Here at Create, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work and how much attention we give to the details of a project. We know that it’s really, really important for the final finish and overall quality of a job to be of the highest standard. It seems we are not the only ones who are keen to get every last detail perfect. On the Pembrokeshire coast, there is a beautiful holiday cottage called Felin Hescwm, that boasts the same loving care in it’s creation.

The couple who own the property have, painstakingly, made what was a barn and granary, into a dream holiday let. It is upside down living with an open-plan kitchen/diner and sitting room upstairs, and two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor.

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A local blacksmith, Eifion Thomas, made the beautiful wrought-iron hand rail and staircase details that are a feature of the property. The smooth stone staircase itself is made from Welsh billiard slate.

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Eifion Thomas also made the beds and many of the lovely finishing touches, such as the hanging rail.

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It is not only in the iron-work where there is careful attention to detail, the carpentry is just as beautiful. Local carpenters, Rob Bisset and Bill Titkey, made frames and shutters for all the windows, including the cute tiny ones in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Even the paintwork is gorgeous! The cottage is located so close to the sea at Aber Bach bay, that the exterior wood has been painted with the same meticulous care needed to paint boats, so as to withstand the coastal weather.

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The project has been a true labour of love for the owners, who bought both, what is now the cottage, and the main house, 20 years ago. When they first clapped eyes on it, the dilapidated homestead and it’s derelict water mill, were in need a huge restoration. For three years, the couple ran a hostel for walkers and lived in the main house while it was still unrenovated. When the roof blew off their home in the middle of the night, they had no choice, but to close the hostel, move into it, and rescue the house. It took five years before they completed that work and begin remodelling the hostel into the now stunning holiday cottage. Felin Hescwm is available to let through http://www.underthethatch.co.uk.

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