Narberth, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
A traditional Welsh tin cottage in the heart of Pembrokeshire, this adorable Welsh holiday cottage near Narberth and Haverfordwest is loved by everyone who stays there – with huge open views and a private location, WIFI and dogs welcome – what more could you ask for?
'a traditional Pembrokeshire tin cottage, compact and cosy, with glorious views from a veranda complete with outdoor woodburner, perfect for autumn evenings' (The Observer, 2012)
Clarbeston Cottage is a cute newly-built secluded writer's cabin in a peaceful Pembrokeshire location in the heart of Wales' most beautiful county. Pembrokeshire has a rich heritage of these tin cottages, chapels and shops, built in the early decades of the twentieth century. You can walk to Llys-y-Fran Country park across the fields and then hire a bike and go around the water on safe tracks or just have lunch in their café overlooking the lake.
We think it is the perfect lovenest for two...or two and a pooch as there is a 2 acre enclosed field to the front. A fire (or two in this case), a veranda and huge view are probably all you need to make a holiday successful, but when you venture out you'll realise you are perfectly placed to explore the best of Pembrokeshire - you can literally get to all the famous West Wales sights and beaches within 30 minutes. Short drives will take you to unspoilt beaches, ancient castles, and pretty market towns.
The cabin is snug year-round, with double glazed windows, a very high level of modern insulation, and woodburners inside and out. You have two acres of land to romp about in, and direct access to a good footpath network - making this a great rental for dog owners. The location in the heart of Pembrokeshire is ideal for exploring this, the greenest (and many would say prettiest) of Welsh counties. You can explore more of the local 'tin' heritage at the local tin shops, and the local pub, 'Y Tafarn Sinc' or go to chapel in a tin tabernacle!
Initial trepidation when confronted with farm gate and two tracks and couldn't see the property. Then WOW there it was so private and unique. Inside so cosy and could want for nothing. Quirky but fab...
The cabin looks like it dates from the 1930s but is in fact new - so is snug year-round, heated by a woodburner and modern panel heaters.
WIFI provided free of charge, works in every room (note, we've never had any problem with it, and to our knowledge it always works, but like any accommodation provider we cannot guarantee WIFI)
Initial trepidation when confronted with farm gate and two tracks and couldn't see the property. Then WOW there it was so private and unique. Inside so cosy and could want for nothing. Quirky but fab taste of the owner. Couldn't wait to get back after exploring Pembrokeshire. Next time even more time to be spent at the cottage. Learnt how to use log burners. Everything perfect. The bed so comfortable. Loved dinner every eve at the table then lounging on sofa. Need to know someone quite well to stay here. The grounds so lovely to walk in. Great views each day. This place is a sanctuary and we will be back. Thank you so so much.
Thanks for a great stay. The cabin was super-peaceful and just what I'd hoped for!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy tin cabin. We arrived with plans about where we would go, as it's in such a good location with many interesting places to visit within easy reach. However, the loveliness of the cabin and the awfulness of the weather kept us close to home. We loved the log burner, which gave so much heat we had to open the door! We also appreciated the lack of TV and the Wifi.We will definitely return.
Brilliant little cottage (shack/shed?). Despite the terrible weather enjoyed getting out and enjoyed coming back to the warm, welcoming, quirky, comfortable cottage.
Our second New Year spent at Clarbeston Cottage (yes we are huge fans!). Again a magical three nights including a spectacular show by the heavens on our final night. We love the new furnishings and the little settle outside, upon which we drank mulled wine as 2017 approached. If you love peace, solitude, and being able to totally relax Clarbeston is the place for you...., we certainly do which is why we have booked New Year again for 2017/18!!!
What an amazing secret hideaway cottage! So well hidden it took us a little while to find it but so worth it! So much charm for a fairly new little tin hut. Exactly the right amount of space for the 2 of us for a couple of nights. Really didn't want to leave if I'm honest. Loved reading through the guest book to find out what to do in the local area (Walk to Llys-Y-Fran, a visit to Narbeth). Will be looking to booking in again soon. Thank you! Heather (Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd)
Lovely holiday- great tin cottage. Well equipped and very clean. Felt peaceful and relaxing with the fire roaring. The view is lovely and the dogs enjoyed the garden at the front. Thank you, we will be back!
We had a truly beautiful time in this secluded romantic retreat and were lucky enough to experience stunning sunsets every night we were here. We cannot recommend the cottage enough and hope to return again soon.
We had a really relaxing time at Clarbeston Cottage, sitting on the veranda with a glass of wine and the woodburner going at night. The bed was so comfortable I haven't slept that well in ages. Our 2 dogs loved the garden with all that space to run in. Barafundle Bay was the highlight of our weekend, its like sitting on a beach abroad with the clear blue water but better as there's hardly anyone around. All in all an excellent cottage in an ideal location
Loved this - views are to die for - buzzards soaring and canada geese fly pass in evenings. Very chilled out - caretakers very understanding on departure when our car would not start and we had to wait for the AA. Very quirky place and lovely sound of rain on the tin roof at night. Thank you again. Sept 2016
We had a lovely peaceful week in the "little tin shack". It had all we needed, including a very efficient wood-burning stove and lovely views across the fields. As it faces due west, sunsets were a bonus and on clear nights, a magnificent view of the stars. The cottage is approached down a farm track, but one with a firm surface and is ideally situated for visiting both the north and south coasts of this beautiful and historic part of the world.
Just returned from a lovely week in Clarbeston Cottage. We were blessed with sunshine and visited some amazing beaches and harbours, the vineyard in Martletwy and explored the local area. The cottage had everything we needed for us and the dog. The cows kept us entertained and I spent hours watching and photographing the swallow chicks that perch just in front of the veranda waiting to be fed. We used the outdoor woodburner every night as we sat out and watched the sun go down. All in all a very chilled environment.
We had an excellent stay at Clarbeston Cottage. It was a complete escape - truly relaxing in a picturesque setting. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed sitting on the veranda in the evening with the fire lit watching the sun set and listening to the silence.
Had a lovely stay at the cottage. The cottage is just off a normal road down a little track so it feels private and the views across the field are lovely, especially at sunset. The cottage is well equipped with most things you would need during your stay. The layout is well thought out and the cottage has a lovely feel to it. Be aware the wifi is just mobile so the signal can be hit and miss. Best to plan and have an idea of what type of things you want to do before you go, although there are some leaflets in the cottage for ideas. It is ideally located to visit both north and south Pembrokeshire. We were treated to swallows nesting on the veranda during our stay with was a treat to watch. Although this cottage allows pets to stay it is nice to note that if you don't have pets it didn't have any evidence of animals having been in the property. Overall a great place to stay and fantastic value.
We had a lovely holiday, it was the perfect base for exploring the local area and watching the sunset in the evening with a glass of wine was perfect!
Charming cottage in a lovely tranquil spot. Convenient for travelling around Pembrokeshire. Outdoor woodburner was a particular bonus on a very foggy weekend. Billy the cavapoo loved playing hunt the tennis ball in the front garden.
Convenient location for exploring Pembrokeshire if you can tear yourself away from this cosy cottage. It's so peaceful with the only sound being birdsong and spent hours on the veranda relaxing, reading and watching the swallows swooping to and from their nest.
Loved it! Small but well designed and plenty big enough for a couple, a toddler and 2 dogs. The partially enclosed verandah was a treat - so warm in the sunshine even on a very windy, chilly day. Another UTT success - we haven't stayed in a bad one yet and we will definitely return.
A charming and very cleverly designed tin cottage in a great central Pembrokeshire location, with beautiful views over fields and hedgerow. Highly recommended.
I would highly recommend anyone to stay at Clarbeston Cottage. We had a fantastic time. Beautiful location and beautiful cottage !!
It's hard to know where to start - we have has the most AMAZING week in this beautiful place. We enjoyed our walk from the cottage to Llys-y-Fran Country park, drives through the Preselis, mooching around Newport and Fishguard, and the smoked goat's cheese at Pant Mawr (Rosebush), lunch at Tafarn Sinc, and delights from the Spanish Deli in Narberth, the coastal walk from Abereiddy to Porthgain for a pint in the Sloop Inn. If we owned this place we'd keep it to ourselves - so thank you for sharing this amazing little spot! Danielle & Joe
Well where do i start - the cottage was amazing .It had everything we needed in it - the wood burner was so hot we sat with the door open every night ...the views from the cottage in the morning were fantastic.While staying there was an awful storm which brought rain and very strong winds in which case we could not take full advantage of the outside and the wood buner on the balcony....we managed to get out for 1 day and we really enjoyed St.Davids and Haverfordwest town ...we had a drink at the pub called Tafarn Sinc up the road which was an amazing place - well worth a visit - beautiful place ...we will be back def...such peace and quiet and amazing place ..
The cottage is beautiful and we felt snug even during a storm. We're taking fond memories as it was our Honeymoon and the cottage was a romantic a place as you'd find anywhere. Thank you for your beautiful cottage - we loved it. S & L
Back again to this idyll, firework break for the hounds. As always the peace and quiet is the perfect tonic. Lovely walks at Stackpole and Broadhaven beach, amazing sunsets in the evenings. Thanks again for an amazing stay. Simon & Sara, Millie, Blue & Rups
What a beautiful place! We have had a truly magical stay in this cosy little cottage and loved every single moment. Absolutely gorgeous whatever the weather! We managed to enjoy both woodburners and like others before us found the sunsets and stargazing a must every evening. Many thanks for such a well thought-out, carefully designed home which you kindly share! Sal & Phil from Midhurst, West Sussex
A very relaxing few days here - our second...but this time with our lab Rupert. Some fantastic walks, often with the whole route to ourselves, and seal-spotting (we even saw a newborn!). Would love to return. - Chris, Lauren & Rupert the chocolate lab.
“Like another reviewer mentioned, I almost hesitated to leave a review because I'd love this place to be my little secret! The place and host, however, deserve a glowing review. The week we spent in the cabin was by far one of the best trips my husband and I have ever taken. "Peace and privacy" is what is advertised and is exactly what you'll get in this beautiful place. You only share your space with the cows in the neighbouring field and the flock of swallows which darts around every evening catching bugs while you watch the incredible sunset. The view from the cabin must be one of the best in the world. We were so lucky with the weather while we were here and we took advantage of that to explore this beautiful part of the world with long walks in the nearby Preseli Hills and along the coast, which is about 30 mins drive from the cabin. It's perfectly situated to get out and see all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. But if the weather isn't great, you won't mind getting cosy in front of the wood burner. The cabin itself has everything you need. We cooked here every night as we couldn't pull ourselves away from the view in the evening, and you'll have all the cutlery, pots & pans, etc. that you'd need. Very cosy, comfortable bed, nice big bathroom/shower room. The place feels like home as soon as you step in. I could go on forever. We were so charmed by our time here and will definitely be back! Thanks for creating and sharing such a great little spot.” Danielle GB
“My stay at Gregs cabin was one of the best experiences I have had. I was already expecting a cute little cabin from the photos but when myself and my partner got there we were greatly surprised. It was even better than we had imagined! The cabin itself was spotlessly clean and the duvet smelled fresh from the machine. (I am a sucker for fresh smelling sheets). The cabin is decorated perfectly and is just so quaint I cannot do it justice! Thank you so much Greg and Yvonne for a lovely weekend and for answering my questions beforehand within no time at all! I will definitely come back to stay soon!” Robyn, Bristol
“Thanks Greg for providing a perfect holiday retreat. Everything was wonderful, from the cute kitchen and the comfortable bed to the hammock on the veranda and the unspoilt rural view. We will definitely return. ”
“The cabin is wonderful. We had no problem getting in - though the Welsh roads are strangely devoid of signposts, so we did get slightly lost but it all adds to the charm and the remoteness. Inside it's beautifully done - very cosy, yet it feels as though there's loads of space. The wood stove is incredibly efficient - you don't need to use many logs to keep the whole place very warm. The main delight is sitting out on the veranda, looking at the view and seeing the swallows flit around you. We ate there most times, and the sense of peace is wonderful. Like almost everyone else, we got a bit lost on our walk to the reservoir - but we worked it out. We much preferred this whole area of Pembrokeshire to the southern end - the drive to Fishguard takes you over the stunning Preselli hills which are like the Northumbria national park... The roads all around tend to be very narrow, but are mostly deserted. There is not a country pub culture in this bit of Wales, so you have to plan going out - though once we had found the amazing Spanish deli in Narberth (about 15 mins away) we just ate in. There is all sorts of information about the whole area in the cabin. All in all we had a fantastic time at the cabin and would not hesitate to come back - we are telling all our friends about it.”Joey & Rupert
“I booked the cottage as a birthday present for my sister and her husband. The directions and instructions were very comprehensive and they found the cottage with no problems. They had a lovely, relaxing stay and really loved the peaceful environment. On the first night it was clear enough for them to do some stargazing, and they said they had never seen anything like it!” Katie D.
Only had 2 nights here - truly not enough time! We loved the cabin. Very cosy and quaint. The perfect retreat as you have the feeling of getting away from it all but there is plenty to do and explore in the area. Lovely short stay. Thank you.
Another ace in the UTT properties, truly one of the best I have stayed in, glorious views from the veranda, peace & tranquillity by the bucket load. Delightful , quirky interior everything you need at hand. Llys y fran just a 10 minute drive with lots of space for the dogs to run around.... looking forward to our November stay
'This 1930s cabin was absolutely delightful. It had everything I needed, and was in a gorgeous setting. Perfect as a peaceful writing space. Highly recommend.' Thea Kinsela, Australia
The cabin was heaven. Beautiful surroundings, lovely little pair of swallows living by the door, it was so relaxing sitting on the porch watching the sunset with the birds flying by. I would highly recommend, I didn't want to leave! Thank you for a wonderful stay !
"The cabin was lovely and in a great peaceful location. Sitting outside on the porch in the evening sun watching the swallows flying past was perfect. We visited the local villages (Rosebush just up the road has a great pub and an amazing cheese shop) and cycled around in the beautiful countryside. We even went to the beach and went swimming in Little Haven which was brilliant. The best holiday we've had in Wales! :-)" Sanne from Sweden
"Idyllic, comfortable cabin with fantastic views. Well equipped and beautifully decorated. We didn't want to leave. Would definitely recommend to others. Loved it!" Emma
Had a wonderful time at Clarbeston Cottage. Small but perfectly formed. Everything you could possibly need. Cosy, especially when the burner is on. Enjoyed watching the sunset in the hammock. Cannot wait to spend another weekend there. Many thanks
This cottage in Pembrokshire is a little treasure! Loved every single piece in it. We had a lovely time. Big thank you for a clean, tidy and well equipped cottage with a wonderful view. Everything what we wanted to see and visit was very close to the cottage so it is definitely a good choice to visit and stay in. We've been very lucky with the weather too! ;) Thanks sooo much! Ági and Tamás
We have had a wonderful stay - what a perfect place for a peaceful getaway! Beautifully decorated, everything we needed, we just stocked up on wood and food and had an amazing time. loved the coastal path - not far to drive to, and we even had a dip in the sea. Definitely go for a late night walk - excellent star gazing and nothing better than coming back to a cosy cabin. We'll come back for sure! Mark & Jo
"I can't begin to describe how wonderful a weekend we had at this charming, cosy & comfortable cabin - I almost didn't want to leave a review in the vain hope that it could stay a secret! Within five minutes of having arrived all our stresses and 'real world' worries seemed a distant memory, and we were already wondering when we could next come back! The peace and quiet is incredible, and neither of us could remember when we last saw quite so many stars in the sky. You really feel like you are the only people in the world while you are there. Sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine, with the fire going, watching the sunset, and in perfect silence, we both said that we didn't think we'd ever been so relaxed. The cabin really is a haven, and perfectly situated for quick access to some absolutely stunning beaches and breathtaking walks along the coastal path. The cabin is equipped with everything you'd need, as well as some board games and a deck of cards (although we were too distracted by the views to play!). It is such a beautiful part of the world to explore, and the cabin was the perfect place to stay. We already can't wait to come back!" Laura Maxwell-Bernier
'We've had such a wonderful time here- this is such a beautiful and secluded location. Loved the beaches at Tenby, the cathedral at St Davids and the wild seals on the coast at Whitesands Bay' Leigh, Helen & Henry
'Thanks for a lovely break in your cosy cabin - we felt like we were in the Little House on the Prairie! A great place for stargazing and cow-watching, and loved the veggie food at 'Peppercorns' in nerby Narberth' Brian & Jane
'Very relaxing and therapeutic. The fire is fantastic and the cabin is insulated for arctic conditions - so warm! Yet another fantastic break Under the Thatch - we will be back! Victoria, Richard, Milly & Dotty
'We spent a perfect week in this wonderful cabin. We recommend Barafundle Bay, and Whitesands beach, and we found a tucked-away pool at Rosebush for wild swimming. Enjoyed the ice cream and dolphin/whale watching trip.' Amy & Rosie
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