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Imagine getting away-from-it-all to an enchanting, traditional Grade II listed Welsh stone cottage, with beams, tiny shuttered cottage windows, slate and wooden floors, wood burner, steeped in history, soul and tradition, sitting in 3 tranquil acres of secluded, peaceful countryside, with huge open views of the Preseli hills and the everchanging sky, yet a short drive from the beauty of the rugged Cardiganshire coast, sandy beaches and craggy coves, speckled with picturesque seaside towns. A blissful digital detox awaits in this idyllic, sweet rural cottage.

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Property Description
From the idyllic gardens, summer garden room and fire pit, watch the magnificent sunsets over the rolling hills from this incredibly cosy, romantic escape, sitting between the mountains and the sea, or 'cwtch' up together on a cold winter's night in the glow of the roaring wood burner. No matter what the season, unique Fron Haul is the perfect romantic retreat.  

  • This splendid little Welsh gem,  sits in a peaceful, leafy lane surrounded by rolling hills and countryside, where all that's heard is birdsong, the hum of the bees and once in a while, sheep in neighbouring meadows. Perfect for walkers wanting to explore, you will embrace the charm of this area of glorious unspoiled beauty.
  • Originally the Grade II listed cottage was a Ty Unnos (One Night House), where it was believed that if a person could build a house on common land in one night, the land then belonged to them as freehold. For 4 generations, spanning over 200 years the cottage was owned by the same family, until the current owner acquired it in 1960.
  • Stepping inside takes you back a 100 years, abundant character effortlessly combines with comfort in this lovingly restored jewel,  with unique pieces of characterful furniture, everything about the cottage connecting you with a special place in Welsh history.
  • In the feature inglenook fireplace sits the splendid wood burner, perfect for cosying up next to on chillier evenings after a day's walking in Pembrokeshire's magnificent National Park, or after a boat trip spotting dolphins off nearby Cardigan Bay.
  • Throughout the cottage, the walls are adorned with delightful pieces of art, so meaningful and significant to this magical abode as all artists contributed to saving the cottage in the 1960s and are friends of the current owner. Artists include Terry Frost, Tom Cross, Ivor Davies and Julian Brown. 
  • The beautiful handpicked pieces of furniture also hold much meaning and have been carefully chosen for their similar design to that of the era, designed by Robin Day, Terrance Conran and young design teams from British companies including John Lewis And Habitat, such lovingly considered detail contributing to the magic of this very special abode.
  • There's even a cosy parlwr for quiet time, reading some of the books or simply reflecting on the exceptional pastoral scenery through the sweet cottage window. Time doesn't matter in this countryside retreat. 
  • Retaining the traditional charm of the cottage, the beamed kitchen has every mod con to russle up tasty romantic meals for 2. Shop for local produce and essentials in nearby Crymych, just 2 miles away.
  • Climb the winding wooden stairs to the spacious, unfettered, hushed bedroom, exuding tranquility and peace. Nestling under the exposed beams, tastefully and lovingly refurbished, enjoy quality furnishings, luxury and soft linen, the comfortable bed beckons for a perfectly restful night's sleep. Indulge in simply being the 2 of you, idyllic ending to an idyllic day in secluded heaven.
  • The gardens too, make Fron Haul a very special destination. To the side is a pretty lawned area with a pond and stunning views of the majestic hills and beyond, to the rear, the same view is enjoyed from the raised garden or unwind, spending summer evenings in the twilight around the fire pit, bathed in moonlight under the starry skies, or retire, still close to nature, to the summer garden room. The ideal spot for ultimate timeout together. 
  • Fron Haul offers a digital detox, there is a radio, CD player and blue tooth speaker available, but no wifi nor television.
  • The original slate hen house with original nesting boxes sits next to the garden room, ideal these days for storing bicycles and firewood for the firepit. The cottage sits on National Cycling Route No. 47. In this area also the historical remnants of the original fridge larder is found.
  • Whether you choose to venture out to explore the local treasures or remain, relaxing in this perfect escape, a wonderful break is promised in this very special rural retreat. 
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year at £95 per night, Friday or Monday arrival.
About the Area
Preseli Hills
  • The Preseli Mountains, or Preseli Hills, rise out of the landscape to 536m in the northern half of Pembrokeshire and are in complete contrast to the relative lowlands of the south.
  •  The landscape is wild moorland, heath and grassland and is home to a wide range of plants and invertebrates some of them quite rare. The hills are the ideal location for some great walking away from the coastline.
  •  For the best views in Pembrokeshire, pull on your sturdy shoes and take the short walk to Foel Eryr where the 360-degree panorama leads the eye across the sea to Ireland and Snowdonia, if it’s a clear day
  • .For a longer stroll right across the spine of the Preseli Hills try The Golden Road, 8 miles, this ancient track follows a route that is said to date back to the Neolithic period, 5,000 years ago and the main route for travellers in prehistory to and from Ireland
  • Along the way, apart from the breathtaking views, there are prehistoric remains, burial cairns dating back to the bronze age, Iron Age hill forts. There’s an arrangement of stones in the shape of an eye known as Beddarthur and legend has it that it’s the resting place of King Arthur. Who knows?
Bluestone Brewery
  • Bluestone Brewing is a family run brewery tucked away in rural North Pembrokeshire. Ales are brewed in the rough and rocky hills of the Bluestone mountains. Throughout the year several open air events are held with live music, food and entertainment.
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village 
  • Set within 30 acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows in the heart of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, a short drive from Fron Haul, as well as being home to expertly recreated Iron Age roundhouses built exactly where they would have stood more than 2,000 years ago, the natural surroundings are teeming with wildlife, such as otters, swallows and bats. Although the roundhouses are the main attraction, Castell Henllys also has a Visitor Centre, which includes a shop and cafe, with interactive exhibitions, children’s play area and maze and riverside picnic site.
Cenarth Riverside Village
  • The village of Cenarth is well worth a trip. The beautiful river and waterfalls tumble through the centre passing under an ancient multi-arched (most photogenic) stone bridge. There is an attractive riverside walk, a few interesting shops, places to eat and the National Coracle Centre is located here.

Poppit Sands
  • Sitting at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary, Poppit Sands is a sandy beach backed by dunes.
  • At high water, there is plenty of beach but it’s a low tide when the full extent of sand appears to go almost to Gwbert on the other side. Don’t attempt a crossing, though, the currents are too strong. Watch the tide when it’s coming in. It’s fast!
  • Coppit Sands is the start, or the end, of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path which takes you right around the coast to Amroth in the south.
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - part of the All Wales Coastal Path
  • Do visit the Witches Cauldron (Pwll-y-Wrach,- a cave, blow-hole and arch) - about a mile walk south along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - fabulous scenery.
Ceibwr Cove
  • Ceibwr Cove,  has spectacular scenery surrounded by some of the highest cliffs in Pembrokeshire, rising to some 500 ft above sea level - diving, kayaking, coasteering and long boat rowing all take place from the beach and basking Atlantic grey seals can often be seen. 
Penrallt Garden Centre near Ceibwr Cove Pembrokeshire
  • There is an extremely good garden centre and nursery across the valley with a huge variety of plants and a very good café for lunches and afternoon teas! It's a whole day out!
Cardigan & River and Food Festival
  • This bustling little market town on the Teifi river is well worth a visit to browse the wide range of shops, indoor market, gallery, heritage centre It also has a boat club and the vibrant theatre Mwldan.
  • The annual festival celebrates the diversity of food grown and prepared around the River Teifi.
Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips in Cardigan Bay
  • Visit the seaside town of New Quay a short drive away where regular dolphin spotting boat trips leave from the harbour. Enjoy a choice of sandy beaches, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants too.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Cardigan Bay
  • Drive through meandering country lanes around Fron Haul, the hedgerows ablaze with wildflowers in the early summer, will lead you to the many, varied coves and beaches in the area.
Aberaeron
  • This 'Jewel of the Cardigan Coast' with its Georgian houses is a delight - boutique shops, art galleries, cafes/tea rooms, pubs, a great fish and chip restaurant take-away as well as The Hive, famous for its award winning honey ice cream and lovely home-made produce. The renowned Harbourmaster Hotel is just across the harbour and is a delightful stroll at lunchtime or early evening.A fabulous restaurant renowned for fantastic fare and superb local beers.
  • Once a thriving and prosperous fishing port with a shipbuilding industry - some 60 sailing vessels were built here including 35 schooners 'the greyhound of the ocean' - a walk on the historic Town Trail gives a fascinating glimpse into this past, including the origins of the famous Aberaeron Shovel.
  • There is a fantastic regular calendar of events during the year to enjoy including Cardigan Bay Sea Food FestivalYachting Regatta, a Beer & Cider FestivalTug of War, Annual Carnival and Mackerel Festival, also the world-renowned Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs.
Newport Pembrokeshire & Nearby Beaches 
  •  Located at the foothill of Carningli, (Mountain of Angels) near the golden sands of The Parrog and many other Pembrokeshire beaches, ideal for families, sailors, walkers & bird watchers alike.
  • The seaside town of Newport, Pembrokeshire, with its fine cafes and eateries is overlooked by its Norman castle. Spend an afternoon strolling around this ancient seaside village, with unique shops before wandering to the beach.
  • Newport Beach, a mile long fantastic stretch of golden sands which sweep around Newport bay - ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.
  • The Parrog A delightful stretch of coastline. The Coast Path twists and turns its way round to the old lifeboat station, sometimes on the beach, at times on the road and at one point crosses a fantastic causeway built of slates in a herringbone pattern
  • Cwm yr Eglwys is a picturesque cove a short drive away. Overlooked by the remains of St Bynach's 12th century church, the sheltered sand and shingle beach is a great family favourite.
St. Davids & The Cathedral 
  • A colourful coastline with heaps of history, the St. Davids peninsula has been a cultural hotspot for thousands of years. Discover the area’s ancestry from Celtic life to Wales’ patron saint. The magnificent cathedral is one of the jewels in Pembrokeshire’s crown, together with the neighbouring Bishop’s Palace. The glorious, fine white sandy beach, Whitesands is just a mile from St. Davids, overlooked by the craggy hill of Carn Llidi, is one of the best surfing beaches in the country.
  • St. Davids is a beautiful and unique city, the smallest in UK, surrounded by some of the finest coastlines in Europe. It enjoys a thriving community, with restaurants, galleries, unique shops and cafes, being a favourite location with travellers, pilgrims and surfers.
  • Boat Trips – book in St Davids to visit the offshore islands - Boat trips to suit all tastes leave from St Justinians during the season (April to October) to circle Ramsey Island and to see the marine wildlife, birds and spectacular Pembrokeshire coastal scenery.
  • Go dolphin and whale spotting too with longer trips out to Grassholm and the lighthouse!  Book your tickets in St Davids.
Teifi Valley
  • Inland the Teifi Valley, reputedly one of the most beautiful river valleys in Britain, has picturesque Welsh market towns and villages as well as glorious countryside to explore.
Family Fun
  • Visit the Wildlife Centre and Glasshouse Cafe in Cilgerran. Explore Cilgerran Castle, Make a journey of discovery along the Teifi River with Heritage Canoes. Join a thrilling dolphin watching boat trip around Cardigan Bay. Try coasteering or kayaking. Meet the animals and walk the fabulous coastal paths of Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park. Travel south for Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park and the magnificent castles of Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier.
Interior
1 Bedroom, Sleeping 2.

Double Room with double bed, 2 chests of drawers, lamps, lovely furnishings, low exposed beams.
Sitting Room inglenook fireplace with wood burner, slate floor, 2 comfortable chairs, throws, cushions, splendid art, table and chairs.
Parlwr writing table, chair, 2 comfortable chairs, feature fireplace, early Laura Ashley display cabinet, bookcase with books.
Kitchen well equipped, cottage style units, with beautiful carpentry, electric hob and oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, sink, dishwasher, wall mounted dresser for crockery, attractive wooden storage area with wooden worktop
Leading to:
Bathroom shower, free-standing washbasin, mounted on slate, underfloor heating, wc, mirror, heated towel rail.
Grounds to the side, lawned garden, with garden furniture, pond, stunning views, to the rear fire pit, seating area, Summer Garden Room with mural by Catherine Helene Frei (acclaimed French interior designer), table, chairs, lamps, electricity, seating, ornamental sheep and chickens, terraced lawned garden with garden furniture, sweeping rural views of Preseli Hills and beyond.
Hen House ideal storage for bicycles, wood for the firepit.

N.B. FRON HAUL WELCOMES ADULTS ONLY

Additional Information
Change Over Days  Friday & Monday
Towels  yes
Dogs  sorry no due to sheep in the area
Wifi  NO, also this cottage does not have a TV but there is a radio, Bluetooth speaker & CD player facilities
Short Breaks available throughout the year, £95 per night.
Parking  for up to 2 cars between the cottage and the entrance gate to the lane
Heating  inclusive, basket of logs provided. Effective Dimplex Quantum electric heating.
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