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Rafters Cottage

(Ref. 1070042)

Llys-y-frân near Maenclochog, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "My family and i have just spent a week at rafters cottage and id just like to say we had wonderful week ."

    Lovely countryside, pool was exellent ,kids loved all the activities on offer,lovely host and we would definately stay here again, highly recommended thankyou again

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2023

  • "Overall a very pleasant stay, and the outdoor activities (foot golf, swimming pool, tennis, badminton were fantastic."

    A couple of little maintenance items we'd raise: 1. the mattress in the bedroom with the ensuite was not very comfortable, probably coming to the end of its useful life. 2. Oven on one side of the unit didn't work (although other side worked fine). Gareth was very helpful during our stay, and the kids had a great time.

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Jul 2023

  • "We have just returned from a week at rafters cottage."

    I must admit I'm glad to be back in my own house. Myself, my fiance and our 4 year old stayed in the end bedroom. The first night was horrendous... we spent the first part removing all the giant spiders from the house. By the time we went to bed we'd realised the room had a terrible mold issue: black mould growing up the walls, beside the bed and the mattresses (which belonged in the 90's) were also covered in mold. We got no sleep and my chest got bad. I felt so angry that our 4 year old had to sleep on a moldy mattress in a moldy room. The owners did change the mattresses and wiped down the mold, and they refunded us £100. Unfortunately all this happened after a not-too-pleasant discussion with one of the owners who told us our standards were too high and we should just drive home immediately if we didn't like the cottage! Nice. After the mold issue we had an ok stay. The mold smell was in the cottage all week and there was more mold growing in the sitting room. The kids favourite game was to catch the numerous woodlice that shared the cottage with us. I get that it's an old property but I shan't be apologising for having 'standards' when we paid over a grand to stay there. The outside facilities were great, great location with the nature reserve. Obviously we wouldn't return.

    Reviewed by Chris2.2Apr 2023

  • "Location was fabulous , owners couldn't have been more helpful and friendly , cottage needed a bit of attention ."

    The kids had a great time and overall it was a good holiday .

    Reviewed by John3.4Aug 2022

  • "We rented out Rafters Cottage as two families , we were very impressed with the cottage and site ."

    The cottage had everything we needed , it was clean and comfortable, we did find the beds a little uncomfortable with the matresses but this wouldnt put us off another holiday there . Rosemary and Gareth were friendly and very helpful, our first afternoon we complained about bedroom light in childrens room , Gareth came asap to fix it. The facialities were great and really suited our 8,7&4 year olds. I loved the small touches in swimming pool with armbands, noodles and balls to use in pool. One thing would improve pool a toilet but its not a major problem . The children loved the new wendy house, climbing wall and slides it was a bonus as not advertised at booking time. The games room was great and used lots by us , we enjoyed the fact we were next door to the country park too. Will definatally return with our dog one year . Thankyou Rosemary and Gareth we loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x mezzanine double, 1 x family room with triple bunk and single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • External shared games room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, 2nd dog considered at additional £25.00
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 3.1 miles
  • Note: There are a few steps down from the living/dining room to the bedrooms and bathroom, please take care
  • Note: The first-floor bedroom isn't suitable for young children or guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Ivy Court's on-site facilities include: Heated covered swimming pool, (seasonal April-October) all-weather tennis court, table tennis, badminton, footgolf, enclosed children’s play area and a games room

The property

Maenclochog 3.5 miles.

Idyllically positioned within a group of former farm buildings in the pint-sized village of Llys-y-frân near Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire, rests this charming stone-built holiday home, Rafters Cottage.

Nestled within the rural countryside of South Wales and set within easy reach of a handful of on-site facilities as well as a picturesque country park and reservoir, Rafters Cottage makes for a lovely base for a family or a group of friends looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Park up in one of the off-road parking spaces before unloading your belongings and marveling at the quaint stone-built exterior of this traditional holiday home.

Kick off your walking boots as you step over the threshold and enter into a charming open-plan living/dining room, traditionally decorated with character beams and exposed stonework.

Look forward to snuggling up on the sumptuous corner sofa in front of the television as you watch your favourite film following a day of adventure.

Continuing through, you'll find the galley-style kitchen, home to a rustic range cooker to assist with preparing hearty meals, alongside a washing machine and a dishwasher to ensure cleaning up is a breeze.

In the warmer months, throw open the patio doors and make dining an alfresco affair with a seat in the peaceful setting of your private garden; a lovely spot to enjoy a crisp glass of wine as you soak in the last of the evening sun before bed.

As the day draws to a close, head back indoors and descend a handful of steps to find two bedrooms, a double room, benefiting from access to it's own en-suite, perfect for beating the morning queues, alongside a quirky family room fit with a triple bunk and a single bed, all nestled on the ground-floor for your convenience.

Resting on the mezzanine is a second double bedroom, intimately tucked under the exposed wooden beams that decorate the ceiling above; a truly marvellous setting to enjoy a night's embrace.

In the morning, awake from a leisurely slumber before making your way to the family bathroom to indulge in a soothing soak or a refreshing rinse before heading out on an adventure.

Whisk your loved ones away on an unforgettable staycation with a break at Rafters Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1070031, 1070033, 1070029 and 1070037, together sleeping up to 23 guests.

Ivy Court

Ivy Court is a set of five tastefully converted cottages from Victorian farm buildings and traditional Welsh barns set next to 350 acres of parkland in Llys-y-frân near Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire. Resting just moments away from the beautiful Llys-y-frân Reservoir and also home to a brilliant range of facilities and activities, including footgolf and badminton, guests will be delighted during their stay here. The cottages additionally boast pet-friendly accommodation, off-road parking and access to private gardens with barbecues, for added convenience, as well as highchairs and travel cots for the little ones. Get to know your immediate surroundings and wander into Ivy Court to find an array of fantastic facilities, including a swimming pool and a games room, or travel further to the Llys-y-frân Reservoir, a stunning lake where you can partake in watersports, land adventures or simply stroll or cycle around the water, where ample wildlife can be found. For your amenities, travel a short distance to Maenclochog, where a pub, cafe and convenience store await; the village is also within easy reach of the beautiful Glyn Bach Gardens. A little further away lies the town of Narberth, where you can enjoy an outing at the town's museum, explore the fascinating ruins of the former castle or head towards Begelly where you will find the bustling Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, which boasts fair rides, a games and playgrounds and is home to a good selection of exotic and farmyard animals. The region is home to a plethora of things to see, including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, home to St Brides Bay, several welcoming settlements, from the historic County town of Haverfordwest to Fishguard, and several breath-taking castles. For an unforgettable break in Pembrokeshire, choose a stay at Ivy Court.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Narberth 10 miles; Haverfordwest 15 miles.

A small Welsh village with a shop, Post Office, two pubs and a garage in the heart of beautiful countryside, within easy access to all of Pembrokeshire’s attractions. Visit Llysyfran Reservoir, just four miles away for a spot of fishing, or maybe try some sea fishing too on the exceptional nearby coastline. With ancient castles to explore, theme parks, seaside resorts, the world famous coast path, old mills, picturesque fishing villages and so much more means that a holiday here will be so memorable that you will soon be planning a return visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season