Our guide to holiday cottages in Laugharne
An enchanting mix of natural beauty, culture and history, Laugharne cottages are perfect for those seeking something special from their break in Wales. With some stunning coastal scenery – including one of the UK’s most loved beaches – and loads of activities to enjoy inland, it really does offer the best of both worlds.
Let’s start with one of its most notable residents. The legacy of Dylan Thomas stands proudly over the town of Laugharne. The legendary Welsh poet and writer lived here twice, the second time until his death in 1953. Explore his haunts and share in his inspiration.
Laugharne’s history runs even deeper. Visit the grand romantic ruins of the town’s 12th century castle and enjoy views over the River Tâf estuary. Explore the town’s streets and admire gorgeous Georgian townhouses, or make your holiday history in your own cottage, a holiday in Laugharne offers all the ingredients you need for an amazing break.
Things to do in Laugharne
The Dylan Thomas influence is understandably large in Laugharne and nowhere displays this better than the legendary Laugharne Weekend. Taking place in the springtime, the bill is impressively big for such a small town. Enjoy a cottage around April time and you can rub shoulders with the stars of literature and music on the town’s tranquil streets. There’s no festival like it!
The beach is a spectacular all-season attraction and a must for any holiday in Laugharne, whether you’re enjoying a romantic retreat, a family break or a weekend away with your four-legged friend. Visit Pendine Sands for truly spectacular clifftop views, fresh air and relaxation. It’s also the location for many land speed records over the years – though there are far more relaxing activities to enjoy on the shore.
Laugharne’s scenic setting makes it a hiker’s delight. There are miles of gorgeous walking terrain to explore, including some of the Wales Coast Path’s most stunning sights. There’s no better way to dust those cobwebs away on your break! If you fancy something a little more vibrant then you can head to Cardiff where life is a little livelier.
Visit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse to brush up on your knowledge of the Welsh poet. Located in an idyllic setting overlooking the Taf Estuary, it is now a museum, chronicling the working life of Thomas. And if you really want to walk in his footsteps, you can enjoy the ‘Birthday Walk’, which traces the same steps along the route he took on his 30th birthday. Pop along to Browns Hotel for a drink and you can really start to celebrate!
The surrounding area is filled with activities. Take a trip back in time to Laugharne and nearby Llansteffan castles to see romantic ruins and learn about the local history of the area. If you’d prefer a more active experience then you can ride horses on Pendine Sands, go caving, body boarding, coasteering and much more.
Our favourite Laugharne restaurants
There’s a meal to suit every palate in Laugharne. Enjoy a selection of cosy restaurants such as The Cors country house, The Ferryman Deli and Arthur’s Resturant and Café. You will find gastronomic delights at The Corran resort surrounded by sea, the Towy estuary and acres of marshland. Thanks to its close proximity to the sea, you can also enjoy some seriously good fish and chips.