Corrantaf - Luxury Holiday Home for let - Laugharne, South Wales

Property Details

Reception Rooms

The entrance Porch at the front of the house leads directly into one of the most stunning parts of the house – a central room, including a large dining area, with wood beams, fireplace, bay window, feature staircase and estuary views.

There is a valuable antique Morley sideboard, a type of which only two were made by a local furniture maker, and an equally old 8-feet long Welsh Oak Dining Table to seat 10 in comfort. A powerful hi-fi system is available for background music whilst you eat, or to fill the house with sound at other times.

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8 Foot long, 10 seater Oak dining table

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Here we can see the dining table is dwarfed by the size of room

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This perspective really gives a sense of scale

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On the right - the antique Morley sideboard mentioned above

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Staircase and Entrance Area

There are three other living rooms, all of which can be accessed from this central area:

  • Snug/Sitting Room, with beautiful Welsh Dresser and a supply of books and games, including a large ornate chess set
  • Study, with desk, cabinet and another Welsh Dresser
  • A large lounge with three piece suite, fireplace now fitted with a wood burning stove, grand piano and doors both to conservatory and onto the back garden patio. The lounge also has a large television and DVD/BluRay recorder.

Kitchen

From the central area, an inner hall leads to an external side door and to kitchen and utility areas. From the hall, there is access to the downstairs Cloakroom/Toilet. Large walk-in cupboards in the hall provide storage for all cleaning equipment and materials, ironing board and irons, spare light bulbs and batteries, etc.

The fully-fitted kitchen has a range cooker with 7-burner gas hob, 2 electric ovens and a further grill/oven. There is a built-in fridge, a dishwasher, microwave, toasters, etc., and a comprehensive range of other equipment is provided, including high quality pots, pans, knives and other kitchen utensils, crockery, glassware and cutlery.

The kitchen provides another access route to the large conservatory, with oak flooring. The sofa and armchairs can be used for gentle relaxation, and also as an informal breakfast room. Double doors from the conservatory lead out onto the patio.

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views of the kitchen

Alongside the kitchen are:

  • A Walk-in Pantry, with a freezer, a range of other equipment, and enough storage space for anything you could possibly need.
  • A Utility Room, with additional sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and central heating boiler.

Upstairs

There are five bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, all fully equipped. There is a combination of built-in and free-standing wardrobes. All beds are provided with duvets and bed linen, and towels are also provided. There is a bedroom television with in-built DVD player that can be used in any of he bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom, with dual aspect windows, one being extra large and providing panoramic views over Laugharne Bay. There are built-in wardrobes, drawers and bedside cabinet, and a beautifully tiled en-suite with new walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet.

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Bedroom 1 – with “a view to wake up to!”

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En-suite with walk-in shower

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2 is another double with built-in wardrobe, set of drawers, bedside cabinets and dual aspect windows providing full estuary views. This is not en-suite, but is opposite the large family bathroom.

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Bedroom 2, also with phenomenal sea views

Large Family Bathroom

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Large Family Bathroom, looking inwards and outwards

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3 is a single, with built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom (bath with shower attachment, wash basin and toilet). This bedroom could be used as a child’s room.

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Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4 is a double with a free-standing bedroom furniture suite (wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirrors and bedside cabinets), dual aspect windows, fantastic views of the Bay, and sharing another shower room with Bedroom 5.

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Shower Room

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Bedroom 5

Bedroom 5 is a twin room, next door to the beautifully-tiled shower room with new shower, wash basin and toilet.

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If required, the upstairs can be divided into two, with a lockable door on the landing between Bedrooms 1/2/3 and Bedrooms 4/5.

As can be seen from the photographs, there is plenty of room in any of the bedrooms other than Bedroom 5 (the Twin room) for a travel cot to be located.

Grounds

The house is reached from the main street in Laugharne, via a single-track road, which becomes Cliff Walk (part of the Welsh Coastal Path) and is “No Entry” for motor vehicles just past the point of access to the drive.

Stone walls surround the grounds on the sides adjoining the road, but there is a full-width driveway with a five-bar gate. The drive is fairly steep down to the front of the house, but the remainder of the garden is reasonably flat. In front of the house, there is plenty of room for two or three cars. The other sides of the garden are also secure, with a mixture of fencing and natural screening.

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To the rear of the house is a patio and lawn, with views over the estuary and along the coast. Much of the remainder of the garden provides a natural environment. There are numerous large trees of different species, including a mature oak tree and a walnut.

The patio can be used for cooking outside with the barbecue and/or eating on a table which is as large as the internal dining table. There are “park-style” benches for relaxing in the sun.

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A selection of Views from Rear Garden at Low Tide


The property is in a secluded position surrounded by trees, but only 200 metres from Laugharne Castle, the local New Three Mariners pub and the famous Browns Hotel. Almost all Laugharne restaurants and shops are within 300 metres, as is the Dylan Thomas Boathouse.

The house is on top of a cliff (non-eroding), looking out across the estuary of the River Taf. There are fantastic views direct from the rear garden, out across the estuary and up to 30 miles along the coast, with an ever-changing scene as the tide comes in and out. Many unusual birds can be viewed around the estuary.

The garden is completely secure, with stone walls and fences all round, and a double front gate to the drive. The gates from the drive provide access onto Cliff Road (sometimes called Cliff Walk), which at this point is unused by vehicles other than for access to Corrantaf and the next house along.

Cliff Walk is part of the Wales Coastal Path. One direction takes you past the centre of Laugharne and along the cliff round Sir John’s Hill (referred to by Dylan Thomas in his writings) toward the mouth of the estuary. This is “Dylan’s Birthday Walk” and the source of inspiration for one of his most famous writings. The other direction is an equally delightful walk past the Boathouse and up the side of the river. There are many other walks in the local area, all with great views and natural countryside.