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Spring Cottage St. Nicholas near Abermawr Beach

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Dog
  • Reference 1561
Why we recommend Spring Cottage...

A beautifully renovated 200-year-old traditional stone cottage nestling in the picturesque rural hamlet of St. Nicholas, Pembrokeshire, idyllic gardens, pet-friendly, with parking, just a short walk from the beach at Abermawr, short drive from St. Davids and the golden sands and rolling surf of Whitesands Beach.

About Spring Cottage

A unique country cottage, with secluded gardens, sleeping 6, ideal for a Pembrokeshire coastal holiday.

  •   With an abundance of charm and character, sitting in the prettiest country garden, you will be smitten arriving at Spring Cottage for a truly wonderful peaceful escape. 

  • Steeped in history, the original part of the cottage dates back to 1820, and retains many lovely original features, including exposed beams, flagstone floors, exposed stone walls and character cottage windows and doors. Much detail in the cottage reflects the neighbouring church's architecture. 

  • After a day on the beach, relax in the cooling cottage lounge, sinking into the comfortable leather sofas, chatting and laughing together, planning the excursions for the next day. 

  • Flooded with sunlight, through the lofty sunlights and traditional cottage windows, the well equipped, Canadian redwood, bespoke kitchen, is a perfect place for family and friends to get together around the large pine kitchen table. 

  • The three well appointed comfortable bedrooms, with vaulted ceilings and wonderful A-frame beams, promise a good night’s sleep, in simple hushed rooms with quality linen, listen to the gentle sound of birdsong resonating in the still air. 

  •  Spacious beamed landing with exposed whitewashed stone walls, evoke the history of the cottage, a  comfortable chair overlooks the pretty front garden, ideal for escaping to for some quiet time with a good book. Write some postcards or peruse the selection of books available at the writing desk.  

  • The enchanting beautifully landscaped rear garden has raised terraces, old stone walls and babbling water feature surrounded by mature trees, with lawned area, the perfect spot for al fresco dining and being enclosed, ideal for the children and dog to play.

  • The pretty hamlet of St. Nicholas and the surrounding area offers peace and tranquillity, perfect for keen walkers, with flower banked lanes and National Park woodland to wander, the dramatic coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast is not far away, where the world-renowned Coastal  Path may be accessed. 

  • Spring Cottage is just a short drive from a host of coastal villages with picturesque inlets and beaches including Abercastle, Porthgain, Abereiddy, as well as the coastal towns of Fishguard and the smallest city in UK, St. Davids. 

About The Area

 Abermawr Beach

  • Sandy, rural beach with pebble bank, backed by earth cliffs, a wildlife-rich marsh area and delightful bluebell woods.
  • The Coastal Path passes Abermawr, as the path heads towards Porthgain, Abereiddy, with the beautiful natural deep lagoon and Abercastle Beach.
  • Low tide exposes the golden sand and buried tree stumps, preserved by salt, the remains of a forest drowned by a sudden flood as an ice sheet melted 8000 years ago 

Mathry

  • Sitting on top of the hill, Mathry's roots are in the Iron Age when the village would have been a defence fort, positioned perfectly for early sightings of any enemy approach. Today Mathry is a peaceful corner of North Pembrokeshire, with small streets entwined across the hilltop, from where stunning views may be enjoyed of the St. Davids Peninsular and across to the Preseli Hills. 
  • Mathry is connected to Fishguard and St. Davids by the coastal 404 service.
  • The Farmers Arms is a traditional dog-friendly village pub with real ales, good food, live music, quiz nights and themed evenings.
  • Siop Fach Tea Room And Collectables serve hearty breakfasts until midday, morning coffee and cake, light lunches and afternoon tea until 5pm. The cafe also provides take-away packed lunches. Browse the shop for china, glassware, jewellery and souvenirs. 

 Priskilly Forest Golf Club is a challenging 9 hole course set in mature parkland and open all year to visitors of any ability.

 Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill

  •  Well worth a visit. A working mill with excellent cafe and a shop selling the beautifully crafted blankets, cushions and clothing.
  •  The mill has been on this site since the 17th century, when local farmers would bring their fleeces to be spun into yarn and woven into splendid quality Welsh wool blankets.

 Pembrokeshire Coast Path 

  • The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path encircles the St Davids Peninsula. Enjoy fabulous cliff top walking and breathtaking scenery within easy reach, never more than a couple of miles from Spring Cottage.
  • The path follows the rugged coastline and encircles the peninsula through Whitesands, Porthsele, St Justinians, Porthclais and Caerfai Bay - walk as far as you like and get a dedicated walkers’ bus back. In the summer buses call in at all beaches, coves and villages along the coast.

Porthgain

  • A charming village with an attractive harbour. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a flourishing seaport exporting slate and shale. Now it is a quaint harbour occupied by small fishing boats. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy crab fresh off the boat when the fishermen return. Have dinner in - or outside at Sloop Inn, and enjoy some of the finest Fish and Chips at the Shed where locally caught crab and lobster are also served.
  • Harbour Lights Gallery, offers a host of original painting and limited prints - many of local scenes.

  St Davids and 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 coastline in Europe. It enjoys a thriving community, with restaurants, galleries, unique shops and cafes, being a favourite location with travellers, pilgrims and surfers.
  • Whitesands Beach is one of the most stunning locations on the Pembrokeshire coast. The wide sandy 'Blue Flag' beach has lifeguard cover in the summer and surf hire and surfing lessons available at the beach - so it is popular for swimming, surfing and water sports of all sorts. When you have had fun on the beach visit the Whitesands Cafe for tasty snacks and refreshments.
  •  Caerfai Bay.  The scenery is spectacular and the beach, reached down a steep path, is wonderful for rock-pools. If you walk the coastal path around the Peninsula you will find a number of small coves and less accessible beaches - at many times of year, you will have them to yourself!
  • Take a boat trip out to explore the spectacular sea cliffs of Ramsey Island (RSPB) with its wonderful marine and bird life. The North Pembrokeshire rugged coast and offshore islands are home to grey seals, porpoise, dolphins and seabirds including puffins.

 Solva

  •  A pretty, sheltered harbour village with a variety of small craft shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and places to eat.

  TYF Adventure, Preseli Ventures & Horseriding

  • Pembrokeshire is a centre for water-based activities of all sorts. Home of the sport of 'Coasteering', it is also a magnet for surfers and windsurfers, sailors, canoeists and rowers. If you are skilled at your chosen sport the coastline is an open venue but if you are less experienced, the County is well served with centres offering safe, instructor-led activities.
  • There are golf courses to suit all levels of skill - with one of the most dramatic small courses overlooking Whitesands beach, just a mile away.
  • A little further afield at Nolton Haven is a riding school with a difference. Even experienced riders find it hard to top the experience of riding through the surf with Nolton Haven Riding Stables on the lovely beach at Druidston Haven.

Fishguard

  • Situated in the midst of outstanding beauty that blends the allure of sea, towering cliffs, the Preseli Hills, historic churches, ancient standing stones, ideal for gentle and challenging walks, surrounded by the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park. Galleries, gift and antique shops, with weekly market, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
  • Sailing, kayaking, coasteering, hiking on sunny days from Goodwick and on rainy days, swimming pool, cinema, music festivals and a visit to the Last Invasion Tapestry, which marks the 1797 invasion by Napolean’s French troops defeated by local militia at the Battle of Fishguard. It’s said to rival the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Stena Line offer day trips to Rosslare, Ireland from £5.50 - £12 per person on foot. Relax on board with free wifi, free movies and stunning views from the deck. Buses provided from the port for a fun day in Wexford, soaking up some Irish culture and heritage.

 Newport 

  •  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.
  • Eating out in Newport, many highly recommended restaurants and cafés. Newport has been described as the gourmet capital of Pembrokeshire, Llys Meddyg. The Golden Lion, Blas at Fronlas, The Canteen etc 

Picton Castle and walled gardens offer guided tours, plus special events including family fun days, outdoor theatre, and music evenings.

Family Fun

 Oakwood, Blue Lagoon, Folly Farm, Manor Wildlife Park, Folly Farm and Heatherton Adventure Park are all great family days out within an easy drive.

A comfortable holiday cottage ideal for couples and families to explore the spectacular St. Davids Peninsula.

Property Layout

3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 

On the ground floor 1 Double, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, dressing table, views to pretty gardens, to the front and rear.

On the first floor, 1 Double built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, views front and rear garden, small table, feature Victorian fireplace, exposed beams, whitewashed stone walls.

Twin Bedroom 
sea glimpses, bedside table, lamp, built in cupboards.

Bathroom 
with shower cubicle, wash basin, wc, mirror, heated towel rail.

Sitting Room  2 x comfortable distressed leather sofas with armchair, large pine coffee table, music system, TV, attractive, ecclesiastical themed fireplace with electric wood burner effect fire, view to pretty front garden, and small character window looking out to delightful rear garden. French doors lead to cloakroom with wash hand basin, wc and mirror.

Kitchen  full of character, well equipped fully fitted bespoke kitchen made from Canadian redwood, electric hob and Smeg oven, microwave, wine cooler, solid wood worktops, fridge-freezer, exposed beams, large pine table, seating 6, garden views. Utility Area washing machine, dishwasher, large built in cupboard.

Grounds pretty enclosed lawned garden to the front, beautifully landscaped enclosed rear garden with raised terraces, mature trees and water feature. Decking area with garden furniture.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Winter Short Breaks  -  yes
Parking  -  yes for 2 cars
Winter Fuel Charge  -  £20 per week
Change Over Day  -  Saturday
Pets  -  1 dog @ £25
WiFi  -  no, but 3G & 4G on EE network
Towels - provided
Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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Property Layout

3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 

On the ground floor 1 Double, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, dressing table, views to pretty gardens, to the front and rear.

On the first floor, 1 Double built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, views front and rear garden, small table, feature Victorian fireplace, exposed beams, whitewashed stone walls.

Twin Bedroom 
sea glimpses, bedside table, lamp, built in cupboards.

Bathroom 
with shower cubicle, wash basin, wc, mirror, heated towel rail.

Sitting Room  2 x comfortable distressed leather sofas with armchair, large pine coffee table, music system, TV, attractive, ecclesiastical themed fireplace with electric wood burner effect fire, view to pretty front garden, and small character window looking out to delightful rear garden. French doors lead to cloakroom with wash hand basin, wc and mirror.

Kitchen  full of character, well equipped fully fitted bespoke kitchen made from Canadian redwood, electric hob and Smeg oven, microwave, wine cooler, solid wood worktops, fridge-freezer, exposed beams, large pine table, seating 6, garden views. Utility Area washing machine, dishwasher, large built in cupboard.

Grounds pretty enclosed lawned garden to the front, beautifully landscaped enclosed rear garden with raised terraces, mature trees and water feature. Decking area with garden furniture.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Winter Short Breaks  -  yes
Parking  -  yes for 2 cars
Winter Fuel Charge  -  £20 per week
Change Over Day  -  Saturday
Pets  -  1 dog @ £25
WiFi  -  no, but 3G & 4G on EE network
Towels - provided
Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? No

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? No

Are there paths? No

Are paths level and firm? No

Type of suface Paving

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? No

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