceful, stylish interior is the perfect relaxing space for a rural retreat, allowing you a fantastically comfortable night's sleep after a day of exploring this vastly underrated area and its natural and historic charms.
Upstairs, this property boasts 4 beautifully laid-out bedrooms, including a master double with en-suite bathroom and walk-through wardrobe, a spacious double bedroom, a twin room with woodland views, and a small bedroom with crib and blackout blinds for the baby or toddler in your group.
The guests enjoying the master double have their own en-suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The family bathroom also has a large bath with central mixer taps, ready for your bubble bath with a glass of bubbles.
Downstairs, the two relaxing spaces could not be more different; the main lounge area is spacious and airy, with sunlight entering from windows on opposite sides of the property. The seats and sofa are bold in colour as well as being super comfortable, and the room feels like a vibrant space to plan adventures as well as a cosy space in the evening to wind down in front of the TV.
The snug area to the left of the large downstairs hallway, however, is a cosy, light-filled space with a front-facing window, perfect for peace to read a book, meditate on the large floor cushion, or just hide from the kids!
The sleek kitchen and dining space has cool tones of grey and turquoise throughout and is a calm, clean, communal space in which to cook on the large hob area or double wall oven and eat together on the sturdy oak dining table with seats and bench. A small utility space to the side of the property comes in handy.
This property has delightful outside spaces; at the rear of the property, a long lawned area sits neatly behind the patio, with a patio set table and six chairs nestled beneath the large navy blue parasol. There's a standalone brazier for cool evenings, and space runs around to the front of the property with a front lawn and seating area. There's parking alongside the property for up to three vehicles.
4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 7 (maximum 6 adults).
Master bedroom - master double suite with en-suite shower room with WC, village views, walk-through wardrobe and wall-mounted TV, 1 double with village views and 1 Twin, with woodland views to the rear, and 1 bedroom with a crib, chair, high chair and blackout blinds (for infants only) all on 1st floor.
Contemporary bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, mirror, WC, and towel rail.
Entrance hall with standalone coat rack, under-stairs cupboard storage, and stairs to the first floor.
To the left of the front door is a small snug room, with small sofa, floor cushion, shelves with Wifi router, and large window giving plenty of light to the small room.
Large, colourful lounge to the right of the front door with wall-mounted Flat-screen smart TV, 2 stylish armchairs, large L-shaped sofa, and coffee table. Windows to the front and back of the property allow in light and charming views.
Stylish open plan kitchen and dining room with a double sink, bespoke sleek grey units, dark worktops, hob and wall-mounted electric oven with integrated microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher underneath the units, and fridge-freezer also within units.
Utility room behind kitchen with double stainless steel sink, under-counter covered bins, laundry items, washing machine, ample storage.
Grounds - Medium-sized level lawn to rear, with a fence and planting. Patio area with garden furniture including a standalone brazier, large 6-seater patio set with chairs, table, and a parasol. Lawned area to the front of the property with seating to enjoy the morning sun. Private parking for up to three cars to the side of the property.
Short breaks - Winter Short Breaks (excluding peak weeks)
WiFi - Yes
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes, private parking for 3 vehicles
Fuel - Oil Central heating (with additional solar-powered hot water) inclusive
Dogs - No dogs
Cot - Yes
Highchair - Yes
Bed linen - Included as standard
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.
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The most perfect house in a perfect location! The owners have thought of everything... and were quick to help with a couple of queries we had. Stayed for a week with grandparents and twins - enough room for everyone to chill out and relax.
Property was very well appointed and clean, dcor was nice and the house was spacious and relaxing. A lovely basket of food and wine upon arrival was a thoughtful touch.
Reply from: Quality Cottages Team
Thank you for your 5* review - we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Cockleshell.
A five-minute walk from Cockleshell and you arrive at Llansteffan beach. This is a wonderful, unspoiled sandy shore on the Tywi estuary, ideal for sandcastles and birdwatching. Llansteffan is a quiet village located on a wide estuary, ideal for a relaxing waterside break.
The Inn on the Sticks is a 5-minute walk away. It is the local gastropub, serving great food. It has a beer garden to enjoy too! Check to see if there's live music - perfect for a pint and a singalong! The Castle Inn in Llansteffan is another watering hole within walking distance serving good pub food.
The Old Post Office Village Store and Deli in the village is for great coffee and homemade ready meals for you to enjoy. You can order the ingredients for a full Welsh Sunday lunch to cook at your home from home in that gorgeous kitchen.
This impressive Normal castle is just a short walk from your accommodation. It stands prominently on the beautiful wooded headland looking out over the estuary, mimicking a lighthouse. The substantial ruins of this fantastic piece of Welsh history make a pretty spot for picnics while your little ones lose themselves in playing knights and princesses.
Half a mile's walk south from Llansteffan beach's main cliffs along the stunning coastal path is Scotts Bay. The perfect spot for watching a West Walian sunset, this beautiful sandy space is great for swimming at high tide as it's shallow and warm in the summer sunshine.
St Anthony's Well
Behind the beach at Scotts Bay, hidden behind a secret door in a small courtyard is St Anthony's Well. It's said that the healing properties of this wishing well's water are insurmountable and have been drawing people to this mysterious, magical spot for thousands of years.
Drive along the stunning Taf Estuary to Laugharne, a large village with a selection of restaurants, several shops, tea-rooms, and inns including a village store, a Spar with an ATM, chemist, and Post Office combined, as well as a bakery.
Laugharne plays host to an eclectic mix of eateries, with something for everyone. Browns Hotel was a firm favourite with poet Dylan Thomas, and he did enjoy a jar or two! This atmospheric venue is open for lunch and dinner. Cors Restaurant set in a romantic 'fairy-tale' garden, serves a contemporary menu as well as take away fish and chips.
A must-do is 'The Boathouse', the museum dedicated to the famous son of West Wales, Dylan Thomas. Stand and take in the atmosphere his beloved 'The Heron Priested Shore', below the majestic ruins of Laugharne castle.
Tin Shed Experience, Laugharne
This is an award-winning museum focused around the 1940's era and jam-packed with wartime memorabilia, music and so much more. With an ever-changing program of events, this retro mecca has something for everyone.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Set in 586 acres of parkland, with the largest glass-spanned roof in Europe and filled with tropical plants, flowers, and insects, the National Botanic Garden of Wales is the perfect afternoon out if you're a fan of Cornwall's The Eden Project. Hosting year-round events, with a fantastic cafe, this is an ideal destination for the whole family, whatever the weather.
Aberglasney is 'A Garden Lost in Time' near Llandeilo. This forgotten garden is being brought back to life and preserved for the public by the Aberglasney Restoration Trust and has featured on several television programs. The tea rooms sit sedately next to the large pond, under the shade of indigenous trees, and offer homemade lunches and one of the best afternoon teas around. Gardeners can always pick up some bargains as well as some plant cuttings in the gorgeous gift shop.
With breathtaking beaches, boutique shops, traditional sweet shops, and fish and chip restaurants aplenty, Tenby is a great destination for a full-day trip, merely a 40-minute drive from Llansteffan. Take the boat to Caldy Island to visit the chocolate-making Cisterian monks. Alternatively, take a boat out to the coast to go seal and dolphin spotting, or just walk the expansive sands and enjoy the view beyond St Catherine's Island and towards the Gower Peninsula.
Carmarthen County & Market Town
Visit the ancient market and county town of Carmarthen which, with its Roman foundations, is said to be the oldest town in Wales. All manner of amenities is based here, only a 15-minute drive away from your accommodation.
A well-thought-of indoor market stocks delicious local produce, second-hand books, antiques, and crafts by local artisans. There are also plenty of supermarkets and takeaway restaurants in the town.
A modern cinema complex shows a number of films, perfect for evenings out or rainy day entertainment.
The 8 laned, 25-meter infinity swimming pool at the leisure center is probably one of the best in West Wales. A great day out.
Gwili Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station
This nostalgic activity is perfect for all the family, with on-board dining (if pre-booked) and an opportunity to capture the magic of the golden age of steam.
See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Cockleshell.
Fine traditional welsh dishes with a twist served in an intimate candlelit dining room of a former vicarage.
Relaxed informal gastro pub with dining room serving food, selected local beers, lagers and wines
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.
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.
Items on sale include fresh local produce from the producers, local crafts and organic products.
A cafe/bar serving fresh coffee, classic cocktails, champagne and interesting food.
A delightful countryside pub famous for its real ales and fine food ideal for walkers & cyclists
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.
A relaxed, warm and inviting restaurant in a pub setting. Everything on the menu is made on the premises including the bread and ice-cream. The restaurant has two AA rosettes, and was AA Restaurant of The Year Winner 2009, and in 2012 was voted by Good Food Guide Readers their Recommended Restaurant of the Year for Wales.
Steakhouse and grill -exceptionally tailored, unusually uncomplicated & extraordinary delicious.
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