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Holiday Cottage in Pwllgwaelod with beach nearby



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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.

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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area. Coast and country.

Cosy cottage. Well equipped and in good location. 10 minute walk to beach, pub and restaurant.

Warm and friendly landlord. Very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind review. Come again! It will still be there. Mike
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Dec 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas + New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Jan-Feb 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mar & Apr, 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May & June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Aug 2016
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

"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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 450 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • 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

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