The Old Pottery
About the home
The Old Pottery is an idyllic detached stone cottage set in a smallholding in the National Park. Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a walking holiday, riding in the hills or just peace and tranquillity, this is for you.
Nestling within the Preseli Hills, 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.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Newport, Pembs, 13km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 8km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
The cottage is laid out in a studio-style with open rafters, natural stone walls and stained glass windows.
The entrance goes into the kitchen/dining room which is well equipped for the enthusiastic or casual cook with a gas hob/electric grill and oven. The fridge has an ice box for a small amount of frozen food and there is a wood burning stove and a pulley clothes airer.
Stepping through the archway, in a very thick stone wall, is the rest of the cottage. We have tried to think of everything you might need for relaxation or poor weather days. There are plenty of books, games, films and CDs to enjoy. The comfortable double bed has a cosy, king-size quilt and a choice of feather or synthetic pillows.
The separate shower-room has recently been updated and has constant hot water and a heated towel radiator with plenty of towels.
Further details outdoors:
There are private gardens with a south-facing courtyard garden and garden furniture overlooking a wild and secluded meadow. Another area outside the front door catches the evening sun and has a table and chairs - perfect for that early evening drink.
Access is along a rough stone track and over a shallow ford, all drivable in an ordinary car. The cottage is 400m from the nearest public lane.
There is private parking close to the cottage.
Central heating, electricity and an initial supply of logs are included in the price.
Bed linen and towels provided.
We can accommodate a child under 12 months - travel cot and highchair available.
We require a 25% deposit to reserve the cottage with the balance 6 weeks before your arrival.
The property is suitable for babies under 12 months and we can provide a cot and high chair.
One well-behaved dog welcome - though we do make an additional charge of £10 (we provide a bowl and towel, but the dog should bring its own bed).
Grazing and field shelter available for horses - May to September.
The West Wales / Pembrokeshire / Pembrokeshire region
Nowhere are the beautiful beaches and imposing headlands of Wales more accessible to the walker than in Britain’s only coastal national park, Pembrokeshire. This remote corner of the south-west is home to the longest of the three National Trails, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – a 186 mile long meandering odyssey that hugs the surf between St Dogmaels and Amroth.
The walking is enthralling, with most of the miles on narrow cliff-top paths that run over headlands and down to the sea. The trail passes through some breathtaking scenery. From rugged headlands that jut stubbornly out into thunderous seas, to narrow crescents of bone-white sand, lapped upon by a cerulean ocean. Sea birds fill the skies whilst porpoises, seals and even dolphins vie for your attention in the waves.
The Eglwyswen area
From the door of The Old Pottery you can walk straight out on to the Preselis. The bluestones of Stonehenge come from Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills, and were hewn from the rugged tor of Carn Menyn. Close to Carn Menyn runs the Golden Road, an ancient track that would have been a main trade route between Wessex and Ireland when bears and wolves still roamed the valleys.
Nearby, Iron Age earthworks and burial cairns adorn a loftier summit. A stone circle named Beddarthur (Arthur’s Grave), draws attention to the legend of the Mabinogion. Arthur and his knights crossed the ridge and fought Twrch Trwyth, the magic boar, on Cwmcerwyn.
History and legend aside, walking in the Preseli Hills makes a refreshing interlude from the stunning coast path. The views from the tops seem to go on forever.
How to get there
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Activities near Eglwyswen
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Mar 2013
The Old Pottery is like something out of a fairy tale and the perfect place to spend Christmas, once we had slowly driven up the country track we arrived at the most beautiful property. The kitchen... more
11 Aug 2012
This cottage has so much to offer its remote location, facilities, quirkiness are all great, it is a brilliant place to stay. However there is a couple of things you need to be aware of. The drive up is a track not a lane it is passable in a car but don't be in a hurry if you value your suspension. There is a ford to go through which means if it has rained heavy you will need to leave your car in a gateway to the field before the ford. Neither of these would put me off staying here. We did have a problem with slugs however they get into the cottage somewhere and get onto the work tops in the kitchen, we had 6 one night with 2 in the toaster. I have informed Babs so they can correct this problem and I have no doubt they will address it. The cottage is in the wilderness so i guess you have to expect some local wildlife! Don't let this put you off though it is a lovely cottage...
It's been a really bad year for slugs, they have eaten our whole kitchen garden! We have installed a copper door step at The Old Pottery and that has worked at keeping them out. No more slugs in the kitchen have been reported.
09 Sep 2011
A truely lovely place. Everything you could need is supplied, good location with beautiful walks right on the doorstep. We will definitely be back. Thank you Matt & Barbara, you have created something quite special.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Late winter/Spring||16 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 285||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Easter & Spring||23 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||4 May 13||25 May 13||£ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||25 May 13||20 Jul 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 465||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 320||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Autumn Half-term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 300||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All bed linen, towels, heating and electricity are included. We also include an initial supply of logs, additional logs are at £5 per basket. We make an extra charge of £10 for a dog. Between end September and end of March our changeover days are entirely flexible to accommodate short breaks (minimum 3 nights) or week long holidays starting at any time of the week. Let us know what your preference is.Book
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During off-peak times we let for a minimum of 3 nights.
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