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.
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.
Ceramic Flatware evening workshop and tuition is being held at Peppers in Fishguard. All materials required to make and decorate your flatware are included in the course fee. ( this can be found on the website below) A spacious work area is allocated to each student along with their own set of tools to use while they’re here. Includes bread, oils, olives and hummus. Return p&p after firing is an additional £9 per plate. To book a place please visit their website. http://www.makeitinwales.co.uk/
Grab a litter picker and help us care for this beautiful stretch of coastline with a beach clean organised by the Surfers Against Sewage. A free event, no booking needed.
A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: email@example.com
Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child
The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23
Two full days of kite flying in on Broad Haven’s ‘Blue Flag’ Beach. A 2 day event organised by Midlands Kite Fliers
A three day medieval event with the re-enactment of a wedding that took place in 1315, a medieval market, medieval re-enactment groups, Story tellers, jugglers, falconry, archery, a Knight school for kids, the telling of the Mabinogion, two medieval banquets and much, much more.
Come and take a visit to Picton Castle’s Annual Spring Plant and Craft Fair is the perfect way to get expert advice and beautiful plants from specialist growers, and to stock up on some unique gifts and crafts to add colour to your world. With over 40 wonderful stalls to browse through, and the added advantage of 40 acres of awesome springtime woodlands to wander through, plus, tours of our 13th Century Castle and a lovely restaurant where you can ‘people-watch’ whilst enjoying a speciality coffee and something tasty, it’s a really memorable day out for all the family! Admission Prices:Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.00,Children £4.00 Under 5’s Free or Family Ticket £24.50.
Day three of the MKF ( Midlands Kite Fliers) Rendezvous with a day flying at Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts, Roch, Pembrokeshire with its stunning coastal views overlooking St Brides Bay.
The Man Up In The Mud run is a great mud run approximately 4.5 miles in distance. Following a great coastal route, the course promises to be boggy and muddy with obstacles to climb over and under!
After it's huge success on its first year in 2015, the Haverfoodfest is back for the 3rd year! 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 as it is only in its fifth year now. 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 at 9am.
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 BANFF Mountain Film Festival makes a return to the Torch Theatre this year with another selection of incredible short films showcasing adventures from across the world. There's also the opportunity to win a number of free goodies in a prize draw! Tickets cost £13.50 or £12 for concessions.
Running from the event headquarters at Oriel Y Parc in St. David's, this event sees approximately 1500 cyclists take part in the sportive tour of Pembrokeshire. There are three 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!
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.
The annual 'Pirates and Smugglers Walk' takes place in Fishguard on Sunday morning, on the weekend of the town Folk Festival. This is a popular event which has been running for over 10 years. It Starts in the main square and proceeds through the old town quarter to the lower town harbour and to the Fort (1.5 miles) The walk calls at several historical sites as well as music events and pubs! A FREE event
Roch Village's inaugural Duck Race! The race which will raise funds for three local charities and will take place in the beautiful grounds of Roch Mill. Its a free event and has refreshments and children's entertainment, BBQ and licensed bar,Spray tattoos. Ducks cost £2.00 CLAIM YOURS NOW for the chance to win! Buy your duck from Mel on 01437 710 838.
Held at Llys-y-fran Country Park and Reservoir the Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club annual Dragon Boat racing. Teams of 15, 14 Rowers 1 drummer. Entry per Boat £750.00- £50 per person. Teams encouraged to gain sponsorship. Spectator entry £3.00 adults children FREE plus FREE Entertainment for children, bouncy castle, magician etc
This ultra marathon is approximately 66.6 miles in distance, with approximately 40 miles of the course running along the coastal path with the remainder along the road. In 2016, only 6 people managed to complete and receive their finisher's medal so you can imagine the difficulty level of this challenge! The course runs through coastal locations such as Solva, Porthclais, St Justinians, Whitesands, Abereiddy and Abermawr, guaranteeing a really memorable course. Due to the nature of the course, cut off is at 20 hours with 5 check points and all participants will be required to bring along a full kit of the following items: Head Torch, Space Blanket, Whistle, Mobile Phone, Map (Supplied), Water, Energy Food, Hat, Gloves, Waterproof Clothing, Sun Cream. Entry costs £45 per person.
This very popular annual event is back once again! With classic vehicles of all varieties, there's something here for car lovers, tractor lovers, military vehicle buffs and those mad for motorcycles! There will be children's entertainment, craft stalls and refreshments available.
Picton Caslte is holding a Pups on Parade event in Association with Burns Pet Nutrition. A totally fun dog show for all the family!This event is not affiliated with any Kennel Clubs etc – just a totally fun event for all the family and their pooches. Please Note: Ticket Price Includes Car Pass for the Day. For more information please visit: http://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/burns-pet-nutrition-dog-show or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Haven will host the Welsh Grand Prix for the adrenalin fuelled Powerboat P1 National Championships. Centred around the new Milford Waterfront development, this will be the only venue in Wales to welcome the powerboat racers. The racers will use Milford Waterfront as their base providing spectators with superb opportunities for watching the race and enjoying the exciting build up activities, events and hospitality.Tel: 01646 696100. Email: email@example.com
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets £10.
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!
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.
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 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....
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!
Held in various locations across the seaside town of Fishguard, this festival occurs annual over the August Bank Holiday celebrating jazz and blues music.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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