Pen yr Idlan is comfortably furnished throughout and benefits from its location in the centre of the interesting and popular village of Mathry with its good pub serving food. The spacious living area is situated on the first floor to make the most of the superb views and incorporates a kitchen/dining room with high vaulted ceiling and chapel style window overlooking the village. There are superb sea views from the private, enclosed stone walled garden and the upstairs sitting room which also has views across to the Preseli Hills. An excellent centre from which to explore this beautiful area.
The newly opened 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.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall, double room, family room/double/single, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.
First Floor: Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, shower room/whb/wc.
Heating: Gas central heating, woodburning stove.
Electricity: & Gas: £15 per week October - March, free April - September.
Parking: Off road for 2 cars - gated entrance.
Facilities: Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV/video player/recorder, DVD player, music system, towels for hire @ £5 per person per week, garden furniture, barbecue.
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.
Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.
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!
Comfortable and well equipped cottage. We loved the views which unfortunately disappeared for much of our stay when the rain set in. Fantastic Coastal walk on Sunday from Porthgain to Abereiddy returning to the sloop for lunch.
Cottage comfortable and clean. Weather mixed but strong winds. Would recommend the Wolf Inn and Wolfscastle. Good food and dog friendly, Farmers Arms dog friendly and staff pleasant. Plenty of little bays and areas to explore. St David's is a lovely little place but not a lot of parking.
Great wee cottages in lovely wee village, great base for days out and about. Been up and down the coast from Miford Haven to St Davids stopping at all the little villages then from St Davids to Fishguard. Newport on another day, dogs loved the beaches and plenty of walks on the door step. Porthgain is worth a look, lovely pub there and the Blue Lagoon and Abereiddy. Llys Y Fran reservoir, you can walk around it, popped into the local for a drink, very nice tea room as well. Pembroke Castle and area worth a visit also.
We were delighted when we entered the cottage. You can't always judge from a brochure - it's often serendipity. It's a lovely place to stay in. We particularly like the contemporary character. We like Mathry too and the pub and tea rooms are a real bonus. We normally stay in very isolated cottages but we've decided we prefer to stay in a civilised settlement. We'll be back very soon, we've family in the area and this location is perfect. Tip for future guests - porpoise watching at Strumble Head! Apparently the biggest colony of porpoises in Europe.
We arrived in the rain and are leaving in the rain but we have had a lovely sunny week. A but windy on occasions. We have not managed to do everything so will have to come back later in the year. We have had some lovely walks, a lovely boat trip around Ramsey island and visited Marloes sands and St Brides. Thank you for a lovely stay in your lovely home.
We have had a lovely visit- wish it could have been longer. The Farmers Arms does lovely food and welcomes dogs. Also we were fortunate enough to have lunch Al Fresco at The Shed in Porthgain. Really lovely cottage, good location would most certainly come here again. The woofs loved the walk to Abermawr, Footpath starts almost at the end of the garden. Thank you
Had a very relaxing stay, lovely food in the Farmers Arms. Log burner was nice and warm, lovely little village.
We've had a fabulous few days, cottage ticks all the boxes, everything we've needed and the weather has been sunny all week. Enjoying the views, walks and returning back to a cosy cottage, loved every minute. Will return, Thank you very much.
We've had a lovely few days here. The weather has been very cold, but mainly dry so able to get out and about. Meals at the Farmers Arms have been excellent would certainly recommend this cottage and consider coming back again.
We arrived in such awful weather, you couldn't see the hills or the sea - but then what a wonderful week, sunshine everyday, great walking weather. We have enjoyed the cottage, coming back to a lovely fire and cozy room. We enjoyed visits and meals at the farmers arms but also cooking in a well equipped kitchen. Many Thanks
Returned to this cottage for the second time after visiting back in March 2012. Fabulous as previous! Fantastically equipped even to cook Christmas dinner!! Farmers Arms - Once again was welcoming and a perfect welcome would definitely return for a third time, see you soon !
A lovely cottage and well equipped. Had a lovely day out in Tenby, Fishguard + St Davids.
A lovely relaxing long weekend. A lovely cottage with great views. A good welcome at the Farmers arms and good food.
We've been coming to Wales for 7 years now and this is the nicest cottage. Local beaches not big enough for our dogs but we found Newport Sands which was lovely, they had a good run. The Iron Age Fort at Castell Henllys is really interesting, well worth a visit. Had a day in Tenby (about 1 hour away) 30 years since we went there on our honeymoon.
Excellent accomodation - very pleased with everything. Weather variable but didnt prevent us getting out and about. Particularly enjoyed the beach at Broad Haven, first time the dogs have ever been to the seaside and they loved it! Also enjoyed Scolton Manor and grounds. Farmers Arms does very good meals and can recommend 'Somethings Cooking' in Letterston for fish and chips.
Great place to stay, would come back, enjoyed The Farmers Arms, local beaches, kayaking with Mike Mayberry suitable for all. Also pony trekking with Twiggy at Llanwda suitable for all.
We had a lovely week. The house was very comfortable with beautiful views. We enjoyed exploring all the local beaches. The weather was kind. Delicious fish and chips at Porthgain and drinks at The Sloop. Watching the Wizard of Oz at the village hall was a bonus!
The house was very nice and we loved the kitchen. Thanks
Excellent cottage, really enjoyed dog friendly local beaches and pubs.
Beautiful weather, lovely walks - we enjoyed the sea, food and absolutely everything - very happy with our accomodation. Good meals at Famers Arms.
Lovely cottage, perfect location. Really enjoyed the views, friendly village.
Lovely refurbished bathroom and kitchen, in spite of variable weather, the coast and wild flowers well up to standard. Lovely holiday.
Accomodation 1st class, really enjoyed our stay - enjoyed our evening meals at The Farmers Arms. Everything we needed was available.
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