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“Gorgeous, quirky and secluded get away”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Crymych, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Suzanne S
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous, quirky and secluded get away”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Myself and my husband stayed here for 2 weeks. What a lovely quirky little cottage, which was very clean and tidy and everything you could possible need is provided. Loved every aspect of it. During the 2 weeks, Babs gave us fresh towels and fresh bedding which was lovely, not to mention fresh flowers on arrival and half way through which was a nice touch. The cottage is super private, and even though Matt and Babs are in the detached house next door you wouldn't know, as its all fenced off. There are 2 private sitting areas for guests, one with a washing line (pegs provided!) and looks out onto the meadow which was one of our favorite spots to sit on a sunny day. If you go out into the meadow and through the woods it takes you out onto moors where you could walk for miles. We walked up to the first hill and to be honest that was enough for us, but the views were worth it. It is worth saying if walking on the moors it is quite boggy, even when its dry so waterproof boots are a must.

The road leading up to the Old Pottery is a bit rough and pot holey but we managed it with just a Ford Focus, you just have to go slow and steady (look out for the blue gate house on the way up sells yummy free range eggs!). One piece of advice I would say is that if its forecast for heavy rain, park your car opposite the gate (more information in the welcome pack) as we did get stuck one day as the ford got so high due to heavy rain and we were a bit stuck (you have to drive to the nearest shops). Definitely recommend Cardigan out of all the nearest towns, it has plenty of shops/banks/cafes etc. Would also recommend horse riding on the beach at Norton stables, seeing the dolphins and checking out the beaches at Penbryn (National Trust) and one of our favorites, Newport (it looks like you can't access some of the beach from the Parrogg but if you drive further along there are laybys to park and you can have a nice walk from the road to the beach from there) which also has the best place in our opinion to eat, The Golden Lion. The Golden Lion doesn't look like much but boy the food is out of this world. Also check out St Davids, although about an hours drive away it is a lovely place. Anyway, The Old Pottery is gorgeous and would definitely recommend it, especially if you want to get away from it all. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay :)

Date of stay: June 2016
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Lovely to have you both here and I have to say the Golden Lion is one of our top places to eat too. For future guests, there is alternative parking so you don't have to drive through the river ford. It has to rain heavily for many hours for the river to become impassable and it rarely happens.
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Heidi W
1 review
“Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 8 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Beautiful, comfortable and equipped with everything you will need.
We stayed here for a week, it was so peaceful. Just birds and bees keeping busy.
We met Babs and the two little dogs on arrival, other than that didn't see them at all.

The cottage is up a unmade up road with a ford, so be prepared if you are in a car.

Would recommend it to anyone.

Date of stay: May 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Nicki G
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Perfect get-away”
Reviewed 31 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A fantastic find, tucked away right on the edge of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Spotlessly clean, excellently equipped in every way possible, fantastic location, a perfect base to explore the area. Two areas outside for sitting in suitable weather, a very effective wood burner in the kitchen for warming those cooler mornings, but excellent central heating (controlled by guests) throughout the property so really only used for atmosphere.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful on arrival, but otherwise we didn't see them as there were no problems whatsoever. Comments in the guest book mirrored our appreciation and this is clearly a place to return to time and time again.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: Everything. Perfect in every way.
Liked least: The track up to the house had suffered from the extreme weather over the winter but was soon to be repaired, so should not cause concerns to other travellers.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for all your kind words. We like to let our guests enjoy their privacy and the solitude of the cottage, but we are always on hand to help out if needed.
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Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Date of stay: May 2015
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Mike H
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic cottage for couples”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The cottage is peaceful ,relaxing and great for walks The kitchen is a very good size and has everything you need for a self catering stay. The owners are next door and made us feel very welcome on arrival and then left us to enjoy our holiday knowing they are there if we needed them .This October it will be our third visit in one year so that could not be more of a recommendation.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Bumpy track leading to the cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Older travelers People with pets
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Spiky-Pik...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect, relaxing home from home”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

It was a lovely adventure to find The Old Pottery and a very worthwhile journey it was too. It is a perfect little bolt hole. We spent happy days walking the hills on the back doorstep and the coast is just a short drive away. The cottage was super clean and well equipped. Matt and Babs made us very welcome and gave lots of useful advice. We can't wait to go back. An idyllic place for getting away from it all.

Date of stay: May 2014
Travelling group: Friends
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EmlynEvan...
Innsbruck, Austria
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic cottage with bags of character in a wonderful location”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Had a brilliant time in Wales - this is the perfect place if you are after a romatic getaway! The cottage is really well equiped, got bags of character and offers a massive amount of walking opportunities from the door step or a short drive away. It is a great location for exploring this part of Prembrokeshire. We particularly like Newport as a small town but there a lots of places to explore and things to do!

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: Location, wood burner and charcter of property
Liked least: Having to leave!
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