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Great House


Great House (Ty Mawr) is a beautifully restored Georgian town house with outdoor heated swimming pool (from May to end of Sept) set on the main street in Laugharne. This very special and unique property is Grade 2 Listed.

Property Highlights

  • 25% Discount For Week (7day) Bookings
  • Peak changeover day 2024-Friday
  • Heated Outdoor Pool from end of March to end of September
  • Smart TV and Pool table
  • Fully enclosed garden
  • Fully Equipped & Stocked Kitchen
  • Onsite Parking for 3 Vehicles
  • Great For Hosting Large Family Gatherings
  • Located In The Centre Of Laugharne
  • Pet Friendly - Accepts 3 Dogs

Great House (Ty Mawr) is a beautifully restored Georgian town house with outdoor heated swimming pool (from May to end of Sept) set on the main street in Laugharne, the magical village made famous by Dylan Thomas, and more recently the BBC DRAMA "Keeping Faith". This very special and unique property is Grade 2 Listed, and it retains many historical architectural features with it's grand decor, extensive wood panelling, high ceilings embellished with decorative plasterwork and large sash windows.

As soon as you enter the back electric gate opening to the drive and garden you wont fail to be impressed. Next to the drive which accommodates 3 cars, lies the large lawn area with flagstone steps leading to a pool deck and terrace with a day bed and loungers alongside the outdoor heated pool. (available May to September. Can be extended by a few weeks upon request). Beyond the pool enter the old ruin to the main back door and further flagstone steps up to an upper dining terrace with large table and chairs and a BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining on a Summers evening.The garden is fully secure and very private surrounded by beautiful magnolia trees.

Enter the back door which leads directly into the spacious modern, fitted, kitchen with many mod cons including a large electric range style oven, a filter coffee machine as well as Nespresso, and caters for everything needed to prepare a large group meal. The open plan snug offers a Smart TV and this floor also has a WC and separate utility with washing machine and drier.

Up the original stone steps to the upper ground floor and enter the servants entrance to the formal dining room, rich in features and with an original dresser and large dining table with comfortable seating, perfect for celebratory dinner parties. The impressive hallway with its fine dog leg staircase will take you back in time to the grandeur of a bygone era yet modern conveniences add to your comfort. Two beautiful reception rooms, one with a wood burning stove give space to relax and unwind, or enjoy the large selection of books. There is also a large four poster bedroom beautifully decorated, with ensuite with shower over bath.

Follow the beautiful staircase up to the second floor where you will find two majestic bedrooms that are sure to delight,both have their own impressive en suite with large roll-top baths, perfect for a relaxing soak after a busy day exploring.

Via an inner hallway and an additional staircase is the attic area nestled amongst the A-frame beams. This area boasts an open plan living area with ample comfortable seating and 39 inch TV with freeview and DVD player, alongside a recreational area with a large dining table that converts into a pool table, There is a semi open plan area with a Superking size double bed leading to a further twin bedroom with queen beds. Off the bedroom area is a bathroom with standalone bath to the centre of the room and enclosed WC. Please note:This floor is semi open plan with no full height walls apart from WC

This property is very unique and is a rare find, with its beautiful location, all local amenities on your doorstep, and a lovely choice of restaurants, and beautiful coastal walks along the estuary.

Other things to note:

- The swimming pool area is not fenced
- Three pets restricted to lower ground floor
- Pet fee per stay: £25 per dog
- We suggest not suitable for pre-school children or people with restricted mobility due to open sided stone stairs between lower ground and ground floor, babes in arms welcome
- Access statement available on request

Laugharne is perhaps best known for its associations with Wales' most famous poet, Dylan Thomas, however, there is much more to Laugharne than just Dylan Thomas.

Laugharne is a small town sitting on the estuary of the Taf River and offers stunning estuary walks, including the famous Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk. There are also plenty of woodland walks and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path starts nearby.

It is an ancient town steeped in history, and a popular tourist destination with many great attractions in the area. With its easy accessibility to the M4, and prime location, also makes it a great base to visit Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

The Boathouse, where Dylan and Caitlin lived with their children, is now a heritage centre. Overlooking the estuary are the dramatic ruins of a Norman Castle, a popular visitor attraction. Laugharne has a good choice of cafes and restaurants.

There are also a good choice of outdoor activities available in the area, ranging from horse riding, coasteering, to a variety of water sports, abseiling, orienteering, caving and gorge walking.

There are many beautiful rugged beaches in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, along with the more popular coastal resorts of Pendine, Saundersfoot and Tenby.

There is an abundance of interesting attractions locally, including Castles, historic houses and National Botanical Gardens to name a few.

For the younger generation we are a short drive away from the likes of Folly Farm, Oakwood, Manor House Wildlife Park, Heatherton World of Activities and Dinosaur Park to name a few.

If you are a "foodie" then there is a fantastic choice of restaurants within a 20 - 30 minute's drive ranging from Coast in Coppet Hall to Y Polyn, just 5 minutes from Carmarthen.

  • Private Parking
  • Dogs - 3 dogs
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio Area
  • Open Fire/Woodburner
  • Childrens Games & Books
  • Games & Books
  • Smart TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garden- Slabbed patio
  • Suitable For Children
  • TV- Aerial
  • Decorated For Christmas
  • Highchair
  • Travel Cot


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Ruth Stayed in Great House 11.11.2022

Beautiful traditional Georgian house in all her finery. We loved our stay even though it was just the two of us! Kitchen was really well equipped and Log burner was perfect for afternoon tea and relaxing

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Polly Stayed in Great House 02.09.2021

An amazing place for our family stay. The kids wanted a pool, and I was relieved that it was warm enough (I’ve stayed at places with pools that are too cold to actually swim in before). The bedrooms and bathrooms are all fabulous and a little bit bonkers. (I’m glad we didn’t take my elderly mother in the end though, as there are uneven floors and staircases without handrails.) The neighbours were really friendly, the village has everything you need and the beaches in the area are sublime.

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Andrew Stayed in Great House 31.03.2023

An amazing place for our birthday celebration! So much character, history, space and charm!
A wonderful house in a great location.

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Tom Stayed in Great House 14.03.2022

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at The Great House. The rooms are as magnificent as the photos suggest. I'd highly recommend staying here if you are after a slice of grandeur.

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Rebecca Stayed in Great House 17.05.2021

What an amazing space!! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this as a place to make beautiful memories.
Well stocked, spacious and a lovely feel to it it was one of the best breaks away I have had. Thanks so much.

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Jennifer Stayed in Great House 23.07.2022

A wonderful, grand, lovely home. Sprawling yet cozy with wonderful details, creaking, undulating amazing wood floors, big window, period furniture…on and on. Really a treat. The pool is a nice option which we enjoyed often as we visited during quite a warm time. Enjoyed nightly dinners on the lovely top terrace. Property is exactly as it is described on the site.

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Clare Stayed in Great House 27.08.2022

We had such an amazing stay. The house is even better in real life and the kitchen is set up so well that cooking is a real pleasure. Any glitches were sorted immediately and everyone we met in Laugherne was so friendly (especially in Poon’s) - it was great being able to walk to get food/coffee etc. The pool was a perfect temperature and when the sun was out it felt like we were in Italy. Comfortable beds, incredible bathrooms and a cosy snug for when it rained. Perfect.

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Andrew Stayed in Great House 31.05.2024

incredible place, the photos really don't do it justice and the photos are bloody amazing :D

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Rhian Stayed in Great House 19.09.2020

Wow just wow
This place!!!!
The room are larger that the pictures!!! Beautifully decorated & thoughtful welcome hamper on arrival
We did a murder mystery here in the upstairs dining room, pre dinner cocktails in the blue room, after dinner in the red room....
Michelle the host is wonderful & so so helpful
We will be back for sure ❤️

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Mary Stayed in Great House 19.09.2022

Absolutely stunning property with everything we needed for our week long stay . Ample room for 10 adults, great outdoor space and pool , good Wi-Fi, well equipped kitchen, spotlessly clean crisp white linen and towels, and perfect location for walking and exploring local countryside and beaches.

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Sarah Stayed in Great House 23.10.2021

Wonderful house, wonderful host, wonderful scenary, wonderful family holiday! Can't rate it highly enough.

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Shani Stayed in Great House 10.06.2024

A 30th birthday trip of dreams!
The Great House in Laugharne was everything and more. Check in was super easy with a key/lockbox.
The heated pool was incredible, when we first arrived we all ran around looking at ALL the incredible bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces.
We felt so bougie and smiled, laughed, played games, ate, drank the whole weekend it was perfect.
The Ferryman Delicatessen is a stones throw away from the house and has a wonderful selection of delicious food we visited a few times!
Wouldn’t change a thing, amazing stay, I’d love to go back.

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Sarah Stayed in Great House 23.09.2021

Lovely great big house filled with great stuff, something interesting in every corner!
Ideally located for walking the coast path, visiting the many beaches or nipping down to walk by the estuary with the dogs.
The Village is good too with many pubs and restaurants and useful store.
We really enjoyed the pool and deck and the sunny terrace.
The dining room is very special.
Perfect house for a family holiday.

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Gus Stayed in Great House 04.02.2024

It is an absolutely amazing building. historic, but with all the modern conveniences

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Rosalie Stayed in Great House 04.07.2021

What an amazing house - huge, comfortable and well-equipped. The swimming pool was an extra bonus. A really special place in a fantastic location. We enjoyed our stay very much.

It is on quite a busy road and the bedrooms at the front do get traffic noise so take ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. In the loft, the chairs are quite old and rickety and the water was not connected to the tap in the kitchen. But these were minor irritations in an otherwise wonderful stay.

Michelle could not have been more helpful or welcoming. When there was a power cut one morning and we could not prepare breakfast she organised for us all to have breakfast from a local cafe. There were lovely welsh treats for us when we arrived so we had local goodies on hand. Thanks very much to Michelle for all her hospitality.

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Julie oliver Stayed in Great House 16.10.2023

We had a wonderful family time yet again in this fastanstic house with SO much character and can't wait to return next year 😍

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Katherine Stayed in Great House 22.08.2020

Amazing and beautiful grand old house... renovated to a very high standard with fabulous bathrooms and beautiful furniture, ornaments and paintings throughout. The village of Laugharne is lovely, with lots of Interesting shops, an estuary to explore and an old castle.

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Jan Stayed in Great House 21.07.2023

A beautiful house In a lovely quiet village. We always go away for a summer family week with our grown up kids and their partners and this house was big enough for them to all have their space and a kitchen and outdoor space for us to come together for big family meals .we had poor weather and there upstairs starting area was good for film night The enclosed garden was good for our two dogs.
Helpful staff
Michelle was very quick to respond to our requests so thank you.

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Emily Stayed in Great House 23.01.2022

Amazing house! Couldn’t recommend more.
The house is wonderful and we had such a lovely weekend.
The host communication was so helpful which made everything so much easier

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Sharon Stayed in Great House 31.08.2022

An amazing house with some much character and the pool was incredible. The kids were in it every day!

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Caja Stayed in Great House 05.04.2024

This house is magnificent - a feast for the eyes if you enjoy this period of architecture. The house is enormous and but warm and comfortable at the same time. Great Welsh Escapes could not have done more to make our stay more special. Can throughly recommend! Will be looking to see what other properties this agency look after because they really are the best!

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Claire Stayed in Great House 15.02.2024

Very spacious for the number of guests. It was a great location for a multi generation family trip. we didn't have great weather but nobody was bored. The house was stunning, the pictures don't do it justice.

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Claire Stayed in Great House 17.07.2021

Great House is a lovely place to stay.It is old and quirky and really big so everyone has loads of space and their own (Website hidden by Airbnb) stocked modern kitchen,lovely raised patio for Al fresco dining and of course the heated pool.On the main Street so handy for the local deli and convenience store We also booked some big shops from Tesco .(Put a sign out for them to find you).

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Barbara Stayed in Great House 14.08.2021

We had a great stay at the house which has real character, would recommend the house and the village, lots of great social areas and the rooms were all fabulous with comfy beds. Lots of thought has gone into the decoration and the bits around the house and pictures etc. We had a fabulous week (6 adults, 3 early teens). Great that we could take the dogs and there was a gate to keep them in there allowed area.

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Rowan Stayed in Great House 14.07.2023

Just an astonishing house, I think the most beautiful place I've ever stayed - the photos, beautiful as they are, don't quite do it justice. The restoration work on this old Georgian house has to be seen to be believed. Our teenagers loved the pool, the outside area and barbecue are wonderful, the bedrooms are breathtaking and very comfortable. Laugharne is wonderful and very friendly, and there are beautiful walks on your doorstep. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

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Susan O'Sullivan Stayed in Great House 06.01.2023

Awesome ❤️ We had an amazing time at The Great House. Its a fabulous house, full of history!
Jess and Michelle at the St Clears branch are wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. Thank you Great Welsh Escapes!!

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Sarah Stayed in Great House 16.07.2022

Beautiful historic house in a peaceful location with amenities in easy reach. The swimming pool is small but great for cooling off and the evening sun on the terrace made it feel quite Mediterranean. Huge rooms and lots of space, we hardly used a couple of the rooms at all. The top floor is great for kids or a family with children as it’s quite open plan. Would highly recommend it for a large family group.

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Ashlee Stayed in Great House 20.05.2024

We had a great time at this amazing house for my 30th birthday! The house is huge and the swimming pool made our trip. It is so close to the village of Laugharne about a 5 minute walk if that, lots to do in the local area. We really appreciated the special touches the host provided, gifting us a balloon and Prosecco for the celebrations! Would not hesitate to come back again 😀

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Ben Stayed in Great House 02.05.2021

A magnificent home with fantastic contained garden and pool area for entertaining and family

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Will Stayed in Great House 07.07.2024

This house is magnificent. We had a fanatic joint 30th here and enjoyed every second. The house is so much bigger than we had anticipated, it’s huge! The heated pool was the cherry on the cake. We’d definitely come back here again - thanks so much.

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Tom Stayed in Great House 25.02.2023

What a fantastic stay ! And Michelle from great welsh escapes was amazing we will definitely be back ! Amazing house with amazing features

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Izzie Stayed in Great House 18.07.2020

Had an amazing time and the house is beautiful - even better than in pictures ! Great pubs and beaches

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Nicola Stayed in Great House 25.08.2023

The house was great - so beautiful - the different spaces suited the needs of three generations and 7 people, with lots of places to hang out in. Everywhere was very spacious and cosy, with lots of interesting art work on the walls. We felt some of the furniture was looking a bit tired and could do with a bit of an overhaul.
It was a great location, with lots of interesting walks on the door step and a beach with cafes a 10 minute drive away. We had a fantastic meal at Dexters at Browns, moments from the house and there were enough shops in the town to pick up a few bits and peaces.

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