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.
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.
Please ensure your read our access statement for this cottage in the tab above for more information, however if you are still unsure whether the property will be suitable for your needs, don't hesitate to call us on 01437 765 765 to discuss your specific requirements.
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, radio/CD player, unlimited WiFi, towels for hire at £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.
This March, spend an evening with the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) in Haverfordwest and learn all about the many lighthouses across our county and West Wales. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Explore the historical Pembrokeshire landmark, Pentre Ifan, and the surrounding area with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). You will gain a great insight into the back story of this incredible feature whilst enjoying a fresh countryside walk with wonderful views. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
The date for this event is not confirmed, but is set to take place some time late April. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be paying a visit to Milford Museum which will be followed by a tour around Milford, and welcome you to come along. To book a place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
After it's huge success in previous years, the Haverfoodfest is back! Making the most of quality local produce, the Haverfoodfest welcomes everyone to sample the incredible food and drink that our local producers have to offer. With a number of food stalls, as well as demonstrations, competitions and entertainment, the Haverfoodfest is certainly one to be on the list of events to go to this year!
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is set to take place some time early May. Hosted by the RSPB and Marine Special Areas of Conservation, you can join the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) on a trip to the islands of Ramsey and Grassholm, both known for their magnificent wildlife and seabirds. This is a fantastic opportunity to go wildlife spotting and enjoy a Guided Walk learning all about the islands.
The Preseli Beast is an off-road racing event, still a relatively new event. Approximately 24 miles off road, this race takes in a route through wooded valleys, trails and paths taking in scenery across the Gwaun Valley and Newport Bay. Opt for a smaller race with the Beast Bach, an 11 mile off-road race, or rise to the challenge of the Ultrabeast - a 32 mile off-road race! The start and finish are in Maenclochog, with the Ultrabeast kicking off first.
Plan a visit to Picton Castle this May for their very first food festival - The Picton Feast! Spread across two days, this event will take place in the stunning grounds of Picton Castle. There will be a range of food and refreshments available with stallholders offering great produce, demonstrations, talks and music entertainment.
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!
Running from the event headquarters at Crug Glas Country House Hotel near St Davids, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are now four distance routes covering much of North Pembrokeshire taking you through Fishguard, Newport and Cardigan depending on the distance you take part in. It's a great event for athletes and supporters alike, children can even take part too! Please note, all riders under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Fishguard Folk Festival, always guaranteed to be a fun weekend! With a number of concerts, performances, workshops and events taking place at various locations throughout Fishguard, there's plenty to choose from!
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.
Head to the peaceful village of Lawrenny this May for a festival dedicated to wellbeing of the mind, body and soul. Take part in a yoga or pilates class, zumba, ballet fusion or meditation. Learn something new in a chocolate workshop, a creative art workshop or even a spoon carving workshop! You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities including foraging and surfing. Top off your relaxing weekend with some great live music! See https://www.thebigretreatwales.co.uk/ for more information and to buy tickets. Please note, dogs are not permitted at this event.
Join the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for a walk along the beautiful coast at St Brides this Bank Holiday. Your walk will be paired with a demonstration at the Pumphouse in St Brides guaranteeing an interesting day out for all. To book a place, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758. Please note, date may vary nearer the time.
With two different distances available, you can either enter the Middle Distance event which is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run; or the 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!
This popular event is now a biennial event and shall return to our shores in 2019 - keep an eye out on www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk for updates.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 date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place early July. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be paying a visit to The Bug Farm near St Davids. This is a unique attraction run by Dr Sarah Beynon and you might even be able to pop in and sample some bugs at the Grub Kitchen onsite. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
This July, Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park shall be heading to the hills of Pembrokeshire with a walk at Narberth Mountain. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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
Head to Llanddewi Velfrey with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for a wonderful day out exploring the Welsh countryside. To book your place, please contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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!
Milford Waterfront is hosting a Street Food Festival this August where you can sample tasters of delicious and mouth-watering dishes alongside refreshing drinks from a number of street food vendors.
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place late August. The Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park will be visiting the magnificent Picton Castle and Gardens. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Accompany the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) this September for a walk along the coast of the St Davids peninsula between Porthclais and St Justinians where you will no doubt experience memorable views of the land, sea and wildlife. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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!
Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) will be hosting their AGM this October in Lawrenny. Walks and/or presentation details are to be announced nearer the time. To book your place, contact our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
The date for this event is not yet confirmed but is due to take place late October. Join Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) for an evening of dinner and celebrations at their Annual Trafalgar Night Dinner which is taking place at The Mariners Hotel in Haverfordwest this year. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Get into the festive spirit at a Christmas Tea and Carol Service with Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). Details are yet to be confirmed but this event is set to take place in early December. To book your place, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
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.
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.
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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