Featured in The Sunday Times "Top 50 Cool cottages - 2018"
Sloop Inn Cottage is a traditional stone cottage, the first in a line of three set just a few yards from the water and beach of Sandy Haven Pill in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Designed by award winning local architects, David Haward Associates, it has a real wow factor and is finished to high standard throughout with a contemporary feel, while retaining an old-style charm.
3 steps up and 6 steps down lead to the front door and into the hallway of this upside-down house with welcoming bedrooms on the ground floor. Comfortably furnished throughout with a wonderful mix of modern and antique pieces, featuring beams and solid wood and limestone/slate floors. Stairs lead up to the galleried spacious open-plan living space with super A-frame beams. There is a modern, well-equipped fitted kitchen with large dining table where you can enjoy family meals together; there is a wood burning stove in the sitting room to add atmosphere and provide a really cosy feel even on the chilliest of evenings. French doors open to a small paved terrace, from here steep metal and concrete steps (care needed) lead up to a raised viewing platform from which you can listen to the wind whispering in the mature trees and catch glimpses of the beach and water at high tide through the leaves.
With this sheltered waterway and tidal beach on your doorstep, spend your days just messing around on the water; sailing and kayaking enthusiasts will be in their element. A footbridge, only accessible for a couple of hours either side of low tide, takes you to Sandy Haven beach across the water. The area is teeming in bird and wildlife. Keen walkers can join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path that runs past your door and explore over the cliffs to Lindsway Beach just a mile away. There is a popular pub, The Brook Inn in the nearby village of St Ishmaels, with a choice of fantastic beaches to explore including Marloes Sands, Musslewick and West Dale. From the village of Marloes, head to Martin’s Haven the embarkation point for boats to Skomer Island, a trip to see the puffins should not be missed. Dale’s sheltered harbour means it is a favourite spot for keen sailors and with its water sports hire centre it is ideal for beginners or for trying your hand at a new pastime. The Griffin Inn on the sea front was voted in 2016 best seafood establishment in Britain and is well worth a visit.
A unique, quality holiday home to escape to whatever the season.
Care needed with steps up to viewing platform which has wire railings with gaps, children must be supervised at all times.
Unfenced drops, care needed.
Ground Floor: 3 steps up and 6 steps down to front porch, entrance hall, boot room/drying room, utility room with wet room style shower, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc, double room, twin room, double room/ensuite shower room/whb/wc.
First Floor: Galleried open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner.
Parking: 1 space on drive.
Facilities: Electric 5 ring induction hob, electric eye-level oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room, TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker, WiFi - slow speed due to location, patio furniture.
Pets: 1 - £15 per pet per week/short break
Pet Notes: One small well-behaved dog.
Heating: Air source underfloor heating, wood burner.
Fuel Charges: Electricity FREE.
This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.
Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.
The property is approached via a B-road, down a no through road, then you drive downhill to cottage. There is parking at the side of the house for one car on uneven stones. Just before the wall at the top of the parking area, there is room for another car, tucked in. Further parking can be found in an area just above the lime kilns, past the junction. The main entrance to the cottage is at the near end of the house, by the parking area. To access the door, from the drive go onto the paving and up 3 steps and down 6 -this is part of the sea defences. There is wheelchair access via the blue stable door at the front of the house. This leads into the main bedroom. There are then stairs to the 1st floor living accommodation. External lighting to front door, terrace and patio areas - activated by movement. Ground floor facilities include a utility room for coats and shoes, a boot room/drying room, 3 bedrooms, (1 with en-suite shower/whb/wc), bathroom with overhead bath shower/whb/wc and a utility room with wet room style shower. Upstairs is a large open plan living space kitchen/dining and lounge area with a table and seating for 6 guests. There is a stairgate available for use. The kitchen has extensive work tops, breakfast peninsular and a low-level oven. The first floor is well-lit with windows and sky lights and artificial light. TV with the availability of subtitles and audio description. Limited broadband - up to 3.5 megabytes, (will be available from April 2018). Telephone available for emergency services and incoming calls. There are French doors giving access to a small patio area, with steep concrete and steep steps with a hand rail, leading up to a raised viewing platform with a picnic table. Care needed with steps up to viewing platform which has wire railings with gaps, children must be supervised at all times. There is a small table and six chairs available for use on the patio. Unfenced drops, care needed. One small, well–behaved dog and guide dogs are welcome. There is no public transport on the Dale Peninsular, except for the Puffin Shuttle service – operated by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. There is a timetable with the holiday leaflets.
Thank you for letting us experience your beautiful home and embrace a completely different lifestyle to ours in London. Being free of phone reception is liberating! Our three year old didn’t manage to catch any crabs this time, but hopefully we’ll be back to try again in the future!
Sloop Inn Cottage is more than just a holiday let, we had a wonderful and peaceful stay enjoyed the walks and the numerous beaches!
We had a great week here. The holiday cottage was perfect. Well equipped, very clean, great location, weather was mixed but there was plenty to do! Great walks around Marloes, Bosherston and along the Coastal Path to St Ishmaels. Not enough time to do all we wanted. Thanks very much for making this a great holiday. The Oliver Family
What a fantastic place. Loved eating breakfast on the Heli-deck, Great coastline and amazing beaches! Had a great time!
Thank you for such a fantastic week- we have loved staying in this gorgeous cottage. To be able to paddle board and go for wonderful walks from the door step has been great, not to mention the crabbing. The crabs were very patient with us!
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