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  • The Old Boathouse

  • Trefin
  • Ref: 1458
  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
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The Old Boathouse

  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • Ref: 1458
Property Highlights:

  • Sleeps 8, 4 Bedrooms + 4 Bathrooms in Trefin, North Pembrokeshire
  • Welcomes 2 dogs with enclosed garden
  • Playroom with table-tennis table and table football
  • The Ship Inn & The Mill Cafe 2-minutes' walk, The Shed Wine Bar & Bistro (2 miles).
  • Aberfelin Beach (0.5m) Abereiddy Beach (3m) St Davids (6m)

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Price reduction of £50 for 1 to 2 guests.

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Guest Book Comments

Lovely house, warm as toast in a very nice village. Great location. Would be good to add to the description that while dogs are allowed they are not allowed upstairs.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your review we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our booking conditions do specify that dogs are not allowed on beds but each property is different with regard to where dogs are permitted we will look to adding a line on our description to make this clearer.

Reply from:

Hi Jill. Indeed it did say on the booking once we had made it. However, on the property description it does not mention this so we were a little surprised. In fact it says a stairgate can be ordered if required. This gives the impression that dogs are not excluded from upstairs. We have one mini sausage and he was ok downstairs after the first night (which was a bit noisy). We totally agree that dogs shouldn't be allowed on beds, sofa etc. If you could add these details to The Boat House listing then it would be clear prior to booking. Please be assured this was a very minor issue and absolutely everything at The Boat House was brilliant. We had the best week away. Thank you.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your reply, a request has been made to change the copy regarding dogs upstairs, so glad that you all had a great stay and six nights of peace.

A trusted customer - 7th May 2019

Excellent place to stay. Enjoyed it.

A Letts - 10th August 2018

Could have done with tidying out side at the back.Back wall wasn’t great to look at. Some greenery would have been good out side something to look at rather than a plain wall.

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Mary Pawsey - 13th July 2018

This cottage was perfect for us. Spacious, modern and spotlessly clean. Enclosed garden with lovely patio furniture and BBQ. Great location for days out to fabulous beaches and towns. Short walk to a very nice café and pub. I would recommend this cottage and would love to stay again in the future.

Catherine O?Hara - 6th July 2018

A very comfortable, clean and nicely furnished cottage in an excellent location for the coast path and beach. My only reservation would be that no provision is made for dogs. There was no bucket for foot washing and no hooks on the outside back wall for the lead. I noticed that nearly all the visitors take dogs but they seem to be merely tolerated rather than welcomed. Understandable,of course, but slightly off-putting nevertheless.

A trusted customer - 11th May 2018

Would we come back to TOBH? ‘ Yes happily ‘ What else can we say, except diolch yn fawr for sharing your house and the welsh cake welcome.

Guest - 2018-10-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Fabulous place! The Old Boathouse is 5 star and we will hopefully return next year.

Marriott family - 2018-10-12
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely house, so quiet, great location. Weather was good so we took advantage of all the area has to offer. Fantastic amenities at the house, thank you.

Williamson family - 2018-07-20
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful home for our holiday. We had a really fantastic time discovering local beaches. We loved the games room for a rainy afternoon. A very happy week spent at The Old Boathouse

Guest - 2018-08-17
This review was left in the guest book at the property.
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Property Description

Trefin is a gateway to some of the finest coastline in Pembrokeshire with rugged cliffs and superb wildlife - the beach at Aberfelin less than a mile away. The Old Boathouse has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Wales.

  • A newly built and stylish family-sized house equipped to a very high standard and ideally placed for exploring the fabulous Pembrokeshire coast.

  • This cosy house is tastefully furnished throughout, the sitting room bright and comfortable with a wood burner making it suitable for year-round holidays.

  • The house has four generously sized bedrooms, 2 with en-suites, a family bathroom and downstairs wet room.

  • There are an enclosed gardens and a playroom with table-tennis table and table football - an ideal hideaway for the energetic youngsters or adults alike.


4 Bedrooms sleeping 6 adults and 2 children. 2 Double Rooms with king size beds, both with ensuite shower rooms, 1 double bedroom with king size bed and 1 Twin (with 2ft 6 beds). All on 1st floor.

Family Bathroom with roll top bath and handheld shower. Cloakroom on ground floor with wetroom shower.

Kitchen/Dining with fitted units, induction hob, oven, microwave, toaster and DAB radio. Built in fridge/freezer/dishwasher. Table and chairs seating 8.

Utility Room with washing machine/tumble dryer.

Lounge with large 4 seater sofa and 2 seater sofa, log burner, TV with blu ray. Bi-fold doors to snug.

Snug with chairs and bureau.

Playroom above garage with astroturf floor, full-size table tennis table and table football, toilet and basin.

Grounds terraced garden with lawned area accessed via angled pathway, with teak chairs, table and parasol and a paved area seating 8 with outside rattan furniture and barbecue.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Not available

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes (beach towels not provided)

Parking - Yes, 4 cars (2 on driveway accessed via metal gates and 2 on road)

Fuel - Central heating inclusive May - September, £50 p/w outside these dates. Winter fuel charge to include logs and kindling. Outside of the winter period logs and kindling can be provided on request £20 per basket.

Dogs - 2 @ £25 each per week. Please note a stairgate, crate, towels and bowls can be provided by request. We ask that you do not allow dogs upstairs in this property.

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

About the Area

Trefin, The Mill Cafe and Aberfelin

  • This lovely house is in the village of Trefin - a sleepy backwater and perfect for a restful holiday break. Walk from the house to the pub, the Ship Inn, which welcomes families and serves meals of freshly caught and locally sourced produce. A little further down the main street is the popular Mill Cafe, great for breakfasts, lunch and tea - and with a display of local art and crafts.

  • A short walk down the lane from the village brings you to the little shingle and sand cove of Aberfelin where the ruins of Melin Trefin are tucked in above the beach.

The Coastal Path

  • The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (now part of the All Wales Path) runs for 168 miles from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south. Join the path at Aberfelin, the walk to the south is lovely and it is about 2.5 miles round the bay to the village of Porthgain.

  • To the north it runs towards Abercastle and Strumble Head. The cliffs are dramatic and the scenery captivating at all times of year - but in the spring the flowers and birds put on a truly spectacular performance! Strumble Head in the distance is dramatic and moody, changing the atmosphere as the light and clouds pass.


  • Porthgain, a picturesque harbour village just along the coast from Trefin, is reached (by road) down a steep hill into the old fishing harbour with its imposing industrial archaeology harking back to harsh years of quarrying and sea trade - now a conservation area.

  • The village is well-served for eateries with the Sloop Inn and the Shed Bistro - both with views out over the little harbour, Youthful visitors can play on the village green while their families browse in the Harbour Lights Gallery and Alun Davies Gallery.

The Strumble Shuttle

  • From Trefin village you can catch the Strumble Shuttle, the local bus service, along the coast in either direction. Reduce your carbon footprint, relax and leave the car - the bus stops by request and you can walk out and bus back or the other way round.

Abercastle Cove and Carreg Sampson

  • Next along the coast to the north is the pretty sheltered cove at Abercastle. Dotted with fishing and pleasure boats and overlooked by little former fishermen's cottages, it is a popular spot for launching small craft and playing on the water.

  • The Coastal path north towards Abercastle will take you past the cromlech of Carreg Samson. This remarkable prehistoric structure defies understanding - the huge capstone resting (seemingly) precariously on the lower stones. It is unimaginable how it ever got there!

Woollen Mills - Tregwynt and Solva

  • With valleys cut through by streams around the county, there are numerous ancient mills - now ruined - scattered round the coast. Two have survived and are flourishing. Just up the coast from Trefin is the Woollen Mill at Melin Tregwynt. Internationally renowned and popular with locals too, it produces lovely locally designed and woven blankets and woollen goods.

  • Up the valley from Solva on the other side of the peninsula is the Solva Woollen Mill - the oldest working mill in Pembrokeshire. With an accent on woollen floor coverings - rugs and carpets - it also sells a range of quality craft goods and boasts among its customers the Prince of Wales.

The Peninsula Beaches - Abermawr and Aberbach

  • From Trefin, the nearest accessible beach to the south is Traeth Llyfyn. Approached from the coastal path - an easy walk from Porthgain - there is a long metal staircase down to the sandy beach (check that the tide is out) - it is well worth the walk!

  • To the north look for Abermawr and Aberbach. Both backed by a shingle bank, Abermawr is sandy at low tide and a lovely place to play or walk the dog. To the rear of the beach is a wooded valley - a carpet of blue in May when the bluebells are out and a great place for children to play while the grown-ups stroll.

  • Down the coast, near to St Davids is Whitesands - a wide sandy 'Blue Flag' beach and a stunning location. With lifeguard cover in the summer and surf hire and surfing lessons available at the beach, it is popular with surfers as well as for swimming and watersports of all sorts.

Fishguard Town and Pretty Lower Town Harbour

  • The nearest town to Trefin is the town and port of Fishguard. You can buy great local produce from the weekly farmers market in the town hall and check out the individual shops, restaurants and pubs in this 'up and coming' little town.

  • The 'Last Invasion Tapestry' which was sewn by local needlewomen is displayed in the Town Hall and illustrates the story of the 'Last Invasion of Britain' in 1797 in which Fishguard was the target.

  • In Lower Town, wander amongst the boats or walk out along the quayside to the sailing club. At low tide there is a little beach beyond the harbour wall in this pretty, unspoiled coastal harbour.

St Davids Cathedral, City and Whitesands Bay

  • St Davids City (really a small village) is certainly worth a visit. Just 8 miles distant, there are useful shops - a well-stocked supermarket, butchers, greengrocers, post office, ice cream and chocolate shop and two banks - as well as galleries and shops for clothes, gifts and outdoor gear. It is a delightful place to while away your holiday! There is an outdoor farmers' market on the Cross Square on Thursdays throughout the summer with all sorts of local produce and tasty morsels.

  • In the valley below the town is the lovely medieval Cathedral. Dating back to 1181, it is both a church and a historic building. Have coffee or a meal in the remarkable refectory - a modern insert in the 14th century St Mary's Hall.

  • Across the tiny river Alun is the ruined Bishops' Palace with its decorated stonework, wheel window, halls and stairways. Restored sufficiently to fire the imagination of young and old.

Pembrokeshire Family Days out

  • If you are looking for activity - for children or adults - centres which will guide you through a new sport can be found in TYF Adventures, Preseli Venture or Sealyham Activity Centre. Hire a bike or a kayak or try out coasteering - there is scope for all sorts of thrilling water and land based sports.

  • At the Creative Cafe in Haverfordwest or Narberth you can paint your own pottery - or make mosaics with Maddy Jane at Treffynnon ([email protected]) - just let your imagination take over!

  • If you take a trip to the south of the county you can visit Oakwood Theme Park, Heatherton, Folly Farm Zoo, Manor Wildlife Park or Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park.

  • Whatever your preference and whatever the weather - there is certainly a lot to choose from.

Priskilly Forest Golf Club

  • This family-owned 9-hole course is a gem, nestling amongst mature oaks, sycamores and rhododendrons and with panoramic views of the coast and country from Strumble Head to the Preseli Mountains.

  • The course is open all year to visitors of all abilities and tuition is available - so why not learn to play? All your golfing requirements - for purchase or hire - are available at the golf shop. While you play, your family can enjoy the woodland walk and try the delicious food in " Y Cabin" Bar/Bistro.

Days away

  • Take a drive north into the ancient town of Cardigan with a market, castle and shops. Discover the dolphin rich Cardigan Bay coast, the meandering Teifi Valley and county of Ceredigion.Visit the seaside towns of Aberaeron and New Quay for excellent places to eat, beaches, shopping and festivals. Discover the National Trust run Welsh gentry estate of Llanerchaeron with house designed by John Nash, a home farm and beautiful walks. Visit Cenarth where the river runs through the village and salmon leap. Take a stroll beside the river, visit the Coracle Museum and eat in one of the convivial village inns. Explore mighty Cilgerran Castle perched high above Teifi Gorge and enjoy traditonal afternoon tea in Flambards in the riverside village of Llechryd. The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerrran is not to be missed. Hire a canoe from Heritage Canoes and explore the Teifi river from the wildlife centre all the way back to Cardigan.

Enjoy a break away with family and friends in this newly built, well-equipped and comfortable house full of comfort and character, for holidays in the Pembrokeshire village of Trefin.

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