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The Old Boathouse

Ref: 1731
Trefin, Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£843 7 Night Breaks From
£15.05 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.

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 The Old Boathouse 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. 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.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 4:30PM and Check out by 10:00AM

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!

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
  • Games Room with table-tennis table and table football
  • The Ship Inn 2-minutes' walk, The Shed Wine Bar & Bistro (2 miles)
  • Aberfelin Beach (0.5m) Abereiddy Beach (3m) St Davids (6m)
  • Winter short breaks available

Rated 4.8/5 (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 enclosed gardens and a games room with table-tennis table and table football - an ideal hideaway for 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 the ground floor with wet room 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, stair gate and highchair.

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.

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

Grounds terraced garden with lawned area accessed via the angled pathway, with teak chairs, table and parasol and a paved area seating 8 with outside rattan furniture and a purpose-built BBQ (disposable BBQ's only, please). Small children to be accompanied at all times.

Additional Information

  • Short breaks - Winter short breaks, 4-night minimum (excluding Christmas, New Year and February Half Term weeks)
  • 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 and a starter pack of logs
  • Dogs - 2 free of charge. Please note a stair gate is available in the utility room - we kindly ask that you do not allow dogs upstairs in this property
  • Travel cot - Yes, on request
  • 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 4.8/5

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Andrew Williams Verified Guest
1st May 2022

The property was exactly as described on the website, if anything better. The house is very well positioned for many walks on the coastal path or inland. It had a very large patio area directly outside the back door and up a slight double sloped path you had a large grassed area with table and chairs great for having a drink after a long day walking. We found the village very nice and the locals were very friendly, the local pub had just changed hands so had limited choice of food (but that was going to change soon), there was several other pubs a short drive away which served great food.Would certainly consider booking the Old Boat House again

Beth Brown Verified Guest
24th April 2022

Lovely house in a beautiful location.Very spacious house which was perfect for our family holiday. Clean and fairly well equipped, although not the best weve come across. Would have liked the outdoor furniture to be available as the weather was wonderful- understand why it wasnt out when we arrived but our efforts to request it while there were ignored which was a shame. Thank you

Sally Owen Verified Guest
5th April 2022

This property was just perfect for a three generation holiday. We all had use of our own bathroom with two bedrooms being en-suite. We first used Quality Cottages 30 years ago and the standard of cottages and their locations were just as good then as they are now. Although the pub and cafe in the village were both closed it didn't affect our enjoyment as we walked along the coastal path to Porthgain for a meal on a couple of occasions. We really enjoyed the slower pace of life and hope to return again soon

Verified Guest
27th February 2022

The Owners should be congratulated upon such a comfortable spacious property as much thought has been given to the design for family living.Exceptional property, really well equipped.Ideal for a three generation family.Great central heating system.The games room was a real bonus.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time at The Old Boathouse - you are right, the owners have done a fabulous job with the property and have thought of absolutely everything to ensure their guests have a fantastic stay with them, especially with that brilliant games room! We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

N Jones Verified Guest
2nd November 2021

Property was generally good but the stairgate was broken and we had to rig up a fireguard at the bottom of the stairs. Doors between kitchen/hall and kitchen/utility would not stay shut so we had to rig up a method of keeping them closed to contain the dogs at night.The shower room in the bedroom nearest the garage smelled fusty. Even after cleaning away all the mould and dirt on the bottom seals to the shower and the drain receptacles (which were filthy) the smell persisted though at a lower level. It seemed to us that the cleaners did not have sufficient time at change over to clean these areas properly which was disappointing to say the least.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thanks for your review of the property. The owner takes great pride and care with the cottage, so we wanted to address your comments. The doors you mention do (and did) close, but since your comments, they have made adjustments so that it is now easier to shut. The stairgate wasn't broken, the parts were in a designated draw to save them from getting lost, but again, they have now permanently fixed the stair gate into position at the bottom of the stairs. The owner also spoke to the cleaners to remind them to clean areas which you found to be unsatisfactory, and instructed a deep clean to be re-done. The cleaners are indeed afforded time to properly clean the cottage, so this instance was a one-off that will not be repeated, and the owner has been spot-checking the property since your stay and the smell is no longer present. We thank you for your comments and we feel that these isolated incidents will not re-occur. The owner thanks you for bringing them to his attention so that they can be rectified.

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.

Alison, Chris & Cooper
15th October 2021

Another beautiful week in Trefin. Weather has been amazing and so mild. Recommend Dale for scenery. Will mist the quiet environment and the coastal views - but... we will be back. Completely loved 'The Old Boathouse' - perfect in every way. Thank you.

Sally & Jeremy
30th September 2021

Our first visit to Pembrokeshire and we were not disappointed! We were lured away from our usual comfort zone (Cornwall) by our daughter and son in law and our expectations were exceeded. Dramatic coastline, sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, and so much quieter than Cornwall too.The Old Boathouse has been a lovely place to stay. Very comfortable, well equipped, and a real home from home. We have had a lovely time. Thank you.  

Sue, Nigel, Bryony, Rupert
24th September 2021

We had two lovely weeks on the Pembrokeshire Coast - a lovely spot to stay in. Would definitely return to Trefin again.

13th August 2021

Thanks for a lovely week in Trefin. Great house and lovely beds. Fab star-gazing when the clouds parted and lovely walks from here along the coastal path up to Abercastle. For anyone staying would thoroughly recommend booking into The Shed, the walks from Porthgain along the coast. The walks around the cliff edges here are hair raising, but we spotted plenty of seal pups this week. Thank you.   

Heidi, Andy, George + Ed, Ruth, Doug, Max + Ruby + Poppy
6th August 2021

Lovely house and facilities.

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.

Trefin 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 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 around 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 a 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 traditional 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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