Swallow barn is a home away from home, with everything you need to make your holiday relaxing, fun and memorable. The property has been a cherished family home since conversion in 2002 and since 2016 has been running as a successful holiday let. My family have been involved in holiday letting for many years in this area, so we have a team of local and experienced people in place to make sure that guests at Swallow Barn and Cottage are well looked after and have a hassle free and relaxing holiday. It is set in landscaped grounds surrounded by pastures, but close enough to walk into the nearby village of Fishguard. Although set back down a driveway in its own grounds, the A40 runs past the property, so there is some traffic noise.
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Rural. Sea views. Close to town & beach. Big garden.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 6, 2019
About Angharad Dalton
I am 100% Welsh and super proud of it. My family was originally from North Wales, but 20 years ago my mother moved to Fishguard and introduced us all to the special charm of this quaint coastal village and the Pembrokeshire way of life. We all fell in love with the natural beauty and energy of this incredible peninsula. My sister and her husband have also owned a property in Fishguard for many years, so we all have wonderful treasured memories of happy times spent with family and friends, offspring and dogs on the beaches of this beautiful part of the world. For us, there is nowhere in the UK better than Fishguard and it will always be our choice for fun filled local holidays!
Angharad Dalton purchased this Barn in 2002
Why Angharad Dalton chose Fishguard
My family had been living in the area for almost a decade before discovering Swallow Barn, a derelict but beautiful stone barn with outbuildings, set back from the road amongst green pastures, situated in an elevated position enjoying distant sea views, about a mile to the south-west of the popular fishing town of Fishguard. Plans were created to preserve and restore every possible original feature, to create a stylish and spacious home that maintains its original character, whilst offering comfort and all the features of modern living. With vaulted ceilings, exposed A frame wooden beams and giant cathedral windows, the interior of the barn is majestic and spacious, with the original walls of Welsh quarried stone giving the whole house a warmth and grounded feel. A huge feature stone and brick fireplace with a wood burner in the main living area, plus underfloor heating, keep the place snug and cosy even on the coldest winter night. Skylights and lime washed timber flooring upstairs, create light and airy bedrooms spaces with private views across the garden and fields to the sea beyond. There are character quirks of architecture and design everywhere; an artisan spiral staircase to the mezzanine, a hand made cast iron balcony in the kitchen featuring swallows in the design; a claw foot roll top bath, a pretty cushioned built in day bed, an outdoor terrace of local river pebbles, rustic Welsh slate kitchen bench tops. French windows open out from all reception rooms onto the garden and outside wooden deck which is perfect for entertaining, a BBQ or sipping sunset cocktails. Swallow Barn and Cottage have been a much loved family home for many years and now we feel honoured to share it with you! May 2016 was the first time the property was offered for holiday letting, and we undertook a full refurbishment so all visitors to this beautiful property are offered accomodation and facilities of a high standard.
What makes this Barn unique
Swallow Barn and Cottage have seen so many good times as a lived in family home, with joyous celebrations and contented every day living creating a wonderful happy energy that can immediately be felt when you walk in through the door. It is a place where everyone can feel at home, with plenty of space, inside and out, so you can be part of the crowd or find a little nook on your own for a bit of peace and quiet. The property is equipped to cater for big parties of friends or family with long refectory style tables for lazy lunches and late night dinners, comfy sofas to mooch in, enough space for a game of outdoor cricket and an outside storage building for bikes, kayaks, surfboards and other sporty paraphernalia! There is a cottage attached to the main residence which can be used as part of the main house (via a lockable door) or as separate accommodation with its own front and rear entrances, separate garden and parking area.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A wonderful venue for a large gathering, superbly equipped and really homely.
Staying at Swallow Barn provided us with all our needs and in considerable comfort, enabling us to have a wonderful time with our family from New Zealand and entertain family and friends who were staying nearby.
How lovely to hear that you had such a fabulous family reunion at Swallow Barn, and that it helped to create happy memories for you of times brought together in beautiful Pembrokeshire. Please come back and visit us again!
Best wishes for the coming year.
Angharad and Richenda
Fabulous spaceous and wlecoming living space.
The photos and description do not do justice to the generous, welcoming and attractive living spaces that easily and comfortably accommodated two large families with teenagers and dogs for a super Christmas holiday. Real fires, super kitchen and easy access to nearby facilities make this a place we would be happy to recommend and revisit.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so delighted that Swallow Barn was part of your happy Christmas, and that everyone, including the pooches, had a wonder time! Please come and stay again.
Best wishes for good health and more fun times in 2019.
Angharad and Richenda
Lovely house for family get together!
Swallow Barn was a lovely house for a family get together. Lots of living space and well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay.
Fantastic, home from home!
What a great home. It was perfect for the 9 of us of various ages. Plenty of space offering flexibility. A great location for exploring the coastline and various attractions.
The housekeeper responded if and when we needed help, positively and responsibly. The week was made better by the above average, seasonal weather conditions. The outlook from the sitting room was ideal for watching amazing sunsets with a nice glass of wine.
Overall, Swallow Barn made the break more relaxing and enjoyable for us all. We would definitely recommend Swallow Barn to anyone wanting to visit Pembrokeshire.
Great place to stay
We stayed for a long weekend visiting friends, your barn was amazing we had a great time, lots of space and a great feel to the whole place. Will certainly be back in the future. 5 star accommodation 😀
Thank you Stephen for your lovely review and 5 star rating. It is wonderful to know that guests have enjoyed their stay at Swallow Barn and had a good time with friends. We love sharing the beautiful energy and space of this welcoming home away from home. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
Angharad and Richenda
A beautiful place for a special celebration
We had a wonderful weekend at Swallow Barn celebrating my in-laws 70th wedding anniversary. The barn is very spacious yet cosy and has a lovely homely feel. It has all you need for a large gathering, the kitchen was very well equipped and the accommodation very comfortable. The views are lovely with the sea in the distance and our dogs enjoyed exploring the grounds while we sat outside enjoying the surroundings. All in all it was perfect and a truly magical place to stay.
The property is located off the A40 from Haverfordwest, set back from the road down a private driveway. It is in an elevated position with surrounding rural and distant sea views, about a mile to the south-west of the popular coastal fishing village of Fishguard, renown for its picturesque Lower Town Harbour, stunning local sandy coves and beaches and famous cliff path walks.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs from the village and offers visitors 188 miles of National Park walking and some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, with seals, whales and dolphins all making an appearance during the year. The surrounding coastline gives endless options for a day out; pebbly coves and sandy beaches stretching for miles in both directions. Newport beach (10 minutes), famous surfing spots Whitesands (20 mins) and Newgale (30 mins), and coasteering in the sea caves at Aberreidy (25 mins).
Car would be ideal, however, there is an excellent local bus service to all the main beaches, nearby towns and tourist attractions which leaves from the centre of Fishguard. Cycling is popular because the cycle path runs past the end of the driveway, connecting cyclists to the coast path, and of course there is always leg power! The train station (with services direct to London via Cardiff) and the ferry port (which offers daily crossings to Rosslare in Ireland) are both located in Goodwick, approximately 1 mile from the property. Cardiff airport is just over 100 miles by road.
Access is very good, with excellent rail and road links to Fishguard. Access from London and the Midlands by train is easy on the direct route. By car, the M4 and A40 dual carriageway ends only 45 minutes from Fishguard itself and the Severn Bridge is around 2 to 2.5 hours away.
Fishguard, Goodwick and the quaint fishing harbour at Lower town are all within easy walking distance (1 mile to village centre).
Pembrokshire has rightly been chosen by National Geographic Traveller as the second best coastal destination in the world. With mile upon glorious mile of walks on beaches, along clifftops and through woodland, Pembrokeshire is a 'must see' destination, recently selected as film locations for 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows' and 'Snow White and the Huntsmen'. The area is steeped in history; the landscape peppered with prehistoric tombs, medieval castles and Celtic religious shrines. You are never far from the sea in Pembrokeshire, starting with your panoramic view of the Irish Sea from the sun deck or master bedroom and balcony at Swallow Barn. As a popular family holiday destination, Fishguard and neighbouring villages are teaming with friendly pubs serving local mackerel, lobster, mussels and dressed crab. Eat the freshest fish and chips on the beach or try out locally crafted beer with a platter of artisan cheeses. There are plenty of takeaways and cafes for a coffee and traditional sweet Welsh treats, an excellent gourmet deli, and some top notch restaurants for a special night out.
To work up an appetite try some adventure sports with horse riding, mountain biking, paint balling, rock climbing, go karting, Zorbing, white water rafting and quad biking, even the ancient sport of falconry is on offer nearby!
Regular boat trips to the numerous offshore islands and bird sanctuaries are available. This unspoilt and carefully preserved part of the country has some of the finest examples of unusual flora and fauna to thrill any nature enthusiast. Boat charter is available as is both sea and freshwater fishing. Water sports are a must, with Newport a Mecca for sailing, surfing and wind surfing whilst Whitesands and Newgale, on the way to St Davids, are world famous for excellent surfing. Resorts such as Tenby, St Davids and Cardigan are lovely for a day out and have lots of activities for children and the magnificent ruins of Pembroke Castle (the birthplace of the Tudors) is only 45 minutes away.
If you are an artist, a photographer or a writer, the incredible natural beauty of this region is perfect for peace and quiet and creative inspiration.
The best kind of holiday is one filled with plenty of rest and relaxation, so pack a picnic basket with local produce, a good book and a rug and find a spot where you can chill out for the day.
On a practical level, Haverfordwest (10 minutes drive) offers a large shopping centre with Tesco, Marks and Spencer and other large superstores. However, Fishguard itself has excellent food shopping, with a Saturday Farmer’s Market that showcases the best local produce.
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day: Friday is the preferred changeover day. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm and leave before 10.30 am. However, sometimes we can accommodate different change over dates, although unlikely during peak seasons. Contact us direct and we will see what we can do to help. Notes on prices: Prices vary from £500- £1,600. Please inquire via email in order to obtain correct pricing for your intended stay. We can sometimes offer a discount for late-availability. We also offer long weekends during the winter at a special rate so get in touch and we will try to help. There is 50% payable on booking to secure the reservation, then 50% 8 weeks prior to stay. All credit/debit cards or cheque accepted. Owner's Cancellation Policy 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.