Stay in amongst the Tales of Pembrokeshire

Over the last week we’ve been releasing a series of videos featuring storytellers from around the county telling some Tales of Pembrokeshire, to coincide with National Storytelling Week and the start of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends. From a strange haunting at Carew Castle, to medieval pirates of Tenby, the legends surrounding Pembrokeshire help to make up the rich story of the county. When visiting Pembrokeshire, it’s tales provide another layer to your stay if you dig a bit deeper into the surrounding area. You never know what you might discover!

Having watched the videos and heard the tales, here are some places you can stay that are in the locations of this week’s four tales. These cottages are perfectly located to explore the locations of these stories and more. In the meantime, watch this space for more Tales of Pembrokeshire!

Ty Olive (43314), Pembroke.

This modern townhouse is in the perfect location to ponder the adventures of the Earl of Pembroke, as you gaze from the Juliette balcony over the mill pond to the walls of Pembroke Castle. There is also communal terrace at first floor level where you can relax or enjoy some wonderful walks round the mill pond. As well as a visit to the castle, all the pubs, shops, restaurants and antique centres are on your doorstep. There are a wealth of stunning beaches to choose from all within a short drive. It’s a brilliant base for a couple or family holiday.

Sleeps 4. Prices from £418 for a week’s stay in low season, rising to £800 in the summer holidays.

Ty Olive View of Castle
View across the Mill Pond from Ty Olive

The Cabin (41033), Tenby Harbour.

The story of Leaky Porridge was filmed just outside The Cabin, and it’s easy to see why it is one of the most sought after holiday cottages in Tenby. The building rises from the sea wall and every room has wonderful, but different sea views of the harbour and across the bay. The balcony catches the sun for most of the day and is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine as you watch your children play on the beach and the bustling harbour below. It is part of a Grade II listed building and has been awarded a blue plaque as Roald Dahl stayed here every Easter throughout his childhood.

Sleeps 6. Prices from £532 for a week’s stay in low season, rising to £1557 in the summer holidays.

The Cabin
The Cabin

Castle View (42897), Carew Newton.

The spooky tale of the ape of Carew Castle is infamous locally, and captures the imagination of visitors all year round. Views of the castle walls which the ape is said to run along on a stormy night don’t get much better than across the estuary from the garden of Castle View. A traditional detached stone cottage, it is comfortably furnished with a log burner and a newly fitted kitchen. Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine on the sheltered, sunny paved patio with large, sloping lawned garden and orchard while admiring the picturesque countryside and castle ruins.

Sleeps 4. Prices from £457 for a week’s stay in low season, rising to £953 in the summer holidays.

Castle View
Castle View

The Cwtch (43402), nr Narberth.

The tale of the Prince of Dyfed takes place in Narberth and the surrounding area, and so The Cwtch is perfectly located to take in the rolling countryside he would have seen on his adventures. This first floor studio apartment is the ideal place for a romantic break. Enjoy cosy evenings in or sit on the small flagged stone terrace outside the apartment on warm sunny evenings soaking up the delightful rural view. A very short drive or a walk takes you to the bustling town of Narberth.

Sleeps 2. Prices from £300 for a week’s stay in low season, rising to £525 in the summer holidays.

The Cwtch
The Cwtch

For a larger party, Ty Peggie (43401) shares this location and sleeps 7. Prices from £485 to £1135.

Ty Peggie Living Area
Ty Peggie Living Area


To book your Pembrokeshire break, or to request a brochure, call our reservations team on 01437 772 755.

About the Author


I love all things Pembrokeshire and day to day aim to make the most of living in this wild little corner of the world. A passionate foodie, I explore the county based on what places to eat have grabbed my attention!

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