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Hawthorn House

(Ref. 1045864)

Pembroke, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A nice spacious , comfortable house in a quiet location just out of town, Nice enclosed garden for the dog, We'll definitely book this one again in the near future."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hawthorn House."

    It was a very comfortable house with some lovely original features that gave it character too. The location was ideal with a few minutes walk to local shops and pubs. Parking was not a problem and the garden was a super bonus for Rufus our Cockapoo. Pembroke was a very friendly town from shopkeepers, bar staff, Castle guides and chip shop owners!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    We found the house cosy and welcoming with plenty to keep us warm and entertained. Hawthorn House was a welcome respite during two weeks visiting family in a local care home. The only things I would have wished for were a few more kitchen items like basic herbs, and milk to go with the tea bags you kindly provided. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Kati5.0Jan 2024

  • "Found the property a bit cold down stairs when heating was of and didn’t think the electric fires helped too dry ."

    I am sorry to hear you felt cold in the property. However the property heats up very quickly when the thermostat is put the the correct temperature. I wish you would of contacted me as i would of demonstrated how to get the property to a nice cosy temp Many thanks Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard4.1Dec 2023

  • "A lovely stay, in a lovely peaceful location."

    Our 2 little dogs loved it. We will go back. Tbank you for the hospitality!

    Thank you so much for your feedback Many thanks Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent property in a great location"

    Thankyou so much for your feedback Many thanks Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great location for access to beautiful beaches and local amenities."

    House has good facilities, is clean and comfortable. Had another lovely stay - would recommend.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback Many thanks Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy, well-equipped house with plenty of room and good facilities."

    Comfy beds and plenty of hot water. Great, enclosed back garden - shame the weather didn't allow us to make full use of it! We also appreciated the milk, bread and cereals kindly left for us. The only slight drawback is the upstairs layout. There are 5 stairs down and 3 back up between the bedrooms and the bathroom. My 85-year-old mother found these a problem at night but they wouldn't be an issue for a family. Mum was very glad of the downstairs toilet in the daytime!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday home with everything you might need and more."

    Thank you for the welcome pack and the dogs loved the safe garden space to run around The house is in an ideal position to see around Pembrokeshire, we loved it Thank you

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house and location with a secure back garden"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "My third stay and very happy with this lovely cottage."

    We had a lovely stay and would recommend to anyone visiting the area

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback, glad you enjoyed your break. Lovely to see returning guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location."

    Lovely garden for dogs. Would recommend. Will be coming back again

    Thankyou for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kelly and nick x Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house in lovely town, ideal to tour rest of area"

    Thankyou for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kelly and nick x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hawthorn House is very good value for money."

    It could actually sleep 7 . The beds were comfortable. Unfortunately the sofas were so low down we had difficulty getting in and out of them. For that reason alone we wouldn’t use the house again. The biggest plus was the garden. Completely secure for the dogs. The owners are great and very helpful.

    Thankyou for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kelly and nick x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a comfortable home from home and the dog lived having the big garden to run around in."

    Pembroke is beautiful and a good base for local beaches and towns. Highly recommend PS not absolutely necessary but a dishwasher would be lovely

    Thankyou for you feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Kelly and nick x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely homely house."

    Beds very comfy and warm. Lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated as we didn't have much room in the car to bring food, etc. Added bonus of Netflix and a downstairs toilet. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback. Kelly and nick x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Apr 2022

  • "Second time we have visited."

    We had a wonderful stay and were very happy with the facilities and how clean the house was. Only negative is that the bottom toilet seat seemed wobbly and also felt a bit overlooked by the neighbours when in the garden maybe a wicker fence for a bit more privacy apart from that it is absolutely lovely and we were very sad to leave. I want to revisit in June but sadly the price is too high

    Thankyou for your feedback. Glad to here you enjoyed your stay I will make sure I look at the toilet seat on the next changeover. Kelly and nick xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable place to stay for our holiday - we'd love to come back another time !"

    Thankyou so much for your feedback were so glad you enjoyed hawthorn house hope to see you again. Kelly and nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was well situated near a number of fantastic beaches and the visitor notes were particularly helpful, as was the welcome food pack!"

    However, the house itself could have been a lot cleaner and, as previous reviews have highlighted, there was lots of damp in the bathoom and kitchen. Very comfortable beds and the kitchen looked like it had recently been updated with new good and a nice big fridge and freezor.

    Thankyou for your feedback the kitchen damp was not a simple fix but we have found a damaged pipe under the floor. This has now been fixed and the property has been given a deep clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave2.8Oct 2021

  • "The house felt very welcoming when we arrived it was in easy walking distance to the lovely town we could walk the dogs freely around the lake and Castle which was a big plus."

    The beds were very comfortable,The facilities good, My sister and I enjoyed our stay and appreciated the sunny snug that looked over the garden and view beyond. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "On arrival to the property and opening the door there was a strong smell of damp, this was quite bad and was also noticeable in other areas of the house, downstairs toilet and bedroom upstairs with bunk beds, bathroom window was painted shut and that wasn't ideal."

    had to buy scented candles to help with the smell, a good airing helped , but definitely an issue. beds were comfy , downstairs toilet had no sink in there, which was strange.

    Many thanks for your feedback. The damp has now been fixed. This was not an easy fix as we had to repair a pipe under the floor which was leaking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita2.8Sep 2021



    Reviewed by Amanda3.1Aug 2021

  • "Based on previous reviews we knew what to expect but hoped that some of the complaints would have been dealt with."

    Unfortunately not. Please arrange for the bathroom window to be made to open, it is currently painted shut and the fan is not sufficient to extract the steam making the bathroom constantly damp. Please provide a bread knife in the kitchen. The fire in the front room does not work. It could be that the batteries in the remote are dead? Nearly everything squeaks so a good dose of wd40 is needed on door hinges etc. On the plus points the beds were comfy, the house was clean and well stocked and provided a good base to explore Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Aug 2021

  • "Good value for time of year."

    Clean and tidy Friendly neighbour Handy location Some areas a little dated but not a problem Maybe some more seating in the garden close to the house No brooms only a vacuum to deal with the sand. Had a great stay

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable house, a real home from home."

    Beautifully positioned for lovely beaches and we hope to be able to return.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very well equipped and pleasant house, ideally situated for getting around Pembrokeshire."

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great property in a good location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very thick duvet which is lovely, especially on cold days, however it was hot and the duvets were very hot."

    It would of been nice to have some sheets so we could of used them as a cooler option if we chose to use them. There were no sheets to make up the camp bed. There is a big trip hazard in the garden with a concrete lintel in the paving 3 of us tripped on it and my husband bruised his toe. The furniture is old and very rickety especial the dinning room table and chairs and the dressing room chair in the back bedroom. The kitchen was well equipped and the house is in a really good location with lovely neighbours.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.1Jun 2021

  • "The house is quite damp, it was good weather for the beginning of the week, the house smells a bit musty, our towels, clothes etc felt a bit damp."

    The bathroom window doesn't open which probably adds to the problem, there needs to be more seating in the living room and the TV randomly makes a loud buzzing noise, you need to switch it off and on again to fix this issue. The crockery and the cutlery was dirty when we arrived. It has been freshly decorated which looked good. We were happy with the price of it. The garden and house size itself is great, just needs the damp problem sorting out, or maybe a few dehumidifiers placed around the house. Overall we enjoyed our stay, apart from these minor issues. We would probably stay again if the damp problem was addressed or dehumidifiers placed.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.4Jun 2021

  • "It was disappointing to hear that a red wine spillage caused so much consternation from the owner."

    My 9 year old daughter inadvertently spilled my glass of wine which I had taken upstairs. I washed the sheet and cleaned up the spillage however some remained on the quilt and pillow case. I put a message in the visitors book and apologised. However I received a call to advise the owner had made a complaint. I understand the inconvenience however, surely it can be a potential for spillages to happen. We cleaned and hoovered the cottage before we left and treated the property with respect and consideration . It might be a good idea to have a dishwasher also. We paid just under £1000. For a week which is a substantial fee. Parking was also challenging . However lovely stay, very friendly neighbour who gave us tips on where best to go.

    Reviewed by Micheala3.4May 2021

  • "Good location for seeing wonderful Pembrokeshire."

    Plenty of local amenities and things to see and do.

    Reviewed by Rod4.1Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating with two electric fires
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, family sized upright 50/50 fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn, bench seating and barbecue available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles Please note: This property accepts a min of 3 night stays Please note: Check in for this property is Saturday only, if you require to check in on a different day please contact Sykes Cottage - 01244 345700 for further information

The property

In the historic town of Pembroke in South Wales rests this charming mid-terrace period property, Hawthorn House, hosting three bedrooms and several reception rooms, it presents a lovely location for a break in Wales.

Near to the popular seaside resort of Tenby, Pembroke is also known for its medieval walls and being the birthplace of Henry Tudor, with plenty of attractions and places to go in the town and surrounding area.

Enter the property and be welcomed into the high ceiling hallway with period tiles and original mouldings, original wood doors and reclaimed wood flooring, stepping into the front sitting room where you can wind down into your evening on the sofa with an electric fire in here, and one in the dining room as well, adding a homely feel while you watch a film on the TV.

Go through the sliding door into the dining room with the original Ruabon black and red tiled floor, and gather around the dining table for family meals or bring a board game along with you on holiday and spend quality time together in here, with the kitchen in the next room presenting all you need for a great self-catered stay, including an electric oven with gas hob and a washing machine and tumble dryer so you can pack light!

Head upstairs to find a wonderful snug room with a sofa in here for you to delight in a quiet moment with a book, or simply take in the country views from the window.

Choose one of the three lovely bedrooms, with two double bedrooms, with original wooding flooring in the master room, and a bunk room to choose from, served by the family bathroom.

The enclosed garden has a long stretch of lawn perfect to let the dogs stretch their legs on, and bench seating on the patio for some alfresco dining in summer.

Stroll into the centre of Pembroke and discover the history within the town's medieval walls; visit Pembroke Castle to enjoy the incredible views from the top of the castle and see the amazing 12th century keep which is an architectural novelty thanks to its huge cylindrical tower and unusual stone dome.

Discover fun for all ages at Heatherton World of Activities where you can try paintballing and archery, or swing through the trees along their treetop trail, with fishing available here too as well as golf and a café.

Freshwater East beach is just a 15 minute drive away and has two pubs you could choose to drink or dine in, making it prefect for a couple or small family wishing to enjoy the stunning South Pembrokeshire coast.

The Upton Castle Gardens are a haven for gardening enthusiasts, or those who simply enjoy peaceful and tranquil surroundings, consisting of 35-acres of listed historic gardens surrounding a 13th century castle.

Travel south to the coast to roam the scenic 5-square mile estate of Stackpole Park, with farmland, woods, lakes and coastal cliffs and beaches to discover.

Tenby North Beach boasts golden sands with Goskar rock sticking out in the middle, it is a classic seaside destination to enjoy on a sunny day, hire a boat, sunbathe on the beach, take a dip or walk along the coast to find Tenby Castle, Tenby Museum & Art Gallert and Castle Beach.

Hawthorn House is a delightful property for a holiday to South Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Tenby 10 miles; Haverfordwest 11 miles.

A medieval walled town, Pembroke is home to a magnificent castle, which was the birthplace of Henry Tudor. In an idyllic location, on the river estuary, this historic town has an abundance of shops, quaint tea rooms and restaurants. The stunning Pembrokeshire coastline is nearby, with its award-winning beaches and great walks along the coastal path. There is a popular cycle route that starts here, taking you through the pretty village of St Florence and then on to Tenby. Bosherton is just 4 miles away, with its beautiful lily ponds and the popular St Govan’s Inn, serving locally-sourced food and fine ales. St Govan’s Chapel is built into the cliff face, where you can take in lovely views from Stack Rocks, or surfers can head to Freshwater West, which featured in one of the Harry Potter films. Within easy reach are Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm, where you can feed molly lambs or enjoy a tractor ride, Manor House Wildlife Park, Dinosaur Experience and Heatherton World of Adventures. Pembroke is the ideal base for a family holiday, a walking break or just the chance to unwind in beautiful surroundings.

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Please note: This property accepts a min of 3 night stays

Please note: Check in for this property is Saturday only, if you require to check in on a different day please contact Sykes Cottage - 01244 345700 for further information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas