The Smithy

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Holiday Cottage in Abercastle

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The Smithy

The Smithy is a detached, stone, converted cottage beautifully renovated and restored to give high quality accommodation set on the cliffside in the picturesque harbour village of Abercastle with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on your doorstep. Four steps lead up to this quaint cottage with slate floors and exposed stonework and beams, step into the spacious open plan living space with modern fitted kitchen area, furnished in a charming mix of contemporary and quirky antique pieces with lovely comfortable seating to relax on, while the pretty bedroom reflects the changing colours of the view over the village and sea. Stairs lead up to the cosy crog loft in the eaves with restricted headroom. Sit on the bench in front of the cottage and watch the world go by as the fisherman land their catch, soak up the wonderful aspect over the inlet and out to sea.

Spend your days exploring the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to Abermawr and Aberferlin below Trefin where there is a friendly village pub to enjoy a pint. Or further down the coast lies Porthgain and Abereiddy only a short drive away. A delightful cottage for a couple to enjoy a romantic retreat or for a family holiday base whatever the season.

Care needed with children and elderly as some unfenced drops to the front of the cottage.

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, double room, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc, utility room.

First Floor: Crog loft/twin room for children/3ft beds/restricted headroom.

Heating: Oil under floor heating.

Electricity: & Oil: £20 per week October - May, free June - September.

Parking: 1 space.

Facilities: Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, towels for hire at £6 per person per week, barbecue, garden furniture.

Pets: One.

Website: www.thesmithyabercastle.co.uk


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Attractions near The Smithy

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.
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.
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.
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.

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. 

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.
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 The Smithy

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St Davids
Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids.

 

Places To Drink near The Smithy

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.

 

Places To Eat near The Smithy

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.

 

Events near The Smithy

Sea Kayaking Festival

Monday 21 August 2017 - Wednesday 23 August 2017

Goodwick welcomes for the second year in a row the Sea Kayaking Festival, 20 of the top coaches from around the U.K will be coming to teach all levels of abiltiies and ages. For more information on times and how to buy tickets please visit their website http://www.pembrokeshireseakayakfestival.com/.

Summer Cookery Classes at Scolton Manor

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Scolton Manor will be hosting cookery classes on 23rd August 10am-1pm for children, they will even be able to take home all the delicious goodies they have made!Cookery classes will be followed by a picnic in the woods!ticket are £25 each 01437731328

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.

The Torch Theatres, Sunset Cinema, Dirty Dancing

Thursday 24 August 2017

Tickets £10.00 on the door £8.50 advancedhttp://torchtheatre.co.uk/event_category/sunset-cinema-2017/

The Torch Theatres, Sunset Cinema, A Knights Tale

Friday 25 August 2017

Advanced tickets £8.50Tickets on the door will be £10.00http://torchtheatre.co.uk/event_category/sunset-cinema-2017/

Haverfordwest Beer & Cider Festival

Friday 25 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017

Haverfordwest will be hosting their annual beer and cider festival from Friday 25th August to Sunday 27th - the festival will celebrate local producers and have many live musicians playing over the course of the weekend!

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!

Milford Haven Marina Regatta

Saturday 26 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017

Milford Haven will be hosting a Regatta on Bank holiday weekend 26th and 27th August, there will be live music at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club and a Commodore dinner at PYC on Saturday Evening. For more information on prices and times please visit www.pcrc.info or telephone 07974925009

The Griffin Inn Dale Beer and Cider Festival By The Sea

Sunday 27 August 2017

The Griffin Inn will be hosting The Beer and Cider Festival By The Sea on Sunday 27th August - with a range of music from Abbie Jebbers, Rosey Cale, Curveballs and Chelsea Manning and The Shooting Counters will also be performing at 9.30pm.

The Torch Theatres, Sunset Cinema, Lala Land

Friday 01 September 2017

The Torch Theatres last sunset film showing of the summer will be Lala Land!Tickets are £8.50 advanced online now or £10.00 on the door!

Llwyngwair Manor Beer and Cider Festival

Saturday 02 September 2017

A Brand new welsh beer and cider festival will be making it's way to Llwyngwair Manor this Septemeber! with award winning beers including 'Cwtch' from tiny rebel and magicians to keep the little ones entertained. There will also be music from Laurence Lewis and the collectives in the evening - Llwyngwair manor is located 1 mile from Newport surrounded by magnificent views of the Preseli Mountains, the event will commence at 12 noon until 9pm.

Milford Haven Music Festival

Saturday 02 September 2017

Milford Haven Music Festival will be happening on 2nd September, it will feature the Haverfordwest Male Choir and have finalists competing for the Young Opera Singer Of The Year with a prize of £2000. For more information on tickets please see http://milfordhavenmusicfestival.co.uk/concerts/.

Narberth Food Festival

Saturday 23 September 2017 - Sunday 24 September 2017

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!

Ramsey Island 3 Peaks Run

Saturday 07 October 2017

If you love running in beautiful places then this is the event for you - the event will consist of a 6k run through an island full of rich wild life, fauna and spectacular views. There will be a boat trip initially from St Justinian's and the run will commence at at 10.00 on Ramsey Island with a return boat at 12.30, there will also be cakes, tea and coffee at the end of the run.https://www.man-upuk.com/tours/2044/

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/.

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. 

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.

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.

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 The Smithy

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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 The Smithy

Liz & Scooby

Scooby & I had a great week in The Smithy at Abercastle & enjoyed lots of walks. Please pass my thanks on to the owner - it's a lovely dog-friendly cottage in a beautiful place.


Bob and Issy

We just love this wonderful part of Wales. the weather has been fantastic. such a shame we are unable to stay the full week, This cottage has been great we hope to return


Adam and Annette

Another lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, Recommend Cottages Caterers and the Shed in Porthgain, We love Abercastle and hope to return to enjoy the amazing view


Vicki

A perfect holiday cottage, so lovely and clean.We have enjoyed being here. Delicious food at the Shed Porthgain, fresh fish can be bought at St Davids-blue van outside city hall.Loved the damson jam going home to book again for next year


Phil and Gloria

Another enjoyable stay, managed to dodge the showers, thanks for the welsh cakes and jam , nice touch, Hope to come again


Sharon and Mick

Great week lovely cottage have stayed in Abercastle before but first in this cottage.


Carolyn

A truely wonderful week, our first visit to Pembrokeshire but not our last the coastline is magnificent, Nice to have a peaceful setting, the cottage is one of the best, Ruby the dog enjoyed all the walks as we did.Thanks


Mike, kate and Harvey

Cottage so much better than we thought, such a perfect spot to sit outside and watch the world go by.Beautiful area for seeing dolphins and seals plus 3 choughs on the cliffs nearby. making plans to return for sure Linda and John thank you so much


Susan and Will

Great week fab cottage, some lovely walks, good weather would like to return


Bob, Lesley and Dexter

Beautiful location with some lovely walks from the house. weather was kind to us.


Mark and Esther

Thanks for a perfect week in such a lovely cottage. Marys vanilla was delicious as was the damson jam. Thank you we will be back


Wendell and Joan

A very relaxing and enjoyable holiday in such a peaceful location, Thanks for the welsh cakes and jam. Thanks Linda for the use of the loungers


Liz

came with 2 main views to walk the coastal path and do some serious reading-succeeded in both, Therefore an excellent holiday with lovely weather, good walks,wonderful wild flowers, The Smithy is a great holiday cottage.I hope to be back


David and Margaret

Enjoyed our second holiday here even more then the ist. Georgeous weather and lovely walks and the Welsh cakes and plum jam gave us a nice welcome on arrival.


Dan and Ceri

Beautiful birdlife, gorgeous weather and stunning views. Dont want to leave here thanks


Sue , Hugh and Toffee

We have stayed several times now.Highly recommend the walk round Dinas Island from Cwm Y Eglwys, The Shed and the Sloop in Porthgain are great, I love ot here thank you


Stephen and Jane

Thank you Linda for a perfect week.Beautiful coastal wals and exceptional sunsets


Emily and Sean

We have a wonderful week at The Smithy. The weather was has been amazing. We have spent a lot of time on Whitesands Beach, We would recommend the Deli-food and wine store in St Davids for freshly made sandwiches


Susie and Lawrence

What a wonderful week, we spent our first week near Pembroke and cancelled our week in Greece to come here for a another week, No Regrets Thank you


Chalmers family

Our top ten-in no particular order 1)Porthgain to Abereiddy to Pwllcrochen 2)Solva to Pointz castle circular walk 3)seeing puffins and choughs at Martins Haven. 4) The Shed Porthgain lunch and dinner 5) salted caramel ice cream at Gianni's St Davids 6)Cwtch restaurant St Davids 7)St Davids to Porthclais via Caerfai and back to St Davids on Celtic Coastal bus 8) Melin Tregwynt and Solva woollen mills. 9) circular walk from Abercastle to Abermawr 10) The Smithy especially to return to in the evenings sipping wine on the terrace watching the sun go down. Great Holiday


Frances and Dave

lovely cottage with amazing views such a peaceful holiday, Strongly recommend the Shed in Porthgain!!!


Frances and Dave


Mr and Mrs Kingman

What a beautiful location! Such a wonderful cottage to stay in for a romantic honeymoon retreat, Highly recommend eating out at the Shed Porthgain-must book.Fabulous walks around here and we have fallen in love with Wales, Simply gorgeous


Graham and Yvonne

Abercastle is so lovely, Thank you for the welsh cakes


Bab and Issy

We just love this wonderful part of Wales. Our weather has been fantastic such a shame we are unable to whole week. This cottage has been great, we hope to return


Adrian and Annette

Another lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, Recommend cottage caterers and the Shed, We love Abercastle-hope to return and enjoy the amazing view, Thank you


Chris and Aimie

A lovely cottage in a fantastic location with wonderful sea views, We would recommend the Sloop Inn in Porthgain and the Bishops in St Davids, A very enjoybale holiday and we would love to return to Abercastle. Thanks


The Smithy 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.


Initial approach is made down an unmade road onto a rough driveway. There is a drop - protected by a picket fence on the seaward side. The front door is the only door for access. There is no telephone but mobiles can usually be operated – but sometimes it requires a short walk up the lane.

Light can mostly be operated from the panel just inside the front door – except those for the area upstairs where there is an independent switch at the bottom. The bedroom downstairs has ‘touch’ operated lights.

Care needed with children and elderly as some unfenced drops to the front of the cottage.

There is public transport from the main road through the village and a leaflet is provided for times. The Puffin buses are very useful for walkers. Please see the back of the newspaper flyer and the laminated pages in the welcome folder in the property.

The nearest shop is at ‘The Square and Compass’. Turn right at the top of the tract and drive down through the village and up the hill. Take the first turning to the left and follow the road until you come to a T junction with the main St. David’s road. Turn left and there is a small supermarket and garage a few hundred yards on the right hand side.

There is oil under floor heating that does not require adjustment. There is no gas but the cooker is provided with instructions. There is also a microwave.

Please feel free to use the barbecue at the back of the house – where the folding drying line is situated outside the bathroom window. Please note the bathroom window cannot be locked as it is a fire escape. There is a cot and highchair on the ‘shelf’ upstairs but mind your heads!

The Coastal Path can be reached by walking down the tract in front of the building and there are some really beautiful views.

Please be particularly careful about the steep edges to the property, as they can be dangerous and no liability can be accepted for accidents.

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