Potato Barn is ideal for six people, with double bedrooms at each end of the barn, separated by the spacious living, dining area in the middle. A loft room with twin beds is accessed by a steep staircase (unsuitable for under eights) there is a wc/shower room at one end and a bathroom at the other. The layout is perfect for two parents, two grand parents and two children.
The living area is spacious with the "cooking island" at one end and the lounging space at the other. The TV is housed in a built in cupboard so as not to dominate the room. The woodburner makes the barn cosy and supplements the underfloor heating.
There are lawned gardens to the front and rear of the barn accessed by patio doors from the living room and one of the double bedrooms. The sunny gardens are spacious with plenty of room for children to play safely. There is also ample parking space.
Greenala and Potato Barn were converted by ourselves a builder and architect, They are of the highest standard. The accommodation is spacious and flexible, the two barns are attached but quite separate. They are often rented together by large families for special occasions. Both barns have a large living area with the kitchen and living room combined for "social cooking", the living rooms have wood burners (with plenty of logs provided) to relax by after a hard day on the beach. Underfloor heating and unlimited hot water are included. Barafundle Barns are located between the historic town of Pembroke and the picturesque harbour town of Tenby; a short distance from the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast with Barafundle Bay, Bosherstone lilly ponds and Freshwater East with it's public slipway just down the road. Barafundle Barns are an ideal base for walking, cycling, climbing, surfing or beach based holidays.
About the Owner
About lucy brooker
Peter, my husband, and myself, Lucy, are an architect and builder partnership, choosing to move from Bristol in 2000, with our family, for a change in lifestyle. We both feel privileged to live in Pembrokeshire.
The Barafundle Barns were converted with the view of us living there one day when the children have left home. Both Barns have south facing frontage. We invariably eat outside on the terrace when doing the change-over- it is such a sun trap. We have used the Barns ourselves for numerous family gatherings and parties, and also on our own for a quiet cosy break. I am sure that you will enjoy your stay and love the coast and seascape.
We live just five miles away in Manorbier; Peter is a keen surfer.
Why lucy brooker chose Pembroke, Tenby, Saundersfoot & The South Coast
We bought the run-down Barns in 2005,
Their location is perfect, set in quite countryside, with southerly aspect, with distant sea views, only half-an -hours walk from Barafundle Bay, one and a half miles from Freshwater East beach.
What makes this barn unique
The two properties are attached, but both have their own separate gated entrances. If both barns are booked, there is a gate between the two properties on the front terrace. There is loads of space for parking cars and a large garden surrounding Greenala Barn. Potato barn has a smaller garden in front of the property and another shadier garden at the rear.
It is possible to go for lovely walks from the properties without getting in the car.
Booking is confirmed with a £100 deposit followed by balance paid 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Friday and Monday arrival time 3pm departure 10am
Notes on prices:
Short breaks available Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday.
We offer flexible pricing for low occupancy.
Extra person £50 per week; £25 per short break; Dogs (by prior arrangement) £25
From the Owner
“We bought the run-down Barns in 2005, Their location is perfect, set in quite countryside, with southerly aspect, with distant sea views, only half-an -hours walk from Barafundle Bay, one and a half miles from Freshwater East beach.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The Barns are ideally situated for surfing, climbing, coasteering, kayaking and fishing;
Local surf breaks include Freshwater West, Manorbier and Broadhaven South plus many secret breaks for the more adventurous. surf courses and equipment hire are both available.
For families coasteering is a must, the local instructors are excellent, being able to adjust the level to suit all abilities.
Mackerel fishing trips leave from Tenby harbour in the summer, they are great fun and barbecued mackerel are fantastic. If you are looking for a more extreme angling experience, day trips can be arranged from Saundersfoot Harbour, the skippers know all the best spots and have all the right gear. Alternatively bring a rod and I'll tell you the best beach spots.
The cliffs between Stackpole Head and Freashwater West offer many recognised climbing routes so bring your gear.
Exploring the coast by sea from a kayak is breathtaking, there are so many caves and secret beaches to discover.
The coast is 500m as the crow flies, 1.5miles drive to Stackpole Quay then 500m walk along the coast path to Barafundle Bay. Manorbier bay is 3 miles drive east. Broadhaven South is 3 miles drive west. All local beaches can be walked to along the coast path starting from Stackpole Quay tea rooms.
Pembroke Dock (for Ireland ferries) is 5miles drive
Nearest town, Pembroke 3 miles, nearest pub Stackpole inn 1.5 miles, nearest surf spot Manorbier 2.5 miles, nearest castle Manorbier 2.5 miles, nearest supermarket Pembroke 3 miles, nearest takaway Pembroke 3 miles, nearest leisure centre Pembroke 3 miles.
Short breaks are available either Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday
Dogs may be accommodated in Potato Barn at off peak time by prior arrangement £25 per dog.
From the Owner
“The two properties are attached, but both have their own separate gated entrances. If both barns are booked, there is a gate between the two properties on the front terrace. There is loads of space for parking cars and a large garden surrounding Greenala Barn. Potato barn has a smaller garden in front of the property and another shadier garden at the rear. It is possible to go for lovely walks from the properties without getting in the car.”
- Away From It All
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Toys ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible ...
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- 20 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- there are two double bedrooms at either end of the open living area. One double bedroom next to the bathroom has a normal double bed. the other double room , next to the shower room, has a large 5ft6ins bed. There is also an attic twin room with two 2ft6ins single beds which can be put together to make a double bed. Headroom is limited and stairs to the attic room are steep (not suitable for children under 8 years).
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The Barn is set up for a maximum occupation of six people, but is also very popular for couples with or without dogs in the out of school holiday times. We offer a reduced rate, £100/week or £50/break, for two people. Mon- fri or Fri-Mon are the same price, out of school holiday time. Outside: Both barns have sunny south facing terraces with outside tables and chairs. Barbecues are provided