The Cable Hut nestles between the remote beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach in South Wales, and is half traditional stone cottage and half corrugated iron hut. It was originally built to house the first telephone lines being laid across the Atlantic Ocean, but 100 years later and after a storm hit the Pembrokeshire coast leaving it abandoned, this unique dwelling captured the hearts of a passing couple who have lovingly transformed it into a luxury self-catering cottage.
There is an open plan sleeping and living area with a cushy sofa and king-size cast iron bed dressed with plump pillows in pillar box red. The bathroom with its walk in shower sits down from the kitchen and the deep slipper bath takes prime position below the window. What could be nicer than a hot soapy bath while gazing out at the ocean? And the underfloor heating ensures the hut is a cosy hideaway protected from the elements in any season.
Says property owner John.
But if you need to get out and about, there are secret beaches to explore and the crystal clear waters of the Pembrokeshire coast which is just 400 metres from the front door. Adrenaline lovers can push themselves to the limit scrambling and diving from towering cliffs into blue lagoons and kayaking through hidden coves with a local coasteering guide. All the while on the look out for dolphins, seals, puffins and choughs among other rare breeds which return every year.
Much too energetic for us at Heart Home. We'd opt for a romantic rendezvous, enjoying the privacy of the sheltered courtyard or a roll around in the wildflower garden. After all, Valentines day is just around the corner.
The Cable Hut is available for short holidays via Unique Home Stays. (Tel: +44(0) 1637 881183)