Bungalow-type accommodations separated from the main house, comprising kitchenette/sitting room, patio, bedroom with double bed and large bathroom with shower. Location is excellent, near entrance to artillery range, for Coastal Path walkers needing to skirt the military range. Located roughly between Bosherston and Freshwater West. Breakfast, full and delicious, was served in the main house. Coming from Bosherston, look for entrance to artillery range (flanked by two tanks) on left, drive on ca. 100 m, then turn right at next road. The Old Smithy is immediately around the corner on the right.
Room not too clean. No real welcome pack. Evening meal very basic, cooked breakfast minimal. Surprised when charged £40 for two very basic evening meals and one packed lunch which consisted of two rolls. Cooked breakfast one egg and two rashers of bacon, nothing else. Only one of us had a cooked breakfast. Poor value compared to everywhere else we stayed.
The room was in a separate building with self-catering facilities (e.g., a kitchen). No biscuits or fresh milk, just tea and powdered hot chocolate. Extremely quiet location, we could not hear the local MoD firing activities. The Wi-Fi did not work. The best part of our stay here was the dinner. Note, there are no restaurants in Merrion, and this place offers a two-course cooked dinner for fifteen pounds. We ordered chicken with new potatoes and vegetables, followed by a homemade berry crumble and it was surprisingly one of the best cooked meals we ate in Wales. Kudos to the chef! Breakfast was unbelievably slow. There were only five people at the breakfast table, but it somehow took over an hour for eggs and toast, and the toast was self-serve.
We stayed in the self contained chalet that had all we required.Very clean and comfortable.Sitting in the sun enjoying a beer in the garden was very pleasant.We were able to to a load of washing and enjoyed a lovely 2 course dinner with wine and the owners were very friendly.A very enjoyable stay.
This was a single night stop before taking the ferry to Ireland. It's an ideal spot if you have a bit of the day on your hands as the Stackpole Estate offers lots to explore in very easy reach, a nostalgic joy to us. The room was comfortable, though the bed a little soft for my taste and the TV away at the repairers. The bathroom, which was next door to our room, was very traditional, rather full of "stuff". It also offered only a hand-held shower in the bath. I know it's in the middle of the country but I'd still prefer curtains/blinds that close! That said, the welcome was warm, the breakfast tasty, and The Old Smithy a pleasurable experience.
If you are walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path there aren't many accommodation options between Bosherton and Angle. Fortunately the Old Smithy is very good indeed. We stayed in the chalet which is a self-contained separate annex to the main house. It had a living/dining room cum kitchen (with sink, fridge and micro-wave plus double electric rings); a double bedroom and a bathroom with a large shower. All was new, clean and comfortable. Very strong wifi connection. The B&B also provided a tasty and very good value two course meal - there are no other eating options within easy walking distance of Merrion unless you bring your own food. There are the occasional sounds of gunfire from the army base nearby but we didn't find this a problem ! We can certainly recommend a stay at the Old Smithy.…
We arrived at the Old Smithy after a wet morning's walk. Pauline offered us the Chalet, accommodation which is separate from the main house. It was ideal as it was a self contained unit, which allowed us to dry out and recover.
Despite me just turning up with no prior booking, I received a very warm welcome and was allowed to stay in the 'Chalet'. What a place, everything that anyone could ever need. A truly amazingly tasty roast chicken dinner followed by apple pie and ice cream, after a long days walk, just what I needed. The full english breakfast the next morning was equally nice and just what was needed to keep me going through another days walking. Pauline and Ian, many many thanks once again.
Very welcoming and friendly. The room was spacious and very comfortable with a good bed and use of a nice bathroom next door to it. More like a 4* hotel comfort level than a typical B&B. Dinner was hearty and very good especially dessert (home made blackberry crumble plus ice cream) just what was wanted after a day's walk. The full English breakfast was also very good, piping hot and tasty.
Having done a 20 mile hike the Old Smithy was a tonic and just what I needed. Very welcoming, a lovely dinner and super comfortable bed for the night. Wonderful location for walking, and was happy to accommodate me traveling solo.