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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

Walk down the hill to the beach and Dinas Island

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Pencraig is a deceptively spacious country cottage which makes a wonderful holiday bolt-hole for four guests. Just a few minutes walk (a little steep but not challenging) to a very secluded and quiet beach with rock pools, lovely sea views and safe swimming. Free parking and toilet facilities directly at the beach. Take a stroll along the lane leading to Dinas Island, owned by the National Trust, and enjoy a lovely walk along the coastal path around the island – previously voted AA Walk of the Year. Bird spotters can enjoy Guillemots, Sheerwaters, Finches, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Song Thrush, Wrens and many more.

Pencraig is a secluded, detached stone cottage with private patio which is not overlooked. Guests come to Pencraig to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy a simple and relaxing holiday in a homely country cottage. Situated in one of South West Wales' most tranquil and picturesque areas, the cottage has a welcoming, traditional feel with pictures, books, dvds, a small tv, log fire and excellent central heating to keep guests cosy and warm on chilly evenings. Or enjoy a relaxing time on the patio taking in the view and the chatter of birds as you unwind. All the essentials are on-hand for guests - the kitchen has a full size cooker, fridge, washing machine, sandwich maker etc and is stocked with cutlery/crockery for all guests. Theres a big bath and excellent shower in the bathroom. Many visitors enjoy their “digital detox” holiday experience as there is no wifi signal at the cottage (however, wifi is available at the local pub if necessary).

Most visitors come by car to the cottage, however the nearest train station is Fishguard which is a short taxi ride away. It is entirely possible to enjoy a relaxing holiday at Pencraig without a car!

Things to do at Pencraig:

1- Relax and unwind!

2. Walk to: Pwllgwaelod beach and the famous 'Old Sailors' pub and restaurant (700m); Cwm y Eglwys beach and dinghy park (1km); the Coastal Path (400m); the Presceli National Park (1.5m); Dinas village for papers, shop, two pubs, tennis court, fish n chips, Chapel, Anglican church (1m).

3. Just five mins by car to: Newport - the fashionable local centre for the best eating and drinking; Newport has a good 18 hole links course; Fishguard, characterful, historic (last invasion of Britain 1797 - see the fantastic tapestry), bustling, interesting.

3. Further afield: St Davids Cathedral, Milford Haven, Pembroke, Tenby, Haverfordwest - each steeped in history, castles, music, Every type of water sport, walking, cycling. Copy-paste for the NT website page.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pwllgwaelod 700 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 80 km, Nearest railway: Fishguard 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

A relaxing living room has quality sofas, log fire and leads to the adjoining kitchen with washing machine, new electric stove, fridge, microwave etc. New Royal Doulton tableware (2011) adds an extra touch, and we have quality unbreakable crockery for children and outside use. The two bedrooms, one twin and the other double, are the other side of the hall. The bathroom is new (2008) with a new boiler for water and central heating. There's a travel cot and high chair.

The cottage is furnished as a home with good quality beds and sofas etc, and you'll find an interesting selection of books, music, paintings. The idea is to provide you with more than a shell in which to stay, but a cottage offering much more than the standard corporate rental or hotel room.

Note: logs for the fire are available at the local garage, or pre-book logs by email and we can arrange for them to be there on your arrival.

Contact for E-Brochure, booking form, more details

Further details outdoors

Parking is outside the door, and there's a push switch by the door to light the area. To the side is a small lawn, garden and patio that can be secured for small children. The patio is a real sun trap. There are three uncrowded beaches in easy walking distance. Contact for E-Brochure, booking form, more details

Further details

Saturday to Saturday in high season but try us for short breaks for last minute breaks in high season. Shorter stays, including weekends and mid-week stop-overs are available outside the main holiday period.

The West Wales/Pembrokeshire 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.

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Review 1-8 of 8

7 May 2014


"Amazing cottage in a beautiful area"

We stayed at Pencraig for a few days and we absolutely loved it. The cottage was super clean, it's spacious, the kitchen has everything you need to cook. There are also a lot of books and movies … More

27 Feb 2014


"Comfortable, homely and great location"

We booked a last minute weekend away for our son's first birthday and had a call from the owner who was very helpful in arranging our stay. The cottage had everying we needed for our family of fo… More

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Pencraig. A short out-of-season break can turn into a memorable holiday.

25 Aug 2013


"Lovely, homely cottage in a great location"

This is a delightful, if a little tired, cottage in a superb location for touring Pembrokeshire. The two bedrooms (one twin and one double) are of ample size with reasonable storage.We are a family w… More

Thanks for the review - I took your remarks to heart and have replaced the kitchen sink with a new one with new taps.

26 Jun 2013


"A pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

This cottage was as described, and provided us with a pleasant, cosy base to be with friends and explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.

So glad your time at Pencraig was enjoyable. The cottage is in a lovely part of Pembrokeshire.

30 May 2012


"Fabulous cottage, great location, perfect break."

The cottage is immaculate, light, airy, quiet and totally relaxing. Its a 5-8 minute walk to your choice of two unbelievably picturesque beaches one with a good resturant/pub. Lots of great hiking around the hills and coastal path direct from your door. Newport and Fishguard are a ten minute drive away. We will be returning in the autumn if we can wait that long! Thanks to Mike our host who gave us good local advice and was a relaxed and genrous host. Five star all the way.

Thank you so much for your kind review and I'm very pleased to hear that you want to come again.

22 Apr 2012


"cosy, comfortable, full of character"

Pencraig is a wonderful, get away from it all holiday cottage. It's well equipped, cosy and has a wealth of books, games and art to keep you amused inside, plus there are two tables to sit at outside. It's situated in an ideal position - halfway between two beaches, with the spectacular coastal path to walk between them. Both the village stores (which has won awards for being so friendly and helpful) and the garage are great places to shop - try their honey and spelt bread and the local organic cheese. The Preseli hills are a great place for food - try and get some of the local honey if you can, it smells of freshly mown grass and gorse flowers. Wherever you go, there is something to discover and this being Wales, everyone is friendly and helpful. Mike, the cottage owner, is very helpful and an extremely interesting person. We had a fantastic week here!

Thank you so much for the kind comments to myself and the property. So glad you enjoyed it sounds like you had a amazing time discovering what wales had to offer. Thank you.

10 Oct 2011


"Lovely location and cute cottage"

This spot was very nice, a great location. Also the house was lovely. There was nothing to complain about. Thank you for the stay.

Thank you for your positive review and thank you for staying. Hope that you come back again some time.

29 Sep 2011


"A Cottage full of character in a beautiful location"

This was a perfect holiday cottage for a family of 4. Well equipped, deceptively spacious and a real little home from home.
Cwym-yr-Eglwys beach is a perfect spot for fishing, boating, swimming and snorkelling - and our 7 and 10 year old children could walk there safely on their own without having to use any main roads. The local shop in Dinas Cross (10 mins stroll) stocks pretty much everything you'll need, plus Newport and Fishguard are a short drive away. Newport has lots of fantastic cafes and restaurants. To sum up - a perfect holiday destination. We will definitely return.

Thank you for the positive review and I'm glad you have enjoyed your stay.

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