A spacious, well presented and comfortable detached holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire

Local area and attractions

Trefin has its own cove on the edge of the village at Aberfelyn, with its numerous rock pools in this small sand and shingle beach which is surrounded on three sides by rugged cliffs. The bay has its own special island with a tunnel through which you can walk. Porthgain Harbour, about a mile and a half from our cottage is a thriving, small community of fishermen

The harbour is sandy-bottomed, and one of Pembrokeshire's finest beaches lies just around the headland at Traethllyfn; it is owned by the National Trust and enclosed by high cliffs with steps to the sand.

Just a one mile walk from Traethllyfn along the coast (and less than three miles from the cottage) is Aberreidy, a 'blue' sandy beach with dramatic cliffs.

On the Traethllyfn side of Aberreidy is the much admired Blue Lagoon - once a slate quarry the walls of which have been breached by the sea. Moving up the coast in the opposite direction from the cottage and from Trefin is Abercastle. This harbour is also home to some small fishing boats and there is a sand and shingle beach

Just further on in the direction of Strumble Head, and yet only a few minutes drive away from the cottage, are the two beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach, adjacent to each other. Backing on to these two lovely, sandy, quiet beaches is a wonderful valley with various picturesque cottages and mills straddling a river heading out to the beach. There are numerous short circular walks to be had in this area.

The attractiveness of the scene offered by this location, previously the home of quarrymen who have left an interesting legacy on the cliffs either side of the beach ,is extenuated by some really pretty colour-washed cottages on the edge of the beach which must be the most painted scene in Wales, if not in the United Kingdom.

Then further north is Strumble Head with its magnificent lighthouse, which takes you round to Fishguard, a busy small town only 6 miles by the direct route from our cottages. There are of course numerous further local beaches and bays, Whitesands (famous for its surfing) and Caerfai being the most popular, perhaps due to their being closer to St Davids.

Sections of the Coastal Path can be easily walked, perhaps with the aid of the excellent walkers' bus service which offers returns to the starting point, thus avoiding the necessity of a walk back the way you went. No matter how many times you walk this amazing , breathtaking path you will never become bored with it.

The city of St Davids boasts the impressive Cathedral (making this the smallest city in the United Kingdom), which is rated by some as the country's most lovely Cathedral. For many the adjoining ruins of the Bishops Palace will be even more interesting.

St Davids has numerous, shops, cafes, craft shops, galleries , a pub, supermarket and several restaurants. There are numerous places from which boat trips depart, particularly from the lifeboat station at St Justinians near St Davids, one of the most popular trips being to Ramsey Island, a famous RSPB bird sanctuary

 Beudy Gwyn holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire, contact Paula Duffy for information or bookings on  01437 721913