The cottage

Carreg Wen (White Stones) has played many roles in its long history as part of the farm at Llanunwas, Solva. Dating back to the sixteenth century it has been a simple dwelling; grain store; stables; and (until recently) a derelict shack with a tin roof. Now it offers fully restored luxury along with what must surely be among the best views in Britain.

Inside – Relax in style

New life has been breathed into Carreg Wen, inspired by vernacular building methods and preserving the integrity of the original building. You will see and feel the results for yourself: Welsh slate floors, lime rendered walls, painted woodwork, open beamed ceilings, recessed windows all reflecting an elegant and traditional homely feel.

 

Add to this deep, inviting sofas to sink into, a wood burning stove, the best of modern fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms and the kitchen, supremely comfortable beds with top quality bed linen and underfloor heating in a light and airy open plan living space and you'll never want to leave.

 

Carreg Wen has a distinctively Welsh sense of style with Pembrokeshire at the heart of it. Around the house are original works of art by local artists; old family photographs and pictures of the renovation, traditional Welsh antiques and folk art; and you can cwtch up in cushions crafted at the woollen mill at nearby Melin Tregwynt.

 

We trust you’ll see that it's a home that's lived in and loved. And it will be your home too, for the length of your stay.

 

Outside – Take in the views

The lawn at the back of the house borders fields which run directly down to the cliffs of the famous Pembrokeshire coastal path.

 

The views from Carreg Wen are stunning. As owners Andy & Clare can testify, there is no better place to soak up the peace and quiet than on the raised ‘g&t’ spot on the lawn while you take in the beauty of St Bride’s Bay and the islands of Skomer and Ramsey.

 

There’s more than a nod to the past at Carreg Wen – from the original preserved dovecote on the left hand side of the cottage to the hand-pressed lime render finish on the exterior walls, just one example of the traditional building principles which underpin this loving restoration.

 

In Carreg Wen, you’re very much at the heart of a large Pembrokeshire farm which has been in Andy’s family since the 1930s. Records suggest there’s been a settlement on this site from at least the 12th century so there’s a fair bit of history for you to explore!

Cottage at a glance

We have restored Carreg Wen to the highest standards of comfort and luxury.

 

  • Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles upstairs, 1 twin downstairs
  • 2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite upstairs and 1 downstairs (both with bath & shower)
  • Luxury bed linen and towels provided (please bring own beach towels)
  • TV (Sky+ box), DVD, Wifi and Bose music system
  • Full central heating (underfloor heating throughout ground floor)
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen with double oven, dishwasher & microwave.
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer & freezer.
  • Woodburning stove (with starter pack of logs & kindling).
  •  Sunroom with sea views
  • Separate porch for wellies & walking gear
  • Private cliff top location, large garden, five minutes from the coast path
  • Terrace for outdoor dining
  • Rotary washing line plus indoor drying space
  • Travel cot and high chairs provided
  • Ample private parking
  • Ten minutes walk to the restaurants, shops and galleries of Solva village
  • No pets, no smoking
  • Friday changeover
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What they say about Carreg Wen
“Fabulous house, fabulous location, fabulous holiday! We will be back!”
Odling family, Newbury
“A blissful bolthole by the sea, Carreg Wen, recently and beautifully revived, has it all: a design-led interior but nothing too precious, a glorious ever-changing panorama of the sea, a huge garden that's great for children, and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path a skip away.”
Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Places to Stay’