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Owls Retreat

Ref: 1683
Carew, Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 1 Dog
£468 7 Night Breaks From
£16.71 Average Per Person Per Night

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 Sunday Mirror (11th October 2020)

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Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Owls Retreat have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

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.

Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am

Handpicked Highlights

Owls Retreat was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Owls Retreat too!

  • Set in a secluded hamlet just a stone's throw from the wonderful waters of the Cleddau estuary.
  • Renovated throughout providing the perfect base for exploring both South and North Pembrokeshire.
  • Tenby 8 miles; Manorbier 8 miles. Beaches 15 minutes drive
  • An ideal cosy escape with great walks, wildlife and peace.
  • Dog friendly

Rated 4.4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Period Cottage
  • Detached Property

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About Owls Retreat

Stone-built Pembrokeshire barn with modern facilities and period features. If you are looking for the ultimate peaceful abode in which to enjoy a holiday and to capture a few moments of peace and quiet.

  • Set in the grounds of the main house with ample parking this house offers privacy and a rural escape. This solid stone-built Pembrokeshire house has been lovingly restored, but enhanced by many luxury features. 
  • Set down a welcoming drive, the house is both tranquil and private and is also a fantastic place for unwinding a discovering the coastline of Pembrokeshire.
  • A brand new kitchen with the convenience of the new cooker, hob and electrical goods. The house is decorated throughout to the highest standards enhanced by an abundance of wonderful soft furnishings. Sink into the sofa and relax in cosy surroundings.
  • The house has 2 bedrooms sleeping 4, and 2 shower rooms.
  • While away the hours whilst you explore the finest parts of Pembrokeshire and the most secluded of beaches. Beautiful walks to Carew Castle and the Cleddau estuary with its abundant wildlife.
  • Close proximity to Pembroke Castle, and the wonderful beaches of Barrafundle, Freshwater West and East, and Manorbier are just 20 minutes drive away.
  • Some great country pubs including the Carew Inn, and Lawrenny Arms that has appeared in many films.
Layout & Further Information

2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4 adults with 2 Bathrooms, spacious double bedroom with bed-side tables and a full-length mirror and second double bedroom.

Upstairs Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and washbasin

Ground floor Shower Room with toilet and washbasin 

Kitchen/Diner Fridge/freezer, microwave, double oven, dishwasher, dining table and chairs

Lounge provides open plan living, modern and well-appointed with sofa & smart TV

Utility Room on the ground floor with washing machine 

Please note, an extra sofa bed can be requested - please get in touch with our team 01348 837871

Additional Information

Short breaks - available all year

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - Ample

Fuel - Included

Travel cot -No

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Dogs - 1 charged at £25 per week or short break

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.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.4/5

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Philip Ebbatson Verified Guest
18th September 2021

Owls Retreat (Swallow's rest) is an ideal cottage in which to unwind and reset

Lorraine Scott Verified Guest
4th August 2021

Excellent holiday in the area - Owls Retreat was a great property to stay in, clean and well equipped.

James Henderson Verified Guest
12th July 2021

Idyllic peaceful holiday cottage perfect for couples of a family.

Verified Guest
30th September 2020

There was no king-sized bed in what was described as a 'king size bedroom'; the sheet on the bed was too small to be tucked under the mattress; the extractor fan in the bathroom did not work; there was a peculiar smell in the hall and up the stairs; the vacuum cleaner bag was overflowing and therefore not working properly; the house opposite was being renovated causing noise and a lot of dust.

Verified Guest
9th September 2020

Great cottage and a good location for easy access to all the beaches in the area too. Very clean and completely reassured by all the Covid-19 procedures.

Guestbook Comments

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 Owls Retreat.

15th August 2020

Hi Cheryl, we stayed at Owls Retreat the w/c 15th August and had a wonderful stay thank you.

1st August 2020

Hi Cheryl, Many thanks again for a wonderful holiday in West Williamston! Best wishes Hazel

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Bird watchers delight at Cresswell Quay near Lawrenny

  • Steep Pembrokeshire wooded banks frame the sweeping bend in the river at Cresswell Quay near Lawrenny - an idyllic spot for watching the sunset, having a picnic or a drink at the old riverside pub, the Cresselly Arms.
  • Lots of birdlife on this tidal river - herons, a great variety of waders, kingfishers and across the water is Scotland Wood with buzzards soaring high above the trees.
  • Why not try a canoe or kayak trip on a summer's evening along the river from Lawrenny to Cresswell Quay or a walk along the river bank through mystical ancient oak woodland with views across the river to Benton Castle?

Local shopping

  • For large supermarket shopping visit Pembroke Dock about 4 miles away. For more individual and interesting shops including delicatessen and greengrocer try Pembroke or Narberth.

Broad Haven, Freshwater, Barafundle (NT), Manorbier & Tenby Blue Flag Beaches

  • South Pembrokeshire's finest golden beaches - Broad Haven South, Freshwater West, Barafundle, Manorbier and Tenby are all nearby and other family favourites like Oakwood Leisure Park, Folly Farm, Heatherton Country Park, romantic ruined Carew Castle and Tidal Mill are all within a short drive of this rural Pembrokeshire cottage.

Family Fun

  • Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, Heatherton Activity Park, Bluestone Water Park, Dinosaur Park and the Tudor Merchant House (NT) are just a sample of the quality family attractions in the south of the county.

Upton Castle Gardens and Medieval Chapel

  • Enjoy utter peace and tranquillity in the beautiful 35 acres of gardens filled with colour and an impressive collection of rare trees and shrubs overlooked by the handsome 13th century Upton Castle (not open to the public). Explore the rose garden, herbaceous borders, woodland walks, medieval fish ponds remains and traditional walled vegetable garden. The castle and Medieval Chapel which is older than the castle were investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in 2013.

Boat Trips

  • Exceptional wildlife boat trips, coastal cruises, historic river tours and access to offshore islands are available from Tenby Harbour, Neyland Marina, and Martin's Haven. Boat trips around Ramsey Island are available from St Davids. Expect to see myriad seabirds including comical puffins and shy manx shearwaters, seals, dolphins, Napoleonic forts, a bustling Haven Waterway, the tranquil and industrious monks of Caldey Island and their Grade II listed Italianate Abbey designed by John Coates-Carter in 1906.

Narberth Market Town's short drive from cottage in rural Pembrokeshire

  • Narberth is a bustling old town with many independent and individual shops, galleries, crafts, antiques a choice of places to eat and drink and a free car park (except summer).

Stackpole Village, Inn, Quay (NT) & Barafundle Bay

  • The pretty village of Stackpole has an award winning Inn serving excellent food. Look out for the Millennium arch over the school gate on the opposite side of the road. The tiny picturesque quay ( National Trust) has the Boathhouse Tearoom close by. An ideal place in which to drink tea in the garden and watch the world go by. The energetic should take picnics and bathing costumes and walk over the headland to Barafundle Bay. A beautiful spot for a swim and claimed to have 'everything to make a summer special'.

Lawrenny Riverside Village & Quayside Cafe near Cresswell Quay holiday cottage

  • Walk along the river bank, listen to the birds. Look for little whitewashed Benton Castle nestled in the trees on the opposite side of the river and enjoy a leisurely meal and bottle of wine on the lawn of award winning Quayside Cafe.

Walk from Amroth to Lydstep

  • Keen, fit walkers might enjoy this surprisingly taxing walk with continued interest along the way including woodland stretches and magnificent coastal scenery.

King Quoit Burial Chamber, Manorbier

  • The chamber is spectacularly placed above Manorbier Bay. It has two small side stones and a cap stone.
  • Steep Pembrokeshire wooded banks frame the sweeping bend in the river at Cresswell Quay near Lawrenny - an idyllic spot for watching the sunset, having a picnic or a drink at the old riverside pub, the Cresselly Arms.
Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Owls Retreat.

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Paskeston Hall Country House Tearooms
( 1.5 miles away )

One of Wales' finest aged manors, Paskeston Hall retains many original features and stands in 22 acres of beautiful parkland in the Pembrokeshire countryside.

Cwm Deri Vineyard
( 3 miles away )

Enjoy a meal and a drink in the restaurant overlooking the vineyard. The children can look at the animals in the pets corner. The shop stocks wines, liqueurs, free range eggs, seasonal vegetables, chutneys, marmalades, preserves, Celtic crafts and gifts.

Ferry Inn Hazelbeach
( 3.8 miles away )

Lovely waterside pub with conservatory and restaurant overlooking the river.

( 4.2 miles away )

Shop with emphasis on quality local produce including fruit, vegetables, flowers and delicatessen.

Tudor Lodge Restaurant
( 4.4 miles away )

You will find Tudor Lodge in the village of Jameston, a couple of miles inland from Manorbier, between Tenby & Pembroke, with its Norman castle and unspoiled beach. Recently totally refurbished, they offer traditional pub fayre with a modern twist. In winter relax in front of a real fire in one of two bars. In summer why not cool off in the large beer garden? With two separate dining areas this is an ideal venue for all kinds of family celebrations.

The Freshwater Inn at Freshwater East
( 4.7 miles away )

The coastal path runs in both directions from here. The pub serves real ale and good food. Families are welcome. There is a beer garden.

The Park @ Slebech
( 5.1 miles away )

Booking advisable

Viles/Claws Shellfish Ltd
( 5.4 miles away )

Seafood platters and dressed lobster prepared for special occasions. Also home smoked fish.

Ferry House Inn
( 5.5 miles away )

Light snacks, lunches and dinners are served in the conservatory or the restaurant both with beautiful riverside views. Fresh fish is a speciality. Real ales on tap.

The Mulberry Restaurant
( 6.3 miles away )

The Mulberry Restaurant is situated near the harbour of Saundersfoot. The interior has a warm, intimate design, ideal for family dining or the more romantic diner de deux. There are outside dining tables too. The service staff are friendly and have a good knowledge of the dishes they are serving. The Chef will endeavour to accommodate personal requirements wherever possible.

Activities & Attractions

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Open-plan kitchen-dining area at Owls Retreat holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire - spacious and light.
Owls Retreat holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire - exterior view with private parking in front of the property. Dog friendly.
Kingsize bed in the spacious main bedroom at Owl's Retreat holiday cottage in Carew, Pembrokeshire.
Corner leather sofa in the open plan living area at Owl's Retreat holiday cottage in South Pembrokeshire.
Dog friendly holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire, sleeps four people.
Open-plan kitchen / dining area at Owls Retreat holiday cottage, Pembrokeshire.

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