The Old School Marloes
The Old School is conveniently close to the picturesque beaches of Marloes Sands and St Brides Haven, and the lively sailing and windsurfing resort of Dale is just minutes away by car.
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Situated on a private lane with far-reaching views over rolling countryside, it is literally minutes from the centre of the Pembrokeshire village of Marloes and offers everything you could want from a self-catering holiday.
The Old School dates back to 1873 and was a working school up until the 1960s. It has just been re-built and now has a stunning, new, architect-designed interior. The property is spectacularly light and spacious, and offers you everything you could ever want to make your holiday perfect.
OUR GROUND FLOOR
Open plan sitting room
What used to be the boys and girls separate classrooms have been converted into a breathtaking sitting room which has a freestanding log burner, comfortable sofas, solid oak flooring and flat screen TV. Glass doors open directly on to the beautiful, secluded gardens.
The former school canteen is now an architect-designed, state-of-the-art kitchen with modern, fitted units, featuring a cooking island with breakfast bar seating. It is fully equipped for serious food preparation and ensures that you have everything at hand for those big, sociable meal times! There’s plenty of storage, a wonderful American-style fridge-freezer with ice-maker and a large trestle table.
Bunk Room (Bedroom 4)
The former head teacher’s study has been transformed into a practical bedroom that has two sets of full-size bunk beds, one of which has a double futon mattress.
There is a ground floor shower room with wash hand basin and WC
At The Old School we cater for those who refuse to leave their work behind! There is a small sunny study with wireless internet connection.
There is a welcoming, slate tiled entrance hall that opens into the inner hall with its architect designed, bespoke, feature staircase. The entrance hall is ideal for hanging coats and storing outdoor boots and shoes.
Adjacent to the kitchen-diner, there is a separate utility room with an automatic washing machine, tumble-dryer and Belfast sink.
OUR FIRST FLOOR
MasterBedroom (Bedroom 1)
The sumptuous master bedroom has a kingsize bed and a wonderful en-suite, which has a walk-in, super sized shower as well as a freestanding bath – especially designed for those who want a luxuriously indulgent holiday! The bedroom has views over the surrounding Pembrokeshire countryside and also overlooks the Old School’s pretty gardens.
Family Bedroom (Bedroom 2)
Our family bedroom has a double bed and single futon bed. It has a spectacular, ‘feature’ glass wall which overlooks the sitting room below and offers spectacular views of the Marloes countryside.
Guest Bedroom (Bedroom 3) This charming bedroom is full of character with its superb, restored, vaulted ceiling. It has a comfortable double bed and storage.
Family Bathroom There is a separate family bathroom, which has a bath, shower, wash hand basin and WC.
The quarter of an acre of beautiful gardens at The Old School are enclosed by original Victorian stone walls, making them an ideal play area for children and offering parents peace of mind that the youngsters are secure.
There are pretty paved terraces, a wooden decking area, which is ideal for sunbathing or barbecue parties, two lawns and herbaceous borders filled with mature plants and shrubs, which provide all-year colour!
The original school wall that used to separate the girls’ play area from the boys’ is still in place! And what used to be an outside school storeroom is now a Summer house – perfect for sitting and enjoying the views of the house and the garden. There is plenty of garden furniture and also a barbecue.
To the side of the property, there is a double garage which houses a full size table tennis table and provision for hanging wet-suits, wet-weather clothing or surfboards, fishing gear etc. There is parking for up to four cars.
Almost at Wales's most south-westerly point and within The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with its stunning landscape of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and rolling countryside, The Old School is conveniently situated on the edge of Marloes.
A pleasant, short stroll will lead you straight to the heart of the village, where you will find a friendly shop and post office, which sells newspapers and magazines, groceries and fresh produce. There is also a playing field, children’s play park, café and pub.
‘The Clockhouse’, is a daytime café and evening restaurant which serves excellent, locally sourced and home-cooked food. It also has B&B rooms.
The village pub, The Lobster Pot, serves bar food and has an evening restaurant. It has a beer garden, SKY TV, darts and a pool table. There are also rooms for B&B.
Marloes Sands is about a 20 minutes walk from The Old School or a very short drive away. Other beaches close by are Musselwick Sands, Westdale Bay and St Brides Haven.
Dale is about five minutes by car and Little Haven, Broad Haven and Haverfordwest are all in easy reach.
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The Old School is available as a weekly holiday let or shorter periods by special arrangement. It is suitable for parties of upto 12 persons.
To confirm a booking, a 50 per cent deposit is required, the balance to be settled six weeks prior to arrival. The owners may require a returnable bond in certain circumstances.
The prices quoted are inclusive (bedlinen is provided, but NOT towels). However, a £25 charge per week for heating oil will be added to those bookings from October 1st through to 31st March.
Sorry, we do not accept pets inside The Old School.
There is an outside dog kennel and run which can be used by special arrangement.
We operate a No Smoking policy.
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THINGS TO DO
Marloes Sands offers a spectacular mile of sandy beach. There are footpaths from The Old School straight to Marloes Sands, but you can also drive and use the fee-paying car park, if you prefer.
From St Martin’s Haven - about two miles from The Old School- you can take a boat trip to the famous bird islands of Skomer and Skokholm.
For watersport lovers, a visit to the lively resort of Dale is a must. A five minute drive from The Old School, Dale waterfront offers excellent sailing and windsurfing. Dale is the home of the West Wales Wind, Surf and Sailing centre, which runs sailing, windsurfing and surfing instruction and holiday courses for beginners through to advanced. (For more information visit www.surfdale.co.uk)
Dale has a popular waterfront pub, The Griffin Inn, and there is also a café, shop, post office and sailing club.
From Dale there is a daily ‘Sea Safari’ in holiday season, which takes visitors on an exhilarating tour of the surrounding coastline.
Westdale Bay, a beautiful sandy cove surrounded by steep cliffs, is situated at the Western side of Dale.
St Brides Haven, a beautiful fishing cove overlooked by St Brides Castle and ancient church, is a really pleasant 30 minute walk from The Old School or alternatively, it’s a 10 minute trip by car.
The charismatic holiday resort of Little Haven is only a fifteen minute drive from your base at The Old School. At Little Haven you will find a delightful beach, a post-office and shop as well as a choice of good pubs and eateries.
Further along the coast by car, you can visit the popular resorts of Broad Haven and Newgale, both are renowned for their vast stretches of sandy beaches and excellent surf!
At Haverfordwest, 12 miles away, there is plenty of shopping on offer, including a fortnightly Farmers Market at the Riverside Quay. There is also a large, edge-of-town Tesco store.
Milford Haven is 20 minutes from Marloes by car. Here you’ll find a 10-pin bowling and entertainment complex ‘Phoenix Bowl’, which has a café, licensed bar, pool tables and kids indoor adventure play area – ideal for rainy days. There is also much to be seen at Milford Docks quayside including the naval museum, the marina and a choice of restaurants and cafes. There is also a large Tesco store.
The Druidstone Hotel at Druidstone Haven is situated between Broad Haven and Newgale and has been consistently listed in The Good Food Guide since 1974. Set on high cliffs overlooking the sea, the evening sunsets there are spectacular. For that special meal we recommend their restaurant, but booking is essential. For more information: www.druidstone.co.uk
A 30 minute drive away, but well worth a visit, is the beautiful harbour at Solva with its colourful cottages, shops and galleries and the historic cathedral at St Davids.
For more information on what to do in and around Marloes, log on to www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk