Swallow Cottage is a welcoming stone barn conversion in an incredible location in the South Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It is ideally placed within walking distance of two stunning beaches (Barafundle Bay and Broadhaven South), the coastal path and two great pubs. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms (one double and one twin) with room for a cot, the cottage is perfect for families or couples looking for a special cottage in the Pembrokeshire National Park, a place renowned for the beauty of its beaches and countryside.
You could easily leave the car untouched for days when you stay at Swallow Cottage. It is a short walk along a country track into the village of Bosherton, giving guests all the peace and privacy they crave without keeping them isolated. Bosherton has an excellent pub, St Govan’s Inn, named after a hermit who lived in a nearby cave and, legend has it, was associated with Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur and knight of the Round Table.
Bosherton is well equipped to cater for the multitude of climbers who visit this part of the Pembrokeshire coast for its challenging cliffs. Those who seek a more leisurely pastime will love the walk to beautiful Bosherton Lakes, and make sure you stop off for a cup of tea and a warm Welsh cake or two at Ye Olde World Cafe, next to the village shop. Once you have admired the lakes with their otters and lilies, keep walking along the path until you reach the award-winning Broadhaven South Beach, popular for its rock pools, caves, and soft white sand. A stay at Swallow Cottage also puts you within easy reach of Barafundle Bay, voted one of the best beaches in the world, Freshwater West, and Swanlake Bay, all of which can be reached via the Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath.
A great reason to holiday in Pembrokeshire is because it never feels crowded. Even Tenby, which is enormously popular in the summer, has three beaches to accommodate sun lovers, and with attractions like Folly Farm and Oakwood Adventure Park, you are never short of ways to amuse the kids. If you can, take a boat trip to see the wildlife on Skomer Islands, which includes a thriving colony of puffins. Pembroke is only five miles away, offering a good choice of shops and its magnificent castle which was the birthplace of Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty, while Narberth is known for its quirky independent shops and excellent cafes. Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, is also a must see and thirty five miles from Swallow Cottage.
There is so much to fill your time whether you are covering as many miles of the coastal footpath as you can, climbing or coasteering (the latter was first made popular on this stretch of coastline), or doing nothing more energetic than wiggling your toes in the soft golden sand. Every day here is a pleasure at any time of year, especially when you know you have the comfort of Swallow Cottage to welcome you at the end of each fun-packed day.
Andrea Wyer joined Independent Cottages in September 2017
The accommodation at Swallow Cottage is all on one level, making it perfect for those with mobility issues and parents of young children who want to avoid steep stairs. The owners have taken inspiration from nature, decorating it in faded blues and soft neutral shades that are instantly calming.
Outside: An enclosed garden has a picnic table and chairs and a grassed area for playing. Guests also have use of a barbecue. A gate opens into a private meadow, and the Wales Coastal Path runs close to the boundary. There is off-street parking.
Additional Information: Swallow Cottage has gas central heating and WiFi throughout. All utilities and linen are included in the cost, but guests are requested to bring their own towels and tea-towels. A cot and high chair can be provided by arrangement. Short breaks sometimes available - please enquire with the owner. No smoking allowed. Regrettably no pets.
Please refer to the owner's website for further details about the cottage and its surroundings. You are welcome to contact the owner if there is anything at all you need to clarify.
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