Cottage in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Peaceful With Private Garden, Just A Short Walk From Manorbier's Shop, Pub, Cafe, Castle And Beach
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About Kate Blackwell
We have lived in the next door Old Vicarage for 12 years, and are so glad we returned to Pembrokeshire after a decade in London. We ran a holiday let in a self contained annexe of the Old Vicarage (Apple Tree Cottage) until we recently knocked through and made the most of the south west facing garden. We had many happy guests and wanted to continue letting our new property as a holiday cottage. We have now had a full year letting Mews Cottage, and we are delighted with how popular it has been, and how such a high proportion of our guests rebook, many before they leave! We hope that people return year after year and feel it's a home away from home.
Kate Blackwell purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Kate Blackwell chose Tenby
We have lived next door in The Old Vicarage for 12 years and we were delighted to be able to buy the neighbouring cottage in November 2013. It is wonderful to reunite the two buildings as Mews Cottage used to be the stables for what was the Vicarage, when they were built 200 years ago. The stone for The Vicarage was quarried in Lydstep, dressed by Caldey monks and then brought to Manorbier. The stables were converted into a cottage in the 1970's. Mews Cottage has a private garden which is surrounded by the Old Vicarage garden and fields owned by the church, but farmed by the local daffodil farm Springfields. The view in spring from the kitchen sink is a mass of daffodils.
What makes this Cottage unique
Nearly all of our guests include 3 generations. Mews Cottage is the perfect space to be enjoyed by all ages. The sunny south facing garden and the summer house are ideal for parents to sit in and relax while the children can play. The barbecue is proving very popular, and there's a sense of peace whilst still being so close to all the amenities in the village and of course the beach. Many guests comment on the refectory table and seating in the dining room. From Christmas dinner, to family meals and poker games, the dining room accommodates 12 comfortably. The kitchen is very well equipped and spacious. Most of all, the guests say that after a day on the beach or a coastal path walk, they feel at home in Mews Cottage and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Celebrations welcome, no extra guests please.
£25 fee for pets, maximum 2
We have a cot, 2 high chairs, bed side guards.
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful home in Manorbier
We had an amazing week stay at Kate's home in Manorbier. We were two families of nine people in total, with two dogs, so finding somewhere so ideal, we felt very lucky, as the cottage was ample big enough for all of us.
It located just a short 5min walk from the castle and the beach and central for the amazing Pembrokeshire coastline.
And Kate herself has been a really good host, who couldn't do enough for us to make our stay, one of the best we have had!
Would recommend this holiday home to anyone!
Lovely house in superb location
This is an excellent place to stay. Clean comfortable very well equipped.
The house is within walking distance of pub/restaurant; café ; convenience store; beach.
Lots of local walks and Tenby very near by car.
Could not ask for a better base or more helpful owner.
Would recommend to everyone and would not hesitate to book again for a family holiday
Thank you so much George! The pleasure was all ours, we hope you come back again soon.
We had a fantastic week at Mews Cottage. Manorbier is a lovely village (including great beach and castle) and a great location from which to explore the area. We came as a three-generational group (6 adults, 5 children) and spent most of our week visiting the beautiful nearby beaches (favourites Barafundle and Broad Haven South). Tenby is only a few miles away.
The cottage was perfect for us - great layout including the downstairs bedrooms and good size rooms. The garden is lovely with fantastic space for playing and relaxing.
Kate was brilliant. Great communication from first enquiry right up until we left. Would love to return!
Lucy and her family were a pleasure, even helping me by watering the plants while I went away!
We hope you return again soon, thank you for choosing Mews Cottage.
A fabulous stay at Mews Cottage
Mews Cottage and it’s lovely garden was absolutely ideal for our family of 3 generations ( aged 8 months to 66 years) to spend a lovely week together. The Cottage is spacious , tastefully decorated and very comfortable .It is extremely well equipped for all ages. Kate was a lovely host, she was so welcoming and you get the impression that our enjoyment and comfort was very important to her. All of us had a fabulous stay and will definitely return
Mews cottage is spacious, comfortable, very well equipped, and has a beautiful garden. Three generations of our family stayed there for a special celebration. The owner, Kate , is charming and helpful. We’d love to live there full time if we didn’t have jobs to go to elsewhere...
Property was excellent considering size of family party plenty of room for everyone
Had a fantastic time in Seaside Cottage, welcome by Kate was a really nice touch , also house is well stocked to cover any eventuality hard to think of anything not covered brilliant location with regards to beaches pubs and shops Had a fantastic time wish could have stayed longer Most definitely will be a next time. Finally thanks to Kate for making myself and family most welcome
Lovely to meet you and your family Richard, I’m so pleased you had a happy weekend celebrating your birthday. Thank you for being great guests, you’re welcome back anytime!
Manorbier was described by the Guardian as 'The perfect seaside village'. Within 10 minutes walk from Mews Cottage you can be on Manorbier beach, with its waves, rock pools and large stretch of sand. Also within walking distance are Church Doors, Skrinkle, Presipe and Swan Lake, all accessible from the Coastal Path.
Less than 10 minutes drive east is Tenby and it's popular beaches. To the west (25 mins drive), are Barafundle and Broadhaven South. Also Freshwater West, the famous surf beach
Manorbier has a station, but it is not advisable to walk from there. Ideally you could catch a train to Tenby and take a taxi (about 10 minutes)
We are in the village of Manorbier, and less than 10 minutes from Tenby by car.
Carew and Pembroke and their castles are 15 minutes away.
The local shop with Post Office is just down the road, where you can find most things - fully licensed, with fresh local produce and everything you would need for a seaside holiday.
Beach Break is a lovely cafe, with a sunny quiet terrace. There is also a shop if you're looking for everything from a wetsuit and bodyboard to a seaside gift.
The Castle Inn pub serves good homemade food and is child friendly and has a sunny beer garden.
The Castle Mead hotel has a popular restaurant.
Manorbier Castle has a lovely little cafe, and is an oasis of calm.
Nearby we have Manor House Wildlife Park (less than 10 minutes in the car), plus Heatherton and Folly Farm, plenty of fun filled days for children who want a break from the beach.
Tenby offers many beach cafes, restaurants, shops, and of course the harbour with its trips to Caldey Island and seal safaris. There are water sports available on the North Beach for the more active.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a short walk from Mews Cottage, and there are some lovely deserted beaches within walking distance.