Bwthyn Trehilyn

Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Guests: 6       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

about the property

Many (including VisitWales) have named this among the finest of all Welsh holiday cottages and it’s easy to see why – the second home of Griff Rhys Jones is the perfect Pembrokeshire Farm cottage for holidays in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

This cottage is 'Best in Wales' says international CNTraveller magazine.

VisitWales also featured it in their shortist of 'Best in Wales'.

Everyone agrees - Bwthyn Trehilyn is simply one of the finest holiday cottages in all of Wales. It is one of the group of cottages around Trehilyn farm that form UTT's largest rental in Wales - sleeping up to 22 (or 25 in summer when the Showman's Wagon is in use). Scroll down this page to see the other Trehilyn properties. 

You'd have to look very very hard to find a better cottage for your holiday in Pembrokeshire. Meticulously renovated by BBC's Griff Rhys Jones from a ruin using authentic restoration materials and skills, this is a traditional, detached Pembrokeshire cottage in a peaceful location at the end of a track, with seventy acres of farmland that enjoy fine sea views. Walk to the the famous lighthouse on Ynys Meicl or hike out to Porthsychan cove. Extra photos here or aerial photo. Read the Guardian review of the main farmhouse, or read how Griff restored this cottage. There's an independent guest review here; we've never had a single complaint!  The restoration of this cottage was the subject of the BBC4 series Return to a Pembrokeshire Farm.

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The most idyllic spot and really lovely house. Beautifully done and everything catered for. Peaceful, tranquil, glorious. Can't think of any improvements. Wifi's pretty dodgy, but quite nice to be...

Anne O, 14 July 2017

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arrival at
17:00
depart by
10:00
guests
6
7 nights from
£609.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£1028.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Double and the Twin only

facilities at Bwthyn Trehilyn

bathroom
bath
internet
wifi broadband available
general
farm or rural location
young children welcome
activities
coastal location - within 5 miles of the sea
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
television and reception
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

travel info

There is a Strumble Shuttle (404) from Fishguard which can be flagged down at the end of our track (Google 'Strumble shuttle' for timetables), and there are a few trains a day to Fishguard & Goodwick Station.

in detail

Cottage has underfloor & central heating throughout & a woodburner.

Ground Floor:

  • Open plan living/dining with wood-burner
  • Kitchen with doors out to patio dining. Stove, dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, retro fridge-freezer
  • Double bedroom with door out to rear garden
  • Shower room with large shower

First Floor:

  • Double bedroom with country views
  • Twin bedroom with country views
  • Family bathroom with bath

Outside:

  • Enclosed rear garden with patio & dining furniture
  • Enclosed front garden with benches
  • Access over 70 acres of land and to many local footpaths. Nature walk (enclosed from livestock) along stream to far end of the farm and a ruined cottage.
  • Parking for up to 3 cars
  • Small 'honesty' shop for essentials
  • Table tennis in barn

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customer reviews for Bwthyn Trehilyn

The most idyllic spot and really lovely house. Beautifully done and everything catered for. Peaceful, tranquil, glorious. Can't think of any improvements. Wifi's pretty dodgy, but quite nice to be a bit cut off.

- Anne O,
14 July 2017

Fabulous long weekend at Bwthyn Trehilyn. The cottage is stunning and in and idyllic setting making it the perfect Pembrokeshire hide-away. Breathtaking costal walks on the doorstep. There is nothing I can fault about the cottage or our stay - other than I wish we had booked for longer. Highly recommend staying here - outstanding!

- Amanda D,
10 July 2017

A lovely well-equipped, clean, warm cottage in a beautiful setting. Within easy reach of the coast path for walks, and not too far from good pubs and restaurants. Particularly liked the powerful shower and the well-equipped kitchen. Not our first visit, and definitely not our last!

- Joan collins ,
21 June 2017

We loved this cottage. It's beautiful, comfortable and excellently suited for cooking and relaxation. The short drive to Strumble Head made it a perfect choice for hiking the coastal trail, which we did daily. We would stay again in a heartbeat!

- Katherine B,
18 April 2017

A beautifully restored property in a lovely part of the country. Tastefully furnished throughout with warm Welsh blankets, and good perks like a Nespresso machine added to its luxury status. There is so much to do in Pembrokeshire, but we loved staying in and relaxing in this home from home.

- Anna kitley ,
13 October 2016

Beautiful cottage in excellent surroundings. The cottage was fully equipped with everything and anything needed for a short break. The garden was very safe and secure for small pets. Absolutely loved the nature trails on the farm. The wood burner was an added bonus although wasnt really needed with the warm toasty under floor heating. Would definietly book again.

- Zoe W,
28 September 2016

Beautiful cottage, tastefully renovated, all mod cons and some beautiful paintings! Very cosy stay.We fell in love with the coastline, walked along Strumble head which is a must for any visitor. Recommend the Sloop and The Shed for drink and dinner.

- Mel shorting ,
21 September 2016

We loved this cottage! It's beautifully restored using traditional techniques and is not only very attractive, but comfortable too. The combination of whitewashed walls with lovely smooth slate floor tiles and under-floor heating from a ground-source heat pump is a winner! The location is perfect, with a huge choice of coastal and inland walking paths right on the doorstep. We didn't really want to leave - and hope to make it back again before too long.

- Jane P,
2 August 2016

Our third cottage at Trehilyn, we love them all, another UTT we really did not want to leave, rain or sunshine, a top notch home from home. Three days was too short, so a longer spel for us next time. Pleser. Eirlys, Charlie, Alwena,Druid, Hels, Lila and Solo.

- Eirlys jones ,
20 July 2016

A really lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Everything about the cottage was good...warm, clean and inviting with excellent facilities and a very relaxed, homely feel. The cottage has spectacular views over some lovely countryside. We walked parts of the coastal path every day and had a really good week, despite some very wet weather.

- Cath L,
1 July 2016

What a magical place! Bwthyn Trehilyn is a beautiful place to stay - we and our (indoor) cats relaxed from the moment we got there. It's a wildlife haven - we watched birds bathing in the brook in front of the cottage, watched the clouds rolling in from the Atlantic - and listened to the silence. Aber Mawr beach - just 3 miles away is great place to catch the sunsets.

- Fi carroll-lewis ,
14 June 2016

A characterful and comfortable cottage for us all to meet as a family. The weather was fantastic which enabled us to visit Skomer Island and walk 10 miles of the coastal path the following day. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

- Megan jones ,
17 May 2016

We loved the cottage - very comfortable and cosy but not fussy - frankly perfect for us and we have such a relaxing break. We were blessed with beautiful sunny days and then loved curling up in front of the log burner in the chilly evenings. Quiet location. Woodland walk for morning dog leg-stretch before breakfast was lovely, and the honesty shop very handy. Thank you.

- Nikki T,
23 April 2016

We really enjoyed our weekend at this beautiful cottage. It was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The character of the cottage has been maintained, with lovely colours throughout and lots of attention to detail. The woodburning stove was easy to use and the underfloor heating kept us very cosy. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Fishguard is a pretty town with a good range of shops and cafes. Despite the rain we enjoyed some lovely walks on the nearby coastal path. Thank you, we would love to return sometime.

- Sarah Y,
6 April 2016

A week bathed in secluded spring sunshine , with only the sound of a babbling stream and excited lambs was rejuvenating to the enth degree. Our house welcomed us in with tones of comfort that can only be provided when created by a family of builders and conservationists who had so obviously become part of the farms history. Hide and seek, pooh sticks, baking , walking and having the most peaceful week has left an indelible mark on my family. I can honestly say I'm driving home in tears. Thankyou all that make this spot so special.

- Lucy T,
18 March 2016

Lovely cottage in a quiet spot with beautiful views.

- Jonathan H,
18 January 2016

Bwthyn Trehilyn Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park a fantastic week of great weather, walks from the cottage in all directions and super place to get away and unwind, the cottage itself was well equipped and spacious with everything you need. Highly recommended

- Mark W,
8 November 2015

Although the weather was inclement we were able to snuggle up in the warm thanks to the wood burning stove in the cottage. We had a lovely time going out and about enjoying retail therapy in Haverfordwesr, Solva, Narberth, and Melyn Tregwynt just down the road. There are plenty of places to buy lovely things, eat lovely lunches and drink lovely coffees even if the weather rules out strolling on lovely beaches. The cottage gave us all that we needed as a home from home. Who needs sunshine to have a good time!

- Patricia L,
7 November 2015

What a fantastic weekend. Pembrokeshire at its very best with stunning weather and uncrowded. We had three glorious days walking the coastal path. Bwthyn Trehilyn was a real delight. Beautifully simple yet wonderfully well equipped. An excellent base in a lovely quiet location. Look forward to our next visit.

- Andrew B,
3 October 2015

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful, carefully restored farm cottage. It was relatively well equipped and very comfortable. We travelled with a 4 year old and 2 year old and found the cottage to be pretty family friendly. We particularly liked the enclosed garden.

- Amy C,
3 August 2015

Lovely location - a real feeling of space afforded by views to the horizon in several directions and sufficient space around the cottage to enable us to sit out in different spots at different times of day. Bedrooms were nice and interior decor was very tasteful. We had a problem with noise from the boiler during the night but hopefully that's now sorted as engineers arrived as we were leaving. Playing table tennis in the giant barn at the top of the lane was a daft but fun added bonus. The "woodland walk" just opposite the front door turned out to be hidden gem - a ribbon of wildlife running through farmland that was lovely to explore. All in all, highly recommended.

- Colin watson ,
10 July 2015

Lovely cottage in great location. Had everything we needed. Thanks. Julia, Michael and Sean

- Julia T,
4 July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in a beautifully and tastefully furnished cottage. Wouldn't hesitate to go back, in fact have been talking about a return trip. Highly recommended it to all our friends.

- Claire M,
27 May 2015

Beautiful cottage in a great location.Well fitted with everything you need. Lots of stunning beaches within a very short drive.Plenty of walks from cottage.Would love to visit again!

- Jason J,
27 May 2015

I think we have found our second home! Such a beautiful cottage – cosy, comfortable and warm – great surroundings, walks and views . . . and we'll definitely be back! Stephanie, Tom, Jo & Richard 31.3.14

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23 January 2015

A very enjoyable stay in this picture perfect cottage. Its so peaceful and quiet – a real 'get away from it all' place. The cottage is an inspiration. Lisa & Simeon 1.6.12

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23 January 2015

We've had an amazing stay. This has to be one of the most beautiful cottages I've stayed in – it has made us want to renovate our own place. With a stressful job I couldn't wait to 'get away from it all' and this place provides exactly that. The setting is stunning. Alex & Dom 13.4.12

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23 January 2015

We have had a wonderful time at Blissful Bwthyn. Its so peaceful, so beautiful, so relaxing. The children have loved playing 'treasure hunts' in the stream, flying kites in the fields and exploring. The Lancys 2.9.11

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23 January 2015

An exquisite cottage in a beautiful setting! Once we were able to drag ourselves away from such a gorgeous 'home' we discovered some lovely places. A truly memorable holiday in a very special place. The attention to detail throughout Trehilyn from the craftsmanship to the tasteful décor has created an exquisite, magical place. 16.4.10

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23 January 2015

A fabulous long weekend blessed by great weather. What a superb cottage. A really special place from which we will take many happy memories. Tipper family 28.3.10

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23 January 2015
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