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Gilbert's Cottage

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Mathry, North pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£542 7 Night Breaks From
£12.90 Average Per Person Per Night
Handpicked Highlights

Gilbert's Cottage was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Gilbert's Cottage too!

  • Picturesque stone Mathry holiday cottage
  • Homely and relaxed style
  • Enclosed garden
  • Log burning stove for cosy evenings in
  • Friendly, local pub around the corner

Excellent Quality
Rated 4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Real Fire
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Gilbert's Cottage

Picturesque holiday cottage in the hilltop village of Mathry

  • Gilbert's Cottage is a picturesque stone Mathry holiday cottage by the side of the green in this hilltop village. Carefully and affectionately restored, the style of the cottage is simple and uncluttered. The original fabric, dating back to the 1600's - rough rendered white walls, oak beams and large inglenook fireplace - is complemented by warm, comfortable modern furnishings.
  • The sitting room has deep slate sills and an oak boarded floor, with comfy sofas ranged around the 'simnai fawr' - the huge ancient fireplace with a wood burning stove.
  • The well-equipped kitchen combines calm grey colours, wooden worktops, a high beamed ceiling & slate floors and has steps leading up to the utility area and shower room beyond.
  • The master bedroom on the ground floor, with its sloping boarded ceiling, has adjoining modern bath/shower room. Upstairs the twin bedroom in cool blues and white and the double in rich warm red and cream, with its floor level window, entice the visitor to look forward to bedtime.

Layout & Further Information

3 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 6. 1 Double and 1 Twin, both on 1st floor. Master bedroom with En-Suite on ground floor.

Shower room with double shower on ground floor.

Kitchen well appointed with double electric oven, ceramic 5-burner hob & grill, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and door to outside dining area. Steps to:

Utility area with butler sink and washing machine, boiler room and door to the shower room.

Sitting/Dining room with oak floor, large inglenook fireplace and slate-silled alcove. 2 + 3 seater sofas and large leather pouffe, Freesat TV/DVD and CD. Dining table and chairs to seat 6. Comfortable occasional chair. Open tread staircase to first floor - Caution with narrow treads.

Grounds small enclosed front garden with wood store, decking and bench, grassed area and raised beds with mature shrubs. Small rear garden with gravelled area for alfresco dining.

Additional Information

Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes for 2 cars adjacent to front garden

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 35 p/w

Dogs - 2. 1 dog free, additional dog 25 p/w

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4/5

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Verified Guest
24th June 2019

Easy booking, payment, info, no problems.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted that you enjoyed Gilbert's Cottage thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Verified Guest
11th June 2019

We loved the location and the cottage was beautifully appointed and renovated.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review we are delighted that you enjoyed Gilberts Cottage.

Verified Guest
17th May 2019

The cottage was comfortable, tastefully decorated and well furnished although the central heating was erratic. On investigation, it turned out that the clock in the heating system was about 12 hours out. The weather was mostly sunny but cool and we endured one rather cold night, and then after correcting the clock, the system worked OK. The shower was excellent, though the shower room was cold.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review we are glad that you enjoyed Gilbert's Cottage despite the heating system clock mix up, your comments have been forwarded onto the owner.

Paul Shufflebotham Verified Guest
11th June 2018

Lovely spotless inside, however the exterior windows had not been cleaned for yonks

Sue Leach Verified Guest
31st May 2018

This cottage had everything we needed for a complete rest. Enclosed gardens for our dogs & a pub round the corner, what more could we have asked for....even had glorious weather!

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Gilbert's Cottage.

Richardson party, Cambridge
24th June 2016

Nicest cottage we've stayed in! Beautifully stylish, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a convenient location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay exploring the area - the beaches are great and St David's is lovely. All very doggy friendly. Beware of the enclosed back garden though - our little spaniel scaled the wall and took herself off to the pub!!!!! Thankfully a very nice pub though food not to our liking - plenty of great places to eat in the area though. Only one very small criticism - no welcome pack. But overall a good time was had by all!!!!!!!!!

Gary, Lynda, Richard, Lewis & Imogen Smith. Somerset
1st October 2014

We have had a relaxing, lovely week here, in your beautiful cottage. We found the accommodation extremely comfortable and homely, and we all felt relaxed. You also have an excellent selection of games, books, and DVD's. We never stay at the same place twice, but I think we may break that family tradition after discovering here.Thank you for a wonderful week.

Sally, Colin & Ellen. Northamptonshire
1st October 2014

What a fantastic and homely cottage, love every part of it, especially the face in the wall!! Will definitely try and stay here again, it was awesome. (From our 6yr old).Thank you for sharing this lovely place.

Paul & Chris Newton.
1st October 2014

We have just had the most glorious week in your wonderful cottage. It is so comfortable and you have provided everything we could possibly want. We would love to come back again. We have also had fantastic sunshine all week! Glorious dog friendly walks along the coastal path from Strumble Head down to Solva. Wonderful holiday. Thank you

Deb,Chris,Jamie & George Wilson. West Yorkshire
26th September 2014

Wow factor - you should be proud of what you have done here. Best cottage we have stayed in and best location (especially with local pub).To many best places to mention from Newgale to the Blue Lagoon. We will be back and hopefully to your lovely cottage!

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Mathry Village

  • The quiet hilltop village of Mathry with its church and village green, has a traditional local pub - The Farmers Arms - serving bar meals and acclaimed Sunday lunches. Newly opened and a short step from the cottage is the Siop Fach Tearoom & Collectables - with fresh decor and views across the valley, it offers delicious food (great for breakfast on the terrace looking over to the Preseli Hills) throughout the day as well as a shop with souvenirs,
  • The local Church of the Holy Martyrs (doors always open) is a stop on the 'Saints and Stones Pilgrimage' Historic Trail for pilgrims.
  • This is a wonderful base for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. A footpath from the village crosses farmland to the beach and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with its fantastic scenery and stunning plant and wildlife.

Abercastle, Porthgain and Abereiddi

  • The rugged north Pembrokeshire coastline is scattered with hidden coves and beaches. Abercastle - landing site in 1876 of the first single-handed Atlantic sailing west to east - is a tiny hamlet and pretty working harbour, home to both fishing and pleasure boats.
  • Porthgain harbour was once a vibrant centre of nineteenth century coastal industry, its large brick hoppers now designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is a popular destination for visitors and locals who come to use the harbour, dine at The Shed and The Sloop - both very popular local eateries - and enjoy the galleries, the green and the pleasant holiday atmosphere.
  • Abereiddi, just along the coast, has pretty colour washed former quarry workers cottages, black sandy beach and the remarkable Blue Lagoon - a disused quarry now filled with deep aquamarine seawater. Popular with families, the sand which is visible at low tide, also contains a high concentration of fossils and is a draw for fossil hunters.

Abermawr and Aberbach beaches

  • Walk with your dog down through the Pen yr Allt and Broom Woods - it is lovely at any time of year but sports an amazing carpet of bluebells and wild garlic in the Spring. Accompanied by birdsong, the paths lead you above the marshy streambed to the un-crowded shingle and sand beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach. If you are there in the Autumn look out for seal pups on the shoreline.

Melin Tregwynt

  • The hundred year old and internationally renowned Tregwynt Mill, up the valley from Abermawr and Aberbach, takes a new approach to Welsh woollen goods. Revive your furnishings from a Welsh-made range of exclusive wool blankets, throws, cushions, accessories and clothing, combining traditional techniques and modern design. You might like to complete your shopping expedition with a visit to the tea room!

St Davids Village/City, St Davids Cathedral and Bishops' Palace

  • A visit to St Davids, Britain's smallest city (little more than a village), is an essential on any holiday to Pembrokeshire. Hidden away in the valley, the lovely medieval Cathedral with its beautiful organ and newly restored cloisters and next door, the ruined Bishops' Palace are host to musical and theatrical events through the year - make sure you don't miss the Cathedral Music Festival in late May!
  • On the hill above, the city offers clothes and outdoor shops, art galleries, coffee shops/restaurants and places to book breathtaking boat trips out to the seal and bird islands of Ramsey and Grassholm.

Fishguard

  • This Mathry holiday cottage lies north of the little market town of Fishguard which boasts a range of small shops, pubs and restaurants, an excellent Saturday Farmers Market selling delicious fresh local produce, an award winning Leisure Centre and a small cinema.
  • Famous as the site of the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797, the event is commemorated by a tapestry displayed in the Town Hall; sewn by local needlewomen, it marks the 1997 Bicentenary of the event during which the British commander set up his headquarters in the Royal Oak pub on the square.
  • Come to Fishguard for music - Folk Festival in May, International Music Festival in late July and Aberjazz - the jazz and blues festival in mid August.
  • The Irish Ferry sails from the ferry terminal at neighbouring Goodwick - a daily service to Rosslare in Ireland.

Workshop Wales Gallery

  • Just outside Fishguard, and certainly worth a visit, is the Workshop Wales Gallery with its inspiring collection of over forty local, national and international artists' work - there is a summer sculpture show in the beautiful gardens too!

Golfing Breaks Pembrokeshire Wales

  • Family owned Priskilly Forest Golf Course is a few minute's drive from Mathry. Open all year to visitors of any ability, it is a 9 hole gem, set amongst mature oaks, sycamores and rhododendrons and with panoramic views from Strumble Head to the Preseli Mountains. All your golfing requirements - either for purchase or hire - are available at the golf shop. The Club House also serves excellent food and drink.
  • St Davids City Golf Course is a spectacular 9 hole course on the headland overlooking Whitesands Beach - a real challenge!

Outdoor Activities in North Pembrokeshire

  • At both Newgale and Whitesands surf hire and instruction is available at the beach. In St Davids, TYF Adventure offers a wide variety of activities and just down the road from Mathry, Preseli Venture offer instruction in sea kayaking and surfing. There is lots to chose from if you are looking for adventure!
  • Inland explore the Preseli Mountains - wonderful views, hill walking, cycling or driving. Visit the mysterious and beautiful Gwaun Valley - a timeless world with hanging deciduous woodlands.

Llys y Fran Reservoir & Country Park

  • A little further afield is the reservoir at Llys y Fran. It offers a wonderful day out in the country for the whole family - enjoy walking, bird watching, boating, fishing, picnicking and the views of the country.

Watersports

  • Pembrokeshire offers myriad opportunities for all types of watersports. Try surfing, coasteering, sea kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing and so much more.

Family Fun

  • Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Hangar 5, West Wales Karting, The Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company, Scolton Manor and Country Park, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park and Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age settlement are just a few of the quality family attractions in Pembrokeshire.

Gardens

  • Visit Dyffryn Fernant, Manorowen Walled Garden and Penlan Uchaf all beautiful gardens open to the public near Fishguard.

Characterful family and dog friendly holiday cottage in the hilltop village of Mathry for year round holidays in north Pembrokeshire. Do read the reviews.

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Gilbert's Cottage.

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

The Farmers Arms, Mathry
( 0.1 miles away )

Food is locally sourced and the majority of dishes are home made. Specialities include locally caught seafood, home made desserts and the 'Friday Credit Crunch Lunch'. Events include themed nights, St David's Day suppers, quiz nights, live music, fund raising events visiting Morris Dancers and more. A wide range of beers, real ales, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks is available.

The Ship Inn
( 2.5 miles away )

Enjoy real ales, good homemade food and terrific Sunday roasts. Families are welcome.

The Sloop Inn, Porthgain
( 4 miles away )

Traditional bar food plus a specials menu which changes daily including local fresh fish and lobster when available. Breakfasts are served from 9.30 am Bookings taken for lunch and dinner. Quiz night held the last Thursday of every month starting at 8.30 pm

The Shed Wine Bar & Bistro
( 4 miles away )

A small intimate and welcoming bistro in the renowned village of Porthgain. Specialising in locally caught fish and shellfish.

Something's Cooking
( 4.3 miles away )

This successful business has been running for over 25 years. Rick Stein enjoyed the 'Honest fish and chips' and was served by 'the sweetest staff in South Wales'.

Hope & Anchor Inn
( 5.6 miles away )

Award winning inn serving its own home grown produce and home reared pork

Wolfs Castle Country Inn
( 5.7 miles away )

All menus available in the bar & restaurant.

The Gourmet Pig
( 5.8 miles away )

Award-winning deli and wine store in Fishguard with arguably the best coffee in Wales!

No 14 for Tea
( 5.8 miles away )

Open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm for teas, coffees, homemade cakes & pastries, light lunches and savoury snacks.

Fishguard Farmers Market
( 5.8 miles away )

A great opportunity to buy excellent local produce. Sat fortnightly, 9am-2pm, Town Hall

Activities & Attractions

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North Pembrokeshire restored stone cottage with enclosed gardens and pets welcome
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Enjoy tea and cake and lazy afternoons by the fire in Gilberts Cottage
St Davids self catering cottage with open plan dining area

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