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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay in a beautiful house with incredible gardens."

    Walking distance to town and great location for exploring the local beaches. It had everything you could possibly want, esp in the kitchen. The welcome gifts were very appreciated. It was let down slightly by the uncleanliness and I felt that the double rooms were big enough to have at least one en-suite, which would have helped our group of 6. But these were minor things, that would not put us off staying again

    Reviewed by Lara3.4Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely very large old property which would lend itself more to a large family."

    Everything and more is provided but the property could do with a bit of updating.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack Great house with lots of character Lots of beautiful ..."

    Lovely welcome pack Great house with lots of character Lots of beautiful beaches & walks within a short drive Our first time to pembrokeshire area & will definitely come back

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house and garden ,but in need of T."

    L.C. Lots of loose crazy paveing on path and wall,we had small children,so a few falls. !, Loose floor boards in small bedroom !! And rugs very slippery on floor boards .cleaning needs attention! But we did enjoy the house and garden xx

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jul 2023

  • "Some of the pots and pans require attention, some crockery had chips on them ."

    Did enjoy the property and the location also spoke to the owner on a few other matters of which she said would sort out.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jun 2023

  • "Great sheltered position with extensive gardens."

    Central for many interesting excursions; Bosherston Lakes, Tenby and St. Davids are well worth visiting. If you are going to Saundersfoot, park at Wisemans Bridge and walk through the tunnels; it's a nice walk and free parking. On arrival we tried the key safe by the French Doors which was empty! A quick 'phone call and the problem was solved; the keys were in the key safe by the back door next to the garage. Note that the lock on the back door sticks from time to time.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Longsdon, there is plenty of room to spread out, and it was perfect for our dog who loved the huge enclosed garden, as did we."

    The welcome pack of Welsh butter, bread, Welsh cakes, Welsh caramel waffles, and six fresh eggs was a lovely touch. But...sadly, yes, there are actually several "buts". 1: The stairs are rather tricky especially going down, being rather slippery due to being wooden - if you have mobility problems, this wonderful house is probably not for you. In fact the floors generally are slippery (no carpets, just the beautiful wood flooring,) 2: The house is best described as "quirky", a bit like a trip back to the 1920s - despite the house having been built in the 1960s. It took us ages to work out where everything was - we didn't find the freezer and washing machine until day 4, and didn't find the washing up bowl until the day before we left. (I suppose we were intended to have used the dishwasher, but we aren't used to such "modern" luxuries.) We didn't discover the downstairs toilet until the end of the day after we arrived! 3: The door locks could be tricky, and we had to call out the caretaker on day 3 to get us in because we couldn't get the key for the mortise lock to turn. After that we took all the keys with us when we went out! 4: Most of the beds were comfortable, but the cleanliness of the bedrooms could have been better. The bedclothes in the single rooms were stained and didn't appear to be fresh. In addition, I found a discarded sock left down the side of my bed! On the other hand the house was warm and cosy, and overall we had a great time there despite a few aggravations. Will we go back? Probably not, purely because of the stairs...

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8May 2023

  • "We loved the house, location (easy for travelling around) the garden was lovely but we all thought the house needed a bit of TLC."

    ie drain pipes needed painting, windows needed cleaning, there was black mould around the freezer door the hook to keep the patio doors open comes away from the wall. Having said the above we have all had a lovely and peaceful holiday away from city life. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1May 2023

  • "The property was fabulous, full of character and left us with lots of questions about it's history."

    Would love to see it in the summer.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2023

  • "On arrival at the property, we were horrified and disgusted to find that the toilet brush [in the upstairs toilet] was absolutely filthy – being plastered with excrement."

    The interior of the wall-cupboards [in the kitchen] was dusty as were the shelves in the pantry – to the extent that we felt the need to wash crockery before use in order to remove the dust and even some dead moths. The knobs on the kitchen wall-cupboards were so high, that I was unable to open any of these cupboards. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and could only reach the very first shelf in the wall-cupboards and could only reach the lowest shelves in the pantry. My husband is 6 feet tall and he could not reach the top shelves. A set of small safety steps would have been advantageous. The back and front doors of the property close and lock automatically so we would advise guests to always ensure they have a door key when venturing out into the grounds – we were nearly caught out by this issue. The wooden flooring in the lounge has obviously suffered from attack by wood worm. Some small sections of the wood have been removed [or have crumbled away] leaving spaces that are potential trip hazards especially if wearing heeled shoes, and could potentially cut someone’s feet if walking bare-foot in that room. The carpet in the smaller of the double bedrooms was not secured by the carpet rail and easily slid whenever anyone placed a foot on that section – a definite slip hazard. The coat hook on the back of the bathroom door was nearly hanging off with the screws pulling out of the hardboard. Initially we thought there was no freezer but it was found at the back door entrance. The door had a bolt and padlock in place and at first glance appeared to be locked and of limits to guests. On closer inspection, we found the door was not padlocked and would open but the freezer door was found ajar and had almost defrosted. The property manual for appliances is not current. We were unable to find adequate information relating to the segregation of household waste and the time of waste collection. We are glad that it was just the two of us staying at the property because if we had been a party of 6 adults then the bathroom facilities would have been problematical as would the size of the dishwasher. The dining room table would have been cramped for six people as well as the main lounge which only had two sofas. On a positive note, the welcome pack of milk etc thoughtfully put together and was greatly appreciated. We both enjoyed staying in the Haverfordwest area but would not choose to stay in Lonsdale again.

    Reviewed by Joan2.8Feb 2023

  • "What a beautiful house!"

    It oozes history and character, and the grounds are lovely. The beds are comfortable, and once we had turned on the heaters it became warm and cosy quite quickly. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and trays for cooking, and there is plenty of cutlery and crockery (not just one place setting per person). Plenty of lovely fluffy towels provided, and extra blankets in the cupboards. My only complaint would be that there isn't a washer/dryer as stated - just a washing machine. Not a big deal as there is a line if the weather is good and a clothes horse if not so we managed fine. There is lots of space, the water was nice and hot all week, and it's wonderfully quiet. We were also left some milk, eggs and butter and there was a small stock of coffee and sugar as well as cooking basics like oil and seasonings in the pantry. The house was lovely and clean too! I also met the owner briefly on the last day (if you're reading - the door key wasn't an issue, I'd forgotten about the top latch!) who was very friendly and stopped by to see how we were getting on :-)

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2023

  • "Longston is a large house - plenty of room for our party of 4 and a dog."

    The garden is huge and once the main gate is closed, safe for canines and children to enjoy. Our visit was in February and we had good weather, so the garden was a lovely addition. It’s a shame the table outside had no glass top as we would have liked to sit outside to eat. There were only two plastic garden chairs that we could find. The house is heated by the aga and electric radiators. Upstairs was warmer than downstairs, but the large log burner kept the lounge nice a cosy once lit. The bathroom is modern with a separate toilet. The bath is large but the shower pressure is a bit low. Could do with one of those shower heads that help to increase pressure. The beds were very comfortable. The house overall had a lovely feel to it, with traditional creaky wooden floorboards and wood panelling in the hallway added to the atmosphere. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and the larder was great for storing food and supplies. We had to phone the caretaker as we couldn’t find the washing machine - he was really helpful and explained there was a laundry room which we had missed (the house is big). The location was perfect - on the edge of town with all conveniences with countryside walks right on the doorstep. Lots of lovely beaches within a short drive. St David’s is well worth a visit and the beach at Newgale is stunning. Overall we had a lovely stay and enjoyed the house very much. We will definitely stay again if we visit the area in the summer.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Feb 2023

  • "The property is lovely if in need of some TLC."

    The house was lovely and warm (we have never used an AGA before)and the bed was also very comfortable and warm. Water was red hot although the pressure was a little slow. The grounds are beautiful and will be lovely in the summer and are great for pets. It was a perfect base for us visiting family and was close to the town, Broadhaven, Dale and Hook. All places we needed to go to.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Nov 2022

  • "We were more than happy with our stay."

    Only a couple of issues that were promptly responded to. Excellent value for the cost and a great location. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Terry4.4Sep 2022

  • "Thanks for opening up your home so people can stay and enjoy what the area has to offer."

    . we enjoyed our stay.. it was right up our street as the saying goes.. one thing I will say is check the bath mat in bath when we lifted it out there was excrement under it, so guessing a family with small children stayed.. we just cleaned it up so not worries.. thank you again.

    Reviewed by S4.4Sep 2022

  • "The large garden is perfect for a large dog."

    Well stocked kitchen with plenty of crockery etc. Comfortable lounge and beds. A good location to lots of amenities. On the down side the windows could do with a good clean. Seemed to be a constant mist outside when looking out. Some updating could be recommended ie both toilets. Wouldn't recommend going in cold weather only small electric heating in each room, woodburner in lounge probably OK. Otherwise we had a nice time there.

    Pleased you had a nice stay in Longsdon. Sorry about the windows, but as I explained, they are the original leaded lined windows and almost impossible to clean efficiently. The heaters are nearly all new and extremely efficient making the house very warm in winter. The Aga will also be relit warming the core of the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Sep 2022

  • "E had a lovely few days stay at Longsdon - the garden was a brilliant size, enough for our 3 children and small dog."

    We loved the old style features and the house was full of curiosities! The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, the sitting room was comfy and the beds were all very comfy too. It was close to a lovely beach and I enjoyed the dark skies at night - perfect for stargazing!

    Reviewed by Kelley4.7Aug 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and garden but not too happy with the arga not very clean ..."

    Loved the cottage and garden but not too happy with the arga not very clean same with the tin opener very dirty other wise not any problems need to put a tin opener in the draw The Foulger Family

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.1Jun 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and visited every coastline as all were within 45 min drive and my dog was happy exploring the huge garden."

    It was lovely to sit by the wood burner each night but a poker would have been handy!

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4May 2022

  • "Longsdon is a charming time capsule."

    It has the most beautiful original features, and the furniture and floorings are in keeping with the house. If you are looking for laminate flooring and IKEA cabinets then you will find this not to your taste. We found Longsdon absolutely wonderful. The whole house is so spacious, the garden is a delight with so much space even our German Shepherd Dog had ample enough room to really run around. Sitting outside in the morning with a coffee is the perfect start to the day. Sitting outside in the evening as it grows darker is the perfect ending. The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful coastline. So many beaches and coves withing 20 minutes drive. Lovely walks through the countryside. A short walk into town. We had a problem with the Aga while we were there, but it was rectified immediately, and we found the owner and caretaker very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be going back to Longsdon. We had a wonderful week there. We fell in love with the house and gardens.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The home has an old shakiness charm to it and it’s in a good location, it’s around 30 minute drive to anywhere you would like to visit in the Pembrokeshire area. There is no hair dryer though so remember pack your own!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Feb 2022

  • "The location is brilliant; you seem to be 1/2 hour from anywhere you might want to go."

    Stunning coastlines. First impressions of the property was of being in need of some TLC, and internal updating; however. Loads of space inside, complete with a snug if you need to get away. The Aga takes a bit of getting used to, (there is a really useful recipe book), but provides lots of hot water for the wonderfully big bath and warmth in the kitchen. Everywhere inside is clean, the sofas and beds are really comfortable. Loads of logs for the wood burner in the lounge; very cosy on a damp Autumn evening. The garden is a great size and enclosed. You are not overlooked. Really good value for money. Left there destressed and refreshed. Recommend a trip to Tenby in the sunshine. Would we come back. Yes.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Longsdon."

    It was really clean and comfortable. We were spoilt for space, the kids loved the garden and plenty of wood was provided so we could enjoy the cosy fire in the evenings. Would definitely recommend this property if you were interested in exploring the beauty of Pembrokeshire

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was lovely, massive garden which was very secluded."

    15 minute walk into Haverfordwest which had plenty of shops and places to eat. Closest beach about 20 Min drive. Would def stay in this house again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Aga with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

Perched on the outskirts of the bustling town of Haverfordwest is this marvellous, detached cottage, Longsdon.

Surrounded by rich countryside and boasting a magnificent garden, sure to keep your canine companion entertained, this fabulous property is an idyllic base for a family escape to Pembrokeshire.

Drive up the winding driveway, guarded by substantial trees and park up outside the abode, with plenty of space for the rest of the group.

Be charmed by the grand interior, with oak panels and doors, as well as a warm, traditional décor to accentuate the splendour of the property.

To the left, find the sitting room, the ideal spot to unwind after a day of exploring the town; enjoy a glass of wine on the sofa with the glow of the woodburning stove gently heating up the room.

Moving around the property, find the amply-equipped kitchen, with a generous sized aga to cook heart-warming meals and a pantry to house all the essential ingredients.

When dinner is ready, gather in the elegant dining room where you can enjoy a meal together before planning the rest of the holiday.

Dine outside in the rear garden to enjoy eating alfresco-style and soak in the glorious greenery as the younger ones run freely around the space.

For a moment to yourself, curl up in the snug room to read a compelling book or head upstairs for a leisurely soak in the bath.

Upstairs, you will discover, two double bedrooms and two singles; all rooms are furnished with vintage storage so you can unload your belongings and make the room your own.

In the morning, indulge in a refreshing shower then head downstairs to the dining room to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and a spot of breakfast.

Take a short stroll to discover your amenities, where you will find a traditional, local pub and a well-stocked convenience store just short drive away from the dwelling.

The beautiful town of Haverfordwest offers a variety of boutique shops to explore, as well as pretty tearooms and the option to get dressed up to the nines as you experience the lively night life.

History lovers will be thrilled with the 12th century, Haverfordwest Castle, where the striking ruins can be noticed from afar and learn about the heritage of the town at Haverfordwest Museum.

To feel some sand between your toes, venture to the seaside village of Broad Haven, where you can pick up some watersports equipment near the seafront and then have an exhilarating day in a wetsuit, kayaking or surfboarding.

Spend the day in the town of Pembroke to be spoilt for choice with delicious eateries, pubs and unique shops; here you can also immerse yourself in the history of Pembroke Castle, a gigantic oval castle with impressive grounds, then head down to the golden, sandy beaches with secret coves and riveting rock pools to keep you entertained.

For a wonderful holiday, in a remarkable home, stay in Longsdon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Broad Haven 7 miles; Narberth 7 miles; Pembroke 11 miles; St. Davids 16 ;Saundersfoot 19 miles; Tenby 20 miles.

Haverfordwest (Welsh spelling: Hwlffordd) is the county town of Pembrokeshire with quaint little gift shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and a vibrant night life. Haverfordwest sits at the mouth of the River Cleddau and with its castle, museum and large leisure complex it is a great day out for all the family. The whole of Pembrokeshire beckons from this perfect holiday base to explore castles, relax on beautiful sandy beaches, take walks along parts of the complete coastal footpath, and enjoy Folly Farm, the nearby trampoline park, the Dinosaur Experience and the thrills and spills of Oakwood Theme Park and Bluestone Water Park. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful part of Wales you'll want to revisit again and again.

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