INSTANT BOOK - CALENDAR UPDATED DAILY! An authentic West Wales cottage in an idyllic, private location in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Dogs OK + WIFI. Open fire, 2 acres of land, near mountains and beaches. privacy and peace and quiet with VIEWS!
'Bella' magazine named this the 'top UK cottage for star gazing' - there is zero light pollution.
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One of the loveliest holiday cottages in Wales? - many guests who have stayed here have noted it as their best ever holiday!
Just bring yourselves, food and drink. The bed is made (100% cotton linen), towels are provided, as are teatowels, a new dishcloth and sponge at every changeover, washing up liquid, liquid soap, first few toilet rolls, first basket of logs for the fire (and matches, kindling, paper), and the kitchen is equipped. There's even free WIFI - All you need to do is relax :)
Late arrivals are fine as we use a keycode system (no need to meet us on arrival).
This is what Bella magazine said - '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 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, but cannot be guaranteed.
Private 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 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
You'll probably need a car but lovely (labelled) walks start from the top of your own field.
Other Things to Note
The short run of fixed stairs are fairly steep, headroom is reasonable upstairs but restricted in parts.
Check-in - from 16.00 (late arrival fine as its keycode entry)
Check out - by 10.00 Mon>Sat or before 12.00 on Sundays only.
Sometimes - depending on other bookings, we can be more flexible - arrange with us nearer the time.
No smoking inside, thanks
Well behaved pets welcome so long as mess cleared from garden and not allowed on sofa or bed.
My husband, 2-year-old daughter, and I loved our stay in the pink cottage. After 4 hectic days in London, the beauty and quiet of the countryside were just what the doctor ordered. You really do get an excellent view of the stars at night!
It was a curvy and fun 45-minute drive to get to the coast and there are excellent hiking trails and cozy towns nearby.
A perfect getaway from 'the real world'. The cottage is very charming, romantic and it is set in a perfect location. If you want to enjoy a peaceful retreat in front of a real log fire, then don't hesitate, just book!
We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights as an anniversary break.
We loved that it was so secluded and the directions to get there were really helpful. It take us a while to get in as the lock was a bit stiff! The outside and inside of the cottage was perfect.
We visited lots of Pembrokeshire , at David's , Tenby , Saundersfoot, solva and at martins haven. All beautiful.
The stars at night are amazing and the log fire keeps the place really nice and toasty , although prepare to smell a bit smokey!
The bed was comfy and the sofa perfect to chill by the fire.
The only things we would say to improve were that we couldn't access any wifi the time we were there and there were no matches to light the fire.
We would Deff stay again and recommend to friends!
Holly and Rob.
What a gorgeous place and beautifully and tastefully restored! Lovely spot to explore the wonder of Pembrokeshire, even if it was raining/ sleeting/ snowing all week, we had a great time. Lovely selection of architecture books to gaze at, the Welsh castles book was a particular favourite. Bit of a shame that the wi-fi didn't work as we had been banking on that (maybe previous guests had used the download quota?) Eitherway, we very much enjoyed the delightful Cwmn Hill. Thanks Greg.
Cannot recommend highly enough if you want to get away from the busy city lifestyle. The cottage is gorgeous and equipped with everything you could need for a few days away. The location is as peaceful and private as the description suggests - truly idyllic! I only wish we could have stayed longer. All contact with Greg was very polite and punctual and he was kind enough to offer us a little discount. All in all, 5 stars.
Lovely cottage. Amazingly situated. Peace peace peace!
The cottage is idyllic. Renovated with great taste and thorough attention to detail. Well heated, the stove works perfectly, powerful shower, fully equipped kitchen and extremely comfortable bed. Fantastic location for exploring Pembrokeshire. Wouldn't change a thing. Greg was fast and easy to communicate with. Check in / out a breeze. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thanks !
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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 architecture in the UK. I live my partner and our dogs in Donegal, Ireland, though we're also often in Andalucia, Malopolska in Poland, and West Wales.
I speak English, Welsh and Polish, and I understand basic French. Learning Spanish.