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Porthiddy above Abereiddy beach, Nr St Davids, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Ty Canol

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Ty Canol

Porthiddy Farm Holiday Cottages,

Ty Canol, sleeps 2- 5 (2 bedrooms)

Kitchen: Large farm-style kitchen with butler-sink, wooden table and chairs, dresser, electric cooker, microwave cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine with dryer. We provide a number of items including tea towels, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, salt and pepper etc.

Living Room: Characterful room with stone walls, wooden floor and rugs, sofa, three armchairs, Freeview television, DVD player, books and games.


Bedroom 1: Large with king-size and single bed, large built-in wardrobe, pine dressing table.

Bedroom 2: Large bedroom with two single beds, large built-in wardrobe and small dressing table.

Bathroom 1: Bath with shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Bathroom 2: Shower, toilet and wash basin.

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About the property


Set in Pembrokeshire’s beautiful National Park, Ty Canol is one of two five-star, attractive, stone and slate cottages situated at Porthiddy Farm West, which has been farmed since at least 1340. Walk 500 yards through our fields, or along the lane, to Abereiddy beach to enjoy the sand, pebbles and rock pools, discover the hidden caves while coasteering or kayaking and explore the coast-path with its stunning scenery and amazing wildlife.

These high-quality cottages are in a quiet location with access to restaurants, tea-rooms and pubs at nearby villages and harbours. St David’s, the smallest cathedral city in Britain, is close by.

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Margaret Pike
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Margaret Pike

We fell in love with St David’s Peninsula over 25 years ago when we began kayaking in the area. We became such frequent visitors that we bought a holiday-home in St David’s and, in 2001, we moved to Porthiddy Farm West, above Abereiddy, where we live today.

When we moved here my husband brought his business in Renewable Energy and I changed my career from teaching to work within the company.

Margaret Pike purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Margaret Pike chose Llanrhian

We feel privileged to live in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with the sea on our doorstep. At Porthiddy, we are surrounded by stunning scenery. To the west is Abereiddy with its iconic tower; to the north a gorse-lined valley; to the east, Strumble Head, with the flashing light of the lighthouse; and to the south, cows graze on the hillside. On a cloudless night, our remoteness offers fantastic opportunities for star-gazing.

What makes this cottage unique

Our high-quality accommodation is within minutes from the beach, rock pools, sand, pebbles, fossils, historical buildings, the Blue Lagoon and 180 miles of coast path.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would highly recommend Ty Canol. The cottage was spacious, warm, clean and very well equipped. The owner was very welcoming. We are looking to return next year.

Lovely cottage in a quiet area. The cottage has everything you could need in the country style kitchen, cosy lounge to relax in at night, and the bedrooms upstairs are very spacious and well fitted out. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and coffee, tea and a lovely homemade cake was waiting on our arrival. Ideal location for a quiet relaxed or walking holiday. Thoroughly recommendable.

Great location for those who enjoy coastal walks, cliff jumping or bodyboarding or just getting away from it all. Lovely cottage...home from home.
Apr 2015
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Booking Notes:
Provisional bookings may be taken by telephone or online. To confirm the reservation a deposit of £60, for each week booked, is required within 7 days. Full payment is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Short breaks are available on request. Prices are set as a percentage of the price of the week.
Low season: 2 nights £234, 3 nights £273, 4 nights £312, 5 nights £351, 6/7 nights £390

Changeover Day:
Saturday - Cottages are available from 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. Please be ready to vacate the cottage by 10 a.m. on the day of departure.
Flexible days for short breaks.

Notes on prices:
Charge per extra person £35 per week.
Charge per dog £15 per week (sorry no cats).
Prices are inclusive of central heating, hot water and electricity; bed-linen and bathroom towels are also included.
There is a small charge for use of the drying room.
Access to wi-fi is available free of charge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llanrhian in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Short breaks are available on request. Prices are set as a percentage of the price of the week. Well-behaved dogs welcome £15/per dog per week. Amenities/Facilities: A welcome pack with homemade cake or biscuits, tea, coffee, milk and sugar is provided on arrival. We have a fully automatic wood-heating system. Included in the price are electricity, hot water and central-heating. Internet access Bed-linen and towels provided. Drying room Small shed for bikes, surfboards etc. Outside: The cottage is entered from the seaward side, where there is ample parking space in a gravelled yard with picnic-tables and potted plants. Here you can enjoy the afternoon sun and watch the sunset. At the rear of the cottages there is a walled patio with tables and chairs. A gateway leads into the farmhouse-gardens with an enclosed cottage-garden furnished with tables and chairs and a view towards Strumble Head.


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Ty Canol
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

lovely cottage ,very clean ,very well equipped ,beach and walks in easy reach.stunning sceanry,

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as exactly as said in the brochure we'll maintain etc .owner was always on hand if you did have a problem ,we would highly recommend it .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like to provide somewhere for you to stay that we would enjoy too. We are pleased that you found everything to your liking and hope to seeing you again.
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Really pretty cottage, well maintained good facilities

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming hosts, lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to seeing you again.
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Perfect balance of rustic and modern.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location on the rugged coastline of West Pembrokeshire. Cottage is a great balance of rustic farm with all modern conveniences. Very comfortable in all ways. Owner very friendly and helpful without being intrusive (Margaret's lemon drizzle cake on arrival was delicious!). For anyone into rugged, scenic coastlines, this is an ideal base but not for those wanting lots of 'entertainments' laid on. There is much in the area, but you need to plan.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we converted the stone barns into holiday-cottages, we paid particular attention to the use of natural, local materials combined with energy efficiency and modern convenience. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found plenty to do in the area.
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A super holiday cottage in an outstandingly beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated in an idyllic location, just a slow 10 minute saunter to the local beach. It is a true home from home, comfortably and tastefully furnished (super beds in particular). Beautifully clean and well maintained. The owners could not be more welcoming, a super home-made lemon cake awaited us. Wi-Fi was available at all times - which our teenagers loved! Lovely fluffy towels in the bathrooms, hot water and heating readily available. The position of the cottage enables visits to many points of interest in the area. Haverfordwest provides good grocery shopping, a great out of hours GP surgery, good restaurants are close by. Anyone who enjoys walking or watersports will be spoilt for choice. We could not recommend this holiday cottage highly enough, we will be returning very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Combined with a thumbs up and a score of ten out of ten for holiday satisfaction from your teenagers, we are delighted that you found everything to the high standard that we would wish. We look forward to your next visit.
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The cottages are approximately 500 yards from Abereiddy beach and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. North of Abereiddy is Traeth Llyfn, a lovely, remote beach. A little further along is the village of Porthgain with its harbour and well known Fish Bistro and pub.


Car recommended

Nearest airport – Cardiff - 2 hours drive

Nearest ferry – Fishguard - 20 minutes drive

Nearest train station – Goodwick/Fishguard - 19 minutes drive

A bus passes the cottages twice a day during the summer.


Porthgain – 5 minutes drive

St Davids - 14 minutes drive

Whitesands – 14 minutes drive

Solva – 16 minutes drive

Newgale International surfing beach – 19 minutes drive

Fishguard - 21 minutes drive

Haverfordwest - 40 minutes drive

Further Details:

A variety of excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes and tearooms can be found in the area. Porthgain offers two places to eat - The Shed Fish Bistro and the Sloop Pub. St Davids has a bank, post office, a deli, ice cream shop and much more!