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The Beach Shack

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Llansteffan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit to the Beach Shack this year and we absolutely love it!"

    A real 'home from home' feeling, well equipped and furnished ( loved the new sofa!). We had a bracing ( force 8 gale Agnes) walk to Scotts bay and then toasted teacakes on the woodburner- Heaven! we will be back in the spring

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, despite the rain."

    I've always loved LLansteffan since my college days in Carmarthen and it was great to be back. Dogs loved their walks on the beach as did we. Cosy cottage and equipped with everything we needed. Just a couple of points about the property.. The front door is warped and there are gaps around some of the windows. This didn't spoil our stay, and I would come back, but maybe not in the winter! A bit of dust in corners and under furniture, but everthing else clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Antonia4.1Sep 2023

  • "The Beach Shack surpassed all our expectations."

    It was perfect in every way and we loved our stay there. Every comfort had been considered and it was really well equipped. The beach was literally on our doorstep and breathtakingly beautiful. The views were incredible and there were very few people around, so the sense of peace and quiet was great. Our dogs loved the freedom it gave them as it was all so safe. Locals we met were very friendly and kind too. A wonderful holiday location!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our second stay in this lovely property."

    Perfect for walks along the beach with our small pooch. The garden isn't enclosed so our dog is on a long line but is quite happy on rabbit patrol, meeting all the other dogs that walk past. Also no tv or wifi but 4G reception is very good. If you want an escape from everything then this place is perfect.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved our stay at The Beach Shack so much we have booked again for next year."

    Obviously it is a stunning location but the shack was so restful and perfect for us and our little dog. It was done out with care and attention and had everything you need. The ambiance was chilled out and the furniture was comfy. Did not need the wood burner but maybe if we come in colder weather we can give it a go. Would happily live there!!!! Only one suggestion... a few more board games. Left a pack of cards there for others to use. Did enjoy playing 'Triv' and had some giggles over the joke book.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Jun 2023

  • "Third time staying here, as before great accomodation and a great location."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful location with a beautiful beach right on the doorstep."

    Perfect for a peaceful, hassle free break and our two dogs enjoyed themselves as much as we did! The Beach Shack was comfortable and cosy, only downside was that the soft furnishings ( sofas, curtains and cushions) were rather grubby which was a pity but is something that can easily be put right for future guests. Thanks for a lovely few days in beautiful Llansteffan!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay thank you so very much."

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Aug 2022

  • "I could not ask for more when it comes to the beach shack, everything you need for the kitchen, even have spare beach chairs and games in the cupboard."

    This was my second stay this year and I will be back again! I love the beach shack and the location couldn’t be better :)

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Aug 2022

  • "Although this property was in a lovely location, we were disappointed in the cleanliness of the sofas and rocking chair and the mattress needs to be changed in the main bedroom."

    The tired furniture just needs recovering to make this property really attractive and special. The kitchen/bathroom areas were clean and well equipped. Fab walks and beaches along the coast.

    Reviewed by Ross2.8Aug 2022

  • "The beach shack was wonderful, location is perfect and peaceful."

    Above and beyond my expectations. Enjoyed it so much I’ve booked again in a few weeks!

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely beach hut, it was very comfortable and really well equipped with everything we needed for our stay."

    The location was amazing and we really didn't want to leave. Will be rebooking a stay there again very soon.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great place to stay plenty of room with good facilities."

    Nice outside seating area and easy access to the beach (100 m walk). We will certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "Read some RV."

    It is what it is. Nice comfy place. Should have said no TV but took our own enjoyed the area. Could be made to look artistically nice from outside with a bit of gardening otherwise lovely break

    Reviewed by Dean4.4Oct 2021

  • "Outside area very tired ."

    . not secure for dogs which would have been helpful to know. Very tiny area of grass in unattractive setting round the back of the garden. All around the building was scruffy. Inside very comfortable - happy with that save for few reservations: No mirror in one of the bedrooms, no bedside light either, nor bedside table.

    Reviewed by Pamela2.5Oct 2021

  • "Pretty poorly maintained property."

    Not easy to find if you arrive after dark.a lot of water damage to property which owner attempted to repair but in my opinion done badly.if you look closely to their photos can clearly see water damages.doors and windows not air tight.property feels damp when first arrived.had to put fire on as not enough heat source but had to clean fire first !! only cleaning equipment is a broom and dust pan and brush.no hoover ? both settee covers can do with a wash or maybe replacements.only good point about property is a comfortable bed and beautiful area.pull cord switches doesnt always work.had to replace light bulb in kitchen.replacement bulbs in bathroom covered with cobweb and dust.value for money and meet covid cleaniness-definitely not.will upload photos on a later stage

    Reviewed by David1.9Oct 2021

  • "Very homely and restful."

    The area is stunning and natural. Really wonderful. Dishes needed washing before use. I am not a fan of fabric softener on the tea towels. Too greasy for drying dishes.

    Reviewed by Tj4.4Sep 2021

  • "Exactly as described and expected."

    The location is remote and lovely, a number of shacks spaced out around a few acres, but with trees and shrubs giving a sense of privacy. Didn't feel at all British, more like the sort of places you find in countries like Australia. Hope you don't need it, but there is a very good vet at the showground on the A40, right side of Carmarthen and very easy to get to. Took our old Lab who collapsed in the heat expecting the worse, only to get her back at 7 the next morning good as new, having been treated with oxygen, ice, etc. So that being said, this is an absolutely perfect place for a dog holiday. Not many people there, but those that were all seemed to have dogs, and to be tolerant and considerate. Also, facilities were absolutely fine.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Whilst the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen were generally acceptable, although not good, the living areas were poorly maintained and in an unacceptable state of cleanliness."

    On arrival we had to do a thorough clean of all surface areas, including soft furnishings. There were two sofas, we only sat on one, after surface washing, drying and spraying with dettol upholstery aerosol, the other sofa remained unused. The rocking chair was filthy and need several cleanings and spraying before it could be used. There was a large fresh blood stain on the back of this chair too. All switches and light pulls had to be cleaned, the floor lamp was filthy. Under beds remain dusty. Most of the cobwebs have been removed, but not the large old one between the oven door glass. The Beach Shack was far cleaner after our stay than it was before. The Shack was well ventilated - you could see through gaps in the walls and around all the poorly fitting windows. Two of the three external doors were non-operational. There appears to be a number of attempts to fill small holes around the wooden frame windows with random blotches of white filler, which was then left un-sanded etc. The garden was overgrown, although there was recent evidence of hacking back of the brambles. However, the kitchen utensils and dishes etc were clean and appropriate, the bedding and towels were clean and there were clear instructions re waste disposal. This Beach Shack has obviously been loved in the past and could be lovely again with some care and attention to detail. The location was the Beach Shack's saving grace. It was idyllic, very beautiful beach and excellent country walks.

    Reviewed by David1.9Aug 2021

  • "Do not book this property !"

    ! What the owners describe as rustic is just a poor excuse for bad maintenance . The garden is the worst kept on site and is a breeding ground for rats ,not rabbits as was told they were ! In the event of a fire only one door has keys ,which the owner has actually emailed to say is the case . Wooden shack and no fire escapes ? Sykes will not refund so be very careful when booking .

    Reviewed by Jayne1.3Aug 2021

  • "Where do I start."

    . Very difficult to locate with inaccurate directions and nobody answering the phone to speak to about this! The local shop within 1 mile appears to be closed constantly and shuts daily at 14:00 meaning when you check in at at 15:00 there is nowhere to shop - nearest supermarket is 20 mins away. The shack is held together with temporary repairs and just needs some tlc. We spent the first night deep cleaning the touch points and surfaces. 2 door handles are broken which made using them interesting. Spiders and cobwebs everywhere, including oven (yes that’s that right, the oven). Children and us refused to sit on furniture so purchased some bed sheets to use as sofa covers. Previous guests food was left in fridge, shower also had previous users belongings in. Active wasp nest on the side. Our Dog developed an allergy whilst there which must be dust related. Dog poo left in the garden from previous user. Checked out early. I could go on and on… Been back two weeks and still await feedback and a resolution from Sykes, very disappointed. I will be exploring false advertisement of this holiday

    Reviewed by Darren1.6Jul 2021

  • "Peace and quiet and nature are in abundance at this property."

    Spent a lovely week here exploring South Wales. Short walk to the village which was very friendly, in fact everywhere we went was the same.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely weekend stay!"

    The shack is in an amazing location if peace and quiet is what you’re after, the beds are super comfortable and the log burner was cosy in the evenings. Cleanliness was okay, but a few things missed (bins not emptied, shower screen dirty, cobwebs in windows). Also a microwave would have been handy- although that could just be a personal preference. Overall though, a lovely, peaceful break and we would recommend!

    Reviewed by Briony4.4Jun 2021

  • "Wow! We have been coming to the Beach Shack Ferrypoint for more than 10 years and it gets better and better!"

    We loved the new decking, completing the perfect sun trap and made good use of the new fridge freezer- the freezer drawers perfect for a big Covid food shop and speed chilling the Prosecco. So lovely to stroll along the estuary, enjoying the spring sunshine, bluebells, primroses and fruit tree blossom with amazing wildlife, particularly enjoying seeing the herons and egrets The Beach Shack has the most comfortable holiday bed ever and it is great to avoid TV, Wifi and other districtions ( although good 4G signal just in case!) so that we can unwind gently with a good book in perfect peace and quiet. We will be back in the summer!! Mark and Milly from Oxforshire

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was a lovely beach holiday for us and the dogs."

    It would have been good to have some instructions In the shack about the coloured bags for the rubbish and where to dispose of it. On a practical note I would remove the very torn, stained voile curtain from the front door as this creates the wrong impression. We would certainly book another holiday there.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2020

  • "Such an amazing peaceful haven."

    A perfect dog holiday on the beach with evening bonfires.

    Reviewed by Puja3.8Sep 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, grill and fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Lawned area with decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.8 miles
  • Note: There is no TV or WiFi at this property
  • Note: Road up to property not suitable for low cars

The property

Offering a rustic experience for a family of four, The Beach Shack is a delightful all-ground-floor lodge, in easy reach of the coastal excitement of Carmarthenshire.

Offering a digital detox and the chance to spend quality time with your family, this property is the perfect place to create everlasting memories with loved ones.

Stepping inside you will be greeted by the spacious sitting room of the open-plan living space, with ample snug sofas and an impressive woodburning stove at its centre, here you can relax and create a plan of action for your fun-filled days ahead, with no distractions of technology to infer with your family time.

Bring a board game along on your retreat and set up at the dining table for an evening of competitive fun, or let the chef of the group present a tasty treat prepared in the amply-equipped kitchen, home to an electric oven and hob, a grill, a kettle and a toaster, you’re sure to prepare that family-favourite meal in no time.

As you begin to tire, retreat to one of the two bedrooms to get lost in a good book before settling down to sleep; with both a double and a twin room, the property provides a great layout for a small family or two couples seeking a base in walking distance of all of the excitement of the coast.

Positioned on the outskirts of Llansteffan, you’re ideally positioned for coastal walks with your canine companions, before leading you to the golden sands of the village’s beach, offering a modest selection of shops and eateries to choose from for when you’re seeking a rewarding snack after a day of adventure.

After you’ve uncovered the history of the local area in the form of its castle ruins, take a trip further afield to Laugharne with its impressive castle and the wonder of the Dylan Thomas Writing Shed, there’s plenty here to discover.

In easy reach of the excitement of the county town of Carmarthen too, The Beach Shack is a wonderful base for those seeking a relaxing retreat in Wales.

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About the location


Carmarthen 7 miles.

Llansteffan is a lovely seaside village with its own castle ruins, post office, general store and pub serving local food. Just a short journey takes you to the county town of Carmarthen with numerous shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, and a daily market. This beautiful part of Wales has everything for a perfect holiday, from the peace of the vast sandy beaches to the noise and excitement of the motor racing track at Pembrey. A visit to Dylan Thomas' Boat House at Laugharne, a day exploring the castles, mills and craft centres dotted around the scenic countryside or a day enjoying the walks right from the doorstep of this perfect base make for a wonderful experience for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas