Coronavirus 2020

May 28, 2020 | Written by   in 

        Keeping visitors safe

             The Coronavirus has affected so much this year and how we live and relax is very different now. We want to reassure guests that when they are allowed to visit The Boat House after lockdown, we have taken thorough measures to help combat the virus.

            * Social distancing – we can seat 3 couples at least two metres apart for breakfast.
            * If you prefer we will stagger breakfast so you can eat alone in our dining room.
            * Breakfast will be served wearing gloves and masks.
            * You can book on a room-only basis if you wish.

            *Hygiene – we have done a thorough deep clean of all rooms and public areas whilst closed.
            * Upon re-opening we will have antibacterial hand sanitiser and hand wipes available in reception for all.
            * Room cleaning between visitors will include extra steps to sanitise handles, light switches, bathrooms and surfaces.

            We hope you and your family are safe and well and look forward to seeing you when possible.

We were recommended by The Sunday Times – and we have a winter special offer deal

November 9, 2018 | Written by   in 
The Boat House b&b was recently recommended by The Sunday Times (travel section) as a great place to stay in Laugharne. The newspaper sent a journalist to report on the historic township’s attractions, including sites to see, places to eat and of course, the best accommodation. Imagine our surprise and smiles when we found our bed and breakfast prominently featured.

Naturally the castle was pictured, and they mentioned that Dylan Thomas used to drink here at The Boat House when the place was a pub (then called The Corporation Arms). The poet would sit in what is now our Scarlet Room, telling stories in exchange for free drinks. 

Of course we’re delighted to get a favourable mention in the national press and so we’re making a winter special offer to encourage visitors to try us out between now and the end of March 2019.

Stay for 2 nights here at The Boat House Laugharne and we’ll give you 50% off a third night. All accommodation is en suite with large, cosy and characterful rooms. We get 97% approval on and are rated 2nd out of 15 b&b’s/hotels in Laugharne on Trip Advisor. Naturally we’re very proud of this. Our secret is to make The Boat House the way we’d want it to be if we were visiting, with lots of special touches and a very high standard overall.

People adore our individually decorated rooms, which are colour themed not corporate, and very spacious. Our breakfast gets rave reviews too, as it includes home made fresh fruit salad, home made yogurt, 7 cooked items and toast made with real bread (not pre-packed cotton wool). The butter is served as curls, never out of plastic portions. Even the jams are top-notch and the serviettes are linen. We make our guests feel really special and many of them return time after time. Come and see why, at a very special rate.

This offer is for direct bookings only – call us on 01994 427263. Excludes bank holidays and stays must be consecutive nights. 

Laugharne Weekend

April 10, 2018 | Written by   in 

After a successful #Laugharne weekend. Many thanks to our guests for that. A repeat performance was called for. We are already fully booked for next year, even though the dates will not be announced for another 6 months.

The Boat House Laugharne gets a 96% approval rate from guests

March 2, 2018 | Written by   in 
Thank you everyone who has given The Boat House b&b Laugharne  a glowing review on Trip Advisor and – it’s good to hear that we’re doing a terrific job and getting a great reputation.

Both of us enjoy meeting people from all over the world, it’s fascinating. Bookings for the Spring and Summer are very good so our fabulous b&b (and our hard work) is getting suitable recognition too.

When we send out confirmations in future, we will also be offering our guests the chance to eat here, by prior arrangement. We will provide their favourite foods all freshly cooked without additives – plus as we’re unlicensed, those eating at The Boat House can bring their own wine etc to accompany their dinner.

Our talents stretch to vegetarian food, fish dishes, international cuisine and plenty more.  Just ask us for details when you book. And if you’re planning to visit Laugharne soon, contact us at The Boat House fast about accommodation, as we’re getting pretty booked up.


Winter news from The Boat House b&b Laugharne

February 18, 2018 | Written by   in 
The decorating is done for now! That’s not to say it’s finished, more that we have run out of steam.

Christmas was good. We had some lovely clients at The Boat House and they kindly brought us a gorgeous scented candle and a white amaryllis which has bloomed twice. They had Christmas dinner here, three courses with crackers and all the trimmings. The feedback was very positive.

New Year and we had some regular visitors whose granddaughter treated them to a night here. What a great gift idea. We also hosted a super couple who normally run a pub and wanted a well deserved break. Their New Year’s Eve dinner with us seemed to score highly, it was a fish extravaganza.

Then, mid January, we got married. Aaaahhhhh. We are proof that there is always hope! The day was sunny and crisp, just as we wanted. The celebrations went well, with catering by another delightful couple who we met when they stayed with us last summer. Flowers were by Sienna, hair by Bethaney, both are in Carmarthen and they each did us proud. The last guests stayed until 2am so clearly they all enjoyed themselves too.

Now we are hoping Spring will arrive soon and that the summer will be drier than last year. Bookings are encouraging and our reviews are fantastic. Running our b&b is harder work than you’d think but it keeps us out of trouble. The next major events are Easter and then the famous Laugharne weekend. Bring it on.

#The Boat House b&b Laugharne

All the Laugharne single ladies?

October 5, 2017 | Written by   in 
We have heard that there is going to be a special event going on this Sunday (8th October 2017) in Laugharne. As you may know, one of the township’s claims to fame is its special status as a medieval Corporation, and this means it has an official Portreeve who has certain civic duties. This Sunday marks the end of the latest Portreeve’s 2 year term of office, so there will be a special breakfast for him and several hundred close (male) friends. Invitation only in case you wondered! After this they will attend church and thereafter repair to a hostelry for refreshments. Reading between the lines there are likely to be lots of merry gentlemen in the area so if anyone in the vicinity is single and female, it could be the time to make new friends…

#Laugharne #The Boat House b&b

Inpromptu music at Laugharne castle

September 30, 2017 | Written by   in 
Was it morris dancers? A band of troubadors? Folk musicians singing in the hope of supper? The music rang through The Boat House b&b so we had to go and investigate. Once outside and across the road in the Laugharne castle car park we saw a group of traditionally dressed people who love playing so much that they tour round, stopping to entertain whenever the fancy takes them. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of a crowd but those who heard it appreciated their efforts. Meanwhile, we spotted a lady on her mobile whilst wearing centuries old clothing which was an interesting juxtaposition. There’s usually something going on near our b&b in Laugharne, hope you like the picture. #Laugharne #The Boat House bed and breakfast

St David’s – just an hour away from The Boat House b&b in Laugharne

September 17, 2017 | Written by   in 
We had a day trip to St David’s this week. It’s an arty type of place with galleries, plenty of restaurants and coffee shops, non-chain boutiques (I love anything individual) and several hills. The cathedral is massive, with an amazing wooden ceiling and stunning stained glass, particularly the two round windows near the main entrance. There are ancient tombs, well maintained gardens and a gift shop in the cathedral too. We can now wholeheartedly recommend St David’s to our guests, it’s a reasonable drive and makes a quirky interesting day trip from our bed and breakfast. Laugharne is convenient like that, pretty central and yet a place out of time worth losing yourself in. Nearly forgot too – on the way to St David’s there’s an incredible view of the sea, you feel you’re about to drive into it, when you head down the hill into Newgale. Enjoy.

The Boat House b&b is very convenient for the Fishguard – Rosslare ferry

September 11, 2017 | Written by   in 
We hadn’t realised how many people want a nice place to stay within easy reach of the ferry from Fishguard over to Ireland, but our bed and breakfast in Laugharne fits the bill.

We’re less than an hour’s drive from Fishguard, and have plenty of places to eat and drink within walking distance of our front door in magical Laugharne. And not many b&bs have a castle view, but ours is just over the road from a 13th century castle. You can climb to the top and enjoy panoramic views over the estuary, not to mention Dylan Thomas’s boat house where he wrote many of his later works.

Next time you’re coming or going from Rosslare to West Wales think of the Boat House b&b in Laugharne, it’s a great stop on the way, arguably worth a special journey. But then we’re a bit biased.

Here’s a shot from the top of Laugharne castle. or 01994 427263

The Boat House b&b will be open for Christmas 2017

September 5, 2017 | Written by   in 
Is it too early to mention the “C” word?! Only I just realised that it isn’t long until Christmas – our first one here in Laugharne.

We aren’t sure what to expect (nothing new there then) but we know that quite a few of our visitors have family here in the township so they may want to come and stay locally for a few days.

Can’t promise snow but there will be a warm welcome and a glass of mulled wine, maybe even mince pies. For anyone staying with us who wants a Christmas meal, that will be available by arrangement too. 

So if you’re looking for a novel way to celebrate Christmas, or seeing family in Laugharne this December, please book early on 01994 427263 or via our website:

Meanwhile here’s a pic of our local castle on a bright crisp day.