Concealed in a private woodland glade this magical timber cabin is gloriously located only a short walk from Cwm yr Eglwys beach. The ‘Hansel & Gretel’ style cabin is accessed by a hidden path that quickly transforms into its own secret world of lush green trees and woodland birds; a million miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This enchanting wilderness is beautifully protected by its tree laden surrounds and its hard to believe your only a few hundred metres from Pembrokeshire's famous coast.
A 3-minute stroll down the hill takes you to the lovely beach, Cwm yr Eglwys, which offers golden sands, pristine waters and majestic views towards Newport Head across the bay. Just above the waterfront lies the preserved ruins of St Brynach, a 12th-century church, while a popular 1-mile walk through the countryside takes you to another sandy beach; Pwllgwaelod. Here you will find the historic pub, The Sailors Safety, serving good food and real ales. For a slightly longer and more undulating jaunt, take the coastal path around Dinas Head, which offers breathtaking views across the Irish Sea. This fairy-tale retreat makes the perfect beachside getaway for a family or couple.
Cwm yr Eglwys
- Cwm yr Eglwys has its very own micro climate, renowned for being a few degrees hotter and drier compared to other parts of the Pembrokeshire coast.
- The bathing is safe and there is a slipway for launching small boats. A stream runs through the middle of the beach and there are lots of rock pools - clamber over the rocks at the west end of the beach to discover a secret 'low tide' beach.
- Boat spaces are available to rent in the village boat park
St Brynach Church & Cwm yr Eglwys Boat Club
- The cove is overlooked by the belfry, west wall and part of the graveyard of the 12th century church of St Brynach - the rest was destroyed by the Royal Charter Storm of 1859.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path near Cwm yr Eglwys log cabin
- Join the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and take the valley walk to the pretty sandy bay of Pwllgwaelod and the newly refurbished Sailors Safety Inn - excellent local sea food and fabulous romantic sunsets!
Pembrokeshire Bird Islands
- Trips to the internationally important bird islands of Skomer and Ramsey are available from St Justinian's near St Davids (and sometimes from Whitesands Beach, (dependant on tides) and Martins Haven on the Marloes Peninsula.
Tenby and Caldey Island
- A pleasant hour's drive through the heart of Pembrokeshire will lead to the famous elegant seaside resort of Tenby with five glorious sandy beaches and boat trips to the nearby tranquil island of Caldey now home to an order of Cistercian monks.
Dinas Cross, Newport Coastal Village & Fishguard Coastal Town
- Dinas Cross is a small inland village with a shop, 2 pubs - the Freemasons Arms and the Ship Aground, a small mini-market, fish and chip shop, Post Office and a garage.
Newport Golf Club
- Newport has two fabulous beaches and an18 hole links golf course and a daily ferry service sails to Ireland from Goodwick near Fishguard.
Rock Fishing Ceibwr Cove & Bird Watching at Newport Bay
- The rocks on the southern side of Ceibwr Cove are excellent for float fishing and spinning. Try your luck.
Celtic Quest Coasteering
- Celtic Quest offer you an exhilarating and unique way to explore the magnificent Pembrokeshire coastline. Adventure swimming, plunging into the sea from high rocks,rock hopping and more. See further information in our Holiday Guide (tab above).
Walk around Dinas Island part of the Long Distance Trail
- Walk around the spectacular headland to the picturesque beach Pwllgwaelod before then returning via the pleasant country lane having circumnavigated a National Trust sheep farm run by the pioneering & professional Perkins family. Pets welcome on leads (this is sheep country).
Old Sailors Inn (formerly Sailors Safety), Pwllgwaelod
- Do visit this 500 year old inn overlooking Pwllgwaelod beach serving real ales and good food. Sea food and shell fish are a speciality. Eat in the small dining room (book to avoid disappointment) overlooking the garden and beach or in the large garden just a few yards from the beach.
- The coastal path around Dinas Island with magnificent coastal views can be joined here.
Dyffryn Fernant Garden
- Dyffryn Fernant garden sits in 6 acres of rugged countryside and incorporates a wide range of planting including a bog garden, ornamental grass field, lots of colour around the house, an exotically planted courtyard and a fernery.
- Dyffryn Fernant is also one of the Great Gardens of West Wales.
- This small market town has independent shops, tea & coffee houses, several pubs, a leisure centre with swimming pool and a small cinema.
- A Farmers Market is held in the Town Hall every Saturday morning with lots of lovely local goodies to purchase.
- Also in the town hall is the 'Last Invasion of Britain Tapestry' - sewn by local needle workers to celebrate the centenary of this historic event.
- The Gwaun Valley, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, runs inland from Lower Town Fishguard towards The Preseli Hills and has a unique atmosphere, abundant wildlife and prehistoric sites
- The Gwaun Valley Brewery is a family-run brewery producing a variety of different real ales. Enjoy a pint of the good stuff with beautiful views of the Preseli Hills and on brewing day you can see the brewers at work.
- Take a short drive into the Gwaun Valley to The Dyffryn Arms - known locally as Bessie's, after the namesake landlady who serves real ale from a jug in what is basically her licensed front room. It’s an experience not to be missed!
Pembrokeshire Candle Centre, Cilgwyn
- Do visit The Pembrokeshire Candle Centre where you can watch all kinds of candles being made and candle-making courses are available during the winter months. There is a workshop, gallery and small museum which tells the tale of candle making over the centuries.
Newport & Newport Boat Club
- Newport, a friendly, charming seaside village with pubs, restaurants, antique shop, gift and book shops, butchers selling local meat and home-made delicacies and a well stocked wholefood shop.
- There is sailing from Newport Boat Club and safe bathing on the Parrog Beach and Newport Sands and golf at the spectacular links course.
- Do visit the Newport Collective Gallery/Shop. You will find a varied selection of arts & crafts created by local people including paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden goods, cards and more.
Newport Bike Hire
- Mountain and road bikes for all ages are available to hire including children's seats and tag alongs. Helmets, maps and accessories are provided. Book an escorted trek around the Preseli ranges to blow the cobwebs away.
- Pony trekking available nearby at Crosswell Horse Agency, Crymych and Llanwnda Stables, Goodwick
Family Days Out
- For fun family days out there are plenty of quality leisure parks and attractions to choose from. Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort, Scolton Manor Museum, Oakwood, Folly Farm, and Picton Castle are all within an easy drive.
Enjoy year round holidays for four and two well-behaved dogs in the warm and welcoming fairytale log cabin Y Berllan.
3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double and 2 Singles.
Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath with shower over, washing machine.
Sitting/dining/kitchen Wood burner, 2-seater sofas, 2 armchairs, Sky TV, video, CD/radio, patio doors to balcony, dining table and chairs seating 6. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher.
Enclosed balcony with garden chairs reached via 5 steps up from lawn.
Grounds unfenced lawn edged with steep banks. Barbecue table.
The property can only be accessed via a very narrow and sometimes muddy path (around 100m long), so please bring appropriate footwear and baggage. A torch is also essential if you are travelling at night!
Please take great care with small children and dogs, as both the balcony and garden/lawn to not contain any containing fences.
Short breaks - Winter Only
WiFi - No
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes, 1 car in the car park 5 minutes walk away. Boat parking on request Norman Thomas 01348 811258
Fuel - Electric heating inclusive, welcome pack of logs free
Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog £25 p/w
Travel cot - Yes on request
Highchair - Yes