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Old Tether Barn

(Ref. 926238)

Crymych near Cardigan, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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130 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Thether Barn."

    It was clean,comfortable.There is everything there that you need.Lovely touches that make it welcoming a pleasure to go back to after a day out exploring.The hosts are lovely and helpful without intruding. We would highly recommend the barn.The log fire is a bonus which is lovely to snuggle up sat in front of it.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful, well equipped property that was very comfortable and cozy."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2023

  • "A wonderful idyllic cottage nestled in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners have done a fabulous job renovating this old barn, it is well equipped, clean and comfortable, everything to make a happy and relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful, comfortable, well kept holiday property with everything you would need for a happy stay."

    Fantastic views from windows and garden.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at old Tether Barn, it has everything we needed, it’s our second stay there and we would recommend this holiday property, it truly is a hidden gem and a big thank you to Sue and Rob for making a lovely stay for us,Thank you so much."

    Margaret and Brian

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have had a really enjoyable holiday, both accommodation and situation, and will certainly recommend it to others."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Old Tether Barn, was clean, comfortable, well equipped and very quiet."

    Superb views from the cottage. We had a very relaxing break. Welcome gift very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really beautiful property with lovely surroundings, the amenities were excellent and the extra supplies and finishing touches were appreciated."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "Old Tether Barn is the most amazing property."

    The standard of fixtures and furniture really blew us away. Being tucked away with stupendous views was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Old Tether Barn is an absolute gem."

    A very private and beautiful converted barn, super clean, tastefully designed and decorated, with an amazing view, and it's own two sheep. Thoughtfully equipped with everything you could need and lots of information and notes about the area and walks and places to visit. We had sun and rain and enjoyed each day of our one week stay. A short walk down the lane we found a walk straight up to the fort and Preseli Hills, and WOW! what outstanding views far and wide - we had to wait for a guaranteed clear day for this one. We visited curious iron age burial chambers and went on coastal path walks with yet more stunning views and scenery. We saw dolphins in the sea on the best walk around Dinas Island, and we saw seal in the sea on our walks around Strumble Head and around the Marloes peninsula. Marloes Sands has a stunning sandy beach too, with dramatic bolder rocks (careful of the tide coming in). Newport, a short drive away from Old Tether Barn, is a quaint, pretty, arty old village with good pubs and places to eat and also has a very big sandy beach. I could go on and on about what a fab week we had at Old Tether Barn. Couldn't believe our luck, and can't thank Sue and Rod enough for such a wonderful retreat.

    Reviewed by Tiffany5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great stay at the Old Tether Barn."

    It’s one of the best properties we’ve ever stayed in. It was very clean and spacious, comfy bed and everything you could possibly need in a property. Very quiet location and lovely views of surrounding countryside. We would love to come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is outstanding, a cosy feel but with ample space."

    The location was wonderful, peaceful and scenic. If you want a quiet and relaxing holiday then this should be your first choice.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Everything you could possible want was provided for us even down to handsoap and toiletries! Very comfortable cottage and spotlessly clean. Views were amazing and many good places to visit and places to eat out. Would definately recommend and look to go back in the future. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage with lots of homely touches."

    Delightful garden and views over the surrounding countryside. Peaceful location with easy access to many local attractions. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful barn and were very impressed with how clean."

    spacious and well equipped it was. The garden and views are stunning. We had a great week exploring this part of Wales and the icing on the cake was the gorgeous weather. We would highly recommend this holiday accommodation to our family and family and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Old Tether Barn has been wonderful."

    The accommodation is very well laid out and comfortable. It's located in a very beautiful and quiet spot, a short drive from Crymych. If bird watching is for you, then you can sit in the garden watching buzzards, ravens and even a peregrine flying around. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing tranquil location."

    Beatifully restored and maintained property. Walking supurb. Will return as soon as possible

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2023

  • "Spectacular property which has been restored with deep love and understanding of its heritage and situation."

    A perfect place to stay which allows you to access all of the beauty of Pembrokeshire.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is second stay at The Old Tether Barn and wasn’t disappointed."

    Immaculately done out with everything you need and more for a restful, peaceful stay in West Wales. Looking forward to returning in 2024

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Old Tether Barn is perfect in every way."

    It was much larger than we expected and had a lovely homely feel. Immaculate and in a beautiful location with stunning views. We have already booked again for next year and can't wait to return. Thank you Sue and Rod for sharing this amazing place

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our third visit and it was as enjoyable as the other two."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped, very comfortable, charming owners, and a beautiful part of Wales. Many thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Superb cottage, all you want/need plus more."

    Have stayed in dozens of cottagers but this was the best one ever by far.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stunning! the cottage was perfection, ultra clean, and so thoughtful, the little extras were a fabulous addition."

    Loved every second!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2023

  • "Spent a lovely cold and wet week in the barn."

    Could catch up on my reading, by a fireplace, play a few games of scrabble and just shut off from the hustle and bustle of the year. Made a turn at a few castles and visited Pembroke, Cardigan and even won something on a Christmas raffle in Narberth. In the study desk, there are tons of ideas of walks and things to do near by. Cottage has everything and exactly like it’s pictures, and exactly what was needed. As we came in December, Sue even asked beforehand if she should make the cottage a bit Christmassy (granted I missed that mail), so she put a huge nice Poinsettia in the cottage. The only issue is finding the cottage on the first day, we got to Crymych - stopped to get our bearings, then tried using the directions from the mail, as well as, “what three words”, got a bit lost for about 5 min as it’s not that easy to find the turnoff in the dark, also noticed “what three words” worked better with Apple Maps than Google maps - but eventually got there and was well worth it.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "We spent an incredibly wet week at the cottage and loved it."

    Everything was perfect and the welcome pack a lovely addition. Can’t fault the place.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, that has everything that you could need."

    Sue and Rod are extremely helpful and very quick to respond to communication. Cottage was spotless, well equipped and the lovely treats left on arrival were very thoughtful. The garden and the views were amazing. Some great walks from the door and still close enough to a couple of villages for food,etc. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "This has to be one of the best cottages we've stayed in, and we've stayed in a lot!"

    It is spotlessly clean, comfortable and an absolute credit to the owners, Sue and Rod. The cottage has everything you need for a self catering holiday, and it is in such a beautiful tranquil area, with views out over the hills and fields. There is nothing to fault here at all.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really did enjoy our stay at Old Tether Barn, it was clean, The bed was very comfortable, we enjoyed sitting outside and the view was lovely."

    We would really love to go back there again and Hoping we will sometime Pembrokeshire is a beautiful part of Wales. Sue and Rob have done A lot of work to make the old Tether Barn a stunning holiday let. A Big Thank you so much. Margaret and Brian.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property has everything plus more."

    Reviewed by Michael J5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in the barn."

    Everything was very clean and home from home. Sue and Rod were great hosts and left us little treats which was greatly appreciated! We loved the tranquility and our only sadness leaving ! Thanks both and we will definitely be returning! Best wishes Sally & Martin

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet area."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Aug 2022

  • "Tether Barn was a delightful place for a peaceful holiday."

    The barn is beautifully appointed with everything one could need and want. A lot of thought has gone into ensuring a great experience. The barn has a well equipped kitchen, beautiful bathroom and a comfortable bed. It is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is spotlessly clean. The outdoor area is lovely with stunning views. If you want a holiday away from it all, in total peace - Tether Barn is the place. Rod and Sue are thoughtful but not intrusive hosts. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful remote cottage with everything you need for a relaxing,quiet holiday."

    Very nice welcome pack and everything you need.Lots of outdoor space to sit out and admire the view, the owners Rod and Sue really have thought of everything,highly recommended, thanks James and Carol.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay and relax, spotlessly clean, comfortable and very inviting."

    The best sleep I've had in a long time, lovely bed and bedding. Very well equipped property. Views from garden are quite spectacular with a good choice of areas to sit and read, birdwatch or just relax. We'll definitely be back for a third visit.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable relaxing week at the Old Tether Barn."

    Every need was catered for. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nothing to fault."

    Fantastic location, great views, comfortable and everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The wagon is a great addition to the garden. An excellent place to enjoy the extensive vista and watch the wildlife, while sheltering from the wind and rain.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Clen and tidy well maintained, lovely location."

    Ideal place to unwind and relax with nature.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0May 2022

  • "We ‘love’The Old Tether Barn and do not think anything else could be improved as it is perfect in every way."

    We enjoyed it as much this time as we did in 2017. A wonderful,spacious and well equipped cottage with plenty of outdoor space over looking beautiful countryside. Sue and Rod have obviously put a lot of love into this renovation as illustrated in the welcome pack. The chocolates,wine,milk and flowers added to the welcome with the hosts available should you need them. TEN OUT OF TEN. Barbie and Chris

    Reviewed by Barbie5.0May 2022

  • "We have just had a lovely week at Old Tether Barn."

    Sue and Rod have worked hard to create a beautifully presented cottage. The cottage is very private and quiet. Everything has been thought of to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage is so warm and cosy. The garden has several sitting areas to enjoy the far reaching views. Definitely need a car to stay here and there are many great places within easy reach. Narberth is a great place for every day needs. We particularly enjoyed visiting the National Trust's Colby Wood Gardens south of Narberth. We really do recommend staying at Old Tether Barn.Thank you Sue and Rod

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0May 2022

  • "A very spacious and welcoming, well appointed property in a lovely setting with lots of of different outside seating areas."

    Awkward access through the front door, but easy level entry at rear. Bedroom door squeaks and doesn’t close properly. It’s a pity that the heating is all or nothing so the bedroom gets very warm before bedtime when the heating has been needed for the living room.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent hosts could not fault it well done"

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2022

  • "Immaculate barn conversion with everything and so much more to make your break stress free."

    All the extra personal touches were a really nice surprise and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our second visit to Old Tether Barn and as perfect as we remembered it."

    Beautifully equipped and comfortable, the attention to detail is amazing. The location is calm and peaceful and outside seating takes full advantage of the beautiful views. We will be back!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property, amazing views and great communications with the owner."

    All round top recommendation.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "A perfect cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped, beautifully furnished, in a lovely rural setting."

    The owners Rod and Sue have thought of everything, so many little extras including 'welcome pack' toiletries. Owners on hand if you need them but not intrusive. Very, very comfortable the best place we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage ideal for relaxing."

    Looking forward to staying again in the summer.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jan 2022

  • "A truly wonderful property in a beautiful part of the world."

    The property was spotless and fantastically well equipped. The owners were also very helpful and kind. We can't recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed a most relaxing break at Old Tether Barn."

    It is an exceptionally tasteful renovation with superb attention to detail by the owners. Absolutely everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay has been thought of. Thank you Sue & Rod. xx

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very comfortable place with amazing views."

    The property is so well equipped -the owners have thought of everything! A great place to unwind and it is well placed to explore Pembrokeshire. Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely tranquil cottage with everything you need - cosy and very well appointed."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable barn conversion, brilliantly done by the owners with some very different and terrific woodworking in the cottage."

    Lovely welcoming touches with flowers, chocolates and other goodies ! Fabulous views across the valley with seating to suit. Interesting and aloof small flock of sheep as neighbours ! Thoroughly recommended for an off the beaten track place to recharge the batteries.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2021

  • "The listing does not do the cottage justice."

    This is the 7th Sykes cottage we have stayed in since May 2020 and certainly the best. The owners had gone to great lengths to ensure all the finer needs were there and ready for us. Idyllic setting for those looking for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous location, very spacious for two people, extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean, very warm and comfortable."

    Possibly the best accommodation we have ever had. Already booked a second stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We like the quiet secluded location of the property."

    It was within easy reach of places we wanted to see. The property itself was beautifully restored. We found everything perfect. Very clean and comfortable. Would definately recommend this property and would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2021

  • "Old tether barn was amazing."

    The owners thought of everything to make our holiday a wonderful experience. The place was immaculate and the views from the garden were stunning.. we would certainly recommend it as a relaxing holiday to any couple. Also very close to amenities.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Old Tether Barn is a truely exceptional holiday cottage."

    The location is excellent with far reaching views across the hills. The cottage is superbly well equipped for every eventuality. The standard of comfort is the highest possible. Every room is well appointed, tastefully furnished and perfect for relaxing. The standard of cleanliness was exceptional and every little detail had been thought about including a great welcome pack. The wifi worked perfectly. We cannot recommend this property more highly if you want to enjoy Pembrokeshire and especially the nearby hidden gem of Newport.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent property which has been lovingly converted and decorated by the delightful owner."

    Everything you could need is supplied - and more. Lovely garden with plenty of seating areas. In a beautiful, peaceful location, with easy access to the coasts of Cardigan and north Pembrokeshire (20 - 30 minutes drive).

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2021


    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    There were many extras we did not expect toiletries, tea, coffee etc., wine and chocolates. The bed was so comfortable. Fluffy tiweks, etc. The garden and sitting areas are ideal, looking over the scenery. Very peaceful and restful stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "Old tether barn was a beautiful old converted barn with everything plus that could possibly be needed."

    Our stay was comfy and quiet. Only down side, and this may just be me is,we weren't greeted on arrival.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2021

  • "The barn was lovely."

    Lovely spot. Did take awhile to find it but was worth it. We had every thing we needed plus flowers in 3rooms. Will go again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was the most quiet and relaxing location."

    To be able to get up early and watch the sun rising above the Welsh hills, listening only to the birds was just amazing. A real haven.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Old Tether Barn has to be one of the best places we have stayed."

    Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Everything you needed was there and more. Cannot thank Sue and Rod enough.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in such peaceful surroundings."

    Very comfortable, with lovely homey touches. My husband particularly liked the reclining feature on the sofa!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent stay at this lovely cottage - furnished to a very high standard with a lot of thought."

    Easy access to lots of Pembrokeshire/Cardigan attractions in under an hour, and always nice to return to this secluded and beautiful rural setting.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "Old Tether Barn was such a lovely place to stay, so cosy."

    It was a very clean, had been renovated to a very high standard. All the utensils, or electric items you could want. There was a nice added touch of wine, chocolates and fresh flowers. A nice garden with lovely views, and a choice of areas to sit out. Will definitely return. We will recommend Old Tether Barn to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Even better than the pictures!"

    Super spacious, well equipped, comfortable, quiet and great views! Briliant for coast and hill walking. Already booked again! Thanks Sue and Rod

    Reviewed by Millie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed in, superb, isolated, peaceful location overlooking hills and countryside, tranquility at its best!"

    The barn is first class in every respect, spacious, warm and brilliantly equipped with everything one could need, a lot of thought has gone into making us feel totally welcome. So many little "extras" that you provided were outstanding, nothing escaped your planning! Thank you Sue & Rod for providing us with such a wonderful location for a relaxing break after such a strange, surreal period of time for us all. We would highly recommend this cottage to anybody wanting a totally relaxing break away from the "rat-race" with absolutely first class facilities and friendly but discreet hosts. Paul & Sue, Mayfield, East Sussex

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Location is Idyllic, the Barn itself is luxurious and beautiful in the setting overlooking green hills, making waking up to see the sun rise a treat."

    A well stocked cottage giving a comfortable luxurious stay with everything you need to enable you to feel relaxed and happy.

    Reviewed by Laurel5.0Jul 2020

  • "The location was beautifully quite, the twitter of the birds and the gurgle of a nearby stream was perfect."

    Views across the countryside was to take your breath away. As you enter the cottage you immediately experience the sense that someone has taken extreme care in the choice of rustic decoration and overall facilities. The heating was on so a great feeling of welcome overcomes you, so as you explore you continue to be impressed. We ate in every evening to enjoy the wood burner, candles in the bath, along with the odd bottle of medicine, just perfect, thanks Sue and Rod the owners.

    Reviewed by Daric5.0Feb 2020

  • "Wonderfully equipped and beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Owners were helpful and kind. We had one of the best breaks ever in this tranquil and beautiful spot in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Hope to return!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "You get to the Old Tether Barn via an exciting drive along a twisty upward climbing narrow lane, open the gate and you are faced with a breath taking view."

    Old Tether Barn looks out on to the beautiful presili hills. The garden has a strategically placed patio with a table and chairs which catches the sun. Once inside the barn, the quality of decor is first class. A fully fitted kitchen, the bath room is lovey with a big roll top bath (big enough for two). The bed is comfortable and the bedroom has plenty of storage. A beautiful place to stay and unwind.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "My husband and I had a wonderful holiday in Pembrokeshire and the Old Tethered Barn helped make it more special."

    It is a delightful cottage which has been beautifully restored by it's owners.Sue and Rod who have thought of everything to make your stay at their cottage amazing. I loved sitting outside on the patio in the sunshine, reading a book and chose to eat my breakfast, on the twin bench looking out across the beautiful and peaceful countryside, not forgetting to say good morning to their adorable sheep ,who grazed in a nearby field. Although off the beaten track following Rod"s excellent directions you will not get lost. We very much recommend a stay at this wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Estelle5.0Aug 2019

  • "This barn is set in a very rural and beautiful location."

    The barn itself is amazing, clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. I cannot recommend this place enough if you want a quiet getaway and/or a base to explore west wales. It’s stunning in itself and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely great place had everything we required would definitely go again."


    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful location in a spectacular area of countryside, extremely well equipped property which was very comfortable."

    It far exceeded our expectations and is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Sue & Rod from Old Tether Barn have created a very special & luxurious holiday cottage."

    The attention to detail is second to none & is very evident. We were amazed by the thought that's gone into every convenience - it made our week there a truly memorable one. Very Clean, neat & tidy & superbly organised. Located In a very rural setting, be prepared for sounds of a gurgling brook, plenty chirping bird species, sheep baa's & mooing cows. Absolutely loved it

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2019

  • "If you are looking for peace and tranquillity look no further then Old Tether Barn."

    What a find ! This property has everything you need for a relaxing break. It is like home from home with everything you are going to need, we didn't want to leave. The property is so much bigger than the photos lead you to believe. So cosy with the log burner and beautiful blankets and fleeces dotted about in case of chilly evenings. The kitchen has every possible utensil you will ever need - and the bathroom WOW!- just beautiful with big roll top bath- candles, lovely shower. Spacious bedroom and slept like a log every night. Beautiful garden and complete privacy. If you are lucky enough to be able to sit outside in the evening as we were its like you are in your own little paradise. We were left wine, chocolates and fresh cut flowers along with milk in fridge and ice in the freezer which was appreciated. Would recommend this property without hesitation, definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in and would like to thank Rod and Sue for making our holiday a special one.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "If you want solitude and comfort the Old Tether Barn has it in bucket loads."

    This stunning accommodation wants for nothing, it has been prepared for visitors with the utmost care and attention both inside and outside. The views from the many seating areas in the garden are breathtaking, there are birds and bats in abundance, and a small resident group of rather snooty sheep! We have stayed in many cottages and the Old Tether Barn sits at the top of our favourites.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "When you visit Old Tether Barn you find an idyllic spot off the beaten track where you can sit outside and enjoy peace and quiet whilst listening to the birds singing."

    You can see the love, care and attention to detail given to the decoration and furnishing of Old Tether Barn providing a very warm and welcome feeling as you pass through each room. Each room was equipped with everything you should need for a relaxing and stress free stay. Flowers placed in the windows provided a lovely touch and the welcome gifts a real treat. Old Tether Barn is one of the best properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2019

  • "An excellent cottage equipped with every possible amenity."

    The owners have thought of everything and even left us a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine! The cottage is ideally placed to explore the picturesque county of Pembrokeshire and visit the many tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a tremendous tranquil spot."

    Everything has been thought of both inside and outside of the cottage. Would recommend this cottage to anyone who appreciates perfection.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, but the thing that makes Old Tether Barn stand out from the (many) other cottages my wife and I have stayed at us the attention to detail shown by the owners."

    The cottage was immaculate, there was every possible type of utensil you could want available - and all genuinely clean - fresh flowers in the windows, complimentary toiletries available, extra logs for the fire which you could help yourself to (rather than having to ask). In short, this is the best holiday cottage we have ever used, and cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owners Rod and Sue were very welcoming."

    The cottage was lovely, beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need, even fresh flowers on the windowsills. Half an hour from the coast, and an excellent location on the edge of the Preseli Hills.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a rural location The owners have fitted it out to a very ..."

    Beautiful Cottage in a rural location The owners have fitted it out to a very high standard They provided everything and more for their guests

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was really spacious but cosy, with lovely decor and furniture."

    The kitchen had everything we needed and more (including a bag of ice and a cocktail shaker!), the hosts had clearly thought of all the little things a couple might want for a romantic week away in the Welsh hills. The location was also perfect, with beautiful views and friendly sheep surrounding us. We are fussy but have no hesitations in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2018

  • "Not particularly due to Sykes."

    But the owners were excellent: the old Tether Barn was very clean, very homely, well equipped, and the area free from light pollution. We had a very enjoyable, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage, finished to a very high standard in a wonderful, quiet location."

    Ideal walks on the nearby hills as you can start straight from the front door with no need to drive. We only had a short stay so we sent the owners several emails so that we could make the most of our time, they were very helpful and recommended a fantastic local pub where we enjoyed an excellent meal. We are already looking at dates to come back and spend longer at Old Tether Barn.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2018

  • "The peace and quiet in a beautiful thoughtfully well equipped and furnished home from home."

    Knowing help was there if we needed it but very private to enjoy.

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2018

  • "This cottage was truly amazing, so well equipped and clean."

    My wife and I have stayed in many lovely places, but this one easily tops them all. The peace and quiet was amazing, along with the stunning scenery. They say the camera can’t lie, but on this occasion the camera cannot do justice to this lovely property and its setting. We actually met the owner, what a very lovely person felt that we had known her for years. Amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "The perfect holiday cottage."

    Everything you want & more. All the extra touches were perfect & so unexpected. The cottage inside & out was immaculate & the views were incredible. I can’t rate this cottage highly enough

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was as advertised and exceeded our expectations."

    It was really well presented, very well equipped; the owners had thought of everything. We arrived to wine, coffee, chocolate and even a pint of milk, which was a lovely gesture! Sue had also left extra toiletries in case we had forgotten anything. The owners live next door and are on hand if you need anything but leave you to your own devices if not. It's a stunning location, with a beautiful garden and you have all you need for a few days away or a week's holiday. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was beyond our expectations and so well equipped."

    It was a great base to visit all parts of Pembrokeshire and walk many segments of the coastal path.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2018

  • "We love the cottage and the way it is decoratedwith so much love and care!"

    We immediately felt ourselves at home. It was also the most complete cottage we ever hired: the owners thought of everything! Then the lovely garden with all the different seatings and wonderful views. It was a dream come true.

    Reviewed by Liesbeth5.0Aug 2018

  • "It's a overcomplted holidayhouse."

    I gif it on a svale from zero to ten a fiftien. You will never find such a over completed house again.

    Reviewed by Marcel5.0Jul 2018

  • "Old Tether Barn is an exceptional cottage for two: roomy, well equipped and in a wonderful peaceful countryside location with loads of outside seating possibilities."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2018

  • "Home from home in a fantastic location away from the rat race."

    Everything caefully thought out inside and outside cottage.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage clearly lovingly restored and cared for by the owners with everything you could possibly need-and more!"

    We loved the area-fabulous walks, stunning scenery (when the clouds lifted!). We’ll certainly be looking to return to Old Tether Barn and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2018

  • "Old Tether Barn is a beautiful, peaceful, well equipped cottage in an idyllic setting."

    The owners clearly take both time and trouble to make their cottage welcoming and comfortable for guests. It is a lovely base from which to tour the whole Pembrokeshire coast as well as the stunning countryside inland. We stayed for a delightful week and it is certainly our intention to return when we can. We are happy to recommend it most highly!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stunning location and very well equipped cottage, much bigger than it seemed from the pictures on the website, highly recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

  • "We would absolutely love to stay in this cottage again, next time we'll walk the Golden Road across the Preseli Hills."

    We visited many different places from this cottage, including the beautiful Poppit Sands and Dinas Head. The cottage exceeded our expectations, it is tremendously well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is also spotlessly clean and the surrounding views are stunning. Thank you very much, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2018

  • "Old Tether Barn was, by far, the most well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable cottage that we have stayed in."

    The location is stunning and the views on a clear day are wonderful. We wholeheartedly recommend Old Tether Barn - fabulous!!!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is in an idyllic location, very peaceful and a great base to tour Pembrokeshire."

    Local amenities are nearby. The cottage is home from home well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Spotless and very tasteful decor. Would definitely recommend to anyone that likes peace and tranquility. Fabulous

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2018

  • "There was certainly nothing ‘old’ about this lovely cottage except the ‘old fashioned’ welcome of being treated to a home from home experience."

    Just everything was taken into consideration to ensure that we had one of the best of stays. Fresh flowers and chocolates to greet us on our arrival just added to the pleasure of this break. If this is the high standard that one should expect from Sykes Cottages then I have no hesitation in recommending everyone to check them out.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Feb 2018

  • "The Tether Barn was wonderful."

    Absolutely spotless & incredibly comfortable. The views were lovely &, because there was no light pollution, the sky at night enthralling.The owners were very kind & helpful and we had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2018

  • "This was a wonderful cottage spotlessly clean and had everything you need."

    We were made to feel welcome the minute we enterd the property. Wonderful little getaway would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sheree5.0Feb 2018

  • "This cottage could easily have been a two bedroom cottage but the owners have made a spacious one bed with extra snug rooms downstairs & upstairs plus in the outside grounds there are multiple seating areas."

    Lovely homely feel - well furnished, with quality ornaments, pictures - felt like a home not a rental. Exceptionally well stocked - particularly kitchen (cleaning products, pans, white goods) and lots of extras e.g. DVDs, books, games, toiletries, sewing kit.

    Reviewed by Wesley4.8Dec 2017

  • "We had a great time at Old Tether Barn."

    It was extremely comfortable and in a great location. The area and setting are beautiful and we really enjoyed getting away from it all for a week. And it was great coming back to the wood burning stove each evening. We also enjoyed meeting the 4 black sheep. The owners have done an amazing job in restoring this property with so much love and care and we are very grateful for everything they have done to get somewhere like this back into use after being in such a sorry state when they first took it on many years ago. Thanks again, Emma & David

    Reviewed by Emma4.8Dec 2017

  • "My stay at The Old Tether Barn was simply fantastic."

    It was like a home from home. The barn was absolutely stunning and it was a little slice of heaven for me. The view was amazing and each morning I saw brown sheep. It was just what I needed, getting away from the hustle and bustle of Bristol and to spend some time recharging my batteries. Thank you to Sue and Rod for making my stay so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Trish4.8Nov 2017

  • "Old Tether Barn has been beautifully renovated."

    Secluded property with excellent views. Excellent location for discovering South and West Wales. The owners have provided everything you could possibly need for a lovely break. We really enjoyed our week away and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to other Sykes customers.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2017

  • "The Old Tether Barn lived up to all the reviews it has received."

    Spotlessly clean and with that homely touch it provided us with a home from home getaway holiday, location was perfect in every sense, peace and tranquillity at its best with the added bonus of sheep grazing just outside. Rod and Sue have done a great job transforming a run-down barn to a perfect bolt hole to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life if you need a quiet, peaceful holiday then this is the place. Highly recommended. Dave and Lynette Norfolk

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2017

  • "The lovely location, the peace & quiet, the excellent standard of the cottage."

    It was spotless, homely & welcoming, with all the attention to detail that you require. We lived it!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2017

  • "The Old Tether Barn has been beautifully restored and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible, with some thoughtful little extras."

    The location and scenery is wonderful - so peaceful. A truly relaxing place to be and far more than just a 'base' for your holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "Old Tether Barn was an extremely well presented and equipped place to stay."

    It had amazing views and was extremely peaceful. It was a delight to return to after a days walking and sight-seeing. It was a brilliant location for walks on the north coast. Although the property is quite remote, access is easy and owners have taken great care to make it accessible. We look forward to another visit to this great destination.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was in a lovely quiet location, no noise except birds."

    It was all beautifully presented and we had a very comfortable stay. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2017

  • "The standard of this property is second to none and equipped really well, the location is ideal if your looking for a quiet location away from it all !"

    The views from the property are fabulous !

    Reviewed by R5.0Jun 2017

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage sits in its own extensive grounds on the edge of a valley with far reaching views. The cottage is spotless and fully equipped to a very high standard and very comfortable, the bed is amazing, we both slept better than we have for a long time. It would be lovely to have had some garden loungers, but there was plenty of other comfortable garden furniture. The location is very quiet with the only the sounds of birds to be heard. It is a good place to view birds of prey hunting up and down the valley . It also had a very pretty well tended country garden.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2017

  • "What can we say, the old tether barn is a little slice of heaven."

    Everything a couple could wish for. Stunning location and views and the owners have decorated the cottage beautifully. What's more they have thought of everything, cushions and blankets should you wish to sit outside and we'll appointed kitchen and a log burner all ready to go... simply wonderful

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2017

  • "Old Tether Barn is just stunning."

    My Husband and I had a week there, and it was just not long enough. My husband is a Veteran, and we were making Memories, as to come this distance from Australia, is a long flight. This amazing Barn, just shows how much this lovely couple, wanted to do the right thing by this wonderful old Barn. To get the balance right is a difficult thing. The quality fittings throughout this Barn, the attention to all the small details. The wood burning stove, the little spaces, that gave both of us, a place to read, enjoy our own time. Then when we wanted time with each other, we could do that as well. A glass of wine..Sitting outside, in the little nook there, or, the table and chairs, in the warm sun..This lovely Barn, offers you all the privacy that you need. We have travelled and stayed at some lovely B&B's, but Old Tether Barn, is the one that caught our hearts. We only wish that we could have stayed so much longer. If we could come back, we would.. The care, the skill, the love and respect, that has gone into making this, a most wonderful place to stay, shows. This lovely old restored Barn, just wrapped it arms around us, and we did not want to leave...Shall we also mention the Sheep, the Garden, and the big fat Bumble Bees? Thank you both for allowing us, to have time at Old Tether Barn, it was such a wonderful gift, and we just loved it.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2017

  • "We had never rented a holiday cottage before so did not know what to expect."

    The Old Tether Barn was idyllic, exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. There were chocolates and wine to greet us with vases of fresh flowers. We could find no fault (my wife missed her internet but I counted that as a blessing!).

    Reviewed by Barbie5.0May 2017

  • "It's hard to know where to start."

    The cottage was out in the wilds, but not difficult to find. The photos of the property were accurate, but inevitably couldn't convey the cosiness inside. A picture of the view would be useful, because sometimes there is little or indication of what awaits you. At the Old Tether Barn however, the view is magnificent. Relaxing in the garden, you may lack motivation to wander! Inside the cottage, everything has been thought of. If you feel the need to moan after a week here, you're probably just that sort of person!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2017

  • "The Old Tether Barn is superb, for us it was the ideal getaway location."

    The facilities were second to none and the quality throughout is outstanding. We just loved everything about the place. We have stayed in many self catering establishments and this has got to be one of the better ones. We would definitely be recommending it to our friends. Hopefully we will manage to book another stay at The Old Tether Barn in the future.

    Reviewed by Ronald J5.0Apr 2017

  • "This place is great!"

    In a perfect secluded location with beautiful views of rolling hills. The cottage is well situated to explore the Pembrokeshire coast national park - plenty of lovely walks, landmarks, gardens and towns to explore. Inside the house was spotless and so well equipped! The kitchen has everything you could wish for...muffin tins, lemon juicer, slow cooker...! The bathroom is lovely too and the wood burner a nice warming touch for a chilly evening. Fabulous! Cannot rate this delightful cottage highly enough. Thank you for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Mar 2017

  • "We traveled 5 hrs from London last Friday and once arrived late in the night nothing feel better than relaxing in front of the chimney after a long hot bath."

    Everything was perfect, the house warm and spotless cleaned. Great place to relax, to forget about work, London and rush. We will come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2016

  • "Very well equipped cottage and all the fixtures, fittings and equipment were to a very high quality."

    The area itself is very good for walking which was the objective of our holiday. We found the kebab shop to be the pick of the takeaways in the village, the pizza's we had were especially good. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and the surrounding area for a holiday.

    Reviewed by John4.6Oct 2016

  • "A fantastic accommodation set in beautiful countryside."

    So peaceful and just what we needed for our holiday. The cottage was so well equipped with everything you can possibly need. . Thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2016

  • "From the moment we arrived we were taken aback by the idyllic and peaceful setting and 'The old tether barn' was even more amazing than it looked in the pictures!"

    We had all the facilities and utensils etc we needed and much more. Everything was easy to find and well explained in the welcome pack. It was an absolutely fantastic holiday and I am almost certain that we will be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2016

  • "Really high quality, clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage-the best we have stayed in."

    Very quiet, rural location. Wonder if they might like to have a Visitors book for people to leave comments?? Would also have appreciated a bit of info about local amenities. eg location of health centre/doctor, nearest shop, where to leave dustbins (There are only small suggestions-everything was really lovely )

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2016

  • "Ob the travelling instructions instead of 'Ffynnon Hufryd is on the left' shouls indicate a left turn."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2016

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  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • Mostly ground floor
  • One bedroom with King Size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility/ cloakroom with WC and basin.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, DVD, CD/radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front lawned garden and side patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Please note: This property does not allow any type of EV car charging
  • Shops and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Not suitable for wheelchair users as has some interior steps and there are steps up to the entrance
  • Note: The owner's have a dog
  • Note: There are resident bats in the roof space of the cottage
  • Note: Water supply is from a bore-hole
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: Maximum stay at this cottage is 7 nights
  • Check in time is 4pm and check out is 10am.

The property

Crymych 1.9 miles.

This beautiful detached dairy conversion is situated in one of the most picturesque locations within the National Park close to the village of Crymych in Pembrokeshire.

Situated in the shadow of the Iron Age hill fort of Foel Drygarn, Old Tethers Barn offers far reaching countryside views over surrounding farmland.

Retaining charm and character, you enter the cottage through the porch door where there is a space to leave your coats and boots after your outdoor walks and a utility/cloakroom with WC and basin.

Step up a small step into a delightful snug, with a slightly sloping floor, where a comfy sofa will be the ideal place to relax with a good book or maybe sit at the writing desk overlooking the open countryside to pen a postcard to friends and family.

A small step up from the snug brings you into the open plan living room which has apex beams and a woodburner for those cooler evenings.

Cook up special meals or prepare a picnic in the well-equipped kitchen to enjoy a choice of eating places.

One step up leads you into the ground floor bedroom and into the family bathroom, where a quick shower or a long relaxing soak in the claw foot bath beckons.

A complete stay here will refresh you, but don't miss the array of days out on the nearby coast with sandy beaches, the famous coast path and boat trips.

Alternatively, visit historic castles or walk on the Preseli Hills, before stepping back in time with a visit to the Shire Horse Centre.

Returning to such a perfect cottage to plan the next day out will be one of the pleasures of your stay in Wales.

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About the location


Newport 10.3 miles; Cardigan 14 miles

The village of Crymych is found in the rambling Pembrokeshire countryside, close to the fabulous Preseli Hills where sheep and wild ponies range. The village itself has a good choice of local shops, a mini supermarket, butchers, bakers, garage, pub, chemist, fish & chip shop, hairdressers, Post Office and many more! The town of Newport, is just a short drive away, which has a convenience store, butchers, chemist, wholefood store, gift shops, tourist information and much more. There is a selection of excellent cafes, restaurants and pubs. You can enjoy fresh seafood at Tides Kitchen and Wine Bar. The Golden Lion Pub has a restaurant and Doctors Court has a secret garden for al fresco dining. The bustling market town of Cardigan is also within easy reach and boasts a selection of unique shops, along with cafes, pubs, a cinema, modern theatre and live music venues. The Preseli mountains offer miles of walking from the door of the cottage and don’t miss the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal path that has spectacular scenery and views over beautiful islands and headlands. An ideal location, within easy reach of all that Pembrokeshire has to offer.

Note: Adults only.
Note: Bookings to a maximum of 7 days
Please note: This property does not allow any type of EV car charging.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute