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Ref: 1788
Llansteffan (View Location on a map)
7 Guests
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
No Dogs
£898 7 Night Breaks From
£18.33 Average Per Person Per Night

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.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.

Contactless entry

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.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 4:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM

Handpicked Highlights

Cockleshell was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Cockleshell too!

  • Pristine, modern property with stunning views of the quaint Carmarthenshire village, Tywi Estuary, and Llansteffan Castle.
  • Sleeps up to 7 people in 4 spacious, restful, and gently decorated bedrooms, including a crib room for a small infant.
  • The master suite comes with an en-suite shower room, while the family bathroom has a bath, shower, and WC.
  • Open plan kitchen and dining space with sleek units and modern amenities for convivial communal cooking and eating.
  • Large, comfortable, and stylish living space for the whole family, with a smaller snug room for quiet time.
  • Rear patio with fire pit/brazier and dining set under a parasol for sunny barbecues, with outdoor lawned space to the rear and front of the property.

Rated 4.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Beaches Nearby

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About Cockleshell

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.

Layout & Further Information

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.

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.

- 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.

Additional Information

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.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.8/5

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Colin R Verified Guest
15th June 2022

Clean, modern, spacious. Owners very helpful

Phil Unsworth Verified Guest
20th April 2022

Please see our customer experience comments.So good we would certainly recommend it and hope to visit again

Verified Guest
3rd November 2021

Very warm and comfortable. Plenty of space for us and grandchildren. Lovely location, good walks and lovely beach.Only needs a coffee pot!

Karen Williams Verified Guest
25th August 2021

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.

Robert Howard Verified Guest
17th August 2021

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.

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.

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.

Llansteffan Castle

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.

Scotts Bay

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.

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