Ol y Don

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Holiday Cottage in Newport

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
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Ol y Don

Ol-y-Don, is a fantastic, tasteful cottage renovation only 50 yards from the Estuary tucked away on a no through road in the popular seaside village of Newport. The open plan kitchen/diner with granite worktops and wooden floorboards is just the start, the sitting room beckons with a large, curved sofa and a real woodburner. The unusual lighthouse style slate-stepped spiral staircase leads to 3 lovely bedrooms (one twin is accessed through the other) with a spacious master bedroom with a brass bed and views over the lawn. There is a timber decked covered veranda and a large slated patio for enjoying the sun into the evening. The large lawn and pony paddock beyond are for guests use and the 1.5 acre grounds are surrounded by hedges and tall trees for privacy. The village pubs, tennis courts, shops and restaurants are only a stroll up the hill and the water in the other direction - a fabulous place to stay all year round.

Ground Floor: Hallway, wet room/shower/whb/wc, step up into sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room.

First Floor: Slate spiral staircase to double room/kingsize bed, bathroom/roll top bath/shower attachment/whb/wc, 2 twin rooms with interconnecting door - please note that the 2nd twin room can only be accessed via the 1st.

Heating: Gas central heating, woodburning stove. Ground floor underfloor heating.

Electricity: & Gas: £25 per week Sept - May, free June - August.

Parking: Ample and private.

Facilities: 3 Oven gas Aga, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV/DVD player, Bluetooth i-pod dock, WiFi, barbecue, garden furniture.

Pets: One.

Website: www.olydon.co.uk


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Ol y Don Features

2 Baths/Showers
2 Twin Bedrooms
Access to Coastal Path
BBQ
Bath
DVD
Detached
Dishwasher
Enclosed Garden
Freezer
Full Central Heating
Garden Furniture
Golf Nearby
Has Parking
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Wet Room
Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near Ol y Don

Newport Links Golf Club boasts a location of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. With its undulating fairways and postage stamp greens, this course was originally designed by James Braid (5 times Open Winner). Newport Links offers 18 of the most picturesque holes you could hope to play, and with lessons, a target range, club hire and buggy and trolley hire - it has everything you could possible need.
Only place in Wales where you can see candles dipped in their original way. Inger John provides a warm welcome to all visitors, who can see hand-dipped candles being made without any mechanical aids. Her candles are created with unique graded colours and with exotic scents including specially blended essential oils. The workshop is a real “Aladdin's Cave” packed with candles of all shapes and sizes. Most are made on the premises, and others are imported from all over the world. Also in stock are candlesticks of many types, snuffers, lanterns, oil burners, accessories, candle-making kits, and books of local interest.
Penlan Uchaf Gardens differs to most other gardens you might visit, as its landscaped gardens are set around an everyday working farm. With approximately three acres, Penlan Uchaf Gardens are situated in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park in North Pembrokeshire promising breathtaking views across the Preseli Hills.
Situated in North Pembrokeshire, Castell Henllys is an extraordinary day out for anyone interested in history. With a reconstructed Iron Age Hill fort, Castell Henllys is set in 26 acres of woodland on excavated remains from over 2000 years ago. Particularly interesting is the three large replica roundhouses, the granary and forge.
Dyffryn Fernant Garden is a six acre garden nestled in the Preseli Hills near Fishguard. With a bog garden, a fernary and courtyard full of exotic plants, this is the perfect place to go for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Stroll along the stream and take in sights of the wild marsh and ornamental grasses. Please note: Guide dogs only allowed in the gardens.
Ceibwr Bay
The Witches Cauldron, or Pwll-Y-Wrach to the Welsh, is a geological feature near to Ceibwr Bay which can be accessed only by either sea kayak or a good half an hour walk along the Coastal Path from Ceibwr Bay. A collapsed cave which gives stunning views to those walking and kayaking in the area, and lots of intricate tunnels seen only by kayakers. Access is denied during the autumn when seals gather to pup, and the walkers path is steep and narrow in parts.

Dyfed Shire Horse Farm, Eglwyswrw a tourist attraction at the foot of the Preseli Mountains. They are known internationally for breeding a shire horse called Major Mercury (aka Dyfed Celt) one of the household cavalry drum horses. There is plenty for the whole family to do, whatever the weather. Daily Timetable of activities including, Harnessing demonstrations, during which we will dress the horse in a working set of harness and explain the function and history of the harness, Horse and cart rides (Summer Holidays Only) Tractor ride around the working farm, Animal Feeding and Donkey Grooming. They also have an Indoor soft play area & Outdoor adventure area - Crazy Golf, Sand Shed and Skittles. Nature Trail with woodlands and hedgerows to explore and stunning views of the Preseli Mountains to enjoy.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but must be kept on leads and there is a small charge for their entry.

Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
Cardigan
Falconry Wales, is a small company that offer Falconry experiences and displays across Wales. They offer a few different experience days. A great chance for you to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures in their magnificent surroundings. You get chance to meet and handle the birds, which will give you the valuable opportunity to come accustomed to one another, and then the ultimate- flying a number of birds to your hand, and watching our raptors amaze you with their flying skills. Photography Workshop are also available. Please note: Advance bookings need to be make and some courses have a minimum party requirement.

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. 

 

Beaches near Ol y Don

Newport
This large, picturesque horseshoe shaped bay is generally well protected from the winds and waves that pound much of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The historic town of Newport stands near the mouth of the River Nevern where there are 2 beaches - one on each side of the estuary. The Parrog is on the Southern side, and although this is the more sheltered beach, unpredictable currents make bathing dangerous. However, the area is rich in prehistoric sites, including Pentre Ifan burial chamber. To find the beach follow the signs from Newport and the A487. It is dog friendly all year round. 
Newport
A superb long stretch of beach with lots of room to play games and sail boats. The beach is backed by a popular golf course with club house. At low tide you can walk across the estuary to Newport Parrog, and the walk around the river bank through a bird sanctuary to the road bridge crossing is always enjoyable. Visitors should be careful of dangerous currents around the river. Nature has given Newport a spectacular setting of sea, castle and the towering Carn Ingli – at 1100-feet this makes for a wonderful view from the beach. Access to the beach is easy – no steps or cliffs.
Aberfforest
Aberfforest Beach is a small bay made up of a mixture of sand and shingle, situated between two majestic cliffs and just under two miles from the local villages of Newport and Dinas. 
Accessible via a long footpath, which leads along a wide farm track (follow Aberfforest signs) almost all the way to the beach, or alternatively along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from Cwm Yr Eglwys, this beach is quiet and peaceful - perfect for a relaxing day by the seaside, a picnic or taking a few beautiful photographs.  
Aberfforest is a great beach for swimming and kayaking, and is a popular haunt for seals. 
A special little gem that you mustn’t miss out on, is the secret waterfall which is nestled in the wooded valley just behind the beach. It is definitely worth a visit.
Cwm Yr Eglwys
Cwm-yr-Eglwys is a petite, eye-catching cove popular with families, kayakers and sea swimmers. Overlooking the picturesque shingle and pebble beach are the remains of the 12th Century church of St Brynach's, which was destroyed during a fierce storm in 1859. To find Cwm-yr-Eglwys follow the narrow, twisting road off the A487 just to the east of Dinas Cross.
Pwllgwaelod
A small sandy beach with cliffs on either side means that the west facing Pwllgwaelod is unsuitable for most 'forces-of-nature' sports, however it is very handy for launching small boats and kayaks/canoes. There are low rocks on both sides to clamber over and numerous rockpools. The beach does however offer good views across Fishguard Bay to Fishguard Harbour and a short walk of a kilometre or so takes you across the southern end of Dinas Island to the beach at Cwm-yr-Eglwys.
Ceibwr Bay
Ceibwr is an attractive little bay, totally undeveloped and the haunt of shy seabirds and Grey Atlantic seals, with the nearby village of Moylegrove within walking distance. The cliff walking is high, craggy and awesomely beautiful whatever the weather or season. The cliffs show evidence of impressive forces at work circa 400 million years ago when Ceibwr was created - admire the elegant folds and scrolls in the rock face. The ruins of a fine Celtic fortress can be found on the northern cliff edge. The more romantic can envisage the smugglers taking advantage of such a remote spot along with the ideal locality of the cave on the beach. This area is for those seeking a quiet holiday near the amenities of Cardigan and Newport but away from the more popular sandy beaches and busy centres. There is a car park with toilets in Moylegrove and roadside parking closer to the cove with space for approx 20-25 vehicles.
Goodwick
Although the large sheltered harbour of Goodwick looks like an ideal flat water windsurfing location, the high cliffs surrounding it makes it a gusty venue in all but North Easterly winds and not really suited to any kind of 'forces-of-nature' sport. There's a promenade above the top of the beach and a long breakwater that you can walk along. Dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally seen off the beach as they swim round the harbour.
St Dogmaels
Near the mouth of the River Teifi, on the southern side opposite Cardigan, stands St Dogmaels. It is essentially a seafaring village, as examination of headstones in the churchyard will testify. The remains of an Abbey founded by Robert Fitz-Martin in the 12th century are worth a visit. Poppit Sands a little further down the estuary has a beautiful and extensive beach which denotes the start (or the end!) of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Poppit Sands
Poppit Sands is a sandy beach, backed with sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary. It is the beginning, or end, of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The proximity of the beach to the town of Cardigan has made it a very popular venue for visitors, but bathers should be aware of dangerous currents and heed the warning signs and lifeguard flags. It is a blue flag bathing beach making it an ideal holiday location. Lifeguards patrol the beach between July and August from 10am to 6pm each day. Dog restrictions apply to a section of the beach between 1st May and 30th September, but the rest of the beach remains dog friendly. 
Aberbach Bay
This small and quiet beach is a neighbour to the larger Abermawr beach. Located only a 5 minute walk away from the roadside or no more than a 10 minute ramble along the cliff tops, around the top of Abermawr beach, Aberbach bay’s low tide reveals a beautiful canvas of golden sand, perfect for a picnic and building sandcastles with the children.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.

 

Places To Drink near Ol y Don

Llys Meddyg is a typical Georgian town house which has been transformed into a luxurious place to visit. The food and drink options range from the more elegant fine-dining menus to family friendly menus, as well as offering seasonal menus throughout the year.
Newport
Cnapan's restaurant will instantly make you feel at home with its relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The food and drink menu celebrates local produce with Welsh beef and Preseli lamb (to name a few) being part and parcel of Cnapan's everyday menu. If you're looking to spoil yourselves with some quality food and drink, Cnapan is the place to go.
Newport
The Golden Lion makes the most of the local produce available, with Welsh beef and freshly caught seafood on their doorstep, you're guaranteed to be impressed by their menu. Specials vary according to seasonal produce.
Morawelon is Camping and Caravanning site with a on-site restaurant providing campers and visitors with delicious hot and cold food. A waterfront location with extensive views across Newport Bay and Morfa Head. Its family-run,so you can be sure of great service and top quality cooking from healthy and tasty ingredients. A superb range of teas, coffees and pastries also available all day, with a fully licensed bar. With it's constantly changing menu, and a wide selection of home-cooked food they can cater for everyone's needs.
Nevern
The Trewern Arms and hotel is a 16th century building, situated astride the banks of the River Nevern. It's a typical cosy country pub with stone walls and original beams. This riverside pub is situated in the Valley of Nevern making it a rather rural and secluded pub, with fishing off the river just across the road and popular woodland walks nearby. Food varies from pizza to burgers, from steak to fish - all made with local produce.
Felindre Farchog
Originally established in the 16th Century, The Salutation Inn brings together a mix of modern and traditional with a welcoming atmosphere. Their lounge bar serves typical bar snacks whilst their restaurant serves three course meals and is also available for private functions.
The Freemasons Arms is on the main road at Dinas, conveniently situated across from a car park. This pub offers a range of ales and meals at both lunchtime and in the evening. They have a beer garden, with a darts and pool room separate from the bar.
Fishguard
Barfive is to be found in a Grade 2 listed four storey Georgian town house. The bar is spread over three floors and has a variety of areas in which you can eat drink chat and relax. Recently refurbishment with a contemporary and traditional design offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails complimented by a wonderful casual dining offer. Please note: They are unable to accommodate large groups or “Stag” parties, unless by prior arrangement. Dogs welcome on the outside terrace area only.
Fishguard
Situated on Main Street, Fishguard, Ffwrn is a popular bar and cafe as it boasts freshly made food courtesy of its bakery. You can even buy their pastries to takeaway! It also hosts special events such as live music nights, and has a good selection of wines, beers and spirits.

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. 

 

Places To Eat near Ol y Don

Llys Meddyg is a typical Georgian town house which has been transformed into a luxurious place to visit. The food and drink options range from the more elegant fine-dining menus to family friendly menus, as well as offering seasonal menus throughout the year.
Newport
Cnapan's restaurant will instantly make you feel at home with its relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The food and drink menu celebrates local produce with Welsh beef and Preseli lamb (to name a few) being part and parcel of Cnapan's everyday menu. If you're looking to spoil yourselves with some quality food and drink, Cnapan is the place to go.
Newport
The Golden Lion makes the most of the local produce available, with Welsh beef and freshly caught seafood on their doorstep, you're guaranteed to be impressed by their menu. Specials vary according to seasonal produce.
Morawelon is Camping and Caravanning site with a on-site restaurant providing campers and visitors with delicious hot and cold food. A waterfront location with extensive views across Newport Bay and Morfa Head. Its family-run,so you can be sure of great service and top quality cooking from healthy and tasty ingredients. A superb range of teas, coffees and pastries also available all day, with a fully licensed bar. With it's constantly changing menu, and a wide selection of home-cooked food they can cater for everyone's needs.
Nevern
The Trewern Arms and hotel is a 16th century building, situated astride the banks of the River Nevern. It's a typical cosy country pub with stone walls and original beams. This riverside pub is situated in the Valley of Nevern making it a rather rural and secluded pub, with fishing off the river just across the road and popular woodland walks nearby. Food varies from pizza to burgers, from steak to fish - all made with local produce.
Felindre Farchog
Originally established in the 16th Century, The Salutation Inn brings together a mix of modern and traditional with a welcoming atmosphere. Their lounge bar serves typical bar snacks whilst their restaurant serves three course meals and is also available for private functions.
A family run club house that dates back to the late 13th century and offers home made meals, traditional Sunday lunches and refreshing drinks including locally brewed ales. The Country Club is a tranquil park which has an abundance of trees, flowers shrubs and gardens which are maintained to a very high standard. The sea views from the park take in the beautiful landscape of Dinas Head and look north all the way to the Llyn Peninsula on a clear day. Please Note: Table bookings are advisable.
The Freemasons Arms is on the main road at Dinas, conveniently situated across from a car park. This pub offers a range of ales and meals at both lunchtime and in the evening. They have a beer garden, with a darts and pool room separate from the bar.

Tucked away in the heart of Pembrokeshire is a peace and tranquil restaurant. As well as us letting their 14 self-catering cottages the la carte restaurant is open to residents and non-residents alike for lunches, Sunday carvery, evening bar or restaurant meals. They also serve afternoon teas. The restaurant offers a frequently changing menu that is designed & prepared using the finest local produce. Selecting their meat from local butchers, cheese lovingly produced by Pant Mawr in Rosebush and locally grown seasonal vegetables. you will be sure to true taste and reflection of West Wales!



Pwllgwaelod
Formerly the Sailors Safety, this pub/restaurant dates from 1593. It is named for the light it once kept burning as a guide to ships. Set in a beautiful location where you can view spectacular sunsets, The Old Sailors restaurant stands on the beachside at Pwllgwaelod. A wide selection of local seafood is on the menu daily, with the local crab and lobster a must for all seafood lovers. For those with a more traditional taste there is a fantastic homemade Steak & Ale pie. A fine selection of local beers and fine wines available.

 

Events near Ol y Don

Santa's Grotto at Folly Farm

Saturday 05 November 2016 - Sunday 18 December 2016

This is a magical time of year to visit Folly Farm on weekends in November and December you can visit Santa's Grotto and his reindeer. He's will  bring gifts for the little ones. Plus there's mulled wine and a mince pie for the adults which always helps spread the Christmas cheer. Please note: There is an additional charge of £8 per child to visit Santa in his grotto and for this they will receive a gift.

Santa's Grotto at Vincent Davies

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Wednesday 21 December 2016

Visit Santa Claus in his grotto at Vincent Davies. Open from Saturday 12th November and then every Saturday, Sunday 10-4.30 & Sundays 10.30 to 3.30pm Plus,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 19th-21 st December 10am-4.30pm Entry only £3.50 per child. All children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa. You will be welcome to take your own photographs if you wish. Children can take part in Elf on the Shelf a  Free Kids Hunt. There will even be a Santa post box for your children's wish lists – add an address and Santa may reply! Why not pre-book Tea with Santa at Cafe Vincent to include the Elf Hunt, Kids Meal and a visit from Santa, every Thursday in December from 5pm. Please note: Booking is essential.

Cardigan's 2016 Festive Fortnight!

Saturday 03 December 2016 - Saturday 17 December 2016

This year, Cardigan is celebrating Christmas with a bonanza of festive celebrations spread over a whole fortnight! There will be late night shopping, pop up events and free parking throughout the town on Saturdays. The fortnight kicks off on the 3rd with the Lights Switch on, and there will be a Festive Fireworks Display on the 9th December. A Giant Lantern Parade will also be held through the streets of Cardigan between 7pm and 8pm on the 9th. In the true festive spirit, there will be a Christmas Fair in Cardigan Castle on the 10th and 11th as well as Cabaret at the Small World Theatre on the 16th. Head to Cardigan Guildhall on the 17th to meet real reindeers!

Cardigan Castle Christmas Fair

Saturday 10 December 2016 - Sunday 11 December 2016

Enjoy free entry to Cardigan Castle this festive season with their Christmas Fair! With plenty of stalls and refreshments available, this is a festive event not to be missed! Bring the little ones along to see Santa and browse delights in the castle house and pavilion.

Narberth Winter Carnival

Saturday 10 December 2016

A real festive treat for all the family, Narberth's Winter Carnival is back for another year! With a Christmas market and live entertainment, this is a great way to get into the festive spirit!

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday 10 December 2016

This wonderful event has always been popular at Picton Castle and it will really get you into the festive spirit as you make your very own personalised Christmas Wreath with their in-house florist, Elsa Sharp. All you need to bring are gloves. apron and secateurs – all other materials are supplied. Why not take an afternoon for yourself and come and join in! The cost of the afternoon workshop will include a seasonally warming glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie. Please note. Limited space. You can book your place by calling: 01437 751326.

Christmas Fair at Southwood Farm

Saturday 10 December 2016

Explore Southwood Farm near Newgale this December, when it opens its doors for a Christmas Fair. The 19th Century Farm will be awash with festive treats and gifts, perfect for those last-minute touches. Bring along the whole family, even dogs on leads are welcomed!

Christmas Mud Run

Saturday 10 December 2016

Get muddy this Christmas with this festive muddy event! This Mud Run is approximately 8k and takes you through some boggy, muddy areas of coast path and possibly the sea! Crossing through farmland, this route will take you climbing over and under things getting you well and truly covered in mud! Take part with friends for fun or challenge them to a race! This event is not timed, but the final finishing order will be published after the event. Entry costs £25 for over 16's. 13-16 year old can participate providing they are accompanied by an adult, this will be at a discounted price of £40 for adult and child entry. All participants will receive a free t-shirt. Please call 07855954702 to enquire about booking.

Cardigan Theatre Pantomime: Peter Panto

Saturday 17 December 2016 - Friday 30 December 2016

Head to Theatre Mwldan this Christmas and see the ever-popular tale of Peter Pan in panto! In traditional pantomime style, this classic tale will star the Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Michael and John. Of course, no production of Peter Pan would be complete without an appearance from some Indians, mermaids and the Lost Boys! This production comes to you from the Cardigan Theatre amateur dramatics group. Admission tickets start at £7 per person, booking is advised.

Santa's Grotto & Ice Skating at The Glen

Wednesday 21 December 2016 - Friday 23 December 2016

Come and join in the festive fun at The Glen Pub. With undercover Ice Skating, Santa's Grotto, Hot Food, Mulled Wine, Trampoline and Bouncy Castle. Please Note: Advance booking for the ice skating is needed. Tel: 01437 760070. 

Family Theatre: Pay What You Can: L'Hotel Nöel

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Span Arts are hosting a Pay What You Can Family Theatre where everyone is welcome to attend and 'Pay What You Can'  for the Performance , paying whatever you can afford to give us (suggested donation is £5 per ticket.) All you need to do in advance is book yourself a ticket and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket! Or leave it til after the performance, and pay what you think it was worth. Forms will be available on the day. The performance is seton Christmas Eve - the excited Bell Boy and the Bah Humbug Chamber Maid of the smallest hotel in the world are busy preparing for guests to arrive for Christmas. The tree is decorated, the table is laid and the rooms are set in a frenzy of choreographed mayhem and frantic activity. Finally the Maitre De brings the guests from the audience up the red carpet and into the hotel for the most jolly, surprising and unforgettable seasonal stay of their lives: acrobatic elves; a Christmas Cracker Cabaret; flaming pud; flying pancakes and a personal visit from Father Christmas himself all in one night at L'Hotel Nöel. Box Office: 01834 869323.

New Year's Eve Street Party

Saturday 31 December 2016

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.

New Years Day Bonfire & Fireworks

Sunday 01 January 2017

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.

Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson Live at Theatre Mwldan

Friday 27 January 2017

Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, two generations of singer-songwriters, come together in this performance at Theatre Mwldan. Any Wadge has established herself as one of the country's most successful singer-songwriters with a large portfolio of compositions and performances under her belt. She has even worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, being the co-writer of one of his best-selling singles "Thinking Out Loud" which won her a Grammy along with a BRIT nominations. Luke Jackson is a rising young singer-songwriter who has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. His talented voice and great guitar skills have seen him perform acoustic sets supporting the likes of Oysterband and Show of Hands as well as playing The Great British Folk Festival. This performance begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £12.

Burns Supper

Saturday 28 January 2017

Celebrate Burns Night with a real Scottish treat in Moylegrove this January. You can dine on Scottish dishes including haggis, tatties, neeps and clootie dumplings. There will also be entertainment including pipers, musicians and folk singers as well as a slide-show of north-west Scotland. This event starts at 7.30pm at Moylegrove Village Hall (the old school).

Live Theatre: Burton

Tuesday 14 February 2017

This live production tells the tale of Welsh actor, Richard Burton, from his humble beginnings to his Hollywood fame. The story tells of his relationship with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, as well as his experiences with wealth and fame. Burton is a live theatre production with Rhodri Miles of Game of Thrones fame starring as a young Richard Burton. It has received critical acclaim at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals (2009 and 2014) plus at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets start from £3.

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Children's classic tale, Pinocchio, is brought to life this February with Cbeebies Patrick Lynch telling the story of the famous puppet. The performance begins at 2pm and tickets start from £8.50. The show is suitable for children aged 5 and up. 

Oysters 3 at Theatre Mwldan

Thursday 16 March 2017

Oysters 3 are made up of the three founder members of folk-rock band Oysterband. This March, Oysters 3, are treating Theatre Mwldan to a fresh performance with acoustic songs you may recognise from their lengthy career and stories which give an interesting insight to the history of the band. This performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets start at £3. 

Easter Egg Trail at Picton Castle

Monday 10 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017

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: info@pictoncastle.co.uk

Easter Eggstravaganza

Monday 17 April 2017

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 Fureys at Theatre Mwldan

Tuesday 25 April 2017

This April, head to Theatre Mwldan in Cardigan for a fantastic night of Irish music, songs and stories. The Fureys are a popular Irish folk band who have been performing sold-out concerts for over 39 years. Their timeless tunes are emotive and guaranteed to give you an enjoyable evening. The performance begins at 7.30pm and tickets start from £18.50.

MKF Kitefliers Rendevous

Monday 01 May 2017

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 Preseli Beast

Saturday 06 May 2017

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.

Man Up In The Mud

Saturday 06 May 2017

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! 

Penlan Festival of Music, Poetry and Literature

Saturday 03 June 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

2017 celebrates Penlan's third year of festivities set in the peaceful woodland setting. There will be craft stalls, refreshments, live music, open mic, and competitions such as the Annual Song Writing Competition.

Classic Car Show at Scolton Manor

Monday 05 June 2017

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.

Ocean Lava Wales

Saturday 29 July 2017

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!

Edge Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

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

Cardigan River and Food Festival

Saturday 12 August 2017

Cardigan River and Food Festival is an annual event which strives to showcase the fantastic local produce available in Wales with demonstrations, entertainment and activities. Of course - there will be ample opportunities to see and taste some of that local produce on offer!

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

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!

Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.

Cardigan Quays Festival

Saturday 26 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017

Cardigan's annual Quays Festival is held each year in August and celebrates the culture and heritage of the North Pembrokeshire town. A busy weekend, there will be entertainment, activities, craft stalls and refreshments available from a whole host of local producers.

 

Historic Places near Ol y Don

Newport
Nestled in the heart of Pembrokeshire coast, this cromlech is topped with a 15 ton capstone making it an incredible sight to see. Full of history, this area is where the original Stonehenge bluestones originated. It dates back to the Neolithic era. Please Note: Assistance Dogs only. There is limited parking nearby.
Situated in North Pembrokeshire, Castell Henllys is an extraordinary day out for anyone interested in history. With a reconstructed Iron Age Hill fort, Castell Henllys is set in 26 acres of woodland on excavated remains from over 2000 years ago. Particularly interesting is the three large replica roundhouses, the granary and forge.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
Cardigan
Set in the Eastern Preselis, Foel Drygarn (also known as Foel Trigarn) can only be accessed via a footpath, however there is nearby parking. It is the remains of a large Iron Age Hill-fort covering almost 4 hectacres, with three defended enclosures, and three large cairns each three metres in height. Historians state that it is likely to have been a heavily populated fortified village which was built sometime between 650BC and 100AD.
St. Dogmael's Abbey was founded on the banks of the River Teifi in 1115 for Tironian Monks, before being given the status of Abbey in 1120. Fortunately there are extensive remains to visit today, original 15th Century floor tiles can still be seen along the nave of which the west and north walls stand nearly to their original height. The Coach House is set in the surroundings of the Abbey ruins, and is now home to a museum and visitor centre where they have a collection of carved stones that were once part of the abbey on display.
St Dogmaels
Adjacent to St. Dogmaels Abbey and alongside a mill pond, this is one of the last working water mills in Wales which produces a range of stoneground flour.
Cardigan
Cardigan Castle is a magnificent castle which boasts some 900 years of history. It was once captured by Rhys ap Gruffudd who hosted an Eisteddfod, has been visited by King Edward I and Henry Tudor, it has been subject to burning leaving it partially demolished, before being purchased by Ceredigion County Council in 2003 and undertaking serious renovations enabling it to open its doors to the public as a heritage attraction in 2015.
Cardigan
Cilgerran Castle is situated in a stunning location overlooking the Teifi with two massive round towers still standing today. This was first established by the Normans as a ringwork castle and is approximately 800 years old. Entry to this castle is free during the winter months, and is free all year round to National Trust Members and the disabled. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.

 

Customer Reviews of Ol y Don

Alyson, and family

Another fabulous week at Ol y Don, Thank you, Mixed weather but kids still in the sea and loved the freedom of the skate park (just up the road)and popping to the shops for us .We will be back as soon as we can


Barbara and Steve

Another lovely week spend at the cottage, Good walks , weather very good., look forward to a week in September as usual


Andrew, Rachel and Davy Dog

enjoyed a fab week-with help from the poppit rocket we managed to walk from Fishguard to Cardigan, Good weather and a lovely house, Quite sad to be leaving


Mandy, Dave and Charlie

What a beautiful spot-so quiet and peaceful, Beautiful House could do with another shower as upstairs one really practical, Apart from that fabulous, We can recommend dinner at Blas opposite the spar, Need sun loungers!


Alex and Olivia Frost

A beautiful cottage, loved every minute thank you


Jan, Martin, Madoc and Getwin

If for any reason you want to sell Ol y Don call us first!Beautiful cottage,beautifully done, thank you so much for sharing!


John and Alice

As I write the sun is streaming through the window, the end of a beautiful day,and a very enjoyable 2 weeks .. we are some of the lucky people who come here every year and it is am amazing place to stay and enjoy Newport and Pembrokeshire


Jane and family

Once again thank you for a lovely week, mixed weather but ok.Had a day at Picton Castle and gardens , fantastic the best gardens we have ever been to and dog friendly too. Scolton Manor has a nice woodland walk. Once again the curry at the Royal Oak are lovely. Booked a lovely massage up the road across from tourist information centre, Hope to be back soon


Penarth family

Another fabulous week at Ol y Don,thank you! mixed weather but kids still in sae and loved the freedom of skate park-just up road and popping to shops for us. We will be back as soon as we can


Sarah and family

A 4th visit for us and already planning the next visit, a lovely house in a superb location, Great walks on Carn Ingli and around Nevern,Have enjoyed the beach and seen seals not far from the Parrog. The main bedroom blind needs re stringing but otherwise is as lovely as ever


Caroline and Friends

Absolutely perfect base for our friends yo gather.Really well equipped cottage taht was our ideal home from home, The surrounding beaches and walks are stunning and we all prefer Cardigan bay to Cornwall for picturesque scenery and wildlife, Lucky to have 80% blazing sunshine and seen dolphins, seals and lots of birds.Perfect many many thanks Lou Lou cafe do delicious breakfasts and Golden Lion fab evening meals


Jane and Michael

Extremely handy for walks, no need to take the car anywhere if you dont want to. Appreciated the wifi , Morawelon still does great Sunday lunch but need to book, We will return the this property again without a doubt,


Jane, Peggy and Darren

Another lovely stay thank you.a very relaxing week with Darren planning all the things he would do if this was his garden, Royal Oak still the best in town for a meal. Until next time, thanks


Barbara and Steve

last time this year maybe!Always looking forward to the weeks we have, A good long walk up Carn ingli and a refreshing drink at Golden Lion which has an outside marquee for taking dogs in.


Hudson family

Enjoyed our stay here very much-loved the house. Lots of great walks, picked mussels at "carreg"-yum, lava bread at Dinas Island.


Michael and family

Another fabulous stay here.Weather has been spectacular with all the windows and doors open the house stays nice and cool


Carol, Rob and Johnny

Another lovely week here, Fab cottage and trip to Skomer Island brilliant. Thank you for the BBQ -weather brilliant


David and Lynne

A lovely few days, weather bit dull but managed a few walks around the area. Great house with plenty of equipment which makes a great deal of difference when cooking.We hope to return


Alice and family

We had an absolutely weekend!Weather was great, so we did a lots of walks, Our dog loved this place, she felt free and all the dogs were so friendlyto her. We had an unforgetable time with our children, Thank you for letting us have your cottage this weekend.


Watts family

Lovely cottage with many walks not requiring the car bliss!Royal Oak good for Indian takeaway and Sunday lunch.castle pub for mean rin eye steak, Walks here to top of Carn Ingli, to Dinas Head and back, here to beach, we will be back. Thank you for letting us use your lovely cottage


Parry, Whatt and Monger families

Another fantastic week at this cottage, Thank you for the christmas tree, a lovley touch. This is our 2nd Xmas here and they keep getting better, we will be back!


Mike and Samantha

Fantastic time here, Weather was kind to us. Loved the cottage, will recommend this to friends, A perfect week!


The Lidgbirds Family

We all had a lovely time in Ol Y Don one of the best ever! The weather was absolutely brilliant for us. Its just the little things that make Ol Y Don home for us. Grace (the dog) loved it here because it is totally dog friendly, she went out for a run everyday in the pony paddock! We all love the aga,and are now considering having one at home! We will be back !!!


Mr & Mrs Johnson and Mr & Mrs Williams

What a pleasure to come here to a beautiful well looked after property with all the home comforts people expect. We have been renting cottages in Newport for over 22 years . This one I really wanted (in my dreams) I have passed this cottage for many years, I can not emphasise enough the sheer delight of this cottage, I believe this is the best cottage in Newport by far. We are so excited about this place we are coming back in June and September can not wait! P.S first time down here in the snow it was great the place looked Magical !


Talbot Rice Family

A wonderful christmas week in beautiful Ol Y Don with all the joys of Parrog beach, dunes, headlands and a particularly stunning Boxing Day on the Preselis in frosty and glorious sunny views looking their best. North Pembrokeshire the very best of both worlds and coming back to Ol Y Don at the end of the day has been the icing on the cake!


Paul, Jan, Sue and Finn

Sensational Cottage! Gergeous walks along the Coast Path. Fantastic lamb from the butcher, friendly people, wild horses and foals on the coast path, plenty of seal action...Perfect!


Mr & Mrs Padgham

What a wonderful cottage, clean, peaceful and everything you need and so much to do on your doorstep. Weather was fantastic and we enjoyed our last break together before 'our first child' joins us in a month. Thank you for the house it made everything - perfect! We will be back with the little one before the year is out.


Maurice & Joanne White & Taffy the dog

A lovely place to stay. Enjoyed the walks round the estuary and Dinas Head, the ruined chapel at Cwm Yr Eglwys is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your property, we hope to be back soon.


Georgia, Andrew, Janice & Honey the dog

Beautiful cottage and ideal location for walking. A great base to go out for the day and warm and cosy when you get back. Honey thoroughly enjoyed walking to the beach and swimming in the sea when she got there! Strongly recommend The Sloop Inn at Porthgain for lunch. Overall a great week and we look forward to returning soon !


Mitchell Family

We've had a lovely week here. House and location both beautiful. Theo loved making sand castles in the rain. The people here are so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend the curries at the Royal Oak. Pwllgwaelod was great for rock pools and caves - nice restaurant there too. Thank you!


Breda & Bill Stone

Wethoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful cottage. We did not have the best weather but as always when we visit Newport, we were absolutely taken with the area. We look forward to returning!


Pauline & Alan Smith & katherine & Brett Durham

What a wonderful place to stay, the cottage was everything we wanted, the weather was perfect, the people friendly and wildlife outstanding. Who'd have thought we would have seen an otter on our first day here, let alone another the next day and within feet of us. We shall go away with happy memories of our stay in Newport and look forward to returning in 2009.


Padgham Family

Well we were back, as promised with our new edition, our little girl born in May! Had Had to take her here for her 1st holiday. Weather was great only 2 rainy days. As usual the house was perfect! Did not get to do diff walks at Abereiddy, but good excuse to come back again !! Many thanks !


Swindells Family

Fabulous cottage just about mastered cooking on the aga. Great walks around the coast and the jet boat adventure around Ramsey Island is brilliant. Thank you.


Harris Family

We had a great week in a fantastic house, in a lovely part of the world(we had never visited before - but will do again). Thank you


Fuge Family

Ol Y Don was delightful! We have had a wonderful week. Home from home comforts, lovely walks and generally relaxing. We shall hopefully return to Ol Y Don again. Had a wonderful time loved the proximity to the estuary and the beach. Children loved the garden. A real lovely home to stay in.


Ol y Don 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.


The property is situated at the end of a narrow lane approximately 50 metres from a turning circle. The property has a gated level driveway which will accommodate up to 3 cars.

Access to the property may be gained via a front and back door: Access to the front door is gained via a rough flagstone path which is raised 120mm from the driveway. The path is level and leads to the doorway which has a standard frame and sill which forms a step of 200mm high. Normal access is via the back door. Between the driveway and the door is a slate patio which incorporates a few steps the dimensions of which are from driveway up 40mm step then across 410mm then down a step then across 310mm then down 225mm to access the patio then up 150mm step to decking then up 80mm step leading up to back door.

A phone accepting incoming calls is situated in the kitchen with an extension in the main bedroom. A fire extinguisher is situated in the hall and is suitable to extinguish fires where an electrical appliance is at fault.

The lawned garden is on 2 tiers and can be accessed via the driveway or from the patio via 3 steps.

Once inside the house, the ground floor has level floors throughout the kitchen, hall and shower room however, there is a 200mm step into the lounge. The staircase is circular and narrow and has slate treads which rise at 200mm intervals. The staircase has a rope banister on the right hand side as you ascend. On the first floor, the bathroom, landing and main bedroom are on the same level however; there is a 200mm step into the bedrooms 2 and 3, which lead off each other. All floors are wooden with rugs in the lounge and bedrooms. All floors and internal doors in the property are oak and contrast with white walls. The staircase is white with slate steps.

Guide dogs welcome.

There are external lights which have motion sensors to the front and rear of the cottage. There are also fixed lights to the front and rear of the building. The cottage is situated at the bottom of a hill and therefore the 400m walk to the village is up hill. The cottage is situated adjacent to the Pembrokeshire National Park coast path which is level for about half a mile in both directions. A bus service runs from the centre of the village with the bus stop situated approximately 500 yards from the cottage. The main line railway station is situated about 8 miles from the cottage whilst Carmarthen station is about 30 miles away and Swansea 50 miles.

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