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Dylan Thomas Birthplace - Grade 2 Edwardian, birthplace of the famous poet.

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
1 night minimum
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This unique home is winner of the Hudson’s Heritage Special Judges Award 2017 for Best Place to Stay. Immerse yourself in a bygone age with Edwardian decor including a phonogram, books, newspapers of the day and games. The house sleeps up to 7 people. Bookings are taken for the house as a whole, you will not share with other guests not in your party. Author and poet Dylan Thomas was born in the front bedroom of the house in 1914 and continued to live at Number 5 until his parents moved out in 1937 of his '…Glamorgan villa…' overlooking the '…long and splendid curving shore…' of Swansea Bay. This is where the subject of the film Edge of Love and author of Under Milk Wood spent his formative years. Dylan's birthplace has been lovingly restored to its condition in 1914 when it was bought as...This unique home is winner of the Hudson’s Heritage Special Judges Award 2017 for Best Place to Stay. Immerse yourself in a bygone age with Edwardian decor including a phonogram, books, newspapers of the day and games. The house sleeps up to 7 people. Bookings are taken for the house as a whole, you will not share with other guests not in your party. Author and poet Dylan Thomas was born in the front bedroom of the house in 1914 and continued to live at Number 5 until his parents moved out in 1937 of his '…Glamorgan villa…' overlooking the '…long and splendid curving shore…' of Swansea Bay. This is where the subject of the film Edge of Love and author of Under Milk Wood spent his formative years. Dylan's birthplace has been lovingly restored to its condition in 1914 when it was bought as a new house by the Thomas family just a few months before Dylan Marlais Thomas was born. Number 5 Cwmdonkin Drive is a house whose walls have many tales to tell. Downstairs is the the front parlour with a 10ft high ceiling and full- length bay window adding an extra feeling of space to this large room. Next door is Dylan's fathers study - a very male room which would now be called his 'personal space'. The hallway leads to the lounge/dining area. At the back is the kitchen, larder, scullery and WC. Up the impressive staircase can be found the front (best) bedroom, a double bedroom where Dylan was born. Next door is Dylan sister Nancy's bedroom, now a twin bedded room. At the back of the house is Dylan's parents bedroom, a double bedroom whose window offer glimpses of Dylan's Swansea Bay '…ugly, lovely town…crawling, sprawling by a long and splendid curving shore'. The highlight of the 1st floor is Dylan's little bedroom. It might beggar belief that the man who wrote words of such huge international impact slept in the tiniest of bedrooms. This 'box room' has the only working gas lamp in the house, a single bed, a desk and a small chair but it also has a snugness that envelops you. Completing the 1st floor is a bathroom and separate WC. Appreciate the indoor toilet, as it was considered very posh when the house was built! Outside in the garden can be found the wash and coal house. Dogs are welcome for an extra supplement of £5. Downstairs is the the front parlour with a 10ft high ceiling and full- length bay window adding an extra feeling of space to this large room. Next door is Dylan's fathers study - a very male room which would now be called his 'personal space'. The hallway leads to the lounge/dining area. At the back is the kitchen, larder, scullery and WC.Up the impressive staircase can be found the front (best) bedroom, a double bedroom where Dylan was born. Next door is Dylan sister Nancy's bedroom, now a twin bedded room. At the back of the house is Dylan's parents bedroom, a double bedroom whose window offer glimpses of Dylan's Swansea Bay '…ugly, lovely town…crawling, sprawling by a long and splendid curving shore'. The highlight of the 1st floor is Dylan's little bedroom. It might beggar belief that the man who wrote words of such huge international impact slept in the tiniest of bedrooms. This 'box room' has the only working gas lamp in the house, a single bed, a desk and a small chair but it also has a snugness that envelops you. Completing the 1st floor is a bathroom and separate WC. Appreciate the indoor toilet, as it was considered very posh when the house was built! Outside in the garden can be found the wash and coal house. The Uplands suburb of Swansea has great links to the rest of the city and the Gower Peninsula. Pets are welcome for an extra supplement of £5 per animal per night.More
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About the Manager
Sarah Haden (Property Manager Clyne Farm Centre)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
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We will meet you to give you the keys, and to show you around the birthplace.
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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How to get there
Number 5 Cwmdonkin Drive sits on top of the Uplands shopping centre in Swansea. There is limited parking on the hill. There is parking on level ground in Hillside Crescent which is on the right hand side above the house. How to find us from Swansea City Centre... By Car or by foot: Head west towards Uplands then follow the brown tourist information signs for Dylan Thomas Birthplace. SAT NAV - SA2 0RA By Taxi: Typical fare from the city centre to Cwmdonkin Drive is normally in the region of £5-£6. By Bus: The Cwmdonkin Circular service runs from Monday to Saturday and can be boarded at Stand U at Swansea Bus Station. Be sure to make the driver aware that you would like to visit 5 Cwmdonkin Drive as the route does not always take you directly past the house.
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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