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Coastal Cottages Marks Dylan Thomas Centenary

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is celebrating 2014, the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomes, Wales’ greatest poet and writer who spent much of his life in the Georgian town of Laugharne on the estuary of the River Taf in Carmarthenshire

Thomas first arrived in Laugharne in 1934 and such was his love of this small town he moved his family there in 1938, leaving in 1940 when hounded by debtors. In May 1948 the family returned to Laugharne, moving into the Boathouse where he wrote much of his finest work – including Under Milkwood – and where he spent his final years. He and his wife Caitlin are buried in the graveyard at St Martin’s Church.

Each year Laugharne hosts the Laugharne Weekend – this year taking place between April 4-6 – and in 2014 additional events honouring the poet will be held. ‘Must sees’ in the town include Brown’s Hotel – his favourite watering hole – and The Shed, situated on the cliff edge and where he penned several of his most famous poems.

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting a selection of properties in and around Laugharne including Gossamer Cottage which sits on the estuary and is just a few minutes’ walk from the Boathouse.

This carefully renovated cottage – with beams, slate and wooden floors and inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove – sleeps five in three bedrooms and costs, for example, from £422 for seven nights in March, increasing to £865 in peak season.

Details of all properties and new 2014 brochure request at: www.coastalcottages.co.uk

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Date Published:
8th February 2014


David Betterton
David Betterton FInstTT

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