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Barnacle Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Aberfforest Beach, Newport

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About Barnacle Cottage

Barnacle Cottage is situated 150 yards from the beach at Aberfforest Bay. It is a charming semi-detached stone barn converted from the original cow shed and retains lots of original character with exposed beams, feature stone and whitewashed walls. It is furnished in soft, neutral tones, and blues to reflect the sea and shoreline. The open-plan living space, with vaulted ceiling, has comfortable sofas and a wonderful wood-burning stove for cosying up on chillier evenings. The well-equipped cottage style kitchen has a farmhouse dining table where you can enjoy family meals together. There is a double bedroom and bathroom with P-shaped bath on the ground floor, while 2 sets of steep open-tread stairs lead up to the 2 pretty galleried bedrooms nestling in the eaves, one a twin while the other is a comfortable king-size with cosy curtains screening it from the sitting room below.

The paved enclosed front patio is a real sun trap, sheltered from the wind, and an ideal spot to enjoy an alfresco meal on balmy evenings sitting round the barbecue, after a day spent down at the sandy/shingle cove of Aberfforest, and its neighbour Aber-Rhigian. These are some of the most unspoiled beaches in Pembrokeshire and a favourite haunt of the Cardigan Bay bottle-nosed dolphins and seals. The beach is ideal for kayaking and swimming, and for children to play in the rock pools and where the stream passes out of the woodland and crosses the beach. Just a minutes walk from Barnacle Cottage, nestled in the woods, is a beautiful waterfall, a fabulous place to explore for adults, children and dogs alike. 

Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which passes through Aberfforest, and explore this stunning coastline. There are some wonderful walks around Dinas Head, taking in the coves of Pwllgwaelod and Cwm yr Eglwys, or in the opposite direction towards the Parrog at Newport. The coastal villages of Dinas and Newport lie 1.5 miles in opposite directions and offer a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from, while the estuary and golden sandy beach at Newport are popular both for watersports and with bird and wildlife enthusiasts. 

A charming cottage for couples and families to enjoy a relaxing break.

Boat launching by prior arrangement, fee required. Restricted headroom on the first floor which is accessed by steep open-tread stairs. 

Arrival time from 4pm.

Aberfforest is a very special bay on this beautiful coastline, pitted with tiny sandy coves and a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Deciduous ancient woodlands run down tiny valleys to the seas edge and birdwatchers and naturalists delight in the abundance of wildlife. The bay, which can only be approached by the general public over a long footpath, is almost private and has launching facilities available by prior arrangement. The small, sandy beach is perfect for swimming or kayaking and you may sometimes be joined by a seal. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs past Aberfforest; follow this for fantastic scenic walks to Newport beach and Dinas Head. The villages of Dinas and Newport with their shops, pubs and restaurants are under 2 miles, a pleasant walk in good weather. The rugged Preseli hills are a short drive away and the nearby ancient woodlands at Ty Canol are rich in local history and wildlife.  

The following properties are approximately 150 yards from the beach:

Part of a group of six farm buildings including Seal Cottage (13257), Seahorse Cottage (12050), Crab Cottage (10885), Aberfforest House (13316) and Hen Ty Llaeth (12750).


Within a mile of the sea/water Dog/s Welcome Enclosed Garden Has Parking No Smoking Bath Overhead Shower 2 + Double Beds Real Fire/Woodburner Internet Access Towels Provided Washing Machine Dishwasher Freezer DVD Garden Furniture BBQ Coffee machine Access to Coastal Path Near Boat Launching

Layout & Facilities

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, double room, bathroom/P-shaped bath/overhead shower/whb/wc.

First Floor: One set of open-tread stairs to gallery bedroom/king-size bed, second set of open-tread stairs to gallery twin bedroom.

Parking: 3 spaces.

Facilities: Electric cooker, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine - bring own pods, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels, patio furniture, barbecue.

Pets: 1 - £15 per pet per week/short break

Pet Notes: One, more by prior arrangement.

Fuel Charges

Heating: Electric heating, underfloor heating in bathroom, wood burner (Charnwood Island II) - starter pack provided.

Fuel Charges: Electricity FREE.

Access Statement

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.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.

Approached from an A-road, then half a mile of concreted lane, it is rough and potholes in places, sloping down with 2 sharp bends, opening onto the old concreted farmyard. Ample parking area that is concreted, but uneven in places. External lighting system activated by movement sensors. 3“ rise onto uneven slate patio via wooden pedestrian gate. Storm sill under front door 30” wide. Small back drying yard accessed from sitting room down 2 steep steps. Ground floor: kitchen/diner/sitting room, bathroom, double bedroom. Both doors 25” wide. Upstairs: twin gallery bedroom at each end accessed by steep open tread stairs 24” wide. Kitchen has low level oven in free standing cooker. Fridge/freezer has freezer compartment at the bottom. Microwave is inside a cupboard on an upper shelf. Remote controls available. Pets welcome. Access to beach is along an unmade track about 150 yards long. Car access for guests with walking difficulties. Bus service from request stop at the main road between Newport and Fishguard.

Alice , 15

'A lovely cottage ! So nice to come back for our 4th time! We stayed here for 7 nights but it felt like only 3, time really flies! It's a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. It made me really happy to come back and I know for a fact that we'll be coming back! Thank you so much' September 2019

Andy and Helen

' A well needed break in a wonderful location and the cottage is compact and cosy and well stocked. With so many interesting places and walks nearby, it's impossible to name them all but Poppit Sands and White Sands were amongst our favourites. Good pubs - The Royal Oak in Fishguard and The Castle in Newport. Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage' Oct 2019

Rod and Sonia Barratt

'What an amazing week - first time here on this Pembrokeshire coast and we are most impressed. The cottage location is brilliant - we have walked to Dinas Head and also to Newport Sands. Well worth it. Also the walk around Nevern is definitely worth a visit - so full of history and facts. We have done so much and still there is so much more to do, so we will have to return' September 2019

Mike and Mary Mullis & Thruppence

'Thank you for a wonderful cottage in a beautiful location so close to the beach. We have had a very relaxed week's break enjoying our walks to the beach as well as some beautiful sandy beaches within very close proximity. The cottage had everything we wanted to make our holiday so pleasant. Like others, our holiday was made by a sighting of a seal int eh bay as well as another in Fishguard. We will be back again' Sept 2019

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