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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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cigar-afi...
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Truly beautiful”
Reviewed November 20, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

This place is a real gem tucked away in the countryside around the village of Dale in Pembrokeshire. Beautifully appointed, clean and very comfortable, this is one of the best holiday rentals we have had the pleasure of staying in. Amazing log burner, comfortable leather couches, fully equipped kitchen....whatever the weather we were warm and comfortable.
Will definitely be looking into a booking during the better weather next summer

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Liked best: peace and quiet
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 11, 2016
I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit- it really is so worthwhile when guests have a good time
I promise you - it is even better in the good weather - so please do return!
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Portsmout...
Portsmouth
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The ideal base for a Pembrokeshire holiday ' Peace at last'”
Reviewed September 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Having had a 'taster' of the old Cowshed in February while the weather was a little damp (see earlier review), our visit in late August rewarded us with some beautiful sunshine and opportunities to take in the undoubted beauty of this part of the world.
The Old Cowshed itself provides the best accommodation we have used during our numerous visits to the area. The setting is peaceful, with ample parking and a great garden for games, the garden was secure so allowed 'Charlie' our border collie to roam without any problems, he and 'Storm' became good friends during the visit (see attached photographs).

The cottage itself is exceptionally well presented with a distinct feeling of home which relaxes you from the minute you walk through the door. This is all thanks to the attention to detail by Barbara and Hugh. From the bottle of prosecco and chocolates waiting within, to the myriad of sofas scattered throughout the cottage, the ornaments, lamps, throws and cushions etc all add to the home from home feeling throughout. (This attention to detail is often missing from most other holiday lets)
The three bedrooms have comfortable beds and the coordinated decor continues in these areas.
Three en-suite bathrooms avoid conflict when the 4 ladies were getting ready for the days out.
A well equipped kitchen/diner with a door directly onto the garden provide a good social gathering area when preparing the evening meals and having breakfast.
The 'boot room' provides the ideal staging point on your return from the local beaches/walks and avoids trampling sand into the cottage and keeps the beach toys and chairs etc in one area, while the shower room provides the facilities to wash the sand from the dog .

The living room has plenty of seating for the whole family to either watch the TV/DVD or play board games. It also has a log burning stove which in the winter months makes the cottage very cosy.

Our favourite beaches of Newgale, Barafundle, Freshwater West and a new addition of Marloes were all visited during the week and are all within an easy car drive of the cottage. (Don't forget the change for toll across the Cleddau bridge)

Supermarket shopping for supplies are within relatively easy reach with Tescos at Milford Haven and Haverfordwest.

Unfortunately our only dates for summer holiday next year are already booked (Boo !!) so hope to fit in a long weekend earlier in the year to get our 'Cowshed' fix

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Liked best: The relaxed feeling the cottage provides
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 14, 2016
Thank you so much for such a detailed review- even more then I have in my information pack! Delighted that you would consider visiting again- do hope we see you in the not too distant future!
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Julia M
1 review
“Peaceful, tranquil and luxurious.”
Reviewed June 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The Old Cow Shed is a perfect retreat for a holiday and we would thoroughly recommend it. We were of mixed ages and there was something for all of us TV, wifi, comfy settees for reading all of an excellent standard. All home comforts and mod cons, provisions and consumables which, so often you have to bring were provided by the lovely friendly owners. We really enjoyed staying here and it was a great base from which to travel out and explore some of the Pembrokeshire National Park loved St David's , Marloes Sands, Tenby, Stackpole. There were plenty of places locally to go out to to eat, we particularly enjoyed Griffin at Dale as well as The Castle in Little Haven.

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Liked best: Sofas on the mezzanine for reading, warm, comfy and great light
Liked least: Lack of mobile coverage!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 16, 2016
Thank you Julia for such a great review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Pembrokeshire and had such great weather to boot!
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125dj2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peace & quiet....& dogs too!”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We spent a lovely few days at The Old Cowshed. Booking was easy. Information pack sent through was comprehensive and helpful (though be warned, if coming from Haverfordwest direction, it's easy to miss turning for Butterhill). The accommodation is very very spacious, with loads of sofas, well stocked kitchen. Loved the en-suites and beds were really comfy. As it's a little off the beaten track, the reward is peace and quiet, lots of bird song to wake up to. Barbara and Hugh were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. Their two dogs were great characters. Pembrokeshire is a beautiful area. Weather could have been better on the day we visited Skomer.... but the thought of seeing such a lovely island in sunshine, instead of rain, gives us a good reason to return.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
May 23, 2016
We were so sorry the weather was not good for you. Generally, guests can nearly always expect some fine dry days and then you could really have properly seen pembrokeshire in all
It's glory! Please do return again when hopefully your will have much much nicer weather. But thank you for the lovely kind review!
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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.

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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.
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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
38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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

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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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Was this review helpful? Yes
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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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Sarah Q
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 !

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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