Brynteg

  • Mathry Cottage
  • Sleeps 1 to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £370 to £665 per week

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Cottage-lovers will be rewarded by the many delightful and original features of Brynteg, but will also enjoy the facilities such as the dishwasher, flat-screen tv and new bathroom. Every room has character, whether it is beams, rugs over slate flagstones, old fireplaces or oak doors with hand-forged nails and latches. In sunshine you can relax in the south-facing walled front garden and read or just watch village life go by, and inside you will be snug and comfortable by the fire. Brynteg cottage is ideal if you are looking for a peaceful and romantic cottage for two or a comfortable and homely base for a family or friends.

Brynteg is at the heart of the picturesque village of Mathry - from its hilltop position you have beautiful views of the sea and coastline, the Preseli mountains, and the surrounding rolling farmland criss-crossed with winding lanes and paths.

You are ideally placed between St Davids and Fishguard, and only about a mile and a half from the spectacular and unspoilt Pembrokeshire coast - the Pembrokeshire National Park - with its breathtaking scenery and outstanding coastal path. Walkers, beach-lovers, bird-watchers, sailors and water-sports enthusiasts will love the stunning coastline, islands, seascapes and award-winning beaches and coves. St. Davids with its Cathedral and superb sandy beaches, great for surfing, sea kayaking and swimming, is only a short drive away.

Opposite the cottage is Mathry's church with its ancient Celtic stone crosses still visible in the churchyard walls. Just a two-minute walk from the cottage is the friendly Farmers Arms village pub which serves a fine pint and good home-cooked food, and the welcoming Siop Fach Tearoom and Collectibles. Further down the hill in the old Sessions Hall is the West Wales Diving School. Cycle hire is local too.

Accommodation

Welcoming hall with travertine limestone floor.

Living room with rugs laid on a beautiful slate floor, Villager multifuel stove, beamed ceiling, comfortable sofas, 32 inch flat screen tv with satellite freeview, dvd player, radio, shelves full of books and an oak cupboard with games and a selection of DVDs, and an oak dining table and chairs.

Kitchen with travertine floor, feature fireplace, exposed beams, village hand-made Welsh dresser and kitchen furniture, ceramic electric cooker hob and fan oven, fridge with integral freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, pine dining table and chairs, and an iron and ironing board.

Separate outside-access laundry room for the washing machine/dryer.

Carpeted stairs and landing.

Bright, sunny and spacious double bedroom with original slightly sloping pine floor, rugs, old cast-iron fireplace, timber ceiling, antique and new pine furniture, clock//radio and hairdryer.

Bedroom, carpeted, with two 3 foot beds, timber ceiling, antique and new pine furniture.

Bathroom with white suite: bath with overhead shower, inset washbasin with full-width mirror, overhead lighting and cupboard beneath, shaver point, wall heater and wc.

Travel cot and stair gate provided (at user's own risk).

Storage heaters, electric heaters.

Electricity included.

Fuel provided for the multifuel stove.

Beds made up for your arrival with fresh bedlinen.

Parking on the grass at the front of the cottage.

Garden seating.

Barbecue.

Sorry no pets.

No smoking.

Changeover day Friday.

Short breaks of up to 4 nights available.

Nearest supermarket and garage: Londis supermarket and filling station, Square and Compass (5 minutes drive away), in-store bakery, fresh produce and newspapers.

Area information

Mathry is an unusual rural village in that it is set on the top of a hill, just off the A487, so avoiding the traffic along the main Fishguard to St. Davids road. The Celtic Coaster seasonal bus service around the St Davids Peninsula, and the Strumble Shuttle (St Davids to Fishguard) both stop at the Green in Mathry, so walkers can walk from Mathry along the coast path and take the bus back.

Local attractions

Watersports instruction at Mathry and St Davids. Boat trips from St Justinians, near St Davids. Fishing at Porthgain and Solva. Cycle hire at nearby Croesgoch. St Davids cathedral and the ruins of the Bishops Palace. Woollen mills: Tregwynt and Middle Mill near Solva. Beaches with interesting rock formations for keen geologists at Traeth-llywn and Marloes. Picturesque harbours at Solva, Porth Clais and Fishguard Old Town. There are folders in the cottage with information about the many attractions in the area.

Eating out

The Farmers Arms, Mathry; Siop Fach tearooms, Mathry; The Sloop and The Shed, Porthgain; Cwtch, St Davids; The Refectory, St Davids Cathedral.

Professionally home-cooked meals to take away from Cottage Caterers, a few minutes drive from the cottage.

Crab and lobster for sale in Porthgain.

Location

Brynteg

Mathry cottage

Mathry
Pembrokeshire SA62 5HA