The Carthouse

Beautiful cottage for hire near the Welsh coast


  • A short drive to the Pembrokeshire coast for beaches and coastal walks
  • Peace and quiet in abundance
  • 5-star luxury
  • Heavenly views across meadows to the Preseli mountains
  • Walks from the door
  • Top-of-the-range wood burner
  • Child and baby-friendly
  • Discount for a couple outside the holiday periods (based on the use of one bedroom only)

The peace and serenity of this beautiful part of the world, plus far-reaching views of the mysterious Preseli mountains, is made the most of at this lovely holiday home. A cleverly executed barn-and-carthouse conversion, The Carthouse is now a 5-star, stylishly furnished, and beautifully comfortable place to stay for 2 to 4, plus an infant.

There is a 12% discount for a couple outside the holidays, based on the use of one bedroom only. You can select this option when you book, if you like.

Exterior of holiday cottage with views

The entrance is cleverly designed as a nice sunny place to sit and enjoy the sunshine in chillier weather, but also connects the two former farm buildings. To the right, as you enter, is a beautiful airy bedroom with its own ensuite shower room and loo. To the left, is the rest of the cottage.

Patio doors

The downstairs living-space is open-plan and wonderfully spacious: lovely furnishings, a top-notch wood burner, and a kitchen space many can only dream of. The living area has big glazed doors, which open out onto the terrace and garden in fine weather, and which close snugly in winter so that the view can still be enjoyed while sitting in front of the wood burner.

Sunny living room Stove
Light-filled open-plan downstairs area

Upstairs is a lovely bedroom in the eaves, painted soft cream and warm yellow. The bed is super-king, but can be separate into twins, if required. There is a superb ensuite bathroom, with bath, separate shower, loo and hand basin.

Dining table
Spacious kitchen Open-plan holiday cottage

The garden is enclosed and has plenty of dedicated parking. A slate-flagged terrace in front of the big glazed doors has garden furniture, and there is lawn, too, and flower beds, all edged by wooden fencing and a very picturesque dry-stone turf-topped Pembrokeshire field wall. To sit on the terrace and look at the view across the meadows to the Preselis is very relaxing indeed.

Comfortable bedroom
Bathroom Lovely comfortable superking bed
Twin bed option


There are lovely walks or great bike rides straight from The Carthouse, and the coastal walks and beaches (Parrog, Poppit Sands, Mwnt) are not far away. Click here for a great cycle route near this cottage. The small city of St. David's with its important cathedral, superb visitors' information centre, good shops and cafes is 45 minutes' drive; and bustling Narberth with its lovely shops (including a fantastic Spanish deli-cum-cafe, good gift and antique shops) is a must at 30 minutes' drive away. The beautiful harbour town of Tenby, with its colourful Georgian town houses and bow windows facing both the harbour and the immense sandy town beach, is 50 minutes away. Newport for good food, antiques, beach, and boat club, or Cardigan for shops, food, the cinema and Arts Theatre are both about 10 minutes away. The Old Sailors (01348 811 491) is a great little restaurant right beside the beach at Dinas Cross. The Golden Lion is a good pub in Newport for food, and Llys Meddyg offers special occasion cuisine. The Wildlife Centre for seeing otters, for walks and canoeing is great for adults and children alike. For more cycle routes click here. For walking click here.

Brilliant for children are: the Iron Age Hillfort (5 mins), the Blue Lagoon water park (35 mins), Folly Farm (40 mins) the Oakwood Theme Park (40 mins).

Shower Bathroom
Luxurious bath

The nitty gritty

  • TV with DVD-player and some DVDs
  • Wifi
  • iPod dock/radio
  • Mobile reception varies depending on your network, but is normally better outside than inside the cottage
  • Very well-equipped kitchen
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Electric stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing-machine
  • Store cupboard essentials included (tea, coffee, sugar, s&p, olive oil)
  • Electricity, hot water and heating included
  • Bedding, bedlinen, towels, soap, loo paper and cleaning materials included
  • Downstairs bedroom has king-size bed and ensuite shower room with shower, loo and hand basin
  • Upstairs bedroom has super-king zip-and-link bed (can be made into singles) with ensuite bathroom (with bath, separate shower, loo and hand basin)
  • Glazed entrance porch for enjoying winter sunshine in the warmth
  • Coat hooks and boot storage
  • Books, games, local information
  • Garden furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Lots of wonderful walks from the door
  • 10 minutes' drive from beautiful seaside town of Newport
  • 30 minutes' drive from Narberth, with great shopping and brilliant Spanish deli-cum-café
  • The cottage is situated in the owners' farm steading, but is detached, well separated off, and has a very nice feeling of privacy
  • There is a 12% discount for a couple outside the holiday periods, based on the use of one bedroom only. You can select this option when you book

Lovely bedroom
Bedroom with en-suite Bedroom
Shower wetroom Towels Lo and sink and heated towel rail

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

1Select length of stay 2Hover over dates for prices 3Click to book

Sun through the trees Exterior with patio doors
Fabulous views

Location map

Views and walks from the door

From the visitors book at The Carthouse

'Stunning in every regard. Beautifully fitted and finished. A tranquil setting with a view you will not tire of.' The Proudley Family, Wiltshire

'Fabulous place, beautiful in every way! We've been so happy and comfortable. Loved every minute and you were outstanding in looking after every need!' Chris and Irene, Conwy

'Perfect location for our honeymoon/babymoon! Stunning views and area. The cake from Michelle was a lovely surprise on arrival and tasted divine. Would definitely return and recommend.' Hayley and Martin, West Yorkshire

'What an amazing cottage! Can't fault it in any way - the surrounding area is beautiful.' Mr and Mrs Singh, Wolverhampton

'Fantastic! Everything first class. It must be good - it's our 4th time here...' Marisa and Roy, Swansea

'What an amazing place to spend New Year! Beautifully appointed and 5* luxury.' Bron and Richard, Leamington Spa

'This must be the most stunning place we have ever stayed in. We felt so relaxed and comfortable. An an amazing break, and the cake was like the house - first class!' Dawn and Mark