We recently put one of our team members to the test and gave them a challenge! We invited them to spend the night at The Cors and spend 24 hours in Laugharne and see exactly how much they could fit in. Only rule was it had to be within walking distance from us. Want to know what they got up to? So do we! We asked her to write about her adventure and this is what she said…
I arrived late one Friday evening to the legendary The Cors Country House, being part of the team involved in this beautiful propertyI know the place well, but still every time I visit as a guest it's a different feeling. After I settled in and unpacked, I realised exactly how hungry I was and knew exactly what I needed after a long working week, a take away! Within 10 minutes of exiting the front door I had enjoyed a pleasant evening stroll through the beautiful gardens, up the quiet country lane and back up onto the main Laugharne road. There I found the locally famous The New Three Mariners, grabbed myself one of their well known and always reliable takeaway pizzas and headed back to snuggle up with a movie in the cinema room. The Margherita was perfectly cooked and still hot by the time I walked back (yes I know, I’m a plain one when it comes to pizza but who doesn’t love a Margherita?!).
When I woke the following morning the weather was glorious, the way the gardens surround the property make it feel like a little haven, its own hidden paradise. I wanted to take advantage so I used the well equipped kitchen to cook myself a bacon sandwich and chilled on the outside seating area soaking up the sunshine. Not wanting to waste the day (and I had a challenge to complete after all…) I headed out and decided to take a walk along the scenic coastal path. The famous coastal path has breathtaking views across the estuary, along the pathway you can find the famous Dylan Thomas Boathouse and writing shed. The writing shed is beautifully preserved to look exactly like it did when Dylan would have been there, creating his iconic writings. The boathouse and its tearooms were open and it seemed silly not to enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the stunning landscape. After my refresh I headed back along the coastal path and found the incredible Milk Wood House at Dylan Thomas Resort. It was now lunchtime and the weather was scorching, so it seemed rude not to take a seat on their glass balcony?! The service was ever so friendly, the building was stunning, the wine was crisp and the chicken Caesar salad was spot on. This was one little secret I wish I could keep hidden to myself!
After my refill I took a stroll down into the centre of Laugharne to the Castle and spent the next hour wondering these beautiful ruins and well loved grounds. Upon exiting the Castle I strolled deeper down into the village, it was a lovely sight to see the two main pub beer gardens brimming with people laughing, joking and enjoying their beautiful weekend. Obviously it seemed a no brainer to purchase an ice cream to enjoy while continuing my exploration of this village, which led me to the cutest little welsh gift shop on the corner of the street. Honestly take a look when you're next in the area. I continued my pleasant stroll until I reached The Ferryman Deli, this quirky little cafe come deli shop is brimming with character, I could have stopped and spent all day there. From the fairy lights to the coffee mugs literally hung from the walls, this was my kind of place. The incredible amount of local produce had my mouth literally watering.
Come evening time I had invited friends and family to join me at Dexters at Browns. Dexters is the brainchild of the lovely people that own The Browns hotel. These incredible people had a dream to have a complete farm to fork story and did not let the setbacks of COVID get in their way. About a year ago they started rearing their own Dexter herd in the pastures of Carmarthenshire and let me just say that herd is the best piece of beef I have ever tasted. For mains I experienced a piece of their fillet, cooked blue, with dauphinoise potatoes, Caesar salad and garlic king prawns on the side. This was sensational, and all washed down with a bottle of Siglo Saco.
With full bellies and happy souls we all retired back to The Cors for an evening of laughter, cocktail making at the bar and of course, extremely competitive rounds of pool….
What a perfect 24 hours it has been!