Seal Cottage

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Holiday Home in Aberfforest Beach, Newport

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Seal Cottage

Seal Cottage is a wonderful, cosy, semi-detached, stone barn, beautifully converted to make a comfortable, contemporary retreat for just a couple within this unique cluster of cottages. The open plan living space has A-frame beams, slate floor and a modern fitted kitchenette, the wood burning stove ensures a cosy feel on the chilliest of evenings. A fixed wooden step ladder leads to the quaint galleried crog loft bedroom set in the eaves, care needed with your head.

To the rear is a small, sunny, enclosed rear decked area overlooking the wooded valley, enjoy an alfresco meal while you listen to the nearby waterfall. The area abounds in bird and wildlife and is sure to delight.

A short 200 yard walk takes you to the pretty, small sandy beach of Aberfforrest Bay, ideal for kayaking or swimming and is a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and explore the wonderful walks to Dinas Head and Newport with its beautiful golden beach and excellent restaurants, shops and pubs are under 2 miles away.

A truly, delightful cosy holiday cottage, whatever the season.

Shares the same location as 12050 Seahorse Cottage.

Not suitable for children under 3 years old. Babes in arms welcome, no baby equipment supplied, you are welcome to bring your own.

Aberfforest is a very special bay on this beautiful coastline, pitted with tiny sandy coves and a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Deciduous ancient woodlands run down tiny valleys to the seas edge and birdwatchers and naturalists delight in the abundance of wildlife. The bay, which can only be approached by the general public over a long footpath, is almost private and has launching facilities available by prior arrangement. The small, sandy beach is perfect for swimming or kayaking and you may sometimes be joined by a seal. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs past Aberfforest; follow this for fantastic scenic walks to Newport beach and Dinas Head. The villages of Dinas and Newport with their shops, pubs and restaurants are under 2 miles away, a pleasant walk in good weather.

The following 6 properties are approximately 150 yards from the beach:

Part of a group of six farm buildings including Seahorse Cottage (12050), Crab Cottage (10885), Aberfforest House (13316) and Hen Ty Llaeth (12750).

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchenette/diner, shower room/whb/wc, fixed wooden step ladder to galleried crog loft with double bed/accessed from one side and single bed.

Heating: Electric heaters, wood burning stove - starter pack provided.

Electricity: Charged according to use, first £25.00 paid by owner. £15 for shortbreaks.

Parking: 1 space in shared parking area plus boat launching by prior arrangement with no fee required.

Facilities: Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV/freesat/DVD player, WiFi, garden furniture.

Pets: No.

Website: www.sealcottagenewport.uk


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Attractions near Seal Cottage

Newport Links Golf Club boasts a location of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. With its undulating fairways and postage stamp greens, this course was originally designed by James Braid (5 times Open Winner). Newport Links offers 18 of the most picturesque holes you could hope to play, and with lessons, a target range, club hire and buggy and trolley hire - it has everything you could possible need.

The street market in Newport runs from the beginning of April to the end of December. The market is open on Mondays, weather permitting, from Its aim is to promote and sell local produce and products and it presents an opportunity to buy fresh produce and locally reared meats.

Dyffryn Fernant Garden is a six acre garden nestled in the Preseli Hills near Fishguard. With a bog garden, a fernary and courtyard full of exotic plants, this is the perfect place to go for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Stroll along the stream and take in sights of the wild marsh and ornamental grasses. Please note: Guide dogs only allowed in the gardens.
Penlan Uchaf Gardens differs to most other gardens you might visit, as its landscaped gardens are set around an everyday working farm. With approximately three acres, Penlan Uchaf Gardens are situated in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park in North Pembrokeshire promising breathtaking views across the Preseli Hills.
Only place in Wales where you can see candles dipped in their original way. Inger John provides a warm welcome to all visitors, who can see hand-dipped candles being made without any mechanical aids. Her candles are created with unique graded colours and with exotic scents including specially blended essential oils. The workshop is a real “Aladdin's Cave” packed with candles of all shapes and sizes. Most are made on the premises, and others are imported from all over the world. Also in stock are candlesticks of many types, snuffers, lanterns, oil burners, accessories, candle-making kits, and books of local interest.
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.
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!

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. 

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.
Ceibwr Bay
The Witches Cauldron, or Pwll-Y-Wrach to the Welsh, is a geological feature near to Ceibwr Bay which can be accessed only by either sea kayak or a good half an hour walk along the Coastal Path from Ceibwr Bay. A collapsed cave which gives stunning views to those walking and kayaking in the area, and lots of intricate tunnels seen only by kayakers. Access is denied during the autumn when seals gather to pup, and the walkers path is steep and narrow in parts.

 

Beaches near Seal Cottage

Aberfforest
Aberfforest Beach is a small bay made up of a mixture of sand and shingle, situated between two majestic cliffs and just under two miles from the local villages of Newport and Dinas. 
Accessible via a long footpath, which leads along a wide farm track (follow Aberfforest signs) almost all the way to the beach, or alternatively along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from Cwm Yr Eglwys, this beach is quiet and peaceful - perfect for a relaxing day by the seaside, a picnic or taking a few beautiful photographs.  
Aberfforest is a great beach for swimming and kayaking, and is a popular haunt for seals. 
A special little gem that you mustn’t miss out on, is the secret waterfall which is nestled in the wooded valley just behind the beach. It is definitely worth a visit.
Cwm Yr Eglwys
Cwm-yr-Eglwys is a petite, eye-catching cove popular with families, kayakers and sea swimmers. Overlooking the picturesque shingle and pebble beach are the remains of the 12th Century church of St Brynach's, which was destroyed during a fierce storm in 1859. To find Cwm-yr-Eglwys follow the narrow, twisting road off the A487 just to the east of Dinas Cross.
Pwllgwaelod
A small sandy beach with cliffs on either side means that the west facing Pwllgwaelod is unsuitable for most 'forces-of-nature' sports, however it is very handy for launching small boats and kayaks/canoes. There are low rocks on both sides to clamber over and numerous rockpools. The beach does however offer good views across Fishguard Bay to Fishguard Harbour and a short walk of a kilometre or so takes you across the southern end of Dinas Island to the beach at Cwm-yr-Eglwys.
Newport
This large, picturesque horseshoe shaped bay is generally well protected from the winds and waves that pound much of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The historic town of Newport stands near the mouth of the River Nevern where there are 2 beaches - one on each side of the estuary. The Parrog is on the Southern side, and although this is the more sheltered beach, unpredictable currents make bathing dangerous. However, the area is rich in prehistoric sites, including Pentre Ifan burial chamber. To find the beach follow the signs from Newport and the A487. It is dog friendly all year round. 
Newport
A superb long stretch of beach with lots of room to play games and sail boats. The beach is backed by a popular golf course with club house. At low tide you can walk across the estuary to Newport Parrog, and the walk around the river bank through a bird sanctuary to the road bridge crossing is always enjoyable. Visitors should be careful of dangerous currents around the river. Nature has given Newport a spectacular setting of sea, castle and the towering Carn Ingli – at 1100-feet this makes for a wonderful view from the beach. Access to the beach is easy – no steps or cliffs.
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.
Ceibwr Bay
Ceibwr is an attractive little bay, totally undeveloped and the haunt of shy seabirds and Grey Atlantic seals, with the nearby village of Moylegrove within walking distance. The cliff walking is high, craggy and awesomely beautiful whatever the weather or season. The cliffs show evidence of impressive forces at work circa 400 million years ago when Ceibwr was created - admire the elegant folds and scrolls in the rock face. The ruins of a fine Celtic fortress can be found on the northern cliff edge. The more romantic can envisage the smugglers taking advantage of such a remote spot along with the ideal locality of the cave on the beach. This area is for those seeking a quiet holiday near the amenities of Cardigan and Newport but away from the more popular sandy beaches and busy centres. There is a car park with toilets in Moylegrove and roadside parking closer to the cove with space for approx 20-25 vehicles.
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.
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.

St Dogmaels
Near the mouth of the River Teifi, on the southern side opposite Cardigan, stands St Dogmaels. It is essentially a seafaring village, as examination of headstones in the churchyard will testify. The remains of an Abbey founded by Robert Fitz-Martin in the 12th century are worth a visit. Poppit Sands a little further down the estuary has a beautiful and extensive beach which denotes the start (or the end!) of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

 

Places To Drink near Seal Cottage

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

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Fishguard
Peppers strives to have a creative and unique food and drinks menu showcasing lots of local produce in their dishes. In addition to their restaurant, Peppers hosts live music nights with jazz, classical, and folk music performed for all to hear, as well as holding exhibitions in their art gallery. Please Note: There is no set Children's Menu but Children's Portions are available. Vegan food is not available.

 

Places To Eat near Seal Cottage

A family run club house that dates back to the late 13th century and offers home made meals, traditional Sunday lunches and refreshing drinks including locally brewed ales. The Country Club is a tranquil park which has an abundance of trees, flowers shrubs and gardens which are maintained to a very high standard. The sea views from the park take in the beautiful landscape of Dinas Head and look north all the way to the Llyn Peninsula on a clear day. Please Note: Table bookings are advisable.
The Freemasons Arms is on the main road at Dinas, conveniently situated across from a car park. This pub offers a range of ales and meals at both lunchtime and in the evening. They have a beer garden, with a darts and pool room separate from the bar.
Pwllgwaelod
Formerly the Sailors Safety, this pub/restaurant dates from 1593. It is named for the light it once kept burning as a guide to ships. Set in a beautiful location where you can view spectacular sunsets, The Old Sailors restaurant stands on the beachside at Pwllgwaelod. A wide selection of local seafood is on the menu daily, with the local crab and lobster a must for all seafood lovers. For those with a more traditional taste there is a fantastic homemade Steak & Ale pie. A fine selection of local beers and fine wines available.
Morawelon is Camping and Caravanning site with a on-site restaurant providing campers and visitors with delicious hot and cold food. A waterfront location with extensive views across Newport Bay and Morfa Head. Its family-run,so you can be sure of great service and top quality cooking from healthy and tasty ingredients. A superb range of teas, coffees and pastries also available all day, with a fully licensed bar. With it's constantly changing menu, and a wide selection of home-cooked food they can cater for everyone's needs.
Newport
Cnapan's restaurant will instantly make you feel at home with its relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The food and drink menu celebrates local produce with Welsh beef and Preseli lamb (to name a few) being part and parcel of Cnapan's everyday menu. If you're looking to spoil yourselves with some quality food and drink, Cnapan is the place to go.
Newport
The Golden Lion makes the most of the local produce available, with Welsh beef and freshly caught seafood on their doorstep, you're guaranteed to be impressed by their menu. Specials vary according to seasonal produce.
Llys Meddyg is a typical Georgian town house which has been transformed into a luxurious place to visit. The food and drink options range from the more elegant fine-dining menus to family friendly menus, as well as offering seasonal menus throughout the year.

Seaglass Restaurant, is located in the grounds of Newport Sands golf course,  relax with spectacular views overlooking the bay and golf course perfect for a leisurely breakfast, relaxed lunch or delicious dinner, everyone is welcome.We extend a warm welcome to families, groups and couples. By day relax and enjoy our unique beachfront setting with our wonderfully light and airy ambiance. The restaurant enjoys panoramic views of unspoilt Newport Bay from inside the dining room with floor to ceiling windows and from our sun-filled terrace.Children are very welcome and we have a children’s menu with all their favourites. Youngsters can enjoy our play area whilst the adults relax and take in the view. In the evenings our stylish and contemporary decor offers intimate and sophisticated dining. Fresh and seasonal produce is prepared daily with care and served with attention to detail by our expert team. Whether it’s a warm, hearty pie made from local, seasonal ingredients, a delicious toasted Panini, fresh Moules Marinieres, or indulgent sticky toffee pudding we have something for everyone.



Nevern
The Trewern Arms and hotel is a 16th century building, situated astride the banks of the River Nevern. It's a typical cosy country pub with stone walls and original beams. This riverside pub is situated in the Valley of Nevern making it a rather rural and secluded pub, with fishing off the river just across the road and popular woodland walks nearby. Food varies from pizza to burgers, from steak to fish - all made with local produce.

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



 

Events near Seal Cottage

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....

Cardigan River and Food Festival

Saturday 12 August 2017

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

Pembrokeshire County Show

Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Thursday 17 August 2017

Pembrokeshire's County Show returns for another year! This annual event brings thousands of people to the Haverfordwest Showground each year. With a variety of crafts and stalls, there is also displays, exhibitions and performances to see! There is a whole host of agricultural machinery on display as well as livestock to see, a fair, and a number of horse and dog shows. Of course there is also plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with local businesses, as well as sampling some great local produce on offer in the food hall!

Aberjazz Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 24 August 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

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

Cardigan Quays Festival

Saturday 26 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017

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

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.

Willow Christmas Decorations with Cassandra Lishman

Friday 24 November 2017

A one day of professional willow weaving tuition is being held at Bryn Berwyn Country House .All materials required to make your willow decorations are included in the course fee.  A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools. ncluded is a delicious lunch and they will happily cater for any dietary requirements if notified in advance. A plentiful supply of tea, coffee and afternoon cake is provided. To book please visit their website: http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/

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 Seal Cottage

Newport
Nestled in the heart of Pembrokeshire coast, this cromlech is topped with a 15 ton capstone making it an incredible sight to see. Full of history, this area is where the original Stonehenge bluestones originated. It dates back to the Neolithic era. Please Note: Assistance Dogs only. There is limited parking nearby.
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!
Situated in North Pembrokeshire, Castell Henllys is an extraordinary day out for anyone interested in history. With a reconstructed Iron Age Hill fort, Castell Henllys is set in 26 acres of woodland on excavated remains from over 2000 years ago. Particularly interesting is the three large replica roundhouses, the granary and forge.
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.
Cardigan
Set in the Eastern Preselis, Foel Drygarn (also known as Foel Trigarn) can only be accessed via a footpath, however there is nearby parking. It is the remains of a large Iron Age Hill-fort covering almost 4 hectacres, with three defended enclosures, and three large cairns each three metres in height. Historians state that it is likely to have been a heavily populated fortified village which was built sometime between 650BC and 100AD.
St. Dogmael's Abbey was founded on the banks of the River Teifi in 1115 for Tironian Monks, before being given the status of Abbey in 1120. Fortunately there are extensive remains to visit today, original 15th Century floor tiles can still be seen along the nave of which the west and north walls stand nearly to their original height. The Coach House is set in the surroundings of the Abbey ruins, and is now home to a museum and visitor centre where they have a collection of carved stones that were once part of the abbey on display.
St Dogmaels
Adjacent to St. Dogmaels Abbey and alongside a mill pond, this is one of the last working water mills in Wales which produces a range of stoneground flour.
Cardigan
Cardigan Castle is a magnificent castle which boasts some 900 years of history. It was once captured by Rhys ap Gruffudd who hosted an Eisteddfod, has been visited by King Edward I and Henry Tudor, it has been subject to burning leaving it partially demolished, before being purchased by Ceredigion County Council in 2003 and undertaking serious renovations enabling it to open its doors to the public as a heritage attraction in 2015.
Cardigan
Cilgerran Castle is situated in a stunning location overlooking the Teifi with two massive round towers still standing today. This was first established by the Normans as a ringwork castle and is approximately 800 years old. Entry to this castle is free during the winter months, and is free all year round to National Trust Members and the disabled. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.

 

Customer Reviews of Seal Cottage

The Powell Family

A peaceful week in a peaceful location. A little piece of heaven cant wait to come back!


The Cambridge Family

What else can we say, everybody has said it on the previous pages. Came for a week, luckily it was available the week after so we stayed for a fortnight. The area is lovely, the position is fabulous, the owners deserve high praise for the way the cottage is presented well done! Thank you for a lovely peaceful, carefree two weeks.


The Cray Family

Amazing location, tranquil, great suntrap garden. The best place to be for quiet and relaxing. The cottage is lovely with everything you need. The Royal Oak Newport does some good food. Newquay is a nice seaside town for shops and fish and chips on the beach. I am so glad I found Seal Cottage on the website, I really done want to go home!


The Tillotson Family

The cottage is very nice and the location even better. Walking, birds and wildlife superb. Bats take flight from the eaves by the backdoor between 9.15 and 9.30pm. Food at the Sailors is very good. We've had a superb time! Thanks very much.


The Vowden Family

Lovely location- so peaceful and pretty with all the spring flowers on the cliffs, no need to go far afield. A very restful break!


The Bambrick Family

Lovely cosy cottage, felt at home straight away. Very heavy rain on our journey but cleared up to a lovely week. Visited the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Pembroke Castle, St Davids, Nolton and Broad Haven and many other beauty spots around this magical coastline! Michelle loves the soft water and amazing views. Well worth the trip thanks very much!


The Lowe Family

Wonderful cottage thank you. Enjoyed the waterfall and of course the beach. Had lovely walks round Dinas Head to Newport. Also had day trips out to St Davids and seal spotting at Cardigan Head. Overall a fantasic holiday.


The Karachowski Family

Very cosy cottage and beautiful area. We loved the woods (wild garlic) Had a smashing time on the beach...look out for holey slates..Thank you.


The Heydeman Family

It was lovely to be back here in primrose time. Thank you very much!


The Chamberlain Family

A really good break! The walk from here to Newport is stunning-bus back. Lovely homemade cakes at Lan Lan's Newport. We also walked up to the hills to see the Blue Stone-also used for Stonehenge.


The Coates Family

Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage. We love this area especially this bay. Lovely food at the Golden Lion and The Ferry at Poppit sands! Would love to stay again!


The Coates Family

Lovely cottage. Idyllic location for adding more miles to our Pembrokeshire coast path tally! Aberforest round Dinas Head to Aberbeach and return via quiet country lanes and tracks 7.5 miles Aberforest up tracks to Pant Mawr, over the moor to Carn Igli, down to Newport and back along the coastal path to Poppit sands and Ceiwbr Bay and return along quiet lanes. Lunch at Somethings Cooking at Letterston and a return to visit St Davids. Ravens. Red Kites Peregrine Falcons and a seal in the bay. Wonderful!


The Longman Family

Lovely cottage, we really appreciated the peace and quiet. Even managed a dip in the sea-just about warm enough! We recommend a walk to Newport along the coast path and lunch at the veggie, organic café-they do great cake too!


The Ream Family

A lovely, restful and relaxing break in this beautiful secluded spot! Loved having own beach and the coastal path on the doorstep-recommend heading left to go round Dinas Head, having a pint at the Old Sailors and taking the easier, shorter route home behind the pub!


The Roberts Family

A peaceful place and lovely cottage, we shall return home rested and relaxed. We've enjoyed painting and watching and listening to Bullfinches and Buzzards in the woods, and resting Herring Gulls and Housemartins on the cliffs. Red Kite over the cottage.


The Whittaker Family

As above, fab cottage, fab location, even had fab weather! Highlight has got to be spotting an otter in the bay running from the stream in to the sea, saw him at dusk on Wednesday the 31st of July!


The Heydeman family

We have very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Thank you for letting us be the first guests! It is an idyllic place and very comfortable.



Mr. Bullock

Fab cottage, fab location and even had fab weather! Highlight has got to be spotting an otter in the bay running from the stream into the sea. Saw him at dusk on Wed 31 July!


Seal Cottage 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.


Seal Cottage is approached from an A-road along a half a mile of concreted farm track, sloping down with 2 sharp bends, opening onto the old concreted farmyard.

Parking for one car is on a shared gravel area, with a walk of approximately 25m across the gently sloping concrete yard to the cottage.

External light activated by movement sensors.

Small (approximately 30mm) step up to front door, 1000mm wide.

Ground floor: Open plan kitchen/dining area combined with living area. Door to shower room 850mm wide.

Kitchen has low-level oven in freestanding cooker. Under-counter fridge with small internal freezer compartment.

Upstairs gallery bedroom accessed by steep ‘alternating tread’ stairs 600mm wide. Restricted headroom in bedroom, 1760 mm at centre, reducing towards sides. Bedroom and stairs not suitable for young children or the infirm.

Shower room has corner shower unit with small step (approximately 30mm) into shower. Hand basin and toilet.

Satellite TV/DVD with Freesat package. Remote controls.

Rear decking area has step free access from the rear door (900 mm wide). The remainder of the garden is a small area of relatively flat grass, with a 100mm step down from the decking. There is side access to the garden via 2 steps and a gate.

Access to mixed beach is along a sloping unmade track about 150m long.

Bus service from request stop at the main road between Newport and Fishguard.

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