"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.
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.
'Beautiful renovated place. So comfortable and warm ... the views are wonderful.'
'Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Perfect - so cosy and so contemporary.'
'The only fault is that it is not ours .... simply magical accommodation.'