'Best UK STARGAZING cottage' + WIFI

House - Entire home/apt · New Moat, Wales SA63, United Kingdom

An authentic West Wales cottage in an idyllic location in the heart of Pembrokeshire. You can easily get to either coast, the best beaches, or just stay home and enjoy acres of land, privacy, open fire, and peace & quiet! Dogs OK + WIFI

The Space

One of the loveliest holiday cottages in Wales? - many guests who have stayed here have noted it as their best ever holiday!

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'A welcome in heavenly hills! Warmed by a lovely woodburner, this is a cute, pocket-sized pink 'croglofft' cottage for two, set in a peaceful valley in Pembrokeshire. This area is high on lushness but low on light pollution - perfect to enjoy starry Welsh skies through the roof window over your head. By day explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coast and the clutch of surrounding castles. The nearby medieval town of Tenby has upmarket restaurants and boutiques, while Narbeth offers swish shops and delis to stock up.' Bella magazine choosing this cottage as the best UK cottage to 'Sleep with the Stars'.

This is a traditional Pembrokeshire 'croglofft' cottage set snuggly into the hillside in a quiet and peaceful green valley. Drive down half a mile of track to find the cottage in a field that runs down to a stream. Small, cosy and ideal for romantic getaways. You have two acres of land to romp about in, and direct access to a good footpath network - making this a great cottage for dog owners.

The cottage had been empty since the 1940s, and has been fully restored by Under the Thatch conserving all original features. The three-year rescue project (completed in summer 2011) provides a cottage full of character, antique furnishings and modern conveniences to complement the open fire and wood-burner. Central heating, a modern, efficient wood-burner and an open fire keep the cottage snug year-round.

The cottage is centrally heated (included in holiday price) and there is an open fire and woodburner. The ground floor is open plan, and open to the 'croglofft' sleeping mezzanine over. All windows have open country views - you can't see any other houses.

Kitchen area with gas cooker and hob, fridge (with ice-box), microwave.
Cegin Fawr with c4m high ceiling giving sense of space. Slate floors, woodburner, sofa, table & chairs. Doors front and back.
Croglofft: Double oak bed c1780 open as mezzanine to room below.
Shower room: Small shower room with powerful shower.
Garden: Enclosed garden with furniture and access over c2 acres of meadow

WIFI provided free
No charge for pets but never on bed or sofa please, and I ask you to clear any mess from grounds.

Guest Access

Cottage and two acres of private grounds.

Interaction with Guests

Typically very little as the key is kept in a keysafe (so late arrival ok).

The Neighborhood

The most beautiful area of the UK?
Llys-y-Fran Country Park & lake - walkable (bike hire, café etc)
4x4 adventure driving - walkable
Choice of local walks.
Blue Lagoon - amazing pools & spa facilities - 8 mile/ 16 mins.
Narberth - one of most charming towns in Wales - 10 mile/ 20 mins.
Tenby - beaches, art, boat trips to Caldey island - 20 mile/ 35 mins.
Choice of Blue Flag beaches - about 30 mins.
Coastal footpath is amazing.
Pembrokeshire county guide
Coasteering adventure - 15 mile/ 30 mins.
51 forts and castles to see in county!
Your are just a couple of miles from the Preseli Mountains!
Goodwick harbour - (day-trips to Ireland, beach) 14 mile/25 mins.
Fishguard - (harbour, cafes & art galleries) - 12 mile/ 20 mins.
Tafarn Sinc - Rosebush - famous tavern, 4 miles/ 10 mins.
Buy stylish local blankets at Melin Tregwynt

Getting around

You'll probably need a car.

Other Things to Note

The short run of fixed stairs are fairly steep, headroom is reasonable upstairs but restricted in parts.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1108 /week
Monthly Price: $2422 /month
Cleaning Fee: $95
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • this cottage is exactly what it says on the tin - secluded, romantic, cosy and beautiful. We only stayed 2 nights for a well needed break but wished we'd booked for longer.
    The bed is the most comfortable I've ever slept in, the shower is amazing and this is the first holiday cottage I've ever stayed in that's not slightly damp!
    The decor is fab and it's very well heated. It's an easy drive to many glorious beaches. And it allows dogs! What more could you ask for, I miss it already.
    (sadly too cloudy for the famous stars so will have to go back!)

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. Despite being in a very secluded area, we followed the directions given by Greg and was able to find the cottage without any trouble. The surrounding hills are so picturesque and we had a lovely walk following the little stream which is only a few metres away from the cottage.

    The cottage itself was beautifully decorated and was very clean. We had a lovely and comfortable bed with luxurious bedding. My only disappointment was the fact that we couldn't use the wood burner. Hopefully it will be fixed in time for the next guests. However, the fireplace in the kitchen was more than adequate as the weather was beautiful during our stay. The cottage also needs a little bit of diy for e.g fixing the rear door handle and replacing the broken window pane in the bathroom. However, none of these stopped us from enjoying our stay.

    We would happily go again..and maybe next time, we would take a telescope to better enjoy the starry nights!

    April 2014
  • A lovely and absolutely peaceful little cottage with beautiful drives and walks in the area. We had a wonderful stay, thanks! Stefan and Claartje

    April 2014
    Greg
    Response from Greg:

    aw t hanks for the kind comments. If you liked the books you'll love the ones in my Irish cottage as it used to be my main home. best Greg

  • Incredible cottage in beautiful surroundings. Despite the weather (stormy rainy freezing February!) we had a lovely stay and wanted for nothing. Greg was really quick at responding every time we contacted him (we extended our stay we liked it so much). The cottage is really well fitted out with beautiful period furniture and snugly blankets that added to the experience. Greg is clearly very passionate about this cottage and we fully intend to return again. ... And again. There is internet which is a dongle thingy that worked very well, however, in order that the months data allowance is not used up you shouldn't use spotify / stream music so make sure you've got everything you'd like stored locally on your device. Oh and if you're a coffee fiend take a cafetiere. Simply perfect!!!

    February 2014
    Greg
    Response from Greg:

    glad you had a nice time - hope to welcome you back in the summer. best wishes, Greg

  • A beautifully restored cottage with a great combination of antique furnishings and modern conveniences. The position is stunning with such a sense of isolation and peace but also not a long drive to tourist attractions and beaches. We loved it and had a great stay (our border terrier was a huge fan also!)

    December 2013
  • We had an amazing time in this little gem of a place. Highly recommend it!

    December 2013
    Greg
    Response from Greg:

    thanks - glad you enjoyed! :)

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I'm an architectural historian and founder of travel company Under the Thatch - I restore unusual and historic buildings across Europe and let them for holidays. I'm a former University lecturer from the University of Wales, and have written several books and TV series on archiecture in the UK. I live my partner and our dalmatian dog in central Kraków, Poland. I speak English, Welsh and Polish.
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