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Spacious And Cosy Accommodation, Set In A Rural Location - The Coach House

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Coach House

Large Bedroom featuring a vaulted ceiling, with a King Sized Bed. Attractive views onto the patio of the private front garden.

Bathroom with wc, original roll topped bath, sink and separate shower.

Cooker, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave, toaster

Utility with Freezer, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, BBQ

Space to dry wet and muddy gear

Lounge/Dining Room with Wood Burning Stove within large feature inglenook fireplace, Full Central Heating, Freesat 32" HD TV, Bluray Player, 20Mb Wi-fi

Good quality towels and linen are provided. Please bring own beach towels.

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About the property


Lying peacefully in the heart of Pembrokeshire, this detached, 300-year old Farm House provides two units and is situated in 10 acres of private grounds. The property has retained all of its original attractive features, including stone walls and beams. Welcoming touches have been added for a wonderful ambience and cosy nights in. The holiday property is well-furnished throughout with comfortable living areas and a farmhouse-style kitchen. Ground Floor - farmhouse style kitchen/diner with ceramic hob range cooker, Belfast sink, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, pantry. Lounge with corner settee, HD FreeSat TV, open fire. First Floor - 2 large single bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with additional bed settee, HD TV, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and walk in wardrobe, bathroom with P-shaped bath and shower, basin, w/c. Outside, there are private patio areas where you can sit, relax and unwind after spending days out on adventures. Watch the buzzards soar over the countryside, explore the dramatic coastline of Pembrokeshire along the coastal path, and the nearby quirky towns of Tenby and Narberth, offering unblemished beaches, art galleries and fantastic restaurants with freshly caught fish often on the menu. The small city of St Davids is worth a visit, featuring a cathedral and ruins of the Bishop’s Palace dating back to the 12th-century. Explore the beaches of Whitsands and Newgale, renowned for excellent surf and watersport activities. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

About Us

Robert Hordley
Shoals Hook Farm
Shoals Hook Farm, Shoals Hook Lane
SA61 2XN Haverfordwest
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Robert Hordley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Robert Hordley

We are Karen and Rob and live here in Pembrokeshire on our 8 acre smallholding. Karen teaches at a local Primary School, whilst Rob is a retired teacher working for the local authority on their educational platform. We have one son and daughter, who have now gone their separate ways, one in Motor Sports Engineering the other a Graphic Designer.

We love the outdoors that Pembrokeshire offers, walking the dog, a border collie call Bramble, along the Coast Path, on the beach or up the mountains.

Our main passions - the garden, classic cars and Pembrokeshire.

Robert Hordley purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Robert Hordley chose Haverfordwest

We moved to Pembrokeshire from Shropshire, via Oxfordshire, following Robs' career path in education. We were fortunate to be able to purchase such a beautiful Farm House which is set in 8 acres of countryside on the outskirts of Haverfordwest. Yet the town and its facilities are only a few minutes away.

Centrally located within the County means that we can visit all areas of Pembrokeshire, from the Preseli Hills in the North, St Davids in the North West, the surfing beaches to the West and the popular holiday resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot to the South.

What makes this cottage unique

Located at the end of a private lane and with a very large garden, wood, fields, stream and pond we can offer our guest a relaxing hideaway holiday, yet for those more adventurous of you then the sights and delights of Pembrokeshire are only a few minutes away. Sailing on the river, golf course (10 minutes away), beaches, coastal walks, trips to the Islands etc - well come and find out for yourself. You will be more than welcome.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mr & Mrs Briggs

Beautiful place in lovely gardens, well equipped & so many extra touches like wine & flowers. Perfect holiday for us!!
Feb 2014
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Changeover Day:
Unit 1 - Coach House - Friday
Unit 2 - Farm House - Saturday
Arrival after 15:00
Departure by 10:00


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Haverfordwest in Rudbaxton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with cast iron roll-top bath, wash basin, shower and w/c. Tiled floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • King sized bed situated just off the main lounge. Has vaulted ceiling and windows looking out over the patio and garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Farm provides two units; The Coach House (Unit 1) sleeps 2 and is on the ground floor. The Farm House (Unit 2) sleeps 6 and is located on the ground and first floors. Both units retain their traditional cottage/farmhouse feel and have been modernised to a high standard. Guests are free to roam around the 10 acres of grounds and enjoy the gardens, stream and pond side side walks.The owners will be on site within a separate dwelling, to welcome you and help with any queries or recommendations locally. Outside: The extensive gardens have lawned areas, flower and vegetable beds, fruit bushes and trees, various patios and seating areas, together with a BBQ. Walk through the gardens to the wood, stroll by the stream, picnic by the pond or look for fossils in our SSSI site. There is storage for cycles.


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The Coach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place, everything you could need and more.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious homely appartment in central location

  • 5 of 5

Rob and Karen were very generous hosts. We were welcomed with some special Welsh home cooking. Very comfortable accomodation with everything you need. good bed and shower. If you have a car, Haverfordwest is a good central location in Prembrokeshire and easy to get to all the main spots.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi both, thanks for visiting us here in Pembrokeshire. Hopefully we've wet your appetite for a longer return visit in the future. Safe journey back home. regards Karen and Rob
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A lovely property,very well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

The property is part of the Hoadley's home in the off season. Spacious and well furnished.

Karen and Robert are consummate hosts,very helpful and available.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you both to this wonderful part of Wales. We are glad that you liked our 'winter residence' and the kind comments that you have made. Hopefully we'll catch up with you again on your next trip to the UK. Regards Karen and Rob
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Warm and homely cottage and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We only had a brief stay but found the cottage well equipped and close to anything we may have needed. The grounds are stunning and it's really quiet and peaceful, ideal for a quiet getaway. Shops and the town are very close by, yet you hear nothing from the town in the grounds. The owners are very welcoming and friendly and couldn't do enough. Definitely one of our favorites so far.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, glad that you liked the cottage and all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Karen and Rob
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a cottage with character

  • 5 of 5

A clever conversion of part of an old farmhouse, with furnishings to match. Well laid out, with all you need for an activity base or a relaxing break. Location is good to reach all of Pembrokeshire, and an easy walk into town for meals, shops etc. Nature watchers and railway fans will love this cottage. It has 10 acres of interest, including patios, gardens, stream and woodland.

The owner is friendly and helpful.

Only slight downside was the unmade road access which has some potholes and puddles.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great news . . since your stay we have put in a new concrete road that has removed all the puddles etc :-)
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Haverfordwest, for light aircraft.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bull Inn. Prendergast
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Irish Ferries, Pembroke. Stena Line, Fishguard
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Haverfordwest Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Haverfordwest - direct to Cardiff/Manchester
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
M4 from the south east.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Selection of Pubs, Hotels etc within easy reach.
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Broadhaven, Newgale and lots more :-)
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walkers and Cyclists welcome.


Several superb 'Blue Flag' Beaches within 8 to 12 miles drive such as Newgale and Broad Haven. The National Trust Beaches of Barafundle and Broad Haven South are about 16 miles away.


We are located approximately 100 miles west of Cardiff about 1/2 mile from the A40 road to Fishguard Harbour (12 miles away).

There are frequent bus services from Haverfordwest (1 mile) to various parts of the County.

Haverfordwest Railway Station - 1 1/2 miles


Haverfordwest 1 mile

St Davids 16 miles

Tenby 20 miles

Fishguard 15 miles

Broad Haven 6 miles

Pembroke 11 miles

Further Details:

At the end of the private lane there is the hamlet of Pendergast. This has a tradition butchers shop, store, Chinese take-away, hair dresser, florist, Fish and Chip shop, traditional sweet shop and a laundrette.

Just a little further we have Morrisons, M&S, Laura Ashley, Debenhams, Boots, Next, Halfords and Homebase.

In town there are a wide range of stores from a 24 hour Tesco to bespoke local shops, not to mention the Farmers Market every Friday in the Riverside Centre.