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Yr Hen Gof

(English Translation)
Ref: 772
Mathry hilltop village above Pembrokeshire Coast (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£515 7 Night Breaks From
£18.39 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.

For your Reassurance

The owner of Yr Hen Gof has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

We are advising all our owners and guests that we recommend they offer staggered checkin/outs to ensure there is adequate time between any two bookings to allow for a full and proper clean for your safety.

Check-in from 5:30pm and Check out by 9:30am

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Spacious holiday cottage set in pretty hilltop village
  • Well equipped for your holiday needs
  • 100 yards from the popular village pub
  • Within easy reach of fabulous North Pembrokeshire beaches
  • 10 minute drive to harbour village of Porthgain

Excellent Quality
Rated 3.8/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Pubs Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Yr Hen Gof

Modern holiday cottage Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Pets welcome

  • A pretty, modern pet friendly Pembrokeshire holiday cottage converted from what was once the smithy and smith's cottage, set on the hillside leading up to the hilltop village of Mathry.
  • Cosy, comfortable and warm with exposed stone walls and high vaulted ceiling. The spacious kitchen/diner is a lovely, welcoming family room with open plan stairs leading to a loft bedroom on a mezzanine floor over the kitchen. The owner, who lives in the adjoining but completely separate cottage, has hand crocheted beautiful bedspreads for every bed.
  • Leading off the kitchen to the rear is a sun room and gravelled outdoor dining area with table and chairs.
  • The sitting room (2 steps down from the kitchen) has a log burning stove and a piano for those who are musically inclined to enjoy!
  • The village pub, The Farmers Arms, is just a short walk from the property - a traditional village pub offering a warm welcome and good pub food.

Layout & Further Information

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Twin a loft bedroom on a mezzanine over the kitchen and 1 Double on ground floor.

Bathroom on ground floor with bath, power shower over, toilet, washbasin and washer/dryer.

Kitchen/Diner luxury kitchen, with stainless steel electric cooker, microwave, stainless steel fridge/freezer, dishwasher washer & tumble dryer. Pine dining table & chairs seating 6.

Sun Room with cane sofa and 2 armchairs, radio/CD, French doors to rear gravelled area.

Lounge 3 piece suite, flat screeen Free view TV/DVD with surround sound, feature stone fireplace with open log/coal fire, piano.

Grounds small front garden with lawn, patio, dining table and chairs, rear gravelled area with dining table and chairs.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Saturday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes

Fuel - Oil central heating and coal/logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates£15 p/w

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

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 3.8/5

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Sandra Thomas Verified Guest
6th October 2020

Excellent accommodation, very clean and comfortablebedSpacious sun room and loungeGood location for the coastal paths, even though we had to drive and walk ,it suited us

Verified Guest
17th August 2019

Lovely cottage but very little storage for upstairs guests

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your feedback regarding storage, glad that you enjoyed the cottage.

Sarah Blake Verified Guest
14th August 2019

The house was nice inside.. but the outside garden was unkept and weeded and the lawn had not been mowed.... so it looked nothing like the pictures on the website we didnt recognise the house!

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review, we are sorry that there were issues with the garden, your comments and feedback have been passed to the owner.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

From the Owner:- Terribly sorry that you felt this way. I agree that the grass wasn’t cut but there were a reason for it. It’s been so dry and the lawn was already yellow so we didn’t see the point in cutting it. Cutting it again would just burn it even more.And yes there were a few weeds in the patio, which are now all gone. Sorry we didn’t manage to get rid of all of them before your stay. Unfortunately when it’s hot and sunny it’s hard to keep all pots, tubs and hanging baskets watered and looking fresh, but we do our best. We don’t want to impose on our visitors every evening by coming round and watering the plants.

Verified Guest
14th July 2019

Really good centrally placed cottage for touring northern Pembrokeshire. Lots of room for 2 people, willingly accepted our dog.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Yr Hen Gof and that you made the most of its central location for exploring all that North Pembrokeshire has to offer.

Verified Guest
23rd June 2019

Spacious property in good location, off road parking, within easy walk of friendly public house serving good food and dog friendly. Noisy fridge mentioned in two previous reviews 18/08/18 and 04/11/18, the fridge is extremely noisy and constantly 24 hours a day, can hear the fridge noise in the bedroom on a night even with the door closed. Sleeping in the loft bedroom on the mezzanine must be impossible not only would you have to endure the constant noise of the fridge but also the velux roof window does not have a blind to block out the moon/sun light also no curtains at the kitchen/dining room windows to prevent light reaching the loft bedroom. The downstairs bedroom window opens into the sunroom - the bedroom would benefit from blackout or lined curtains on a proper curtain rail - at the moment as soon as the sun rises the sun room is filled with light which in turn makes the bedroom light - ok for early rises ! Lovely walking area, coastal path from nearby Abercastle to Porthgran and the beautiful blue lagoon.Enjoyed visiting St David's, walks around St David's head and Dinas Head and pretty Tenby.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review and feedback, we are sorry that you had some issues, we will forward your comments onto the owner and be in touch.

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 Yr Hen Gof.

Mr Salay, Germany
28th September 2013

What a warm and sunny welcome! It started with a drink in the garden and ended in the pub singing 'Thank you for the music' together with the whole neighbourhood! So much fun-we love it!

Mr, Mrs Flice
28th September 2013

What a lovely place! Loved the piano,the local pub, the cottage and of course the sun. Such a warm welcome into your home from home gave us a wonderful holiday. We will miss the tranquility walks and beaches. Thank you!

Mr, Mrs Broughton
28th September 2013

What a wonderful cottage. I wanted to take the kitchen home with me! Thank you for a lovely stay and for the welcoming wine and water for the dogs, very thoughtful. Thanks also Antony for the emergency fence, without it the girls would have eaten the chickens!

Mrs Dean, Australia
28th September 2013

A wonderful place to stay. Congenial hosts, lovely having the local just up the road, close enough to stagger home! Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the local population. Indeed worthwhile coming from Austalia to see all the scenery . Then apart from all the above we have finally met our relatives and they are gorgeous.

Mrs Hutton, Broom, Australia
28th September 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed a far too short week staying in 'The Old Smithy' ,a beautifully restored building reflecting the history of Mathry. Tina and Antony have been more then perfect hosts and my sister and I have thoroughly enjoyed you sharing of your home. The personalised welcome was a pleasant surprise. We will miss your beautiful family when we return to Australia. Thank goodness for Facebook! I will return!

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.

Siop Fach Tea Room & Collectables, Mathry

  • Do visit Siop Fach Tea Room for delicious coffee, cakes, snacks, light lunches and tasty teas. Packed lunches are available to take away, no need to pack a picnic. While there browse the fascinating selection of collectables for sale including china and glassware, jewellery and souvenirs; Beswick, Masons, Shelley, Wades, Britains.

Mathry Village in the Pembrokeshire National Park

  • Mathry is a sleepy village which has a timeless quality and has a pub - The Farmers Arms - (good bar food), 2 farms and the Church of the Holy Martyrs - the doors are always open.
  • Wonderful walking and cycling country with easy access either on foot or by car to the numerous coves and beaches along the Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Path - a beach lover's paradise - walk through National Trust Broom Wood to the twin beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach (dogs are welcome all year round) - never crowded on account of limited parking and a quarter of a mile walk to each.

Golfing Breaks Pembrokeshire Wales

  • Priskilly Golf Course is a few minutes drive away - beginners are welcome and the Club House serves excellent food and drink.
  • St Davids Golf Course is a spectacular 9 hole course on the headland overlooking Whitesands Beach - a real challenge!

Tregwynt Woollen Mill near modern Mathry holiday cottage

  • Watch the fine woollen cloth being woven and take tea in the tea room - and browse around the shop which sells the unique bedspreads and a wide variety of items made on the premises.

Cottage Caterers & Something's Cooking

  • For an excellent take-away supper choose your favourite food from Cottage Caterers' excellent menu in the morning and collect it all ready to reheat in your modern holiday cottage in the evening or try the award winning fish & ships at Something's Cooking in nearby Letterston

St Davids Village City & St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire

  • St Davids, with its magnificent Cathedral and fabulous organ, ruined Bishop's Palace, newly restored Cloisters, craft shops, art galleries, eating places and restaurants is sure to delight - wonderful concerts are held regularly in the Cathedral with an annual music festival held annually in late May.

Fishguard Coastal Town & Lower Fishguard

  • A small town with an excellent Farmers Market every Saturday with lots of lovely local fresh produce. Do visit the Cafe on the Quay at picturesque Lower Town Fishguard for delicious fresh dishes made from crab landed on the quay.

Bayeaux Style Tapestry, Fishguard

  • Famous as being the site of the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797 commemorated by a 'Bayeaux like' tapestry displayed in the Town Hall. This was sewn by local needlewomen to mark the 1997 Bicentenary of this event.
  • There are several good coffee shops including Jane's which is also a haberdashery shop with an enormous range of wool's, tapestries, embroidery yarns and much more - a paradise for anyone who enjoy handicrafts.
  • Fishguard also hosts an internationally renowned music festival in late July

Family Attractions

  • Youngsters are sure to love the huge variety of quality family attractions in the south of the county from Hangar 5 Trampoline Park and West Wales Karting in Haverfordwest to Folly Farm in Begelly, Manor Wildlife Park in St Florence, Bluestone Water Park near Canaston Bridge, Heatherton World of Activities at St Florence and more.

Enjoy year round holidays in this charming modern holiday cottage in Mathry

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Yr Hen Gof.

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The Farmers Arms, Mathry
( 0 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
( 2.6 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
( 4.1 miles away )

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

Something's Cooking
( 4.2 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
( 5.7 miles away )

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

No 14 for Tea
( 5.7 miles away )

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

Fishguard Farmers Market
( 5.7 miles away )

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

Activities & Attractions

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