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The Area

Llansteffan isn't on the way to anywhere, so is a "hidden gem", one of South Wales' best kept secrets, as most visitors to West Wales hammer down the M4 heading for Pembrokeshire and miss us out altogether. Their loss !!

The village is an excellent central base for exploring most of south-west Wales, from the Gower Peninsular (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)  to Cardiganshire,  to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and to the many other attractions in this part of Wales.

To read "29 reasons everyone hates Carmarthenshire" click here

Llansteffan is a very picturesque, peaceful village situated on the west bank of the Towy estuary, overlooked by the ruins of a twelfth century Norman castle and features beautiful sandy beaches.
There is a large choice of routes for country walks, and with its huge tidal range, this is a great place for bird watching particularly the marine wading birds.

The house is situated just off the main street in the centre of the village, opposite the historic parish church. The two local pubs which serve meals are about 50 yards away, the village shop (newspapers, milk, bread, groceries, cafe, post office) is about 100 yards further away and a high-class restaurant just a few yards further.

The beaches and the castle are approximately a ten minute walk.

The county town of Carmarthen is 8 miles away (not to be confused with Caernarfon, 130 miles away, at the other end of the country!). Reputedly the oldest town in Wales, and once a busier port than Cardiff, here you will find a large choice of shops and retaurants, an indoor market, cinemas, supermarkets, leisure centre with swimming pool, a bowling alley, a hospital, doctors, dentists, chemists, vets, petrol stations, and all the high-street banks (Note - there is no cash dispenser in Llansteffan).
See a map of Carmarthen here.

Probably most guests will arrive by private car, but Carmarthen has a railway station on the main Paddington to Fishguard line, and a bus station with local and national services.
There are six bus services a day (none on Sunday or Bank Holidays) between Llansteffan and Carmarthen.
CLICK HERE FOR BUS TIMETABLES (Llansteffan is service 227)
or for a much simplified version of timetable 227 TRY HERE

Click on any of the pictures or titles below to view them enlarged (click again to reduce)

View From Ferryside
LLANSTEFFAN FROM FERRYSIDE

Entering The Village
ENTERING LLANSTEFFAN

Scotts Bay
SCOTT'S BAY

Stormy Castle
WINTER STORM

Hail Storm Rainbow
RAINBOW DURING HAIL STORM

Ferryside From Castle
LOOKING EAST

North From Castle
LOOKING NORTH

Dead Tree And Castle
CASTLE WITH DEAD TREE

Gower From Castle
THE GOWER FROM THE CASTLE

Sailing Boat on the Estuary
THE ESTUARY LOOKING NORTH

Stitched Panorama from Castle
LLANSTEFFAN FROM THE CASTLE

 

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