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The Old Cowshed
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Twin Bedroom 2
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dale, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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Clare M
UK
3 reviews
“I'll be back”
Reviewed April 24, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I'm tempted not to give The Old Cowshed the stellar review that it deserves just so that I can keep it a 'secret'. But that would be unfair.
If you are even contemplating renting a cottage in Pembrokeshire, book The Old Cowshed now. You will not be disappointed. The cottage itself is the definition of 'lovingly and sympathetically restored'- stylish and all mod cons (including wifi) and yet retaining the ambience of the building it once was. It's been well thought through too - every bedroom with a ensuite; a boot room to dump everything in as you come in, a kitchen you can live in - and the big double height living space with light from every angle during the day and huge wall candles with a woodburning stove at night.
The garden and surrounding area is wonderful too; the peace, the views, the fresh air.
If and when you do want to venture further, there are no end to options for everyone. Walks, boat rides, castles, surfing, wildlife, pubs are all within easy reach.
It was a perfect break.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: Difficult to say
Liked least: Didn't dislike anything
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Apr 25, 2016
Thank you so much Claire for such a complimentary review-we constantly try to make improvements so each time it just gets a little better- it seems to be paying off! We look forward to seeing you back again, Barbara
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spiketheb...
England
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Stunning Accommodation”
Reviewed April 23, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were absolutely thrilled with the quality of this property. It is finished to a high standard and the configuration of the space is excellent. Barbara was very helpful and made us feel very welcome.

The coast is within walking distance if you're keen and it is a lovely stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

We certainly intend to return next year

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: All ensuite bedrooms
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Apr 25, 2016
Christine, thank you so much for your lovely comments, I am so glad we managed to get a DVD that worked so you could all chill out and watch your films- hope you decide to return and walk more more of the West Pembrokeshire coast path in the future - Barbara
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SarahQ759
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“the WOW factor”
Reviewed April 6, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have just returned from a very relaxing short break at The Old Cowshed and I'm already checking out availability for later this year. We were all so impressed with the amount of space, comfort and attention to detail - we have never stayed in such wonderful self-catering accommodation - everything you could possibly need is provided and more. This place certainly has the WOW factor !

Date of stay: April 2016
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 7, 2016
Thank you Sarah, hope you found some nice walks in the end, weather was not as good as it could have been for you but we like to think Pembrokeshire has something to offer whatever the weather. Will look forward to seeing you again.
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Chester B
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed March 1, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

West Wales is my passion and I am a regular visitor so I shall not go on about the marvellous scenery and wonderful beaches - as you can find out about that yourself (but you probably know all about Pembrokeshire's secret treasures - if you don't, you best come and find out)!

A major priority in my choice of holiday home is style and comfort. I cannot abide cottages with 'rag and stick' furniture and where no thought to those extra touches has been given, so I couldn't believe that The Old Cowshed not only lived up to my expectations but exceeded them.

Barbara has obviously put a lot of thought, effort and time into the design of the cottage and the finishing touches. It is like home-from-home to me (and better). I loved it. I am hard to impress but I was very impressed.

I normally drag every conceivable thing with me on holiday as a lot of cottages are quite "mean". Didn't need my throws (or many other things). Everything was there!

The fact that this cottage is all en-suite x all 3 bedrooms is a big drawcard - towels laid on - so tired of dragging a huge bag of towels from home with me normally! Barbara goes the extra mile with the necessary everyday items she supplies around the cottage too.

The cottage is made for grown-ups - it is so stylish and has a WOW factor. I don't really want to tell anyone else about it, I like it so much. I want to keep it for myself. However, I can't wait to take my sister-law there tomorrow. I know already she will adore it.

Other reviews will have given detailed descriptions about the cottage (all glowing)lll. I just want to say it was also great for my two well-behaved Labradors and my husband. He spent all his time on the beautiful kitchen/diner. With his own TV and his own sofa.

We loved the boot-room!

The fact that there are numerous sofas scattered around the house (and good quality ones at that) were a huge attraction for me. I love lying out full and 3 people can lie out full in the lounge. I've been in too many holiday homes where the sofas are old and small and I might as well have stayed at home where I'd be more comfortable, so to find 7 sofas in this cottage was a delight for me.

Loved the fire! Loved everything. I couldn't wait to book again.

Looking forward to a sophisticated break at 'an Old Cowshed' starting tomorrow with two sophisticated ladies of London (who work in the high end retail market with the wealthy), who, I can guarantee are going to be impressed with the cottage.

I give this cottage The Gold Standard. I have stayed in so many holiday cottages but have only once been this impressed. Please keep this not so little precious gem to yourselves. Sssssshhh!

Date of stay: December 2015
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Totally overwhelmed by this review- Thank you so much. We do work hard to keep the standard high and as we now live in on site, we have further plans to keep improving The Old Cowshed so guests are ensured a quality holiday experience in Pembrokeshire.
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Portsmout...
Portsmouth
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent and relaxing long weekend in a great cottage”
Reviewed February 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Having already booked this property for a week in August, an opportunity arose to take a long weekend break. A decision to visit our summer holiday choice was made. Myself, my wife, two daughters and granddaughter (9) plus a border collie, had a minor reservation, 'what if we don't like it'. We needn't have worried though, the property is ideal for us, 3 bedrooms, all with ensuite, a boot room with attached wet room (just what was needed to wash the mud off an inquisitive and active dog after a walk in the mud and rain along the coastal path). More sofas than any other property we have stayed in, scattered around the Kitchen, sitting room and balcony, a well equipped and large Kitchen/Dining room. Underfloor heating and the log burner (Just the thing for a cosy evening in with some games and DVDs away from the winter weather)
We arrived to bottle of prosecco and a box of chocolates waiting for us (Thank you Barbara and Hugh, they were much appreciated)
The property has wifi (if you cant do without being connected). Mobile phone signal is poor indoors (no bad thing), my wife was able to get a signal, by the back door to the boot room, this was useful to direct our daughters following behind after work, there is however a landline for use. (Honesty box rules apply).
The garden was enclosed, so safe for children and dogs, our granddaughter enjoyed seeing the horses in the adjacent paddock.
While there we explored areas in preparation for our Summer visit, Monks Haven a good 2 mile circuit for a walk taking in a small beach and the coastal path. St Brides, Dale and Marloes, but the wind, rain and a high tide reduced the time spent there. On Sunday we visited one of our favourite beaches in the area, Newgale. With the tide out this gave a very good walk for both us and the dog prior to heading to Little Haven for Sunday Lunch and then heading home to Portsmouth. An excellent long weekend away, returning home relaxed, happy and very much looking forward to our return in August, where the weather will be more favourable and when we can enjoy those beaches visited this weekend in .warmer and hopefully drier weather.

Date of stay: February 2016
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Liked best: Cosy, comfortable, welcoming, need I say more.
Liked least: Coming home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 15, 2016
Thank You so much for all your kind comments, they are much appreciated - such a shame it was so wet and windy- hopefully when you return in August, it will be blue skies and the sun shining!
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Janine P
1 review
“Lovely" ”
Reviewed January 13, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

What a beautiful house , had a lovely relaxing break here with my partner , light the fire every night , had lovely walks on marloes beach, perfect for dogs too. Tips... Google maps is a must ! And do a big shop before you get there as only small londis there , and plenty of DVDs for lazy days, Barbara the owner is lovely if you need anything very help full and they just leave you to it , can't wait to go back ,

Date of stay: January 2016
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Management Response
Jan 13, 2016
Hi Jannine and Keith
Thank you so much for writing such a good review. It was lovely meeting you and I do hope you bith return in the future.
Kind regards
Barbara
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churchill...
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful spacious property with great facilities in a great location”
Reviewed January 9, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at the old cowshed for 4 nights over Christmas and were very impressed with the accommodation. We even hosted Christmas dinner for 7 of us and although a challenge with a small oven (as to be expected in a holiday cottage ) the accommodation was excellent for all of us to be comfortable. Not least because of the abundance of logs provided for the wood burner which, although not really necessary as the weather was mild and the central heating already adequate, the burner was a cosy addition! We were particularly impressed when the owner turned up on Christmas day with an extra chair, as they had taken note of our plans, despite the booking having only been made for us two. We were also worried that they may have charged a surcharge for additional people staying for a night, but Barbara helpfully assured us that this would not change the rate. I would happily live in this property! The design of the layout uses space excellently ensuring en-suites for all three bedrooms and comfortable living throughout. Thank you Barbara and Hugh!

Date of stay: December 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 10, 2016
Delighted you enjoyed Xmas and thank you for your comments about the Cowshed, hope you return again in the future. Kind regards Barbara
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