Asheston Eco Barns
Asheston House, Pen Y Cym, Haverfordwest,
Wales, United Kingdom
All is quiet in this corner of Pembrokeshire – though you can almost hear the waves crash on the nearby coast. Five barns hug a courtyard and fenced pond in this ideal spot for families; a troupe could descend and live in merry conviviality (gather on the green outside; send the kids off to explore the safe play area) while still having their own private space to retreat to. Karen and Jeff rebuilt it all with an eco dream in mind and now the barns leave as small a footprint as possible. Wind turbines and solar panels keep them warm and bright, and all have limestone floors, log burners and antique furniture. Interiors are simple and welcoming – The Cow Shed has a bedroom with a balcony that juts out towards the valley views, the Grain Store a double height living and dining room. Each barn has a dining table for the household to gather round and a private patio for al fresco barbecues. Karen is happily fanatical about sustainability, and will fill a welcome hamper with local delights. And there's loads to do: pack a pannier and head off on the Celtic Cycle Trail, explore arty St David's, surf or go for a hack on Nolton Haven's beaches – you might even spot a whale or two.
- Wheelchair access
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
- Limited mobility
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- No smoking
- Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
- Working farm
- Or vineyard.
Open fire / woodburner
Cooked meals available
Shop within 3 miles
Little gems of local knowledge from Karen Loo:
- Families and children very welcome, babysitting can be arranged to allow 'grown ups' to escape to one of the fabulous restaurants listed below.
- Cwtch in St. David's - an excellent restaurant specialising in local produce in a relaxed and informal atmosphere
- The Shed in Porthgain - if fish is your thing, then look no further - winner of Wales Best Seafood restaurant and sumptuous cooking in a delightful bistro environment.
- St. David's Cathedral and The Bishops Palace - the cathedral dates from around 1181 and is a majestic building in a hidden setting. Full of history - it is not to be missed on a visit to Pembrokeshire
- The best free activity is to walk all or part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - see what makes this county so spectacular and unique - depending on the time of year you'll see seabirds nesting on the cliffs or seal pups sheltering in the sandy coves
- Art and craft is a big part of Pembrokeshire life and you will be spoilt for choice with many art galleries, craft workshops and cultural points of interest.
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- 5 Barns for 4 - 7
Asheston House, Pen Y Cym, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire