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2 cottages, in a renovated barn the centre of Pembrokeshire National Par - Ash

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights




Ash Cottage is one of two cottages in an C18th Dairy.It has very thick stone walls and a hight vaulted ceiling.

A large open plan downstairs with a dining area on a flagstone floor and a raised wooden floored sitting area with a sofa bed around a large multi fuel burner. There is also oil central heating.

The kitchen area is small but efficient with Belfast sink, fridge freezer, pine units and electric cooker and microwave.

There is a large downstairs double bedroom with an extra single bed and a bathroom next door with a full sized bath with shower over. Fairly steep Stairs lead up to a small twin room in the roof area loved by children and with a modern ensuite shower room attached.

There is a patio outside, perfect for sunny breakfasts and BBQs The large garden is shared with the smaller cottage, Hawthorn and is kept semi wild. It is surrounded by natural trees and hedges and is very sunny and peaceful.

There is ample parking.

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About the property

18C Barn conversion, 2 rentals

Hawthorn Cottage and Ash Cottage are totally separate rentals in a converted 18th century barn (formerly a dairy) in a rural setting on the Marloes Peninsula.

Both cottages have their own patios and bbq areas.

They share the half acre of grounds which are left semi wild with fruit trees, a large grassy area for playing and places to sit in peace.

Hawthorn is the smaller cottage and is tucked away at the end. It sleeps two in a double room with a single futon for a third person or seperate beds as needed. It is not suitable for toddlers as the bedroom is open to the stairs.

It has a large well equipped kitchen diner, with electric cooker,washing machine, microwave and an extremely well equipped kitchen. The comfortable living room has a lovely high beamed ceiling, two comfy sofas, a TV and dvd, books and maps. Patio doors lead out to a patio overlooking the surrounding garden and trees. It has a small fire-pit/bbq and garden furniture. It gets the afternoon and evening sun.

The parking is right by the front of the cottage as well as it's own drying line. There is also a shared outside tap for rinsing wet suits etc.

Ash sleeps five in two bedrooms. It has a big open plan living space with a high beamed ceiling. The sitting area has a large multi-fuel stove and comfy chairs, large sofa, TV and DVD.

The table seats six or more if needed and makes for good family meals.

There are maps, DVD's, books and a few games available.

The kitchen is a small area connected to the main living space, it is compact but very well equipped, with new electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and all kitchen utensils.

Upstairs in the eaves is a small twin bedroom with a modern ensuite shower room. The beds are 2'5' wide and the head space is limited at the sides.

Downstairs is a large double bedroom with a seperate single. Good clothes storage and a double aspect. The bathroom is next door to it and has a bath with a shower over and a washing machine.

Outside the front door is a patio with large table and benches. There are further table and chairs and a bench in the garden so you can follow the sun round all day. There is a good sized coal Bbq, an outside tap and a washing line.

Both cottages have oil central heating.

The cottages are usually rented separately but work well as a whole for a group of friends or extended family.

The Barn is centrally situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park. A ten minute walk to the Coast Path and a twenty minute walk to Little Haven with its cafés and restaurants. Surrounded by country lanes that are great for cycling and walking and an easy drive to some of the most spectacular beaches and wildlife areas islands. The wonderful circular coastal walks of the Marloes Peninsula and Dale Head (known as the sunniest part of Wales!) are close by.

It is in a surprisingly quiet location so near the coast and offers a calm oasis from which to explore the area. In one direction is Dale, a boating mecca and Marloes Sands, a green award winning, beautiful wild beach. Marloes Haven offers summer boat trips to see the puffins and other wildlife of Skomer Island.

St. Brides Haven is three miles down the road and is a lovely safe swimming spot with white sand and rock pools. It is also in the Marine Park and offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in Britain.

Go in the opposite direction and you come to Little Haven and the sweep of Broadhaven blue flag sands. Newgale Beach a little further on is a long sweep of surfing beach.

The county town of Haverfordwest is only 11 miles away, offering all the usual facilities including supermarkets and weekly farmers market.

The tourist attractions of Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm and Blue lagoon are all within a half hours drive. Tenby, St. David's and The Preselli Hills are also within easy reach.

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Sue Hale
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Sue Hale

I really love Pembrokeshire and live on Gower by Swansea and visit as often as I can with children and grand children and the dogs..

I bought The Barn three years ago as a going concern and each year put any money earned into updating and improving it, without changing its quirky character and homeliness.

Sue Hale purchased this barn in 2014

Why Sue Hale chose Pembrokeshire

The Barn is very central but extremely peaceful and it has two totally seperate cottages with lots of space inside and out.

We love:

Walking, surfing, beach fun, wildlife, kayaking, swimming,

sitting in cafes with good coffee and beautiful views

eating in pubs and restaurants that serve good vegetarian food.

What makes this barn unique

The comfort of a homely cottage with character and peace and spaciousness inside and out,where we can cook for ourselves but with good restaurants nearby.

The wood stoves.

The large semi-wild grounds for the kids and following the sun.

The wild flowers and birdsong and peace.

space to have a BBQ .

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is an ideal location for a trip to Skomer Island and for exploring the many miles of coastal path that are so easily accessed. Sue provides lots of local information and maps which is a great help. The Cottage is very peaceful, well equipped, really comfortable and a perfect place to relax. We hope to return sometime soon.
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Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Fridaalthough there is flexibility outside the summer season. Weekends and Part weeks are also considered.

Reductions if rented together and for longer periods.


Pembrokeshire Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the house or to roam free in the garden. Be aware of your neighbours in the smaller cottage.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • A large light and warm downstairs bedroom with wardrobe and dressing table. Comfortable double and single bed, bedside lights, large radiator and right next door The little bedroom in the eaves has two comfortable but narrow single beds and a chest of drawers and hanger for clothes. It has an ensuite attached. Adults can sleep in it but it is enjoyed more by teenagers and older children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have oil central heating and multi-fuel stoves. In the living rooms there are televisions with free view and DVD. There are books and games available and local information. Fresh cotton linen and towels are provided. The garden is semi wild , with space for ball games, den making and peace and quiet. Children need to be supervised and it is shared with the little sister cottage. Please note: the garden is not totally dog proof and we request dogs are not left unattended at any time. All dog waste must be cleaned up. Only two dogs per cottage on arrangement.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 36 reviews

Cosy cottage in a lovely position

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful stay in a beautiful part of Wales. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. It's dog friendly too!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Owner's Response: Thanks Anna, I’m glad you had a good visit with beautiful weather. You left the cottage pristine!
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  • 5 of 5

Cottage was lovely ,pictures on website don't do it justice , we have had an amazing holiday !

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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beautiful property and perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

quite with plenty of garden space, comfortable and clean. very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Lovely cosy cottage in great location to explore beautiful area.

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommend this lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a hidden gem we found in Ash Cottage. It is in the country but only a couple of miles away from the village shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs of Little Haven. The cottage's setting is tranquil, so much so there was no need to leave as we could have spent our time in the vast garden.

The cottage itself is a quant barn conversion with all that we needed on our holiday. We needed a cottage that accommodates dogs and this cottage with its wooden and tiled floors in the main areas are perfect. The bedrooms have carpets so keep your feet warm as does the dinning area, this would have from a dog owners perspective been better if the kitchen tiles had been used.

The family room with a double and single is a very big room and then there is the ensuite room upstairs with two single beds. We actually used the double sofa bed just so we could keep our dogs company in their new surroundings. Good power from the ensuite shower, didn't try the downstairs one.

The location is surrounded by some very quite roads ideal for exercising the dogs in the morning and a 5 minute walk to a local farm selling fresh eggs.

Excellent communication from the owner before arrival and enjoyed the complimentary Welsh cakes.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved it as much as we do!
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Beautiful garden, comfy cottage, home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Big old barn with all comforts but quite quirky and interesting. In a great area for all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Little Haven
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Little Haven
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Little Haven
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking the coast path.

Cycling around the many quiet ( and surprisingly flat!) country lanes. Part of the National Cycle routes.

Wildlife and bird watching on the islands and cliffs.

Surfing at Newgale.

Swimming at Broad haven, St.Brides Bay and Marloes bay.

Boating and wind surfing at Dale.

Diving in the marine park around Skomer island.

Enjoying the local cafés, pubs and restaurants.

Many historic areas including St. Davids with its ancient monuments and cathedral.


The cottage is 1.5 miles from Little Haven and 2 Miles from Broad Haven (with blue flag beaches and family friendly).

3 miles from the sheltered cove of St. brides beautiful clear water.

4 miles from the beautiful and wild Marloes sands.

1 mile from the Pembrokeshire Coastal path.


Nearest airport is Cardiff - 120 miles.

Direct trains from London to Milford Haven - 10 miles.

Local public bus transport is good in the summer months with excellent access all along the coast road and to the beaches.

Good cycling area.


Ten minutes (9 miles) from Haverfordwest and Milford Haven by car.

Twenty minutes to St. Davids.

Twenty minutes to family attractions like Oakwood theme park and blue lagoon.

Further Details:

Pembrokeshire has lots of places for eating out. The nearest to Ash Cottage are in Little Haven which has The Swan (highly acclaimed), The St Brides and The Castle (great pub food) and the Old Post Office (cafe and pizzas).


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