Martletwy, Cleddau Estuary, Pembrokeshire
A traditional Pembrokeshire holiday cottage built from tin in the 1920s. Now refurbished and insulated and one of the best quirky holiday cottage homes for the family in all of West Wales!
"Perched on the edge of Martletwy village and surrounded by rolling fields on three sides, the two-bedroom Tin Bungalow is perfect for an away-from-it-all weekend. When you're not curled up in the glass sun room lapping up those views, take a walk to the Daugleddau Estuary or to Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay, an old fashioned country pub serving real ale, both just two miles away. There's even a shed for storing bikes." The Observer, who selected this property in their '20 Perfect (international) Getaways for Valentines' article.
This 1920s tin Pembrokeshire cottage has been refurbished and kitted out with a fantastic vintage interior and now makes a unique destination in one of the most beautiful areas of Wales. It is warm, (fully insulated), characterful, and a credit to the Welsh tin heritage. These little tin houses popped up in all the prettiest parts of Wales in the early twenteith century as farmers started to sell their prettiest plots and fields to people that wanted to make charming and affordable weekend retreats. There is a touch of the 'Bohemian' to the styling, which is appropriate enough as bungalows started life as the weekend homes of artistic types before their reputation was ruined by some horrors from the 1960s. Fear not, there is nothing grannified here. The Tin Bungalow has a wonderful homely vintage style that feels like a great place to be. Extra photos here or click here for an aerial photo or an independent guest review. This (very) amateur video will give you an idea of the layout.
We had a lovely time at the Tin Bungalow. It was stylish and comfortable - especially with the log burner on in the evenings. A cosy place to come back to after visiting nearby beaches. The selection...
Access: The property is entered up two steps and has two levels within (shallow step up to kitchen/dining area).
Being newly renovated the property is insulated to a high level and is heated by a modern central heating system with radiators in every room (except sun room). There is also a traditional enamelled stove in the sitting room.
Most of the house enjoys recycled solid oak floors.
Sitting Room: With sofa, armchair and vintage enamelled stove (first hod of coal supplied). Flatscreen 19" digital TV and DVD and CD player.
Sun Room: A simple glass sun room to the front with Philippe Starck chairs from which to enjoy far-reaching Westerly views.
Kitchen: A simple contemporary kitchen with great views (6 windows!). Dishwasher, regular size electric oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster. Note there is no washing machine.
Bathroom : A smallish room but with small bath and shower and nice fittings.
Master Bedroom: A good-sized room with great views, more vintage furnishings and some pop-art by owner Tim Jackson. Entered off the main corridor via a small vestibule.
Twin Bedroom: Two single beds (adult size), window overlooking open fields. Door through to lounge and another to rear corridor.
GARDEN: Enclosed large garden suitable for dogs with open views over rolling hills Patio set/ picnic bench and Sun lounger.
Off-road parking for 2 average-sized cars.
We had a lovely time at the Tin Bungalow. It was stylish and comfortable - especially with the log burner on in the evenings. A cosy place to come back to after visiting nearby beaches. The selection of games, books and DVDs was a bonus, and the little park opposite was appreciated by the kids.
Lovely house, exactly as described but better. Much more spacious than it looks in the photos and has everything you could possibly need. Really nice to have the garden completely enclosed so could just let the dog run without watching him like a hawk. The log burner heated the whole place really well and the kitchen had everything you would need.
We had a lovely new year's break at the Tin Bungalow. It is a very cosy accommodation with a quirky edge to the furnishings. The location is in a sleepy village called Martletwy and the Bungalow is surrounded by fields and countryside. We had a wonderful New Year's Eve walk from Stackpole Quay to Barafundle beach and Bosherton Lily ponds.
What an amazing cottage. Well positioned for anything you want to do in Pembrokeshire and wonderfully quiet. We will return to do more of the fantastic walks in the area.
We all enjoyed our stay in this quirky bungalow. It is bigger inside than you think... and it is only 20 mins drive to Saundersfoot's lovely long sandy beach
Absolutely delightful stay at the tin bungalow! Setting is in a lovely little hamlet but despite neighbours as soon as you enter the enclosed garden you feel completely isolated!!! Yay! Uninterrupted views of the countryside from almost every window and so peaceful, yet just a short distance from great attractions. It really is ideally placed to explore the area. The bungalow itself completely lived up to the fantastic pictures online- it really is that gorgeous! All our needs met and then some! This really is an amazing holiday home - have never felt keen to get back to work before to make everyone else green with envy!
A beautiful, secluded cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the quirky Tin Bungalow. With it's retro-feel furnishings and extremely comfortable beds, it provided a relaxing base from which to explore Pembrokeshire.
The bungalow is set in an idilic location with plenty to do within a short drive/walk from the door. The bungalow is well equipped and is full of quirky art/things! I would happily come back in a heart beat! The bungalow is surprisingly spacious too, from the photographs I was worried it might be a little too cramped for the 4 of us but there was more than enough room.I highly recommend the tin bungalow (as I have for my previous 4 UTT properties!).
We loved our stay at the Tin Bungalow! We had a wonderful time and this quirky little gem was the perfect base for exploring south Pembrokeshire. Well equipped, comfortable, warm and cosy. The sun room is a real treat for reading and relaxing. Loved how the sun shone through the kitchen windows in the morning. A little peace haven; we will definitely be back!
What an amazing place! Had a fantastic weekend at the Tin Bungalow and will be back at some point in future. A great base for exploring south Pembrokeshire
We had a lovely stay. From the outside a wriggly tin bungalow, inside a veritable palace. Quirkily decorated and well-equipped, warm and water tight and very comfortable. We hope to return.
We had a wonderful time at the bungalow seeing in the new year. What a stunning little house - no complaints at all! We plan on visiting again.
As always a delightful stay in a delightful cottage. It was made extra special by Tim and Greta's dressing of a lovely little Christmas tree and a selection of generous Christmas gifts. Thank you so much. We will be back again. Very soon.
Lovely cosy cottage - stylish and quiet. Location is not ideal as you need car to get to most places of interest, however, there's lots to do such as creek walks, blue lagoon, beaches and great shops in Narberth. Our fourth stay there!
A whale-grey corrugated tin home that smiles at you from every room. You can belong from the minute your feet hit the doormat! We loved flinging open the sash windows and blowing bubbles out into the matching crocosmia. We loved the estuary walks, the neighbourhood horses, the quirky chapels and grass growing up in the middle of lanes.
We had a wonderful stay in the beautiful tin bungalow and would reccommend it as a great place to stay for families with young children. There was lots to do nearby even on rainy days and the tin bungalow has a great garden. Such a peaceful spot in an area of Wales we have fallen in love with. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Stylish, light and spacious in a quiet, rural location, comfortable and well stocked with kitchen utensils this was a great base to explore Pembrokeshire.
We only had 2 nights in this lovely quirky property as that is all that was available and I really wanted to stay here after seeing it in an article in a magazine! It certainly didn't disappoint! Lovely short stay. Thank you.
The cottage was splendid and everybody had a fabulous time. Hide and seek in the garden was a particular favourite. Would highly recommend a visit.
A little gem of a place. The bungalow itself is really neat. Has a lovely homey authentic feel and you might expect to have to put up with a few quirks. But not at all. It is extremely well equipped, warm, spacious and comfortable. Piping out water. Lovely kitchen/lounge, bedrooms and bathroom. The area itself is magical. Walk down to the estuary and stroll along for miles to hidden backwaters, quiet mooring points, secret pubs and cafes. Narbeth is a characterful small market town with some great shops and restaurants. Tenby is another gem with stunning local beaches and continue along East and West to find further magical places.
A beautiful and quirky place to stay. Immaculately clean and well equipped. Peaceful location with some of the best beaches in the UK just a short drive away.
The Tin Bungalow is a fantastic magical little place in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. The cottage itself is the perfect size for 4, with a good kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and that fantastic stove. You very quickly feel at home. Its very peaceful but within very easy reach of towns like Tenby and some of the best beaches in the world are on your doorstep. I am certain we will stay here again. Thanks so much.
'The only fault is that it is not ours .... simply magical accommodation.'
'Beautiful renovated place. So comfortable and warm ... the views are wonderful.'
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