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17th Century Barn with exterior Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Exterior wood burning hot tub

Hafan Dawel is a 17th century barn which has been meticulously renovated providing luxurious and unique holiday accommodation. It also caters for children with a huge wooden play area including 3 swings, rock wall, bridge and fireman's pole. The hot tub is a fun way to spend an evening maybe with a glass of champagne or playing water games with the children.

Hafan Dawel is located in the village of Penally, which is 1 mile from Tenby, it provides plenty of parking spaces and a garden whilst being very close to the centre of Tenby (where parking and outside space can be very limited). The village of Penally is a beautiful coastal village which is worth exploring with its stone cottages and medieval church. Penally beach is an unspoilt and little known spot which is located at the far end of Tenby's South Beach and can be accessed from Penally train station. The barn is in a great location for visiting the local attractions of Folly Farm, Heatherton, ManorHouse Wildlife Park, The Dinosaur Park and Oakwood. The boat trips around Tenby and a visit to Caldey Island are a must when weather permits and the wonderful Pembroke Castle is only a short drive away.

Darren Roberts
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Darren Roberts

We run a professional letting company consisting of student, professional lets and holiday homes.

Darren Roberts purchased this barn in 2013

Why Darren Roberts chose Tenby

Wonderful location close to Tenby. Luxurious accommodation. Plenty of off road parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" a superb barn in a lovely location, the kids loved the huge play area will definately be back next year"
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Tenby in Penally

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Communal Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Room En-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ground floor En-suite Wetroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bed - En-suite with rolltop bath and rainforest shower,sink and high level wc. Bed 4 - En-suite wetroom with electric shower, sink and wc. Main bathroom - shower with rainforest shower, sink and wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Family Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bed - Kingsize bed, fullsize bunk beds and leather sprung sofa bed Bed 2 - Double bed Bed 3 - Double bed Bed 4 Double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Outside: Parking for several cars with large children's play area and lawned garden. Exterior hot tub with wood burning stove with slated canopy. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided (changed weekly) Other: Accessed off the lounge is a seating area which has a cane conservatory suite and table.


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17th Century Barn with exterior Hot Tub
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

Lovely stay, shame about the hot tub

  • 4 of 5

Myself and my family stayed here for 4 days in May. We had brilliant weather and we so pleased that the house was so clean and cool when we arrived. Everything is well stocked with plenty of crockery and cutlery so we had no problem preparing meals.

The outside area is beautiful, the only thing is you would need to be mindful of taking small children as the property isn’t gated and it is right on a busy road where cars can come past quite quickly. We used our cars to block it off as the smallest child kept running towards the road.

Our only disappointment was the hot tub. We messaged Darren a few times and asked for some advice on getting the hot tub working. We purchased fire logs, kindling and lighter fluid with one of the members of the party spending a good few hours trying to get it going each evening but with no luck. We followed Darren’s advice and ended up spending quite a bit of money and time on the hot tub but to no avail. We had plenty to do so it didn’t ruin the holiday but for people looking to book on the basis of having a hot tub please be informed that it can be very tricky to get going.

Overall a lovely stay, fresh and clean with plenty of amenities. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the barn in Penally in May. It was lovely and spacious and nicely done out. The kitchen had all the essentials, beds were comfy. Our toddler enjoyed the play area outside and we all enjoyed the hot tub; it took us a while to get it going but was lovely and hot eventually! We walked to the beach and into Tenby several times. The pub over the road is now a Chinese and was pretty good for food on our arrival evening. There's also a lovely pub at the other side of the village which does a fab Sunday lunch. All in all a wonderful relaxing stay in brilliant accommodation. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday in Penally, 8 adults and 3 babies fitted easily into the property- we took our own travel cots and one high chair, there was one already at the property. The hot tub was great fun and the house was well fitted out and very clean and comfortable. We would have appreciated bedside lights and tables but managed without. We took extra towels which was good. The children's play area outside the house would have been great for older children. We had several walks, Tenby is a lovely little seaside town surrounded by beautiful interesting countryside. We recommend the museum/ art gallery and the lifeboat house. Thank you for a relaxing break!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Renovated Cottage with a homely feel

  • 5 of 5

This property has been renovated to a high standard. The property is warm, the beds comfortable, there is a pub and shop within walking distance. There is plenty of parking. Tenby, attractions and beaches are only a short distance away. The playground and the hot tub are nice extras.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday home for all ages

  • 5 of 5

Excellent holiday home, everything you need to enjoy a week away, with extras. The Grandchildren loved the play-area and hot tub, as did the adults in the party.

The 4 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, meant there was plenty of room for all 7 of us.I Have no hesitation in recommending The Barn to anyone looking for a family holiday. The owners were most helpful both before and during the holiday.

Good locations and lots to do in the area.

We will definitely be returning in the not to distant future

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review.
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South Wales

Barn at Penally

  • 5 of 5

The Barn was amazing, plenty of room for the whole family, there were ten of us and we probably could have fitted a few more in.

The standard of the rooms and furnishings was excellent with plenty of bathrooms to go round.

The kids loved the climbing frames and the adults liked the pub across the road.

The location was great with Tenby town only a couple of minutes in the car.

The only down side was that the hot tub took a lot of warming up but I think the wood we has was was not totally dry.

I would definitely recommend the Barn as a location for a family break.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review we're glad you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate that the hot tub takes around 3 hours to warm up but we felt that is was the most hygienic way for our guests with fresh water required between stays and no chemicals. If the covers were left on I think it would take around 1 hour to reheat the next day. Thank you, hope to see you again soon.
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The nearest beach is within 10 minutes walk.


1 mile to Tenby town


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