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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2 + Double Beds
2 Baths/Showers
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Enclosed Garden
Freezer
Full Central Heating
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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

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest - The Torch Theatre

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Saturday 28 October 2017

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/.

Harvest Food Fayre

Sunday 22 October 2017

Oriel Parc will be celebrating the Autumn season with an array of stalls selling seasonal delights and local produce.For tickets please contact Katie on 01437 720392 or email katiew@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

Spooktacular Nights at Oakwood

Thursday 26 October 2017 - Tuesday 31 October 2017

This Halloween why not face your phobias on the many thrilling rollercoasters, get your face painted, get lost in the mazes or watch the halloween shows that oakwood will be presenting this October! There will also be 'Spooktacular Bites Back' on 28th October at 5.30pm with a scare fest full of exciting Halloween antics.

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. 

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday 28 October 2017

The Annual Pumpkin harvest is back for 2017, there will be delicious food options, painting, fancy dress and spooky stories for the whole family to come and enjoy! The entry is completely free and all funds raised will help bring more inner city children to beautiful treginnis for a week of muck and magic.

Picton Castle Spooky Halloween

Saturday 28 October 2017 - Friday 03 November 2017

Picton Castle will be hosting a fun raising event from 28th October – 3rd November 10 am – 5pm. The week will consist of many activities and games for families to enjoy! There will even be spooky tours of the castle commencing every half an hour with the last one of the day being 4 pm. All Activities will commence at 11am, tickets are £8 per Adult and £6 per child, under 5s can go free!

Narberth & Whitland Round Table Fireworks

Saturday 28 October 2017

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.

Dr Beynons Bug Farm - Spooktacular Halloween Party

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Dy Beynons popular Bug Farm located in St Davids will be hosting a 'Spooktacular Halloween' party on 31st October. There will be bug tastic bites served by The Grub Kitchen, Halloween themed games, fancy dress and much more!

Scolton Manor - Halloween Baking

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Scolton Manor will be holding a day full of halloween themed cooking for kids! Children will be able to cook some creepy dropscones, scary skeletons,, witches broomsticks and a huge chocolate orange mousse. Places are limited so booking is essential please contact Nikki Caldwell for more information nikki.caldwell@pembrokeshire.gov.uk. Tickets are £20 per child and is for ages 6-11 and will take place from 10am until 12.30 ticket prices include a bag of goodies and the homemade treats.

Oriel Y Parc

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Get creative this Halloween at Oriel Y Parc with their Halloween workshop. Create collages inspired by ghost, witches and all the Halloween classics! Tickets are £3 per child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets please call 01437720392.

Crafty Creepy Castle Torch Theatre

Thursday 02 November 2017

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/.

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.

Milford Haven Roundtable Fireworks

Sunday 05 November 2017

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

Friday 24 November 2017 - Sunday 26 November 2017

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market will start 24th November until 26th November.

Castell Henllys - Christmas Fayre

Sunday 26 November 2017

Why not go and experience a Christmas Fayre to remember at Castell Henllys! With a variety of stalls selling many Christmas gifts and festivities as well as mulled wine and mince pies available in the cafe.  Try some roasted chestnuts and even visit Santa and his elf in his grotto. Children can enjoy activities with the Christmas fairy and listen to stories in the roundhouse.Entry is free - normal entry applies to the rest of the site.

The Elf Express

Friday 01 December 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017

Why not celebrate the festive season at Vincent Davies on their magical Elf Express every weekend and Thursday in December.Tickets are £19.99 per person and includes a £10 discount for group bookings of 6 or more. The ticket includes a drink on arrival, festive fun gifts & goodies, meet and greet with Santa and his elves and a Christmas buffet. For Tickets please visit Vincent Davies directly or download one of their booking forms here http://www.vincentdavies.co.uk/event/elf-express-experience/.

A Magical Family Christmas At Picton Castle - Dec 9th,10,16th,17th

Saturday 09 December 2017 - Sunday 17 December 2017

Picton Castle will be holding a magical Christmas tour through their festive decorated castle! Children will be able to meet Santa himself and of course he will have gifts for every child ready for the well behaved ones that is! As Santas mythical companion Krumpus will be hiding in the castle letting Santa know who has been naughty or nice! Children will also be able to have a go at ones of the craft workshops, mulled wine and spiced apple juice will also be available. Opening times will be 10am - 5pm and tickets are £15 per adult and £12 per child, unders 5s go free. Alterntaively you can purhcase a family ticket ( 2 adults, 2 children) for £49.00. Tour times are to be confirmed.

Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Christmas Fayre

Sunday 10 December 2017

The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Christmas Fayre will be happening at the brithdir hall at the county show grounds. The Fayre will begin at 10am and end with a carol concert at 7pm. The Fayre will contain food and festive demonstrations, food stalls, gift and craft stalls, santas grotto, choirs and you will even receive complimentary mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival. Tickets are £2.50 and free for under 12s. For more information please contact 01437 764331.

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!

St Davids Cathedral Festival

Friday 25 May 2018 - Sunday 03 June 2018

The St Davids Cathedral Festival takes place across ten days with a range of classical and contemporary musical performances taking place in the beautiful setting of St Davids Cathedral. This event is a success year after year, and is definitely one not to be missed. Performers in the past have included the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, The Sixteen, Goodwick Brass Band. Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and the Cambrian Consort of Viols. Performance times vary, please see www.stdavidscathedralfestival.co.uk for more information - tickets can be bought online. 

 

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

Mr & Mrs Mitchard

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.


John and Susan Roberts

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.


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

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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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