A uniquely evocative celebration of country style, sitting in 25 acres of tranquil countryside, in the heart of Pembrokeshire, Middlelands is a perfect rural retreat with echoes of a traditional French gite, pet-friendly, wifi, just a short drive from the golden sands of Tenby, Saundersfoot and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
We loved the Middlelands! It has everything you need for a relaxing family time - a big well equipped kitchen especially the Aga! Cosy big bedrooms with en-suite; lovely lounge with plenty of woods to keep warm by the fire-place. We had a wonderful time.Replies from Quality Cottages
Reply from: Jill
Thank you for your 5 star review of Middlelands, we are very pleased to hear that you were so happy with your stay and kept warm and cosy with the Aga and the Inglenook fireplace.
Well cared for period property in beautiful private location. We are a family of eight, spanning three generations and we really enjoyed staying in this well appointed, well equipped property. Very well located for touring Pembrokeshire.
A large property but poor value and was very expensive for two!Replies from Quality Cottages
Superb. Family absolutely adored it. Only two problems. The rubber seal on the washing machine is in very poor condition. Personally, I found the step up to the shower and the shower door opening difficult in the large bedroom. These things did not take away from a very enjoyable venue.
With spacious traditional accommodation, many original features being retained, exposed beams, flagstone floors, wood burners, original doors with thumbnail latches, exuding country flair, combining character and comfort, this property is ideal for a Pembrokeshire holiday.
Approaching this characterful home, you will delight in the surrounding rural area, filled with birdsong, humming bees and in the distance, the faint sound of Welsh sheep bleating.
The solid stone exterior takes you back in time, a delightful gite-like appearance from the front, with a covered area to store the logs for the cold winter months.
The flagstone hallway with wood burner and view to the idyllic garden sets the scene for this uniquely wonderful property.
The sitting room is large and airy, a delightful room with wooden floor, unusual pieces of antique furniture, exposed beams, magnificent inglenook fireplace, large wood burner and settle, with an eclectic range of furniture and fittings evoking the best of country living, comfortable sofas, rugs, a splash of colour with a flamingo armoire, crystal lamp shades and a warm ambience that will just make you want to stay forever.
At the far end of the sitting room is the large dining room table, perfect for leisurely suppers or on chillier nights with the log burner roaring, playing board games, perfect for enjoying quality time together. French doors lead on to the large lawned garden.
At the other end of the hallway is the large farmhouse style kitchen, with a large wooden kitchen table, sofa and wood burner, exposed beams and rustic art which enhance the soul and atmosphere of this corner of the house. The kitchen is well equipped, has an aga, large traditional dresser and garden views. Off the kitchen is the utility area with laundry facilities, sink and fridge-freezer.
The first floor is a joy. Accessed via the solid oak staircase, it unfolds before you, carpeted and comfortable, with lots of space, quirky nooks off the long landing, 4 well-appointed bedrooms, elegant and stylish, with a large family bathroom, 2 double rooms with ensuite facilities, a children's bunk bedroom & further expansive bedroom with king size bed.
All the bedrooms are very tastefully furnished with coordinating bold colours, superior coordinating fabrics, opulent, with quality, eclectic furnishings and art, decorated with style and panache, high-quality beds and linen, perfect for a restful night's sleep.
Middlelands is situated in the South of Pembrokeshire, just a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Tenby, Saundersfoot or Freshwater East/West, award-winning Barafundle Beach and Broad Haven South.
Cresselly is a picturesque, tranquil, rural hamlet, not only set in a beautiful location but is superbly situated for exploring this most wonderful area of West Wales, within an easy travelling distance of the most glorious beaches, from tiny hidden coves to long stretches of golden sands.
Wales is a land of castles, with three beautiful examples in the vicinity. Nearby Carew Castle with its ancient tidal mill is a delight to walk around. A little further afield are the majestic walls of Pembroke Castle, birthplace of the first Tudor King, and also in the pretty seaside village, Manobier Castle.
Nearby Jeffreyston has Jeffreyston Inn & Bistro, a village pub, offering food and beverages where families are welcome.
Reynalton, set amidst beautiful countryside is very nearby, steeped in history it features the remains of a medieval castle, with a cafe for refreshments.
Charlies Restaurant is located in Croft Holiday Park, tucked away in secluded woodland, surrounded by tranquil countryside, where you may enjoy, a mixture of classic and Italian influenced meals, plus specials which reflect supplies seasonality of produce.
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 birdwatchers 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. Caradocs 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.
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 Narberths long and interesting history. Treat yourself at the museums 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.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
The world-renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches 186 miles giving access to one of Europes most varying and magnificent coastline.
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.
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 Tenbys 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.
Sleeps 6 adults & 2 children.
Family Room double bed, bedside table, lamps, garden views & single bed, in large room,
Bunkbed Room with garden view, bedside table, lamp, cupboard, built in wardrobe.
Double Room with beautiful brass kingsize bed, throws, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, dressing table, ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, wc, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, mirror & shelf.
Double Room ensuite with shower room, shower cubicle, wc, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, mirror & shelf. Super kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, garden views.
Family Bathroom light and airy, bath with mixer shower taps, wc, wash hand basin, mirror, large heated towel rail, set of delightful prints of birds.
Hallway coat hooks, ideal spot for muddy boots, small table, lamps, wood burner, view to the covered terrace and garden,
Kitchen large area on two levels, rustic, well equipped, aga, gas range, double sink, window, large wooden dresser, wooden floor, exposed beams step down to large farmhouse wooden table, wood burner, sofa, TV, lovely garden views, Access to covered terrace and garden.
Utility Room washing machine, dryer, large fridge-freezer, sink, cupboards.
Reading Room Ideal for quieter moments, large turquoise sofa, with window, garden views, bookshelves, books,
Cloak Room wc, wash hand basin, window.
Sitting Room delightful room, spacious with relaxed elegance, exposed beams, wooden floor, 2 x 3 seater sofas, 2 armchairs, TV, rugs, large inglenook fireplace, settle, lamps, antique furniture, brightly coloured pink cupboard, French shabby chic flair, rustic art.
Dining Area large table seating 10, crystal lampshades, wooden furniture, French doors to the garden, books & board games.
Grounds large covered terrace, with table and chairs, the perfect place to take a glass of wine, or dine alfresco enjoying the tranquillity of the surrounding rural area, BBQ. Accessed via the kitchen. A very large lawned unenclosed area with mature shrubs and trees.
Short breaks Winter
Pets 2 @ £25 each
Fuel Central Heating inclusive May - September. £100 per week outside these dates
Parking plenty of parking to the front of the property
Security Deposit £200
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