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Lower Lochturffin

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Between Newgale & Mathry, Pembrokeshire (View Location on a map)
7 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 2 Dogs
£742 7 Night Breaks From
£15.14 Average Per Person Per Night

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Luxury Pembrokeshire house on the beautiful St David's peninsula
  • Visit Wales 5-star rating - with a perfect score of 175 out of 175 for the 6th consecutive year
  • Stylishly furnished & equipped quality cottage with extremely high standards throughout
  • Relax in the enclosed beautiful gardens and private nature reserve
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the location
  • Just a short drive to the hilltop village of Mathry

Exceptional Quality
Rated 4.9/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Lower Lochturffin

Luxury Pembrokeshire house near Abermawr and Aberbach beaches, pets welcome

  • Lower Lochturffin - 'the boundary of the marsh water'.
  • The Welsh Government's 'Visit Wales' 5-star rating, with a perfect score of 175 out of 175 for the sixth consecutive year. Also certified by 'Visit Wales' as meeting the requirements of its Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Scheme. Recommended in the 'Travel Doctor' column of The Times newspaper 15 October 2016. A unique beautifully renovated home of two Pembrokeshire stone barns, in part dating back to the early 18th century, linked together by a central lounge which has floor to ceiling glass walls on two sides and a turf roof.
  • Amazing location, with beautiful sunsets, overlooking and with access to private nature reserve containing two small lakes and a meadow with large pond, both surrounded by beautiful countryside.
  • Guests often return, with repeat bookings typical.
  • The property is accessed down a gated private tree lined drive-way of roughly a quarter mile. Set in approximately seven acres of fenced, landscaped and wooded gardens and nature reserve, there is plenty of room for children to play and kick a ball. August 2014 saw the commencement of a biodiversity project in the meadow to restore it to wild flowers and trees native only to the British Isles.
  • Lower Lochturffin has its own unique and specially compiled 100 page pictorial user guide book, featuring the history and meaning of the name of the cottage, the amenities the cottage has to offer and a personal review by the family owners of the many nearby local beaches, places to eat, picnic sites, gardens to visit and places for guests to visit on their way home.
  • Whilst the cottage is fenced off from the nature reserve, lakes and pond, the lakes and pond each being about 100 yards from the cottage, guests should always supervise their children when they are in the nature reserve or meadow, particularly where the children are young or unable to swim.
  • Lower Lochturffin is a stylishly furnished and equipped quality holiday cottage with extremely high standards throughout.
  • Eat out on the patio, with its sun loungers and barbecue, with views to the nature reserve, or have a picnic in the meadow or at some of the other picnic spots suggested in the user guide. We have a picnic backpack for your use.
  • Under floor central heating - every room with its' own thermostatic control, and an oil burning stove in the lounge makes this beautiful home extremely comfortable and warm all year.
  • The family owners place a high emphasis on ensuring the cleanliness of the cottage, with the house keeper having received many compliments in the visitors' book for it being spotless.
  • You can park within a few yards of the front door and there is just a single step in the cottage, between the lounge and two of the three bedrooms.There is no step at the main entry door to the cottage, allowing for easy wheelchair access.
  • There are no extra charges over and above what you pay to Quality Cottages. Two pet dogs are also very welcome free of charge - the immediate and greater property is fenced.
Layout & Further Information

3 Bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 6 (plus an adult fold away bed). 2 Doubles with one with King size bed, one with Super King size bed and 1 Twin bedroom, all with recessed lighting. All mattresses are premium quality UK manufactured mattresses. In addition, a premium single fold away adult bed. Two of the bedrooms, one with skylight, making it lighter earlier in the morning than other bedrooms, have views towards the nature reserve and lakes.

High thread count bed linen, choice of feather or synthetic pillows on each bed, pure wool carpets, hair dryer in each bedroom.

2 Bathrooms, each with a bath, shower, toilet, wash basin and skylight, one with antique china bath.

Kitchen/Breakfast room a lovely, bright room with ivory beamed ceiling, island sink unit with granite work top, maple fitted units, electric oven and induction hob, extractor fan, microwave, 252 litre fridge with 104 litre freezer, slate floor, dining table and chairs seating 6, large glass double doors opening onto courtyard.

Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, sink unit, outdoor games, folding clothes line, a large wall map of surrounding area and skylight.

Dining and family room with dining table and chairs seating 8, large 3 seater leather sofa & chair, bookcase with board games and a large selection of books, including local interest books, desk, 48 inch flat screen television and DVD player, telephone, oak floor, skylights and glass doors to garden.

Lounge a unique room - floor to ceiling glass walls, recessed lighting, two 3 seater leather sofas and armchairs, occasional furniture, oak floor, 65 inch flat screen television (Sky TV- Entertainment Extra, Sky Movies, Sky Sports and BT Sport), DVD player, selection of DVD's, i pod docking and CD music system, oil burning stove (with collapsible fire guard in airing cupboard).

Patio overlooking lakes, with garden furniture, sun loungers and barbecue.

Grounds accessed down a gated private tree lined drive-way of roughly a quarter mile, the cottage is situated in approximately seven acres of fenced, landscaped and wooded gardens and nature reserve. Overlooking and with access to private nature reserve containing two small lakes and a meadow with large pond.

There is just a single step in the cottage, between the lounge and two of the three bedrooms. There is no step at the main entry door to the cottage, allowing for easy wheelchair access.

Cleaning - If guests are staying longer than a week there is a weekly change of bed linen and, with the consent of the guests, the housekeeper will also do a weekly clean of the bedrooms and the kitchen and, on request, any other weekly light cleaning that may be required

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes (free telephone for UK calls)

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Oil under-floor central heating and oil burning stove inclusive

Dogs - 2 dogs welcome free, (perhaps 3 on request)

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.9/5

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Verified Guest
11th October 2019

Beautiful, comfortable, spacious, well equipped cottage in quiet location but close to beaches & coastal walks & well situated for visiting lots of interesting places in Pembrokeshire

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star review, we would love to welcome you back again.

Pauline Verified Guest
15th September 2019

Amazing cottage in an idyllic location, every bit as good as it looks in the photographs! Everything is beautifully finished to a high specification and the range of equipment provided meant we wanted for nothing during our two week stay. We were so pleased with the large, fully enclosed garden for our dog and we all enjoyed sitting out watching the wildlife. It was the perfect location for us to relax and unwind yet within easy reach of the coast and we visited some stunning places whilst there. In conclusion, an extremely comfortable, well-equipped, well maintained holiday home which really is a credit to the Lower Lochturrfin team. Thank you for a fantastic stay and we'll see you next year!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Sounds idyllic, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the property and its lovely location.

Verified Guest
30th June 2019

location, facilities, peace and quiet all excellent just what a holiday property should be.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Lovely review thank you, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

Verified Guest
10th June 2019

Perfect! We have stayed in numerous holiday cottages throughout Wales and Lower Lochturffin is the best by far. The location was extremely peaceful and beautiful. The massive cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy and had everything you could think of. Wonderfully comfortable beds. The nature reserve is a real bonus, as is the fishing lake. We wouldn't hesitate recommending Lower Lochturffin to anyone wanting a peaceful getaway. We hope to return soon.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed this very special house and would love to welcome you back in the future.

Paula Duffield Verified Guest
26th May 2019

Lower Lochturffin was an idyllic retreat. With so much supplied in the property it was very easy to feel 'at home', including reading and reference books, books on walks in the area, DVD library and cupboards full of all those things you always forget to take. Mr Reynolds, the caretaker, was brilliant and came out immediately when we had a problem with the boiler one evening, returning with an engineer early the following morning to resolve the issue. We had the space to really relax, the second living area was great when my husband wanted to watch films on the lovely large TV and the garden felt private, yet with great views. Wonderful for nature lovers, the peace and tranquility was priceless and the close proximity to the coastal paths was perfect.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your detailed review, Lower Lochturffin is a beautiful property in a lovely location, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

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 Lower Lochturffin.

Meddings
19th October 2019

Thank you once again for a wonderful stay in this beautiful house, we try others from time to time but Lower Lochturffin always comes out on top. Only the weather was a little unpredictable but still didn’t stop us from having a wonderful time. Thank you to all @ LL.

Reeves
28th September 2019

Back again to this wonderful cottage which was presented as fine as ever. Weather mixed, which reduced our walking to some of our favourite spots. Many thanks for the honey and marmalade.

Armstrong
7th September 2019

Great second stay. Better than last time, our local knowledge was helpful on this trip! Try fish shop “Something Fishy“, Solva BBQS brilliant, Newgale Beach, Solva, St David’s, Porthgain love visiting. Will return.

Creed
31st August 2019

A nice enjoyable week, weather has been quite kind to us. Visited all our usual places, some lovely walks through ‘Stackpole’and the lily ponds in full bloom. Tea at ’Vis’cafw our usual treat ! A welcome break, that went too quick. Washing line could do with replacing, seen better days!

Fearn
27th July 2019

We have enjoyed a fantastic two-week stay in your beautiful cottage! Couldn't ask for anymore, everything has been perfect. Thank you for providing everything we needed to complete our family holiday. Definitely coming again.

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.

Fly Fishing on Private Lakes (with occasional visits from otters!)

  • Why not try free fly fishing on the larger lake for rainbow trout? No other kind of fishing is permitted.The fishing season is from 1 April to 31 October. A fishing licence is required and fishing is limited to 2 anglers at any one time, although it is unlikely that anyone else will be fishing. You must supply your own fly fishing equipment. Dry fly and nymph. No reservoir lures. Catch and release preferred, but you are welcome to take home one rainbow trout each per day per rod.
  • 2014 saw the arrival of otters at Lower Lochturffin - great for nature lovers, but not necessarily great for fishing! By law we are prohibited from interfering with otters, and would anyway not do so, so if it is your intention to fish during your stay, please make Quality Cottages specifically aware of this at the time of your booking so we can do our best to ensure that the lake is stocked prior to your arrival.

Pembrokeshire beaches near quality holiday cottage

  • There are at least 17 beaches within a 13.3 mile radius of the cottage, which is well situated for beaches to the north, south and west. The descriptions, pictures and distances from the cottage of these beaches are contained in the cottage's user guide book. The cottage also has a copy of the £Pembrokeshire Beaches£ Official Guide of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, and an annual tide table for your use.
  • The cottage is 4 miles (11 minutes' drive) from Porthgain village and harbour, 4.1 miles (11 minutes) from Abercastle (Abercastell) beach and coastal hamlet, 4.5 miles (12 minutes) from Abereiddy beach, 5.1 (13 minutes) miles from Abermawr and Aberbach beaches, and 5.9 miles (17 minutes) to Solva (Solfach) beach and village.

Eating out

  • The cottage's user guide book contains descriptions, some pictures, owner reviews, contact details, addresses and distances from the cottage of eighteen places to eat, all within a 10 mile radius.

Bird Watching

  • Bird watch from the cottage or nature reserve. We have installed a number of nesting sites and continue to install more. See if you can spot the buzzards that nest in the trees flanking the driveway. The cottage has an RSPB guide to British birds, a guide of British Birds arranged by colour and a comprehensive book and guide to the nearby world famous Skomer Island nature reserve, renowned for its large breeding seabird population, including Manx Sheerwaters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Great Cormorants, Black legged Kittiwakes, Atlantic Puffins, European Storm-petrels, Common Shags, Eurasian Oystercatchers and gulls, as well as birds of prey including Short-eared Owls, Common Kestrels and Peregrine Falcons. The departure point for the short trip to Skomer is roughly a 50 minute drive from the cottage. The departure point to the RSPB reserve, Ramsey Island, is 10 miles away, about a 25 minute drive.

Butterfly and tree spotting

  • In season, spot butterflies in the wildflower meadow. Use our tree guide to identify the more than 120 native trees in the woodland, garden and meadow.

Outdoor games and activities

  • A badminton fan? We have a badminton net and rackets. We also have croquet boules, 'corn hole', two beach chairs, a beach tent and buckets and spades.

Local services

  • Convenience store and filling station at nearby Square and Compass (Y Sgwar) 3.4 miles away.
  • Picturesque St Davids (Tyddewi) with its Cathedral, is 8 miles away and Fishguard (Abergwaun) 8.5 miles away, have a range of amenities including banks, post office, internet cafe, supermarket, filling station, chemist, doctor, vet, as well as interesting independent shops.

Walking in Pembrokeshire and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

  • The cottage has 17 Pembrokeshire walking guides, including ones for easy access walks, maps of all beaches in Pembrokeshire with dog restrictions, 4 different Ordnance survey maps and a cycling route map, for your use.
  • The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a 2.3 mile (7 minutes) drive away at its closest point from the cottage.
  • Walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with its magnificent coastal scenery, beaches, coves and caves

Family Fun

  • Travel Pembrokeshire to discover an array of quality family attractions including Dr Beynon's Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen, Castell Henllys reconstucted Iron Age Settlement, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, Tudor Merchant's House (N.T.) and the magnificent castles at Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier.


Year round holidays can be enjoyed by families or friends sharing in this luxury Pembrokeshire house near the hilltop village of Mathry

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Lower Lochturffin.

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The Farmers Arms, Mathry
( 2 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
( 2.1 miles away )

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

The Sloop Inn, Porthgain
( 3.2 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
( 3.2 miles away )

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

Lavender Cafe
( 4.6 miles away )

The Lavender Cafe is attached to Raul Speek's Gallery in the Old Chapel. It is housed in an old building therefore unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

The Cambrian Inn
( 4.6 miles away )

A friendly pub serving good wholesome food locally sourced and a selection of beers,wines & spirits.

Thirty Five Main Street Cafe/Bistro
( 4.6 miles away )

Orders taken for freshly caught lobster & crab. Picnic hampers available, cold or hot ready to collect. Orders taken in advance. Prices subject to requirements.

Harbour Inn
( 4.6 miles away )

Pretty pub overlooking Solva harbour serving crab, lobster & seafood as well as Sunday carvery.

Dressed Crab, Lobster & Prawns prepared by Mrs Jan Phillips
( 4.8 miles away )

Call and see the in house display of mouth watering shell fish products.

Something's Cooking
( 5.4 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'.

Activities & Attractions

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