Pen yr Idlan

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Holiday Home in Mathry

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Pen yr Idlan

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.

Pets: 2.

Website: www.penyridlan.co.uk


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Pen yr Idlan Features

2 + Double Beds
2 Baths/Showers
BBQ
Bath
Cot & Highchair Provided
DVD
Dishwasher
Enclosed Garden
Freezer
Full Central Heating
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Golf Nearby
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No Smoking
Overhead Shower
Pub
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Sea/water views
Shower Cubicle
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Washing Machine

Attractions near Pen yr Idlan

Priskilly Forest Golf Club is a family run business which was established in 1992. Priskilly is an 18 Hole course, set in a beautiful location overlooking Strumble Head and the Preselis. Visitors and beginners are always welcome. Enjoy a woodland walk or a spot of lunch and really make a day of it.
Haverfordwest
Unleash your creative side in a relaxed working pottery studio. Suitable for all ages learning a new range of techniques and create a ceramic piece to keep forever, or as a perfect gift for a special occasion. A perfect opportunity to get your hands messy with a lump of clay! Great fun for everyone. Please Note: Sessions last up to 90 minutes; 1kg of clay with a bisque firing is included in the cost. The first session involves making your pottery with a subsequent session spent decorating/glazing your pieces. However if you are unable to make it back they offer a glazing and postal service. All sessions need to be booked in advance.
Dragon Activity Guides is an award winning, multi adventure activity provider based in Pembrokeshire. They offer Coasteering, Kayaking, Surfing, Rock Climbing and BBQ's packages. They Run sessions all over the Pembrokeshire coast. They can tailor the sessions to your needs and run the activities close to your accommodation. They will meet you at the selected venue, therefore meaning more time is spent on the activity rather then transport to and from the venue. Half Day sessions run from 10am - 1pm or 2 - 5pm. Full day sessions run from 10am - 5pm. All activities can be run as half day sessions. For a full day you can either combine two separate activities or you can enjoy Kayaking and Climbing as full day sessions They have top of the range equipment and instruction ensuring you are warm, comfortable and are in safe hands with our experienced, fully qualified guides. Whether you are looking for one to one tuition, organising a family holiday, cooperate package or a Stag or Hen do....We can arrange the perfect adventure package for you.
Fishguard
Theatr Gwaun is a theatre and cinema venue situated in Fishguard. First a cinema in the 1920's, Theatr Gwaun is a multi-arts venue showing new cinema releases as well as live theatre performances and events such as talks and workshops.

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. 

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.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

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. 

St Davids
The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you'll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients. 

 

Beaches near Pen yr Idlan

Abermawr
A little known, but impressively large, bay with a pebble bank which was naturally created by a huge storm in 1859. At low tide the beach is smothered in golden sand and offers good conditions for kiting. Surfing here can also be great when the tide is high, although beware of the strong currents.
At Low tide Abermawr’s 8000 year old forest remains can be seen. An additional treasure is the marshland behind the beach- here you can spot a vast array of wildlife.
Parking is along the roadside (limited space), there is a short path from here to the beach.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.

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.
Abercastle
Abercastle is a picturesque cove which was once a busy slate port. It’s small ‘beach’ is made up of sand, shingle and seaweed and is popular with walkers and fishermen. It is an inlet still used as a harbour base for a string of local fishermen. 
Swimmers, divers, kayakers and boating enthusiasts are drawn to this area. There is a slipway for boats and kayaks. The beach also faces North West so is naturally sheltered from winds. 
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Trefin. Here, there is a pub and a café that both serve good food.
Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
Abereiddy
Abereiddy beach is in a rural setting and covered in a unique mix of sand and pebbles that are bluey –grey in colour, due to the mixture of slate and stone. This gives the water a beautifully blue colour. Encased by dramatic cliffs and pretty colour-washed cottages, Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers, kayakers and walkers. 
Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages- the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slate pebbles along the beach.

Whilst you are here, don’t miss out on Pembrokeshire’s best hidden gem- The Blue Lagoon! Head North of the beach along the headland and discover this magical place for yourself. The former quarry is breath-taking, with it’s sparkling and very deep turquoise water. This is a popular spot for coasteering groups.
In summer months, enjoy an ice-cream and a cold drink from the van in the car park.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.

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.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.
Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
The cove of Nolton Haven is a small inlet of pebbles and sand. At low tide it's revealed to be a long and narrow beach, perfectly suited to sunbathers, as it has the added advantage of being sheltered by high cliffs on either side. With the car park behind the beach, Nolton Haven is a good starting point for excellent cliff-top walks along parts of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, finished off with lunch in the Mariners Arms!

 

Places To Drink near Pen yr Idlan

A country pub nestled in the village of Mathry, near to Abercastle and Croesgoch. This pub serves food daily, and offers a range of classic pub meals. The Farmers Arms also hosted the occasional live music night, karaoke nights, and special events.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
Cross Inn is a traditional pub with character located in the village of Hayscastle. Home cooked food served with a section of real ales,beers and wines. A Quiz Night is held on the last Sunday of every month in which starts at 8pm.
Fishguard
The Pendre Inn is a traditional pub situated at the top of Fishguard town. A welcoming pub, it retains many original features such as beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace. They have a beer garden, as well as a pool table and darts board. They serve a range of food from Sunday Lunch, to classic pub meals such as ham, egg and chips, as well as serving lighter options such as sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes.
Situated right on the High Street in Fishguard, this pub is a popular one with locals and holidaymakers alike. As well as offering a range of delicious pub meals, they host regular live music nights every Tuesday and Sunday, as well as curry nights on Wednesdays.

 

Places To Eat near Pen yr Idlan

A country pub nestled in the village of Mathry, near to Abercastle and Croesgoch. This pub serves food daily, and offers a range of classic pub meals. The Farmers Arms also hosted the occasional live music night, karaoke nights, and special events.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Croesgoch
A popular pub tucked away in the rural village of Croesgoch, situated on the A487 between Fishguard and St Davids. Sit in the bar, restaurant or conservatory, or if you'd prefer - make use of their takeaway option! The Atramont as it is known to locals, boasts a pool room, restaurant and a beer garden as well as Sky Sports on two screens! Vegetarian meals available.
Porthgain
Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you're out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Haverfordwest
Something's Cooking is an award-winning Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway offering a variety of fish dishes as well as flame-grilled burgers, locally made sausage and Welsh pies. They also offer a range of vegetarian dishes, as well as senior citizen's and children's menus.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
Cross Inn is a traditional pub with character located in the village of Hayscastle. Home cooked food served with a section of real ales,beers and wines. A Quiz Night is held on the last Sunday of every month in which starts at 8pm.
Fishguard
The Pendre Inn is a traditional pub situated at the top of Fishguard town. A welcoming pub, it retains many original features such as beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace. They have a beer garden, as well as a pool table and darts board. They serve a range of food from Sunday Lunch, to classic pub meals such as ham, egg and chips, as well as serving lighter options such as sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes.

 

Events near Pen yr Idlan

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Saturday 24 June 2017 - Sunday 02 July 2017

The wait is over! Pembrokeshire Fish Week is back! This festival celebrates the very best of quality seafood caught locally as well as other local produce, and the local producers and businesses involved in the food and fishing industries within Pembrokeshire. Events happen all across the county the whole week long. Enjoy cookery demonstrations, boat trips, Take part in fish filleting workshops, seaside foraging, coastal walks, beach fun days and fishing adventures!The 2017 festival kicks off with a brand new event in the estuary village of Lawrenny on the 24th, followed by a fun day at Scolton Manor on the 25th which will celebrate the county's maritime heritage. There will a celebratory family fay at the Parrog in Goodwick on the 1st July plus a Saundersfoot Harbour Festival on the 2nd. Please see www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk

Powerboat Championship

Friday 14 July 2017 - Sunday 16 July 2017

Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers. The racers will use Milford Waterfront as their base providing spectators with superb opportunities for watching the race and enjoying the exciting build up activities, events and hospitality.Tel: 01646 696100. Email:  anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

Fishguard International Music Festival

Monday 24 July 2017 - Tuesday 01 August 2017

This International Music Festival incorporates orchestral concerts, chamber music, choral music and stage productions to create a full week of international music for all festival-goers to enjoy! Tickets available to buy online now https://fishguardmusicfestival.co.uk/concerts or by phone on 0333 666 3366 Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm. If you are in the area you can also purchase tickets at Festival Box Office Theatr Gwaun, West St, Fishguard.

Pagoda Project in concert

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Folk and jazz fusion from Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) and Karen Wimhurst of Cauld Blast Orchestra. Hear them in the evocative setting of a 200-year-old country chapel.  Event Contact Details:  Main Street Music Pembroke. Tel: 01646 621530. Email: burnettshill@btinternet.com. Tickets £10.

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!

Roch Fete and Fun Dog Show

Saturday 29 July 2017

Come along to the annual family fun afternoon in Roch. The fete will have a selection of stalls,cream teas, BBQ & bar, ice-creams,games and side shows as well as the entertaining dog show.

Queen Bee Carnival

Saturday 29 July 2017

Narberth will be hosting their very own Queen bee Carnival on the 29th July, they aim to raise awareness for the important role of bees in our ecosystem. The carnival will display a swarm of worker bees chasing their queen bee down Narberth High Street with their own movable meadow. Entry is completely free and the carnival procession begins at 2pm on Saturday 29 July.

Shakespeare at St Dogmaels Abbey: Richard II

Wednesday 02 August 2017 - Saturday 05 August 2017

The Abbey Shakespeare Players are back at St Dogmaels Abbey for their 31st year running and are performing Richard II this year. 

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

The Llangwm Literary Festival

Friday 11 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's newest Literary Festival where they will be showcasing some of the best in writing on a variety of themes. In addition, they are hosting creative writing and art workshops for adults and children, "Poems and Pints" and lots more....

Pembrokeshire 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.

Camrose Vintage Working Day

Saturday 26 August 2017

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!

West Wales Wool Show

Saturday 14 October 2017

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. 

Family Fun and Fireworks

Saturday 28 October 2017

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. 

Trewern Arms, Nevern Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Sunday 05 November 2017

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.

New Year's Eve Street Party

Sunday 31 December 2017

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

Monday 01 January 2018

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.

St. David's Annual Charity Horse & Dog Show

Sunday 13 May 2018

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!

 

Historic Places near Pen yr Idlan

Abercastle
Carreg Sampson is a Neolithic Burial Chamber of the dolmen variety. Stood tall are seven upright stones, three of which support a 4.5 metre long capstone. It is the remains of a large tomb which may once have been covered with a mound of earth, however any hint of a covering mound has since disappeared. A visit to Carreg Sampson is well worth it even if you are not a history buff, as it enjoys panoramic views across the land and sea.
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!
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.
Solva Woollen Mill is the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and is now the only mill in Wales specialising in flat woven carpets, rugs and runners. Its a family business but visitors are welcome to the mill to wander through the weaving sheds, chat to the weavers as they are warping, splitting yarn or weaving. There is a mill shop housed carding engines and spinning mules and a tearoom which is located in the old dye shed, selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum has over forty motor cars on display, from veteran cars to classic cars. For each car on display, you can see a complete history. All cars are in excellent condition and are occasionally used by their owners for vintage car rallies etc. so please bear in mind that cars may not always be on display. The Motor Museum is also home to a licensed bar, a magazine and video lounge where you can read and watch all about motoring.
A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David's Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
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.
Originally constructed in the 12th Century as a fortress made from timber, and has seen visits from a number of famous names including Oliver Cromwell and King Richard II. The castle was later reconstructed in stone, and was often used to house prisoners before being replaced by a new prison building inside the castle grounds in the 19th Century. This building is now home to the Pembrokeshire Records Office. Not much remains of the stone castle other than the stone wall which grandly looks upon the small town below it. A must-visit is the Town Museum, located in the Old Prison Governor's House. With artefacts, prints, paintings and models, this museum tells the history of the castle and the surrounding town.

 

Customer Reviews of Pen yr Idlan

Colin & Kate Telford

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.


John, Anne and Sean Rodgers

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.


Mark & Sara Cleaver

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.


Claire, Peter, Asha & Alec

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


Degwyn Thomas

Had a very relaxing stay, lovely food in the Farmers Arms. Log burner was nice and warm, lovely little village.


Vanessa & Mike Aldridge

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.


Kevin & Diane

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.


Caroline & Paul

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


Karen, Nathan, Ffion,

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 !


Jayne + David

A lovely cottage and well equipped. Had a lovely day out in Tenby, Fishguard + St Davids.


Steve + Caroline

A lovely relaxing long weekend. A lovely cottage with great views. A good welcome at the Farmers arms and good food.


Mr & Mrs Nix

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.


Sue Fitzmaurice & Pat Woodward

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.


Bradley Family

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.


Taylors Family

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!


Gentles Family

The house was very nice and we loved the kitchen. Thanks


Staves Family

Excellent cottage, really enjoyed dog friendly local beaches and pubs.


Whitton & Davies Families

Beautiful weather, lovely walks - we enjoyed the sea, food and absolutely everything - very happy with our accomodation. Good meals at Famers Arms.


Romans Family

Lovely cottage, perfect location. Really enjoyed the views, friendly village.


Jean Holden & Beth Howarth

Lovely refurbished bathroom and kitchen, in spite of variable weather, the coast and wild flowers well up to standard. Lovely holiday.


Mr & Mrs Hurley

Accomodation 1st class, really enjoyed our stay - enjoyed our evening meals at The Farmers Arms. Everything we needed was available.


Pen yr Idlan 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.


Situated close to the centre of Mathry Village.

Bus stop is 150 metres away.

Village pub and café within approximately 300 metres.

Off road parking for two cars directly outside front entrance.

Level, mainly grassed garden with garden furniture.

Threshold to porch and one step to front door.

Ground floor has a double room, family room/double/single, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.

Bathroom is spacious and has a whb, wc and bath with overhead shower.

Staircase to first floor.

Kitchen/diner with fitted units and range of appliances.

Sitting room with a multi-fuel stove.

TV with freesat, video/dvd and music system.

Small shower room with shower/whb/wc and extractor (no window).

All rooms have good natural and artificial lighting.

Alternative entrance to first floor rear hall via stone steps from street level.

Guide dogs welcome.

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