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Nestled in the tranquil countryside of South West Wales is the ancient village of Llansteffan. This beautiful Welsh village is the ideal place to spend a week relaxing in the calming atmosphere of rural Welsh life. It would also serve as a romantic holiday for two, offering scenic walks through breath-taking countryside, and magical moments as you set your eyes upon a spectacular sunset.
Situated closely to the historical town of Carmarthen, Llansteffan provides a picturesque village in which to stay, whilst having the opportunity to visit nearby attractions. For a truly mystical experience, spend the day in the surroundings of wild flowers and flourishing trees as you explore the ancient ruins of Llansteffan Castle.
Overlooking the serene waters of the River Tywi, the Castle presents the perfect backdrop for a romantic picnic and soars towards the heavens with its awe-inspiring presence. Constructed around the 12th Century, this Norman fortress was built to a high degree of sophistication serving as a great defence against the villages enemies.
Spend time touring the Castles interior to get a sense of its powerful presence, and if with the family, let the children have fun exploring its passageways and ancient secrets. Before you begin your descent from the castle, take a moment to capture the magnificent views displayed from this point. Immerse yourself in a dream world as you find yourself engrossed by the beauty of this unique area. Follow the vivid horizon across the shimmering fields and then deep into the blue haze of the river.
For another great day out, take a walk down to Llansteffan beach and enjoy the soothing sounds of the rippling waves and the feel of silky soft sand beneath your feet. Call into The Beach Shop and Tearoom for a selection of tasty sandwiches and delightful cream teas. You can then browse the shop for that unique gift for that special someone, or enjoy an ice-cream as you stroll the coastline.
If you should want to venture a little further, then take a scenic drive to the beautiful town of Laugharne. Home to the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Laugharne presents an inspiring landscape full of quaint gift shops and homely restaurants. You could also take a tour of Dylans home itself, the Dylan Thomas Boathouse. Situated overlooking the River Taff, the Boathouse offers some spectacular views along with the chance to learn about the man himself.
For thrills and excitement that the whole family will enjoy, take a trip to Oakwood theme park, located just under forty minutes away. Feel your heart pound as you take a ride on the adrenaline pumping Speed, a fast paced rollercoaster, or fly through the air in the gripping ride of Vertigo.
FBM Holidays feature an exquisite property within the restful atmosphere of Llansteffan, situated overlooking its beach. West Winds is a stunning self catering chalet which will cater for up to six people, fitted with all the home comforts you could need for an enjoyable stay.
Whether visiting with the family, or taking a break with that special someone, this unspoilt rural retreat offers the calming scenes of the sea and the glory of the picturesque countryside, giving you everything you could wish to make your holiday dream come true.
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