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Garn Cottages - 4* character stone holiday cottages - self catering

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Garn Cottages - 4* character stone holiday cottages - self catering

Nestling alongside the medieval farmhouse Y Garn are 3 delightful stone, self-catering holiday cottages, located within the beautiful Gwaun Valley in the Pembrokeshire National Park and yet only 2.5 miles from the shops, beaches and hills of North Pembrokeshire.

Spaciously sunny in summer and log burner cosy in the winter, our holiday cottages are set in 7 acres of grounds which include woodland walks, viewpoints, barbeque sites, a large safe playing field and adventure trails.

All cottages extensively renovated and maintained in an excellent state of decor and have a Wales Tourist Board rating of 4 stars. All cottages have flat screen TVs, Blue-ray DVD players and Freeview Satellite. Each cottage has its own private patio facing the sun and equipped with chairs and picnic table.

Bedrooms are provided with fresh linen, duvets and non allergy pillows. Hair dryers are provided.

The kitchen equipment includes an oven, microwave cooker, refrigerator with freezer compartment, nespresso coffee machine, toaster and an automatic washing machine. An iron and ironing board are also supplied. Use of tumble drier upon request.

The bathrooms feature a full-size bath plus electric power shower, hand basin, WC, room heating and heated towel rail. Bath towels, hand towels and flannels are provided. Beach towels also provided.

The cottages are set within 7 acres of grassy gardens and mature woodland trees. Within the grounds we have laid out grassy trails and tree-lined paths leading to picnic spots and viewpoints. A large open playing field within the property boundary provides a safe area ideal for children to run around or play football, cricket, bike riding, frisbees, flying kites etc.

Opposite the cottages, the orchard leads into the "nature reserve" where areas have been left aside in their natural state to provide a sanctuary for local wildlife and birds. Adventure trails have been threaded through this area leading to dens and hideaways, providing endless fun and exploring opportunities for the kids. Look out for our resident foxes, squirrels and rabbits as you roam the grounds or alternatively just look out your cottage windows to the bird and squirrel feeding areas.

We have a further 15 acres of farmland fields around the property gently rising up the hill sides of the valley and affording views to the north west of the Gwaun Valley, Fishguard and the sea. To the north east, views open up to the grandeur of Carn Ingli and the Preseli Mountains a short drive away.

10 minutes walk from Y Garn is the village of Llanychaer where you can find a beautiful stone arch bridge crossing the Gwaun River. The aptly named Bridge End Inn is a family friendly pub that serves good food as well as local ales and ciders from the local micro breweries. Children can play safely in the beer garden or in the village green directly opposite the pub. Sunday lunches are popular and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment

Fishguard is our nearest town and is where the railway station at Goodwick connects to the Stena Line Ferry to Rosslare in Ireland. Only a 5 minute drive away it has everything you would normally need for your holiday whether for supplies, art and crafts, church, sport, excellent eating or entertainment.

The annals of history record Hastings as the site of the last invasion of mainland Britain. True, this was the last successful invasion. However, little is reported about the french invasion of Fishguard in 1797 when an invasion force of some 1400 troops in French warships sailed into Fishguard Bay to be met by cannon fire from the local fort. The peace treaty was signed between the British and French in the bar area of the Royal Oak Pub on Fishguard Square. Visit the Last Invasion Tapestry, which has been compared to the Bayeux Tapestry, at Fishguard Town Hall.

There are numerous cliff top walks, secluded coves, sandy beaches and bays within a 10 minute drive and a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs can also be found.

A little further up the coast, Newport is about 6 miles away from us with its galleries, superb restaurants and craft shops. At Newport things are on a grander scale and you can drive straight on to the beach if you wish. On the way there you will see a sign to Cwm Yr Eglwys where there is a charming sheltered beach which has a 'Famous Five' … feel about it!

In the other direction towards the small cathedral city of St Davids you will find Porthgain, about 25 minutes' drive away. It possess a lovely little 18th-century pub with good food by the side of an old port of great interest to the industrial archaeologists, and of course those who just love the beautiful North Pembrokeshire coastline.

Both Porthgain and Pwll Gwaelod are good places from which to explore the Coastal Path.

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Property Manager
Mark & Alison
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Mark & Alison

We bought Y Garn in 2014 as the perfect escape to the country in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales. We share the grounds with our local resident squirrels, rabbits and foxes.

Mark & Alison purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mark & Alison chose Fishguard

- Beautiful stone cottages in a perfect location, surrounded by idyllic countryside.

- So much to do, right on the doorstep.

- Ideal for kids with large grounds to run around in and explore.

- Play room in the barn with table tennis, foosball, darts, toys for little ones etc

- Fitness gym in the barn includes treadmill, exercise bike and crossfit.

- Help feed our 10 chickens and collect fresh eggs for breakfast.

What makes this cottage unique

- Pembrokeshire National Park

- Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

- Preseli Mountains

- The beaches

- The Gwaun Valley

- The historical & cultural sites.

- St Davids Cathedral, Pembroke Castle, Castell Henllys Stone Age Fort.

- Strumble Head, Ramsey Island, St Martins Haven, Skomer Island


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fishguard in Cwm Gwaun

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bath plus electric power shower , hand basin, WC, room heati
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Includes fresh linen, duvets and non allergy pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Can be 2 single beds or 1 bunk bed & 1 single
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed available in lounge (if required)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Change over days either Friday or Saturday Garn Cottages are also available for rent on a monthly or full time rental basis, ideal for those who want to escape to the country, to downsize or to enjoy a relaxed retirement in a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty.


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Garn Cottages - 4* character stone holiday cottages - self catering
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Lovely peaceful location with good walks from the cottage door

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyed our short stay here. It was lovely sitting on the bench at the back of the cottage hearing the sheep and watching the blue tits (and on one occasion a woodpecker on the bird feeder). We had a lovely walk to Newport acroos to Dinas and then along the coast path. Caught the bus back to

Fishguard. Currently the local buses are free to use at weekends. Also walked locally along the valley and chatted to various people who live here, everyone very friendly and welcoming. This cottage would be great for young children as there is a lot of space around the complex to play and generally explore.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, comfortable good value prooerty

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away just outside Fishguard a beautiful cottage. Well equipped and very peaceful. A welcome gift pack including wine and very fresh eggs from the chickens.

Acres of land to roam and if wet a well equipped games room with fitness equipment for the more energetic. Will definitely be returning

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing grounds and very friendly

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice Easter break. Great location and grounds. Inside could have been cozier but overall very nice. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and thank you for your recommendation. For the sake of clarity, I note from your comments left in our guest book that your "could have been cozier" review comment relates to the barn (games room) not being heated.
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Cosy,peaceful, great outside space ,well equiped.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at this lovely location for 3 nights . Well equiped authentic cottage ,cosy and warm with lots to do locally . fab walks around Newport Beach and Cwm yr eglws and Dinas. island.Local pub is 10 mins walk warm and dog friendly . The tranquility and outlook from the back of the cottage at twilight is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
102 Miles
cardiff International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Bridge End Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Priskilly Forest Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
51 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Bridge End Inn
Nearest Beach
4.7 Miles
Pwll Gwaelod
Car: necessary

Known as Bluestone country (visit the Preseli's nearby where the Stonehenge stones come from), our part of Pembrokeshire invites you to enjoy its' natural beauty, fascinating geology and Celtic mystery whether it be for the summer family holiday, or for spring, autumn or winter visits.

Garn Cottages are also available for rent on a daily, weekly or monthly rental basis, ideal for those who want to escape to the country or to enjoy a relaxed time out in a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty.

West Wales is famous for its sandy surfing beaches, quiet coves and rock pools, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, The Pembrokeshire National Park, the Preseli Mountains, castles and leisure parks.

For those who prefer the great outdoors, you will be spolit for choice between magnificient castles, ancient stone age forts, burial chambers, scenic walks, sandy beaches, nature trails, mountain walks, horse riding and outdoor pursuits.

For those who prefer the sea, Pembrokeshire offers some of the best diving in the UK with wrecks aplently and the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve within easy reach. Above the water, you can choose between boat trips to the offshore islands, canoe safaris or coasteering as well as surfing.

For those looking for a more genteel holiday, just relax and let Pembrokeshire work its magic with its magnificient cathederal at St Davids, its many art & craft shops and its beautiful countryside rich in history in a land of celtic mysteries.

Garn Cottages are also available for rent on a monthly or full time rental basis, ideal for those who want to escape to the country, to downsize or to enjoy a relaxed retirement in a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty.


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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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