The Old Post Office is characterful, light and spacious with beautiful secluded gardens. Situated in the peaceful village of Marloes, it is close to Skomer Island and within minutes of Marloes Sands and Musslewick, just two of the stunning beaches on the magnificent Pembrokeshire coast. The detached property consists of a 4 bedroom house and a 1 bedroom flat. To book the flat or flat&house select my photo to see the ads. Prices quoted are for 4, but in peak season bookings must be for 10.
If in doubt on the pricing - please make an enquiry rather than a request to book.
Attached to the house is a one bedroomed annexe flat with separate entrance and patio area. Large parties or families spanning the generations, may be interested in renting the house and annexe together. During the summer holidays the house and annexe can only be rented together. To look at prices and availability please copy URL https://www.airbnb.co.uk/multicalendar/9378871 into a browser.
The house is surrounded to the rear and side by beautiful mature and secluded gardens, including a 14ft trampoline. The downstairs is a large open plan area. A huge kitchen leads into a sun room with part glass roof and a large sliding door opening onto patio area. This room has a sofa, two leather chairs and a couple of leather Turkish style bean bags. Down a step through a wide opening is the inner ‘snug’, with wood burning stove, two comfy sofas, shelving area housing TV, video and music system. A double sided thick velvet curtain can be drawn across to separate the two rooms to give that extra cosy feel.
The solid oak kitchen table, when fitted with extra leaves, comfortably seats fourteen. The kitchen has a beautiful waxed terracotta tiled floor and is fitted with a Raeburn oven (great for roasts), electric oven, gas hob with wok attachment, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
Off the kitchen is a utility / shower room. A walk in shower – ideal for use after the beach, and large enough for little ones to share. The utility room is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, Belfast sink, wooden draining board and pulley clothes horse suspended from ceiling (good for drying out walking and beach gear).
There is extensive hanging space for coats in the hall, an upright piano and small library. There is also a downstairs toilet.
The upstairs is L shaped housing four bedrooms: two are very large, each with a king bed, the third has a small double bed and the fourth (2 small rooms knocked into one) has a double bed and two singles, ideal as a children's room. All rooms have shutters or venetian blinds in addition to black-out blinds.
The bath in the bathroom has telephone style taps and shower unit, there is also a separate upstairs shower room. Off the landing is a large airing cupboard, ideal for airing any damp clothing and towels. Solar panels provide the bulk of hot water throughout most of the year, central heating can be turned on when the weather is not obliging.
A number of roof lights allow sunshine to stream into the upstairs area, down the stairs and, via a glass ceiling, into the downstairs hall, making this a bright and airy home. The Old Post Office is an interesting mix of contemporary and traditional cottage style and has been renovated to bring together the best of both. It has the feel of a characterful home as opposed to a functional holiday let.
The Pembrokeshire coastal path is quite spectacular. In 2012 the National Geographic voted it one of the best places to visit in the world, and in 2010 the county’s beaches were also named among the best coastal destinations on the planet, Pembrokeshire came in joint second behind the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada, tying with New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast.
The village is on the Marloes peninsula. The long and spectacular Marloes sands, is on one side (watch the trailers for Snow White and the Huntsman and look out for cavalry beach assault) and the undiscovered jewel of Musslewick bay is on the other, this beach is the closest ten minutes, whilst it is accessible only at low tide, the lagoon type bay can be accessed for swimming at any time from the rocks. At the head of the peninsula is Martins Haven, where in spring and summer there are daily boats to Skomer Island, a wildlife haven for rare birds and seals.
If you love the outdoors there’s loads to do: great walking, swimming, surfing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, horse-riding, diving, cycling and fishing.
In the village there is a pub serving lunches and dinners, a café/restaurant, a shop and a children’s play area in the village green.
Just five minutes away by car, alternatively a walk or cycle over the cliffs and the old air strip, and you are in the picturesque Dale, with its pontoon (great crabbing for little ones) and characterful pub, The Griffin, with its famous wall overlooking the bay, on which, on a nice evening, the world and his dog perches their pint.
Fifteen minutes by car in the other direction is the idyllic chocolate box village, Little Haven, with choice of three pubs and restauraunts to cater for all tastes.
Further along the coast towards Newgale is the wonderful and unique Druidstone Hotel, a great place to pop into for tea during a walk, a drink to watch the sunset go down or a meal (although it can get booked out during high summer).
If you’re a sucker for beaches you’ll want visit South Pembrokeshire and the incredible Broadhaven South and Barafundle.
When the weather isn’t great there are a variety of day trips: the historical city of St Davids passing through the idyllic Solva village and harbor, Narberth market town with its Spanish deli (Ultracomida) and Tenby with its architectural elegance and splendour.
Many activities for the younger visitors: local seal/bird spotting, a day trip to Folly Farm or Oakwood adventure park (one of UK's top ten theme parks - the longest wooden roller coaster - Megafobia!)
Marloes, Pembrokeshire, Bretland