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Luxury cottage, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, central location, near Tenby

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic boutique 2 bedroom cottage. Great rural location for beaches & tourist attractions. Ideal for families or a couple's retreat. Dog friendly.

Perfectly placed for a holiday. Stable Cottage is a gorgeous warm, cosy, well appointed stone barn conversion on a farm in the most idyllic location surrounded by fields & woodland. Central to many golden beaches & visitor attractions. Walk down lane to get to Carew Castle, mill pond and visit Carew Inn.

Easy access to many golden beaches, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants and much more.

Free wifi.

The high quality renovation has oil fired central heating beneath a terracotta tiled floor downstairs. Radiators and a heated towel rail upstairs.

First bedroom, upstairs a king size double cotton sheets, fitted cupboards and wardrobe, wool carpet. Beds are made up before arrival.

Bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and glass shower screen, a laminated floor. Bath and hand towel per person plus a bath mat and hand towel.

Downstairs twin room single bunk beds, fitted wardrobe and wooden floor.

The Living space has a fully fitted kitchen, electric oven, 4 ring hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, plus sofas, dining table and chairs, tv, DVD player, coffee table, board games.

Freezer and washing machine are in the utility at back of cottage. Plenty of parking including a space under cover in the shed. Safe storage for bikes, kayaks, surf boards etc.

We can accommodate horses by arrangement, stabled or grass keep.

A private enclosed garden to rear of cottage has outdoor dining table and chairs on gravelled lower area and a raised terrace with wooden decking. There are many grass lawns and other garden areas surrounding Stable Cottage.

More Details

Sally Kinnear
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Sally Kinnear

Love the Pembrokeshire outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy travelling to see new locations and meet people, cooking fresh produce, sports and horses are a passion too.

We think that we know Pembrokeshire inside out and would be very happy to pass on any information, however you would rather discover the area peacefully for yourselves then you won't be disturbed. The main farmhouse, where we live is about 100m away at the bottom of the farmyard, there many stone buildings but only Stable Cottage has been converted into guest accommodation.

New for this year is a romantic boutique retreat self contained Shepherds Hut tucked away in the top of the orchard, B&B is sometimes available in the farmhouse, guests use a front drive. Please enquire if you are a larger group.

Sally Kinnear purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Sally Kinnear chose Sageston

We just love the location, its rural but so well placed to access the whole area.

After moving to Cardeeth we did up the farmhouse, Jim specialises in renovating and developing stone properties. The pretty stone barn at the top of the farm was perfect for converting into cottage. It was lovingly worked on and completed in 2003.

This is a very scenic area. Walk to Carew, look in the castle & mill. Carew Inn does a great pub meal has live music and outside bbq's & a roaring fires in winter. Home made cakes with a cuppa at Juju's French Mill tea rooms are a must. The river estuary is full of wildlife, great for kayaking or paddle boards. Visit Pembroke where King Henry VII was born, Manorbier castle overlooking the beach, many more.

There are many events on. Films, plays & shows in The Torch Theatre

Lawrenny Arms, food by the river, Quay rooms in Lawrenny for lunches & teas, The famous Cresselly Arms, Cresswell Quay by the river. Tenby & Saundersfoot have award wining beaches, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Narberth has lovely independent shops and cafe culture.

What makes this cottage unique

Known across the world for its legendary coastal scenery and protected by Britain’s only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination. Golden sands backed by towering cliffs teeming with wildlife that are just as beautiful in summer was they are in winter. There is a huge choice of award winning golden sandy beaches to visit, the Stable Cottage in a central spot to reach so many of them. Head west to Barafundle again recently voted top 10 in the World, Freshwater West holds surf championships and always worth a visit, Cafe Mor is there through the summer (fab local 'street food'). Manorbier, Tenby and Saundersfoot are amongst the Blue flag awards winners and so many more magical spots to discover in between. There are many castles. Walk to Carew, an C11th Norman castle. Visit Pembroke where King Henry VII was born, Manorbier castle overlooking the beach, Llawhaden on the 'Landsker' line and many more. There are many events on in the county. Films, plays and shows at The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. Festivals like Tenby Blues, The Really Wild Festival in St Davids, Big Retreat Wales in Lawrenny. Pembrokeshire County Show, Easter Monday Point-to-Point horse races in Lydstep, Martletwy Agricultural Show. Iron Man Wales and The Long Course Weekend have made this a mecca for triathlon lovers, we are on the bike route and have taken part in both. This is a brilliant base to go training from. Being a rural county there is great local produce available in local farm shops and farmer's markets. Tourist attractions like Heatherton Country Park, Oakwood Theme Park has the biggest wooden roller coaster in Europe, Manor House also known as Annas' Welsh Zoo, doing amazing things for saving the Black Rhino and Sumatran Tigres. Carew Karting, fast and furious.

Tenby and Saundersfoot have award wining restaurants, pubs and cafes.

A day trip to St Davids, the smallest city in Europe. Solva and Porthgain near there too. Skomer Island is a natural paradise

Guestbook comments from the owner

*"Wonderful rural retreat" Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen (whilst filming Forgotten Houses in Wales)

*Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. The children loved coasteering, meeting Magic the pony and Molly the Jack Russell. We will definately be back. The Smilie Family, Winchcombe

* Thank you Jim, Sally & Boys for such a warm welcome. We'll miss those breakfasts in the farmhouse. See you soon, All at Making Movies (on location for the filming of Robin Hood at Freshwater West!)
Feb 2013
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Sageston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One bathroom, bath / shower over, wc, sink next to double bedroom, laminate flooring.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: a spacious king size double bedroom upstairs with sisal flooring and rugs. Oak joinery cupboards and hanging space. Bedroom 2: downstairs, small room with 2 single, built in painted wood bunk beds, wooden floor & rug. Built in cupboard
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Stable Cottage is on the farm at Cardeeth, down a lane 1/2 mile from the main Carew - Cresselly road and also accessible from a back lane via Carew crossing a tidal ford (often quite deep, so not advisable to cross by car!) there is a very handy footbridge. This barn conversion is the only accommodation besides the farmhouse and feels very private being over 250m away from the back of Cardeeth. Outside: Gardens, woodland, field, farmyard. Private area rear of cottage, outside picnic table and other chairs. BBQ, in sheltered gravelled area. Flagged path. Raised decked area faces the daytime sun. Bench in front of the cottage to catch the amazing west wales sunsets, sit and enjoy a Cardeeth 'sundowner'. Utility Room: The utility is situated in a separate building to the rear of the cottage. It has a sink unit, washing machine, deep freeze. Inside parking for one car. Storage for bikes, kayaks, surf boards etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Friday weekly changeover also perfect location for a short break. Please enquire about 3 night stays. Beds made up. Bath, hand & tea towels (not beach towels). Superb farmhouse breakfast or breakfast hamper on request. Other: Coming soon in 2015 Scandinavian style wooden sauna of the rear garden area with outside cold water shower. Promotes a feeling of well-being (especially after going under a cold shower!)


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Luxury cottage, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, central location, near Tenby
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Very good spot for a short break

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting elderly relatives in the area and Stable Cottage was an ideal place for a short break. The owners were very friendly and we had a great time. There is lots to see in the local region and we found a pub (the Carew Inn) that provided both deecent food and very good cask beer.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated and hope that you come back some other time to visit :)
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Great Cottage in a Lovely Setting!!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage, located in a Farm setting with lovely old buildings. Lovely walks around the Mill Pond and Carew Castle close by. A great place to stay whilst exploring the nearby towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot, close to Pembroke Castle, which is a must see. Overall we had a fantastic time and Sally and Jim were really lovely. Thank you both, we will be back again!!!

Jay,Wendy,Josh & Archie Thompson

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To the Thompson Family, Thank you for taking the time to put up a comment and for your very kind words, we loved having you as guests in the cottage. Archie is very well and keeps getting lots of attention from everyone.... he hasn't run off lately even though he's been out 'on his own' more than before so fingers crossed that he might have learnt(??) Really hope that you can come back another time. Very best wishes Sally (Jim, Tom Billy and Archie too)
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Ringwood, Hants

Just Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jim and Sally for a fabulous week. We were so relaxed from the moment we arrived and had to drag ourselves away at the end of the week! The cottage was beautiful, very warm, clean and cosy. Eddie's favourite things were the garden to play football and walking to Carew Castle; Jem's were the chickens and the cottage!

The weather was very 'Welsh' all week but it didn't matter a jot. So much to do, we have only just scratched the surface of places to visit. We are already planning when we can come back - the Blue Lagoon at sunrise is a definite for our next visit! We had BIG holiday blues when we came home. Thank you for the lovely eggs - a result of which is that we now have 3 chickens!! Look forward to seeing you again :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Walton on Thames

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at Stable cottage, which is cosy, well equipped and in a great location to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline. Highlights were Marloes Sands, a stroll through stunning Tenby and a slice of cake at the Quayside at Lawrenny. Sally & Jim were warm & friendly hosts and our 1year old enjoyed meeting Mollie, Magic and the chickens! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment with those kind words. It was lovely meeting you too and really hope that you do come back to visit. Its really good to hear that you've enjoyed yourselves. Very best wishes Jim, Sally, T,B, Molly, Magic & chickens!!
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week at Jim and Sally's holiday cottage situated beside their farm. Looking out of the window in the morning and seeing the Welsh Black Cattle and Magic, the horse in the field started each day for us. The farm is well situated for touring all areas of South Wales and Carew Castle with the Tidal Mill is a must visit when the tide is coming in.

A wonderful farm to "chill out" on. Mollie the Jack Russell added to the attraction, visiting us whenever we came back.

Thanks Sally and Jim for a brilliant week and good luck Jim in The Ironman race.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words Bev & Chris. Really hope that you visit again sometime. PS Jim had a fantastic 2.4 mile swim, a brilliant 112 mile bike and a painful 26 mile run, overall time 13hrs 55 mins. He is no officially an Iron Man!!
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Perfect cottage for family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at beautiful Stable Cottage which was relaxing,peaceful and cosy and are we already planning a return visit. It is really well placed for all the wonderful beaches and attractions all just a few minutes away.We recommend a short walk to the beautiful Carew Castle and Tidal Mill. We sat and watched the sunset whilst crabbing off the causeway at the Mill, a favourite with our children. We enjoyed a walk from Stackpole Quay to the fabulous Bosherston Lilly Ponds and the children enjoyed the surf at Freshwater West. Barafundle Beach is stunning too-pack a picnic and stay as long as you can. The seal safari around Caldey Island and mackerel fishing in Amroth Bay were fun.....there is so much to do here!

Importantly though are the incredibly welcoming and friendly owners Jim and Sally who made our stay especially enjoyable. Lovely people! We highly recommend a stay in Stable Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To 'Team Griffiths', it was lovely to meet such a great family, a pleasure to have around (when you weren't out & about in nearly every inch of the area :D ) Also, we now have a very healthy Welsh Black cow & calf with huge thanks to Mr G's skills in cattle husbandry........ really most grateful.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carew Inn
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tenby & Trefloyne
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carew Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Pembrey Dry Skislope
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended


Central position to explore the beautiful beaches, coastline, waterways, ancient castles, historic towns and tourist attractions that the area has to offer.

Although cars are useful in a rural area it is possible to leave it behind and arrive by bus to Carew, link from the local bus service to the coastal shuttle buses (the nearest is the coastal cruiser). Taxi company 1/2 mile away. Hire a bike for the week or simply walk everywhere via lanes and footpaths.


Cardiff approx an hour and a half away.

Severn Bridge via the M4 - under 2 hours

Car is very useful but not essential, a number of guests enjoy walking into Carew and catching the bus to link to coastal shuttle buses. More information available.

Bike riding is great, the route for Iron Man and other triathlons passes the end of our lane.

Kilgetty and Tenby train stations approx 6 miles. Taxi is advisable when you have luggage.


Less than a mile to Carew Castle, Carew Inn & the French Mill (tea rooms open in the summer).

2 miles to The Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay

4 miles to Lawrenny Arms (also known as 'The Dog House'! in Lawrenny

6 miles by road to Tenby, Saundersfoot, Pembroke Dock & Pembroke

7 miles to Narberth (Quirky, independant shops & cafe culture along 1 main street)

All less 'as the crow flies' via footpaths and lanes.

Further Details:

Breakfast sometimes available in the farmhouse for a special treat, can do either a full Pembrokeshire Cooked with locally sourced meat, our own eggs and fresh Welsh milk & butter or try our 'Ultra' an endurance style porridge / muesli, yogurt, dried fruit and nuts, honey, almond milk if preferred, green smoothy and fresh tea or coffee, ideal after a pre-breakfast cycle, run, walk, sea swim or all 4!

Approx 6 miles drive to either Pembroke Dock, Tenby or Narberth which have the usual high street banks, supermarkets, chemist etc. There are lovely farm shops stocking veg, meat, dairy, baking etc from many farmers within sight of the cottage. Nash, Wisebuys and Four Seasons are all great.

New from 2017 is the Shepherds Hut at Cardeeth, 2 people can sleep in the self contained, warm cosy space with hot water, flushing loo, electric radiator and log burner.

If your dates are not available please check out our other properties, all renovated by Thistle JK Ltd (Jim) in his wonderful style and all also chosen because of their own lovely, unique locations:

Skrinkle Cottage (Reference W847)

Shute Cottage (Reference W853)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Friday is the usual weekly changeover day.
Short breaks can be available in off-peak weeks, sometimes this can be flexible please ask & we will try to help.
Dogs are very welcome by prior arrangement, there's an extra charge of £25 per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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