The Smithy

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Holiday Cottage in Abercastle

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The Smithy

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The Smithy is a lovely dog friendly cottage which offers you a prime position in the pretty village of Abercastle with the unspoilt Pembrokeshire Coastal Path just a stones throw away. There is plentiful coastline to explore with your dog as well as visiting the beaches of Abercastle and Abermawr bay.


The Smithy is a detached, stone, converted cottage beautifully renovated and restored to give high quality accommodation set on the cliffside in the picturesque harbour village of Abercastle with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on your doorstep. Four steps lead up to this quaint cottage with slate floors and exposed stonework and beams, step into the spacious open plan living space with modern fitted kitchen area, furnished in a charming mix of contemporary and quirky antique pieces with lovely comfortable seating to relax on, while the pretty bedroom reflects the changing colours of the view over the village and sea. Stairs lead up to the cosy crog loft in the eaves with restricted headroom. Sit on the bench in front of the cottage and watch the world go by as the fisherman land their catch, soak up the wonderful aspect over the inlet and out to sea.

Spend your days exploring the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to Abermawr and Aberferlin below Trefin where there is a friendly village pub to enjoy a pint. Or further down the coast lies Porthgain and Abereiddy only a short drive away. A delightful cottage for a couple to enjoy a romantic retreat or for a family holiday base whatever the season.

Care needed with children and elderly as some unfenced drops to the front of the cottage.

Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, double room, bathroom/shower attachment/whb/wc, utility room.

First Floor: Crog loft/twin room for children/3ft beds/restricted headroom.

Heating: Oil under floor heating.

Electricity: & Oil: £20 per week October - May, free June - September.

Parking: 1 space.

Facilities: Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player, towels for hire at £6 per person per week, barbecue, garden furniture.

Pets: One.

Website: www.thesmithyabercastle.co.uk


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The Smithy Features

Access to Coastal Path
BBQ
Bath
Cot & Highchair Provided
DVD
Detached
Dishwasher
Freezer
Full Central Heating
Garden Furniture
Has Parking
Near Boat Launching
No Smoking
Romantic Breaks
Sea/water views
Towels For Hire
Washing Machine
Within a mile of the sea/water

Attractions near The Smithy

Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends. 

The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.

The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit. 

Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm. 

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys. It is situated in the Town Hall which is also home to the Fishguard Information Centre, the Library, the Cash Office and Fishguard Tapestry Museum. 

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Cardigan
Falconry Wales, is a small company that offer Falconry experiences and displays across Wales. They offer a few different experience days. A great chance for you to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures in their magnificent surroundings. You get chance to meet and handle the birds, which will give you the valuable opportunity to come accustomed to one another, and then the ultimate- flying a number of birds to your hand, and watching our raptors amaze you with their flying skills. Photography Workshop are also available. Please note: Advance bookings need to be make and some courses have a minimum party requirement.

Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.

Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip.

Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Haverfordwest
Hilton Court Gardens is the most idyllic place to visit, particularly on warm sunny days. With 8 acres of woodland, cascading waterfalls, rustic wooden bridges, ponds and lakes, there really is plenty to see. For any of you wildlife lovers out there, Hilton Court Gardens are bursting with a whole array of wildlife and flowers. Dogs are welcomed into the gardens providing they are kept on leads. 
Dyffryn Fernant Garden is a six acre garden nestled in the Preseli Hills near Fishguard. With a bog garden, a fernary and courtyard full of exotic plants, this is the perfect place to go for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Stroll along the stream and take in sights of the wild marsh and ornamental grasses. Please note: Guide dogs only allowed in the gardens.
First established in 1869, the St David's Lifeboat Station is situated at St Justinians and is operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity mostly funded by public donations. Currently, construction is underway for a brand new lifeboat station alongside the existing lifeboat station, which will hold more modern and improved facilities and equipment, as well as easier access for the crew and delivery of kit. The current station can be seen from the nearby coastal path, or you can even walk down the concrete steps however inside access is not available. You can however visit on special occasions to see the launching of the lifeboat.
Haverfordwest
Get airborne at Wales' first indoor trampoline park. Over 100 interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms, slamdunk basketball nets, grab bags, trick airbag. They also have a under 5's soft play section which is perfect to keep the little ones entertained. Parents can relax and enjoy a coffee and cake in the Hangar 5 Café located right by the soft play area. High flying fun for all of the family! Disco nights every Friday for ages 12-18 years only. Trampoline fitness classes are also avaailable. On-line booking is advisable. Dogs are welcomed providing they are clean, friendly and kept on leads. 
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.

 

Beaches near The Smithy

Abercastle
A picturesque cove and fishing village, with a sand and shingle beach. The beach faces north west so is sheltered from south westerly gales. Its primary use is as a harbour for local fishermen. There is a slipway for boats, and Abercastle is particularly popular with divers. Swimming, kayaking and angling are also popular here, but the cove is too small for 'forces-of-nature' sports.
Aberfelin Bay
Aberfelin, when the tide is out , abounds with myriads of rock pools in this little sand and shingle beach enclosed by rugged cliffs. Its own special island with a tunnel you can walk through and clear blue water completes this lovely quiet bay. The cove and little stone mill on the stream provided the inspiration for one of Wales' famous bards to write “Melin Trefin” has ensured it's position for eternity within the culture of Wales.
Abermawr
A little known, but large and impressive bay with a large pebble bank created by a huge storm in 1859. At low tide the beach is sandy and offers good conditions for kiting. Surfing here can also be good and is never crowded, but the strong currents can be hazardous. Facing west, southerly and northerly winds will be cross-shore and the headlands aren't too high so they shouldn't be too gusty. Parking is along the roadside (limited space), there is a short path from the roadside to the beach.
Aberbach Bay
This small beach is next to the larger Abermawr beach and its about 5 minutes walk from the road or 10 minutes around the cliffs from Abermawr. Although mainly pebbles at low tide Aberbach becomes a big sandy beach and the bonus is, its never crowded. A perfect hideaway for a picnic!
Porthgain
An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Approx. 124 steep metal steps lead down to beach.
Abereiddy
A blue sandy/pebble beach with dramatic cliffs, pretty colour-washed cottages and the striking Blue Lagoon - once a slate quarry. Abereiddy beach is ideal for surfers and kayakers and very popular with coasteering groups. This beach-side community, previously the home of quarrymen, now attracts visitors seeking a retreat from the hassles of modern-day life. Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages – the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slatey stones on the beach.
Abereiddy
After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the Blue Lagoon! The Blue Lagoon is the site of a former slate quarry and was created over a century ago when the outer wall was breached. The water has a very distinctive deep blue-green colour, which is caused by the build-up of minerals in the lagoon. Nowadays the lagoon is very popular with outdoor adventure groups using the platforms to jump into the deep water below after an afternoon participating in the ever popular activity, coasteering. Abereiddi and the Blue Lagoon will always be a reminder of Pembrokeshire's industrial past.
Goodwick
Although the large sheltered harbour of Goodwick looks like an ideal flat water windsurfing location, the high cliffs surrounding it makes it a gusty venue in all but North Easterly winds and not really suited to any kind of 'forces-of-nature' sport. There's a promenade above the top of the beach and a long breakwater that you can walk along. Dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally seen off the beach as they swim round the harbour.
Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. At low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front.
Newgale
Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is located on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer.

 

Places To Drink near The Smithy

The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
Fishguard
Peppers strives to have a creative and unique food and drinks menu showcasing lots of local produce in their dishes. In addition to their restaurant, Peppers hosts live music nights with jazz, classical, and folk music performed for all to hear, as well as holding exhibitions in their art gallery. Please Note: There is no set Children's Menu but Children's Portions are available. Vegan food is not available.

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys. It is situated in the Town Hall which is also home to the Fishguard Information Centre, the Library, the Cash Office and Fishguard Tapestry Museum. 

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Fishguard
Barfive is to be found in a Grade 2 listed four storey Georgian town house. The bar is spread over three floors and has a variety of areas in which you can eat drink chat and relax. Recently refurbishment with a contemporary and traditional design offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails complimented by a wonderful casual dining offer. Please note: They are unable to accommodate large groups or “Stag” parties, unless by prior arrangement. Dogs welcome on the outside terrace area only.
A lovely seaside pub offering food and drink all year round. This pub is family run giving it a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing pint after a dip in the sea! A selection of drinks is available, including a range of real ales.

 

Places To Eat near The Smithy

The Ship Inn is a typical country pub which boasts a wide range of local produce in its menus. With fresh local seafood such as crab, pollock and lobster from Solva and Abercastle, this is a must-visit for any seafood fans. They also offer a selection of real ales, plus some Welsh ciders such as Gwynt Y Ddraig.
Haverfordwest
A traditional family run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. Steak Night on a Friday and Sunday lunches available. They have two large big screen TV's showing all the popular sporting events. Please Note: Booking is advisable for Sunday Lunches.
Porthgain
The Shed is a Fish and Chip Bistro in the Harbour village of Porthgain, with views over the Harbour. This bistro boasts freshly caught local seafood,caught daily! The Shed makes great use of local produce enabling them to make their own beer batter and local hand-cut potatoes grown in our very own county. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only. For any dietary requirements, please contact The Shed with at least 24 hour notice and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerances. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
The Ship Inn is situated in the centre of lower Solva, just a few seconds walk from the harbour. This is a traditional country pub offering food every day, with a popular Curry Club every Wednesday and Grill Night every Thursday. The Ship Inn is family run making it family friendly, with a function room, games room and large riverside garden area. Please Note: There is no designated parking, but there is a public car park nearby.
Fishguard
Peppers strives to have a creative and unique food and drinks menu showcasing lots of local produce in their dishes. In addition to their restaurant, Peppers hosts live music nights with jazz, classical, and folk music performed for all to hear, as well as holding exhibitions in their art gallery. Please Note: There is no set Children's Menu but Children's Portions are available. Vegan food is not available.

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys. It is situated in the Town Hall which is also home to the Fishguard Information Centre, the Library, the Cash Office and Fishguard Tapestry Museum. 

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Fishguard
Barfive is to be found in a Grade 2 listed four storey Georgian town house. The bar is spread over three floors and has a variety of areas in which you can eat drink chat and relax. Recently refurbishment with a contemporary and traditional design offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails complimented by a wonderful casual dining offer. Please note: They are unable to accommodate large groups or “Stag” parties, unless by prior arrangement. Dogs welcome on the outside terrace area only.
A lovely seaside pub offering food and drink all year round. This pub is family run giving it a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing pint after a dip in the sea! A selection of drinks is available, including a range of real ales.

 

Historic Places near The Smithy

Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern. Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
The birthplace of Saint David, this Chapel was built in 1934 on the site of the original house where Non had lived. The Chapel and its accompanying Holy Well were built in dedication to Saint Non, and have since become popular destinations for pilgrimages. Legend has it that springs appeared at each of the significant milestones of Saint David's life, and many believe this Holy Well appeared during his birth and holds many special healing powers.
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.
Newport
Nestled in the heart of Pembrokeshire coast, this cromlech is topped with a 15 ton capstone making it an incredible sight to see. Full of history, this area is where the original Stonehenge bluestones originated. It dates back to the Neolithic era. Please Note: Assistance Dogs only. There is limited parking nearby.
Built in the 13th Century, this castle is half fortified manor house and half fully developed medieval castle surrounded by forty acres of land and gardens. The castle and gardens is closed over the winter months for essential maintenance but is open for special occasions. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Narberth
Llawhaden is a 12th Century fortified Bishop's Palace, which was first built as a ringwork castle. If visiting, make sure to check out the ruined chapel of Llawhaden Hospital nearby. Entry is free. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Situated in North Pembrokeshire, Castell Henllys is an extraordinary day out for anyone interested in history. With a reconstructed Iron Age Hill fort, Castell Henllys is set in 26 acres of woodland on excavated remains from over 2000 years ago. Particularly interesting is the three large replica roundhouses, the granary and forge.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but must be kept on leads at all times. 

Cardigan
Set in the Eastern Preselis, Foel Drygarn (also known as Foel Trigarn) can only be accessed via a footpath, however there is nearby parking. It is the remains of a large Iron Age Hill-fort covering almost 4 hectacres, with three defended enclosures, and three large cairns each three metres in height. Historians state that it is likely to have been a heavily populated fortified village which was built sometime between 650BC and 100AD.

 

Customer Reviews of The Smithy

Bob and Issy

We just love this wonderful part of Wales. the weather has been fantastic. such a shame we are unable to stay the full week, This cottage has been great we hope to return


Adam and Annette

Another lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, Recommend Cottages Caterers and the Shed in Porthgain, We love Abercastle and hope to return to enjoy the amazing view


Vicki

A perfect holiday cottage, so lovely and clean.We have enjoyed being here. Delicious food at the Shed Porthgain, fresh fish can be bought at St Davids-blue van outside city hall.Loved the damson jam going home to book again for next year


Phil and Gloria

Another enjoyable stay, managed to dodge the showers, thanks for the welsh cakes and jam , nice touch, Hope to come again


Sharon and Mick

Great week lovely cottage have stayed in Abercastle before but first in this cottage.


Carolyn

A truely wonderful week, our first visit to Pembrokeshire but not our last the coastline is magnificent, Nice to have a peaceful setting, the cottage is one of the best, Ruby the dog enjoyed all the walks as we did.Thanks


Mike, kate and Harvey

Cottage so much better than we thought, such a perfect spot to sit outside and watch the world go by.Beautiful area for seeing dolphins and seals plus 3 choughs on the cliffs nearby. making plans to return for sure Linda and John thank you so much


Susan and Will

Great week fab cottage, some lovely walks, good weather would like to return


Bob, Lesley and Dexter

Beautiful location with some lovely walks from the house. weather was kind to us.


Mark and Esther

Thanks for a perfect week in such a lovely cottage. Marys vanilla was delicious as was the damson jam. Thank you we will be back


Wendell and Joan

A very relaxing and enjoyable holiday in such a peaceful location, Thanks for the welsh cakes and jam. Thanks Linda for the use of the loungers


Liz

came with 2 main views to walk the coastal path and do some serious reading-succeeded in both, Therefore an excellent holiday with lovely weather, good walks,wonderful wild flowers, The Smithy is a great holiday cottage.I hope to be back


David and Margaret

Enjoyed our second holiday here even more then the ist. Georgeous weather and lovely walks and the Welsh cakes and plum jam gave us a nice welcome on arrival.


Dan and Ceri

Beautiful birdlife, gorgeous weather and stunning views. Dont want to leave here thanks


Sue , Hugh and Toffee

We have stayed several times now.Highly recommend the walk round Dinas Island from Cwm Y Eglwys, The Shed and the Sloop in Porthgain are great, I love ot here thank you


Stephen and Jane

Thank you Linda for a perfect week.Beautiful coastal wals and exceptional sunsets


Emily and Sean

We have a wonderful week at The Smithy. The weather was has been amazing. We have spent a lot of time on Whitesands Beach, We would recommend the Deli-food and wine store in St Davids for freshly made sandwiches


Susie and Lawrence

What a wonderful week, we spent our first week near Pembroke and cancelled our week in Greece to come here for a another week, No Regrets Thank you


Chalmers family

Our top ten-in no particular order 1)Porthgain to Abereiddy to Pwllcrochen 2)Solva to Pointz castle circular walk 3)seeing puffins and choughs at Martins Haven. 4) The Shed Porthgain lunch and dinner 5) salted caramel ice cream at Gianni's St Davids 6)Cwtch restaurant St Davids 7)St Davids to Porthclais via Caerfai and back to St Davids on Celtic Coastal bus 8) Melin Tregwynt and Solva woollen mills. 9) circular walk from Abercastle to Abermawr 10) The Smithy especially to return to in the evenings sipping wine on the terrace watching the sun go down. Great Holiday


Frances and Dave

lovely cottage with amazing views such a peaceful holiday, Strongly recommend the Shed in Porthgain!!!


Frances and Dave


Mr and Mrs Kingman

What a beautiful location! Such a wonderful cottage to stay in for a romantic honeymoon retreat, Highly recommend eating out at the Shed Porthgain-must book.Fabulous walks around here and we have fallen in love with Wales, Simply gorgeous


Graham and Yvonne

Abercastle is so lovely, Thank you for the welsh cakes


Bab and Issy

We just love this wonderful part of Wales. Our weather has been fantastic such a shame we are unable to whole week. This cottage has been great, we hope to return


Adrian and Annette

Another lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, Recommend cottage caterers and the Shed, We love Abercastle-hope to return and enjoy the amazing view, Thank you


Chris and Aimie

A lovely cottage in a fantastic location with wonderful sea views, We would recommend the Sloop Inn in Porthgain and the Bishops in St Davids, A very enjoybale holiday and we would love to return to Abercastle. Thanks


The Smithy Access Statement

This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.

Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.


Initial approach is made down an unmade road onto a rough driveway. There is a drop - protected by a picket fence on the seaward side. The front door is the only door for access. There is no telephone but mobiles can usually be operated – but sometimes it requires a short walk up the lane.

Light can mostly be operated from the panel just inside the front door – except those for the area upstairs where there is an independent switch at the bottom. The bedroom downstairs has ‘touch’ operated lights.

Care needed with children and elderly as some unfenced drops to the front of the cottage.

There is public transport from the main road through the village and a leaflet is provided for times. The Puffin buses are very useful for walkers. Please see the back of the newspaper flyer and the laminated pages in the welcome folder in the property.

The nearest shop is at ‘The Square and Compass’. Turn right at the top of the tract and drive down through the village and up the hill. Take the first turning to the left and follow the road until you come to a T junction with the main St. David’s road. Turn left and there is a small supermarket and garage a few hundred yards on the right hand side.

There is oil under floor heating that does not require adjustment. There is no gas but the cooker is provided with instructions. There is also a microwave.

Please feel free to use the barbecue at the back of the house – where the folding drying line is situated outside the bathroom window. Please note the bathroom window cannot be locked as it is a fire escape. There is a cot and highchair on the ‘shelf’ upstairs but mind your heads!

The Coastal Path can be reached by walking down the tract in front of the building and there are some really beautiful views.

Please be particularly careful about the steep edges to the property, as they can be dangerous and no liability can be accepted for accidents.

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Please note: This property has a Saturday arrival day, and as such can only accept bookings online that start and end on a Saturday.

We strongly suggest that you look for alternative dates, especially during peak periods, as we may not be able to accommodate you on your preferred dates.

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