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Thorne Chapel

Pembroke, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 941182)

4.9

(38 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Thorne Chapel was a super place to stay, very well equipped and a welcome pack second to none."

    The bangs from the army camp, whilst expected, were far louder than anticipated and sometimes took place well into the early hours, again something of a surprise. Having said that it did not detract from our enjoyment of staying in a converted Chapel. Hearing the dawn chorus was a real treat, apart from the army it was a very peaceful setting.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments, I appreciate them even more given the army were extra loud (and late) during your stay. I've asked around and I understand they were taking part in an exceptional NATO exercise that affected the whole peninsula, but has now finished. Nevertheless, I'm sorry you experienced the disruption and will be happy to arrange a discount should you decide to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2022

  • "A very comfortable holiday home and equipped to a high standard."

    The generous welcome hamper was very appreciated and the beds were comfortable. We really appreciated the focus on it being a dog friendly home, from the dog beds to the welcoming floor matts.

    Reviewed by PiersMay 2022

  • "This was our third stay ,and it has become like going home ."

    The owners are wonderful hosts, everything is thoughtfully organised . When you stay in some holiday accommodation it feels clinical and business like . Thorne Chapel just oozes warmth . We will be back next year .

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2022

  • "The property was in excellent location for visiting beautiful sites and beaches and suited our party of 6 The kitchen was very well equipped Unfortunately the weekend of our arrival was marred by the visitors in next door cottage who stayed up all night playing and talking loudly in their garden."

    Fortunately they left on the Monday

    Hello Sarah, thank you for your kind words about the chapel and its location. I’m sorry to hear you were disturbed by noise from the cottage next door. We would have been able to contact the owners over the weekend to raise it with them if you had spoken to Sykes at the time, but I appreciate that you shouldn’t need to. This is the first time it has ever been a problem, so it was entirely unanticipated. I have now talked to the owners, who are lovely people and had lent the cottage to relatives for the weekend. They explained their relatives were staying for a birthday event and, in response to your feedback, that they will ensure it won't happen again. Thank you for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "We recently stayed at Thorne Chapel with our 3 dogs."

    We were very impressed with all the attention to detail. The welcome packs for both humans and dogs were extremely thoughtful and enjoyed by all. The whole property was immaculate, spotlessly clean and comfortable. We were sad that we only had a short break but we will definitely return again in the future. Thank you for making our few days away so special.

    Reviewed by RhiannonMar 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at the chapel."

    We were so lucky with the weather. Everything you could possibly need in the chapel. Even did some baking. Lots of movement on the tank base and firing. This did not bother our dogs. Schedules can be googled and the spectators towers can be accessed. 5 minutes away by car. The path by the Chapel takes you alongside one of fields where you can see the tanks sometimes. Lots of walks. Can recommend the Walked Gardens. Spent a good 1.5 hours wandering around. Dogs on leads within the garden off lead outside towards outer walls. Lovely walk from Stackpole carpark to Barafundle. Dogs loved the swimming at Stackpole Quay. So much to do, so many different walks. Stayed 2 weeks and didn't want to go home. This place is a real gem that accepts our 3 dogs. A real home from home. We love it.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2022

  • "Great location for beautiful beaches, a fun quirky property that provides absolutely everything you need!"

    Would certainly use again and recommend to all my friends! My only question was ... why were there not seperate bins for recycling - it felt very uncomfortable just dumping all rubbish including food waste in one bin?

    Hi Susan, thanks so much for your lovely feedback, it's much appreciated. I do take your point about the food waste and I understand your concern. Unfortunately the collection of food waste isn't a service offered by the otherwise excellent cleaners and I'm too far away to handle this myself. As a business, Thorne Chapel is not serviced by the usual council collections. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "The Chapel is beautiful so welcoming and very very comfy, totally dog friendly!"

    ! The welcome pack is wonderful and the tank range nearby was so much fun to watch we loved it, went to so many castles, beaches, towns and general points of interest within 10 miles of the Chapel. Can rate the accommodation, cleanliness highly enough, it's a real home from home, can't wait to return

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "The most amazing 2 weeks."

    Beautiful Chapel, comfortable sleeping and living. Everything you could possibly need. The projector with surround sound makes movie nights the best. The welcome basket was perfect after a 3 hour drive on our arrival day. This was our 4th or 5th stay needless to say we will return. It is close to the tank base where you can be a spectator for some of their manoeuvres, just look up their schedules. You can see and hear them if you walk down the path by the Chapel. Stand on the bank and be nosy. We picked heaps of sloe berries this time, gin I think will be added to those, and an abundance of blackberries. Great location for Freshwater West and East. Picked up lovely drift wood at West where you will find Cafe Mor!! Lovely walks in the Stackpole Estate forest. Lots of chestnuts at this time of year. Our dogs were exhausted after 2 weeks of different daily walks. I am booking another stay for March. Thank you for your beautiful holiday home

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "Amazing cottage had everything you needed for both people and dogs."

    Such a beautiful done building we didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful property with plenty of space, comfortable beds and a sense of well being about it, we loved it."

    The sound system/cinema is great [though be aware the sound travels easily upstairs if some go to bed earlier] and the kitchen was very well equipped. The local beaches were clean, wide and beautiful and we had lunch at the beach cafe Mor - lovely fish and amazing chips! We would go back like a shot.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2021

  • "The chapel is a lovely place to stay and very dog friendly for our 2 large dogs."

    The welcome pack was a lovely surprise, thank you! The garden is enclosed so my dogs were safe, it’s not a big garden but there are plenty of places to walk the dogs so it didn’t matter. First place we have stayed with dog beds available which was great. Bed was lovely and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay I would thoroughly recommend Thorne Chapel.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "The Chapel was lovely to stay in and had absolutely everything you could want or need apart from an iron, which I found a little strange as it had literally everything you could wish for and more besides."

    A beautiful building and we had a lovely stay there.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "A lovely place much bigger than I expected."

    Well equipped. We had a fabulous week with great weather. We loved the welcome basket and the fact they were dog friendly.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Such a peaceful place with everything you and could possibly need."

    Dogs also got 5 star catering with beds, throws, towels and treats.

    Reviewed by DaveMay 2021

  • "It was a lovely break and location thanks"

    Reviewed by ElisabethApr 2021

  • "Accommodation fine and as escribed."

    No nasty surprises. Garden secure for our energetic dogs.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Fantastic place to stay very clean, beds amazingly comfortable which is rare for some holiday lets, plenty of space to spread out, kitchen well stocked wih cooking implements, didn't use the the tv or projector but good choicebof dvds an the option of netflix."

    Dog's were at home - dog throws, beds & towels provided they loved the dog beds! From the cottage theres a coast path walk but need to check if army ranges are in use as it goes straight through them. However the first part of the path is general use so great for burning off a bit of their energy before heading out for longer walks. Freshwater West beach is dog friendly and better towards the end of the day as less busy. Also where Dobby from Harry Potter was killed.... A grave has been set up there. Definitely recommend staying here would be back next year but was already booked for the week we wanted.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieSep 2020

  • "Superb cottage , lovely thoughtful welcome hamper from owner."

    The cottage is beautiful My only niggle is that the garden could do with some attention .

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Beautiful property, extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    Without doubt the most dog friendly place we’ve ever stayed. Lots of lovely, thoughtful touches: very generous welcome pack, dog beds, throws, towels, toys and treats, os maps for the local area, to name a few! Everything was just perfect!

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2020

  • "Very beautiful accommodation, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2020

  • "We loved the quirkiness of this property, its location was really quiet and off the beaten track."

    Every thing you could possibly need was provided and we were very grateful for the basket of goodies, milk and butter left for us. The location was right next to a live tank firing range which did worry us a bit but you can find the firing schedule online (rarely active at weekends) and our stay was relatively peaceful. The area has some beautiful beaches and fantastic walks, definitely worth a visit even on a very wet November weekend. One thing that did let it down was the mattress on the master bed, felt like sleeping in a trough but all in all we had a wonderful stay and would go back again.

    I am sorry to hear that the bed was not to your liking during your stay. I am delighted to confirm that we have just recently replaced the mattress following your feedback. Thank you very much for you lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "Second holiday to Thorne Chapel and it did not disappoint."

    Arriving to an amazing welcome pack so we could eat and drink whilst waiting for our shopping to be delivered. Bread and butter, jam, milk, coffee and Prosecco plus some lovely welsh sweet treats. Home from home with everything you could possibly need. Washing machine is a lovely added extra. USB charging points next to main bed was super useful. Tanks were having shooting practice which sadly we didn't get to watch as we had our dogs. We could hear it but it didn't affect the dogs. Lots of wildlife on the beach including Portuguese man o war. Had been a stormy night previously. Lots of the usual jellyfish and seals for this time of year pup season. Will be returning next year! Thank you once again.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "Had a fantastic trip to Pembrokeshire and stayed at Thorne Chapel."

    We chose it because of its location near to dog friendly beaches of Freshwater West and East, Manorbier and walks around Bosherston, Stackpole and St Govan. As it is close to Castle Martin army base, you need to check when firing is happening as St Govan walk is restricted during those times. Seems as if firing stops at weekends, but goes on in weekdays. You can't actually hearing any firing. The beaches were out of this world and the dogs loved them. We took a trip into nearby Pembroke town which was beautiful with a huge castle in the centre, by the river. Thorne Chapel is a beautiful old chapel and retains original features, including front door and lecturn. I can't over state what a building building it is and the conversion is superb. It was a really peaceful place to stay. The owners provided everything you need and more, with excellent small thoughtful touches for humans and dogs! The cinema and surround system was a bit complicated at first and I think previous occupants had messed up the system. I was able to contact Sykes who let the owner know. He rang me immediately and we spent about an hour on the phone talking through the system, so that it worked. This resolved the problem and was able to enjoy the media system. If you want to make mobile phone calls or texts, you will need to walk out/ drive out to find a signal. Wifi was perfectly adequate, so we tended to use Whatsapp for texts and calls. All in all, a highly recommend place to stay and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2019

  • "It was pleasure to stay at this excellent and tidy accommodation about 14 days."

    It were the first holidays in Wales for us and we definately want to come back. The Chapel has all equipment we needed to feel good and enjoy. Also there were little welcome presents for us and the dog. So we felt very welcome and it is an appreciated begin after a long journey. The landscape is amazing and there are very Beautiful beaches and cliffs nearby and reachable within 10mins driving. Congratulations for this nice Chapel we miss it! Kind regards from Germany

    Reviewed by StefanJun 2019

  • "Fantastic quirky place!"

    We felt at home here in this lovely spacious place. Freshwater west beach was a beautiful beach to visit too. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by RachaelJun 2019

  • "Beautiful place and vert dog friendly."

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "The chapel is the perfect base for exploring Pembrokeshire."

    It has been designed and decorated very tastefully and the cinema in the lounge is a great feature for a cosy movie night. Myself, my mother and my three dogs loved it.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2019

  • "Amazing holiday accommodation in every way, even for our dog from start too finish including a lovely hamper for us and even one for the dog."

    Amazing beaches and all local distances. Would definitely book again and been telling all my friends and giving them details. Happy memories made x

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a very peaceful location."

    The welcome pack was exceedingly generous and every little luxury was provided. The cottage was also spotlessly clean, and we all spet well in the really comfortable beds. The projection TV was especially welcome by the kids, as was Netflix and a variety of DVD's. The cottage was extremely well located for walks etc, and we have no doubt that we will return to this area again, and hopefully to Chapel Cottage.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2019

  • "Thorne Chapel is ideally situated close to Stackpole, Barafundle bay and Freshwater East and West."

    It's a very comfortable and relaxing property with everything that we needed for our 7 day stay. Ideally suited for our 2 dogs with the enclosed garden and superb walking days out. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2019

  • "We found Thorne Chapel a lovely, comfortable and practical holiday home for us and the dog."

    So many beautiful beaches and coastal walks all within a short drive .... a great location for a quiet and restorative getaway.

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2019

  • "What an absolute gem of a property."

    The conversion of the Grade 2 listed building is fabulous, there is everything that you could wish for at this property. The welcome pack was outstanding, which made us feel very welcome indeed. The addition of the tv/DVD projector was great especially on a dark November evening, to put a film on, turn the lights out and open the popcorn was an absolute delight. The only issue was not having a phone signal, but we managed without it, although you can drive up to Castlemartin and get a full signal. I would recommend this property to anyone and we hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2018

  • "WOW WOW WOW!"

    !!!!! Fantastic, bright, clean and airy. Everything you could possibly need for a week away. Dog bowls, beds, treats and towels provided fur our 3 pooches. Which for us was our priority. Clearly they are dog lovers. The garden is safe and enclosed in order to let your dogs out almost unattended. Comfortable huge bed and a lovely bathroom to boot. Kitchen is a dream to cook in!. I love it here and don't want to go home. The projector and surround sound sets off a great evening for movies. Great selection DVD's. Only 10 minutes from the Fabulous Freshwater WEST beach. I could go there everyday with our dogs. I shall be championing this place and will certainly be returning next year. The cockerell and his ladies are a funny sight and roam freely. Friendly dogs up the road who want you to stop your car to say hello. oh and the welcome pack for us went down well, well treats and Prosecco

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "Comfort was great Weather was fantastic Cottage was lovely"

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2018

  • "We were impressed that the owners had left a welcome pack for our dogs made us feel they were as important as us"

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, made dogs welcome with baskets bowls towels and treats supplied."

    setting super away from traffic and lane for walking dogs out the door . As you can guess the dogs loved it we enjoyed everything it had to offer and the beaches were beautiful.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, first floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area over different levels.
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, 50" TV with Freeview, 150" projector, Netflix and Amazon Fire Stick, Superfast broadband, 100MB+, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 4 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts children 7 years old and above due to spiral staircase
  • Note: Open-plan living area on different levels.

The property

Pembroke 4 miles.

Thorne Chapel has been beautifully converted and enjoys a fabulous countryside location in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on a no-through road, four miles from Pembroke.

Sympathetically retaining many of the chapel's original features, this one-of-a-kind character accommodation is an ideal base for exploring this fabulous region.

Step up into the wonderfully quirky open-plan living area, set on three different levels with a well-equipped kitchen, a fantastic dining area with church-style furniture and a large family living room.

The showpiece is a 150" projector with an array of films to curl up and watch in the evening after venturing along the nearby coastal path.

This floor also occupies a lavish bathroom with contemporary features, underfloor heating and a rainfall shower over the generously-sized bath.

A classy spiral staircase brings you to a bright and airy first floor, here you will find three immaculate bedrooms, a mezzanine and a cloakroom.

All are finished to a high standard with windows filling the rooms with uplifting natural light.

At the back of the chapel there is a courtyard, a grassed area and a patio with garden furniture.

The garden is fully enclosed.

There is also a grassy area to the front featuring a ‘pew with a view’.

Stunning countryside abounds from your doorstep, offering some astounding rural scenery as well as access to the idyllic coastline with its cliffs, coves and beaches including award-winning Barafundle Bay and delightful Freshwater West.

The medieval town of Pembroke is a fine holiday base as its range of amenities include charming shops, eateries and pubs, the town also features a striking castle.

Some of Pembrokeshire's most popular attractions are close at hand including the towns of Tenby, Haverfordwest and Saundersfoot.

Striking natural features such as the Green Bridge of Wales and Stack Rocks are three miles away, all ensuring a memorable trip.

Thorne Chapel is close to Castlemartin camp, an army base that has a viewing area for spectators.Visitors interested in the military may enjoy watching the tanks on manoeuvres.The firing schedule for the range is published online regularly.

Use Thorne Chapel as your special getaway for that well-deserved break in this breathtaking part of Wales

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

PEMBROKE

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.

Note: This property only accepts children 7 years old and above due to spiral staircase and mezzanine bedroom.