Swn-Y-Don ref: UK12324

Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 


Swn-y-Don is nestled on the hillside with far reaching, picture postcard views over the rolling Carmarthenshire countryside and out across the Carmarthen Bay. Swn-y-Don is a large wing of the Maesgwynne Mansion, a grand stone built mansion house that has been meticulously restored by its current owners from its former ruins, and enjoys an enviable elevated position on the owners working farm who also have two well behaved pet dogs. Surrounded by meadows and woodlands, you can enjoy an early morning walk into the village of Llansteffan where you will find a café, restaurants, pubs and of course a magnificent sandy beach. Llansteffan castle ruins are also well worth a visit and dates back to the 12th century, with iron age earthworks still visible and far reaching views across the River Towy and out across the Carmarthen Bay. After a busy day sightseeing enjoy a dip in your private hot tub, positioned on a decked seating area and from where you can enjoy those magnificent views, perfect for stargazing with crystal clear skies at night.

Internally Swn-y-Don has been finished to a good standard and offers an excellent level of comfort throughout, with a spacious, bespoke kitchen leading through to an open plan living/dining room complete with beams, solid oak flooring and focal wood burner really retaining the character. On the first floor both bedrooms are spacious, light and airy and again finished to a good standard. The family bathroom offers an elegant roll top bath to soak in and the convenience of a separate shower.

Situated close to the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire borders, this location is ideal for discovering both counties. The famous walled town of Tenby coupled with its cobbled streets and sandy beach is really worth the visit at less than 45 minutes away, along with Saundersfoot and Amroth. Travelling east you can discover the Botanical Gardens of Wales and the Gower Peninsular. Locally there is sailing, water sports, golf, fishing and riding available which is sure to entertain the most active of families. Oakwood, Wales’ largest theme park and Folly Farm Zoo are all within a 45-minute drive. Beach 2 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams, wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Large lawned garden with decked area, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub for 4 (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150. This property has a natural water supply from a bore hole.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    2.4 miles (beach)

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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