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The Hen Pen

(Ref. 992923)

Star near Cenarth, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful 2 weeks very quiet only sound on an evening the stream at ..."

    We had a wonderful 2 weeks very quiet only sound on an evening the stream at bottom of the large enclosed garden perfect for 2 large dogs I could walk them through the woods and across large field owned by owner we hope to return

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2024

  • "Fabulous environment, very quiet with sound of the brook the only sound you will hear."

    Owner is very helpful. Plenty to do and see with some fantastic beeches at Cardigan and further up the coast.Definitely recommend Cardigan Island Farm.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4May 2024

  • "Great stay."

    Lovely for my dog daisy with enclosed garden. Great beaches of Newport, Aberporth , Newquay and Poppit sands short drive away. Also nice town of Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan not far away. Enjoyed walking my dog in Cilgerran by the river Teifi . Cabin had everything needed including very comfortable double bed . I will be back

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were delighted with the Hen Pen."

    It was just what we expected, although the garden was much bigger than we expected & so was the kitchen. Rob greeted us when we arrived and was very friendly & welcoming. He lets us knew where he’d be if we had any issues. Location wise, we knew it was quite out of the way and would take 20-30 minutes (down mostly single track windy roads) to get to Cardigan or Aberporth ,but were ok with it. We ate in quite a bit so I loved that there was plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans, oven trays & utensils. I’d forgotten my hair dryer but, it wasn’t an issue as there was one to use in the property (life saver). The heating is simple yet sufficient (although I imagine it would get very cold November-March time). The bedrooms appeared to hold the heat very well once we warmed it with the radiator. Me & my son slept well but my husband didn’t (which is why it was only given 4 stars for comfort). I would stay here again. Maybe in the summer so we could enjoy the beautiful garden more.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    Facilities for us and our dog were excellent. The only disadvantage was access to the property not really suitably for anyone with walking disabilities. A steep access path from where car was parked. Could benefit from a handrail and a small portable step into the property. Other than that everything was fine.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.1Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our short stay at the Hen Pen."

    It is such a peaceful place and perfect for a visit with our dog, who particularly loved the stream at the bottom of the garden. Thank you to the owners for being so welcoming and making sure the place was so clean and comfortable. Such a cosy place and we would love to stay again if we have the opportunity.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very helpful and lively owners."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at the Hen Pen with our dog, his own garden and stream was fabulous!"

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming! It was quiet and relaxing, felt like we were miles away from civilisation, but not too far to other destinations. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a very nice stay at the Hen Pen but would like to point out that elderly people would have to walk down a steep shale path with luggage etc."

    and walking a dog around is nye on impossible for the steep hills. That said the Hen Pen was very comfortable etc.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay last week at the Hen Pen with our dog despite the rain and only wish we could have stayed longer!"

    A really peaceful setting with a babbling stream and a visiting heron! The Hen Pen was very clean and although not huge was perfect for three of us and our dog and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. The only downside was the shower. The water pressure was practically non existent and kept going hot and cold but it didn’t put us off having a very enjoyable stay. Also we were told the central heating was on a timer but it didn’t come on during our stay however there were electric heaters and a fire which sufficed. Would definitely recommend The Ferry Inn at St Dogmaels to eat as food great, staff very friendly and service was excellent. Newquay is a lovely seaside town where we watched dolphins playing in the sea! Beautiful part of the world and would definitely recommend a stay in The Hen Pen.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Apr 2023

  • "The perfect accomodation for ourselves and our two children (7 and 5)."

    Comfortable and cosy and fully equipped with all we needed. Very helpful and welcoming owners, loads to do nearby along with a lovely stream in the garden for the kids to play in.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet and beautiful setting."

    The owners are friendly and very helpful and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Gorgeous little place, with lovely views, the owners are lovely people and so are their dogs, will definitely be back, our son and the dog didn't want to leave, wonderful remote spot to recharge your batteries with a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable, everything we needed in the hen pen, relaxing lovely location, in reach of plenty of nice places to visit."

    Also lovely owners Rob & Angie.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "What an amazing holiday!"

    Couldn't have asked for anything better, very warm friendly reception as we arrived. There were plenty of sight seeing leaflets of nearby attractions to visit, so we could find plenty to do. We mainly stayed on site, we were never too far from woodland walks, beautiful view spots, there was a pond nearby where we had a great day on the rowing boat, the list carries on. I would definitely book again, and I'm certainly recommending to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of hectic life, Thank you Rob, Angie and family

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful place if your after peace and quiet and fresh air the hen pen is ..."

    Beautiful place if your after peace and quiet and fresh air the hen pen is amazing i came for a weekend then came back for a week a month later ill will be returning next yr so calm and peaceful the dogs loved the large garden and stream too

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property is beautiful iv just had 3 nights in the hen pen it’s magical, ..."

    This property is beautiful iv just had 3 nights in the hen pen it’s magical, didn’t want to leave, its even prettier than the pictures perfect if u want to just relax and enjoy scenery the owners are lovely too, we had a lovely day out in cardigan and nevern booking again very soon ❤️❤️❤️

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great escape from city life in rural wales."

    Cosy, well equipped chalet cottage with very large garden next to a stream. Perfect for dogs and humans. Kind and helpful owners. Great location for exploring West Wales.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 2nd time at the Hen Pen and despite the horrible weather on all but 2 of the days, we had a very relaxing peaceful stay."

    The owners Rob and Angie are very approachable and friendly and would do their best to help if you needed them. The Hen Pen is always clean and tidy with a well thought out interior, they have both worked very hard, to ensure a comfortable stay. Rob kindly let us store our motorbike in the barn out of the awful weather, ( Thanks again Rob ) much appreciated. We also enjoy the walks in the area and the property is within easy reach of many places to visit. We hope to return again in the future. Thanks again , hope to see you soon.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay , lovely stream at the end of your own secure garden."

    Our dog was safe in the garden which was a fair size , Everything you need in the Hen Pen for a great stay , owners very friendly without being intrusive. Good location to visit areas of interest and a lovely waterfall only 10 mins away Highly recommend, will be back

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice property but basic furnishings."

    Functional but lacking finesse, for example, towels appeared well used and no colour coordination. Could have been cleaner as found cobwebs and windows were dirty. Could benefit from a welcome booklet with information regarding how to use appliances such as the central heating. Additionally where to find local shops would be very helpful. Garden was lovely but again furniture was worn. Owners were approachable and the children were friendly with ours. Overall cheap and cheerful.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Apr 2022

  • "Really good, strongly recommend."

    Nice place, cottage and host. Thanks

    Reviewed by Sineesh5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage has loveliest spot, and nice large garden with a picture perfect stream running at the bottom."

    Sitting outisde was a lovely start and finish to the day... we didn't want to leave The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could need, clean and comfortable. Our neice had the best time playing with a new friend she met and meeting Oreo the horse and Sally the pig. This family run cottage is heavenly, the perfect spot to relax and unwind and enjoy the local countryside. The views are spectacular too Rob and Angie, the owners, are really friendly but not intrusive. We knew where they were if we needed anything and had a nice chat as we left. The garden is mainly secure for the dogs, apart from one small wall that ours managed to climb over.... saying this though it didn't really matter as everyone is so relaxed and friendly.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely setting with a stream running through the garden and we'll placed picnic table."

    House is very clean and well equipped. Host was charming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely peaceful place to stay well equipped and the owner was really ..."

    Really lovely peaceful place to stay well equipped and the owner was really friendly and very accommodating would highly recommend in a small village shops a small drive away but very central to visit the Pembrokeshire attractions +++

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely, clean little property, lovely setting and nice people, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Hen Pen is in a wonderful, rural setting on a smallholding."

    The owners are very welcoming/helpful and, around every day in the background if you have any questions. The accommodation was cosy and comfortable, especially the beds! This is a new business with much potential in the future as, the owners really listen to their visitors. We are well-travelled and, we had a lovely week staying in the Hen Pen! An ideal location for exploring West Wales and the beautiful coast. Rural location so, some driving on "local roads" is required. We wish the owners best wishes for the future.

    Reviewed by Stacey4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at the cottage, the area was idyllic, cosy ..."

    We had a lovely relaxing stay at the cottage, the area was idyllic, cosy cottage, & we explored the coast from St David’s to New Quay, also met family in Narberth, lovely town & visited Tenby & Saundersfoot all in easy driving distance

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "If your Sat Nav says you have reached your destination stay on that road up the hill to the orange house and it’s up that turning."

    What a fabulous getaway -the property was clean and inviting. The hosts Rob and Angie are the nicest people you could meet so friendly and accommodating they will help you with anything. The garden and stream is lovely and was ideal to BBQ. Also it was great fun feeding the piglets in the barn every morning . Overall a very welcoming place, very peaceful and with great weather we could not fault it. Obviously its very rural but great places to drive out to would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in the Hen Pen, very welcoming owners , and very helpful ."

    The Pen was very comfortable and had everything you needed , could do with some oven gloves though and a small bar of soap in the bathrooms . Other than that I couldn't fault it. Would definitely come back here again.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Super cute hut with a lovely garden. Fab walks in the little woods. Really friendly and supportive hosts, a great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent little cottage."

    . beautiful setup and scenery with a little stream at the end of the garden. Nice and cosy and extremely welcoming and helpful owners (Angela and Rob). Rob bailed me out when I ran out of petrol and got me some petrol from the next village. Very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sohaib5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very peaceful, Hen Pen very cosy and surrounded by trees, owners very lovely and accommodating."

    Lots of animals around, all very friendly. Great week and good weather. Thank you

    Reviewed by Miss Patricia4.7Jul 2021

  • "The owners are absolutely lovely people, very welcoming and helpful."

    The hen pen was perfect for us, charming, very comfortable and had everything we needed. The garden to relax by the stream in was an added bonus. We enjoyed our time on the farm, very relaxing, in-between being active exploring the beautiful coast and surroundings. Will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and very welcoming."

    Idyllic little place we will return!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was a lovely idyllic cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (single and truckle bed) with en-suite basin and WC
  • Ground-floor three-part bathroom with walk-in shower, separate basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil-fired central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Private veranda and enclosed lawn with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: There is limited head space on the first floor, please take care
  • Travel cot and high chair available upon request.

The property

Cenarth 6.1 miles.

The perfect choice for a rural escape to Wales, The Hen Pen is a homely holiday cottage settled in the village of Star, in reach of Cenarth's amenities as well as all the excitement of the coast being just a scenic drive away.

Step up onto the veranda before entering the amply-equipped kitchen, hosting an Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, it hosts all the essentials for preparing a family-favourite meal.

Move through into the sitting room and unwind on the sofa as you plan a fun-filled itinerary for the rest of your holiday, the electric fire bringing a welcoming warmth to the room in the winter months.

The ground floor is also home to the three-part shower area, with a walk-in shower, basin and WC all in their separate areas, it offers plenty of space to prepare for your day.

Move up to the first floor to find two well-presented bedrooms resting beneath the sloping ceilings of the room, the Velux windows letting in an abundance of natural light, here you can choose from a master double and a twin with a single and truckle bed boasting its very own en-suite basin and WC.

Spend your mornings out in the enclosed garden with your canine companions as you listen to the soothing sounds of the stream, before heading out on a day of adventure.

The Hen Pen is a wonderful choice for your family escape to Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1056238 and 1056239, together sleeping a total of ten guests.

Star Cottages

Three unique cottages resting in the sleepy village of Star, in easy reach of all of the amenities that Cenarth has to offer, the Star Cottages are wonderfully suited to groups of friends or families seeking a scenic escape to Wales. Boasting easy access to many coastal and countryside attractions, it makes a beautiful base at any time of the year. Together sleeping a total of ten guests, The Nook sleeping two while The Hen Pen and Pendre Cottage host four people each, they provide a flexible sleeping arrangement for a variety of group needs. Each cottage boasts its own characterful interior, combining an eclectic mix of rustic with a homely charm, with all properties offering their own garden space too, perfect for if you're seeking a quiet moment with a loved one or if you want to gather to dine alfresco. There are plenty of opportunities for rambling and cycling from your doorstep, with a plethora of scenic picnic spots awaiting to be discovered, while the nearby village of Cenerath provides all you could need for a self-catered stay including convenience shops where you can select fresh treats for your picnics, along with a pub, café and tearooms where you can indulge in a tasty snack when you don't feel like cooking. The village is also home to a gift shop where you can pick up the perfect souvenir as well as The National Coracle Centre at Cenarth Falls, home to a collection of coracles from Wales and around the world, it's a true wonder to be seen. Take a stroll alongside the River Teifi where you can find the spectacular Cenarth Falls, a scenic spot like no other, or mosey away the hours in the market town of Newcastle Emlyn, its imposing castle being well-worth visiting for the history lover, as well as a good range of eateries being available here too for a celebratory meal. The properties benefits from being in easy reach of both the west and south coast, with a range of beautiful beaches within driving distance including the popular Poppit Sands Beach home to impressive sand dunes, Patch Beach making the perfect place for fishing and watersports, predominantly sailing, the scenic Traeth Saith and plenty more. Spend a day in Cardigan, one of Wales' most historic towns, here you can find the Norman fortress of Cardigan Castle, the traditional Cardigan Guildhall Market home to a variety of quaint Welsh businesses, the Theatr Mwldan and so much more. You can even find a variety of theme parks in easy reach, including Oakwood Theme Park, Heatherton World of Activities and Dinosaur World, sure to offer fun for all the family, while the Preseli Hills and Mountains provide wonderful walking opportunities and scenery like no other. With access to Aberporth, Tenby and New Quay too, the Star Cottages make a fantastic choice for your Welsh escape.

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About the location


Cardigan 7.5 miles; New Quay 18 miles.

The village of Cenarth is located on the River Teifi, with its picturesque water falls where you can enjoy peaceful walks and sometimes catch sight of the local fishermen out on the river in their coracles. Visit the Coracle Museum, tea rooms, gift shops or pubs to complete your delightful day out. The coastal town of New Quay is close by where you can book a local boat trip to go dolphin spotting. Alternatively, visit The Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran where you may see badgers, otters, buzzards and even deer, or why not explore Cilgerran Castle? With local mills, craft centres, potteries, cheese making and much more you will be spoilt for choice in this part of Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas