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  • Old Stable Cottage

  • Carew
  • Ref: 1591
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
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Old Stable Cottage

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • Ref: 1591
Property Highlights:

A truly desirable Pembrokeshire escape. This delightful cottage has been uniquely renovated combining the traditional with ultimate contemporary comforts, without losing the essence of its soul, creating a unique, bespoke retreat, sleeping 6, nestling in a historic lane, just steps from the ancient walls of Carew Castle, a short drive from Tenby and many glorious sandy beaches and picture-perfect Pembrokeshire villages.

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Guest Book Comments

A wonderful cottage in every way. The kitchen was a delight, so well equipped with absolutely everything for keen cooks. The interiors are fabulous throughout.The 3 bedrooms all ensuite were gorgeous.The king sized bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on.Good quality towels and everything was immaculate. I've been to many cottages over the years and this one is top of my favourite list. A 5 star cottage without doubt, it's pure luxury.

A trusted customer - 16th November 2018

The Old Stable Cottage is a wonderful property and made our holiday extra special. Everything you need is catered for. Owners John and Tina have put much thought into every room with tasteful furnishings and decorations, this gave the cottage a warm, relaxing feel, you may never want to leave. The sun room is a lovely room to chill out in come rain or shine. The surrounding area is stunning, with beautiful beaches, woodland walks, too many too mention!, and with Carew Castle on your doorstep. The Carew Inn pub is next door but one and the staff are lovely. We had a wonderful holiday here with many lovely memories of The Old Stable Cottage and plan to return.

T Price - 8th October 2018
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Property Description

Be enthralled by the eclectic mix of furnishings and decor in this luxurious cottage, effortlessly combining the modern and reclaimed with the charm of the traditional, including exposed beams, shuttered windows, stone walls and inglenook fireplace, ideally placed for a perfect escape to Pembrokeshire.

  • Parts of the cottage are steeped in history, formally part of the stables of Carew Castle, dating back to the 15th century, sympathetically and beautifully restored with love and soul, creating a holiday cottage of outstanding quality.
  •  A happy family home for over 30 years, the owners have successfully retained the character and charm of the delightful cottage combining the modern touches which reflect their personal taste with many of the original features. You will be smitten with the design of the interior.
  • Step inside to enjoy the warm ambience, design and history within the old walls. You soon realise you have chosen a very special holiday destination.
  • From the ancient vestibule, step into the games room, an attractive room exuding character with exposed stone walls, table tennis and large, luxurious sofas. 
  • The large sitting room is simply a joy. Very tastefully created,  effortlessly combining bright jaunty colours  with the original traditional features.
  • Cosy up on chillier evenings and enjoy the warm glow of the wood burner housed in the Flemish inglenook fireplace. Your glances are drawn up through the attractive feature windows towards the impressive dining room.
  • Climb three steps into the light and airy dining room flooded with natural light through the feature atrium. Enjoy time together relaxing around the large pine table. Georgian style doors lead on to the enchanting patio area, a perfect spot for sunny breakfasts or al fresco suppers.
  • You'll love the cottage kitchen for rustling up some holiday cooking, an airy, lofty room, with exposed beams, full of character, reclaimed slate worktops, unfettered, well equipped and immaculate with a reclaimed wooden island. and rustic shelves filled with interesting artefacts, crockery and utensils. Peep through the shuttered window to the garden beyond or step out on to the patio area for a breath of Pembrokeshire air.
  • Climb the feature spiral staircase to the three beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms nestling under the exposed beams Traditional wooden floors, beautiful pieces of wooden furniture and doors with thumb latches take you back in time, but with beautiful, quality beds adorned with luxurious cotton linen and tasteful furnishings. Just perfect for a restful night's sleep. 
  • The enclosed grounds provide a tranquil retreat, an idyllic patio area to enjoy in the sunshine or at night, perfect for star gazing under the bright moon, and a lawned area in the shade of the large apple tree, which has spectacular views of Carew Castle. Ideal spot for an afternoon Pimms. 
  • The tiny hamlet of Carew is situated on the Carew river, just a short walk from the cottage and is dominated by the magnificent 13th-century castle, which has a busy programme of pageants and re-enactments during the summer months. Carew Tidal Mill is a fascinating French mill, is the only intact tidal mill in Wales. The Carew Inn, a very hospitable pub is within strolling distance of the cottage.

 


Interior

Accommodation

3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 

3 Ensuite Bedrooms: Master Bedroom & Twin have  Baths with Showers over, Double has a Shower Room.

Master Bedroom with Superking bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, lamps. Sitting Area, chair, chest and lamp. Ensuite Bathroom, bath, shower over, wc, wash basin, mirror, towel rail.

Double Room with Kingsize Bed, built in wardrobe with shelves, chest of drawers, bedside tables, lamps, Ensuite Shower Room, wc, wash basin, mirror, towel rail.

Twin Room with full-size single beds, chest of drawers, wardrobe, mirror, lamps, Ensuite Bathroom, with shower over bath, wc, wash basin, mirror.

Sitting Room large comfortable sofas, chairs, table, lamps, Smart TV, Dvd, wood burner, cushions, throws, low beams, original bread oven.

Games Room table tennis table, comfortable sofas, lamps, wooden dresser, mirror.

Dining Room large pine table and chairs, lamps. Access to sunny patio.

Kitchen character dresser, slate worktops, attractive reclaimed wooden island, shelving, gas range, electric oven, dishwasher. Access to patio & garden.

Out House with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Spiral Staircase from sitting room to first floor, where 3 bedrooms are located. 

Grounds attractive patio area with garden furniture, leading to a pretty lawned area with mature apple tree & views of Carew Castle. 

NB Over 5s only.

Additional Information

Winter Short Breaks  yes

Fuel Charge  Inclusive from May to September, £35 from October to April. Starter pack of logs provided. 

Wifi  yes

Towels  yes

Arrival Day  Friday

Dogs  1 well behaved dog @ £25 per week

Parking  private parking next to the cottage

Cot  no

Highchair no 

About the Area

Cresswell Quay

  • A beautifully unspoiled and sleepy hamlet on the banks of the Cresswell River, roughly 4 miles away from the local town of Pembroke. The wildlife along this tidal river is a birdwatcher’s paradise  From Cresswell Quay you can take a peaceful stroll through ancient oak woodland and down along the river bank.
  • The Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay is a is a traditional ale house overlooking the tidal creek, with two welcoming old-fashioned rooms, built in wall benches, open fire, high beam and plank ceilings, aga and outside seating, made famous in many films including “Their Finest” with Bill Nighy.

Lawrenny Village and Quay

  • The village of Lawrenny lies at the top end of the Cleddau Estuary, a peaceful, friendly village with a thriving community. Visit the beautiful St. Caradoc’s church and wander the grounds. This lovely setting has views overlooking the village and out towards the estuary.
  • Lawrenny Quay is one of the most scenic stretches of the estuary, providing a tranquil location for boaters and walkers alike. Enjoy a drink at the waterside pub, The Lawrenny Arms. It boasts a spacious beer garden with splendid views over the water towards Carew Castle and serves freshly prepared food and fine ales. The multi-award winning Quayside Tearoom enjoys a unique setting on the point at Lawrenny Quay offering local produce including lobster and crab - a great place to watch the yachts go by.

Manobier

  • Manobier is a pretty seaside village with a superb sandy cove popular with surfers and a fine medieval castle overlooking the bay. The birthplace of Gerald of Wales and a favourite haunt of George Bernard Shaw And Virginia Woolf. The village has a cosy pub and an interesting Norman Church. 

Tenby

  • The medieval walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour is a popular seaside resort with interesting little shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants, cobbled streets and 5 glorious beaches (Blue Flag) to choose from.
  • Choosing where to dine is a difficult decision with many hidden gems in and around Tenby’s narrow streets, try The Salt Cellar, Ocean Restaurant, Sandbar, The Mooring, The Lighhouse Kitchen or Caffi Pura, to recommend a few.
  • Visit the historic Tudor Merchants House in Quay St. Step back 500 years to discover how the Tudor Merchant and his family would have lived in this fascinating three-story house - you can even dress up in costume clothing of that era – great fun for all!
  • Tenby harbour has a thriving boating and fishing community - try your hand on mackerel fishing trip or take a boat trip over to the holy island of Caldey.
  • Caldey Island lies cradled in the magnificent South Pembrokeshire coastline, just a short boat trip from Tenby Harbour. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there more than 1000 years ago, of quiet living and prayer, residing in a majestic monastery on the island. The monks welcome visitors from April - October, closed on Sundays, sharing the delights of the island, including a sandy beach, perfect for a picnic and walks with stunning views. The shop sells the perfume and confectionery made by the monks, as well as other tasteful souvenirs, books and postcards. There is also a cafe selling light lunches and refreshments. For more information visit www.caldey-island.co.uk  - well worth a visit on a sunny day.
  • Tenby Water Sports - try sea kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, motor boating and more. Tenby Water Sports company is based in Castle Square.
  • Tenby Golf Club is one of the true gems of Wales’ idyllic south-west coast. Set among a patchwork of rolling green terrain and wild dunes, classic 18-hole links course, a variety of challenges which will test golfers at every level.
  • A unique golfing experience awaits at Trefloyne Manor, with 18-holes of stunning parkland golf, set in Tenby’s rolling countryside.

Saundersfoot

  • Pretty, bustling Saundersfoot has 3 lovely beaches, harbour, shops, pubs, gallery, a wonderful old-fashioned sweet shop - Chobbles, good seafood restaurants and gift shops.
  • Indulge yourself at the St Brides Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel designed around the spectacular view over Saundersfoot Harbour and Carmarthen Bay.
  • Highly recommended Coast Restaurant sits on the shoreline, just metres away from the golden sands of Coppet Hall, enjoying unrivalled sea views. The dishes are prepared using wherever possible, locally sourced Pembrokeshire ingredients.

Colby Woodland Gardens

  • National Trust woodland gardens located in a secluded valley, dogs welcome, just one mile from the seaside village of Amroth.
  • Enjoy shaded footpaths and larger open spaces in beautiful surroundings. Artist’s paradise.

Narberth

  • The bustling market town mentioned in the ancient folklore book, The Mabinogian, nowadays offers a wonderful assortment of unique shops, including crafts, gifts, antiques, clothes, with gourmet delicatessen, cafes and restaurants. Narberth is voted one of the Top 10 High streets in the UK.
  • Narberth Museum is well worth a visit, looking at Narberth’s long and interesting history. Treat yourself at the museum’s cafe and bookshop
  • Among the must-try eateries in Narberth is the ever popular, Ultracomida - stylish, Spanish restaurant and tapas bar on the High Street with superb deli offering a range of meats, wines and cheeses, take away menu, including wonderful sandwiches prepared with artisan breads.

Family Days Out In Pembrokeshire

  • There is a wonderful choice of days out for the whole family to enjoy. Oakwood, Blue Lagoon, Picton Castle’s ‘Secret Owl Gardens’, Folly Farm, Heatherton Tenby Dinosaur Park, Manor House Wildlife and Pembrokeshire Wake Boarding Park.

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