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



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Christina and David, and we have been making a garden here for 18 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!

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Speaks English, French, German

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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1 holidaymaker review


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: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Llanychaer at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fishguard at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Newport at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Fishguard at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fishguard at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Aber bach at 1 Miles 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
1 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Shoulder Season
18 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • There is a shower room with wc and hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 / Maid service: 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.

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