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Huckleberry

Nevern Valley, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Built from old stone and shaped by new hands, Huckleberry is a modern country home bringing Greek notions to the hills of Pembrokeshire, where city folk and foragers come to remember how life is supposed to be lived. Comprised of two earthen cottages, appointed with enormous velveteen sofas and gathering tables, conviviality is their defining characteristic. Larger groups can hire the full estate, The Milk Wood, by also booking Hiraeth.

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Introduction

One wonders the origin story of woodland cottages built during the height of the Industrial Revolution, when the allure of cities brought about a rural-to-urban migration that quieted the country. A small dairy selling butter and eggs, perhaps, or a leek farm. More than a century after those cottagers hung up their caps, in walked new custodians, and so began Huckleberryís renaissance. Kitchen cabinets licked in basil and burgundy, the spiced-honey whiff of climbing jasmine, vaulted ceilings, hydrangeas on the windowsills. Linen thrown over featherbeds, a hot tub bubbling beneath a canopy of stars, and separate spaces made for purposeful gathering. Itís all here.

Inside

Two households, both alike in dignity; one cottage and one barn, all beamed and bespoke, with separate living spaces and hardly a straight line between them. Inside them, there's microcement walls and softened angles that mimic the cavernous, cave-like interiors of the Cyclades; but alpine artworks, centennial beams, and Welsh slate nod to the Pembrokeshire rubric. At home in this minimaluxe labyrinth, good living takes a soulful turn. Spend mornings dusting sugar on buttermilk crempogs, afternoons nose-in-book, and evenings sipping Penderyn somewhere between the marshmallow sofa and skylit egg tub. You knew it as hygge; here, they call it†cwtch.

Outside

What it lacks in Mediterranean climate, it makes up for in melody. A world within worlds, where wild skies carry whispers of the Irish Sea and fields lead to the storied Preseli Mountain bluestones. Master the Welsh art of the†ling di long†- a directionless wander - following rewilded pea pebble walkways from the front door down to the Afon Nyfer. There youíll find a hammock slung across the wild swimming river, meant for lolling with slices of bara brith and twitching for the tangerine flash of kingfishers. Come supper, the whole troupe can descend upon the patio to grill rarebit in the rockface kitchen, before fire-pitting and hot-tubbing into the night.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £4,150 per week, £3,150 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 8 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are six bedrooms split between two properties. The cottage sleeps eight in three double bedrooms and one zip-and-link bedroom, which all have en suite bathrooms. There is a ground floor WC. The barn sleeps four in two double bedrooms, which both have en suite bathrooms.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, luxury Thai massage room, TV snug, snooker table, outdoor kitchen, fire pit and river hammock
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: SaturdayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available, but there are no stairgates.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for eight cars. The well-equipped kitchen in the cottage has a Rangemaster Toledo electric cooker with an induction hob, larder fridge, under-counter freezer, and dishwasher. There is a small utility room with a microwave, washing machine, and tumble dryer. The well-equipped kitchen in the barn has an induction hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, and washer-dryer. There is underfloor heating throughout both properties. Please note that the garden leads to a river, so do exercise due diligence if you are travelling with children and/or dogs. Guests with limited mobility should be aware that there are some steps throughout, but the main bedrooms are on the ground floor. Please note, the current arrival and departure days are Saturdays and Tuesdays; from November onwards, the arrival and departure days will be Fridays and Mondays. If you wish to book the full estate, The Milk Wood, please enquire with the Homestay Specialist team.
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper including Welsh cakes and local honey, iPad, Wi-Fi internet, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon, Sonos sound system, De´Longhi bean-to-cup coffee machines, outdoor kitchen with gas barbecue, books and board games, luxury bed linens, towels and bathrobes, and logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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Organic textures punctuate these restful spaces
Each bathroom sings a song of self care
Retire to bed with a cup of cocoa and a well-thumbed novel

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Nevern Valley

On one side, there´s the storied Preselis, primed for midday picnics and legends of the bluestones; on the other, the Pembrokeshire Coast of silver screen fame (think Harry Potter and Robin Hood). All this, plus coastal taverns and seas where porpoises play.

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Nevern Valley
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Getting there

  • On the Map This luxury country cottage is located in the Nevern Valley near Newport in Pembrokeshire, ideally located for visiting the Preselis and Newport Beach.
  • By Car Huckleberry is around ten minutes from Newport in Pembs, under one hour from St Davids (the UKís smallest city), and five hours from London by car.
  • By Train Carmarthen is one hour away by car, or two-and-a-half hours by public transport and on foot. There are regular trains from London Paddington with a journey time of four hours with GWR.
  • By Air Haverfordwest Airport is thirty minutes away, Swansea Airport is one-and-a-half hours away, and Cardiff Airport is just over two hours away by car.

From the owner

“Transforming this river valley estate has been a meaningful undertaking for us ó one that has been infused with thoughtfulness and family stories ó and we are overjoyed to be able to open the doors to guests.”

From the owner

Here is a place to reconnect with nature and let the gentle flow of the Afon Nyfer send you to sleep at night. A wholesome home where you can come to seek peace and restoration. The enchanting nooks, roaring fires, and deep-sinking armchairs make the interiors a magnet for those who embrace the hygge lifestyle; but outside, the woodland offers year-round opportunities for immersion in nature, forest bathing, and wild swims in the river.

Our aim was to balance cosy comfort (think warm throws, plump cushions, and places to curl up with a steaming cup of tea) with modern, luxury design principles. In the end, we were able to bring to life our vision of country cottages made for entertaining and creating memories with friends and family.

This place feels like our secret, our hideaway; and we are delighted to share it with you. Far away from the hustle and bustle, the worries of the outside world canít reach you here. Our hope is that you find solace and magic within these walls, that you make memories within the breathtaking Welsh countryside, and that this beautiful valley becomes as etched in your hearts as it is in ours.

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Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Nevern Valley with an insiderís perspective.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

To Do

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Whether you are a casual stroller or avid hiker, the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has something for everyone. Don some good walking shoes, pack yourself a picnic, and grab your binoculars for wildlife sightings along the way.

Abereiddy Blue Lagoon

To Do

Abereiddy Blue Lagoon

This old quarry is the site of the Red Bull Diving competition; a great place to have a go at cliff jumping or coasteering. Not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon water park, which is usually rather overcrowded.

Llys Meddyg, Newport

To Eat

Llys Meddyg, Newport

The Daily Telegraph once wrote "Llys Meddyg has it all thanks to its location deep in the heart of a land rich in lavish local ingredients." With a choice of dining spots, there´s always somewhere to sip and sup no matter the weather.

Diving, Skomer Island

To Do

Diving, Skomer Island

Diving in the Pembs opens up a treasure trove of marine habitats, allowing water-types to explore a swaying world beneath the sea. When you emerge from the blue, look out for the largest colony of puffins in southern Britain on the cliffs above.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once youíve booked your stay weíll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.

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