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Little Barn Cottage

(Ref. 1035773)

Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful house, with everything you need."

    we felt very comfortable. Would love to come back

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2024

  • "Cupboard under the stairs with hoover etc in smells of mould and thus affected our breathing for the week, we didnt find this cause until two days before we left as the we hoovered through."

    Reviewed by Angela4.4May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage and very clean both modern and traditional."

    A lovely touch with that welcome pack the jam was amazing and we brought it home . Great location on terms of what we wanted to achieve and get out of our little break . The only reason I would not return or give maximum stars is the lack of outside space for our dog we didn’t feel safe leaving her outside the front go Door area (there is no back area ) which is not in my opinion safe for a dog and the toilet facilities being downstairs when nature calls you in the night it’s not the best ! Apart from this we had a lovely stay so thank you

    Reviewed by April4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is a really lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    The space is roomy and interior decor in the cottage is fresh and modern. The kitchen was really well equiped. It has good proximity to amenities in Fishguard and Newport by car and many other great places to visit. The two beaches are within 20 minute walking distance but both have car parks if you did drive. It just lacked a little enclosed garden / courtyard space.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Little Barns Cottage."

    It was an excellent place for a short break away if you don’t mind driving to different locations as there weren’t many places you could have a short walk to. The property was just what we were looking for and comfortable for four adults and two dogs for a few days. The only negatives were that two of the baking trays were unclean, but once they had been through, the dishwasher was fine. Also, we couldn’t find a maiden to use to dry our clothes when we returned from a very wet walk, but the log fire more than made up for this. Overall, the general cleanliness and comfort of the property was perfectly fine.

    Reviewed by Faye4.1Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for, apart from one almost deal breaking element."

    I have never been anywhere with such a fly problem. I have no idea where they were coming from, but there were dozens. We ended up hanging three fly paper traps and caught in excess of 40 flies in the course of two days, with more appearing all the time. Can i suggest the owners obtain a uv bug zapper?

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and thank you for highlighting this new seasonal issue. The suggestion of a UV zapper is a good one which we will take up. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay with a great comfty bed."

    The view from the back door was a bit off putting (large pile of horses manure!!!) I'm sure this causes more issues during the warmer weather. Good access to local walks which was great for the dog.

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. We have been working with the owners of the stables opposite to arrange more regular cleaning and will be working with them more closely to ensure these issues do not arise in the future. This should now be cleared on a regular basis especially over the warmer months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob5.0May 2023

  • "Property exceeded our expectations - comfortable, homely and had everything we needed."

    Location was perfect for exploring the fantastic surrounding beaches and only a 20 minute walk to the local beach where you could join the coastal path. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback we are so glad you had a great stay at Little Barn and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justin4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Pembrokeshire."

    The cottage was comfortable and in a great location; within walking distance of 2 lovely beaches and a well stocked local store but there were a number of issues that would dissuade us from a return visit. 1) Flies were a problem downstairs and were extremely bothersome.This meant that we could not open windows or doors. After a couple of days we bought some fly paper and most evenings caught at least 20 flies in the living room and kitchen. 2) The pile of manure directly outside the property is not a pretty sight and almost certainly the cause of the fly problem. 3) Due to the lack of ventilation, damp was an issue and on our return home our clothes had a strong musty smell. 4) The mattresses in the twin room are extremely uncomfortable and the beds are not suitable for adults.

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. We have been working with the owners of the stables opposite to arrange more regular cleaning and will be working with them more closely to ensure these issues does not arise in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely holiday thanks to its location in that it was walk-able to 3 lovely beaches and was quiet."

    It is in need of TLC, and despite being mentioned by others, there is not even an ice compartment in the fridge, so no ice, no freezing coolbox packs, no buying ice-cream or anything frozen....and it was in the 30's! The sitting out area, which is just a small paved area onto the shared drive, needed a weed and a hose down, but the main issue when you sit out is at the other side of the drive (just a few metres away) you are looking at the stable/farm yard which had an old sofa-bed dumped in view and the biggest pile of horse manure I have ever seen, literally 40 metres long by 5 metres high. Perhaps explaining all the flies! WE live in the country with cow sheds nearby so are used to country smells, others may find it a challenge. We would return to the area without doubt, but not the property.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have been working with the owners of the stables opposite to arrange more regular cleaning and will be working with them more closely to ensure these issues does not arise in the future. We have now replaced the fridge in the property, and this has a small freezer compartment. The gas fire in the property has been replaced with a log fire in the sitting area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard2.8Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage, nice big bed, plenty of hot water with a good shower, although to step out of bath is quite deep."

    Gas fire in living room a bit of a faf, though only tried it to see what it looked like (quite affective, but with a bit of a smell) Looking out of the kitchen window wasn't a high point as seemed to be looking at a big pile of horse manure and straw.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have been working with the owners of the stables opposite to arrange more regular cleaning and will be working with them more closely to ensure these issues does not arise in the future. The gas fire in the property has been replaced with a log fire in the sitting area and we hope you will return to enjoy in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Jul 2022

  • "Good, comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage is quite well equipped, it was nice to have a place to sit outside, but we didn't have much opportunity for it. It would have been nice to have had a cafetière for our coffee at breakfast

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Jun 2022

  • "Really well presented."

    Very appreciated welcome pack with milk and snacks. Great to have tea, cooking oil etc. Crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils all of a high standard. Lovely area.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely quiet location."

    We enjoyed using the little paths through the woods down to Cwm and Pwllgwaelod.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely warm clean little cottage for winter break"

    Reviewed by Florence Sheila3.4Dec 2021

  • "The cottage inside was absolutely as expected, very clean and comfortable and very very tastefully decorated etc and it was so peaceful."

    Minor issues.....only one toilet roll, no washing up liquid and an old scourer sponge that had seen better days! Outside patio area needed some tlc. Lovely walk to beaches with our dog. A huge disappointment was that both pubs within walking distance did not let dogs inside! This had been one of our reasons for booking the cottage ..the ability to walk to a pub in the evening for some food and a drink. We drove to The Golden Lion in nearby Newport and they welcomed our dog with open arms!

    Reviewed by Janine4.1Sep 2021

  • "The barn was very clean and in a very quiet location within walking distance to a couple of nice beaches."

    My kids loved the gas fire and the smart TV with access to Netflix. I booked the break as a last minute getaway the night before we were due to arrive and paid £877 for three nights. On arrival at around 3:30pm we found that the property had no power (electricity completely off) I phoned the management company who got an electrician out pretty quickly to be fair however he couldn’t resolve the issue as it was a DNO fault and didn’t know when power would be reinstated (nobody’s fault really but meant we didn’t have power for the majority of our first day) not sure if others were advised about sn apparent power cut but nobody let us know when booking. There was also an intermittent issue with the water at the property so that when you opened a tap on some occasions no water at all would run not sure if it was an air lock in the system or something but it was annoying sometimes waiting a few minutes before running any water. A few comments I read beforehand were mostly about stripping bedding and separating towels atc which if I’m honest wasn’t too much trouble but at almost £900 for 3 nights stay I feel that this should be included really. So in conclusion it wasn’t a bad trip by any means I just didn’t feel like I had good value for my money. All the best

    Reviewed by Allan3.8Aug 2021

  • "The property was clean, cosy and in a beautiful location."

    It had everything we needed and was well stocked with extras too. We enjoyed our welcome package! The local beach is highly recommended and there was plenty of places to explore with our young children. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jul 2021

  • "It might be good if there was a toilet upstairs if they could fit one in."

    Reviewed by Juliet4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful location, fridge with ice box would have been useful for cool bag pack."

    Welcome pack good. Limited supplies eg toilet roll, one only,cleaning cloths, dishwasher tablets have not had to bring supplies for washing up etc previously with other companies. Irritating email regarding stripping beds, this should be the cleaners job, you don’t strip beds in hotels! Great accommodation, agency not so good

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2021

  • "Beautifully situated cottage and so cosy and well equipped."

    So peaceful and it was fab to be able to walk to three beaches! It would have been lovely to have a little table/chairs on the patio for warm evenings, but still lovely.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    However my feedback as to why I would not recommend your company is due to the nature of the emails and texts that you sent. Firstly to be advised several times before arrival and 24 hours before our departure that we should strip the beds, empty dishwasher, put the rubbish out, place towels etc in a pile and make sure the cottage is clean and tidy is an intrusion on our holiday. The last thing I want is a reminder 24 hours before departure by text and email of this nature as I am on holiday and do not want to be thinking about my exit. Secondly your charge for the cottage surely includes cleaner costs. I have never been asked before to strip beds, put rubbish out, empty dishwasher etc etc when at a holiday cottage. Quite bizarre. I will not be using your company again and will not be recommending.

    Reviewed by Bridget3.8May 2021

  • "Would be good to know it was semi detached."

    Neighbours were doing drilling fairly early in the morning, but expect from that great cottage.

    Reviewed by Amelie4.4Apr 2021

  • "Little Barn is in a quiet corner of a beautiful coastline."

    Within a 15 minute (steep) wooded walk you have quaint and delightful Cwm Yr Eglwys. The cottage is stylish and has very comfortable furniture and a Smart TV. The kitchen is generally well-equipped though the small fridge has no freezer compartment. There is an excellent village store within walking distance with a good deli selection. I would recommend it 100% but remember to take a hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Apr 2021

  • "The owners were easy to contact and very helpful."

    The welcome back pack was lovely.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Quiet peaceful location. Close to several beaches.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little place for us and our cocker spaniel."

    Great location and tucked away so peaceful and quiet. Great walks around and great local shop.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2020

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  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x King size
  • 1 x Twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburner fire (wood is available locally)
  • Central heating
  • Rangemaster with electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, slimline dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Beach towels and cot linen not provided
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Parking for 2 cars, reserved parking bay at Cwm yr Eglwys Beach
  • The outside steps are an attractive feature but you are advised not to use them - you do so at your own risk
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome (additional charge applies), pets to be kept downstairs and off soft furnishings
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.2 miles

The property

Perched in the pretty village of Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire discover this fabulous two-bedroom cottage, Little Barn Cottage.

Perfect for families, friends or couples, Little Barn Cottage boasts close access to the local amenities and attractions, pet-friendly accommodation and characterful features throughout, making it the perfect base for a getaway to South Wales.

Upon entering your new home-from-home, be impressed by a contemporary and well-fitted kitchen, hosting all the necessary appliances required to ease your self-catered stay; settle down in the living/dining table, ready to tuck into a feast before curling up on the plush sofas in front of the woodburner fire and indulging some light entertainment on the Smart TV.

If you’re seeking some much-needed R&R, retreat to the ground-floor bathroom to indulge a soak before retreating to the first floor to find two neatly-presented bedrooms, one comprising of a king-size and the other of twin singles.

If you can tear yourself away, venture into the village of Dinas Cross, where you can enjoy some hearty fare in one of two pubs or stock up on the self-catering essentials at the convenience store.

Further afield, discover the ‘pearl of the Pembrokeshire coastline’, Newport, which resides only a short distance away and offers two stunning beaches where you can soak up the sun’s rays in summer, paddle the shores or admire the magnificent and far-reaching sea views; it is also a great spot to indulge in traditional fish and chips!

Well-positioned to also venture to Fishguard, Haverfordwest and Cardigan, home to the 12th century Cardigan Castle, you’ll never be short of things to see and do!

For a truly unforgettable adventure in Pembrokeshire, choose Little Barn Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Newport 2.5 miles.

The scattered village of Dinas Cross has a well stocked mini market store and a pub, and nestles between the Preseli Mountains and the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Pwll Gwaelod and Cwm-Yr-Eglwys beaches are both paces away, both with breath-taking scenery offering the opportunity for tranquil days in perfect settings, and are almost unnoticed by the general public unless they leave the main route through the village, with there being a petrol station, two pubs a fish and chip shop, as well as a restaurant down at Pwll Gwaelod beach. Nearby Newport is a quirky seaside town steeped in history, with various shops, tea rooms and pubs and is also a great place to go boating. With castles, mills, craft centres and golf courses galore scattered all over this beautiful Welsh county, this is the perfect base for a break all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas