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The Old School

Laugharne (2.8miles W)

A luxurious and peaceful retreat in a location that is close to the countryside where there are walks from the front door and close to the spectacular coastline

Property Highlights

  • Pet friendly, accepting 2 dogs (charges apply)
  • Fully equipped and stocked kitchen with range oven
  • Peak period changeover day- Saturday
  • Onsite parking for 2 Vehicles with a private gated drive
  • Smart TV’s
  • Located near Laugharne (approximately 4 minutes by car) & Pendine beach (approximately 3 minutes by car)

This outstanding property has a private drive, set back from the main road between Laugharne, with its breath-taking Norman castle and plenty of restaurants, and Pendine, with its sandy beach where families can enjoy days out building sandcastles or crabbing in the rock pools. After a busy day exploring locally, the living room with its comfortable sofas, is the perfect place to unwind before gathering around the impressive dining table to enjoy a meal together.

The welcoming entrance hall is full of charm, and leads to the downstairs WC or into the living areas. A spacious and airy lounge with impressive vaulted ceilings which provide a romantic castle feel, with sympathetic ambient lighting. This room is the real heart of this fantastic house, where families can gather and play games or couples can snuggle up and watch a film on the Smart TV. The raised open plan dining room is a large, light and airy space to come together and enjoy a hearty meal.

There is a bespoke country style kitchen with a range oven, mod cons, and well stocked cupboards. This leads to a lovely and relaxing Sun/breakfast room with table and chairs and sofa, a peaceful area to enjoy a coffee and a quiet breakfast in the morning. This leads to a small courtyard with seating and the external utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, it is ideal for shoes, wellies and coats.

The stunning spiral staircase leads to a mezzanine landing to the bedrooms and bathroom. A peaceful night's sleep awaits in the boutique style bedrooms, all beds come with world famous Hypnos Mattresses, “the world's most comfortable mattress”, with the finest Egyptian Cotton sheets and duvets, dressed with real Welsh heritage in Melin Tregwynt cushions and throws. The first bedroom has a mezzanine level, accessed by a steep staircase, which is overspill accommodation, furnished with a z bed (suitable for older children only and strictly no adults- please request at time of booking). At the end of the hall, you will find the second bedroom which has a Super-King zip and link bed which can be used as a twin upon request prior to your stay. The family bathroom on the first floor has a WC and corner bath with a shower. There is also a handy WC on the ground floor.

Other things to note

- Pet fee per stay - Payable during the pre-check in process : £25 per dog
- Limited phone service on Vodafone and O2 within the Laugharne area
- There is a travel cot and highchair
- Access statement available on request

Laugharne is perhaps best known for its associations with Wales' most famous poet, Dylan Thomas. It is a small ancient town sitting on the estuary of the Taf River and offers stunning estuary walks, including the infamous Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk. The Boathouse, where Dylan and Caitlin lived with their children, is now a heritage centre.

For those that enjoy an active break, there is a wide 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 sandy beaches in Carmarthenshire and nearby Pembrokeshire, with the more popular coastal resorts of Pendine, Saundersfoot and Tenby. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path starts in nearby Amroth.

The National Botanical Gardens of Wales is a fantastic day out and 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" or want to go somewhere special there is a fantastic choice of restaurants within a 20 - 30 minute's drive ranging from Coast in Coppet Hall to Y Polyn.

  • Private Parking
  • Dogs - 2 dogs
  • Internet Access
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio Area
  • Open Fire/Woodburner
  • Childrens Games & Books
  • Games & Books
  • Smart TV
  • BBQ
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garden- Slabbed patio
  • Suitable For Children
  • TV- Aerial
  • Decorated For Christmas
  • Travel Cot


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Paul Stayed in The Old School 22.08.2022

The Old School house was beautifully quirky and in an excellent location with lots to explore locally. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the standard of cleanliness was very high. The property was exactly as described and well equipped with everything we needed and more. It was booked for my wife’s 50th birthday and what a venue!

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Tina Stayed in The Old School 01.01.2023

We had a great a family Christmas time at The Old House. We enjoyed our stay and loved the house.
Thank you

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Michelle Stayed in The Old School 27.12.2023

The Old School House was just perfect for our Christmas away .
The place was spotless , it was decorated for Christmas which was lovely .
It is even better in real life than the pictures and was so much bigger .
My family of 4 and our 2 dogs has plenty of room.
The location of Brook was quiet and peaceful and only 2 & 1/2 miles in either direction to reach the next place .
Laugharne was very pretty and we walked around the castle , we visited Dylan Thomas writing Shed .
The local shop had all we needed .
In the other direction was Pendine and we took the dogs for a run on the beach on Christmas Day .
We would definitley recommend and would love to return .

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Mark Stayed in The Old School 26.08.2019

We had a lovely week here. It is a genuinely stunning cottage and everything inside is of the highest standard and quality - just as the description suggests. It is luxurious and 5 star. It is also very quiet and peaceful (the heart of the Welsh countryside!), though we were woken up by cows on a couple of mornings! Location is excellent for Pendine (beautiful long and sandy beach) and Laugharne (quaint town with castle), each a 5 minute drive away. However, the heart of Pembrokeshire (Tenby, Saundersfoot etc) is a good 25-35 min drive away and so a car is essential. We had a few issues with the TVs but I'm sure it will be sorted for future guests. Overall we would highly recommend this cottage.

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Andy Stayed in The Old School 09.07.2022

The Old School was exactly as described. It is a lovely location, ideal for walkers.

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Damian Stayed in The Old School 04.05.2021

What an amazing space, the perfection and effort gone into this beautiful building, right in the middle of the most beautiful area. Wow. 5 stars. Definitely going back

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Jane Stayed in The Old School 19.09.2020

The Old School is a really beautiful building. It was also very clean with lovely fixtures and fittings which made our stay both comfortable and relaxing - the house is in a quiet location near both countryside and the coast. The beds were really comfy and the kitchen well-stocked - we eat in most evenings because of Covid and really enjoyed the spaciousness of the house.

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Elizabeth Stayed in The Old School 11.09.2022

A beautifully laid out cottage in a lovely area of wales. Well situated for the beach or for exploring Carmarthebshire or Pembrokeshire… or just staying in in comfort. Good sized kitchen with all you’d need and a supportive host.

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Amanda G. Stayed in The Old School 01.09.2020

It has been a lovely week staying at the Old School. The house is very well presented and has all you need for your stay. The Kitchen is well equipped making it a ready home from home. The beds were very comfortable. It’s just a short drive to local beaches - the only downside is that you can not walk safely from the house to neighbouring towns. We would return to stay here for sure - thank you for having us!

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Pranami Stayed in The Old School 24.02.2023

Jess was very responsive and helpful. Our son got very high fever on the last day and Emily was very kind to extend our check out by a whole hour. The house in itself is gorgeous and extremely clean just as the pictures. However, in regards to the location of the house, it’s not close to either the beach or the castle unlike the impression we got from the pictures posted. It’s in the middle of a farm residential area. Our son quite enjoyed waking up to the mooing of cows but the stench of the cow manure does waft through the house if you open the doors and the windows. All in all, we did enjoy our stay at the house immensely.

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Ange Stayed in The Old School 17.02.2020

From the moment of booking, Great Welsh Escapes looked after our every need! The property blew us away; quite literally with Storm Dennis outside but we were very safe and warm in this luxurious unique stay. Everything has been meticulously thought through to ensure that guest enjoy every second and need not leave if you don’t want to...and why would you! Michele was always on hand if needed and even checked in a few times via text. The whole property was spotless and well loved, we even had a little welcome treat which went down very well! Looking forward to staying again very soon!

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Laura Stayed in The Old School 12.08.2023

what didn’t I like would be easier to answer! the building is beautiful and very comfortable. the set up was perfect for my family especially with the mezzanine floor bedroom which gave my daughters the space they needed. it has everything we needed and more!

…the cold tap in the kitchen was a bit noisy, that’s all I can think of!

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Karen Stayed in The Old School 13.08.2022

Beautiful stunning place to stay, didn’t want to leave, will definitely be returning. Host was very helpful.
Comfortable beds too, and really clean.

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Chris Stayed in The Old School 30.05.2024

One of our favourite places to stay ever. Everything about it was wonderful. The dining room was our favourite. Although a family holiday, eating our evening meal in such a room, we felt we need to dress up, such was the grandeur :0)

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Abi Stayed in The Old School 18.08.2022

Such a gorgeous home! Something really special and so beautiful. Brilliant location - a lovely beach nearby at Pendine Sands and a great base for day trips to Barafundle Bay, Tenby etc. We want to go back already!

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Sophia Stayed in The Old School 25.04.2023

Amazing place, so unique. The house is more spacious than we expected and it has a lovely log burner which gives it such a cosy feel. You need a car to get around as there is not much nearby that’s walkable but this wasn’t a problem for us. The cafe around the other side of the house did a great breakfast. Definitely recommend this place.

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Mikey Stayed in The Old School 16.07.2023

What a beautiful place to stay!
We absolutely loved our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anybody!
Would love to come back in the new year!
Thanks again

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Marie Stayed in The Old School 14.03.2020

This place is way beyond beautiful with the ornate carvings and authentic touches, the photos do not show it’s grandeur!
It really is a quiet little haven, a short drive from a beautiful coastline.
It was spotlessly clean and perfect and next to a working farm which brought back wonderful childhood memories...
The hospitality was amazing, their attention to detail and consideration with everything to giving us a run through of the little things like where switches were etc was a welcomed plus!
I would highly recommend this place it is just stunning and the hosts are lovely!

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Lorraine Stayed in The Old School 26.06.2023

The Old School House far exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful place to stay in. It’s spacious, clean, peaceful & looks stunning.
Clear instructions, especially the tip for using What3Words! The hosts were very responsive when emailed.
We had everything we needed. We spent plenty of time chilling there, but also went to Pendine Beach which was a great place with plenty of space, glorious sand & great views.
There’s a lovely cafe literally next door to the property in a converted barn, great food & friendly hosts.
We spoke to one of the neighbours out walking his dogs & he was friendly & told us to visit Poons Street Cafe in Laugharne but unfortunately we didn’t get chance.
We highly recommend The Old School House.

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P&N, Ripon Stayed in The Old School 11.10.2020

Really unusual property...very quirky. Well equipped, cosy and comfortable. Hosts in easy contact to ensure everything ok. Enjoyed our stay and highly recommend

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Andrew Stayed in The Old School 29.07.2022

Had a great weeks stay at The Old School, it’s a very unique stay full of character. You can eat at the grand dining area or the cozy conservatory. Well equipped and comfortable. It’s in a great location, a few miles from Pendine Beach.. and a great restaurant ‘Dexters’ at Laugharne, for a first class meal! Half an hour to Tenby Beach and 20 mins to Carmarthen.
Definitely worth booking a holiday at this fabulous accommodation.

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Steph Stayed in The Old School 10.04.2023

Lovely long weekend in this quiet, countryside spot! The place looks incredible in the pictures but actually looks even better in real life! We liked how equally social and private the house can be - there are nooks all over - where you might chill in a group or maybe take some private time. Really lovely surroundings and towns nearby that can be explored.
Thanks for a lovely stay!

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Laura Stayed in The Old School 08.08.2020

Beautiful property (as good or better than the photos suggest!). Any issues we had were answered immediately and we really enjoyed the basket of local treats waiting for us on arrival!
We would thoroughly recommend this property and Great Welsh Escapes.

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Denise Stayed in The Old School 29.09.2021

The house was like a home from home, no feel of a holiday house at all. Everything was of a high standard in the house like you would expect in your own home. The location was a peaceful place although it was between two working farms, which was lovely as the only noise was from the cattle in the morning before they were milked, very cute really. Beaches and coastal walks very amazing.

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Sam Stayed in The Old School 06.03.2023

The old school house is a beautiful unusual & spacious holiday home. It had everything we needed & is in a quiet location that allowed us to explore the local towns, castles & beaches easily. Travelling with a small child we loved finding the many games tucked away in various cupboards & especially enjoyed the welcome bottle of wine & cake!!

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Caroline Stayed in The Old School 01.08.2020

A truly beautiful place in a very peaceful spot. You do need a car to get about and there are lovely villages and beaches to visit. The house is perfect even if the weather is so bad, it is a perfect place to relax.

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Rhodri Stayed in The Old School 09.08.2019

A brilliant place to stay, superbly quiet but just a short drive into Laugharne and a great base for exploring the rest of Carmarthenshire. Really well appointed home and perfect for four adults and two kids. Really made our holiday.

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Gavin Stayed in The Old School 27.02.2022

We spent a few days over the half term holiday, and fell in love with the property! Full of character and charm, and well cared for. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Katrina Stayed in The Old School 06.04.2023

We decided to treat ourselves to a beautiful home for a few days and the Old School was perfect. Easy to find, excellent communication from Jess, problem with bathroom light that was quickly rectified whilst we were out and about.

Laugharne is small but peaceful with all amenities you may need (if you need to do a large food shop however I’d do this before you arrive as the convenience store is very limited in terms of veg / selection etc).

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