Tranquil cottage set back from the clifftops by the sea in the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and only a short stroll from the famous Pembrokeshire coastpath. Everybody loves it here. It is so peaceful, particularly at night with dark starry skies. Your comfortable double room looks out over the rolling hills and sea beyond. We are around sometimes, or leave everything you need for a relaxing holiday. If you book for more than 3 people you will have the whole cottage to yourselves!
Iet-yr-Eithin, Welsh for 'Gorse Gate', is an idyllic country cottage on the beautifully wild and rugged Strumble Head Peninsula in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Footpaths lead directly from the front door in all directions including directly onto the famous Pembrokeshire Coastpath. The house itself has an open plan kitchen, dining and living room upstairs with beautiful views from all the windows. It is a light, airy and sunny space with wooden floors and a large rug by a wood burning stove in the living room. There are lovely sea views from two large living room windows. The kitchen also has two windows, looking out over the hill Garn Fawr on one side and towards Newport village on the other. The 3 downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are well decorated, cosy and comfortable with thick carpets, and there are slate tiles with underfloor heating in the hallway and bathroom. The house comfortably fits 5 people, with extra room on a double sofa bed upstairs. Just ask if you would like to book more than one room. (2 adults + a child under 5 can fit in the room advertised at present).
Free to come and go in all areas including the enclosed garden where you can catch the evening sun. Parking is on National Park common land outside.
We are renowned for being friendly welcoming hosts when we are around but as we are both busy working we may not be there all the time. However there will always be somebody on call for you if you should need anything to enhance your holiday experience and we will leave you with full contact details if we happen to be away. A simple self-service country breakfast will be available with consumables in fridge or freezer and a delicious muesli or porridge mix for you to just add milk. You may find that you have the entire cottage to yourselves for a day or two, particularly if you have booked the other rooms.
The House and Garden:
The house runs on Ecotricity with modern night storage heaters plus a log burner in the living room with logs provided. Ecover products are available should you wish to use the dishwasher or washing machine during your stay. You are welcome to venture into the 'Secret Garden' and collect fruit such as figs or damsons which may be growing there in summer, or just sit and enjoy the sunset on the balcony of the wooden shed.
Eating and Drinking:
Outside the front is a seasonal herb garden so help yourselves to fresh mint or lemon balm tea in summer. And there is generally a good supply of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, chives and oregano to spice up any home-cooked meal. There are shops in Fishguard and Goodwick and we can recommend some good restaurants, pubs and cafes in the area.
A cosy single bedroom opposite the double bedroom is also available to rent at a charge of £25 per night (just ask when booking), or only £15 for a third guest. For a child under 3 a travel cot is available at no extra charge (so just tell us after you have booked), and for a child under 5 a camping mat on the floor of the double room is an option at £10 per night.
There is also a kingsize bedroom with private en suite shower room which can be requested at an extra charge of £30 per night if you need more space.
House photos by Karel Mujica Photography
We always find that visitors treat the cottage with the respect they would their own home. We ask that people leave shoes on the shoe rack inside front porch to keep the house clean for everyone to enjoy. Wellies of all sizes are available in the shed and it is advisable to bring thick socks or slippers to wear inside the house. There are wooden floorboards upstairs and slate tiles with underfloor heating downstairs with carpets in the bedrooms. Well-behaved pets are welcome though please don't leave them home alone. No smoking inside the house. Using fans in kitchen and bathroom when cooking or bathing helps keeps condensation to a minimum. Please turn off all electrical items before going out. Many thanks for looking after our cottage. We hope you love it as much as we do :-) Carmen