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Make your next holiday in South Wales an unforgettable one with a getaway to one of these unusual places to stay in Pembrokeshire.

From character cottages with dramatic mountainous backdrops, to cosy shepherd’s huts for two, to coastal cottages with panoramic views, you can find a unique and stunning base for your Pembrokeshire holiday.

Discover 9 unusual and quirky places to stay in Pembrokeshire…

1. Pentre Barn, Llantilio Pertholey near Mardy

Pentre Barn

Situated in rural Pembrokeshire, surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Skirrid and Sugarloaf, is this picturesque barn.

This three-bedroom holiday home comfortably sleeps a family of six, offering plenty of character and traditional features, from its solid oak flooring, to its wooden beams, to its delightful woodburning stove that’s housed inside an impressive inglenook fireplace; you will fall in love with this charming and unusual Pembrokeshire property.

The outdoor space that Pentre Barn offers is another highlight; the master bedroom boasts a fantastic decked balcony with wonderful countryside views, the spacious front patio offers the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco breakfast, while the public footpath resting close by in the owner’s field is the perfect way to get out and explore Pembrokeshire on foot.

2. Hazel Nook, Narbeth

Hazel Nook

Hazel Nook is a unique shepherd’s hut, providing an idyllic and cosy retreat for two to Pembrokeshire.

This unique base for a rural escape in South Wales is warm and inviting, with an electric fire to snuggle in front of, plus a separate double bedroom for that feeling of extra space.

The outside space includes a patio area and charcoal barbecue, where you can enjoy delicious meals whilst soaking up your quaint surroundings.

Hazel Nook is a short and brisk walk away from the centre of Narberth, where you can enjoy browsing unique gift shops, specialist delis and fancy boutiques, as well as plenty of eateries for grabbing a delicious bite to eat.

3. Nevern House, Newport

Nevern House

This stunning, luxury, double-fronted Pembrokeshire accommodation can be found in Newport, just off the city’s main street.

Don’t worry about the hustle and bustle of city life here; Nevern House is a tranquil escape with the benefit of city centre conveniences within easy reach.

Offering a blend of traditional features and contemporary comforts, this unusual Pembrokeshire accommodation enjoys picturesque views, particularly when you throw open the spectacular bi-fold doors in the open-plan living area and sit back, and appreciate your surroundings.

The property has a cosy snug with a woodburning stove, perfect for curling up with a good book, as well as a games room for some competitive family fun. The centre of Newport is a short stroll away, as is the nearest beach, where you can join the coastal path for a scenic walk or cycle.

4. The Georgian House, Abergavenny

The Georgian House

This Grade II listed, five-bedroom Georgian home is set amongst five acres of land, at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.

This impressive property makes it onto our unusual places to stay in Pembrokeshire because of its incredible location and luxurious features, such as an outdoor swimming pool, five acres of land to explore, a games room and a huge contemporary kitchen/diner, sure to be the social hub of the property.

The Georgian House is a unique Pembrokeshire property in a spectacular setting, ideal for large family or group gatherings to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy a relaxing holiday with a touch of luxury.

5. Cornflower @ Headland Escape, Lydstep near Tenby

Cornflower @ Headland Escape

Cornflower @ Headland Escape is as quirky and unique on the outside as it is on the inside. This charming deluxe yurt is an ideal Pembrokeshire holiday for couples seeking a unique camping-style experience.

Situated on the grounds of the owner’s home, this quirky property is surrounded by scenic views in a peaceful, rural location in Lydstep, just a few miles from the popular seaside resort of Tenby.

Enjoy a bright and airy interior, with a high and curved ceiling adding to the feeling of spaciousness, as well as stunning pine flooring and a cosy woodburning stove, making this the ideal unique getaway for a relaxing retreat in Pembrokeshire.

While you enjoy your remote location, you may be interested in discovering some of South Wales’ best hidden gems.

6. Fisherman’s Cottage, St. Ishmaels

Fisherman's Cottage

Our next unusual Pembrokeshire property is a charming, traditional cottage, close to the coast in the secluded village of St. Ishmaels.

The property has a cosy and rustic feel, complimented by traditional furnishings and exposed stone walls. It is the ideal getaway for a couple looking for a unique and romantic retreat in South Wales.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is within easy reach, ideal for walking and cycling, and Martins Haven Beach is a short drive away, where you can look out for dolphins and seals, often spotted in the area.

Use Fisherman’s Cottage as your base for embarking on some of the best coastal walks South Wales has to offer.

7. The Cabin, Pontardawe

The Cabin

This award-winning lodge is an idyllic base for a couple or small family or group wanting to escape everyday life to a relaxing, rural retreat.

This unusual Pembrokeshire property lies on a secluded farmland near the town of Pontardawe. It offers a spacious decked veranda and a luxurious hot tub, where you can enjoy your picturesque surroundings.

Within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy days filled with exciting walks or cycling trails, before returning to this unusual and picturesque cabin for a glass of wine on the decking and an evening of stargazing.

8. The Sandcastle, Freshwater East

The Sandcastle

As its name would suggest, The Sandcastle is the perfect coastal getaway in South Wales. This unusual Pembrokeshire property offers breath-taking, uninterrupted views across Freshwater Bay, backed by craggy headlands.

This villa-style property is a mere stone’s throw from the beach and has its own sub-tropical garden, as well as a veranda complete with a hammock and rocking chairs, ideal for sitting back and soaking up the incredible views, as well as a unique, ecologically-heated, saltwater infinity pool, which can be accessed from inside the house.

Internally, there is a lovely sitting room with a log fire, where you can get snug after an exhilarating day of exploration, plus a spacious kitchen with a balcony and barbecue area, ideal for an alfresco dinner on a summer’s evening. This Pembrokeshire property is not to be missed.

9. Seabrook, Broad Haven


Our final unique Pembrokeshire property is Seabrook, a contemporary cottage beside the sea and the Blue Flag-awarded beach of Broad Haven.

This property is ideal for a family or group wanting to enjoy a coastal escape in South Wales, with a fantastic mezzanine floor housing comfy seating, where you can retreat with a good book or enjoy a board game with loved ones. The remainder of the property is on the ground floor, boasting stylish and contemporary décor, stunning A-frame ceilings and comforting underfloor heating, alongside the charming woodburning stove.

Outside, you can enjoy sitting out on the patio or enjoying lunch on the picnic bench, before making the short walk to the glorious beach for an afternoon of sunbathing or enjoying watersports in the sunshine.

Like the look of these unusual properties? Take a look at the full range of unique and unusual cottages or find your ideal Pembrokeshire holiday cottage. For a range of things to do on your next holiday, browse our handy Wales travel guide.

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