Dylan Thomas Birthplace and Family Home

Swansea, Glamorgan

Sleeps 1-7

Summary

Dylan Thomas Birthplace and Family Home can be found in Swansea and was the home and birthplace of poet & author Dylan Thomas. The house has been carefully restored to its 1914 condition, when bought as a new house by the Thomas family.

Accommodation

This holiday home can sleep up to 7 guests in 4 bedrooms:

Front (best) Bedroom: For most of the twenty three years that the Thomas family lived at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive the front bedroom was kept for 'best'. It was the show room of the first floor with views out to Cwmdonkin Park and it was where young Dylan first drew breath. This is a double room.

Nancy’s Bedroom: Dylan's sister was eight years old when he was born and later she was described as attractive and outgoing. An outgoing young lady who had ambitions as an actress. This is a twin bedroom.

Dylan’s Bedroom: It might beggar belief that the man who wrote words of such huge international impact slept in the tiniest of bedrooms. It is decorated as it might have been in 1934 when the 19 year old Dylan had his first book published. 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. This is a single bedroom.

DJ & Florrie’s Bedroom: This is at the back of the house above the kitchen so it was a warm room. During the restoration a ‘secret window’ was uncovered which made sense of Dylan’s quote about seeing ships in Swansea Bay sail on the rooftops of the row of houses in front.”

The house has a truly historic feel throughout. Whilst we have ensured that the accommodation has all modern amenities, it has been decorated and furnished to resemble the house that Dylan would have lived and grown up in. There is even an original style wash room where the Monday maid would have boiled the water here to wash and dry the clothes!

Evening dinners can be held at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive. 6 to 8 people can form the dinner party and will be served a menu similar to that of Dylan's mother's - Welsh traditional food bought locally and served in an Edwardian house of style and comfort. We have a piano, phonogram and games table so come along and relive those days before television!

Local Area

5 Cwmdonkin Drive sits on top of the Uplands shopping centre in Swansea. The Uplands still retains many of its turn of the century small shops.

For more information please visit our website.

Rates: Short breaks £175 all year round. For 1 – 2 people. Additional charge for up to seven occupants in total.
Children are welcome.
Pets are welcome by arrangement.
Wi-Fi internet access.
Off street parking.
Garden.
4 Star Visit Wales.

Please note that map locations may be approximate.

Some of the Amenities available are:

Pets Accepted
Wireless Broadband Available
Off Street Parking
Garden

More Information

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