Cartref is a farmhouse full of character and charm, situated alongside a footpath to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in one of its most dramatic stages. Porpoise, seals, dolphins, peregrines and many other sea mammal and bird species are regularly sighted. Llanwnda, is a tiny community, about 1.5 miles from Goodwick's shops, restaurants and pubs. Comfortable and spacious with a farmhouse kitchen, beamed ceilings and multi-fuel stoves set in traditional hearths. A tiny stream runs just outside the Pembrokeshire hedgebank which contains a sunny, lawned garden with patio and sea view. In the garden you will smell the sea air, gorse and wildflowers; and hear the relaxing sound of a stream and birdsong. An ideal retreat for family and friends to get together.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall, 2 sitting rooms, sun room, farmhouse kitchen, utility room/shower/whb/wc, twin room.
First Floor: 2 Double rooms, twin room, bunk room, bathroom/whb/wc.
Parking: Ample and private.
Facilities: Rayburn cooker, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD player, WiFi, payphone, garden furniture.
Heating: Multi-fuel stoves, oil central heating.
Fuel Charges: Electricity & Oil: FREE.
This Access Statement has been prepared by the owner for your information; it is the most recent version that we have received. This statement has been prepared as objectively as possible, however with such a wide remit oversights may be made.
Please ensure all crucial requirements for a safe and enjoyable holiday are present so if you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01437 767600.
Approached from the roundabout on an A-road at the entrance to the ferry port in Fishguard Harbour then approximately a mile ending in a narrow lane, and a tarmac road across common land to the house. Parking space for at least 2 cars through the large gate to the garden area. Main entrance door (28 inches wide) reached along short garden path (narrowest width 33 inches) with 1 low step up and a threshold draught excluder. Alternative entrances are 1 by the kitchen door (30 inches wide), sheltered by a porch, with 1 small step and threshold draught excluder, 2 by the sun room door (38 inches wide) with 2 steps up from patio (itself 1 step down from the parking area), and 3 by the garden side back door (32 inches wide) and 2 steps up. Walled, grassed garden with raised gravelled parking area, house and garden surrounded by common land on all sides. Ground floor comprised of hallway, 2 sitting rooms, twin room and kitchen on one level, through a door and 2 steps down from the kitchen to utility room and shower room with wc, and 1 sitting room gives access through an open doorway to the sun room 3 steps below. The shower has a wide access, but a step up to the shower tray. The doorways from the hall to the sitting rooms are both low (about 5 foot 8 inches). The access to the sun room is signalled at floor level by a change from carpet to tiles prior to the steps and a change of wall colour from blue in the sitting room to white in the sun room. The threshold from the kitchen to the steps leading to the utility room is through a door, but has no strong visual or tactile markers. The first floor is accessed by 12 stairs (with a 180 degree turn in the flight) 27 inches at the narrowest point. All on one level are 2 double bedrooms, one room with bunk beds, another with twin beds, and a bathroom. The narrowest doorway is 25 inches. Facilities include a TV with digibox, and a payphone. Cartref on sloping ground and its current form results from the amalgamation over centuries of single room dwellings and the incorporation of lean to farm work rooms. To our regret this has resulted in split levels and dimensions which militate against installing ramps or lifts.
‘Great house for a family get together. Mixed weather but enjoyed it just the same.’
‘Lovely location. Jet boat trip out to Ramsey Island is a must! Whitesands beach is busy but great. A good week! ‘
‘Ideal family location, lovely cottage with plenty of room for us all. Enjoyed the beautiful views. Had a fantastic holiday with plenty of sunshine’
‘Thank you so much for a perfect holiday in every way – thank you for the most amazing views, walks, swings and sunrises and sunsets. PS We love the artwork in every room- beautiful and very homely ‘
‘Ideal warm home for our holiday for 8 to celebrate grandad’s 80th birthday. Heating very welcome, lots of space and very comfortable and Newgale and Whitesands beaches were fantastic. Kite flying at Newport beach is a must!’
‘It’s been such a lovely few days – with sunshine, walks, culture and friendship. Thanks so much to Moira and Richard for making it all so perfect and being such wonderful hosts. What a stunning landscape so various with treats for the eyes around every corner’
‘It was a pleasure to stay at such a homely, relaxed and obviously well loved house. Wonderful to have such easy access to this stunning coastline. We enjoyed the enhancements that Buzz has made to the area especially the fairy woods and swings. We loved sitting outside with a view of the sea and the church and sunset at Pwllderi. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cartref with beautiful weather ‘
‘Wonderful way to see in 2018 – hill walks, coastal walks, amazing food, great company and lovely view of Fishguard’s New Year fireworks from Goodwick- champagne on a public bench! Feels like coming home - only better. Lis and Phil x'
‘Cartref was a haven and we quickly came to call it ‘home’. Enjoyed the art and variety of rooms’
Wonderful location, coastal paths fantastic and varied. Porthgain, Strumble Head and Dinas Head are not to be missed. Wildlife and messing about on the beach, what more could anyone wish for!
What a wonderful place! We enjoyed the house, the view, the peace, the weather, everything! There was not enough time to do all of the walks and see all of the sites!
What a lovely place, peaceful and relaxing. Great walks across the coastal path and inland, great for spotting wildflowers and birds.
Three generations of a family had a wonderful time here. the house is very comfortable and housed eleven of us with no trouble.
a beautiful cottage - would love to live here all of the time! Very spacoius and very cosy when the fire is lit. The views of the sunset from the sun room are spectacular! Thank you very much!
We all loved it here, it is so calm and peaceful. The garden was amazing and we loved going for walks along the cliffs. Thank you!
We have had a lovely stayand found the cottage very cosy in the wind and rain! Enjoyed many marvellous walks, splendid castles and superb beaches!
Back again. Glorious weather so lots of time on the beach as well as the usual cliff walking. Cwm Gwaun and Carn Ingli were fantastic in warm sunshine
Had a great time here, glorious views and sunsets! Lovely cottage, with more than enough room for 10! Thoroughly enjoyed it here, and would love to come back.
A wonderful house with everything we needed. We had great weather and enjoyed seeing seals, stars at night & wild geese. A perfect location for our honeymoon - we will remember ir fondly. Thanks very much.
Thank you for a fabulous week. Pembrokeshire is stunning. The cottage is so beautiful and well equipped, we loved staying here and felt so cosy. We will be back I'm sure.
Of all the holiday homes we have stayed in. home and abroad, this is one of the best. Top marks for all concerned. Weather, countryside and people cannot be bettered.
The perfect home for a perfect holiday
Our third visit here. We love the location and the space. The children have enjoyed the freedom of roaming around Llanwnda and the nearby tracks on bikes and scooters. Beautiful warm, sunny weather so plenty of coast path walking and playing on the beach.
The cottage is lovely and I don't want to go home! I think you have done a lovely job renovating the cottage and I hoppe to come back soon.