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The Old Boathouse

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Trefin, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£628 7 Night Breaks From
£11.21 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.

For your Reassurance

The owner of The Old Boathouse has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.

Entire Home To Yourself

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.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

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

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

  • 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)
  • Winter short breaks available

Exceptional Quality
Rated 4.9/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About The Old Boathouse

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.

Layout & Further Information

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 - Winter short breaks, 4-night minimum 

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

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 4.9/5

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C Jacobs Verified Guest
11th October 2019

Gorgeous cottage. Cosy and really well equipped at a great location.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star review of The Old Boathouse

Verified Guest
4th June 2019

Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and well equipped.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted you enjoyed The Old Boathouse thanks for your review.

Verified Guest
7th May 2019

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: Quality Cottages Team

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: Quality Cottages Team

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: Quality Cottages Team

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 Letts Verified Guest
10th August 2018

Excellent place to stay. Enjoyed it.

Mary Pawsey Verified Guest
13th July 2018

Could have done with tidying out side at the back.Back wall wasnt great to look at. Some greenery would have been good out side something to look at rather than a plain wall.

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 The Old Boathouse.

Mark & Angie
30th August 2019

Great house, we spent lovely time in Pembrokeshire. Fun games room. Really enjoyed our week in this comfortable family home. Pembrokeshire has so much to offer, walking to Porthgain with a delicious fish lunch was one of the highlights. 

Pam & James
11th July 2019

We all had a fantastic week, The Old Boathouse was superb, a beautiful house. Brilliant weather, our dogs loved it. Great layout. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you!

Tanya, Steph, Pete & Penny
4th July 2019

Came here for my 40th birthday and was not disappointed!! Had a fab week! Walked a lot of the coast path, visited St Davids and Newport. Went on a Skomer Island boat trip and saw puffins. We come to Pembrokeshire every year and found this to be a very well equipped holiday home, especially kitchen wise, so was done! We all had a great time. 

David & Marian
28th June 2019

We've had a lovely week in your beautiful house - thank you so much. So comfortable here with nothing overlooked. Highlight of the week was the trip to Skomer Island although despite leaving here just after 7am we didn't manage to get a ticket to land on the island! But we went on a cruise around the island and I'm sure we saw just as much from the boat without all the arduous scrambling. Puffins just adorable. Weather that day was glorious. Would love to come again.

Marriott family
12th October 2018

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

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.

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

  • 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.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near The Old Boathouse.

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

The Ship Inn
( 0.1 miles away )

Enjoy real ales, good homemade food and terrific Sunday roasts. Families are welcome.

The Sloop Inn, Porthgain
( 1.5 miles away )

Traditional bar food plus a specials menu which changes daily including local fresh fish and lobster when available. Breakfasts are served from 9.30 am Bookings taken for lunch and dinner. Quiz night held the last Thursday of every month starting at 8.30 pm

The Shed Wine Bar & Bistro
( 1.6 miles away )

A small intimate and welcoming bistro in the renowned village of Porthgain. Specialising in locally caught fish and shellfish.

The Farmers Arms, Mathry
( 2.5 miles away )

Food is locally sourced and the majority of dishes are home made. Specialities include locally caught seafood, home made desserts and the 'Friday Credit Crunch Lunch'. Events include themed nights, St David's Day suppers, quiz nights, live music, fund raising events visiting Morris Dancers and more. A wide range of beers, real ales, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks is available.

Lavender Cafe
( 5.5 miles away )

The Lavender Cafe is attached to Raul Speek's Gallery in the Old Chapel. It is housed in an old building therefore unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

The Cambrian Inn
( 5.5 miles away )

A friendly pub serving good wholesome food locally sourced and a selection of beers,wines & spirits.

Thirty Five Main Street Cafe/Bistro
( 5.5 miles away )

Orders taken for freshly caught lobster & crab. Picnic hampers available, cold or hot ready to collect. Orders taken in advance. Prices subject to requirements.

Harbour Inn
( 5.5 miles away )

Pretty pub overlooking Solva harbour serving crab, lobster & seafood as well as Sunday carvery.

Dressed Crab, Lobster & Prawns prepared by Mrs Jan Phillips
( 5.6 miles away )

Call and see the in house display of mouth watering shell fish products.

Something's Cooking
( 6.7 miles away )

This successful business has been running for over 25 years. Rick Stein enjoyed the 'Honest fish and chips' and was served by 'the sweetest staff in South Wales'.

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