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Pembrokeshire cottage, pretty, tastefully furnished, close to beach - sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 796 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Coastal path, beach, village shop and local pubs - perfect for walkers and dogs

Brynhenllan Cottage is a traditional stone Pembrokshire cottage situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park close to the sea and local beaches. The cottage is small but has a comfortable, spacious sitting room with an real open fire at one end and a wood burning stove at the other. A glazed extension to the rear opens onto a sunny courtyard, which has a chimenea and barbecue. The cottage overlooks the village green and is fronted by a pretty, lavender filled, cottage garden. The cottage is comfortably and tastefully furnished and very well equipped. Free wireless broadband, books and an extensive CD collection. Please note there is a small TV but no DVD player.

There are two bedrooms, one double and one walk through twin Tall people beware the bedrooms are in the eves of the cottage so headroom is limited. The ground floor is not on one level and has shallow stone steps between the sitting room kitchen and shower room as well as a small step up to the dining room/sunroom.

In a superb location with local, family friendly beaches only minutes away and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on your doorstep, with atmospheric local pubs and fine restaurants in nearby Newport.

Brynhenllan is a traditional welsh stone cottage by the sea, furnished with every attention to detail. After years of looking for the perfect holiday cottage to rent that was close to the beach and in walking distance of a good pub and shop we gave up and bought our own. Brynhenllan Cottage is our much loved family holiday home and we would like to share it with you.

In the cottage we have endeavoured to include all the elements that we found it hard to find in rental properties, such as open log fire, proper mattresses, 100% cotton and linen bedding, soft fluffy towels, beach towels, BBQ and outdoor fireplace, games, extensive music and free internet access. We keep the cottage well stocked with essentials so you don't have to bring the kitchen sink. You might find a cheaper cottage but you would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable and welcoming one.

The cottage would suit a couple or young family and we are happy to welcome well behaved dogs, in fact with its close access to the costal path and outdoor hose-pipe! Brynhenllan Cottage is a dog walkers paradise. Although we are dog friendly. If you are not a dog lover rest assured that we pride ourselves that the cottage is fresh and clean for each and every visitor.

We like to cook and although the kitchen is small it is a delight it is flooded with light and you can see the sea, just! It has everything you could need. We have recently installed an induction hob and a new ceramic sink.

The village of Dinas Cross and the hamlet of Brynhenllan are peaceful places and the only sound you will hear in the morning is the fishermen on their way down to the beach to check their lobster pots. It's worth mentioning that the lobster at the Old Sailors is as fresh as it gets.

The beaches in Wales are endless, varied and relatively empty. North Pembrokshire is a world away from the busy touristy areas in the south with its spectacular craggy shore overlooked by the Preseli Hills it is a beautiful area steeped in history and with a vibrant local rural economy. Farmers markets abound and there are artists and craft makers everywhere.

The Cottage is equally lovely in every season, in-fact the best weather is often to be had in spring and autumn. As well as the nearby beaches and fabulous walking on the Pembrokshire National Park costal path on your doorstep there is local riding stable close by. My top tip is to take a welsh pony for a trek up Dinas Mountain (not really a mountain more a big hill) let the horse take the strain and enjoy the view. It is an experience that will stay with you, I promise. We liked it so much we bought the horse!

We are very grateful for all the lovely reviews we get, if you have time to read them they will give you a flavour of what it is like to stay at Brynhenllan cottage.

I look forward to hearing from you and we hope to welcome you to our special place.

More Details

Sally Wigney
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Sally Wigney

We are are a family of three, plus a cat, who thinks she is a dog, and a pony, who lives in Pembrokeshire. We live in West London and have done since we left university, many years ago! Both Duncan and I grew up in rural Herefordshire, but our careers tie us to the city and Brynhenllan Cottage is our escape!

Sally Wigney purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sally Wigney chose Dinas Cross

We fell in love with the cottage after renting the house opposite and spending the week looking at it with a for sale sign outside. We thought the location was the best we had ever rented a holiday cottage in - and believe me we had rented a few! It was a mad and spontaneous leap of faith at the end of a weeks holiday but one we have not regretted for a single minute.

What makes this cottage unique

Off season is the time I prefer at the cottage. The weather is often calmer than in summer months and the countryside is just as beautiful, actually more beautiful. In the winter the colours of the bracken, gorse and heather come alive. But don’t be fooled by the blue blue sea, its icy cold! As the summer fades the locals claim their place back from the tourists and the whole place settles down and relaxes. When the dark winter days days are behind us the welsh daffodils strewn liberally across the countryside are a joy and spring lambs bouncing through the fields bring the whole place back to life.

Long walks along the cost path, beaches all to yourself and a cosy cottage to come back too.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 796 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small but perfectly formed, on the ground floor, with a jolly good shower with unlimited, continuous hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , There is a walk through second bedroom with twin beds in it
  • The bedrooms are in the eves of the cottage where headroom is restricted, please note that the twin room is a walk through room. The twin bedroom is open to the stairs and therefore not suitable for very young children. We pride ourselves that the cottage is thoughtfully appointed, well stocked and very comfortable. Brynhenllan Cottage Welsh Tourist Board approved 4* rated
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Pembrokeshire cottage, pretty, tastefully furnished, close to beach - sleeps 4
average rating of 4.85 based on 60 reviews

Characterful, quirky little cottage on a quiet lane with 3 beaches within easy walking distance

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Brynhenllan for 2 weeks and found that the cottage, although compact, was fully equipped and comfortable. The little back yard is a sun-trap in the afternoons, and there is a secluded, well-planted, front garden. The kitchen is properly equipped and fully functional, with good lighting. There is a small conservatory that comfortably takes a dining table for 4. The Wi-Fi speed was adequate for us, but owners of smart phones should be aware that the 4G signal is poor (as in many other parts of the coast). The TV is equipped with "Freesat", and the Hi-Fi, with its large & varied CD collection, would keep anyone occupied for a long time. The bedrooms were fine for the 2 of us, but the walk-through section that holds the twin beds might be a problem if children slept there and were not to be disturbed by people going through to the double bedroom. The 2 lovely little beaches on either side of Dinas "island" are easily accessed on foot, but are stiff climb back up to the village. There are several other local coves easily accessible on foot, or viewable from the magnificent coastal path, especially that around Dinas Head. Further afield, but within 90 minutes drive, are the many beautiful beaches of the Pembrokeshire, hardly changed from 50 years ago. We especially enjoyed the beach and lily ponds at Bosherton, and the magnificent sweep of the bay at Marloes, with views across to Skomer Island. We had some spectacular walks along the cliffs and coastal paths, with pretty, clean villages to be found tucked away behind the coastline. Also after a walk in the leafy Gwaun valley, try the spectacular views along little road from there that climbs over the moor past Dinas "mountain" and down to Dinas Cross. The shop and petrol station in Dinas carry most necessary basics, but the towns of Newport (good butcher) and Fishgard (good Co-Op store) are less than 20 minutes drive away - but avoid school starting/ending hours with big coaches on narrow streets! Apart from when the sheep on Dinas Head decide to have a noisy meeting, the silence, broken only by the songs of sea-birds and the waves on the beaches, could be bottled and sold as a tourist attraction! Worth being a member of the National Trust, to avoid car-parking charges by the bigger beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thakyou for your kind and thoughtful review. Sally
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Lovely Break

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was easy enough to find in a lovely location. Very close to a grey sanded beach which has its own beauty. We picked a very warm and sunny week to go which was great but we would love to go back in the colder months and get the wood burner and fire going as the cottage itself would be at it cosiest, saying that the tiled floor downstairs kept the place perfectly cool of when you came back from a day in the Welsh heat!

I could honestly see myself living there......!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Christmas Break

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression was that Brynhenllan Cottage looked even better in real! We spend our Christmas weekend here and it was perfect. The cottage is cosy and well equipped (toys, music, books and all you need and more in the kitchen) I would definitely recommend this cottage! thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review.
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Late break

  • 3 of 5

Nicely situated cottage and a very nice area. Both local pubs serve good food as well as fish and chip shop!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, cosy & clean. Comfortable beds & all amenities. Also lots included in price, tea towels, bath towels etc. Lovely bottle of wine on arrival. Really special little extras make this a truly perfect holiday cottage. Quite small upstairs but plenty of room downstairs. Sally, the owner is lovely & very thoughtful. Would highly recommend this beautiful cottage. Great location too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kay for the lovely review I am so glad you had a good holiday.
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Delightful and perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Brynhellan cottage, the location was perfect and the cottage was delightful , superbly equipped to a high standard with everything you could need and more. A great deal of thought and love had been put into making this ape react holiday home. Sally, the owner was great, and checked with us via email that everything had been ok. I would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ship Aground Pub or the Old Sailors Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Links
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M4 Junction 49
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Old Sailors Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pwllgwaelod and Cwm yr Eglwys
Car: recommended

Brynhenllan Cottage is a cottage by the sea with beaches in walking distance. Pwllgwaelod beach is in easy reach, a five minute walk down the hill. There is a small car park adjacent to the beach for those who can't face the walk back up! There is a lovely circular walk around Dinas Head and a pub-restaurant on the beach (local lobster). Picturesque Cwm yr Eglwys with its sand and shingle beach overlooked by the remains of 12th century St Brynach’s Church is within walking distance. Back inland there is an atmospheric pub and an excellent shop in Dinas Cross.

Brynhenllan cottage is in easy reach of Newport beaches. Newport is a bustling small seaside town, – offering golf, two dog friendly sandy beaches, great for watersports and beach games. There are several exceptional restaurants here, pubs, craft shops and a good butchers.

Fishguard, 3 miles away, the site of the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797, is a small market town with a selection of individual shops and award winning butchers/fishmongers.

Further afield Pembrokeshire is littered with pre-historic sites, like Pentre Ifan medieval castles such as Pembroke Castle and Picton Castle and historic houses such at Scolton Manor


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Our changeover day is a Friday.
We can accommodate short break bookings, minimum 3 nights, out of season but these would need to start or end on a Friday
Free Wifi
Free logs, for the fire, all year round.
Heating is electric and is included in the weekly rate.
White Company bed-linen provided.
Bath and beach towels provided
We welcome children or dogs but not together unfortunately.
We charge an additional £15 for a dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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