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Stackpole Centre, owned by the National Trust
Barafundle Bay, near Stackpole Centre, consistently voted one of the best beaches in the UK
Shearwater living area and kitchen
The exterior of Swan, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
Butlers pantry
Double bedroom on ground floor
The catering style kitchen at Swan, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
The exterior of Kingfisher House, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
Shearwater family room
Shearwater twin
Broad Haven South Beach, a short walk from the Stackpole Centre
The stone-built, slate roofed exterior of Kestrel at the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
A ground floor bedroom at Swan, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
An upstairs bedroom at Swan, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
A dorm-style bedroom in Kestrel, part of the Stackpole Centre, Pembrokshire
An en suite room at the Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire
Shower and toilet at Shearwater House, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
One of the bathrooms at Swan, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
The 'hidden bridge' near Stackpole Centre, Pembrokshire
Barafundle Bay, near Stackpole Centre, consistently voted one of the best beaches in the UK
Shearwater living area and kitchen
The exterior of Swan, part of the Stackpole Centre / Mike May
Butlers pantry

National Trust - Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire

6 - 139 52 Bed 50 Dining

Large National Trust bunkhouses sleeping 139, with a pool and excellent facilities, on the Pembrokeshire coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. National Trust - Stackpole Centre, Pembrokeshire, sleeps 6 - 139 in 52 bedrooms.

Sleeps 11 to 139 in different accommodation styles:
Kingfisher sleeps 44
Kestrel sleeps 38
Swan sleeps 24
Shearwater sleeps 15
3 cottages sleep 6 each (from March 2022)

At the heart of the National Trust's 2000 acre Stackpole Estate in South Pembrokeshire within the National Park, the centre has exceptional facilities with excellent value for money. Ideal for a wide range of groups – holidays, youth and corporate groups, special interest groups such as walkers, photographers, choir and theatre groups.

Kestrel offers bunkhouse-style accommodation, with bunkrooms of varying sizes and singles. Ideal for families and friends, with a large kitchen, living space and a games room.

Kingfisher is perfect for youth or larger groups, with several bunkrooms over 2 floors, en suite leader rooms and a large common room, dining room and kitchen.

Swan offers a little more luxury – the 13 bedrooms (doubles, twins and singles) all have en suite or private bathrooms. A commercial kitchen makes catering easy.

Shearwater has 7 bedrooms and lots of bathrooms, as well as open plan kitchen and living space, perfect for an extended family get together.

Each has its own outside space, with tables for dining. On site we have fantastic facilities including a bar and a theatre which has provided a venue for yoga retreats, dance and theatre, choirs, fitness camps. We can arrange catering for larger group bookings if required. Stackpole also has a wedding licence for 200.

The natural surroundings of Stackpole are varied: mature woodlands, dramatic cliffs, dune systems, freshwater lakes and formal gardens. A great choice of outdoor activities is possible - coasteering, kayaking, bushcraft, fishing, hiking, environmental study. Or just relax!

All photos - National Trust Images / Mike May



There is free WIFI and a public telephone in the foyer of the Stackpole Centre. Mobile reception is poor in the area, unless you are with EE

Disabled Facilities

There are some accessible rooms.

Dog Friendly

Kestrel and Shearwater can both accommodate up to 2 dogs


All accommodation units have self catering facilities with the large group houses all have large dishwashers.

Dining Room

There is a dining area in all accommodation.

Sitting Room

There is a sitting room available in all accommodation.

TV and Music Facilities

Shearwater has a TV and DVD player

Games Room

There is a pool table and table tennis table in Kestrel House.

Heating and Open Fires

All accommodation is centrally heated by our Biomass heating system.


Variety of single, twin, double and dormitory style bedrooms. Some en suite.


Bed linen for the group houses is £5 per linen pack. Personal towels are not provided.


Variety of bath and shower rooms available.

Children's Facilities

The centre is well equipped for children.


There is a wealth of outdoor adventure - with child friendly rambler packs, wild camps and kayaking and coasteering adventures.

Swimming Pool

We do not have a pool. Some quality beaches nearby including Barafundle Bay, Broad Haven South and Freshwater West.


Parking is very close to the accommodation.


Smoking is not permitted.

Booking Information

Per night – Kingfisher £834 / Kestrel £510 / Shearwater £390 / Swan £714 minimum 2 night stays. Works out from as little as £14 pppn

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Stackpole is a National Trust countryside and coastal property – flanked by Barafundle Bay and Broad Haven beaches and adjacent to the Bosherton Lakes.

  • Coastal Cruiser local bus service runs past the entrance to the Estate.
  • Pembroke, 4 miles.
  • General shops in Pembroke including Co-op, larger supermarkets approx 8 miles.
  • Bosherston Village Pub and Stackpole Village pub, food available, both within walking distance.
  • Cardiff regional airport, 2 hours drive. Private facilities available at Withybush Aerodrome, 40 minutes away.

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Freshwater West beach near the National Trust's Stackpole Activity Centre
Outdoor Play Area outside Kingfisher House at the Stackpole Activity Centre

Youth & School Trips

Stunning 2,000-acre estate managed by the National Trust, with a unique set of group houses. We offer catered or self catered solutions for your group. Links to local providers for outdoor activities.

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