Swn y Mor Holiday Cottage in Abercastle
Swn y Mor (Sound of the Sea) is a beautifully restored south facing cottage within sight of the sea and just a couple of hundred yards from the beach in the quaint fishing village of Abercastle. There are superb views of the bay from the terrace at the front of the cottage, where you can just sit and relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine, soak up the view and watch the world go by. Step into the open plan living space with its characterful exposed stone walls and beams with dining area and newly fitted kitchen. The cosy sitting area has a wood burning stove set in a traditional Inglenook perfect for those chillier evenings. Stairs lead up from here to the 2 bedrooms nestling in the eaves.
The hamlet of Abercastle is on one of the most scenic parts of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the bay and valley are conservation areas within the National Park. Still used by local fishermen, this pretty inlet is popular with sailors and water lovers alike. Walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which runs past your door is the best way to really appreciate this spectacular rugged coastline, take advantage of the bus service for the return journey of your walk. Visit the neighbouring coves of Abermawr and Aberfelin, below the village of Trefin with its village pub and craft shop and café. The neighbouring village of Mathry also has a popular village pub, and the tea rooms are well worth a visit. A little further on lies the beaches of Porthgain and Abereiddy and the Blue Lagoon. While Fishguard with its range of facilities is only a short drive away or to the south is the tiny city of St Davids with its majestic Cathedral and Bishops Palace and choice of shops, restaurants and pubs to try.
Swn y Mor is an ideal coastal holiday retreat whatever the season.
Ground Floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.
First Floor: Double room, single room/plus 2ft 6" trundle bed, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.
Facilities: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, radio, picnic table, barbecue.
Heating: Night storage, panel heaters, convector heaters, Jotul woodburning stove.
Electricity: £15 per week Sept - May, free June - August.
Parking: One car.
General: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV/DVD player, radio, towels, picnic table.
This our second visit - we were here in 2008. Weather has improved all week. Visited old favourites, Narberth and St Davids, still as good! Golden Lion in Newport has an excellent restaurant. Did the 7 mile Coastal walk from Abercastle back to Abercastle! We are now happily exhausted - perfect end before our journey home! No doubt we will be back.