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One of the UK's top green places to stay, Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage was restored by the BBC's Griff Rhys Jones and offers exemplary accommodation with real character on one of Pembrokeshire's most ruggedly beautiful stretches of coastal scenery.

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Rooms: sleeps 4, 2 rooms: 1 double, 1 twin
Price:

from ££367.00 up to:£766.00 (based on two staying)

Meals: Self-catering
Open: Year round
Address: Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage, , Pembrokeshire,
Tel: 0844 5005 101
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage

Set in seventy acres of farmland with fine sea views (from the land, not the house), and restored by BBC's Griff Rhys Jones and the subject of the popular BBC 4 TV series 'A Pembrokeshire Farm', Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage is among the best self-catering cottages in the UK. You can expect a genuinely stylish, yet sensitively restored interior with real attention to detail: Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage was even selected by VisitWales as representing the best quality in Wales and is about a mile inland from the most dramatic section of the Pembrokeshire coast.

Features:

  • Kitchen - well equipped with excellent quality appliances (Bosch dishwasher, microwave etc). Access to rear gardens - one of four doors to the property (two front, two rear), so you are never far from the wonderful outside space and fields. Good views.
  • Cegin Fawr - traditional ingle-nook room with dining area - large country table sits 8 easily. Dresser etc.
  • Lounge with contemporary woodburner, and direct access to front and rear gardens. First basket of logs supplied. digital LCD TV & DVD player. Good quality and comfortable sofa and tub chairs, stairs up to croglofft over.
  • Bathroom and toilet to ground floor (no shower). Bath that fills fast. Like most rooms this enjoys views over open fields.
  • Small 'Utility' area with washing machine and dryer.
  • Master bedroom (up steep stairs, gated at top), double bed (great mattress) etc with en-suite shower-room off (chrome heated towel rail etc). Large shower cubicle.
  • Croglofft bedroom (up steep stairs, gated at top, low headroom in parts) - best suited to kids, this has two good single beds, and overlooks the main lounge via balcony. Good quality mattresses.
  • Plenty of outside space for you/ the kids/ the dog to run about in! Garden furniture in rear garden, access over 70 acres (keep dog on lead around sheep).
  • Centrally-heated throughout (Carbon Neutral eco-heating system), with underfloor heating included in price.
  • Note that there are steep open-tread stairs up to both bedrooms (gated at top), so this cottage won't be suitable for the infirm.
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome (small surcharges apply) - the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath is nearby and perfect for pooches! 

Why is this a greener holiday?

First, to truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Fishguard, which runs around five times a day; however there are also plenty of trains to Haverfordwest and buses from there to Fishguard. Onsite the owners have implemented a number of green initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment. They have a recycled woodchip central heating system, the use of lime rather than cement makes for breathable walls, the building has been insulated with Welsh sheeps wool insulation rather than fiberglass and locally sourced materials are used as much as possible, including Welsh slates. They have a private drainage system and all toilets are low flush.

"The interior is one big picture book of Farrow and Ball rural elegance, with well lived in armchairs, dark red walls, fine oak desks and tables, elegant beds draped in woollen blankets and copious cushions, flagstone floors and a bathroom that was bigger than our London flat..."

Read Catherine's full review of Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage

 

Named  by greentraveller's founder, Richard Hammond, in his list of the 'Top 15 Green Places to Stay in the UK' (published in the Observer newspaper).

"Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage has carbon-neutral central heating and sheep's wool insulation, but as the owner, Greg Stevenson, says, there is 'not a hippy sniff about it...'"

Top eco features at Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage

 
  • Recycled woodchip central heating - virtually carbon neutral

  • Only natural paints (no toxic paints anywhere)

  • Breathable lime walls (no cement used)

  • Locally sourced materials

  • Low-flush toilets

 

Location

Pembrokeshire Farm Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Nearest train station: Fishguard Harbour Station (Abergwaun in Welsh)

Directions from station:
There are just two trains a day to Fishguard Harbour station, but there are at least plenty of trains to Haverfordwest and buses from there to Fishguard. The Strumble Shuttle (number 404) leaves from Fishguard and stops fairly nearby the cottage (Google 'Strumble Shuttle' for timetables). Otherwise, it's just over 4 miles to the cottage from Fishguard Harbour. Taxi firms that service Fishguard Harbour train station include: Carrots: 01348 872088; AP: 01348 873774; Tonys: 01348 873075.

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