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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Another enjoyable stay, managed to dodge the showers, thanks for the welsh cakes and jam , nice touch, Hope to come again
Great week lovely cottage have stayed in Abercastle before but first in this cottage.
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
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
Great week fab cottage, some lovely walks, good weather would like to return
Beautiful location with some lovely walks from the house. weather was kind to us.
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
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
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
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.
Beautiful birdlife, gorgeous weather and stunning views. Dont want to leave here thanks
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
Thank you Linda for a perfect week.Beautiful coastal wals and exceptional sunsets
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
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
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
lovely cottage with amazing views such a peaceful holiday, Strongly recommend the Shed in Porthgain!!!
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
Abercastle is so lovely, Thank you for the welsh cakes
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
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
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
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