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'Award Winning' Beautiful 170 Year Old Pembrokeshire Stone Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Y Cwm, a 2 bedroom Pembrokeshire holiday cottage set within it's own grounds

This 'award winning' cottage set in the heart of Pembrokeshire, in the small hamlet of Hayston, just 1 mile from Johnston, the cottage has easy access to many award winning beaches, together with the stunning historic Preseli Mountains and the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Coastal Path. Neyland and Milford Marina’s offer fabulous facilities for boat lovers and are just a few miles away. The area boasts many delightful cafes, restaurants and pubs together with the Torch Theatre for those who wish to enjoy a good night out! The picturesque harbour and golden beaches of Little Haven and Broad Haven are always popular with children and are just a 15 minute drive away.

Y Cwm provides a perfect location for a family holiday or alternatively as a romantic break away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. The County is rich in opportunity for a taste of outdoor pursuits including coaststeering, horse riding, sailing, surfing, kayaking, climbing and much much more. Pembrokeshire is also famous for its excellent restaurants and pubs.


Y Cwm sleeps between 2 – 4. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom featuring bath, luxury toiletries, wash hand basin and toilet. The second bedroom has a bunk bed. All beds are dressed with luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and quality fluffy towels.

The stylish and spacious living room is open plan and features exposed Welsh oak beams and floor together with a cast iron oil burning stove, perfect to keep warm and cosy during cold winter nights. There are two sofas, an oak dining table seating 6, a flat screen TV with digital Freeview, DVD player and iPhone-dock music player.

Separate shower room with wash hand basin, toilet, luxury toiletries and airing cupboard. The kitchen is fully equipped containing an electric oven with ceramic hob and ventilator hood, integrated fridge and microwave. The utility room sits just off the kitchen and has a freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen has attractive exposed oak beams, slate floor and a feature inglenook with seating area and small wooden built in dining table.

NB: A camp bed can be supplied for a child if required which therefore could easily accommodate up to 3 children.


Large private lawned garden with established shrubs and flower beds sit to the front of the south facing enclosed garden. Guests can wander down to the edge of a fenced off stream at the bottom of the garden. BBQ and garden furniture are provided. There is ample car parking for up to 3 cars.

Key Facts

•Luxury Egyptian bed linen, quality bath towels and tea towels provided

•Free wifi

•Travel cot available

•High chair available

•Laundry facilities fully equipped with washing powder/fabric conditioner, pegs etc

•Electricity and heating included

•Hair dryer provided in master bedroom

•1 small well behaved dog is welcome at £25 per booking

•Beach towels are not provided

•DVD library

•Regret no smoking

•Short breaks available - minimum stay 2 nights

•Check in after 4pm, check out by 10 am

More Details

Louise Vaughan-Harries
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Louise Vaughan-Harries

The owner, Louise has a Health Service background but in 2007 gave birth to triplet boys and since that time has thrown her energy into raising her beautiful family. Louise has lovingly prepared her Pembrokeshire cottage to a very high standard and is really keen to make your stay at Y Cwm as pleasurable as possible!

Why Louise Vaughan-Harries chose St Brides Bay, St Davids & The West Coast

Y Cwm, originally 2 farm workers cottages has been passed down from generation to generation of farming stock and has been in her husband's family for 100 years or more. It was sensitively renovated to retain its vernacular architecture and retain as many of its original features as possible. From the outside it still appears as 2 cottages, but the accommodation from within is one to provide more living space.

The cottage itself was lived in by Louise and her family for 11 years prior to renovating another property to accommodation her large family. It is the family's intention to always retain 'Y Cwm' and pass it down once again to their children.

In the meantime, the cottage can be enjoyed by holiday makers and as it is so central to many of the County's towns, beaches and places of interest, it makes for a perfect place to stay, be it a short and longer term break!

What makes this cottage unique

Y Cwm benefits from being situated in a very centralised location in the heart of Pembrokeshire. It is a charming little cottage bursting with character and offers many luxury features to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you wish to stay in a traditional stone Welsh cottage, this is the property for you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 - Wc, hand basin and shower cubicle provided
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wc, hand basin and bath with hand mixer shower head
  • Ensuite The en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom features a bath with Victorian style hand held shower/bath taps, luxury toiletries, wash hand basin and toilet. There is a light over the mirror with integrated shaver socket. Shower Room/WC Separate shower room with wash hand basin, toilet, luxury toiletries and airing cupboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed in master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , New 3ft wooden bunk beds in second bedroom
  • Master Bedroom The main cottage bedroom has a king-size bed dressed with crisp white luxury 400TC Egyptian cotton sheets, large fluffy towels, Laura Ashley drapes and accessories. Flat screen TV provided. A door off the bedroom leads into a walk in wardrobe. The en-suite bathroom features a bath with Victorian style hand held shower/bath taps, luxury toiletries, wash hand basin and toilet. There is a light over the mirror with integrated shaver socket. Second Bedroom The second bedroom provides 3 ft robust bunk beds and pine chest of drawers in keeping with the character of the cottage. Quality fluffy towels provided on each bunk.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

'Award Winning' Beautiful 170 Year Old Pembrokeshire Stone Holiday Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Cottage & Best Location to explore Pembrokeshire!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Louise was kind enough to offer us an earlier arrival time.

The cottage was wonderful; immaculately clean, peaceful and very homely! It had everything we needed.

The information provided was great, very informative of the area with lots of good recommendations for eating out/days out.

If you are looking to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline this is the perfect location and accommodation.

Highly recommended! Don't miss Barafundle or Bosherston, both are a must see!

Louise, thank you for our stay we had such a relaxing few days here and would happily come back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely NOTHING negative to report!!!

  • 5 of 5

A delightful cottage! Extremely well equipped, clean, tastefully decorated, all mod cons, spacious and extremely well positioned for exploring the North and South areas of the Pembrokeshire coast line. We visited over New Year so weather was wintry (but dry) and the cottage was lovely and cosy to come back to in the evenings. Despite the short days we made full use of daylight hours and crammed in endless sights and beauty spots, here are a few - a four hour scramble at Strumble Head (breathtaking!), St. Brides Beach with a walk along the coastal path, Little Haven for pub lunch overlooking the beach, amazing guided tour (by Gareth) of Pembroke Castle to see where King Henry Vii was born (very educational for my 10 year old son who is about to focus on the story of the "Princes in the Tower" in history at school), a very orange sunset stroll along Tenby Beach, a romp through Colby Woodland Gardens to beautiful Amroth village and beach, visit to the home of my literary hero Dylan Thomas in the most beautiful village of Laharne with its castle and picturesque setting on River Taf - had a tradional Welsh tea with delicious Welsh cakes (alfresco!) on Dylan's terrace, the imposing but serene St David's Cathedral and Bishop's Palace with late lunch in the lovely Bishop Pub ........all this and even more! There is so much to see in the vicinity, I think one could spend three months there and not see it all! The beauty and history of the area surpassed my expectations and all this made so accessible by the lovely ("haven" in it's own right!) Y Cwm. P.s. I don't work for the Welsh National Tourist Board but perhaps I should apply! I can't wait to see even more of Wales!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your extensive and very complimentary review! It's always such a pleasure to receive positive reviews about my cottage and also to know that you had a wonderful time in Pembrokeshire itself, which Intotally agree has so very much to offer! It was such a pleasure to host a family that appreciated all the little touches on offer in Y Cwm and also to find that the cottage had been left in pristine condition on departure day! #perfectguests and you are welcome to return any time! Best wishes Louise
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A comfortable, relaxing cottage which lives up to its description.

  • 5 of 5

We booked a weekend stay so that we could showcase Pembrokeshire to a friend who was staying with us. The cottage is in a very convenient location for exploring the Pembs coastline , Narbeth , St David's and Milfordhaven . There were some lovely restaurants and gastro pubs nearby , (you do need a car) we were spoilt for choice. The cottage itself was decorated beautifully ,well equipped and spotlessly clean. The cottage had a lovely homely feel and plenty of room to sit outside to enjoy the last of the summer sun.

Louise ensured that we had everything we needed and checked with us beforehand to ensure that we had directions to the cottage. Excellent customer service .

I would definitely recommend this cottage . A home from home!!!

Thank you Louise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The holiday cottage was clean, spacious, well appointed and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Pembrokeshire. The hiking was beautiful and it was made all the more enjoyable knowing that we had a delightful and comfortable place to hang out. The books and maps of the local area were much appreciated. Louise was an attentive hostess; we would recommend this place to stay to friends and family.

Maureen and David

Vancouver, BC Canada

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the delights of Pembrokeshire and your stay at Y Cwm. It was a pleasure to have you stay! Hope you enjoy the rest of your adventure, best wishes, Louise
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage! Louise and her parents were so nice to us.

You will find everything you need there and comfy beds.

Cons: just a bit close to the road... That's it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage is beautiful, extremly clean and fully equipped with everything you need, home from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Easter for a week of walking with two kids and the dog. We arrived to a welcome pack from Louise which most appreciated. The kids got a little Easter gift which thrilled them. We were able to wash walking gear and dog towels every night with detergent provided at the cottage.

Cottage is extremely clean ,comfortable, spacious and warm, once we sorted out how to use the heating.

We did some fantastic walks out of a book and used the maps left for our use by Louise at the cottage. We had a mixed bag with the weather from hail and rain to lovely sunshine. We managed to get lunch on the beach a couple of days.

Louise was most helpful when we had any questions, a quick text and she always replied.

There is a great bakery in Johnston the nearby village that did lovely bread and great baguettes for your pack up.

We mainly ate in at night after a days walking, we found the only negative of the holiday is some of pubs did not welcome dogs and this was a problem on days with bad weather and the fact we were not allowed to leave our dog unattended at the cottage.

Would highly recommend this as a place to stay and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words! I'm so pleased you had a comfortable stay at my cottage. It was a pleasure to have you all stay including your lovely dog!
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Pembroke Dock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Milford Haven
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Milford Haven
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Milford Haven
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Little Haven
Car: necessary

Y Cwm is set within easy reach of 2 beautiful marina's, namely Neyland and Milford Haven where numerous cafes, restaurants and gift shops can be enjoyed by all. Many outstanding beaches can be easily reached for family days out, together with historic castles, such as Pembroke, the birthplace of Henry VII and Carew castle. Whilst Y Cwm is located in the heart of the countryside, a village post office, pub and shop is a stones throw away together with a superb fishmonger and bakery!

Pembrokeshire has one of the most spectacular coast lines in the UK and is home to its very own National Park. Perfect for nature lovers, walkers, surfers alike and all manner of outdoor pursuits! Many boat trips can be taken where one can enjoy marine life at its best, including puffins and seals around Skomer island and Europe's largest colonies of gannets can be experienced around Grassholm Island, or alternatively for the more adventurous of you, why not go for a thousand island white water experience through Ramsey Sound, near St David's!

Narberth is a little retail therapists jewel where you will find a whole host of cafes, restaurants and independent, boutique shops for that special gift or treat for yourself!

Children can enjoy many family theme parks, why not spend a day out in Folly Farm to see the Giraffes together with the newly built penguin enclosure! Heatherton World of Activities which caters for all age groups, Anna Ryder-Richardson's Wildlife Zoo, Oakwood Theme Park and of course Bluestone Water Park!

Many world sports events are hosted by the County, including Iron Man Wales triathlon set in September and also the renowned Red Bull outdoor High Dive world Championships.

During the summer months, Pembrokeshire offers some great local events such as the really Wild Food Festival, this year set in the historic Bishops Palace in the grounds of the World famous St David's Cathedral. The local Agricultural County show is a 3 day event, set in the County Town of Haverfordwest in August providing a showcase for the best of the county's livestock, equestrian events and much much more!

There are some wonderful award winning restaurants dotted all over to cater for all you foodies out there, providing local, fresh produce at its best!

Y Cwm has the benefit of being centrally located to many of the County's towns, beaches, marina's and local attractions. It is a great base to make your holiday a very enjoyable one!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec - 3 Jan
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Prices subject to change at owners discretion.

Flexible on start dates/length of stay (except peak periods)

To confirm booking a 25% non refundable deposit is required. Final balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to holiday commencement date.

We accept BACS transfer, cheques and PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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