About this listing
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Stay in my traditional 1930s Pembrokeshire 'tin' cottage and explore one of the most beautiful areas of Great Britain.
What's included? Basically just bring yourselves, and food and drink. The bed is made ready for you with 100% cotton linen, towels & teatowels provided, fresh dishcloth every time (and washing up liquid, and liquid soap, and first few toilet rolls). First basket of logs (and kindling, paper, matches) for the woodburner. The kitchen is equipped. All you need is to relax, get out on the veranda with your drink of choice, and soak in the huge open view.
You can easily access the beaches on the South or West coasts of Pembrokeshire, walk the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath or walk from the door to Llys Y Fran country park (lake). You can hire a bike at the country park or enjoy the cafe. See the beaches at Tenby, the foodie shops at nearby Narberth or beautiful St Davids.
The cottage is very well insulated and heated by two woodburners and also electric heaters in every room. There is a shower in the bathroom.
You get the whole cottage, pivately situated down a track with big open views of the Pembrokeshire countryside. The cottage, newly renovated with new tin, insulated, double glazing on the 1920s windows etc, and two woodburners (one inside, one on the veranda) as well as a small kitchen and shower room.
The bedroom has one double bed and a hammock on the veranda for summer evenings.
Nearby you'll find small market towns, good restaurants, great walking and the country park at Llys Y Fran just a couple of fields away. You can walk to an off-road 4x4 centre for a fun day out. Signed footpaths start on the edge of your field.
This is a great location for dogs - you've a couple of acres of enclosed land away from any roads.
Nearest train station is Clarbeston Road (6 miles).
Hairdryer included. WIFI is available and there is mobile phone signal on 3, 02, EE, Orange, T-mobile, Vodaphone - we haven't tried others but probably all networks fine.
You get the self-contained cabin/cottage to yourselves, entirely self-contained and private.
Shared use of a two acre field with one other property (not always occupied).
Interaction with Guests
I live abroad and have a local housekeeper who manages the property - very private setup, with keysafe entry etc so late arrival is OK. Nobody to hassle you :) The property manager and housekeeper live locally if required.
This is the one of the finest landscapes in the UK, and the least-spoiled. If you haven't been here before you'll be amazed by the beaches, warmed by the local welcome, and relaxed by the laid-back feeling. It really is an amazing area, and if I ever choose to move back to the UK there's only one place I'd consider - right here.
Llys-y-Fran Country Park & lake - walkable (bike hire, café etc)
4x4 adventure driving - walkable
Choice of local walks.
Blue Lagoon - amazing pools & spa facilities - 8 mile/ 16 mins.
Narberth - one of most charming towns in Wales - 10 mile/ 20 mins.
Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 20 mile/ 35 mins.
Choice of Blue Flag beaches - about 30 mins.
Coastal footpath is amazing.
Pembrokeshire county guide
Coasteering adventure - 15 mile/ 30 mins.
51 forts and castles to see in county!
Your are just a couple of miles from the Preseli Mountains!
Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland, beach) 14 mile/25 mins.
Fishguard - (harbour, cafes & art galleries) - 12 mile/ 20 mins.
Tafarn Sinc - Rosebush - famous tavern, 4 miles/ 10 mins.
Buy stylish local blankets at Melin Tregwynt
Nearest train station is 6 miles at Clarbeston Road. To be honest you may be better off with a car in this location.
Other Things to Note
I'll consider longterm let to writers - I've written a novel here myself, and other work, and its perfect for it!
No smoking inside thanks - you have a veranda outside for this.
No pets on the bed or sofa thanks and thanks for cleaning any dog mess. I don't currently charge for pets as I know most owners are careful (I'm a dog owner myself).
About the Host, Greg
I'm an architectural historian and I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays.
I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales (archaeology/ architectural history), and have written several books and TV series on architecture. I love great views, privacy and finding the best locations, and then renovating and restoring in an appropriate style.
I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.
My properties are managed by Yvonne and she speaks English and Spanish.