Change to check-in/check-out times
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.
As seen in The Independent (3rd March 2021)
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We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of The Byre have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.
You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.
We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.
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The Byre is a dog-friendly holiday cottage in the perfect setting for a relaxing break with its boutique feel. A great base for exploring wild West Wales; marvellous walks, fabulous scenery and the finest coastline to discover.
1 Double Bedroom and 1 Twin Bedroom both on the Ground Floor - sleeping 4 adults.
1 Bathroom with bath, shower over, toilet and washbasin.
Open Plan Living/Kitchen the barn has a contemporary kitchen benefitting from induction hob, electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, dining table and chairs and a living area with a sofa, armchair, wood burner and slate floors, Freeview TV, DVD, DAB radio. Door to patio and garden.
Grounds a stable door opens to an enclosed patio-garden laid with slate, lawn and stone, barbecue, hot tub and rattan garden furniture. Garden gate access to the communal garden with further seating and campfire facilities. You also have access to a lake on site.
Communal Utility Room with washing machine and freezer in the shed to the rear of the cottage.
Electric Car Charging
‘Trickle charging' facilities available at 18p per KW hour. There are 2 charge points (roughly 30 paces from the parking space) which are shared between 3 cottages.
Short breaks - All year
WiFi - Yes
Changeover day- Any
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes, ample
Fuel - Underfloor heating, ground source heating and a starter pack of logs inclusive
Dogs - 2 welcome free
Hot tub - Inclusive
Bedlinen - Included as standard
For more details of what you can expect at this beautiful cottage please visit the owner's blog. Full details of what can be found in your cottage can be seen here.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.
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Property was clean, tidy and deserve 5 stars
Amazing break, lovely location and the hosts are lovely
If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at The Byre.
Amazing little find. The cottage is fab, cosy and homely! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The fire-heated hot tub is amazing after a long day of exploring. Jennifer and Phil were the best hosts and were truly at our beck and call whenever we needed them. Couldn't recommend more!!
We have just had the most wonderful stay at the Byre.It really is a little oasis here. Situated to appreciate all the wonderful countryside of Pembrokeshire; the beaches at Newport, Nolton Haven and Amroth were not too busy and beautiful. We rode our small motorbikes around the twisty and quiet lanes, then came home to enjoy a wood-fired hot tub. Now that is something different! Our little Dachshund Kickstart loved walking around their lake and swimming in it, and we had a go at rowing around it too. There are plenty of quiet places to sit and enjoy the surroundings, including the fire pit which is a lovely place to relax in the evening. When you've been out all day you really appreciate the cosy underfloor central heating. Phil and Jen are just so nice and helpful but not at all intrusive, I say that because sometimes I have chosen to not stay where owners are close by, but the cottage is super private and has everything you need for a great holiday. Highly recommended! Owner response: Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate having you as guests and Kickstart too. Very warm wishes and we hope to see you again.
Located on a secluded non-working farm, with glorious rolling countryside, the property is centrally located for visiting all of Pembrokeshire's wonderful attractions, including 186 miles of magnificent coastline and various quaint villages and towns.
The Preseli Hills
Sitting on the edge of the Preseli Hills, the property offers some fabulous walking opportunities across this gloriously rugged and remote stretch of land which dominates the landscape of North Pembrokeshire. In the summer, the hills are alive with the purple hues of heather, while sheep and ponies roam the open landscape. The views from atop Foel Cwmcerwyn (the highest peak in West Wales), or the more popular Foel Eryr are simply spectacular and on the clearest days, you can see all the way to Ireland and North Wales.
The Preseli Hills are also famous for its Pembrokeshire Bluestone with many rocks littering the hillside - ancient remnants of glaciers that carved the undulating landscape. The enigmatic blue-tinged stone - famously used to create Stonehenge - can also be seen at numerous neolithic sites around the area, including Pentre Ifan and various others, underlying the historic significance of the area.
After a long (or short!) walk we would certainly recommend stopping by the community-owned Tafarn Sinc. This charming red-tin-clad pub in Rosebush, offers authentic, traditional Welsh food and drink, and is only a 7-minute drive away!
To the North, a short drive through the hills takes you to Newport with its wonderful sandy beach and thriving community. This artists' haunt brings you wholefood shopping, co-operative art, street cafes and some of the best eateries and restaurants Pembrokeshire has to offer.
15 minutes up the coast, visit the charming market town of Cardigan with another great selection of local cuisine and independent shops as well as a fabulous cinema and theatre. Nearby Poppit sands offer another glorious sandy beach for the ardent beachgoer.
Travelling south along the North Pembs coast, visit the village of Dinas with its three beaches - Cwm yr Eglwys, Pwllgwaloed and the lesser-known Aberbach. The Old Sailors Inn in Pwllgwaelod is a great spot for an outdoor meal in the summer months, while there are two great walks between the beaches - either along the dramatic cliff line of Dinas Head or a somewhat easier stroll inland directly between the two beaches.
Llys y Fran Reservoir and Country Park
A great place for walking, mountain biking and fishing, Llys y Fran Country Park has more than 300 acres of park and wooded valleys surrounding the 2-mile reservoir - the largest game fishery in South West Wales with mixed rainbow and wild brown trout. There are picnic sites, a 7.5-mile circular trail for walkers and cyclists around the lake with lots of wild and birdlife - badgers, foxes, otters, sparrowhawk, buzzard and woodpeckers as well as little gulls and black tern on the lake. Mountain bikes and fishing boats can be hired and you can also use your own sailing boat, canoes or sailboards by arrangement with the Visitor Centre where there is a gift shop and restaurant open every day from mid-March to the end of October.
Bluestone Brewing is a family-run brewery tucked away just a short walk from Bluestone Retreat. Well worth a visit, ales are brewed in the rough and rocky hills of the Bluestone mountains. Throughout the year several open-air events are held with live music, food and entertainment.
Gellifawr Country Hotel
Within a very short drive from Serendipity is Gellifawr Hotel, which is a nineteenth-century stone farmhouse, very welcoming, with landscaped gardens, cosy log fires in the winter, with bar, restaurant and free wifi, situated in the idyllic countryside.
Pembrokeshire Candle Centre, Gwaun Valley
In a hollow at the entrance to the Gwaun Valley is the Pembrokeshire Candle Centre - watch candles being hand-made by Danish artisan - lots of different kinds to buy. Established for about 50 years.
Enjoy a guided tour around this recreated Iron Age settlement with its roundhouses built exactly where they stood over 2,000 years ago. Set within 30 acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park your dog is welcome too!
The medieval walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour is a popular seaside resort. Interesting little shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants, cobbled streets and 5 glorious beaches (Blue Flag) to choose from. Tenby harbour has a thriving boating and fishing community - try your hand on a mackerel fishing trip or take a boat trip over to the holy island of Caldey.
Pretty, bustling Saundersfoot has 3 lovely beaches, harbour, shops, pubs, galleries, a wonderful old fashioned sweet shop, 'Chobbles', good seafood restaurants, and gifts shops.
Indulge yourself at the St Brides Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel designed around the spectacular view over Saundersfoot Harbour and Carmarthen Bay.
A bustling market town with wonderful shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. You can easily spend a day or two in Narberth itself - voted one of the Top 10 High streets in the UK with its boutique shops, galleries, delicatessens, cafes and restaurants. Narberth has many amazing eateries and fabulous boutique shops, including the renowned Golden Sheaf Gallery, and Wisebuys Food Emporium, a must for local Welsh delights. Also Fire and Ice gin store for those looking for a special treat.
Just outside the town centre is Narberth's Castle, first recorded as a Norman Castle in 1116 and with strong links to The Mabinogion. A rectangular castle with towers on each corner but, unfortunately, not much remains today.
St Davids, Cathedral & Boat Trips
Britain's smallest city with a magnificent Cathedral nestled at its heart. The village city is full of interesting shops, galleries, crafts and a choice of places to eat and drink. Do take the opportunity to book a memorable boat trip to the spectacular off lying bird islands.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
Pembrokeshire's Coastal Path stretches 186 miles from start to finish. Coastal bus services specially designed for walkers will pick up and drop off all along the route so you can choose to walk sections at a time. Secluded beaches, castle ruins and sleepy fishing villages are a few of the sights you will see. Watch out for puffins and seals who enjoy this coastal habitat.
There are magnificent castles within easy driving distance each well worth a visit - beautiful Carew & Tidal Mill, fascinating Manorbier & pretty sheltered beach, grand Picton with lovely gardens and Llawhaden, once the summer residence of the Bishops of St Davids.
Family days out in Pembrokeshire
There is a wonderful choice of days out for the whole family when staying at Marhaba Cottage. Oakwood, Folly Farm, Heatherton, Tenby Dinosaur Park, Manor Wildlife Park are all fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Pembrokeshire Wake Park
The Wake Park in Pembrokeshire is around a 20-minute drive and offers a range of options including healthy and delicious food freshly cooked, an inflatable obstacle course and of course wakeboarding! It's also very dog friendly and great for adults and kids.
Tea at Penally Abbey
Serving sumptuous afternoon tea, you can book online for up to 4 people. They do have limited availability in the Sunroom for people who have well-behaved dogs, but you will need to call in advance to ensure a booking here. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options too. Tea is served 7 days a week from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Canoe the lower Teifi from Llechryd down the gorge on a peaceful section of river to Cardigan. This trip takes around 4ish hours and is a fabulous experience. Your Guide will also talk to you about the history and wildlife in the gorge.
Foraging and Outdoor Adventure
Yun Hider has spent 25 years working with some of the UK's top Michelin starred chefs, has been on Countryfile and featured in Eat Magazine and national newspapers. He is passionate about wild plants and learning their culinary and medical properties. You can spend the day with Yun foraging in spectacular scenery gaining great insight into wild plants growing in the forest, hedgerows, estuaries and the coast. You can contact Yun Hider on 07774 949555, 01994 419555, email him at [email protected] and find out more at http://www.wildfoodcentre.org/. An extremely friendly and knowledgeable person, Yun makes sure you have fun and as well as an interesting time.
A superb horse riding experience. The horses and equipment are fabulous as are the guides and instructors. Plus, you get to see some seriously spectacular scenery trekking across the Preseli Hills. The yard is only 2.6 miles away (about 7 mins in the car).
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Situated in the heart of the Preseli Mountains with food 'Just like Mam used to cook'.
Shop selling organic and speciality foods including fruit and vegetables.
Bessie has been serving ale from the jug in her genuine little changed traditional pub for over 35 years
Bar meals served Tues to Sat night, specials board, Sunday lunch
Open 7 days a week 10am until 6pm and evenings by arrangement. Call any time entry is free. Taste then buy pints or half pints to drink in the brewery or 500ml bottles to take home. Presentation packs are available and make ideal gifts.
Real ales and home cooked food in a picturesque Inn overlooking the sea and Caldey Island.
An extensive range of whole foods, organic foods, vegetables, cheeses, eggs, breads and more.
Local produce served in the restaurant includes Black beef, Penclaudd mussels, Preseli lamb, Cardigan Bay scallops, prize winning cheeses and locally grown fruit and vegetables.
Seasonal menus created by head chef Scott Davis with mouth watering surprises like Llys Meddyg cured salmon, spring onion blini and horseradish cream, or Teifi sewin with rhubarb compote and minted garden peas. Food is served in the elegant restaurant or cosy cellar bar. Llys Meddyg has been praised in the Observer and Daily Telegraph.
Award winning Inn serving wines, ales, spirits and a range of Welsh & International dishes.
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