New Moat near Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Sleeps 2
Key Features
Farm or Rural location Secluded location Open fire / woodburner Gay friendly WiFi Broadband available KeySafe
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Earliest arrival:16:00
Depart by:10:00 (midday on Sunday)
Price range:£0 - £243 - 2 night stay, £0 - £488 - 7 stay *
Bedrooms:  one
Separate beds:one
Bed layout:Master Double
Pets:  Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
Prices based on:up to two guests
Booking policy:Flexible booking allows holidays of any length starting any day of the week minimum stay 2 nights. However we do not allow you to leave one empty night that we cannot then sell.
Smoking:All our properties are strictly No Smoking.

The Accommodation

'A welcome in heavenly hills! Warmed by a lovely woodburner, Cwm Hill is a cute, pocket-sized pink 'croglofft' cottage for two, set in a peaceful valley in Pembrokeshire. This area is high on lushness but low on light pollution - perfect to enjoy starry Welsh skies through the roof window over your head. By day explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coast and the clutch of surrounding castles. The nearby medieval town of Tenby has upmarket restaurants and boutiques, while Narbeth offers swish shops and delis to stock up.' Bella magazine choosing Cwm Hill as the best UK cottages to 'Sleep with the Stars'.

See lots of larger photos of this Pembrokeshire cottage here. Cwm Hill is a traditional Pembrokeshire 'croglofft' cottage set snuggly into the hillside in a quiet and peaceful green valley. Drive down half a mile of track to find the cottage in a field that runs down to a stream. Small, cosy and ideal for romantic getaways. You have two acres of land to romp about in, and direct access to a good footpath network - making this a great cottage for dog owners.

The cottage had been empty since the 1940s, and has been fully restored by Under the Thatch conserving all original features. The three-year rescue project (completed in summer 2011) provides a cottage full of character, antique furnishings and modern conveniences to complement the open fire and wood-burner. Central heating, a modern, efficient wood-burner and an open fire keep the cottage snug year-round.

The location in the heart of Pembrokeshire is ideal for exploring this, the greenest (and many would say prettiest) of Welsh counties. Short drives will take you to unspoilt beaches, ancient castles, and pretty market towns, or there is a footpath over to nearby Llys-y-Fran country park and lake (2 km). At the lake you can hire bikes and take a trip around the water (6km) on safe tracks. Read an independent 5* guest review or see unedited guest holiday photos - everyone loves Cwm Hill!

In Detail

The cottage is centrally heated (included in holiday price) and there is an open fire and woodburner. The ground floor is open plan, and open to the 'croglofft' sleeping mezzanine over. All windows have open country views - you can't see any other houses. WIFI provided free of charge (usually available like any WIFI, but cannot be guaranteed).

  • Kitchen area with gas cooker and hob, fridge (with ice-box), microwave.
  • Cegin Fawr with c4m high ceiling giving sense of space. Slate floors, woodburner, sofa, table & chairs. Doors front and back.
  • Croglofft: Double oak bed c1780 open as mezzanine to room below.
  • Shower room: Small shower room with powerful shower.
  • Garden: Enclosed garden with furniture and access over c2 acres of meadow
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Travel Info

The nearest train station is Clarbeston Road (only 3.5 miles distant, 8 minute drive) but you may feel that you want a car to explore the area. Access from South of England via M4 is quick, and easy.

Local Area
  • rescue of previously derelict building
  • attention to retaining original features
  • 'cutting-in' to save every inch of original timber
  • no cement or concrete used in conservation - only lime and limewashes
  • most efficient modern boiler
  • wood for woodburner from sustainable source
  • natural paints and natural pigments used
  • mostly antique furnishings
  • low energy lighting throughout
  • high level of insulation in roof and floor
  • double glazed panels in rooflights/door with Pilkington K glass for efficiency
  • 'gravel' is recycled waste slate chippings from Welsh slate quarries
  • local craftsmen used throughout in restoration
  • all new timber recycled or from already-dead trees on utt projects
Customer Comments

"We really fell for Cwm Hill. Nestling in it's secluded valley it was so tempting to hunker down and stay put for the whole of our stay. But we managed to tear ourselves away from our little cottage for a swim at the Blue Lagoon pool and great shops at Narberth, perfect!" Bethan & Huw + baby Megan

"Cwm Hill was everything we could have hoped for...and it looks much better in real life than the pictures. We have loved the peace, solace and tranquility of this cosy cottage - possibly the best we have ever stayed in, and we'd love to return" H & L + Florence (dog)

"One of the most peaceful, relaxing places we have ever stayed in. It's a lovely little cottage and felt like stepping back in time. Loved the tapas at nearby Ultracomida and the walk to Llys-y-Fran lake." Martin, Helen & Misty

Booking Notes

Vodaphone and 3 and T-Mobile reception in cottage (possibly also other networks) Short run of reasonably steep stairs to upstairs, which has restricted headroom in parts. The antique oak double bed is 6" narrower than a modern standard double. The property is reached by a largely level, gravelled but otherwise unmade track which is suitable for all but the lowest-slung of sports cars.


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Our Prices *

Prices include heating and electricity where it is installed, bed-linen, towels, and hot water. Guests may be responsible for purchasing extra baskets of logs/fuel if desired.

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