The quiet peaceful location was perfect for what I wanted with local beaches and costal path just a short drive away. The cottage is comfortable and well appointed
and felt I could really relax there.
Lovely little clean and tidy cottage complete with everything you need for your stay.
Excellent location to explore Pembrokeshire.
We have stayed at the Barns at Talbenny for over 10 years, sometimes twice a year with our Dog, this was the first time without him, but we felt we needed a homely short break at the end of the summer. The Cottages haven't changed much, but the addition of the new boiler was a great help. Logs waiting for us in the basket and a welcome of welsh cakes and milk to have a hot drink. Talbenny is a very rural area and its a good walk of a couple of mile down a slow steep hill (harder to come back up on the first day but the last day your an expert!) to Little Haven, only shops are the Boat House Gallery and the RNLI fundraising shop which is a great little gift shop.
Food in the St Brides, The Castle and The Swan always great, prices and styles do vary from the three, but all provide excellent food. The Castle is a great pub for watching the sunset with a nice drink.
The Cottage is very airy with plenty of ground for adventurous pets and children, there are BBQ facilities, (lots of good local produce if you venture out and about). Renting both cottages would be great for a large family holiday which we plan to do at some point in the future.
Wifi was available for the first time in our visits, but you can keep the world out by hiding the log in details!
Cottage was lovely and clean on our arrival, and felt like being back at home again. Will always be back.
Could not recommend this place highly enough. It is in a lovely spot, with great access to surrounding areas, particularly all the beaches and coastal walks.
The cottage itself is really well appointed, it was just two of us and a dog and had ample space. Kitchen has a very good oven and plenty of space for preparing meals, and nice table for eating dinner around. The big highlight was the wood burning stove and able to have a fire every evening.
Look forward to booking it again.
The property was well described and instructions on how to get there were excellent as were the instructions as to gain entry. The property was much larger than we would have expected for the fee paid and was very well appointed. It was nice to have a kitchen diner as well as a sitting room. The shower room formed part of this room and therefor was not easily accessed from the bedroom which was on a first floor via a circular staircase with no handrail but a rope to hold unto. This may have been mentioned in the property details but if not should be as it is unsuitable for even mildly disabled persons. The location is in a very small and quiet village the nearest shop was six miles away but the owners advised us that we would pass through a town on our inward journey about eight miles away with a large Tesco. Various good beaches are within a few miles but visitors have to use narrow country lanes which could be difficult in school holidays. Great walking country. We enjoyed having the whole complex to ourselves- there is an adjoining six person unit- all within about a quarter of an acre with easy access. Our dislike is mentioned above.
The peace and quite was just what we needed.
Just spent four days in Pembrokeshire staying in Hawthorn cottage, The Barn. Lovely, comfortable cottage. Well appointed with everything we needed. Great location for Skomer trips , visit to Marloes Sands and coastal walks. Would definitely visit again!
Really good directions to the cottage were provided as well as info about what was at the cottage, how to use the heating etc. It is a 2 mile walk (downhill) to Little Haven and quite a big uphill back out of Little Haven on the way back along quiet country lanes.
The cottage itself is in a very quiet area - large parking area out the front, rotary clothes horse (although I don't remember seeing a washing machine), area out the back to sit outside, have a bbq and a little table with a couple of chairs for outside dining.
Cottage was very clean, nice sized kitchen with table and chairs, proper sized electric cooker, microwave and well equipped (kettle, cafetieres, toaster, and all the normal crockery/cutlery - including cork screws!).
Good sized living room with two 2/3 seater sofas and a little tele. Wifi is slow, but you do get told this on the instructions. Bathroom is just off the living room - decent shower. Bedroom is upstairs and mind your head. I think we lost count of the number of times we banged our head on the sloping ceiling in the bedroom. Double bed is very comfy, but the sofa bed was more like a futon and not the most comfortable (but okay for a couple of nights). All bedding apart from a sheet for the sofa bed is provided. I'd recommend taking a spare duvet as a mattress protector for the sofa bed which would make is much more comfy.
The heating was off in the cottage when we arrived, so had to turn it on at the boiler (it was off hence it was cold!). Took a while to warm up due to the high ceilings so would definitely recommend some logs and kindling for the wood burner in the living room.
Would definitely stay here again
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