Ty Isaf is a traditional stone cottage, delightfully renovated and deceptively spacious, set in the village of Mathry, just 2 miles from the fishing village of Abercastle and the sea. Its elevated position gives this cottage sweeping rural views across Pembrokeshire to the Preseli Hills from nearly every room.
The enclosed, lawn garden to the front is a wonderful spot to enjoy an alfresco meal while you admire the breathtaking outlook. Step into the spacious tiled hall with sweeping staircase. The cottage has been beautifully furnished in a stylish mix of contemporary and antique pieces, the large lounge with wooden floor and comfortable sofas has a wood burning stove for chillier evenings, while the kitchen/diner with modern, fitted kitchen area and a farmhouse table has a pot bellied stove to keep you cosy. Two of the double bedrooms are surprisingly spacious with exposed A frame beams and lovely views, the master has a wooden step ladder leading to a galleried crog loft bed in the eaves.
There is a popular village pub in Mathry within walking distance, as well as a Church and delightful village green. The newly opened Siop Fach Tearoom and Collectables is where you can enjoy breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea and also browse the many collectables; china and glassware, jewellery and souvenirs; Beswick, Masons, Shelley, Wades, Britains.
Mathy is the perfect base from which to join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and explore this part of the Pembrokeshire coast, the picturesque fishing village of Abercastle is only a 2 mile walk away, while further afield lies the delightful beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach or in the opposite direction is the village of Trefin with its local pub and cafe leading down to the stone mill and beach of Aberferlin. Use the Puffin Shuttle bus and leave the car behind.
This cottage is sure to delight and is the perfect holiday base.
The crog loft is available on request.
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: Glazed porch, hall, lounge, kitchen/diner. Steps down to cellar/utility room, cloakroom/whb/wc.
First Floor: Bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc, double room/wooden step ladder to galleried sleeping area with a single mattress/restricted headroom, 2 double rooms.
Heating: Oil central heating, wood burning stove, pot bellied stove.
Electricity: & Oil: £20 per week October - April, free May - September.
Parking: 1 space on drive.
Facilities: Electric cooker and oven, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player, WiFi, towels for hire @ £2 per person, per week, garden furniture. Freezer and washing machine in utility room.
Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys.
Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times.
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 Wolfscastle Country Hotel for a Christmas Craft Fair to help you get your Christmas shopping underway. Enjoy delicious food and wine alongside a relaxing evening of festive shopping. Free Admission. This event runs from 5pm until 9pm.
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.
Pembroke Castle's annual Christmas market always has an array of market stalls, entertainment and the arrival of Santa between 11am - 4pm on Saturday & Sunday .A lovely events to get into the Christmas spirit and purchase some lovely handmade gifts and enjoy some of the best local produce.
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!
Had a wonderful week and did some lovely coastal walks. House very cosy, the log burner was brilliant and the house in an amazing location. Went to eat at the farmers arms - received a warm welcome, very nice food (and nice pool table too) Great half term holiday
We came for Christmas and what a welcome! We had a christmas tree, lovely wine and the house looked fantastic. We got stuck into life in Mathry - a drinks contest in the Farmers Arms and NYE in the village hall. We loved it and the cottage - a fabulous place to come home to after long walks on the beach.
We took the kids to Ty Isaf (2 boys) and had an awesome few days. The house is huge and really tastefully put together with a pub next door (always handy)! Minutes away from White Sands, St David's and Abereiddy (the Blue Lagoon), there's so many beautiful places to visit nearby. Equally you could just chill round the house or in the garden as both are big enough to get some space and enjoy the views. Would definitely recommend a visit.
What a super time we had at your lovely bolthole! The place felt relaxing and homely - just right for a break with a whole array of age ranges! We sampled Farmers Arms fare - delicious Sunday dinner. We went for long walks - would recommend the bluebell woods walk to Abermawr. St David's was well worth the visit - visited the Cathedral and gallery at the information centre - lovely cafe there as well - with Lobster as the special on the day we visited. Travelled all around Broard Haven, the Marloes, Dale went to Pendine. Travelled up to Cardigan - Castell Henllys and Pentre Ifan well worth the stop off on the way. Your place was so peaceful and we slept very well - Thanks for the home from home. x
What a beautiful cottage! We were so pleased that we chose to come here. it was just what we needed. Grannie says she loved her pretty room! We have really enjoyed exploring the area. Pembrokeshire is new to us all apart from Grannie and we have fallen in love with the area, we particularly enjoyed our 'Voyages of Discovery' boat trip around Ramsey island - Shearwater trip. We visited Dyffryn - Fernant garden near Fishguard which was a wonderful hidden gem of a place so peaceful and relaxing. The meal at 'Cwtch' was lovely and bits from the deli opposite too (spicey pasta salad yummy). Too much to mention. Thank you so much.
You've put a huge amount of thought and creatvity into assembling all the varied elements that go into making Ty Isaf. Its such a distinctive home and maybe that's something that marks it out - it feels like a home. We're old hands in mid Pembrokeshire as tourists but this was the first stay in Mathry. What great views over to Letterston and the hills beyond. Had three generations staying here and all enjoyed their time. Also entertained two separate families to evening meals - great times. Hope all goes well for you and Ty Isaf in the future.
We had a lovely week of sunshine with plenty of trips out, Abereiddy beach is a favourite. The Farmers Arms is a very nice pub with good food, suitable for families. The kids really enjoyed their "fighting and farming" experience at Castell Henllys near Newport. Lovely views relaxing and we enjoyed the log burner. The kids appreciated the toys to play with in the garden and loved the rope swing. I am sure we will be back.
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