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One Room Cottage Set Under The Preseli Hills In Dyffryn Fernant Garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales - Secluded Private And Quiet With Full Access To The Six-Acre Garden The Perfect Retreat

Set under the Preseli Hills, Y Bwthyn is a beautifully converted old stone and slate-roofed barn situated well off the road in a tranquil countryside setting. Numerous tiny windows frame glimpses of the garden in which it is set – a garden which is so lovely it has been featured in magazines and on television. Inside, there is a wood burning stove and a counter-weighted stair to access the sleeping loft, and the cottage is filled with books and paintings. There isn’t a television so you can enjoy a few days being blissfully disconnected from the stresses and strains of the rest of the world. National Geographic has named Pembrokeshire the second best coastline in the world and it is not hard to see why. All around you wildlife, historic monuments, standing stones and cliff-top walks abound. Quiet and comfortable, this cottage is nothing short of idyllic.

Electricity and unlimited logs for the wood burner are included all year round.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, however there is a charge of £10 per dog per week/short break and a maximum of 2 dogs. Please let us know the number and breed of dogs accompanying you.

Bed linen can be supplied for an extra charge - please see the Linens sections under the Facilities tab above.

More Details

Christina Shand
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Christina Shand

We are Christina and David, and we have been making a garden here for 20 years.

In our other lives, David was a Librarian, Christina a Hot Air Balloonist and had a partnership in an Antiques business.

We thought we had retired!

Christina Shand purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Christina Shand chose Fishguard


Guestbook comments from the owner

Kat & Michael

“A magical place!! We don’t want to leave. Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful cottage and stunning gardens. We will be back in the Summer to experience it all over again.”

Mathew Owen, London.

“We found Bwthyn to be the perfect place to get away from it all. From the cosy wood burning stove to the amazing garden, the cottage is a wonderful welcoming oasis set against the jaw-dropping Pembrokeshire landscape. For us, it was the little touches that made the difference. The beautiful Welsh tweed blankets, the well equipped kitchen, and the interesting artwork and books gave the cottage a homely feel. We will definitely be returning to Bwthyn in the near future.”

Vaughan & Polly

“A beautiful cottage in beautiful gardens. And it was so nice to see the stars for once! It was exactly what we needed, a perfect break. See you again!”
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fishguard in Cwm Gwaun

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with wc, hand basin & heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: An open sleeping loft with one king size and one single bed, an optional second single is also available. The loft is accessible via a counter-weighted stair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The Bwthyn is situated in a stunning six acre garden, which residents have full access to and there are plenty of areas to sit and reflect. There is also a small patio area immediately outside the cottage with a table and chairs, so you can enjoy eating outside in the stunning landscape. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: There is a small supplement for bed linen and towels (£30 for the double and £20 for the single). Please supply your own beach towels; other household linen is supplied. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available in the main house. Dogs are welcome (maximum 2) but there is an additional charge of £10 per dog per week or short break. Please let us know the number and breed of dogs.


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One Room Cottage Set Under The Preseli Hills In Dyffryn Fernant Garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful little retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing time staying here. It has everything you need for a lovely break including no television! The gardens are beautiful and so peaceful to stroll round at any time of day. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and very happy to help.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, we very much enjoyed having you here.
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Fantastic views and cosy woodfired stove created the perfect retreat from work.

  • 5 of 5

It is true photographs never lie. The images on the website lived up to what we experienced visually but what was not present in the photographs was the lovely birdsong and scent of an enchanting valley fully of wild gorse mingled with the garden's scented flowers, herbs and grasses especially in the morning dew and evening. Delightful, enchanting and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your really lovely review, it is such a joy when others enjoy those intangible things that we love about living here. It was a pleasure to meet you and your dogs.
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Very quaint

  • 5 of 5

Very compact and cosy. Beautiful surroundings. Owners live on site and are very pleasant and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your dogs enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your kind review. The garden is bursting into life now with the Spring sunshine.
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The perfect place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the lovely cottage within a beautiful garden. The cottage is very cosy and had everything we needed. Exploring the garden at our leisure was a joy and the peaceful break was just what we we hoping for. The hospitality and facilities were even better than expected. The location is also a great base to explore the fantastic Pembrokeshire coast. We are already planning another visit. Thanks to Christina, David and all the garden helpers for making our stay memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Aber bach
Car: necessary


1 mile away is Aber bach a sheltered little pebbled cove, with a stream running through and seals at the right time of year. Pwllgwaloed is 2 miles away, this wonderful sandy beach has a lot to offer with a multitude of rock pools as well as 'The Old Sailors' restaurant/pub which makes the most of the fantastic views across to fishguard bay. The famous Pembrokeshire coast path which follows the second best coastline in the world, can be accessed via both these beaches.


There is a regular bus running from just 10mins up the road which takes you to the main towns in the area, providing access to the train service and ferry to Ireland, in Fishguard. There are also bus services which run all the way around the Pembrokeshire coast line providing access for those who want to explore it.


Just a 10 minute walk away is Dinas Cross with a couple of small convenience stores. You can catch the bus from here to the nearest towns of Fishguard and Newport which are just a 5 and 10 minute drive away and have all the amenities. For a bigger shop theres Cardigan or Haverfordwest which are 30 mins away.

Further Details:

Y Bwthyn is ideal for those seeking tranquility and closeness to nature. Birdwatchers will be in heaven, ramblers will be spoil for choice with all the coastal walks on offer, and this couldn’t be a better spot for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside and being by the sea. Fishguard, the nearest town, has its own history. It was once the site of the last invasion of Britain in 1797, and it has also served as a film set for Moby Dick and Under Milk Wood. Music is popular, with the Fishguard Festival in July, St. David's Cathedral Festival in May/June and the Folk Festival over the late May bank holiday. The picturesque surroundings mean that painters, artists and craft workers often settle here and galleries are thick on the ground. You could take a boat trip to the islands and watch dolphins, porpoise, puffins and gannets. Or you can play golf, go coasteering, ride, surf or sail. This is a place that is all about the simple pleasures.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
7 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter Weekend
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Shoulder Season
3 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Season
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
We currently ask for a non-returnable booking deposit of £100, with the remaining balance payable two weeks in advance of the let. Electricity is supplied via a £1 coin slot meter, with a credit on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our normal changeover day is Saturday, but short breaks and weekends are also available. Please arrive after 2pm and depart before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices apply to Full Week (Fri-Fri or Sat-Sat) stays only.
Mid-Week (Mon-Weds/Thurs/Fri) or Weekend (Fri/Sat-Sun/Mon) breaks are also available (except in high season) - please see our website for details and prices.
Winter only: special rates for between 1 and 6 months - please enquire via the booking form on our website.
Included in the rates are a supply of logs for the fire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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