Abercych village, North Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies


about the property

Possibly the best value holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire…yet of character and standard MANY times higher than the competition. Great value Abercych holiday cottage for the family with great green credentials.

A traditional Pembrokeshire cottage that has a lovely, snug atmosphere. Only natural and sustainable limes, waxes, paints and oils have been used in the rescue of this formerly derelict cottage, making a happy home that has a happy atmosphere.

It sits on a roadside (but not a bad one, and with wide pavement), in Abercych village, about 300 yards up from the river and famous Nag's Head tavern (well-known for food). Walk down the hill for a quiet meal outside by the river, or to follow the woodland sculpture trail. Musicians and performers can hire the village hall at low cost if you wish to practice, and Stirling, the owner, can provide some alternative therapies in her cottage next door. Extra photos or read more about the cottage, its history, renovation etc here. See some real guest holiday photos.



latest review

This cottage is a really cute place to stay. A lovely garden, very lovingly furnished, nice and friendly hosts ... so much to discover. We had wished the weather would have been more kind to us.

Marion L, Grevenbroich (Germany), August 2017

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£398.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£599.00 (based on two staying)
pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double, Single, Twin

facilities at Pen-Rhiw

wifi broadband available
young children welcome
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)

map - location

in detail

The cottage is centrally heated throughout (included in holiday price) NOW with Wi - Fi!

  • Cegin Fawr - inglenook with stove & dining
  • Parlour - lounge with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen - belfast sink, gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with icebox.
  • Bathroom - roll-top bath with shower over.


  • Double bedroom
  • Single bedroom
  • Kids bedroom - 2 single futon beds, restricted headroom.


  • Off-road parking for one car.
  • Garden to rear with terrace, wildflower area.

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customer reviews for Pen-Rhiw

This cottage is a really cute place to stay. A lovely garden, very lovingly furnished, nice and friendly hosts ... so much to discover. We had wished the weather would have been more kind to us.

- Marion L, Grevenbroich (Germany),
August 2017

Lovely little cottage ... great for stunning coastline half an hour's drive away.

- Sarah fry ,
August 2017

Pen-Rhiw is a charming cottage with a gorgeous garden to sit in and listen to the birds. It's perfectly located to explore all over Pembrokeshire. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

- Samantha W,
June 2017

Fantastically restful holiday. The cottage was cozy, sympathetically restored and well-appointed! It felt like Stirling and her family had thought of everything. This was a great Easter break and we're so glad we booked it.

- Veronica P,
April 2017

Gem of a cottage in a wonderful part of Wales. It's back to basics in some ways with no TV but WIFI is included (if you can't bear to be without modern tech) but this just adds to the overall charm. Great log burner in the lounge keeps the cottage warm and facilities in the bathroom/kitchen are plentiful. At the back is a beautiful little garden with swings and a hammock tied to the apple tree. The little girls next door played with our two (6 & 9) and this made the experience even more special. The owners are next door but never intrusive - in fact they were a major help in teaching a confirmed "Townie" how to light the fires & keep them going !! Great pub (Nags Head) down the hill too. Overall, a perfect place to unwind - We absolutely loved it !

- Gavin noone ,
December 2016

Pen Rhiw was an honestly and sympathetically restored little Welsh gem of a bolt hole, a homely and cosy environment to escape from the bite of the Autumn air and wonderful Welsh rain. An ideal location to explore both the local coastline and beaches or the surrounding woodlands. Relax by the wood burner in the inglenook and come back to earth banging your head on the beams. Would happily return to escape, explore and unwind in the cottages warming embrace.

- Dave harris ,
October 2016

Pen-Rhiw is a wonderful little cottage in the beautiful village of Abercych. We stayed there with our two children and our baby boy and found the house and lovely garden a really relaxing and special place to be. It's only a short drive to the coast but there's loads of lovely walks to do in the local area. We even managed to make apple and blackberry crumble with apples from the garden and blackberries from the local area. Sterling and family are lovely and very welcoming neighbours.

- Seb ,
August 2016

Incredible cottage. Totally unique - so calming and different to everyday life. Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and furnished - a little piece of paradise with a magical garden. Loved it and would love to visit again

- Lisa E,
June 2016

Another lovely mini break in this beautifully restored cottage - stepping back in time to a world without television and enjoying quiet evenings in front of the log fire with board games. Great for couples who want to get to know this unspoilt area.

- Alison fletcher ,
February 2016

We had a great time in this lovingly restored cottage. Full of character and nice and cozy with the fires burning. Will come again.

- Marc lyall ,
October 2015

What a wonderfully quirky, cosy and atmospheric cottage! We had a warm welcome and enjoyed the two toasty wood-burners and lovely private garden. The bed was incredibly comfy, kitchen well equipped and bathroom perfect. The house is full of history, beams, old features and fabulous art work, ceramics, Welsh blankets, cushions and furniture. We loved our week at Pen Rhiw and our first visit to beautiful Pembrokeshire. We specifically chose UTT for all the gorgeous old properties that we could stay in and Pen Rhiw has the best mix of ancient and modern as it's a close walk to The Nags Head pub and also has WiFi. Many thanks to Stirling and UTT.

- Charlotte S,
September 2015

We had the most amazing time there! The owners next doors are the friendliest people and the cottage has been decorated with so much taste and attention to details it's a constant joy to be around. We will be back and recommend it highly!

- Patrick B,
May 2015

'The house is a borderline between past and present. I slept so well, cradled in its gentleness...thank you.' Miranda from Oxford

July 2014

'Very comfortable.The evenings spent reading by the fire were so precious - warmth and silence. The cosy spaces took me back in time' Leah, Barnaby & Ruben from Australia

July 2014
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