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. In nearby Square & Compass you will find a petrol station with convenience store for your groceries.
*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*
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: 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.
Enjoy a springtime walk in the fresh April air with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Following a route from Whitesands Bay to Carn Llidi and Carn Penberi, this walk is approximately 7 miles in length (shorter route will be available). The top of Carn Llidi promises breath-taking views across Whitesands Bay and the surrounding coastline.To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Enjoy a bank holiday weekend full of sea adventures at the St Davids Sea and Surf Kayak Festival. The weekend event will include a number of water-sports workshops (full day), evening talks and the opportunity to see and buy all kinds of kit. It is recommended to book workshops in advance, there are a range of kayaking sessions available for different abilities. See the website for full details: http://www.dragonactivityguides.co.uk/sea-and-surf-kayaking-symposium.php
The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event. 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.
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!
Running from the event headquarters at Crug Glas Country House Hotel near St Davids, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are now four 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, children can even take part too! Please note, all riders under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 the peaceful village of 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 live music! Tickets start at £39 with day tickets, weekend tickets and family tickets available. A 20% discount on tickets is available for all Coastal Cottages guests, please contact our Concierge Team for more information. See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event.
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.
Ramble from Broad Haven to Druidston and back with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) on this 6 mile circular walk. The route takes you inland to Belmont before returning to the coast path for the rest of the journey. Spectacular views across St Brides Bay towards Skomer and Ramsey Islands are promised. Lunch will be a picnic along the way. Meet at 10.30am. To enquire about booking, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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!
Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a visit to the Valero Energy Oil Refinery near Pembroke. More details, date and time to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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 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!
Milford Waterfront is hosting the Welsh heats of the British Street Food Awards this August. Head to the marina where you can sample tasters including dishes such as pasta, brisket, doughnuts and more! With up to fifteen traders competing, there is sure to be plenty of delicious food on offer. This family friendly event is ideal for foodies and has no entry fee. This event is running between midday and 10pm Saturday and Sunday.
Every August Bank Holiday, the harbour-town of Fishguard devotes its energy towards a fun-filled Aberjazz Music Festival. With a variety of performers at a number of locations throughout the weekend, this festival celebrates both jazz and blues music.
Discover the wonders of the Marloes peninsula in Autumn with a walk led by Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). This walk is five miles in length and will follow a route along the coast towards Deer Park allowing for fantastic views along the coast as well as the chance to spot early seal pups. The walk will begin at 10.30am from the National Trust car park in Marloes and finish at approx. 3.30pm. Please bring along a picnic for lunch. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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.
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.
We stayed this week at Hafan in Trefin and had a wonderful time, the house is outstanding . Very thoughtful touches by the owners and a great info book. The welsh cakes didn't last long! We had cooked breakfast in the sun in the garden watched by the cows . Great walks from the doorstep onto the coast oath, the dog had many adventures and was wet all week. And I agree with everyone else , the Welsh breakfast at the Mill cafe is essential . Spotlessly clean and warm , the house was perfect and would highly recommend . Thanks , Sam (12/3/18)
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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