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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 973755)

Efailwen, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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101 Customer Reviews

  • "A gorgeous hidden gem We booked for a 5 night stay and returned home relaxed and recharged."

    Arrived using google maps with post code and directions provided was spot on

    Thanks Debbie, glad you enjoyed. See you and Gary again soon hopefully Regards Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Excellent cottage, perfect location, peaceful clean and well equipped I couldn’t recommend this place more."

    Thanks Steve. much appreciated, glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had such a fantastic time at Stable Cottage."

    We are a small family with a 4 year old and he loved the farm, seeing cows, sheep and lots of wildlife - especially a very friendly cat! The Cottage is well stocked, very clean and comfortable. Each evening we returned for dips in the hot tub which was a welcomed treat. The area itself is beautiful - we managed to walk Llamas, visit gorgeous beaches, take boat trips and visit castles. If I could upload picutres I would to share - words dont do it justice.

    Thank you Charlotte, glad you all enjoyed your holiday, and the variety of things to do in West Wales. Take care hopefully we will see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing place, nothing was too much trouble for them."

    Paul came to welcome us. The whole stay was wonderful. Will definitely be coming bach here, if they'll have us

    Thankyou for staying with us, and of course we will have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage on working farm ."

    The pictures do not do it justice it is so much bigger then it looks with wonderful views of rolling hills ! Listening to the bleating lambs and birds singing made it a wonderful rural retreat. The hot tub was the added bonus and was great after a day of sightseeing ! Owners were close by and made sure everything was ok for our stay but were unintrusive . Thank you for the Prosecco and chocolates as a welcome gift ! The cottage is up a long rural lane which may put some off but it was fine for us and we enjoyed an evening stroll along it with the dogs watching the lambs in the fields ! Great base to check out the area Pembroke castle 30 mins away same with some nice dog friendly beaches ! A very relaxing week away and slept great in the comfy beds ! Thank you so much for this lovely retreat in wales

    Thank you both, glad you and the dogs enjoyed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage located in the countryside and whilst located near to the owners farmhouse it did not feel that way at all."

    Hosts were invisible unless you needed them. The design had been carefully considered which worked well and the hot tub was fantastic and we made sure it was used every day regardless of the weather! The seaside towns are not too far away for days out however just relaxing at the cottage for the day was just as much fun. Highly recommended.

    Thanks Jonathan, much appreciated, glad the weather improved for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely super cottage had everything we needed for our stay!"

    Paul the owner always available for anything we needed, thanks! Nice hot tub and open log fire! On the minus side it was miles from anywhere - the week’s weather was awful hardly stopped raining and I have to be honest and report the narrow approach road to the cottage was difficult to manoeuvre due to the road erosion due to the heavy rain ! Overall 6/10

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Mar 2024

  • "Stable cottage was just what we wanted a peaceful little retreat to relax and unwind."

    Log burner and hot tub was a super addition. Paul the owner was on hand if needed. Paul even lit the log burner so it was warm inside the cottage for our arrival. Gave some handy tips with directions which helped us to find the location. Stunning views from the dining table when eating breakfast. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jan 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Stable Cottage."

    Such a lovely conversion, comfortable and homely throughout. We arrived in snow, unusual for the area. This made access to the farm where the cottage is very challenging to say the least. However, the care and concern shown by Paul was excellent. He checked in on us when we'd arrived to make sure we had supplies, even providing us with milk as we had none. The hot tub was excellent and preheated on our request. The fire was set, ready for us to light. The owners had kindly changed the welcome bottle of fizz to a non alcoholic one on our request. An enduring memory will be enjoying the hot tub while it snowed on us! And also curling up by the fire with a good book. Great retreat and we'd definitely book again.

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed, much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is our 2nd Visit to this lovely, peaceful, cosy, warm cottage."

    The only things around you are sheep wildlife and countryside. The owners Paul and Janet are on hand if needed. Prosecco and chocolates on arrival. The added bonus are a hot tub and a log burner that can be lit before your arrival if needed. We will be back for a 3rd time xx

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "We stayed with our 2 children and our dog."

    It was so peaceful and relaxing just what we wanted. The hosts respected our time on our own but were always on hand if we had an issue, which was only the t.v/ wifi. The hot tub was our best part of the holiday and we would make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great location and beautiful cottage which we would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away to West / South Wales."

    Quiet property finished to a high standard. Clean, tidy and the hot tub is ideal for an evening soak!

    Reviewed by Owen James5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage , very spacious , comfy , good quality fittings and clean ."

    Two very good size bedrooms , double bed used and we found very comfortable . Good quality bedroom furniture in both rooms.Nice quiet surroundings , peaceful nights sleep. Excellent shower and lovely bathroom. The use of a hot tub if required. A store room with machine , bins , drying for wet gear. Best of all a paddock to use for our dogs to run free. Beautiful surroundings and lots to do near by .Friendly hosts that are on hand if you require assistance . A welcome of fizz and chocolates on arrival . A log burner that would be lit for your arrival( not needed with Indian summer temps). A nice gem of a cottage .

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Oct 2023

  • "The single track to property would not be suitable for all vehicles, nor the parking space."

    Beds very uncomfortable. Not very clean, especially oven. Glasses or cupboards not cleaned regularly.

    Thank you for your feedback, although a bit surprising. The whole point of stating that we are around to assist and advise with your stay and deal with any issues if need be, is to do just that, not when departed. Beds dont seem to suit everyone, we had noticed that they all had been slept in. The double bed mattress is only five months old and turned weekly. The parking space is a bit tight for large vehicles but there are options for these, yours was a small family car which fitted tidy, but if you would have asked you could have parked in the yard. The property is cleaned in the same way every week, this includes all cupboards and oven etc. Dissappointing that certain issues that you were not happy about were not brought to our attention whilst you were here, which could have resulted in you having a happier stay The miserable weather might also have been a contributory factor to your feedback. Also your text messages implied that all was okay, i.e. enjoying coming back to your cosy cottage etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon2.5Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely owners, always happy to help."

    Gave a bottle of wine and chocolates as a welcome which was very kind. The cottage is beautiful and the hot tub is a lovely bonus Genuinely the only problem we had was the mattresses which I know have been brought up previously in reviews and the owners have explained that they are new mattresses, they honestly are very uncomfortable I have back problems so I slept on the sofa But lovely cottage and location lovely farm animals around and temby isn't far Thanks both!! Take care

    Reviewed by Christa3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the weather was really sunny so the shaded courtyard was good for the dogs and the hot tub an added bonus for us."

    It was quiet so easy to relax, unwind and walk up the lane to admire the views. The location is perfect for exploring the area, inland and sea side. The hosts were on hand if needed, which we didn’t. Would stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time staying at this cottage in some of the most beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage had everything you could want as a home from home, with the added luxury of having a hot tub to ease the limbs and watch the stars. I would definitely recommend this cottage as our hosts frequently checked in on us to make sure everything was ok. A real gem!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stable Cottage."

    Very peaceful home from home with everything provided to make our stay enjoyable. The hot tub was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a great week with the family at Stable Cottage."

    Lots to do in the surrounding area, my kids loved the day out at Folly Farm and I only made them visit one castle this holiday. Was always great to come back after a long day out and chill in the hot tub followed by sitting in front of the log burner. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and I forgot just how fabulous the night sky is without all the light pollution I am accustomed to.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2023

  • "From walking in and finding a nice bottle of bubbly and chocolates, to dropping off field mushrooms, we were looked after throughout our stay here."

    The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable, the hot tub was so nice to relax in at the end of the day. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring the beautiful area. We would certainly recommend staying here, and yes we hope to return soon. Oh and I must say its very very peaceful, just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was in a great setting and had all we needed for our break."

    The only issues we had was the bed was very uncomfortable luckily there was a hot tub to sooth the aches and pain.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have not tried it but will take note, it is only three months old, we could have zip and linked other beds if you would have mentioned it. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Jul 2023

  • "The property was not clean and had a strong smell of mould especially in the bathroom where there was evidence on large areas of mould in the shower and in the grout around the floor tiles the 2 mats in this area were soaking wet and also smell In the kitchen area the taps rotated in the sink(loose) and the cold water tap needed repair or to be replaced as it as exstreamly difficult to turn on and off there was no control of the water pressure coming out."

    The sink was heavily stained and required throughly cleaning .Several of the kitchen chairs were dirty with food stains having not been wiped. The leather suite was well worn and the Rt hand recliner mechanism handle was missing so the back rest could not be used. The wooden floor one this area had not been cleaned and was dirty when a spillage was wiped up it showed how much !!! The fridge/freezer had shelves missing in the door where bottles should go and generally in need of replacement The cooker oven had not been cleaned fully a long time and needed a deep clean. The bedrooms were ok except the double bed mattress was well passed it’s useful life with the springs making it uncomfortable to lie on this bedroom only had hooks 4 hooks to hang clothes on no wardrobe in this bedroom. We washed all the towels provided as they did not smell or feel fresh. The outside yard was quite nice but the hot tube lid was torn and difficult to open and close pool Our overall experience of this holiday was not positive as not only was the cottage very disappointing but the out side area was very similar to a junk yard and was far to expensive and overpriced WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED

    Whilst we welcome feedback and constructive criticism, we dont like dishonesty. The day you arrived I messaged you in the evening ," to ask if everything was okay for you", I had a reply on Sunday morning to say "all good, thankyou "I replied to say" I was on the end of the phone if you needed anything" On Friday evening before you left on the Saturday, I messaged to say "Hope you have enjoyed your stay with us at Stable Cottage" to which you replied "we have had a lovely week thank you well rested all of us" Your comments in the Visitors Book read "nice cottage, just a shame weather broke, enjoyed hot tub and the beautiful countryside and coast". Whilst nothing is perfect, there is no logic, that if there were any issues that you were concerned about, that you would have called us down and showed us. Why didnt you?? The bed linen, towels and bathroom mats are professionally washed, ironed and replaced on every changeover along with the cleaning of everything, including the floors. The towels had not been rewashed as I had turned the isolation trip for the washing machine off a few weeks ago during a Electrical test and forgot to put it back on. The tap in the kitchen was not loose prior to you arriving and there has never been any complaints about how the water flows. The right hand recliner lever on the suite was accidently broken a few weeks ago, we are trying to source a replacement, but it is still possible to recline, although we dont advertise that the suite is a recliner anyway. We have not replaced the bottle holding tray on the door of the fridge as we have replaced two in there and both have ended up being cracked, there is plenty of room to lay bottles down in the fridge if required. The mattress on the double bed is 5months old so should be okay, but as I know myself mattresses vary and dont suit everybody. I agree the Hot tub lid is torn and ideally it needs two people to open it tidily but wouldnt take away the enjoyment of using it. We are in dispute with the supplier as there seemed to be a fault on the stitching, which has caused the issues, but we also have another on order. Apologies if this caused you any problems. Any external areas that are for the use of guests are clean and tidy. We are disappointed that we were not called down to address any issues that you were not happy about, which would have been the obvious thing to do if they were true. Also not even a thankyou for the wine and chocolates. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita1.3Jun 2023

  • "The photos on the site of the cottage don’t really capture the true beauty of it, it’s wonderfully placed in a rural setting peaceful, sit back relax either in the hot tub or the garden furniture close your eyes listen to the birds singing was delightful."

    The welcome gifts are lovely (not saying what they are) book the cottage and find out, you won’t be disappointed…

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "It was the second time for us to stay at Stable Cottage, its perfect, the property is clean and well equipped, the hot tub is stunning, very peaceful location."

    Will definitely be back for a third time.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2023

  • "Great cottage for staying."

    Hot tub superb, and fire was needed. Very peaceful and convenient for any coastline

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2023

  • "Had a great week staying here."

    The property was lovely and quiet and we enjoyed our stay. Owners were friendly and were available to help with any problems we had.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2023

  • "A beautifully quiet and peaceful cottage set down a long farm lane, so well away from any traffic."

    Hot tub is well maintained and a great added bonus. Although we had freezing weather the cottage was easy to keep warm and very cosy. Loved the walk in shower and always copious amounts of hot water. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Tania4.1Feb 2023

  • "This property is absolutely beautiful, the views from the grounds are gorgeous and the owners (Paul and Janet) were just as lovely."

    We had some pretty major issues with the boiler (we ended up having no hot water) which, even though it was to no fault of the owners, they tried their hardest to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They provided us with lots of logs for the wood burner at no extra price, and tried their absolute hardest to fix the boiler, but to no avail. In the end they gave us our money back and we left a day early, however we would absolutely go back again. We appreciate the hard work Paul and Janet put into fixing an issue that wasn’t their fault, and had a lovely holiday none the less! The nearby towns are all lovely, and there were some gorgeous restaurants nearby too. Would absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.4Jan 2023

  • "Had a fantastic weeks stay here loved the hot tub & log burner Paul was on ..."

    Had a fantastic weeks stay here loved the hot tub & log burner Paul was on hand when we needed him Also the price of buying logs from Paul was a lot cheaper than anywhere else so this was good Dog friendly Would stay again

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jan 2023

  • "I stayed here with my partner and another couple over New years and we had such a lovely time."

    The facilities were great, nice big kitchen for dinner (and dancing) with a cosy lounge area with a log fire. Not to mention the hot tub which was fabulous! The place was clean and warm and very spacious for the 4 of us. The owners were so lovely, they lit the fire for our arrival and were in touch the whole time when we had an issue with our shower. Would 100% recommend this little place and hopefully be back again!

    Reviewed by Eden5.0Dec 2022

  • "What an absolute gem in the most tranquil setting!"

    The photos definitely do not do the cottage justice, especially the bedroom photos! The whole cottage far exceeded expectations, the bedrooms are large and the beds/bedding super comfortable! We slept extremely well ! The log fire is fantastic, and the owners were more than happy to supply wood for our stay (6 nights) the shower room is luxurious and the shower piping hot and powerful. The hot tub is an amazing large additional bonus. The kitchen facilities have everything you need, and we were overwhelmed with a gift of prosecco and chocolates on the dining room table on arrival. The hosts are the best we have ever stayed with, leave you in complete peace but are MORE than on hand for absolutely any questions you may have. Even to the point of, we had car troubles and they offered to take my husband to the shop whilst we were a bit stuck. I class this as going beyond expectations for them going our of their way to help us. There is a large paddock which you can walk you dog in, fully enclosed and safe and the host is more than happy for you to do so. Shop and petrol station 1.3 miles from the cottage, caters for all requirements including a roast dinner! We stay In a lot of places and this is the only place we would rate 10/10 and we would recommend anyone to book here, we couldn't ask for more!! And did not want to leave! Thank you so much for all your hospitality Paul. And we will see you soon in the summer. Jem and Ben

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Dec 2022

  • "Well where do we start!"

    ! Arrived to stable cottage on a dark rainy evening after a 3 hour drive after our wedding to be greeted by a roaring fire and lovely card and gifts on the table! The cottage is EXACTLY how it is pictured in the photos and is absolutely beautiful. The location is fantastic, lovely and rural with gorgeous scenery all round. Anything you might need is there. The hot tub is fantastic, I couldn't get my 5 year old out of it!! I looked for weeks to try and find what we wanted for our honeymoon and when I dropped on stable cottage it ticked every box and I booked there and then. We had a fantastic time and didn't want to leave!!! Absolutely top notch 100% you will not regret visiting here it's perfect! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just returned home from a lovely 5 night stay at Stable Cottage."

    This truly is a gem on the Carmarthen/Pembrokeshire border and within half an hours drive to Tenby, Cardigan and surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. The cottage itself was clean and tidy and has everything you need for a comfy stay(The log burner was even lit for us on arrival) and although we weren’t blessed with the best weather the hot tub and cosy evenings in made it perfect! Paul and Janet were only a phone call away if you need anything(which we didn’t) and not intrusive whatsoever during our stay. We would definitely like to return to Stable Cottage in the future and will be recommending this piece of heaven to our friends.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a most enjoyable week in Stable Cottage."

    Very peaceful and extremely quiet location. Beautiful scenery. Hot tub was spotlessly clean and tested every day. Paul,the owner was very helpful and at the end of the phone if we needed him. Highly recommend and we will definitely return next year.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was cosy comfy and warm."

    The owners were on hand if needed. The cottage is clean and tidy. The hot tub is a bonus. The wildlife was also amazing along with the sheep kept in the paddock. The stars were amazing in the clear skies. Such a private getaway for peace and quiet. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, clean, cosy and comfortable holiday let, in a peaceful location."

    So lovely to open the patio doors in the morning to hear nothing but birdsong. The cottage is spacious and well equipped. Paul is the perfect host, there if you need him, but totally unintrusive. We wholeheartedly recommend Stable Cottage, and would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Sep 2022

  • "When our holiday was approaching we received a text from Paul, with directions to the property and welcoming our stay."

    Upon our arrival we were extremely happy. The kids shared a ‘wow’ also. The stay was lovely, everything we required. A home from home experience. Waking up to the sound of birds was blissful, very relaxing. Most site seeing is approximately 40 minutes drive at most. The hot tub and star gazing finished off the day. The hot tub was extremely well maintained. We would highly recommend staying at the cottage, we hope to come back in the near future. Would be lovely at Christmas, gazebo over the hot tub would be amazing!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had an enjoyable week at Stable Cottage."

    The facilities had everything we needed. The hot tub was an added bonus at the end of each day (apart from when it was raining). Close enough to a shop or small town if we needed it and just far enough away from the peace and quiet I so needed. I had never been to Wales before but I would return again and again. From Tenby to the beach at Freshwater West was stunning. Didn't need to talk to Paul or Janet as we had no issues within the cottage but I know if I needed them they would have been on hand to help. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, perfect for a family holiday."

    Everything we needed was available and the owners were always at the end of the phone when we needed assistance. A car is essential, but being so rural was definitely a plus for us - even allowed us to enjoy a meteor shower on our final night.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2022

  • "We picked this cottage for it's isolated location and it didn't disappoint."

    We needed to be out of our house for repair work and our adult son with Autism is very noisy so this location meant we weren't spoiling anyone else's holiday. It was only 10 mins drive from our home which was ideal. The separate store shed was a huge plus as we could put breakables safely out of the way so reducing the anxiety of being in somebody else's property. The owners are lovely and very helpful. We are so grateful to have found Stable Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our hosts were absolutely superb and even when we had a mishap with the TV remote, they didn't complain."

    They were so accommodating and the actual cottage was very comfortable and well supplied with absolutely everything you could need. We came home sad to be leaving but very relaxed and we actually felt like we had had a holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Our hosts were friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage was on a peaceful and beautiful location. There were aspects of the cottage that were not really acceptable for welcoming guests to stay, and we left our hosts with feedback when we left. The kitchen cupboards had a bad smell of dampness, as did the crockery stored inside. Throughout our stay we washed up and stored the bowls and plates we used on the table, rather than put them back inside. We removed the packets of food we had put in another cupboard and also stored them on the table. We went to use the oven on our second night, but opted against using it as it really did not look clean enough. We had already gone out and bought a baking tray, because the range of ovenware, again, did not look that clean. In the end, the oven put us of of using that. Unfortunately, this meant most of our main meals had to be eaten out, during the day. The kitchen surfaces and hob were spotless and we made use of them. The property is accessed by a very long farm track, the condition of which was not ideal. There are many large deep potholes on the track. It is impossible to avoid them on the journey down and it took a couple of days to work out the best way of trying to negotiate them without damaging the car. There were also overgrown, large, raised clumps of grass along the whole of the middle of the track. Luckily we had a SUV and our car front was raised just about high enough to avoid damage. If we were in our normal height car, it would have scraped against this. I had noticed throughout the stay that when the hottub was turned on, you would end up with lots of strange bits of stuff floating in the water. It was only on the last morning, I realised it was coming back out from the filter area. When I lifted the tray/cover I saw the filter looked really filthy. This was obviously where the dirty bits were coming out of. Not having a hottub at home, I am not sure what the correct hygiene protocols are, but this did not look right. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Stable cottage. With a few adjustments, we would have happily given a Five star rating. The owner has since contacted us to say that he has, already, put right some issues mentioned, following the feedback that we left in the visitor book. If all of these points have been addressed, we would happily return again. As I previously said, the cottage, owners and location, are lovely. The furniture could do with updating, and would suggest if replacing the double bed (a previous guest had mentioned it not being comfortable), put in a king-size as most accomodation now tends to have (there is plenty of room for one). This is so near to being a perfect accomodation for a holiday break, and yet, the easily fixed areas of concern only allow an average review. I always try to be honest, constructive, and fair with all reviews that I do.

    We appreciate all feedback to ensure that everybody that stays are happy. These customers stayed at the property for two weeks, they were asked on a few occasions if everything was okay and replied it was. If there were issues we would have preferred to be told and therefore could have addressed them. Whilst we told these customers that we were addressing any issues following their feedback in the visitors book, this does not imply that their comments are right, and we clarify below. Oven - The oven is not new, it is used, but was clean, the only section we have cleaned is the inner side of the outer glass, which the cleaners could not access without the oven door being removed, this has now been done. The same applies to the ovenware, not new but used and clean. Smell in cupboards - there was a slight smell in the unit under the sink, a stale smell which we have put down to lack of circulation of air and the various items stored there, as when the doors were open it seemed to dissapear, but no damp there. Lane - The lane is about 300yds long, which is tarmacadam, there are a few small potholes, which are easily avoidable, whilst we wouldnt want any vehicles being damaged, we find that when we fill all holes completely that the lane is used like a motorway, so we prefer that vehicles take it slowly as there are animals around. There are also two small vehicles who use this lane on a daily basis and dont have a problem with spoilers etc as suggested. Hot tub - There are Hot tub instructions and protocols to follow for its use, these were obviously ignored. The hot tub is checked every day, the filter is normally changed on changeover along with the water. During these two weeks I was changing the filter every four days in an attempt to keep it clean, on their departure we emptied and flushed through and refilled, we then had to repeat the process twice again before we eventually got it clean for the incoming guests. Not sure what was causing this horrible mess, but instructions are there for a reason. Bed - All beds are different, some suit some people some dont, the details does not state its a king size bed, if anybody wants the single beds zipped and linked to create a bigger bed we prepare this on their arrival. If there are any issues when someone comes on holiday we would like to be told immediately and therefore we can address them there and then, I wonder why it wasnt done in this instance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian2.5May 2022

  • "We had such a lovely time at stable cottage, everything we needed was there and ..."

    We had such a lovely time at stable cottage, everything we needed was there and the hot tub and log burner were brilliant, felt very at home which means a lot to us but if we needed anything we knew Paul and Janet were on the end of the phone, thank you both much needed get away for us and West Wales is stunning

    Reviewed by Belinda4.7Apr 2022

  • "Paul and Janet made our stay very welcoming, very clean and cosy cottage with facilities accessible."

    Lots of helpful information left with guidance to nearby attractions. The views were beautiful and we loved seeing our neighbours (lambs). We will definitely be returning as everything was just perfect! Thank you Janet and Paul you have done an incredible job!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolute gem of a cottage and really lovely owners."

    Nothing was too much. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Stable Cottage."

    Hot Tub and log burner both excellent. Very comfortable and cosy cottage. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Feb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in The Stable cottage could not want for more !"

    !! Totally relaxed and recharged. A lovely cottage the pictures do not do it justice !! The owners should be very proud !! Fantastic will definitely be booking again !! Thankyou xx

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Stable Cottage."

    Lovely hosts and great facilities. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Jan 2022

  • "So we stayed 23-30th December 2021."

    2 adults a 16 year old and a 9 year old. This is our 2nd stay at the cottage. It was amazing couldn't have asked for better. Log fire lit on arrival, Christmas tree lit up beautifully, hot tub perfect for a soak in the evening. The cottage itself was perfect for our Christmas holiday, everything was great to make the stay lovely. Again hope to stay again in the new year. Thank you so much Paul and Janet.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved staying here for a long weekend, a perfect little get away and our dog loved it just as much."

    Such a peaceful place and not too far from other local towns and beaches. The owners were very attentive, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Dec 2021

  • "Paul and Janet have an absolute gem of a property in a beautiful remote setting with only the sheep and cattle for company!"

    The cottage really was a home from home for us, from the open plan kitchen dining area with the massive country kitchen table to the spacious bedrooms and the lovely walk-in shower! There was even a washing machine and bbq in the store at the side by the car port! Fantastic hot tub for relaxing after a day seeing the amazing sites of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire was just the ticket. Then a nice few glasses of wine watching TV or reading in front of the log burner! Massive plus point for us was that Buster our bully could potter around the enclosed courtyard that houses the hot tub whilst we were in it or stay inside and have a nosey through the french doors! Even storm Arwen couldn't put us off, it was magical watching the lightening across the valley in the dark with only the log burner on after a short power cut and Paul bless him like he didn't have enough to do looking after his livestock was straight round asking if we needed candles,logs or anything else! Will we be going back? Oh Yes! Would we recommend Stable Cottage? Absolutely! Its a fantastic place to get away from the rush of daily life and an ideal base to explore the outstanding beaches and countryside that the area has to offer. Thank you Paul and Janet!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage very quiet and cozy."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Nov 2021

  • "A lovely secluded property."

    Clean and tidy. Lounge area. Comfy reclining sofa. Although one recliner handle broken. Arm chair very comfy and reclining and rocking. Kitchen was adequate but could do with a dishwasher. Twin room. Clean and tidy with storage. Double room could do with a wardrobe but sadly nowhere to put it. Bathroom large rainfall shower. Only fault was toilet backed up causing toilet water to come through the shower drain. Only real annoyance was the flies. Far to many. Don’t know how they got in. But we killed about 30 Not the owners fault as we were on a farm. The owners were very helpful and any issues were quickly solved.

    Reviewed by Jason3.8Oct 2021

  • "Great location for attractions and coastlines all within 40."

    Minute drive. Great cottage and amazingly large hot tub and cosy log fire to dry off next to afterwards. Owner very friendly and hospitable and .helpful.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is very comfortable."

    The owners cannot do enough for you but also leave you to enjoy the property. The fire and hot tub are fab.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely remote cottage, hot tub was great, nice log fire, liked the chocs and wine on arrival."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Stable Cottage."

    The location was peaceful and rural but not to far from lovely beaches and a local town. The hot tub was in a private courtyard and was nice to use after walks and in the evening to do stargazing. The owners were welcoming and happy to help with any questions. Overall a very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Aug 2021

  • "All great with holiday, dogs enjoyed themselves, hot tub great, owners helpful."

    Weather good.

    Reviewed by Maria3.8Jun 2021

  • "The hosts were great and very helpful both prior to our arrival and during."

    The cottage was lovely and spacious with the wood burner and hot tub being fabulous additions. A few enhancements would make it perfect though - you do need a dishwasher in holiday accommodation as people’s standard of washing up isn’t always hygienic. Some wardrobe/hanging space in bedrooms would be helpful as would a shelf in the shower. As I said, these are enhancements and not meant as criticism as we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1May 2021

  • "Cottage was very clean and hosts Paul and Janet were very welcoming and helped us out with a non slip shower mat for our disabled daughter."

    Hot tub was lovely and the log burner very cosy in the evenings. Kitchen lacked a few basic essentials. Not much room to store food either. Lack of wardrobes in bedrooms was a big issue. 4 coat hangers on hooks was very inadequate for 4 adults for 7 days. Had problems with wet towels no where to hang them. Could do with rail/clothes airer for drying towels and swimsuits after hot tub use as small towel rail in shower room not big enough. Despite a DVD player and collection of dvds there was no remote control to work it and no extension to plug in with tv plugged in and sky box. Parking if you have a big car is tricky. Cottage down a long bumpy track with pot holes.

    Reviewed by Diane2.8May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very private."

    The views were outstanding. The area was beautiful to explore. The hot tub and log burner made it extra special.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2021

  • "The stable cottage was well equipped, warm and very clean."

    The hot tub and wood burner were both excellent and the owners were very helpful. Beautiful surrounding countryside and great walks although limited bridleways.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Apr 2021

  • "We are a family of four and we had a lovely stay."

    The hot tub made the children's week! It was excellent and very big. The log burner was lovely for us in the evening and it was so quiet we had the chance to relax. The cottage is lovely. It's down the end of a long lane which is very bumpy and a bit tricky to navigate in a van as has pot holes. The kitchen could do with a few more basic cooking items like a baking tray and wok but we managed to cook at home most evenings (due to covid restrictions). Thank you for the gifts on arrival and quick responses on text and email. Very helpful.

    Reviewed by Menna4.4Apr 2021

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    Perfect in every way. Lovely little cottage, perfect for a little family. Would highly recommend to anyone we meet!!

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Apr 2021

  • "We stayed here two years ago and loved it so we decided to return."

    A welcome break and the best way to end this awful year. Such a cosy little cottage, and the hot tub was just amazing. Paul and Janet were really accommodating, just at the end of the phone if we needed anything. Thanks so much for yet another fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Dec 2020

  • "Paul and Janet have a beautiful cottage."

    The fire was on for us and a lovely welcome gift. Cosies and beautiful it may of been November the hot tube was used until late. Star gazing. We will be back hopefully twice a year.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Nov 2020

  • "The cottage was charmimg."

    We loved the hot tub and log burner. My partner said on the last day if only there was a bigger mirror....then I found it when I closed the bedroom door!!!!! Area was stunning. We had some great days out exploring. The cottage was just so inviting to come back too. The owner was so helpful too, helping us when needed so a big thank you to them.

    Reviewed by Ginette5.0Oct 2020

  • "Stable cottage exceeded expectation in comfort, space and location but only had the bare essentials in the kitchen."

    For example, a half decent sharp knife for preparation of food would have been handy. Also we couldn’t find the remote for the DVD player and the WiFi had a habit of dropping out. Having said that these are only minor issues compared to the rest of the experience and the hot tub was amazing. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage."

    There is nothing I can fault about our stay - it was clean (especially important during COVID-19), comfortable and hospitality was second to none. A beautiful part of the country to explore. The owners were more than happy to help with anything - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, hot tub and open fire were brilliant."

    .really recommended this place.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings, exactly as it looks in the photos, so relaxing and the hot tub and paddock to walk the dog were very much used, Paul had the wood burner lit before we got there and was on the other end of the phone if we needed anything but left us to enjoy ourselves."

    Stunning conversion and very clean with everything you need for a holiday away, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2020

  • "It is a relatively new cottage converted from stables hence the name."

    It is on a working farm. Its beautifully decorated and the wooden beams are fantastic. The bed was comfy. The hot tub a delight. We only used the fire for 2 nights as not really needed as the cottage was so warm. It was lovely to see the lambs in the lambing shed next to the cottage and better waking up to their bleating rather than traffic. The owners who live close by leave you alone but are there if you need them. Single lane up to cottage has lots of pot holes some large so drive very carefully and get to the cottage while still light.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2020

  • "The owners, Paul and Janet were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble."

    Cottage is situated in a very quiet location. Very clean and tidy. Wood burner and hot tub were a bonus. Very dog friendly with large paddock for them to run. Very close to dog friendly beaches too. We will be going back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2020

  • "Just come back from my stay at mable cottage , the cottage was immaculate and very comfortable to stay , the hot tub and log fire were definitely lovely and very relaxing , on arrival Paul and Janet left a welcome gift which was a nice gesture after travelling to get there , the owners themselves were local and if needed anything they were on hand to give anything that was needed , I will look forward to returning in the future ."

    . thank you very much .

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "Stable Cottage."

    This is a beautiful cottage with amazing owners who took on our last second booking. ( We booked on the day of arrival ) From the simplicity of making the booking to the contact from the owners of the cottage we couldn't of asked for more. The cottage is beautifully finished with just the right amount of furnishings to make you feel at home but leaving enough space to bring your own belongings for your stay. We had contact moments after we booked with Sykes to re-confirm our booking and making sure we had received the email with the address and directions. We confirmed we would be arriving early evening, to our delight the owner (Paul) had the log fire roaring and the hot tub bubbling for us. We were advised of some beautiful dog friendly beaches and places to eat. It was perfect, totally private when we wanted it to be and great customer support and advice when we needed it. We will book again. Dave

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting, such a relaxing getaway."

    Hot tub was perfect. Hosts were very helpful. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jake4.1Dec 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay in the cottage."

    It was more wonderful than we could have imagined. The owners were so accomodating and communicative, it really made the difference. We definitely hope to return!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a lush stay at stable cottage!"

    Would like the thank Paul and Janet for being helpful and friendly. Loved the log burner and hot tub. Would defiantly recommend and return! Thank you x

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Nov 2019

  • "The only one thing that was not good was the double bed which was not comfortable to sleep on"

    Reviewed by David3.4Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and situated in a rural setting."

    The issue was that it is probably to rural a setting for our needs, however if we were to book again we would be better prepared. It's a wonderful cottage and the owners were very accommodating and friendly.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Firstly we would like to thank Paul and Janet for making us feel welcome, Stable Cottage we found to be very comfortable and met all our needs."

    The hot tub was amazing as well as our privacy. Efailwen made for the perfect base to explore What Pembrokeshire had to offer. Would certainly revisit , stay and recommend Stable cottage.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Sep 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay!"

    Was really peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage set on a working farm."

    Minimal noice. Some animal noises at times and farm vehicle sometimes but no real problem. Cottage was clean and comfortable. Hot tub was wonderful. Pictures are exactly what it is like. Paul and Janet were great. Made us very welcome. There was one small problem we found but was sorted out by them very very quickly. It makes a big difference if any problems are sorted straight away. Extra points for that. It could only be made better is something could be done about the large potholes etc in the lane. Don’t expect it to be totally smooth as it is a lane to the farms.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent week at Stables Cottage."

    Given we work in London it has been excellent to spend a week in the middle of no where on a farm. Lovely hearing the farm animals. Excellent facilities hot tub, bbq and log fire washing machine which we made use of. Paddock provided for the dog to run around. Although our pooch managed to escape out of it to go and visit a field of the sheep but he’s an adventurous little pup. Most dogs would just be happy for the space to run around in! Local shop 2 miles away which is a spar,’otherwise need to travel further to local towns. Lovely pubs in the area. Amazing walks. Would recommend a trip to Tenby. Would definitely stay here again if we decide to return to the area. Wonderful accommodation and friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Cottage was warm and cozy."

    The hosts were really friendly and helpful and we had a fantastic relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "The weather was fantastic!"

    a whole week in Wales ...... no rain and the dress code for the week only "t" shirts and the occasional sweater. the people were great and the scenery unbelievable. the dogs and a wonderful time and both loved the beachs. The cottage was beautiful and the night sky so clear the stars filled were brilliant! Paul and Janet (the farmers ) were lovely and could not do enough for us, and really made us wellcome. our thanks for letting us stay!! hopeing to book again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    We enjoyed seeing the animals and being able to help feeding some orphan lambs all in all "DELIGHTFUL".

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Was hard to find but we did get there when dark, the track to the cottage could ..."

    Was hard to find but we did get there when dark, the track to the cottage could do with some work and better signage on the entrance ie sign on both sides of the track would help other than that very very nice cottage and owner very helpfull

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2019

  • "An excellent location for touring this area of Wales, there is a bumpy track to the property - but it is on a working farm."

    Property is extremely comfortable, the log stove is a super feature, and if you like to lay in a hot tob and look at the stars this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2019

  • "This holiday was everything and more Paul welcomed us and was always available if needed."

    The hot tub and Log fire were a great addition too. Extremely comfortable and clean, stable cottage was close to everything and the weather was a bonus,we won't be forgeting this special place as we got engaged ! Would love to go back

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2019

  • "Our week at Stable Cottage was so relaxing from start to finish."

    The owners Janet & Paul were so welcoming, informative and helpful. The cottage has a secluded courtyard with the hot tub the is a little gem. The cottage itself is spacious, clean and homely. Its on a working farm so if the weather isn't so good you might need wellies! Or like us stay in and enjoy the peace and quiet. Tenby is about half an hour away and is the most beautiful seaside town, well worth going to. And if you have dogs the beaches there are are ideal (between Sept - April) Poppit Sands is about 20mins away and again a very nice place for a dog walk. Overall we had one of the most relaxing weeks. Ideal for couples or families. Thank You Janet and Paul for making our week so memorable. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is perfect if you are looking for a relaxing break away from everything but there are places close enough to visit if you want to go out and about."

    The log burner was lovely as was the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Dec 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful and very cosy with the log burner."

    Paul was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Putting up the Xmas tree for are arrival and lighting the fire so it was very cosy when we got there. I would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had such a lovely break at stable cottage."

    The hot tub was amazing, and it was such a nice treat to be able to take our two dogs with us for a change. The cottage itself was full of character, and looked immaculate. Paul and Janet were so accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed. There are plenty of places to walk the dogs too, we popped over to Amroth the one morning which had a few dog friendly cafes. And Narberth which is only a 15 minute drive away. We would highly recommend stable cottage if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing break. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Dec 2018

  • "A very enjoyable, relaxing and extremely chilled cottage."

    ...if you want to get away from it all, I would highly recommend. Paul and Janet are lovely people who help in any way they can. The hot tub really made our wkend a great stay. The only downside would be the track down to the cottage, it's very bumpy with a few big potholes, but it is a working farm, it was fine by us as we were in a van, but a low profile car or sport car would suffer a little going up and down the track. I couldn't fault the place though, beautiful area. We will be back. Thank you Paul and Janet for a fab wkend.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2018

  • "We’ve just come back from a fabulous week at ‘Stable Cottage’."

    Beautiful little cottage made perfect with log burner on in the evening and hot tub to relax in. Paul and Janet were extremely helpful and nothing was too much. We’d highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed staying at this cottage very much we brought along with us our puppy very pet friendly they even have a paddock for us to walk the puppy if we wanted too."

    The owners were very kind and helpful and lit the fire for when we arrived to a lovely warm and cosy cottage.A lovely bottle of wine too i love the decor of the place very nice and clean and homely.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2018

  • "The hosts were very friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage was clean and surprisingly spacious. Everything we needed was there plus a few extras. It was a peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful the hot tub was amazing completely chilled out for 5 day's the owner's are lovely."

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our stay at this beautiful cottage was most pleasant and relaxing with excellent facilities especially the log fire the large hot tub which accommodated four people sitting in it ."

    The hosts were very welcoming and were on hand for any questions or anything needed. The wife and children keep on about how lovely it was and we would recommend this to anyone who wants to get away and relax and we would return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very nice cottage."

    We certainly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend to others. Owners were great, and the location was perfect for exploring west wales. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twins (zip/link can be king-size double on request) 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, wine rack, washing machine
  • Sky TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with patio furniture, hot tub and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

This single-storey barn conversion is nestled in the Carmarthenshire village of Efailwen, near Llandissilio.

Perfectly located on the borders of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, this is an ideal beauty spot for touring a wonderful region of Wales.

Its interior exudes charm from head-to-toe, with its high vaulted ceilings and delightful log burner resting in the inglenook of the living room.

The lounge area boasts comfy seating and a flat screen TV with a full Sky package, whilst the country style kitchen rests adjacently, with a large dining table and fully fitted kitchen including cream coloured base units, a window above the sink overlooking the picturesque, Welsh countryside.

Entry is gained to this splendid holiday let via the private enclosed courtyard to the outside, a delightful little suntrap to soak up an afternoon with a glass of wine, benefitting the luxury of the luxurious hot tub.

The twin room boasts zip and link beds for flexible sleeping arrangements, they can be put together on request to form a king-size double.

Next is the double room, similarly set up in a modern, stylish fashion, the tiled shower room is just along the corridor occupying a fabulous rainfall shower.

Nearby, should you require a few basic amenities, the village of Llandissilio is just a short distance away with a general store, post office and pubs, and further afield is the market town of Narberth.

Enjoy the landscape scenery surrounding you; there are many light and heavy walking opportunities to stumble upon.

Carmarthen lies on the River Towy offering Carmarthen Bay in the south and the rambling Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons) in the north.

A tremendous area to explore, with a charming base from which to view it from.

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

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About the location


Llandissilio 3.4 miles; Narberth 8.3 miles; Tenby 25 miles

Efailwen is a Carmarthenshire village in South Wales boasting a cafe, a school and a church, abounded in a plethora of rambling countryside and dotted with quaint little cottages. This idyllic setting is situated only but a few miles from Llandissilio which is scattered with traditional Welsh local pubs and shops, however for a wider range of amenities, head towards Narberth where you can enjoy multi-coloured Edwardian and Georgian buildings lining the high street. There are many attractions to explore such as the castle and museum, both offering interesting days out, along with the Canaston Woods close by, offering a wealth of opportunity for walking, cycling and horseriding should the fancy take you. Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is great for taking the kids whilst the adults of the group will enjoy pubs and eateries about the town. Even farther afield is the harbour town of Tenby, an iconic seaside location boasting watersports, three stunning beaches, golfing facilities and The National Trust owned Tudor Merchant's House, all to be explored with the towns’ quaint, picturesque landscape as a backdrop. Efailwen is the perfect little village if you want to get away to the country yet discover all that Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire have to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas