Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Old Cowshed is a stunning recently completed barn conversion. It is situated on the Dale peninsula near the village of St Ishmaels in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 3 miles equidistant from Little Haven, Dale, Marloes and St Brides. The beautiful beaches of Marloes Sands, Dale West, Little Haven, Broad Haven, Lindsway Bay are all within 5-15 minutes drive. The Gann estuary at Dale is just a mile away

The Old Cowshed is well off the beaten path set down a private drive just behind a grade II listed manor house that was once the centre of the local economy and home to the hunt. The Old Cowshed has been superbly renovated with French oak beams, slate floors downstairs and French oak floors upstairs. Every attention has been paid to the guests comfort including provision of linen, towels, hair dryers, radio alarms, digital radio, 2 x TV's 1x 42" and 1 x 32", DVD player, music centre and broadband.

It consists of a large family/breakfast kitchen with a sitting area with TV, glazed doors open to a private enclosed rear garden with patio and garden furniture. The lounge and gallery above is truly impressive. it is open to the A frame oak beams, and is furnished with luxurious white leather sofas and a 42" flat screen TV. A large wood-burning stove makes this area wonderfully cosy.

The gallery provides an additional seating area with further sofas, and is bright and sunny - a place to soak up the warmth.

The bedrooms are spacious, all with en suites and beautifully finished with stylish furnishings. Mattresses are all memory foam so a good nights sleep is assured!

A travel cot is provided along with a high chair for families with very young children.

The property also boasts a large boot room with a wet room off in which guests can discard muddy boots and shower off their dogs after a visit to the beach or walking the coastal path. Ideal for secure storage of bikes, kayaks and surf boards.

To the front of the property, there is another patio with garden furniture to take advantage of the evening sun.

It is a property for all seasons, warm and cosy in Winter with a wood burning stove that is simple to light and the benefit of free logs all year round. In Summer or indeed on sunny days in Winter, the gallery is a south/west facing seating area with roof lights to allow light and warmth to flood in. An ideal spot to relax and curl up with a good book.

The property is suitable for disabled persons and the elderly. There is a twin ensuite bedroom on the ground floor which is level with the lounge and the kitchen. There are three steps down to Boot Room but no need to use this room save for storage and dog washing facilities! There is one step up from the driveway to the lounge door and one step down from the kitchen door to the rear patio.

Heating is all under floor supplied by a ground source heat pump and there is always ample hot water and heating adjusts according to outside temperature.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marloes Sands 4 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 180 km, Nearest railway: Haverfordwest 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

About this location

The Pembrokeshire region

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was recently voted the second best coastal destination in the world by National Geographic.

It has the most stunning beaches, many of them blue flag and offshore islands to visit including Skomer, Skokholm, Caldey and Ramsey

Water sports are in abundance- wind surfing, kayaking, coasteering, sailing. Close by is Dale where there are training courses in all coastal sports for adults and children

It is a true coastal gem with over 180 miles of coastal cliff path.

Whatever the time of year, Pembrokeshire has something to offer. In Spring and Summer the lanes and paths are ablaze with wild flowers. Paddle in the sea, try your hand at windsurfing, go crabbing in the rock pools. In mid Winter, walk the beaches in solitude with just the crashing of the waves and the calls of the sea birds for company. Return to The Old Cowshed to a roaring log fire and a hot bath.

Pembrokeshire also boasts the wonderful Presceli Mountains from where the stones for Stonehenge are belived to have been hewn and the tranquil very beautiful Gwuan Valley, an ancient valley home to streams, fauna and woodland.


It is home to the most stunning beaches. Close by is Marloes Sands where Snowwhite and the Huntsman was recently filmed. Also near is West Dale, St Brides, Little Haven, Broadhaven, Druidstone and Newgale

Skomer Island home to a vast puffin and manx shearwater population is also close by with the embarkation point only ten minutes drive away at Martins Haven

Little Haven with its bustling pubs and restaurants (in Summer!) is equally close as is Dale a centre for watersports including windsurfing and Kayaking.

A visit to St Davids - the smallest (and prettiest!) city in the UK is a must with its magnificent Cathedral and Bishops Palace.

Pembrokeshire offers something whatever the season.