Raphael House ref: UK13496

Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Come and enjoy the delights of this wonderful property perched high above the coastal village of Burry Port on the hillside with picture postcard uninterrupted views down across the village, Carmarthen Bay and out towards the Gower Peninsula and Worms Head. This really is an enviable spot for the perfect holiday location.

Raphael House is set at the end of a single track country lane within its own grounds. This upside down, detached house was originally built to make the most of these outstanding views and has remained in the same family for many years. The open plan kitchen/dining room, with French doors leading onto the patio with its amazing sea views, is on the ground floor, along with a living room and two well-appointed bedrooms. Stairs lead down to two further, spacious, lovingly furnished bedrooms and family shower room. On an evening, sit outside with a glass of wine and watch the amazing sunsets over the sea and watch the stars.

The village of Burry Port is a 15-minute walk away where you can find a plethora of restaurants, traditional Welsh pubs, shops and a champion links course at the Ashburnham Golf Club, which guests are welcome to use as non-members. Enjoy an early morning coffee sat on the harbour watching boats coming and going on a fine summers day. Close by is Pembrey Country Park which really is not to be missed, and perfect for a family day out with 500 acres to explore with walks, cycling, 8 miles of golden sands, a dry ski slope and toboggan ride. Cefn Sidan beach offers 8 miles of truly stunning coastline, perfect for sunbathers, building sandcastles or a stroll spotting birdlife.

Raphael House is perfect to explore the wonders of both Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, with the Gower Peninsula, National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney Gardens within a 30-minute drive. The famous walled town of Tenby, Oakwood Theme Park and Folly Farm Zoo are a 50-minute drive and great for all ages. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile .

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living Room:
With 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and French doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
Lower Ground Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Burry port
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    700 yards
  • Lake
    5 miles

About the local area

Carmarthenshire is the largest County in Wales, situated in the south west, it encompasses coast line, rolling pasture land, the southern tip of the Cambrian Mountains in the north, the verdant Tywi Valley, the dramatic Black Mountain and the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east

In the north east of the County at Pumsaint is Dolaucothi Gold Mines, a Roman gold mine set in the wooded hillside, overlooking the lovely Cothi Valley. There are guided tours of the underground workings, gold panning, exhibitions on gold and mining history and working trains on the mine floor.

At the north west of Carmarthenshire on the River Teifi is Newcastle Emlyn with its ruined castle. The river is famous for world-class fishing of sea trout, salmon and brown trout, the town is a popular base for fishermen. To the west at the beautiful Cenarth Falls is the National Coracle Centre, where coracles are made in the workshop. The Teifi Valley Railway, created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway offers a two mile journey through the beautiful Teifi Valley, a chance to enjoy the age of steam. Four miles east of the town the National Woollen Museum tells the story of the woollen industry of Wales, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving and displays of traditional Welsh textiles.

At Whitland in the west of Carmarthenshire is another of the Counties remarkable gardens, Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre, commemorates Hywel ap Cadell, 'King of all Wales' in the ninth and early tenth centuries. The only garden in Europe dedicated to the law, the memorial is divided into six small gardens, each representing a section of the law.

The seven mile beach at Pendine Sands in the south west of Carmarthenshire is famous for land speed records, where Malcolm Campbell broke three records. Visit the Pendine Museum of Speed, to see some of the record-breaking vehicles. To the north is Laugharne, with its picturesque castle, overlooking the Taf Estuary. Laugharne was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas, the Boat House where he wrote "Under Milk Wood" is open to the public. To the north is Llansteffan Castle built by the Normans, near the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.

Across the estuary on the eastern side of Carmarthen bay is picturesque town Kidwelly with Kidwelly Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the County. Kidwelly Industrial Museum interprets the former industries of Carmarthenshire, tinplate, coal mining and brick manufacture.

To the south is Pembrey Country Park, encompassing Pembrey Forest and the seven mile beach at Cefn Sidan Sands. A superb award winning beach providing the main attraction for visitors but there are a host of family attractions in the adjoining 500 acres of glorious parkland including dry ski slops, tobogganing, pitch and putt, crazy gold and an adventure play ground. Eight miles to the east is Llanelli , an attractive town, situated at the mouth of the River Loughor. The Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park is the largest land reclamation scheme undertaken in Wales, over 2000 acres of industrial wasteland have been restored to create a coastal path and cycleway between Pembrey Country Park and the National Wetland Centre.

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