Laugharne Barns are owned and run by Raymond Davies, his two sons Andrew and Mathew and his Daughter Hanna. The barns have been recently refurbished and were converted from cow sheds to luxury accommodation; they were opened on 20th June this year.
Llansadurnen Farm has been in the Davies family for 100 years. In the 1940s Raymond's father and grandfather owned and farmed much of the land around the village of Llansadurnen and until recent years it was a working farm. The Farmhouse dates back to 1800's and is know as a Welsh long house. The Barns are part of the old farmyard and were used to house the cows during the winter
The Old Cow Barn is part of Llansadurnen Farm, situated in the rural hilltop village of Llansadurnen. The Ancient Township of Laugharne is close by 'The home of Dylan Thomas' and his famous 'Under Milk wood' written at 'The Boat-house' which overlooks the Laugharne Estuary.
'The Old Cow Barn' has been beautifully converted from the Original Cow barn that forms part of the farmyard. This Luxury Barn has been tastefully renovated to a high standard, with slate floors and exposed beams, keeping many of the original features.
There is a large modern open plan kitchen, dining area and a spacious lounge, with all the convience's of a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, hob and oven, and micro-wave. There are plenty of cupboards and work surface areas. The lounge has a large Leather settee and a 28 widescreen television with free Sky satellite for your stay, a DVD player is also provided.
All Heating, Hot water and Electric is provided with-in your rental fee.
There are two spacious bedrooms on the ground floor, 1 double and 1 twin. The ground floor wet room has wheelchair access and disabled aids, with basin, toilet and large shower area.
The first floor bedroom accommodates 3 single beds and en-suite facilities' of a roll-top bath, basin and toilet. There are extensive views from this bedroom of the rolling countryside to the Preseli hills and beyond. A cot can be provide upon request
The Barns are situated in Llansadurnen which is a short walk from the town of Laugharne. They overlook long rolling fields with great views as far as the eye can see. No expense has been spared on the interior of the barns, they are decked out with the finest wood, stone and glass that money can buy.
The spacious kitchen is on the ground floor of the barn, the floor is comprised of old style stone tiles which contrast with the modern work surface. There are plenty of cupboards to store your food and kitchen utensils, the kitchens work area comprises of a dishwasher, washing machine, oven / grill and washing machine. The kitchen is complimented by two skylights that give natural light to the whole area, once you have prepared your food you can sit down to eat it at our solid wood dining table which seats up to 8 people.
Laugharne is perhaps best known for its associations with Dylan Thomas, but for the past 20 years, the picturesque castle, sited on the Taf estuary, has been the subject of painstaking archaeological investigation and gradual restoration. There was probably a Norman castle here by the early 12th century, though the upstanding remains can be traced back no further than the work of the de Brian family in the late 13th century.
From the de Brians and their descendants, in 1488 the lordship and castle passed to the earls of Northumberland. In 1584, Elizabeth I granted Laugharne to Sir John Parrott, said to have been the illegitimate son of Henry VIII.
The castle stands on a low cliff by the side of the Coran stream, overlooking the estuary of the river Taf. Laugharne may be the castle mentioned in about 1116 as the castle of Robert Courtemain, but the first definite reference to the Norman castle is in 1189 when, after the death of King Henry II, it was seized by the Lord Rhys, prince of Deheubarth. It attracted further hostility from the Welsh in 1215 when it was destroyed by Llywelyn the Great and later, in 1257, when it was again taken and burnt.
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This page was last updated: 10 December 2012