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Maerdy Lodge

(Ref. 1007390)

Solva, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed for 4 weeks and loved it."

    Nice big home, spacious parking with cosy interior. Tucked out the way for a nice relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Jasper4.7Jan 2024

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Appreciated the heating and hot water. Very cosy looking, but needs some TLC. The property could do with the following items to improve a visitors experience:- No Pint glasses available. Also some Shower / Bath mats to step out onto, so floor got wet. Hooks on the backs of ‘all’ bedroom doors for dressing gowns, also the same for outside coats as they is nowhere to hang Open staircase needs looking attention, even if some wooden spindles or struts were erected from the floor to the ceiling along the open space. Some of the dining seats are rickety/ loose, so we just used ones that felt safe and solid. Netflix needs attention as it didn’t work. Bath towels needed updating, small size for bath towels and not very thick. Would take my own next time. A toothbrush container needed in both bathrooms, we had to use kids plastic drinks cups from the kitchen. Toilet in en-suite in larger bedroom fills up very high and is temperamental. Larger fridge freezer needed as when a lot of people staying, not much room to put chilled produce, a new fridge freezer could be installed in the tall kitchen cupboard where they currently store brooms and mops. A much larger saucepan needed for ‘family’ sized spaghetti bolognaise meals etc..as only 2 x medium sized saucepans available. More drinking mugs needed and a New frying pan needed, as the non stick has worn off. Cobwebs noted. some very high up and hard to reach in the wooden rafters. All said we had a good stay, the lounge was comfy and the inglenook fireplace is lovely. Lodge is very warm and plenty of space to park 2-3 cars.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Oct 2023

  • "Our party had a lovely time at the lodge despite Storm Agnes."

    Positives - The bedrooms have been furnished to a high standard and the beds (2 ground floor) are extremely comfortable. The downstairs double is the smallest of the 4 bedrooms, but my husband and I opted to sleep in this room because of it's close proximity to the downstairs bathroom and the fact that we are short and it has quite a low doorway, my brother-in-law is tall, so in order to avoid any headbumps, had the master. All the interior doors are beautiful and really enhance the property. We preferred to eat out, so did very little in the kitchen other than cups of tea and cereal, that said, looking at what was available, the kitchen is very well stocked. The settees in the lounge are very comfortable, Wi-Fi excellent and good tv reception. The outside area is spacious and an asset if you have children. Negatives - It should be made clearer in the property's description that there is another cottage directly opposite, about 20 feet. We were surprised, but it didn't affect our stay; the other guests were lovely, but a loud and boisterous group would not have been fun. It is very clear that much hard work and effort has been spent making this a beautiful holiday accommodation, but sadly one thing lets it down - damp. There is an obvious issue in the bathroom, possibly a leak from the shower (the wall is actually wet to the touch and paint falling off) and in several places on the ground floor, the plaster is coming away from the wall. You can also see where mould has previously been on some walls and cleaned off or painted over. Some of this issue may be condensation, caused when the property is left unoccupied for periods of time with no ventilation? Heating the property helped with the smell and feel of damp, but obviously we did not want to leave it on when we were not there. Either way, in order for this beautiful lodge to be the first class property it deserves, this issue needs to be addressed.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was generally nice and well appointed but had several issues I wouldn't have expected."

    As noted in the listing the cottage is close to another property. As other reviewers have noted it is extremely close and nearly all the windows look out on it. We could stand in our kitchen at the back of Maerdy Lodge and clearly see the other guests cooking in their kitchen through our living room. Not a big problem for us but should also note that the garden from their property is across the best view from the garden of Maerdy Lodge. Bigger issues for us were that when we arrived the house was full of flies and remained so for the whole week no matter what we did. The proper also smelled damp, particularly in the twin bedroom and you could see damp coming through the paintwork on many walls around the house. It also looks like there's a problem with the shower in the main bathroom causing damp on the wall behind it. The bathroom light pull was in a bowl in the front room and you couldn't turn the bathroom light on or off so we had to fix it. The shower in the en suite wasn't draining and was threatening to flood the whole room so we had to clean out the drain. The toilet in the ensuite wobbles as it isn't properly fixed to the floor and if someone is using the shower in the main bathroom the water in the ensuite toilet bubbles up like a volcano! There's old chewing gum stuck to the floor in the kitchen and there was a broken glass left in the cupboard. There were used BBQ skewers left on the outside table, the outdoor furniture would have been lovely to use but it's right next to all the bins and the main wheelie bin had been left about three quarters full of rubbish from the previous guests!

    Reviewed by Lizzy2.2Sep 2023

  • "We had a great time in the property."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well maintained. Nice bedrooms and livingroom. Kitchen and bathroom also. One point of improvement world be to fix the toiletpot better to the floor in the main bathroom. Although the weather was bad we enjoyed our visit to Wales.

    Reviewed by Gerda3.8Jul 2023

  • ""Misleading listing" The cottage Mardy Cwyd opposite was deliberately omitted from the photo to give the impression that Mardy Lodge stood alone!"

    In truth the cottage opposite was just 20ft away with its kitchen window looking straight into the Lodge's Master bedroom, Lounge & the dining area thus affording no privacy in these areas without the curtains being drawn. The Lodge is in need of some maintenance and the cleaners need to use a cobweb brush in all corners as there were numerous spiders and cobwebs.

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.8Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location in a well fitted out, proportioned and maintained cottage - good sized garden with stunning views - all the ingredients we needed for an excellent holiday."

    Located near the pretty Solva village, Newgale beach and local pubs. Within easy reach of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely spacious and cosy cottage!"

    We had a wonderful week here. Kitchen was very well equipped and the main bathroom had a nice powerful shower. Everything was spotlessly clean and in very good condition! The cottage is in a quiet location, surrounded by green, which is lovely! It is also in a perfect location for exploring the Pembrokeshire coast. We walked several sections of the coastal paths and all were within 15-20 mins drive (one we started from the cottage itself). We can also recommend Solva for gift shopping, dinner (The Cambrian Inn) and Welsh cakes (MamGu).

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2023

  • "The property was clean and welcoming."

    The facilities exceeded our expectations and have clearly had a lot of thought put into everything. William was very responsive and saw to the speedy repair of an issue we had when we arrived - we get it, things break down - which ensured our stay was enjoyable. The grounds were quiet, generous, well kept and easily accessed - and there's even an external tap that's really handy for dealing with wetsuits!

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great spacious property with a warm, cosy feel."

    We and our 11 and 14 year old girls loved it and it proved a great base for exploring the area. Lots of useful information provided by the owner , as well as great tips in the visitor book. Would definitely book again!.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stunning cottage, loved it"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Maerdy Lodge and would highly recommend it."

    It was well equipped, warm, clean, comfortable and quiet. 4 good sized bedrooms, the ensuite being massive. The kitchen was large with just about everything you could need, there were even the small handy touches like washing up liquid,dishwasher tabs and aluminium foil and cling film. It was very quiet but quite handy for Solva and St David's in one direction and Newgale and Haverfordwest in the other. All in all a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Warm arrival with heating on and fire glowing."

    Very comfortably fitted out. We all slept really well on the good quality beds. Sofas are super comfy too, and we did use the extra blankets in the bathroom for the lounge. Kitchen well equipped. All in a great location. Constructive feedback (but not a criticism), although we had plenty of towels, they were quite small and none big enough to wrap around myself to walk around after shower. The loo in the en-suite wobbles and needs fixing at the base, as you could tell it was moving pipes as could hear the water go on and off in the cistern. It would be welcoming to have a couple of real basics like salt and pepper pots. Realise this might be a covid thing but have had welcome packs before with just a few basic items like a couple of tea bags/coffee sachets/biscuits. We had an excellent time and I was really pleased with the cottage and how well it was presented and equipped. Thanks for renting it out at an affordable price. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Sep 2022

  • "Maerdy lodge is a lovely character property, very welcoming and comfortable."

    Pretty much everything you might need is provided, I did however pack a bath mat after reading other reviews stating one isn't provided. The local area is beautiful, lots of stunning views, would definitely recommend the blue lagoon. Supermarkets are few and far between though so very glad we brought milk and bread etc with us to last us until we found a shop. Thank you for a lovely holiday, we definitely hope to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous, clean and as described."

    There was nothing missing that we felt we needed. We had a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was an absolute lovely place to stay however it was not cleaned to a high standard, we found that we had to clean up a lot of the area's."

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the cottage and really enjoyed our holiday."

    Everything in the cottage was as described and the owners were very responsive.

    Reviewed by Revanth4.4Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cosy cottage."

    Beds were extremely comfortable and warm. Plenty of space inside and out, the children loved the garden. Kitchen had everything that we needed. Pleasantly surprised by the smart TV with Netflix account. We had bought a small TV from home (children would not cope without their Netflix), perhaps the details could be updated to reflect this. My only small criticism, would have been nice to have bath mat towels for the bathrooms - the onsuite floor is particularly cold. Definitely would visit again and recommend to friends. Thank you for our enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Dec 2021

  • "I was fortunate enough to meet a member of the team who look after the two lodges on the site."

    I was able to tell him about the things we found that were not quite 100%. I feel this is a good way to feedback and give the owners the opportunity to make improvements, which were not many. This is the second holiday my family has had at the Lodge and we hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Oct 2021

  • "Nice location, plenty hot water, nice outdoor space."

    However as in the past with Sykes, the cottage was not very clean! Lots of cobwebs everywhere, oven trays dirty etc. We could not tell that extra cleaning had been carried out due to covid! The living area smelled very damp and fusty. Also I feel it should be made clear about the low doorway to bedroom. Our party member who had to use this room was 6'3" tall and banged his head badly. The bed having a footer panel also needs to be mentioned as it is no good for tall people. By making people aware of these things and proper cleaning it would be a wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Karen2.2Sep 2021

  • "Positives. Sofa’s and beds very comfortable, good location, ideal for elderly father as had rooms and bathrooms downstairs."

    Negatives Cooker dirty, cobwebs everywhere. Ironing board broke. TV temperamental, could sometimes only get one channel.

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.1Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge in rural countryside."

    The lodge can get a little cold and feel damp. We had to heat and air. There is lovely garden setting which would benefit from a bbq (we took our own electrical one). You need to be aware that this is in a rural setting close to farms whereby muck spreading takes place which means that there can be quite a few flies around. A car is essential to get out and about.

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Aug 2021

  • "As mentioned by other reviews the listing fails to mention the extremely close proximity of an identical house facing straight across a small gravel courtyard."

    No privacy whatsoever- I had to keep the curtains to the main downstairs bedroom closed for most of the time. One does not wish to have eye contact with other people whilst in the lounge! Change the listing description and be honest!!

    Reviewed by Andrea3.4May 2021

  • "A great little cottage with plenty of space for seven adults ; very peaceful and scenic setting which unfortunately means a car is a must ."

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Apr 2021

  • "We had a great week at Maerdy Lodge and William the owner was really helpful."

    The cottage was well-equipped and the electric "log burner" kept us cosy during the initial cooler weather. The cottage was in a great rural location which meant it was peaceful with limited passing traffic, but it was also easy to get out to the coast and up to St David's. We spent most of our week exploring the coastline between Solva and Porthgain (where we enjoyed excellent fish and chips on our last night). We enjoyed getting our milk from the "milking parlour" at Bay View Stores in Solva - a great way to reduce plastic waste and highly recommend the local produce being sold there too. The proximity of Maerdy Cwtch, the cottage opposite wasn't a problem for us as we were the only guests during our week's stay and the two properties would be ideal for two families holidaying together, but could perhaps be made more obvious in the property listing. Maerdy Lodge was a great base and we'd definitely consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage, it was lovely and warm with the central heating and the electric fire, and always plenty of hot water."

    Very spacious en-suite bedroom, the other downstairs bedroom next to the bathroom was quite tight, we didn't use the two upstairs bedrooms but they were a great size. Kitchen well equipped and the cottage was in a lovely quiet location. Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house is in a lovely quiet location with beautiful views."

    The house was a little draughty at times, but it was exceptionally windy while we stayed there. We were a family of six adults and it felt a little small for six at times, there is only seating for six on the sofas. The local beaches were great for surfing and we enjoyed walking along the coastal path to Solva and back.

    Reviewed by Michala4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Maerdy Lodge."

    A small note, a couple of baking trays in the kitchen would be useful

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2020

  • "Unluckily we experienced 3 days of horrific weather and the house was chilled as it hadn't been used in some weeks, we did have quite a draft coming through the windows during the gale, moving the curtains around, once the house warmed up it was very comfy and very well equipped."

    This is a lovely house and would be perfect in the summer, we would like to return. There was a small fault on the ensuite shower, the shower head adjuster is broken.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2020

  • "We enjoyed the property facilities and location very much."

    Mr. Harris the owner provided welcome pack and made this holiday special, he was available to assist at all time. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Doron5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and spacious."

    The four bedrooms were all a good size as was the kitchen and lounge/dining room There were also 2 bathrooms which will be handy if there is a larger party We received a warm welcome upon arrival from Dave who services the cottage. The location of the cottage was good. It was easy to access from the main road and is in a very quiet position, surrounded by the countryside.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms; 1 x ground-floor double bedroom with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double bedroom, 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/Dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, selection of DVDs, games and books, TV and WiFi
  • Cot bed available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawn garden area
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub and shop within 2.5 miles.

The property

Solva 2.5 miles.

Maerdy Lodge is an idyllic property resting on the outskirts of Solva, witihin the Pembrokeshire National Park.

This heart-warming base, brimming with character and charm, offers a superb base for a family looking to explore this endearing location.

It comes with four well-presented bedrooms, situated across both floors to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement and that all abilities are catered to.

On the ground-floor, you and your loved ones can curl up in front of the feature fire place before the designated chef of the group rustles up a delicious home cooked meal within the amply equipped kitchen.

Note: This property can be booked with ref. 1007398, together sleeping up to 14 people.

Maerdy Cottages

Solva 2.5 miles. Perched within striking distance of the endearing Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, are these two wonderfully presented cottages, Maerdy Lodge and Maerdy Cwtch. Ideally positioned for a friends and family gathering for those looking to spend time walking along the coast, unwinding at the beach, wildlife watching or simply spending time with loved ones. Whatever the occasion, both cottages are completed with your interests in mind. Each offer well-presented bedrooms, both ground-floor and first-floor, an amply equipped kitchen and an inviting sitting/dining room. During the warmer months, gather your group to soak up the sun with a refreshing beverage on the spacious lawn areas to take in the picturesque rural surroundings. If you can tear yourselves away from this delightful spot, venture to the nearby village of Solva, where you will be delighted to find access to the award-winning Blue Flag beaches and a quaint high street filled with pubs, eateries, craft shops and galleries. Lazy days can be spent exploring the oldest working Woollen Mill in Pembrokeshire. Alternatively, venture out to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids with attractions in the nearby area including a sea aquarium, adventure boat trips and a 9-hole links golf course. However you choose to spend your Pembrokeshire getaway, these two cottages have been designed to bring your loved ones together.

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About the location

SOLVA

St Davids 6 miles; Haverfordwest 12 miles.

A superb village around a tidal harbour where boats can be launched and walks along the dramatic coast path will be a delight any time of the year. This pretty little village may be small but offers friendly pubs serving good food, gift shops, art galleries and a nearby superb woollen mill shop where special gifts can be bought to remember your stay in Wales. Lazy days sitting and watching the ebb and flow of the tide and the boats bobbing in and out of the harbour are a sheer delight. Visit the nearby woollen mill itself to sit by the waterwheel, go into the weaving shed or enjoy a break in the cafe. Just a few miles from Solva you can visit St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, with its magnificent St Davids Cathedral and wander the small streets to again find unique gifts, eat a hearty meal or an afternoon tea, or just sit in the peaceful grounds of the cathedral, it also houses Oriel y Parc an information centre offering suggestions for exploring the surrounding area. Whitesands Bay with its superb beach offers relaxing days or maybe some surfing. Take boat trips to spot dolphins and wonderful sea birds or take bike rides along country roads. A wonderful location to enjoy your Welsh holiday.

Note: open staircase to the fist-floor, care to be taken

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas