OutsideThe cottage is situated within 11 acres of a wonderful Welsh smallholding, complete with open fields, streams, ponds and woodland areas. All of the site is accessible and deserves a viewing! There are large areas of common land within walking distance from the house and these take you to greater and higher viewing areas of the Preseli range.
Within the immediate vicinity of the cottage is your own sunken garden surrounded by Preseli stone, where you can sit and relax using the garden table and chairs, before enjoying a BBQ (provided). We have swings, slides and a playhouse for children, including a zipwire and various rope swings and you may borrow bicycles from the barn. Further logs are available for the woodburner from out of the barn – the first bag is supplied with our compliments.
*Important please note:Swings/Slides/Zip Wires and other play equipment at Vaynor Isaf are intended for our own children’s use only, if visiting children use our play equipment it is to be used at the parent’s own risk. Parent’s must supervise their children at all times and we must stress that we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for use of any of the play equipment.
*Also, for those of you with young children, as there are a range of open but shallow ponds within the smallholding, and a running stream, parents must ensure they will be supervising their children.
AccessibilityThis property can be accessible for those with minor mobility issues. Vehicles can be parked immediately outside the property to facilitate easy access directly into the main living area or downstairs bedroom. That said, please note there are still a number of steps on ground floor level for which assistance may be required. There is no step into the shower and a stool is provided. The upstairs area is limited to access only via the spiral staircase or a greater number of outside steps.
Coast/BeachNo other county in Britain has more Blue Flag beaches or Seaside Award beaches than Pembrokeshire. With over 50 beaches to choose from, there is a beach to meet every need whether you want to sail, surf, kayak, rockpool, fish, swim or sunbathe.
GolfThe nearest golf course can be found at Newport, 8 miles away. This links golf course itself is situated in Pembrokeshire’s Coastal National Park, and is a 2 minute drive from the picturesque town of Newport, nestled under Carningli (Mountain of the Angels) on the Nevern Estuary.
Other courses can be found in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Priskilly Forest, Pembroke Dock, St Davids and Tenby.
SkiingAlthough probably not best known for its skiing, there are in fact 10 Ski & Snowboard Centres in Wales, namely – Cardiff Ski & Snowboard Centre, Dan-Yr-Ogof Ski Slope, Gwent Grass Ski Centre, Pembrey Ski Slope, Plas-y-Brenin, Pontypool Ski Slope, Rhiw Goch Ski Centre, Ski Llandudno Ltd, Swansea Ski Centre and Urdd Gobaith Cymru.
If you’re hoping for the real stuff, you never know, if we had a winter like we did in 2009/10, you’d be spoilt for choice! Indeed someone we spotted was going down a snow covered mountain in a canoe!
A walk to top of Mynydd Castlebythe – the views are fabulous.
Cwm Gwaun – Ancient oak woods, very pretty
Fish and Chips – ‘Somethings Cooking’ at Letterston
Sand’s Cafe at Newgale
Sailors Pub – Pwyllgwaeleod Beach
Oakwood Theme Park
Newport Sands are fantastic – great for body boarding!
How to find usDriving by car, we are approximately 2 hours from Cardiff (our closest regional airport) heading west along the M4. Coming by train, the closest station would be Clarbeston Road, from where by arrangement we could pick you up. Although a car is not absolutely essential if you wanted to do lots of walking from the cottage, it is certainly recommended to fully enjoy all Pembrokeshire has to offer. Remember the traffic, or lack of it, makes driving here a delight.
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Home of our kids favourite sweet shop, Yum Yum’s! – 17 miles.
Fabulous family beach, with restaurants and cafes to boot – 8 miles.
Great selection of shops and supermarkets – 12 miles.
From here, why not take a ferry and visit Ireland for the day? – 7 miles.
Definitely worth a trip – a posh market town – 15 miles.
Great selection of shops, cinema, places to eat etc. – 34 miles.
Famous seaside town with stunning beaches and harbour, shops, excellent restaurants.- 26 miles.
Definitely worth a trip to see its beautiful cathedral and quaint cafes and restaurants. Whitesands Beach is also nearby, a beautiful beach. – 24 miles.
Further DetailsFor nearby shops, you really are spoilt for choice. Within a 12 mile radius you can enjoy the convenience of the large supermarkets, such as Tesco’s, Morrisons and Co-Op as well as the delights of local produce from farm shops and farmers markets. These provide local and organic beef, pork and lamb, fresh fish and a selection of welsh cheeses and fruit and veg.
As for places of interest and leisure activities, we are perfectly located to enjoy so many of Pembrokeshire’s key attractions, including – Numerous National Trust beaches and Coastal Path; Folly Farm & Oakwood, both are Wales’ premier farm & theme park attractions; Casteil Henllys (Iron Age Fort); Llys-y-fran Country Park Trout Fishing and Reservoir; Boat trips to the islands of Skomer, Skokholm, Grassholm and Ramsey (a must for bird lovers and those wanting to watch dolphins!); St.David’s cathedral; Carew, Pembroke and Picton Castles; Blue Lagoon Leisure Park; Scolton Manor; Anna Ryder-Richardson’s Manor House Wildlife Park; The West Wales Adventure – where you can hire or have lessons on sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and surfing.
For those wanting to enjoy the many restaurants and pubs that Pembrokeshire has to offer, you won’t be disappointed. Our favourite family restaurant is Something’s Cooking, only 7 miles away in Letterston where you will be treated to the best fish and chips Wales has to offer. For those of you looking for more fancy food, with many of Pembrokeshire’s restaurants and pubs using fresh local ingredients, you really should be in for a gastronomic Welsh experience. Whatever your taste, just let us know when you arrive and we will do our best to point you in the right direction. The nearest pubs including those in Rosebush, Dinas and Newport, certainly feature in good pub guides.