The Coach House
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About Robert Hordley
We are Karen and Rob and live here in Pembrokeshire on our 8 acre smallholding. Karen teaches at a local Primary School, whilst Rob is a retired teacher working for the local authority on their educational platform. We have one son and daughter, who have now gone their separate ways, one in Motor Sports Engineering the other a Graphic Designer. We love the outdoors that Pembrokeshire offers, walking the dog, a border collie call Bramble, along the Coast Path, on the beach or up the mountains. Our main passions - the garden, classic cars and Pembrokeshire.
Robert Hordley purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Robert Hordley chose Haverfordwest
We moved to Pembrokeshire from Shropshire, via Oxfordshire, following Robs' career path in education. We were fortunate to be able to purchase such a beautiful Farm House which is set in 8 acres of countryside on the outskirts of Haverfordwest. Yet the town and its facilities are only a few minutes away. Centrally located within the County means that we can visit all areas of Pembrokeshire, from the Preseli Hills in the North, St Davids in the North West, the surfing beaches to the West and the popular holiday resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot to the South.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located at the end of a private lane and with a very large garden, wood, fields, stream and pond we can offer our guest a relaxing hideaway holiday, yet for those more adventurous of you then the sights and delights of Pembrokeshire are only a few minutes away. Sailing on the river, golf course (10 minutes away), beaches, coastal walks, trips to the Islands etc - well come and find out for yourself. You will be more than welcome.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A lovely place, everything you could need and more.
Spacious homely appartment in central location
Rob and Karen were very generous hosts. We were welcomed with some special Welsh home cooking. Very comfortable accomodation with everything you need. good bed and shower. If you have a car, Haverfordwest is a good central location in Prembrokeshire and easy to get to all the main spots.
Hi both, thanks for visiting us here in Pembrokeshire. Hopefully we've wet your appetite for a longer return visit in the future.
Safe journey back home.
Karen and Rob
A lovely property,very well appointed.
The property is part of the Hoadley's home in the off season. Spacious and well furnished.
Karen and Robert are consummate hosts,very helpful and available.
It was a pleasure to welcome you both to this wonderful part of Wales. We are glad that you liked our 'winter residence' and the kind comments that you have made. Hopefully we'll catch up with you again on your next trip to the UK.
Karen and Rob
Warm and homely cottage and very well equipped
We only had a brief stay but found the cottage well equipped and close to anything we may have needed. The grounds are stunning and it's really quiet and peaceful, ideal for a quiet getaway. Shops and the town are very close by, yet you hear nothing from the town in the grounds. The owners are very welcoming and friendly and couldn't do enough. Definitely one of our favorites so far.
Hi Steve, glad that you liked the cottage and all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Karen and Rob
a cottage with character
A clever conversion of part of an old farmhouse, with furnishings to match. Well laid out, with all you need for an activity base or a relaxing break. Location is good to reach all of Pembrokeshire, and an easy walk into town for meals, shops etc. Nature watchers and railway fans will love this cottage. It has 10 acres of interest, including patios, gardens, stream and woodland.
The owner is friendly and helpful.
Only slight downside was the unmade road access which has some potholes and puddles.
Great news . . since your stay we have put in a new concrete road that has removed all the puddles etc :-)
Special interest holidays:
Walkers and Cyclists welcome.
Several superb 'Blue Flag' Beaches within 8 to 12 miles drive such as Newgale and Broad Haven. The National Trust Beaches of Barafundle and Broad Haven South are about 16 miles away.
We are located approximately 100 miles west of Cardiff about 1/2 mile from the A40 road to Fishguard Harbour (12 miles away).
There are frequent bus services from Haverfordwest (1 mile) to various parts of the County.
Haverfordwest Railway Station - 1 1/2 miles
Haverfordwest 1 mile
St Davids 16 miles
Tenby 20 miles
Fishguard 15 miles
Broad Haven 6 miles
Pembroke 11 miles
At the end of the private lane there is the hamlet of Pendergast. This has a tradition butchers shop, store, Chinese take-away, hair dresser, florist, Fish and Chip shop, traditional sweet shop and a laundrette.
Just a little further we have Morrisons, M&S, Laura Ashley, Debenhams, Boots, Next, Halfords and Homebase.
In town there are a wide range of stores from a 24 hour Tesco to bespoke local shops, not to mention the Farmers Market every Friday in the Riverside Centre.