Originally the old sea captains house, dating back to the early 1900s, this substantial property is situated on the outskirts of Trefin within walking distance of Aberfelin bay and the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Hafan is light and airy and is comfortably furnished with many facilities for families and walkers alike. The raised rear garden* with its large decked area which provides superb sea views, is secluded and is a lovely suntrap for those warm summer evening barbecues, while the open fires and central heating make the house an ideal property for all seasons.
If you do not feel like cooking then The Ship Inn is only a short walk from the front door.
*The garden is enclosed, but there is a drop of about 4ft from the lawn down to the path - please take care with children etc*
Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/diner, utility room/whb/wc.
First Floor: Double room, twin room, bunk room, cot room, bathroom/shower cubicle/whb/wc.
Heating: Oil central heating, open fire.
Electricity: & Oil: £30 per week Oct - April, free May - Sept.
Parking: 2 cars.
Facilities: Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV/freesat, DVD player, music centre/CD/MP3 player, WiFi, garden furniture, barbecue.
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.
Ceramic Flatware evening workshop and tuition is being held at Peppers in Fishguard. All materials required to make and decorate your flatware are included in the course fee. ( this can be found on the website below) A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. Includes bread, oils, olives and hummus. Return p&p after firing is an additional £9 per plate. To book a place please visit their website. http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/
Grab a litter picker and help us care for this beautiful stretch of coastline with a beach clean organised by the Surfers Against Sewage. A free event, no booking needed.
A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: email@example.com
Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child
The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23
Two full days of kite flying in on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers
A three day medieval event with the re-enactment of a wedding that took place in 1315, a medieval market, medieval re-enactment groups, Story tellers, jugglers, falconry, archery, a Knight school for kids, the telling of the Mabinogion, two medieval banquets and much, much more.
Come and take a visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert advice and beautiful plants from specialist growers, and to stock up on some unique gifts and crafts to add colour to your world. With over 40 wonderful stalls to browse through, and the added advantage of 40 acres of awesome springtime woodlands to wander through, plus, tours of our 13th Century Castle and a lovely restaurant where you can ‘people-watch’ whilst enjoying a speciality coffee and something tasty, it’s a really memorable day out for all the family! Admission Prices:Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.00,Children £4.00 Under 5’s Free or Family Ticket £24.50.
Day three of the MKF ( Midlands Kite Fliers) Rendezvous with a day flying at Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Roch, Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastal views overlooking St Brides Bay.
The Man Up In The Mud run is a great mud run approximately 4.5 miles in distance. Following a great coastal route, the course promises to be boggy and muddy with obstacles to climb over and under!
After it's huge success on its first year in 2015, the Haverfoodfest is back for the 3rd year! Making the most of quality local produce, the Haverfoodfest welcomes everyone to sample the incredible food and drink that our local producers have to offer. With a number of food stalls, as well as demonstrations, competitions and entertainment, the Haverfoodfest is certainly one to be on the list of events to go to this year!
The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event as it is only in its fifth year now. Approximately 24 miles off road, this race takes in a route through wooded valleys, trails and paths taking in scenery across the Gwaun Valley and Newport Bay. Opt for a smaller race with the Beast Bach, an 11 mile off-road race, or rise to the challenge of the Ultrabeast - a 32 mile off-road race! The start and finish are in Maenclochog, with the Ultrabeast kicking off first at 9am.
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 BANFF Mountain Film Festival makes a return to the Torch Theatre this year with another selection of incredible short films showcasing adventures from across the world. There's also the opportunity to win a number of free goodies in a prize draw! Tickets cost £13.50 or £12 for concessions.
Running from the event headquarters at Oriel Y Parc in St. David's, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are three distance routes covering much of North Pembrokeshire taking you through Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan depending on the distance you take part in. It's a great event for athletes and supporters alike!
The St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place across ten days with a range of classical and contemporary musical performances taking place in the beautiful setting of St Davids Cathedral. This event is a success year after year, and is definitely one not to be missed. Performers in the past have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Sixteen, Goodwick Brass Band. Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Cambrian Consort of Viols. Performance times vary, please see www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk for more information - tickets can be bought online.
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!
Head to an old castle terrace in Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great music including the likes of local musician Lucy Jones, Ragsy (as seen on The Voice), Lowri Evans and Lee Mason, plus Caroline Harrison and Climbing Trees. Tickets start at £45 for a Friday Day Ticket, whilst Early Bird Weekend Tickets are £115. See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event.
Roch Village's inaugural Duck Race! The race which will raise funds for three local charities and will take place in the beautiful grounds of Roch Mill. Its a free event and has refreshments and children's entertainment, BBQ and licensed bar,Spray tattoos. Ducks cost £2.00 CLAIM YOURS NOW for the chance to win! Buy your duck from Mel on 01437 710 838.
The annual 'Pirates and Smugglers Walk' takes place in Fishguard on Sunday morning, on the weekend of the town Folk Festival. This is a popular event which has been running for over 10 years. It Starts in the main square and proceeds through the old town quarter to the lower town harbour and to the Fort (1.5 miles) The walk calls at several historical sites as well as music events and pubs! A FREE event
Held at Llys-y-fran Country Park and Reservoir the Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club annual Dragon Boat racing. Teams of 15, 14 Rowers 1 drummer. Entry per Boat £750.00- £50 per person. Teams encouraged to gain sponsorship. Spectator entry £3.00 adults children FREE plus FREE Entertainment for children, bouncy castle, magician etc
This ultra marathon is approximately 66.6 miles in distance, with approximately 40 miles of the course running along the coastal path with the remainder along the road. In 2016, only 6 people managed to complete and receive their finisher's medal so you can imagine the difficulty level of this challenge! The course runs through coastal locations such as Solva, Porthclais, St Justinians, Whitesands, Abereiddy and Abermawr, guaranteeing a really memorable course. Due to the nature of the course, cut off is at 20 hours with 5 check points and all participants will be required to bring along a full kit of the following items: Head Torch, Space Blanket, Whistle, Mobile Phone, Map (Supplied), Water, Energy Food, Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Clothing, Sun Cream. Entry costs £45 per person.
This very popular annual event is back once again! With classic vehicles of all varieties, there's something here for car lovers, tractor lovers, military vehicle buffs and those mad for motorcycles! There will be children's entertainment, craft stalls and refreshments available.
Picton Caslte is holding a Pups on Parade event in Association with Burns Pet Nutrition. A totally fun dog show for all the family!This event is not affiliated with any Kennel Clubs etc – just a totally fun event for all the family and their pooches. Please Note: Ticket Price Includes Car Pass for the Day. For more information please visit: http://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/burns-pet-nutrition-dog-show or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers. The racers will use Milford Waterfront as their base providing spectators with superb opportunities for watching the race and enjoying the exciting build up activities, events and hospitality.Tel: 01646 696100. Email: email@example.com
This International Music Festival incorporates orchestral concerts, chamber music, choral music and stage productions to create a full week of international music for all festival-goers to enjoy!
Folk and jazz fusion from Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) and Karen Wimhurst of Cauld Blast Orchestra. Hear them in the evocative setting of a 200-year-old country chapel. Event Contact Details: Main Street Music Pembroke. Tel: 01646 621530. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets £10.
Come along to the annual family fun afternoon in Roch. The fete will have a selection of stalls,cream teas, BBQ & bar, ice-creams,games and side shows as well as the entertaining dog show.
With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance Ocean Lava event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the Wales Triathlon 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!
With a packed weekend of music, literature, sport and food, Solva's Edge Festival makes the most of the local produce and events, and is a great weekend for all the family. The weekend hosts a Battle of the Bands, an open-water swim and a football tournament, plus there is a Beer and Cider festival throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of stalls, literature talks, raffles and live music. There really is plenty going on this weekend! Please Note: There are no credit card facilities on site so please bring cash. Local shop/pubs offer cash back. See edgefestival.co.uk for more details
Pembrokeshire's newest Literary Festival where they will be showcasing some of the best in writing on a variety of themes. In addition, they are hosting creative writing and art workshops for adults and children, "Poems and Pints" and lots more....
Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!
Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.
A fundraising day for local charities, Camrose Vintage Working Day displays all kinds of vintage machinery for all to see and learn about how things used to work way back when. With entertainment such as Sheep Shearing and Folk Dancing, trade stands including those selling local crafts, and refreshments available - it's a great day out for people of all ages!
Fishguard’s Autumn Festival will be holding a ‘Family fun and Fireworks’ on Goodwick seafront. Pembrokeshire Firespinners will be at the event this year as well as many other fun activities.
Come along to Trewern Arms for Fireworks and to celebrate Bonfire night. Enter into the Best-dressed Guy Fawkes' competition. Enjoy a glass of something warming and a pork roll before the fireworks display later on that evening.
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.
This was a return visit one year on and the cottage and holiday didn't disappoint. Weather much better than last year. Ramsey was well worth the visit - recommend to all interested in wildlife
Excellent facilities, very comfortable. Lovely area, hope to return.
We have really enjoyed our time here in hafan. It is a lovely, cosy, warm yet spacious house and so well equipped.
We had a fantastic time in Trefin. The cottage is perfectly situated and very well equipped. It was our first time in Wales and we'll certainly be back! There are very nice walks nearby. Our dog was in paradise. We really enjoyed having breakfast (and tea) at the Mill just across the street. For the best fish and chips head to the Shed in Porthgain (1.5 miles away) We booked a coasteering tour with TYF in St Davids and had a very good time. We recommend it.
Again a lovely holiday. The house is so comfortable. lovely food in the Ship pub down the road and great walks. We just love staying herem its so easy with the dogs. We love the pictures in the bedrooms - lovely touch. Although weather was a bit wet some days we still managed our walks. We will be back, Josh, Ben and Sam just know where their going when we arrive. Great Place.
7th time here - excellent as usual brought extra knees and folks -5 of us and we like to cook! Very few mackeel around - but caught a few and a good pollock.
Had a fabulous 5 days - weather beautiful, cosy house and wonderful coastal paths. This is our 3rd visit to Hafan and won't be the last! We did a very strenuous walk from Trefasser to Strumble Head and back (circular route) - rugged paths and definitely not for the faint hearted or dodgy knees!!
It's such a pleasure to return from long walks to such a welcoming house. The cupboards are very well equipped and the raised decking is lovely for watching the sunset over diner. Enjoyed fab walks or runs for the more athletic/insane among us) from Strumble Head to Trefin, Trefin to Abercastle and around St Davids Head and Dinas Head. St Davids Catherdral is worth a look, or for atmosphere and splendour of an altogether different kind,, Treath Llyn beach, set at the base of the cliffs is magnificent for those who can climb the steps. Had an excellent meal at the Farmers Arms in Mathry and the Welsh Breakfast at the Mill Cafe was fantastic. Tracked down the Dyffryn Arms in Pontfaen where Bessie serves you beer out of a jug through a hatch and the pub area is fashioned from her front room - a real time capsule of a pub with a wonderful middle of nowhere feel.
This is our third time in Wales and still as great as always. This is a fab cottage very comfortable, warm, relaxing and everything you need, the only problem was that a week was not long enough. The Mill cafe is amazing choose anything from the menu - you won't be disappointed. The sloop is a great place to eat, but sadly no dogs inside. We booked very late in the year because of family commitments, but really pleased we did. Its a fantastic cottage and we will be back.
This was our second stay at Hafan and we have really enjoyed our holiday. We have had a real mix of weather - hot sun to enjoy the garden, plus wild windy and wet weather which made for some fun coastal walks. A very relaxing cottage and we hope to visit again. Thanks.
Enjoyed a week of excelent weather (except for Bank holiday Monday) Once again, Cambrian Inn Solva served excellent food - steadily working our way through the menu! Fish and Chips at Letterston were good too. Mill Cafe - friendly service and great value - they really need to be charging more. We had a mixture of walking, dossing and eating which made for a great holiday.
A lovely week spent in this delightful haven of peace and tranquility. We're here for the sixth year runnnig - getting old and stuck in our ways? Maybe but we have found Hafan to be an excellent cottage and really appreciate the devotion the owenrs have for the place. Brilliant decking and new decor in the main bedroom - nice picture too. We had mixed weather but mainly dry - enabling us to acheive all the usual walks and visits. Farmers Arms in Mathry now very good for food but the "Shed" is still the best. Had a raucous evening over at the Ship with a live band - great fun. James (mill Cafe) now in his 3rd year is doing very well. 26 in for breakfast on Sunday! Excellent cream teas and and WiFi too.
Very well equipped cottage, excellent for dogs and humans. Would recommend the Farmers Arms Mathry, good food and dog friendly.
Very enjoyable mini-break here at Hafan for Jeans birthday. Weather cold but sunny till last day! We have had many visits to Pembrokeshire, first visit to Hafan and very impressed with cleanliness of house - very well equipped too. Can recommend Hilton Court in Roch for cosy lunch and arts and crafts to buy. Harbour Inn at Solva very good and lovely walk on sand when tide out. St Davids so peaceful. Thank you for sharing your house.
We have enjoyed an excellent short break in Hafan. The house feels like a home rather than a holiday cottage although the weather wasn't kind enough for us to appreciate the rather splendid decking and outdoor seating. Maybe another time. We must concur with everyne on the standard of the cream teas (and friendly service) at the Mill cafe - ummm and had a wonderful evening meal at the Cambrian Inn, Solva (need to book). A special mention for whoever is responsible for keeping Hafan so clean and tidy - certainly one of the best self catering properties we have stayed in from this respect.
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