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

Welcome to The Old Cowshed!

Stunning conversion of a detached old cowshed with oodles of character and all the advantages of contemporary living. It's central position on the Dale peninsula makes it ideal for visiting many of Pembrokeshire's best beaches such as Marloes, West Dale, Little Haven, Broad Haven, Druidstone and Newgale. We are also just three miles away from St Martins Haven from where you can catch a ferry to Skomer Island - a world renowned bird sanctuary with one of the most significant populations of puffins in the UK. We are also blessed with a micro climate in that Dale is reputed to have more hours of sunshine than any other village in Wales! Dale provides ample opportunities for dinghy sailing, surfing and kayaking. The nearest village is St Ishmaels with Dale and Little Haven just 2.5 miles away in either direction. We are well off the beaten path set down a private drive just behind an old Manor House.

It is large and spacious with its central living area open to oak A frame beams. We have made every effort to ensure our visitors are cosy and comfortable. Heating is all underfloor supplemented by a ferocious wood burning stove with an ample supply of free logs. We provide linen, towels, hair dryers, radio alarm, 2 x TV's 1x 42" and 1 x 32", DVD player, music center and wi-fi. There is a large family/breakfast kitchen with a sofa for watching TV while someone else does the cooking! Glazed doors open to a private enclosed rear garden with patio and garden furniture. Off the kitchen is a large boot room with wet room area- ideal for washing off muddy dogs or simply discarding boots and shoes after walking the coastal path. The lounge has an enormous wood burning stove and is furnished with white leather settees and has a 42" screen TV. There is a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom downstairs. Upstairs there is a beautiful master suite with king size bed, and en-suite bathroom. Also upstairs, there is a further twin room with en-suite shower room. The gallery provides an additional seating area with further sofas, and is bright and sunny - a place to soak up the warmth. A travel cot is provided along with a high chair for families with very young children. You will find an ample supply of board games and a barbecue. To the front of the property, there is another patio with garden furniture to take advantage of the evening sun. It genuinely is a property for all seasons being warm and cosy in Winter and bright and sunny in Summer. The gallery is south/west facing with roof lights allowing 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. The en-suite bedroom on the ground floor 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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
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
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
Furniture 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Pembrokeshire region

Pembrokeshire is a magical county, it is remote and very beautiful and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was recently voted the second best coastal destination in the world by National Geographic. There are stunning beaches and offshore islands to visit including Skomer, Skokholm, Caldey and Ramsey. You can surf, sail, kayak, cliff jump, go coasteering, horse riding fishing and lots more. 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. In Spring and Summer the lanes and paths are ablaze with wild flowers. You can paddle in the sea, try your hand at windsurfing, go crabbing in the rock pools. In Winter, you will 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, a hot bath and perhaps a tipple if it takes your fancy! Pembrokeshire also boasts the wonderful Presceli Mountains from where the stones for Stonehenge are believed to have been hewn and the tranquil very beautiful Gwaun Valley, an ancient valley home to streams, fauna and woodland where New Year (Hen Galan) is celebrated on 13 January!


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 center for water sports 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. There is lots to do for both adults and children, castles to explore (e.g Pembroke, Carew, Manobier), Childrens' parks (Folly Farm and Oakwood) numerous boat trips from sedate fishing in St Brides bay to exhilarating excursions on rigid inflatables out to the off shore islands. Tenby is not far away for a traditional day out in a seaside town with a fascinating history dating back to the middle ages.