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The Old Cowshed-near Dale Pembs Coast National Park

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The Old Cowshed
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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Barn
Welcome to The Old Cowshed The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula up a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crowd. It has been lovingly renovated and is now a stunning living space with a central living area open to oak A frames , a minstrels gallery, three double bedrooms all en suite, underfloor heating throughout, a boot room for discarding muddy boots and even a wet room for washing down the dogs. There is a large breakfast kitchen with doors opening to the secluded and totally private rear garden with patio containing a large table and chairs. There are TV's in both the Kitchen and Lounge and a ferocious large wood burning stove ...Welcome to The Old Cowshed The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula up a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crowd. It has been lovingly renovated and is now a stunning living space with a central living area open to oak A frames , a minstrels gallery, three double bedrooms all en suite, underfloor heating throughout, a boot room for discarding muddy boots and even a wet room for washing down the dogs. There is a large breakfast kitchen with doors opening to the secluded and totally private rear garden with patio containing a large table and chairs. There are TV's in both the Kitchen and Lounge and a ferocious large wood burning stove (free logs all year). There are no additional charges for fuel or pets. We supply all linen, towels and even hairdryers! Internet connectivity and land line telephone are also available. It's central position on the Dale peninsula makes it ideal for visiting all parts of Pembrokeshire as we are equidistant between St Davids in the north and Tenby in the south. For families with young children, the attractions of Oakwood, Folly Farm, Pembroke Castle, Castel Henllys and the Dinosaur Park are within easy driving distance. The immediate area is home to some of Pembrokeshire's best beaches such as Marloes, West Dale, Little Haven, Broad Haven, Druidstone and Newgale. It is also just three miles from St Martins Haven - the tiny ferry port for catching a ferry to Skomer Island - a world renowned bird sanctuary with one of the most significant populations of puffins in the UK. We are also fortunate to have a genuine micro climate in that Dale is reputed to have more hours of sunshine than any other village in Wales. We regularly experience blue sky's and sunshine in Dale when it is grey and overcast just ten miles inland. Dale itself provides ample opportunities for dinghy sailing, surfing and kayaking. There are regular boat trips visiting off shore islands or for those who want to try their hand at fishing. The nearest village is St Ishmaels which is about 3/4 mile away. This has a pub - The Brook and also provides access to the Gann estuary- which is home to many varieties of wading birds. Dale and Little Haven just 2.5 miles away in either direction. There are super pubs and eating houses in both Dale and Little Haven. Check out the Griffin in Dale, and the Swan, Castle and St Brides Inn in Little Haven Haven for great food and atmosphere. The property is suitable for disabled persons and the elderly. The en-suite bedroom on the ground floor is level with the lounge and the kitchen. There are three steps down to Boot Room but no need to use this room save for storage and dog washing facilities! There is one step up from the driveway to the lounge door and one step down from the kitchen door to the rear patio. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
If Guests are bringing dogs, we would be grateful if they would confine their dog (s) to the rear garden and not let them out the front unless they are on a lead. The rear garden is large and entirely dog proof; if dogs are let out the front and are off the lead, there is a risk they will go into the ajoining field and get injured by loose horses.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Barbara C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 17 July 2020

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Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

The Old Cowshed was the perfect base for our family of 5 (9,12&15yr old children) to stay and explore the most incredible, stunning Pembrokeshire coastline! The property has been lovingly restored with such attention to detail, just gorgeous in every way! It had everything we...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Voyager815766
Reviewed 26 May 2019

If it's a luxury retreat away from it all , look no further. Ideal dog friendly fully equipped spacious building. Fantastic outdoor space with somewhere to sit and relax both in the morning and evening sun .The hostess Barbara was absolutely charming really helpful but...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank pato011
Reviewed 3 April 2019

We are 4 ladies walking the Coastal Path and could not have found a better place to stay on this leg of our journey - it's highly unlikely that we will equal it anywhere. From the minute you enter the cottage there is a Wow...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank SouthWalesWalker
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Fabulous warm cottage with everything you need to hide away on a cold January day. Cottage is spacious and boot room so useful. Log burner great for evenings in. The dog loved the good sized garden which is private and the owners dog Storm is...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

The Old Cowshed is situated in the midst of farmland near St Ishmaels, Haverfordwest is not far for shopping etc but more importantly the area is accessible to some of the most impressive and enjoyable coastal walks and countryside. We spent a week here in...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Crookedbillet
Reviewed 7 October 2018

‘The Old Cow Shed’ was a revalation. Quite tricky to find but definitely worth the effort. A hidden gem in a fantastic area of unspoilt countryside close to many beautiful coastal paths. We had such an enjoyable stay. Would definitely consider a return visit

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Traveler555149
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Boxworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We had such a wonderful time. What a truly beautiful barn conversion - lovely and light with a wonderful garden where the children played cricket at the end of the day. It was so quiet and lovely to come away at the end of a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Emma R
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic week and would thoroughly recommend the old cow shed. We have two nine year olds and spent our time fishing, sailing and on boat trips. The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and thoughtfully provided for.

Date of stay: July 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
It is home to the most stunning beaches. Close by is Marloes Sands where Snow white and the Huntsman was recently filmed. Also near is West Dale, St Brides, Little Haven, Broadhaven, Druidstone and Newgale. Skomer Island - home to a vast puffin and manx shearwater population is also close by with the embarkation point only ten minutes drive away at Martins Haven. Little Haven with its bustling pubs and restaurants (in Summer!) is equally close as is Dale a center for water sports including windsurfing and Kayaking. A visit to St Davids - the smallest (and prettiest!) city in the UK is a must with its magnificent Cathedral and Bishops Palace. There is lots to do for both adults and children, castles to explore (e.g Pembroke, Carew, Manobier), Childrens' parks (Folly Farm and Oakwood) numero...
Getting around
Pembrokeshire has a coastal bus service called The Puffin Shuttle. This travels along the caost road stopping off at many of the coastal villages and is a great way of seeing Pembrokeshire without the hassle of driving.
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