Warm & cosy bunkhouse on the Coast Path between Freshwater West & Broadhaven South. Perfect for climbing, surfing, walking & exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
With 12 super-comfy beds & wetroom, you'll be set for anything!
Warm & cosy bunkhouse for 12 adults in gorgeous rural location in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, close to fantastic climbing at Castlemartin Range East & West, the excellent surfing at Freshwater West & Broadhaven South, and within striking distance of many of Pembrokeshire's best (and unspoilt, especially if you're used to the comparative hordes in Devon & Cornwall) beaches, countryside, castles, river walks, Neolithic remains, geological formations, charming pubs, film locations and other places of interest.
The bunkhouse is in a single story stone built former Dairy, with purpose-built robust and generously-sized bunkbeds (with 6 bunkbeds - AirBnB will only let us add 5) for up to 12 active adults. All mattresses are orthopaedic & hypo-allergenic, so you'll get a good night's sleep even after the most energetic day. Complete with wet room and Ladies & Gents toilets.
Being single storey with no internal steps & only a very shallow step to negotiate at the entrance, we're accessible to those with limited mobility, though not specifically designed for it. Ask for more info.
The lawns are pedestrian only, with offloading areas just a short distance away
History fans may enjoy the unusual shape of the toilet cubicles, which are curved where they back on to an original medieval bread oven. Both the lawn and the Bunkhouse are south-facing, with good views of the medieval St Mary's Church to the sea beyond. You may even be able to see Lundy Island on a clear day. The campervan area faces west over the Range towards Linney Head.
Nature fans may be lucky enough to spot badgers & our visiting barn owl at the farm. Or otters, seals, bats, puffins, etc. elsewhere in Pembrokeshire.
You'll have exclusive use of the main part of the bunkhouse, with a keycode lock on the door to stop others wandering into the bedroom by accident. The bunkhouse shower and toilets that are accessed from the hallway are technically shared, but are rarely used by others.
Please note that it hasn't been possible to squeeze proper cooking facilities into the bunkhouse, simply enough to make a hot cuppa of tea & coffee (kettle & full-sized fridge). However it opens on to a small enclosed courtyard for dining, relaxing, and firing up a bbq (if it's easier than bringing your own, we can provide a large gas barbecue for a small charge). The courtyard has sails across one end, providing shelter from sun and rain.
There are also two shared lawns for playing garden games, having afternoon tea or general chilling, including one with our driftwood swing and ground level trampoline that is very popular with kids of all ages!
For special events, we can provide the use of a barn or our indoor patio (complete with giant paddling pool!) for a supplement. Or arrange your own mini festival in the field.
Private camping is also available, if you need to squeeze extra friends or family in.
Please note that all other buildings (the farmhouse, barns, the polytunnel, bell tents and their kitchen/bathroom blocks) are out of bounds except by prior arrangement.
Interaction with guests
Jane lives at the farm full time and she will be on hand most days to answer any questions or help out. Hannah is usually only around at weekends, but is on the other end of email, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) & (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for anything you need before or after your stay.
You'll probably get a few visits each day from Minnie, our dog, who is very friendly and likes to see if she can persuade you to give her a bit (or better still: a lot!) of fuss.
Other things to note
It's a bunkhouse, so you'll need to bring sleeping bags or other bedding as well as your own towels. Pillows are provided.
We have plenty of parking space for cars, vans and even campervans in the farmyard and the field. The bunkhouse is around 30 meters away from the main parking area, with temporary parking for loading & unloading a little closer. We'll loan you our garden cart if you want.
Please note that we are in a remote rural location near to an Army Tank Training Range:
•there is no mobile signal at all for most providers;
•we'll endeavour to provide free wireless internet access near the house (sorry, it doesn't reach far through our thick stone walls), but can't guarantee it at all times;
•depending on Army manoeuvres, there may be noise. This is usually only Monday to Friday during the day, with occasional firing up to 10 pm. It's nowhere near as noisy as you'd think, and also quite interesting to watch with the flares & tracer fire!;
•facilities (such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops & petrol stations) are all a drive away. There is a bus service, but you are highly recommended to drive as it is infrequent and changes route depending on firing.
We're a small, intimate, family-run site and usually host a mix of families, friends and single sex groups.
1)Please be considerate of other guests, respecting their private space and keeping noise to reasonable levels, especially in the early mornings or late at night.
2)Let us know if there's anything you need, there’s anything you've run out of, or if anything is broken - we'll do our best to get things sorted ASAP.
3)You're very welcome to use the trampoline & swing, at your own risk. No shoes on the trampoline please, as we regularly have tiny tots crawling on it.
4)Please do your best to keep mud outside the bunkhouse bedroom and shower – our local blend is *really* tough to clean up and stains at the drop of a hat!
5)Watch your head! The door into the Bunkhouse is traditional - in other words, very low but wide. Please be extra careful.
6)Our toilet & waste water systems can only cope with biodegradable materials (and not too much paper, either – temperamental or what!). Please:
a.wrap nappies & other items well before disposing in black bins,
b.food waste must be thrown away/composted, not washed down sinks.