Two bedroom traditional stone cottage with all mod cons
I'm an international agricultural journalist, and founder and editor of Practical Farm Ideas magazine. Pencraig was bought when I sold the dairy herd, as a lifetime country retreat where the family - I have four grown-up children and grandchildren - can get to and enjoy privacy in a way that's impossible in hotels, parcs and other mass-market venues.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Owner chose Dinas Cross
We found Pwllgwaelod beach shortly after moving to West Wales, and thought it magical, but for years were unable to re-discover it. Then we found Pencraig was for sale, and there was no question that this was the place to buy. It's small, but plenty large enough for a family of four to get a great holiday. Prices: for some reason the rate list insists on saying the rates are 'From £...' . It's not 'from'. That's the price we ask you to pay. There are no meters, so gas, electric TV etc all included. No wi-fi - sorry.
What makes this Cottage unique
"This place hasn't changed in 40 years" a passer-by remarked to me when I was doing the grass last year, and he's not far wrong. The coast is uncrowded and just not really discovered by the holiday industry, and long may that continue.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Fantastic location, great layout. As other reviewers have said it is old fashioned in decor but we wouldn’t say that was a negative. Excellent value for money. We will definitely return and recommend.
Great location. Lovely little cottage.
Wonderful few days away. Weather was fabulous which helped. Lovely walks in the area. Worth a visit.
Glad it worked out so well! Come again. Mike
Nice little place at a nice price!
Pencraig is small, but had everything a family of 4 could need. A little dated in its decor, but cosy with a roaring fire! Superb location, just minutes from the local beach. Great places to visit nearby and close to the coastal path for walkers.
Pleasant stay. Ideal location.
The cottage was well equipped and warm. The bedding crisp and fresh. The cottage is cosy with the dining/lounge and semi open kitchen in one area. The decor and units a little dated but for the price you would not expect a high spec of decor. Clean, warm and a good location for coastal walks and visiting the area.
Quiet little hideaway
Quiet little cottage on the edge of Brynhenllan.Coast Path access from just down the road at Pwllgwaelod.
The cottage is situated near to a wooded Cwm and the view from the breakfast table is pure tree canopy filled with little winged things.
Outside there are two areas for sitting. A lawned area with some great little plants and shrubs cast iron table and chairs and a more secluded area behind the cottage with a larger table.
Great places to sit and listen to the amazing amount of birdsong.
Pencraig is also handily placed for a "No car holiday"
The T5 which covers from Haverford West to Aberystwyth is a 10 minute walk away and the Poppit Rocket shuttle bus runs right past the door.
There are countless paths in the area.
Newport is six minutes away on the bus.
Good Wholefood shop there.
Cardigan is 30 minutes away and us a great little town.
Best food is at Food For Thought in the main street.
Great menu and very aware of dietary needs like gluten free and vegan.
Had a great time at Brynhenllan.
Thanks to Mike for renting us his cottage 👍😁
The beds and bedding were comfy and very clean. Very peaceful.
We enjoyed our stay, pity the tv did not work, so we enjoyed the radio programmes. One of the settees was very comfortable, the other one needs replacing. Nice bathroom and kitchen.
Car: 2.5 hours from Cardiff, 4.5 hours from west London. Cottage to the end of the M4 Motorway is 1.15 hours
Train: to Fishguard Harbour station is 4 miles, then taxi or bus.
Air: to Cardiff International Airport
Sea: Fishguard - Rosslare ferry. 3.50 hour crossing
Southern Wales region
The north coast of Pembrokeshire has cliffs and coves, places to explore and enjoy. Visitors will find attractive and affordable places to visit and eat in. The National Park includes a swathe of open country in the Prescelli hills which are very close to Dinas village (1 mile). Pwllgwaelod is a sandy cove facing Fishguard bay, and Cwm-yr-Egwys a similar cove facing Newport Bay. These beaches provide safe swimming and have natural shelter. The area has plenty of history - ancient chapels, monuments and burial sites, and St Davids Cathedral.
Riding, boats and swimming, walking, and some great off-road bike trails make N Pembs a place for where you can enjoy activities at reasonable prices and without crowds. There's a lot of culture, Brynhenllan village having a number of well known artists as residents. The St Davids music festival in the cathedral, the Fishguard Music Festival and other music activities such as Cardigan Eisteddfod, male voice choirs all provide different and memorable evenings. Being outside busy Newport can be a bonus in the summer season. You can borrow my 14ft Skipper dinghy if you're a competent sailor. There is a bike at the cottage, and another available.