Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a walking holiday, riding in the hills or just peace and tranquillity, this off the beaten-track property is for you. Experience the stunning Pembrokeshire scenery and wildlife by walking directly onto the Preseli Moor. Just a short drive away are the coastal path, beaches, good restaurants, cafes and pubs. Shopping is nearby in Crymych, Newport and Cardigan. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and dining room whilst the comfortable living and sleeping areas are laid out in studio-style with open rafters and natural stone walls. Here you will find everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. It’s great for doggy friends too with an enclosed garden and a meadow right beside the cottage.
Cottage in Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales Peaceful With Miles Of Walking From The Door.
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Feb 2019
About Barbara Guard
Matt and Babs Guard bought Geulan Goch and The Old Pottery in 2006. Babs had lived in the area several years previously and fell in love with it. We spent many holidays visiting Pembrokeshire, walking on the coast path, visiting friends and walking in the hills. When the opportunity came up to move here from the city we grabbed it with both hands. We are delighted to share this wild and wonderful place with others and The Old Pottery allows us to do that.
Barbara Guard purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Barbara Guard chose Crymych
The Old Pottery is set in an 8 acre smallholding in the Preseli National Park. Matt and Babs bought the holding because it is a very special and beautiful place. From our gate we can walk for miles in the hills, we love the fact that we can walk our dogs, breathe the clean air and see masses of wildlife without having to drive anywhere. The coast here is stunning, glorious walks on the coast path and beautiful beaches. There is such variety with woodlands, hills and coastal views. We love the outdoors and this is a real playground for us as we hope it will be for you too.
What makes this Cottage unique
Currently we grow our own organic fruit and vegetables. Sometimes, in the productive months, you are welcome to some of our garden produce. We work hard to maintain the land in a wild and organic way to attract wildlife and to preserve the abundant flowers that grow here. We generate much of our own electricity with photovoltaic panels and grow, harvest and process our own wood for the wood-burning stove. We have a private water system, filtered and delicious to drink as well as soft to bathe in. We use eco cleaning products and air dry our laundry as much as possible.
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straight out of a fairy tale
the cottage is everything it promised to be and more It has everything you could possibly want . The Old Pottery is the perfect place to relax and unwind, to do as much or as little as you want. The Old Pottery is spotlessly clean and so cosy. Our dog enjoyed sniffing around in the meadow and loved long walks on the beach. All the information you could want is there for you from how to light the log burner to where to eat. We loved reading the history of the cottage and we would love to come back one day ( and return the dog dish we took home by mistake ! sorry .
It was a pleasure to have you here for your well-deserved break. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, especially the glass on the wood burner! Please do come again soon, if you loved it here in January you will love it even more at other times when the wildflowers and trees are abundant.
An idyllic oasis of peace and tranquility.
We stayed at The Old Pottery for 1 week in June. The accomodation is very well equipped and comfortably. The building itself has a wonderful feel and spades of old world charm. Having the wild flower meadow for our sole use and a quiet lane nearby, meant walking the dog first thing was so easy.
The Pembrokeshire beaches and forest walks were lovely and we will be back.
Thank you for a great review, we loved having you all here and hope to see you again.
We feel really lucky to have found this little cottage. It is the perfect retreat.The cottage is full of character and yet has all the utilities and mod cons you could need and more. Vey clean and maintained to an excellent standard. The location is stunning with its own private garden area and a lovely meadow to sit in or walk around.
What a pleasure to host you here and it’s great to have our little cottage so appreciated. Thank you for your kind words.
Fabulous cottage and location
My husband and I spent the Christmas week at the Old Pottery. We were getting away from it all and the cottage delivered in that it was isolated but within stunning walking country. We had a great time. Babs and Matt were great hosts, respecting our privacy but friendly and helpful. Matt offered to collect us after a walk which was really generous. A fabulous week in a well equipped and cosy cottage.
Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted you enjoyed your winter walking holiday at The Old Pottery.
The Old Pottery lived up to our expectations.
The Old Pottery is a cosy cottage set in woods at the foot of the Preseli Hills. It is clean, well equipped and perfect for a quite retreat or a base for walking in the Pembroke National Park. It is quite remote (at the end of a fairly bumpy track which needs to be negotiated with care) and also slightly rustic, but that is all part of the charm and why we loved our stay.
The owners are friendly and very helpful but in no way interfering.
We intend to return in later spring as we imagine the outside spaces, including the wild flower meadow, are beautiful in the warmer weather.
The track has suffered badly over the winter months this year. So much rain, but repairs are in hand so potholes will soon be filled.
The Ultimate Retreat - Back to peace and nature
I can highly recommend the Old Pottery for a secluded, peaceful spot for rest and relaxation. I've stayed in a lot of places in my time and this is the best I have seen. Although the OP is quite small, every mod con, every piece of furniture has been thoughtfully fitted in. The bed is very comfortable and everything works: from the shower to the dishwasher. The result is relatively luxurious accommodation for a relatively remote location. I like the fire best, black iron, freestanding takes wood only, which is available for a modest sum, on site. The OP is well maintained and the owner keeps an eye on things during the stay without being intrusive. My sister and brother in law are expecting to book at some point. The Old Pottery is ideal for people who want secluded peacefulness in beautiful country surroundings. The beach at Newport and the town of Cardigan are both about 20 minutes drive. There is a petrol station and shop about 10 minutes away. Although out of the way, the OP is still a good spot to base yourself in to explore the local area.
Newport and Poppit beaches are approx. 8 miles and 20 minutes drive away. Both beaches are sandy and great for swimming and other water sports. Dogs are permitted all year.
Nearest station is Clunderwen - 22km away
A car is needed at this property, the nearest buses are 3 miles away.
For shopping Eglwyswrw: 3 miles -Crymych: 3 miles - Newport: 7 miles - Cardigan: 8 miles. Ancient archeology on the Preseli Hills are accessed from the door of the cottage. Some of the bluestones for Stone Henge were quarried just a short walk away.
Eglwyswrw has a garage and country store.
Crymych has a butcher, baker and wholefood shop, chemist, post-office, garage, mini supermarkets, camping shop and gift shops. There is also a cafe, pub, fish and chip shop and a Chinese take-away.
Main supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and banks are in Cardigan.
Newport has great cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as a mini supermarket, post-office, newsagents etc.
Further afield are Newcastle Emlyn and Narberth with plenty of interesting, independent shops, cafes and pubs.
Tesco online delivers to the cottage if you would like to have your shopping delivered to the door.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: ONE well-behaved and sociable dog is welcome and we make a £10 charge Changeover Day: From April to end September changeover day is SATURDAY. From October to end of March changeover is flexible and we offer 3 night short breaks starting on any day of the week