About Dylan Thomas House

5 Cwmdonkin Drive Birthplace and home of Dylan Thomas - a man of words

Now a Self Catering Holiday Experience...

Welcome to 5 CWMDONKIN DRIVE - join us on a journey through history. This house played a large part in shaping the style and output of one of the finest poets of the Twentieth Century. Dylan Thomas was born in the first floor front bedroom of the house in 1914 and continued to return to the family home until his parents moved out in 1937. Over two thirds of his published output was written in this house - most in the tiny bedroom next to the gurgling hot water pipes in the airing cupboard
The house has been restored to original condition when bought as a new house in 1914. From 27th October 2008 (Dylan's 94th birthday) the house has been available to let as a themed holiday experience - for example, if you book for 14th August 2009 you will enter 5 Cwmdonkin Drive on 14th August 1915 - a newspaper of the day will await you but no phone, no television and no radio!

We guarantee though that there will be something you will see or touch in this house that will live with you for a long time after. It is a house that evokes memories of Florrie Thomas' cooking and cleaning, Dylan's father DJ's life as Head of English at Swansea Grammar School and his sister Nancy's desire to be an actress.

Make a booking enquiry now if you want to be one of only 300 people a year will be fortunate enough to stay in this unique house and enjoy the Cwmdonkin Drive Experience


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