Cwm Hill

Restored directly by Under the Thatch - at Llys-y-Fran, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Guests: 2       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking), fee applies

Cwm Hill

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Rescued from a roofless ruin by Under the Thatch, a sweet 1850s Welsh country cottage.

  • 'Top UK Romantic Weekend Break' - Stylist Magazine:

'A welcome in heavenly hills! Warmed by a lovely wood burner, 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. 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.' 

We paid a record price to buy this derelict Pembrokeshire cottage, knowing that the restoration might not even break even...but we loved the private location so much that we wanted to subsidise it from our other work. Happily it's since become one of UTT's most popular cottages. It's a very simple cottage (basic, even), but a lovely one.

At nearby Llys-y-Fran country park and lake (2 km) you can hire bikes and take a trip around the water (6km) on safe tracks.



latest review

What a little gem of a place. Perfect for a bit of escapism and we didn’t hear or see any human activity whilst we were there! Bliss!!

Ben C, 2024

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pets welcome (more than 3 contact us upon booking)
bed layout
Master Double only

facilities at Cwm Hill

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
wifi broadband internet

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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.

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated and there is an open fire and woodburner. The ground floor is open plan, and open to the 'croglofft' sleeping mezzanine over. Note there's low head-room upstairs.  WIFI

  • 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: Open as mezzanine to room below (note headroom low). 
  • Shower room: Small shower room with powerful shower.
  • Garden: Enclosed garden with furniture and access over c2 acres of meadow

local area

  • Llys-y-Fran Country Park & lake - easy walk direct from cottage
  • 4x4 adventure driving - 5 minute walk!
  • Blue Lagoon - amazing pools & spa facilities - 8 mile/ 16 mins.
  • Narberth - one of most charming towns in Wales - 10 mile/ 20 mins.
  • Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 20 mile/ 35 mins.
  • Choice of Blue Flag beaches - about 30 mins.
  • 51 forts and castles to see in the county!
  • You are just a couple of miles from the Preseli Mountains!
  • Goodwick harbour - (day trips to Ireland, beach) 14 mile/25 mins.
  • Fishguard - (harbour, cafes & art galleries) - 12 mile/ 20 mins.
  • Tafarn Sinc - Rosebush - famous tavern, 4 miles/ 10 mins.
  • Buy stylish local blankets at Melin Tregwynt

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customer reviews for Cwm Hill

What a little gem of a place. Perfect for a bit of escapism and we didn’t hear or see any human activity whilst we were there! Bliss!!

- Ben C,

Had a great time at Cwm Hill! Relentless rain, so we saw no stars but were warm and cosy and happy throughout our stay. Visited Narberth and ate at Top Joe’s Pizzas. The chef has apparently just won an award in the world pizza championships in Italy! Very helpful information from Greg, who we were lucky enough to meet, in advance of our stay. Apart from the weather, it couldn’t have been better. Thanks very much for another great UTT stay, we’ve never been disappointed.

- Cheryl S,

We had a lovely stay at this perfect pink cottage, warming ourselves by the fire at night after long walks and winter sea swims in the day. We would definitely come back!

- Natasha W,

A wonderful secluded location, perfect for getting away from it all. There isn't much headroom in the mezzanine bedroom area, so a measure of flexibility is required on the part of the occupants and the stairs up to the bedroom area are steep and the access gap quite narrow. This wasn't a problem for us but is something to be aware of. The lighting scheme was low-key and restful and perfectly adequate for most purposes, but we did struggle a bit with the unfamiliar kitchen arrangement to begin with, particularly trying to see the settings on the oven/grill control. Maybe a directional light on a stand which could be moved around might be helpful for this and for reading too. But we loved it and thoroughly recommend this simple and characterful cottage for a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle.

- Richard T,

We loved our secluded break at Cwm Hill. Tucked away in the farmlands, this cottage was very cosy and well equipped. We went over firework weekend as our dogs are petrified of them, and it was, for them, just what the doctor ordered. Quiet and relaxed. The only issue we had was that there were a lot of flies in the cottage which would keep you awake with their buzzing (the bed was close to the ceiling as on a mezzanine floor). The owners had provided fly spray but we could not keep on top of them!.It did not spoil our break through. Also - apologies to the owner - the instructions said there was a dog poo bin by the gate, it was not there so we had to bag the poo and bin it in the outside bin). The bags we used were fully compostable though! Would highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to get away from it all.

- Jennie R,

Wonderful secluded cottage in a lovely part of Wales. Visited plenty of interesting towns and great beaches that were all within 20 miles of the property but always looked forward to returning to Cwm Hill every evening as it was so cosy and warm for the long Autumn evenings. Thanks Under The Thatch for another fantastic property.

- Mark adkins ,

Delightful romantic hideaway for two and their dogs. Lots of great walks nearby. Please note steps to bedroom are very steep

- Roger S,

This was an idyllic cottage in a truly peaceful setting. We would highly recommend this cottage and plan to go again. One suggestion would be to inform guests prior to visit about the dog compost bin we discussed how we'd get rid of dog waste at length.!

- Jane A,

A really cosy cottage, has all you need for a relaxing break. Very secluded feel. We didn't find any decent walks from the cottage, but there is enough open space to exercise a dog before heading out to one of the many lovely areas around by car. The long track to access the property is interesting, I wouldn't like to attempt it in a very low slung car as the middle of the track is quite prominently raised, we had to take it really slowly. All-in-all a highly recommended cottage to get away from it all and relax.

- Mandy M,

What a wonderful cottage - tucked away - offering complete peace, solitude and privacy. We sat outside in the evenings watching the sunset before retreating inside to the joys of the wood burning stove. Heaven! Situated 30-40 mins drive from the most beautiful unspoilt coastline where we did some wonderful walks. We will definitely return.

- Penny G,

Loved it even if the weather was unseasonal. The bathroom sink is VERY slow draining, might need a sink buster :)

- Rebecca holmes ,

Truly enjoyable stay at this secluded cottage that had everything we needed and more. Will definitely be going back to this gem.

- Dawn I,

The perfect peaceful break that even the rain could not spoil. A perfect cottage with everything you need relax and recharge the batteries.

- Andrew B,

A fantastic stay at an idyllic setting. The perfect place to get away from it all & enjoy the tranquility of the cottage and surroundings. The weather was perfect which was great for walking and exploring the local countryside. The only downside was it was too nice to use the log burner, we'll have to return in the winter to try that one. Thoroughly recommend this stay for anyone who wants a break to get away from it all and relax.

- David H,

A stunning, magical cottage amidst glorious landscape. An oasis of calm and peaceful solitude. Wonderful walking, starry skies, cwutched up in front of the wood burning fire and watching sunsets from the chair all highlights too! With UTT we have always had the most fantastic, breathtaking holidays and we look forward to many many more. Every single detail is thought about with care, love and attention. An unforgettable Easter haven break - thank you so much.

- Lucinda eason ,

We arrived after driving through a blizzard and walked into a picture perfect haven. We were slightly apprehensive as we live in a lovely Cornish Cottage so had high hopes......we were not disappointed...what a delight! Everything was provided....even down to hot water bottles and extra blankets...not that they were needed...the blazing fire was laid ready to go and the heating worked perfectly. Comfortable bed, cosy bedding, fully equipped kitchen.....small but perfectly formed shower room......thoughtful decor added to our enjoyment of this little gem...perfect for dogs too ours loved the freedom...and the fire, it really was home from home...... We are already planning our next stay....... Helen, Rich Meg

- Helen L,

If we could have this silence and tranquillity back home......... what a fabulous place to stay!

- Ivo S,

A most peaceful location, with swallows flying overhead. Quaint little cottage with quirky details, but with all mod cons.

- Jane R,

What a beautiful and cosy place. Couldn’t have asked for better, especially considering it was a last minute booking and we just needed a quiet hidey hole. We would CERTAINLY come again. Bring plenty of firewood, games and wine and you will have a lovely time.

- Sarah B,

Such a lovely cottage - a perfect place for a cosy weekend with the dog.

- Anna L,

Very impressive and interesting property - very secluded and peaceful. Cottage is maintained really well - standard is of high quality. Enjoyed our stay.

- Cheryl J,

Had a lovely 3 nights chilled break at Cwm Hill with our 3 dogs, cottage was well presented and surrounding area very peaceful. Just what we needed. Have already booked our 3rd UTT cottage in December.

- Darren W,

A truly fantastic week. Four years ago, I cut out the article in Bella Magazine, hoping one day I would get to visit this beautiful pink cottage. My dream came true. From the moment we opened the metal farm gate and drove down the track, the adventure began and the magic of this unique, adorable little cottage unfolded. Everything about Cwm Hill is wonderful .... the comfort, the wood burner, the breathtaking views, the location, the starry skies at night .. Thank you for this slice of magic!

- Debbie C,

Just had a superb mini 5 night break at Cwm Hill! We really needed to get away from it all and Cwm Hill provided this safe haven away from the rat race. Stunning views across a lush valley, a quaint and gorgeous property to rest in and a short drive to such a beautiful coastline. Fell in love with Broad Haven!

- Karen C,

Truly beautiful cottage, lovingly restored. Woodburner made it the perfect retreat when the wind and rain came. Very well-equipped kitchen. Easy distance to get out and explore the glorious coastline, with lots to do from the door too! We loved the windows above the bed so you could look out at the amazing starry skies. A true getaway from it all. We'd recommend it to anyone.

- Shona K,

Cwm Hill cottage was perfect in all ways. Warm and cosy and very comfortable. Eleri dealt with the booking efficiently and in such a friendly manner. The setting and large garden was wonderful as well. Thanks to Jemma the housekeeper and the talented owner Greg. Can't wait to book another UTT property soon.

- John harvey ,

Amazing little hideaway, log fire, attention to detail inside is great, surrounded by stunning scenery.....couldn't have asked for more, fab! : )

- Annette L,

We really enjoyed our stay. Peaceful and so cosy. We hope to return again sometime soon. Thank you.

- Vanessa H,

Had a wonderful week here with only the cows and swallows for company - incredibly peaceful, wished we could have stayed longer. Had two clear nights when the star display was mind-blowing. The cottage is very comfortable and well-equipped for two. Good central location with both North and South coasts within easy reach as well as the Prescelli Hills on the doorstep.

- Michael parkinson ,

We had a wonderful stay ,the cottage was lovely and had everything we needed.We would recommend a visit to Porthgain ,the village is beautiful. Barbets had lovely shops , Tafarn Zinc very friendly . We would love to stay again and would have loved to know he history of the Cottage

- Karin M,

We had a brilliant holiday! The cottage is tiny, but perfectly formed and we really enjoyed staying there. It's in an idyllic location and there are so many interesting places and amazing walks nearby. We would definitely go there again!

- Kate S,

We had the most relaxing and away from it all holiday in Cwm hill. I stayed with an adult with learning disabilities who found the cottage like a home from home as she lives in a Camphill it had everything we needed but nothing that we didn't -it's the best way to live. Hope to be back one day for sure!

- Misseasmallman ,

This is a really charming little cottage - the smell of woodsmoke as you walk in the door is just wonderful. It's a truly unique little place yet has all the modern equipment you would need for a long weekend. Didn't have any trouble finding it as the instructions were very clear. The only thing I could suggest as an improvment would be to have a couple of comfortable outside chairs - it was a bit of a shame in the sunshine to just have the bench to sit on (which wasn't the most comfortable!) Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and so did our dog - would definitely return.

- Helen B,

We thoroughly enjoyed our break at Cwm Hill, it was a breath of fresh air to be out away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I even managed to do some painting! We will definately be back to stay again, a home away from home. Thankyou UTT

- Racheal M,

We had the most amazing break in this little cottage. Blessed with incredible weather we sat on the bench for breakfast and dinner every day watching the cows in the fields opposite. Being away from the usual huddle and bussle of daily life with no that's was wonderful. We really did not want to leave.

- Lorna Q,

Had a wonderful week in the beautiful little cottage - very cosy, very romantic, and it's pink - what more could a girl want??!! Loved it - hope very much to come back again! Thank you x

- Mr clive mccormack ,

The cottage was gorgeous! Very privately located in the hills, so you are totally alone. Lovely views from the garden over the valley and wonderful for watching the swallows swooping over and the resident buzzards flying past. The cottage itself is very comfortable and the cosy wood burner heats the whole house very quickly. Good kitchen area with all you need (except ice tray!) and plenty of space. Very powerful shower and instant hot water. The bed is extremely comfortable and hard to get out of due to it's cosy nature! Love all the antique / vintage furnishings. Unfortunately we had bad weather so no stars for us but will return in the hope of some sunshine and clear nights. The area is stunning with so much to see and do. Will definitely be returning to this lovely little place - our favourite UTT so far!

- Lisa bonomini-glover ,

Wow! Love this place! Beautiful cottage in the beautiful countryside- what more could you ask for? We had such a great time- really didn't want to leave. Long weekends just aren't long enough!

- Joanna P,

A wonderful traditional welsh cottage in a beautiful setting. We wanted a peaceful weekend away from it all and this is the place that fits the bill. Very cosy and romantic. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

- David T,

Booked this lovely little cottage for 2 nights as a complete break from daily life. If you are looking for peace and solitude while being within easy reach of all Pembrokeshire attractions then this is the place for you.

- Nicola mason ,

A lovely relaxing holiday. Very windy and rainy but was hugged by the little cottage to keep us warm.

- Rhian T,

The Pink Cottage is gorgeous! We've stayed before and will definitely be back again. Amazing location, remote enough to see the stars but near to many great places on the Pembrokeshire coastline. The near-by reservoir is great to visit too. All mod-cons, so simplicity and luxury rolled in to one.

- Allie saunders ,

Cwm Hill cottage is a fantastic little property, whether you want to get amongst some beautiful scenery or lock yourself away from the 'rat race'. Perfect location, fantastic accommodation and somewhere you will make plans to return to....

- David R,

We had a lovely relaxing Christmas staying in this cosy cottage. It was great sitting in front of the log burner with a book. The cottage is very secluded with lovely views. Solva and St David's were nice places we visited and recommended The Brewery Inn at Cosheston too - very welcoming and great food. We look forward to staying in this cottage again :-)

- Nicola C,

Had lovely time at this cottage very peaceful and secluded will be visiting this place again very relaxing it's a total getaway from daily life. Absolutely fantastic.

- Bryron W,

A beautiful cottage in a peaceful area, containing everything you would need for a complete getaway from it all in total seclusion. Perfect place to unwind !

- Debra M,

Second time staying here. Loved it even more than the first time. We'll be back for sure.

- Joe need ,

This was the most perfect little weekend away. New Moat is central to everything so it doesn't take long to get to the beautiful, dramatic coastlines and stunning walks. Cwm hill is such a romantic secluded little place and the stars are amazing! We were lucky with the weather with Wales seeing it's hottest November day ever but I would love to come back when the weather is stormy and just cwtch in front of the fire!

- Sally K,

Thank you for the most amazing pink cottage.Everything was fantastic - a complete rest.It felt like our own world .Dogs loved it.Miss the peace and quiet already.I celebrated my birthday with a visit to St.Davids Cathedral - the list is endless.Thanks again.x

- Elaine B,

A wonderful holiday at Cwm Hill. The cottage lived up to our expectations completely and we had our most relaxing holiday ever. It was so exciting to drive up the track and see the tiny pink cottage peeping up from a hollow. The cottage was furnished beautifully with a mix of old and new. We felt like we had stepped back in time. We will definitely be back and have recommended it to all our friends. A perfect romantic getaway!

- Susan foster ,

We loved the Cwm Hill cottage. Beautifully cute, well equipped, tasteful, practical and a great use of space we felt. Lovely open countryside, peace and time to breathe, we enjoyed its simplicity and calm. Bed upstairs a little small in length and not for tall people in general. Otherwise First Class.

- Naomi L,

“The cottage was perfect it has been restored with great care and attention to details. The wood-burner was perfect, we had no problems lighting it and the cottage was soon warm. We had a wonderful stay exploring the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath.” Ian T.


We loved the little cottage at Cwm Hill.....a peaceful retreat and a relaxing break. Cloudy evenings, so no stars, but birds including a flock of perhaps 100 wild geese streaming across the horizon. A great location for exploring both the north and south Pembrokeshire coasts.we know the area well having stayed in several other UTT cottages so visited some favourite haunts as well as exploring the Marloes peninsula and discovering the beautiful Musselwick sands. A couple of points..the cottage is described as having two acres of land to explore was difficult to work out what land belongs to Cwm Hill and the garden needed more weeding. But neither of the above in any way detracted from the enjoyment of the break in this charming little cottage. We would happily visit again.

- Christopher silkin ,

This was an amazing holiday, the house was beautiful and the walks and scenery were breath taking. We also found out we were expecting our first baby and it was the perfect place to celebrate! We have already recommended it to all our friends - who have booked to go and visit. We will definitely be returning ourselves!

- Sophie M,

This is a lovely warm and comfy cottage to relax and star gaze weather permitting. Very peaceful and secluded from other properties. Ideal location to walk the Preseli Hills and explore the coastal paths.

- Lynne H,

“The cottage is absolutely stunning, well equipped and perfect for my wife and I, plus one boisterous dog. The location is also beautiful, really really peaceful and relaxing! The interior has been well renovated and the use of space is really clever.” David


"The pink cottage was a beautiful cottage, well equipped and very cosy. Located in a beautiful part of wales with so much to see and do! The cottage was very homely with a lovely log fire and modern kitchen and bathroom. We fell in love with this part of Wales and will definitely be back as soon as we can!" Julia


If you're looking for total seclusion and to get away from it all, then this is the place! We just loved the feeling of being the only people in the world! Firing up the woodburner and watching the flames was really therapeutic. There was everything we needed at the cottage. It was in such a beautiful setting and so nice to have no noise from anywhere. The stars on our last night were mesmerizing. You could spin around on the spot and the whole sky was filled with them in every direction. It is a basic and cold cottage and getting upstairs isn't for anyone with mobility problems. But it's worth putting up with this to stay in such a tranquil and romantic place.

- Sarah A,

“We stayed in this little cottage for one week, and it was just perfect. Everything went very smooth from the booking up to the key collection thanks to the thorough information we received in advance. The cottage itself was exactly as seen on the pictures, and we just loved its secluded location. The stars at night were amazing and during the day we heard nothing else than the birds singing. We definitely would recommend to stay here and will come back ourselves!” Meike Rosshoop


Amazing holiday. Cottage was in a stunning location, so beautiful & tranquil. The log burner was so nice to use, the bed was so comfy and everything was perfectly clean, ready for us to use. Also surprised at how easy it was to find and access considering this cottage really is in the middle of the countryside! I just wish I lived there! Only 20/30 mins away in 3 directions from the coast, perfect cottage, perfect location, perfect holiday! 10/10!

- Vicky W,

"We had a fabulous, relaxing break. Sitting in the sunshine enjoying the view & nothing but birdsong was bliss - we even got sunburnt! The cottage was perfect for us both & our puppy - equipped with everything we needed including a cafetière, a powerful hot shower, snuggly wood burner & cosy bed. Loved the quirkiness of this property & the isolation was just what we wanted. Added bonuses were two clear nights for stargazing & an early morning fox visit. Can't wait to return, thanks." Jacqui Parkin


Had a lovely short break..first time in wales/pembrokeshire,the cottage was a perfect base to explore the whole area which is a truly beautiful part of wales. Our break was made all the more special knowing we had such a quaint and cosy place to come back to and settle in for nights of stargazing and relaxing. would recommend to anyone thinking of staying in pembrokeshire

- John H,

"In a wonderfully peaceful location, this cottage had all the mod cons we needed, great kitchen & shower, lovely log burner and a super comfortable bed. We took this break to relax and that's exactly what we did. The star gazing was a delight! We enjoyed an easy walk to the nearby reservoir and breathtaking views from the coastal path from Abercastle. We'll definitely be back to further explore gorgeous Pembrokeshire. Joyfully recommended!" Allie Saunders from New York


"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


"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)


"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