The Old Dairy
Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A beautiful barn conversion that has been described by many as romantic, quirky and stunning!
The Old Dairy was once the saddlers quarters, stables and dairy to an old manor house in St Ishmaels. It is full of character- white stone washed walls, slate floors, oak A frames, steps between different levels, Aga, snug and two wood burning stoves!
It is set in glorious rolling countryside with its own wildlife pond and small woodland.
The Old Dairy has a large breakfast kitchen with an antique pine table that seats six. The heart of the kitchen is the Aga but there is also an electric hob, oven and microwave. With the Aga, the kitchen is always warm and cosy. Clothes are dried by means of a large kitchen maid suspended above the Aga. This means clothes dry in a matter of a few hours no matter how many or how damp!
Off the kitchen is a small snug complete with small wood burning stove and TV. There are also two twin bedrooms to the ground floor. One of these has an en suite wet room, the other is next door to a bathroom complete with bath and shower.
From the kitchen, step down into a formal dining area and from there, step down into the lounge with cart doors out to the garden and pond. There is a second wood burning stove in the lounge and flat screen TV.
Upstairs in the eves is a fabulous large master bedroom. It has wonderful views out over the surrounding countryside and contains a king size double bed. Adjacent is an en suite with a full size slipper bath.
There is also a further small room that is used as a walk in wardrobe.
A travel cot is provided along with a high chair for families with very young children.
The garden is a real feature. There is a mature pond that in Summer is covered in pond marginals and water lilies. From the patio, there are stunning views across fields or down into a small wood.
It is a genuine home from home, stocked with all you could need for the perfect holiday. Suitable for couples, families or groups of adults.
The pond is unfenced so if you have young children, please be aware of this and take care.
This is a home for those who want peace, tranquility, character, and comfort!.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marloes Beach 4 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff, Nearest railway: Haverfordwest|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Wales/Pembrokeshire region
Pembrokeshire is famous for its stunning coastline and was recently voted by National Geographic as the second best coastal destination in the world. The Dale peninsula is reputed to have the most hours of sunshine anywhere in Wales!
It is home to stunning secluded bays and pristine beaches. The coastal path is 163 miles long but you can access it anywhere along the coast and wonder at spectacular views, stunning beaches, pretty villages and families of seals and dolphins.
Inland, there are the Presceli Mountains from which it is reputed the stones at Stonehenge were hewn. This is a region of wild moorland and hills;-an ideal spot to go pony trekking. There is also the Gwaun Valley - a magical place of ancient woodland and streams.
A visit to St David's is a must. It is the smallest city in the UK with a most beautiful cathedral and bishops palace.It has lots of good bars, restaurants and interesting coffee shops. Also pay a visit to the lifeboat station at St Justinian's and to the little church right on the headland at St Non's.
During the summer months, check out the programme of events at St Davids' Cathedral. It has a regular programme of concerts and other live performances.
Milford Haven is just 15 minutes drive from the Old Dairy. The Torch Theatre lives here and in addition to live plays from visiting rep companies, it also screens performances from West End theaters via a live link.
St Ishmaels is in the heart of the national park and is only three miles from Dale in one direction and and Little Haven in the other. Dale is a yachting Mecca and is home to a water sports school which runs courses in surfing and sailing. Kayaks can also be hired. Dale has a great pub which serves fabulous fresh seafood. Check out the Griffin on Trip Advisor. Little Haven, a pretty fishing village is home to three excellent pubs/restaurants. The Gann estaury is just one mile away and we can recommend it for fishing having recently caught two sea bass there this last Summer and subsequently cooked for dinner!
Marloes Beach where Snow White and the Huntsmen was recently filmed, is just a ten minute drive away. It is an outstanding dramatic beach made so by the rocky outcrops which line the sand- you can see some photos on our photo selection.
Other glorious beaches close by are St Brides, Broad Haven, Druidstone and Newgale.
Carrying on past Newgale, the coast will take you to Solva and St Davids and then to the surfing beach of Whitesands, the pretty coastal village of Porthgain home to Then Sloop pub and then onto Strumble Head, Fishuard and Newport.
In the other direction, you can travel to Pembroke and from there access Stackpole, the lily ponds at Bosherton, Barafundle Beach, Manobier, Tenby and Saundersfoot.
There is lots to do locally- water sports abound, horse riding on the beach at Druidstone (book at Nolton Stables), a theme park at Oakwood, trips to off shore islands- Skomer island- home to a vast puffin population is easily accessible from St Martins Haven (near Marloes village) where boats leave regularly throughout the day from Spring to Autumn, fishing trips, animal farms and even a local vineyard.
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12 Sep 2014
"A Magical Retreat!"
Having never been to Pembrokeshire we were unsure what to expect. However, we can both safely say that this one of the best holidays we have ever had. The converted dairy is beautifully finished insid… More
1 Sep 2014
"Wow! What a magic spot!!!!!!!"
Aproached on a bye way some 600metres long this is definately 'Away from it all'. Beautiful secluded group of Old Farm buildings converted to holiday lets in the proximity of the 'Manor… More
31 Aug 2014
"Lovely place but unfortunately for us too many steps"
We booked this property to take my parents away, one who is walking disabled and one with limited mobility. It's a very beautiful place to stay with all the comforts of home. Very large with plen… More
17 Jul 2014
"Fantastic accomodation in beautiful setting"
Finding the cottage is easy - our satnav took us to the end of the track.. and the written instructions that came with the extremely informative welcome pack made it very easy to find. Well equipped a… More
16 Jul 2014
"Would love to come back for another stay!"
Barbara and Hugh were very pleasant to deal with. And efficient too! They replied to my messages and confirmed my booking within a day or two. The refund of the deposit was also done very promptly.It … More
25 May 2014
"Perfect little get away location"
The cottage is situated out the way down a long track, it is easy to find if you follow the written directions sent in the information pack. Very well equipped and suitable for couples and families. T… More
9 May 2014
"Lovely and peaceful weekend"
This was our second stay at The Old Dairy - and we don't say that very often! We enjoyed our stay in February so much, that we returned for my birthday in May. Yes, it is in the middle of no-wher… More
30 Apr 2014
"Peaceful, Atmospheric, Stylish"
When we stopped for groceries 11 miles from the Old Dairy, the cashier asked where we were staying. "St. Ishmael," we replied. "Oh," he said. "The sticks." It was indeed … More
20 Apr 2014
"Perfect, relaxing, warm and wonderful"
Two wonderful weeks with two children and a dog in tow. If you enjoy the countryside, tranquility, beaches close by, a large child and dog friendly garden, relaxing and enjoying the best of what Brit… More
12 Mar 2014
"A perfect and idylllic retreat to soothe the body and mind"
Had the most wonderful few days (8-11th March) in the Old Dairy. Firstly, finding the cottage. Although I had no problem in locating the amazing property, all my friends did get lost. Do not be tempt… More
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