This is my guide to Carew Cottage and the local area where I was brought up.
It is a Victorian terraced cottage, though there was probably a previous dwelling
of some sort on the site long before that. It is in the heart of the village of Manorbier,
5 miles west of Tenby in South Pembrokeshire. It has four double bedrooms and three
bathrooms. The garden has a door onto a back lane and storage facilities at the bottom
of the garden for surf boards, wetsuits, etc. During 2009 it was entirely refurbished
to a very high standard.
The area has a mass of beaches, including Manorbier, which is a 2-3 minute walk.
The beaches vary from large, wide and open with easy access, to steep cliff walls,
small and interesting, and all are sandy.
There are many places to visit from castles, islands and interesting old houses to
magnificent cliff walks, stacks covered in sea birds, cliff chapels, and of course
the beautiful St David’s Cathedral. The Preselli
Mountains are also nearby.
Details of all these are kept in the cottage and there’s an ordnance survey map on
the wall in the hall.
Carew Cottage is a beautiful holiday home, newly refurbished and well equipped. It
makes an ideal base for a holiday a long weekend or a short break. You can even bring
up to two dogs.
My father bought the cottage in 1980 when he retired from farming and lived in it
until the spring of 2008. It was and still is a family house, now used for family
holidays, and when available is let in order to cover some of the costs of keeping