Gwel y Don

Within walking distance of the beach at Llansteffan, Carmarthen

about the property

Family holiday cottage home at the beach in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire. This adorable Welsh holiday cottage is near the famous sands, and has a stylish interior you’ll love coming home to.

  • The Times 2015 'Top 50 UK Beach houses'

This charming Grade II listed townhouse is located in the heart of Llansteffan

This beautiful coastal hamlet has managed to keep itself under the tourism radar for many years. As a result, those who are lucky enough to discover it keep the secret to themselves. This village is said to be the real inspiration for Dylan Thomas’ fictional Llanreggub in Under the Milk Wood rather than Laugharne.

There is a huge expanse of clean hard sand for picnics, fun and games whilst not being too far from the house. Also, there is a beach shop which sells anything you need for a day on the beach plus coffees, cream teas,snacks, and some memorable portions of the best Fish’n’Chips in West Wales.! Check out the pics on our Facebook album




latest review

My friends and I had a really lovely stay in Gwel y Don. A comfortable, spacious and well-equipped place to hang out in after all of that walking and exploring in and around Llansteffan. Good drinks...

John R, 9 December 2016

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good to know

arrival at
depart by
7 nights from
£584.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£1042.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (max 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Twin, Single

facilities at Gwel y Don

wifi broadband available
young children welcome
beach (within walking distance)
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

in detail

The house has central heating throughout

Ground floor:

Dining room:

Table and seating for a least 6 people

Living room:

Log-burner and two sofas - very cwtschi!


Open plan Kitchen /Diner (contemperory glass and wood extension)

  • Fan assisted oven and induction hob
  • Dining area with table and chairs

There is  a cosy snug area (with sofa) on a mezzanine with TV and double French doors offering direct access to the sunny rear garden

Utility area:

  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and microwave. two fridge freezer


  • King Size bedroom
  • King Size bedroom
  • 1 Twin
  • 1 x Single bedroom 
  • There are two bathrooms. One with a bath and shower and the other only a shower.


  • The garden is enclosed with views of the estuary.
  • There is car parking for one car on the gated drive.

local area

The Castle Inn - Offers good pub food - a short walk

The Castle at Llansteffan - early 12th Century castle

Floss’s Fish and Chips are best chips in the West! - a short walk

Towy Boat club - 2 miles

Carmarthen - HIstoric town, castle and good shopping - 10 miles (19 mins drive)

National Botanic Gardens of Wales - 15 miles (28 mins drive)

Y Polyn - one of the best award winning restaurants in Wales - 15 miles (28 mins drive)

Dylan Thomas is buried in the church yard at Laugharne - The Boathouse where he lived is now a small museum and you can visit his writing shed on the estuary

Y Hen Dafarn - Another great restaurant - on your doorstep :)


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customer reviews for Gwel y Don

My friends and I had a really lovely stay in Gwel y Don. A comfortable, spacious and well-equipped place to hang out in after all of that walking and exploring in and around Llansteffan. Good drinks and food to be had In The Sticks (great Sunday Lunch) and an 'interesting' dining experience at Yr Hen Dafarn (again lovely food). Could easily have spent another week holed up in this wonderful place...and hope we will again soon. Oh, if you're 6 foot or over watch out for the low door frame leading to the bathroom....ooof! (twice!!)

- John R,
9 December 2016

We had a wonderful break away in Llansteffan. The house is lovely and far more spacious than we had expected. Also is so very close to the beach which was awesome. We are already thinking about booking again.

- Christopher rees-wil... ,
28 October 2016

A lovely large holiday cottage in a very lovely village. Scott's Bay and the castle were amazing and the pub was lovely too.

- Kate B,
18 October 2016

Excellent property in a great location. Loved the easy access to the property with the key safe. Family friendly property. Great surprise to have a welcome bottle of wine. Proximity to the beach was good with the children. Plenty of walks from the front door. Village lovely, great food in the pub. Be aware the village shop is only open in the morning then it's a drive to the shops. Will definitely return.

- Jayne C,
16 April 2016

We had a lovely weekend at Gwel y Don. Very comfortable and spacious. I'd definitely recommend trying Bill's - delicious food and a good atmosphere.

- Deborah watson ,
9 November 2015

We couldn't fault the property. It was really well equipped, comfortable, warm and spacious. Llansteffan is a wonderful place. The beach goes on for miles. Four nights wasn't enough. If you love the outdoors, nature and exploring then I think this area and property will suit you perfectly. We'll definitely be back.

- Mrs e e o'callaghan ,
30 October 2015

We had a lovely week in Llansteffan. The house is very well appointed, with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. The Castle is a welcoming local, a mere 14 seonds from the front door! And make sure that you book a table at Bill's for amazing food (28.5 seconds walk) We visited Laugharne, Carmarthen, Llandeilo, Pembrey Country Park, Ferryside, Narberth (lunch at Ultracomida was worth the drive on it's own), Saundersfoot..........

- Ann touboulic ,
12 September 2015
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