Lovely family break away the barn at Kingston great location for all the sights, tranquil and beautiful place will be back soon!
We stayed here last week with three teenagers and it's a lovely quiet relaxed base to explore Pembrokeshire. Big bedrooms, high barn ceilings and nicely converted. Stunning huge slate floor slabs, simply decked out and two good sized bathrooms. The outside space gets the full sun in the mornings and is a peaceful place for a coffee and game of scrabble between Welsh showers.
Beautiful beaches and castles to explore nearby.
Echoing an earlier reviewer with five adults more seating is needed for TV watching.
We had a great week staying in The Barn. It has been beautifully converted and is simple and stylish. We liked the stone flagged floors downstairs and the oak floors upstairs. It is very private and quiet. Sara is on hand if you need anything but otherwise you have the barn and its courtyard to yourselves.
The kitchen is well-equipped and in good working order. The Wi-fi was slow at times but always worked. The TV and DVD player are easy to use.
Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. There are 2 bathrooms - one with a huge roll top bath and the other with a walk-in shower. Lots of hot water and big towels which help after rainy walks!
Our only (little) gripes were about the lack of hooks for coats, towels etc, the lack of shelves in the bathrooms and the lack of decent dining chairs. Made it a bit awkward with 6 adults in the house. Less of a problem if the group is mostly children!
The Barn is a couple of miles from the sea so we drove down most days. Plans to cycle were abandoned once we saw how steep the hills are! Beautiful countryside with lots of birds and flowers. Stackpole Estate is a great place to explore. We had some good walks along the coastal path and even managed to swim at beautiful, sheltered Barafundle Bay on a couple of occasions.
The Barn is a short drive (or cycle ride) to Pembroke where the Co-op and Wisebuys between them met most of our shopping needs. Nash Farm shop is the place to go if you are looking for good meat.
This is a good base from which to explore this lovely part of Pembrokeshire.
We booked a 10-day stay here at short notice - very pleased and surprised to find it available during the school summer holidays. For the first time ever, we booked it through Tripadvisor, which was quick, easy and secure. The owner, Sara, confirmed our booking very quickly.
Wonderful, spacious, stylish holiday cottage - much bigger than it looks in the photos. It was clean and very comfortable. It has three bedrooms - a double upstairs, and another double and a twin downstairs. Our kids (aged 10 and 13) had a bedroom each, which was fantastic. The cottage is very well appointed. There is a TV in the lounge and in both the double bedrooms. Wifi was intermittent - which was a little frustrating for our 13 year old(!), and we weren't able to stream movies, so it's a good idea to bring your own dvds. And if you're not a map reader, I'd recommend taking a list of postcodes (for sat nav) of beaches and other places you may want to visit with you.
Many of the families who've stayed at the barn have written an entry in the visitors book. This was really charming and useful, as it gave us lots of ideas of things to do.
The location is wonderfully peaceful and secluded, but we had an online Tesco delivery and a couple of takeaways delivered from Pembroke during our stay. It's worth knowing however, that there is no pub within walking distance.
We had a brilliant holiday here, and were lucky with the weather. There are so many lovely beaches a short drive away. Our other highlights were our first ever paddleboarding lesson (at Outer Reef, from Stackpole Quay round to Barafundle Bay), visiting Pembroke Castle, Caldey Island and going on the seal safari boat trip (both from Tenby).
We made some lovely memories on this holiday and we'd highly recommend it. Thank you!
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