• The Tides

  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ref: 1412
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The Tides

  • 7
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  • Ref: 1412
Property Highlights:

Super getaway for families, large village house in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire. Stunning sea views. Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms. Pet friendly.

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Guest Book Comments

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: Jill

Thank you for your review and feedback.

A trusted customer - 28th July 2019

Very spacious and clean cottage with lovely views

Reply from: Jill

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

Virginia Winton - 24th June 2019

The Tides proved to be a large and very comfortable holiday base. Extremely well equipped with crockery and utensils, books, games and dvds.

Reply from: Jill

Glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Tides, thank you for your review.

A trusted customer - 17th May 2019

Beautifully equipped cottage- high quality tasteful crockery and plenty of everything. Beautiful views, good size rooms well appointed for walking

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, The Tides is so well placed to discover the whole of the area, glad you enjoyed your stay.

A trusted customer - 28th April 2019

Well equipped and very clean,lovely location

P Davies - 20th October 2018

Lovely spacious house, great location with a gorgeous view. Everything you need is provided and we are now in love with Llansteffan and plan to return.

L Duncombe - 24th September 2018

Well equipped accommodation. Quiet and beautiful location. Excellent local support via Marina. With gorgeous weather - made a fabulous holiday.

A trusted customer - 26th May 2018

Lovely property: spacious, immaculately clean, very well-equipped, and with beautiful views over the estuary

A trusted customer - 31st January 2018

The house was absolutely beautiful with everything you could possibly need. Wonderful views and a delight to watch the little birds come for their breakfast each morning. The village of Llansteffan does not have much to offer apart from a beach that is breathtaking, We like to eat out each night but the pubs did not have much to offer as we found out. However they were so friendly and helpful. Move the Harboumaster Pub in Aberaeron to Llansteffan and I would live there, ha ha. I would recommend this house to anybody.

D Wheeler - 3rd July 2017

Lovely cottage with everything you need. Great views of the sea and countryside.

A trusted customer - 1st July 2017

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

Carole, Dave, Abi and Sarah, Birmingham - 17 June 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Daphne and Steven Wheeler, Fulham London - 24 June 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely house, light, airy and well equipped. A very comfortable stay.

Phil and SamGrange and family, Surrey - 8 April 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Janet and Peter, Worcestershire - 18 April 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Geoff and Jean Edwards and family, Surrey - 11 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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

Merve and Mandy Guy with Flo, Leamington Spa - 27 May 2017
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A perfect place for a truly lovely holiday. The peace and quiet extraordinary. Beach beautiful, loads of space and no crowds.

Graham and Sally Williams, Gloucestershire - 19 August 2016
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A comfortable spacious home to stay in with beautiful surroundings and lots to do. 'A perfect family holiday'.

Lindsey and Ellessi Palmer, Oxford - 11 August 2016
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Property Description

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.


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

About the Area


  • 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.

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