Pembrokeshire Tin Bungalow

Martletwy, Cleddau Estuary, Pembrokeshire
Guests: 4       Wifi: not available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Pembrokeshire Tin Bungalow

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A traditional Pembrokeshire holiday cottage built from tin in the 1920s.

Priced per property - no further cost if up to 4 stay

"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 sunroom 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'.

The Guardian named this cottage in the top 5 coolest cottages in Pembrokeshire!

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 twentieth 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.



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We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the tin bungalow. It’s an interesting and relaxing place to stay and I imagine we’ll be back one day. We have some suggestions which I hope are helpful. As it’s an u...

Wayne G, 2023

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bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Twin (ground floor)

facilities at Pembrokeshire Tin Bungalow

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
media & technology
young children welcome
high chair
relatively accessible (ground floor bedroom)

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In detail:

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 wood burning stove in the sitting room.

Most of the house enjoys recycled solid oak floors.

Sitting Room: With sofa, armchair and wood burning stove (first hod of wood 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 garden 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, and more vintage furnishings. Entered off the main corridor via a small vestibule.

Twin Bedroom: Two single beds (adult size), window overlooking the garden. 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.

local area

  • Highest concentrations of Blue Flag beaches in Europe
  • Dozens ofcastles
  • Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay - local pub - 2.5 miles
  • Oakwood - theme park - 3 miles
  • Blue Lagoon (wavepool etc) and Spa facilities at Bluestone development
  • Narberth town - antiques/art/delicatessens - 10 miles
  • Tenby or Saundersfoot - for the beaches - 11 miles/20 minutes drive
  • Yerbeston. - very good nearby farm shop

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customer reviews for Pembrokeshire Tin Bungalow

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the tin bungalow. It’s an interesting and relaxing place to stay and I imagine we’ll be back one day. We have some suggestions which I hope are helpful. As it’s an unusual and interesting building it would be would have been nice to have some historical insights into it, maybe showing what the original layout was. It also seemed that there were some artefacts in that cottage that could’ve been original and it would’ve been nice to have some information on those. We also appreciated that the garden is being left to grow wild which we approve of, but it would be preferable to have some mown paths Amongst the longer grass, for example to the compost bin.

- Wayne G,


- Alan J,

Tin Bungalow was exactly as described. Really enjoyable stay in peaceful location. Very well equipped and nicely furnished. Well located for day trips or country / coast walks.

- Nathan R,

The Tin Bungalow was warm and comfortable with everything needed for a pleasant stay. Molly the dog loved the garden and walking in the clover field next door. It was quiet which meant an excellent night's sleep on comfortable beds. We walked to the local vineyard 'Oaklea' and highly recommend their selection of liqueurs and wine. The coast, historic sights and ancient woodland are within easy reach. Narberth is worth a visit having plenty of cafes and interesting shops.

- Julie bennetts ,

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in The Pembrokeshire Tin Bungalow, even though we couldn’t make much use of the delightful outside space because of the weather! We liked the interior which was welcoming, comfortable and full of character. It very well equipped with everything we needed and more, very easy to feel at home. It’s in a really peaceful location, perfect for exploring all parts of the Pembrokeshire coast, there were so many more places we could have visited! The perfect place for a mini escape away from it all.

- Janet P,

Brilliant cottage in a superb location. Had a great short break with lots to do in the surrounding area.

- Neil parsons ,

The Tin Bungalow is the perfect place to stay. We spent a week there exploring the area, the fabulous beaches, coastal walks and amazing castles. We felt at home in the bungalow, it has a lovely garden, great to sit out in the evening with a glass of wine. We will definitely book another holiday there again.

- Alison H,

We loved our time at the Tin bungalow. It was so cosy and welcoming. We stayed in the cold depths of November but found the heating worked really well and we didn’t have to even use the log burner. The tin bungalow is so characterful and the owners have made it a lovely place to be. It was really well equipped and had all you might need for a lovely break. Whilst in a quiet area it is perfectly placed for visiting all the highlights of the Pembrokeshire coast. The best bit is how dog friendly it is, I think our beagle enjoyed it even more than us! So lovely to have a safe enclosed garden for him.

- Richard R,

We loved the tin bungalow. Great Wales location with gardens, walks and coastline close by. The house was roomy and light with 360 degree sunshine and full of appealing vintage furniture, fabrics and paraphernalia. Clean and well equipped. So much more to do in the area than we could fit into our 5 day stay.

- Marilyn H,

The Tin Bungalow was the perfect tonic to get away for a few days. A time to switch off everything and to sit in the lounge or conservatory and read in peace. Loved the interior design and quirky detail. Great location for all sorts of activity too - we kept it low key but can recommend Cafe Mor at Freshwaterwest (crab or lobster roll), Carew Castle circular walk, Narberth plus all the usual suspects (Tenby, Pembroke etc)

- Michelle C,

Had a wonderful stay in this fab cottage. Brilliant location for exploring Pembrokeshire and the coast, very well set up in the kitchen and super comfy beds. As a tin building it does warm up in hot weather as we had, but stays cool if you do as we did (the French way!) and kept windows and blinds shut during the day and opened them for the evenings and overnight. Creaky floors, so do bear in mind if you have young children/babies/light sleepers. Overall very much recommended! Thank you!

- Clio W,

Enjoyed our stay in the Tin Bungalow. The accommodation was comfortable and well positioned nr. Narberth to visit Tenby, Barafundle Bay and Saundersfoot. Highlights of the holiday were the beautiful Barsfundle Bay which is simply stunning.

- Cheryl H,

I’m almost losing count of how many wonderful UTT properties we’ve visited (7? 8?), but this one is just perfect. Comfortable, quiet, incredibly peaceful yet so easy to get to and perfectly placed for seeing most of Pembrokeshire. Beds are great, garden is enclosed, sunsets are stunning. We will definitely be revisiting this one, maybe in autumn to enjoy the dark skies and wood stove.

- Nicola D,

We have had a wonderful stay in this special cottage. It is so quiet and peaceful and we felt so relaxed! The gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed many hours sitting on the garden bench in the sun. We visited lots of stunning beaches in the area, Barafundle and Tenby were ours (and our dogs!) favourites!! We will definitely be back and doing more exploring!!

- Kellie rae ,

This was our third visit to the tin bungalow and it was great to be back. This time we came along with our new little addition to the family, and the well equipped bungalow had a travel cot waiting for her. Such a nice cosy space to chill for a long weekend. Come rain or shine, and we had both, there's plenty to explore around the area. Favourite adventures included a coastal walk by St Govans Head, Broad Haven South beach and Bosherton lilly ponds. A bit further along there's Stackpole and Barafundle Beach, another favourite in the area. All about a 30 minute drive away. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep, and we also couldn't resist the 7 minutes walk or so to the Cwm Deri vineyard to try some wine and tasty cheese. I'm sure we'll be back one day again

- Michale angill ,

Lovely, peaceful stay at the Tin Bungalow. We really enjoyed the sunny garden in the evenings and the woodburner on our last, rainy day!

- Eirlys jones ,

Beautiful little cottage, lovely couple few days relaxing and enjoying Pembrokeshire. Will be re-booking

- Karl C,

The Tin Bungalow is a real gem. A characterful and quirky property in a hidden-away location. It's a great base to explore the many delights of the Daugleddau Estuary, and is also within easy reach of everything else Pembrokeshire has to offer.

- Peter H,

We had another lovely holiday at the beautiful Tin Bungalow. The bungalow has everything you need for a peaceful break away. We especially loved the large garden area. We will surely come again.

- Paul evans ,

Lovely secluded property. Great place to get away from it all. Garden is lovely and the sun room a great place for the kids to relax/play in. Easy parking. Would be nice if it had a washing machine, especially for those longer stays. WiFi would be a nice addition too as the is not much signal there and its useful for planning trips etc.

- Flavio F,

We love the Tin Bungalow. This is our second stay. The house is quirky and cosy, but with lots of great spaces to enjoy - the kitchen with dining nook, lounge with wood burner and the sun room/conservatory. The garden is good, with a picnic table and it has a good dog-proof perimeter! There are so many beaches to explore - they are about a 30min drive. You also have Pembroke castle (and a bunch of other castles) within easy reach, and Tenby. Tin Bungalow is a firm favourite.

- Nick haddington ,

Excellent accommodation. Comfortable with interesting upcycled and retro furnishings. Well equipped and good quiet and relaxing location. Recommended.

- Mike C,

Loved staying in the Tin Bungalow. Very cosy and we'll equipped. We visited Carew Castle which was worth seeing then had an amazing meal in the Carew Inn...Didn't have room for dessert. We had a wonder through Narberth town, they have an amazing cake shop there.

- Andrea B,

We had a great few days at this amazing property. We LOVED the Tin Bungalow ! It s so well designed and so beautifully and uniquely kitted out ! We highly recommend it !!

- Gwawr T,

Wonderful accommodation, full of character and lovely design touches. Great location too. A welcome break; diolch!

- Sara jones J,

This was our second visit to the bungalow. It is a great place to stay winter and summer. Excellent location for easy access to the whole county. Just the place to relax, explore, and relax again.

- Andrew M,

We loved the Tin Bungalow . Quirky yet beautifully appointed & well equipped - we would have happily moved in permanently . Great spot to acccess lots of South Pembrokeshire . We had an amazing evening on Manorbier beach walking & watching the waves ,

- Angiy V,

Lovely cottage in a lovely area.

- Cathy W,

We had a wonderful few days at The Tin Bungalow. It is a quirky, cosy and comfortable place to stay, in this beautiful part of the world. It is well equipped and very clean. Clearly a lot of thought and care has been taken to renovate and refurbish this charming cottage. Thank you to the owners for sharing it with us! Warm wishes, Keri Johnson.

- Keri J,

We love the Tin Bungalow. it was our 2nd stay here and it's a home from home. A lovely cosy and well equipped home, in a brilliant location. We'll be back again soon.

- Hannah M,

A really lovely house. Great for all times of year with big windows but also very cosy. Well appointed with everything you need. Really week positioned for loads of day trips.

- Miss cm postan ,

We had an excellent holiday. Tin Bungalow was perfect, really nicely done with an eye for detail. Used the garden a lot.

- Emma S,

We had a brilliant time at Tin Bungalow. It's a beautiful place with real character, has everything you need (well stocked kitchen, tv with freeview for the kids, big garden etc). We loved sitting in the sun room and watching the sun go down (or the storms, depending on great british weather!). Its in a great location too, with lots of activities and beaches all within 20 mins. We'd love to come back again.

- Rob S,

A great week in a fantastic corner of Pembrokeshire. The bungalow was lovely, with plenty of space for a family of four. Coming back to such a quiet, rural spot after days on the beach was perfect. Would highly recommend the bungalow both for its character and location.

- David P,

Wonderful cottage in a good location. The cottage contained everything we needed and we made good use of the games cupboard on a very rainy Saturday!

- Julie S,

We had a great time at the tin bungalow, absolutely loved it. Interesting books and films to hand and lots of leaflets about the surrounding area. Beaches galore to explore.

- Diane R,

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.

- Angharad J,

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.

- Rebecca M,

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.

- Sarah G,

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.

- David T,

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

- Julia brooker ,

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!

- Clare T,

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.

- Hannah D,

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!).

- Mr m peacock ,

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!

- Rachael K,

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

- David J,

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.

- Dr alun thomas ,

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.

- Dawn M,

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.

- Chris lee ,

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!

- Jan davies ,

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.

- Helen todd ,

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.

- Claire sutton ,

Stylish, light and spacious in a quiet, rural location, comfortable and well stocked with kitchen utensils this was a great base to explore Pembrokeshire.

- Andrew T,

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.

- Julie C,

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.

- Andrew R,

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.

- Hugh R,

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.

- Matthew smith ,

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.

- Yaw D,

'The only fault is that it is not ours .... simply magical accommodation.'


'Beautiful renovated place. So comfortable and warm ... the views are wonderful.'