The old farm malthouse (ex stables, ex tin-topped shack) has become a blissful bolthole by the sea. Carreg Wen, recently and beautifully revived, has it all: a design-led interior but nothing too precious, a glorious ever-changing panorama of the sea, a huge garden that’s great for children, and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path a skip away. Down a quiet track well back from the main road, you enter an open-plan ground floor, charming and inviting with pale painted beams and heated slate floors. Welsh antiques mix with old family pieces, there are squishy linen sofas and local art on the walls, and, for ultra cosiness, a wood-burner and a basket of logs. The country kitchen and the utility room are fabulously equipped, right down to the tumble dryer – handy for wet togs. Also downstairs, in the ‘wing’, are a twin bedroom and a family bathroom. Upstairs: two lovely fresh limewashed doubles, one with an en suite shower. We can’t fault the décor, nor the Bose sound system, nor the wine and the Welsh cakes that greet you on arrival! You’re next to one of Wales’ biggest rookeries and a five-minute walk from Solva.