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Unique, Delightful Cottage, Comfortable, Central Heating, Woodburner; Free WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Traditional Welsh Cottage in countryside near Martletwy, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Ideally situated at a crossroads in beautiful South Pembrokeshire, Cross Cottage is half an hour's drive from several Blue Flag beaches including Freshwater East, Tenby, Manorbier, Barafundle, Saundersfoot, most dog friendly. It is close to the small towns of Narberth, Tenby and Pembroke and to visitor attractions such as Oakwood, Blue Lagoon and Folly Farm. Carew and Pembroke castles are nearby and a wide range of wildlife can be seen when walking or cycling locally in the ancient woodland of Minwear and Canaston, and the hamlets of Lawrenny, Cresswell Quay and Landshipping, on the Eastern Cleddau estuary - the 'Secret Waterway'. The local pub, the Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay, is about 2 miles away and serves beer out of a jug; the restaurant at the Cwm Deri vineyard is 15 minutes walk away on the outskirts of Martletwy village.

Cross Cottage provides 4 star accommodation as graded by 'Visit Wales'. It sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms; 1 double downstairs and 2 twin, curtained, galleried, 'crogloft' bedrooms. These are accessed by ladder type stairs. Thick lime-washed stone walls, beamed ceilings and flagged floors give immense character and charm to this 300 year old cottage. This was originally featured by Country Living magazine in 1996 for its sensitive reconstruction: 'Cross Cottage, deserted for 90 years, is now a home of such plain beauty and authenticity....'. The open plan living/dining/kitchen has oil central heating and also a Piazetta wood-burning stove, easy chairs, sofa and dining table and chairs to seat 6. The bathroom is downstairs. For 2016, there is a newly contructed shower room also on the ground floor. The two foot thick walls ensure the house stays cool in the summer but warm and cosy in winter. A special feature is the large, enclosed garden with trees, shrubs, flower borders and pond. The recently relaid paved area provides a very pleasant and private space for eating and drinking al fresco. There is ample, level parking on the enclosed driveway which could accommodate a small boat.

Guests tell us that one of its key advantages is being centrally located in South Pembrokeshire so that lots of beaches, seaside towns and tourist attractions are easily accessible.

Despite dating from the 18th century and housing two families in the 19th century, including shoemakers and blacksmith, Cross Cottage now offers 21st century conveniences and environmentally friendly features.

There is very little light pollution so bring your telescope as well as your camera and your bat detector too!

More Details

Christine Brooks
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Christine Brooks

This is our family holiday cottage which we let to visitors

Christine Brooks purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Christine Brooks chose Pembrokeshire

It's integrity and authenticity as a Welsh 18th Century cottage which has survived into the 21st Century makes it very special.

Guestbook comments from the owner

August 2013: 'The cottage was perfect for us and our 2 grandsons - what an adventure for them and us. Quirky and relaxed - the place was a great holiday base.' McCullouchs.

August 2013: 'We have spent a lovely week here! Thank you! The cottage is great - very quaint and perfect for us. Children loved the croglofts! So many places to visit in this beautiful part of Wales but would recommend Newgale and Freshwater West for bodyboarding; Saundersfoot and Broadhaven (W) are beautiful - great family beaches; Pembroke Castle and Carew Castle are great; Stackpole Inn -advise booking but gorgeous food.' Husseys.

November 2013: 'Had a fabulous relaxing week. Enjoyed it all. Very cosy cottage. We had a great time.' Dunns
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Martletwy in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , For 2016 a newly contructed room with shower, WC and basin.
  • Downstairs bathroom has bath with electric shower over; wc; hand basin. We have just built a new shower room with electric shower, basin and toilet which is available for 2016.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed downstairs, bedroom 2 with twin beds upstairs, bedroom 3 with twin beds upstairs. Chests of drawers and hanging space.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Short breaks are available out of the main season, minimum 3 nights. Costs are a proportion of the full week's price ie 3 nights - 60%, 4 nights - 70%, 5 nights - 80%. As the cottage is open plan, it is not possible to put dogs in a kitchen/utility room at night time, as some people choose to do. Owners need to bring their own dogs' beds so that dogs do not sleep on furniture. Outside: Large, enclosed garden with space for children to play. Paved area, south facing so enjoys the sun, is ideal for eating out - table and garden chairs are stored in shed, with small portable barbecue. Several benches around the garden ensure being able to sit in sun/shade at different times of the day. Utility Room: Fridge/freezer; washer/drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bed linen, towels (1 bath and 1 hand towel per person) and tea towels provided. Cottage is cleaned and linen changed weekly at the changeover day of Saturday.


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Unique, Delightful Cottage, Comfortable, Central Heating, Woodburner; Free WiFi
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful cottage in fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning cottage with beautiful gardens. We enjoyed a fabulous week, so close to attractions - we particularly loved Tenby, Barafundle Bay, Pembroke Castle and Haverfordwest . Would def recommend - only note I would say is that one of the upstairs rooms has very steep narrow steps (more like a ladder) so more suited to older children - mine was 14 so perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cross Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 we all had the most fabulous time at Cross Cottage. We stayed for 7 days & was central to everything!!!! Would highly recommend Cross Cottage for a perfect family holiday !!!!! Looking for many more holidays & making memories at this beautiful cottage xxxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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well equipped and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a really comfortable cottage with plenty of seating indoors and out. The kitchen is particularly well equipped. Stairs to the two upper bedrooms are quite steep, and with only curtains separating them from the main room, it's easy to take tea/coffee orders in the morning! Lovely quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as described on the website and was clean and well maintained as you would expect.

We would recommend this property to friends and family.

Narbeth is about a 10 minute car ride from the property and you can get almost any day to day items form there. The pasta restaurant was very good value for money and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Further a field Saundersfoot has a clean family orientated beach with lifeguard patrols of the beach so is safe for swimming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

The cottage ist perfectly located: it is in the countryside but close enough to nice beaches as Marloes Sands and Barafundle bay.

Villages as Narbeth and Tenby for light and normal shoping are a 15 - 20 min away.

The cottage itself has a lot of space and is sorrounded by a nice garden and the interior fits very good to the countryside. Because of a central heathing,

refrigerator, washing machine and dish washer it has everything

for a comfortable stay. Wifi and Hifi is included. We only missed

a larger TV.

So we all enjoyed the stay and can recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a beautiful, magical and relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four, mum, dad 11yr old son and 8 yr old daughter. This is our second stay at cross cottage after spending our first week there last summer. It is a truly magical cottage full of character. The children adore the 'crog loft' bedrooms and mum and dad enjoy the peace and quiet. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and more! The garden is beautiful and a lovely spot to have dinner on a lovely evening. In an ideal position for exploring Pembrokeshire, coast and countryside and all the usual family days out such as Folly Farm and Oakwood. The children are already asking when we are going back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Car: necessary


Within 30 minutes drive to Blue Flag beaches including 3 in Tenby, 2 in Saundersfoot, and Amroth and Green Coast Award beaches including Barafundle, Manorbier, Freshwater East, Broadhaven South. Surfing beaches of Newgale and Freshwater West 40-50 minutes. Another stunning National Trust beach at Marloes and beaches at Broadhaven West, Angle and Whitesands.


Narberth, with interesting shops, 15 minutes drive; Carew Castle 15 minutes; Pembroke Castle, Picton Castle and gardens, 20 minutes; Bosherston Lily ponds, Stackpole estate and Colby Woodland Gardens (National Trust) 30 minutes. Preseli Hills and Llys y Fran reservoir are within an hour's drive as is the Gwaun Valley, St David's and Fishguard. From Tenby, boats take visitors to Caldey Island. Milford Haven is an interesting port to visit.

Further Details:

Haverfordwest, 20 minutes away, has Tesco, Morrisons supermarkets; Tenby has small Sainsbury's. Good restaurants include the Stackpole Inn and The Grove Hotel, near Narberth and The Park at Slebech. Less formal eating at local restaurant at Cwm-Deri Vineyard, 5 minutes drive away and Quayside café at Lawrenny (in season) 10 minutes drive. Nearest pub at Cresswell Quay is unique, 10 minutes drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Martletwy, Wales

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks:

Minimum of 3 days at 60% of weekly rate; 4 days 70%, 5 days 80%. Please enquire about short break costs.
Please phone 01629826521.

Booking Notes:
Provisional booking, by email or phone, will be held for 7 days until the 25% deposit has been received and booking form returned. This confirms the booking and balance to be paid 6 weeks before holiday or earlier if holiday is imminent. Terms and conditions and further information will be sent with booking form at time of provisional booking.

Changeover Day:
Normally, this is Saturday. Short breaks, outside the main season, may be different.

A 25% deposit is required when making a booking if the holiday date is more than 6 weeks away. The balance is paid 6 weeks before the holiday date. Full details are sent before a booking is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.