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.
Get into the festive spirit early with a visit to Melin Tregwynt Mill's Christmas event! With a number of stalls from local businesses, free crafts and activities for the children and delicious treats in the cafe, this is a great event to attend to kick start your Christmas celebrations! Open from 10am until 5pm.
Head to the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere! The picturesque 13th Century Castle makes a perfect setting for a Christmas market with staterooms and corridors housing over 60 stalls offering handmade gifts, local produce, handcrafted jewellery, ceramics and toys. Follow a trail through the Castle and out into the courtyard whilst sampling delicious refreshments and browsing for presents.The event runs from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm, entry prices TBC. Please note, card payments may not be accepted at all stalls.
Enjoy a day out at the RWE Npower Pembroke Power Station alongside Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP) where you can tour the station and discover how operations are carried out. Dates and times to be confirmed. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
Join RSPB Lisa Morgan at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre on Wednesday 28th November for a talk about the RSPB islands of Ramsey and Grassholm, both located just off the Pembrokeshire Coast. This fantastic event is the chance to hear more about how the islands are being managed, wildlife news from this year and stories of her first-hand experiences as RSPB Warden. This event begins at 7pm. To enquire about booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01437 772758.
The perfect opportunity to stock up before Christmas! Buy local products, craft, art and lots of other goodies, then call into the café for mulled wine and mince pies. Santa will also be here, sitting snugly in his grotto waiting to meet the children. Free admission to the market. To visit Santa £2 per child. Open 10am until 4pm.
Picton Castle is holding a magical family friend Christmas event every weekend throughout December this year up until Christmas. Take the children to meet Santa and receive a gift, or take part in the craft workshops or Christmas trail. Festive refreshments including mulled wine and spiced apple juice will be available. This event runs from 10am until 5pm with the last tour available at 4.30pmTickets must be bought in advance, and each ticket includes entry to the gardens plus a drink and a gift. Please visit the website to book tickets: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/santas-magical-family-christmas-5
This year's Torch Theatre Pantomime is Pinocchio, the well-known story of a puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In true festive style, this show will be full of music, laughter and more making it the perfect family treat this Christmas! A British Sign Language performance will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 20th December. Tickets start at £16.50 for children and concessions, full tickets are £18.50 and family tickets are available at £59.To book tickets and/or for more information, please see the website: http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/pinocchio-2018/
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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