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Sally Wigney

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

Pembrokeshire cottage, pretty, tastefully furnished, close to beach - sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Dinas Cross - Brynhenllan Cottage

Coastal path, beach, village shop and local pubs - perfect for walkers and dogs

Brynhenllan Cottage is a traditional stone Pembrokshire cottage situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park close to the sea and local beaches. The cottage is small but has a comfortable, spacious sitting room with an real open fire at one end and a wood burning stove at the other. A glazed extension to the rear opens onto a sunny courtyard, which has a chimenea and barbecue. The cottage overlooks the village green and is fronted by a pretty, lavender filled, cottage garden. The cottage is comfortably and tastefully furnished and very well equipped. Free wireless broadband, books and an extensive CD collection. Please note there is a small TV but no DVD player.

There are two bedrooms, one double and one walk through twin Tall people beware the bedrooms are in the eves of the cottage so headroom is limited.

In a superb location with local, family friendly beaches only minutes away and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on your doorstep, with atmospheric local pubs and fine restaurants in nearby Newport.

Brynhenllan is a traditional welsh stone cottage by the sea, furnished with every attention to detail. After years of looking for the perfect holiday cottage to rent that was close to the beach and in walking distance of a good pub and shop we gave up and bought our own. Brynhenllan Cottage is our much loved family holiday home and we would like to share it with you.

In the cottage we have endeavoured to include all the elements that we found it hard to find in rental properties, such as open log fire, proper mattresses, 100% cotton and linen bedding, soft fluffy towels, beach towels, BBQ and outdoor fireplace, games, extensive music and free internet access. We keep the cottage well stocked with essentials so you don't have to bring the kitchen sink. You might find a cheaper cottage but you would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable and welcoming one.

The cottage would suit a couple or young family and we are happy to welcome well behaved dogs, in fact with its close access to the costal path and outdoor hose-pipe! Brynhenllan Cottage is a dog walkers paradise. Although we are dog friendly. If you are not a dog lover rest assured that we pride ourselves that the cottage is fresh and clean for each and every visitor.

We like to cook and although the kitchen is small it is a delight it is flooded with light and you can see the sea, just! It has everything you could need. We have recently installed an induction hob and a new ceramic sink.

The village of Dinas Cross and the hamlet of Brynhenllan are peaceful places and the only sound you will hear in the morning is the fishermen on their way down to the beach to check their lobster pots. It's worth mentioning that the lobster at the Old Sailors is as fresh as it gets.

The beaches in Wales are endless, varied and relatively empty. North Pembrokshire is a world away from the busy touristy areas in the south with its spectacular craggy shore overlooked by the Preseli Hills it is a beautiful area steeped in history and with a vibrant local rural economy. Farmers markets abound and there are artists and craft makers everywhere.

The Cottage is equally lovely in every season, in-fact the best weather is often to be had in spring and autumn. As well as the nearby beaches and fabulous walking on the Pembrokshire National Park costal path on your doorstep there is local riding stable close by. My top tip is to take a welsh pony for a trek up Dinas Mountain (not really a mountain more a big hill) let the horse take the strain and enjoy the view. It is an experience that will stay with you, I promise. We liked it so much we bought the horse!

We are very grateful for all the lovely reviews we get, if you have time to read them they will give you a flavour of what it is like to stay at Brynhenllan cottage.

I look forward to hearing from you and we hope to welcome you to our special place.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sally Wigney (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Sally Wigney

We are are a family of three, plus a cat, who thinks she is a dog, and a pony, who lives in Pembrokeshire. We live in West London and have done since we left university, many years ago! Both Duncan and I grew up in rural Herefordshire, but our careers tie us to the city and Brynhenllan Cottage is our escape!

Sally Wigney purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sally Wigney chose Dinas Cross

We fell in love with the cottage after renting the house opposite and spending the week looking at it with a for sale sign outside. We thought the location was the best we had ever rented a holiday cottage in - and believe me we had rented a few! It was a mad and spontaneous leap of faith at the end of a weeks holiday but one we have not regretted for a single minute.

What makes this cottage unique

Off season is the time I prefer at the cottage. The weather is often calmer than in summer months and the countryside is just as beautiful, actually more beautiful. In the winter the colours of the bracken, gorse and heather come alive. But don’t be fooled by the blue blue sea, its icy cold! As the summer fades the locals claim their place back from the tourists and the whole place settles down and relaxes. When the dark winter days days are behind us the welsh daffodils strewn liberally across the countryside are a joy and spring lambs bouncing through the fields bring the whole place back to life.

Long walks along the cost path, beaches all to yourself and a cosy cottage to come back too.


based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

Pembrokeshire cottage, pretty, tastefully furnished, close to beach - sleeps 4
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews

Delightful and perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Brynhellan cottage, the location was perfect and the cottage was delightful , superbly equipped to a high standard with everything you could need and more. A great deal of thought and love had been put into making this ape react holiday home. Sally, the owner was great, and checked with us via email that everything had been ok. I would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Great little characterful Pembrokeshire cottage

  • 4 of 5

A very well appointed charming cottage. It looked gorgeous from the outside and we weren't disappointed by the inside either. We were able to park in the spot right outside very easily. When you enter the cottage there is a smell of woodsmoke which was very evocative of my childhood and there's a wood burner and an open fire which we didn't need to use (thankfully as it was August!) in the Living Room. There were 2 very comfortable sofas and an amazing cd collection ranging from classical to Goldie Looking Chain (look them up). The sun room is also the dinning space and is such a lovely warm room. The kitchen is well appointed and the shower is powerful enough. The 2 bedrooms are very pretty, although towards the end of the week I was feeling a bit hunched accessing the double bed as the bedrooms are in the eves. On the day we left we realised that our daughter had left some things behind and Sally the owner posted them on to us which was great. We haven't spent any time in North Pembrokeshire before, preferring to be around the Tenby area but it couldn't be more different and completely unspoilt. The coastline is amazing and the little town of Newport is lovely. Try the Golden Lion where dogs are welcome and the food is great. This was our first holiday with our dog and we would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Brynhenllan cottage is very charming, comfortable and well equipped. The cottage, is a semi detached building and completely private. There are no views from the cottage or village but the close proximity to the coastal path makes up for this. Information about the coastal walks are available in the cottage along with other information about the area. The scenery is even more spectacular than the website images.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Brynhenllan Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic cottage, could not fault it in any way. The decoration was to a high standard and could not ask for more. The cottage is in an Ideal place for the Old Sailors Inn, very good food and also for the walk around Dinas island. I would highly recommend this holiday to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Cosy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Although small the cottage is well equipped and comfortably furnished. No TV is a definite plus, and the extensive CD collection provides a good opportunity to listen to something different.

The location is ideal for walking and days out and the nearest beach and pub (The Old Sailor) make a great combination for sitting in the sun with a cold drink and a beautiful view. The food is also highly recommended. The village shop and garage are handy for bits and pieces and the Co-op in Fishguard is not far for a bigger selection.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Cosy, classy and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful cottage, tastefully decorated in a fabulous location. Many places to visit (Cardigan, Newport, pentre Ifan, Fishguard, Strumble Head, Porthgain, Aberriddy) within 30 mins drive We also walked to both local beaches many times - the sunsets were to die for and the lobster in The Old Sailor equally so. I was worried the cottage would be a little small but we found it spacious - room for 2 of us in the kitchen and the dining area sunroom could easily fit 4. The owners are very generous with their things too - we had a great BBQ and used their bucket and spade when we went to the beach. Only issue we had was clumsiness - we kept catching outselves on the coat hooks on the bedroom door and the metal window handle of the vintage skylight. It was worth the pain though for lovely evenings in a toasty room by the fire. Really awesome place - we hope to be back

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ship Aground Pub or the Old Sailors Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Links
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M4 Junction 49
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Old Sailors Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pwllgwaelod and Cwm yr Eglwys
Car: recommended

Brynhenllan Cottage is a cottage by the sea with beaches in walking distance. Pwllgwaelod beach is in easy reach, a five minute walk down the hill. There is a small car park adjacent to the beach for those who can't face the walk back up! There is a lovely circular walk around Dinas Head and a pub-restaurant on the beach (local lobster). Picturesque Cwm yr Eglwys with its sand and shingle beach overlooked by the remains of 12th century St Brynach’s Church is within walking distance. Back inland there is an atmospheric pub and an excellent shop in Dinas Cross.

Brynhenllan cottage is in easy reach of Newport beaches. Newport is a bustling small seaside town, – offering golf, two dog friendly sandy beaches, great for watersports and beach games. There are several exceptional restaurants here, pubs, craft shops and a good butchers.

Fishguard, 3 miles away, the site of the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797, is a small market town with a selection of individual shops and award winning butchers/fishmongers.

Further afield Pembrokeshire is littered with pre-historic sites, like Pentre Ifan medieval castles such as Pembroke Castle and Picton Castle and historic houses such at Scolton Manor


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dinas Cross, Fishguard, Newport, The Preseli Hills & Bluestone

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late July
15 Jul 2016 - 28 Jul 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Free Wifi
Free logs, for the fire, all year round.
Heating is electric and is included in the weekly rate.
White Company bed-linen provided.
Bath and beach towels provided
We welcome children or dogs but not together unfortunately.
One dog is welcome free of charge but we ask for an additional £15 per week for the second dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dinas Cross in Fishguard, Newport, The Preseli Hills & Bluestone

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small but perfectly formed, on the ground floor, with a jolly good shower with unlimited, continuous hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , There is a walk through second bedroom with twin beds in it
  • The bedrooms are in the eves of the cottage where headroom is restricted, please note that the twin room is a walk through room. The twin bedroom is open to the stairs and therefore not suitable for very young children. We pride ourselves that the cottage is thoughtfully appointed, well stocked and very comfortable. Brynhenllan Cottage Welsh Tourist Board approved 4* rated
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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