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Swallows Retreat

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Carew, South Wales & Pembrokeshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (4)
  • friendly (4)
  • highly (3)
  • helpful (3)
  • owners (3)
  • lovely (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, shower could be a bit better but apart from that highly recommend it."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful with places to eat and visit and were very dog friendly! Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful stay at Swallows Retreat."

    We had a lovely week here. A beautiful place to stay, a lovely clean cottage. Ideally located with local attractions not a long drive to at all. It’s a beautiful area of Wales. Very friendly Hosts who were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you very much for having us.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything about holiday was PERFECT!"

    !!! The cottage was first class in every way and the property owners were so welcoming and friendly we were delighted!!! We would highly recommend this property to all!!! It is amazing.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Swallow's retreat."

    Rural location was fab, and 20 mins from many good locations. Owners were incredibly friendly and helpful, giving us lots of tips and fantastic whenever we needed something (some weight scales for making cakes!).

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely holiday property - ideally located for us to visit friends and the stunning Pembrokeshire coast."

    Our dog was as welcome as we were. Property owner on hand for any queries and communication before and during our stay was excellent- would highly recommend- we loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Aug 2023

  • "We stayed at Swallows Retreat for a week."

    Upon arrival, we were greeted and shown around by the owner. The place is cozy and clean. It is an old cottage and it gives the place a special charm. There were milk and Welsh cakes in the fridge complimentary. Overall we felt welcome there. And I want to thank the owner for making us feel that way.

    Reviewed by Maryna5.0Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x small double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.0 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Owner lives in property adjacent to Swallows Retreat
  • Note: There will be nesting swallows under the arch in the spring and summer
  • Note: Please do not park before the black gates as it is a shared drive with the neighbours
  • Note: Electric Vehicles: This property does not have a charge point for electric vehicles and charging from within the property is prohibited.

The property

Carew 2.0 miles, Tenby, 9.0 miles, Narberth 9.5 miles.

Tucked away in the rural village of West Williamston, just a short drive from the historic splendour of Carew Castle, lies the charming, stone-built cottage of Swallows Retreat.

Brimming with character, boasting off-road parking, a furnished courtyard, well-appointed living spaces and a great position in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this delightful holiday home welcomes a family of four or sharing couples for a relaxing, self-catered getaway to the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside.

After parking up outside the cottage, step into your new home-from-home and make yourself comfortable.

Head into the open-plan living area, where a fully-equipped kitchen area houses all the appliances you'll need to whip up a tasty, home-cooked dinner.

Savour your meals with your loved ones at the dining table, before you all gather on the corner sofa to enjoy a film on the sleek, wall-mounted Smart TV.

When sleep inevitably calls, be sure to indulge in a rejuvenating bath or shower on your way to hunker down for well-earned rest in either the plush king or cosy double bedroom.

After you've finished your morning coffee whilst sat in the courtyard, lace up your shoes and head out to explore what your local area in store.

A brief car journey from your new dwelling will bring you to several noteworthy landmarks and attractions, including Carew where the village shop near the bridge offers the essentials and where you can visit the awe-inspiring Norman Castle & Tidal Mill, both overlooking the Mill Pond.

Further afield, Pembroke and Manorbier Castles will further excite the historians in the group!

For the young or young at heart meanwhile, the family-friendly Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo, as well as Heathertons World of Activities and Manor Wildlife Park will keep all ages entertained.

The coastal crusaders can revel in a trip to popular nearby Tenby or Saundersfoot and walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to take in Pembrokeshire's stunning coastline.

To experience true Pembrokeshire hospitality, take in a meal at the Carew Inn or visit the iconic Cresselly Arms for a pint with the locals.

The coastal adventurers meanwhile can explore the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with popular Tenby or Saunersfoot the ideal stop off for an ice cream along the way!

Whatever you choose to do during your next visit to Pembrokeshire, do it from the terrific base of Swallows Retreat.

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

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About the location


St Florence 3.8 miles, Pembroke 4.1 miles, Tenby 6.6 miles

On an inlet of Milford Haven, the village of Carew can be found resting on the Carew River, just over four miles from Pembrokeshire. At the centre of the quaint hamlet stands a 13th-century castle, adding traditional charm and historical wonder to the area, with history dating back to the Bronze Age. The village is also home to the only intact Tidal Mill in Wales, one of its kind, here you can find a scenic circular walk, picnic area and other historic delights to uncover. At the centre you can find an inn, perfect for a rewarding beverage after exploring your surroundings, or for a wider array of amenities, the nearby harbour town of Tenby boasts an abundance of attractions. Best known for its 13th-century tower walls and sandy shoreline, here you can find a picturesque beach, various tourist attractions and plenty of fun. In reach of both the coast and the countryside, Carew makes a wondrous base for your Welsh retreat.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas