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2 cottages, in a renovated barn the centre of Pembrokeshire National Par - Hawthorn

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking




Hawthorn is tucked away at the end of the barn and has a modern extension which gives it a big kitchen/diner and upstairs bedroom.

A stable door opens into the kitchen which has plenty of fitted pine units, electric stove, microwave, dining table and chairs on a flagstone floor.

A couple of stairs lead to the sunny and cosy living room with comfy sofas and wood burner. French windows lead to a private patio with a small barbecue that gets the afternoon and evening sun. A modern shower room is downstairs next to the wooden stairs that lead to a galleried bedroom with a double bed with memory foam and a single futon. There is room for a travel cot as well.

It is surrounded by the grounds laid to lawn, enclosed by hedging and has plenty of parking.

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About the property

18C Barn conversion, 2 rentals

Hawthorn Cottage and Ash Cottage are totally separate rentals in a converted 18th century barn (formerly a dairy) in a rural setting on the Marloes Peninsula.

Both cottages have their own patios and bbq areas.

They share the half acre of grounds which are left semi wild with fruit trees, a large grassy area for playing and places to sit in peace.

Hawthorn is the smaller cottage and is tucked away at the end. It sleeps two in a double room with a single futon for a third person or seperate beds as needed. It is not suitable for toddlers as the bedroom is open to the stairs.

It has a large well equipped kitchen diner, with electric cooker,washing machine, microwave and an extremely well equipped kitchen. The comfortable living room has a lovely high beamed ceiling, two comfy sofas, a TV and dvd, books and maps. Patio doors lead out to a patio overlooking the surrounding garden and trees. It has a small fire-pit/bbq and garden furniture. It gets the afternoon and evening sun.

The parking is right by the front of the cottage as well as it's own drying line. There is also a shared outside tap for rinsing wet suits etc.

Ash sleeps five in two bedrooms. It has a big open plan living space with a high beamed ceiling. The sitting area has a large multi-fuel stove and comfy chairs, large sofa, TV and DVD.

The table seats six or more if needed and makes for good family meals.

There are maps, DVD's, books and a few games available.

The kitchen is a small area connected to the main living space, it is compact but very well equipped, with new electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and all kitchen utensils.

Upstairs in the eaves is a small twin bedroom with a modern ensuite shower room. The beds are 2'5' wide and the head space is limited at the sides.

Downstairs is a large double bedroom with a seperate single. Good clothes storage and a double aspect. The bathroom is next door to it and has a bath with a shower over and a washing machine.

Outside the front door is a patio with large table and benches. There are further table and chairs and a bench in the garden so you can follow the sun round all day. There is a good sized coal Bbq, an outside tap and a washing line.

Both cottages have oil central heating.

The cottages are usually rented separately but work well as a whole for a group of friends or extended family.

The Barn is centrally situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park. A ten minute walk to the Coast Path and a twenty minute walk to Little Haven with its cafés and restaurants. Surrounded by country lanes that are great for cycling and walking and an easy drive to some of the most spectacular beaches and wildlife areas islands. The wonderful circular coastal walks of the Marloes Peninsula and Dale Head (known as the sunniest part of Wales!) are close by.

It is in a surprisingly quiet location so near the coast and offers a calm oasis from which to explore the area. In one direction is Dale, a boating mecca and Marloes Sands, a green award winning, beautiful wild beach. Marloes Haven offers summer boat trips to see the puffins and other wildlife of Skomer Island.

St. Brides Haven is three miles down the road and is a lovely safe swimming spot with white sand and rock pools. It is also in the Marine Park and offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in Britain.

Go in the opposite direction and you come to Little Haven and the sweep of Broadhaven blue flag sands. Newgale Beach a little further on is a long sweep of surfing beach.

The county town of Haverfordwest is only 11 miles away, offering all the usual facilities including supermarkets and weekly farmers market.

The tourist attractions of Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm and Blue lagoon are all within a half hours drive. Tenby, St. David's and The Preselli Hills are also within easy reach.

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Sue Hale
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Sue Hale

I really love Pembrokeshire and live on Gower by Swansea and visit as often as I can with children and grand children and the dogs..

I bought The Barn three years ago as a going concern and each year put any money earned into updating and improving it, without changing its quirky character and homeliness.

Sue Hale purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sue Hale chose The Havens

The Barn is very central but extremely peaceful and it has two totally seperate cottages with lots of space inside and out.

We love:

Walking, surfing, beach fun, wildlife, kayaking, swimming,

sitting in cafes with good coffee and beautiful views

eating in pubs and restaurants that serve good vegetarian food.

What makes this cottage unique

The comfort of a homely cottage with character and peace and spaciousness inside and out,where we can cook for ourselves but with good restaurants nearby.

The wood stoves.

The large semi-wild grounds for the kids and following the sun.

The wild flowers and birdsong and peace.

space to have a BBQ .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on May 5, 2016 for a stay in Apr 2016

Really good directions to the cottage were provided as well as info about what was at the cottage, how to use the heating etc. It is a 2 mile walk (downhill) to Little Haven and quite a big uphill back out of Little Haven on the way back along quiet country lanes. The cottage itself is in a very quiet area - large parking area out the front, rotary clothes horse (although I don't remember seeing a washing machine), area out the back to sit outside, have a bbq and a little table with a couple of chairs for outside dining. Cottage was very clean, nice sized kitchen with table and chairs, proper sized electric cooker, microwave and well equipped (kettle, cafetieres, toaster, and all the normal crockery/cutlery - including cork screws!). Good sized living room with two 2/3 seater sofas and a little tele. Wifi is slow, but you do get told this on the instructions. Bathroom is just off the living room - decent shower. Bedroom is upstairs and mind your head. I think we lost count of the number of times we banged our head on the sloping ceiling in the bedroom. Double bed is very comfy, but the sofa bed was more like a futon and not the most comfortable (but okay for a couple of nights). All bedding apart from a sheet for the sofa bed is provided. I'd recommend taking a spare duvet as a mattress protector for the sofa bed which would make is much more comfy. The heating was off in the cottage when we arrived, so had to turn it on at the boiler (it was off hence it was cold!). Took a while to warm up due to the high ceilings so would definitely recommend some logs and kindling for the wood burner in the living room. Would definitely stay here again

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Your response:

"Thankyou so much Claire for such a thoughtful review, it is so helpful to get these. The extra bed is a futon and I realise I should check that people want to use it when all I know is that it is two adults. I think the cleaned have not made the bed up unless I specify that there is a third ( nearly always a child) I shall now ask so that the bed is ready for them. There is a washing machine in the kitchen! But who wants to use it on holiday! The wifi now has an extender so is really good, no need to sit on the stairs. I am glad you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back, Sue"
Apr 2016
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Booking Notes:
To book contact Sue Hale in the first instance by phone or email. Bookings made 8 weeks or more in advance require a deposit of £100.00 (balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival). Bookings made within 8 weeks require payment in full. Payment is by cheque or direct to bank via internet banking.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday although there is flexibility outside the summer season. Weekends and Part weeks are also considered.

Notes on prices:
Ash: from £250 per week
Hawthorn: from £200 per week

Reductions if rented together and for longer periods.


Accommodation and facilities for Hawthornin The Havens in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs shower room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • A galleried bedroom in the eaves. Double bed with memory foam topper. Single futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have oil central heating and multi-fuel stoves. In the living rooms there are televisions with free view and DVD. There are books and games available and local information. Fresh cotton linen and towels are provided. Outside: Ash Cottage There is a large garden to the front, side and rear of the cottage. There is ample parking for a number of cars. There is a large patio outside Ash Cottage perfect for sunny breakfasts, with a large charcoal barbecue. (Charcoal can be purchased locally). Hawthorn Cottage There is a patio which gets the afternoon and evening sun and guests from both cottages are welcome to use all areas. Please note: the garden is not totally dog proof and we request dogs are not left unattended at any time. All dog waste must be cleaned up. Only two dogs per cottage on arrangement.


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An excellent property and a fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the barn was lovely and extremely well positioned to explore and enjoy the Pembrokeshire coast line. Would always return highly recommended for a relaxing stay with peaceful gardens

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the barn as relaxing as I do! Sue
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Quiet haven away from the mad world.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely simple property with real rustic feel, quiet location just right for my husband and myself and two dogs.

We had fantastic weather 7days of glorious sunshine let us be able to enjoy the beautiful coastline.

Will be recommending it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Booking was very quick & uncomplicated & directions & instructions where appreciated.

  • 4 of 5

The ground at the front of the barns is not attractive, with an old container/ lockup falling apart & other detritus around. Inside the barn the layout was good for the two of us. It was clean, apart from numerous cobwebs. We loved the patio doors out onto the back area( can't really call it a garden as its left quite wild) but that wasn't a problem. Ideally it would be great if the two properties had a dividing back hedge/ fence so dogs could be free in their area without being able to wander to the outside area of the other tenants. We enjoyed our stay, the location was ideal for coastal walks and exploring some beautiful beaches. The biggest drawback is the combi boiler that cuts in & out during the night if the adjoining barn has their heating on or runs hot water, because the barn is open plan & the boiler for both properties is located in the kitchen we were woken by the noise throughout the night. These comments are not complaints but hope they might be helpful. We were very lucky with the weather and the verges were a riot of flowers. A beautiful part of Wales. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for taking the time to give a detailed review. I am glad you had a good holiday despite some misgivings. I bought The Barn as a going concern 18 months ago and it is definitely an ongoing project! However it also has a lot of return visitors who love it as it is and the price reflects this. The container is a needed shed and the process of getting planning for building work in a National Park is long, but it is on the list to go! Later in the summer it disappears under a gentle covering of green. The front area is mainly for parking and turning and allowing the oil heating lorry in so is difficult to landscape. The rest of the garden or field is deliberately left wild apart from grass cutting. We are encouraging wild life which includes children and dogs on holiday! The whole area is open and a neighbouring sheep dog visits often so I don't think it could be made safe for containing dogs. However, I think your idea of fencing off Hawthorn's patio might work well and will look into it, thanks. I am sorry,the central heating should have been timed to go off in the night but it can be difficult that it is shared, although the temperature of the cottages is altered by radiators. When funds allow we hope to separate them and also put another radiator in Ash. I am so glad you had nice weather and went when the spring flowers were out.......and maybe you will want to come again sometime and see the improvements!
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  • 5 of 5

A really cosy, warm cottage which is isolated enough but still within 5 mins drive off the beach !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nina....you had pretty wild weather so needed a cosy cottage!
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cosy quiet great for a family/group break

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 cosy, wonderful days at the cottages, celebrating a special birthday. The weekend was made all the more special by the lovely cottage we called home. We booked both the properties so it felt like the place was ours for the duration of our stay. The garden is great for children to play safely, as you can watch them from the comfort of your arm chair. The smaller cottage was so warm when the fire was lit and warmed quickly. The bigger cottage warmed nicely but as it was winter and larger you needed to keep the fire going, so make sure you bring plenty of extra coal in colder times.

The facilities in the cottage's were great, if you were staying for any length of time they have all the stuff required to cook as you do at home, so you can self cater properly.

The location is great if you like peace and quiet and as long as you stick sensible shoes on, the pub and village of Little Haven are a nice 30 min walk. A bit more on the way back due the hill out of the village.

Sue is great made booking easy and a big thanks for a perfect part for our perfect weekend. Everybody loved it.

Thanks so much

See you soon

Jason & Buffy

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend. You are right about Ash and its high ceilings, that is why it has the extra electric fire just in case.❄️
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Very nice apartment, quiet, beautiful, perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a back yard with grill and lots of room to play, just for ourselves. The place is so quiet, and such a great location!!! I would definately return there again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Little Haven
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Little Haven
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Little Haven
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking the coast path.

Cycling around the many quiet ( and surprisingly flat!) country lanes. Part of the National Cycle routes.

Wildlife and bird watching on the islands and cliffs.

Surfing at Newgale.

Swimming at Broad haven, St.Brides Bay and Marloes bay.

Boating and wind surfing at Dale.

Diving in the marine park around Skomer island.

Enjoying the local cafés, pubs and restaurants.

Many historic areas including St. Davids with its ancient monuments and cathedral.


The cottage is 1.5 miles from Little Haven and 2 Miles from Broad Haven (with blue flag beaches and family friendly).

3 miles from the sheltered cove of St. brides beautiful clear water.

4 miles from the beautiful and wild Marloes sands.

1 mile from the Pembrokeshire Coastal path.


Nearest airport is Cardiff - 120 miles.

Direct trains from London to Milford Haven - 10 miles.

Local public bus transport is good in the summer months with excellent access all along the coast road and to the beaches.

Good cycling area.


Ten minutes (9 miles) from Haverfordwest and Milford Haven by car.

Twenty minutes to St. Davids.

Twenty minutes to family attractions like Oakwood theme park and blue lagoon.

Further Details:

Pembrokeshire has lots of places for eating out. The nearest to Ash Cottage are in Little Haven which has The Swan (highly acclaimed), The St Brides and The Castle (great pub food) and the Old Post Office (cafe and pizzas).