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Pembroke, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The pictures for Wagtail Cottage don’t really do it justice, we were absolutely blown away when we arrived."

    Welcomed with fresh milk and biscuits, the cottage is clean and has everything you need to stay whether you are a family with children or all adults. We stayed in the summer and enjoyed the fact that it is a short drive into Pembroke Town and about a 15 minute drive to Freshwater West and Stackpole Quay (national trust) that is a short walk to Barafundle Beach. Only 30 mins drive to Tenby. Our first time visiting Wales and we fell in love with it. Wish we’d booked 2 weeks so we could have visited everything in the area. Would recommend visiting Narberth town centre too as it’s got a market and some lovely shops with hidden tapas bars! All in all we would highly recommend Wagtail Cottage. Having our own drive for the car, the Amazon stick and dvd player (with lots of quite up to date dvds included) for those cosy movie nights in and a well equipped kitchen for cooking dinners every night really added the homely touches for us as a family of 4.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Wagtail. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    There were a few cobwebs about that had been missed, and perhaps there could be an option for non-feathered pillows for people with Allergies, but overall a comfy place to stay whilst exploring the area.The handy book could do with an update.

    Unfortunately if I don’t get the tiny spider, it makes a new cobweb. They are busy little fellows! There is a mixture of pillows to choose from, could easily swap them around. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage,but a little remote for a beach holiday, once your back at the ..."

    Fantastic cottage,but a little remote for a beach holiday, once your back at the cottage , was hard to travel anywhere for evening meal, also local pub was never open ,

    Our location is surrounded by some of the finest beaches in Pembrokeshire! All 10 minutes drive, Fresh Water west, Broad Haven, Barafundle, west Angle etc Mostly the beaches need to be driven to as there are generally few properties near them. The nearest pub will hopefully reopen soon, although Stackpole Inn and St Govans Inn are again just ten minutes drive. Pembroke town has plenty of choice, just a ten minute drive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in your cottage."

    Everything was excellent but the kitchen tap needs some work. Pictures of the outside do not do the cottage justice, would highly recommend.

    The kitchen tap is fed by an under sink electric heater, delivering 5 litres each cycle. It soon heats up again. Not as good as a gas combi boiler, but there is no gas here. Its good enough for the occasional use that it gets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very pleasant stay in this comfortable cottage, perfect for couple or family holiday."

    Private garden and parking space was appreciated. Great to have good WiFi connection.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location and very peaceful."

    Had a lovely time there. Great base for exploring Pembrokeshire. We visited, Tenby, Stackpole, St Davids, Fishguard & Pembroke Castle, plus several excellent beaches. Nothing was more than 1 hour away so this was perfect for us. The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed for a comfortable stay. One the whole it was clean, but did see a few cobwebs in a few places. Did have issues with the hot tap in the kitchen with not much hot water coming from it. Ended up taking washing bowl to bathroom to get hot water for dishes, but this did not detract from an enjoyable stay. The double bed was not overly comfortable, we are used to a firmer mattress & king size bed, but of course everyone has different preferences. I think the useful info folder could do with tidying up. Lots of changes, crossing out and hand written notes inside. Excellent stay and would recommend the cottage. Would certainly think about going back if we visited the area again.

    We are pleased that you had an excellent stay at Wagtail and would happily return. The kitchen sink is fed by an under sink heater that produces 5 litres of water instantly and quickly reheats. It is enough for doing the dishes. The double bed is normal sized and fits the dimensions of the room. It has on occasion been too firm! We installed a mattress topper to make it softer, but as you say its all a matter of preference. The info folder does in deed need a makeover. You did well to find a cobweb, I make a point of hoovering them every weekend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2023

  • "A lovely, spacious and well equipped cottage."

    Close to amazing beaches, castles and seaside towns.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wagtail Cottage was a great place to stay, well equipped, comfy and spacious."

    It is rural but within half an hour (mostly less) of all the places on the coast that we wanted to see. Would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice helpful friendly family."

    Cosy cottage in a lovely location. Maybe could benefit from a external rotary airer or washing line. Ideal location to explore the south Pembrokeshire cost line. Can't wait to return.

    We are pleased that you had a great holiday at Wagtail. There are two free standing airers that can be placed either inside or out in the garden. A rotary would surely ruin the look of the pretty garden. Its a holiday let, not a permanent residence! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.1Sep 2022

  • "A cosy, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a peaceful location handy for all the local beaches and sights."

    Left thoroughly chilled.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, very comfortable and everything you need for your stay."

    Lovely location not too far from beaches, pubs etc. looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Wagtail Cottage, it is a lovely decorated place in a rural, peaceful and quiet surrounding!"

    It was really a home from home! The only point of criticism for us: only 4 towels were provided for two adults in a two week stay. Nevertheless we have had a great holiday and would love to come back!

    We are pleased that you had a great holiday. We are just next door and a request for more towels would be easily met. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1May 2022

  • "Had a lovely time in a fabulous cottage in a stunning part Wales."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you my need for a perfect break ."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Wagtail Cottage."

    It was filled with all the things we needed to make it the most enjoyable holiday. Some beautiful places to visit nearby which were only a short drive away. The owners were extremely welcoming and kind, if we needed anything they were more than happy to help. We look forward to booking again soon!

    Reviewed by Charli5.0Oct 2021

  • "Idiot that I am I thought I'd booked a week on the Gower."

    Then when I came to look up how to get there I realised we were coming to Pembroke. What a great mistake that was. Wagtail Cottage is lovely. Cosy and comfortable I'd describe it. In the winter you can even light the log burner, although we were too busy out and about to do that. The duvets were so warm I made a note of the label and am going to try to get myself one. We thought we were going to have rain all week but we only got one bad soaking. We walked for miles and miles along the coast line and visited Pembroke Castle and St Davids Cathedral. Now I need to rest my aching OAP legs. A great place.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location close to beautiful beaches and gorgeous coastline."

    Property very comfortable with large garden. Lots of attractions nearby too to keep little ones entertained. Had a really lovely stay there.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a good quiet location."

    Cottage was well equipped with all the facilities you'd require. Lovely garden to relax in after a day at the beach. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay matched with perfect weather.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "We had such a fabulous stay, this Is a beautiful And tranquil area, very happy with the local info given and the level of cleanliness and comfort at the cottage, highly recommend to anyone looking for a cosy cottage stay in a quiet place full of nature and beautiful walks close by."

    Reviewed by Tobie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Me and my daughter 3 enjoyed a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage."

    So close to many beautiful beaches and local attractions we were kept busy. The cottage had everything we needed and more. It was a very comfortable stay. We would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great location for the coastal paths and exploring Lovely welcome basket and ..."

    Great location for the coastal paths and exploring Lovely welcome basket and fresh flowers Would definitely recommend a stay

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy and welcoming with a basket of goodies and flowers waiting for us and milk in the fridge."

    The beds were very comfy and the cottage was clean with everything we might need. It was in a perfect location for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast and surrounding areas. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this property. Thank you for a lovely staycation!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2020

  • "We booked this cottage for a quiet get-a-way and that is exactly what we got."

    It was wonderful. We really couldn't have asked for more. The cottage was spotlessly clean and so warm and cosy. The owners go above and beyond with some lovely extras. All our plans to go for walks etc. never happened as we were just content to stay holed up in this gorgeous cottage. We recharged our batteries and will hopefully be back soon when they need recharging again.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2020

  • "Really well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. The kids appreciated the toys and body boards. Great location in a quiet court yard.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage more than lived up to expectations, a clean, comfortable and really relaxing place to stay."

    We are a family of four with two teenagers, everyone was happy with all having enough space to themselves when needed. Having never visited Pembroke before, the close proximity of so many fantastic beaches meant we were spoilt for choice and spent most days there. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is a lovely home from home, set in a peaceful location although ..."

    The cottage is a lovely home from home, set in a peaceful location although there are other properties around it was very quiet, you do feel away from it all, very relaxing, it had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Sally Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "We stayed in Wagtail Cottage for a week with our 5 year old son."

    The cottage was ideal for a family of 3 or 4. We did have a couple of issues, the most important being the velux window in the twin bedroom. This has a bedside table directly beneath it and I found our son stood on the bedside table with one leg out of the velux window, about to climb on the roof!! Although the owners have thought about younger guests with children's cutlery, bucket and spade and a selection of boogie boards provided, my little one struggled with no child's step provided to enable him to reach the sink etc. The last issue we had was with a constant banging noise throughout the day, we couldn't determine if this was coming from the military range or the oil refinery, although it wasn't loud enough to be irritating it was noticeable and worth mentioning. Apart from these issues we had a lovely holiday in our favourite part of the world. The cottage was very comfortable and perfectly positioned for exploring beautiful Pembrokeshire.

    Thank you for your feedback Mrs Proctor.The noise was without doubt the military range. This is of course noticeable during periods of firing. The MoD do publish this online. Sometimes it is louder when either the wind blows in our direction or the bigger tanks are based at Castlemartin.The velux windows are part of any property with bedrooms in the roof space.We do not wish to have these windows only open a small amount, as is the case in all hotels nowadays.Therefore we will now advertise as not being suitable for small children. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jun 2019

  • "Wagtail Cottage was ideally situated, very central for visiting all places of interest."

    Cottage had everything you needed and very clean, would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by jane5.0May 2019

  • "Great place, very comfortable and close to the beach and town."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2019

  • "A small update is required on instructions Travelling to the Property after passing through Maidenwells ."

    There is now a small island as you go round the sharp bend first exit left required signposted St Twynnells . (No go straight over Give way) Wonderful cottage great location for walking the coast path and visiting the local Beaches.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2018

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a secluded and quiet location but especially great for visiting all the beaches, etc."

    The cottage has everything anyone could need and is very homely whilst being furnished to a high standard. It makes it perfect for a very relaxing holiday. The owners left a great welcome pack and some lovely flowers which made it even more special along with some great tips for what to do and where to go in the local area. All in all a fabulous place that we would definitely go back to and would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, really comfortable and clean in an excellent quiet location."

    Found the map which owners had hand written facts and places to visit really useful as well. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Opened the door to a spotlessly clean, gorgeous cottage with brilliant facilities."

    The cottage had so many lovely little touches including binoculars and a bird book to assist with the amazing guests you get in the garden (watch out for the woodpecker!). The homemade guide to walks and places was a great help and so was the visitor book. So enjoyed our holiday and the cottage was perfect! Thank you for a fantastic time! The Harmans.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wagtail cottage is perfectly placed to visit the sights of Pembrokeshire."

    It has a central quiet location and the cottage itself is both clean and well equipped. This is the second time we have stayed there and will book again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2018

  • "Superb cottage with excellent layout."

    One of our best

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2017

  • "Very peaceful, beautiful countryside, very friendly hosts who were available if required but otherwise gave us complete privacy which was lovely."

    Also lovely welcoming touches, flowers, chocs, milk etc very much appreciated after a long journey. Comfortable & beautifully furnished cottage.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2017

  • "Comfortable and clean cottage, it was furnished to a high standard and the bed was comfortable."

    There are a number of beautiful beaches and bays to explore nearby and lots of walking to be done if so inclined.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Jan 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic, the flowers and the milk etc were really appreciated, it was the little touches around the cottage that we thought were excellent, thanks to our hosts for allowing us to use the property."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable in a lovely location and ideal for visiting other attractions."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor with electric panel heaters in bedrooms and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi with fibre optic internet, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Small sunny garden area to front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles
  • Note: Mobile signal can be limited indoors
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children 5 years of age and under

The property

Pembroke 3 miles.

This charming stone barn conversion, attached to the owner’s home, is located three miles from the town of Pembroke in Pembrokeshire.

The barn is part of a courtyard, set down a private single lane, where farm buildings have been lovingly converted into holiday homes.

You start to relax as you drive into this peaceful country location, with fields and woodland all around.

This beautifully presented stone cottage is located at the far end of the courtyard.

With its underfloor heating in the kitchen and living areas, plus its warming woodburner, even on the coolest of days you’ll be warm and cosy.

The kitchen is well equipped for the chef of the party and the dining area provides an ideal place to chat as the meals are prepared or perhaps even for a game of cards.

The welcoming woodburner in the sitting room will entice you to snuggle up in front of the TV or sit and do a bit of bird spotting in the trees, seen through the patio doors.

The two bedrooms on the first floor with sloping ceilings and open beams are the perfect place to rest with a good night’s sleep after a fun day out.

Sitting or playing in the garden in such peaceful surroundings will start and end your days perfectly.

From such a charming cottage, you may not to wish to venture far, however there are walks from the doorstep, and a short drive will take you to Pembroke with its magnificent castle.

Enjoy days out on the local sandy beaches, walks along the coast path or round the lily ponds, or perhaps a wondrous visit to St Govan’s Chapel set in the rocks.

With such an array of attractions on offer, your days can be as busy or relaxing as you choose.

Then, return to this welcoming cottage, to plan the next day’s adventures.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season