Hen Bwthyn is a romantic traditional stone cottage quietly situated in the heart of Mathry, only a few minutes drive from Abercastle and Abermawr beaches.
All the traditional features have been retained in this extremely attractive cottage with slate flagged floors, open beamed ceilings and old bake oven. The lounge retains a cosy feel with a wonderful Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Beautifully furnished with antique pieces step back a hundred years yet with all mod cons.
Enjoy a relaxing soak in an original Victorian roll top bath, while open tread stairs lead to the beautiful attic bedroom with wonderful brass bed. The small sitting out area with table and chairs is perfect for an alfresco meal.
Siop Fach Tearoom and Collectables in Mathry is where you can enjoy breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea and also browse the many collectables; china and glassware, jewellery and souvenirs; Beswick, Masons, Shelley, Wades, Britains.
A highly recommended holiday home to enjoy a quality break.
No baby equipment supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Ground Floor: Sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom/roll top bath/shower attachment/whb/wc.
First Floor: Double room.
Heating: Woodburning stove - starter pack provided, night storage and convector heating.
Electricity: Charged according to use except for the red weeks having the initial £10 free.
Facilities: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, video player/recorder, WiFi, towels.
Pets: 1 small dog.
Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys.
Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times.
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.
Goodwick welcomes for the second year in a row the Sea Kayaking Festival, 20 of the top coaches from around the U.K will be coming to teach all levels of abiltiies and ages. For more information on times and how to buy tickets please visit their website http://www.pembrokeshireseakayakfestival.com/.
Scolton Manor will be hosting cookery classes on 23rd August 10am-1pm for children, they will even be able to take home all the delicious goodies they have made!Cookery classes will be followed by a picnic in the woods!ticket are £25 each 01437731328
Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.
Tickets £10.00 on the door £8.50 advancedhttp://torchtheatre.co.uk/event_category/sunset-cinema-2017/
Advanced tickets £8.50Tickets on the door will be £10.00http://torchtheatre.co.uk/event_category/sunset-cinema-2017/
Haverfordwest will be hosting their annual beer and cider festival from Friday 25th August to Sunday 27th - the festival will celebrate local producers and have many live musicians playing over the course of the weekend!
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!
Milford Haven will be hosting a Regatta on Bank holiday weekend 26th and 27th August, there will be live music at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club and a Commodore dinner at PYC on Saturday Evening. For more information on prices and times please visit www.pcrc.info or telephone 07974925009
The Griffin Inn will be hosting The Beer and Cider Festival By The Sea on Sunday 27th August - with a range of music from Abbie Jebbers, Rosey Cale, Curveballs and Chelsea Manning and The Shooting Counters will also be performing at 9.30pm.
The Torch Theatres last sunset film showing of the summer will be Lala Land!Tickets are £8.50 advanced online now or £10.00 on the door!
A Brand new welsh beer and cider festival will be making it's way to Llwyngwair Manor this Septemeber! with award winning beers including 'Cwtch' from tiny rebel and magicians to keep the little ones entertained. There will also be music from Laurence Lewis and the collectives in the evening - Llwyngwair manor is located 1 mile from Newport surrounded by magnificent views of the Preseli Mountains, the event will commence at 12 noon until 9pm.
Milford Haven Music Festival will be happening on 2nd September, it will feature the Haverfordwest Male Choir and have finalists competing for the Young Opera Singer Of The Year with a prize of £2000. For more information on tickets please see http://milfordhavenmusicfestival.co.uk/concerts/.
Crymych Food Festival will be happening on the 2nd September with a huge range of vendors including snack attack - Pembs Pancakes the event will also include competitions, food and craft stalls, cookery demonstrations, street entertainment and a small fun fair. Admission is £2 and free for 16 years and under.
Once again, Narberth is welcoming visitors and locals to the village for their annual Food Festival. Make the most of the weekend and sample a whole range of quality local produce that Pembrokeshire has to offer. With entertainment, crafts and stalls, the Narberth Food Festival is a truly great festival and is recommended to all!
If you love running in beautiful places then this is the event for you - the event will consist of a 6k run through an island full of rich wild life, fauna and spectacular views. There will be a boat trip initially from St Justinian's and the run will commence at at 10.00 on Ramsey Island with a return boat at 12.30, there will also be cakes, tea and coffee at the end of the run.https://www.man-upuk.com/tours/2044/
The Torch Theatre will be showing One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest from 11th October to 28th October, viewing times will be 2.00pm and 19.30pm. For more information on exact times and dates please visit http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest/.
The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly. From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting. The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus. The show is run by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers with support from PLANED.
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.
Narberth and Whitland Round Table will be hosting a spooky themed night full of entertainment, live music,a bouncy castle and delicious food. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children.
The Torch Theatre will be showing crafty creep castle on 2nd Novemeber, for more information and tickets please visit - http://torchtheatre.co.uk/events/craftys-creepy-castle/.
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.
Milford Haven Roundtable will be hosting a fireworks display, the event will feature food stalls and a funfair for kids to enjoy, the event is free and will be open 4.30pm - 8.30pm.
Pembroke Castle Christmas Market will start 24th November until 26th November.
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!
Thank you for the bottle of wine. We've had a lovely relaxing weekend in your delightful cottage.
We have spent a lovely week here. Nice weather except for 1 rainy day. Had some great walks on the beautiful coastal path. the parks nearby are great as well as Strumble Head and St David's Head. Good food at the local pub and also at the shed.
Thank you for a lovely stay, the cottage is super
Thank you for a nice and astonishing restored cottage. When you see these two pictures ... Also wine, flowers and lavendar as a welcome is very kind.
Thank you for the wine and the flowers, very much appreciated. The cottage is lovely, very well equipped and cared for. It was good being back in Pembrokeshire - The weather was it's usual mix, wind, rain, and when the sun was out nowhere on earth is quite like it. Very good walks on the coastal path. The grandchildren (Camping at Celtic Camping) had a wonderful time at the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy and enjoyed the sloop in at Porthgain. Thank you again, we hope to be back
Have had a lovely week in Pembrokeshire. First visit to this part of Wales and it didn't disappoint. We feel we have seen all sides of the area, and in all weathers! We have walked several sections of the coastal path including Porthgain to Abereiddy (Blue Lagoon), Dinas Head, and the 'biggie' - Strumble Head to Abercastle - 9 miles! Took the advice of a previous guest and parked car at Abercastle (2 miles away) and caught coastal bus to Strumble Head then walked back - apart coastpath we also enjoyed St David's, Solva and Newport. In Newport there is a very good restaurant Llys Meddyg, fantastic food and dog friendly.The hidden valley of Cwm Gwaun also lovely and totally different from the coast. Marloes Sands (towards Haverfordwest) also absolutely gorgeous - and empty! All in all a great week in a very comfortable and welcoming cottage. Could have wished for a bit more sunshine, but hey, you can't have everything! P.S Farmers Arms in Village friendly and nice, didn't eat there but enjoyed a few evening drinks. The bus is a great way of getting around with out the car and thanks for the wine.
Had a lovely week, the weather has been on and off, but did not stop us getting out on our motorbike. The cottage is very quaint and cosy, it is very quiet and peaceful here, the best night's sleeps we have had! The coastal walks are brill, and the best was Strumble Head, very breezy but refreshing and we saw a few Seals. The Farmers Arms & The Ship Inn, in Trefin were nice places for drinks & food. St David's was good, the Cathedral was awesome. It has been relaxing & comfortable stay, and thank you for the bottle of wine when we arrived.
We have had a fantastic week here, the cottage is brilliant with everything you need is at hand, so thank you. The coastal path is brilliant and the weather this week has bee good, just a few showers on Thursday.The food in the local inn has been very good, but would recommend the shed at Porthgain which is the best with good atmosphere to boot and reasonable prices. Thanks for the extras which was a good thing, we did enjoy the wine.
Heh Dudes loved this cottage, it's well cool, Julie says it's because of the stone floors which is where i've been lying down after long days on the beach. Surf was disappointing but swam everyday - Newgale, Whitesands, Marloes and Abermawr, Tenby too where I met a particularly nice labradoodle!
Thank you for a very cosy cottage, everything is thought of, from the box for your snadwiches, to the fresh daffodils, milk + wine in fridge. Today as I write this we are having the solar eclipse (partial) in the UK. I won't ever forget this day for many reasons. The weather has been sunny for the whole of our stay. I am a regular visitor to Pembrokeshire, but every time, the whole area gets to me. Mathry reminds of a village in France, the peace and serenity are hard to forget. The coastal path is stunning as always. Strumble Head, abercastle, St Davids, Porthclais & a sunset drink in the sloop. A lovely cosy cottage to return to. Thank you.
We have enjoyed our holiday and thank you for the wine & flowers & the little extras. The local pub provides a friendly service and good food (+ Wifi) The coastal path is at it's best at this time of year with lots of wild flowers, primroses, violets, trefoil, spring squill & bluebells, sea campion & thrift. Dougal our boarder collie had a thouroughly good time on the beaches and walks - as did we. We struggled a bit to keep the stove going but all in all, it was a good holiday in a beautiful location. Regards.
Thankyou, a lovely cottage & your thoughtful hospitality was much appreciated, i'd be very happy to return! Best wishes.
What a wonderful cottage to spend a few days in! Absolutely perfect for my 50th. Even though we brought food with us - we ate out at 'The Farmers'each evening and breakfast was taken in the Village Cafe! Am I right in thinking you worked on the Last Invasion Tapestry? What an amazing achievement if so. One of our enduring memories will be the smell of honeysuckle everywhere, including the flowers at Hen Bwthyn.. thankyou, also many thanks for the wine.We will be back.
Beautiful, Cosy Cottage with a scumptious bath and comfortable bed! We enjoyed our stay very much, we explored the coastline on foot and in the sea surfing. Thank you for your attention to details, the flowers and wine
Had a lovely stay in the Cottage, thank you for the flowers and wine- very welcoming indeed. Enjoyed the area very much and will return again especially St Davids, Tenby and Solva. Hope your holiday was as good!
We have really enjoyed our week in this lovley cottage. Weather was generally been good, sun has always come out by about 3pm each day! Lovely walk around St Davids head, good waves at whitesands.
had a very good week here. Cottage is very quaint. Thanks for the wine by the way- nice touch. We visited St Davids, Scolton Manor, Haverfordwest, Wales Botanical, Aberglasney, whitesands. Enjoyable holiday. Weather was mostly fine and even the showery days weren't too bad
had a lovely week here in Pembrokeshire walking the coastal path. Recommend the walk from Strumble head to Abercastle
Thank you very much- we had a lovely short stay in this cosy little cottage. Many happy memories of Pembrokeshire as a child. Very lucky with the weather- fabulous walks. Looking forward to coming again
A very pleasant few days spent doing not very much. Cottage very pleasant and welcoming- thank you for the Chocolates and Fizz great for New Year!
A lovely cosy cottage which is a far cry from what it looked like when I used to stay in Brynteg next door as a child. Loved the fire- was perfect after long walks. Thank you for a very relaxing few days
Lovely cottage, roaring fire was perfect for our freakishly bad weather! We recommend Skomer Island for Puffin, Seal and rabbit watching.
Very pleasant week despite the weather. Thank you for the Wine and flowers, the cottage is well furnished. Enjoyed a couple of nights with the fire (yes in July!)
Lovely snug cottage with all the right equipment to make the stay very pleasant. Blessed with wonderful weather which made the landscape really come to life
Lovely cottage to relax and chill out in- well done! Going home feeling very relaxed
Lovely cottage & pembs has been as delightful as ever. We've had a great few days- just what was needed, Thank you
Have had a lovely week in your cottage-weather has been very good have enjoyed walking the coastal paths. Lighting a fire at night time was a new experience for us and we loved it, we have really enjoyed our week here
We have had a excellent week, the weather in the end came good. We travelled all around, and enjoyed every place visited it's just a great part of the world. The pub was very friendly and welcoming
We have enjoyed our week very much, the cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The walks have been wonderful
We booked this cottage for chrsitmas as we knew it was the place that would provide us with peace, quiet and relaxation- and it has! We have managed to get out & walk on the Coastal Path, enjoyed visiting St Davids, porthgain, the beaches and Fishguard. Thank you for the welcome we head home to Birmingham tomorrow feeling well & relaxed- ready to start the new year. We will definitely be returning for some hen Bwthyn Magic again in the near future, best wishes for 2013
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage, we've had an amazing 7 night stay in pembrokeshire and looking forward to coming back next year. Mathry is a lovely villageand we enjoyed your local The Farmers arms. Would recommend The Shed at Porthgain for fish and Chips! Plus the walk from Abercastle to Aberdiddy (via Porthgain) stunning scenery! Newport another fav! Many thanks
Our first time in Pembrokeshire and we have been vey lucky with the weather- lovely sunny days perfect for walking. We have enjoyed the cottage and Mathry has been the perfect base for exploring the area. The farmers arms is a very friendly pub with great food, fish and chips at Porthgain on the harbour was perfect after a long walk, many thanks
Have enjoyed our week at Hen Bwthyn, a lovely characteristic cottage very cosy. Enjoyed a couple of meals at the farmers arms (well recommended)Weather not that good, but had a lovely sunny day when we went to Tenby. Many thanks for teh flowers and wine and all the little extras it was much appreciated.
This is our third stay at Hen Bwthyn and we love it. The weather has been wonderful, we really relaxed and enjoyed exploring the coast on our motor cycle. We have to come back again when we need our batteries re-charging. PS. The Shed in Porthgain does wonderful food, impressive!
We enjoyed our stay in your lovely, charming cottage. We have never visited the Pembrokeshire coast before but we were very impressed by the warmth of the people and the un-spoilt scenery.
Thank you so much for a lovely few days. The cottage is charming and perfectly placed to enjoy the beautiful area. The Farmers Arms in Mathry is fine for pub grub and a pint whilst the Farmers Arms in St Davids has a beer garden which is a sun trap! Very sorry to be returning home to the busy city. Many thanks for a relaxing break and for the bottle of wine.
Thank you for letting us stay for a long weekend in your lovely little cottage. Also thank you for the bottle of wine, it was appreciated.
Enjoyed relaxing in this lovely, cosy cottage enjoying a glass of lovely wine in front of a log fire. Cottage was lovely and clean, pub in village is very friendly. Well worth our long journey here and the lovely wine was well appreciated
We love this place it's the best cottage we have stayed in. We saw a seal and her pup who was learning to swim in Aberiddy and great walks along the coast. Feel very relaxed now and dont want to leave, thank you to margaret for your wine and attention to detail
We have had a wonderfully relaxing few days here at the cottage and walking the coastal path,great meal as always at CWTCH in St Davids. Thanks for the flowers and wine a lovely welcoming touch
Sorry to be going- the week has flown by. Happy new year to all the stay in this unique cottage
We really enjoyed satying in your beautiful cottage. It has so much character and is so cosy. Pembrokeshire is a great part of Wales - so much to see !!!! Thank you for the wine and flowers and all the attention to detail. P.S. The internet pictures don't do this beautiful cottage enough justice! We will definetely recommend this cottage to friends.
Thank you for our stay in your wonderful cottage and wine. Hope to be back next year.
A great week spent relaxing and cycling around the lovely quiet lanes - nice rolling countryside with not to many steep hills. Cottage was very cosy - fire worked well. Over all a lovely place and many thanks for the wine.
It is our leaving day and we dont want to go! The cottage has been fantastic, the village is so quiet and in a beautiful part of the world. Thank you for the wine - it was very nice. Hope to visit here again!
Great cottage, cosy, convenient and loads of character. You can not fail to have a great time here in Pembrokeshire.
A lovely well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our visit to Pembrokeshire. Thank you for the wine - much appreciated on our first evening.
We have enjoyed a relaxing and happy time in this beautiful cottage. It has proved itself to be a romantic setting 'steeped in the past'. We thank you for your attention to detail and your kindness. The wine and flowers were both welcoming and appreciated.
Thank you for the wine and a lovely stay in Hen Bwthyn. We were very cosy in your cottage, which was far nicer than the photographs suggest. Thank you again for a lovely time
The cottage is comfortable and we have enjoyed our stay.
Have had a lovely 4 days, first time in Pembrokeshire, celebrating our 7th Wedding Anniversary. The cottage was very cosy and the weather has been good. Good beaches, Whitesands, Abercastle and Abermawr. St David's is a nice town, had a good day there. Also visited the fish and ship shop in Letterston - lovely meal. Mr and Mrs Hughes, thanks for the loan of your cottage. Hope to be back soon.
Well, what can we say! Another perfect week of weather for our return visit. Lots of walking, but also a lot of just sitting and staring. We thought this visit to Hen Bwthyn would get it out of our system, but it doesn't seem to have worked, we'll probably be back.
Lovely cottage, great location! Super New Year in the Farmers Arms (don't remember much of the following day!) We'll be back!
Gorgeous cottage. First holiday cottage we've been in and think we've spoiled ourselves, as no other will be able to match up to it! Oh, well, never mind, we'll just have to come back to this one. Lots of nice places to eat around here.
A roaring fire, a twinkling tree, howling wind and the rain tapdancing on the windows. A picture card Christmas!
Have really enjoyed a few days in this comfy, cosy cottage. Weather perfect. Sorry we can't stay longer. Really appreciated the caring and hospitable way the cottage is kept. Lots of caring touches. Will remember Mathry. Many thanks.
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