Lie in bed and look straight out to the sea at Abercastle Bay, Pembrokeshire. This cosy holiday cottage has sea views from all rooms and is the perfect place to spend evenings taking in fantastic Pembrokeshire sunsets from either the patio, lounge or clifftop garden. For families Abercastle's shingle beach with rock pools will entertain the children for hours. Bird lovers can view seabirds in Abercastle bay from the front door and further afield Skomer, Skokholm and Ramsey islands are very accessible (don't forget your binoculars). Keen walkers can access the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Coastal Path from Ty Olwen's front door or use the local Strumble Shuttle bus to access other nearby coastal villages and walk along the Coast Path back to your cottage. The comfortable bedrooms with views over the beach, sea and Abercastle Bay will provide all you need for a good night's sleep. A great location for exploring the St Davids Peninsula and the many delights of North Pembrokeshire.
Discounts for parties of 2 (outside school holidays) on request (cannot be booked online) so please call 01437 767600 for further information.
Secret garden accessed from road above 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: Porch to open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.
First Floor: Double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom/overhead shower with handrail/whb/wc.
Heating: Electric storage heaters, panel heaters and electric fires.
Electricity: Charged according to use.
Parking: Off road parking for 2 cars next to cottage.
Facilities: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV/DVD player, radio, WiFi.
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.
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.
Our second time here. Its tranquil as the first. Wonderful! This time our friend Annie came with us and experienced that tranquillity too
"I need a space, a restful place, where worries are few, so we can enjoy the view. It's a win win win at Ty Olwen!"
Glorious week - sunny every day. Flowers glorious as usual. Walked both sides of the harbour.
Another lovely holiday here. It's so peaceful here and the cottage is in a wonderful situation. Please don't miss the secret garden, accessible from the lane behind the cottage. A wonderful panorama, a great view.
Had a lovely few days and would like to come again. We thought the cottage was very cosy and comfortable. Stayed in many cottages in this area and this one is highly recommended!
Our 9th visit to Ty Olwen and was another fabulous stay. The weather was fab for most of the week, which meant plenty of walking. As ever, the St Justinians - Porth Clais stretch was magnificent. We came the same week last year - flowers definitely a bit later in 2018! We'll be back.
A Fabulous retreat, greatly enjoyed!
Lovely Cottage and great weather until today! Had some fine walks. All praise to coastal Cottages after I locked myself out a couple of days ago- how embarrasing :( but was dealt with great courtesy!
Lovely setting, enjoyed the sights and loved the activities locally
what a lovely place to spend a week, the boys have had so much fun making dams on the beach and throwing stones in the sea. We loved exploring all the local beaches, a small cove just outside Trefin was a favourite with a cave. Whitesands busy but lovely too. Two very sad boys in the car now waiting to go home, we'll miss our little cottage by the sea!
Abercastle is a great place from which to explore Pembrokeshire. Ty Olwen has lovely views of the bay. Highlights for us were, Whitesands, a trip to Ramsey Island.
We are sitting enjoying our last glass of red wine on your bench while the sun shines down on us - 7.20pm - beautiful. Our 11 year old is on the beach - again!!- looking for any crabs she can find. On arriving we walked south on the headland and saw a pair of peregrines- wonderful! Our 13 year old nearly managed to give up her I pod- nearly! Thank you for no Wifi!! We are sorry we have to leave
First time in Abercastle, wont be the last. Cottage perfect and very friendly people - 29 Degrees, why go abroad. We visited a beach to the right of whitesands, 15 min walk along cliff Top. Really good with caves full of water
Lovely week with great weather encouraging us to do lots of favourite coastal walks. We used the bus back from Porthgain ( lovely Crab sandwiches at the Sloop Inn) and to Strumble head. The rain started on our walk back from Strumble head and continued on and off. On Friday morning we visited Gwuan Valley Brewery, Narberth and Solva. A beautiful sunset for our last evening following a sunny afternoon
Sarah and Norman - you made the best choice of holiday ever! We are probably in our 14th/15th years of Abercastle and it doesn't get any better than this last week. So hot and sunny - marvellous. The Robin expected to have titbits every time he saw us sitting on the chair. Here's to the next break
Fifth time in Ty Olwen and couldn't wait to get back here. It's been a marvellous week- perfect weather for walking and watching the tide. It just keeps on going out and coming back in again! Have seen plenty of seals and sea birds around the coast, and as always have marvelled at the fantastic flowers. Its so good to be able to walk without having driven- and the buses are still running! Where has the week gone? Its all over so soon, havent even eaten out anywhere. Who would want to miss the sun setting over the cove? Have a marvellous time whoever is here next! Thanks for everything once again
Our first visit here. We joined friends who have stayed in the cottage twice before. Beautiful weather, walks and sights that I will revisit in memory as I heard back up north. A wonderful holiday
An enjoyable week with mixed weather. Cottage clean and cosy. Amazing selection of birds around Abercastle...never seen so many wrens! Wonderful, peaceful view to look out on ( even in stormy weather)... Nature rules. OK! We'll be back sometime
very windy on arrival but then the weather improved with mostly sunny days. The flowers on the coastal path were amazing very quiet and relaxing week. Our second stay at this cottage in 2014
Thank you for a lovely stay, it was Heather Lily's first holiday and she loved the clean air, the sound of the river, waves and watching the many little birds come to visit. We stocked up on food from the Nica store in St Davids and set up base camp in Abercastle. Highlights included a walk to abermawr beach and a picnic, the Strumble bus to Porthgain and fuelling up at the Shed before walking the coastal path home. A lovely, lovely, lovely holiday- we will be back xxx
Thank you for a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect week. We'll be back!!
Another brilliant week in our favourite cottage and village. The weather wasn't too bad and we managed a shortish walk every day . We've found another good place to eat - The Pump on the green, in Spittal, we shall certainly go back. Here's to our next stay
A lovely relaxing holiday had by all, Cottage is lovely with fantastic views had lovely meals at The Ship in Trevin and Somethings Cooking in Letterston, we will be back!
We have had a relaxing week, the cottage was lovely, the weather good. Abercastleis a beautifull place, the people of Pembrokeshirevery friendly and helpful, we got to know trevor and his daughter who are the nicest people we have ever met. Walks around the cliffs with the bonus of seals and pups made our week a memorable one, and we hope to come back
Our third visit to Abercastle but first to Ty Olwen we had a lovely week. Lovely cottage and amazing views- thank you
Love the peace and calm of the setting – fabulous sunsets, weather and walks
Only previously visited this area in the summer but was delighted to find the cottage cosy even on frosty days
It’s good to have games in the cupboard for the children in case they forgot them. Its also nice to have a beach on your doorstep
Warm, comfortable, well equipped and ideally placed for exploring the coast from St Davids to Fishguard
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