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Stone cottage with sea views, just a short walk to beach and village amenities.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A well-equipped cottage with elevated views across Fishguard Harbour. Close to Goodwick Village, near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Bryn Coed is a charming and characterful semi detached self catering holiday cottage which sleeps 4 people. The cottage is close to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and is only 10 minutes walk from the beach. The cottage has recently been completely updated and refitted and is equipped with modern facilities, including an excellent shower room and a character kitchen.

Traditionally built with thick stone walls, the house has hand made wooden doors with iron latches. The floors downstairs are tiled for easy cleaning, whilst upstairs there are the original varnished and sealed wooden floorboards. There is an efficient central heating system which provides lashings of hot water. The windows are traditional sliding sash with double glazing.

The kitchen has fitted cupboards and an electric ceramic top cooker with grill and fan assisted oven. There is a toaster, a microwave, a slow cooker, pots and pans and all the usual essentials, as well as a fridge with freezing compartment. The dining area is located in the bay window and sits four. To the rear a door leads into a utility room & a downstairs toilet. The utility room has a washing machine/tumble dryer. Ironing board and iron. There is a radiator, room for boots and shoes and hooks for coats. The downstairs toilet has a handbasin and storage space. Floors are tiled to cope with boots.

From the utility room the back door leads out into a small courtyard with a small table and chairs for 4 people.

The living room has a low ceiling with painted timbers. Here there is a log burner set in a traditional slate and oak fireplace (efficient central heating is also available throughout). The room has a bay window, a two seater couch and two armchairs. Wide screen digital TV and DVD player are provided. The floor is tiled and has rugs.

Stairs lead from the entrance hall to a first floor Landing area, (previously a small third bedroom)which has a small table and two armchairs, a great place to relax, take in the view of the bay and watch the boats coming and going in Fishguard harbour.

The two bedrooms both bedrooms have sea views. Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and a built in wardrobe. The original fireplace adds character but is not in use.

The second bedroom has two single beds, along with bedside cabinets, a dressing table, a built in wardrobe and window seat.

The bathroom at Bryn Coed is without a bath but the shower room is airy and spacious with room to sit down and dry your toes. There is a big walk-in shower, a smart vanity unit and endless hot water. There is also a large window with a view over the secluded back garden.

At the front the house is elevated by a meter above the road and has a paved patio area where you can sit and watch the world go by.

At the rear of the cottage there is a large sunny terraced garden with side access for bikes, kayaks and surfboards. There is also a small quarry tiled area with a patio table and seating for four people.

The back garden has 5 terraces, each with granite walls and stone steps. The garden can be tricky to negotiate and care should be taken at all times, but your efforts will be rewarded by the fabulous view from the upper terraces across the house roof to the harbour and distant hills. It takes a while to reach the top terrace so take a flask (provided) of tea and some cups.

Due to the nature of the garden its mostly strimmed grass and wild flowers.

A Weber barbecue provided for the use of our guests

Parking is not dedicated but there is usually space for two cars across the road and opposite the front of the house.

Bed linen and towels are provided (not beach towels)and the beds are made up ready for your arrival.

tea towels are also provided for the kitchen.

The village is a short walk away and most of what you might need will be here. There is a village shop, hairdressers and fish and chip shop. A Tesco express is just a few minutes by car.

There is a bus which services the many stop off points for walkers – so you can walk from the cottage along the coastal path as far as you want then get a ride back. This bus is designed to suit the wants of tourists and takes the scenic route.

Accessibility: - There are steps up to the house and to access the garden.Unfortunately, because of the varying levels this house is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

Bryn Coed is great for adults and is fine for sensible teenagers but again because of all the steps It isn't great for very young children. I'm afraid we do not allow pets.

More Details

Owner
james Stokes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About james Stokes

Ok - so who am I - well just an ordinary guy with a wife and three grown children. I have worked in the building trade all my life and had an ambition to rebuild an old house in a beautiful area - so I took seven years of holiday time and with help - I made Bryn Coed what it is now -( also advertised on Owners Direct in Goodwick ) I love this area for its authentic beauty and the feeling of freedom it inspires. I also enjoy knowing that I help people have a great holiday at reasonable cost - so I have now bought Harbour View to cater for larger families. If you ring me on 07881 942 556 I am more than happy to talk to you about the houses and the area and for just as long as you like.

james Stokes purchased this cottage in 2003

Why james Stokes chose Goodwick

Why buy a house here? well to be honest it combined many things but mostly it's about the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the closeness to the sea and coastal footpath.The cottage needed renovation and the friendly easy going nature of the local people really helped to make such a long term project possible.

Real life goes on here, along side the summer holiday visitors, which adds to the charm of the area. And the stunning scenery of the many coves, glorious sandy beaches and small coastal communities make the area a special place with a unique atmosphere.

With more than 170 miles of coastal footpath and a will to see and explore you will not get bored here in a month of Sundays.

What makes this cottage unique

Bryn Coed cottage is ideally positioned for leaving the car behind.

Goodwick sands is a short walk from the cottage. It is popular with families as its safe shallow, sheltered waters are ideal for bathing and canoeing/kayaking.

The Pembrokeshire coastal passes close to the cottage and the village is just a short level walk away. Here the village shop can provide all household essentials and there is also a fish and chip shop.

The beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline is protected by he Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park and Bryn Coed is ideally positioned for exploring the many hidden coves and beautiful sandy beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have some lovely comments in the vistor book. In the four years Bryn Coed has been up and running there have only been compliments and several returning customers. One couple came again a few weeks later. If a house can speak - this one speaks for itself. The seals at Strumble Head often get a mention. The walking of course. The home from home feel. The local Spa is aparently amazing and very good value, and the Farmhouse Kitchen well liked.

Mostly people just say good things about the house which makes me happy.
Jul 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Goodwick in Fishguard and Goodwick

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs Toilet - Toilet , Downstairs Toilet off utility room.
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Spacious walk-in shower & vanity unit with large window.
  • There is no bath - but the shower room is spacious and with a big walk-in shower. Endless hot water. All other facilities are here but the overall impression is of light and space, even room to sit and dry the toes, with a view up the back garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bedside cabinets, dressing table and a built in wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedside cabinets, a dressing table, a built in wardrobe.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and a built in wardrobe. The old fireplace adds character but now has an electric "Log Burner" Bedroom 2 has the same but with two singles and no fireplace. Both rooms have sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This cottage is great for adults, it's fine for sensible teenagers, it's not great for very young children,(the house is fine but not the garden) they are very welcome but you must speak with me first. Because of the varying levels the property is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. The are steps up to the house and to the garden. Walkers will love it, as will anyone into water sports and the increasingly popular 'Coasteering'. The surrounding country is diverse and ranges from mountain to valley and from wild and rocky to calm and sandy, every activity is catered for so some forward planning will help. Visit the tourist information to find out about the full range of activities available. Outside: There is a patio area to the front of the house, it's elevated by a meter from the road and is fine for watching the world go by and saying hi to the neighbors. The back garden is extraordinary with stone paths, steps and wooden steps - all leading up to five terraces with stone walls. The garden is a bit tricky and care must be taken at all times - but the view across to the harbour and hills is great. There is seating for four with a table on a small quarry tiled area. Some of the terraces are level some still sloping - take the chairs to any level you like - a different one each day if you want.It takes a while to reach the top - so take a flask (provided) of tea and some cups. Due to the nature of the garden its mostly strimmed grass and wild flowers - you would always be welcome to do some weeding ! The garden has sun throughout the day .... if it is shining! Utility Room: There is a washing machine/tumble dryer. Ironing board and iron. There is a radiator, room for boots and shoes and hooks for coats. The downstairs Loo leads of from here and there is more storage space, and a handbasin. Floors are tiled to cope with boots Cleaning / Towels / Linen / : Towels are provided (not beach towels) - tea towels yes. All beds are made. Bryn Coed is professionally cleaned before you arrive. The house has lots of wood -doors are hand made with iron latches. Bedroom floors are ancient , glowing with varnish and gaps sealed like the deck of a boat. Overall the house is of fine quality and the character of an old cottage has been kept. It has a feel good factor just to be there.

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Stone cottage with sea views, just a short walk to beach and village amenities.
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My second stay here this year---came over from the USA (ex pat of 30 yrs) and rented this while purchasing my own property in Pembrokshire. This is the best value in the area. Clean and comfortable for 2-4 people.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bryn Coed - we love you!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third trip to Goodwick, to stay in Bryn Coed - if only we could stay there always! Everything to like, nothing to dislike. Many thanks to James and Delia for making our stay the best yet!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nicely renovated Welsh cottage

  • 4 of 5

James was super helpful and excellent at communicating about our trip. His house is very well renovated and makes good use of the relatively small footprint. The garden is great for breakfast and afternoon tea and the beds were well comfy. The giant shower was fantastic and having two toilets was really helpful!

We had angreat holiday in Pembrokeshire and enjoyed being made so welcome by James and by the locals.

We thought the house might be improved by maybe removing the mown grass from the garden, adding a freezer, maybe including some more toilet roll or hand soap, carpeting some of the downstairs becasuse, as James warned, it does get chilly on the feet!

Great location: just 5-10 mins from the beach and park, which our daughter loved, plus 10mins from the coastal path to Strumble Head (beautiful cliffs) or Fishguard harbour (really pretty). The nearest pub, fish and chip shop and convenience store (Post Office) are only a few minutes down the road, and the parking outside the house is really handy.

Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have taken on board the need for a better fridge and freezer. It will be done. Thank you for mentioning this. The grass cutting is a tricky one simply due to the style of garden - but I am working on it. James
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The property was excellent. Every thing we needed was there. Every room was very clean. Thank you.

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately we experienced very showery weather which was very restrictive in what we were able to do i.e. cycling and walking. The muddy tracts limited severely the distances we were able to cover.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A little disappointed to get my first 3 star rating but its clear it was the weather to blame and it is a shame when this happens as its otherwise perfect for biking and walking - I will have a word with the rain maker. James
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean house with a very good selection of kitchen equipment which I find a treat when we are on a self catering holiday. Excellent location for the Pembrokeshire coastal path. Thanks James

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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good spot for visiting pembrokeshire

  • 4 of 5

comfortable home for the hollidays, with everything you need. In walking distance from Fisguard and the sea, and also from shops and pubs.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Cardiff
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
Fishguard Harbour
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Fishguard & Goodwick Station
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Goodwick Sands

Coast/Beach:

The beach and coastal path are a seven minute walk away.There are many other beaches all within a reasonable and pleasant drive.

There are shopping facilities in Goodwick and Fishguard. Within the library is the famous 100 foot tapestry of the last invasion of Britain by the French. Local produce markets in Fishguard Saturdays and Thursdays. Bank, pubs and restaurants. Leisure centre, Swimming Pool, Cinema, Riding Stables, Kayak and Bike Hire in Goodwick. Walking on Coast Path.

North Pembrokeshire is a mecca for watersports lovers and newcomers alike. Kayaking, Surfing, Coasteering, Sailing, Boat Trips and much more. Explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park from the water, either under your own steam or with an organised group with one of many activity providers.

EVENTS

MAY:

Fishguard Folk Festival

2015 lineup includes: Calan – Urban Folk Quartet – Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson – Les Barker – Mike Chant – Rob Lear – Polly Morris – Elbow Jane – FolkLaw – Pat Smith & Ned Clamp – Jon Loomes – The Hut People – Steve Turner – Ninebarrow – Tom Fitton – Quarto – Rapsquillion

JUNE:

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

“We want to make the most of our coast. It’s the only festival that covers the whole week and a whole county! There’s a lot going on, even if you don’t like fish.” – Kate Morgan, founder

Fishguard and Goodwick Jemima Rowing Club WRSA

The best Celtic Sea Rowing teams from up and down the coast of Wales compete in races from Goodwick, finishing at Lower Town Fishguard

JULY:

Fishguard International Music Festival

Fishguard again plays host to internationally acclaimed artists from across the globe

AUGUST:

Aberjazz – Jazz and Blues Festival

Five days of great jazz and blues in and around Fishguard’s cafés, pubs and open spaces.

Fishguard Agricultural Show

An exciting day out for all the family at this typical Agricultural Show. Attractions include judging of Cattle, Sheep, Pig and Horse Classes; Parade of Vintage machinery, Threshing demonstrations, Tractor tug-of-war; Foxhounds; Crafts; Horticulture; Fairground and a variety of Trade Stands.

OCTOBER:

Fishguard Autumn Festival

Six days of fun, including vintage steam engines, fireworks, markets, live music, Halloween parties, and food and drink aplenty!

New Years Eve Party!

Voted the Third Best New Year’s Eve party in Britain. Let’s make it number ONE!

Two Markets a week throughout the year in the Town Hall

The Thursday Market

Saturday – Fishguard Farmers’ Market

For regular live music through the twin towns

Check out: Peppers, The Old Coach House, Ffwrn

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through Theatr Gwaun’s brand-new Digital Projector!

Travel:

Cardiff airport 100 miles. End of M4 60 miles. Fishguard Stena Line port 1 mile, train station 1 mile. Haverfordwest air strip has charter flights to Dublin and other cities, they also do pleasure flights by plane and helicopter. I think a car adds to this holiday - there is car rental just down the road. Certainly if walking is the main idea then with the use of the local tourist bus it is easy - it stops off at all the places you would want to and takes the scenic route.

Distances:

Fishguard just 1.5 miles away, Haverfordwest maybe 16 miles, St Davids a bit further but not much. In between these towns and villages are beaches, coves and rivers. The roads are not busy so driving is easy. Driving the coast road can be part of the holliday and there are many great spots to picnic or just to stop and enjoy.

Further Details:

The house is in the village,

There is a post office with cash machine,

hairdressers, chemist and doctors. Three pubs, fish and chips, cafe and restaurant - walk to them all in a few minutes.

A ten minute walk will take you to Tescos Convenience Store and also to the garage that sells a good selection of food and drink.

More shops and banks can be found in Fishguard which is a five minute drive. Just the other side of Fishguard is Lower Town - here you will find a pub and a beautiful little harbour, this is a great place to spend some peaceful time.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Goodwick, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
rate 7
29 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£257
for 6 nights
£300
 
 
Christmas, New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£429
for 6 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 1 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 19 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Rate 2 2018
20 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Rate 3 2018
24 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Rate 4 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
rate 5 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
Christmas 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£315
for 7 nights
£315
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100.00 deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is required four weeks prior to arrival. For bookings arranged within the four week period full payment should be made as soon as possible. Full booking information are available upon request. Its easy to book, simply say yes and the dates are held for you while awaiting the deposit, the balance gets paid later and it is as simple as that. I am always happy to chat 07881 942 556. You can also use the book it now option and pay with your credit card. Bank transfer is easy, cheques accepted and paypal is fine.

Changeover Day:
Friday is the best day for changeovers with arrival at 3pm and leaving at 10 am. But you can ask for anytime you like and if it can be sorted it will be.

Notes on prices:
Gas and electric are free. There will be coal to light the fire and some logs, but otherwise you will need to buy it from just down the road or arrange with me for it to be there. All other arrive and depart times can be considered - just ring and ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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