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7 Merrion Village Nr Castlemartin, Pembroke SA71 5HT Wales
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Old country house set in 2 acres of gardens within easy reach of some of Pembrokeshire's finest beaches and scenery. Barafundle Bay, Bosherston Lily Ponds, Stack Rocks with its towering cliffs and colony of Guillimots and Freshwater West for good surfing. Situated alongside Pembrokeshire's coastal path. Meals available, also packed lunches. Children welcome.Safe and secure parking, also storage for cycles, surf boards etc. Excellent breakfast and a warm welcome to all.
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Siegfried C wrote a review Sep 2017
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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johnofkent2016 wrote a review Jul 2017
Dartford, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Legare wrote a review Jun 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts126 contributions61 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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deegees wrote a review Nov 2016
Melbourne, Australia248 contributions113 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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consettgashead wrote a review Aug 2016
Consett, United Kingdom76 contributions49 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Dilwyn G wrote a review Aug 2016
London38 contributions50 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Timothy R wrote a review May 2016
Brisbane, Australia110 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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apache55_rs wrote a review May 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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guest4862014 wrote a review Apr 2015
Yorkshire, United Kingdom11 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled
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981Kate wrote a review Sep 2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Smithy
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Smithy?
Nearby attractions include Pembroke Castle (6.3 km), Broadhaven Beach (5.1 km), and Barafundle Beach (5.7 km).
Is parking available at The Old Smithy?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Smithy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peppes Pizza Pembroke, The Shipwright Inn, and Cafe Mor.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Smithy?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pembroke Castle (6.3 km) and Monkton Old Hall (6.1 km).