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The Cwtch

(Ref. 975045)

St Clears, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely amazing stay at this wonderful property."

    Pictures do not do the place justice. On arrival we entered through some electric gates and drove past the owners property. It’s a short winding drive through beautiful countryside up to the Cwtch situated high up at the end of the private road meaning you will not be disturbed. There is a curved fence around the one side of the property giving you privacy from another small rental at the bottom of the hill. The hot tub is set to the side and is totally private but offers a wonderful view of the countryside whilst sitting in the bubbles. The hut has everything you need for your stay from cutlery to cooking equipment. You do not need to take any bedding, cutlery etc. We did take our own plastic wine glasses for in the hot tub – but there are some in the property. For the really picky people, yes the fridge/freezer is in the shed but we took a cool box so that didn’t bother us. Also as forewarned the wifi is hit and miss - you are in the middle of the countryside what do you expect! We took our own wifi dongle which worked perfect so we didn’t have any problems. The owners were on hand to assist with any questions we had, nothing was too much trouble. We didn’t need any face to face assistance and it was nice that we were trusted to come and go as we pleased and were not disturbed. The key was in the door on arrival as promised so we simply let ourselves in. We cannot fault our stay at the Cwtch and highly recommend it. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Jayson5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay!"

    It was a lovely cosy get away. The hot tub was wonderful, in a very private location, it was clean and very well maintained. The Cwtch was a lovely size for 2 people. The bed was comfortable and the shower was nice and large, you felt you had a lot of space for its size. There was a shed with a washing machine and full size fridge freezer and bin. The only thing I would have liked was a hob and oven. There was a induction plate in the cupboard but only enough for one pan. We only stayed for the weekend, but if we were staying longer it would have been a struggle for us to cook and maintain a self catering experience. We also assumed this cabin was on its own in a field somewhere from the pictures, but its close to other holiday lets and cabins. But we loved it and would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2023

  • "Very nice place a few things washing machine didn't work they where going to ..."

    Very nice place a few things washing machine didn't work they where going to sort it they where dogs who stayed on the site not very friendly towards my dog the hotube never got cleaned no place for dog waste no where to put your rubbish bed very comfortable easy to get to the beaches where stunning very quite place

    Reviewed by Alastair4.1Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely area to be surrounded in."

    The cabin was perfect! We had an amazing stay. The cabin was private and peaceful

    Reviewed by Jade4.4Sep 2022

  • "The Cwtch was absolutely lovely and I can’t recommend it highly enough Will ..."

    The Cwtch was absolutely lovely and I can’t recommend it highly enough Will definitely be returning in the future A beautiful private little place, well situated to explore the coast 10/10

    Thank you so much glad you enjoyed hopefully we’ll see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful stay ."

    Very welcoming Good facilities Beautiful and peaceful location

    Thanks so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely Stay at the Cwtch for 2 nights."

    It's as described on the website. We found it very useful to have a large fridge feeder in the shed nearby and a washing machine. The hot tub was good even though it rained for most of the weekend. Only negatives are the WiFi is hit and miss but the location is very remote. And it says underfloor heating but we couldn't seem to get that working. It wasn't very cold so didn't worry and if really necessary i am sure the owners would have sorted it out if we had pestered them. Would definitely stay again. Would definitely stay again.

    Thanks so much glad you enjoyed your stay you’re right the internet is hit and miss as it’s a 4G connection which is all we can get☹️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2022

  • "The Cwtch is a lovely Shepherds hut, it was clean and very comfortable."

    It had everything we could think of, it has a microwave, toaster, and a portable electric stove that is kept in the cupboard. The shower is lovely and big with plenty of hot water, the towels were lovely, fluffy and clean (I personally would prefer a bath sheet) the hut was spotless and when we arrived there was tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter and some lovely Welsh cakes (a great treat

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "What an amazing stay we had, The Cwtch was absolutely perfect!"

    The location and facilities of this little gem was superb and we are so pleased we found it! The hosts were great and we can’t wait to return :-)

    Thanks so much it’s so quiet and fantastic views we’re really delighted you enjoyed your break see you soon hopefully Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay , the whole experience was exactly what we wanted ."

    The hosts were discreet but available when needed. Perfect place to stay and would definitely recommend and return.

    Thanks so much you’re more than welcome hope to see you again very soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little place , hot tub was amazing nice views."

    And the hosts will do anything for you they went bove and beyond for us! Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Jun 2022

  • "I would like to thank Gareth and Penny for our lovely amazing stay at their shepherds hut ,it was truly amazing and we had a much needed peaceful relaxing break ."

    Two lovely hosts who are very friendly and accommodating little touches with a hamper ,logs for fire pit and a starter kit so you can just relax from the moment you arrive not to mention the jacuzzi with lovely views of surrounding countryside, I’d definitely recommend this place to everyone and we will definitely be coming back . Thankyou again Gareth and Penny for making our stay with you the best holiday break that we have had 10 out of 10 for everything . Thanks again Paul and Kerry

    Ahh thanks so much it’s our pleasure and please come back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We loved our stay at 'The Cwtch' and absolutely plan to return."

    After some stressful times we wanted time to recharge in comfort with nature, this was perfect. Such a beautiful peaceful place, exactly what we were after. The accommodation is comfortable for two, we felt the bathroom / shower was a good size and didn't struggle with space / storage at all. The utility shed is a great addition! Featuring a full size fridge freezer and washing machine it makes a week stay, perfectly comfortable with little need for top up shopping. The owners are lovely, friendly people with a beautiful, well maintained property. Unlike some previous reviewers we weren't bothered by the dogs at all. They did visit us maybe 3 times through our week stay but they were super friendly and were just after some fusses. For a treat we'd recommend Neil's Fish and Chips in St Clears.

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Cwtch was absolutely lovely, with everything you need."

    It was awesome to be able to sit out watching the buzzards and red kites circling overhead or to sit in the hot tub gazing up at the starlit night sky. I had such a peaceful, relaxing stay that it was hard to pack up and leave.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing stay."

    Our only point for improvement would be for a simple roof over the hot tub. It did rain and we were unable to use it. However, a simple roof would have meant we could still have used the hot tub. This would have made our stay perfect.

    Reviewed by Damian3.8Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed everything, couldn't recommend it more, our Dog loved it too."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property is spotlessly clean, in a perfect location."

    The views from the Shepherds hut is very nice. We were very lucky to have lovely sunny weather, and visited many beaches near by, Pendine was particularly lovely, dog friendly with a pub. It was lovely sitting in the evening around the firpit with as much wood as you need. Downsides: Could do with a mini fridge inside the shepherds hut, as the main one is in a outside shed along with the washing machine. More storage in the bathroom to store toiletries. Their own dogs roam free, leaving unwanted packages around the property,as this is not fenced in, often appearing, which put us a bit on edge as our dog can be grumpy with others. More contact from the hosts, who did answer questions via text.But would have been nice to have met them early on. In other holiday let's, the hot tub was checked daily, on this occasion it wasn't checked at all.. Overall we did have a lovely time, but would have been 5 star if the above had been addressed, saying that,we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Frances3.4Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved The Cwtch."

    It was peaceful and relaxing, the views are stunning. I would recommend to anyone who asked! Penny is an amazing host, we didn't arrive till 9.30pm, which I made her aware of, penny left the lights on for us. And was only phone call away if we needed any assistance. The direction breakdown on the website is spot on! Follow them when your arriving. The welcome pack was lovely the malteasers and Welsh cakes went down well. We loved the fact there was a full sized fridge freezer in the shed, this meant that we was able to cook our own food. There is lack of cooking facilities, however we was aware of this and brought our portable bbq & coals. There is a a portable induction hob and pans which is really good! Penny also recommended a lovely walk for us to do, and i am so glad she did! The cwtch is in an amazing location (maximum 1hr to coastal paths & beaches) , we went to Pendine, tenby, manorbeir(coastal path) and Bosherston- lily ponds, then the costal path to barafundle beach then Stackpole quay. (Maybe a things to do book would be good for those who don't know the area?) The things that we feel could be improved are: -The bed! It is so noisy, every time you turn over it wakes you up because its so squeaky. -There was no outdoor garbage bin (like what the other properties have) we had to leave bin bags in the shed. We didn't like the idea of this. - A mini fridge in the cabin would've been nice, so you could wake up and make a coffee without running to the shed (especially if it's raining). -Lack of storage in the bathroom, no where to put your toiletries. ** The main thing for us which put us off a little bit was that the owners dogs roam the property  (which is lovely for them) however if you are scared of dogs or have a protective dog (like we do, she becomes reactive if a dog comes up to her unexpectedly) then maybe just be aware of this. Once we knew that there was dogs roaming around we were more cautious, although it put us on edge a little.** All that being said thank you for such an amazing holiday! Just what we needed after working the hectic pandemic, it allowed us to recharge our batteries, we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Shelbie-leah4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely stay at the cwtch ,good facilities everything you need ,very quiet ..."

    Lovely stay at the cwtch ,good facilities everything you need ,very quiet peaceful place and bottle of wine and Welsh cakes was appreciated Thankyou for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely loved it, the shepherd's hut is so cute, lovely and clean and cosy, ..."

    Absolutely loved it, the shepherd's hut is so cute, lovely and clean and cosy, hot tub amazing, beautiful setting and private

    Reviewed by Tania4.7Jul 2021

  • "We wanted a break to relax away from the hustle and bustle and we found it."

    The Cwtch is set in lovely grounds and your not overlooked. It has everything you need and more. A welcome pack with minstrels, Welsh cakes and a bottle of red even a bottle of milk and some butter. The bed was noisy as per a previous review but I moved it away from the skirting board and it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2021

  • "Location good, property clean, hot tub buzzes all night to keep temperature so had to switch off at mains, dogs roaming free so kept leaving 'parcels' for us."

    I was picking it up along with our own dog but it was happening 2 or 3 times a day so stopped picking it up unless it was our dog! Bed was atrocious, noisy/squeaky/uncomfortable/thin lumpy mattress. Would not stay there again due to these issues.

    Reviewed by Teresa3.4Jun 2021

  • "Thank you for a wonderful trip!"

    After staying we felt relaxed and well rested.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "I wasn't happy with the check in and check out times."

    But do really appreciate the wine and maltesers and fruit cake left for us.

    Reviewed by Carrie4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday, amazing views and very clean facilities."

    Highly recommended for anyone looking for relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Kurt5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautifully presented and privacy to come and go as well as using the hot tub."

    Thoughtful welcome pack and generous amounts of wood etc. Truly dog friendly and Oscar enjoyed the freedom to roam on his patch and make new friends with the local dogs. Idyllic and handy for coastal path and beaches.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "We loved our stay at the cwtch and couldn’t be happier with what was there, the views were amazing and there’s lots to do in the surrounding areas, the cwtch itself is lovely after a busy day of walking you can completely relax in the hot tub and look and the surrounding views, we are planning on going again and would recommend this holiday to anyone."

    Reviewed by Kaya5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Cwtch was an amazing holiday experience and the hot tub and fire pit on the evening was picturesque under the stars couldnt have wished for a better location."

    All that could have been changed was that a BBQ would have been nice due to the lack of cooking facilities and also sun loungers for outside to put your feet up and relax, apart from that couldnt fault a thing was an amazing week away and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely break here it had everything we needed and more, beautiful surroundings ,hot tub was great everything very clean , very enjoyable break."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday the only thing is storage space , so maybe a shelf in bathroom as has no wear for toiletries x"

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2020

  • "Stunning shepherd's hut in an amazing location."

    If your looking for peace and solitude this is the place to go...The hamper was a lovely surprise, such a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Clarke4.7Aug 2020

  • "Peaceful, tranquil and stunning, what more can I say."

    The property stands on its own in stunning surrounds. All mod cons are available at the Cwtch with hot water and a lovely shower and a separate area with a large fridge/freezer and washing machine. Another nice touch from them was a welcome pack on your arrival. The owners Penny and Gareth are fantastic hosts and are always available should you need them. We would definitely recommend this place and would book to go again.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Aug 2020

  • "We enjoyed absolutely everything about our stay."

    The location, our hosts, the accommodation itself, we couldn’t fault any of it! The outlook from the hot tub is particularly special and really made the holiday for us. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2020

  • "The property was easy to find, following the detailed instructions and included everything it said on the website plus a welcome gift which was a lovely touch."

    I really enjoyed the peace and quiet and my time spent relaxing in the hot tub after being out walking and running. Loved the fire pit too, it was a great touch! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants tranquility and to enjoy being in a rural location whilst having all the mod cons of a well appointed accommodation.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Jul 2020

  • "We were met by our host shortly after arrival,."

    Penny was very welcoming and said to call or go to their house on site if there are any issues. The Cwtch is tastefully decorated, with good design features such as the wooden pegs that run around two of the inside walls - excellent for hanging coats,.bags etc. There is plenty of hot water, both to the hut and the outside kitchen, which is a great idea! Seeing as the Cwtch is on a shared site with other holiday let's, I found it to be very peaceful. After a few hours at one of the seaside resorts, I just wanted to return to the peace and tranquility of the Cwtch, and enjoy the views from the hot tub. It really is a special place!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor studio layout
  • One double bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External storage/utility building
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, mini fridge, external fridge/freezer, external washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gravelled garden with fire pit (wood provided) furniture and hot tub
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The property is accessed via a steep set of steps, please take care
  • Note: There is a defibrillator at the property

The property

A quaint and quirky shepherd's hut, this romantic retreat is ideal for a couple seeking to explore both the countryside and coast of Wales.

Settled within an idyllic setting on the outskirts of St Clear, The Cwtch is a true wonder of a property.

Climb the couple of steps up to enter the studio layout of the dwelling, where you can find everything you could possibly need to enjoy a week-long stay with your loved one.

Take a seat in the sitting area and look out towards the marvel of the countryside; the perfect spot to take in the beauty at any time of year, here you can toast to a wonderful holiday as your dinner simmers on the hob.

The kitchen area hosts a modest array of amenities to assist you in preparing all of your romantic meals when you're not sampling the local cuisine; with a hob, combi microwave/oven and a mini fridge, you'll be sure to cook up a storm in no time, especially with the property benefiting from an external pod holding a fridge/freezer and washing machine for your convenience.

Enjoy dining together at the table in the room, or make the most of your natural settings and dine alfresco beneath the glory of the sunset, indulging a relaxing evening in the hot tub after as you soak in your surroundings once more.

As your evening draws to a close, seek comfort in the bedroom area of the room, allowing you to unwind and drift off to sleep ahead of your next day of wonder.

Nestled on the outskirts of St Clear, you're ideally positioned for days of rambling with your canine companion, before stopping off in the town for a spot of lunch.

Enjoy days on the coast relaxing beneath the warmth of the sun, or embark on an adventure in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) for scenery and cycling experiences like no other.

In easy reach of both the coast and the countryside of Wales, The Cwtch is perfect for both a relaxing and romantic retreat to Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Carmarthen 10 miles.

St. Clears is a small town set inland between Carmarthen and the coastal resorts of the Pembrokeshire coast. Great for exploring the South Wales coastline, the area is ideal for walkers, cyclists, and explorers alike. St. Clears hosts a variety of festivals and carnivals throughout the year, and has a number of shops, pubs and eateries, and the mound of the 12th century St. Clears Castle can still be seen. Within a short drive of St. Clears are Folly Farm, Oakwood Theme Park and the Heron's Brook Golfing and Fishing Centre. Visit Tenby, Laugharne Castle, the Dylan Thomas Boathouse and the renowned Botanic and Aberglasney Gardens. In all directions there is easy access to stunning scenery including the Preselli Mountains, the Pembrokeshire coastal path, Gower Peninsula, and the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons). A wonderful base for exploring South Wales, with something for everyone!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas