The Tides

Ref: 1412
Llanstephan near Laughrne (View Location on a map)
7 Guests
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£583 7 Night Breaks From
£11.90 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.

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Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of The Tides have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

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.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

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

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Large village house in Llansteffan
  • Walk to beach
  • Stunning sea views
  • Pet friendly
  • Private parking

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

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • Sea Views
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach
  • Beaches Nearby

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About The Tides

Nestled above Llansteffan village, The Tides is in a lovely location surrounded by nature. A great getaway holiday home ideal for families and groups of all ages.

  • Nature is truly in its element here, a birdwatcher's paradise, yet only a stroll from the village centre.
  • Framed by its panoramic windows, relax watching the Towy Estuary ebb and flow from the sunny terrace.
  • Inside, the practical touches, such as hard flooring throughout the majority of the ground floor,make this house a carefree choice, with an enormousloungeperfect for families and groups.
  • The kitchen/breakfast room is fully equipped for a busy household - grab a coffee and gather around the wall map to plan your day's adventure - maybe enjoy alfresco sun downers on the terraceor a sing song around the stylish piano.
  • The separate dining room,again with stunning views, is great for grown up dinner parties after the little ones are tucked away in the cosy bedrooms.
  • This is a wonderful picture perfect destination and an excellent base to explore all that Carmarthenshire has to offer.

Layout & Further Information

4 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 7 adults plus one child. Master bedroom with ensuite shower room, sea views TV. 1 Double with sea views and 1 Twin, TV, 1 Single bedroom all on 1st floor.

Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin, toilet and towel rail.

Entrance hall with console cupboard

Lounge with designer living flame fire TV, DVD Player, Hifi system, quality piano,well stocked bookcase, large comfortable sofas, footstool and occasional tables. Patio doors with far reaching sea views.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room sea views large oak dining table seating 8. Generous oak kitchen with gas hob and twin electric ovens, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, many gadgets and CD/radio/AUX.

Utility Washer, Dryer, sink, larder fridge, freezer, laundry items and ample storage.

Cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.

Dining Room with table to seat 8 and dresser, sea and village views, patio doors to conservatory

Conservatory with sofas and sea views leading to terrace.

Grounds terrace and lawn in rural seaside setting. Barbecue and outdoor furniture to seat 10.

NB: There is a fish pond to the rear of The Tides please take care with

young children.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes ample

Fuel - inclusive May to September. Outside these dates£30 p/w

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

Travel 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

All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting The Tides.

Verified Guest
9th October 2020

Well equipped property and as peaceful as ever. Lovely location looking over the village of Llansteffan and the estuary.

Verified Guest
29th September 2020

We very much enjoyed a previous stay in this property, and were happy to return. The house is spacious and well-equipped - and with lovely views down to the estuary. We appreciated the helpful Covid-19 advice provided in advance by Quality Cottages.

Verified Guest
13th September 2020

Well equipped kitchen, great layout for a large family with a dog friendly garden. Great views down to the beach but would have benefited from some garden furniture.

Verified Guest
28th July 2019

We really liked the location and size of property. We would have rated it five stars but some of the furniture and fittings were tired and would benefit from replacement. For example the garden furniture is past its best and not very comfortable.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review and feedback.

Virginia Winton Verified Guest
24th June 2019

Very spacious and clean cottage with lovely views

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star rating, glad you enjoyed your stay.

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 The Tides.

Daphne and Steven Wheeler, Fulham London
24th June 2017

Had a really wonderful holiday. The house is fantastic, the view!! Everything perfect!

Carole, Dave, Abi and Sarah, Birmingham
17th June 2017

Beautiful house, beautiful scenery, had a lovely time here. Would love to come back again.

Merve and Mandy Guy with Flo, Leamington Spa
27th May 2017

Fantastic place to stay. Well equipped. Stunning views. Perfect location with lots to see and do.

Geoff and Jean Edwards and family, Surrey
11th May 2017

Super house. Good to revisit old home. House and area were lovely.

Janet and Peter, Worcestershire
18th April 2017

Wonderful Easter break with friends and family. Thank you. Lovely to be in Llansteffan again. Enjoyed the sandy beach.

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 ten minute stroll and you will arrive at the sands at Llansteffan, fantastic for sandcastles and beach combing.
  • Just down the hill to the village you will find the 'Inn at The Sticks', the local gastro pub, great food and a beer garden to enjoy too!
  • The Old Post Office close by serves great coffee and meals as well as playing host to a Welsh delicatessen.

Llansteffan Castle

  • Standing on a wooded and grassy headland overlooking the Tywi Estuary and cockle strewn sandy shore the substantial ruins of Llansteffan Castle make a great venue for picnics and fantasy play if you have any would be knights and princesses in your party.

Scotts Bay

  • 'Far from the madding crowd'. Walk half a mile south along the coast path from Llansteffan to the secret secluded sandy cove of Scotts Bay backed by low sea cliffs. A perfect sun trap but take care swimming is not advised during low tides. Dogs are welcome. Picnic tables are available above the beach.

St Anthony's Well

  • 90 yards behind the beach at Scotts Bay tucked away behind a door in a small courtyard is St Anthony's Well, a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years because of the healing properties of its water.


  • A short drive away along the Taf Estuary, Laugharne is 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 (supermarkets & chain stores in Carmarthen)
  • There are several venues to choose from if eating out in Laugharne including Browns Hotel, famous as the renowned Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' preferred drinking establishment, open for lunch or supper and The Cors Restaurant set in a romantic 'fairy-tale' garden, delicious, honest, wholesome food as well as a fish and chip caf£/take away.
  • A short drive away from Laugharne is The Corran Resort & Spa - pampering spa treatments and a chic terrace restaurant serving beautifully presented cuisine, with more than a hint of Welsh character.
  • Visit 'The Boathouse', a museum to Dylan Thomas and the romantic ruined castle overlooking the estuary.

Tin Shed Experience, Laugharne

  • A quirky award winning museum dedicated to the 1940's and filled with wartime memorabilia, music and more. Check out their rolling programme of events.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

  • The National Botanic Garden of Wales, set in 568 acres of parkland, hosts a rolling programme of exciting events including doggy days. Discover historic and futuristic buildings, horticultural displays, flower meadows, lakes and walks, shops and caf£


  • The medieval house and gardens at Aberglasney near Llandeilo are well worth visiting. This beautiful site has a rich history which has been preserved for the public by the Aberglasney Restoration Trust and has been featured on several television programmes.

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. 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.

Vue Cinema Carmarthen

  • A complex of cinema screens showing a number of films perfect for evenings out or rainy day entertainment.

Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Johnstown

  • The 8 lane 25 metre infinity swimming pool is probably one of the best in West Wales. Enjoy a few hours in the water no matter what the weather.

Go Wild Adventures, St Clears

  • A wealth of activities await. Try archery, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding or coasteering, All ages and abilities catered for. Go along with a group of friends or a family and enjoy the adventure.

Gwili Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station

  • Step back in time enjoy a nostalgic journey on a steam train. Make the most of special events such as dining aboard, cream teas and special celebrations for Mother's Day Father's Day or a unique Sunday lunch.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Tides.

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
( 2.8 miles away )

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

Fox and Hounds
( 4.8 miles away )

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

Eynon's Butchers and Food Hall
( 5.3 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.

Amelia's Cafe/Restaurant
( 5.8 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.

Carmarthen Farmers Market
( 7 miles away )

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

( 7.1 miles away )

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

Jabajak Restaurant
( 9.6 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.

The Waun Wyllt Inn
( 9.8 miles away )

A delightful countryside pub famous for its real ales and fine food ideal for walkers & cyclists

Y Polyn
( 10.8 miles away )

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.

Rose Park Organic Farm
( 11.4 miles away )

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