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The Hen Pen

Star near Cenarth, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 992923)



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11 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by JasonNov 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 StaceyOct 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 JuliaOct 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 AlisonSep 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 JaneAug 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 JayneAug 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 SohaibJul 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 TrishJul 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 HelenJun 2021

  • "The owners were lovely and very welcoming."

    Idyllic little place we will return!

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

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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.

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.


  • 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

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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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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