Quirky Pembrokeshire Hideaway

Mr Blighty (of Blighty Antiques) is well known in the trade for his great eye and unusual stock, but what does he do to relax? Well, after finding a coastal property within walking distance of the sea in Pembrokeshire, Wales, as somewhere to escape to with his family. This year he has also turned it into a holiday let. So now you can enjoy it too. ‘Cooper’s Dip’, is a carefully renovated 200-year-old detached stone barn – once part of the historic Stackpole Estate. What was once a stable and sheep dip has been transformed into a charming three bedroom cottage.

Mr Blighty realised that the cottage’s idyllic position in the Pembrokeshire National Park would mean it would be a stunning location all year round. It is adjacent to the Lilly Ponds and Barafundle Bay is within walking distance.

As you would expect, Mr Blighty has done a playful job of unifying old and new for the project and sourcing items locally. The décor is deliberately simple for example within the building’s thick, rendered walls, sits a painted Welsh dresser adorned with a mix of rare Welsh sponge pottery and interesting objects collected from the shore. A growing collection of Welsh textiles provides an ever-changing injection of colour and texture. Even the ottoman is made using an old Welsh blanket.

So, if you’d like a stylish, cosy retreat then Coopers Dip is now available for weekly stays. For more information visit the website.

 www.coopersdip.co.uk

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Woo Gilchrist