Banc Farm is a gem of a cottage with wide views over Abereiddy beach and the headlands, it nestles into the bank just a stone’s throw from the beach.
This quaint cottage has many original features and is furnished with antique pine pieces in pretty florals prints and bright, traditional Welsh blankets. Enjoy meals in the cottage style, fitted kitchen with farmhouse style dining table, while the snug lounge with open fire makes a welcome retreat. To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed, sunny terrace where you can enjoy a barbecue on a summer’s evening.
Spend your days on Abereiddy beach just below the cottage or follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path round the headland to the flooded slate quarry, now a secret harbour, often referred to as the Blue Lagoon. There are birds, flowers and butterflies everywhere, a walk along the spectacular cliffs brings you to the isolated sandy beach of Traethllyfn and seaside pub and galleries at Porthgain. A little further afield is popular Whitesands Bay, the beach is popular with surfers both beginners and professionals alike.
A short drive takes you to the excellent range of facilities in the tiny city of St Davids with its Cathedral and Bishops Palace, while there is a well-stocked shop and garage in the nearby village of Square and Compass.
Step back in time and enjoy a simpler, slower pace with a holiday at Banc Farm, you can truly get away from it all.
Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.
Ground Floor: Sitting room, dining room/kitchen.
First Floor: Double room/whb, twin room/whb, bathroom/whb/wc.
Heating: Open fire, night storage and convector heaters.
Electricity: Charged according to use.
Parking: Ample, accessed via a steep lane.
Facilities: Electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, barbecue, garden furniture.
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends.
The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.
The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit.
Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm.
Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.
Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip.
Get into the festive spirit early with a visit to Melin Tregwynt Mill's Christmas event! With a number of stalls from local businesses, free crafts and activities for the children and delicious treats in the cafe, this is a great event to attend to kick start your Christmas celebrations! Open from 10am until 5pm.
Head to the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere! The picturesque 13th Century Castle makes a perfect setting for a Christmas market with staterooms and corridors housing over 60 stalls offering handmade gifts, local produce, handcrafted jewellery, ceramics and toys. Follow a trail through the Castle and out into the courtyard whilst sampling delicious refreshments and browsing for presents.The event runs from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm, entry prices TBC. Please note, card payments may not be accepted at all stalls.
Enjoy a day out at the RWE Npower Pembroke Power Station alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) where you can tour the station and discover how operations are carried out. Dates and times to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Join RSPB Lisa Morgan at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre on Wednesday 28th November for a talk about the RSPB islands of Ramsey and Grassholm, both located just off the Pembrokeshire Coast. This fantastic event is the chance to hear more about how the islands are being managed, wildlife news from this year and stories of her first-hand experiences as RSPB Warden. This event begins at 7pm. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
The perfect opportunity to stock up before Christmas! Buy local products, craft, art and lots of other goodies, then call into the café for mulled wine and mince pies. Santa will also be here, sitting snugly in his grotto waiting to meet the children. Free admission to the market. To visit Santa £2 per child. Open 10am until 4pm.
Picton Castle is holding a magical family friend Christmas event every weekend throughout December this year up until Christmas. Take the children to meet Santa and receive a gift, or take part in the craft workshops or Christmas trail. Festive refreshments including mulled wine and spiced apple juice will be available. This event runs from 10am until 5pm with the last tour available at 4.30pmTickets must be bought in advance, and each ticket includes entry to the gardens plus a drink and a gift. Please visit the website to book tickets: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/santas-magical-family-christmas-5
This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Pinocchio, the well-known story of a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In true festive style, this show will be full of music, laughter and more making it the perfect family treat this Christmas! A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 20th December. Tickets start at £16.50 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18.50 and family tickets are available at £59.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/pinocchio-2018/
Fishguard once again welcomes you to it's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party! With celebrations, live music and fireworks - it really is a fantastic party to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Refreshments are available on the street and in the surrounding pubs and restaurants. This event is free entry, donations are appreciated as any money given is then put towards next year's celebrations.
A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.
This Charity Horse and Dog Show is an annual event which occurs in May each year in St. David's. With show jumping, dog shows, stalls and refreshments, this is a great day out for all those interested in horses and dogs!
The Fishguard Folk Festival, always guaranteed to be a fun weekend! With a number of concerts, performances, workshops and events taking place at various locations throughout Fishguard, there's plenty to choose from!
With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the Sprint Distance which is made up of a 750m swim, a 13 mile cycle and a 4 mile run. Whether you're an athlete or a spectator, supporters line the streets creating an amazing atmosphere and energy which definitely makes this event a must-see!
We have loved this old, character of a cottage, full of interest and history. Magical break - breakfast table with cottage flowers out most mornings and the glass of wine to enjoy the stunning sunsets. The Abereiddy seal seen several evenings with incoming tides. Porpoises in Ramsey sound - seen from headland. We parked at Porthclais for lovely coast path walk. We shall be back. Thank you Mair for the cakes -Tea-Tray etc.
A little piece of Heaven. Totally chilled out.
Thank you it has all been splendid.
What a lovely treat. Peaceful and relaxing. Lovely cottage Thank you x
We got the sanctury we needed from our hectic lives, just as we did 18 and 70 yrs ago! Seals and pups were wonderul to see and the coasters around the lagoon very exciting. Food highlight was the excelllent meal at Cwtch in St Davids. This is a every special place and we'll be back.
Lovely peaceful week back to normality today! Loved it! Thanks for the welcome tray.
Couldn't have picked a more idyllic place for our first holiday with our daughter just loved the cottage and the location - thank you so much.
Lot of sunshine and blue sky. Headland closed off as Red Bull Diving board being set up. Has been fun walking it all levels. The Martins are still here, Buzzards and seals. Our first visit this late in the year. have enjoyed the star gazing too. Thank you Mair for your wonderful cottage, allowing us to go back rested and refreshed. We will be back.
Wonderful Family holiday in a beautiful cottage in a great location.
What a lovely place! Our first visit here but will come back for longer next time. Thank you.
Lovely to be back in Abereiddy. Good waves for body boarding and not too raining.
What a marvellous 'heatwave' 70th birthday treat, week.
Lovely tp be back in Pembrokeshire. Three Gloriously sunny days followed by the usual mix. Cottage a delight will miss the swallows, wild flowers and sun sets. A serene and very beautiful place.
Have stayed in many local cottages for 15 plus years. For location and atmosphere this is the best. Great walks and local restaurants. Great just to have tea outside and watch the world go by. Hope grand daughter did well in Eistedfordd!!
Averaged 25 degrees - very fortunate with the weather. Saw seals, dolphins,badgerss and many seabirds. Highlights Cycling Gwaun Valley, Boat triop to Skomer and coast path walks east and west. Good stay Ideal cottage and location.
Some lovely walks, especially Porthgain to Whitesands. Lots of seals, wonderful flowers and birds. Cosy fire. Can't wait until we can come back again.
Beautiful spot. The cottage is so cosy and warm a good fire in the lounge heats trough. This has truely been one of the most peaceful, relaxing and chilled weeks. We hope to return again. Thank you for having us.
Lovely welcoming warm and comfy. Be seeing you again.
What a fantastic warm welcome! Thank you so much! Are we the 2nd couple of honeymooners here?
Have enjoyed our stay as always and look forward to the return.
Thanks for a lovely time again. Great weather for the children. Hope to return!
A good week in this wonderful location! Lots of coast walks and seal spotting.
Abereiddy - loads of seals, loads of surfers, lots of coal fires & toasted marshmallows!
We have so enjoyed Christmas 05 in Banc Farm. Frosty outside, log fires inside, what more could you want?
This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.
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