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The Grove, a 3 cottage cluster set in Llansteffan

Holiday with your loved ones in the same estate whilst enjoying your own private space, courtesy of separate properties

View from The Grove

If you’re a larger group or family looking for somewhere you can all stay together, why not consider The Grove at Llansteffan. The Grove is what we here at Coastal Cottages like to call a cluster property; that simply means it is a collection of cottages all set within one location, making for a handy option when you’re gathering all your near and dear ones for a group holiday.

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The Grove is a cluster of 3 properties located in the idyllic West Wales location of Llansteffan, a historical town situated on the edge of the River Towy. Ferryside can be seen across the water, whilst the county town of Carmarthen is just 8 miles away with its amenities including high street shops, a local producer’s market, cinema, theatre, supermarket and places to eat. You also have Laugharne, the hometown of Dylan Thomas just a short drive away. Travel slightly further and you’ll reach the popular seaside resorts of Amroth, Saundersfoot and Tenby in South Pembrokeshire.

The Grove Cottage balcony

View from Grove Cottage

The heart of Llansteffan town is within walking distance of The Grove; here you will find two countryside pubs, a village shop, post office and a café. Llansteffan has its own beach, although technically it is a tidal estuary so take care when bathing. It must be noted that a section of the beach implements a dog ban between May and September so make sure to stick to the dog friendly parts of the beach if you’re visiting with your four legged friend during the summer. In days gone by you would find members of the local community regularly searching for cockles for their supper.

A must-do when in the area is a visit to Llansteffan Castle. Standing proud on the headland overlooking the beach, you will now find the ruined castle of Llansteffan. The ruined walls you’ll see before you today date back as far as the 12th Century, originally built by the Normans, however the site was once home to an Iron Age fort in around 600BC – earthworks remains can be seen as you enter the castle. Over the years, the castle has been held by Normans and the Welsh with many a battle over its ownership yet certain parts of the castle have remained impressively intact including the twin-towered gatehouse.

Llansteffan Castle, near Pembrokeshire

Llansteffan Castle

The cluster of properties at The Grove are located in an envious elevated position allowing for stunning views overlooking the peaceful village of Llansteffan. Set down a sweeping drive, The Grove boasts 2 acres of wonderfully maintained terraced grounds with a large sloping lawn, which guests can wander to their heart’s content.

Dating back to the 1700s, the 3 properties at The Grove each have shared access to an elevated outdoor heated pool during the summer months between May and September. Spend your summer’s days leisurely swimming in the pool or soaking up the sun in the enclosed paved poolside. Make unforgettable memories cooking up al fresco feasts for all the family with the barbecues and garden furniture on offer.  With a total of 4 parking spaces, The Grove can collectively sleep up to 19 people with each property also accepting 1 pet.

Grove House Terrace

Terrace at Grove House

Grove House is the largest of the three properties, sleeping 8 across 5 bedrooms. A true gentleman’s residence, you will be spoilt with many original features from the Georgian era in this property. Expect large spacious rooms, high ceilings and sash windows – some of which come complete with wooden shutters. This particular property dates back to 1790 and is truly a fantastic holiday property for all.

The front bedrooms at Grove House offer views across the water and even have a balcony, a perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee before starting the day or perhaps even a nightcap before a rejuvenating sleep. In the sitting room is where you will find an open fire, guaranteeing a cosy night in whenever it is lit. From here you can take the French doors out to a flagged terrace overlooking the laid and terraced garden.

The farmhouse kitchen of Grove Cottage

Grove Cottage's farmhouse kitchen

Adjoining Grove House is Grove Cottage. Slightly smaller in size but still a great option for a larger group, Grove Cottage sleeps up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms plus a pet of course. Another fantastic property, this cottage houses a large fitted kitchen in a farmhouse style and a spacious lounge making it a top choice for a countryside getaway with your loved ones.

In the lounge you will find a large stone inglenook plus a wood burning stove, great for warming up after a dip in the sea. Head outside to the flagged terrace for a leisurely morning with a good book or sit yourself in the sunny conservatory and take in wonderful views over Llansteffan.

Grove Barn's lounge

Grove Barn's first floor living space

The smallest property of the cluster is Grove Barn, sleeping just 4 in 2 bedrooms. Once an old dairy on the estate, Grove Barn is a beautifully converted stone barn where the living quarters are upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs. Renovated in a contemporary style, this cottage maintains its original features creating a charming holiday space. Think retained A frame beams and exquisite wooden floors alongside a modern fitted kitchen for a delightful countryside retreat. Enter upstairs into a spacious open plan living space with stairs to the ground floor bedrooms.

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For more details and images of the cluster of properties at The Grove in Llansteffan, click here where you can also check availability. Alternatively, you can give our Reservations Team a call on 01437 772755 to discuss your requirements and more.

Lucy Hancock
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Part of Coastal's Concierge team, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting things Pembrokeshire has to offer, whether that be delicious local produce, new attractions or fun events!
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