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Stone Barn Conversion Set In Secluded Position Overlooking The Sea

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

House in Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales - Close To Solva With All The Beaches, Surfing, Walking And Wildlife That Pembrokeshire Has To Offer

The Old Coach House Solva was converted from two ruined barns in 1973 and was a happy family home for more than 40 years.As they didn't want to sell the house, Helen & Jonathan decided to renovate it and to maintain it as a holiday let. It is a spacious and luxurious holiday home, which can accommodate at least eight people, set in extensive grounds. 2015 was our first year of renting and all guests loved the house. It is located close to the picturesque West Wales fishing village of Solva in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The house has many distinct areas and even in wet weather, there is never a feeling of "cabin fever." The entrance conservatory has a 6' pool table and a selection of games from quoits and jigsaws to Bagatelle. There is wi-fi throughout and the sitting room has a piano and television with Sky including Sky Sports, a Blu-ray player, a media player and a Nintendo Wii with various family games. The garden room has cane furniture and a view of the sea and is perfect for star gazing. The absence of light pollution gives a view of the stars not commonly found in other parts of the UK. There is an outside shelter to enable the use of the Webber barbecue when the weather isn't perfect, or for smokers.(Smoking is not permitted inside the house) All linen is hotel standard and white towels and bath mats are provided. There are also lots of beach towels and equipment needed for a day on the beach, or crabbing on Solva quay. The Old Coach House Solva is an ideal location for fun, enjoyable or peaceful holidays in Pembrokeshire all year around. The house is heated by a mixture of central heating and electric radiators. It also has solar panel heated hot water and photovoltaic cells on the roof. All logs and coal for the multi-fuel burner are included in the rental price. Our website at http://www.oldcoachhousesolva.co.uk/ gives details of local activities and attractions.

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About the Owner

HELEN FOX
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About HELEN FOX

The Old Coach was converted from two ruined barns into a family home in the early 1970s by Iain & Kathy Tite. Iain left the RAF and the family moved into the property in 1975. Iain worked for a local Haulage firm, Evans & Williams and Kathy taught at Ysgol Dewi Sant, St David's.

Reluctant to sell their family home, Helen & Jonathan decided to transform it into a holiday rental. Over the last 10 months, we have achieved our objective and the house is now ready to become the ideal Pembrokeshire self-catering holiday let.

HELEN FOX purchased this house in 1970

Why HELEN FOX chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

Iain had spent many holidays as a boy at Newgale farm and when he spotted an advert for a barn conversion in the Times, he and Kathy visited and subsequently bought the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As this is a brand new rental property, we await bookings and comments. Having taken a year to transform our family home into a superb rental property, we are sure that our future guests will not be disappointed.
Dec 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

As this is a brand new rental property, we await bookings and comments. Having taken a year to transform our family home into a superb rental property, we are sure that our future guests will not be disappointed.
Dec 2014
  • 1 of 1

20 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent holiday property, well equiped and located. We all thought the main living room is bigger and better than the pictures suggest. The pool table was very popular as well! We were a group of old college friends having a weekedn away. The property would be equally suitable for families.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you all had a great weekend at The Old Coach House!
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4

Beautiful location and lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Everything as advertised and Helen was on hand with any questions we had. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The old coach house is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Quiet, clean, well stocked. You literally want for nothing. The cupboards in the kitchen have everything you could possibly need. The games room has all you could want and more and the house itself is clean and inviting and Solva is beautiful too. Opening the fridge to find beer, red wine and fizz was just the icing on the cake! Highly recommend and will definitely be returning. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place, only downside was the hot water in the kitchen took ages to heat up. Apart from that. Amazing

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The trade-off from being in such an idyllic location, is that water pressure isn't the same as in a more populated area. The kitchen is furthest from the water tank, so you just have to wait a bit for the hot water to come through. There is plenty to look at in the garden while you do so. The bathroom is close to the water tank, but we have installed a pump to make the shower pressure even stronger.
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5

Stunning, well equipped and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 9 days over Christmas. It was beautifully decorated with a lovely tree. The house itself was so much more than we could have hoped for. It was extremely well equipped and the quality of everything was very high. We would definitely return and recommend to anyone. Thankyou Helen.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you had such an enjoyable stay. The house is perfect for a family Christmas and we like to decorate the Old Coach House so that our guests can get into the festive mood as soon as they arrive.
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at The Old Coach House. The house was very well equiped, more like a home than a holiday house. All the rooms were very spacious. We very much enjoyed eating our evening meal in the conservatory.

The footpath down to Solva was an added bonus. We used it to get down to the coast in order to catch the bus to various locations.

Overall a real 5 star place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Iain had spent many holidays as a boy at Newgale farm and when he spotted an advert for a barn conversion in the Times, he and Kathy visited and subsequently bought the property.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful village of Solva with its harbour is 10 minutes walk via a footpath or 2 minutes drive in a car. The UK's smallest city of St David's is within 10 minutes drive. There are good surfing beaches such as the 3 mile natural storm beach at Newgale and Whitesands near St David's and all equipment can be hired. The Coast path is renowned for walkers and there are many companies offering boat trips, diving and island bird watching. Baby seals can be seen in September.

Travel:

A car is essential but if you want to eat out in St David's, taxis are available.

The house is an hour west of the M4. The nearest airport is Cardiff, but having hired a car it is an easy drive from Bristol or Heathrow.

Distances:

The house is within a few minutes drive of Solva & within 10 minutes drive of St David's. The supermarkets in Haverfordwest are 20 minutes away and all the fabulous Pembrokeshire beaches are easily reached. The Preseli hills, home of the Stonehenge blue stones, can also be explored. There is the Lifeboat station at St Justinian and the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy which has hosted the the World Cliff Diving Championships.

Further Details:

There are many small shops, galleries and restaurants in Solva & St David's. Upper Solva has "Bay View Stores & Post Office" owned by Gwyn Price which is known for its humorous signs and is well-stocked for a convenience store. There is an independent supermarket and banks with ATM in St David's and larger shops and supermarkets in Haverfordwest.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May Half Term holiday
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£840
 
 
Summer High Season summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
My standard off-season rate
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
October Half Term Holiday
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My standard off-season rate
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
There are no hidden charges. The rental price includes electricity,heating, logs and coal for the multi-fuel burner.Changeover day is Friday and if booked for more than one week, the house can be serviced on a Friday.Payment must be made in full by cheque or BACS payment four weeks before the arrival date as well as a £200 deposit which will be returned promptly after your departure. A 10% booking deposit will secure your rental dates.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. This may be flexible out of season.

Notes on prices:
Discounts for couples and short breaks are available out of season. Please enquire for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with accessible shower and toilet. Main bathroom with shower, bath, sink and toilet. Separate toilet and sink off the hall.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 2 are spacious with King-size beds. Bedroom 3 is a twin bedded room. Bedroom 4 is a fun twin-bedded room ideal for children, accessed by a spiral staircase from the kitchen.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Outside: The house is set in 4 acres of garden and woodland. The wood has bluebells in May and two springs. The pond has a child-proof metal-work cover and at the end of a private lane, there is no traffic to worry about. The front lawn can be set up for family cricket games. There are 2 patios and a shelter for smokers/ barbecuing when the weather would otherwise prevent it. Utility Room: The utility or laundry room has a washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board, sink, drinks fridge and table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The linen is hotel standard and changed every Friday and there are plenty of beach towels. All costs are included in the rental price. Other: The garden room has wicker chairs and a large wooden dining table & chairs, a Webber barbecue and out side shelter. The front conservatory is a games room with a 6' Pool table.

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