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Converted Stone Barn

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Barn in Gelli , Nr. Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Country Location 4 Miles From Narberth

Dovescote Cottage sleeps (4) two bedroom (1 double, 1 twin)(cot,high chair,pram/stroller available on request FOC). Feature Lounge with log burner, TV and DVD using Freeview. Kitchen/Diner incorporating electric oven and hob, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. Newly fitted bathroom with "P" Bath with shower over, WC and pedestal. Oil fired central heating combi boiler. Conservatory overlooking garden and paddocks with private garden area.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hugh Wilson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Hugh Wilson

The owners are Yvonne and Hugh Wilson who live on site and available for any enquiries or assistance. Both now happily retired moved to Pembrokeshire seeking the tranquility and beautiful coastlines and countryside which Pembrokeshire provides.

Hugh Wilson purchased this barn in 2012

Why Hugh Wilson chose Pembrokeshire

We sought a property in the country but at the same time not too remote. Our decision to move to Wales from Dorset was based on bringing Yvonne back to her birth roots and also to provide an annex home for her Mother who is now 96 and very, very Welsh despite the fact that she lived in Hertfordshire from soon after 1945 until 2005.

Dovecote Barn is on the site of the property and was historically the Cow Barn. It was converted some years ago but has now undergone a complete makeover from top to bottom to provide a comfortable and hopefully a home from home atmosphere for our future guests. The addition of a conservatory in 2013 allows our guests a secluded room where they can enjoy maybe a glass of wine and see the night stars in all their glory as ground light is near zero !

What makes this barn unique

It is our objective that you leave us more relaxed than when you arrive, if we achieve this then we have succeeded.

The convenient location to Narberth, the Pembrokeshire coastal walks and Preseli National Park all make for a varied choice for the holidaymaker. If young children need entertaining then there is no shortage of attractions in the area all within easy reach.

The owners property is fenced off from Dovescote Cottage keeping the owners dogs away from visitors, thus anyone nervous of dogs should have no concerns. We have numerous enquiries from owners of nervous dogs who seek refuge on Bonfire Night away from firework noise. We are in a very peaceful area and seldom if ever hear a firework.

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

A beautiful cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely short break in a beautiful part of pembrokeshire. Hugh and yvonne were wonderful hosts and the well equipped cottage was all we hoped it would be. We can highly recommend Dovecote cottage to anyone seeking a relaxing break in this stunning part of wales.Next time we visit we hope to stay longer as there are so many great places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review and what a fantastic few weather days you had to experience wonderful Pembrokeshire. There is lots more to see so hope you can have an extended stay next time.
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5

Superb accommodation, beautiful location and fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights here at the end of March and had an absolutely wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful, very cosy, finished to a very high standard and incredibly well equipped. We really appreciated the provision of cot, high chair and buggy especially! We turned up to find Hugh had a roaring fire going in the log burner for us, a bottle of milk in the fridge and a plateful of welshcakes waiting for us on the side. Much appreciated after a long journey! It's a beautiful corner of the world, made even better by the fantastic weather we had. And the kids were beyond excited to see Hugh's tractor and mini digger in action! As hosts, Hugh and Yvonne were wonderful, so friendly, helpful and approachable, and we could happily have spent hours chatting to them. It's rare with young children that any holiday feels truly like an escape from it all, but somehow this did. I can imagine making this a regular bolt-hole and can't wait to explore more of the area next time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear you enjoyed yourselves and it was such a pleasure to have you here, your children being lovely and so polite for such little ones. Many thanks for your generous comments. Can't guarantee a digger next time but tractor always around ! Love to see you again when you can get a break. Yvonne and Hugh
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5

Cosy, comfy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Dovescote Cottage is a perfect base for a relaxing break. The cottage is really comfortable, the bedding is immaculate and the beds are so comfy you wouldn't want to get up in the morning if it wasn't for such an enchanting area to visit. We had a lovely roaring log fire every night so the heating was turned down to a minimum, the cottage is really warm and there's always hot water on tap. I'd like to say it's a home away from home but my home just doesn't have the location😪򚠮 Hugh and Yvonne are excellent hosts and made us feel really welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed the cottage, hope you can arrange a longer break with us another time.
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5

A very warm welcome.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Dovescote cottage. It was welll equipped and comfortable, warm and cosy with woodburner lit in the evening and has a fabulous garden for the dog. The property was very clean and immaculate on arrival and directions were spot on. The owners Yvonne and Hugh gave a lovely warm welcome on arrival and were helpful with places to visit and walks with the dog. Definitely recommend this cottage and we will be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and pleased to see you enjoyed your short break with us. Hopefully we will see you for a bit longer on your next visit.
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5

Clean, comfortable & well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found Hugh and Yvonne to be very welcoming. Their rental cottage was very clean and comfortable and ideally located for visiting Pembrokeshire.

The local town of Narbeth was very pleasant with a variety of interesting shops and restaurants. We enjoyed several coastal walks with Barafundle Bay being one of the best we did. We particularly enjoyed the walk from Saundersfoot to Wisemans Bridge where we walked along the beach at low tide and then returned on the path.The highlight of our holiday though was a 2 hr boat trip to Skomer and Ramsey Island to see the Puffins and other sea birds and wildlife. We booked our trip with Blue Ocean Adventures from St Davids and the experience exceeded our expectations. The weather was kind to us and that made for a very enjoyable holiday. I would thoroughly recommend Dovecote Cottage and I am sure that we will return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, also details of your trips will be very helpful for future guests. We will have to findtime to do the boat trip ourselves ! Hugh
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5

Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our first stay at Dovecote Cottage and I sincerely hope it won't be the last. It's a really lovely place in beautiful surroundings with everything you need on hand. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful and we had a thoroughly delightful week. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it - definitely one of the best places we've ever stayed in!😀

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we appreciate such kind comments. So glad you had a good break and thanks for bringing a great weather week with you !
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Location

From the Owner

We sought a property in the country but at the same time not too remote. Our decision to move to Wales from Dorset was based on bringing Yvonne back to her birth roots and also to provide an annex home for her Mother who is now 96 and very, very Welsh despite the fact that she lived in Hertfordshire from soon after 1945 until 2005. Dovecote Barn is on the site of the property and was historically the Cow Barn. It was converted some years ago but has now undergone a complete makeover from top to bottom to provide a comfortable and hopefully a home from home atmosphere for our future guests. The addition of a conservatory in 2013 allows our guests a secluded room where they can enjoy maybe a glass of wine and see the night stars in all their glory as ground light is near zero !

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Narberth at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Narberth at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Clynderwen at 2.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Narberth at 4 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Coastal resorts are Tenby (30 mins drive), Amroth, Wiseman's Bridge and Saundersfoot (20mins drive). Pendine Sands (35 mins drive). The Historic town of Narberth is 4 miles from the property offering many restaurants, public houses, supermarkets, banks and speciality shops.

Travel:

The property is located on the B4313 and own transport is essential, there is no public transport available.

Distances:

Nearest town is Narberth 4 Miles. Clunderwen is 2 miles away offering small convenience store, hairdresser. Major towns are Haverfordwest (10 miles) and Carmarthen (18 miles). Many attractions including Folly Farm, water parks, golf courses and coastal towns are all within 30 minutes of the property.

Further Details:

YOUNG CHILDREN: We can provide a cot, high chair and Pram/Stroller free of charge.

PETS: We do accept one well behaved pet but as the gardens and paddocks are extensive (6 Acres) we cannot guarantee a secure perimeter. There is no charge for one pet. Please advise when booking if a pet will be accompanying you.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£425
 
 
Summer High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£400
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:



Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but is flexible subject to availability. Checking out time is 10:30 am, occupancy time is 3 pm.

Notes on prices:
Minimum of 4 Days hire subject to availability. Prices on application

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

It is our objective that you leave us more relaxed than when you arrive, if we achieve this then we have succeeded. The convenient location to Narberth, the Pembrokeshire coastal walks and Preseli National Park all make for a varied choice for the holidaymaker. If young children need entertaining then there is no shortage of attractions in the area all within easy reach. The owners property is fenced off from Dovescote Cottage keeping the owners dogs away from visitors, thus anyone nervous of dogs should have no concerns. We have numerous enquiries from owners of nervous dogs who seek refuge on Bonfire Night away from firework noise. We are in a very peaceful area and seldom if ever hear a firework.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom located between two bedrooms. Bathroom with bath/shower, wc and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A converted Barn fully refurbished and in excellent order throughout. Outside: The property faces open garden and driveway and overlooks the paddocks. Garden furniture is provided and a secluded private area is in front of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand Towels, Linen and tea towels included. The Property is cleaned and towels/linen changed weekly on changeover or after 7 days of occupancy. Other: Newly built conservatory overlooking the garden and paddocks. Cane furniture equipped.