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Holiday Cottage in Pwllgwaelod with beach nearby

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Two bedroom stone cottage 700 yds from beach

Pencraig is ideally located for a great holiday or short break for up to four people in Pembrokeshire. It's a seven minute walk down the lane to the beach, and Dinas Island, more then once voted AA 'Walk of the Year' is just beyond. The cottage is neither overlooked or part of an estate or development. The beach and the whole Pembrokeshire coast is a natural attraction. The heather and hills in the National Park are just a mile or so away. When it comes to finding a good restaurant or local food there's no better town than Newport which is just 3 miles from the cottage. Newport has some of the best restaurants in the county, a fabulous beach and dunes, an 18 hole links golf course, unique boat club.

Pencraig is a stone cottage dating back a century or two. It has a nice log fire and is really comfortable and homely. The main bedroom has double, and the second room twin beds. The living room has two sofas, easy chair and TV in one part, and a dining table next to the kitchen which well equipped. The bathroom is modern, with full size bath and shower. Rentals are very reasonable priced and I will match the price of any comparable property.

Situated midway between Newport and Fishguard, Pencraig offers the charm of a country cottage together with modern facilities. Visitors love the location and atmosphere of Pencraig, which is on rent at very attractive rates. Contact the owner, Mike Donovan, today!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About The Owner

I'm an international agricultural journalist, and founder and editor of Practical Farm Ideas magazine. Pencraig was bought when I sold the dairy herd, as a lifetime country retreat where the family - I have four grown-up children and grandchildren - can get to and enjoy privacy in a way that's impossible in hotels, parcs and other mass-market venues.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1996

Why The Owner chose Dinas Cross

We found Pwllgwaelod beach shortly after moving to West Wales, and thought it magical, but for years were unable to re-discover it. Then we found Pencraig was for sale, and there was no question that this was the place to buy. It's small, but plenty large enough for a family of four to get a great holiday.

Prices: for some reason the rate list insists on saying the rates are 'From £...' . It's not 'from'. That's the price we ask you to pay. There are no meters, so gas, electric TV etc all included. No wi-fi - sorry.

What makes this cottage unique

"This place hasn't changed in 40 years" a passer-by remarked to me when I was doing the grass last year, and he's not far wrong. The coast is uncrowded and just not really discovered by the holiday industry, and long may that continue.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dinas Cross in Dinas Cross

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • Completely re-built about three years ago, we chose a big bath, a Mira shower that works from the combi boiler - good pressure - and tiled the floor and walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Pencraig is cosy not grand, a cottage that wraps itself around you.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A relaxing living room has quality sofas, log fire and leads to the adjoining kitchen with washing machine, new electric stove, fridge, microwave etc. Royal Doulton tableware adds an extra touch, and we have quality unbreakable crockery for children and outside use. The two bedrooms, one twin and the other double, are the other side of the hall. The bathroom is smart and easy to keep clean with a combi boiler for water and central heating. There's a travel cot and high chair. The cottage is furnished as a home with good quality beds and sofas etc, and you'll find an interesting selection of books, music, paintings. The idea is to provide you with more than a shell in which to stay, but a cottage offering much more than the standard corporate rental or hotel room. Note: logs for the fire are available at the local garage, or pre-book logs by email and we can arrange for them to be there on your arrival. Contact for E-Brochure, booking form, more details

Reviews

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Holiday Cottage in Pwllgwaelod with beach nearby
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

Fantastic to return!

  • 5 of 5

Second time here and as good as the first time we visited! Felt like we came home when we visited again. Planned to use Pencraig as a base to walk the first part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and it is ideally based for this part of the coast, central to so many walks and so comfortable to come home to, log fire and chilled wine waiting! 12 hours sleep in the comfiest bed. Thank you, Mike!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to welcome you back Michelle. Return visits can be very rewarding in so many ways. You're always very welcome!
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5

It was a nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

WERE did have a great time

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Good value

  • 5 of 5

Easy and relaxing cottage. Good position for coastal walks and beaches

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Sussex, UK
5

Very comfortable, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. Had everything we needed and a only a short walk down to Pwllgwaelod to watch the sunset. Close to the road but it is not busy at all. Combi boiler meant we had hot water and heating when we needed it and the shower is powerful.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Cost cottage with pretty views of wild flowers and trees in a great location for walks.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was well equipped and at the end of the village so few passers by. Pretty garden. Mike was very helpful and generous. Comfortable double bed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in Pembrokeshire. Mike
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Henlow, England
4

Quiet location, not far from beach and great walks.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, well equipped cottage, could do with a bit of a spring clean, but pleasant enough.

Close to a nice beach and great scenery and easy to access walking trails.

Limited phone signal and no wifi, great if you really want to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sailors Safety, Pwllgwaelod
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Fishguard
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Fishguard
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sailors Safety, Pwllgwaelod
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Pwllgwaelod / Cwm-y-Eglwys
Car: recommended

Car: 2.5 hours from Cardiff, 4.5 hours from west London. Cottage to the end of the M4 Motorway is 1.15 hours

Train: to Fishguard Harbour station is 4 miles, then taxi or bus.

Air: to Cardiff International Airport

Sea: Fishguard - Rosslare ferry. 3.50 hour crossing

Southern Wales region

The north coast of Pembrokeshire has cliffs and coves, places to explore and enjoy. Visitors will find attractive and affordable places to visit and eat in. The National Park includes a swathe of open country in the Prescelli hills which are very close to Dinas village (1 mile). Pwllgwaelod is a sandy cove facing Fishguard bay, and Cwm-yr-Egwys a similar cove facing Newport Bay. These beaches provide safe swimming and have natural shelter. The area has plenty of history - ancient chapels, monuments and burial sites, and St Davids Cathedral.

Pwllgwaelod

Riding, boats and swimming, walking, and some great off-road bike trails make N Pembs a place for where you can enjoy activities at reasonable prices and without crowds. There's a lot of culture, Brynhenllan village having a number of well known artists as residents. The St Davids music festival in the cathedral, the Fishguard Music Festival and other music activities such as Cardigan Eisteddfod, male voice choirs all provide different and memorable evenings. Being outside busy Newport can be a bonus in the summer season. You can borrow my 14ft Skipper dinghy if you're a competent sailor. There is a bike at the cottage, and another available.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dinas Cross, Fishguard, Newport, The Preseli Hills & Bluestone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Oct 2016
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£350
 
 
Nov - Dec 2016
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£255
 
 
Christmas + New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
£485
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£420
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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