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Cosy Welsh Cottage. Close to Irish Ferry. Pet friendly. Grounds. 2 Bedrooms.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rural. Sea views. Close to town and beach. Big garden.

Welsh stone self contained semi detached cottage, which can be rented separately (school holidays excluded), or together with the adjoining large barn conversion. The Cottage has its own front and rear entrance, private garden, terrace and mini conservatory. A huge picture window in the main living area frames the garden and hills beyond. There is a double bedroom, bunk bedroom and comfy futon fold out bed in the living area if needed. There is one large family bathroom with a bath, separate shower and heated towel rail. The whole cottage has mediterranean style ceramic tiles and enjoys warmth from underfloor heating and an electric stove for ambience on chilly winter nights! The open plan kitchen is fully equipped and also has a dishwasher and washing machine. There is a mini conservatory accessed via the kitchen which is a wonderful all year round sun trap. For clement days, use the private terrace with outside tables and chairs and a BBQ. Fenced garden with lawn and secure gate.

All bedrooms are tiled, with underfloor heating. Both have ample storage for clothes/personal effects. The double fold out futon is situated in the living room.

Welsh stone feature wall. Italian style ceramic floor tiles. Large picture window with view over garden to the hills beyond. Electric burner. Futon fold out bed. Smart TV (new May 2016).

This charming Welsh stone cottage has been thoughtfully converted to retain its original character, whilst providing a cosy and comfortable getaway for a romantic weekend, a family break or a longer stay. It is private yet close to charming seaside town of Fishguard and the stunning surrounding countryside and coastline of Pembrokeshire. The cycle path runs straight past the bottom of the driveway and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (all 186 miles of it!) is just a mile away. This part of Wales offers just about everything for anyone and guarantees a wonderful holiday or mini break for the romantic, adventurer, explorer or big chiller! Pack a picnic, get on your bike, lace up your hiking boots, open a book - whatever you choose; it will be magical and remembered. Fishguard offers one of only two crossing ports to Ireland from the mainland, so travellers can combine their visit to a picturesque corner of Wales with a stopover on the way to the Emerald Isle.

More Details

Owner
Angharad Dalton
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Angharad Dalton

I am 100% Welsh and super proud of it. My family was originally from North Wales, but 20 years ago my mother moved to Fishguard and introduced us all to the special charm of this quaint coastal village and the Pembrokeshire way of life. We all fell in love with the natural beauty and energy of this incredible peninsula. My sister and her husband have also owned a property in Fishguard for many years, so we all have wonderful treasured memories of happy times spent with family and friends, offspring and dogs on the beaches of this beautiful part of the world. For us, there is nowhere in the UK better than Fishguard and it will always be our choice for fun filled local holidays!

Angharad Dalton purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Angharad Dalton chose Fishguard

My family had been living in the area for almost a decade before discovering Swallow Barn, a derelict but beautiful stone barn with outbuildings. Plans were created to preserve and restore every possible original feature (including a now abandoned swallows nest that remains to this day in the high beams of the master bedroom in the barn), to create a stylish and spacious home that maintains its original character, whilst offering comfort and all the features of modern living. Swallow Barn and Cottage have been a much loved family home for many years and now we would like to share that with others to keep a happy energy moving through the property throughout the year. We have just given the Cottage a fabulous facelift, investing in a new dishwasher, bunk beds, linen and kitchen items, upgrading entertainment to a large new Smart TV, installing up to date WIFI facilities (which we offer to our guests unlimited and free) and overall improving the facilities to ensure that our guests feel comfortable and have everything they need to relax, rest, and enjoy time away from the stresses of every day life.

All guests are free to wander and relax in the grounds of the entire property.

We have an excellent and experienced housekeeping team who have been connected to our family for many years and look after another property we have in the area. The team leader, Cathy, is a lovely friendly local who will be available to you during your stay should you have any queries or problems that need to be addressed. Although not based locally, my sister and I are also available to you via telephone or email if needed.

What makes this cottage unique

Swallow Barn and Cottage have seen so many good times as a lived in family home, with joyous celebrations and contented every day living creating a wonderful happy energy that can immediately be felt when you walk in through the door. It is a place where everyone can feel at home. Snuggle up and read a book, enjoy a lazy lunch on the terrace or a BBQ of local fish in the evening and watch the sun go down. There is enough space for a game of outdoor cricket and an outside storage building for bikes, kayaks, surfboards and other sporty paraphernalia, so that when you are not relaxing in the garden, you can head off for a day of fun and adventure!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fishguard in Cwm Gwaun

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Separate bath & shower. Window to garden. Heated towel rail.
  • Light and airy with separate bath and shower. Ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating. Heated towel rail. Window to garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Window to garden. Free standing wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk room with window to courtyard. Wardrobe.
  • Both bedrooms have European style ceramic tiles with underfloor heating, free standing wardrobes with drawer storage and windows with garden views. All beds made up with pure cotton linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This charming Welsh stone cottage has been thoughtfully converted to retain its original character, whilst providing a cosy and comfortable getaway for a romantic weekend, a family break or a longer stay. It is private yet close to charming seaside town of Fishguard and the stunning surrounding countryside and coastline of Pembrokeshire. The cycle path runs straight past the bottom of the driveway and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (all 186 miles of it!) is just a mile away. This part of Wales offers just about everything for anyone and guarantees a wonderful holiday or mini break for the romantic, adventurer, explorer or big chiller! Pack a picnic, get on your bike, lace up your hiking boots, open a book - whatever you choose; it will be magical and remembered. Fishguard offers one of only two crossing ports to Ireland from the mainland, so travellers can combine their visit to a picturesque corner of Wales with a stopover on the way to the Emerald Isle.

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Cosy Welsh Cottage. Close to Irish Ferry. Pet friendly. Grounds. 2 Bedrooms.
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Very Beautiful Cottage

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This cottage is very beautiful and has a welsh character . Even though we booked this cottage at last minute, everything was arranged for us before our arrival.

Cottage is self sufficient and equipped with all the kitchen cutlery's and crockery. It is in a quiet location recommend for someone who wants to stay in peace away from city noises. Despite located in quite place , it is very close to Fishguard high street and supermarkets.

We are family of four and all of us liked it. I will strongly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
107 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in Fishguard town
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Goodwick
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Newport Links Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Goodwick & Fishguard
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Fishguard town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Goodwick Parrog Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located off the A40 from Haverfordwest, set back from the road down a private driveway. It is in an elevated position with surrounding rural and distant sea views, about a mile to the south-west of the popular coastal fishing village of Fishguard, renown for its picturesque Lower Town Harbour, stunning local sandy coves and beaches and famous cliff path walks.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs from the village and offers visitors 188 miles of National Park walking and some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, with seals, whales and dolphins all making an appearance during the year. The surrounding coastline gives endless options for a day out; pebbly coves and sandy beaches stretching for miles in both directions. Newport beach (10 minutes), famous surfing spots Whitesands (20 mins) and Newgale (30 mins), and coasteering in the sea caves at Aberreidy (25 mins).

Fishguard is one of two ferry ports in Wales with daily crossings to Ireland. Swallow Barn Cottage is only 1 miles from the ferry terminal so is ideally situated for travellers to have a relaxing few days in Wales either before or after making the trip across the Irish Sea.

Getting Around

Car would be ideal, however, there is an excellent local bus service to all the main beaches, nearby towns and tourist attractions which leaves from the centre of Fishguard. Cycling is popular because the cycle path runs past the end of the driveway, connecting cyclists to the coast path, and of course there is always leg power! The train station (with services direct to London via Cardiff) and the ferry port (which offers daily crossings to Rosslare in Ireland) are both located in Goodwick, approximately 1 mile from the property. Cardiff airport is just over 100 miles by road.

There are excellent rail and road links to Fishguard. Access from London and the Midlands by train is easy on the direct route. By car, the M4 and A40 dual carriageway ends only 45 minutes from Fishguard itself and the Severn Bridge is around 2 to 2.5 hours away. Fishguard, Goodwick and the quaint fishing harbour at Lower town are all within easy walking distance (1 mile to town centre).

Pembrokeshire has rightly been chosen by National Geographic Traveller as the second best coastal destination in the world. With mile upon glorious mile of walks on beaches, along clifftops and through woodland, Pembrokeshire is a 'must see' destination, recently selected as film locations for 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows' and 'Snow White and the Huntsmen'. The area is steeped in history; the landscape peppered with prehistoric tombs, medieval castles and Celtic religious shrines. As a popular family holiday destination, Fishguard and neighbouring villages are teaming with friendly pubs serving local mackerel, lobster, mussels and dressed crab. Eat the freshest fish and chips on the beach or try out locally crafted beer with a platter of artisan cheeses. There are plenty of takeaways and cafes for a coffee and traditional sweet Welsh treats, an excellent gourmet deli, and some top notch restaurants for a special night out.

To work up an appetite try some adventure sports with horse riding, mountain biking, paint balling, rock climbing, go karting, Zorbing, white water rafting and quad biking, even the ancient sport of falconry is on offer nearby!

Regular boat trips to the numerous offshore islands and bird sanctuaries are available. This unspoilt and carefully preserved part of the country has some of the finest examples of unusual flora and fauna to thrill any nature enthusiast. Boat charter is available as is both sea and freshwater fishing. Water sports are a must, with Newport a Mecca for sailing, surfing and wind surfing whilst Whitesands and Newgale, on the way to St Davids, are world famous for excellent surfing. Resorts such as Tenby, St Davids and Cardigan are lovely for a day out and have lots of activities for children and the magnificent ruins of Pembroke Castle (the birthplace of the Tudors) is only 45 minutes away.

If you are an artist, a photographer or a writer, the incredible natural beauty of this region is perfect for peace and quiet and creative inspiration.

The best kind of holiday is one filled with plenty of rest and relaxation, so pack a picnic basket with local produce, a good book and a rug and find a spot where you can chill out for the day.

On a practical level, Haverfordwest (10 minutes drive) offers a large shopping centre with Tesco, Marks and Spencer and other large superstores. However, Fishguard itself has excellent food shopping, with a Saturday Farmer’s Market that showcases the best local produce.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£65
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cleaning fee £40

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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