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Anna Kavanagh

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Four beautiful Pembrokeshire Cottages, idyllic National Park setting. - Idyllic+Quirky Cowshed ~ May 1st BH Week 3/7 days 2/5 -20/5 £260/350

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Pembrokeshire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse+Converted Cowshed+Cottage+Studio+Yurt-with pottery tuition available

Stunning location in the foothills of the Preseli mountains, with direct access to the moor + mountains with sheep + wild ponies grazing. Close to the source of the bluestones for the inner ring of Stonehenge-Walk to Carn Meini the source of the bluestones for the inner ring of Stonehenge + just 5 minutes walk from Gors Fawr circle and even closer to the dreaming stone...

There are five Cottages at Trallwyn and a Yurt. It is possible to book all the cottages for larger groups.

Pottery Tuition: We also offer Pottery Tuition - Anna has a Pottery Workshop in the gardens and guests are welcome to make some pots as part of their holiday. For more details on Pottery see Anna's website.

This area is full of natural beauty - far from the madding crowds - a peaceful haven - truly away from it all...we have Red Kites which fly overhead + in the Summer the song of the Skylark - and a clear starry night sky far from light pollution -great for star gazing.

Details for Idyllic+Quirky Cowshed ~ May 1st BH Week 3/7 days 2/5 -20/5 £260/350 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Half Bathrooms

A truly beautiful building, with thick curvy stone walls and beams and heaps of character+Steiner influenced architecture.Open plan kitchen diner living room with oak flooring. The pine kitchen has a Rayburn, electric oven+gas hob, fridge+washing machine. The diner has a pine table+chairs+antique church pew for seating. The living room has comfy sofas+rocking chair+a Jotul wood burning stove. There are radiators from the oil fired Rayburn. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a cot, a twin galleried bedroom+a further single sleeping loft. There is direct access from the garden to the moor + mountains. Pottery tuition is available between Easter and October. Anna has a small pottery workshop in the garden. She offers tuition for family groups, children, adults + individuals. Suitable for the complete beginner or the more experienced. Pottery sessions can be anything from 1-7 hours. If you are here for a week you can glaze+decorate+fire your pots+take home finished work.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Anna Kavanagh (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Anna Kavanagh

Anna moved to Pembrokeshire in the late '80's and has gradually created a number of beautiful places to stay. Originally from London it was always her dream to live somewhere wild and beautiful. She trained originally in Bristol to teach nursery/infants and special needs children and studied ceramics.

Part of the motivation behind moving to the area was to enable her children to go to the local Steiner School, Nant-y-Cwm which is just four miles away.

Ashera Pottery opened in '95. It is here that Anna works...inspired by the natural world and landscape around build...Each year she does more teaching...there seems to be a real need for people to get in touch with their creative side...and for children and whole families to spend time together...making things...she enjoys passing on her skills...working with small groups and when weather permits outside...

For Anna one of the main delights of living here is the wonderful view with ever changing colours. The big skies and the red kites and the song of skylarks...

'One of my favourite treats is to watch the sun setting beyond the moor and the new Moon rising.'

As well as enjoying the immediate and magical surroundings of Trallwyn Anna loves the coves and beaches which are abundant in this part of the world. In 2002 Anna bought an old village house in Polopos Village Southern Spain...which she thinks of as a perfect compliment to Wales...She now spends some of the cooler months in a warmer climate...

Pottery teaching is usually available in the months when Anna is in Wales which includes most of the high Summer season...

Anna Kavanagh purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Anna Kavanagh chose Pembrokeshire

Each Cottage has something special and unique the Cowshed is stunning and quirky+different! It has been renovated using many natural materials and has a very special feel to it! The Farmhouse is full of character original features, the studio full of charm+very low price...

What makes this cottage unique

Pottery Tuition: We also offer Pottery Tuition - Anna has a Pottery Workshop in the gardens and guests are welcome to make some pots as part of their holiday. For more details on Pottery see Anna's website.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jane,Richie,Liam + Faye back in Wales again. This is always a place of recharging and relaxing. Gorgeous wether for beaches. Gorgeous food in Narberth and Newport. Gorgeous cosy fries back at the farmhouse!
Apr 2010
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Idyllic+Quirky Cowshed ~ May 1st BH Week 3/7 days 2/5 -20/5 £260/350
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Stunning peaceful creative yurt stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 4 days in your beautiful yurt..

I have nothing bad to say about it..

It was such a peaceful, creative, nurturing space... in a stunning out of this world location..

I came home rejuvenated and refreshed... I would recommend it to anyone searching for true tranquility.

I'll be back! Thank you anna xx

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, yes when you come from the city, the peace and tranquility of the countryside here amazes people. I am so glad you feel refreshed after your break in the Yurt! I do look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes Anna
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Heaven is.......

  • 5 of 5

Heaven is.......Anna's Place!!

Its hard to find the words to conjure up the magic of this special place, a little idyll nestled in the mountains, wrapped by moorlands with stone circles on your doorstep.

We stayed in the farmhouse with its fireside snug and skylight windows to watch the stars at night! Blissful...infact so blissful we are back at Christmas to do it all again!! Thats the thing about this place, it captures your heart.

We also hired the yurt as part of a weekend gathering. Nestled in its own little secret garden its a wonderful escape from the world. It might be called the yurt with it all for it comes with its own kitchen, shower and compost loo. Anna's special touches are everywhere from her beautiful artwork in the cottage to little tealights in the loo! Who could ask for more....

Part of us would like to keep this place secret from the rest of the world but that would mean others missing out on something so very special.

The biggest thankyou goes to Anna for creating such a peaceful retreat for us to keep coming back to again and again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and great review. I am so glad that you enjoy staying here so much and do so look forward to seeing you both again over Xmas. Best Wishes Anna.
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Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

I have done two retreats at Trallwyn Bach,and both were great. It has a lovely view over the moor. Although there's not much space to move around in, for one or two people, it's fine and very cosy. The area is very beautiful. If you're looking for something peaceful and unusual, this could well be for you. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Wonderful unique Converted Cowshed

  • 5 of 5

We felt so lucky to have stumbled across such a treasure, we almost want to keep it to ourselves!!

It's such a stunning setting, surrounded by hills, moor and stone-circle, and the building itself is like nowhere else we've stayed before.

It was so relaxing, we will definitely be back!

Thank you anna....

Jas and Geoff.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jas and Geoff... I am so glad you enjoyed staying in the Cowshed...and look forward to seeing you again... Best Wishes Anna...
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Perfect family Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the building which surpassed all our exceptions, even better than the photos. The architectural design is incredible, we have never before stayed in such a beautiful cottage.

The location being right next to the moor, meant it was easy to walk right from the door up into the hills. The children loved the sheep and wild pony's and we all enjoyed collecting firewood for our evening camp-fire.

The children are still talking about the pottery they made with Anna during our stay at Trallwyn.

We thoroughly recommend the Converted Cowshed for couples and family, can't wait to return soon.


  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamburg, Germany

Schöner Urlaub in einem ganz besonderen Haus

  • 5 of 5

Eine wirklich gut ausgestattete, gemütliche Unterkunft in ruhiger Umgebeng.

Die Vermieterin Anna ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit, alles ist sauber und liebevoll auf die Ankunft der Urlauber vorbereitet. Wir haben uns dort wirklich wohl gefühlt.

Man kann im ca 15 Meilen entfernten Cardigan gut einkaufen, wir haben auch bei umliegenden Biobauern sehr gern eingekauft. Die Qualität dieser Erzeugnisse ist hervorragend.

Die Gegend ist zum Wandern schön oder zum absoluten Abschalten. Kein Verkehr, kein Lärm, einfach schön.


  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen recht herzlichen Dank für Ihren Beitrag ... Ich bin so froh, Sie genießen Ihren Urlaub im Kuhstall und Umgebung ... alles Gute Anna ...
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
37 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended

Trallwyn Cottages + Yurt are situated in the foothills of the Preseli Mountains, in the heart of the bluestone country. The setting is idyllic with direct access to the moor and mountains with it's sheep and wild ponies. Gors Fawr 5000 year old stone circle is just 5 minutes walk from the cottage, and a 2 hour walk takes you up to the quarry on Carn Meini where the bluestones were taken to make the inner ring of stonehenge. Ideal for walkers and people looking to truly get away from it all.

The beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline hosts the most spectacular scenery and beaches as well as wildlife. The cottages are situated 1/2 a mile from the small village of Mynachlogddu...and up a 200 yard track from the lane...all making at a very safe place for children...

Other Activities: Pottery tuition is available on site with Anna in the Pottery Workshop + is suitable for adults + children.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1st BH Weekend 2016
Apr 29 2016 - May 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
May1st BH Week
May 3 2016 - May 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Whitsun Half Term 2016
May 28 2016 - Jun 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
June 2016
Jun 7 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid July 2016
Jul 15 2016 - Jul 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 22 2016 - Aug 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
August BH Weekend 2016
Aug 26 2016 - Aug 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug BH Week 2016
Aug 30 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid-late September 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct Half term 2016
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Between Xmas + New Year 2016
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year 2016
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The Cowshed rental is from £290-£780per week. Changeover is usually Saturday-Saturday.
Short break prices are available most of the year including the Summer Holidays and Xmas Weeks. The short break price is approximately 3/4 of the weekly rate for up to 3 nights. Slightly more over peak times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Pembrokeshire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The shower room is separate to the loo and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • There is a double bedroom with oval window overlooking the moor which also has a cot and a twin bedded galleried bedroom plus a single sleeping loft.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Cowshed is a beautiful place for families as well as a romantic retreat for couples. There is a children's play area with sandpit, slide, children's play house and a wooden garden well as plenty of safe space to play on the moor.

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